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Free Event Oxford Valley Mall Fun Lab, Oct 12th

Oxford Valley Mall Provides Parents and Kids with an Interactive Event that Encourages Fun through PBS, Care Bears™ Strawberry Shortcake™ and More

Langhorne, PA — Kids and parents can plan to have a blast as the Simon® Fun Lab Tour rolls into town this weekend. The tour will be making its way across Pennsylvania, stopping at Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne, PA on Sunday, October 12 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Simon Malls’® Fun Lab tour offers families around the country a fun and immersive experience with hugely popular and loved kids brands. The interactive events will feature activities hosted by Oxford Valley Mall, Simon, PBS, Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake. Families can walk through engaging themed “Fun Zones” featuring exciting activities for kids of all ages, including:

PBS Fun Zone – There’s always something new to discover when you visit the PBS KIDS Fun Zone! Stop by and explore the newest digital apps from WILD KRATTS and DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD; get up and get moving with CURIOUS GEORGE’S Monkey Jump game; and play and imagine with the newest PBS KIDS toys. With PBS KIDS, anytime is learning time, and learning has never been more fun.

#ShareYourCare with the Care Bears! – Happy? Silly? Caring? Show off your personality just like the Care Bears do when you create your very own Belly Badge! Once you make your badge, get your picture taken with it and post it to the #ShareYourCare wall. Get a peek at the new Care Bears home entertainment from Lionsgate, and make sure to check out the softest and most cuddly, huggable Care Bears plush ever that will be on hand from Just Play.

It’s a Berry Good Time with Strawberry Shortcake – Do you have a Berry Best Friend? Visit the Strawberry Shortcake friendship bracelet making station and create a special, one-of-a-kind piece for your sweetest friend! There will be lots of Strawberry Shortcake toys to play with as well from The Bridge Direct, plus previews of the new Strawberry Shortcake DVD from Fox Home Entertainment. Kids will also get a chance to try out all the new Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake apps at the iPad station.

Game Zone – Test your skills at Corn Hole, Plinko, Spin Wheel and other strategy thinking games for the chance to win prizes and for some friendly family competition.

“Simon’s Fun Lab tour aims to deliver families an enjoyable hands-on experience in a safe environment that’s close to home,” said Jim Malervy, Director of Marketing at Oxford Valley Mall. “This year’s set of super fun offerings will give kids the chance to get creative and energized in a controlled, family-friendly place.”

The Simon Fun Lab is one of several educational entertainment programs and seasonal events held throughout the year in conjunction with the Simon Kidgits Club®. For more information about the Simon Kidgits Club, visit For more information about Oxford Valley Mall, please visit or

About Oxford Valley Mall

Oxford Valley Mall is a two-level, super-regional mall located at the intersection of East Lincoln Highway and Oxford Valley Road in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. Oxford Valley Mall has more than 150 retailers and is anchored by JCPenney, Sears and Macy’s. For additional information on Oxford Valley Mall, visit
or follow the mall on Twitter @[OxfordValleyPA](
or on Facebook

About Simon

Simon is a global leader in retail real estate ownership, management and development and a S&P100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our industry-leading retail properties and investments across North America, Europe and Asia provide shopping experiences for millions of consumers every day and generate billions in annual retail sales. For more information, visit [](

PBS KIDS, the number-one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit [](,, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About Care Bears

First introduced by American Greetings in 1982, Care Bears has become one of the world’s most popular and beloved children’s properties, known to children and adults through consumer products, greeting cards, and an animated CGI television show. The Care Bears share hearts and hugs with children, helping them understand feelings and emotions through love, music, belly badge magic and Care Bear hugs.

About Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake debuted in 1980 as a line of social expression products, as well as toys, videos, games, crafts and books. Today, the little girl with the big personality is winning the hearts of a third generation of consumers on multiple platforms.

About AG Properties

AG Properties (AGP) is the intellectual property and outbound licensing division of American Greetings Corporation. Built upon the successful re-launches of Care Bears™ and Strawberry Shortcake™ licensed products, AGP develops multi-platform campaigns for its properties through digital media, entertainment, marketing and merchandising. In addition to Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, AGP’s active classic brands include Holly Hobbie™ and Madballs, as well as new properties Boofle™, Packages from Planet X™ and Twisted Whiskers™. Children can experience AGP online at

For more information on AGP, visit

Restaurant Week at Caesars, Harrahs and Ballys in Atlantic City NJ


Popular Atlantic City Dining Tradition to be Featured Exclusively at Caesars, Bally’s and Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City October 3 – 9

Atlantic City, NJ (September 26, 2014) – Caesars Entertainment announced that beginning on Thursday, October 3rd and lasting until the 9th, its three Atlantic City properties will host a specialized version of the widely popular Restaurant Week.  The offering will include $33 gourmet menus and free parking. Participating outlets include: Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar, Palace Court Buffet, KWI Noodle House, Mia at Caesars, Dos Caminos, Waterfront Buffet, The Steakhouse at Harrah’s Resort and Buca Di Beppo, Guy Fieri’s Chophouse and Noodle Village at Bally’s

“With Buca di Beppo and Guy Fieri’s Chophouse opening back in July, Caesars Entertainment Atlantic City now has the restaurants and brands to justify a standalone dining series,” said Joe Guinta, Vice President of Food and Beverage for Caesars and Bally’s Atlantic City. “The idea of a Caesars Entertainment specific Restaurant Week is to play off a true Atlantic City tradition, one that brings in visitors and locals eager to try out some of our new restaurants concepts of which have only read or heard about.”

 Restaurant Week Menus Highlights


  • Nero’s Chophouse & Sushi Bar – Fig and Gorgonzola Bruschetta, Flounder Franchise with Jumbo Lump Crab, White Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
  • KWI Noodle House – Crispy Chicken and Mushroom Dumplings, Peking Pork Chops, Homemade Ice Cream Selection
  • Mia – Pan Seared Diver Scallop over a Green Apple Risotto, Petit Filet Mignon with Lobster Whipped Potatoes, Sticky Toffee Pudding


Harrah’s Resort

  • Dos Caminos – Charred Spanish Octopus, Guajillo Braised Short Ribs, Pumpkin Empanadas with Dark Chocolate “Mole”
  • The Steakhouse – Roasted Butternut Squash Bisque, Peppercorn Crusted Hanger Steak, Pumpkin Crème Brulee


Bally’s Atlantic City

  • Buca di Beppo – Signature Caesar Salad with Garlic Croutons, Veal Saltimbocca, Chocolate Chip Cannoli
  • Guy Fieri’s Chophouse – Danger Wings, English Cut Prime Rib, Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake
  • Noodle Village – Shrimp and Watercess Dumplings Soup, Grilled Korean Short Ribs, Ice Cream Selection


Atlantic City Restaurant Week Overnight Packages

Caesars Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and a $66 food and beverage credit for $145 – Book me.

Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and $66 food and beverage credit for $116 – Book me too.

Bally’s Atlantic City Restaurant Week Package: Overnight accommodations and $66 food and beverage credit for $121 – Book me three.


For additional details on Caesars Entertainment’s Restaurant Week or to see a full menu of each restaurant’s offerings please visit –


Caesars Entertainment

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company’s resorts operate primarily under the Harrah’s®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment.  For more information, please visit

Free Open to the Public Philadelphia Art Alliance Event

Free Open to the Public Philadelphia Art Alliance Event

Join Us at the PAA for an Afternoon Lecture by Featured Artist Christina P. Day

Philadelphia art alliance

Saturday, September 27 // 3:00 PM
**Free and Open to the Public**

For Christina P. Day, this fifth wall represents the physical divide between real and imagined, Philadelphia Art Alliance

The phrase fifth wall references a marketing campaign created by the interiors industry to encourage the addition of wallpaper to the ceiling in a home. It is the concealment of an overhead floor, a seal of interior facing walls- a fifth wall that creates a truly closed space. For Christina P. Day, this fifth wall represents the physical divide between real and imagined.

Day’s artwork practice considers spatial inversions of surface and place and ranges from object-based sculpture to site-specific architectural installation. Inside is handled as outside. What can be shut is held open through details and crafted resolve. Common interior surfaces and materials are re-assigned to associate with unlikely forms and objects. Patterns are superimposed on themselves, while repeated objects amplify their reality and awareness. Day’s sculptures envelope and elevate the ordinary.

# UPCOMING PROGRAMS at The Philadelphia Art Alliance

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 // 6:30 PM
Evening Lecture: Heather Ujiie
**Free and Open to the Public **
Presented in conjunction with Design Philadelphia

Heather Ujiie, Creation of the Unconscious, Philadelphia Art Alliance

Textile artist and designer Heather Ujiie incorporates many techniques–including hand painting, drawing, stitching, and printing with innovative large-format digital printing technology–to create immersive Utopian that she describes as ” a celebration of the unconscious.”

As a complete sensorial environment, the installation, both in content and process, will reflect her interests in biodiversity and the future of our environs. This is accomplished through the creation of a three dimensional fantastical landscape of hybrid animals and plant forms influenced by early botanical and anatomical illustrations from Renaissance and Baroque iconography, and by artists such as Piero Fornasetti and Jean Cocteau. This immersive experience consists of digitally created textile panels and mosiacs, upholstered furnishings, as well as one-of-a-kind garments.

Thursday, October 30 // 7:00 PM
**Free and Open to the Public **
Observation and Making: A Discussion Across Disciplines

Please join featured PAA artist Christina P. Day, photographer and Executive Director of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Sarah Stolfa, and artist and writer Courtney Mandryk for a discussion on how various artistic disciplines can inform each others practices.

Thursday November 13, 2014 // 6:30 PM
Evening Lecture: Lauren Dombrowiak
**Free and Open to the Public **

Philadelphia Art Alliance, Lauren Dombrowiak creates entire environments out of household object

Heavily influenced by Victorian decorative motifs found in the home, Lauren Dombrowiak creates entire environments out of household objects such as dinnerware, mirrors and wood furnishings. Precariously balanced, the fragility of these sculptures-formed by combinations of items that were once functional-is rendered even more artificially decorative and ornamental in nature.

For An Edifice Spectrum, Dombrowiak presents two interrelated projects. The first project will consist of several large-scale sculptural towers of sourced porcelain dinnerware combined with oversized, hand cut wall stencils based on Victorian paisley motifs. As a counterpoint to this artificiality constructed landscape, Dombrowiak will create a more ethereal experience in a second gallery using much materials found in nature, lit from the interior, and paired with home decor and accessories.

The Philadelphia Art Alliance is located at 251 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.

For more information:

Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 12-5pm

Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, free for members

*The Philadelphia Art Alliance is dedicated to the advancement and appreciation of innovative contemporary art with a focus on craft and design, and to inspiring dynamic interaction between audiences and artists.*

Boo at the Boardwalk, NJ

Close enough to enjoy

NJ Halloween Event



My daughter and I would go 1-2 times a week and we made friends with Moms & their children. We went to the Newtown Kids Music Round & the Yardley Kids Music Round.

Also Time To Sign Up For Your Fall Kids’ MusicRound Semester with Unlimited Attendance between Yardley and Newtown!!!!!!

Free Events;

Thursday – September 11 at 4:15 – Lower Makefield Farmer’s Market

Would love to see everyone – also please tell your friends with little ones abut the importance of Kids’ MusicRound classes for their children. I appreciate that so much!

Like My Facebook Page “Kids’ MusicRound with Miss Marilyn for all updates!”



Amwell Valley Music Festival


AMWELL VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL is a local, grassroots music & art festival

in Hillsborough, NJ with a focus on supporting the Central New Jersey community.


7 bands: 1 Headliner, 1 sub-headliners, 5 local artists

Overarching folk-rock theme with an emphasis on local artists

Local food/drink vendors and food trucks

♥(I’m personally excited to see that Jess from Jess’s Juice Bar in Lambertville will bringing his amazing self and nourishment for us!) ♥

Art displays and workshops

Beer garden

Creative art center

10% of ticket revenue to support those affected by the 2014 Peacocks Country Store Fire in East Amwell

DATE:  Saturday, September 13, 2014

TIME:  Doors: 3:00 PM | Music: 4:00 PM – 11:30 PM

LOCATION: Hillsborough Golf & Country Club , 146 Wertsville Road, Hillsborough NJ 08844

COST:  $20 ADV | $25 DOS






If you or someone you know is interested in showcasing their work/business at AVMF,

email with as much background information as possible, including a contact email and/or phone number.

We still have space available for both local vendors and visual artists.


If someone you know is interested in volunteering at AVMF, we can use their help! There are plenty of opportunities to lend a hand, prior to, during, and after the festival.

Please tell anyone interested to email including a contact email and/or phone number.









Grey Nun Academy Ignites Passion for Learning in Yardley PA

Igniting a Passion for Learning, Beginning with Preschool

Young children are famous for asking why. They have a need to know, to explore, to discover, to learn about the world around them. Grey Nun Academy knows that fostering the natural inquiring spirit of our youngest students, while encouraging their curiosity and insatiable need for answers is the key to igniting a passion for learning that will help them blossom into lifelong learners.

The youngest students at Grey Nun Academy – Pre-K3, Pre-K4 and Kindergarten – embark on a journey that engages them in age-appropriate learning individualized to their varied learning styles. Small classes provide the ideal environment for children to explore their potential, share ideas and investigate the world around them.

GNA offers half-day and full-day Pre-K3 and Pre-K4 classes taught by experienced, caring teachers. The curriculum is based on a multi-sensory approach to learning, using inter-disciplinary themes and offers early introduction to music, art, movement, Spanish and technology. Making a transition from home to school is a new and exciting opportunity for young children. The Pre-K3 class at GNA is for children who are three on or before September 1st, and focuses on hands-on learning that allow them to, approach activities with imagination, and learn about friendships. Grey Nun’s Pre-K4, for students who are four on or before September 1st, builds on the activities the younger students enjoy as they also begin to develop the skills that allow them to be successful in Kindergarten, and beyond. The Pre-K4 curriculum includes Reading Readiness, Math Readiness, Oral Language Development, Motor Coordination Development, Social and Emotional Development, and Physical Development.

As a community committed to providing strong academics, a nurturing environment and unsurpassed education, Grey Nun Academy prides itself on providing a warm, friendly, fun and interesting full-day Kindergarten for students who are 5 on or before September 1st. Grey Nun strives to meet the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of the students in an encouraging atmosphere. The students are encouraged to wonder, to seek answers, to question and be curious while exploring their environment. This is integral to igniting their passion for learning, and is evident throughout the Kindergarten curriculum. Children are immersed in a language-rich environment, where they actively participate in a wide variety of multi-sensory language and literacy situations, and experience natural learning opportunities that develop early reading and writing skills. The children begin their journey to become lifelong readers and learners as they develop an understanding of both spoken and written language. Hands-on activities in math allow students to develop thinking, reasoning and problem-solving strategies as they learn how to use math in real life.

Understanding that every child has unique gifts, possessing special abilities, interests, talents and approaches to learning, Grey Nun offers each student the tools they need to succeed.

For more information, visit, call for private tour or visit the school at 1750 Quarry Road in Yardley for an upcoming Open House: October 19th 12-2 PM, October 22nd 9-11 AM or November 5th 9-11 AM.

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