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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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The Please Touch Museum Celebrates Its 30th Annual Book Awards And Family-Friendly Storybook Ball This Weekend, April 24-25

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The Food Trust Announces Dates For Its 2015 Night Markets, Starting With South Street West In May And Ending With Fishtown In October

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The International Orchid Show & Sale Transforms The Academy Of Natural Sciences With Thousands Of Blooms, April 24-26

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Wizard World Comic Con Returns To Philadelphia For Its 15th Annual Event With Celebrity Guests, A Film Festival And More, May 7-10; Get 10% Off Tickets!

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The Philadelphia Science Festival Returns For Its 5th Year April 24-May 2 With More Than 100 Smart Events, An Awesome Street Fair And More

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The PHS Pop-Up Garden Debuts Its First Outdoor Space Of 2015 In The Courtyard Of The Comcast Center, April 15-16

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Now Open: The Philadelphia Zoo Unveils Second Nature, An Inventive, Animal-Inspired Sculpture Exhibit, On View Through October 31

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The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Debuts Its 2015 Season Of Tours And A Brand-New Outpost At The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

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Peddler’s Village Celebrates Spring With Its First-Ever Weekend-Long Spring Fling Festival, April 18-19

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Free Daily Yoga Classes Return To Race Street Pier On The Delaware River Waterfront This Spring; Alfresco Classes Starting This Saturday, April 11

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Summertime Game-Changer: Spruce Street Harbor Park To Return To Penn’s Landing For 2015 With The All-New Summerfest Outdoor Roller Rink; Opening Set For Memorial Day Weekend

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