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Soccer Shots Spring Session at Dilworth Park Starts on March 26

Soccer Shots is a positive introduction to soccer for children ages 2-8. The program focuses on the skills and lessons of the game by offering non-competitive classes. Each child learns the fundamentals of the game through principled instruction, creative and age appropriate games, scrimmaging, and soccer fun! Soccer Shots registration has opened for their Thursday morning sessions on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn at Dilworth Park. The spring season runs from 9:30am-11:30am, March 26 through May 21.

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Kindergarten Registration Is Under Way

Kindergarten registration in the School District of Philadelphia began on January 20. To register, visit your neighborhood school and be sure to bring your child's birth certificate and up-to-date immunization records, as well as a current piece of identification and two proofs of residency. Children must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015. Registration runs through May 29.

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Support Chester Arthur School at FoCA Night Out

On April 25, join Friends of Chester Arthur for an adults only night out where parents, teachers and community members will gather, socialize and support FoCA and Arthur’s Playworks program.

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PFS Hosts Saturday Morning Kids Movies

The Philadelphia Film Society Theater at the Roxy is offering special movie programming for kids. Upcoming films are listed below and tickets for kids 12 and under are only $1.00!

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Dilworth Park is Open!

There is something for everyone at the new Dilworth Park. Site of the city’s first water works and first public fountain in the 18th century, there is a 21st century, 11,600-square-foot computer-programmable fountain fed with recycled rainwater. The park also features four tree groves with moveable chairs and tables, flower beds, benches, and a café with outdoor seating. The café, Rosa Blanca, is operated by renowned chef Jose Garces, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park, at 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, has something for everyone. Families can explore the Children's Discovery Garden, rent and sail boats in the boat pond, grab a bite to eat at Milk & Honey Cafe or just sit and relax at Sister Cities Fountain and enjoy the picturesque views.

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K-8 Public Elementary Schools Map

Center City's public elementary schools present a variety of options for families. According to School District policy, parents living within a particular public elementary school's boundaries can send their children to their neighborhood school by applying at any time.

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Awesome New Light And Digital Installation, Future Sensations, Coming To The Oval May 30-June 6

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The Philadelphia Zoo Unveils Second Nature, An Inventive, Animal-Inspired Sculpture Exhibit, Saturday, April 11

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The Porch At 30th Street Station Kicks Off Its 2015 Season On Wednesday, April 1 With Food Trucks, Live Music And Open-Air Programming

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Now Open: Historic Franklin Square Park And SquareBurger Are Officially Open For The 2015 Spring Season

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The South Street Headhouse District Celebrates The Easter Holiday With Its 84th Annual Easter Promenade, Sunday, April 5

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Easter In Philadelphia 2015: Our Guide To Easter Brunches, Dinners, Egg Hunts And More

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Save The Date: The Philadelphia Science Festival Returns For Its 5th Year With 100+ Smart Events, A Huge Street Fair And More, April 24-May 2

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Linvilla Orchards Celebrates Easter With Its Annual Hayride To Bunnyland From March 28 Through April 4

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Celebrate The Philadelphia Civic Flag’s 120th Birthday With Flag Day Festivities At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art, This Friday, March 27

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Save The Date: Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival Hits Main Street With Food Trucks, Restaurant Specials And More On Sunday, April 12

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Weekend Picks, First Days Of Spring Edition: Guide’s View Of Philadelphia, Fairmount Food Crawl, Big Gay Ice Cream Party At Alla Spina, Greek Independence Day Parade On The Parkway, Philly Wine Week And More

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