Get Out Marple Newtown: Book Sale, Zoo on Wheels, SATs, and More

Here's what's going on in and around Marple Newtown this weekend.


Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these great local events.

Library Book Sale

  • When: Tuesday, February 5 through Saturday, Feb. 9
  • Where: Newtown Public Library 201 Bishop Hollow Rd, Newtown Square,
  • Why Go: This multi-day book sale features 4000 books, including hardbacks ($1) and paperbacks ($.50).  All books, including non fiction and fiction, will be displayed in 40 categories, with fiction books alphabetized by author.  Specialty books are also available for $3.00.  Boxes and bags will be available to carry your books home.  All books sold on Saturday will be half price.

SAT/ACT Practice Test

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 10 from Noon - 4 p.m.
  • Where: Robert C. Gauntlett Community Center 20 Media Line Rd, Newtown Square
  • Why Go: High School students have an opportunity this weekend to take a combination SAT/ACT Practice Test. The exam will be proctored like an actual test, but your score won't go on record. Please bring #2 pencils and a calculator. A results consultation (via phone or email) will be conducted within two-weeks of the test date. Pre-registration is required.
  • Cost: $20

Open House with Zoo on Wheels

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: K'tonton School for Young Children 715 Paxon Hollow Rd, Broomall
  • Why Go: The K'tonton School for Young Children will hold an Open House on Sunday.  The Philadelphia Zoo’s “Zoo on Wheels” program will be giving a presentation to families that attend.  This is a free event, but RSVP is required.  Please contact Center Director Christy Robbins at 610-325-4831 to RSVP or for more information.
  • Cost: Free

Burlap and Bean: Ethan Pierce with Zach Hurd

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.
  • Where:
  • Why Go:Burlap and Bean is transformed from a cozy cafe into an intimate listening room each weekend.  Saturday night enjoy Ethan Pierce with Zach Hurd opening.
  • Cost: $8 advance, $10 at door

Chinese New Year Celebration

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. 
  • Where: Starts at Margaret Kuo's Restaurant, 4 W. State St. in Media
  • Why Go: Celebrate the "Year of the Snake" with Philadelphia's premiere "Lion Dancers" Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy as the parade, drums and music span State Street. The Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival (marking the end of winter and welcoming the spring), is the most important social and economic holiday in China, according to History.com.
  • Cost: Free

2nd Saturday Arts Stroll

  • When: Saturday, Feb. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: throughout downtown Media
  • Why Go: The featured artist is Photographer José Sevillano and featured musician is Pianist and Vocalist Reverend Chris Marsceill who will perform his New Orleans jazz piano style at 7 p.m. at Franklin Mint Credit Union.
  • Cost: Free




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