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  • Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on September 21-24

    Attend parenting and breastfeeding workshops, explore Old Manila, go for a fun run, watch an interactive play, and go shopping!
    by Kitty Elicay .
Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on September 21-24
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  • Attend our All About Babies workshop!

    If you’re preparing for baby or looking for expert guidance, then head to Makati Diamond Residences on Saturday, September 23 from 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m. It will be an afternoon filled with informative talks from Smart Parenting’s experts who will share tips and advice on sleep training, bathing, and massaging your babies! They’ll also be providing a baby milestones guide so you know what to expect or look out for as your baby grows. This workshop is absolutely free! Just register here.

    Learn how to properly breastfeed your baby

    LATCH Los Banos
    will be holding a Best Beginnings in Breastfeeding class on Saturday, September 23, at the Continuing Education Center, University of Los Banos, Laguna from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. The class is designed to guide pregnant mothers and expecting parents on what they should anticipate once their baby is born. It's also open for parents with babies, health care providers, advocates, and anyone who is interested to learn about breastfeeding. Moms are also encouraged to bring their babies along so that the experts can help correct baby's latch and position, if needed, at the end of the class. Class contribution is P250 if paying onsite. The venue is quite small, so you are encouraged to sign up here.

    Watch an interactive play

    Are your kids fans of The Little Prince? Fully Booked, in cooperation with Make Believe Productions will be staging an interactive mini-musical adaptation of the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Even if your kids are not familiar with the classic tale, it’s still a must-watch for its touching message about love and loss. The play will run this weekend, September 23 and 24 at Top Shelf, 5/L Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street. Show times are 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are at P650 each, but you can avail of their special offerget a ticket to the show and a paperback copy of the novel for only P775! Call 576-4300 and 0943-4910684 or email makebelieveproductionsph@gmail.com for ticket reservations.

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    Soak in some culture at Intramuros

    If you’ve never been to the walled city, now is the time to take the whole family on a historical field trip. The Intramuros Open House, happening on September 23-24, is a grand garden party where you can explore, have a picnic, play disc and let your dogs run! Plus, entrance fees to Fort Santiago, Baluarte San Diego, and Casa Manila are waived for two days! They’ll also be opening up secret dungeons and chambers, and they’ll be offering botanical walking through Intramuros’ several gardens so you can have a feel of how Old Manila used to be like. It’s going to be an educational but fun trip for the whole family so don’t miss it! Visit Viva Manila’s event page for more information on tour schedules.

    Go for a fun run

    What’s a good way to motivate your kids to be fit? Ask them to run with their favorite My Little Pony characters Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Pinkie Pie! Toy Kingdom will be having the Manila leg of the My Little Pony Friendship Run on September 23, 5:30 a.m. at SM by the Bay, MOA Complex. Choose from four categories—500m or 1K (P700 registration fee), 3K (P900 registration fee) or 5K (P1,000 registration fee). The race kit includes a cute singlet, a drawstring bag, sweatband, race bib and manual, plus the finisher medal is in the shape of a pony! Register at Chris Sports Outlets in SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa or SM Megamall and claim your race kits at Toy Kingdom branches of said malls.

    Plan your vacation abroad

    You should always plan your trips early and if you have a Mastercard, you can get great deals on flights at The Great Singapore Airlines Getaway. Travel to your dream destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and USA with this special promo exclusive for Mastercard holders until September 24. Travel period is from October 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018, with flights from Singapore Airlines and SilkAir starting at USD160 to Singapore to USD970 to the U.S. For a complete listing of countries and flight offers, visit their website or download the SingaporeAir mobile app and use the promo code FLYSQMC.

    Reward yourself with a discounted shopping spree

    Mango will be having its Mid-Season Sale until October 1 and you can score work and play pieces at 50% off! And you don’t even have to visit their branches—just go to their website and fill your shopping cart with your picks.

    Get started on your Chrismas list

    The ‘Ber months are here and that means sale season is upon us. Avoid the holiday rush and shop this early at the Toys “R” Us, True Value and Robinsons Appliances Pre-Holiday Sale on September 20-24 at the Activity Center of Glorietta 3! Get discounts of up to 70% off on toys, appliances and houseware items.

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