Theater and Winter Fun for the whole family

If you can dig out from under the snow and out of the ice, there are some fun family events happening this weekend, inside and outside.

Starting Thursday, February 6th, students at the Indian Crest Middle School, 139 Harleysville Pike, Rt 113, Souderton are performing Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m. tonight, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets are on sale at the door one hour before each show; $8 for adults, $5 for children/students. For more information call 215-723-9193.

This looks like it will be the perfect weekend for the Emmaus SnowBlast and Allentown Winterfest.

The Emmaus SnowBlast starts with an Opening Ceremony at Emmaus Triangle Park at 5:45 p.m. on Friday evening, February 7, 2014, followed by sculpted ice demonstration from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Food vendors will also be at the park, along with Fire Pit warming stations and outdoor games including a Snowman Beanbag Toss. The Ice Bar on the Triangle opens at 5 p.m. and will be featuring an “Icetini,” warm spiced wine, soda and bottled water until 9 p.m. Down the street at the Community Center for the Arts (2nd Floor Emmaus Borough Hall) you can check out the 4th Annual EAC Winter Arts Festival Show and Sale featuring local artwork and musical performances by Lehigh Valley Horn Ensemble, the EPSC Chamber Orchestra, Students of Montero Violins, and Pseudo Gipsy Trio. Many other stores along Main Street and Chestnut street have special art demonstrations and displays, live music, and special tastings. More fun activities are scheduled for Saturday, February 8th including making 3D snowflakes and story hours at Emmaus Public Library, “Paint your own Snowman Portrait on Canvas” and “Make your own snowball craft” at the Community Center for the Arts and “Make a Snow Book” at the just opened bookstore Let’s Play Books! 379 Main Street. Times and more events listed at the SnowBlast Winter Festival website. Most events and activities are free.

Allentown’s first Winterfest is on Saturday, February 8th from noon to 5 p.m. at Cedar Crest Park, Hamilton Street. For $5 per person, any age can try snowshoeing. There will be a snowman/snowsculpting contest, free ski clinics and tips courtesy of Bear Creek Mountain Resort, free snowboard lessons for 3 – 6 year olds, horse and carriage rides, wine tasting, chess games at the giant chessboard, and a Human Dog Sled Race at 4 p.m. There will also be food, music, Revolutionary and Civil War re-enactors and more. Admission is free.

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