Perfect gift ideas for the holidays!
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Perfect gift ideas for the holidays!
The LEGO Store Monthly Mini Model Build – LEGO Turkey: November 1, begins at 5:00pm until supplies last! Stop into the LEGO Store in King of Prussia Mall.
One day each month you can learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. A new model will be available every month and will be specially themed to that month – ask a Store Associate for details! Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free per child. Event is open to children aged 6 to 14 only. Check with your local LEGO Store for dates and times.
This weekend is probably one of the most jam packed eventful weekends of the year! Get into the Fall/Halloween spirit with all of these great events, many free, all weekend long.
Owl’s Eye Hay Maze at Woodmere Art Museum
Owl’s Eye Hay Maze is open through October for families and children to enjoy on the grounds of Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill. The maze is geared towards children ages 4-11. Admission is $8 per child ($6 members) or $20 for families of three or more. Flashlights for tours are available for an additional $3. For information, visit www.woodmereartmuseum.org or call (215) 247-0476.
Spooky Mini Golf at Franklin Square
As dusk draws near, Philly Mini Golf at Franklin Square becomes a magical playground with spooky tricks around every corner! Tickets: $8 (Adult) $6 (Child 12 and under).
The Count’s Halloween Party at Sesame Place
Join The Count and all of his Sesame Street friends for their very own Halloween Party! Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet, singing, and dancing! Don’t forget to wear your costumes! After all, what fun is a Halloween Party… without the costumes? The Count’s Halloween Party takes place in Dine With Me! Dinner includes Smoked Beef Brisket, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, Roasted Chicken, Pasta Marinara, Penne Pasta with Alfredo Sauce, Chicken Fingers, Hot Dogs, Mac N’ Cheese, Roasted Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, Caesar Salad, and Assorted Beverages and Desserts. All dines are assigned seating, if you have a large party and would like to sit together please book under the same last name. Park admission ticket is required.
Trick or Treat Trail at Franklin Square
Come in costume for trick-or-treating and crafts. Plus, face painting and rides on the Lightning Bolt Express. Free from 10a – 5p on Sat and Sun.
Fall Festival at Eurokids Learning Community Center
Halloween spectacular live music, Story Play and Boo-tiful costumes show off from 10a – 4p on Sat and Sun. Free admission. Eurokids Learning Community Center is located at 1134 Pine Street Philadelphia PA 19107
Boo at the Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo is adding a little green to your Halloween with the return of Boo at the Zoo for two spooky weekends! Put on your favorite costume and join us for a creepy, crawly celebration. Enjoy treats and sweets while playing your favorite Halloween games, listening to live music and much more! Don’t forget to bring a recycled shopping bag or last year’s goodie bag to collect your treats! Sat and Sun 10a – 4p.
Boo Boulevard, Presented by PECO at Please Touch Museum
Please Touch Museum tranforms Enchanted Colonial Villiage exhibit into Boo Boulevard during “Healthy and Safe Halloween Month.” In Addition to animatronic characters from the former Lit Brothers department store, Boo Boulevard will feature festive fall decorations, spooky sounds, and items from PTM’s permanent collection of contemporary and historic toys. Exhibit open during regular museum hours. From now through Halloween Day.
Enjoy both Boo at the Zoo and Boo Boulevard at one low price with the ComBOO ticket package.
Free Scary Face Pancakes at IHOP
Get a Free Scary Face Pancake for kids 12 and under on Friday, October 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (one per child).
Not-So-Scary Halloween Bash at Little Treehouse
This special event is fun for the whole family as kids can come to the Treehouse dressed in their costumes. All princesses, pirates, mummies and ghouls can enjoy our Halloween kids menu featuring spooky (but healthy and yummy) items such as Brains and Eyeballs (spaghetti and meatballs) and pumpkin shaped pizza. Children will be able to create a fall craft, dance to Halloween music and have a costume parade. All guests in costume will go home with a special Halloween gift. The fun is from 4:30pm to 6:30pm, with the parade starting a 6:00pm. Members of the Little Treehouse can enjoy this event for free. Non-members pay regular admission rates. For more information: 215-247-3637 or www.treehouseplaycafe.com
Cirque Du Soleil Quidam Bus Tour
Kick-off All Hallows’ Eve on Friday, October 28, 2011 with Cirque Du Soleil and the South Street Headhouse District. During this tour stop, families will be able to watch the performers and have a chance to win a variety of prizes including the opportunity to create video postcards that can be sent to friends and family. The street-side show will take place from 5pm-9pm on Passyunk Ave. (between South Street and Bainbridge).
The Lawn Chair Drive-In Screening of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Come out to Race Street Pier Columbus Boulevard at Race Street on the Delaware River from 7p – 9p. In conjunction with the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation and the Friends of Race Street Pier, Lawn Chair Drive-in will host a screening of the 1956 classic, Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Guests are welcome to bring chairs, blankets and picnics but no glass will be permitted.
Annual Pumpkinland Event
On Saturday, October 29, 2011 Philadelphia children will be able to experience the city’s only downtown pumpkin patch at Pumpkinland. Spend the day in the District and enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, a pumpkin decorating activity, kids rock band performance, music and giveaways courtesy of B101, children’s and doggie costume contests, face painting, a roaming magic act, balloon art, and more! The event will take place from 10am-1pm under the Historic Headhouse Shambles located on 2nd Street between Pine and Lombard.
Smith’s Halloween Party
Come out to Smith Memorial Playground from 10a – 1p for games, crafts, activities, treats, and a costume parade. This event is free for members, or $10 per child at the door for non-members. Not a member? Make a contribution of $50 or more here: http://smithkidsplayplace.org/inddonor/
Halloween in Manayunk
Bring your family and friends to trick AND treat safely in the quaint shops and restaurants along Main Street in Manayunk from 12p – 4p. Participating merchants will be marked with a bale of hay, a potted mum and a small pumpkin!
Fall Festival at Plymouth Meeting Mall
Celebrate the changing of the seasons with family fun at Plymouth Meeting Mall’s Fall Festival on Saturday, October 29 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Center Court. From interactive games to pumpkin decorating, there will be several festive activities for children of all ages in addition to arts and crafts, prizes and more. The South Philly Vikings of the Philadelphia Mummers will have a special craft and costume station, and the Eagles Pep Band will be strolling around inside and outside on the Plazas. The Fall Festival is free and open to the public.
Pumpkinfest at Franklin Square
Fall-themed fundraiser features trick-or-treat trail, cupcake decorating, unlimited carousel and mini-golf, appearances by WHYY characters, Philadelphia Eagle Winston Justice and more. 3p – 6p. Advance tickets are $35/person; $125 family four-pack; historicphiladelphia.org for tickets.
Trick or Tweet: A Halloween Nestival!
Wrap-up your weekend by taking your little ones to participate in a few not-so-spooky “nestivities” including food, cupcake decorating, decorate your own Halloween tote, Zoo on Wheels, face painting, Monster Mash freeze dance, scavenger hunt and other Halloween fun. The event will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2011 at Nest Philadelphia located on 1301 Locust Street. Cost is free for members and $10 for non-members. Visit www.nestphilly.com for more information.
The Valley Courtyard First Annual Fall Festival
Fun for the entire family: shopping, candy for the trick or treaters, facepainting, a PONY, vendors, and much, much more. A portion of the proceeds from AddicTreasures will go to the Huntingdon Valley Junior Womens Club. Tell your friends and plan to join us! The Valley Courtyard is located in Huntingdon Valley, PA 2525 Huntingdon Pike Huntindon Valley, PA 19006
Free Cookies for Kids in Costumes at Bredenbeck’s Bakery
Bring your costumed cuties in for a free cookie on Sunday from 2p – 4p
Halloween Crayola® Pumpkin Patch Event at Michaels
Celebrate Crayola® style! FREE Make-It Take-It. Ages 3 and up from 1p -3p. While supplies last.
O’Doodle’s Annual Halloween Parade
O’Doodle’s, in Chestnust Hill, will once again hold it’s annual Halloween Parade this Sunday – October 30th at 1pm. Come early and get a FREE Professionally photographed Portrait by their favorite Photographer and “Phriend” Becka Leatherman. She will be available from 12:30 to 3pm for Photo Sittings – the glossies will be available for pick the following weekend.
Northern Liberties Halloween and Fall Festival at Liberty Lands Park
Come out from 2p – 5p to this very popular event, featuring hayrides, candy, pumpkins, hot cider, a fire truck, kids in costumes, and more!
Healthy and Safe Halloween Day, Presented by PECO at Please Touch Museum
All day, children are invited to trick-or-treat in the most unique neighborhoods in all of space and time! Please Touch Museum presents a healthy and safe Halloween in PTM’s themed galleries. Kids can dress up like an astronaut, put on a tool belt in Busy Build, or dress for a tea party in Wonderland.
WAIT! THERE’S MORE!! For these events, events at your local Philadelphia Free Library and more please visit my Events Calendar.
On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act. By the end of 2010, the group will have sold more than 225,000 tickets to 160 shows, more than half of which sold out in advance. Over the summer, the group held a hugely successful residency at Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City, where they performed 40 shows in 8 weeks.
This fall, Straight No Chaser bundled the albums HOLIDAY SPIRITS and CHRISTMAS CHEERS with a never-before-commercially released DVD, “Live In New York: Holiday Edition” to create ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS, a 2-CD and DVD box set. You can see them perform these hits live Friday November 25th & Saturday November 26th 2011 at Caesars Circus Maximus Theater in Atlantic City. Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm and is for 21+ Ages.
I’m giving away a pair of tickets to each show.
The Academy of Natural Sciences and Drexel University will host Academy/Drexel Affiliation Day on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 from 10 AM – 4:30 PM. Free and fun for the public, Affiliation Day offers free museum admission and activities to celebrate the completion of an affiliation agreement between the Academy and Drexel. The historic affiliation promotes learning, discovery, and civic engagement in the natural and environmental sciences, creating an internationally recognized powerhouse in scientific research and education.
Pose for pictures with Mario the Dragon and the Academy’s Triceratops mascot. Get your face painted, and make dinosaur and dragon puppets to take home. Meet Academy and Drexel scientists at a dozen activity tables. Visit Dinosaur Hall to see dinosaur skeletons on display, including Tyrannosaurus rex; hunt for dinosaur bones in the Big Dig hands-on exhibit; and watch fossils being prepared for study in the Fossil Prep Lab.
Affiliation Day Activities
Find out how Academy scientists learn about the health of local streams and rivers by studying fish. See the notorious snakehead fish up close, and learn how to tell a fish’s age.
Find out how organic chemists test fish, crabs, and sediments for toxic chemicals like PCBs and DDT.
Peer through a microscope and marvel at the diversity of diatoms, or single-celled algae collected from area coastal streams. Diatoms are important indicators of water quality and produce about 70 percent of the oxygen we breathe.
Academy scientists will demonstrate sorting techniques and display the equipment and resources they use to identify and image snail specimens, some of which are less than one millimeter in length.
Can you make beautiful plants last? Learn how to prepare a botanical specimen just like an Academy scientist does! Specimens can be delicate and can take up to 15 minutes each to prepare.
Think like an Academy ichthyologist! Learn about the diversity of modern and fossil fishes from the Bahamas, North and South America, and Mongolia.
Can you identify some local mammals just by looking at their skulls? Discover the secrets of the skulls and find out how to tell them apart!
Help Academy scientists find 365-million-year-old fossil fish preserved in rocks from roadcuts in Pennsylvania.
Examine specimens from the fossil record and the present day to discover how animals cooperate with each other and create homes for other organisms.
Make your own Dinosaur or Mario the Dragon sock puppet to take home.
When it comes to running across a ceiling or sticking a landing, Spider-Man can’t compete with most geckos. Geckos don’t have suction cups, hooks, or glue—they stick by molecular attraction. Explore the adaptations of gecko feet during this engaging experiment.
Get up close and personal with spineless creatures! Investigate the differences between arthropods and other invertebrates, and meet live invertebrates as well as specimens from around the world.
Join our teacher-naturalists as they explore natural history in informal and interactive presentations involving live animals. 11 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm.
Find out how furs, feathers, fins, and skulls help animals adapt to their environments. Even meet a live animal or two!
Get your face painted as your favorite fun, friendly, or ferocious dinosaur, or become a Mario the Dragon look-alike!
The Academy of Natural Sciences is located at 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103.
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Heat pot on medium/high
Open the coconut milk and you will should see all the thick cream on the top half and liquid at the bottom. Scoop that out into the hot pan, add 1 tablespoon Curry Paste, Fish Sauce and Brown Sugar. Blend until sugar is dissolved and is at a boil.
In the coconut milk can with the rest of the liquid add corn starch and dissolve. Pour into pan with chicken stock and mix. Add onions and yams. Bring to boil then take down to medium heat for 10 mins to cook the yams. Sauce should be thick.
After 10 mins bring it up to high and add chicken then green beans and red bell peppers. Bring back down to medium heat and cook until chicken is done.
You can also add canned baby corn and bamboo shoots at the end if you’d like.
Have it with rice or alone or dip french bread in the broth