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The KC Family Calendar

Here you'll find out just where Kathy O'Connell will be appearing in the coming weeks, along with a few Spotlight Events that we think you should know about! Also, you'll find a link to METROKIDS - who offer a comprehensive lists of fun things to do throughout Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware.

Where's Kathy?

Trout Fishing In America - LIVE!
Saturday, September 20
Folk Faire @ Appel Farm
Elmer, NJ - $

A fun filled day for the entire family with Trout Fishing in America and more, presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society. The Folk Faire is part of the Fall Fling weekend, featuring music for all ages, crafters, food vendors, arts activities for all ages at the Appel Farm Tent, etc. Kathy O'Connell will be there to welcome Keith and Ezra to the stage! Complete details on the weekend - and Saturday's Folk Faire can be found at

Kids Corner Spotlight Events

Jolt, Jidder, and Jive! Caffeine Science
Sunday, September 28
The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, PA - $

Why does caffeine make us feel energized? In this month’s Kitchen Science program, we’ll be exploring the science behind caffeine and how it affects our bodies. Learn about the chemical structure of caffeine and how similar it is to sleep-inducing adenosine. Take a guess at the caffeine content in some of your favorite foods and beverages, and predict how much caffeine your body can handle. Create some of your very own caffeine art, and learn about different ways to recycle coffee grounds. Kitchen Science programs are made possible by Frog Commissary, and by a grant from the Don Falconio Memorial Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation. For more information, visit

Chestertown Harry Potter Festival
Friday/Saturday, September 26/27
Chestertown, Maryland - $

Grab your wand, hop on a broom and come for a weekend of magic, on September 26 and 27at Chestertown Harry Potter Festival. The colonial river town in Maryland will host the celebration, featuring spectacular activities and events for children and adults – wizards and muggles alike. Proudly, presented by the non-profit Mid-Shore Community Foundation, the Festival benefits the Garfield Center for the Arts, a cultural organization that nurtures, celebrates and supports arts and artists through performance and education. For more information, visit

Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.
September 20-28
Walnut Street Theatre
Philadelphia, PA - $

JTravel down the rabbit hole and join Alice's madcap adventures as she chases the White Rabbit, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game! Those 'Wonderland'ful songs include "I'm Late," "The Un-birthday Song" and "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah." For more information, visit

Collingswood Book Festival
Saturday October 11
Collingswood, NJ - FREE!

Join book fans on Saturday, October 11 when festival-goers will have an opportunity to stroll more than six blocks of Haddon Avenue filled with nationally recognized authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages. This award-winning festival is the longest-running, largest literary event in the Delaware Valley. Remember, all events are free! For more information, visit

Beauty and The Beast
November 26, 2014 - February 1, 2015
Arden Theatre
Philadelphia, PA - $

Meet two sisters: Cassandra, eager to experience life; and Belle, who is afraid of the world. After their father loses the family fortune, they leave London to start life anew. But nothing prepares them for what happens next. When Belle meets the Beast, she begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined. From the team that created Arden’s Cinderella comes a bold new telling of this classic tale.For more information, visit

Peanut Butter & Jams Concert Series
Every Weekend @ World Cafe Live
Philadelphia, PA / Wilmington, DE - $

A weekly lunchtime concert series for kids and the people who drive them! Peanut Butter & Jams concerts at World Cafe Live (both their Philadelphia and Wilmington locations) are about creating fun and interactive live music experience for kids and parents. Perfect for a family outing, children's birthday parties, or just for a fun afternoon, the Peanut Butter & Jams series is a guaranteed crowd pleaser. PB&J events usually occur Saturday mornings (sometime Sundays) and a family friendly lunch buffet is available (additional cost). Doors generally open at 11:00 am with the show starting at 11:30am, but you should always check each performance listing for times, venue location and any changes.

  • Below are just some of the upcoming shows - for information on both World Cafe Live venues and complete PB&J listings, visit - shows marked with (W) take place at World Cafe Live @ The Queen in Wilmington, DE

  • Sept 27: Erin Lee & The Up Past Bedtime Band
    Oct 04: Gustafer Yellowgold (W)
    Oct. 11: Key Wilde & Mr Clarke
    Oct. 18: The Cat's Pajamas (W)
    Oct. 25: Brady Rymer
    Nov 01: Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band Halloween Party (W)
    Nov 08: Jason Didner & The Jungle Gym Jam (W)
    Nov 16: Justin Roberts & The Not Ready For Naptime Players
    Nov 22: Ratboy Jr.
    Nov 22: Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights (W)
    Dec 06: The Cat's Pajamas
    Dec 06: Suzi Shelton (W)
    Dec 13: Two Of A Kind (W)
    Dec 31: Trout Fishing In America - Countdown To Noon (W)
    Jan 03: Gustafer Yellowgold
    Jan 10: The Diggity Dudes (W)
    Jan 17: Key Wilde & Mr Clarke (W)
    Jan 24: Recess Monkey
    Mar 7: ¡Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés!
    Mar 14: Sugar Free Allstars (W)
    Mar 28: Jazzy Ash

The Ultimate Family Calendar...

For one of the most-comprehensive lists of fun things to do throughout Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware - be sure to visit Metrokids ... home of Kathy O'Connell's award-winning column on kids music! Metrokids has an extensive calendar section for families! Just click the logo below!

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