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Weekend Planner: Catch the 'Fever'

Graeme Park in Horsham will offer a living history program on the yellow fever epidemic of 1793.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some fun local options.

Where/when: , 859 County Line Road, Horsham, Sunday noon to 3 p.m.

Why go: The program will focus on the yellow fever epidemic and its impact on the residents of Graeme Park and their friends and family, including Elizabeth Graeme Ferguson’s long-time friend Dr. Benjamin Rush, who fought tirelessly against the fever using controversial bleeding techniques. Costumed actors will present vignettes related to yellow fever in tours throughout the day.

Cost: $8 for adults, $6 children (ages 6-17)

Where/when: , 991 Pennsylvania Ave., Ivyland, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why go: Ivyland Day, which is being coordinated through the borough’s park and recreation department in conjunction with the Ivyland Presbyterian Church, promises to be a fun-filled time for young and old, featuring plenty of free games and crafts for kids (including a dunk tank and live entertainment). Other activities include an art show featuring local artists sponsored by the Ivyland Art League. The Ivyland Fire Department will have its mobile communication vehicle on-site and will be selling hot dogs and sodas. And, members of the Ivyland Presbyterian Church will be selling their famous Ivyland Peach Platters. Fresh peaches will be available for purchase as well.

Cost: Free

Where/when: Bryn Athyn Cathedral, 900 Cathedral Road, Huntingdon Valley, Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.

Why go: Come purchase plants, produce, flowers, eggs and honey from the gardens. Fresh sausage sandwiches, homemade baked goods and coffee and lots of other goodies. Come see the handmade jewelry, pottery, art work and more.  Great family fun event at a very peaceful outside setting in the heart of Bryn Athyn.

Cost: Free to browse

Where/when: , 212 Everett Ave., Willow Grove, Friday at 8 p.m.

Why go: Kelli Buczek is a singer, songwriter and worship leader with a folk/rock sound. With strong vocals and thoughtful lyrics, her music is intense but subtle. She has played venues all over the world from Chicago to the Philippines.

Cost: Free

Where/when: , 982 Street Road, Warminster, Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Why go: Get your car nice and shiny while supporting the high school marching band.

Cost: Donation

Mallison Schwartz August 23, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I dont know where any of these towns are. Are they near Philly ?
Graeme Park August 24, 2012 at 02:50 PM
They are all north of Philadelphia - Willow Grove, Warminster and Horsham are pretty much straight up 611. To get to Graeme Park, just make a left off of 611 at County Line Road (just past the old WG Air Station) and it is about 1 mile down on the left.

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