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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: August 17–18

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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Schoolhouse Rock Live!

August 17—18

Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., Swarthmore

 

Based on the 1970s cartoon vignettes, this fast-paced musical teaches grammar, math, and more with clever, catchy tunes. Tickets available online.

‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’

August 16—18

SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

SALT presents a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic musical, based on the beloved comic strip. This weekend will be the adult cast. Tickets available online.

Cirque Du Soleil presents Amaluna

July 25—August 25

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks

 

Loosely inspired by William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest,’ Amaluna is a spectacle of aerial and acrobatic arts. Tickets available online.

LEGO Ninjago Days

July 20—September 2

LEGOLAND Discovery Center, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Do you accept Master Wu’s mission? Try NINJAGO training camp, catch costumed characters, check out the new LEGO NINJAGO Master of the 4th Dimension 4D movie, and more.

Summer Food Truck Throw Down

August 17—18

Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford

 

Explore a wide-variety of food truck fare, sip locally-produced wine, and enjoy live music. Each visitor will receive one ticket to vote for their favorite truck, and a winner will be announced at the end of each day. Rain or shine.

Saturday

Breakfast with the Dinosaurs

August 17, 9—10 am

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Meet the zoo’s new velociraptor and 35-foot tall brachiosaurus, and enjoy a delicious buffet. Then, follow up breakfast with a keeper talk all about dinosaurs. Reserve your spot online.

Free Donuts and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

August 17, 10 am—noon

Kids’ Clubhouse of the Main Line, 150 N. Radnor Chester Road, Suite F130, Wayne

 

Kids can enjoy playing at Kids’ Clubhouse while you enjoy a cup of coffee and learn about their drop-in childcare services.

Pirate Storytime at Kennett Library

August 17, 10 am

216 E. State Street, Kennett Square

 

Come to the library for a reading of the classic Treasure Island by special guest storyteller, Victoria Wyeth. After storytime, stay for pirate-themed crafts and activities. Pirate costumes are encouraged. Online registration is required.

Softball Family Funday Fundraiser benefitting Alex’s Lemonade Stand

August 17, 10 am—4 pm

South Ardmore Park, 1498 Sussex Road, Wynnewood

 

Team Theresa is hosting a family fun filled day with free games for kids, raffles, food, refreshments, moonbounce, face painting, softball playing, and music all day long.

Descendants Event at Sweet and Sassy

August 17, 11:30 am

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Get ‘Descendants’ makeovers, sing and dance, and more! Book online.

Once Upon a Garden

August 17, 10:30—11:30 am

Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden, 786 Church Rd., Wayne

 

Nature storytime and craft for ages 2-5. $5 admission with a Radnor Library card or free with a season pass, kids 12 and under are free. No registration required.

Water Play on the Patio

August 17, 11 am—1 pm

Belmont Hills Library, 120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Bring a beach towel and hang out on the library’s new patio with dishpans full of water and water toys. Geared towards toddlers, but all are welcome.

Origami Workshop

August 17, 11 am—noon

Tredyffrin Public Library, 582 Upper Gulph Rd., Strafford

 

Learn different origami techniques and projects, guided by an experienced superfan. For ages 8-12. Online pre-registration is required.

Baby and Me Yoga

August 17, 12:15—1:15 pm

Yoga Home, 424 E. Elm St., Ste. 100, Conshohocken

 

Baby and Me Yoga is designed for caregivers and babies that are infants to pre-walking. This one hour class will incorporate movement and asanas for the caregiver and for baby.

Toy Story Party at BounceU

August 17, 12:30—2 pm

BounceU of Collegeville, 130 W. Main St., Collegeville

 

A very special Open Bounce with Woody from Toy Story! Everyone will have the opportunity to meet him and have a picture taken. After 60 minutes bouncing, the kids will make their own Forky! Book your spot online.

Country Fest at Elmwood Park Zoo

August 17, 12:30—3:30 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Grab your cowboy hats and boots and come to the zoo on August 17th for a day of country themed activities. XTU will be broadcasting live from the zoo, and there will be live music by John Valerio at 2:30 pm. Free with zoo admission.

Magical Unicorn Event at Sweet and Sassy

August 17, 1 pm

250 Plaza Drive, Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Get a unicorn makeover, eat snacks, and end with a Unicoronation! Book online.

S’mores and More

August 17, 3—5 pm

Riverbend, 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne

 

Join Riverbend for a fun summer afternoon with campfire and nature exploration. Gather around the campfire to roast marshmallows and soak up the last of summer. Register online.

Jasmine and Rajah Paint Event

August 17, 3—5 pm

Painting with a Twist, 401 West Chester Pike, Havertown

 

PWAT hosts a kid-friendly “mommy and me” paint day for ages 7 and up with a caregiver. Paint this Aladdin-themed piece together. Register online.

Ariel Under the Sea Event

August 17, 3:30 pm

Sweet & Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Join Ariel for a SPLASH-tacular afternoon of under the sea adventures including makeovers, treats, a dance party, and more. Book online.

Friends of Glen Providence Park’s Arts in the Park

August 17, 5 pm

Glen Providence Park Main entrance, 550 West State Street, Media

Come for a free concert of funky soul music with The Bickel Brothers Band!

Chesco Teen Awesome Fest

August 17, 5—8 pm

East Goshen Park, 1655 Paoli Pike, West Chester

 

Join teens from high schools across Chester County for a free night of games, sports, open mic, food, a dance performance, and more.

Parents’ Survival Night at The Little Gym

August 17, 6:30—9:30 pm

36 N. Narberth Ave., Narberth

 

Enjoy an adult night out while your children (ages 3-12) get some quality “kid time” in a safe, fun, familiar place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games, and fun LEGO building activities. Register online.

Night Hike and Campfire

August 17, 6:30—8 pm

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Join Tyler educators to explore the woods using your senses. Go on a hike and learn how animals operate at night. Listen for owls and search for other nocturnal creatures then roast marshmallows over a campfire for s’mores. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Pre-register online.

Dinos at Dusk

August 17, 7—10 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Visit the zoo after hours for dinosaur games, activities, a movie screening, and more! Tickets available online.

Sunday

Family Fun: Pizzeria

August 18, 10 am

Sur la Table, 690 West DeKalb Pike, Suite 2068, King of Prussia

 

Bring the family and practice mixing foolproof dough, layer on everybody’s favorite toppings and bake pies to bubbly, cheesy perfection. For kids ages 8 and up and their parents.

Community Day at Midtown Makers Market

August 18, 11 am—5 pm

501 E. Miner St., West Chester

 

An annual event featuring live music and dance, food, artisans and vendors, crafts, and basketball tournaments.

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Phish for Kids!

August 18, 11:45 am (doors at 11 am)

Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

 

Using the songs from the most iconic musicians in rock history, the Rock and Roll Playhouse offers its core audience (typically kids ages 3-8 years old) games, movement, stories, and of course an opportunity to rock! Tickets available online.

JoJo Siwa Girls’ Day

August 18, 1 pm

Sweet and Sassy, 250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Kids will get a JoJo makeover, and sing and dance to her songs. Online reservations required.

 

 

Photograph by Jay Blakesberg, courtesy of Shore Fire Media.

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

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