Events for the family

Posted: June 22, 2012

Special Events

Annual Butterfly Release Memorial Service Hundreds of butterflies will be released in honor of those who have passed. Falls Center, 3300 Henry Ave.; Karen Zielinski: 215-581-2080. Donation suggested: $30. 6/28. 3-4:30 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.

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.

Love, Us Love, Us features performances by Sunni Patterson, Jaamarr Hall, Bethlehem Roberson and David Little. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.; 215-573-3234. $8-$12. 6/27. 7 pm.

Running for Cover Festival 5K run, 1-mile walk, children's run & family fun area w/screenings, giveaways & inflatables. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-339-7600. 6/24. 9 am-3 pm.

Summer Funkfest This performance includes Thomas Buck-Nasty, the Godfather of Philly Funk and also The Philadelphia Whomp Stomp Committee Band. Treasures, 5547 Germantown Ave. $20. 6/23. 9 pm.

The Liberty Party DJs, food, drink specials the fourth Saturday of each month. 2204 Liberty Bar, 2204 Market St.

Wawa Welcome America! Festival Philadelphia's 4th of July celebration w/free concerts, children's activities, fireworks, the Taste of Philadelphia & more. Wawa Welcome America! Festival, Locations throughout the city $0-$7. Closes 7/4.

Canal Day at Lock 60 Live music, highland games, boat races, 5-mile run & more. St. Michael's Park, Jacob St., Mont Clare. www.schuylkillcanal.org. Donation suggested: $5; free for children 12 and under. 6/24. 9 am-4 pm.

Delaware Canal Festival 2012 Concert by Jay Smar. Bristol Borough Lagoon Park, 700 Jefferson Avenue, Bristol. 6/22. 7 pm.

Delaware Canal Festival 2012 Music, food, games, and more. Delaware Canal Towpath, Afton Avenue and College Avenue, Morrisville. 6/23. 12 pm.

Friendship Picnic The Willow Grove United Methodist Church is inviting the community to join its annual church picnic with food and activities. Carson Simpson Farm, 3405 Davisville Rd., Hatboro. 6/24. 10:30-5 pm.

Perkasie Carnival Annual carnival at Lenape Park. Lake Lenape Park, Route 152, Perkasie. Closes 6/30.

Sportscard and Memorabilia Show A sportscard & memorabilia show. Valley Forge Convention Center, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia; 610-354-8212. $8; $21 for weekend pass; free for children under 8. Closes 6/24.

5th Annual Cycle of Life Attention bikers. The Evergreens in Moorestown is hosting their 5th annual 'Cycle of Life' motocycle poker run and residents walk on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to join this 100 plus mile ride to raise money and awareness for the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties' Community Support Campaign. Riders will leave from The Evergreens for a scenic motorcycle tour throughout South Jersey, ending their ride at The Flying W Airport Resort in Medford, where prizes will be given for winning poker card hands and attendees can enjoy live music by The Junk Yard Dogs. For more information, contact the Evergreens Director of Recreation and Wellness, Lauren Coleman at lcoleman@evergreens.org. The Evergreens, 309 Bridgeboro Rd., Moorestown. $25 registration for rider; $15 per passenger. 6/23. 9 am.

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.

North Wildwood Italian-American Festival Music, Italian & non-Italian food, vendors, children's games & more. North Wildwood, 2nd Ave., Wildwood. Closes 6/24.

Our Lady of Peace Parish Annual Carnival Enjoy food, fun rides, and games all provided by Skelly's Amusements of Williamstown. Our Lady of Peace, 32 Carroll Ave., Williamstown. $20. Closes 6/30.

Tea & Tour Tour the home of Smith Machine Company founder Hezekiah Bradley Smith, who purchased the land in 1865. Historic Smithville Mansion, 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly; 856-767-3159. $20. Closes 6/27.

DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Free jazz concerts at various Wilmington venues. Jane Monheit, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ernie Watts Quintet & more. H.B. DuPont Park, Washington St., Wilmington. www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.com. Closes 6/22.

DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Free jazz concerts at various Wilmington venues. Jane Monheit, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ernie Watts Quintet & more. Willingtown Square, 500 Block N. Market St., Wilmington. www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.com. Closes 6/22.

DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Free jazz concerts at various Wilmington venues. Jane Monheit, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ernie Watts Quintet & more. Rodney Square, 11th St., Wilmington. www.cliffordbrownjazzfest.com. Closes 6/23.

Kid's Stuff

Cartoon Network's Move It Movement Cartoon Network brings ton of high energy activities for children. Cape May County Park Zoo, Crest Haven Rd. & Rte. 9, Cape May Court House; 609-465-5271. 6/23. 11 am-3 pm.

Cookies & Storytime A 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.

Summer Camp (6-12 Years Old) Children will investigate the water, woodlands, bugs, frogs, and more through hands-on activities and games. Silver Lake Nature Center, 1306 Bath Rd., Bristol; 215-785-1177. $115-$200 per week.

Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. Festival de Aibonito. 6/23. $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. Fluffin' 'n' Stuffin' Studio. Regular admission. 6/22. Bubble Bash. 6/23. Jump & Jive Carnival. $10.95; $17.95 children. 6/27. $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. 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. PBS/WHYY Kid Weekend With Sid & Buddy. 6/23. $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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