Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Free Children's Concert with Steve Pullara!

Free Children's Concert with Steve Pullara!
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Free Children's Concert with Steve Pullara! at Veterans Park (formerly St. Davids Community Park) 


For more information:  http://www.radnor.com

Location:   406 East Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA

This event is appropriate for:   the whole family

Cost:  free

Ed Schmitt Magic Show at Aston Library


Ed Schmitt Magic Show at Aston Library
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Ed's magic show is sure to amaze children and please parents!



For more information: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=DELCO#sthash.8lck7arO.dpuf

Location:   Aston Public Library, Concord Road, Aston, PA

This event is appropriate for:   the whole family

Cost: free

Sensational Animals

Sensational Animals
July 22nd
At 6:30



Sensational Animals: Take an in-depth look at our five senses and explore the differences and similarities with how they’re used in the animal kingdom with Elmwood Park Zoo and some of their live animals. This program will be held at the Mansion Parlor located at 301 N Jackson St., Media, PA 19063. This program is for ages 4+. Registration is not required. Please call 610-566-1918 or email mecsd@delcolibraries.org for more information.



For more information: http://mediauplibrary.org 


Location:    301 N Jackson St., Media, PA 19063.

This event is appropriate for:   ages 4 and older

Monday, July 21, 2014

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards

Tuesday, July 22nd

at  10 am

Storytime and Craft at Linvilla Orchards



Join us every Tuesday as a member of our staff reads an entertaining story featuring gardens, farming, animals and nature! Children can also create a special craft each week! Meet in our Garden Center. Especially for preschoolers but your entire family is welcome to join us. No charge. Rain or Shine. No Registration required.



For more information  www.Linvilla.com

Location: Linvilla Orchards  137 W. Knowlton Rd.  Media PA 19063

This event is appropriate for: 3 and older

Cost: free

Win Tickets to See School House Rock, Live, Jr at Upper Darby Summer Stage

School House Rock Live, Jr!

July 30- August 1



The pop culture phenomenon! You may know the songs of the Emmy Award-winning 70s TV show School House Rock but not like this! On a camping trip in the forest a group of students and their teacher learn wonderful lessons from school with the unforgettable School House Rock songs like I’m Just a Bill, Three is a Magic Number, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly and Conjunction Junction! A great show with a special Summer Stage twist!



For more informationhttp://www.udpac.org 

Location: 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 

This event is appropriate for: ages 4 and up 

Cost: $7 -$10

Win a "Family 4 Pack" 4 Tickets to Schoolhouse Rock, Live, Jr. Show Date: July 30 at 10:30 am


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Moon Over Bioko: Seas Turtles of Bioko Island

Moon Over Bioko: Seas Turtles Of Biioko Island
Monday July 21st
At 1pm


Join author Heidi Rader at the Media-Upper Providence Library on Monday, July 21 at 1:00 p.m. as she talks about her experience working with the sea turtles of Bioko Island and her book Moon Over Bioko. Try on life size turtle shell replicas and learn how to draw sea turtles with illustrator Holly Smith. Books will be available for purchase. This program is for ages 8-12. Registration is required, so please call 610-566-1918 or email mecsd@delcolibraries.org to sign up.

For more information: http://mediauplibrary.org

Location:  Media-Upper Providence Free Library, 1 E Front St, Media, PA 

This event is appropriate for:   ages 8-13

Cost: free

Giggle Magic at Springfield Library

Giggle Magic at Springfield Library
Monday July 21st
At 4pm

Join us for a wonderful special program, for children entering grades K through 5, that shares science in a wacky and educational way!


For more information:http://www.springfieldtwplib.org

Location:  Springfield Township Library, Powell Road, Springfield, PA, 

This event is appropriate for:   kids in grades K-5

Cost:  free

Friday, July 18, 2014

Upper Darby Summer Stage


Yesterday, I had the opportunity to check out the "Elliot and the Magic Bed" performance at Upper Darby Summer Stage.  If you have never been to the Upper Darby Summer Stage before, you definitely have to check it out this summer.  

Getting There
Upper Darby Summer Stage is easy to get to from anywhere is Delaware County. From most of the area it's no more than 20 minutes depending on traffic. It is located in the Upper Darby Performing Art Center on Lansdowne Ave.

Make sure you arrive early because they offer different activities that relate to the show. When we arrived the kids made pirate hats.





About the Show
The children's theater shows are approximately 60 to 75 minutes in length with no intermission.  Babysitting services are available for little ones who can't sit through the show. Most shows are appropriate for ages 4 and older.  Each summer the Upper Darby Summer Stage also offers a Main Stage production with a complete orchestra and an intermission.  This year's main stage production is "Shrek".

There is not a bad seat in the house. I have seen many performances there and my kids and I always have a great view of the stage.  The kids that perform and work behind the scenes are so talented.

After the show head outside the main doors for a chance to meet the actors/actresses and don't forget a pen so the kids can get an autograph.  You never know when you may meet the next Tina Faye!



Up Coming Shows

Elliot and the Magic Bed
Dates
Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:30 am
Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:30 am
Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:30 pm
Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:30 am


Doctor Dolittle, Jr.
Dates
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:30 am
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:30 am
Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:30 pm
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:30 am



School House Rock Live, Jr!

Dates
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:30 am
Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:30 am
Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:30 pm
Fri Aug 1, 2014 10:30 am



Honk, Jr!

Dates
Wed Aug 6, 2014 10:30 am
Thu Aug 7, 2014 10:30 am
Thu Aug 7, 2014 7:30 pm
Fri Aug 8, 2014 10:30 am 



Shrek the Musical

Dates
Fri Aug 1, 2014 7:30 pm
Sat Aug 2, 2014 7:30 pm
Fri Aug 8, 2014 7:30 pm
Sat Aug 9, 2014 1:30 pm
Sat Aug 9, 2014 7:30 pm


Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr.

Dates
Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:30 am
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:30 am
Thu Aug 14, 2014 7:30 pm
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:30 am

Don't forget to enter our giveaway to win tickets to Upper Darby Summer Stage:

For more information:  http://www.udpac.org/

Location:  

Win Tickets to see "Shrek the Musical" at Upper Darby Summer Stage

Shrek the Musical
August 1- August 9




The Mainstage show at Upper Darby Summer Stage isn’t just for kids! Professional on every level – directing, costuming, lighting design, full orchestra – Mainstage at Summer Stage features young adults to the age of 28.

Shrek The Musical, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage.

In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre – not a handsome prince – shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand… and his name is Shrek.

Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, WWOR-TV proclaimsShrek The Musical, “Far, far and away the funniest new musical on Broadway!”

Shrek The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and all irreverent fun for everyone!


For more information: http://www.udpac.org 

Location: 601 N Lansdowne Ave, Drexel Hill, PA 19026

This event is appropriate for: ages 8 and up

Cost: $12 -$15


Win a "Family 4 Pack" - 4 Tickets to the Mainstage production, Shrek (2 hour production, full orchestra, 8 and up) - August 2, at 7:30 pm
  

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Delaware County Top 10 Weekend Events for July 18, 19, & 20

Our top 10 picks for this weekend July 18th, 19th, & 20th






Friday


1. Friday Family Flick at Haverford Library

2. Register for Operation Egg Drop at Radnor Library

3. Last chance to see "Elliot and the Magic Bed" at Upper Darby Summer Stage

Saturday


4. Follow the yellow brick road to Hedgegrow Theatre for the Wizard of Oz

5. Firefly watch at Tyler Arboretum



6. The timeless fairy tale becomes a new audience favorite in Disney’s Cinderella Kids at the Media Theater

7. Reserve your spot for your very own worm farm during
 Gardening with Children at Linvilla Orchards

8. Community Arts Center’s Tie-Dye Music Festival 


Sunday 


9. Tree House Festival at Tyler Arboretum

10. Free Sunday Mornings at Brandywine River Museum



Bonus Events

Saturday Morning Storytime at Barnes & Noble

Head to the Disney store for "Planes" Fire & Rescue event


Breakfast with the Beasts at Brandywine Zoo


Make a Fun Bug Display Mount at Michaels


We Live Sports Festival at the Please Touch Museum


Upper Darby Summer Stage Shooting Stars at Rose Tree Park


Longwood Gardens Fireworks and Fountains

$5 Fridays at the Delaware Children's Museum


* Check out our calendar for more idea