easter egg hunts philadelphia and beyond!
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      Are you hunting for an Easter Egg Hunt for 2012?  Bring your baskets and come check out one of these events in Philly and beyond: This Weekend: Easter Egg Hunt in Narberth Park  Saturday March 31 at 12:45. They even have a “Little Hunt” for the little hunters!  Be sure to arrive early! West Laurel […]

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coming soon! the storybook ball!
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  After our post last year about the Please Touch Museum’s Storybook Ball, I promised I would let people know about the event in plenty of time to get tickets.  So here is your warning: The Storybook Ball will be held on April 21 from 6-9pm.  Tickets are $45 (Museum Members may purchase tickets at […]

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philly bloggers unite for “Tuesday for Trayvon”
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We are mothers.  We are bloggers.  But we are not simply “Mommy Bloggers.”  We are black, white, Mexican, and in between.  We are moms whose skin color matches that of our children and moms whose skin color pales in comparison.  And we are united in this issue.  We are moved by the killing of Trayvon […]

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tuesday for trayvon- lessons from literature
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This year, in 7th grade, my son read a book for school.  The book was, “If You Come Softly” by Jaqueline Woodson.  He was genuinely enjoying the book, deeply identifying with Jeremiah, the personable, well-rounded, basketball and music-loving African-American main character.  He didn’t see the end coming.  But I did. *Spoiler alert: stop reading here […]

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comic book spurs food fight!
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Amid the variety of foods, crafts and flowers that makes Reading Terminal a sought after experience in Philly, there is a spot, Miscellanea Libri, which satisfies appetites with the rarest titles, hard to find and never heard of new and used books. My visit to the Reading Terminal seven years ago, led me to one […]

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who’s on your philly’s great women list?
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March is Women’s History Month. This year’s activities and exhibits will carry the theme, “Women’s Education- Women’s Empowerment” by looking at the history of education and its opportunities in women’s lives.  It’s worth understanding; it was not so long ago that women’s education was a very domestic and had limited offering.   In the United […]

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this weekend… a quick list!
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Sendak in Spring!  at the Rosenbach.  Saturday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm, Sunday, 12:00pm – 4:00pm.  Exhibits, activities, book-making, and an opera!  You can read our review of this event a few years back here.   Celebrate the bicentennial at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University on Saturday from 9am-4pm.  Activities, educational programming, music, games, crafts, and birthday cake! […]

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celebrate spring with a picnic!
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Tuesday, March 20th marks the first day of Spring, and although Philly’s winter almost felt like spring, a new season calls for a celebration! Enjoy a picnic with the kids to welcome Spring!   At the Arboretum Northwest Philadelphians are lucky to have Morris Arboretum (www.morrisarboretum.org) in their backyard.  The 92-acre Arboretum hosts 13,000 labeled […]

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this weekend… coltrane and travolta
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This weekend, we have just two events, but they are sure to please the little music enthusiasts AND their chauffers:   Friday Night: Check out Jazz at The Woodmere Get into the mood with John Coltrane compositions and other familiar songs.  The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble will perform music selections including: “A Love Supreme,” “Equinox,” “My Favorite […]

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this weekend: robots, rock & read
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March Madness- Robotics Style Come check out the newest, high energy, hoop-shootin’ robotics basketball extravaganza at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on March 9 -10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Springside Chestnut Hill Academy is hosting the city’s only FIRST Robotics District Competition featuring teams of basketball-shooting robots going 3-on-3 on the courts in the Vare […]

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kindergarten open house
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  Tuesday March 6th is a district-wide Kindergarten Open House date for the School District of Philadelphia.  Schools around the city will welcome prospective families in to visit the kindergarten classrooms, meet the teachers, and find out more about the schools.  Please call your school for specific times when tours and programs might be available on Tuesday.  Any […]

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