WEEKEND FUN GRAB BAG: Get ready for Brick Fest Live! in Oaks; International Spring Festival in Lansdale and more

Kids can test their building-with-Legos skills during Brick Fest Live!
Kids can test their building-with-Legos skills during Brick Fest Live! COURTESY PHOTO

Build it!

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center: Founded by a pair of area dads, Brick Fest Live! returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 22 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23. Explore more than 75,000 square feet of life-size Lego models, Lego villages, “Super Heroes & Super Villains,” a Ghostbusters Slime Lab, a Guinness World Record-holding Lego floor mosaic, Lego Play Zone, movie cars and more. Tickets are $27.50, $54.50 for VIP tickets, free for children 2 and under. Visit www.brickfestlive.com.

Come on down!

Santander Arena: “The Price is Right Live,” an interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to play classic games from the TV game show, gives away cash, appliances, vacations and possibly even a new car. Show time is 7:30 p.m. April 26 at 700 Penn St., Reading. Doors open at 6:30. Tickets range from $29-$100. Visit www.ticketmaster.com.

Stories and dinner

Thorndale Inn Restaurant: The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum presents “Steel, Stories, & Spirits Returns” at 6 p.m. April 27 as Gene DiOrio shares some of his knowledge about Coatesville and Chester County’s iron and steel history at the restaurant, 430 Bondsville Road, Downingtown. RSVP to education@steelmuseum.org or (610) 384-9282.

Hidden gems

Morris Arboretum: In new Hidden Gems Tours at 11 a.m. April 22, May 13, May 27, June 10 and June 24, guides will showcase little-known garden spots, structures, sculptures, trees and vistas throughout the 92-acre arboretum at 100 E. Northwestern Ave. Philadelphia. Admission is $17, $15 for seniors 65+, $9 for youths 3-17, students and active and retired military. Visit www.morrisarboretum.org.

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Fling this

Colebrookdale Railroad: Help re-seed flower beds by tossing mud balls from a moving Colebrookdale Railroad train on its journeys between Boyertown and Pottstown April 22 and 23. Departure times for Mudball Express trains are 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from the station at 43 Chestnut St., Boyertown. Call (610) 367-0200.

For the health of it

Green Lane Park: Pear Garden Tai Chi & Reflexology hosts a local event in the worldwide World Tai Chi & Qigong Day 9 to 11 a.m. April 29 on the tennis courts side of the park. All are welcome to sample a free tai chi class or watch demos. Contact Charles at www.peargardentaichi.com or cwbrynan@yahoo.com. Also, visit www.worldtaichiday.org.

Hatfield Aquatic Center: The Hatfield Five and Dime offers 5- and 10-mile races and a kids fun run April 23. On site registration at 2500 Chestnut St., Hatfield, opens at 7:30 a.m. and the race starts at 9. Get registration information at https://www.runtheday.com/register/detail/hatfield-five-dime?platform=hootsuite.

Valley Forge National Historical Park: The Valley Forge Revolutionary 5-Mile Run April 23 also features a three-mile walk and a Young Patriots Fun Run. Get details at www.valleyforge.org/revolutionary-run.

Valley Forge Casino Resort: April 28-30 Face of America 2017 offers an inspiring bicycle rides to Gettysburg that bring civilians together with retired and active military and first responders, including adaptive military veterans and civilians from across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. You’ll find registration information at http://worldteamsports.org/events/face-of-america.

Pursue passions

At Bunfest from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22, meet rescue bunnies and artisans and crafters selling items for both bunnies and humans, and hear from rabbit vets at bunny educator seminars. There’s even a bunny spa with nail trimming, grooming and massages. A photographer will also be taking bunny portraits.

From 5 to 9 p.m. April 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 29 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30, the Empowered Light Expo includes lectures, alternative healing treatments, readings, holistic earth-friendly products, meditations, Reiki, crystals, massages and more. Tickets are $5 Friday night, $10 Saturday or Sunday, $20 for a weekend pass.

The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center is at 100 Station Ave., Upper Providence.

Once upon a time

Upper Darby Performing Arts Center: Pennsylvania Ballet II presents a new production of “Snow White” with an original music score at 11 a.m. April 29 at 601 N. Lansdowne Ave., Drexel Hill. Call (610) 622-1189 or go to www.udpac.org.

Go antiquing

Renninger’s Adamstown: An Antiques Extravaganza opens at 10 a.m. April 27, and 8 a.m. April 28-29 at 740 Noble St., Kutztown. Browse glassware, jewelry, China, ceramics, dolls, tinware, clocks, furniture, paintings, prints, toys, textiles and more. Admission is $15 on Thursday, $6 Friday and $4 Saturday. See www.renningers.com.

People like you

North Penn High School: The 26th International Spring Festival is held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 22 at the school, 1340 Valley Forge Road, Towamencin. Highlights include international foods, music, entertainment, a health fair and children’s activities. Admission is free. Get more details at www.internationalspringfestival.com.

Signs of spring

Trout derby: Go fishing, rain or shine, April 29 and 30 on the grounds of Norristown Farm Park and Norristown State Hospital (enter Gate 5 at Stanbridge Street). Fishing rods will be available for children. A special pond will be designated for children 6 and under. Sections of the creek will be marked for teens 15 and under and challenged individuals. Cost is $20, $30 for adult two-day passes, $10 for teens 13-15, $5 for children 12 and under. Breakfast, lunch and drinks will be available. There will be bucket raffle tickets, bait and lures for sale and prizes awarded for tagged “breeder” trout. Call Charles at (267) 438-2572 or Marty at (484) 366-4120 for directions. Visit www.stonycreekanglers.org.

Peddler’s Village: The Spring Fling Festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 22-23. Savor local seasonal foods, spruce up with home and garden displays, chill out with friends and family at Earl’s Beer Garden and treasure hunt for an original handcrafted work at the Artisans Market. Treat the kids to inflatables, musical flash mobs, boardwalk-style food and live entertainment. The whole family can catch the Earth Day buzz with the Bucks County Beekeepers Association presentations and explore Nature’s Recyclers with the Bucks County Audubon Society. The village is at Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska. For more information, visit www.peddlersvillage.com or call (215) 794-4000.

Peter Wentz Farmstead: A Spring Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 includes the annual sheep shearing day, tours of the historic house, open hearth cooking, live colonial music, colonial crafts, a Punch and Judy puppet show and a food truck. Check it out at 2030 Shearer Road, Worcester. Suggested donation is $2 per person.

Experience art

Glencairn Museum: See glassblowing, metal forging, stone carving, stained glass painting, hex sign painting, icon writing, sand mandalas and more at the Sacred Arts Festival at Glencairn 1 to 5 p.m. April 23 at 1001 Cathedral Road, Bryn Athyn. Also see the museum’s collection of religious art and artifacts and get access to the tower. Cost is $10, $8 for seniors and students, free for members and children 3 and under. Visit www.glencairnmuseum.org.

St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church: An art show is held April 28-30 at 689 Sugartown Road, Malvern. Get more details at www.stfrancisfields.com.

Philadelphia Museum of Art: “Witness: Reality and Imagination in the Prints of Francisco Goya” opens April 22 and continues through Sept. 6. Goya witnessed decades of political turmoil and social upheaval in Spain as court painter to four successive rulers. Located at 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, till 8:45 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Admission is $20, $18 for seniors 65+, $14 for students and youths 13-18. See www.philamuseum.org.

In concert

Colonial Theatre: Two-time Grammy nominees The Pop Ups present their show “The Great Pretenders Club” at 2 p.m. April 29 at the Colonial, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Tickets are $5, free to children under 3. Get more at (610) 917-1228 or www.thecolonialtheatre.com.

Congregation Or Hadash: The Independence Sinfonia will perform a concert at 3 p.m. April 30 at the synagogue, 190 Camp Hill Road, Upper Dublin. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, free for children under 12. Visit www.independence-sinfonia.org or call (215) 836-2240.

Pennridge High School: The North Pennsmen Barbershop Chorus presents their spring show, “On Broadway,” with The Liberty Belles at 7:30 p.m. April 21 and 2 p.m. April 22 at the school, 1228 N. Fifth St., Perkasie. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and students, free for children 12 and younger who enter with an adult and hold a complementary ticket issued in advance or at the door. Add $3 for each adult, senior and student ticket purchased at the door. Call (215) 393-1940.

Chesco Pops: The pops will be joined by Navy Band Commodores trombonist Benjamin Ford in a concert program including Gershwin songs and music from “Guys and Dolls” at 7 p.m. April 22 at Downingtown West High School, 445 Manor Ave., Downingtown and 3 p.m. April 23 at Phoenixville Middle School, 1330 Main St., Phoenixville. Tickets are $20, $15 for seniors 60+, free to children and students. Visit www.chescopops.org.

VE Club: From 4 to 7 p.m. April 23 the Franklinville Schwarzwald Männerchor and Damenchor Wald-Echo (German men’s and women’s chorus) will hold a concert featuring choral music, Viennese, folk, popular and classical music at 130 Davisville Road, Warminster. After the concert there will be dancing to the accordion music of Don Bitterlich. Food and drink, including a full bar, are available for purchase. Cost is $12. Call Mark at (610) 659-8721.

Supplee Presbyterian Church: The Ambler Choral Society presents “Beautiful Music: Our Celtic Heritage” at 3 p.m. April 23 at 855 E. Welsh Road, Upper Dublin. Tickets are $20, $15 for children. Go to www.amblerchoralsociety.org.

Haverford College: The Haverford-Bryn Mawr Chorale and ChORALE Orchestra will perform their Spring Concert, featuring Michael Tippett’s “A Child of Our Time,” at 3 p.m. April 23 in the Roberts Hall Marshall Auditorium, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford.

At 4:45 p.m. April 27 the Chamber Singers of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges will perform their Annual Rotunda Concert in the KINSC Rotunda.

Admission is free. Call (610) 896-1011 or visit www.haverford.edu/music/concerts-events.

Be a superhero

Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library: Comic Fest 2017 is held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22, with activities for all ages. Create your own superhero costume, read to a superhero therapy dog, attend Hero School and more at 1001 Powell St., Norristown. For more information and a schedule of events, visit www.mc-npl.org.

Run for kids

Norristown Farm Park: The Run For the KIDS Montgomery County will be held at 9 a.m. April 22. This 5K run/1-mile walk is held in support of neglected, abused and abandoned children. For more information, visit http://runforthekidsmontco.org.