Kids: Christmas at Idlewild; '12 Dancing Princesses'; cinema in the park
By Kellie B. Gormly
Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 8:29 p.m.
‘Story Book Christmas' at Idlewild
We may be five months away from Christmas, but Santa Claus is hard at work planning, and he is coming to Idlewild and SoakZone to visit with people.
At “A Story Book Christmas in July,” through July 26, you can visit with Santa at his Story Book Workshop, and explore a collection of decorated Christmas trees in Story Book Forest. Guests can vote for their favorites trees bred in Indiana County, which many call the Christmas Tree Capital of the World.
Kids also can meet their favorite Marvel Comic super heroes, like Spider-Man, Captain America, Thor and the Incredible Hulk. The characters will be posing for pictures with visitors and mingling at Idlewild. Activities are included with general admission of $36.99 for ages 3 to 59, and $27.99 for age 60 and older.
Details: 724-238-3666 or www.idlewild.com
City parks screen Cinema in the Park
Movies are costly these days, but you can see them for free with your kids throughout the summer, under the stars, with the Dollar Bank Cinema in the Park program.
Movies are shown through the end of August on different days of the week, once a week for each park, at seven city parks: Arsenal, Brookline Memorial, Schenley, Grandview, Highland, Riverview and Overbrook.
The movie lineup this summer includes hits like “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Jack Reacher,” “Jack the Giant Slayer,” “The Avengers,” “Chimpanzee,” “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2” and others. “Finding Nemo” is playing at most of the parks this week. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
For a schedule, visit www.pittsburghpa.gov/citiparks/cinema-in-park.
South Park stages ‘12 Dancing Princesses'
The South Park Children's Theatre is concluding its 2013 summer season with the play “12 Dancing Princesses,” showing July 29 to Aug. 7. The German fairy tale originally from the Brothers Grimm is about a dozen princesses who perplex the king with evidence that they are dancing during the night. The king offers his daughters to any man who can solve the mystery.
The shows at the amphitheater in South Park offer outdoor lawn seating, so bring chairs or a blanket. Show times are 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, and 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Admission is $2.
Details: 412-831-8552 or www.southparktheatre.com
— Kellie B. Gormly
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