Events for the family

Posted: October 15, 2010

Special Events

4th Annual Shepherds of Peace Dinner Award ceremony & dinner. For information call Karen McArdle: 215-843-5413. Good Shepherd Mediation Program, 5356 Chew Avenue; 215-843-5413. www.phillymediators.org. $100; $900 per table. 10/20. 6 pm.

Advance Job Fair & Career Event Meet employers, attend informative classes & enter to win prizes. Temple University - Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.; 800-546-4987. 10/19. 8 am-3:30 pm.

Applefest Hayrides, games, live music, applebutter making, candle dipping, corn maze & more. Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd.; 215-728-7900. $5; $3 children 3-12. 10/16. 12-4 pm.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fundraiser to assist cancer patients who are unable to afford hairpieces & special cosmetics while undergoing treatment. Genos' Steaks, 9th and Passyunk; 267-679-1674. Donations. Closes 10/30.

Haunted Trolley Tour Tour of approx. 20 "haunted" locations in the city, with 3 stops where passengers can disembark & look around. The Bourse Building, 400 Ranstead St. www.ghosttour.net. $30; $20 children 4-12.

House Tours 19th-century home of the Rosenbach brothers. Ongoing. Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. Included in admission.

Military Muster Children are invited to learn the art of marching & musket etiquette. Signers Garden, 5th St. historicphiladelphia.org.

Munch Around the Market Hunt Hunt combines tricky questions & a challenge to sample some of the best foods in the Reading Market Terminal & Chinatown. Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St.; 877-946-4868 (GO HUNT). www.watsonadventures.com. $22.

National College Fair Students can meet representatives from many different postsecondary institutions. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; 703-299-6823. www.nacac.com. 10/17. 11 am-3 pm.

Passyunk Square Civic Association Home Tour Different from the usual house tour, this event provides a showcase of homes in all stages of renovation, giving those who attend a chance to compare contractors, get ideas, and meet neighbors. The event has grown in popularity, with over 180 neighbors and visitors attending in 2009. Proceeds from this event will sponsor activities that beautify the neighborhood and make Passyunk Square a wonderful place to live. East Passyunk Avenue, E. Passyunk Ave. www.passyunksquare.org/hometour. $15 advance; $20 day of tour. 10/16. 12-4 pm.

PAWS Community Pet Day Veterinarians will be on hand to give low-cost vaccinations & microchips with information on spay/neuter & vet care. McClure Elementary School, 600 W. Hunting Park Ave.; www.phillypaws.org. 10/16. 11 am-2 pm.

Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Harry Potter-themed Quidditch tournament with a costume contest, book drive and more. Chestnut Hill College, 9601 Germantown Ave.; Lisa Mixon 215-753-3664. 10/16. 12-5 pm.

Philamazing Race Teams race around Center City Philadelphia districts to solve a set of clues, find checkpoints and perform challenges. Elephant Castle, 1800 Market St.; Register: www.philamazingrace.com. $40. 10/17. 11:30 am.

Pie In The Sky MANNA will hold a Thanksgiving bake sale. MANNA, 2323 Ranstead St. Cost of items purchased.

Prendergast Tribute There will be food, music, drinks and a visit from Joe Conklin, a well known sports comic and impersonator. Cardinal Dougherty High School, 6301 N. 2nd St. $35. 10/16. 7 pm.

Public Tours Commissioned by theater magnate Jules Mastbaum in 1926, this building is home to one of the largest Rodin collections in the world. Rodin Museum, Franklin Parkway at 22nd St.; 215-763-8100. Included in admission.

Secrets of the Schuylkill River Tour Learn the history of some of the sites along the river. Schuylkill Banks, Market St. $20; $15 children 12 and under. Closes 10/30.

Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour Visit more than 20 scary sites to hear Philadelphia's haunted facts & folklore during this 75-minute outdoor walking tour. Cosi Restaurant, 325 Chestnut St.; 215-574-9440. www.spiritsof76.com. $17.50; $12.50 children.

Synesthesia - The Tiberino Museum's 11th Anniversary Party Funtown presents a night of extrasensory perception in celebration of the Tiberino Museum's 11th anniversary! Tiberino Museum, 3819 Hamilton St. www.funtownproductions.com/synesthesia.html. $7. 10/16. 8 pm.

The Ghosts of Philadelphia Family Scavenger Hunt Explore Independence Hall in search of clues. Washington Square Park, 7th St.; 877-946-4868 (GO HUNT). www.WatsonAdventures.com. $19; $15 children 7-17. 10/16. 4:30-6:30 pm.

Trivia Tuesdays Weekly trivia event hosted by bartender "Smarty Pants" Wil. Sisters Restaurant & Nightclub, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

Twisted Thursdays Dinner buffet, karaoke & DJs spinning '80s dance club mixes. Sisters Restaurant & Nightclub, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735. $7-$10.

28th Annual Chester County College Fair The fair features colleges from across the United States. Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Mall, Exton. www.cciu.org/collegefair. 10/18. 5:30-8:30 pm.

A-Maize-ing Wine & Harvest Adventure Presented by Paradocx Vineyard & Schmidts' Tree Farm. 5-acre corn maize, hayrides, pick-your-own pumpkin patch & more. Paradocx Vineyard, 1833 Flint Hill Rd., Landenberg. $12 adm. for corn maize and other activities; free for children 3 and under. Closes 10/31.

Abington Friends Book Fair Book fair, entertainer Pete Moses, human chess game, school's jazz band, treats. Abington Friends School, 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown. 10/16. 9 am-3 pm.

Bridal Show and Expo Area couples will have to opportunity to meet leading wedding professionals and experts. Exton Square Mall, 260 Exton Square Mall, Exton; www.elegantbride.com. 10/18. 7-9 pm.

Celtic Family Evening The Bucks County Community College host Celtic Family Evening. Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown; www.bucks.edu/cultural. $15; free for children 12 and under. 10/16. 7:30 pm.

Children's Halloween Parade Kids can dress up and take part in the Halloween Parade. Skippack Village, Evansburg Rd., Skippack. 10/16. 10 am.

Covered Bridges Bicycle Ride Bicycle rides featuring covered bridges and fall foliage, with food and refreshments. Tinicum Park, River Rd., Erwinna; Registration required: www.cbbikeclub.org. $30; $20 under 18. 10/17. 8 am.

Covered Bridges Bicycle Ride Family Day Family-friendly bicycling event featuring 2 flat rides through beautiful fall foliage. Tinicum Park, River Rd., Erwinna; Registration required: www.cbbikeclub.org. $20; $10 under 18. 10/16. 9 am.

Fall Festival There will be candy, games, snacks, prizes, face painting and more for kids up to grade 6. Lansdale United Methodist Church, 300 North Broad St., Lansdale. 10/16. 6:30 pm.

Fall Fun Festival Family-friendly event featuring hay rides, pumpkin decorating, costume contests & more. Rain date: 10/24. Graeme Park, 859 County Line Rd., Horsham; 215-343-0965. Admission charged. 10/17. 12-4 pm.

Fruit & Nut Roll Sale Nut, Lekvar, Prune, Raspberry & Apricot rolls available. Pick up order December 11, 8:30 am-noon. St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1545 Easton Rd., Warrington. $15.

Grand Opening There are so many activities for the grand opening of the new Ambler area YMCA. YMCA, 1325 McKean Rd., Ambler. 10/16. 1 pm.

Historic Bristol Day There will be entertainment, food and vendors to celebrate Historic Bristol Day in Downtown Bristol. Downtown Bristol, Radcliffe St., Bristol. 10/16. 10 am-5 pm.

Holiday Harvest Festival Craft fair, bake sale, silent auction & children's activities. The Women's Recovery Center, 25 Beulah Rd., Doylestown; 215-489-6120 x1. $1; free for children under 12. 10/16. 10 am-4 pm.

International Car Show & Oktoberfest This car show is joined with an Oktoberfest celebration to bring a day of food, fun and cars. Skippack Village, Evansburg Rd., Skippack. 10/17. 10 am.

Migrating Raptors See a live raptor & learn about raptor identification & anatomy. Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Ln., Southampton; 215-357-4005. $2. 10/17. 2 pm.

Mommy Market Gently used children's clothing & kids items. Call 215-699-5454 for information. Upper Gwynedd Fire Department, 660 Garfield Avenue, Lansdale; 215-699-5454. 10/16. 9 am-12 pm.

Pierogy Sale Homemade pierogy for sale very Wednesday through December 15. Call 215-343-9809 to order. St. Anne Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1545 Easton Rd., Warrington; 215-343-9809. $6 a dozen.

Ride for Shelter Poker Run Motorcycle/classic car poker run to benefit Habitat for Humanity. Prizes, food and live music. Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, 533 Foundry Rd., Norristown; www.habitatmontco.org/pokerrun.html. www.habitatmontco.org/pokerrun.html. $20 per driver; $30 with passenger. 10/16. 1-5 pm.

Shady Brook Farm PumpkinFest Hayrides, live entertainment, straw maze, pig races & more. Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Morrisville. $10. Closes 10/31.

Squirrel Tales: A First Look at Squirrels Your child will learn the amazing facts about squirrels while making a craft and hearing a story. Green Lane Nature Center, 1492 Gravel Pike, Green Lane; 215-234-8497. $4. 10/18. 1 pm.

Stories Around the Campfire Storytelling while roasting marshmallows. Churchville Nature Center, 501 Churchville Ln., Southampton; reservations required. www.churchvillenaturecenter.org. $2. 10/16. 7:30 pm.

Wyckoff Education Foundation 5K Run The Wyckoff Education will be hosting their annual 5K run and family walk. Proceeds from the event will benefit the children that attend the Elementary and Middle Schools in Wyckoff. A family walk, kids run and a carnival will take place after the event with food, rides, and prices. Eisenhower Middle School, 1601 Markley St., Norristown. $20-$45. 10/16. 10 am.

Annual Paws in the Park STAF invites people to bring their dogs to a walk in the park in order to raise funds for their ongoing low-cost, spay-neuter programs. Fasola Park, Sycamore Lane, Woodbury; 856-582-3661. $10. 10/16. 10 am-2 pm.

Atlantic City National College Fair Presentations from over 200 colleges throughout the U.S. & around the world. Atlantic City Convention Center, 2001 Kirkman Blvd., Atlantic City; 703-836-2222 x153. www.nacacnet.org. Closes 10/21.

Behind the Scenes Tour Tour focusing on how the aquarium runs. Registration required: 732-899-1659. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant; Registration required: 732-899-1659. $14; $10 children. 10/16. 9:30-11 am.

Buckets of Fun! Vintage Sand Pails & Beach Toys Exhibit featuring over 500 vintage pails & sand toys. Ocean City Historical Museum, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City. Donations accepted.

Cat's Meow: Stories with Darby Listen to stories with Darby the Therapy Cat: bring along pet food and or supplies that will be donated to local animal sheldets. Camden County Library - Haddon Township Branch, 15 MacArthur Blvd., Haddon Township. 10/16. 11 am.

Cruise Night Cars & motorcycles on Haddon Ave., music, food & fun. 856-858-9275. Downtown Collingswood, Haddon Ave., Collingswood; 856-858-9275. $5 to enter car; free for spectators. Closes 10/21.

Daily Animal Feeding See the aquarium residents being fed. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant. Included in admission.

Fabulous 50s Weekend 50s weekend with music, crafts, activities and much more! Wildwoods Convention Center, 5401 Boardwalk, Wildwood; Box Office: 609-729-9000. $12-$45. Closes 10/17.

Fall Festival Ghost Walk Tour focusing on Mullica Hill's spooky history. Call 856-310-0299 for information. Historic Mullica Hill, Main St., Mullica Hill; www.harrisonhistorical.com. www.harrisonhistorical.com. $10. 10/16. 6:30 pm.

Fisherman's Wharf Tour Tour the Lobster House Dock while learning about local history. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $10; $7 children 3-12. Closes 10/17.

Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour Guided trolley trip featuring info on the paranormal findings of Craig McManus. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $10; $7 children. Closes 10/31.

Ghosts of the Lighthouse Trolley Tour Ghost stories & trip to the Cape May Lighthouse. Reservations required: 609-884-5404. Cape May Lighthouse and Cape May Point State Park, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point; 609-884-5404. www.capemaymac.org. $20; $15 children 3-12. Closes 10/30.

Graveyards of the Deep Trolley Tour Trolley tour focusing on Cape Island's maritime history. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. $10; $7 children 3-12. Closes 10/17.

Guided Tours Learn about the property's history as you explore the mansion, annex rooms & courtyard gardens. Smithville Mansion, 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly. $6.

Guided Tours of the Emlen Physick Estate Check out 15 of the estate's beautifully restored rooms, then visit the Carriage House gallery to see the current exhibit. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $10; $5 children 3-12. Closes 10/31.

Historic District Trolley Tour Tour the historic district by trolley & hear tales about the past. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $10; $5 children 3-12.

Historic District Walking Tour Guided stroll through the streets of Cape May. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. $10; $7 children 3-12. Closes 10/31.

Historic Haunts Combo Tour Trolley tour of "haunted" Cape May homes, tour of Physick Estate & talk on Victorian spiritualism. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. $20; $15 children 3-12. Closes 11/13.

Historic Haunts House Tour Guided tour of the historic Physick Estate. A discussion on Victorian Spiritualism follows. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. $10; $7 children 3-12.

Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Weekend Visit 13 lighthouses along New Jersey's coast & get a souvenir pamphlet stamped as proof of your visit. Cape May Lighthouse and Cape May Point State Park, 215 Lighthouse Ave., Cape May Point; 609-884-2159. Included in admission. Closes 10/17.

Mansions by the Sea Trolley Tour Tour some of Cape May's most magnificient buildings. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $10; $7 children 3-12. Closes 10/30.

Military Uniforms Exhibit Featuring uniforms dating back as far as the Spanish American War & as recent as Desert Storm. Cape May County Historical Museum, 504 Rte. 9, Cape May Court House; 609-465-3535. Closes 10/30.

New Jersey Deaf Exposition Exhibits & show featuring skilled ASL performers. Ritacco Center, 1245 Old Freehold Rd., Toms River; 732-818-8536. www.njdeafexposition.com. 10/16. 10 am-6 pm.

New Jersey Surf Museum Exhibit on the history of surfing in NJ. Pictures of Jersey surfers past & present, surfboards, memorabilia, info on beach conservation & more. Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton; 609-296-8868. Included in admission.

Patriot Pirates - Tales of Plunder & Privateers of Coastal NJ Exhibit based on the Revolutionary War Privateers of the Jersey Shore. Ongoing. Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton; Registration required: 609-296-8868 x100. Included in admission.

Private Homes Tour Visit a several Cape May homes not normally open to the public. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $15; $10 children 3-12. Closes 10/16.

The Way We Were Photos & memorabilia from Atlantic City's past. Opening reception 9/18. African American Heritage Museum, 661 Jackson Rd., Newtonville. Donations accepted.

Toms River Pirate Festival Pirate family fun to benefit charities at Christ Episcopal Church. Christ Episcopal Church, 415 Washington St., Toms River; www.tomsriverpiratefestival.com. $10; $5 children and seniors; free for children under 3. 10/16. 9 am-5 pm.

Welcome to Cape May Trolley Tour Tour points of interest in the town & learn about special events. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. www.capemaymac.org. $10; $7 children 3-12. Closes 11/13.

Whimsical Wednesdays Stories, songs & finger plays for preschoolers. Camden County Library - South County Regional Branch, 35 Cooper Folly Rd., Atco; Registration required: 856-753-2537. Closes 10/20.

Delaware Wine & Beer Festival First annual wine & beer festival with live music, food, games and more. 302-734-4888 Pizzadili Vineyard & Winery, 1683 Peach Basket Rd., Felton; 302-734-4888. $5-$20. 10/17. 12-5 pm.

Simple Machines Exhibit on the six key components found in most complicated machinery. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hammock Rd., Dover; 302-739-3277. Donations accepted.

Tales of Slavery & Freedom Tour focusing on Dover's positions regarding freedom & slavery in the face of the Civil War, & the role Delaware played as a border state. Old State House, 25 The Green, Dover. www.destateparks.com. Closes 11/13.

Tours of Nemours Mansion Tour the country estate of the late industrialist/philanthropist Alfred I. duPont. Nemours Mansion & Gardens, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington; Reservations recommended. $15.

U.S.S. Delaware The story of the USS Delaware is told through objects, photographs & ceremonial silver. First State Heritage Park, 102 S. State St., Dover; 302-739-9194. Included in admission.

Kid's Stuff

Autumn Moon Hayrides Hayride through the orchards, followed by cider & a bonfire. Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media; 610-874-4678. $7. Closes 10/30.

Babies' Playtime An event featuring nursery rhymes, songs and fingerplays. Camden County Library - Bellmawr Branch, 35 E. Browning Rd., Bellmawr. Closes 10/27.

Baby Bounce Stories, songs & movement activities for babies & very young toddlers. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 10/28.

Barnyard Mazes & Family Fun Wynnorr Farm will be offering two corn mazes, one geared towards younger children. Stratton's Wynnorr Farm, 1630 E. Street Rd., Glen Mills. $6. Closes 10/31.

Become Your Favorite Superhero Day Dress up as your favorite heroes and listen to stories, have a snack and play games. Downingtown Library, 330 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown; Register: 610-269-2741. 10/20. 4-5 pm.

Bedtime Story Time Stories, songs, fingerplays and crafts for children 2-6 years old. Camden County Library - Bellmawr Branch, 35 E. Browning Rd., Bellmawr. Closes 10/18.

Bouncy Booktime Children's Story Hour Children will enjoy a different story each week. The Lambertville Free Public Library, 6 Lilly St., Lambertville; 609-397-0275.

Can-Do Playground Integrated playground where both children with disabilities & enabled children can play together. Alapocas Run State Park and Blue Ball Barn, 1914 West Park Dr., Wilmington. www.candoplayground.org.

Children's Halloween Walk Halloween-themed ghost stories & poems. George Fox Friends School, 2009 Gap Newport Pike, Cochranville. $5. 10/16. 5:30-6 pm.

Children's Story Hour Storytime w/children's librarian Ms. Colleen. Pennsauken Free Public Library, 5605 Crescent Blvd., Pennsauken. 10/16. 3 pm.

Children's Storytime Stories & crafts. Barnes & Noble - Rittenhouse Square, 1805 Walnut St.; 215-665-0716.

Children's Storytime Staff members read new stories weekly. Barnes & Noble Market Fair, 3535 Rte. 1, Princeton. Closes 10/28.

Club 8-12 Tweens who plan & promote new programs, do community service projects & help with children's programs. Registration required: 856-772-1636. Camden County Library - Voorhees Regional Branch, 203 Laurel Rd., Voorhees; Registration required: 856-772-1636. 10/19. 4 pm.

Comic Drawing After School Kids & teens can learn to draw their favorite comic characters. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 10/28.

Common Grounds Community Coffee House Open mic & opportunities to listen or play family-friendly music. Jarrettown United Methodist Church, 1460 Limekiln Pike, Dresher. $5.

Creative Craft Wednesdays Weekly craft program for kids. Supplies provided. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 10/27.

Cuentos y Canciones Early education program entirely in Spanish for childen under the age of five. The Lambertville Free Public Library, 6 Lilly St., Lambertville; 609-397-0275.

Design Your Own One-Stop Video Movie Learn about the process of planning, writing & editing movies & create a brief film. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269 x3050. Closes 10/27.

Drawing Together Open sketching time for families. Ongoing; dates vary. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. Included in admission. Closes 10/31.

Fall Craft Corner Enjoy a story and a craft at the Camden County Library South Branch. Camden County Library - South County Regional Branch, 35 Cooper Folly Rd., Atco; Registration required: 856-753-2537. 10/19. 4:30-5:15 pm.

Ghost Stories Campfire Participants will hear spooky tales by a campfire, then head down a "haunted" trail to the Pavilion for refreshments. Tamanend Park, 1255 2nd St. Pike, Southampton. 10/15. 7:30 pm.

Glory of Stories Children's storytime & craft activity. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3.

Halloween Train Kids can enjoy a fun train ride among colorful Halloween decorations. Towne of Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Rd., Absecon; 609-652-7777. $2. Closes 10/31.

Hurricane Hill Farm Corn Maze Space exploration themed maze. Family-friendly attracttions. Call 610-384-6952 for more information. Hurricane Hill Farm, 704 East Reeceville Road, Coatesville; 610-384-6952. www.hhfmaze.com. $9; free for children under 3. Closes 10/31.

Introduction to the Japanese Language The workshop covers sentence structure, the alphabet & how it is used. Registration required: 856-772-1636. Camden County Library - Voorhees Regional Branch, 203 Laurel Rd., Voorhees; Registration required: 856-772-1636. Closes 10/26.

Jenkinson's Ascareium Join a band of pirates as they search the aquarium for their treasure. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant. $6. Closes 10/23.

Kids Kick Cancer Pediatric cancer benefit featuring Philadelphia Eagle Winston Justice & former player Vince Papale. 610-622-0600. The FunPlex, 3320-24 Route 38, Mount Laurel; 610-622-0600. $40. 10/16. 10 am-11 pm.

Lego Block Party Enjoy a lego block party at the Camden County Library South Branch. Camden County Library - South County Regional Branch, 35 Cooper Folly Rd., Atco; Registration required: 856-753-2537. 10/15. 6:30-8 pm.

Lego Club Fellow LEGO lovers meet to play an compare creations. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 10/30.

MAC Mondays Teens can learn how to use the various applications on the Mac computers in the Teen Space. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269 x3052. Closes 10/18.

Mercer County Touch-A-Truck See fire trucks, ambulances, garbage trucks, mail trucks & more up close. Food court, face painters, special visitors & surprises. Sovereign Bank Arena, 550 S. Broad St., Trenton; 800-298-4200. 10/16. 10 am-2 pm.

Morning Club Exciting activities every first & third Tuesday of the month. Willow Grove Park, 2500 Moreland Rd., Willow Grove; 215-657-6000.

Our Animal Friends At Our Animal Friends children will read books and participate in art projects all about their favorite animals. Camden County Library - Haddon Township Branch, 15 MacArthur Blvd., Haddon Township. Closes 10/19.

PAWS for Reading Children read aloud to friendly therapy dogs. Parkesburg Library, 105 West St., Parkesburg; Registration required: 610-857-5165.

Play & Learn: Parent-Child Workshop Parent/tot workshop fostering creativity. Parkesburg Library, 105 West St., Parkesburg; Registration required: 610-857-5165. Closes 11/10.

Preschool Craft Corner Celebrate fall with fun crafts to make & take home. Registration required: 856-772-1636. Camden County Library - Voorhees Regional Branch, 203 Laurel Rd., Voorhees; Registration required: 856-772-1636. 10/21. 10:30-11:15 am.

Preschool Rhyme Time Stories, songs, fingerplays & simple crafts. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 10/28.

Pumpkin Junction Passengers can ride the train to the pumpkin patch & corn maze at Pumpkin Junction. Call 908-752-6622 for information. Black River & Western Railroad, 105 John Ringo Rd., Ringoes; 908-782-6622. $14; $7 children 3-12; free for children under 2. Closes 10/31.

Pumpkins Galore Pumpkin sale & carving, hayrides & face painting. Killens Pond State Park, 5025 Killens Pond Rd., Felton. $6 includes a pumpkin to carve. Closes 10/16.

Saturday Morning Pajama Party Kids can wear their PJs to the Shop to recieve a free breakfast entree. A paying adult must accompany. The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood.

Story Time Story time & activities. Parkesburg Library, 105 West St., Parkesburg; Registration required: 610-857-5165. Closes 10/28.

Story Time Camden County Library - Bellmawr Branch, 35 E. Browning Rd., Bellmawr. Closes 10/28.

Storytime Kids can enjoy a new story weekly. Borders Books & Music, 4221 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Closes 10/26.

Storytime New stories read weekly. Barnes & Noble - Wilmington, 4801 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 302-487-9677. Closes 10/29.

Teen Advisory Board Teen Advisory Board Meeting at Camden County Library South Branch. Camden County Library - South County Regional Branch, 35 Cooper Folly Rd., Atco; Registration required: 856-753-2537. 10/19. 7-8:30 pm.

Teen Advisory Board Participate in special community service projects, help with children's programs, discuss movies, books & music. Registration required: 856-772-1636. Camden County Library - Voorhees Regional Branch, 203 Laurel Rd., Voorhees; Registration required: 856-772-1636. 10/21. 4 pm.

The Kids Cooking Class Kids learn to make a variety of Halloween treats. The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood; Reservations required: 856-869-0111. $15. 10/19. 4:30-5:30 pm.

Toddler & Preschool Story Time Songs, stories & fingerplays for young children. Harleysville Books LLC, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311.

Toddler Tales Children and their caregivers will enjoy stories, songs and finger plays. Camden County Library - Bellmawr Branch, 35 E. Browning Rd., Bellmawr. Closes 10/29.

Toddler Tunes and Tales Toddler time at the Camden County Library South Branch. Camden County Library - South County Regional Branch, 35 Cooper Folly Rd., Atco; Registration required: 856-753-2537. Closes 10/20.

Tween Snack and Read Book Club Discuss tween books at eat snacks at the Tween Snack and Read Book Club. Camden County Library - Haddon Township Branch, 15 MacArthur Blvd., Haddon Township. 10/19. 4-5 pm.

Youth Lounge Creative workshops & open art studio. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219-1223 Vine St.; Registration suggested: Toni@asianartsinitiative.org.

Youth Poetry Slam Spoken word competition for teenagers. Borders Books & Music, 4221 Concord Pike, Wilmington. Closes 10/26.

Yu Gi Oh! Card Meet-Up Play, trade and hang out with other Yu Gi Oh! Card enthusiasts. Camden County Library - South County Regional Branch, 35 Cooper Folly Rd., Atco; Registration required: 856-753-2537. 10/18. 6:30-8 pm.

2010 Cavalcade of Magic Award winning magicians Hunter Gaul and Steve Cambian will be among those entertaining attendees of this year's 'Cavalcade of Magic.' Swarthmore United Methodist Church, 129 Park Ave., Swarthmore. $10 at door. 10/16. 2 pm.

Tom Daddario Tom Daddario began performing 20 years ago as a vocalist in bands, playing original music in New York City clubs. He's been a stand up comic for over 12 years. Some recent credits include Comedy Central 'Michael and Michael Have Issues', a Sirus/XM radio half hour Broadcast and a recent feature in The Daily News. Comedy Works at Georgine's Restaurant, 1320 Newport Rd., Bristol; Reservations required: 215-741-1661. tomdaddario.com/. $15; $37.50 includes dinner & show on Fri. only. Closes 10/16.

Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

The Crayola Factory 30 Centre Square, Easton; 610-515-8000. www.crayola.com/factory/. Crayola Crayon Manufacturing. Crayola Marker Manufacturing. Crayola Chronology. Inside Out. Cool Moves. Crayola After Dark. Easton Press & Bindery. Crayola Color Carousel. Crayola Meltdown. .

Delaware Children's Museum 110 S. Poplar St., Wilmington; 302-654-2340. www.delawarechildrensmuseum.org. Stratosphere. The Power of Me. ECOconnect. Bank on It. Training Wheels. Structures. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.

Garden State Discovery Museum 2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233. www.discoverymuseum.com. Down the Shore. Fleet Backstage Theater. Arts & Imagination. Inky's Newsroom. Best Friends on Main Street. Recycled Rhythm Shack. The Discovery Diner. The Rock Climbing Wall. News & Weather. Storybook Castle. Little Discoveries. Super Heroes for Super Kids. 10/16. 9:30-9 pm. $10.95; $9.95 seniors; free for children under 1. May-Sept.: Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm. Oct.-Apr.: Sun.-Fri. 9:30 am-5:30 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-8:30 pm.

Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. www.myinsectarium.com. Working Beehive. Cockroach Kitchen. $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. $7. Wed.-Fri. 10 am-3 pm; Sat. 10 am-7 pm; Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

Please Touch Museum 4231 Avenue of the Republic; 215-581-3181. www.pleasetouchmuseum.org. Rainforest Rhythm. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. Space Station. Cynthia W. Post: Carrie Flower Debut. 10/17. 12 pm. $15; free for children under 1 & members. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. The Count's Halloween Spooktacular. 10/16. $50.95; $45.95 seniors; free for children under 2. Open daily.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 33rd St.; 215-765-4325. smithkidsplayplace.org. Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park - Playground. Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park - Playground. Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park - Playhouse. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

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