• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on August 19 to 21

    Go to a toy expo, shop at a beauty fair, plan a family vacation and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Go to a health fair

    Go for products that care for your health and shop at Shangri-La Plaza’s A Heart for Health: A Beauty and Wellness Fair. Showcasing their wares are brands like Beauty Bar, The Body Shop, Crabtree and Evelyn, Detoxify Bar, JNA Dance & Fitness Center, Healthy Options and more. You can also learn fitness secrets, skin care and make-up tips, and more during the fair’s scheduled workshops. The event is happening this weekend, Aug. 18 to 21, at the East Atrium of Shangri-La Plaza, Mandaluyong City. 


    Go to toy expo

    Call the kids! Toy Kingdom is having a Toy Expo! Get great discounts on selected toys, see the latest and hottest toys right now, join fun filled activities, meet and greet your favorite characters (My Little Pony, Paw Patrol, Pikachu and more), and get freebies on branded toys. The event is happening this weekend, Aug. 19 to 21, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. Entrance is free. 


    Have fun at a baby shower

    Hey expecting momma, here’s a treat just for you! L.A.T.C.H. and Coleman Philippines is having a Momma’s Baby Shower in celebration of National Breastfeeding Month and you’re invited. Aside from fun games and lactation snacks, you’ll also get to learn all about breastfeeding (how to latch, storage and handling of breastmilk, breastfeeding at work and more). The event is happening this Saturday, Aug 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.at Twenty Four Seven McKinley, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For inquiries and registration, email coleman@focusglobalinc.com. 


    Attend a workshop on how to travel with kids

    Planning travel with your little one? Get tips and trips from experienced travels at The Parenting Emporium and Mustela Philippines’ Baby Travels workshop. Parents from the blogs My Little Globe Trotters and The Traveling Tots will be sharing tips on how to pack, make itineraries and more. The event is happening this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation is free. To register, call 0917-811-0821.  


    Attend a workshop just for expecting moms

    Becoming a new mom soon? Start preparing for the big day and attend a #NoCompromiseParenting class by The Parenting Emporium, The Nesting. Birth Doula Beatrice Lugay-San Luis will talk about your options, expectations, and preparations as she ensures that you have a safe and family centered delivery no matter what option you and your husband decide on whether it’s CS, normal, home, water or hypno. The event is happening this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation is free. To register, call 0917-811-0821.  


    Learn how to code

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    Want to raise a programmer? Let him learn how to code at the Young Coders Club workshop. There’s lots to learn about games, apps and computers! The event is happening this Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Fully Booked, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. For inquiries and registration, call 0917-583-0717 or email youngcodersph@gmail.com. 


    Watch a play

    See the beloved children's tale Hansel and Gretel come to life as Repertory Philippines retells it on stage as a children's musical! Follow the siblings’ journey into the woods as they stumble upon a mysterious gingerbread house and escape the clutches of the witch who lives in it. The play is adapted from the opera by Engelbert Humperdinck and directed by Joy Virata. There are shows this Saturday, Aug. 20, 1:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 21, 3:30 p.m. at the Onstage Theatre, Greenbelt Mall 1, Makati City. For tickets, visit ticketworld.com.ph.  


    Plan a family vacaction

    It may be rainy now but soon the sun’s going to shine again so plan a family getaway now at SM Aura’s Travel Aura by Travelhood. There will be loads of booths to cater everything you need whether you’re planning for a luxury or budget vacation like transportation, accommodation and more. There’s even going to be a travel auction. The event is happening this weekend, Aug. 19 to 21 at the SM Aura Atrium, Taguig


    Shop for Christmas toys early

    Gentle Star is having a Toy Pre-Holiday Warehouse Sale with selected items up to 70% off! There will be educational toys, board games, science kits, novelty items and more from brands like Nationa Geographic, Nanoblocks, Edu Toys and others. The sale’s first run is happening this weekend, Aug. 18 to 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 126 Pioneer St., Level C FMF Business Center, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries, call 747-1421. 

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