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

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Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

January 18—March 22

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square

 

Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids from around the world.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

January 11–March 29

137 West Knowlton Rd., Media

 

‘Fore! The Planet’ is a highly interactive and playful museum exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences with 18 holes of golf that each explores a different topic of our natural world.

Monday

Books and Beasts at Elmwood Park Zoo

March 9, 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 and themes. This month’s theme is exercise and movement, so March’s Books and Beasts will include a reading from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services. Books are chosen for ages 6 years and under, but all ages are welcome. Free with admission; walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration is requested so they have a headcount.

Beyblades Club at Monkey Fish Toys

March 9, 6–7 pm

662 Downingtown Pike, West Chester

 

Come in to learn, play, and battle – just have fun! Plus all Beyblade will be 10% off during the Club time!

Tuesday

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards

March 10, 10 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.

Dr. Seuss Drop-In Crafts

March 10, 10:30 am–4:30 pm

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood

 

Come celebrate Read Across America Day with Dr. Seuss crafts! There will be several crafts available in the meeting room all day.

Tuesday Matinee at Ardmore Library

March 10, 1–3 pm

108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore

 

Gather at the library for a screening of Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase.

Mario Day

March 10, 2:30–4 pm

Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

March 10 is Mar10 Day! Teens (grades 6-12) can play live action Mario Kart with RC cars or race against their friends using video games.

Wednesday

Bilingual Storytime and Music Circle

March 11, 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.

Early Dismissal Food Tasting at Haverford Township Free Library

March 11, 11:30 am—1 pm

1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Celebrate a belated “National Oreo Day” with an Oreo cookie taste test.

Afterschool Activities Bonanza at Belmont Hills Library

March 11, 1—3 pm

120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

The library offering activities all three half-days this week! On Wednesday, it’s crafts!

Preschool Explorers: St. Patrick’s Day

March 11, 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, celebrate St. Patrick’s day with crafts and fun.

Mysterious Plants

March 11, 2 pm

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood

 

Join the Delaware Center for Horticulture for a fun program about unusual unique plant secrets from around the world. Discover weird and wonderful plants prior to unlocking a surprise through dissection. This program is for elementary-aged children. Registration is required; call or visit the library.

After School: St. Patrick’s Day Stories and Craft

March 11, 4 pm

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

 

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with free drop-in fun. Best for ages 3 and up.

Mi Casita Information Session at Lulu’s Casita

March 11, 5:30 pm

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

Mi Casita, Philadelphia’s first Spanish immersion preschool, is hosting a free information session about their newest location, Mi Casita Main Line! Parents can meet founder Melissa Page Peters, director Georgina Hernandez-Norris, and other interested parents while their children play and explore at Lulu’s Casita. Email ardmore@micasitapreschool.com to RSVP or for more information.

STEAM Night at Ludington Library

March 11, 6–8 pm

Ludington Library, 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

Children (ages 5 and up) can come by and experience work stations filled with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Music. Parents will have to stay and assist their children through each station.

Equali-Tea Party

March 11, 7 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote with an Equali-Tea Party in partnership with the Radnor League of Women Voters. Have tea and snacks and discuss civic engagement with special guests. For grades 6 and up. Registration appreciated.

Thursday

Monster Storytime at Wolff’s Apple House

March 12, 10 am

81 Pennell Rd., Media

 

Get ready for a free, “monster-ous” storytime with guest reader Miss Liz. After stories, kids can create a related craft. All ages welcome.

Children’s Read-Aloud Tour at Brandywine River Museum

March 12, 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.

Early Dismissal Food Tasting at Haverford Township Free Library

March 12, 11:30 am—1 pm

1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Kids can learn to make Irish Potatoes!

Afterschool Activities Bonanza at Belmont Hills Library

March 12, 1—3 pm

120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

The library offering activities all three half-days this week! On Thursday, it’s STEAM!

Therapy Dog Thursday

March 12, 4 pm

Bala Cynwyd Library, 131 Old Lancaster Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Maggie the therapy dog and her owner will be at the library ready to listen to your children read every Thursday afternoon. Reservations are required – contact the Junior Room to sign up.

Paper Quilling for Teens

March 12, 4 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli

 

Quilling is the coiling and shaping of narrow paper strips to create a design. Teens (grades 6-12) can learn and practice this art technique. Pre-registration required online.

Friday

Little Dragons Playgroup

March 13, 10–11 am

Holy Child Academy, 475 Shadeland Ave., Drexel Hill

 

Free playgroup for little ones age 18 months to 4 years. Read The Itsy Bitsy Leprechaun and do a fun craft! Pre-register online.

The Magic Flute: A Musical Story Hour

March 13, 10—10:45 am

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville

 

This program will highlight musical instruments through stories and instrument exploration for kids ages 3-8. Presented by the Community Music School of Trappe, PA. Online pre-registration required.

Roots with Ruark at Lulu’s Casita

March 13, 10—10:30 am

6 Cricket Ave., Ardmore

 

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

Stroller Tour at Brandywine River Museum

March 13, 10:30 am

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

Enjoy a relaxed morning out with your little one while engaging with art in the galleries. This guided tour is designed especially for adults accompanied by babies. Stroller Tours are offered on the second Friday of every month, each with a different theme. This month’s theme is “Votes for Women” to highlight the new exhibit and Women’s History Month.

Family Stories and Craft: St. Patrick’s Day

March 13, 11 am

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

 

Free fun for ages 0-5. No registration required!

Early Dismissal Food Tasting at Haverford Township Free Library

March 12, 11:30 am—1 pm

1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Early dismissal… why not mix and match potato chip flavors?

Afterschool Activities Bonanza at Belmont Hills Library

March 13, 1—3 pm

120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

The library offering activities all three half-days this week! On Friday, watch Frozen 2!

Movie at the Library: ‘Frozen 2’

March 13, 2 pm

Penn Wynne Library, 130 Overbrook Pkwy, Wynnewood

 

That’s right, two Lower Merion libraries are screening Frozen 2 on the half day! Popcorn and a drink will be provided. Registration is required; call or visit the library.

Preschool Yoga

March 13, 1:30—2:15 pm

Middletown Free Library, 21 N. Pennell Rd., Media

 

All preschoolers (ages 3-6) are invited to enjoy a free yoga class by Ms. Gosha. Come in your comfy, stretchy clothes and the library provides the yoga mats. Registration is not required, just drop in!

BYOB and Pizza Night at Lulu’s Casita

March 13, 4—7:30 pm

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.

Mock Election: Elect Your Favorite Candy-date

March 13, 4:30 pm

Radnor Memorial Library, 114 W. Wayne Ave., Wayne

 

Students in grades 2-4 will work as part of a team to create a campaign, promote their favorite candy, and cast a ballot to determine the winner! Discover more about the election process through this hands-on, group experience conducted by the League of Women Voters of Radnor Township. Register in person, over the phone, or online.

Fortnite Friday: Zone Wars

March 13, 6–8 pm

Level13, 21 South High Street, West Chester

 

Level13 hosts a weekly solos-only custom game tournament! Prizes include cash and in-store time.

St. Patrick’s Bounce

March 13, 6–8 pm

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

 

Come join a Lucky Leprechaun Hunt, bouncing, snacks, and lots of fun! Pre-registration required online.

Harlem Wizards

March 13, 7 pm

Conestoga High School, 200 Irish Road, Berwyn

 

Enjoy basketball stunts and antics, and support the school too! Tickets available online.

Holy Child Academy presents ‘Frozen Jr.’

March 13, 7:30 pm

475 Shadeland Avenue, Drexel Hill

 

Holy Child Academy presents its Spring musical Frozen Jr. this weekend! Tickets available online.

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