how to enjoy the weekend before the snow…
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We made it to March!  Let’s spend the weekend celebrating with our families as we enjoy all the wonderful activities Philly has to offer. PHILADELPHIA   Friday, February 28th & Saturday, March 1st  6:30pm  “West Side Story”   Come see this popular show with a storyline based on Romeo & Juliet.  Masterman Players are middle […]

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how to register for kindergarten in philadelphia
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The first day of school for Kindergarten may not be for another six months, but registration for the 2014-2015 school year in Philadelphia is officially open. The district-wide kindergarten open house is March 4, and Kindergarten Open House Week is May 12-16.  Contact your local school for more information about Kindergarten Open Houses.  Open Houses […]

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local high schools unite for a cappella night
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The arches of St. Martin-in-the-Fields church in Chestnut Hill were filled with high school voices on Saturday night, as Springside Chestnut HIll Academy hosted three local high schools for their very first A Cappella Night.   William Penn Charter, Germantown Friends School (GFS), and the Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) were […]

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Local:   The Power of Geology Friends of the Wissahickon Saturday, February 22nd 9am Led by Scott Quitel In this mildly strenuous walk, we will focus on a noteworthy large rock formation that preserves millions of years of geologic history. What forces combined to create such massive formations, put graceful folds within many of the […]

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one book one philadelphia: G-rated version
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You may know that the One Book, One Philadelphia selection this year is “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers. With so many programs across the city, the goal of the One Book program is to promote literacy. While “The Yellow Birds” is a strikingly poignant novel, it is not considered kid-friendly. So for the picture book set, […]

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weekend family fun!
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Love is in the air – family love, love for our presidents and love for animals.  Enjoy the Valentine’s & Presidents’ weekend with these fun family activities.   PHILADELPHIA   Saturday, February 15th – Monday, February 17th  Presidents’ Weekend Celebration   The National Constitution Center has a wonderful celebration preparation with extended hours and FREE […]

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our snow day sanity secret
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I’m sure you’re not surprised to know that we’ve had exactly 4, 322 snow days this school year.  Or maybe you’re correcting my math, arguing that it’s really 4,323.  I guess it depends on which school your kids go to.   I’ll freely admit that I really do like having everyone home.  Snow days make […]

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Here’s a look at what’s going on for the family this weekend. Downtown Annual Celebration of African Cultures Penn Museum Feb. 8, 1 to 4 p.m. Join Penn Museum in celebrating African cultures, an annual event which features storytelling, African dance, musical performances, children’s activities and a gallery tour. Free with admission: $15 adults/$10 child/Free […]

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top three sledding spots in NW philly
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Hopefully by the time you read this, our NW Philly children will be safely back in school.  But with all of this glorious snow, many families may still be looking for the perfect sledding spot.  Here are the top three local spots recommended by readers: Tommy’s Hill in Germantown: This one seems to be the […]

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