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Enjoy the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival with FREE Events throughout the City!

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The Philadelphia Science Festival is back this year and the calendar of events promises nine days of delightfully nerdy fun. If you are looking for family-friendly fun, the 2014 Philadelphia Science Festival, which runs April 25-May 3, will not disappoint. Now in its fourth year, the Festival, presented by Dow Chemical and led by The Franklin Institute, brings together 175 partners and more than 100 events for a nine-day celebration of science and technology in everyday places like parks, restaurants, bars, libraries and museums throughout the region.

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Here are six exciting events you shouldn’t miss when planning out your fun-filled Science Festival week. All of these events will entertain the adults while engaging the kids to ask questions about the world.

Astronomy Night – Fri. April 25 7:30pm – 25 Locations

Grab the whole family, bring a blanket and venture out to get lost in the stars. Bring your curiosity and we will provide the telescopes and star maps so you can embark on a tour of the cosmos. With 27 locations throughout the city and suburbs an adventure is waiting close by and it’s free!

Discovery Day – Sat. April 26 Times Vary – 4 Locations

Whether you want to explore car hydraulics, healthy eating, the environment, a working farm or other STEM topics, Discovery Day events are mini-science carnivals in your neighborhood that let you experience science in the great outdoors. Held at Clark Park, Hunting Park, Fox Chase Farm and The Schuylkill Center, each location offers unique hands-on experiments and family-friendly programming like live music, storytelling, hayrides, and nature walks.

Explorer Sunday – Sun. April 27 Times Vary– 15 Locations

Spice up your Sunday by exploring the ecosystem of the graveyard with Laurel Hill Cemetery, the science of skateboarding at Paine’s Skatepark, how to get from soil to smoothies with Longview Farm, or the building of rowboats at Independence Seaport Museum. With 15 locations and 15 different topics covering many areas of life and science, Explorer Sunday has something to interest even the most hesitant scientist. Embrace your inner nerd and discover something new.

Mess Fest – Sun. April 27 12:00pm – Smith Memorial Playground

The Franklin Institute brings its ultra-messy, ooey-gooey, slimy and oozy MESS FEST to Philadelphia’s favorite playground! Shoot off alka-seltzer rockets, make-and-take slime, and see how far the Soap Bubble monster will spread.
Science Night at the Ballpark – Tues. April 29 5:00pm – The Ballpark
Explore the science of sports while cheering on the Phillies! Before and during the game, visit a dozen hands-on activity stations throughout the stadium. Visit www.phillies.com/science and save $8.00 on tickets with discount code SCIENCE.

Science Carnival on the Parkway – Sat. May 3 10:00am-4:00pm – Benjamin Franklin Parkway 

The ultimate one-day science carnival will close this year’s Festival with 150 exhibitors presenting a packed line-up of live entertainment, interactive activities, games and family-friendly experiments. You can enjoy liquid nitrogen ice cream, make gak, meet live zoo animals, check out the inner-workings of robots, take a tour of a helicopter, extract DNA from a strawberry, test a “crime scene” for forensic evidence, and so much more!

For these events and more check out the Philadelphia Science Festival’s Events Calendar!

Deal: Save 50% on Admission to Please Touch Museum and Carousel Ride

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Here’s a HOT Discount to Please Touch Museum and Carousel Ride! Pay only $10 ($20 value) for 1 admission ticket & 1 carousel ticket now HERE!

Offer ends May 7th, 2014.

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Summer Dental Clinics at Harcum College Offer Free Services For Kids and Teens

 

The Dental Hygiene Program at Harcum College will offer free oral examinations, cleaning, x-rays, sealants, fluoride treatments and health care instructions for teens and children ages 17 and under May 21-July 21, 2014 at the Cohen Dental Center on Harcum’s Bryn Mawr Campus.

Summer appointments are available on MondayWednesday, and Fridays. To schedule an appointment, contact the Cohen Dental Center at 610-526-6113 or email dentalclinic@harcum.edu.

The Cohen Dental Center is a 16-chair clinical facility with state of the art equipment, including radiology rooms, Panorex (a 360-degree dental X-Ray machine), computer lab, and classroom. The clinic is equipped to provide an array of high-quality dental hygiene services to the public. Comprehensive dental hygiene treatment is provided by Harcum students who are overseen by a staff dentist and Harcum Dental Hygiene faculty.

Children under 17 face a greater degree of tooth decay, due to diets and issues with access to quality dental care. The New York Times has reported that approximately 132 million Americans are lacking dental insurance and with dentists’ fees going up, the percentage of Americans with untreated cavities is rising for the first time in a half-century. Forty percent of Pennsylvanians lack dental insurance.  Medicaid, intended to cover basic dental care and emergency procedures for children, in most states covers only emergency care for adults.

The Cohen Dental Center is located on Harcum’s Bryn Mawr Campus at 750 Montgomery Avenue in Bryn Mawr, two blocks from the Bryn Mawr SEPTA Regional Rail station. Appointments are required. A limited number of appointments are available. To schedule an appointment, contact the Cohen Dental Center at 610-526-6113 or email dentalclinic@harcum.edu 

 

Deal: Save on Admission to The Franklin Institute

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Doesn’t get any better than this! Save on Admission with this discount to The Franklin Institute and pay ONLY $10.95 (Full Price: $19.95). This deal is available on upcoming dates including weekends. Grab this awesome discount now HERE while they last!

This deal includes the new SportsZone exhibition now FREE with admission to the Franklin Institute.

No doubt about it: Ben Franklin would have loved to explore the hands-on science museum that bears his name and celebrates his spirit with exhibits as innovative and eclectic as “the first American” himself. Cool immersive experiences abound with three full floors of galleries, live demonstrations, planetarium shows, the Bloom Observatory and exciting traveling exhibits. Take a turn as the engineer for a working 350-ton locomotive at the authentic train factory, explore the giant walk-through heart, try to avoid the “bowling ball of doom” at Sir Isaac’s Loft and much, much more, as you learn about engineering, aeronautics, physics, geology, and of course, Franklin’s fave — electricity.

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Giveaway: Family 4-Pack to Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure at the Liacouras Center

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Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure at the Liacouras Center on May 10th, 2014 for 3 shows (1p, 4p & 7p). Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It’s danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your hometown.

Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join lovable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.

Save now with Promo Code BLOG to save $10 on tickets to the 4 PM and 7 PM shows on May 10th at the Liacouras Center HERE or by calling (800) 298-4200. This coupon code is valid online and by phone on $60 Lower Level and Upper Level tickets. While supplies last. Offer expires, May 9th at 11:59 PM. Additional fees may apply; not valid on previously purchased tickets; no double discounts.

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Promo Code: Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure featuring Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates at the Liacouras Center

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Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure at the Liacouras Center on May 10th, 2014 for 3 shows (1p, 4p & 7p). Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior’s hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Get swept up in the excitement as Sofia and her family prepare for a royal celebration that helps us all learn the true meaning of being a princess with a special appearance from Cinderella. Then it’s off to Never Land where Jake and his swashbuckling friends Izzy and Cubby, with a little help from Peter Pan, battle Captain Hook to unlock treasure hidden inside a mysterious volcano. It’s danger and dueling on the high seas as Jake discovers what it takes to be a true hero. Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your whole family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into your hometown.

Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join lovable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.

Save now with Promo Code BLOG to save $10 on tickets to the 4 PM and 7 PM shows on May 10th at the Liacouras Center HERE or by calling (800) 298-4200. This coupon code is valid online and by phone on $60 Lower Level and Upper Level tickets. While supplies last. Offer expires, May 9th at 11:59 PM. Additional fees may apply; not valid on previously purchased tickets; no double discounts.

Deal: $15 for Lionel Richie with CeeLo Green at Susquehanna Bank Center

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Save big on tickets to Lionel Richie at Susquehanna Bank Center on July 23rd at 7:30p. Tickets start at $15 for lawn seats (Full Price: $29.50), $35 for 200 Section (Full Price: $69.50) and $45 for 100 Section (Full Price: $89.50). Grab these tickets now HERE!

Singer-songwriter Lionel Richie got his start in Motown as part of the Commodores, but it’s as a solo artist that he really shines. He became one of the most successful male solo artists of the 1980s, earning No. 1 hits starting with his debut in 1982 with “Truly.” His other hits include the Caribbean-flavored “All Night Long,” “Endless Love” with Diana Ross, “Hello” and “Say You, Say Me,” which also won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Now the five-time Grammy winner is following up a sold-out European run with a North American tour, including a stop at Camden’s Susquehanna Bank Center. He’ll perform hits from his 30-year discography, beginning with his eponymous 1982 debut and extending through 2012’s Tuskegee, a platinum-selling collection that features duets of his hits with a variety of artists. Word on the street is that these concerts tend to become a giant sing-along, so brush up on your lyrics and get ready for some of the greatest ballads the ’80s had to offer and much more. Sharing the stage with the five-time Grammy winner will be CeeLo Green. Known for his solo career as well as being a part of the soul duo Gnarls Barkley, Green has recorded numerous hits and is most widely recognized for the chart-topping single “Crazy” and his time as a judge on The Voice.

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Wawa Celebrates 50 Years with FREE Coffee on April 16th!

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Wawa is celebrating their 50th Anniversary by offering FREE coffee, any size, at all of its 640 stores!

Find the nearest location HERE.

Celebrate Earth Day with these #HealthyEssentials Free Money Saving Coupons from Johnson & Johnson

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It’s April and this month Healthy Essentials program from Johnson and Johnson brings you over $55 in money saving coupons on brands like Sudafed, Tylenol, Motrin for much needed Allergy, Sinus & Pain Relief. Don’t forget that you can save on Kids, Baby, Skin, First Aid, Personal and much more! Definitely visit the Healthy Essentials‘ page now to grab these great coupons!

Also over at Healthy Essentials you can find great tips for recycling in the bathroom and other ideas to celebrate Earth Month like how to Plant an Edible Garden.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

Deal: Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure: Jake & Sofia Live at The Liacouras Center

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Save big on one of the hottest kids shows coming to Philly this year! Grab these discounted tickets to Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure: Jake & Sofia Live at The Liacouras Center May 10th, 2014! Pay only $55 for Floor Seats (Full Price $83) or $33 for Upper Level Seats (Full Price $63)! Grab these tickets now HERE!

Jake and the Never Land Pirates join Princess Sofia for the new stage spectacular Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Based on the hit Disney Junior TV shows Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Sofia the First, these two original stories follow Jake and his swashbuckling friends as they compete with Captain Hook to win the treasure at the center of a volcano. Then Sofia and her family race to prepare for a royal celebration. Packed with new music, amazing effects and thrilling action, plus special guests like Cinderella and Peter Pan, this show will keep kids thoroughly entertained as they follow the live adventures of their favorite Disney Junior friends. Doc McStuffins will also appear in a special pre-show event where kids can help take care of one of her beloved toys.

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