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  • Family Weekender Guide: September 30 to October 2

    Watch Annie the musical, shop at a baby and kids fair, get your pets blessed, join S&R's Members Treat and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Get home inspiration

    Your favorite home magazine’s event of the year is happening this weekend! Yes, Real Living Space is back again, and there’s a lot of reasons why you shouldn’t miss it. There will be five exceptionally designed units (all profiled to suit different imaginary clients – one of which is a family with a toddler), 13 designers who will be showcasing their work, lots of featured products you can own, free workshops (on woodwork, upcycling, gardening, calligraphy, table setting and more – see the full schedule here) and a peek inside Robinsons Land’s The Sapphire Bloc. 

    It’s happening this weekend, Oct. 1 and 2, at Sapphire Bloc, Ortigas. Admission is free! Find full details and everything else you can expect over at realliving.com.ph/rlspace

    Look forward to another home event


    Get inspiring home ideas and be surrounded by all things pretty at Homepossible: Homegrown. It’s happening next week but we’re already so excited to tell you about it since Smartparenting.com.ph, along with five other Summit Media brands, will be joining in with our own booth. 

    Expect a homey play area set-up from us, a mock house you can explore in from Real Living, succulent activities from Entrepreneur.com.ph, styling tips from Good Housekeeping, on-hand property consultants from Avida and much more. All for free too! The event is happening on Oct. 8 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City. Learn more about it over at realliving.com.ph.  

    Shop at a baby and kids fair

    Shop from all your favorite brands in one place at the Baby and Kids Fair. Look out for Mothercare, Avent, Pigeon, Mamas & Papas, Cotton On Kids, Early Learning Centre and so much more! If you get hungry there will be snack booths too. The fair is happening from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, that’s this Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at The Playground, Bench Tower, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 

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    The world’s most adored little orphan girl is coming to the Philippines! Resorts World Manila, together with Full House Theater Company, is bringing Annie, the beloved family musical, to the stage starting Sept. 30, that’s this Friday, until Nov. 12 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. Based on “Little Orphan Annie” by Harold Gray, the stars of the show are Krystal Brimner and Isabeli Araneta Elizalde playing the title character. You can learn more about the lovely young ladies on our story about them here. Get tickets for the show at rwmanila.com or ticketworld.com.ph. For more info, call 908-8833.

    Have fun at Barbie’s Dreamtopia


    Spend a magical day at the Barbie Dreamtopia Festival happening this weekend, Oct. 1 and 2 at the Robinsons Place Manila Activity Area. You can get your nails done and face painted at Sparkle Mountain, create your own magic wand at Rainbow Cove, design floral headpieces at Endless Hair Kingdom and more. Plus, if you come in your best Barbie Dreamtopia costume (fairy, princess or anything else magical) you can get a chance to walk the runway on Oct. 2. Get passes for the event by purchasing any Dreamtopia merchandise at Toys “R” Us participating stores (see the list here) until Oct. 2. 

    Learn how to better manage the family funds

    Money isn’t so intimidating with the right kind of help. The Parenting Emporium’s Financial Planning for Parents workshop will tackle the family budget, teach you how to make a family financial timeline and help you explore various financial products that’s most suited for your family. Leading the discussion is Clarisse Mallari, a financial advisor and lawyer. The event is happening this Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation is free. To register, call 0917-811-0821.  

    Spend mommy me-time learning about skin care


    Pretty moms, how do you take care of your skin? Learn tips, tricks and secrets to achieving healthy, glowing skin the organic way from Christal Leung at The Parenting Emporium’s The Secret Garden of Skin Vitals and Holistic Skin Care workshop. The event is happening this Sunday, Oct. 2, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation is free. To register, call 0917-811-0821.  

    Learn how to start a home-based career 


    Thinking of becoming a work-at-home parent? Learn how from Jane Maghanoy, a virtual assistant, entrepreneur and work-at-home-mom coach, and Janice Sabitsana, COO of Manila Workshops, at the Home-Based Career 101 workshop. The class will focus on how participants can become a virtual assistant, earn from a blog, start a home-based business and build a passive income. The event is happening this Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ortigas Foundation Library, Oritgas Building, Pasig City. Participation fee is P2,500. To register, visit manilaworkshops.com

    Spend a day out with pets

    Eastwood City’s annual pet blessing is happening this weekend with the theme: Superhero Pets! They’re putting the spotlight on police and rescue dogs as well as their handlers by having K9 units from organizations like the Philippine Coast Guard, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency as guests. 

    Apart from the blessing, there will also be vet consultations, grooming stations, a pet buffet, a pet playground and other fun activities. The event is happening this Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 11 a.m. at Eastwood City, Quezon City. It’s free but if you’re bringing a fluffy companion along don’t forget to also bring your pet’s vaccination papers and secure a pass from the mall concierge.

    Enjoy a day at the fair


    Score awesome goodies, from handmade crafts to delicious eats, at Pop Goes to Easel 2.0 Weekend Fair. The event is happening this weekend, Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at Estancia, Capitol Commons, Pasig City. 

    Go grocery shopping

    Watch out, S&R Members’ Treat is back! Get up to 50% off and buy-1-take-1 deals on a huge selection of items at all S&R branches from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. Stores are open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Shop for kids stuff


    Fisher Department Store is having a Kids Sale! Get up to 50% off on toys, baby apparels, kids accessories, shoes and more until Oct. 31 at the Fisher Department Store, Fisher Mall, Quezon City. 

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