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Apr 18, 2014
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Weekend Planner: April 18, 2014

Weekend Planner: April 18, 2014

Top Picks for This Weekend

Easter weekend's finally here -- and with it comes a basketful of egg hunts, bunny meet-and-greets, parades, train rides and craft events. We've got everything you need to know about the area's family Easter fun here.


School's out tomorrow! Click here to get the scoop on great Spring Break Camps at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, Plainsboro Preserve, Hockessin Activity Center, Blue Ball Barn and Brandywine Zoo.



Ben there, do that! Bens' Day at Philly's Christ Church Burial Ground on Fri. & Sat. afternoon celebrates two historic Benjamins -- Franklin and Rush -- with kids' activities, chess games and a Doctor Physick soda tasting. Just $2 for adults & $1 for kids.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

You juggle things all day long. Get the kids into the act at the Appel Farm Arts & Music Center in Elmer, NJ Fri., where they'll learn some circus arts in honor of International Jugglers Day.

Ranger Bill gets preschoolers amped up about nature Fri. at 10am with a short hike and craft at the Rancocas Nature Center in Westampton, NJ.

A wave of Abby Cadabby's wand gets the whole street a-warbling during Sesame Street Live: Can't Stop Singing, with six shows this weekend at the State Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ.

Precious Pollinators keep nature's cycle turning properly. Learn about these important insects at the Delaware Children's Museum in Wilmington, Fri.-Sun. at 11am.

Roald Dahl's deliciously popular James and the Giant Peach comes to life Fri. & Sat. at the Players Club of Swarthmore, PA. The production's geared to kids 5 and older.  

The Easter Bunny may get the lion's share of attention this weekend, but don't forget about Knuffle Bunny. Mo Willem's cautionary tale about how it feels to lose a favorite toy gets musicalized at the Growing Stage Children's Theatre of New Jersey in Netcong. 

Another current kid-lit fave, Pinkalicious Pinkerton, sees her story set to music. The Walnut Street Theatre's production of Pinkalicious continues with an 11am Sat. performance in Philly.

The weekend's in bloom at Philly's Morris Arboretum. Its Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival on Sat. includes a cherry walk, Japanese elements tours and demos of kimono dressing and zen archery.

Ewwww and awe! Science-minded kids will dig the Squid Dissection Workshop, Sat. at 11am at Cape Henlopen State Park's Seaside Nature Center in Lewes, DE.

A local dad heads Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band, a kindie act making inroads on kids' TV. See them strut their lively stuff Sat. at 1pm at the Sellersville Theater 1894 in Sellersville, PA.


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