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Mar 14, 2014
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Weekend Planner: March 14, 2014

Weekend Planner: March 14, 2014

Top Picks for This Weekend

Little princes and princesses rule this weekend. Through Sat., Disney’s Mulan Jr. takes the stage at Hope Community Church in Moorestown, NJ. (Rumor has it Frozen’s Elsa will appear at the post-performance Princess Sing-Along.) On. Sat., dress the fam in fairytale costume for the Please Touch Museum’s 6th Annual Storybook Ball in Philly. Keep the enchantment going Sat. and Sun. at the Delaware Children’s Museum’s Prince and Princess Weekend in Wilmington, complete with a regal scavenger hunt and scepter, crown and crest crafts.

Celebrate Purim in Cherry Hill, NJ this weekend. The Chabad Center hosts two events: Sat.’s Teen Purim Bash features a Megillah reading and a performance from Sebastian the Mind Reader & Mystifier, and Sun.’s Chabad’s Purim Bash includes acrobatics and juggling from the VonJon show. The Purim Carnival at the Katz JCC on Sun. mixes entertainment with carnival games, teen ActiveZone challenges, a Toddler Town and yummy Hamantaschen.

Families with older kids can spend Sat. at the University of the Arts’ Hamilton Building finding opportunities to stir up creative passions during Discover A.C.T. (Arts and Culture for Teens) Day, a FREE resource fair just for teens. Many Philly organizations will be on-site to help get creative juices flowing. STAMP Pass signups will also be available for a year of FREE admission to select Philly museums.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Cirque Éloize takes its blend of circus arts, theater and dance to a world where fantasy defies reality in Cirkopolis at the Merriam Theater in Philly through Sun.

Sleep next to lions, tigers and a Tyrannosaurus rex Fri. night during the Family & Friends Safari Overnight at Philly’s Academy of Natural Sciences.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations


Clay activities, improv demos, painting projects, live performances and the opening of the Children’s Art Show are on tap Sun. during the Cheltenham Center for the ArtsFREE Annual Family Fun Day in Cheltenham, PA.

Learn about the phases of the moon during the FREE Full Moon Night Hike and Campfire Sat. at Gladwyne, PA’s Riverbend Environmental Education Center. Donations welcome.

Do good and have fun creating peace & smile boxes, personal care bags, spring flowerpots and hugs & smiles cards for The Giving Tree Helping Hands Project at the Montgomery Mall in North Wales, PA on Sat.

Partake in cultural dances and activities during the Holi Festival, also known as the Festival of Colors, at Cherry Hill, NJ’s Garden State Discovery Museum Sat. and Sun.

Spend the afternoon at a FREE Kids Party on Sat. with inflatable bounces, carnival games, karaoke and character appearances at Party Magic in Warminster, PA. Donations benefit the Delaware Valley Congenital Heart Walk.

Join Philly-based father and author Jon Richter for a FREE reading of his new kids’ book Let’s Play Football at the Belmont Hills Library in Bala Cynwyd, PA on Sat.

Welcome longer days by hiking to Maggie’s Point during the Spring Equinox Celebration at Plainsboro Preserve in Cranbury, NJ on Sat.

Sample and purchase a variety of sweets at the Wilmington Library Chocolate Festival on Fri. in Wilmington, DE. Entry is just $1 and taste tickets are $0.25.

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