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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: November 9–10

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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

All Weekend

Disney’s Frozen Jr.

November 7—10

1701 S. Sproul Road, Springfield

 

Catholic Community Choir presents the hit Disney musical, just in time to refresh your memory before Frozen II hits movie theaters!

Once Upon a Mattress

Weekends, November 7—23

2011 Store Rd., Skippack

 

This family musical comedy is “The Princess and the Pea” in song!

Sugarloaf Craft Festival

November 8—10

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Rd., Oaks

 

Rated as one of the top craft experiences in the country, this event features more than 250 top artisans displaying and selling their unique creations. The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Oaks also features interactive demonstrations with master craftspeople, as well as specialty gourmet foods available for sampling and purchasing.

St. Sophia Fall Craft Fair and Greek Food Festival

November 8—10

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 900 South Trooper Road, Jeffersonville

 

All of your Greek favorites from moussaka to baklava, plus 40 unique crafters to browse. Don’t forget to tour the beautifully painted Byzantine-style Church. Admission and parking are free.

Harvest Fest at Elmwood Park Zoo

November 9–10, noon–4 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Weekends this fall, come to Elmwood Park Zoo to participate in themed activities, navigate your way through a corn maze, play carnival-style games, paint a pumpkin, and enjoy live entertainment.

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards

Through November 10

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

Linvilla has brought out the piles and piles of pumpkins! Plus, enjoy live music and entertainment, hayrides, train rides, pony rides, face painting, and so much more.

Billy Elliot

November 1—16

Narberth Community Theatre, 6376 City Avenue (corner of City Ave. and Lancaster Ave.), Philadelphia

 

Based on the hit film, and featuring a score by the legendary Elton John, Billy Elliot follows the journey of a young boy in a small British mining town who discovers his passion for dance!

Blooms & Bamboo at Longwood Gardens

October 3 — November 17

1001 Longwood Dr., Kennett Square

 

Autumn is here … and with it comes a debut exhibit, the masterful Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry. Prepare to be wowed by towering bamboo art forms and enchanting arrangements by international artists. Autumn also brings a painted landscape of ever-changing color, imaginative play with pumpkins and the Garden Railway, and creative chrysanthemums meticulously grown into gorgeous forms throughout the Conservatory.

Saturday

STEAM Saturday

November 9, 10—11:30 am

Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill

 

Families with children in Pre-K through grade 8 will enjoy harvest-themed STEAM activities including autumn leaf animation, a Sphero corn maze, and LEGO WeDo Robot Tractor. Free admission, but pre-registration is required, as space is limited.

Free Family Stay and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

November 9, 10 am—noon

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

 

Bring the whole family and enjoy a free morning of playtime at Kid’s Clubhouse of the Main Line. Donuts and coffee will be provided. Remember to wear socks!

Family Cooking: Thanksgiving Pies and Desserts

November 9, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Wayne Art Center Kitchen, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

In this very special Family Culinary Workshop, you and your child will learn tips, techniques, and bakers’ secrets for making seasonal pie fillings and flaky pie dough from scratch. Create a delicious assortment of Thanksgiving pies and desserts to share with family and friends. Pre-register online.

East Coast Super Reptile Expo

November 9, 9 am—4:30 pm

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Rd., Oaks

 

Vendors from across the country come to display and sell quality live reptiles, amphibians, arachnids, food items, supplies, books, cages, and related accessories.

American Red Cross Babysitting Course at GPCC

November 9, 9 am—4 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Comprehensive babysitting course for ages 11-15.

Santa’s PJ Party

November 9, 10—11 am

Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting

 

Gather on the South Plaza as Santa arrives on the Harmonville Fire Company fire truck, then stay for a holiday performance by the Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Marching Band. Don’t forget to wear your PJs!

High-Tech Pumpkin Hunt

November 9, 10 am—noon

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Clues are hidden all over the arboretum, and you’ll need to use a GPS to find them! Crack a secret code and decipher riddles to unlock hints that will help you discover the secret location of your pumpkin. Borrow a GPS or bring your own. Suitable for ages 4 and up. Pre-register online.

Mommy and Me Painting Workshop: Anna and Olaf

November 9, noon—2 pm

Painting with a Twist, 401 West Chester Pike, Havertown

 

Paint a Frozen– themed set of paintings! Recommended for ages 7 and up. Reserve your spot online.

Meet the Masters: Keith Haring

November 9, 1—3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

In this fun and vibrant workshop, your child will explore the art of American artist Keith Haring, whose pop art and graffiti-like work grew out of the New York City street culture of the 1980s. Your child will make preliminary drawings and then create their own piece of art inspired by the artist. Pre-register online.

Laurel and Hardy Film Fest

November 9, 1:30 pm

Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

 

At Colonial Theatre’s Fifth Annual Laurel and Hardy Film Fest, kids of all ages can laugh themselves silly at the antics of two of the funniest film comedians ever! Tickets available online.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

November 9, 2—4 pm

746 Panmure Road, Haverford

 

These classes are geared for children (ages 3-10) to attend alongside their guardians. Each class will begin with a tour of Main Line Art Center’s facilities, followed by a story that will relate to a craft. Media will vary weekly, ranging from painting, to mixed media, to printmaking. Register online.

Thanksgiving Storytelling Showcase presented by Currier’s Magical Mania

November 9, 3—3:45 pm

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

 

Two fun-filled interactive stories about Thanksgiving, presented by Currier’s Magical Mania, featuring comedy, magic, and fun with animal balloons! Pre-registration is requested, online.

Día de los Muertos Celebration

November 9, 3:30—5 pm

CREC, 9000 Parkview Dr., Haverford

 

Discover how Day of the Dead is celebrated, learn a few words in Spanish,  make a craft, and eat some treats. Pre-register online.

Descendants Event at Sweet and Sassy

November 9, 4:30 pm

250 Plaza Drive Providence Town Center, Collegeville

 

Get ‘Descendants’ makeovers, sing and dance, and more. You’ll be chillin’ like a villain! Book online.

Figure Skating Exhibition

November 9, 5:15—6 pm

Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, 220 Holland Ave., Ardmore

 

Watch skaters perform before heading to the Eastern Sectional Singles Final and U.S. Ice Dance Final. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Owl Prowl

November 9, 6—7 pm

Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Join educators for a night hike to explore the sleeping forest, listen for some nocturnal feathered friends, and experience a close encounter with an owl. This is a free program, but registration and zoo admission are required.

Braiding and Styling with Dad

November 9, 6 pm

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

 

Daddy-daughter time with hair care information and a braiding session. Book online.

Sunday

Haverford Reserve Tree Planting

November 10, 9:30 am

9000 Parkview Dr., Haverford

 

Help beautify the community. 150 native trees need to be planted near the Northbrook stream, and Staff Horticulturist, Peter Hickman, and Program Coordinator, Jesse Hart, will lead the planting. Bring gloves and shovels.

Sunday Family Ice Skating

November 10, 1—2:30 pm

Philadelphia Skating Club and Humane Society, 220 Holland Ave., Ardmore

 

Bring your family ice skating at the Philadelphia Skating Club in Ardmore on Sunday afternoons through the end of the year!

Mobile Skate Park Lesson

November 10, 2—4 pm

Sabine Park, 201 Sabine Avenue, Narberth

 

Skate the Foundry visits the park for a pop-up lesson with trained instructors. Skateboards and pads are available. $5 per student supports Sabine Park.

Veterans Day Parade

November 10, 2 pm

Church Street, Downtown West Chester

 

Join the West Chester Veterans Council to pay tribute to all American veterans, living or dead, who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. The parade will begin at Henderson High School, heading up Church Street and around the corner to the Old Court House with a short ceremony to follow.

‘Our Town’

November 10, 3 pm

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, 272 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

This classic play tells the story of the fictional small American town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. Tickets available online.

 

 

Photograph by Lori Robbins.

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

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