Friday-Sunday

It is written

Your Writing Stimulus Package is the theme of the 61st annual Philadelphia Writers' Conference, scheduled Friday through Sunday at the Holiday Inn, Fourth and Arch Streets. The opening session's speaker will be Larry Kane and the keynote speaker is Jeffrey Zaslow, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal

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In 2009, Zaslow authored three best-sellers:

The Last Lecture

(with Randy Pausch),

Highest Duty

(with Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger), and

The Girls From Ames.

To register, call 215-677-2570, e-mail

» READ MORE: info@pwcwriters.org

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» READ MORE: www.pwcwriters.org

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Saturday-Sunday

Forever the flag

"Flag Festival 2010: A Turn of the Century Celebration" is Saturday and Sunday at the Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St. A Victorian-style street fair is planned outside from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Highlights include the Fralinger String Band, the Give & Take Jugglers, and a Punch & Judy puppet show. New is Saturday's Patriotic Pet Parade; pet contestants can be registered on-site from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Betsy Ross House is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $3, $2 for children and seniors. A fun pack is available for this festival. Information: 215-686-1252,

» READ MORE: www.betsyrosshouse.org

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Friday

Produce and music

Local foods and local music are featured every week at the Friday Farmers' Market at the Radian, 3925 Walnut St. Music on Friday will be provided by the West Philadelphia Orchestra, with the Big Spoon Funk Brass Band scheduled on June 18. The market, from noon to 2 p.m., is offered through the University City District, the Food Trust, and the Rotunda. It will feature Seeds for Learning Farm at Martin Luther King High School, offering vegetables, flowers, and fresh herbs grown in Philadelphia; Greenwood Kitchen, offering gluten-free and mostly vegan snacks and baked goods; and Visalli's Scattered Acres Farm, providing spinach, strawberries, blueberries, squash, string beans, corn, tomatoes, herbs, and flowers. Information:

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Friday

Moorestown ArtWalk

Moorestown ArtWalk is returning Friday for a fifth season, offering passersby an opportunity to enjoy art in the casual setting of downtown Main Street. More than 30 businesses, ranging from a coffee shop to an art gallery, will participate in the event sponsored by the Moorestown Business Association. The ArtWalk is free, with participants invited to stroll between exhibits from 6 to 9 p.m., rain or shine. Information:

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Sunday

Pride celebrations

The 22d annual LGBT Pride Parade & Festival for the Greater Philadelphia Tri-State Area is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The parade will begin near 13th and Locust Streets and proceed east on Market Street, past a judges' reviewing stand at Independence Hall. Marchers will continue eastward over the Chestnut Street walkway entrance to the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. The event will include main-stage entertainment, a dance area, a family zone, a pet zone, a health area, and food and beverages. Admission to the fair is $10. For more information about Philly Pride Presents or Pride Day, call 215-875-9288, e-mail

» READ MORE: PhillyGayPride@aol.com

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» READ MORE: www.phillypride.org

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