Weekend family fun picks in Philadelphia and beyond

    To quote Hank Williams, Hey Good-Lookin’, Whatcha got Cookin’?  Here’s what’s cookin’ for kids and families in Philly this weekend…

    Downtown & Beyond

    Qing Dynasty Collage Workshop: Design a Mandarin Square!

    The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Jan. 13, Sunday, 1 p.m. to 4 pmMandarin squares, or rank badges—large and colorful embroidered badges featuring animal insignias—were once sewn onto the coats of officials in Imperial China. In this workshop, guests design their own Mandarin square through collage. This walk-in workshop is free with Museum admission. For more information, call 215.898.4016. http://www.penn.museum 

    And until January 13, 2013… MAYA 2012: Lords of Time leads visitors on a journey through the Maya’s time-ordered universe, expressed through their intricate calendar systems, and the power wielded by their divine kings, the astounding “lords of time.” Visitors explore the Maya world through interactive experiences and walk among sculptures and full-sized replicas of major monuments.

    EUREKA! Family Workshop

    Families of any size shape and artistic ability can explore the galleries and make art together. The project for January will be Silhouette Portraits. EUREKA! which costs $5 per project/ AAC Members FREE and no reservations are required. Drop in anytime from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Abington Art Center 515 Meetinghouse Road

    Northwest Philly

    Free Saturday Classes at Project Learn School

    Open to all children ages 5 through 14. Parents may stay or drop kids off. No pre-registration required. Drop ins are welcome. First Saturday Art – Come be a Saturday Artist! Painting, Drawing, Ceramics and more! Kids and parents enjoy Saturday Art. First Saturday of each month (except Jan. when it’s second Sat.) Oct. thru May, 10-12 p.m. Second Saturday Cooking – Come learn to cook dishes from around the world, eat them up and take home the recipes. Second Saturday of each month Oct. thru May, 10-12 p.m. 6525 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19119 215.438.3623 http://www.projectlearnschool.org

    Is Nature Deer to You?

    Count on us for inspiration and fun for the little ones every Saturday morning. The first and third Saturdays are all about exploring nature: we’ll study different objects from nature and take a walk in the woods. Join us on the second and fourth Saturdays for read-aloud story time and old-fashioned games. Free. http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/  The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Jan 12, 2013, 10:30 – 11:30 am.

    Where are you headed this weekend?  

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