Friday, September 16, 2011

Just My 2 Cents: The Best Weekend Events (Sat. Sept. 16th and Sun. Sept. 17th)

So much to do this week! Here are just a FEW of my favorites. Make sure to check the Family Penny Pincher calendar for event details and for additional events happening this week

Saturday, Sept. 17th

 Sculpture Saturdays. Along Kelly Drive, Philadelphia. 10am to 2pm. FREE family-friendly SCULPTURE WORKSHOPS, iPOD TOURS, and LIVE MUSIC along Philadelphia’s Kelly Drive.  hands-on activities for all ages, including artist-led sculpture workshops for kids, self-guided iPod tours, and live performances from The Adam Monaco Band, Trinidelphia, KyoDaiko and more. There’s something for everybody to enjoy while discovering public art in in Philadelphia. Live performances at 11:00 and 1:00pm.

Touch a Truck. Silver Diner Parking Lot, Cherry Hill, NJ. 10am to 2pm. $7 p/p or $20 per family.  Fun for everyone! Construction vehicles, emergency vehicles, classic cars, big rigs, tractors and more! Access to over 30 vehicles, the Fun Bus, face painters, live music, auction items, food and drinks and more! To Benefit the building of Jake's Place Playground!

Apple Day. Terhune Orchards, Princeton, NJ. Saturday and Sunday. 10am to 5pm. $5 pp. Children under 3 are free. Fun for  the whole family, including face painting, pumpkin painting, pony rides and our popular corn maze.  Live music, homemade food, and pick your own apples. On Saturday, Herman Parish, local author of favorite children stories Amelia Bedelia, will be signing his new book Amelia Bedelia's First Field Trip as well as Amelia Bedelia First Apple Pie. 

Kids in Center City Playdate. The Market & Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia. 11:30 to 1:30pm. FREE. Enjoy a special Saturday Playdate with Sephora and Wilhelmina Philadelphia. Families can enjoy kid-friendly fashion focused activities, as well as a children’s fashion show. Children are encouraged to to wear their favorite fall inspired designs and participate in the children’s fashion show. Wilhelmina Philadelphia will be on site to take pictures and scout future models (Ages 5 years and up). Market Merchants will offer fashion themed kid-friendly treats and crafts. Parents should stop first to watch The Comcast Experience screen show before descending to the lower level Market area where the event will be held. 

Indian Acres Annual Septemberfest. Indian Acres Tree Farm, Medford, NJ. Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. fCraft Show with over 45 crafters showing off their unique Handmade crafts, and a kids' Fun Fair to benefit American Cancer Society (Relay for Life) of Medford. Featuring Live Music and a fun, FREE play area for the kids. Pumpkin picking wagon rides, barrel train rides, jumpin' pumpkin, face painting, pony rides, zipline, and more!

Sunday, Sept. 18th

Kidzfest. Challenge Grove Park, Cherry Hill, NJ. 11am to 3pm. Free entry. Fee for Participation in the fun-a-thon 3 event competition. Bounces, crafts, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, games. Hockey and soccer shootout, and basketball hoops. Appearances by Captain American and Iron Man! Fun for a good fight pediatric heart disease, cancer, and premature birth.      

My Gym Open House.  Cherry Hill, NJ. 9:30am to 11am. FREE. Everyone is welcome to attend.  Bring a friend and enjoy the gym.   Parents/Adults wear socks. There will be rides, games, swings, zip line and more.  Invite your friends. Also as a special bonus New York Life will be providing a Free Child Identification Card complete with photos and fingerprints to those parents who would like to have this free service. Check the site for additional open house times!


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