Special Events

Philadelphia

2010 Pride Parade and Festival

Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Day. Penn's Landing, Columbus Blvd. 6/13. Noon-6 pm.

61st Annual Writers' Conference Jeffrey Zaslow is the keynote speaker. Holiday Inn Historic District, 400 Arch St.; 215-677-2570. $225 and up. 6/11.

A Taste of Northern Liberties Neighborhood history & tasting tour. W. Girard St.; 1-800-979-3370. www.zerve.com/PhillyFoods/NoLibs. $38 per person. 6/12.

Annual Sailing Regatta The racing fleet of the Delaware River Yacht Club will open up the 17th annual Glen Foerd Regatta. Riverside meal in a picnic summer style. Charlie Zahm will be the musical entertainment. Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave.; 215-632-5330. $30; $25 members. 6/15. 5:30 pm.

Daddy UniverseCity Provides education to help fathers/father-figures realize how important their role is to children, family, community. Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. www.fatherfest.com. 6/12. 9 am-4 pm.

House Tours 19th-century home of the Rosenbach brothers. Ongoing. Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Pl.; 215-732-1600. Included in admission.

Military Muster Children are invited to learn the art of marching & musket etiquette. Signers Garden, 5th St. historicphiladelphia.org. 6/11.

Native American Day Call 215-329-7312 or email museum.assistant@stenton.org for additional information. Stenton, 4601 N. 18th St.; reservations suggested: 215-329-7312. 6/12. 1-4 pm.

Philadelphia Business Expo Showcase of small businesses, prouducts and services in and around the area. First District Plaza, 3801 Market St. 6/12. 11 am-3 pm.

Philly Beer Week Hundreds of beer-themed events occur at venues throughout the city. www.phillybeerweek.org.

Pride Day GLBT-friendly events at various venues. Philly Pride Presents, 252 S. 12th St.; 215-875-9288. 6/13. Noon-6 pm.

Satharn na nGael Irish language immersion classes, workshops, music, dancing & entertainment. Commodore Barry Club (The Irish Center), 6815 Emlen St. www.daltai.com. $50; $25 students and children under 16. 6/12. 8 am.

Second Saturdays Free family program 2d Saturday of each month. E. Passyunk Ave. www/2ndsaturdays.blogspot.com. 6/12.

The Murder at the Philadelphia Museum Scavenger Hunt Murdered curator has left a trail of clues connected with secrets in works of art at the Art Museum. Your job - figure out whodunit! Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 1-877-946-4868 (GO HUNT). watsonadventures.com. $38.50; $34.50 college students with ID. 6/12.

Trivia Tuesdays Event hosted by bartender "Smarty Pants" Wil. Sisters Restaurant & Nightclub, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735.

Twisted Thursdays Dinner buffet, karaoke & DJs spinning '80s dance club mixes. Sisters Restaurant & Nightclub, 1320 Chancellor St.; 215-735-0735. $7-$10. 6/17.

Pennsylvania suburbs

Bowling for Rhinos

Continuing fund-raiser effort to help protect the five remaining rhino species. Wynnewood Lanes, 2228 Haverford Rd., Ardmore. $30. 6/11. 6-10 pm.

Butterfly and Bug Walk Search for butterflies and other insects. Green Lane Nature Center, 1492 Gravel Pike, Green Lane; Registration required: 484-674-3748. 6/12. 1 pm.

Creek Critters Search for life in the central Perkiomen watershed with a Montco naturalist. Central Perkiomen Valley Park, 1 Plank Rd., Schwenksville; Registration required:484-674-3748. 6/12. 1 pm.

Cuts for Paws Get your hair cut to benefit dogs. Gwynedd-Mercy College, 1325 Sumneytown Pike, Gwynedd Valley; www.homeatlastdogrescue.com. $10. 6/13. 10 am-5 pm.

Delaware Valley Vietnam Veterans Flag Memorial Honor all veterans of all wars at this event. Falls Township Community Park, 9125 Mill Creek Rd., Levittown. 6/11.

Friday Night Fireworks Over the Delaware River, every Fri. through August. Downtown New Hope, Main St. www.newhopelambertvillefireworks.com. 6/11.

Jazz Vespers & Ice Cream Social Steve Barbone & His Dixieland Jazz Band. Ice Cream Social follows. Childcare available. Union United Methodist Church, 200 Brookline Blvd., Havertown; 610-789-1700. Donations accepted. 6/13. 7 pm.

Lilly Pulitzer Warehouse Sale Lilly's clothes & accessories in her signature "sunny" colors at a fraction of the retail cost. Valley Forge Convention Center, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia; 610-878-8748. www.lillypulitzer.com. 6/11.

Music Sunday Service features all the church's music groups. St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 211 Main St., North Wales. 6/13. 10 am.

State Street Blues Stroll Over 20 talented artists at 20 venues. Downtown Media, State St. www.statestreetblues.com. $15 advance; $20 day of show. 6/12. 7 pm.

Stories with Animals: Duke the Deer Come meet Duke our resident deer and learn all about Pennsylvania's state animal. Upper Schuylkill Valley Park, 1600 Black Rock Rd., Royersford; 610-948-5170. $4. 6/17. 2 pm.

Vanguard School's 4th Annual Learning for Life Motorcycle Ride Poker run, followed by a Beef and Beer Bash at Valley Forge Fire Company. Vanguard School, 1777 N. Valley Rd., Malvern; 610-296-6700 x180. www.vanguardschool-pa.org. $25; $45 couples. 6/12. 11 am-4 pm.

Valley Forge Gun Show Firearms, rifles, military surplus, hunting & fishing knives, books on related topics, gun parts, accessories & more. Valley Forge Convention Center, 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia; 610-975-0877. www.valleyforgegunshow.com. $10-$15. 6/11.

New Jersey

Apply for Your Passport at the Library

The Burlington County Clerk's Office will process passport applications while people wait. Payment by check or money order only. Willingboro Public Library, 220 Willingboro Pkwy., Willingboro; Registration required: 609-877-6668. 6/15.

Bordentown City Green Fair Visualize how small individual efforts can make a huge difference in the community. Carslake Community Center, 209 Crosswicks St., Bordentown; 609- 859-8860. 6/12. 11 am-4 pm.

Cruise Night Cars & motorcycles on Haddon Ave., music, food & fun. Downtown Collingswood, Haddon Ave., 856-858-9275. $5 to enter car; free for spectators. 6/17.

Daily Animal Feeding See the aquarium residents being fed. Jenkinson's Aquarium, 300 Ocean Ave., Point Pleasant. Included in admission.

Smithville Mansion Guided Tours Learn about the property's history as you explore the mansion, annex rooms & courtyard gardens. 803 Smithville Rd., Mount Holly. $6.

Miss New Jersey Boardwalk Parade Pre-competition parade featuring contestants. Ocean City Boardwalk, 2d to 23d St.. www.missnewjersey.net/. 6/16. 7 pm.

Mummers Brigade Weekend Pub crawl & a parade w/top seven Mummers groups from the New Year's Day parade. North Wildwood, 2d Ave., Wildwood; 609-522-2955. www.northwildwood.com. 6/11.

Summer Book Sale Books for cheap. Willingboro Public Library, 220 Willingboro Pkwy., Willingboro; Registration required: 609-877-6668. 6/11.

Victorian Fair Live musical performances, crafts, collectibles, living history characters, children's activities & more. Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1048 Washington St., Cape May; 609-884-5404. 6/12. 10 am-4 pm.

Yard Sale See what the locals have to offer and help support Burlington City High School. 100 Blue Devil Way, Burlington. 6/12. 8 am-1 pm.

Delaware

Simple Machines

Exhibit on the six key components found in most complicated machinery. John Dickinson Plantation, 340 Kitts Hammock Rd., Dover; 302-739-3277. Donations accepted.

Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show Presented by A2Z Promotions & featuring approx. 50 dealer tables. Ramada Newark/Wilmington, 260 Chapman Rd, Christiana; 302-983-2636. www.a2zshows1.com. 6/16.

Sports Card, Comic Book & Collectible Show Presented by A2Z Promotions & featuring approx. 50 dealer tables. American Legion David C. Harrison Post 114, 107 W Glenwood Ave., Smyrna; 302-983-2636. www.a2zshows1.com. $2. 6/13.

Tours of Nemours Mansion Country estate of late industrialist/philanthropist Alfred I. duPont. Nemours Mansion & Gardens, 1600 Rockland Rd., Wilmington; Reservations recommended. $15.

USS Delaware The Visitors Center will be hosting an exhibit of silver. First State Heritage Park, 102 S. State St., Dover; 302-739-9194. Included in admission.

Kid's Stuff

Children's events

15th Annual SuperKIDS Golf Classic

This charity golf tournament proceeds benefit SuperKIDS of Montgomery County Inc. Lederach Golf Club, 900 Clubhouse Dr., Harleysville. $125-$480. 6/14. 12-8 pm.

2d Annual Regional Children's Art Show Work by area schoolchildren. Closing reception 6/13. Cheltenham Center for the Arts, 439 Ashbourne Rd., Cheltenham; 215-379-4660.

Can-Do Playground Integrated playground where both children with disabilities & enabled children can play together. Alapocas Run State Park and Blue Ball Barn, 1914 W Park Dr., Wilmington. www.candoplayground.org.

Children's Storytime Stories & crafts. Barnes & Noble - Rittenhouse Square, 1805 Walnut St.; 215-665-0716. 6/16.

Doylestown Bookshop Anniversary Celebration Children's programming, stories, poetry, author appearances & more. 16 S. Main St., Doylestown. 6/11.

Giggle Gang Twice-monthly programs featuring live entertainment, crafts or nature classes. Springfield Mall, 1250 Baltimore Pike, Springfield. 6/17.

Glory of Stories Children's storytime & craft activity. Delaware Art Museum, 2301 Kentmere Pkwy., Wilmington. $3. 6/11.

Hullabaloo Duo who play "Free-Range, Organic Kid-Folk." World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.; 215-222-1400. $10; $7 children 1-12; free under 1. 6/12. 11:30 am.

Play & Learn Presents: Animals! Kids will enjoy a reading of Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle and have a blast making their own books. Singing and dancing with Miss Debbie, too. Willow Grove Park, 2500 Moreland Rd., Willow Grove; 215-657-6000. 6/15. 10:30-11:30 am.

Steve Pullara Simple, fun & funny songs about topics such as frogs, bathtubs & gumdrops. Rose Tree Park, Rose Tree Rd., Media; 610-891-4663. www.coolbeansmusic.com. 6/12. 7:30 pm.

Story Time at the Zoo Weekly program. Brandywine Zoo, 1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington. Included in admission. 6/17.

Storytime New story weekly. Borders Books & Music, 4221 Concord Pike, Wilmington. 6/15.

Storytime New stories weekly. Barnes & Noble - Wilmington, 4801 Concord Pike; 302-487-9677. 6/11.

Summer Family Studio Visitors can work on art projects themed to museum exhibitions. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.; 215-763-8100. Included in admission. 6/13.

Super Duper Mini Chefs Culinary activities teach kids creativity with food, kitchen safety, food preparation & table manners. Granite Run Mall, 1067 W. Baltimore Pike, Media; 610-565-1654. 6/12. 12-1:30 pm.

The Deedle Deedle Dees Group plays a mix of alternately smart & goofy tunes that appeal to kids & adults. Kennett Flash, 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square; 484-732-8295. $8 advance; $10 day of show. 6/12. 3 pm.

Train & Carousel Rides Hop on the Hummingbird Express Train for a jaunt around the zoo, or ride a carousel animal on the Wildlife Carousel. Cape May County Park & Zoo, Garden State Parkway Exit 11, Cape May; 609-465-5271. $2.

Woodmere Reaches Out Works by area schoolchildren who participated in the museum's educational outreach programming. Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave.; 215-247-0476.

Young at Art Work in a variety of media by youth artists. Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St., Suite 102, Newark; 302-266-7266.

Youth Lounge Creative workshops & open art studio. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219-23 Vine St.; 215-557-0455. 6/11.

Youth Poetry Slam Spoken word competition for teenagers. Borders Books & Music, 4221 Concord Pike, Wilmington. 6/15.

Children's museums & attractions

Camden Children's Garden

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

. StrawBEARy Surprise & Nature in Art Day. 6/12. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-5 pm.

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. 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. Discovery Diner. Rock Climbing Wall. News & Weather. Storybook Castle. Little Discoveries. Sweet 16 Slumber Party. $35. 6/11. 7 pm. Sweet Sixteen Family Party. 6/12. 11 am. May-Sept.: Daily 9:30 am-5:30 pm.

Insectarium 8046 Frankford Ave.; 215-335-9500. www.myinsectarium.com. Working Beehive. Cockroach Kitchen. Mon.-Sat. 10 am-4 pm.

Kix & Giggles Children's Playground 9356 Old Bustleton Ave.; 215-677-4140. www.kixandgiggles.com. Kix & Giggles Attractions. 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. ABC Games. Silly Swap Weekend. $15. 6/12-13. Mon.-Sat. 9 am-5 pm; Sun. 11 am-5 pm.

Sesame Place 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne; 215-752-7070. www.sesameplace.com. Elmo's World. Summer Nights. $17. 6/11. 6:30-10 pm. Open daily.

Smith The Kids' Play Place in the Park 33rd St.; 215-765-4325. www.smithplayhouse.org. Playground & Playhouse. Tue.-Sun. 10 am-4 pm.