Summer’s End…

This week definitely marks some lasts.  Last few days of August, last week before schools start up again, and the last week of a few favorite GAP activities: Tuesday August 31 at 11am is the final Rock and Roar concert at the Philadelphia Zoo.  Concert is free with zoo admission or membership.  This week, the […]

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Fall Opportunity for Children with Autism

WEEKLY SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP FOR CHILDREN ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM: Building on the success of the camp (photo above) earlier this summer, the FANS social skills group uses fun and exciting topics to motivate children to increase their social skills and ultimately increase self-esteem by applying the following skills in the natural environment: Eye contact Spatial Awareness […]

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Language Classes coming to CH and Mt. Airy this fall…

There’s a new Language program in  Philadelphia and Jenkintown, with classes starting in Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill this fall.  Lango provides opportunities for children from eighteen months old through the early elementary years to learn a new language, make developmental strides, and explore other cultures and make friends.  The highly engaging language classes use music, games, […]

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This Weekend… Pirates or Cookout?

Pirates are invading Fort Mifflin!  It’s the annual pirate day at Fort Mifflin on Saturday August 21 from 10am to 4pm.  An entire day of pirate treasures… including a scavenger hunt, musical group, pirate demonstrations, and a buried treasure! General Admission Fees:Adults $6Seniors $5Children (6 to 12) and Veterans $3Children 5 years and younger Free […]

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Rescheduled: XPN Kids Concert at Morris Arboretum this Thursday 8/19 at 6:30pm

From the Arboretum Website: Miss Amy® is on a mission to teach children about being fit! As a mom, a certified fitness instructor and an acclaimed singer/songwriter with a collection of four Grammy® cataloged children’s CDs, her programs appeal to youngsters by engaging imagination to teach basic fitness. The interactive musical Fitness Rock & Roll™programs focus […]

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Feeling Buggy? Bug Fest this weekend!

With a focus on bee keeping this year (due to Philly’s historic place in the beekeeping world), Bug Fest 2010 at the Academy of Natural Sciences will feature a man with a “bee beard”, bug cuisine, bee dancing, live insects, a bug walk, hands-on demonstrations and activities.  Talk to entomologists and even play Bug Ball!  If the […]

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Calling All Thomas Fans!

Morris Arboretum Garden Railway As GAP readers will know, the Morris Arboretum is a big favorite of my family, and we’ve been to see the Garden Railway many times this summer.  Next weekend, 14th to 15th August, will see the railway transformed for Thomas fans for the last time this summer.  The Railway is free with […]

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This Weekend…

Cruizin’ Glenside!  5-9pm on Saturday August 7, with over 400 cars & trucks, 125 motorcycles and more…. food, music, drinks & entertainment, vendors.  Sponsored by the Greater Glenside Chamber of Commerce.  Have any car/truck/bike fans in your family?  Not to miss!  Show location is on Eaton Rd. between Glenside Train Station and Arcadia University. Looking […]

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Kids Haircuts… where do you go?

A mom who is new to the area contacted GAP to ask about haircut recommendations.  I was stumped, as we generally wait too long and use different stylists and locations, but we  also have some very helpful people who come to our house.  So readers, please share where you take your children to get their […]

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