Friday, September 17, 2010

Alas, It's Fun Friday!

Sorry for the long silence, but I'm back and hope you are back with me. I've had such a hard time finding my blogging space and time. I used to blog in the mornings but now that the mornings are a but chaotic, getting the kids to school, I am trying to find a new schedule. So stick with me and join me for Fun Friday.

Just because school is in doesn't mean the fun has to end on the weekends, of course after all the homework is done. Here are my top 5 picks for happenings around the area, in no particular order. Drum roll please......

1.If you haven'e been to the new Delaware Children's Museum, now is the time. And what could be more fun than Critter Cart. The Staff from the Delaware Museum of  Natural History bring a "live" critter to the children;s museum and kids can learn all about the animals habitats. While you are there enjoy the museums fun exhibits. Critter Cart fun starts at 9am.

2. Have a creative little one on your hands? Go to Philadelphia and enjoy Sculpture Saturdays on the Ben Franklin Parkway from 10am to 2 pm. Activities throughout the day will include something for everyone: 
  • Kids’ Sculpture Workshops: Each week, kids can stop by the PNC Arts Alive tent inAviator Park (20th and the Parkway) for artist-led sculpture-making activities inspired byPhiladelphia’s public art;
  • Outdoor Sculpture Fun Guide and Art Kits for Kids: Children will receive aprofessionally illustrated kids sculpture booklet and art kit to take home;
  • iPod Tours: Self-guided iPod tours of up to 15 people at a time will venture down theParkway and Kelly Drive. Participants can borrow an iPod Touch loaded with 35 audioprograms about the sculptures and will learn how to further engage with the artworksby using advanced iPod features, such as GPS mapping and messaging;
  • Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO: Public art “ambassadors” will be on hand todistribute Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO maps and to help guide participantsinterested in experiencing the program on their cell phones, smart phones, or mp3players.

3. This is the last couple days to take advantage of the Day Out with Thomas 

at the Strasburg Railroad, through September 19th. Take a 22 minute ride with 

Thomas the Train and have your picture taken with Sir Topham Hat. The 
activities don't end there, The event also includes access to the miniature steam train Cagney and hand-propelled Cranky Cars, Thomas storytelling, a viewing station for Thomas & Friends videos, temporary tattoos, and an Imagination Station with Lego bricks. Don't let your day end there. Make it all about Trains and visit the Choo Choo Barn, and the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Train times for the Thomas trip run through out the day. Check their website for details!

4. Fall is almost here and I feel like dancing, so why not? Join Linvilla Orchard in their Johny Appleseed Arts And Music Festival Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 5pm. The Festival welcomes select local artists  and craftspersons to gather and exhibit their work. It will be a great weekend bringing together music, woodcrafts, jewelry and much much more. While you are there, how about picking a pumpkin? Explore pumpkin land, take a hay ride and enjoy the scenery, and enjoy face painting, pony rides, mazes and much much more! Sounds like fun. Check out their website for more information.

5. Calling all Moms! This one is for you. Join the Please Touch Museum in their Healthy Mom Fair this Sunday from 11am to 3 pm. Get ready for baby and kids, by browsing through a wide range of products and services available to new, expectant and seasoned moms in the Philadelphia area. This event is Free with museum admission and will be held in Hamilton Hall. Hummm....are there diaper changers available, oh and someone to wake up in the middle of the night, expert potty trainers and Super Nanny? Asking to much am I? 

Have a great weekend. And join me on Sunday, this time for real, I promise, and I'll fill you in on stuff to do throughout the area for the week ahead.

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