• Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do This Grandparents' Day Weekend

    Indulge lolo and lola this weekend, celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday, find peace at a mommy retreat and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Enjoy a food-filled day

    The Araneta Center has a lot prepared for Grandparents this weekend at their 3-day long Cooking Good with Lolo & Lola celebration. See lolos and lolas whip up their best dishes at cooking demos, shop for kitchen essentials and cooking ingredients at a fair, win prizes and more. The event is happening from Sept. 9 to 11. For more info on all the activities, visit aranetacenter.net.


    Go to a health bazaar

    Focus on lolo and lola's health and well-being this Grandparent's Day at Hunt & Gather's Grandparents' Day Nutrition & Fitness Bazaar. There will be talks including Katherin Sy's Nourishing Vitality as You Approach the Golden Years. There will also be loads of merchants with goodies like essential oils and apothecary jars, and health food booths with yogurt bowls, coffee and paleo meals. The event is happening on Sept. 9 to 11, at Glorietta 4 for the bazaar and Glorietta 1 for the talks.     


    Relive the good ol' days

    There's a lot for lolo and lola at Ayala Malls' Fairview Terraces this Grandparents' Day at their Trip Down Memory Lane celebration. Time travel to the streets of Old Manila, enjoy free health and wellness servies, and, once the moon's out, groove to the classic hits of the 60s and 70s with a live band. The event is happening this Sept. 11 at the Fairview Terraces, Quezon City. For inquiries, call 956-3888. 


    Spend a day at the mall

    SM is celebrating Grandparents' Day! There will be store discounts, a runway for grannies, throwback of songs from the good ol' days performed by OPM legends, and much more. Check out which activities are happening at SM Malls near you here


    Sample local products

    The Department of Trade and Industry is showcasing products from Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan at the MiMAROPA Naturally. Get your hands on processed food products, gift items, fine jewelry, health and wellness products and houseware. The event is happening until Sept. 16, Mondays to Fridays, at the Trade and Industry Building, Makati City


    Celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday!

    Celebrate beloved children's author Roald Dahl's 100th birthday at Fully Booked's Dahlightful Weekend Workshops. There will be loads of workshops for kids 3 years old and above; from a musical theater workshop, a chocolate workshop, drawing Dahl's characters and more! The event is happening from Sept. 10 to 11 at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City. Learn more about all the workshops on offer at fullybookedonline.com.


    Find peace at a retreat just for moms 

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    Spend some quality me-time this weekend by going to Mommy Mundo’s Mindful Mom Re-Treat. They’re offering a few intimate hours of peaceful thinking for all moms. The event is happening on Saturday, Sept. 10, with the first session at 9 a.m. and the second at 1 p.m., at Aruga by Rockwell, Makati. Participation fee is P800. Pre-registration is a must. To register, text 0908-865-7245 or click here


    Register yaya for a workshop 

    Show your child’s nanny the importance of her job by registering her for The Learning Basket's Teacher Yaya: A Workshop for Your Assistant. Here she’ll learn how to better care for your children, how to respond and play with her alagas, that tablets and TV are not good for kids below three years old and more. The event is happening on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P600. Register here


    Get creative

    Get creative this weekend at Ayala Museum. They're having a Basic Drawing Workshop for Kids in the morning, at 10 a.m., where children ages 7 to 12 will learn how to draw using oil pastels and colored pencils. Participation fee is P4,000. In the afternoon, at 2 p.m., parent and kids ages 6 to 9 can bond at Mommy and Me Brush Pen Calligraphy where they can learn the basics of brush calligraphy. The Ayala Museum is located at Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Makati City. Participation fee per parent-child pair is P4,000. For inquiries and reservations, call 759-8288 loc. 22/35.  


    Shop for home items

    Get up to 70% off on home appliances, items and healthcare products at Pan-Eurasia's Warehouse Clearance Sale. Participating brands include Dowell, Moulinex, Krups, Omron, Tefal, Thermos and more. Sale runs until Oct. 30, Monday to Saturday (except the first and second Saturdays of the month) at Pan-Eurasia Warehouse, #412 Amang Rodriguez Ave., Pasig City

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