What to Do in Philadelphia This Weekend: Feb. 8-10, 2013

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What's there to do in the Philadelphia region (including some options in the suburbs) for the February 8-10, 2013, weekend? Sledding and building snow forts depend on whether or not we end up with rain or the biggest snowstorm of this winter. But in case there's not enough snow to sled, here are a few of the other options for this weekend.

Discover the Dinosaurs

Friday, Feb. 8, 12 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA

Adults (ages 12-64), $17; children (2-11) and seniors (65 and up), $12

This event includes between eight and 10 scenes, complete with backdrops, flooring, and plant materials, to make visitors feel as if they are walking in the time of the dinosaurs. This child-friendly venue allows children to actually touch the dinosaurs. There is also a scavenger hunt for children to follow. In addition to the exhibits, some other features (including some at additional cost) include dinosaur rides, a dino dig, a dino theater, gem and fossil panning, mini golf, and face painting.

<Philadelphia Golf Show

Friday, Feb. 8, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

100 Station Ave., Oaks, PA

Adults (ages 12 and up), $10; children under age 12, free

Even though we are potentially facing a snowstorm this weekend, spring really is just around the corner. This event is geared for golfers to view, compare, and shop for golf equipment, apparel, and accessories. You can also get free tips and instruction from PGA professionals. There will be skills competitions with prizes, stage presentations, and demonstrations. Paid admission includes a one-year subscription to Golf magazine. The $10 admission is good all three days, encouraging repeat visits.

John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert

Friday, Feb. 8, 8 p.m.

Keswick Theatre

291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside, PA

From $29

Former members of John Denver's band, accompanied by a six-piece string section, will perform many of Denver's classics at the Keswick Theatre, a venue that was nationally recognized at the most acoustically perfect listening room in our region. The backdrop includes projected video of the late Denver performing live on stage. This is as close as anyone can get to a "live" performance of his music.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 p.m.

Wells Fargo Center

3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

From $83

Will the Flyers trounce the Hurricanes again, as they did last Saturday? Admittedly, the team had a slow start this season, but it looks like the Flyers are starting to pull it together. Hockey fans, get out there and give them your support.

Blackberry Smoke

Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Theater of the Living Arts

334 South St., Philadelphia


Blackberry Smoke is a Southern rock band that's a bit harder-driving than classic Southern rock. Even so, you'll hear influences from gospel, jazz, hard rock, and, of course, bluegrass in their music. Catch them in the Philadelphia area this Saturday night; after this, they'll be headed to Bloomington, Indiana.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Bobcats

Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 pm

Wells Fargo Center

3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia

From $15

Sports fans may just decide to do a double-header involving two sports. Besides hosting the NHL game earlier in the day, the Wells Fargo Center follows that up with the 76ers paired off with another team from the South, the Charlotte Bobcats. Get your game face on, watch a hockey game, step out to one of Philly's restaurants or catch a movie for a change of pace, and return for the basketball game. A full day of activity awaits in South Philly.

Sharon Annette McCuddy has over 25 years of experience in information technology and an eclectic background, including stints as a vet's helper, bookseller, retail sales clerk, flute tutor, and other odd positions. She taught Yang-style tai chi for over two decades and is an experienced martial arts tournament judge. Additionally, she has volunteered with various nonprofit organizations.

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