Mummers and maple syrup: 5 family fun weekend activities

     Head to Manayunk on Saturday for a Mardi Gras Mummers celebration on Main Street. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

    Head to Manayunk on Saturday for a Mardi Gras Mummers celebration on Main Street. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

    This weekend offers a surprising number of outdoor options, but don’t worry, if you want to stay warm, we’ve got you covered too.

    Saturday: 3-D Printing Workshop 

    From 2 to 5 p.m., the Franklin Institute will host at 3-D Printing Workshop. Bring an idea or design and learn about how to bring it to life. The workshop is for parents, educators, and kids ages 11 and up.

    Saturday: Dinosaur Train! 

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    This Saturday at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, kids can joint Buddy from Dinosaur Train on a nature hike. After the hike, families can dig in to gardening supplies to create take-home seed packets and participate in a canoe workshop in the Wild Dance Pond. 10:30 a.m. to noon.

    Saturday: Mummers! 

    After being postponed last weekend, the Mummers will give it another go in Manayunk this Saturday. Celebrate a belated Mardi Gras with the Mummers. The String Bands will strut down Main Street from Shurs to Green Lane between 10 a.m. and noon on Sunday. After the parade, you can still enjoy Mummers music in various eateries until 4 p.m.

    Sunday: Maple Sugaring Festival 

    Yum! Head to the Wissahickon to learn how maple sugar is made. Go on a guided tour through the woods to see the process firsthand and then enjoy hot chocolate and maple sugar at the end of your hike. Online registration recommended, available tour times from noon to 3 p.m.

    Sunday: Rainbow Train Concert 

    The Free Library won’t be very quiet this Sunday when the Rainbow Train hits the stage. Families can enjoy the wonderful vocals of Chana Rothman and a talented group of musicians. The band celebrates healthy gender development with a fun, inclusive, and dance-friendly beat. Sunday at 2 p.m.

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