Events for the family

Posted: October 12, 2012

Special Events

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.

Hispanic Choice Awards Annual event celebrating Hispanic professionals, organizations & businesses from the tri-state region. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.HCAphilly.com. $19-$120. 10/16. 8 pm.

33rd Annual Friends Fall Festival Live music, food, children's activities, plant, craft & white-elephant sales, silent auction, re-enactments, exhibit, book signing. Downingtown Friends Meeting, 800 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown; 610-269-4223. www.downingtownfriendsmeeting.org/fallfestival.htm. 10/13. 9 am-4 pm.

Annual Camphill Challenge Cycling Event Join this bicycle ride to benefit Camphill communities. Kimberton Waldorf School, 410 W. Seven Stars Rd., Kimberton; camphillchallenge.org. $36; $24 youth 15 and under; free for children 10 and under. 10/14. 8 am-3 pm.

Chalfont Market Day A festival bringing together local businesses & the residential community Chalfont Village Square, 178 E. Butler Ave., Chalfont. 10/13. 10:30-2 pm.

City Bike Tour Join a bike tour to benefit Parkinson's disease. Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, 414 Paoli Pike, Malvern. shakeitoff4pd.org/. 10/13. 8 am-4 pm.

Harcum College Homecoming 2012 Activities for the whole family are available at the Harcum College Homecoming. Harcum College, 750 Montgomery Ave., Bryn Mawr. 10/13. 8 am-5 pm.

Pumpkinland Harvest Festival Autumn is in the air and its 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. Closes 11/4.

St. John's Annual Harvest Fair Fall fair and sale of all manner of baked and handmade products St. John's Church, 1333 Old Welsh Rd., Huntingdon Valley. 10/13. 9 am-3 pm.

Swarthmore Co-op 75th Anniversary Bash A day-long festival to celebrate Swarthmore Co-op. Swarthmore Co-Op, 341 Dartmouth Ave., Swarthmore; www.swarthmore.coop. 10/13. 8 am-9:30 pm.

Before the Bridge Music Festival Independent music festival. Downtown Collingswood, Haddon Ave., Collingswood. www.beforethebridge.com. 10/13. 1-10 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.

Irish Festival Come join the merriment at Historic Smithville's Irish Festival. Historic Smithville Village Greene, Route 9 & Moss Mill Rd., Absecon. Closes 10/14.

Kid's Stuff

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

Giggle Gang and the Community Arts: An Apple a Day Enjoy this story time & crafts with the Community Arts Center. Springfield Mall, 1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield. 10/18. 10:30-11:30 am.

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

Harvest Hayrides Hay wagon ride behind the scenes of Waterloo Gardens. Waterloo Gardens, 200 N. Whitford Rd., Exton; Registration required: 610-363-0800. $5 per child. Closes 10/27.

Little & Big Artist Collaborative Child and their caregive work together to create using a variety of materials. Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Rd., Haverford; 610-525-0272. $30; $20 Members. 10/12. 9:30-10:30 am.

Meeting for Teens With ADHD Opportunity for teens to meet other teens with ADHD & share their experinces. Exton Baptist Community Church, 114 E. Swedesford Rd., Exton. www.groupspaces.com/ccmlchadd.

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 musical morning service for kids. Germantown Jewish Centre, 400 W. Ellet St.; 215-844-1507.

Pumpkin Painting for Kids Pumpkin painting event for kids. Waterloo Gardens, 200 N. Whitford Rd., Exton; Registration required: 610-363-0800. Closes 10/28.

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

Star Wars Reads Day A Star Wars themed event. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; Registration required: 610-278-5100. 10/13. 2-4 pm.

Camden Children's Garden 3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733. www.camdenchildrensgarden.org. Mum Madness & Pumpkin Parade Family Festival. 10/13. $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. $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. 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 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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