Signs of spring are everywhere: Tyler Arboretum is hosting a frog hunt, outdoor soccer is starting up again and children's sales are popping up left and right. At this time of year, drama companies are also finally presenting hard-practiced productions, so take advantage by seeing A Kidsummer Night's Dream and Anne of Green Gables.
Patch's Family Best Bets for the Week
TINY TRACKERS AGES 4-5: FROG HUNT
Where/When: at 1 p.m. on Thursday.
Why Go: Join in the search for frogs, fish and more as spring arrives in the pond. The program includes a lesson, an outdoor walk, and a craft to take home.
Pricing: $6 for members, $8 for non-members, registration required
FREE STORYTIME AT REFORMATION CHURCH
Where/When: at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.
Why Go: Meet in the ROCK room for music, dancing, instruments, stories, a craft and lots of fun. Then stick around for free play afterward. Storytime is appropriate for ages 1 through 5 with parent. For more information, contact Jen Troutman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A KIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Where/When: Swarthmore United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Why Go: Watch the Marple Newtown Players perform Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as a marvelous children’s musical that explodes in a joyous celebration of this classic comedy. Full of mischief and mayhem, misunderstanding and magic potion mix-ups, as kings and queens, humble workers, fairies, parents and kids all chase their dreams, the show will be enjoyed by children of all ages.
Pricing: $7 per person
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
Where/When: Players Club of Swarthmore at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Why Go: Fall in love with impetuous, outspoken and delightful Anne once again as you follow her adventures straight from the pages of the beloved classic.
Pricing: $15 for adults, $8 for students
Where/When: at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Designed specifically for children age 3 through 8, this program teaches soccer skills using imagination and creative games. In learning the sport, kids also learn listening skills, fair play, habits of exercise and respect for others.
Pricing: Demo class is free; $66 for following 6-week session
OUTGROWN CHILDREN'S CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT SALE
Where/When: Covenant United Methodist Church of Springfield from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Stock up on gently used children's clothing, shoes, indoor and outdoor toys, games, sports equipment and more. Don't miss the sweets and treats table to reward any little ones tagging along.
Pricing: Free to enter