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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: November 11–17

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Little Red Robin Hood: A Musical Panto

November 13—January 5

People’s Light, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern

 

Fairytales collide in this brand new panto — Robin Hood is dead, his merry men are in hiding, and Nottinghamshire is taken over by a greedy villainess. Can a new hero (or heroine) emerge from Sherwood Forest and save the day? This musical mashup is sure to delight all ages this fall, through the holidays.

Elf: The Musical

November 13—January 12

The Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, Media

 

Call us cotton-headed ninny muggins, but it’s never too early to get into the spirit with this hilarious musical adaptation of the classic Will Ferrell film. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

Happy Place

Through January 5, 2020

King of Prussia Mall, 160 N. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia

 

Step into a mind-bending, colorful, larger-than-life and interactive 15,000 square foot pop-up installation in the King of Prussia Mall. Tickets available online. Visit our post for a MLP reader discount code!

Blooms & Bamboo at Longwood Gardens

October 3 — November 17

1001 Longwood Dr., Kennett Square

 

Autumn is here … and with it comes a debut exhibit, the masterful Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry. Prepare to be wowed by towering bamboo art forms and enchanting arrangements by international artists. Autumn also brings a painted landscape of ever-changing color, imaginative play with pumpkins and the Garden Railway, and creative chrysanthemums meticulously grown into gorgeous forms throughout the Conservatory.

Monday

Family Pet Photos with Santa
10 am-8 pm
Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Bring the entire family to visit Santa for the perfect holiday photo. Book your timeslot online. Read More
Books and Beasts at Elmwood Park Zoo
10:30 am
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Come join EPZ's 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
Veterans Day at Valley Forge National Historical Park
11 am-4 pm
1400 N. Outer Line Dr., King of Prussia
Valley Forge National Historical Park will commemorate the Continental Army's legacy and honor all of America's military, past and present, with special events throughout the day. Read More
Media Veterans Day Parade
11:11 am
State and Jackson streets, Media
The annual parade begins at 11.11am at State and Jackson streets and culminates in front of the Delaware County Courthouse. Rain or shine. Read More
Art in the Afternoon
3-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Kids in grades 5-8 are invited to learn about famous artists and create projects in their style. Read More
Mommy and Me Braiding Class
5-6 pm
Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
This one-hour workshop will teach a variety of braid styles. Book 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, will lead a free class for all ages. Wear comfortable clothing. Registration is not required. Read More

Tuesday

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards
10 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
Museum Stroller Tour: Cinderella and Company
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. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies. Stroller Tours are offered once a month, each with a different theme. Free with museum admission Read More
Story Explorers: Dinosaurs
4-5 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Work those Kindergarten readiness skills in a dinosaur-themed program for ages 3-6. There will be guided stations to complete activities like Dino-Concentration, Dino-Shapes, and a fossil dig. These stations will all work on various skills, including gross and fine motor, math, and shape sorting. No ... Read More
Pajama Storytime
7-8 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

Rhythms and Rhymes Play Group
9:15-9:45 am
Village Play Space, 4 Midland Ave., Berwyn
This all-ages play group is a drop-in playtime for children and caregivers, focusing on gross motor skills, verbal chants, finger play, and more. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Toddlers in Nature
9:30–10:30 am
515 Painter Rd., Media
Toddlers (age 18 months to 3 years), will have fun jumping in the leaves and celebrating fall. Pre-register online. Read More
TummyTime! Method Class
10 am
Main Line Family Education, 34 Berkley Road, Suite 200, Devon
During this class, you and your baby will learn and practice the method as well as learn alternatives to floor tummy time. You will leave class with the skills and confidence to use the method effectively at home. Handouts for later reference will be provided. Bring ... Read More
Preschool Explorers: Fire Safety
1:30-2:15 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Three-part series on fire safety continues this week. Best for kids ages 3-5. No registration necessary. Read More
Egg Drop Madness
4:45-5:45 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Kids in grades 3-5 will try to build a net that will keep an egg safe, even from being dropped off a ladder! Pre-register online. Read More
Mommy and Me Braiding Class
5-6 pm
Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
This one-hour workshop will teach a variety of braid styles. Book online. Read More

Thursday

Children's Read Aloud Tour at Brandywine River Museum
10:30 am
Brandywine River Museum of Art, 1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., Chadds Ford
Young children and their grown-ups hear a story, interact with art in the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s galleries, and make their own creative works in this fun program. Online registration is requested. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Tiny Trackers
1-2 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Learn to identify some trees in Tyler and enjoy reading a book under their shade. For kids ages 4-6. Pre-registration required. Read More
KinderSTEM
1:30-2:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Road, Havertown
Playful activities that will introduce science, technology, engineering, and math to your preschooler. Read More
Teen Art Club
3-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Calling all teen artists, gather to learn drawing and cartooning basics, and a chance to share tips and techniques with your peers. No previous drawing experience required. Read More
Don’t Lose Your Marbles! STEM Exploration
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
After school STEM fun, best for kids in kindergarten and older. Read More
Stuffed Animal Sleepover
4:45 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Kids ages 3-7 can bring a furry friend for a fun storytime before they leave them in the library to hang out overnight with Pebbles the Paoli Penguin. Pick up any time on Friday. Pre-registration required online. Read More
UMLY presents ‘Matilda: The Musical’
6:30-9 pm
Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School, 801 Conestoga Road, Berwyn
The Upper Main Line YMCA Community Theater presents ‘Matilda,’ the musical adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl classic. Tickets available online. Read More
James and the Giant Peach
7 pm
Haverford High School, 200 Mill Rd., Havertown
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is a brand-new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this is an adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery. 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
Story Hour with Sister Bear
10-11 am
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Join the Berenstain Bears and the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union for a read-aloud and photo opportunities! Read More
Music with Miss Lynne
10:30 am
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Join Miss Lynne from Center on Central for 30 minutes of music time followed by free play. For kids age 5 and under. Online 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. Pre-register online. Read More
Bundt Bash
11:15 am
Nothing Bundt Cakes, 333 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood
National Bundt Day is November 15! Starting at 11:15 am, the first 22 lucky guests in line will score FREE Bundtlets for a year (one per household)! Everyone else will receive free Confetti Bundtlets, while supplies last! 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 Pita Turkey Hands with Miss Casey. One parent must stay at all times to help out with class. Pre-registration required. 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
Braiding and Styling with Dad
5 pm
Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Enjoy daddy-daughter time with hair care information and a braiding session. Book online. Read More
Family Create Your Own Sundae Night
5:30-7:30pm
Kids' Clubhouse of the Main Line, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130, Wayne
Enjoy pizza and drinks and your own personalized sundae. $12/child and $5/adult. At least one adult per family must attend. Register online to save your spot by November 13, or call 484-272-2582. Read More
Flick n’ Float Friday at GPCC
6 pm
Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting
Swim, float, and splash in the leisure pool while watching the Disney classic 'The Little Mermaid' on a huge screen. Bring your favorite float (but, for safety, no ‘water wings’). Read More
Give Thanks and Bounce
6-7:30 pm
BounceU of Collegeville,130 W. Main St., Collegeville
Come out for 90 minutes of fun and help support local families in need during the holiday season! Bring in non-perishable food or baby care items and get $1 off admission and a raffle ticket. Complimentary pizza and drinks for kids will be provided. All ... Read More
Vintage Tree Painting Party at Color Me Mine
6-9 pm
Color Me Mine Wayne, 109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
Celebrate the holidays by painting a keepsake vintage tree or tree in truck. Book online. Read More
UMLY presents ‘Matilda: The Musical’
6:30-9 pm
Tredyffrin Easttown Middle School, 801 Conestoga Road, Berwyn
The Upper Main Line YMCA Community Theater presents ‘Matilda,’ the musical adaptation of the beloved Roald Dahl classic. Tickets available online. Read More
James and the Giant Peach
7 pm
Haverford High School, 200 Mill Rd., Havertown
Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach is a brand-new take on this “masterpeach” of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this is an adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery. Tickets available online. Read More

Weekend Events

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Photograph by Laura Swartz.

Philadelphia Assistant Editor | Email tips to laura@familyfocus.org

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