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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: July 15–21

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Seussical, Jr.

July 17–19

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

 

Oh, the thinks you can think when Dr. Seuss’s best-loved characters – Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and all of the Whos of Whoville – collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Tickets available online.

Ardmore Restaurant Week

July 15–28

 

Select restaurants in Ardmore are offering two-course lunches for $10 or $15, and three-course dinners for $15, $25, or $35. Here are our top choices for families.

School’s Out for the Summer: 5-Day Series for Kids

July 15–19, 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. Plus, in the final class, they’ll get a chance to show off all the skills they’ve learned with a friendly Mystery Box team competition. Register online.

Trails on Tap: Royersford Riverfront Park

July 17–21

Riverfront Park, Royersford

 

The Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area is partnering with FCM Hospitality, the creators of Philadelphia’s successful Parks on Tap series, and Mainstay Independent Brewing Company, to bring a mobile beer garden to riverside locations this summer.

Delaware County Summer Festival at Rose Tree Park

July 17–21, 7:30 pm

Rose Tree Park, 1671 N. Providence Road, Media

 

Free concerts every day. See their schedule for the whole lineup!

Monday

STEAM Class at Lulu's Casita West Chester
10:30-11:45am
Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High Street, West Chester
Lulu's introduces a weekly themed science and art six-week class session with sensory exploration and stations All classes include daily admission and snack. Drop in for one, or sign up for the whole session. Read More
Magic Tricks with Erick Hershey
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne
Erick Hershey will perform a free magic show for families. Read More
Princess Pajama Storytime
6:30-7:30 pm
Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill
Kids will read some fairy tale classics and will be able to make their own wands. Wear your princess gear or pajamas and bring a stuffed animal! Best suited for children age 6 and under. To register, email rkellich@holychildacademy.com Read More
Grease Sing-Along
7 pm
Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester
I've got chills, they're multiplying! This Classic Movie Monday, watch Grease and sing along! Tickets available online. Read More

Tuesday

Family Storytime at Longwood Gardens
10 am and 10:45 am
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Young guests (designed for children ages 3–5) can enjoy nature-based stories in Lookout Loft Treehouse amid the beauty of the surrounding forest. Storytelling, songs, and puppets encourage children to discover the joys of nature, language, and literature. Read More
Music with Miss Joy
10-10:45 am
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
A lively musical storytime for the preschool crowd. Sing and bop along with Miss Joy, her guitar, and some fun stories. 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
Segal Puppet Theatre & Co. presents Bartholomew Bear’s Moon Misadventure
10:30 am
The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville
Take a fanciful flight through the seasons in this interactive puppet show from The Segal Puppet Theatre & Company! Recommended for ages 4 and up. Free, but online reservation required. Read More
Edible Garden Sprouts
1-2 pm
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media
Kids will get their hands dirty planting cool weather crops like broccoli, cabbage, and carrots. Pre-register online. Read More
Tuesday Matinee at Ardmore Library
1-3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Settle in for a free screening of 'Spaceballs' at the library. Read More
Afternoon Adventure: 'Cookin' Up Cornbread'
1-3 pm
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills
Follow the path that corn takes from mill to mouth! Kids age 4-8 will go on a guided tour of the site’s working 1704 Grist Mill and help Newlin staff turn corn into cornmeal. Then they'll make tasty cornbread at the open hearth and churn ... Read More
Franklin Institute Traveling Science Show: Life in Space
4-5 pm
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Embark on a trip to the Moon and explore the scientific and engineering challenges of getting to space, living and working in orbit, and safely returning to Earth to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Space is limited; register online. Read More
Swedes in Space
6-7 pm
Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
During this program with the American Swedish Historical Museum, families will explore the life of astronauts and their intensive training to prepare for space. The Museum has reached out to world-renowned Swedish astronaut Christer Fuglesang and he has agreed to participate in a recorded Skype ... Read More
Eyes of the Wild: Animals Are Out of This World!
6:30-7:15 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
See live animals and learn about many species’ amazing ability to adapt to dangerous environments. All ages. No registration required. Read More
Summer Carnival at Young Sports
6:30-7:45 pm
133 Sugartown Rd., Wayne
In this drop-off activity for kids ages 3-8, kids will get the chance to participate in several skills activities and win tickets for their efforts that can be used to win prizes. Pre-register online. 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
Free Concert at Eagleview Town Center
7-9 pm
565 Wellington Square
Free concert by Dirk Quinn Band and Maybe April. While no admission is charged to attend Eagleview Town Center events, they ask you bring a non-perishable donation to each event to benefit the Chester County Food Bank. Read More
Teen Arts and Crafts Club
7:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Teen patrons (grades 6-12) can have fun while hanging out and exploring artistic mediums. Read More

Wednesday

Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
10-11 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (age 18 months to 3 years) will follow vegetables' journey from seeds to plants to soup with a visit to the Edible Garden. They'll see what’s growing, plant some seeds, and have a taste of summer’s bounty. Pre-register online. 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
Preschool Explorers
1:30-2:15 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Stories and activities geared for ages 3-5. This week's theme: the Sun! Read More
Kindersense
1:45-2:45 pm
1717 West Chester Pike, Havertown
A series of classes for parents and little ones (age 6 weeks - 18 months) focused on sensory play and parent education. RSVP to alissa.peskin@gmail.com (preferred, walk-ins welcome) Read More
Seedfolks: A History Mystery
3:30-4:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Participants will become seed detectives, using primary sources from the Chester County Historical Society’s library to uncover the mystery. Ages 11 to 17. Registration required. Read More
Caregiver and Me Spanish
4 pm
Spanish Exploradores, 2200 Grasslyn Ave., Havertown
Learn Spanish with your little one (age 9 months-6 years) in this play-based class. Read More
Tween and Teen Galaxy Rock Painting
4 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Children entering grades 4-12 can try out the popular pour painting technique on rocks, working on the front porch of the library. Dress for a mess! Limited spaces. Online registration closes 2 days before the program. Read More
Astronomy for Kids
6 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
DVAA (Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers) member and local resident, Harold Goldner, will present a summer learning program exploring astronomy for kids (age 6 and up) and adults. Registration is required; walk-ins accepted as space allows. Read More
Narberth Summer Concert Series
7 pm
Narberth Park, in front of the Chet Tyson Pavilion, 80 Windsor Ave, Narberth
Come for a free outdoor concert by Zing Kings. Bring chairs and blankets. Read More
Free Summer Concert: Little Red Rooster Band
7 pm
Anderson Farm Park, 499 Hopwood Road, Collegeville
Enjoy a free Blues concert at the park! Read More
Wednesday Night Live: The Juggernauts
7-8 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Live music by Juggernaut String Band at the library. Read More

Thursday

Museum Explorers: Creative Characters with Gene Barretta
10 am and 11 am
Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, Chadds Ford
From pirates to pigs, seek out traditional and unusual portrait subjects and assemble an original 3-D character worthy of a storybook during “Museum Explorers: Creative Characters.” Gene Barretta is an author, illustrator, and animator whose books for young readers include biographies of Muhammed Ali, Benjamin ... Read More
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
Springhouse Storytime
10-11 am
Newlin Grist Mill, 219 Cheyney Rd., Glen Mills
Each Storytime begins and ends with a hayride to the Springhouse (weather permitting), and covers a different exciting theme. This month, it's "Big and Little." Programs are held rain or shine, and pre-registration is required. To register, call 610-459-2359 or email info@newlingristmill.org. Read More
Family Yoga at Highland Orchards
10:15-10:45 am
1000 Marshallton Thorndale Rd., West Chester
Treehouse Yoga for Children hosts a class that introduces breathing techniques, body and spatial awareness, and focus activities in a fun and playful manner. Register online. Read More
Elmwood Park Zoo: Animal Stories
10:30 am
The Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville
Learn what a zoo is, which animals you will likely find there, how they arrived, their habitats and current lives, and how you can help in the lives of animals today by engaging with a zoo educator and coming eye-to-eye with fascinating live ambassador animals. ... Read More
Princess Poppy's Summer Fiesta
10:30 am-noon
Lulu's Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Join Princess Poppy for a dance party, special Trolls craft, storytime, fun! Light refreshments will be provided and open play is included. RSVP to info@luluscasita.com to join the fun! Read More
Yoga@Play
11:30 am-noon
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Yoga@Play classes combine yoga poses, mindfulness activities, games, music, and stories for little ones and their caregivers. For ages 1-4. Online registration required. Read More
Magic Show at Penn Wynne Library
1-2 pm
130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Join Magician Mike Rose for an out-of-this-world magic show for all ages. Register online to reserve your spot. Read More
Kidzart at Bala Cynwyd Library
2-3 pm
131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Join Holly Meade of Kidzart as she leads a guided drawing class. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. Registration is required - contact the Junior Room to sign up. Read More
Cartooning with Julia
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
Author Visit: Christine Kendall
4 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Visit with local author Christine Kendall! Free copy of Riding Chance for the first 20 teens (12+) to register; other copies will be raffled off at the author visit. Read More
101 Dalmatians KIDS
7-8:30 pm
Arcola Intermediate School, 4001 Eagleville Rd., Eagleville
Based on the classic animated film, Disney's '101 Dalmatians' KIDS is a fur-raising adventure! Tickets available 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
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
Elmwood Park Zoo-On-Wheels
11-11:50 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Kids ages 4 and up can meet live animals at the library from EPZ! Registration not required, there's limited space, so arrive 15 minutes early for the best chance of entry. Read More
Elsa and Anna's Girls Day Out
11 am-12:30 pm
Sweet & Sassy Collegeville, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Enjoy a day out with Anna and Elsa! Makeovers, singalongs, photos, and more. Book online. Read More
Cake Pops and K-Pop
2-3 pm
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Listen to and watch great K-Pop videos, make K-Pop buttons, and decorate cake pops! Ages 10 and up welcome. Space is limited. Sign up by calling 610-525-1776 Ext 5 Read More
Magical Unicorn Event
4-5:30 pm
Sweet & Sassy Collegeville, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Get a unicorn makeover, eat snacks, and end with a Unicoronation! Book online. 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
Summer Family Friday at GPCC Park
5:30-8 pm
2910 Jolly Rd., Plymouth Meeting
Free Kid’s Zone offers arts and crafts, games, inflatables, and more. Plus, enjoy live music and as well as delicious food and special merchant stands. Free to attend. 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
ZooSnooze
6 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Bring the family along for an exciting and educational overnight trip to the zoo for ages 6 and up. The experience includes dinner and breakfast, a flashlight tour of the zoo, campfire activities, an educational show the next morning, and zoo admission the next day ... Read More
Malvern on Ice
6:30-8 pm
Burke Park, 26 South Warren Street, Malvern
A night of fun with free Scoops 'N' Smiles Ice Cream & Water Ice and music in Burke Park. Read More
‘Pippin’ at Media Theatre
7 pm
104 E. State Street, Media
With an infectiously unforgettable score from four-time Grammy winner, three-time Oscar winner and musical theatre giant, Stephen Schwartz, Pippin is the story of one young man’s journey to be extraordinary. Tickets available online. Read More
101 Dalmatians KIDS
7-8:30 pm
Arcola Intermediate School, 4001 Eagleville Rd., Eagleville
Based on the classic animated film, Disney's '101 Dalmatians' KIDS is a fur-raising adventure! Tickets available online. Read More
‘The Tempest’ by Phoenix Theatre
7-10 pm
SALT Performing Arts Center, 1645 Art School Rd., Chester Springs
This brand new theater company presents a contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s final play, using modern design concepts to create magic along with strong movement work and dynamic music. Tickets available online; kids 18 and under get in free! Read More
Treetop Adventures’ Night Adventure
7:30—11 pm
Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Experience all the thrills of the zip line and ropes courses with the added challenge of darkness! Adventurers will navigate through a section of the Treetop Zoofari course equipped with a headlamp. Kids can also experience the night time fun on the Cub Climb course. ... Read More
Summer Movie Night at Oakbourn Park: 'The Princess Bride'
8-9:30 pm
Oakbourne Park, 1014 S. Concord Road, West Chester
Gather together for a true classic! Movie starts at dusk (around 8pm). Read More

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