Special Events

Philadelphia

15th Annual Mother's Day Awards Luncheon & Fashion Show

This event is in honor of the late Ms. Tootsies Parker and features a fashion show, vendors, buffet and more. First District Plaza, 3801 Market St. $55. 5/13. 1-5 pm.

Amtrak's National Train Day Enjoy a family-friendly celebration of Train Day. 30th Street Station, 30th & Market Sts.; 215-349-3147. 5/12. 11 am-4 pm.

Decorate-a-Cupcake Fridays Bakery provides chocolate & vanilla cupcakes, icing & all the toppings to make your own special cupcake. Bredenbeck's Bakery & Ice Cream Parlor, 8126 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-7374. Donations accepted; free for children 12 and under. Closes 5/25.

Discover the Beauty of Modesty: 14th Annual Sister's Recognition Luncheon & Fashion Show Annual awards & fashion show honoring volunteers in the community. Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue, 4200 E. City Ave.; www.eventbrite.com. $50-$60. 5/12. 10 am-3 pm.

Expectant Parents Baby Shower There will be guest speakers, snacks, swag bags and more at this baby shower for expectant parents. Nest Philadelphia, 1301 Locust St $30 per family. 5/12. 4 pm.

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.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Annual Dog Show

15 classes offered. Refreshments on sale. Held rain or shine. Call 610-543-3171 for information. Swarthmore Community Center, 715 Harvard Ave., Swarthmore; 610-328-5186. 5/13. 1:30 pm.

Lower Merion Township Open House Interactive displays of Township departments & the equipment they use. 71 E. Lancaster Ave. parking lot. Lancaster Avenue, Lancaster Ave., Ardmore; 610-645-6204. 5/12. 10 am-1 pm.

Phoenixville Celtic Street Fair Celebration of Irish & Scottish culture featuring music, dancing, food & vendors. Downtown Phoenixville, Main & Bridge Sts., Phoenixville. 5/12. 10 am-5 pm.

Stateline Loop 9K/5K Trail Run Four running races on the Stateline Loop Train Run course. Stateline Woods Preserve, 814 Merrybell Ln., Kennett Square. $30. 5/12. 9 am.

New Jersey

10th Annual Troop 31 Car Show

Car show presented by BSA Troop 31. Southampton Municipal Complex, 5 Retreat Rd., Vincentown. $15 registration fee. 5/12. 8 am-3 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.

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Open House & Air Show Join the Joint Base Team for a variety of exhibitions and performances. McGuire Air Force Base, Defense Access Road, Mc Guire. Closes 5/13.

Our Lady of Hope Family Festival Games, rides, live music & food. Our Lady of Hope Parish, 701 Little Gloucester Rd., Blackwood. Closes 5/19.

Our Sustainable Future: The YOU in Community Light breakfast and programs. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 499 Rt-70 East, Cherry Hill; 856-428-2050. 5/12. 9 am-12 pm.

Second Saturday Tours of Paulsdale Learn about Alice Paul's life with a presentation and guided tour. Paulsdale (Alice Paul Institute), 128 Hooten Rd., Mount Laurel; 856-231-1885. $5. 5/12. 12-1 pm.

Delaware

Super Science Saturday

Learn more about the natural world around you. A different topic every month. Iron Hill Museum, 1355 Old Baltimore Pike, Christiana; 302-368-5703. $2. Closes 6/9.

Kid's Stuff

Children's events

Beach Party With Author Debbie Dadey

Dade will be appearing to promote her latest children's book series, 'The Mermaid Tales.' Beach attire encouraged. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. Included with purchase of either 'The Mermaid's Tales' book. 5/11. 7-9 pm.

Come Play With Us Parents and babies 9-17 months. Milton & Betty Katz JCC, 501 N. Jerome Ave., Margate City. Closes 5/24.

Cookies & Storytime A weekly program for pre-schoolers that includes an introduction to books, an activity & snack. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $2.

Disney's Imagination Movers Live! Nina, Warehouse Mouse & other characters from the TV show come to the stage live. Closes 5/12. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Ave., Glenside; 215-572-7650. $29.50-$49.50.

Giggle Gang: Crazy Critters Storytime followed by arts & crafts about bugs. Springfield Mall, 1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield. 5/17. 10:30 am.

Kid Support for People Impacted by Cancer Group for children who have cancer or family members or friends with cancer. Cancer Support Community of Philadelphia (formerly the Wellness Community of Philadelphia), 4100 Chamounix Dr.; Reservations required: 215-879-7733. Closes 5/31.

Lego Club Build, create and have fun with LEGOs. Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library, 1001 Powell St., Norristown; Registration required: 610-278-5100. Closes 5/12.

Teddy Bear Picnic Kids can bring their teddy bears & a bag lunch for a post-storytime picnic at the store. Harleysville Books, 674 Main St., Harleysville; 215-256-9311. $2. 5/17. 11:30-12 pm.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

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

. Beautiful Butterflies, Birds & Cinco de Mayo Family Festival. 5/12. $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. Teddy Bear Picnic. 5/12. 12-3 pm. $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. 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 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.