What is MALT?

Mt. Airy Learning Tree is a community-based “school” that draws on the human, geographical, and architectural resources of Germantown, Mt. Airy, and Chestnut Hill. Students enroll for $5.oo per term and can participate in classes that range from swimming to computer basics to aromatherapy. Classes may run for 2 hours on an afternoon or for […]

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Celebrate Earth Day with Art This Weekend!

Caroline, my four-year-old daughter, sat working so intently on her memory book. She was carefully cutting out hearts from scrap book paper to create a textured front-cover. “Mommy, I love this pink pen,” she said as she held up a fluorescent glitter pen. Meanwhile, my six-year-old daughter, Sarah, studied a plastic model of a horse […]

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Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival- This Weekend!

Greetings Germantown Avenue Parents! I’m Maleka Fruean, the events coordinator at Big Blue Marble Bookstore and mama of two children in the Germantown neighborhood. I’d like to invite you all to the biggest book event for kids in the Northwest- the Mt. Airy Kids’ Literary Festival. It’s completely free, has events and activities for toddlers/preschoolers […]

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"Hanami," you, and a picnic!

Are you relishing the idea of your first family picnic of the year? Why not plan a picnic with Japanese flair? Spring brings to Japan the fun tradition of hanami, or, literally, “flower-gazing.” Families or coworkers plan elaborate picnics underneath blooming cherry trees and use the opportunity to sing some karaoke, eat sushi, and imbibe […]

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