Events for the family

Posted: September 21, 2012

Special Events

Community Heath Fair Informational displays 'Ask the Doctor' table, appearance by Miss Pennsylvania 2011 & more. St. Joseph's Hospital, 1600 W. Girard Ave. 9/22. 10 am-1 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.

Peace Corps General Information Meeting Learn more about the Corps. Red Cross Building - Logan Square, 2221 Chestnut St. 9/21. 9 am-5 pm.

Peace Day Philly: International Day of Peace LOVE Park, John F. Kennedy Blvd. www.peacedayphilly.org. 9/21. 11:30-12:05 pm.

Peace Day Philly: Peace from the Inside Out - A Program of Meditation, Reflection & Music Readings, music, and shared reflections. Ethical Society of Philadelphia, 1906 Rittenhouse Square www.peacedayphilly.org. 9/21. 7-8 pm.

Philly Jazz Fest Featuring Pieces of a Dream, the Immanuel Wilkins Project, Denise King Quartet, Frank Bey & more. Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia, 17th and Race St.; 609-884-8919. www.phillyjazzfest.org. $35-$100. 9/22. 1 pm.

Play Day: Zoo on Wheels Wildlife experts from the Philadelphia Zoo will bring an interactive, educational and engaging experience with live animals for children and parents. Participants will explore habitats and learn how their choices can help protect these fascinating places and the animals that inhabit them. William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.; Registration required: 215-732-2220. 9/22. 10 am-1 pm.

The Hero Thrill Show Philadelphia police & firefighters demonstrate their skills. Benefits education funds for relatives of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.; 215-339-7600. www.HeroThrillShow.org. $10-$25. 9/22. Noon.

5th Annual Bike Fresh, Bike Local Ride Enjoy a bike ride, fresh food and beer. Victory Brewing Co., 420 Acorn Ln., Downingtown. pasafarming.org/events/pasa-events/bike-fresh-bike-local. $40 advance; $45 day of event. 9/23. 7 am-4 pm.

Joint Meeting The Wissahickon Valley Historical Society and the Historical Society of Whitpain meet. The topic of discussion will be 'The Morris Arboretum - A Local Treasure'. Wissahickon Valley Public Library, 650 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell. 9/25. 7:15-9 pm.

Montgomery County History Fair 2012 Bring the children & experience treasures from days gone by. Augustus Lutheran Church, 717 W. Main St., Collegeville. 9/22. 9 am-5 pm.

Pumpkinland Harvest Festival Autumn is in the air and it's harvest time. Take a hayride to the Witches House and toast some marshmallows or use the giant slingshot. Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media; 610-874-4678.

American Red Cross Blood Drive Donate blood. Sahara Sam's Oasis, 535 N. Route 73, West Berlin. 9/23. 10:20-3 pm.

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

Kidzfest 2012 A family fun day with games, face painting, pony rides, crafts, fantasy world, sports and more. Proceeds go to research for Premature Birth and Pediatric Heart Disease. Challenge Grove Park, Borton's Mill Rd., Cherry Hill. Donations accepted. 9/23. 11 am-3 pm.

Lumberton Paddle and Village Fair Downtown Lumberton, Main Street, www.LumbertonPaddle.com. 9/22. 9 am-3 pm.

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

Kid's Stuff

ArtSee Drop-In Activities Weekly craft activities for kids & adults. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

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

Mommy 'n' Me Pilates Class Exercise class for moms w/infants. Belly Pilates, 100 Chetwynd Dr. Ste. 201, Bryn Mawr. $25.

Musical Marching Minyan With Chana Rothman A morning service for kids. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507.

Sleepytime Stories Bilingual family story and song time. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; Registration required: 610-278-5100.

Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. Faeries & Wizards Family Festival. 9/22. $6; $5 ages 3-11; free 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 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. Fall Harvest. 9/22. $10.95; $9.95 seniors; free under 1. May-Sept.: Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm.

Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. www.myinsectarium.com. Working Beehive. Cockroach Kitchen. $7; free 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. Rainforest Rhythm. Space Station. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. $15; free 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 under 2.

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

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