Special Events

Philadelphia

AACM - Great Black Music: Chamber Works by Roscoe Mitchell

Saxophonist/composer Mitchell, the S.E.M. Ensemble & guests perform selections of Mitchell's work. German Society of Pennsylvania, 611 Spring Garden St.

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. $15; $60 festival pass. 6/11. 8 pm.

AACM - Great Black Music: Roscoe Mitchell & the Sound Ensemble Composer/saxophonist Mitchell performs w/his ensemble. He'll be discussing his craft w/music writer Nate Chinen before the concert. Settlement Music School - Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen St. www.arsnovaworkshop.org. $15; $60 festival pass. 6/12. 8 pm.

AACM - Great Black Music: The Collide Quartet & the Mike Reed-Jeff Parker Duo Double-header concert w/the Chicago-based duo & the Collide Quartet's performance of a Henry Threadgill piece. The Maas Building, 1325 Randolph St. www.arsnovaworkshop.org. $10; $60 festival pass. 6/13. 8 pm.

American Sailing Tours Daily, 90-min. Delaware River tours on Chinese junk-rigged schooner. An informative History Sail, musical Tropical Sail or romantic Sunset Sail. American Sailing Tours - Pier 24, 401 N. Columbus Blvd. www.americansailingtours.com. $35-$45.

American Sublime: Art After 5 - Joan La Barbara: Three Voices Vocalist La Barbara performs a composition by Morton Feldman. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. www.americansublime.org. Included in admission. 6/10. 5-8:45 pm.

House Tours 19th-century home of the Rosenbach brothers. Ongoing. Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-10 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. Included in admission.

Philly Beer Week: Victory Brewing Company Beer Garden Microbrewery will feature, all on tap, Victory Hop Devil, Victory Summer Love Ale and Victory Headwaters Pale Ale. Featured in bottles will be Victory Golden Monkey, Prima Pils, Hop Wallop Imperial IPA, and Helios Ale. Tir Na Nog, 1600 Arch St. www.phillybeerweek.org. Closes 6/12.

PrideDay LGBT Parade & Festival Annual pride event featuring live music, DJs, refreshments & more. Penn's Landing, Columbus Blvd.; 215-875-9288. phillypride.org. 6/12. Noon-6 pm.

Rodin Museum Public Tours Commissioned by theater magnate Jules Mastbaum in 1926, this building is home to one of the largest Rodin collections in the world. Franklin Parkway at 22nd St.; 215-763-8100. Included in admission.

Relay for Life of South Philadelphia American Cancer Society's signature fund-raising event. Proceeds directly benefit cancer patients & survivors in Philadelphia community. FDR Park, S. Broad St. & Pattison Ave. phillyrelay.org. $10. 6/11. 10 am-10 pm.

See Philly in a PHLASH Center City's purple trolley stops at 27 major Philly historic attractions & cultural institutions. www.phillyphlash.com. $2.

Sunday Morning Meditation Give your week the boost it needs by kicking it off with a relaxing and energizing meditation. Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center, 814 Chestnut St. $10.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Career & Opportunities Expo

Job information. Delaware Valley College, 700 E. Butler Ave., Doylestown; Registration suggested: lifetimeexpos.com/careerexpo.html. 6/15. 10 am-2 pm.

Children's Summer Reading Series Stories about the outdoors & a guided hike in search of plants & critters from the story. Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, 1635 River Rd., New Hope; Registration required: 215-862-2924. Included in admission. Closes 6/30.

Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans 26th Annual Donald W. Jones Flag Memorial Honor fallen soldiers. Falls Township Community Park, 9125 Mill Creek Rd., Levittown; 267-566-2860. Closes 6/12.

Elmwood Park Zoo Presents: A ZooParent Celebration Live animals, a craft for the kids plus an interactive exhibit & free funpacks. Center Court area. Plymouth Meeting Mall, 500 W. Germantown Pike, Plymouth Meeting. 6/11. 11 am-3 pm.

Friday Night Fireworks Check out a display over the Delaware River, every Fri. through August. Downtown New Hope, Main St. www.newhopelambertvillefireworks.com.

Genealogy Fair Experts to answer questions & help attendees start tracing family history. Temple Sholom in Broomall, 55 Church Ln., Broomall. 6/12. 1-5 pm.

Jazz Vespers and Ice Cream Social Featuring Steve Barbone and his Dixieland Jazz Band. Event is open to the community. Union United Methodist Church, 200 Brookline Blvd., Havertown; 610-789-1700. Freewill offering will be taken. 6/12. 7 pm.

Maysie's FarmFest - The Conservation Concert: Local Food, Local Music Fundraiser concert. Maysie's Farm Conservation Center, 15 St. Andrew's Lane, Glenmoore; 610-458-8129. www.maysiesfarmfest.org. $25 per day, $40 for weekend advance; $30 per day, $50 for weekend day of festival. Closes 6/12.

Mixxer 2011 Music, art, camping & food drive festival. Tower Farms, 83 Tower Rd., Ottsville. $25; $20 advance. 6/11. 10:30 am.

Petting Zoo Join the Gasper Home & Garden Showplace as they welcome baby animals to their petting zoo. 316 Tanyard Rd., Richboro. 6/11. 11 am-3 pm.

Solar & Wind Expo For people looking to live in a more environmentally friendly way. Valley Forge Convention Center, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia; 610-354-8212. $10-$12. Closes 6/12.

State Rep. Duane Milne's Kid's Fest Food & guests including Buzz Lightyear and Elmo. The School at Church Farm, 1001 E. Lincoln Hwy., Exton. 6/11. 10:30-1:30 pm.

State Street Blues Stroll Over 20 artists at 20 venues. Downtown Media, State St. www.statestreetblues.com. $20-$25; $15 clubs. 6/11. 6 pm.

Summertyme Festival Featuring vendors and children's activities. Skippack Village, Evansburg Rd., Skippack. 6/11. 10 am-4 pm.

Sunday Naturalist's Foray: Bug Out Discover wide variety of insects and spiders in the natural world. Peace Valley Nature Center, 170 Chapman Rd., Doylestown. 6/12. 2 pm.

New Jersey

American Legion Parade

The American Legion sponsors a parade in North Wildwood starting at 18th & Atlantic Avenue and proceeding south on Atlantic Avenue to Bennett Avenue. North Wildwood, 2nd Ave., Wildwood. 6/11. 2 pm.

Atlantic City, Playground of the Nation Displaying artifacts, costumes, posters, photographs, postcards, souvenirs & Miss America memorabilia. Ongoing. Atlantic City Historical Museum, Garden Pier, Atlantic City; 609-347-5839.

Bordentown City Green Fair A day of information, exploration and action for the family. Carslake Community Center, 209 Crosswicks St., Bordentown; www.bcec.us. 6/11. 10 am-4 pm.

Community Paddle The Viking Dragons in association with the Viking rowing club will host Dragon Boating community paddle. Share in the celebration of awaking the dragon with the Eye Dotting ceremony and enjoy traditional Asian Dragon dancing performed by the students of the Asian Ckub Sovereign Avenue School. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and all participants must sign a waiver. Dr. John Holland Boathouse, N. Surry Ave., Ventnor City. 6/12. 3-5 pm.

Dawn Till Dusk: Farm Life in Moorestown Exhibit. Historical Society of Moorestown at Smith-Cadbury Mansion, 12 High St., Moorestown.

Miss New Jersey Boardwalk Parade Kickoff event for the Miss New Jersey pageant. Ocean City Boardwalk, 2d to 23d St., Ocean City. www.missnewjersey.net. 6/15. 7 pm.

Mummers Brigade Weekend Features pub crawl, a friendly competition among groups for best captain, and a parade. North Wildwood, 2d Ave., Wildwood. Closes 6/11.

New Jersey Surf Museum Exhibit on the history of surfing in NJ. Pictures of Jersey surfers past & present, surfboards, memorabilia, info on beach conservation & more. Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton; 609-296-8868. Included in admission.

Patriot Pirates - Tales of Plunder & Privateers of Coastal NJ Exhibit based on the Revolutionary War Privateers of the Jersey Shore. Ongoing. Tuckerton Seaport, 120 W. Main St., Tuckerton; Registration required: 609-296-8868 Ext. 100. Included in admission.

Permanent Collection Also known as FunChase, the George F. Boyer Museum holds old memorabilia, including the Whacky Shack and The Golden Nugget re-created by Anthony Canzano, Hunt's Pier sculptures, The Coat of Arms salvaged from the Castle Fire by Larry Lillo and more. George F. Boyer Museum, 3907 Pacific Ave., Wildwood. Included in museum admission.

Strawberry Festival Food, baked goods, plants, 'gently used' items & basket raffle. St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 409 White Horse Pike, Oaklyn; 856-854-7959. 6/11. 11 am-3 pm.

Tours of Lucy the Elephant Lucy is an architectural folly that dates to the Victorian Era. 9200 Atlantic Ave., Margate City. Included in admission.

Victorian Fair Live musical performances, crafts, collectibles, living history characters, children's activities & more. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. 6/11. 10 am-4 pm.

Delaware

Aerial Refueling

Timeline showing how air refueling has changed since it began in the 1920s. Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd., Dover.

Behind Closed Doors Historical items that don't really have a place in the museum's regular exhibitions. Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd., Dover.

Berlin Airlift Photos, text & artifacts tell the story of the 1948 Berlin Airlift. Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd., Dover.

Bingo Mon. Banquet Hall Aetna Fire Hall, 400 Ogletown Rd, Newark.

Close Encounters of the Wild Kind Weekly programs on various animals & themes. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission.

Delaware's Prehistoric Sea Life Exhibit on the marine life that dwelt in the Delaware region. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Included in admission.

Dover Team Exhibit on some of the people & specialties at Dover Air Force Base. Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd., Dover.

Enlisted Heritage Exhibit of Air Force uniforms from the past & present. Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd., Dover.

Glowing Rock Room Display of minerals that glow under ultraviolet light. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Included in admission.

Iron Mining See unmelted iron & learn about the iron mining process. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Included in admission.

Keeper Watching Program on the zoo's conservation efforts. Watch zookeepers doing their thing. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission.

Korean War Exhibit on the roles of airlifts, air refueling & aeromedical evacuation during the Korean War. Air Mobility Command Museum, 1301 Heritage Rd., Dover.

Playtime at DHA Meet and mingle with animal lovers at a series of "doggy happy hours" hosted by the Delaware Humane Association. 701 A St., Wilmington; 302-571-8171. 6/15. 5-7 pm.

Please Touch Wall Touch a variety of materials, from petrified wood to turtle shells & more. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Included in admission.

Poetry Slams: Where Artistic Verbal Creations Compete Exhibit on the history of poetry slamming. Includes work by slam poets. University of Delaware, 114 College Sq, Newark; 302-831-6589. Closes 6/10.

Simple Machines Exhibit on six key components found in most complicated machinery. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hammock Rd., Dover; 302-739-3277. Donations accepted.

The Lenni Lenape Exhibit on the lives of the Lenni Lenape people. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana. Included in admission.

Tours of Nemours Mansion Tour the country estate of the late industrialist/philanthropist Alfred I. duPont. Nemours Mansion & Gardens, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington; Reservations recommended. $15.

Wilmington Greek Festival Food, music, dancing, kids' entertainment & more. Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 808 N Broom St, Wilmington. www.greekfestde.com. Closes 6/11.

Kid's Stuff

Children's events

Baby Bounce

Stories, songs & movement activities for babies & very young toddlers. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269.

Baby Days Babies & caregivers will sing songs, read stories & do finger plays. Registration required. Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Ave., Abington.

Boy Scout Council of Southern New Jersey Fun Day For our local Boy Scout council. Morey's Piers & Raging Waters, 25th St. and the Boardwalk, Wildwood; 609-522-3900. Included in admission. 6/12. Noon.

Can-Do Playground Integrated playground where both children with disabilities & enabled children can play together. Alapocas Run State Park and Blue Ball Barn, 1914 W Park Dr., Wilmington. www.candoplayground.org.

Children's Book Club Kids can discuss selected books & make related crafts. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 6/11.

Children's Music Express: Summer Kick Off Party Free yoga and music classes. The Kid Company, 2381 Philmont Ave, Huntingdon Valley. Closes 6/10.

Children's Storytime Staff members read new stories weekly. Barnes & Noble Market Fair, 3535 Rte. 1, Princeton. Closes 6/28.

Comic Drawing After School Program Youth art program led by Marvel DC Comic illustrator Joe Del Beato. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269.

Creative Craft Wednesdays Weekly program for kids. Supplies provided. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 6/29.

Drawing Together Open sketching time for families. Ongoing; dates vary. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. Included in admission.

Early Bird Read & Look Stories & crafts for preschoolers. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; Tickets required. Included in admission.

Family Shabbat Services Led by Rabbi Peter Riger, followed by a potluck dinner & concluded with a Family Service. Temple Sholom in Broomall, 55 Church Ln., Broomall. 6/10. 6 pm.

Girl Scout Council of Southern New Jersey Fun Day For our local Girl Scout council. Morey's Piers & Raging Waters, 25th St. and the Boardwalk, Wildwood; 609-522-3900. Included in admission. 6/12. Noon.

Go-Kart Speedway Playland's Castaway Cove, 936 Boardwalk, Ocean City; 609-399-9090. $6.

Lego Club Build, create and have fun with Legos. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; Registration required: 610-278-5100.

Milk & Cookies Variety hour for local performers who specialize in family entertainment. MilkBoy Coffee, 2 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-5269. $5.

Pajama Party Stories, songs, fingerplays & crafts. Roslyn Branch Library, 2412 Avondale Ave., Abington.

Preschool Rhyme Time Stories, songs, fingerplays & simple crafts. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269. Closes 6/30.

Saturday Morning Pajama Party Kids can wear their PJs to the Shop to receive a free breakfast entree. A paying adult must accompany. The Pop Shop, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood.

Steve Pullara Simple, fun & funny songs about topics such as frogs, bathtubs & gumdrops. Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Sts.; 215-893-1999. www.coolbeansmusic.com. 6/11. 11 am. Also Montgomery Township Municipal Building, 1001 Stump Rd., Montgomeryville. www.coolbeansmusic.com. 6/16. 7-8:15 pm.

Story Time at the Zoo Monthly program of animal-themed stories. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission.

Storytime New stories read weekly. Barnes & Noble - Wilmington, 4801 Concord Pike, Wilmington; 302-487-9677.

Stroller Tour Gallery tour for parents & caregivers with newborns & young toddlers. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. Included in admission.

Stroller Tours Museum tour geared torward parents/caregivers with babies. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. Included in admission.

Summer Family Studio Visitors can work on art projects themed to museum's exhibitions. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. Included in admission.

The Children's Reading Hollow & Discovery Den Children's playspace & reading nook. Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edgehill Rd., Abington. $1.

Tot Shabbat Service geared toward younger children includes songs, a Torah parade and story, followed by a Kiddush snack and craft project. Temple Brith Achim, 481 S. Gulph Rd., King of Prussia.

Tours for Tots Hands-on activities featuring movement & play. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; Tickets required. Included in admission.

Tween Days in the Teen Lounge 'Tweens can hang out & play video games. Atlantic City Free Public Library, One N. Tennessee Ave., Atlantic City; 609-345-2269.

Youth Lounge Creative workshops & open art studio. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219-23 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. Donations accepted.

Children's performances

Brian Richards

Comedy magic. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; Registration required: 610-278-5100.

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. 6/11. 1:30-2:30 pm.

Children's museums & attractions

Children's Garden

3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733.

. Going Green in the Garden Festival for Schools. $9. 6/10. StrawBEARy Surprise & Nature in Art Day Family Festival. 6/11. $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/. Crayola Crayon Manufacturing. Crayola Marker Manufacturing. Crayola Chronology.

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. 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. Look How Our Garden Grows. 6/11. $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. $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. 6/10. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. Space Station. $15; free under 1, members & active duty military families 5/30-9/5. 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. Open daily.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 33rd St.; 215-765-4325. smithkidsplayplace.org. Playhouse. County Fair. Donations accepted. 6/11. 10 am-12:30 pm. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.