Looking for something different?

Here are some less typical classes in and around the NW to help make your winter a bit brighter.  While they won’t melt the snow or prevent ice storms, they will help chase the winter blues away.  If you can get there. Capoeira Angola Classes With instructor Ras Michaiah Hall – ongoing.  Capoeira Angola is […]

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This Weekend…

The real “Doc Hudson” The Philadelphia International Auto Show starts on Saturday and runs through Sunday February 6.  The show has everything from a 1927 bentley to the Hudson Hornet (how cool is that, Cars fans?) to the newest Porches, Corvettes and Lamborghinis.  Or, if you just want to see the new Volvo, that’ll be […]

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Snow Day? What to do?

Fort Heaven for a two year old. Finally, a real, bona fide snow day!  We all know the basics… play in the snow, snow fort, snow angels, snow ball fight, sledding, and hot chocolate to bring back feeling in finger tips.  But what about the other 10 or so other extra kid hours you have […]

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This Weekend…

Teens, Inc. in Chestnut Hill has games, movies, live music, and open mics on Friday nights for local teens aged 12 to 15.  Teens must become a member at $25/year, after which admission to the center is free.  Guest teens may attend for a $5 fee. 7:30-10:30pmTeen Center Link Inaugural Swimming Lessons start up at the Salvation Army Kroc […]

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Spring Sport sign-ups

Well, the fields might be soggy and icy right now, but it’s really time for sign-ups for community spring sports.  Mt. Airy Baseball registration is open, and the winter clinics are currently underway at Ambler Sports Academy.  Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Club is celebrating it’s 50th year of baseball, with registration currently running for both […]

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Creative Dramatics for Children with Autism and Aspergers

O’Doodles Toystore   WINTER SESSION 2011 Six Saturdays, January 22 to February 26 2:00 – 4:00 PM The fee for the six week series is $195 The Family Stages Creative Dramatics Program is designed to improve skills for processing language and emotions. Music and movement games help develop physical coordination and response to auditory stimulation. Acting out […]

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This Weekend… why not give the theater a try?

I’ve heard rave reviews about both of these shows… The Borrowers Arden Theater “Meet Arrietty. She’s your typical tween yearning to experience the grown-up world. Only difference? She and her tiny family live on doll house furniture under the floorboards. When their home is discovered, they are forced into the giant universe outside and Arrietty gets […]

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Race to Nowhere… Local Documentary Screenings

Last year, the poignant documentary, The Prep School Negro, was making the rounds in screenings in many of the local private schools.  This year, the documentary everyone is talking about is “The Race to Nowhere”.  And for good reason. Here’s the summary: A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has […]

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This Weekend… art, science, and swimming!

Mama’s Art Time Sunday, 1/9/2011 10:30am-noon Big Blue Marble’s Community Room/Big Blue Marble Boostore A free creative activity time just for mothers; no kids, but pre-crawling babies ok. Free coffee and yummy treats.  http://www.bigbluemarblebooks.com/ Free Art Class: Project Learn School 10am-12pm Open to all children ages 5-14. Parents may stay or drop kids off. No pre-registration […]

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Dance Away the New Year…

Thanks to those of you who contributed to our plea for dance class locations!  Please feel free leave a comment to add more.  You’ll find a wide range of levels, styles, and even an all boys class.  Here is our start list thus far:Wissahickon Dance Academy 38 E. Schoolhouse Lane, Philadelphia, PA  19144    Tel: 215-849-7950   Fax:  215-849-3117  […]

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