Friday, September 23, 2011

Just My 2 Cents: The Best Weekend Events (Sept. 24th and 25th)

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. 24th

Museum Day . Various Locations. All day and FREE. In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free. View the list of 2011 participating museums.

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.

Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic. Area Lowe's Stores. 10am.FREE From project basics to giving your child the opportunity to say, "I built it!", Build and Grow kid's clinics are a great way to help build confidence! Bring the kids into any Lowe's store and build a FREE wooden project. Each participant also receives a free apron, goggles, a project themed patch, and a certification of merit upon completion of their project. This week create a firetruck with stickers and a working siren!

Oktoberfest. Saturday 12-8pm and Sunday 12pm -5pm. Huntingdon Valley, PA. FREE. German food, music, dancing, beer garden, activities and games, crafts, hayrides and pony rides. We went last year and had a great time. Some portions have a fee for participation.

Fall Family Fun. Terhune Orchards, Princeton, NJ. Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm. $5, children under 3 are free. Come to Terhune Orchards every weekend this fall for great farm fun, great food and great music, celebrate the harvest with the  Mount family and see your neighbors and friends. Pony rides, tractor drawn wagon rides, pumpkin painting, visiting our barnyard of animals, the Corn Stalk Maze, and exploring the Farm Trail are some of the delights that await you each weekend.

Sunday, Sept. 25th

Hipster Henry Firetruck Tour. 4th and Girard (Northern Liberties) 10am. FREE. Kids grab your cameras, your parents and join “A Kid’s Guide to Philadelphia” for a tour of the Engine 29 Firehouse. Meet the firemen and get behind the wheel of a real fire truck. RSVP by emailing so we know how many kid’s to expect! All families are welcome!
Eurkea! Art Workshop. Abington Art Center. Jenkintown, PA. 11am to 3pm. $5. Each month Abington Art Center hosts EUREKA! a fun workshop for families of any size, shape and artistic ability to play and make art together. This month’s art activity will be inspired by Lonnie Graham’s African photo journey.

Manayunk EcoArts Festival. Manayunk, PA. Saturday 11am to 7pm and Sunday 11am to 6pm. FREE.  A two day event along historic Main Street in Manayunk celebrating  artistic, sustainable, and local green initiatives where eco-minded artists, green businesses, and ecologically-concerned community groups gather to share resources and education about green and healthy living.


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