Special Events


American Sailing Tours

Daily, 90-min. Delaware River tours on Chinese junk-rigged schooner. Try an informative History Sail, musical Tropical Sail or romantic Sunset Sail. American Sailing Tours - Pier 24, 401 N. Columbus Blvd.

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. $40-$50.

Covered With CHIP Carnival-style event featuring fun, fitness & education events w/a healthy living theme. CHIP enrollment opportunity for uninsured youth. MLK Community Center, 2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave. 5/18. 1:30-4:30 pm.

Day-Off Camp: Canoeing Paddle canoes in Wind Dance Pond. The Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd.; Registration required: 215-482-7300 x 110. $55; $45 members. 5/21. 8 am-3 pm.

Germantown White House Exhibits Interactive exhibits featuring George Washington's family & household. Germantown White House (formerly Deshler-Morris House), 5442 Germantown Ave.

Hidden City Festival 2013 A city festival. Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron Ezras Israel, 2015 S. 4th St. Closes 6/2.

Let's Turn Down the Heat Interfaith discussion of climate change awareness Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St. $10. 5/18. 9:30-3:30 pm.

Open Barn Days Free day of public tours, fun activities, and equine demonstrations Northwestern Equestrian Center, 120 Northwestern Ave. 5/18.

10 am-1 pm.

Penn Medicine Dermatology Skin Cancer Screening Have your skin checked by a Penn Dermatologist to determine your risk for developing skin cancer. Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Blvd., 1st Fl.; Reservations required: 215-662-2737. 5/18. 8 am-noon.

Petapalooza Pet adoption and care festival Burholme Park, Cottman Ave. 5/19. 11 am-2 pm.

Philadelphia Canoe Club Open House Philadelphia Canoe Club hosts a day of fun boating activities, food, and music. The Philadelphia Canoe Club, 4900 Ridge Avenue 5/19. 10 am-4 pm.

The Burpee Home Gardens Grow Anywhere Tour Burpee Home Gardens Grow Anywhere Tour is getting ready to share healthy food, plants & easy gardening ideas across the country. Discovery Charter School, 5070 Parkside Ave. www.burpeehomegardens.com/growanywhere. 5/23. 4-6 pm.

Toad Nights Toad Sights & Sounds The Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd.; Pre-registration required: 215-482-7300 x 110.

With Love: Super Adoption Day 2013 Organized by Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia, there will be rescue groups and shelters with adoptable animals for the public to meet and hopefully adopt. Penn's Landing, Spring Garden St. & N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-922-2386. 5/18.

11 am-4 pm.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Canines for Camilla

Dog show fundraiser for Camilla Hall, 1145 King Rd., West Chester. 5/18. 10 am-2 pm.

Heel for Healing Dog Walk Support Abington Health at this walk in memory of Bernadette Fecher. Abington Health Center-Schilling Campus, 2510 Maryland Rd., Willow Grove. www.amh.org/heelforhealing. $15-$20. 5/19. 10 am-1 pm.

Spring Fest Crafters, Music and Collectibles. Covenant Presbyterian Church, 400 Lancaster Ave., Malvern. 5/18. 7 am-1 pm.

Tour de Tinicum 5 bicycle rides of varying difficulty & post-ride picnic benefit Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Co. Delaware Valley Volunteer Fire Company, 75 Headquarters Rd., Erwinna. www.dvvfc.org. $25 advance; $35 day of event. 5/19. 6:30 am.

TQS Day A family festival. The Quaker School at Horsham, 250 Meetinghouse Rd., Horsham. 5/18. 11 am-3 pm.

New Jersey

Average Joe Expo

Men's lifestyle expo. Products, services & programming relating to cars, sports, gaming, the outdoors & more. Atlantic City Convention Center, 2001 Kirkman Blvd., Atlantic City; 609-646-1640.

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. $20 advance; $25 day of event. Closes 5/19.

Camp Jam in the Pines Music Festival Featuring performances by New Riders of the Purple Sage, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys, Donna the Buffalo & more. Old Cedar Campground, 274 Richwood Rd., Monroeville. www.campjam.org. $15-$35, $15-$25 teens; $60, $35 teens 2-day pass. Closes 5/18.

Guided Tours Explore the mansion, annex rooms & courtyard gardens. Historic Smithville Mansion, 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly. $6.

Tea & Tour Tour the home of Smith Machine Company founder Hezekiah Bradley Smith, who purchased the land in 1865. Historic Smithville Mansion, 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly; 856-767-3159. $20. 5/22. noon-3 pm.

Walk in the Wild Event will take place the third Sunday of the month with a different focus each month. Call 856-579-4441 for information. Old Pine Farm Natural Lands Trust, Rankin Ave., Woodbury; 856-579-4441. Closes 6/16.


Wilmington Grand Prix

Cycling event & family festival feat. the Monkey Hill Time Trial on Fri., family events & racing on Sat., & the Grand Fondo bike race on Sun. Downtown Wilmington, Market St., Wilmington.

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. $15-$99. Closes 5/19.

Kid's Stuff

Children's events

ArtSee Drop-In Activities

Weekly craft activities for kids & adults. The Barnes Foundation - Philadelphia, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Cultures of Play: Learning from Children Children Play & Motivation. Philadelphia Museum of Art - Perelman Building, Fairmount Ave. 5/19. 2-3:30 pm.

Day-Off Camp: Archeology Explore the history of land at the Schuylkill Center. The Schuylkill Center, 8480 Hagy's Mill Rd.; Registration required: 215-482-7300 x 110. $55; $45 members. 5/17. 8 am-3 pm.

Glory of Stories Children's storytime & crafts. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3. Closes 5/31.

Magic Mornings Crafts, games, stories, walks & other activities for young children. Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edgehill Rd., Abington. $10. Closes 5/24.

Children's performances

Jeff Norris

Jeff is an energetic whirlwind of comedy. Valley Forge Casino, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia. $25. 5/18. 8 pm.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

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

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. Sprouts & Seedlings. $12. 5/22. $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. Ready, Set, Go. 5/18. 11 am-4 pm. Cooper Children's Regional Bike Rodeo & Bike Swap & Sale. 5/19. 11 am-4 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. $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. Space Station. City Capers. Flight Fantasy. Roadside Attractions. River Adventures. Wonderland. Centennial Exploration. Liberty Arm & Torch. Woodside Park Dentzel Carousel. ShopRite Supermarket Exhibit. $16; free for members, children under 1. Oct.-Mar.: Mon.-Sat. 9 am-4 pm; Sun. 11 am-4 pm; Apr.-Sep.: Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun.

11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. Super Grover's Super Hero Party. Regular admission. 5/19. 12-5 pm. $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. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.