Adventures first… explanations take such a dreadful time.
(the Gryphon, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)
Dover Downs is this weekend, so bear that in mind for your travels.
I’ve been told that this listing is helpful, and while I believe a large part of living green is supporting local, I want to keep simple. green. organic. happy. accessible to everybody. Sooooo for local peeps I am resurrecting Family Fun Delaware and my boys are going to shoulder most of the burden of maintaining it. It’ll be local reviews & events, plus kid reviews of movies, books, music, games, etc; also Maverick is talking about science experiments. We’ll see how it goes. At the very least, though, it’ll feature this weekly roundup of fave family friendly events.
I’ll link to it next Friday, and keep ya’ll updated when it goes live.
Drumroll please… my top picks this weekend:
Friday (tonight!) May 13th, 7:00pm at Loudis Hall in the University of Delaware’s Amy E. DuPont Music Building. Features University of Delaware students and fourth and fifth graders from Thurgood Marshall Elementary School. Admission is free and doors open at 6:30.
Starts May 13th 2011. The ultimate treasure hunt in a quest to discover Delaware— hunt for a cache using GPS technology & then continue on to discover the next treasure.
I honestly have no clue what geocaching is all about, it sounds interesting so I’m sharing, but I’m going to have to research it more. If you’ve knowledge or experience please share your expertise in the comments!
Saturday, May 14th 10:00am- 4:00pm rain or shine at the Cecil County Fairgrounds & Ed Walls Activity Hall. Proceeds from GreenFest will support
the Fair Hill Nature Center’s environmental education programming. This year GreenFest is highlighting the Green and Healthy movement “from the ground up!” Exhibitors will be showcasing the latest consumer products for home and garden with interactive family-friendly exhibits and demonstrations. Learn easy ways to save energy, make your home safer, and garden without harming the environment. Activities include Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt, Environmental Midway games, “Minute to Win It” Games, Make & Take Green Cleaners, Soil Tunnel Exploration, Salad Tables and Boxes, Rain Barrel Conservation, Backyard Water Fountains, Hayrides to the Nature Center, Stream Critter Hunt, Bug Hunt, Nature Crafts, Create a Fairy House.
May 14th & 15th 10:00am- 5:00pm rain or shine. The nation’s oldest outdoor market and Philly’s largest block party. Annual Procession of Saints, live entertainment, the first-ever half-ball tournament to benefit the Mummers Fancy Brigades, and most importantly, streets lined with food vendors, including a 100ft long stuffed sausage at Esposito’s Meats (using Grandpop Esposito’s 100yr old recipe).
Peanut Butter and Jams welcomes Joanie Leeds
Saturday, May 14th 11:30am (doors open at 11:00am) at the Queen in Wilmington. Kid music parents can enjoy! NYC singer/songwriter Joanie Leeds, already known for her pop/soul sound in the grownup world, is now making waves in the land of kids’ music. Currently teaching music at four Manhattan schools, Joanie uses her students as inspiration for her original songs.
Saturday, May 14th from 12:00noon- 5:00pm at Village Imports Fair Trade Store, 165 East Main Street (down Traders Alley) in Newark. There will be free Fair Trade coffee and chocolate samples and door prizes. Event is free and open to the public.
Attracting Butterflies to your Backyard
Saturday, May 14th at 1:00pm at Bellevue Park. May is Gardening for Wildlife Month! Learn a few easy ways to attract beautiful butterflies to your own backyard, no matter the size of the yard. You will make and bring home your very own butterfly feeder to get started. This program is appropriate for all ages. Register by calling (302) 761-6963 by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 13. Meet at the Arts Center. $6 per person.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop: Inventor, Artist, Dreamer at the Franklin Institute.
This exhibition from Milan is in its final days (running until May 29th). Hands-on interactive models of Leonardo’s inventions and machines, as well as state-of-the-art touch screen technology that recreates da Vinci’s personal notebooks (codices). All of the models were constructed according to Leonardo’s notes, drawings and designs, and were recreated using materials and techniques that would have existed in the 15th and 16th centuries. Includes a recreation of Leonardo’s workshop.
We’ve got double-header football tomorrow along with two soccer games, but I’m going to make it to the da Vinci exhibition if it kills me. I’m also sorting through the kids spring/summer clothes to see what needs buying (oh, my aching wallet).
Whatcha doin’ this weekend? Anything fun?