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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: September 23–29

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Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

September 14—November 10

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Now it’s really fall, because Linvilla has brought out the piles and piles of pumpkins! Plus, enjoy live music and entertainment, hayrides, train rides, pony rides, face painting, and more.

The Saturday Club Consignment Sale

September 25–28

The Saturday Club, 117 West Wayne Ave., Wayne
First held in June 2009, The Saturday Club Women & Children’s Consignment Sale is a popular bi-annual event held each fall and spring. All proceeds benefit The Saturday Club and our philanthropic support of women’s and children’s charities. September 25 is preview night, and tickets are $10. The remaining days are free admission. Saturday will be a half-price sale in the morning, followed by a $5 bag sale to close out the event.

Be Our Friend Week at The Creative Living Room

September 23–27
715 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore
The Creative Living Room holds creative and performing arts classes for babies and toddlers, families, preschoolers, and kindergartners all week long. In honor of Delco Arts Week, you can demo a class for free this week. Pick one out and email them to reserve your spot.

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
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
Storytime & Leaf Craft at Learning Express
10:30-11 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Come for storytime and make a fun leaf craft! This is a free event for ages 1.5 and up. Online registration is required. Read More
Braids and (Root)Beer with Dad
5 pm
Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville
Enjoy daddy-daughter time with hair care information, a braiding session, nail polish class, and root beer! Book online. Read More
Learn about Mi Casita
5:30 pm
Lulu's Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Come learn about Mi Casita's Spanish Immersion Preschool and Childcare Center, opening in Ardmore January 2020! Kids welcome to attend. Light snacks and vino for the grown-ups! 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
Rhythm Babies
10 am
Media's Toddler Town, 300 West Baltimore Avenue, Media
Babies will learn music through singing, instruments, stories, and more! Buy tickets online or drop in. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Garden Sprouts
1-2 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Kids ages 4-6 will learn about root vegetables, ready for the garden this time of year. Pre-register online. Read More
Tuesday Matinee at Ardmore Library
1-3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Settle in for a free screening of the classic musical 'Grease' at the library! Read More
Family Movie Night: 'Aladdin'
6 pm
Phoenixville Public Library, 83 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Treat the family to a big-screen, surround-sound showing of the recent live-action remake of Walt Disney's Aladdin. Popcorn and drinks will be served. 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

Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs
10 – 11:30 am
515 Painter Road, Media
Learn how to make a rich pesto with sunflower seeds and fresh-picked herbs from the garden. Finish off the lesson with a sweet seeded granola bar. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 4-6. Pre-register online. Read More
Make Your Own Squishy Soap at Learning Express
10:30-11 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Kids can get messy (and clean) making their own squishy soap! This is a free event but online registration is required. For ages 4 and up. Read More
Music with Miss Joy
10:45 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: Alphabet Antics
1:30-2:15 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Stories and activities geared for ages 3-5. Read More
Banned Books Book Club
4:45-5:30 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Kids ages 9-12 can choose any banned book to discuss with the group. Registration suggested but not required. Read More
Free Concert: Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars
7-8 pm
100 W. State St., Media
The Shooting Stars bring their signature high energy song and dance performance to Media to celebrate Delco Arts Week. Songs from Broadway, Disney, and pop come to life with a troupe of 36 talented singers and dancers! Read More

Thursday

Pizza Craft and Visit from Pure Fire Pizza
10:30-11:30 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Come for a free, fun pizza craft and a visit from Chef Kevin from Pure Fire Pizza. All attendees can head there after for a $5 kid pizza and drink! This craft is for ages 2 and up, and reservations are required online. 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
Author Visit: Jen Calonita
4 pm
Children's Book World, 17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford
Author Jen Calonita visits Children's Book World to celebrate the latest book in her Royal Academy Rebels series, Outlaws. Read More
'And Tango Makes Three': Story and a Penguin Craft
4-4:45 pm
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
In celebration of Banned Book Week, read the true story of Roy and Silo, two male penguins at the Central Park Zoo who became inseparable, and then do a penguin craft and eat some snacks. Read More
MakerSpace Test Track
4-5:30 pm
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Join middle-schoolers after school in trying out new maker tools, including Strawbees and a Scribbler Duo 3D Pen, and design a creative challenge for your peers to complete. Open to grades 4th-8th. Register in-person, over the phone, or online. Read More
Teen Creativity Lab
4:45-5:45 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Teens (Grades 6 to 12) will paint one pumpkin to decorate the library and one to take home. Registration required online. Read More
Greek Food Festival
5-9 pm
St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Media, 30 E. Forge Rd., Media
This annual Greek festival includes authentic Greek dishes and pastries along with Greek dancing, live music, children's activities, and more. Begins Thursday and goes through the weekend. Read More
Pages Alive Theater Presents: A Shakespeare Review
6:30-7:30 pm
Rachel Kohl Community Library, 687 Smithbridge Rd., Glen Mills
Enjoy some of the most famous scenes from Shakespeare’s plays performed by Pages Alive Theater student actors. A dialogue with the audience about how to understand the material will introduce each performance and a short question-and-answer time with the actors will follow. Some brave audience ... Read More
Community Drum Circle
6:30-7:30 pm
Haverford Township Free Library Parking Lot, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
No drumming experience necessary; all ages welcome. You may bring your own drum or percussion instrument, or use one provided. This event will be run by drummer Tony Flagiello. Read More
Free Concert at Suburban Square
6:30-8 pm
Anderson and Coulter avenues, Ardmore
Gather at the Courtyard for music by the Hot Club of Philadelphia. Read More
'Mamma Mia' at Players Club of Swarthmore
7:30 pm
614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore
This fun musical set to the songs of ABBA hits the stage. Tickets available online. Read More
Illuminated Fountain Performance at Longwood Gardens
8:15 pm
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Watch as water in all shapes, sizes, and heights combines with pop music and infinite colors. Tickets available online and required for the show. Read More

Friday

Disney's Enchanted Tales Series: 'The Little Mermaid'
10:30 am, 1:15 pm, and 4 pm
Movie Tavern, 110 Bartlett Avenue, Exton
This September, Movie Tavern is showing a different Disney classic each weekend for only $6! This week, it’s The Little Mermaid! 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 STEAM storytime, read Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems. Then, children will be challenged to build vehicles that their own pigeons can drive. Pre-register ... Read More
Morning Melodies Music
10-11 am
Common Space, 25 Rittenhouse Pl., Ardmore
Little ones can join in learning and sharing favorite nursery rhymes and folks songs from around the world. Read More
The Berenstain Bears Promote Financial Literacy
10-11 am
Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
Join the Berenstain Bears as they read a story and talk about the Financial Literacy Program at Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union. Read More
Greek Food Festival
11 am-11 pm
St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Media, 30 E. Forge Rd., Media
This annual Greek festival includes authentic Greek dishes and pastries along with Greek dancing, live music, children's activities, and more. Goes through the weekend. Read More
Teen Social at Haverford Township Free Library
3-5 pm
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown
Teens (grades 6-12) are invited each Friday to learn about new programs, meet the staff, eat snacks, and hang out with friends. 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
Full STEAM Ahead
4:45-5:45 pm
Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford
Kids ages 7-12 are invited for an afternoon of making, tinkering, and discovering using the principles of STEAM. Pre-registration required online. Read More
Book Release Party: 'Trini's Big Leap'
5 pm
Main Point Books, 116 N. Wayne Avenue, Wayne
Celebrate the launch of 'Trini's Big Leap,' a book for young readers that celebrates courage, collaboration, and perseverance. The book's co-authors will be in attendance for reading, signing, and a children's activity. Cake and refreshments will be served. Read More
Elsa Pizza Party
5:30-8 pm
Charming Star Playroom, 4627 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Charming Star hosts a special pizza BYOB night with Queen Elsa! Pre-register in advance; pizza and drinks included for the whole family with the purchase of tickets. For ages 6 and under. Read More
Tyler After Dark Adventures
7-8:30 pm
Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media
Enjoy a special evening at Tyler Arboretum with your family. Join Tyler Educators to explore the woods and meadows to listen and look for nocturnal creatures. Enjoy roasting marshmallows over a campfire for s’mores. Suitable for ages 3 and up. Pre-register online. Read More
'Mamma Mia' at Players Club of Swarthmore
8 pm
614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore
This fun musical set to the songs of ABBA hits the stage. Tickets available online. Read More

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