Kosciuszko Tribute Ceremony Annual event organized by the Polish American Congress of the Eastern Pennsylvania District. Kosciuszko House, 3rd St.; Theresa Romanowski at 215-739-3408 or 215-423-8854. www.polishamericancongress.com. 2/2 noon.
*FREE* Pathmark Black History Month Celebration Day of performances & special guest appearances. The Original Blue Notes, Heaven Bound Gospel Singers & more. 30th Street Station, 30th & Market Sts.; 866-893-1812. www.gospel5000.com. 2/1 11 am-4 pm.
Philadelphia Auto Show Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; 215-418-4700. www.adagp.com. $12 (weekends), $10 (weekdays); $6 children 7-12 & seniors (weekdays); free for children 6 & under. 2/2 9-10 pm. 2/3 9 am-6 pm. 2/4-2/7 noon-10 pm.23d Annual Valley Forge RV Show & Sale
Valley Forge Convention Center, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia; 888-303-2887. www.vfrvshow.com
. $8; free for children 12 & under. 2/7-2/9 10 am-8:30 pm.
*FREE* Music as Muse: Family Draw-in to the Rhythm Join musical & visual arts instructors to create art to the rhythm of music. RSVP. Cheltenham Art Center, 439 Ashbourne Rd., Cheltenham; 215-379-4660. www.cheltenhamarts.org. 2/2 10 am.
New Hope Toy & Train Show Model train & assorted toys display. New Hope Eagle Fire Company, 46 N. Sugan Rd., New Hope; 908-755-7989. $4; free for children under 12 w/adult. 2/3 8 am-noon.
West Chester Student Film Festival Videos produced & directed by students at Rustin, East & Henderson high schools. Bayard Rustin High School, 1100 Shiloh Rd., West Chester; 484-266-4300. schools.wcasd.net/Rustin. $3. 2/1 6-9 pm.Atlantic City International Power Boat Show
Atlantic City Convention Center, 2001 Kirkman Blvd., Atlantic City; 609-646-1640. www.atlanticcityboatshow.com
. $15; $8 children 13-15; free for children 12 & under w/adult. 2/6-2/7 11 am-8 pm.
Grace Melissa Farah Benefit Scholarship fund benefit. Bellmawr Ballroom, 29 Lewis Ave., Bellmawr; Stacey Moffett: 856-848-9452; www.graciepants.com. $30. 2/1 8 pm.
Groundhog Day Music, tours, workshops & storytelling fun for the family. Grounds for Sculpture, 18 Fairgrounds Rd., Hamilton; Pre-registration required for workshops: 609-586-0616. www.groundsforsculpture.org. Included in admission; $5 for workshops. 2/2 10 am-6 pm.*FREE* 27th Annual Stamp Day
Features dealers, a post-office facility & a Bid Board auction. Children will receive a complimentary stamp starter kit. The Stamp Center, 4115 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 302-478-8740. 2/2 10 am-5 pm.
Delaware Theatre Company 19th Wine Feast & Auction Fundraising event. Wine, gourmet food & live & silent auctions. Chase Center on the Riverfront, 800 S. Madison St., Wilmington; 302-594-1100. www.delawaretheatre.org. $90; $65 Young Friends. 2/1 6-10 pm.
Kids' Stuff The Dream Jam Band
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400; www.worldcafelive.com
. $10; $7 children 1-12; free for children under 1. 2/2 11:30 am.
Erin Flynn & the Co-Op Band The Irish Center (Commodore Barry Club), 6815 Emlen St.; 215-843-8051. theirishcenter.com. $12. 2/2 10:30 am.Acting
Acting workshop for kids. Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St.; 215-922-1122, www.ardentheatre.org
. $30. 2/2 1 pm.
*FREE* Chinese Dragon Puppet/Mask Celebrate Chinese New Year by creating a fierce, colorful dragon mask. Burlington County Library, 200 Stiles Ave., Maple Shade; 856-779-9767. www.burlco.lib.nj.us/libraries/mapleshade. 2/7 3:45 pm.
Creative Sparks: Adinkra Cloth Printing Noyes Museum of Art, 733 Lily Lake Rd., Oceanville; Registration required: 609-652-8848. www.noyesmuseum.org. $4. 2/2 1-2 pm.
*FREE* Dangerous Book for Boys In connection with the New York Times best-selling book, the store will offer fun & educational activities. Barnes & Noble-Rittenhouse Square, 1805 Walnut St.; 215-665-0716. www.bn.com. 2/2 1 pm.
Let's Learn About Wolves & Foxes Children's program on wolves & foxes. Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown; 610-277-3825. www.elmwoodparkzoo.org. $14. 2/5 12:30-1:20 pm.
Little Hoots Program on owls & related craft activity. Upper Schuylkill Valley Park, 1600 Black Rock Rd., Royersford; Registration required: 215-234-8497. $1. 2/6 1 pm.
Melinda Schurig: Kids Clay Workshop Coil pots, pinch pots, slab-building, glazing & more. Noyes Museum of Art, 733 Lily Lake Rd., Oceanville; Registration required: 609-652-8848. www.noyesmuseum.org. $16. 2/2 10:30-11:30 am.
Terrific Teeth Children's program about animal teeth. Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown; 610-277-3825. www.elmwoodparkzoo.org. $14. 2/1 10:30-11:15 am.Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org
. Butterfly house, maze, treehouse & more. $6; $4 ages 3-11; free for children 2 & under Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Hands-on children's museum featuring an activity wonderland for infants through age 10. Mardi Gras Madness: Carnaval! - Carnaval-themed parade & activities. Make your own Carnaval mask. 2/2 1 pm. $9.95; $8.95 seniors; free for children under 1. Sun.-Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Sat. 9:30 am-8:30 pm.
Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. www.insectarium.com. Ongoing: Arachnid Alley, Cockroach Kitchen, Working Beehive & more. $7; free for children under 2. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.
Kix & Giggles Children's Playground 9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140. www.kixandgiggles.com. Attractions include a wrap-around gym, a rock wall, soft-play section for babies & toddlers, an outside seating area & more. Mondays 10 am-3 pm are reserved for children with special needs & their families. See website for more details. $6.95. Tue.-Thu. 10 am-8 pm; Fri.-Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 10 am-8 pm.
The Please Touch Museum 210 N. 21st St.; 215-963-0667. www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. Arts & crafts, stories, theater, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities & more. Junior Jazz Festival - Programming introducing kids to the world of jazz. Kid-friendly concerts, dress-up opportunities & more. 2/1-2/7 9 am-4:30 pm. Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble. 2/2-2/3 11 am, 1 & 3 pm. Target First Wednesday Night - Exhibits, theater performances, art activities, storytelling & more featuring a different theme each month. $2. 2/6 5-7 pm. Scat Cat's Junior Jazz Jamboree - Interactive show about an alley cat learning the history of jazz. Closes 2/29. $10.95; free for children under 1. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.
*FREE* Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse Intersection of 33rd & Oxford Sts. in E. Fairmount Park; 215-765-4325. www.smithplayhouse.org. Three-story "play mansion" for children 0-5 yrs. old & huge outdoor play park for children 0-10 featuring the Giant Wooden Slide, the giant net climber, the Apollo spinner climber, the Biggo Duo swing & much more. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm. Children must be accompanied by adult.
Literary Calendar Borders Express
268 Montgomery Mall, North Wales; 215-362-2772. www.bordersstores.com
. Jim & Nickoo McGoldrick: The Deadliest Strain
. 2/2 2-4 pm.
Borders Express Market St.; 215-922-3647. www.borders.com. Virginia DeBerry & Donna Grant: Gotta Keep on Tryin'. 2/2 noon.
Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322. www.library.phila.gov. Mawi Asgedom: Of Beetles & Angels. 2/6 7 pm.
Giovanni's Room 345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960. www.giovannisroom.com. Jayme Waxman: Getting Off. 2/7 5:30 pm.
Spring Mill Presbyterian Village 2002 Joshua Rd., Lafayette Hill; 610-828-4848. www.presbyhomes.org. Dr. Lois Young-Tulin: Sophie & Me: Some of These Days. 2/3 2 pm.Alliance Francaise de Philadelphie
1420 Walnut St # 700; 215-735-5283. www.alliancefrancaisephiladelphia.com
. The Glory of the French Baroque Music: Versailles & the Sun King - Lecture with musical selections. Includes refreshments. $40. 2/2 10 am-1 pm.
Bethany Baptist Church 460 Rhawn St.; 215-745-4800. The Nostalgia Cabinet - Slide presentation on 20th-century pop culture. Hosted by Rick Spector. 2/2 7 pm.
Delaware Theatre Company 200 Water St., Wilmington; 302-594-1100. www.delawaretheatre.org. How Art Gets Its Value - Panel discussion of how the art market works. 2/2 4 pm.
Free Library of Philadelphia - Central Branch 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322. www.library.phila.gov. Atul Gawande - Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance. $14; $7 students. 2/4 8 pm.
Grand Army of the Republic Civil War Museum & Library 4278 Griscom St.; 215-289-6484. garmuslib.org. Camp William Penn & The Training of Black Troops for Civil War Service - Black History Month presentation by Professor Don Scott. Donations accepted. 2/3 1:30 pm.
Mermaid Inn 7673 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-9797. www.themermaidinn.net. Bothy Open Mic - Open mic for music, comedy & poetry. 2/4 9 pm.
Mount Cuba Center Barley Mill Rd., Greenville; 302-239-4244. www.mtcubacenter.org. Native Plants in Designed Landscapes - Lecture & garden stroll. Registration required. $50 includes lunch. 2/2 10 am-2 pm.
Penn State University, Abington 1600 Woodland Rd., Abington; 215-881-7300. www.abington.psu.edu. Afternoon With the Arts: Opera Lecture Series: Cyrano. $10. 2/3 2:30 pm.
Steel City Coffeehouse 203 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-933-4043. www.madpoetssociety.com. Mad Poets Open Mike Night - Hosted by Eileen D'Angelo, this monthly event features poets & musicians from Philly & the five-county area. 2/5 7 pm.
West Chester Municipal Building 401 E. Gay St., West Chester; 610-692-7574. www.west-chester.com. Chip Crowe: General George Thomas - Brandywine Valley Civil War Round Table hosts this lecture. 2/6 7 pm.
World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. www.worldcafelive.com. Anti-Violence Teen Poetry Slam - 10 contestants chosen by Teen Zone Online Magazine editors will read their poems. 2/2 1-2:30 pm.