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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: May 13–19

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Phoenixville Dogwood Festival

May 13–18

Reeves Park, Phoenixville

 

This annual festival has rides, games, food, and lots of family fun!

Monday

Trial Mommy and Me Spanish Class
9:50 am
Spanish Exploradores, 2200 Grasslyn Ave., Havertown
Learn Spanish with your little one (9 months - 6 years) with singing, dancing, crafts, and more. Book your trial by emailing  spanishexploradores@gmail.com. Read More
Merge Dance at Gladwyne Library
10:30-11 am
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Kids ages 0-3 are invited for a fun half hour of music and dance. Free; no registration required. Read More
Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP
10:30-11 am
cBOP, 393 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford
The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along! Best suited for ages baby- 4 years. $12 at the door. Babies under 6 months free. Read More
Books and Beasts at Elmwood Park Zoo
10:30-11 am
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Come join EPZ's new Books and Beasts program every second and fourth Monday of the month. Enjoy storytime with zoo education staff, featuring stories about different animals. Guests will also get the chance to meet an education animal! Books are chosen for ages 6 years and ... Read More
Yoga @ Play
11:15-11:45 am
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Children are encouraged to play yoga and experience mindfulness in a fun, magical way that creates a playful space. Pre-register online. Read More
Yoga for All Ages
7-8 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Amy Dolan, Radnor resident and certified yoga instructor at Yoga with Spirit will lead a free all-ages class. No registration required. 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
Drop-in Mommy and Me Spanish Class
9:50-10:30 am
Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High Street, West Chester
Learn Spanish with your little one (9 months - 6 years) with singing, dancing, crafts, and more. Limited to the first 10 kids; pre-register online. 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
Brandywine River Museum Stroller Tour
10:30 am
Brandywine River Museum of Art,1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., Chadds Ford
Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. This monthly guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies. Read More
'Mary Poppins Returns' at Ardmore Library
1-3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Come for a free afternoon matinee screening of this family-friendly musical at Ardmore Library. Read More
Middle School Fantasy Sports Club
3-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Kids in grades 6-8  will follow the sports seasons, discuss favorite teams and players, and research stats on the players and the games for their fantasy teams. Read More
Author Visit: Catherine Gilbert Murdock
4-5 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne,
Catherine Gilbert Murdock will visit and celebrate her 2019 Newbery Honor novel The Book of Boy. Enjoy a selection of sweet dishes, and visit with the author! Books available for purchase through Main Point Books. Recommended for grades 3-12. No registration required. Read More
Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age
7 pm
Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill
This documentary reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance. All parents in the nearby community are invited to join Holy Child Academy for this special ... 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

Wednesday

Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
9:30-10:30 am and 11 am-noon
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (age 18 months-3 years) and a caregiver will safely seek out honey bees and bumble bees and learn why they are so important to plants and humans. Pre-register online for your desired timeslot. Read More
Spectacular Spring at Stoneleigh
10-11:30 am
Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova
Bring the whole family to celebrate the season in the garden. Read a seasonally inspired book, create kids’ art projects, and enjoy a springtime snack. Pre-register online. Read More
Preschool Explorers: Meow! Cat Stories and a Craft
1:30-2:15 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Cat-themed stories and a craft. Ages 3-5. Just drop in! Read More
Paper Shoe Design
4:30-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Kids age 8-12 will try to construct a pair of shoes with only cardboard, newspaper, glue, and tape. Pre-register online. Read More
Math Exploration Plus Pizza Equals Fun
5:30-6:30 pm
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Children will have time to explore and build math skills, and can learn more about Trapezium Math. Read More
Mindfulness 101 and Family Fun
6:30-8pm
Haverford CREC, 9000 Parkview Dr., Haverford
Come for a free night Mindfulness 101 for the Family (elementary age children) offered by Haverford Parks and Rec Dept. Learn brain science, make and take a "mind jar," and practice mindfulness as a family. Pre-register online. Read More
Riverbend at Bala Library
7-8:30 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Learn to tell the difference between birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians by observing their physical characteristics. Registration is required; contact the Junior Room to sign up. This program is appropriate for ages 6 and up. Read More
Understanding and Demystifying College Admissions
7-8:30 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Cigus Vanni returns to guide students and parents in the college admissions process. No registration necessary. Read More

Thursday

Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP
10:30-11 am
cBOP, 393 West Lancaster Avenue, Haverford
The Music Monkey Jungle Sing Along! Best suited for ages baby- 4 years. $12 at the door. Babies under 6 months free. Read More
$5 Mommy and Me Drop-In Art Class
11 am-noon
Exton Art Studio and Gallery, Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton
Drop in for this weekly low-cost art class for kids age 5 and under with a caregiver. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers
1-2:30 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Visit the pond for a close-up look at frogs, and learn all about them. For kids ages 4-6. Pre-registration required. 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
Mermaids and Pirates Night
3-6 pm
Chatter Splatter, 1030 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken
Meet Ariel from 4:30-5 pm, get a special treat, and play! Bring or order your own dinner. Pre-register online. Read More
After School Meow! Cat Stories and a Craft
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Stories, snacks, and a craft. Ages 3 and up. Just drop in! Read More
Puns and Pizza
4-5 pm
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Join for games with friends and pizza! Puns Toys will share their favorite games -- and you can provide feedback for Puns Picks! Suggested donation of $5. Read More
STEM Explorers
4:15-5 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Free hands-on fun for kids in grades K-5 with science demonstrations and experiments. Pre-registration is required online. Read More
Teen Creativity Lab: Mug Meals
4:30-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Teens will learn to make many meals in a mug in the microwave. Mugs will be provided. Pre-register online. Read More
S.T.E.M. Play at Ludington Library
6-8 pm
5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
STEM activities and ideas help your children learn core skills. Stations will be set up to encourage your child to explore each of these subjects. Read More
‘The Secret Garden’ at SALT Performing Arts
7-9:30 pm
1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
This enchanting classic of children's literature is re-imagined in brilliant musical. Tickets available online. Read More

Friday

Brandywine Ballet presents ‘Cinderella’
10 am
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, 700 S. High St., West Chester
Join Cinderella as she dances with dragonflies through magical gardens, serves her ugly stepsisters, and falls in love with Prince Charming at the ball. This premiere featuring new choreography, costumes, and sets will delight and enchant the entire family. Tickets available online. Read More
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
Cornelia's Corner at Holy Child Academy
10-11 am
Holy Child Academy Drexel Hill, 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill
Free storytime, games, and crafts for children ages 18 months to 4 years. After reading "The Rainbow Fish," children can make their own colorful fish using celery printing. Register online. Read More
Music Circle with Roots with Ruark
11-11:30 am
Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Join Ruark for a fun music circle, then stay and play at Lulu's. 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
BYOB Friday at Chatter Splatter
4-8 pm
Chatter Splatter, 1030 Conshohocken Rd., Conshohocken
Hang out with friends while your kids play. Bring or order your own dinner and beverages. Read More
Upper Darby Greek Festival
5-10 pm
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 229 Powell Ln., Upper Darby
Enjoy Greek music, food, dance, and more. Plus at 7 pm, meet Captain America and Iron Man! Read More
Pizza With Princess Poppy
5:30-8:30 pm
Charming Star Playroom, 4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Come for a special BYOB pizza in pajamas night, with special guest Poppy from Trolls! Admission must be paid for in advance online. Read More
Kids Night Out: Cooking
6:30-9 pm
Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Rd., Plymouth Meeting
Kids ages 6-11 can be dropped off to cook "Breakfast for Dinner" with Kitchen Wizards. Pre-registration required. Read More
‘The Secret Garden’ at SALT Performing Arts
7-9:30 pm
1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
This enchanting classic of children's literature is re-imagined in brilliant musical. Tickets available online. 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

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