Reading readiness evaluations will be offered for children who are eligible for kindergarten or will be five years old by September 1, 2007. The 30-minute sessions at the Crossroads School will include a 20-minute one-on-one reading evaluation with School Psychologist Jennifer Cordivari followed by a 10-minute discussion with parents. The sessions are open to all children: no connection with the Crossroads School is required. Call 610-296-6765 to schedule an appointment.

Day: Tomorrow, May 11 & May 18

Time: 9 a.m. to noon

Location: The Crossroads School, 1681 North Valley Road, Paoli

Fee: Free

Sheep & Wool Day

Now that spring is here, the sheep at Springton Manor Farm are losing their winter wool. The Farm will celebrate the event with sheep-shearing demonstrations, Irish dance, zydeco music, hayride tours, craft vendors, farm animals, kids activities and family exhibits. Call 610-942-2450 or visit



Day: Saturday

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Springton Manor Farm, five miles west of Downingtown, off Route 322 in Glenmoore

Fee: Free admission; parking $5 per car

French Alliance Weekend

A weekend of living history reenactments at Valley Forge will demonstrate the hardships faced by those living in the colonial-era military encampment at the time of the revolution. Washington and Lafayette will celebrate the 229th anniversary of the French Alliance by describing the importance of their arrangement and its influence over the outcome of the American Revolution. Living history actors will also portray officers, enlisted men, women and children sharing their experiences. Artillery firing, a salute to the Alliance and children's crafts will also be part of the event. Call the Welcome Center at 610-783-1077 or visit


for more information.

Day: Saturday and Sunday

Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Valley Forge National Historical Park, Route 23 and North Gulph Road, King of Prussia

Fee: Free

Pippi Longstocking

The American Family Theater will perform a family musical theater production of

Pippi Longstocking

to benefit Chester County's Kimberton Waldorf School. A Pippi Parade is also planned, so show up dressed as your favorite character from the Pippi Longstocking book series. Contact the school for more information at 610-933-3635 x136 or visit


. Tickets are available by phone or at the door.

Day: Sunday

Time: 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

Location: Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

Fee: $12 adults, $7 children 12 & under


The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Ninety-Nines, an organization of women pilots formed in 1929 by Amelia Earhart will host its annual Community Aviation event offering families a chance to take a ride in a single-engine airplane over Chester County. Proceeds benefit aviation education throughout the Delaware Valley. Call 610-436-9600.

Day: Saturday and Sunday

Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Location: American Helicopter Museum at the Brandywine Airport, 1220 American Blvd, West Chester

Fee: 15 cents per pound of your weight up to a maximum of $25