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Plenty of Weekend Fun in Philly!

With Daylight Savings this weekend you know Spring is right around the corner and Philly knows this! That’s why this weekend is jam packed with family friendly events, many low cost or free.

Super Saturday!

Build and Grow Free Clinic: Carnival Hoops at Lowe’s
This Saturday, March 10th from 10:30a-11:30a at your local Lowe’s Home Improvement Store. Step right up and try your luck with carnival hoops! Your child will love building and playing with this kit. Be sure to register HERE. Free.

Craft Celebration at Disney Stores
On Saturday, March 10th from 10:30a-1p at your local Disney Store. Kids can create their own festive party hat to help celebrate Disney Store’s 25th anniversary. Free.

WXPN Kids Corner Music Festival at Union Transfer
Kids and parents should get ready for a silly, wiggly and giggly afternoon filled with music and fun activities for the whole family! Kids Corner Music Festival attendees will enjoy performances by the newest musical talent for kids and their parents.

On top of the great live music, there will be free make and take craft stations courtesy of The Arden Theatre and The Philadelphia International Children’s Festival. There will also be creative balloon sculptures for free in the lobby provided by Kids Corner and WXPN. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. with live musical performances beginning at 11am Tickets are just $8 each and can be purchased online or by phone at 215-898-WXPN

Free at the Kimmel – The Deedle Deedle Dees
Come out to the Kimmel Center from 11am-2pm! The Deedle Deedle Dees are America’s Ultimate Teaching Band! Founded by Brooklyn-based teaching artist/songwriter Lloyd Miller, the Deedle Deedle Dees use rock-n-roll, country, hip hop, New Orleans piano music, punk, and folk to teach kids about American history, the natural world, social action, and other cool stuff that they might never have thought about before. Kids are never expected to sit and listen to the Deedle Deedle Dees at our concerts: they spread their arms and fly around like Amelia Earhart, bounce and tumble in a box like Henry Brown and march to freedom like Harriet Tubman. Free.

KidsInCenterCity.com Saturday Playdate
Come out to The Market & Shops at Comcast Center from 11a-1p. The free, public kids event includes story reading, a screening of Sprout’s favorite Super Why episodes and special meet and greet with Super Why himself. Be sure to bring your camera to capture photos of Super Why. Market Merchants will offer kid-friendly lunch specials, fun arts & crafts, an interactive gaming station with Sony/Style and cupcake decorating from Termini Bros.

Multicultural Day at Murphy Recreation Center
Multicultural Day is an event by the Friends of Mifflin Square Park group, with the purpose of celebrating the cultural diversity of the park community members by offering ethnic food and performances, as well as providing information to attendees about the friends group and other community groups in the South Philadelphia region. Since park events cease during the cold months, this event is a great way to continue Friends efforts year-round.

Super Sunday!

Family Day at the Philadelphia Flower Show
Families are invited to visit the Einstein Healthcare Network Family Lounge (room 203), powered by Sprout. Children can create crafty projects, play with new toys, put on a puppet show, or watch their favorite movies. Sprout’s Super Why and Wonder Red will make a special appearance each day. At 2pm enjoy a reading of “The Lorax” by Kathy O’Connell of WXPN’s Kids’ Corner and more! The Lounge is open all week from 10 am to 5 pm; parents must accompany children.

Simon’s Day at The Ambler Theater – Celebrating Kids’ Heart Health
Spend Sunday, March 11th celebrating kids’ heart health with the Phillie Phanatic at Simon’s Fund’s third annual Simon’s Day, 11:30 am to 3:30 pm at The Ambler Theater, 108 Butler Pike in Ambler. An entertainment lollapalooza for children of all ages, the event features performances by magician Scott Alexander and ventriloquist John Pizzi, both from America’s Got Talent, and Philadelphia kid-comic legend, The Great Holtzie.

Special guest The Phillie Phanatic will be getting his heart screened, while families learn more about getting their kids’ hearts screened for the type of life-threatening conditions that make sudden cardiac arrest the most prevalent cause of death for student athletes. All day long, kids will enjoy cartoons, games and live hoop action on the big movie screen, plus lots of great food and drinks from Primo’s and The Gourmet Vendor. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for children.

Free Open House at Arden Drama School
Arden Theatre Company welcomes children and families to Arden Drama School’s Free Open House on Sunday, March 11. Kids in grades K-5 are welcome from 10am-noon; Teens in grades 6-12 are welcome from noon-2pm. This event provides an opportunity to meet Arden Drama School faculty and take mini-classes in Acting, Improvisation, Shakespeare, Musical Theatre, and Storytelling. Backstage tours and light refreshments will also be provided.

The Open House will be held at Arden Theatre Company at 40 N. 2nd Street in the heart of the historic neighborhood of Old City Philadelphia. To RSVP to this free event, please contact the Arden Box Office at 215-922-1122 orboxoffice@ardentheatre.org

Come Experience New Jersey Motorsports Park for Free.
New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) is hosting an Open House titled “Come Experience New Jersey Motorsports Park” on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from Noon to 9 p.m. and will feature free admission, free go-karting, free car, cycle and bike laps… just to name a few!

Grassos Magic Theatre Sunday Family Fun Magic Shows
A spectacular magic and comedy show with one of the tri-state area’s greatest magicians, Mike Bonacci. The kids just love him and what he makes come alive. This is a show you don’t want to miss. This is a 50-seat theatre, so make reservations now HERE. Free parking in front of the theatre. Tickets: $20 (Adult), $10 (Child under 6)

For these events and more please visit my Events Calendar.

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