Weekend Planner: January 9, 2015


Top Picks For This Week

Since Mother Nature can’t decide where she wants the temperature to stick this season, head to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Sun. for the PECO Family Jams: Beaded Snowflakes Workshop to make some precipitation that will last all winter long. After your family creates a snowstorm’s worth of fun, take a tour to discover the glittering mosaics that cover every inch of this decorated city gem.

Take in the fresh air of Princeton, NJ’s Mountain Lakes Preserve Sat. during the Welcome Winter Walk. Kids and families learn the cold-weather survival strategies of local plants and animals, discover where critters store food and embody their inner bears when they try their hands at the “Hibernation Game.” Be sure to dress for the weather.


Go on a quest with Malvern, PA’s People’s Light & Theatre Company during the closing weekend of Arthur and the Tale of the Red Dragon: A Musical Panto. Rife with twists, turns and fairy-tale traditions, the story follows the young hero on a mission to save the land from the Red Dragon with the help and guidance of Merlyn, the Dame of the Lake and a sword in a stone.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Delve into the worlds of collage and mixed media to create your own masterpiece during the Wayne Art Center’s Inspired by Art: Beyond the Brush program Sat. in Wayne, PA.

Work together in the Japanese Stab Bound Book Family Workshop Sun. at Philly’s Shofuso Japanese Home and Garden, where you’ll design collaged covers and learn the culture’s traditional book-binding technique.

Go behind the scenes of Wilmington, DE’s Brandywine Zoo during Meet the Animals Sat., when kids greet and learn about the furry friends in the traveling education collection.

Move it to the groove during kids’ concerts this weekend. The Okee Dokee Brothers play Philly’s World Café Live Sat. and John Flynn performs in Wilmington, DE’s Bellevue State Park Sun.

Take a trip to the True North without leaving Cherry Hill, NJ. The Garden State Discovery Museum’s Passport to Discovery: Canada, Let It Snow, on Sat. & Sun., highlights wintry activities and animals.

Connect with nature indoors during Norristown Farm Park’s Pennsylvania Owls workshop, Sun. in E. Norriton, PA. Kids can touch owl feathers and meet one of these feathery friends up close.

Accessorize like an Egyptian during the Penn Museum’s Second Sunday Family Workshop: Wesekh Necklace in Philly Sun., crafting a collar necklace worn by men, women and mummies.

Stroll through Philly’s Morris Arboretum Sat. to catch the season’s first glimpse of color and perfume during Winter Bloom Witchhazels guided tours.



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