With local events ranging from a 5K run and potluck picnic to swing dancing and a deck party, there's truly something for everyone this week--even your teen. See all of Patch's best bets for the week of Aug. 24-31 below.
Patch's Best Bets for the Week
Where/When: from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
Why Go: Enjoy a purchased lunch at the historic Wayne Train Station while famous local author of three children's books, Elizabeth Lammers, reads and signs her books.
Where/When: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Stock up on low-priced, gently used fall and winter clothing for the kids. Also look for baby gear, games, books, sports equipment, outdoor toys, maternity clothing, nursery decor and more. A percentage of the proceeds benefit Salvation Army Family Residence, which offers emergency housing for homeless families in the Philadelphia area. Sellers and donations are still welcome.
OUTDOOR DECK PARTY AND SINGLES SOCIAL
Where/When: Tango's outdoor Cantina Deck Bar from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday.
Why Go: Invite friends and mix and mingle for business and personal networking with other singles from the Main Line at this event hosted by Professional and Business Singles Network. Gather on the outdoor deck and enjoy tasting wines by the glass, select specially paired wine flights or enjoy a specialty cocktail or your favorite beer.
Pricing: $18 admission at the door without a reservation.
Where/When: , Home of the Drexel Dolphins swim team, at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Why Go: Start the day with a vigorous 5K run through the rolling hills of Lawrence Park, or a leisurely 1-mile walk with friends. After the run/walk join us at the swim club for food, drinks, music, face painting and a dip in the pool.
Pricing: $23 for 5K, $18 for 1-mile walk; $50 for families (up to 5 participants).
STORY TIME ON THE FARM
Where/When: from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Readings are at 12:30 and 2 p.m.
Why Go: Listen to two stories with a colonial theme read by the squire of the farm in the parlour while the children enjoy shortbread and cider. The farmer will then lead a tour of the farm animals and orchard. There will also be a chance to harvest some crops. Tea will be served for the adults.
Pricing: $8 for adults, $6 for ages 4 to 12, under age 4 are free.
Where/When: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Peruse an eclectic mix of gently used paperbacks, novels, cookbooks, children's books and more, and score some great deals while supporting our public library. Don't miss Saturday for all books at half-price.
Where/When: at noon on Friday (or at the if it rains).
Why Go: Teens, celebrate the end of the summer with a multicultural picnic, potluck style. Bring a food to share that represents your family or cultural background. If it is homemade, please bring the recipe to share with those who would like to make it at home. There will be a raffle for an iPod Touch and iTunes gift card. If you bring food to share, you may enter the raffle twice. This event is for kids entering grades 6 through 12.
Pricing: Free; registration is required.
SWING LOFT DANCE PARTY
Where/When: Sangha Space at 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Get an all-level West Coast Swing lesson followed by a dance mix featuring West Coast Swing, Country 2-step, NC 2-step, Cha and more. Admission includes the lesson and refreshments; feel free to BYOB. No experience or partner needed. Everyone is welcome.
Pricing: $12 per person; $8 per student with ID.