Events for the family
Special Events Philadelphia *FREE* Greater Philadelphia NAMIWalk for the Mind of America 5K walk benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Memorial Hall, 4231 N. Concourse Dr.; 215-886-0350. www.nami.org/namiwalks/PA/Philly. Check-in 7:30 am; walk 9 am. 5/31 9 am.
Greater Philadelphia NAMIWalk for the Mind of America
5K walk benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Memorial Hall, 4231 N. Concourse Dr.; 215-886-0350.
» READ MORE: www.nami.org/namiwalks/PA/Philly
. Check-in 7:30 am; walk 9 am. 5/31 9 am.
One Fit Mama Stroller Fitness Class
Exercise & strength training for prenatal & new mothers. Fairmount Park, 4231 N. Concourse Dr.; 215-886-2869.
» READ MORE: www.onefitmama.com
. $15. 6/3 5:45 pm.
Philadelphia Hepatitis Outreach Project (P-HOP): Community Health Fair
Free, confidential Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) screening, testing (along with free HIV testing), & counseling services. New Pathways for Women Outreach Center, 2539 Germantown Ave.; 215-731-2174. 5/31 10 am-3 pm.
Take Steps for Crohn's & Colitis
Walkers of all ages raise money for research. Singer/songwriter Jordan Sweeney will perform.
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. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 267-765-3991.
» READ MORE: www.cctakesteps.org
. 5/31 4-8 pm.
Wizard World Philadelphia
A celebration of the best in pop culture featuring an appearance by actress Katee Sackhoff (Sun. only) of 'Battlestar Galactica,' artists J.G. Jones & Garth Ennis, actor/personality Lou Ferrigno & many others. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.; 215-418-4700.
» READ MORE: www.wizardworld.com
. $25-$45; free for children 10 & under w/paid adult. 5/30 noon-6 pm. 5/31 10 am-6 pm. 6/1 11 am-5 pm.
Animal Planet Expo
High-flying Frisbee dog shows, interactive trivia games & live animal presentations. Appearance by Jeff Corwin. Hibernia County Park, 1 Park Rd., Coatesville; animal.discovery.com/features/expo/expo.html. 5/31 10 am-4 pm.
British Car Show
Classic & antique British cars will be displayed. Hope Lodge & Mather Mill, 553 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington; 215-646-1595.
» READ MORE: www.ushistory.org/hope
. 5/31 10 am-3 pm.
The Bucks County Chocolate Show
A portion of the proceeds will go to National Wildlife Federation. New Hope Eagle Fire Co., 46 N. Sugan Rd., New Hope;
» READ MORE: www.buckscountychocolateshow.com
. $10; $7 seniors & students; free for children under 10. 6/1 10 am-4 pm.
Celebrate summer with this family-friendly day of activities, including guided tours, games for the kids, refreshments & more. 215-641-2687. The Highlands Mansion & Gardens, 7001 Sheaff La., Fort Washington; 215-641-2687.
» READ MORE: www.highlandshistorical.org
. 6/1 2-4 pm.
Presented by the Middletown Community Foundation. Levitz Parking Lot, 1661 East Lincoln Hwy. (across from Reedman-Toll), Langhorne;
» READ MORE: www.middletowntwpbucks.org
. 5/30-5/31 6-10 pm.
Devon Horse Show & County Fair
Benefit for the Bryn Mawr Hospital. Devon Horse Grounds, Dorset & Valley Forge Rds., Devon; 610-688-2554;
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. $7; $5 seniors; $3 children under 12. 5/30 7:30 am. 5/31-6/1 8 am.
Hatboro Fun Festival
Carnival rides & games, entertainment, food & more for all ages. Downtown Hatboro, York Rd., Hatboro; 215-956-9540,
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. $2; $1 students; free for children 12 & under. 5/30 6-11 pm. 5/31 2-11 pm.
St. Philip Neri Annual Parish Carnival
Games, rides, food, card games, live music, garage sale & more. St. Philip Neri Church, 1325 Klinerd Rd., Pennsburg; 215-679-9275.
» READ MORE: www.spnparish.org
. 5/30-5/31 6-10 pm. 6/1 2-7 pm.
Air Force Week: Air Exposition
Features the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team. McGuire Air Force Base, Defense Access Rd., Wrightstown; 609-724-4111.
» READ MORE: www.airforceweekinphiladelphia.com
. 5/31-6/1 11 am.
Annual Herb Weekend Celebration
Lectures, informal talks, demonstrations, food samples & walks in the herb, perennial, kitchen & hardy tropical display gardens. Triple Oaks Nursery, Florist & Herb Garden, 2359 Delsea Dr., Franklinville; 856-694-4272.
» READ MORE: www.tripleoaks.com
. 5/31 10 am. 6/1 11 am.
Atlantic City Art Center Multi-Cultural Festival
Presented by Harrah's Entertainment Inc. Atlantic City Art Center, New Jersey Ave. & the Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-347-5837.
» READ MORE: www.acartcenter.org
. 5/31 noon-7 pm.
Chevy Auto Show
Featuring 100+ Chevy vehicles. Towne of Historic Smithville, 1 N. New York Rd., Smithville; 215-321-8835.
» READ MORE: www.boardwalkcorvettes.com
. 6/1 8 am-4 pm.
Danielle Bledy Memorial 5K Run, Fun Walk & Kid's Dash
Proceeds benefit D's Dawgs children's charity. Cherry Hill High School East, 1750 Kresson Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-2222.
» READ MORE: www.dsdawgs.org
. $20-$25. 6/1 8 am.
Jottings in the Woods: Walt Whitman's Nature Prose & Study of Old Pine Farm
Book presentation, slide show, visit from "Walt" on his 189th birthday, Farm House tours, herb garden, refreshments & more. Whitman Stafford Farm House, 315 Maple Ave., Laurel Springs; 856-784-1105. Slide show 1:30 pm & 3 pm. 5/31 1-4 pm.
Open House Weekend
Visit select buildings & learn about the Village. Cold Spring Village, 720 Rte. 9, Cape May; 609-898-2300.
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. 5/31-6/1 11 am-3 pm.
Play Golf America Day
Putting & long drive contests, equipment demos, clinics, free lessons provided by PGA Pros, prizes, giveaways & more. Seaview Resort & Spa, 401 S. New York Rd., Galloway; 609-748-7680. 5/31 9 am-3 pm.
Ribbon Cutting & Concert With Christopher Cross
Veteran's Island dedication & concert. Cooper River Park, North Park Dr., Pennsauken; 856-216-2170; 856-216-2122.
» READ MORE: www.ccparks.com
. 5/31 noon.
St. Peter's Carnival
Rides, games, funnel cakes, raffles, beer garden & more. St. Peter's Church, 102 Middleton St., Riverside; 856-461-0100. 5/30-5/31 6:30-11:30 pm.
Trinity United Methodist Church, 741 Division St., Gloucester City; 856-456-0144. $4; $2 children 2-8; free for children under 2. 5/31 5-6:30 pm.
World Vision Experience: AIDS
Interactive, multi-media presentation on AIDS-affected communites in Africa. The exhibit is slated to visit 80 different cities across the country. First Presbyterian Church of Moorestown, 101 Bridgeboro Rd., Moorestown; 856-235-1688;
» READ MORE: www.worldvisionexperience.org
. 5/30-5/31 9 am-9 pm. 6/1 noon-9 pm. 6/2 9 am-9 pm.
Delaware Promise Ball
Evening of entertainment, auctions & refreshments. Benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Chase Center on the Riverfront, 800 S. Madison St., Wilmington; 302-888-1117.
» READ MORE: www.jdrf.org/delaware
. 5/31 6 pm.
Dragon Tales Live! Journey to Crystal Cave
Wachovia Spectrum, 3601 S. Broad St.; 800-298-4200,
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$10-$30. 5/30 7 pm.
Magic fun for entire family. Cape May County Library, Ocean & Hughes Aves., Cape May; 609-884-9568.
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. 6/5 6:30-7:30 pm.
Fun pop/rock songs about aliens, dinosaurs & other colorful topics. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400;
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. $10; $7 children 1-12; free for children under 1. 5/31 11:30 am.
Bugs, Bugs, Bugs
Insect program geared towards young children. Elmwood Park Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown; Registration required.
» READ MORE: www.elmwoodparkzoo.org
. $14. 6/3 10:30-11:15 am.
Family Fun Night
Prize drawings & balloon entertainers. Coastline, 1240 Brace Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-795-1773.
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. 6/5 6-8 pm.
Zoo Toddlers: Swim Like a Tadpole, Hop Like a Frog
Children's program about amphibians. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington; Registration required.
» READ MORE: www.brandywinezoo.org
. $8. 6/3 9:30-10:15 am, 10:30-11:15 am. 6/4 1-1:45 pm.
Children's museums & attractions
Camden Children's Garden
3 Riverside Dr., Camden; 856-365-8733.
» READ MORE: www.camdenchildrensgarden.org
. Butterfly house, maze, treehouse & more. $6; $4 ages 3-11; free for children 2 & under Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.
Garden State Discovery Museum
2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill; 856-424-1233.
» READ MORE: www.discoverymuseum.com
Hands-on children's museum featuring an activity wonderland for infants through age 10. The Joyful Noise Singers - Chorus open to all adults with physical & neurological challenges. 5/31 2 pm. $9.95; $8.95 seniors; free for children under 1. Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm thru 10/1.
8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500.
» READ MORE: www.insectarium.com
. Arachnid Alley, Cockroach Kitchen, Working Beehive & more. Good Bug, Bad Bug - Find out which insects help people & which ones harm. Closes 6/30. $7; free for children under 2. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.
Kix & Giggles Children's Playground
9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140.
» READ MORE: www.kixandgiggles.com
. Attractions include a wrap-around gym, a rock wall, soft-play section for babies & toddlers, an outside seating area & more. Mondays 10 am-3 pm are reserved for children with special needs & their families. See website for more info. $6.95. Tue.-Thu. 10 am-8 pm; Fri.-Sat. 10 am-9 pm; Sun. 10 am-8 pm.
The Please Touch Museum
210 N. 21st St.; 215-963-0667.
» READ MORE: www.pleasetouchmuseum.org
. Arts & crafts, stories, theater, interactive exhibits, hands-on activities & more. Target First Wednesday Night. $2. 6/4 5-7 pm. $10.95; free for children under 1. Daily 9 am-4:30 pm.
100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070.
» READ MORE: www.sesameplace.com
. Storyboard Weekend - Music & stories w/Bob McGrath of 'Sesame Street.' 5/31-6/1. $47.50; $42.50 seniors; free for children under 2. Open daily thru 9/1.
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
Intersection of 33rd & Oxford Sts. in E. Fairmount Park; 215-765-4325.
» READ MORE: www.smithplayhouse.org
. Three-story "play mansion" for children 0-5 yrs. old & huge outdoor play park for children 0-10 featuring the Giant Wooden Slide, the giant net climber, the Apollo spinner climber, the Biggo Duo swing & much more. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm. Children must be accompanied by adult.
Book signings & readings
Barnes & Noble-Rittenhouse Square
1805 Walnut St.; 215-665-0716.
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. Rabbi Simeon Maslin:
...& Turn It Again
. 6/2 7:30 pm. Adena Halpern:
Ten Best Days of My Life
. 6/3 7:30 pm.
Chester County Book & Music Company
975 Paoli Pike, West Chester; 610-696-1661.
» READ MORE: www.ccbmc.com
. Jeff Shaara:
Steel Wave: A Novel of World War II
. 6/2 7 pm. Alison Weir:
The Lady Elizabeth
. 6/4 7 pm.
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.; 215-686-5322.
» READ MORE: www.library.phila.gov
. 6/3 7 pm. Lynda Barry:
What It Is
. 6/5 7 pm.
345 S. 12th St.; 215-923-2960.
» READ MORE: www.giovannisroom.com
. Josh Kilmer-Purcell:
Candy Everybody Wants
. 6/4 5:30 pm.
Poetry & lectures
7673 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-9797.
» READ MORE: www.themermaidinn.net
. Bothy Open Mic - Music, comedy & poetry. 6/2 9 pm.
Steel City Coffeehouse
203 Bridge St., Phoenixville; 610-933-4043.
» READ MORE: www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com
. Mad Poets Society Open Mic - Hosted by Eileen D'Angelo, features poets & musicians from Philly & the 5-county area. 6/3 7-10 pm.