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April 2021


Saturdays April 3, 10, 17 & 24
Youth Art Exhibit
@The Square Tavern
Rte 252 & Goshen Rd (park behind the Tavern)
Artwork by local youth will be on display. Sponsored by Newtown Square Historical Society.
Time: 11am–4pm
Cost: FREE (donations accepted!)

Fri. April 9
Open Air Cinema
@Veterans Memorial Park
354 Lawrence Rd, Broomall
The Youth Board of the Marple Civic Association will host its first event: an open-air showing of the 1993 classic The Sandlot. Bring a blanket and lawn chair, and enjoy this night out with family and friends, under the stars, with the social distance advantage of Veterans Park.
Time:  Doors open at 7:30pm.  Movie starts at 8:15pm.
Cost: Adults $10; Kids $5

Tickets must be ordered online in advance using the Google form at (Venmo pay only).

Fridays April 9, 16 & 23
Weekend Warm-Up Hikes
@Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Rd, Media
Start your day off right with a brisk, one-hour hike through Tyler’s gardens and out onto the trails. Each week, explore a different part of the Arboretum.The Weekend Warm-Up Hikes will introduce you to Tyler’s hiking trails while providing a moderate cardio workout. Routes will start in front of the Barn, and cover a mix of asphalt, gravel and natural surfaces.
Time: 8:15–9:15am
Cost: FREE for members (sign-in for discount);
Non-Members: $15 per person (includes admission for the day)

Sundays April 11 – May 9
Healthy Kids Running Series
@Gauntlett Community Center
20 Media Line Rd, Broomall
The Healthy Kids Running Series is a five-week running program in the spring and fall for kids pre-K–8th grade. Each HKRS series takes place once a week and offers age-appropriate running events including the 50- and 75-yard dashes, the 1/4 mile, the 1/2 mile and the 1-mile run.
Time: 12pm and 1pm
Cost: $40

Fri. April 16 – Sun. April 18
Greater Philadelphia Spring Home Show
@Valley Forge Casino Resort
1160 First Ave, King of Prussia
At the Home Show, our goal is simple: To inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement, whether it’s a minor renovation or a major remodel. This event will feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. Advance tickets are required, and face coverings must be worn.
Time: Fri 11am–8pm;  Sat 10am–8pm;  Sun 10am–5pm
Cost: FREE

Sun. April 18
Sunday Story Time
@Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation
3900 N Sandy Flash Dr, Newtown Square
Sunday Story Time is new this year! We will be reading from the children’s book, How a Shirt Grew in the Field. Children will then do a hands-on activity, go on a behind-the-scenes farm tour, and then all are welcome to picnic in our grove. Children will also receive an activity book to take home! Member reservations and tickets may be purchased on the website.
Time: 12–2pm
Cost: Children ages 4–12 $6;  under 4 FREE

Thurs. April 22
Pulling Together: Earth Day Invasive Species Hike
@Ridley Creek State Park
1023 Sycamore Mills Rd, Media
Celebrate EARTH DAY by joining your DCNR Park Naturalist for a hands-on nature hike to identify local native and invasive plants along park trails and learn how we can help protect and enhance wildlife habitat. Participants are welcome to bring work gloves and clippers for some actual hands-on experience. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, participants are limited to 25 at a time with masks and 6-ft social distancing.
Time: 9am–12pm
Cost: FREE


Sat. April 10
Virtual Safe Sitter: Babysitter Training Course
Main Line Health
This course is designed for students ages 11–14 who want to become safe babysitters. Pre-registration with payment is required 2 weeks in advance. A book will be mailed to your home and a link will be emailed to you after registration.
Time: 10am–1pm
Cost: $40
Register/More Info: 866-225-5654

Thurs. April 15
Kendall-Jackson Virtual Cooking Class: Paella!
Our Kendall-Jackson Chefs bring you an amazing and delicious virtual cooking class featuring Chicken, Chorizo and Seafood Paella. Download the recipes to cook along, or simply pour a glass of wine, invite a friend and enjoy! This is a virtual event that will be conducted via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Prior to the event, all registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link and password.
Time: 7pm
Cost: FREE

Sun. April 18
Earth Day 2021 Virtual Stage
A full line-up of speakers and presentations will explore issues like green living, sustainable business and community-building around environmental issues. We’ll feature prominent climate activists, scientists, celebrities, community leaders, performers and public officials in an interactive line-up of panels and discussions.
Time: 12–8pm
Cost: FREE