Family friendly events happening this weekend


Hoping to show the kids how to honor veterans?  Join the folks at the Aces Museum on Friday at 11am for aVeteran’s Day Parade and Celebration.  The parade begins at 11 at the Concord School & Upper Burying Ground (where over 50 Revolutionary War soldiers are buried) at 6309 Germantown Avenue.  The parade includes Ms. Black Pennsylvania, the Germantown Young Marines, and honored veterans.  Festivities after the parade will be held at both Vernon Park and the Aces Museum.  FREE.

Get ready for winter and sharpen those skates!  Or just rent some and head over to the Wissahickon Skating Club.  Public skate time runs on Friday nights from 8:30-10:30.  $9 for admission, $1 for skating guest card, $3 skate rental.

Not ready for winter just yet?  Grab one last touch of summer at the Poolside Beach Party at the Greater Plymouth Community Center.  You supply the suits, towels and beach chairs; the community center supplies the summer tunes, waves, and splashable activities.  $9/person or $25/family of 4.


If music is more your style, rock out at the Kids’ Concert at The Commodore Barry Club in Mt. Airy.  The Cooperative Nursery School is planning an afternoon of fun with tunes from The Princes of Babylon, kids activities, entertainment, a raffle, and food.  Doors open Saturday at 1pm, music starts at 1:30 and goes until 4pm.  Tickets are $8/individual, $20/family in advance through, or purchase for $10/$25 at the door the day of the event.  Proceeds go towards the school’s scholarship fund.

Feeling adventurous?  Or just wanting a sweet treat?  Head over to Bredenbeck’s Bakery in Chestnut Hill, where the Cake Spy will be signing her new cookbook, “Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life.”  Visitors will be offered free samples of fall goodies: Caramel Apple Cheesecake, new Pumpkin Harvest Cupcakes, and milkshakes blended with an entire slice of Apple Crumb Pie!  While you’re there, spin “The Wheel of Bredenbeck’s” for some sweet prizes too.  1-3pm.


Thinking of joining the Mt. Airy/Chestnut Hill babysitting co-op? Then take the first step and attend the co-op social this Sunday from 10:30am-12pm at the High Point Coffee Shop at Allen’s Lane.  Meet current co-op members, learn all about the process of joining, and enjoy the company of neighbors you haven’t met!

Running All Weekend:

Looks like it will be gorgeous weather for a ‘worth-the-drive’ trip out to the Tyler Arboretum in Media.  This is one of the last three weekends to check out the Arboretum’s Totally Terrific Treehouses exhibit which closes for the season on November 27.  Insider tip: the trek through the treehouses is a really fun way to tire kids out. The Treehouses were a HUGE hit with our crew of 3-12 year olds.  You can check out the GAP review from last summer here.  Exhibits included with regular admission or membership.

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