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30+ Things to Do With Kids This Week Around the Main Line: September 9–15

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Devon Fall Classic

September 12–15

23 Dorset Rd., Devon


This exciting all-jumper horse show is accompanied by a country fair featuring rides, food, games, live entertainment, and 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
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
Happy Feet Music Class
3:30-4:15 pm
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Ages 15 months-5 years. An exciting, interactive class to introduce a basic musical foundation and instill a lifelong love of music. Pre-register 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


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
Story Explorers
11 am and 4 pm
Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy., Wynnewood
A fun program aimed at preschoolers to improve kindergarten readiness. The group will be reading Leon the Chameleon by Melanie Watt, and then simple activity stations. For ages 3-6. No registration is required. 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
1-2-3 Grow! Parent/Child Workshop
10-11:15 am
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
This workshop's aim is to encourage creative play in an age-appropriate environment and equip parents with child development resources. For children ages 12-36 months, their caregivers, and younger or older siblings. Pre-registration is required, online. Read More
Museum Stroller Tour
10:30 am
Brandywine River Museum, 1 Hoffman's Mill Road, 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 guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies. Stroller Tours are held on the second Tuesday of every month, each ... Read More
Cupcake Decorating Class at Learning Express
10:30-11:30 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Schwartz & Sprinkles Custom Cakes hosts a fall cupcake decorating class at Learning Express. Your child will be provided with professional instruction and everything they need to decorate (and take home) 4 cupcakes, and their own aprons. For ages 4 and up. Pre-registration is required ... Read More
Tyler Arboretum Garden Sprouts
1-2 pm
515 Painter Rd., Media
Kids ages 4-6 will plant kale, lettuce, spinach, and more; and pick the last of the summer harvest. Pre-register online. Read More
Tuesday Matinee at Ardmore Library
1-3 pm
108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore
Settle in for a free screening of Pixar's 'Inside Out' at the library! 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


Outdoor Movie Night: 'Ralph Breaks the Internet'
Miles Park, 374 Germantown Pike, Lafayette Hill
Bring a chair or blanket and get comfortable for a free outdoor movie screening. Movie will begin after dusk. Dinner and snacks will be available to purchase on site. Read More
Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle
10-10:30 am
Lulu's Casita, 6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore
Weekly mini fiesta and bilingual storytime at Lulu's, included with admission. Read More
Tyler Arboretum Little Chefs
10 – 11:30 am
515 Painter Road, Media
Turn eggplants from the garden into a delicious play on pizza. Make a tangy sauce with fresh herbs to slather on smoky veggie slices and top with creamy cheese. Thematic content and cooking tasks will be best suited to kids ages 4-6. Pre-register online. Read More
Sloth Story and Craft
10:30-11:30 am
Learning Express Toys of Collegeville, 160 Market St., Collegeville
Come hear a story about sloths and make a fun craft! This is a free event for ages 18 months and up, and registration is required. 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. This week is Beautiful B! Read More


Preschool Yoga
11:30 am-noon
Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville
Ages 2-5. Interactive yoga class incorporating music and stretching. Read More
11:30 am-noon
Gladwyne Library, 362 Righters Mill Rd., Gladwyne
Yoga@Play classes combine yoga poses, mindfulness activities, games, music, and stories for little ones and their caregivers. For ages 1-4. Online registration required. Read More
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
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 Broadway music and infinite colors. Tickets available online and required for the show. Read More


9:30 am and 10:30 am
Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne
Bond with your child as you play, sing, dance, and giggle together in this musical storytime presented by Musik FUNdamentals. For ages 2-4. Sign up in person, over the phone, or online for your preferred session time. Read More
Disney's Enchanted Tales Series: 'Cinderella'
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 Cinderella! 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. This week, read A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin use Sphero robots to paint moons. Register online. 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. Read More
'Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood' Stories and Craft
11-11:45 am
Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E. Front St., Media
Celebrate Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood with stories, music, and a craft. Best for ages 2-5. Read More
Pizza Party Storytime
11:30 am-12:15 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Join Miss Stephanie to celebrate all things pizza! A special pizza-themed storytime with a craft and snack. Ages 18 months to 5 years with caregiver. Online registration required. 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
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
Body Science
4:45-5:45 pm
Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli
Explore different body systems in a fun science lesson. Ages 8 to 12 years. Online registration Required. Read More
Family Camp Out at Harriet Wetherill Park
5:30 pm
2642 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting
Pack up the family and head over to Harriet Wetherill Park for a fun night of camping. There will be planned activities, a campfire, s’mores, a giant outdoor movie and a light continental breakfast in the morning. Pack your own dinner for a picnic in ... Read More
Author Alex London at Children's Book World
7 pm
17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford
Author of the YA series The Skybound Saga comes to Children's Book World for a launch party for the newest book in the series, Red Skies Falling. Reserve your book online and get it signed! Read More
'The Crucible'
7-9:30 pm
SALT Performing Arts at the Theatre at Yellow Springs, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs
SALT presents this Arthur Miller play about the Salem Witch Trials--and if your teens need to read it in English class this year, get a head start! The play is rated PG-13. Tickets available online. Read More
'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
8 pm
Footlighters Theater, 58 Main Ave., Berwyn
Footlighters Theater presents the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' Tickets available 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
Drive-In Movie: 'Aladdin'
8-10 pm
Montgomery County Community College, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell
$10 per car (cash only, so hit up the ATM) gets you into an old-fashioned drive-in movie night featuring this year's live-action version of Aladdin. Chick-fil-A and Kona Ice will be selling concessions. Read More

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