Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter celebration at Hickory Springs Pet Farm

Free event with fun for the whole family, including 4-legged friends! Photos with the Easter Bunny, goodies & giveaways

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fancy Nancy at The Musical at Walnut Street Theatre

Fancy Nancy, The Musical

“Fancy Nancy” and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are super-excited to be dancing in a school recital. Nancy and Bree would be perfect mermaids, but Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. She soon discovers that being fancy comes in many forms – all it takes is imagination!

Read the book and watch it come to life on stage!

Thursday, March 26th at 10:30am
Friday, March 27th at 10:30am
Saturday, March 28th at 10:30am, 1:00pm and 3:30pm Sunday, March 29th at 11:00am
Saturday, April 4th at 11:00am
Thursday, April 9th at 10:30am
Friday, April 10th at 10:30am
Saturday, April 11th at 11:00am
Saturday, April 18th at 11:00am
Sunday, April 19th at 11:00am

For more

Location: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

Cost: $14-$16

Monday, March 23, 2015

Chick and Bunny Days

3 great chances to get the perfect Easter picture!

Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Brandywine ACE, Pet & Farm, 1150 Pocopson Rd., West Chester, PA 19382, 610-793-3080. Great family fun day! Chicks, Bunnies & Guinea Pigs available to purchase. Bring a Camera for Photos with the Easter Bunny!

Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Pets & Friends, 51 Jenners Village Ctr., West Grove, PA 19390, 610-345-1145. Great family fun day! Chicks, Bunnies & Guinea Pigs available to purchase. Bring a Camera for Photos with the Easter Bunny!

Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
– Oxford Feed & Lumber, 112 Railroad Ave., Oxford, PA 19363, 610-932-8521. Great family fun day! Chicks, Bunnies & Guinea Pigs available to purchases. Bring a Camera for Photos with the Easter Bunny!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Just Between Friends of the Delaware Valley Consignment Sale

Do you have baby/children’s clothes, toys, and furniture that have been outgrown? Do you want to get rid of them and earn extra cash? If so, Just Between Friends is right for you.

Anyone can consign during this semi-annual event. Just register online, tag your items before the day of the sale using their on-line tagging system, and then drop them off at the sale. JBF does the rest.
  •  Consignors make 60% of their sales (consignors who also volunteer make 70%).
  • You set your own price and decide if your item is discounted during half price days
  • Consignors will receive a presale pass to shop before the public.
  • The fee to consign is only $10.
  • Consignors are required to have a minimum of 20 items or $100 worth of items.
  • With the on-line bar-coding system (, it is easy to enter your tags and print them off.
  •  You will then be able to track your sales during the event
  • They accept seasonally appropriate clothing items during the sales as well as toys, books, and furniture.
If you don’t want to consign, you can  shop for great deals on quality items.

Dates and Times for Shopping:

  • Thursday, March 26th
    Public Shopping
    • 9:00 am to 7:00 pm - $3 Admission Fee  Children Welcome!
    Mid-Sale Consignor Drop Off
    • 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm - drop off for items that don't need to be inspected (no clothes or shoes)
    Friday, March 27th
    Public Shopping
    • 9:00 am to 7:00 pm - No admission fee - Children Welcome!

    Saturday, March 28th
    Public Shopping
    • 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - No admission fee - Children Welcome!

    50% Off Presale until 7:00 pm (must have presale pass) - children welcome
    • 4:30 pm – Team Member Salebration (door prizes, cake, & more)
    • 5:30 pm - Consignors
    Sunday, March 29th
    Public Shopping - 50% off Sale
    • 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Most (not all) items 50% off - No admission fee - Children Welcome!

Shopping Tips & Information
  • Wear comfortable shoes, so you can get to the good deals quickly.
  • Bring your child's measurements and a tape measure to check the items you are buying.
  • We prefer Cash but also accept Visa, MasterCard & Discover. 
  • Children are welcome during the public shopping hours however it gets very busy. If possible, we recommend getting a babysitter so you can enjoy your shopping experience.
  • We have a hold area and extra-large shopping bags for your convenience.
  • We are unable to allow children to play with the toys at the sale. Items are the property of consignors and if they are broken or separated they cannot be sold.

I participated in many of Just Between Friends sales and it really is a convenient way to de-clutter your house. I sold a ton of my girl’s clothes and even two strollers. What I really loved was that you could check exactly what was sold through the JBF website.

Check out this great sale March 26th -29th Brandywine Youth Club, 41 Thornton Road - Glen Mills, PA 19342

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Shamrock-in Storytime

A Shamrock-in Storytime

Wednesday, March 18th

 6 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. 

Join Miss Ellie from the West Chester Public Library for an imaginative evening filled with lots of luck, leprechauns, and big pots o’ gold! Older siblings and (green) pajamas are welcome.

Events are free and open to the public. Non-District residents are welcome! 

WCASD Preschool Parents Group events require pre-registration so we can keep track of attendance. To RSVP, please visit: 

For more information:

 Location: Hillsdale Elementary School (725 W. Market Street, West Chester, PA 19382)

2015 Easter Activities and Egg Hunts

Saturday March 28th

Borough of West Chester
10:00 AM
Ages 2-9
Everhart Park (100 South Brandywine Street)

West Goshen Easter Egg Hunt 

10:30 AM
West Goshen Community Park
Egg Hunt begins promptly at 10:30 AM. Remember to leave time for parking! In the event of rain, Egg Hunt and Decorated Hat Parade would be postponed to Saturday, April 4, 2015. 

West Whiteland Township Easter Egg Hunt 
Saturday, March 28 at Miller Park. 9:30 a.m. Special Needs. 10:00 a.m. General Public ages 2-10. No registration necessary.


 at 10:00 a.m.

at Kimberton Park
Rain Date April 4th

Caln Township
 at 1PM in Municipal Park. The event will start right at 1PM The rain date is Sunday, March 29th  at 1PM.

10AM- 12PM

A fun event for the whole family! We are hiding 10,000 eggs all over the property! There will be raffles with lots of prizes! We will also have other fun family-friendly activities such as: face painting, music, balloon animals, a photo booth, and more! You won't want to miss this event!

Saturday April 4th

10 am East Goshen Park (rain date Saturday, April 11th) Ages 2 to 10.


11 am to 3:00 pm each day. Three weekends before Easter
Three weekends before Easter
Saturday & Sunday -- March
Thursday, Friday and Saturday -- April 2, 3 & 4

Train Rides

Sat & Sun March 28, 29
Sat. April 4
12 PM & 2 PM


Hop' on board the West Chester Railroad and take a 90 minute round trip along the beautiful Chester Creek from West Chester to the historic Glen Mills village. The Easter Bunny will be on board our heated decorated train handing out treats to all passengers!

April 3, 4, 5

Hop into the season with an Easter tradition at the Strasburg Rail Road! The Easter Bunny Train pulls into the station April 3, 4, & 5.

Special Meals with the Easter Bunny

March 28th
1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Bring your little ones to enjoy a themed Afternoon Tea at The Radnor!
Ideal for children ages 3-8.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for March 13, 14, & 15

Our top 10 picks for this weekend March 13th, 14th & 15th


1.  American Girl Group at Barnes & Noble Exton

2. Crafting Friday Mornings at Monkey Fish Toys


3. Make Tissue Paper Flowers  at Michaels

4.  Find some leprechauns at the Great Narberth Leprechaun Hunt 

5Conshohocken  AOH Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

6.  Balloon Freak John Cassidy at the The Colonial Theatre

7Skulls and Skins at Nottingham County Park

8. OrKID Days at Longwood Gardens

9.Cheer Basics Classes at John Pancott Gymnastic Center

10. Free Sundays at Brandywine River Museum  

Bonus Events

Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade

Olly Murs at the Philadelphia Zoo
Saturday Morning Storytime at Barnes &Noble

Register to make Monster Jam®, featuring El Toro Loco at Lowes Build & Grow Clinic

Check out The Art of Brick Lego art exhibit at The Franklin Institute

Toddler Time at Sky Zone Glen Mills

Check out the calendar for more ideas

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cheer Basics Classes at John Pancott Gymnastic Center

Cheer Basics is for anyone who wants to learn cheers, dances, jumps, stunting and tumbling with a focus on proper technique and safety.

Classes will be tailored to the experience levels of the participants, making this class great for beginners as well as for more experienced cheerleaders who want to learn new skills and improve existing ones. Participants will be divided up according to age, skill levels and individual goals.

No experience necessary! We are here to provide training in a non-stressful, fun environment.

For more information or call 484-999-7274

Location:   Pancott Gymnastics - 284 Lancaster Avenue - Frazer, PA 19355

This event is appropriate for 4-18

Cost: $65 for four weeks

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

American Helicopter Museum Hosts Science Expo for Young Women

American Helicopter Museum Hosts Science Expo for Young Women 

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) will host the 1st Annual AHMEC Girls’ Science Expo on Saturday, March 28, from 2 to 5 pm. The museum, located at 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, will present the event in conjunction with its Women in Aerospace and Technology Program (WATP).

The Expo offers participants in grades 3 through 12 an opportunity to present their science projects to the public. Registration for 150 slots, due by March 14, is free and open to young women in three categories: Elementary (grades 3 to 5), Middle School (grades 6 to 8) and High School (grades 9 to 12).

All participants will receive a certificate of participation, and a participation letter will be sent to their respective schools. An awards ceremony will occur at 4:30 pm during which the first, second and third place winners from each age group as selected by visitors attending the Expo will receive ribbons.

Activities for non-participants will include hands-on investigations in each of the seven groups of WATP: physics of flight, space, environment, energy, chemistry, mechanical engineering and robotics, as well as other fun activities. Visitors will also have full access to AHMEC and its exciting exhibits.

Admission is $7.00 per person. Email Zwilling at for a registration form. Contact AHMEC at 610-436-9600 for more information.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Preschool Story Time in the Park Series

Preschool Story Time
Tuesday March 10th 
10am – 10:45am

The ever popular Preschool Story Time series continues indoors this winter in the East Goshen Township Building! Join the Preschool Readers Club and earn prizes for reading stories! Simply print the Hot Air Balloon form found under the Children’s Programs Web link and collect stickers for every book you read! The fun ends with themed coloring activities as well!

For more information:

Location: East Goshen Township Building, Program Room