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

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

Happy weekend! Plan the perfect weekend with our picks.

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‘Shrek The Musical’

Weekends, March 1—10

Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Road, Swarthmore


Everyone’s favorite ogre is back in this hilarious stage spectacle based on the films, with lots of fun music! Tickets available online. There will be matinee showtimes on Sundays.

‘Hairspray’ at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

March 9–10

601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill


You can’t stop the beat! This fun musical set in 1960s Baltimore comes to UDPAC for two weeks in March. Tickets available online.

‘The LEGO Movie’ Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

February 15—April 28

500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting


Celebrate the new LEGO Movie 2! Join Emmet and the gang during event weekends with exclusive building activities, character experiences, interactive photo opportunities, and more.

Indoor Mini Golf at Linvilla Orchards

Through March

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 explore a different topic of our natural world.

Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens

January 19—March 24

1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square


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


Robotics Workshop at American Helicopter Museum

March 9, 10 am—4 pm
1220 American Boulevard, West Chester


This all-day Robotics Workshop is for kids ages 9-13. $85 includes a robot kit that the participants will build, program, and take home. Pre-register online.

Family Workshop: Story and Art

March 9, 10—11 am

Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Ave., Wayne


Read Tell Me a Dragon and then do a fun art project related to the book. Pre-register online.

LEGO Make-It, Take-It at Monkey Fish Toys

March 9, 11 am—1 pm

662 Downingtown Pike, West Chester


Come build a mini model of Sweet Mayhem’s ship from The LEGO Movie!

‘March of the Penguins’ at BMFI

March 9, 11 am

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


At 10 am, stop by the Children’s Section at Ludington Library (just down the block) for some March of the Penguins-themed activities. Then head to BMFI for this week’s Family Saturday Matinee showing the epic journey of Antarctica’s emperor penguins. Recommended for ages 6 and up. Tickets available online.

Super STEAM!

March 9, 11 am—3 pm

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


Drop in for a day of fun-filled, self-guided STEAM activities for all ages.

Hip Hop Dance Class with Merge

March 9, 11 am

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


Back by popular demand, Merge is coming to Ludington Library to host a hip hop class. Ages 7 and up only.  Sign up is required, as space is limited. Call 610-525-1775 ext. 5 to sign up.

Mermaid Mommy and Me Painting

March 9, noon—1:30 pm

Painting with a Twist, 401 West Chester Pike, Havertown


Pick one side each and work together to create a set of a mother and daughter mermaid painting. Recommended for ages 7 and up. Reserve your spot online.

Drop-In Robotics Lab at Chester Springs Library

March 9, noon—3 pm

1709 Art School Rd., Chester Springs


Come and drop in for some robotics action. Stay for as long as you like, investigate and interact with the library’s extensive robotics collection. Suggested ages are grades K and over with their adult.

Looney Tunes at Colonial Theatre

March 9, 1:30 pm

227 Bridge St., Phoenixville


Bugs, Daffy, and the whole gang on the big screen in a collection of some of their best and most beloved cartoons. Stay after the screening for a lively and engaging talk and Q&A with Lind Simensky about the wonders of Cartoon Physics. Tickets available online.

‘Annie’ at Garnet Valley High School

March 9, 1:30 and 6:30 pm

580 Smithbridge Rd., Glen Mills


GVHS performs the classic musical Thursday through Saturday. Tickets available online.

Youth Painting Workshop: Unicorns and Horses

March 9, 2—3 pm

Ardmore Library, 108 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore


Kids ages 6-12 will learn how to draw a unicorn (or a horse) step-by-step, then add their own style and environment, and color it with watercolor paints or markers. Register online.

Zen of Knitting for Tweens

March 9, 2—4 pm

Paoli Library, 18 Darby Rd., Paoli,


Each participant can create a knitted item to take home. For grades 6 to 9. Contact Linda Hershman for more details: therapy@couplesandfamilywellnesscenter.com

Saturday Family Drop-In at Main Line Art Center

March 9, 2—4 pm

Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford


These classes are geared for children (ages 3-10) to attend alongside their guardian. 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.

‘Mary Poppins’ at Bala Cynwyd Middle School

March 9, 3 pm

510 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bala Cynwyd


Your favorite practically perfect nanny takes center stage from March 7-9 in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure. For advanced tickets, email rellyl@lmsd.org. Ticket cost is $8.

Read, Rhyme, and Respect with Rosie (and Dr. Seuss)

March 9, 3—3:45 pm

Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Ave., Phoenixville


This entertaining and educational performance is based on the works of Dr. Seuss and other children’s authors and includes magic, props, and audience participation. Registration required.

Magical Unicorn Event

March 9, 5:30 pm

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


Kids will enjoy treats, a unicorn makeover, and more. Plus, the event ends with a Unicoronation! Pre-register online.

‘Newsies’ at Malvern Prep

March 9, 7 pm

418 S. Warren Avenue, Malvern


Malvern Theatre Society will perform this classic Disney musical for two weekends. Tickets available online.



Family and Public Skating Sunday

March 10, 1—3 pm

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


Public skating Sundays were so popular last month that they’ve extended them into February and March!

Family Fun: Spring Cupcakes Decorating

March 10, 1—3 pm

Sur la Table, 690 W. DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia


Kids and adults will practice baking and frosting a pair of spring-inspired cupcakes. Pre-register online.

Fairy Tale Ball at GPCC

March 10, 3—4:30 pm

2910 Jolly Rd., Plymouth Meeting


Kids ages 2-6  are invited to dress up and come for royal storytime, face painting, treats, and dancing.

Harry Potter-y at Color Me Mine

March 10, 5—6:30 pm

109 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne


Choose from wizard inspired ceramics to paint: have owls, wizard hats, wands, and goblets! Pre-register online.



Photograph by iStock.


Contributing Writer