• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on July 1 to 3

    Have fun at a block party, go to an expo, learn a new craft and buy books on sale all in one weekend!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Bring the whole family to a block party

    Ready to have some fun? The heart of Metro Manila's business district will be closed of for the Makati Block Party and you wouldn't want to miss it. There's something for the whole family as the block party features food delights, a kiddie fun fair, musical performances, yoga sessions and more. The event is happening this Sunday, July 3, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Paseo de Roxas (from Ayala Ave. to Makati Ave.), Makati City. Entrance is free. 


    Go to an expo for moms

    Mommy Mundo’s Expo Mom: South is happening this weekend! Expect there to be loads of merchants with goods and products especially for parents, kids and babies. There will also be talks on pregnancy, motherhood, bento making and more. Some of the activities include games, a fashion show, pilates session, a stage play and more. The event is happening this Saturday, July 2, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa. 


    Attend a workshop on nutrition for babies

    Be guided on how to feed your child from the moment she's born until she's ready for solids at The Parenting Emporium's third #NoCompromiseParenting class Tiny Tummy Tales. Heading the event is lactation and nutrition expert Joyce Martinez RN, MSN, IBCLC and certified lactation counselor Abbie Yabot. The event is happening this Saturday, July 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Entrance is free. To register, call 0917-811-0821. 


    Have a homeschoolers family day

    Calling all homeschooling families! You’re invited to the first ever Challenge Island: Homeschool Edition. It’s like family day for homeschoolers. Just like the well-known reality TV show it was inspired by, Challenge Island is a competition where participants battle it out using creativity and critical thinking skills. The event is happening this Saturday, July 2 at Valle Verde 5, Pasig City. Participation fee is P1,000. For more info and to register, visit Manilaworkshops.com


    Enroll yaya in a basic first aid workshop

    Equip yaya with basic knowledge on how to keep your baby safe and what to she should do in case of emergencies. Sign her up for the second class of the Basic Yaya Training: Basic First Aid (for Kids and Babies) workshop. The event is happening on Saturday, July 2 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mothercare store, The Podium, Pasig. Participation fee is P1,000. Register here


    Create your own video game

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    Does your child love video games? The Game Design and Development Kids series is a program for kids 7 to 13 years old where they will learn what it takes to make computer games for a job. The second session focuses on 3D game graphics where kids will learn how to create scenes and 3D environments using the software program Unity. The event is happening this Saturday, July 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Launch Garage Circulo Verde, Industria Mall Circulo Verde, Quezon City. Workshop fee is P2,500. Register here


    Learn new crafts

    Two craft classes are happening at Fully Booked, Taguig this Saturday, July 2. From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. there's the Watercolor Lettering Workshop with Danika Rio Navarro. Participation fee is P2,450 which already includes a workshop kit. Register for it here.   

    There's also the Papercutting Workshop with Mansy Abesamis from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. where students will learn how to make intricate papercuts that can be used as framed artworks or given as a gift. Participation fee is P2,000 which already includes a workshop kit. Register for that here


    Buy local at a bazaar

    Showcasing one hundred percent local products made with love and pride is the Global Pinoy Bazaar, one of the biggest and long-running all-Filipino bazaars. The bazaar runs from June 30 to July 3, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City. 


    Hoard books

    Go book shopping this weekend! From July 1 to 3Fully Booked, Rockwell is having a sale with select titles up to 20% off and from July 1 to 10Fully Booked, SM Mall of Asia is also having a sale with select titles up to 50% off.


    Shop for clothes

    Maldita is having its 17th anniversary and they’re celebrating with a sale. When you buy a regular priced items, you get a second one for only P17! Promo runs from June 17 to July 31 in Maldita stores nationwide. 

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