Beat the searing afternoon heat and thunderstorms this week with early morning peach picking, a free afternoon sports club workout, an evening outdoor movie or concert or an indoor poker night. See all of Patch's best bets for the week of August 3 through 9 below.
Patch's Best Bets for the Week
Where/When: from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Why Go: Bring the kids for for a whimsical and engaging performance by hugely popular children's performer Yosi, part of Radnor's continuing Summer Concert Series. Bring your own chair, blanket and non-alcoholic beverages and enjoy a free evening of music in the beautiful outdoors.
Where/When: on days where the temperature tops 90 degrees, during all hours except Monday-Thursday from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Take your workout indoors this week to escape the heat. Philadelphia Sports Clubs citywide will open their doors to the public for free workouts every time the thermometer hits 90 degrees through August. Redeem by referencing the “heat wave promotion” at the front desk of any PSC club. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and will need to show photo ID.
Where/When: on the grounds of Pennsylvania Resources Council from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Why Go: Bring your children for a fun and educational time of making crafts from recycled materials. These crafts teach the value of zero waste and why we want to keep recyclable items out of landfills. While there, browse the market offerings of local organic fruits and vegetables, coffee, breads, rolls, muffins, scones, spreads, flavored butters, cookies, soaps, honey products, maple syrup, plants, dog treats and much more.
Where/When: Newtown Square coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Hear for yourself singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Gaines, whose self-titled 1992 debut drew critical praise from far and wide, and put him on the musical map as a sensitive folk-rock artist. This show always sells out, so don't miss your chance to see him live. Opening will be special guest Joy Ike. Customers over 21 may bring their own beer or wine to the performance, per Burlap and Bean's BYO policy.
Pricing: $22 in advance, $25 at the door.
Where/When: at dusk on Saturday.
Why Go: Bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy a movie in the park's open-air amphitheater. This month features Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Bring your own snacks or purchase popcorn, candy and soft drinks there for a nominal fee. Come early and enjoy the park or stop in at the train museum on-site.
Where/When: from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Take a hayride through the fields and orchards to pick plenty of fresh, ripe peaches. Entertainment begins at 11 a.m. and features a cooking demonstration, Raptors on Tour, Puppets Pizzazz, appearances by costumed characters, face painting and real pony rides. Don't forget to stroll the market for some delicious peach desserts afterward.
Where/When: at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Get the whole family out for an evening of free musical entertainment, part of the continuing . This Saturday features Makin' Music, a multi-award winning group, playing an infectious mix of folk/pop family music and vintage rock ’n’ roll dances that parents will enjoy too.
RIVERCHASERS POKER NIGHT
Where/When: at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays.
Why Go: Participate in an exciting, free-to-enter and zero-risk No-Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament each week at a great local restaurant/bar. You will never be asked to buy in and no gambling is ever permitted at any event. However, if you're looking to socialize and network with people while learning the game, practicing strategy, with a chance to win prizes, then check out this fun event.