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  • Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on November 18 to 20

    Register for a family fun run, hangout with the Superdudes, watch a musical, go Christmas shopping and more!
    by Jillianne E. Castillo .
  • Looking for Christmas events in the metro? See Smart Parenting's full list of holiday events here

    Learn about child disciplining and rearing

    The Learning Basket has two workshops for you this weekend, parents. 

    First, there's the Positive Discipline workshop that aims to help parents find better methods of disciplining their children. The workshop will discuss why children misbehave, why parents react the way they do to misbehavior and how parents can find long term solutions to usual boiling points. It's happening this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City

    Then there's Montessori at Home. Here you'll learn how to raise your child to become a competent and independent adult through the Montessori philosophy. The workshop, for parents with kids ages 2 to 6 years old, is happening this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation fee is P600 inclusive of snacks. 

    For more info on both workshops and to register, visit thelearningbasket.com

    Register the whole family for a fun run

    Get fit, have fun and help out at the McDonald's Stripes Run 2016. Proceeds of the run will go to Ronald McDonald Read to Learn, a flagship program of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philippinesm, in partnership with the Department of Education. Every member of the family, (even bunso!) is invited to join the 1K, 3K, 5K and 10K races. The event is happening on Nov. 26 at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig but you only have until Nov. 24 to register so do it now! Register online or through selected McDonald's branches. Everything you need can be found at mcdostripesrun.com.ph

    Hangout with the Superdudes

    Love Superdudes? Here's your chance to hangout with the super gang! Superdude Session: Superheroes Workshop is creative arts workshop with the Superdudes for superkids, expect singing, dancing and more! The event is happening this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Dusit Thani Manila, Makati. Ticket prices start at P1,850 per child-adult pair. Get them here

    If it's Superdudes mall shows you're looking for, they're doing a couple of those too! Catch their Christmas Shows happening in malls and hotels. Find out more on their Facebook page here

    Play with snow

    You don't have to go far to play with snow! SM Storyland at SM Center Valenzuela have set up a Snow Playgound for ice-curious kiddies. Find it at the Event Center from now until Dec. 31

    Watch a musical

    Based on the popular children’s novel of the same name written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Repertory Philippines brings to the stage A Little Princess, a grand musical production for the whole family. Leading the cast are Jillian Ita-as and Maria Gabriela Gil Padilla as Sara Crewe, a young girl who, from being mistreated and abused in a boarding school, finds magic and wonder in other people and herself. Shows run from Nov. 18 to Dec. 18 at Onstage Theater, Greenbelt 1, Makati City. Tickets start at P600. Get them at ticketworld.com.ph. 

    Get great finds

    The Travelling Trunk will be holding its last event of the year, PASKO: The Holiday Collection. The pop-up will feature an all-Filipino lineup of sought-after home and fashion brands. Expect elegant children's clothing from Little Luli, handmade crafts from Good Luck, Humans (from Apol Lejano-Massebieau of La Pomme), bath and body products from So True Natural, stylish and sophisticated dresses from Anika and more. There will also be workshops on snow-globe-making and floral arrangement. The event is happening this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 t0 20, at 2680 FB Harrison St., Pasay City

    Spend a whole day at a bazaar

    Get all the gifts in order by shopping at Circuit Makati's Christmas Bazaar happening on Nov. 18 to 20, from 11 a.m. to 12 midnight, at the Globe Circuit Events Grounds, Makati City. There will be over 500 merchants selling their wares! Find clothes, toys, electronics, accessories, food, gift items and more. You'll also find Mommy's Best by Project Mom there, headed by Amanda Griffin and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde, it will be a whole section dedicated just for mommy and kids products. Happening outdoors, expect lots of activities too. Check out what The Parenting Workshop will be up to: 

    Shop for toys

    You wouldn't want to miss the Kids Craze Warehouse Sale. Enjoy buy 1 take 1, freebies and discounts up to 80% off on your favorite toys, baby products, apparel, shoes and more. Participating brands include Fisher-Price, Mega Blocks, Chicco Thomas and Friends, Barbie, Hot Wheels, Paw Patrol, Big&Small and more. The first run is happening this weekend, Nov. 18 to 20, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (but doors open at 1 p.m. for the 18th) at the RGI Corporate Center, #34 Sct. Torillo cor. Sct. Limbaga, Quezon City. 

    Gentle Star Trading is having a Pre-holiday Warehouse Sale! Get up to 70% off on selected toys from brands like National Geographic, Nanoblocks, Gigo Toys and more. The sale runs Nov. 17 to 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the FMF Business Center, Mandaluyong City

    Shop for shoes

    Need new running shoes? The Skechers Performance line will be on sale at the Powerman Running Expo happening this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 12 p.m.  to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20, from 2 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Microtel, Pasay City.  

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