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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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Your Essential Guide To Spruce Street Harbor Park And RiverRink Summerfest, Opening Memorial Day Weekend At Penn’s Landing

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Score Free VIP Tickets For Opening Night Of Future Sensations At The Oval On Saturday, May 30

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Celebrate Memorial Day At The National Constitution Center With Free Admission, A Flag-Raising Ceremony And More, Monday, May 25

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Historic Philadelphia Launches Its Summer Season Memorial Day Weekend With The 10th Anniversary Of Once Upon A Nation Storytelling, Plus The Return Of Tippler’s Tours And More

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The American Swedish Historical Museum Continues To Teach About The First American Motorcycle In Indian Nation, On View Through August 23

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The Academy Of Natural Sciences Brings Sylvia Branzei’s Best-Selling Book Series To Life With Animal Grossology, Opening Saturday, May 16

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The Philadelphia Zoo Debuts Gorilla Treeway, A First-In-The-World New Section Of The Zoo360 Animal Trail System

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Deal Feed: Art Museum Day Brings Free Admission To Select Local Museums On Monday, May 18 And Beyond

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