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Mar 7, 2014
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Weekend Planner: March 7, 2014

Weekend Planner: March 7, 2014

Top Picks for This Weekend

Score a slam dunk with the kids; take them to see the Harlem Globetrotters on the “Fans Rule” World Tour where the audience vote on game rules, like playing with two basketballs at the same time. Catch them Fri. at the Liacouras Center in Philly, Sat. at the Sun National Bank Center in Trenton, NJ, and back in Philly on Sun. at the Wells Fargo Center.

Yay and neigh! Head to Howell Farm in Lambertville, NJ on Sat. for a FREE Horse Doctor and Dentist Farm Visit. Listen to a horse’s heart through a stethoscope, determine a horse’s age by counting its teeth and let the whole family see how horse care was practiced during the 1900s.


Let your little prima donnas strike a pose at the American Girl Fashion Show in Wilmington, DE, Sat. and Sun. The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware raises funds and hosts the event at the Chase Center, where young models showcase historical and contemporary American Girl outfits in both real-girl and doll sizes.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Tap a tree and enjoy a special syrup tasting over pancakes at Bellevue State Park’s From Sap to Syrup workshop on Sat. in Wilmington, DE.

Cuneiform tablets, cultural dress demonstrations, family readings and children’s crafts are just a few of the activities lined up for Iraqi Cultural Day at Philly’s Penn Museum on Sat.

Let the kids get their hands dirty painting flowerpots and filling them with flowers at the NEST Flower Show on Sun. at NEST in Philly.

Settle in for FREE story time with children’s author Artie Bennett when he stops by the Cherry Hill, NJ’s Barnes & Noble on Sat. to read his latest book Peter Panda Melts Down!

Discover the ancient Ukrainian craft of egg decorating with a centuries-old art form during the Pysanky workshop on Sat. at the Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Reserve in Pennington, NJ.

Join artists of all abilities for a FREE Community Open Paint Session at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philly on Sun. Families can help create a brand new mural, centered around rowing, to be displayed in Fairmount Park.  

Capture a leprechaun at the Insectarium’s St. Patrick’s Day Crafty Celebrations on Sat. in Philly and get those fabled three wishes a few days ahead of the holiday.

Meet some of your favorite Star Wars characters when The Empire invades the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington, DE on Sat. during Star Wars Day.

Use a map and compass on this orienteering expedition to the sugar shack during the Sugar Shack Scramble on Sat. at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry, PA.

Kids create imaginative, kid-friendly, mixed-media artwork during the Wild and Wacky Still Lifes Class on Sat. at Wallingford, PA’s Community Arts Center.

Stay out late with Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill, NJ on Fri. what it stays open until 8:30pm. After 5pm, admission is only $5.

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