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Philadelphia International Children's Festival

Friday, March 9, 2012

Weekend phillyfun picks

The weather got wonderful and the flowers are in bloom – both on the ground and at the Philadelphia International Flower Show! Enjoy the last weekend of the flower show, go on a leprechaun hunt in Narberth, recreate Islamic stained glass at the Penn Museum and much more fun. And of course don't forget to spring forward on Sunday and set those clocks an hour ahead.

Winnie the Pooh Birthday Tail
Hedgerow Theatre
64 Rose Valley Rd.
Rose Valley, PA
610-565-4211

Come down the hill and through the woods to Pooh Corner on Saturday March 10th at 11am for this magical telling of this Children’s Classic featuring music and audience participation sure to delight the whole family at Media's Hedgerow Theater. Plus take photos with your favorite characters and have juice and cookies in the lobby after the show. Tickets $9 for children, $11 for adults.

Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt
Narberth, PA

This Saturday March 10th is the Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt from 1-4pm featuring 10 lucky leprechauns hidden throughout downtown Narberth. Bring the kids for an afternoon of fun searching for leprechauns. Begin your hunt at the corner of Haverford and Forrest Ave to receive your map and a black pot of gold. When children find a leprechaun, they get another gold chocolate coin for their pot! Upon collecting all ten gold coins, kids can return to the for their prize – a shiny US coin. Free.

Free Admission on Sunday Mornings
Brandywine River Museum
1 Hoffman's Mill Rd., Rte. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
610-388-2700

Enjoy free admission to the Brandywine River Museum on Sunday March 11th from 9:30am – 12 Noon. Bring the whole family to the beautiful museum featuring classic American art in a 19th-century grist mill. Free on Sunday mornings.

Christmas Tree Maze
Friday March 9th - Sunday March 11th
Linvilla Orchards
137 W. Knowlton Rd.
Media, PA

Media’s Linvilla Orchards is running its Christmas Tree Maze using over a thousand unsold trees to create the world’s largest Christmas Tree Maze for everyone to enjoy. $5 per person.

Children’s Music Festival
Saturday March 10th
10am
St. Peter's Church
654 N. Easton Rd.
Glenside, PA
215-233-5795

This Children’s Music Festival at St. Peter's Church on Saturday March 10th at 10am will feature kid-friendly music, fun and more all to benefit Rubye’s Kids, a Phila. area non-profit children’s organization. Festival is especially geared for ages 2-7. Tickets $8 per person or 4 for $25.

Kids Light Up the Arts
Sunday March 11th
1-3pm
Absecon Light House
31 S. Rhode Island Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ
609-449-1360

These 2 hour art classes for kids take place every Sunday through March 11th from 1- 3 pm at the Absecon Light House. Kids enjoy local artists, performers, and crafters on hand to teach their craft and encourage kids to make their own art culminating with an art show for students to display their work. $15 per class, materials included. Call 609-449-1360 to make a reservation.

WXPN Kids Corner Music Festival
Saturday March 10th
11am (doors at 10:30am)
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA

This Saturday March 10th at 11am marks the 3rd Kids Corner Music Festival at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia. Families can groove along to Rolie Polie Guacamole, The Fuzzy Lemons, Roy Handy and the Moonshot, and more. Plus enjoy make and take crafts, yummy kid friendly food (for additional cost), and free balloon animal sculptures. Music starts at 11am. Doors open at 10:30am. Tickets $8.

Philadelphia Museum of Art Sunday Family Programs
Sunday March 11th
10:30am - 6:00pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art
26th St. & the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Philadelphia, PA
215-763-8100

Enjoy the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Sunday Family & Children’s Programs offering:
• Early Bird Read and Look – Preschoolers and their families enjoy a picture book storytime featuring A Chair for My Mother at 10:15am.
• Family Gallery Tour – Kids and families get a special guided tour of the galleries exploring themes and art in the galleries featuring Picasso to Pollack. Starts at 11:30am.
• Marvelous Mosaics at the Family Studio – a space for all ages to create and explore art. Runs from 10am – 3pm.
• Tours for Tots – Geared especially for the 3-5 yr old set, Travel through Asia allows kids to explore with play and hands on activities. Starts at 11:30am.
• Medieval Art Stops – discover the secrets behind the armor, stained glass, masonry and panel painting. Runs from 11am – 2pm.
Admission is $16 for adults, children ages 13-18 $12 and under 12 are free.

Family Sunday: Islamic Stained Glass
Sunday March 11th
1pm
Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA
215-898-4000

Enjoy a tour of the Penn Museum’s Islamic gallery on Sunday March 11th at 1pm and be inspired by the Islamic artifacts that abound. Kids can then create their own simulated stained glass window craft to take home, too. Free with admission ($7-$10).

Philadelphia International Flower Show
Friday March 9th 10:00am - 9:30pm
Saturday March 10th 8:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday March 11th 9:00am - 6:00pm
Hawaii: Islands of Aloha
Pennsylvania Convention Center
12th & Arch Streets
Philadelphia, PA

Sunday March 11th is the last weekend of the renowned Philadelphia International Flower Show “Hawaii: Islands of Aloha”. Be transported to Hawaii as you experience projections of crashing waves and pass under a display of more than 2,000 orchids upon entering this year’s flower show. Plus enjoy stunning floral displays, juried flower arranging competitions, hula and live dancing and vendors selling flower and garden related merchandise. For the kids, there is much to do on closing weekend including enjoying a visit with Chica from Sprout, a special storytime reading of The Lorax read by WXPN Kids Corner host Kathy O’Connell at 2pm and just unwinding in the Family Lounge with special activities and crafts for the little ones. Tickets $15 - $27. $70 Family Fun Pack.

Philadelphia Youth Ballet’s 1st Annual Spring Concert
Sunday March 11th
2:30pm
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American St.
Philadelphia, PA
215-922-2422

The Philadelphia Youth Ballet presents its first annual Spring Concert on Sunday March 11th at 2:30pm at the Christ Church Neighborhood House. Families will enjoy classical and contemporary dance from this new youth ballet company. Tickets $15.
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