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it's my pony party!

After last year’s birthday party, your house looked like a barn.

This year, farm it out to It’s My Pony Party. Rent one (or a few) of the ponies for kid-friendly rides and photo ops. The ponies even come dressed in costumes of your choosing (wings, tiaras, sombreros).

No need to wait until spring to get in on the action — the whole cavalry is trained to be inside.

They’re bound to be better behaved than his usual rowdy pals.

And a whole lot more stable.

It’s My Pony Party (215-990-9059 or itsmyponyparty.com).

this week in philadelphia!

Wiggly Worms

What: In conjunction with the Dialogues with Darwin exhibition, curious kids (ages 5 and up) can check out a worm farm, make crafts, and learn about wrigglers.
Why: Get the dirt.
When: Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Where: American Philosophical Society, 104 S. Fifth St. (215-440-3442).

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra

What: Listen to up-and-comers perform alongside Elizabeth Pitcairn and her centuries-old red violin.
Why: It’s instrumental.
When: Sun., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St. Tickets at 215-893-1999 or online at tickets.ticketphiladephia.org.

Persian Tile Mosaics

What: Spend an afternoon creating a tiny masterpiece out of everyday materials.
Why: World piece.
When: Tues., 4 p.m.
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, Haverford Branch, 5543 Haverford Ave. (215-685-1964).

Photo: Courtesy of It’s My Pony Party

Free Library of Philadelphia, Haverford Branch
5543 Haverford Ave
@ Westminster Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19139
American Philosophical Society
104 S 5th St
@ Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
300 S Broad St
bt Spruce & Pine Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19102