This weekend… city and suburbs

    AUTO SHOWS: BIG AND SMALL

    This weekend is the opening weekend of the BIG Philadelphia Auto Show.  Check out all sorts of cars- from classic and vintage to sporty and futuristic and everything in between.  So whether your little gearhead sees themselves in a VW, a   Lamborghini or a Mustang, there are plenty to climb in and out of at the show.  Saturday, January 28: 9am – 10pm and Sunday, January 29: 9am – 8pm at the Philadelphia Convention Center.  Tickets available online: Ages 13 and up: $12, Ages 7-12: $6, and Kids 6 and under are FREE!

    If your little car enthusiast isn’t quite ready for the overload of the downtown extravaganza, O’Doodles Toystorein Chestnut Hill has the perfect solution!  Check out their mini-speedway by bringing your own Hot Wheels or Matchbox ringers to race against other kids on their 6 Lane Speedway.  Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm.  FREE!

    KNIT ONE, PURL TWO

    If your little one just wants to keep their hands busy with a timeless tradition, try the Young Knitter’s Club at the Chestnut Hill Library.  The group starts at 11am and is open to knitters of all levels… so whether you’re an expert or a novice knitter, you’ll find companions to help you through.  Bring your own supplies or use the materials provided, but no cats allowed!   FREE!

    CLOTHING FOR A CAUSE

    Need to update your wardrobe?  The Women’s Clothing Giveaway will be held at the Jewish Community Center in Germantown on Sunday from 11am-3pm.  Donate as much as you’d like, then take away as much as you’d like too!  Choose from lots of casual, professional and dressy clothing, accessories, shoes and coats.  Admissions donation suggested at $20 and goes to the FABULOUS Women for Women International organization.

    ARRHGGGGHHH!

    If you’re feeling up to hilarity and highjinks on the proverbial high seas, check out “All Hands on Deck”.  While it’s running a tad bit outside of the NW Philly area, actors in the production hail from Germantown, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill.  So bring the kids and let Captain Papadopoulos entertain!  From the Collaborative Arts & Eastern University Theater… runs Friday through Sunday at Eastern’s Autitorium in St. David’s.

    SUMMER PLANNING

    Here’s another one slightly outside of NW Philly, but worth the drive.  I know it seems like winter is here for the long haul, but summer will be here before we know it… and with summer, comes CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL!  Eeek.  Thankfully, there are camp fairs to help with this.  If your child has special needs, this weekend’s fair might be a good fit for you.  The Special Kids Camp Expo runs on Sunday from 1pm-4pm in Valley Forge.  Get the skinny on everything from day camps, travel excursions, social skills groups, therapy, residential camps, ESY programs and more.  FREE!

     

    NW Philly Parents is a partnership between NewsWorks.org and GermantownAvenueParents.com, a community blog covering events and issues of interest to parents and children in Northwest Philadelphia.

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