Thursday, June 21, 2018

“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.Ticket" Giveaway

Upper Darby Summer Stage Opens its 43rd Season with

“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.” 

July 3rd, 5th and 6th

Upper Darby Summer Stage kicks off its 43rd season with “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.” Based on the beloved children’s book written by Jeff Brown, the musical tells the story of Stanley Lambchop, everyone’s favorite two-dimensional hero. Featuring infectious songs and non-stop adventure, this production is a perfect introduction to the magic of theater. Performances are July 3, 5, and 6 at 10:30 am and on July 5 at 7:30 pm at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

Stanley Lambchop (Jack Williamson of Boothwyn) is an ordinary boy seeking adventure and a change from normal life. After wishing on a shooting star, Stanley’s bulletin board falls on him making him flat as a pancake. This gives him the opportunity to easily travel the world in an envelope. Throughout his travels, he meets the mail carrier, Mrs. Cartero (Audrey Shaw of Drexel Hill), the Hollywood Agent (Samantha Gregori of Havertown), and in France meets O’Jay D’ Art (Tommy Barnes of Havertown). In the end, Stanley realizes how much he misses his family and friends and learns that heroes can be any shape or size.

Tickets are affordably priced at $8-$12 and members of The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center save $1. Tickets may be purchased at or by calling the box office at 610.622.1189. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City.

The performance is approximately 60 minutes with no intermission. Parking is free. The show is recommended for ages four and up with free babysitting in the lobby offered for those who may be too young to sit quietly through the entire show.

A Summer Stage show is a unique experience for all ages. Prior to the children’s performances, young audience members can enjoy pre-show activities and a meet-and-greet with characters after each show. Autographs and pictures are encouraged!

For more information about “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.” and Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 43rd season visit

Enter to win 4 Tickets for “The Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.” on Tuesday morning, 10:30 am - July 3rd

Win a family four pack for “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.” at Upper Darby Summer Stage! Enjoy everyone’s favorite two-dimensional hero who has a new life on the stage! Filled with infectious songs and non-stop adventure, Flat Stanley Jr. is a perfect show to introduce your family to the magic of live theatre! 

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th


1. Check out the Adventure Aquarium at the Springfield Library

2. Head to Thornbury Park for Movie in the Park "The Greatest Showman"


3. Register to build your own terrarium or fairy garden at Linvilla Orchards

4. Learn about math in nature during Science Saturday at Hagley

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5. Head to Michaels to make a Goblies T-Shirt Game

6   " Jurassic Parkstorytime at Barnes and Noble Broomall

7.  Players Club of Swarthmore  presents Tilly the Trickster 

8.  Watch the Glenolden Fireworks


9. Last chance to see 
 Day Out with Thomas Big Adventures  on the Strasburg Railroad

10. Rockwood's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival

* Check out our calendar for more ideas 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

2018 Fireworks and 4th of July Celebrations in the Philadelphia Area

Below is a list of parades, events, and fireworks in the Delaware County area. Don't forget the Wawa Welcome America celebration in Philadelphia that includes a parade on July 4th, concerts, and outdoor movies. Click here for the calendar of events in Philadelphia.

Please let me know if I forgot any and I will add them to the list. Happy 4th of July!

Saturday, June 23rd

Our yearly fireworks show is set for June 23rd (rain date June 24th). Music and games start at the Interboro Baseball Field at 7 p.m.
The fireworks show is scheduled to go off at dusk (shortly after 9 p.m.).

Saturday, June 30th

YachtStock RiverJam Fireworks
Fireworks this year are held as part of the Yachtstock RiverJam event. RiverJam lasts from noon to 10 pm and includes 50 bands at 3 venues, plus a car show, vendors, food, and family fun. Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospitals Philadelphia and other local charities. Tinicum Fireworks start at 9:30

Tuesday, July 3rd

Bethel Township Presents July 4th Fireworks at Bethel Springs Elementary School. The show starts at dusk. Residents are encouraged to carpool and arrive early. Parking is very limited at BSES at Bethel Community Park. No smoking, alcohol, or pets. Rain date: July 5th


Fireworks at dusk on July 3rd.  Parade, sporting contests and refreshments beginning at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 4th. The parade starts at Interboro High School and ends at the Upper Park.

Upper Darby
Join friends and family to celebrate Independence Day at Upper Darby Township’s premier fireworks show! But this is much more than just fireworks! The event kicks off with performances by the popular Philadelphia band Chico’s Vibe and the Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars.

The display will take place at the Upper Darby High School Memorial Stadium behind the high school. The address is 601 N. Lansdowne Ave. in Drexel Hill. Gates open at 7 pm and admission is $4. The fireworks display will begin at dusk. Children under 5 are free and tickets are sold only at the gate. Parking is free. The event rain date is Friday, July 6.

Wednesday, July 4th

Aldan’s Independence Day Celebration will be held at 11:00 a.m.


Independence Day Celebration will be on July 4th, behind Sun Valley High School.  The DJ begins at 7pm at fireworks begin around 9:15pm

South Ardmore (Haverford Township)Ardmore Independence Day Celebration on July 4th 10:00 AM Parade Starts at Chestnutwald Elementary goes to Elwell Park

Clifton Heights

Parade at 10am. Fireworks will be held at Clifton Heights Athletic Field (Springfield Road and Sycamore Avenue), with fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

4th of July Parade starts at 8:45 at Nazarene Church Parking lot

The Union Athletic Association of Lansdowne presents the annual Independence Day parade featuring marching bands, antique cars, decorated bikes, and floats. The route starts at 9 am on July 4th at East Greenwood.  Fireworks begin at 9 pm

Marple Newtown

Come out and watch the parade on July 4th starting at 10 AM. The parade starts at St. Alban's Circle in Newtown Square and travels down West Chester Pike to the Broomall Fire Company. Stop by the firehouse for free refreshments such as hot dogs, pretzels, and bottled water. 

Narberth 4th of July Program
 Join us on July 4th as we celebrate Independence day in the best little town ever of Narberth! Daytime activities start at 10:00 am with game, music, great food, and great company! Check it out! And of course, you don't want to miss out on the best Fireworks on the Mainline.

Radnor Garrett Hill Parade will be July 4th. Opening ceremonies of the parade are at 10:45 a.m. at Clem Macrone Park.

The annual Radnor Township July 4th Fireworks will take place at the Radnor High School fields on King of Prussia Road. Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and the fireworks will begin at dusk. The stands will be open, or you can bring a picnic basket and chairs and sit on the field. Tickets can be purchased in advance. 

Thornbury Township

Thornbury will hold its Annual Fourth of July Parade, on July 4th. Parade along Glen Mills Road to Thornbury Park. Refreshments and games at the park. Formation begins 9:30 am at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Parade begins at 10:00 am

Upland's annual Fourth of July family picnic will be held from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Bristol Lord Field, located at Sixth and Church streets.  Please note that you must be a current resident of the borough to participate. 

Saturday, July 7th

Ridley Park’s annual Big Bang Fireworks at The Lake begin at dusk.  

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County Top 10 Weekend Events for June 15th, 16th and 17th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend June 15th, 16th and 17th


 Day Out with Thomas Big Adventures is pulling into the Strasburg Railroad

2. Trinity Episcopal Church Carnival


3. Register for Fairy House Workshop at Brandywine River Museum

4. Register for a Free Children's Drawing Class Middletown Library

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5. Head to Michaels to make a Father's Day Card

6   "My Daddy: A Book of Love and Family" storytime  at Barnes and Noble Broomall

7.  Players Club of Swarthmore  presents Tilly the Trickster 

8.  Stream Splash at Tyler Arboretum 

Happy Father's Day

9. Take Dad fishing at Linvilla Orchard's Orchard Lake 

10.Check out FatherFest at the 
American Helicopter Museum

* Check out our calendar for more ideas 

Monday, June 11, 2018

Splash Pads and Spraygrounds In and Around Delaware County

Keep cool this summer with a local splash pad or spray ground. Here are a few of our favorite spots area, many of which are already open for the season. Create some great memories while keeping the kids cool this summer.

 Fun water misters to keep you cool while playing on the playground.

Bell Tavern Park, Downingtown, PA 
Water Features Schedule: 11am-5pm
Memorial Day to Labor Day

Bell Tavern Park offers a water feature that’s suitable for children of all ages.

Fountain of Youth Spray Park, Pottstown, PA 
May 26-September 3, 2018 - DAILY - 10:00 am through 7:00pm
The Fountain of Youth Spray Park is provided to the public with no fees charged.

John O. Green Memorial ParkWest Chester, PA 
10:00 am and shuts off at 8:00 PM in the summer season

Please check the website for hours of operation

*photo courtesy of the borough of West Chester

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour Ticket Giveaway


All aboard! Thomas the Tank Engine invites little engineers to join him and his best friend Percy for a day of big adventures and even bigger memories at Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018. Children everywhere are invited to spend the day with their friend Thomas when the #1 Engine and Percy pull into Strasburg Rail Road beginning June 16 2018Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018 is presented by Mattel.

This fun-filled event offers children and their families the opportunity to take a ride with Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy, stars of the popular Thomas & Friends™ series. In addition, they will meet Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas-themed activities including crafts, photo ops, and much more.  The tour, now in its 23rd year, will make 42 stops across the U.S. and Canada and is expected to welcome nearly one million passengers in 2018.

WHO:              Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy

  • A 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine
  • A 12-minute ride with Percy (Percy Package)
  • Pictures with Sir Topham Hatt, Controller of the Railway
  • Thomas & Friends Imagination Station featuring stamps, temporary tattoos, hands-on arts & crafts, train tables and coloring sheets
  • Thomas & Friends video viewing and storytelling
  • Fun extras including rides aboard Strasburg Rail Road’s vintage Cranky Cars, Pint-Sized Pufferbelly train, and LO&S motorcar train
  • ‘Passport to Adventures’ booklet for children to track their journey at the event and receive a special prize upon completion.

WHEN:            JUNE 16-24


Thomas trains depart every 30 minutes:
      Saturday: 9:45 am – 2:45 pm
      Sunday June 1710:15 am – 3:15 pm
      Sunday June 2410:15 am – 2:45 pm
      Monday – Friday: 10:15 am – 1:15 pm

Percy rides run between Thomas trains

WHERE:         Strasburg Rail Road 301 Gap Road Ronks, PA 17572

Tickets for Day Out with Thomas: Big Adventures Tour 2018 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free 866-468-7630, or by visiting  Ticket prices are $21.00 (plus tax) for Thomas, and $27.00 (plus tax) for the Percy Package, for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply). 

For more information and directions, contact, 866.725.9666.  Follow Strasburg Rail Road at and

For information on Thomas & Friends, visit

Follow Thomas & Friends on Facebook at and Twitter @ThomasFriends.  #DayOutWithThomas

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