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Weekend Planner: June 6, 2014

Weekend Planner: June 6, 2014

Top Picks for This Weekend

Take a hike Sat. on National Trails Day! Media, PA's Tyler Arboretum hosts a day of orienteering demos, self-guided family hikes, geocaching and simple trail maintenance. Lower Perkiomen Valley Park in Oaks, PA teaches local lore with kids' activities and trail walks. And the Brandywine Creek State Park in Wilmington, DE holds its annual FREE Brandywine Creek River Clean-Up.

Let the kids go hog-wild this Sat. at the Howell Living History Farm in Lambertville, NJ during the FREE Hog Slopping and Weighing event. As the hogs shuffle up to the scale, kids help farmers mix pig feed and fill wallows. Come closest to guessing the pigs' weights for a prize or, for a small fee, create a "Glow Pig" craft.

 

Visit Philly's Verizon Hall this Sat. for the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day where families will be treated to a FREE interactive puppet presentation of Sergei Prokofiev's classic Peter and the Wolf. Part of the PNC Grow Up Great series, the show features an organist, narrator and puppet theater company to bring the story to life.

 

 

More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Scavenger hunts, stream stomps and live animal shows are just some of the entertainment at the Riverbend Environmental Education Center's FREE 40th Anniversary Celebration in Gladwyne, PA on Sat.

Spend National Flag Week at the Betsy Ross House's Flag Fest 2014 in Philly Sun. through June 14 for meet-and-greets with Ben Franklin & George Washington and interactive drills with the Continental Army.

The boardwalk comes closer to home Sat. during the FREE Infiniti of Ardmore Summer Celebration: From the Shore to Ardmore! in downtown Ardmore, PA, complete with games, rides, mini-golf, skee-ball, crafts and live music.

Dress your pup up in his best costume and let him trot down the street in style during the FREE NarBark Dog Parade in downtown Narberth on Fri.

Commemorate 10 years of fighting childhood cancer with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation by hosting a lemonade stand of your own Fri.-Sun. during the FREE National Lemonade Days.

A piece of Africa comes to town Sun. during the FREE Odunde Festival that covers 12 city blocks in Philly with a colorful procession, authentic marketplace and family festival.

View animated and live-action short and feature films from around the world during the Philadelphia International Children's Film Festival at the PFS Roxy Theater Fri.-Sun.

Mark the Re-Opening of the Milton Theatre in Milton, DE on Sat. with raffles, live entertainment and a live production of You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

An open-air concert, Farmers' Market and Kids' Sidewalk Sale are on tap Sat. at the FREE Swarthmore Children's Music Festival in Swarthmore, PA's Town Center.

Bring your lawn chairs to Fort Delaware State Park in Delaware City Sat. for historical games & crafts and an old-time baseball game during the Victorian Kids Fest.

Discover the connection between Fort Mifflin and Fort McHenry at Fort Mifflin's The War of 1812: Celebrating Our National Anthem in Philly on Sat. through weapons demos, drills, guided tours and Rifle Regiment "recruitment."

Celebrate World Oceans Day (June 8) at Camden, NJ's Adventure Aquarium and Baltimore, MD's National Aquarium Sat. & Sun. for aquatic-themed performances, ocean-themed crafts & games and special guests.

 

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