Get Out: Polar Bear Run and Plunge, Winter Bird Count

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Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these local events.

Polar Bear Run and Plunge

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. - Noon
  • Where: Philadelphia Sports Clubs 555 E Lancaster Ave, Radnor
  • Why Go: Everyone is a winner at the Tuff Kids Polar Bear Run & Plunge to support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In this challenging event, kids have a blast navigating through land and water obstacles and relays. After the event, cool down with food, games and prizes at the Polar Bear Party. It's a win-win for everyone—kids get active and money is raised for a good cause.  For Kids ages 4-13. Nonmembers are welcome. Some swimming experience required (swim vests will be available)
  • Cost: $35


  • When: Friday, Jan. 4 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
  • Where: Radnor Memorial Library
  • Why Go: Bond with your child as you play, sing (no talent required!), dance, and giggle together. This program is for children ages 2 to 4 years. Registration required.
  • Cost: Free

Radnor Police Department Presents School Violence Seminar

  • When: Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Radnor Township Municipal Building, Radnorshire Room, 301 Iven Avenue, Wayne
  • Why Go: The Radnor Township Police Department is hosting an information session for all school officials and parents within Radnor Township.  Topics for discussion will include emergency plans for each school, Police response and communications, future table top training exercises, and the review of existing floor plans of all facilities.
  • Cost: Free

Join The Continental Army

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 5 from 11 a.m. - Noon
  • Where: Valley Forge Park, Visitor Center
  • Why Go:  Children are invited to join the Continental Army and experience a day in the life of the continental soldier. Recruits will be mustered in by receiving enlistment papers and continental currency. Recruits will be issued wooden (dummy) muskets and learn how to stand, march, and carry their musket as one of Washington's soldiers would have done. Officers, park rangers dressed in continental uniform, will train the recruits in a full musket drill.  Appropriate for ages 6 - 12.
  • Cost: Free

Winter Bird Count

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 6 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Where:
  • Why Go: For ages 12+, come help the BirdWatch volunteers for their annual winter bird count. Meet at the Conservancy cottage and split into teams to count winter resident birds at Rolling Hill Park, Saunders Woods, Riverbend and Flat Rock Park. Search for woodpeckers, juncos, water birds, hawks and many more species. Afterwards, we’ll convene at the Conservancy cottage and share our results over hot chocolate, coffee and donuts. Birders of all ages and levels welcome.
  • Cost: Free

Kids Matinee: Rio

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m.
  • Where:Bryn Mawr Film Institute
  • Why Go: Bring the kids out for a Saturday Kid Matinee at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute.  This week they will show Rio, a fun animated comedy set in Rio de Janeiro.  
  • Cost:$4 kids, $5 adults


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