Aug 14, 2014
Weekend Planner: August 15, 2014
Top Picks This Weekend
You want to go to there. Tina Fey, the queen of TV comedy, returns to her summer camp alma mater Sat. to support Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 40th season. At the Mean Girls with Tina Fey LIVE! fundraising event Sat., watch a special 10th anniversary screening of the beloved teen flick, which the SNL and 30 Rock star loosely based on her experience attending Upper Darby High School, then stick around for a Q&A session with Fey herself. Maybe she’ll try to make fetch happen. That’d be totally grool.
Heading down the shore? Wildwood, NJ is buzzing with activity this weekend. Bring your tail-wagging family members to the FREE Art Sculpture Unveiling at the Dog Beach on Poplar Ave. Fri.; get your exercise in during the Tri the Wildwoods Triathlon, 5K and Kids Splash & Dash starting on 15th Ave. Sat.; and place your bets as thousands of little yellow ducks race around Raging Waters Water Park Sun. during the United Way of Cape May County’s FREE Rubber Ducky Regatta. (Photo Credit: Ben Fogletto)
Unleash your little one’s inner artist during the FREE ArtSee Activities: Picnic on the Parkway, Fri. through Sun. at Philly’s Barnes Foundation. Inspired by the current exhibition The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne, the whole family can combine food and art to create a picnic place mat, a foodie-delight still life and an embellished picnic bag. Want to hone your skills further? Delve into the interactive Solving Still Life gallery kit.
More Local Events the Kids Will Love
In addition to more than 80 antique fire trucks, kids witness firsthand how firefighters use their training and skills through water barrel fights and bucket brigade competitions during the FREE Antique Fire Apparatus Show and Muster at WheatonArts in Millville, NJ Sun.
Spend Sat. with Wilmington’s Delaware Museum of Natural History and partake in a school scavenger hunt, games, crafts and giveaways at the museum-style Back to School Bash.
Dive into the Delaware River’s swashbuckling history during Fort Mifflin’s Pirate Day on Sat. in Philly, with guided tours, scavenger hunts, treasure digs and cannon blasts.
While parents browse the goods at the FREE Collingswood Crafts and Fine Art Festival Sat. & Sun., kids can enjoy make-and-take crafts, hard-hat fun, ceramic tile painting and a live recording of KYW’s “Kidcasts” in Collingswood, NJ.
Bring your favorite comic book character to life or create one from your own imagination at the Clay Studio’s Family & Children Class: Comic Creations Sat. in Philly.
With kids’ pie-eating contests, pedal tractor-pull competitions and hand-cranked ice cream demos, the whole family will have a berry fun time at the Rockin’ Raspberry Harvest Party at Elkton, MD’s Milburn Orchards Sat. & Sun.
Help reunite a US soldier with an Afghan dog they bonded with Sat. Save-the-Pups Presents: Dog Days of Summer at Glenside, PA’s North Penn VFW also features kids’ activities, music and dessert trucks.
Immerse yourself in international culture this weekend at Philly’s Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Sat., the FREE Festival of India celebrates the vibrant Indian American local community with art, music, dance and cuisine. And Sun., the FREE Caribbean Festival brings the culture, music and food of the islands with workshops and a kids’ corner.
Hike along the water and look for critters during the Stream Walk Sat. at Cranbury, NJ’s Plainsboro Preserve. Bring your boots – you’ll be learning about the importance of water by getting wet!