The Friends of Wissahickon are celebrating their 85th anniversary on Saturday with "A Day in the Park - Dance in the Dark."

Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Wissahickon Sustainable Trails Initiative. Visitors can discover watershed creatures and creepy-crawlies, among other activities.

The park day will be held rain or shine and features family activities from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., including a kids' scavenger hunt, nature walks, a bird walk, a 5-mile race and a 1-mile fun run, fly-fishing demonstrations, equestrian events, hikes, and a dog parade and contest. There also will be volunteer projects for families to do.

At 6 p.m. the dance begins, with adults invited to a dinner-dance party featuring the music of the Scott Romig Acoustic Band.

"A Day in the Park - Dance in the Dark," 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday for daytime activities in Fairmount Park near Germantown and Northwestern Avenues. Registration starts at 8 a.m. Party and dinner at 6 p.m. at Northwestern Stables, 120 W. Northwestern Ave. Daytime events with lunch and the 5-mile race: $30, $10 for children. Daytime events only: $20, $5 for children. Full-day tickets (includes evening adults-only event) are $125. Information: 215-247-0417, www.fow.org

Children's Garden

Kids can explore and discover the natural world this weekend at the Camden Children's Garden. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play.

Kids can play in the garden and enjoy rides such as the Train, Carousel and Spring Butterfly Ride. Families can visit the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House, the tropical exhibit, Plaza de Aibonito and Ben Franklin's Secret Workshop. Kids can have fun in the garden's Dinosaur Garden, Maze, Tree House, Picnic Garden, CityScapes Garden, Storybook Gardens and the Fitness Garden.

Camden Children's Garden, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (closed Monday and Tuesday), at 3 Riverside Dr., Camden. Admission: $6, $5 for children ages 3-11, free for children 2 and younger. Information: 856-365-8733 or www.camdenchildrensgarden.org

Music, arts, peace

The M'korstock - a Festival of Music, Arts and Shalom will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at M'kor Shalom in Cherry Hill. The event will recognize the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.

Segal Puppet Theatre and Company will entertain. Singer and songwriter Janet Skarloff will perform kid-friendly music. The M'korstock teens will also perform. Proceeds will benefit the Gift of Life Donor Program and Congregation M'kor Shalom.

M'korstock Festival of Music, Arts and Shalom, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday at Congregation M'kor Shalom, 850 Evesham Rd., Cherry Hill. Admission: $9 in advance, $10 at the door. Free for children ages 3 and younger. Information: 856-424-4220 or www.mkorshalom.org
Contact Monica Peters at mpeters@phillynews.com.