Weekend Planner: September 19, 2014


Top Picks This Week

Ahoy, mateys! Brush up on your pirate code and join venues throughout the area for International Talk Like a Pirate Day. On Fri, head to Pirates Ahoy at Wilmington’s Delaware Children’s Museum for treasure hunts and secret codes; the FREE Talk Like a Pirate Day! at Paoli Library in PA for stories; and the National Talk Like a Pirate Day Bash at Langhorne, PA’s The Little Old House of Make Believe for crafts. On Sat, see scallywags on stage when The Story Pirates come to Philly’s World Café Live. Don’t forget to stave off scurvy Fri. by visiting participating Krispy Kreme locations for Ahoy Mateys! That’s when rapscallions who use pirate speak get a FREE donut and those who don the full regalia get a FREE dozen donuts.

Splish, splashin’ water fun didn’t end with summer! Get hands-on with this natural resource during the FREE Flow Festival at Philly’s Fairmount Water Works Sun. Families team up to build a water drop sculpture using 800 individual discs, play the “Splash Organ” and get inspired by the “Swim the Fishway” art installation to create their own finned friend to parade through a replica of the Schuylkill Dam fishway. Other family-favorite features include drip drums, a river net and light show. (Photo Credit: Fairmount Water Works)

The fall season is upon us! Get your first dose of autumnal fun this Sat. & Sun. during the FREE Scarecrow Festival at Peddler’s Village in Lahaska, PA. In between pumpkin pie-eating contests, live music, pumpkin painting and kids’ activities, don’t forget to vote for your favorite creation in the annual Scarecrow Competition and Display. Step-by-step scarecrow-making workshops are available for a fee.


More Local Events the Kids Will Love

Assist with three different excavations; sift, clean and process artifacts; and take part in kid-specific activities during Newlin Grist Mill’s FREE Archaeology Festival Sat. in Glen Mills, PA.

In honor of Jean Renoir’s birthday, enjoy festivities at the FREE ArtSee Activities: Pour and Store Fri.-Sun. at The Barnes Foundation in Philly. Press a pitcher, plan a tea party and craft a pottery bag.

Enjoy the FREE Day for Kids, hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, along Wilmington, DE’s Riverfront Sat. for rides, games, interactive demos and live entertainment.

Let the kids loose at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA Sun. during the FREE Discovery Day, where they’ll enjoy a family discovery hunt, recycled paper-making, insect hunts and wildflower bingo.

Create a disaster plan during the FREE Family Emergency Preparedness Day at Dover’s Delaware Agricultural Museum Sat. with the help of exhibits, interactive demos and giveaways.

Drop by the MK table and say “hi!” Sun. at the first annual FREE Family Fun Day at People’s Light & Theatre in Malvern, PA, where families partake in foam-carving demos, live performances and a scavenger hunt.

Parents and parents-to-be learn about great products and information from local businesses at The Great Baby Expo of Dover, Sun. at the Great Hall at St. Andrew's in Delaware.

Honor the International Day of Peace Sun. during Peace Day Philly 2014, when local venues join to provide community-uniting activities and events for all ages.

Celebrate the season with FREE fall festivals throughout the area, including the Spruce Street Harbor Park Fall Fest in Philly Fri.-Sun; the Tailgating Festival at Intercourse, PA’s Kitchen Kettle Village Fri. & Sat; the PHS Fall Festival at Philly’s Navy Yard Sat; the Ardmore Open House in downtown Ardmore, PA Sat; and the Irish Fall Festival on Olde New Jersey Ave. in Wildwood, NJ through Sun.

From fire-breathers to aerialists and human chess to live horseback jousting, it’s a weekend of adventure at the 15th Annual Village Renaissance Faire at Wrightstown, PA’s Middletown Grange Fairgrounds Sat. & Sun.



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