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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: February 29–March 1

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Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play!

Weekends from February 29—March 8

Players Club of Swarthmore,

 

In this vaudevillian romp based on the popular series by Mo Willems, Elephant and Piggie (played by actors, not mascot-like costumes) sing and dance their way through adventure and fun! Tickets available online.

Matilda the Musical at Merion Mercy Academy

Weekends from February 28–March 8

515 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station

 

The beloved Roald Dahl book comes to life in this award-winning stage musical! Tickets available online.

Adath Israel Players Present: ‘The Wild West Mikado’

Weekends from February 29—March 8

Adath Israel, 250 N. Highland Ave., Merion Station

 

The Wild West Mikado is the East Coast premiere of Wes Finlay’s and Don Weller’s foot-stompin’ adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan’s musical comedy, The Mikado. Professional bluegrass band The Ruta Beggars will perform at all shows. Tickets available online.

‘Footloose’ the Musical

February 28–March 1

SALT Performing Arts, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto SALT’s stage! Rated PG-13. Tickets available online.

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.

Saturday

Pancake Breakfast and Maple Sugaring Celebration

February 29, 8 am

Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd., Media

 

Tyler hosts their ever-popular annual celebration of all things maple syrup-related, and, of course, pancakes! Take a stroll through maple sugaring stations and discover how the tasty topping gets turned from sap into syrup. Then, satisfy your appetite with an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Pre-register online.

Family Stay and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

February 29, 10 am—noon

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

 

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

PAW Patrol Meet-and-Greet

February 29, 10:30—11 am

Learning Express Toys, 160 Market St., Collegeville

 

Come visit with Chase the police pup! This is a free event and registration is not required.

Read Across America Day at Elmwood Park Zoo

February 29, 11 am—2 pm

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

EPZ is celebrating with animal greets, storytimes, a book fair, and appearances by The Cat in the Hat. Plus, celebrated kids’ author Jerry Spinelli will make an appearance at noon.

Leap into Leap Year Stories and Craft

February 29, 11—11:45 am

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

 

Celebrate Leap Day with a fun drop-in activity for little ones.

Leap Day at Haverford Township Free Library

February 29, 11 am—2 pm

1601 Darby Rd., Havertown

 

Hop over to the library for an afternoon of fun activities for the whole family in celebration of Leap Day!

‘Snow White’ at BMFI

February 29, 11 am

Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr

 

Watch the movie that launched an empire. See Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on the big screen! Tickets available online.

Meet and Greet the Princesses at Sweet & Sassy

February 29, 11:30 am

250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

Share a magical party with princesses, including spa services, treats, photos, and of course a princess coronation! Book online.

D&D Mini Painting for Tweens and Teens

February 29, noon

Marple Public Library, 2599 Sproul Rd., Broomall

 

Workshop for ages 10-18. Learn to paint miniature figures for use in games like D&D and Warhammer. Pre-registration is required; email mateen@delcolibraries.org to sign up.

‘Way Past Mad’ Launch Party with Author Hallee Adelman

February 29, noon—2 pm

Children’s Book World, 17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford

 

Local Author Hallee Adelman comes to Children’s Book World to share her new book Way Past Mad, a relatable story that speaks to kids’ emerging emotional intelligence skills.

Intro to Character Design

February 29, 12:45—1:45 pm

Michaels, 57 E. City Ave., Bala Cynwyd

 

Focus on developing and creating original comic book characters. All ages and levels are welcome. Book online.

Disney’s High School Musical Jr.

February 29, 2 pm and 7 pm

Haverford Middle School, 1701 Darby Road, Havertown

 

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on stage at Haverford Middle School. Tickets available online.

Belmont Hills Library Family Movie: ‘Arctic Dogs’

February 29, 2 pm

120 Mary Waters Ford Rd., Bala Cynwyd

 

Get comfy and enjoy a free screening of Arctic Dogs and snacks for the afternoon.

DescenDance at Sweet & Sassy

February 29, 5 pm

250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

Kids can get a Descendants up-do with wash out hair color, do a craft, have a dance party, and more. Book online.

Figure Skating Exhibition

February 29, 5:15 pm

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

 

Enjoy a figure skating exhibition and cheer on the club’s talented adult skaters before they head to the Eastern Adult Sectional Figure Skating Championships. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Kids’ Night Out at Color Me Mine: Zombies 2

February 29, 6—8:30 pm

Color Me Mine Wayne, 109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne

 

Drop the kids (age 6 and up) off for a fun night of painting, pizza, and fun while you enjoy an adult night out. This month’s theme is Disney’s Zombies 2! Pre-register online to reserve your spot.

Sunday

First Sundays for Families at Brandywine River Museum

March 1, 11 am—2 pm

1 Hoffman’s Mill Rd., Chadds Ford

 

Explore how women seeking the right to vote expressed themselves through clothing, sashes, and pins in the Votes for Women exhibit and create wearable fashion with teaching artists. At 11:15 am and 12:15 pm, storyteller TAHIRA will present tales of strong women from African folklore. Free admission.

Smash Bros Sunday

March 1, 11 am—1:30 pm

Level13, 21 S. High St., West Chester

 

Store time and cash prizes are given to the winners in this biweekly tournament.

The Princess and the Pea

March 1, noon

Media Theatre, 104 E. State Street, Media

 

The classic tale of the princess who must prove herself with several tests gets a contemporary update in this new hour-long musical for children. Tickets available online.

JoJo Siwa Girls’ Day Out

March 1, 1:30 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.

Mid-Winter Pops! with the Chester County Youth Orchestra

March 1, 3 pm

Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High St., West Chester

 

The orchestra will perform music from stage and screen in their fourth annual mid-winter concert. Tickets available online.

 

 

Photograph courtesy of Tyler Arboretum.

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