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Benefit Concert, Revolutionary War Hike Top This Weekend's Events

There are two separate hikes offered by the Friends of the Wissahickon this weekend as well as a benefit concert at the Schuylkill Center.

Here's what's going on this weekend in Roxborough and Manayunk.

Kid Friendly Hike

Where/When: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1 p.m., Meet at Valley Green Inn

Why Go: This hike will take in many of the most interesting sites in the Wissahickon, Valley Green Inn, Forbidden Drive, the Livezey Dam,  Gorgas Creek cave, the  Fingerspan Bridge. Will stop for a snack on the stone steps high above the creek and  continue along the stream to Devils Pool and Pee Wee rock on our return to the Inn. Suitable for children 6 and older, accompanied by an adult. Difficulty: moderate. Hiking shoes or sneakers required. Pack your snacks and drinks, and dress appropriately for the weather.

Registration is recommended for all hikes so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador hikes may use rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over seven are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information or to register, contact  Sarah Marley at marley@fow.org. Visitwww.fow.org for updates.

Pricing: Free

Benefit Concert

Where/When: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 10:30 a.m., The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education: 8480 Hagy's Mill Road Philadelphia, PA 19128

Why Go: The Plants, a crowd favorite at our Naturepalooza festivals, is a four-piece band that mixes funk, folk, Motown, rock and more.  The catchy, lighthearted music encourages creativity, and is great fun for adults and children alike.  “Monster Under My Bed” was voted the #1 Song on WXPN’s Kids Corner.  Come sing, dance, spin around (you’ll see) and a whole lot more, while supporting our preschool.  Kid’s Corner’s own Kathy O’Connell introduces them!

Pricing:  $10/person

Revolutionary War Hike

Where/when: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 2 p.m., The Cedars House on Forbidden Drive near Northwestern Ave. in Wissahickon Valley Park.

Why Go: Trail Ambassador Talks are held at The Cedars House on Sundays. They are open to the public at no charge. These programs are suitable for children 10 and older accompanied by a responsible adult. No reservations are necessary but are advised so that you may be informed if there are changes to the program. Talks are cancelled in the event of hazardous transportation due to snow or ice. Visit www.fow.org for updates.

Pricing: Free

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