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  • Family Weekender Guide: Things to Do on September 7-10

    Activities for the kids, the whole family, plus a date for you and hubby!
    by Kitty Elicay .
  • Watch with the kids

    The annual Korean Film Festival is here! Catch five critically acclaimed films at selected SM Malls, in partnership with the Korean Cultural Center in the Philippines, from September 7 to October 15, 2017. It begins its run at Cinema 6 of SM Megamall (September 7-10), followed by SM Lanag Premier (September 14-17), SM City Iloilo (September 21-24), SM City Cebu (September 28-October 1), SM City Clark Pampanga (October 5-8), and SM City Dasmarinas (October 12-15). Don’t know what to watch? Start with How to Steal a Dog, which tells the story of a young girl who hatches a plan to steal a dog from a rich owner and then return it to get a reward. All so she can raise enough money to buy her poor family a house. It’s a funny but heartwarming movie that is sure to tug at your heartstrings. Admission is free for all movies!


    For more information on screening schedules, visit the 2017 Korean Film Festival in Manila Facebook page.

    Creative family bonding

    Here’s a clever way to distract your kids from their gadgets: ask them to use their hands and show off their artsy side with the Get Crafty Shirt Painting Workshop by The Local Ninja at Frank & Dean, Bonifacio Global City! The 3-hour workshop, happening on September 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 nn. will be facilitated by multimedia artist Roxanne Ricohermoso. Registration fee is P1,800 per person inclusive of a meal and basic art materials. Of course, you and your kids will also take home a one-of-a-kind shirt after! Register & learn more here. For any inquiries, send a message to +639994816435 or thelocalninjas@gmail.com.

    Get a glimpse of the future

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    We’re already living the years shown in movies like Back to the Future and books like Harry Potter, but we’re sure you and your kids are wondering what the world will be like in 10 years. Well, now you’ll get to see the possibilities thanks to Future City, a pop-up interactive digital park that will open on September 9-10 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura. The park will feature seven stations, each showing the latest technologies and offering an educational glimpse into the future—including a dome that will take you to the far future in an instant, a sketch village that will make your child’s dream career come to life, plus interactive games (like learning what will happen your kid’s health if he continues to indulge on chips and candies) and 3D wall art installations! The pop-up park is open for one weekend only with limited slots, so pre-register online at Future City’s website.

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    Take hubby on a coffee date—out of town!

    Can’t live without caffeine? Then let Sketchpad Workshops take you on a coffee appreciation trip! Learn more about flavors, brewing methods, and other interesting coffee tidbits on September 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Maestro Fedeli Café in Binan, Laguna. Registration is P500 inclusive of breakfast and lots of coffee, of course! Call or text 0908-8880119 for inquiries.

    Learn how to raise a happy, healthy kid


    After a successful parenting workshop, Preparing for Parenthood, last September 2, The Parenting Emporium continues its weekend workshops with Baby and Toddler Nutrition Care on September 9 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Whether you’re a newbie mom or not, your child’s nutritional needs are top priority. Through this workshop, you’ll know how to better support your child’s growth through proper nutrition from the time they’re born until they are ready to transition to solids. Learning fee is P600 per head or P1,000 per couple . Register here.

    Early Christmas shopping


    It’s never too early to shop for Christmas gifts, so get moving and head to Whitespace Manila in Makati City on September 7 to 9 for Primer’s Pre-Holiday Sale! Get up to 70% off of outdoor bags, shoes, apparels, luggage, and travel accessories from brands like Hedgren, FitFlop, Jansport, The North Face, Eagle Creek, Delsey, and World Traveller. Entrance fee is P100!

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