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Weekend Planner: Nov. 1, 2013

Family-fun events and activities in Philadelphia, the suburbs, South Jersey and Delaware for Nov. 1-3, 2013

African Penguin Awareness Weekend at Camden's Adventure Aquarium

Tricks ended last night, but family-fun treats continue all weekend long, both indoors and out.

Philly & the 'burbs

The sky's the limit when you take off in a real helicopter at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, Sat., 11am-3pm.

Ready to talk turkey? In the FREE program Thanksgiving: A Native American Perspective, Sun. at 2:30pm at the Historical Society of Montgomery County in Norristown, food historian Susan Plaisted will depict the first Thanksgiving from the viewpoint of the area's original settlers.

Sprout fans can meet, greet and snap photos with Super Why, Sat. 11am-1pm at Philly's Market Shops at Comcast Center. This FREE Saturday Playdate With Sprout features screenings of Super Why episodes, cupcake decorating, a gaming spot and cultural activity stations.

South Jersey

Penguin power is in full force Sat. and Sun. at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, which hosts an array of activities to promote penguin conservation during African Penguin Awareness Weekend. (Black tie not required.)

The Arts Council of Princeton's FREE annual Day of the Dead celebration puts traditional Mexican culture on display, with strolling mariachis, paper flower making, sugar skull decorating, face painting and Mexican fare taking over the Princeton Shopping Center Courtyard.


MK music maven Kathy O'Connell hosts the latest Kids Corner Music Fest, Sat. 11am at World Café Live at the Queen, Wilmington. On the double bill: kindie faves Ratboy Jr. and Josh and Gab.

The right track for old-fashioned fall fun leads to the Auburn Heights Preserve in Yorklyn. Steamin' Day delivers steam train and antique auto rides Sun., 12:30-4:30pm.

Finally, Halloween gives up the ghost twice. After a last-gasp costumed trick-or-treat around Elsmere's Fairgrounds Park, park yourself down to watch The Haunted Mansion during FREE Outdoor Movie Night, Fri. at 6:30pm. You can also check out the creepy, kooky, altogether spooky musical version of The Addams Family, which rounds out its run this weekend at Wilmington's DuPont Theatre.

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