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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: November 5–11

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Garden Railway at Longwood Gardens

Through January 6, 2019

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square

 

Find this yearly favorite right near the restaurant at Longwood—it includes almost 400 feet of track, and beautiful models of favorite Longwood buildings constructed from natural materials.

Media Restaurant Week

November 4—9

 

Enjoy prix fixe dinner specials around town. View participating restaurants online.

Monday

Money Smart Kids: Art Making “Market”

November 5, 10 am—12:30 pm

Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media

 

Kids will receive a set amount of play money, which they use to buy art supplies to create a masterpiece. All ages, just drop in!

Fall Themed STEAM Workshop

November 5, 10:30—11:30 am

Lulu’s Casita West Chester, 109 N. High St., West Chester

 

Come play at Lulu’s and drop in for a fall-inspired lab session for your little one to learn, create and enjoy.

Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP

November 5, 10:30—11 am

393 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford

 

Kids age 4 and under will love MMJ’s weekly singalong. $12; babies under 6 months old are free.

Teen Art Club

November 5, 2:30—4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Middle school and high school aged patrons can have fun while hanging out and exploring artistic mediums.

Giving Back Craft

November 5, 4—4:45 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Kids grades K-5 can drop in afterschool (with a grownup) to help create placemats for the homebound to use during the holidays.

Tuesday

Election Day Camp at Young Sports (Ages 2.5-8)

November 6

133 Old Sugartown Rd., Wayne

 

No school? Young Sports’ Day Camp includes craft, classroom activities, and stories with a daily sport focus. Pre-register in advance.

Countdown to A Very Furry Christmas Dine

November 6; 11 am, 1 pm, or 3 pm

Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne

 

Enjoy a delicious Christmas Dine with Elmo and friends where you’ll be sure to get into the holiday spirit! Enjoy holly jolly singing and dancing, get your photo taken, meet Santa, and more. Pre-registration required.

‘Frozen’ Movie Sing-A-Long

November 6, 1—3 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Prince and princess dress-up is welcome at this special Election Day edition of family Tuesday Matinee. Watch and sing along with Frozen while the kids have off school.

Tyler Arboretum Garden Sprouts

November 6, 1—2:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

In this family gardening workshop, kids age 4-6 and a caregiver will learn about bulbs and plant some in the garden for spring. Pre-register online.

Election Day Fall Cooking Drop-Off

November 6, 2—5 pm

HomeCooked, 1 Paoli Plaza, Paoli

 

If your kids have off school, they can spend the afternoon at mini cooking camp where they will leave with a ready-to-cook entree that they’ve made, plus a dessert. The menu for the day (serves 5): Stuffed Chicken Breasts plus a side, and a fancy apple puffed pastry dessert. Please call 610-647-1002 to pre-register.

Wednesday

Tyler Arboretum’s Little Chefs: Diwali

November 7, 10—11:30 am or 1—2:30 pm

515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Learn about Diwali’s significance and make delicious butter chicken with saffron rice. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited for ages 3-6 (with a caregiver), but all ages are welcome. Pre-registration is required.

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

November 7, 10—10:30 am

Lulu’s Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Come for a mini fiesta and bilingual storytime, then stay and play at Lulu’s.

$5 Drop-In Mommy and Me Art Class: Fun Frame

November 7, 11 am

260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton

 

Chester County Art Association hosts $5 drop-ins at its gallery in Exton Square Mall. This class is for kids age 5 and under with a caregiver.

$5 Drop-In Art Classes (Ages 4+)

November 7, 1 pm and 2 pm

260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton

 

Chester County Art Association hosts $5 drop-ins at its gallery in Exton Square Mall.

Safari Party (Grades 6-12)

November 7, 2:30—4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Lynne from Safari Party will present an informative and entertaining live animal show for after school teen group.

Interview Skills for Tweens and Teens

November 7, 5 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne

 

Kids in grades 6 and up can practice speaking and answering questions in a mock interview with Wayne business leaders. Each interview will last approximately 15 minutes. Register here.

Main Line Parent Smart Home Workshop

November 7, 6–8 pm

4504 B City Ave., Philadelphia

 

Join us at Xfinity’s brand new interactive store on City Avenue for a Smart Home Workshop. In addition to wine and light bites, you can go around to the different “zones” of the store for demonstrations and discussions about family issues and solutions. Plus, you’ll be entered to win an August Smart Lock and August Connect (two prizes in one, valued at nearly $300). And even if you don’t win, you’ll get to take home a premium swag bag from Main Line Parent and Xfinity! Register for this free event here.

Out @ the Library

November 7, 6—8 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

LGBTQ teens and everyone can meet to engage and empower through art, writing, discussion, and more.

Author Talk: Jarrett Krosoczka, ‘Hey Kiddo’

November 7, 7 pm

Haverford CREC, 9000 Parkview Drive, Haverford

 

Jarrett Krosoczka, author and illustrator of more than 30 books for children, has written a young adult graphic memoir called Hey Kiddo. Join Jarrett as he reads from this important new book. For ages 13 and up.

Thursday

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Play at Common Space

November 8, 10—11 am

25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore

 

Join to play! All ages and abilities welcome.

Music Monkey Jungle at cBOP

November 8, 10:30—11 am

393 W. Lancaster Ave., Haverford

 

Kids age 4 and under will love MMJ’s weekly singalong. $12; babies under 6 months old are free.

Children’s Read-Aloud Tour at Brandywine River Museum

November 8, 10:30 am

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

Young children and their grownups hear a story, interact with art in the museum and make their own creative works.

$5 Drop-In Mommy and Me Art Class: Giving Thanks

November 8, 11 am

260 Exton Square Pkwy., Exton

 

Chester County Art Association hosts $5 drop-ins at its gallery in Exton Square Mall. This class is for kids age 5 and under with a caregiver.

S.M.Art Kids Club

November 8, 4 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 West Wayne Avenue, Wayne

 

This weekly after-school club for kids in grades 1-5 will explore a different STEM topic each month through books, experiments, crafts, and hands-on fun. Read a book, make an inspiring mess, and learn something new! No registration required.

Friday

Morning Melodies Music Class with Miss Brie

November 9, 10—11 am

Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore

 

Join for a fun and spirited music class focused on creativity, music patterns, and self-regulation. Open to all ages and abilities.

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

November 9, 10—10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Come for a weekly music circle for little ones, then stay and play!

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

November 9, 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.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

November 9, 6:30—9 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Bring the whole family to design and race cardboard boats in the GPCC’s Lap Pool. Winners will be based on ability to stay afloat and shortest time to sail across the pool, and other special categories.

Mallika Chopra at Children’s Book World

November 9, 7 pm

17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford

 

Wellness expert Mallika Chopra, daughter of Deepak Chopra, presents her new book, Just Breathe, an illustrated guide to meditation, mindfulness, and movement for children ages 8-12.

Weekend Events

Get all our weekend picks in the High Five, here!

 

Looking for more? Here’s what’s going on in Philly!

 

Photograph by Laura Swartz.

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

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