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High Five! Main Line Family-Friendly Weekend Events: March 7–8

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Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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Elephant and Piggie’s We Are In A Play!

Weekends from February 29—March 8

Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Rd., 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

March 6–8

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill

 

One of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the 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

Quiet Morning at Elmwood Park Zoo

March 7, 9—10 am

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

Quiet Mornings provide a relaxing setting before the Zoo opens to the general public for guests with special needs and their families. Pre-registration is required online.

Riverbend Summer Camp Open House

March 7, 9:30 am—12:30 pm

1950 Spring Mill Rd., Gladwyne

 

Meet the staff, tour the grounds, and participate in camp activities to learn about upcoming summer camp at Riverbend! Free; RSVP is requested.

Family Stay and Play at Kids’ Clubhouse

March 7, 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!

Join the Continental Army

March 7, registration starts at 10 am, program at 11 am

Valley Forge National Historical Park, 1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia

 

Children are invited to join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered, or registered, by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will then be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington’s soldiers would have done. Park rangers dressed in continental uniform will train the recruits in a full musket drill. This event is weather dependent, so call the Visitor Center at 610-783-1099 to confirm the status of the program.

Tyler Arboretum presents ‘The Enormous Potato’ at Swarthmore Public Library

March 7, 10:30—11:30 am

121 Park Ave., Swarthmore

 

In this program for grades 1-5 led by Tyler Arboretum, learn how a garden ecosystem works to support the growth of the potato. Student scientists will explore the importance of soil and the critters that live in it as we explore a live worm bin. Do an illuminating experiment to discover the power of potatoes and how this nutritious food can help us grow. Each student will wrap up the program by planting their very own potato eye to grow and experiment with at home.  Participants are encouraged to read The Enormous Potato by Aubrey David prior to the event. Pre-registration required online.

‘The Incredibles’ at BMFI

March 7, 11 am

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

 

Watch the Pixar classic on the big screen! Tickets available online.

Snapology Begins at Ludington Library

March 7, 1—2 pm

5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr

 

A six-class session of Mega Machine Robotics begins this Saturday! Students in grades 2-4 will learn about gear ratio, sensors, pulleys, cranks and programming as they build trucks, space rovers, helicopters and much more. You must register one time by calling Ludington at 610-525-1776 Ext 5. One parent must stay with each child during class.

Family Day of Clay: Spring Bird

March 7, 1—2:30 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

In this fun, spring-inspired workshop, kids will be making a sweet bird to welcome the spring season. Create this pinch pot bird, decorate with textures and additions and glaze all in one day. Your birds will be ready to go home on March 21st, the first day of spring! Book online.

Sweet Art: Cupcake Decorating

March 7, 2—3 pm

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne

 

A delicious family culinary workshop for ages 4-11. All supplies provided to decorate cupcakes and get creative. Book online.

‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’

March 7, 2 pm and 7 pm

Marple Newtown Performing Arts Center, 120 Media Line Rd., Newtown Square

 

This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane. Tickets available online.

‘Les Misérables’ School Edition

March 7, 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Radnor High School, 130 King of Prussia Road, Radnor

 

Radnor High School presents the epic musical about love, loss, hope, and redemption in 19th century France. Tickets available online.

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

March 7, 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.

JoJo Siwa Girls’ Day Out

March 7, 4:45 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.

‘Lion King Jr.’ Gala Fundraiser Performance

March 7, 7 pm

SALT Performing Arts Center, 1645 Art School Road, Chester Springs

 

A Gala Fundraiser Performance for all. $50 per ticket includes play ticket, Silent Auction, hors d’oevres, and more! Tickets available online.

Sunday

Frozen Yoga

March 8, 10 am

Mother Me Studio, 967 Swedesford Rd., Exton

 

Join Born Well for a Mommy and Me Frozen themed yoga class! Pre-registration required online.

Beauty and the Beast Ball

March 8, 3—4:30 pm

Greater Plymouth Community Center, 2910 Jolly Road, Plymouth Meeting

 

Belle and Beast will be making a live appearance! Come out and take pictures with characters, have a royal snack, make some crafts, play games, sing and dance the afternoon away. For ages 2-6. Costumes encouraged; pre-registration required.

Meet and Greet the Princesses at Sweet & Sassy

March 8, 3:30 pm

250 Plaza Drive, Collegeville

 

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

 

Photograph courtesy of Visit Philadelphia.

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