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PHILLY 3 FOR ALL: Spring at the Please Touch Museum, Spark's Sugar Rush and history at AIA

Architecture in Philadelphia

Spring Celebration
Saturday, March 21
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic

Brush off the snow and get ready to celebrate the start of spring! The Please Touch Museum is announcing the arrival of warmer weather with a full day of hands-on programming. The whole family can enjoy musical performances, visits from the Very Hungry Caterpillar, kite and butterfly making, and more!

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Spark Philadelphia's Annual Sugar Rush
Monday, March 23
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut St.

If you're looking for something fun to do while doing something good, check out Spark Philadelphia's Sugar Rush. Top local chefs will present a variety of small bites that have been perfectly paired with local beers and wines. Experience the thrill of winning a bid at the silent auction, where you can snag great items and unique experiences. Proceeds go towards supporting Spark's work with middle school youth in Philadelphia. The organization created over 160 apprenticeships in 2013 and 2014, all helping to prepare students for success in high school and reduce the city's dropout rate.

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Building Philadelphia: Architecture, History + Politics
Through Tuesday, May 19
6 - 8 p.m.
Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St.
$175 for full series; $20 per session (general public rates)

If you've ever wondered about how Philadelphia came to be, this 10-part series is for you! The programs looks at the history of the city through the lenses of politics, economics and design. Learn from some of the best local architects, urban planners, archaeologists and historians as they guide lectures on major urban planning projects. Those who attend 8-plus talks are invited to attend two additional sessions in order to become certified as a volunteer guide for the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.

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