Weekend picks for family fun

    There are some great choices for families in and around the NW this Saturday, February 4th.  Here are our top three picks:

    Behold the Beauty of African-American Children’s Books at CCP

    The FANTASTIC, star-studded, African-American Children’s Book Fair is this Saturday at the CCP.  We’ve been before, and it is not to be missed!  It’s amazing to see so many talented illustrators and authors all in one spot.  My kids were awestruck walking around seeing so many of their favorite books and meeting the actual people who wrote and illustrated them.  This year’s star-studded list includes: Walter Dean Myers, Bryan Collier, E.B. Lewis, Jerry Pinkney, Floyd Cooper, Javaka Stetptoe, Sharon Flake, and many more.  Author signings, book talks, give-aways, games & prizes are all included.  The event is FREE, but we’ve never managed to escape without a bag-full of new books, so if you’re the same way, bring your wallet.  Community College of Philadelphia Gymnasium.  1-3pm.  Expect crowds!

    Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Penn Museum

    It’s the Year of the Dragon!  So ring in the New Year (again) this Saturday at the Penn Museum’s World Culture Day.  Check the link for the complete listing of events and plan to spend the day.  Kids and their grownups will enjoy workshops, music, trivia, crafts and of course… the Lion Dance Parade!  1-4pm.  

    Browse Summer Offerings at the Camp Fair at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

    The Camp Fair is back in town at SCH Academy this Saturday.  A great event for parents and kids of all ages, the fair is a well-known and relied-upon resource for parents looking for summer options.  Representatives from more than 80 local, regional, and national camps of all kinds, including adventure, travel, arts, and sports, are all in one convenient location.  Free admission and parking, fun & games, lunch & refreshments.  Saturday Feb. 4, 11am-2pm.

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