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Rothman Ice Rink open through February 22

The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park has proved to be extremely popular and will be open through February 22. If you have not had the chance yet to bring the kids to Dilworth Park to skate, there’s still plenty of opportunity to experience the rink in the grand setting of Dilworth Park at City Hall. The Rothman Rink is open 7 days a week.

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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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Chocolate: The Exhibition at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Indulge in the sumptuous world of chocolate at Chocolate: The Exhibition at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, presented by Mars Chocolate North America.

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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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The Kimmel Center Hosts Two Days Of Free Kid-Centric Performances, Today, January 23 And Tomorrow, January 24

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Deal Feed: Enjoy Free Admission To The Franklin Institute On The Third Wednesday Night Of The Month, Including This Wednesday, January 21

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Coming Attraction: Learn About The Largest Snake To Ever Roam The Earth At Titanoboa: Monster Snake At The Academy Of Natural Sciences, February 14-April 19

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Coming Attraction: The Franklin Institute To Open The Art Of The Brick, The World’s Largest Display Of LEGO Art, On February 7

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Longwood Gardens In Kennett Square Presents Its Annual Orchid Extravaganza Exhibition, On Display January 24-March 29

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Last Chance: Chocolate: The Exhibition Closes At The Academy Of Natural Sciences On Saturday, January 24

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Now Open: Adventure Aquarium Debuts Dinosaurs Of The Deep, An Exhibition About Prehistoric Marine Animals, January 16-July 4

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Find Your Way Through Thousands Of Unsold Christmas Trees At The Ultimate Recycled Maze At Linvilla Orchards, Open Through March 1

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The Philadelphia Home Show Returns To The Pennsylvania Convention Center With Hundreds Of Exhibitors, January 17-19 And 23-25

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Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe’s 209th Birthday With Free Celebrations At The Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site And In Old City, January 17-18

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Celebrate The 309th Anniversary of Benjamin Franklin’s Birthday With Deals, Attractions, Parties And More In Historic Philadelphia, January 16-19

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