‘West Philly Grows Again’ sale back in January

December 16, 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

December 6, 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]

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Shadow Puppet program at Blackwell Library Tuesday, Nov. 15

November 11, 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

October 21, 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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Kids’ items super swap tomorrow

October 10, 2011

West Philly parents, here’s a great chance for you to get rid of unwanted kids’ clothes and toys, to pick up something you need and to help a good cause. Penn Women’s Center and the Greenfield Intercultural Center are organizing a super swap tomorrow, Oct. 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenfield Intercultural Center’s location at 3708 Chestnut Street.

Bring your baby, toddler, children’s maternity clothing, toys, books and gear (clean, gently used items, please). Boys, gender neutral and older kids’ clothing will be especially appreciated. Make a minimum $5.00 donation at the entrance to benefit the New Parents @ Penn Group and take what you want. It’s not required to bring items to swap in order to participate. All remaining items will be donated to a local women’s charity.

All items should be dropped off no later than 10 a.m. If you want to help set up, clean-up or if you have questions please contact: Sarvelia Peralta-Duran at: sarvelia.peralta [at]

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New kids’ yoga class in West Philly. Free trial Monday

October 6, 2011

Studio 34 logoStudio 34 (4522 Baltimore Ave.) is presenting a new yoga class series for children ages 4-12 beginning Oct. 17. Led by instructor Lily Cavanagh the six-week series will feature breathing exercises, games, poses and relaxation. Younger kids will also be introduced to communication skills in a fun-filled environment. Older kids will learn how to maintain balance in both their minds and bodies and how to boost their self-esteem through engaging in group and partner activities.

Classes are once a week, on Mondays, 3:45-4:30 (ages 4-6) and 4:45-5:30 (ages 7-12). The six-week series costs $60 and there will be a free trial class on Monday, Oct. 10. For more information and to enroll go here.


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