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‘West Philly Grows Again’ Kids Consignment sale is this Saturday

Posted on 24 January 2012

Reminder: The “West Philly Grows Again” kids consignment sale will be held this Saturday, Jan. 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Nursery School (3916 Locust Walk). The sale will feature high-quality children’s and maternity clothing, toys, gear, and books. There will also be a raffle and prizes. See the flyer below for more information. All proceeds raised from this sale will go to support the nursery school programs and scholarships.

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Girl Scout cookie sale begins today

Posted on 19 January 2012

As many neighbors have been wondering, we are happy to report that Girl Scout cookie sales in West Philly started today. Everyone is welcome to place their order for cookie delivery, or stop by one of the cookie tables in the neighborhood.

There are currently over 3,000 boxes of cookies available, and they all need to be sold out. Proceeds from the sales will help get the girls traveling all over the city, and outside of it, for a wide range of adventures. Money will also go to support the local girl scouts’ service project – an earthworm & ladybug release in Clark Park to improve the ecology of West Philly.

Cookies are still only $3.50 a box!

Here’s more details on the cookie table locations and dates.

Fri Jan. 20 – Eastern Mountain Sports, 34th and Chestnut, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Tue Jan. 24 – 30th Street El Stop (inside the stop at 30th & Market – not 30th Street Station), 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Thu Jan. 26 – 30th Street El Stop (inside the stop at 30th & Market – not 30th Street Station), 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Sat Jan. 28 – Clark Park “B” Park, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
Wed Feb. 1 – 39th and Locust Walk, 3:30-7:00 p.m. (weather permitting)
Fri Feb. 3 – Eastern Mountain Sports, 34th and Chestnut, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Wed Feb. 8 – 39th and Locust Walk, 3:30-7:00 p.m. (weather permitting)

For more information or to order cookies please contact Amy Kwasnicki at: kwaszilla@gmail.com.

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‘West Philly Grows Again’ sale back in January

Posted on 16 December 2011

If you didn’t get a chance to participate in last summer’s “West Philly Grows Again” kids consignment sale, you can do it in January. Next sale will be held at St. Mary’s Nursery School (3916 Locust Walk) on Saturday, Jan. 28, between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Consignor registration is going on right now.

For more information and to download a registration form please visit this page.

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PIC’s First Annual Toy Swap this Saturday

Posted on 06 December 2011

The Parent Infant Center (4205 Spruce Street) is organizing its first Annual Toy Swap this Saturday, Dec. 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

How does it work? You can exchange your new or gently used toys for tickets to “buy” other toys of similar value, OR you can buy tickets at the door on the day of the event.

What kinds of toys? All toys and games for children, including sporting equipment, are accepted. No books, please.

What are the expected conditions of the toys? Only new or gently used items are accepted. All toy sets and games are expected to be complete and in appropriate containers (original boxes or see-through containers). Only the following “singles” from a set are accepted: vehicles, dolls, balls, wooden train tracks and Legos or Duplos.

When and where can I drop off my toys? Toys will be accepted on Friday, Dec. 9 between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at PIC’s small gym.

If you have questions or if you’d like to volunteer at the event, please contact Clara Flores at: clara.flores.studio34 [at] gmail.com

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Shadow Puppet program at Blackwell Library Tuesday, Nov. 15

Posted on 11 November 2011

Shadow puppetsSpiral Q Puppet Theater is coming to the Lucien E. Blackwell Regional Library Children’s Department (52nd & Sansom) on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 4-5:30 p.m. to present a Shadow Puppet program. Children will have the opportunity to make their own shadow puppets and put on a play.

Space is limited to the first 20 children. If you have questions please call 215-685-7422.

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Curio Theatre brings interactive shows for kids

Posted on 21 October 2011

Kid CurioCurio Theatre Company is about to start a series of fun interactive performances for children. On selective Saturdays through May 2012 kids and their parents/guardians are invited for a unique theater experience with Kid Curio and the Improv Avengers. Children will have an opportunity not just to watch the show, but also to be part of it.

The show is run by two Curio Theatre company members, Eric Scotolati and Ryan Walter, and is geared toward kids ages 6 – 12. There will be lots of games and laughing, but the show also will help kids learn the basics of improvisation and develop useful public speaking skills.

The first show is this Saturday, Oct. 22, at 1 p.m. Tickets are only $5. Please go here for more information and to purchase tickets online.

Here’s a full list of Kid Curio show dates:

October 22 & 29
November 5
December 17 & 28
January 7
February 18 & 25
April 28
May 5 & 12

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