Events for the family

Posted: June 15, 2012

Special Events

Community Resources Fair Get the help you need at the Community Resources Fair. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5372. 6/19. 9 am-12 pm.

Decorate-a-Cupcake Fridays Bakery provides chocolate & vanilla cupcakes, icing & all the toppings to make your own special cupcake. Bredenbeck's Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, 8126 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-7374. Donations accepted; free for children 12 and under. Closes 6/29.

Family Birding Day Birding with binoculars, a live bird demonstration, and bird related games, crafts, and activities. Fairmount Park Horticultural Center, N. Horticultural Dr. 6/16. 10 am-12 pm.

Germantown White House Exhibits Interactive exhibits featuring George Washington's family & household. Germantown White House (formerly Deshler-Morris House), 5442 Germantown Ave.; 215-965-2305.

Lincoln Returns to Philadelphia: Historical Marker Dedication Dedication of an historical marker commemorating Lincoln's visit in 1864 will include period music & living history reenactments. Logan Square, N.18th St. 6/16. 11 am.

Meanderings in the Wissahickon Share stories as you hike Wissahickon Valley Park. Wissahickon Valley Park, 300 E. Northwestern Ave. Closes 6/16.

Philadelphia Fatherhood Festival Day of workshops & info on subjects like custody & support rights, health & wellness, money management, & communication. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. 6/16. 8 am-3 pm.

Portuguese Festival Music, activities & ethnic food. Penn's Landing, Spring Garden St. & N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-2386. 6/17. 1-7 pm.

Three Day Celebration Three day festival of healthy family activities, music, and health screenings Berean Baptist Church, 2425-33 W. Indiana Ave. Closes 6/17.

Bryn Mawr Kennel Club AKC Dog Show Dog show and behavior competition Ludwig's Corner Horse Show Grounds, 1325 Pottstown Pike, Glenmoore; 610-458-3344. $3; Children free. Closes 6/17.

Roll & Stroll Fundraiser Scenic bicycle courses, running/walking courses and other entertainment. Indian Creek Foundation, 420 Cowpath Rd., Souderton; www.rollandstroll.com. $25-$40. 6/16. 6 am-1 pm.

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

Harbor Fest Live music, fresh seafood, kayak & canoe regatta, blessing of the waters, crafts vendors, children's activities & more. Downtown Cape May, Downtown Cape May, Cape May; 609-884-5404, 800-275-4278. 6/16. 10 am-5 pm.

Walk in the Wild Event will take place the third Sunday of the month with a different focus each month. Call 856-579-4441 for information. Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust, Rankin Ave., Woodbury; 856-579-4441.

Kid's Stuff

American Girl of the Year: McKenna Mini Camp This is a one day camp for fans of American Girl. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $30. 6/20. 10 am-12 pm.

Cookies & Storytime Weekly program for pre-schoolers that includes an introduction to books, an activity & snack. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $2. Closes 6/30.

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

Lego Club Interactive club at the book store. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $5. 6/15. 7 pm.

Wimpy Kid Mini Camp This features games and activities related to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $30. 6/19. 10 am-12 pm.

Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. $6; $5 ages 3-11; free for children 2 & under. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

The Crayola Factory 30 Centre Square, Easton; 610-515-8000. www.crayola.com/factory/.

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. $12; free for children 12 months & under. 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. Dinosaurium. Father's Day Fest. 6/17. 9:30-5:30 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. $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. Kix & Giggles Attractions. $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. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. Space Station. Rainforest Rhythm. $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. $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 - Playhouse. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.

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