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Aug 22, 2013
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Weekend Planner: Butterflies, star searching & food stuff

Weekend Planner: Butterflies, star searching & food stuff

This weekend is all about nature, from bugs on the ground all the way to stars in the sky!

Philly & the 'burbs

Love butterflies? Meet with experts, participate in the tag-and-release of monarch butterflies in preparation for their southern migration, play games and make butterfly crafts at Tyler Arboretum's Butterfly Festival in Media.

Check out the Sky Tour with the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County in Kennett Square, for a night of observing & learning about stars & planets with high-tech telescopes, and enjoy light refreshments!

Check out the 4-H Fair in LambertvilleSouth Jersey

Get in FREE to the 4-H & Agricultural Fair in Lambertville, where you'll find carnival rides & games, performances, a bake-off, agricultural shows & exhibits, fireworks & refreshments.

Take a hike at the Plainsboro Preserve Forest Foray in Cranbury, where you'll explore colorful woods & learn about nature.


Find a FREE festival full of folk music, storytelling, "down home" food, folk artists, crafts & more at the Pawpaw Folk Festival at the Blue Ball Barn in Wilmington.

Drop in to the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington for a $5 art activity. This Sunday's theme is "Pastels that Pop."

It's All-American Day at Hagley Museum & Library in Greenville. Watch a historically accurate 19th-century "Base Ball" game, try your hand at batting practice & play other traditional, old-time games.

Watch ice cream-making demos, enjoy tractor pull competitions, face painting, pie-eating contests, sack races & yummy samples at the $1-admission Rockin' Raspberry Harvest Party at Milburn Orchards in Elkton, MD

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