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TGIF April 11, 2008

I know it’s supposed to rain Satuday Morning but don’t let the weekend get washed away.

Here are some great things to do with your little or bigs ones this weekend:

1.Is your little one totally obsessed with Thomas the Train like mine? Visit your local Toys R Us for a Thomas and Friends play date Saturday April 12th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The fun included Storytime every half hour, Thomas and Friends Wooden Railway Play time, Coloring Fun and special in store savings (of course you couldn’t get off completely free). Show up on time because while supplies last they are giving away Free Thomas trading cards.

2. Bounce U is open Saturday night for Family Bounce Time from 8pm-10pm. Plenty of bounce space will be available as both bounce spaces will be open. Don’t worry about grabbing a bit to eat beforehand, pizza and drinks will be served. Space is limited and reservations are recommended, so email your name, phone number and number of bouncers to cherryhill.nj@bounceu.com. Happy Bouncing!

3. The Discovery Museum seems to be throwing some great weekend events with great themes. This one sounds good enough to eat. And you may to be able to enjoy a taste of the Italian countryside as you join the Discovery Museum for An Italian Affair on Saturday, April 12th. Along with food you can channel Michelangelo and paint your own ceiling fresco or prepare your own pasta. They will also feature a special storytime in the storybook castle with author Strega Nona.

4. Hopefully the rain doesn’t stay too long because this should be a fun one. Venture over to Longwood Gardens this weekend and learn and art of Kite Flying during their annual Kite Festival, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. My husband, master kite flyer (a funny story for another time), would enjoy this one. Anyway, enjoy the art and skill of kite flying as the Leigh Valley Kite Society takes over the Cow lot filling the air with colorful and unique kites. Kids can join in on the fun by making their own kites.

5.Love baseball. Show your children the effect baseball has had on the society through the history of the Negro Baseball League. Discovery Greatness: Illustrated greatness of the Negro League Baseball. This traveling exhibit features 90 photographs that showcase the history of the African-American baseball from the late 1880’s to the 1960’s. It also pays tribute to the National Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, pennants, replica uniforms, posters and more. This traveling exhibit will be on display at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia until May 4th.

Here is a great charitable event happening this weekend at the Pump it up in Marlton in support of Autism Awareness Month:

Just don’t bounce! Bounce for a cause! Join Pump it up in Marlton, NJ and Bounce for Autism  Wednesday April 16th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Not can you bounce, enjoy pizza and drinks and take your turn at the prize wheel, but 100% off all proceeds will be donated to the Autism Society of America. Tickets are limited. Click here to purchase you tickets and visit their site (www.bounceforautism.org) for more information.

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One Response to “TGIF”

  1. aunt kris Says:

    Thanks for the great tip about the kite festival at Longwood Gardens…We went today and had a really nice time. I’ll send you some pictures later. Hope you guys can make it next year.


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