6 weekend events for families, from Earth Day celebrations to movies
Here's a look at what's going on this weekend.
Final-ly Friday in Mt. Airy
Friday, April 25 at 5 p.m.
On the last Friday of each month, area businesses and restaurants hold later hours and provide Mt. Airy dwellers and visitors with special events and discounts. All along the avenue street performers and musicians entertain guests, and a handful of craft vendors fill the sidewalks from Mt. Pleasant to Mt. Airy Avenues on Germantown Avenue. Browse everything from clothing to fine art.
Stop by the Trolley Car Diner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. for a free taste of Wolaver's Organic Beer. At 7 p.m. Quintessence Theatre performs Mourning Becomes Electra, an American melodrama, at the Sedgwick Theater. Miles Thompson plays at 7127 Germantown Avenue from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Veganfest in Mt. Airy
Saturday, April 26 from noon to 4 p.m.
Check out the sights, sounds and flavors Veganfest outside Weavers Way in Mt. Airy on Carpenter Lane. The sidewalk marketplace will feature vegan product sampling, demos, local crafters, artisans, live music, belly dancing and the Weavers Way All Vegan Grill. This year's special guest is Philadelphia celebrity vegan Vance Lehmkuhl of V for Veg.
Saturday Morning Specials at the Roxy
Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m.
An affordable monthly screening series of unique family-friendly films for the young and young at heart! Kid tickets are just $1! Held at the Philadelphia Film Society (PFS) Theater at the Roxy this is the remarkable true story of OTTER 501, the tale of an orphaned baby otter fighting for a second chance at life in the wild.
Earth and Arbor Day Family Festival at the Camden Children's Garden
Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27
Camden's Children's Garden hosts a weekend event for children to celebrate Earth Day at their children's themed garden. The festival includes planting activities, crafts, educational activities — all designed to teach children about Mother Earth.
Arbor Day at Morris Arboretum
Saturday, April 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Arboretum will offer family-friendly, interactive activities focusing on all things tree-related. The day begins on "Out on a Limb," a platform 50 feet above the forest floor. From there, visitors will receive a treasure hunt map that will lead them throughout the grounds to learn about and experience the wonderful world of trees. Four tree activity stations will highlight tree care, tree protection, where trees come from and what they give us. Participants who complete the adventure will get a seedling to take home.
Annual Creek Clean Up and Talkin' Trash Picnic
Saturday, April 26 at 9 a.m.
Clean up the newly acquired Wissahickon East Parcel to brighten up the newest addition to the Wissahickon which includes a very important tributary that flows into the Wissahickon. Following the clean up the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) and the Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) invite all participants to join "Talkin' Trash" picnic to eat and share stories at Fort Washington State Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Flourtown pavilion on Mill Road. Meet at Woodbrook Lane and Anderson Street in Mt. Airy