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    5 family fun activities for the weekend

     Head to the Big Blue Marble Bookstore for the  2015 Mt. Airy Kids' Literary Festival. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks, file)

    Head to the Big Blue Marble Bookstore for the 2015 Mt. Airy Kids' Literary Festival. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks, file)

    For a cool, but sunny weekend, we have both indoor and outdoor options with books, the stage, film, and science galore.

    Friday through Sunday: 2015 Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival

    The Big Blue Marble Bookstore opens its doors to literary kids, their authors, and illustrators this weekend. From the Family Book Party on Friday night to the Picture Book Celebration Saturday morning, with a Middle Grades Panel, a Mad Libs Treasure Hunt, and Harry Potter and Young Adult fanfare to round out the weekend. Completely free and open to the public. Read more and catch the full schedule here. 

    Friday through Sunday: Philadelphia Science Festival 

    The Philadelphia Science Festival is finally here, all over the region, and better than ever. Why not kick off the weekend with some star-studded astronomy at one of the 29 locations? Then enjoy a day of discovery in Chestnut Hill  at the fantastic Jenks playground on Saturday at 10 a.m.  Or splurge on Saturday Night and travel to Citizens Bank Park for a game and some science when the fightin’ Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves with special science activities throughout the game. The Philadelphia Science Festivals runs now through May 2.

    Saturday: Mashed Media

    If you want to be inspired by youth-generated independent films, then the Mashed Media Awards are for you. The Philadelphia Youth Media Collaborative will showcase the best youth media from around the city. From video to photography, music to spoken word. At the Perelman Theater on Saturday at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to public, so come out and celebrate these great young filmmakers. Ages 12 and up.

    Saturday: Fancy Nancy 

    If you haven’t seen it yet, Fancy Nancy is back for one last show. This splendiferous show is perfect for your petit Fancy Nancy admirer. Come laugh, come cry, and come be delighted by all things fancy! Tip: Funsavers has tickets for this show for half price. Saturday at 11 a.m.

    Saturday: Township Day & Used Book Sale

    Whitemarsh Township day is something that every the kid in all of us will enjoy. A festival of food, games, rides, magicians and much more. There will be a raffle for prizes, along with a used book sale at the Jeanes Library. It all happens in and around Miles Park from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

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