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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: November 18–24

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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 Main Line Parent reader discount code!

Monday

Caregiver and Me Spanish
9:50 am
Spanish Exploradores, 2200 Grasslyn Ave., Havertown
Learn Spanish with your little one (9 months - 6 years) with music, games, crafts, stories, and more. 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
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
Children’s Storytime and Craft with Cats
10-11 am
Treetops Kitty Cafe - Treetops Rescue, 305 W. State St Unit 3, Kennett Square
Stories and crafts while cats play! Children under 12 years old are not permitted to pick up the cats but they are encouraged to pet and play with them! Pre-register online to reserve your spot. Read More
Roots with Ruark at Penn Wynne Library
10:30-11:30 am
130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Roots With Ruark brings you and your little one (ages 0-5) a music class full of energy and excitement. Registration is required; call the library or stop by to register. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Garden Sprouts
1-2 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Kids ages 4-6 can celebrate the autumn season with activities using the crops from the fall harvest. Play games with apples, make a pumpkin craft, and enjoy a sweet corn treat. Pre-register online. Read More
Youth Art Workshop: Turkeys
4-5 pm
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Kids ages 6-12 will learn how to draw a turkey step-by-step. Pre-registration required online. Read More
Sensory-Friendly Night at LEGOLAND
5-7 pm
LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
This is a special event for families with children and adolescents 17 and under on the autism spectrum. This sensory-friendly LEGO experience includes music therapy, quiet spaces, reduced crowds, and more. Tickets are $8 and are available online. 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 Little Chefs
10 – 11:30 am
515 Painter Road, Media
Try new types of winter squash roasted, pureed, and stuffed to warm you up as the season turns colder. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 4-6. Pre-register online. 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 concludes this week. Best for kids ages 3-5. No registration necessary. Read More
Preschool Drawing Workshop: Turkeys
3:30 pm
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Kids ages 3-5 will learn how to draw a turkey step-by-step. Pre-registration required online. Read More
Thanksgiving Story Time and Craft
3:30 pm
Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Get in a thankful mood by reading 'Thanks for Thanksgiving' by Julie Markes, and then make a colorful turkey ‘talking stick’ for the holiday table. Read More
Vegetable Painting
4:45-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd, Paoli
Kids in grades K-2 will create a unique piece of art using only paint and vegetables. 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
Family Trivia: Disney Edition
6:30-7:30 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Disney lovers, come test your knowledge! This family program is for all ages. Registration is required. Read More

Thursday

Homeschool Workshop at Elmwood Park Zoo: Habitats (Ages 5-8)
10 am-noon
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Join Elmwood Park Zoo for a program full of STEM-based learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students ages 5-8. Through STEM-focused projects, students will learn how animals live in diverse homes and meet animals who are well-adapted to surviving harsh and variable conditions. This ... 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 Healthy After School Snacks
3-4 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Join Rabiya Bower, RD, LDN and regional nutritionist for GIANT Food Stores for an educational and engaging seminar on healthy eating and then make a healthy snack. Online registration required. Read More
After School Fun: 'Stellaluna'
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Best for kindergarten and up. Hear 'Stellaluna' and have a snack! Read More
Therapy Dog Thursday
4-5 pm
Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd
Therapy dog Maggie and her owner, Naomi, will be at the library to listen to your children read! Reservations are required - contact the Junior Room to sign up. Read More
K-2 Book Club: Dinosaurs
4:15-5:15 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood
Read 'Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones' by Byron Barton. After this, kids will complete their own ‘excavation’ and fossil dig. Read More
Meet and Greet with Anna and Elsa
6-8 pm
Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting
After you meet with Santa, meet Anna and Elsa, and then decorate a snowflake ornament. Read More
Le Nozze di Figaro
7:30 pm
Haverford School's Centennial Hall, 450 Lancaster Ave, Haverford
The Academy of Vocal Arts opens its 85th opera season with Mozart’s comic masterpiece. Figaro and Susanna’s plans to marry go awry as their philandering employer, the Count, attempts to seduce Susanna. With the aid of the Countess, Susanna outwits them all in a day ... 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
Little Dragons Playgroup
10-11 am
Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill
Free playgroup with storytime, games, and crafts for children ages 18 months to 4 years. At this meetup, read Before We Eat: From Farm to Table by Pat Brisson, a story thanking all the people who grow, transport, sell and prepare our food.  Then make Thanksgiving ... Read More
Homeschool Workshop at Elmwood Park Zoo: Rainforest Conservation (Ages 9-12)
10 am-noon
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Join Elmwood Park Zoo for a program full of STEM-based learning and discovery designed specifically for homeschool students ages 9-12. Learn about the ways in which rainforest animals are being impacted by humans and what we can do to help. Meet a few rainforest animals ... Read More
Family Stories and Puppet Show: Turkey’s Thanksgiving Adventure
11 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Get in the Thanksgiving spirit with your little ones (ages 0-5) at the library. 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
Teen Fandom 101
5-6:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd, Paoli
Join Miss Stephanie in an intro to 'Doctor Who' for grades 6-12. Pre-register online. Read More
Pizza and Movie Night at Middletown Free Library
5-7:30 pm
​21 N. Pennell Rd., Media
Come watch 'The Angry Birds Movie 2' and enjoy pizza and crafts. Online pre-registration required. Read More
Opening Night: Wild Lights at Elmwood Park Zoo
5-9 pm
1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown
Millions of lights illuminate the zoo, including animated installations, interactive elements, and themed attractions. Take a stroll through Snowflake Central, be dazzled by Rainbow Runway, and marvel at the custom decorations in the Wonder Way Christmas Tree exhibit. Tickets are available online. Read More
Braiding and Styling with Dad
6 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
'The Nutcracker'
7 pm
Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill
Kick off the holiday season with the Pennsylvania Academy of Ballet's performance of the classic ballet that will transport you to the Land of Sweets! Ninety-minute performances are appropriate for children four years old and up. Before and after the show the lobby is a ... Read More
'Annie'
8 pm
The Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore
This family musical reminds you that “you’re never fully dressed without a smile,” and that the sun will always come out tomorrow! Read More

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Photograph by Mark Garvin.

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