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Weekend Family Activities

Raising and educating children in or near a large city presents many opportunities for learning, adventure and growth. This page is full of ideas for the parent or guardian who wants to make the most of a weekend in the Philadelphia Area.


Event: Philadelphia National College Fair
Date: October 30, 2016 from 11 am – 3 pm
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Registration:     Cost: FREE
Description: NACAC's National College Fairs allow students to interact with admission representatives from a wide range of colleges and universities.


Event: Society of Women Engineers - "Invent It. Build It. Outreach Event."
Date: October 29, 2016 from 9am-3:00pm
Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center

(Registration is required)     Cost: $7.00

Description: Click here.

Event: Black Energy Awareness Month: Youth Career Day
Date: October 29, 2016 from 9am-3:00pm
Location: PECO Building, 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

(Registration is required)     Cost: FREE

Description: Youth Career Day for students grades 9th-12th interested in careers in technology, entrepreneurship, linemen, engineering and mechanics.


Event: Camden Code Day
Date: October 15, 2016 from 9am-4:00pm
Location: Camden COLAB, 200 Federal St., Camden, NJ 08103

(Registration is required)     Cost: FREE

Description: Click here.

Event: Freedom Smitty
Date: October 14- 15, 2016 from 1pm-3:30pm or 7pm-9:30pm
Location: Girard College, 2101 S College Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121
Registration:      Cost: Adult - $23; Child - $8
Description: The story of a young African-American Philadelphia freedom fighter by the name of Kenneth Smith.


The Free Library of Philadelphia

This historic organization offers print and digital information as well as numerous services, workshops and activities Whether you're looking for a new direction, education, or a fun diversion, the library programs can help you take the first step.



This Web site of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News is a great resource of who-what-when-where: sports, music, community events, arts, film and so much more. Their activities calendar can be very helpful.



Although most Girard parents are not visitors, this site is a treasure trove of possibilities. Their event calendar lists what's new as well as the favorites. Philadelphia is packed with activities, museums, historic sites, parks and numerous other educational and entertainment options.


Volunteer on the Weekend

Philadelphia's City Hall has a Web site that lists volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups.

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