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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: August 5–12

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‘Elliot and the Magic Bed’

August 7–9

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill

 

An original musical created for UD Summer Stage, Elliot has become an audience favorite, as a boy with a runaway imagination goes on an exciting journey.

August STEAM Mini Camp

August 7–9

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Explore and play with nature in this three-day process-based STEAM camp. Each day will begin with a sensory study followed by hands-on, child-led Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math activities. Camp days will also include themed yoga, open play, and a healthy snack. Register online.

Kids’ Cooking Workshop: 5-Day Series

August 5–9, noon

Sur la Table, 690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2068, King Of Prussia

 

Each day, kids (ages 8-12) will put on an apron and get cooking, making foods they love and learning kitchen skills. Register online. For teens, look into the five-day series Cooking with Confidence, also happening this week at 3 pm every day.

Cirque Du Soleil presents Amaluna

July 25—August 25

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ Amaluna is a spectacle of aerial and acrobatic arts. Tickets available online.

LEGO Ninjago Days

July 20—September 2

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Do you accept Master Wu’s mission? Try NINJAGO training camp, catch costumed characters, check out the new LEGO NINJAGO Master of the 4th Dimension 4D movie, and more.

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

August 7–11, 7:30 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

It’s the final week of the Festival, so enjoy free concerts every day while you still can. See their schedule for the whole lineup!

Monday

'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' at Ludington Library
11 am
5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
As part of the library's Family Films series in August, come by and see the latest Dragons movie! Read More
Fun With Alchemy: Slime!
3:30-4:30 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Ages 5-7 can experiment with alchemy to create slime! Pre-register online. Read More
Out of This World Post-It Note Art for Teens
3:30-4:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Decorate the Teen Room windows with post-it note art from a galaxy far, far, away. No registration required. Read More
Teen Volunteer Hour at Paoli Library
4-5 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
If your teens (grades 6-12) are looking to pick up some volunteer hours, they can stop by the library. Tasks include everything from cleaning up the library shelves to making cards for sick children. No registration required. Read More

Tuesday

Stars on the Move: 'The Sky Tonight'
6 pm and 7 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Step into an inflatable planetarium and see the stars come alive in this unique astronomy show! Register online to reserve your spot, as space is very limited. Due to the small space inside the planetarium, preference is given to children ages 5 and up. Siblings ... Read More
Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards
10-11 am
137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media
Every Tuesday, Miss Marcia reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals, and nature; and children can also create a special craft each week. Free, no registration required. Read More
Tuesday Matinee at Ardmore Library
1-3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Settle in for a free screening of Pixar's 'WALL-E' at the library! Read More
Market’s Night Out Free Tastings
2-6 pm
Ardmore Farmers Market, 120 Coulter Ave., Ardmore
In celebration of National Night Out, visit the Ardmore Farmers Market at Suburban Square and enjoy free delicious tastings from all your favorite tenants. Read More
CharleSound Fest
5:30-8:30 pm
TCHS Pickering, 1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville
TCHS hosts a summer evening of fun, food, and music for all ages. There will be food trucks, outdoor games, live music, an appearance by Great Valley Fire Company's firetruck and ambulance, and more. The first 32 families to arrive will receive 4 tickets to ... Read More
Waterpalooza
6-7:30 pm
Conshohocken United Methodist Church, Sixth and Fayette streets, Conshohocken
Free event for kids all ages: popsicles, water games, relay races, water balloons, slip-n-slide, tug of war, and a water table for the little ones. Read More
LMPD National Night Out Festival
6-9 pm
Wynnewood Shopping Center, 50 E. Wynnewood Rd., Wynnewood,
Enjoy carnival rides, food, live music, clowns, bounce house, and more at this annual night devoted to promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Read More
National Night Out at KOP
6-9 pm
King of Prussia Mall (parking lot by Bonefish Grill)
Fun for the whole family including music, games, food sampling, prizes, bounce houses, rock wall, and more at this annual night devoted to promoting police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Read More
Pajama Storytime
7-7:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Dress in your favorite PJs and enjoy good night tales with Ms. Danielle before heading to bed. Read More
Summer Art School, Jr.
7-8 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
A different, self-contained art project every week for kids ages 6-8. Read More
Franklin Institute at Easttown Library
7-8 pm
720 First Ave., Berwyn
The Franklin Institute visits the library with a dynamic show that reveals the science of weather. They’ll make a cloud, explore thunder and lightning, and even create snow. For school-age kids. No registration required. Read More

Wednesday

Story N' Pick at Highland Orchards
10 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Start your morning with storytime and then take the shuttle out to pick the crop of the day. Check in at the Farm Market to purchase your Pick Your Own container by 9:45 am. Storytime begins at 10 am. Read More
Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle
10-10:30 am
Lulu's Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Weekly mini fiesta and bilingual storytime at Lulu's, included with admission. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs
10 – 11:30 am
515 Painter Road, Media
Chill out in the heat by mixing sweet watermelon and quenching lime juice to turn into an icy treat. Pick fresh mint from the garden to create mint chocolate candy to go with it. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ... Read More
Summer Reading Theater
10:30-11 am
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Come watch as Radnor students bring reading to life. RML in partnership with Radnor Schools and the Positivity Project aspires to bring the community together to give, support, and learn from each other through this fun series. No registration required. Read More
Music with Miss Joy
10:30-11:15 am
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
A lively musical storytime for the preschool crowd. Sing and bop along with Miss Joy, her guitar, and some fun stories. Space is limited so free tickets will be available starting at 10 am at the Children's Circulation desk. For ages 5 and under with ... Read More
'How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World' at Bala Cynwyd Library
2-4 pm
131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Come by and see the latest Dragons movie! No registration required, appropriate for ages 5 and up. Read More
Free Puppet Show at Marple Library
4 pm
2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall
Free puppet show performed by Adam Swartz. For ages 0-5 with a caregiver. Read More
Creative Movement with Ballet180
4-4:45 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Children ages 3-8 will be led through a movement workshop by Ballet180 that will introduce them to ballet vocabulary, movement explorations, choreography, and much more. Pre-register online. Read More
Tween and Teen Workshop: Glass Magnets
4-5 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Make strong mini-magnets with glass cabochons and magazines. All materials provided. Pre-register online. Grades 4 and up only. Read More
Movie Wednesday: 'The Iron Giant'
4-6 pm
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Perfect for families looking for an afternoon activity, popcorn will be provided and the movie will be on the big screen! Pre-register online. Read More
PJ Storytime and Craft
5:30 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Kids are invited to wear their pajamas and bring their loveys for a few folk tales and a special craft. Read More
Franklin Institute at Easttown Library
7-7:45 pm
720 First Ave., Berwyn
The Franklin Institute visits the library to unravel the mysteries of electricity with school-age kids. Read More
Outdoor Movie: 'Beauty and The Beast'
7:30-10 pm
Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Bring your own chairs and blankets! 'Beauty and the Beast' (the live-action version from 2017) will be shown at the Community Center Park amphitheater behind the GPCC. DJ entertainment begins at 7:30 pm and the movie at dusk. Chick-Fil-A and Kona Ice will be available ... Read More

Thursday

Summertime Stories in the Children's Garden
10 am
Jenkins Arboretum, 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon
Visit the Children’s Garden and enjoy a nature-themed read aloud. Then borrow a Jenkins Explorer Vest and binder of materials to enjoy as you walk along the garden paths. Appropriate for children 3 to 8 accompanied by an adult. Free; pre-registration required. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Outdoor Adventures
10-11 am
515 Painter Road, Media
Create a kite of your very own, then take them to the fields to test them out. Best suited to kids ages 3-7. Pre-register online. Read More
Out of This World Magic Show
10:30 am
Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville
Join the Phoenixville Public Library at the Colonial for free family fun. This week, it's a free magic show! Read More
Cartooning with Jules
3-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
An exploration of the basics of cartooning for kids in grades 6-12. No previous drawing experience required. Read More
'Boy, Were We Wrong About the Solar System!' series
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Hands-on activities based on the book 'Boy, Were We Wrong About the Solar System!' Grades 3-5. Registration required, online. Read More
Kids' Night Out at Young Sports
5:30-8:30 pm
133 Sugartown Rd., Wayne
Drop your child (ages 3-10) off for an awesome time with Young Sports while you enjoy an adult night out. Includes gym games, pizza, a movie, and more. Pre-registration is required. Read More
Free Concert at Suburban Square
6:30-8 pm
Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore
Gather at the Courtyard for music by the Looseleaf Band. Read More
Summer Art School
6:45-7:45 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
A different, self-contained art project every week for kids ages 9-12. Read More
'Once on This Island Jr.'
7-9 pm
Arcola Intermediate School, 4001 Eagleville Rd., Eagleville
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island Jr. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty. Tickets available online. Read More
Midsummer Night 5K Series
7:30 pm
South Ardmore Park, 1498 S. Sussex Rd., Wynnewood
The course will consist of 3 circuits on a slightly rolling course called the “Ardmore Loop.” Awards will be provided for in each race. Come early, because there's a kids' race in the park before the 5K. Register online. Read More

Friday

Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie
10-11 am
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Join for a fun and spirited music class with Miss Brie! Brie will focus on creativity, music patterns, and self-regulation. Open to all ages and abilities. Read More
Bilingual Spanish and English Storytime
10:30 am
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Children 5 and under with a caregiver can come for a fun bilingual Spanish and English storytime. No registration required. Read More
Merge Dance at Gladwyne Library
10:30-11 am
362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Kids age 4 and under will learn to move and dance through the simple joy of play with Merge Dance Studio. Read More
Preschool Music Program at Bala Cynwyd Library
11-11:30 am
131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Music Play Patrol will perform toe tapping music for the preschool crowd. No registration required. Read More
Movie at the Library: 'Dumbo'
11 am-1 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Come watch the new live-action version of Dumbo. Popcorn and water will be provided for the first 30 attendees. Pre-register online. Read More
Casey Cooks With Kids
4-5 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Kids age 5 and up will make Veggie Viking Boats! Sign up is necessary -  call 610-525-1776 Ext. 5. Read More
BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita
4—7:30pm
6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Lulu’s is open until 7:30 pm for more fun, BYOB, and pizza starting at 4 pm. Parents can relax with some adult beverages while kids tire themselves out before bedtime. Read More
Tyler on Tap
5:30-9 pm
515 Painter Road, Media
New for this year, every Friday from July 5 through August 23, come to Tyler for a fun-filled, family-friendly evening with food trucks and great beer from 2SP Brewing. With the location rotating each week within the grounds, this “beerboretum” will feature science-related tables for ... Read More
Music Under the Stars with The Lewis Brothers Bluegrass Band
7 pm
Bryn Mawr Gazebo, 9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Celebrate the end of summer reading with a bit of authentic bluegrass music under the stars. Bring your own blanket or chair. The concert will take place rain or shine.  Free and open to the public. Read More
'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown'
7-8:30 pm
SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
SALT presents a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic musical, based on the beloved comic strip. This weekend will be the teen cast, and the final weekend will be the adult cast. Tickets available online. Read More
'Once on This Island Jr.'
7-9 pm
Arcola Intermediate School, 4001 Eagleville Rd., Eagleville
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island Jr. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty. Tickets available online. Read More
'Big Fish' the Musical
7:30 pm
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill
Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and film by Tim Burton, this musical tells the story of a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest and tells incredible, larger-than-life stories. For ages 12 and up. Tickets available online. Read More

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Photograph courtesy of Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

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