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Friday, November 4, 2011

Weekend phillyfun picks

November is here which means craft shows, holiday bazaars and a season of celebrations! Enjoy this first weekend of merriment leading up to the holidays with everything from a Diwali Celebration of Light, the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, the 6th Annual Storytelling Festival and much more! And don't forget to turn your clocks back on Saturday night before you go to bed!

Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival – Wilmington
Friday Nov. 4 (7-11pm) and Saturday Nov. 5 (9am-11pm)
Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church
Wilmington, DE

This 6th Annual Lower Brandywine Storytelling Festival features award-winning storytellers from across the nation. Families will enjoy two-time Grammy winner Bill Harley; Bruce Fite, award-winning children’s artist; and Kids Tellin’ a group of youth storytellers. $10-$35 individual tickets, ages 6 and younger are free.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Friday Nov. 4th - Sunday Nov. 6th
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks, PA

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival runs Friday Nov. 4th through Sunday Nov. 6th. For over 30 years, the nation’s most talented artisans have personally sold their contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals. Rated as one of the top craft experiences in the country, last year more than 175,000 visitors attended Sugarloaf Craft Festivals and enjoyed the work of thousands of juried artisans. Kids and families can enjoy live music performances and costumed storytelling by Middle Earth Studios. Festival runs 10am – 6pm Friday and Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday. $9 for adults Children 12 and under free. $1.00 off coupon available online. Free parking.

Diwali Festival: A Celebration of Lights!
Friday Nov. 4th
6:00 pm
The Creative Living Room - Swarthmore
Swarthmore, PA

Enjoy this Celebration of Lights! As part of The Creative Living Room’s Pillow & Pajama Story Time on Friday Nov. 4th at 6:00pm. Celebrate the Indian “New Year” with stories, songs, live music, dances, arts and crafts, and more! Free. Donations accepted.

Victorian Christmas Workshop For Kids
Saturday Nov. 5th
10am - 11:30 am
Pennypacker Mills
Schwenksville, PA

Kids can make Victorian Christmas ornaments using “scrap” or ribbons and more at the historic Pennypacker Mills this Sat Refreshments will be served. Parents are required to stay and help out. $5 per participant. Pre-register and pre-payment required. Ages 10+.

Kids In Center City Playdate
Saturday Nov. 5th
11:30 am - 1pm
The Market and Shops at Comcast Center
Philadelphia, PA

This Saturday Nov. 5th from 11:30am - 1pm kids can meet Kelly and CHICA THE CHICKEN from Sprout's LIVE morning show, The Sunny Side Up Show, at the next Kids In Center City Saturday Playdate. Kelly & CHICA will be reading a story and doing a special meet and greet. Don't forget to bring your cameras! Your child will also enjoy creating Holiday coloring sheets and cards. Free.

Jan Brett Presentation and Book Signing
Sunday Nov. 6th
Cherry Hill, NJ

Bestselling children’s author Jan Brett will be on hand at Wegmans in Cherry Hill, NJ at 10am on Sunday Nov. 6th for a presentation and book signing of her new book Home for Christmas and The Night Before Christmas Deluxe Book & DVD Edition. Free.

Travel the World with Games at the Penn Museum
Sunday Nov. 6th
Penn Museum
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy Penn Museum’s World Culture Day on Sunday Nov. 6th from 1-4pm and Travel the World with Games at the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Visitors of all ages are invited to come and learn and play a variety of games from around the world such as Go (Japan), Backgammon (Asia Minor), Chess (Northwest India), Senet (Egypt), and more. Plus at 3pm enjoy the ultimate domino show in the Museum’s Chinese Rotunda. Free with museum admission donation.

Pay What You Want All Day First Sunday of the Month
Sunday Nov. 6th
All day - 10am - 5pm
Philadelphia Art Museum
Philadelphia, PA

Enjoy Pay What You Want Admission All Day at the Philadelphia Art Museum this Sunday Nov. 6th from 10am - 5pm. Enjoy all the exhibits, art and family activities the Art Museum has to offer at a significantly reduced cost! Enjoy Dia De Los Muertos crafts in the Family Studio as part of Family Programs this Sunday from 10am - 3pm. Pay what you wish!

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