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Jul 24, 2014
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Weekend Planner: July 25, 2014

Weekend Planner: July 25, 2014

Top Picks This Weekend

Ho, ho, ho! ‘Tis the season for sweltering heat, sandy toes and… Christmas in July. Celebrate the yuletide for FREE at the Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point, NJ on Fri. with games, crafts, gifts and visits from Santa, and at Byers’ Choice Ltd. in Chalfont, PA on Sat. with an indoor snowball fight, peppermint ice cream and Frosty the Snowman movie screening. Or see Scuba Santa dive into seawater, watch Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster make it snow and write letters to Old St. Nick at Camden, NJ’s Adventure Aquarium Sat. & Sun.

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove on National Dance Day Sat. with Glasgow Park’s FREE Dancing in the Park in Newark, DE. After learning the National Dance Day routine, dancers of all ages and abilities can show off their new moves in a large group flash mob. Keep moving during dance-along demonstrations that highlight Zumba, Bollywood, contemporary, belly dancing, hula and Irish dancing to add a few new steps to your family’s dance card.

Superhero and supervillain fans unite as more than 25 famed characters take the stage for Marvel Universe Live! at the Wells Fargo Center in Philly through Sun. With special effects, pyrotechnics, martial arts, aerial stunts and motorcycles, this live show centers around the battle of the Cosmic Cube as crusaders like Spider-Man, Wolverine and the Avengers must band together to prevent world domination by the likes of Loki, the Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus and Electro.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

From tractor-pull competitions to pie eating contests specifically for kids, the Blackberry Bash Harvest Party Sat. & Sun. at Milburn Orchards in Elkton, MD promises sweet summer fun.

In addition to the antique, show, muscle and custom vehicles on display at the FREE Car Show & Street Festival on E. Passyunk Ave. in Philly Sun., families enjoy live music, circus performers, a moon bounce and craft show.

FREE outdoor movies are a Philly summer staple. Hawthorne Park’s Friday Night Movies in the Park screens The Lego Movie and Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy brings Willy Wonka to Lovett Library Park and October Sky to the Trolley Car Diner.

Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse’s first-ever tot-sized music festival, Kidchella, brings Walter Martin, Brady Rymer and The Not-Its to Philly Fri.

Relive some of the kids’ favorite movies Fri. & Sat. at the Kimmel Center in Philly with Pixar in Concert, where the Philadelphia Orchestra performs live music scores alongside clips of all the Pixar films.

With modified lighting & sound, limited whistle use and quiet rooms, the individuals with special needs and their families can enjoy SEAS: Special Evenings at Sam’s on Fri. at Sahara Sam’s Oasis in W. Berlin, NJ.

The lights are brought up, the sound turned down and social customs relaxed during the Sensory Friendly Movie Screening of Planes: Fire and Rescue at participating AMC Theaters Sat.

Glide over to the Skating Club of Wilmington Arena in DE through Sun. to watch skaters of all levels compete as singles and pairs in ice dances and basic skills at the FREE Skate Wilmington.

The fairy-tale world comes to life inside Camden Children’s Garden during the Storybook Festival Sat. & Sun. in Camden, NJ, complete with themed crafts, story times and magic bean planting.

What seems like an ordinary trip aboard the Wilmington & Western Railroad Sun. in Wilmington, DE quickly escalates to a Wild West Robbery when Black Bart and his gang seize the train and try to outsmart the sheriff.


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