Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for March 24th, 25th, & 26th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend March 24th, 25th, & 26th



Friday 

1Check out the  Dinosaur Revolution at Delaware Museum of Natural History

2. Gymnastics Open Play at United Sports



Saturday 


3. Stock up on spring and summer clothes at the Just Between Friends Consignment Sale

4. Make your own watercolor frame 
at Michaels


5. Follow the yellow brick road to the Lime Light Performing Arts Center to see the Wizard of OZ

6. Keep your egg from breaking during Science Saturday at Hagley Museum

7. Step into an enchanted world at the Salt Performing Arts Center as they perform Beauty and the Beast

8. Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


Sunday    

9. Put on your skates and head to Chester County Sports Arena

10. Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute



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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for March 17th, 18th, & 19th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend March 17th, 18th, & 19th



Friday 

1Check out the  Dinosaur Revolution at Delaware Museum of Natural History

2. Gymnastics Open Play at United Sports



Saturday 

3.  Celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture at the Philadelphia Flower Show

4. 
Paint your own Flower Canvas at Michaels

5. OrKID Day at Longwood Gardens

6. Peco Sensory Saturdays at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

7. American Helicopter Museum Presents the 3rd Annual Girls Science Expo

8. Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


Sunday    

9. Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens

10. Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute



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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Just Between Friends of the Delaware Valley Consignment Sale

Just Between Friends Consignment Sale
March 23rd -26th


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 (www.myjbftags.com), 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:

Thurs., March 23rd: 9am-7pm* (SALE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC)
Fri., March 24th: 9am-7pm (NEW MERCHANDISE ARRIVES)
Sat., March 25th: 9am-4pm
Sun., March 26th: 8am-4pm (50% OFF DAY)



Shopping Tips & Information
  • Wear comfortable shoes so you can get 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 holding 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 23rd - 26th at Brandywine Youth Club, 41 Thornton Road - Glen Mills, PA 19342

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for March 10th, 11th, & 12th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend March 10th, 11th, & 12th



Friday 

1Check out the  Dinosaur Revolution at Delaware Museum of Natural History

2. Gymnastics Open Play at United Sports



Saturday 


3.  Celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture at the Philadelphia Flower Show

4. Make your own Painter's Tape Reveal 
at Michaels

7. Hello India at Penn Museum

8. 
Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


Sunday    

9. Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens

10. Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute



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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, ”Holland: Flowering the World”





The 2017 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, ”Holland: Flowering the World,” will celebrate the beauty and ingenuity of Dutch culture, from vivid flower fields to innovative eco-design, on March 11 to 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

No other country is as well known for its floral industry as the Netherlands, which fills the world with color. The Philadelphia Flower Show will transport guests to the rainbow landscapes of tulips, hyacinths and daffodils and the cut-flower and bulb markets that have shaped Dutch history. America’s premier floral and garden designers will celebrate facets of Holland’s culture throughout the 10 acres of exhibition halls at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which supports the transformative greening and beautification work of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

The Flower Show will also explore the innovation that has defined Holland’s approach to its unique landscape, from windmills – one of the earliest uses of natural energy – to 21st-century ecodomes and the Dutch Wave movement, which takes a natural and sustainable approach to landscape design. Leading designers from Holland, including Nico Wissing, Bart Hoes, Bart Bresser, and New Jersey-born Carrie Preston, will share their extraordinary floral and garden styles in major exhibits at the Flower Show. 


New in 2017 Bridges, windmills, canals and water gardens in a sea of 30,000 flowers -- with 6,000 more blooms suspended in a giant floral canopy -- will welcome visitors to the Flower Show. Guests will pass under a brick bridge inspired by the Amsterdam cityscape and adorned with Delft tile patterns, overflowing flower boxes and hanging baskets. The surrounding garden will be planted with cherry trees, sycamores, and drifts of floral color ranging from hot orange to soft pinks, reds, blues and purple accents. Mixed in with thousands of tulips will be hundreds of fritillaria, narcissus, anemones and other blooms. 


New Flower Show attractions will include the World Market in the Convention Center’s Grand Hall. The World Market will feature a Dutch Shopping Village of imported and domestic specialties; opportunities to create a take-home bulb garden or crafted planter; the lively Designer’s Studio demos and real-time competitions; the PHS Pop Up Beer Garden; and free tastings at the Fine Wine & Good Spirits store. 

The 2017 show will also introduce the Garden Spa, located on the Grand Concourse, where guests can opt for a variety of ways to relax, recharge and be pampered. Offerings will include massage, make-your-own essential oils or potpourri, and sips of wine and spirits. 





A favorite family experience, Butterflies Live, returns to the Flower Show in 2017. The educational exhibit replicates a habitat of native plants where more than 1,000 butterflies of 20 exotic and American species interact with guests.


For more information: https://theflowershow.com


Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19107

This event is appropriate for: the whole family

Cost:  $35-$15

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for March 3rd, 4th, & 5th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend March 3rd, 4th, & 5th



Friday 

1. Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester

2. Gymnastics Open Play at United Sports



Saturday 


3. Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens

4.  Build a Rain Gauge at Home Depot's Kids Workshops

5. Make nature journal 
at Michaels

6. Last chance to Join the Continental Army at Valley Forge National Historical Park

7.  Bank of America Free Museum Days

8. 
Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


Sunday    

9. Learn about Rhythm and Hues during PNC Arts Alive First Sundays For Families at Brandywine River Museum of Art

10. Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute



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Sunday, February 26, 2017

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia Opening on April 6th

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia Announces Grand Opening Date for Plymouth Meeting Mall Location

Single Day Admission Passes and Birthday Party Packages are now available for purchase through LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia’s website




LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Philadelphia announced the grand opening of the attraction will be Thursday, April 6th after a morning of festivities at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. Single Day Admission Passes and Birthday Party Packages are on sale now through the Discovery Center’s website. Mayor of Philadelphia Jim Kenney was present for the announcements and revealed the first Philadelphia landmark – Liberty Place – to be completed for MINILAND Philadelphia, an interactive display of the City of Philadelphia in the Discovery Center that will be made of nearly 1.5 million LEGO bricks.

Single Day Admission Passes are available for purchase online at special rates starting at $19 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase at-the-door for $24 per person. Annual Passes are also available for purchase through the Discovery Center’s website. Annual Pass holders receive unlimited access to the attraction for 12 months and benefits including cafĂ©, LEGO Shop and birthday party discounts. By purchasing an Annual Pass before March 31, families are granted “First to Play” access with an invitation to the Center’s “First to Play” Preview Weekend. The Discovery Center’s “First to Play” Preview Weekend will be on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2. Annual passes will be on sale for $59 per person after March 31

“We cannot wait to welcome families from across the Greater Philadelphia region and beyond to experience the ultimate indoor LEGO playground,” said Michael Taylor, General Manager of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia. “The Discovery Center will provide two to three hours of repeatable LEGO play experiences that power creativity and learning through shared LEGO fun for the entire family.”
For those looking for employment opportunities, the Discovery Center is currently hiring for part-time positions. Please visit the Discovery Center’s website for more information.



LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia at Plymouth Meeting Mall is ideal for families with children aged three to 10 years who enjoy the fun and creativity of LEGO. The 33,000-square-foot Discovery Center will feature an interactive LEGO-themed ride, a 4D Cinema, and thousands of LEGO bricks in themed building areas making it the ultimate indoor LEGO playground. For all the latest updates on pre-opening events and activities, follow LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, or for more information visit www.LEGOLANDDiscoveryCenter.com/Philadelphia.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fun Things To Do With Kids in Chester County Top 10 Weekend Events for February 24th, 25th & 26th

Our top 10 picks for this weekend February 24th, 25th, & 26th



Friday 

1. Friday Morning Crafts at Monkey Fish Toys West Chester

2. Gymnastics Open Play at United Sports



Saturday 

3. Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens

4. Make funny birds at Michaels

5. Penn Museum’s 28th Annual Celebration of African Cultures 

6. Science Saturday "Pump It Up" at Hagley Museum

7.  Maple Sugaring at Wolf's Hollow County Park

8. 
Chester County Art Association Mommy and Me at the Exton Square Mall


Sunday    

9. Watch  Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR. at SALT Performing Arts

10. Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute



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