Thursday, April 29, 2010

Curious Jane

Curious Jane Kick-Off Celebration!
Saturday May 1st, 10am-5pm
@ the Brooklyn Flea in Brooklyn, New York

Samantha, Jen and the Curious Jane team will be at the Brooklyn Flea with demos, giveaways and a chance to win a free week at any Curious Jane NYC location! Register on the spot and receive a Curious Jane tote bag.

Curious Jane is a unique summer day camp which offers girls 6-12 the opportunity to explore science, design and engineering in a fun, creative environment. Our goal is to empower girls to be active, look at things in new ways and - above all - experiment! SIGN UP TODAY!

Click Here for more information, including locations and classes!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

OneWorld Community Playgroup Tag Sale!

Click on the image to enlarge. More information to come!

Attention Homeschoolers!

You are cordially invited to attend Homeschool Day at the JCC in Woodbridge, CT. On Friday, May 21st from 10am-2pm we will be hosting a fun and interactive day of events and activities for homeschooled children(ages 5 and up), or parents who are interested in the possibilities of homeschooling.
We will be visited by various guests including The Connecticut Experiential Learning Center, guitar Instructor Tim Palmeiri, yoga teachers, face painters, and more! Your family will also be provided with a free day pass to the JCC, including the use of our amazing playscape, pool, basketball courts, racquetball courts, gym, and outdoor facilities.
The cost of this event is $5.00 per family.
For more information, or to reserve your space today, you may contact the Director of Family Services, Daniela Balzano at 203-387-2522 ext. 227, or via email @

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mom's Night Out

Calling all moms! Have you been looking for a night out with the girls? Then look no further, because it's Mom's Night Out in downtown New Haven.

On Thursday, May 6th, the Chapel and Broadway Merchant Associations will be inviting moms to New Haven for a FREE night of pampering, in store promotions, and restaurant details.

From 5pm to 8pm, participating stores will offer 20% off your favorite item (exclusions may apply) as well as fantastic in store demonstrations, such as chair massages, beauty consultations, spa scents, chocolate tastings, wine and cheese plates and much more!

After a fun filled night of shopping, visit one of New Haven's renowned restaurants for drink, appetizer, and entree specials.

Participants can register at 1020 Chapel Street (above Seychelles and Raggs) starting at 5pm where they will receive their exclusive "Mom's Night Out" T-shirt, participating store card, and entrerto win fabulous prize packages.

Click Here for participating stores and restaurants!

Bethesda Spring Fair and Tag Sale!

SPRING FAIR AND TAG SALE. Bethesda Nursery School will hold its annual spring fair and tag sale on Saturday, May 8, 2010 from 10 am – 2 pm (rain or shine). The tag sale begins at 9 am. This fantastic family event provides lots of fun and entertainment for kids and adults, including games, moon bounce, music, plant sale, bake sale, raffle and refreshments. Tickets must be purchased for activities.

All proceeds benefit the Bethesda Nursery School Scholarship Fund. Join the fun at the Bethesda Nursery School playground, 305 St. Ronan Street, New Haven.

Parking is available at Bethesda Lutheran Church, 450 Whitney Avenue, between Canner Street and Edwards Street.

11:00AM - The Cretaceous Quintet...ROAR!
11:45AM - The Suzuki Violin Studio of Laura Wright
12:30PM - Andy the Amazing Magician

Monday, April 26, 2010

This Tuesday At The Painted Pomegranate

We received the following email today from The Painted Pomegranate:

Greetings Parents,

We would like to formally invite you to a belated Earth Day get-together on Tuesday, April 27 between the hours of 8:45 am and 3:30 pm at the new Painted Pomegranate. We will be crafting in an earthy way, and making treasures for your children to cherish!

All parent's groups will be discounted, and will be able to participate for only $8 per family....for as many hours as you would like! We also have a fabulous playscape located on our lower level, so that your children can expend all of their energies!

The Painted Pomegranate is a new creative center for children. The Pomegranate allows parents (both members and non-members) to drop their children off in an experiential learning center where children can create in the art room, act on the stage, manipulate objects in the sensory tables, and become comfortable in the book nook. Classes including yoga for kids, Music Together, Music and Me, and theater, will run throughout the week. Afterschool activities for older children, fabulous birthday parties, and various parent and children workshops will also be offered.

We look forward to seeing you!

Daniela Balzano
Director of Family Services
The Painted Pomegranate
360 Amity Road

203-387-2522 ext 227

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Music Together Classes

We have added many new classes this semester
at Blend for kids in Branford
1020 Main Street, Branford, CT

Join us for a free introductory class this Thurs at 5:15 (April 15th)

RSVP: by calling 203.691.9759

Our 10 week Spring Semester starts this week

Classes offered at Blend on the following days

Tues 10am
Tues 11am
Thurs 5:15pm
Sat 10am
Sat 11am

Receive $20 off your registration when you mention that you saw this ad!
Classes also held in New Haven, Branford, Woodbridge, Madison
For information about classes and to register on line, please visit us at

Thomas Play Date!

Join your local Toys-R-Us for a play date with Thomas the Tank Engine.
Saturday, April 17th from 11am-1pm.
Enjoy storytime, coloring fun, Thomas trivia, special offers and free gifts.
To find a store new you, click here.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

What's Going On This Weekend?

We're back from maternity leave! We're a New Haven family of four! And here's what's going on this weekend!

April 1-4 - Norwalk
NanoDays. Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Mathews Park, 303 West Avenue. Daily activities in nanoscale science and engineering. Check website for daily schedule. Last year, more than 150 NanoDays events were held throughout the country. 10am-5pm. Regular Museum admission applies. (203) 899-0606

April 2 - Mystic
Wild Egg Hunt. Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, 109 Pequotsepos Rd. Animals have many unique ways to camouflage their eggs. Come see if the Nature Center staff is as good as they hide over 1,000 eggs on the trails. Children must be accompanied by an adult and bring a basket. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission: $7. Pre-registration required. (860) 536-1216

April 3 - Brooklyn
Easter Egg Hunt at Creamery Brook Bison, 19 Purvis Rd. Take a wagon ride to see the bison, and then have fun looking for the Easter egg hunt and games. 1 pm $9.50. (860) 779-0837

April 3 – New Haven
"The Happy Prince" Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr. One of Oscar Wilde's best-loved fairy tales. It tells the story of a magnificent golden statue who, with the help of a kind young swallow, spreads goodwill throughout his kingdom. But as winter approaches, the swallow must decide whether to join his flock in Egypt or to risk his life by staying behind to help his new friend. A sense of theatrical magic and wonder abounds in this tale about charity, friendship, and hope, told with Wilde's trademark grace and wit. Admission is free, reservations suggested. Donations accepted. 11 am & 1 pm (203) 787-4282

April 3 - New Milford
Easter Family Fun. Hunt Hill Farm, 44 Upland Rd. Learn techniques of decorating and dyeing Easter eggs using all-natural dyes. Enjoy a warm cup of homemade soup. Easter egg hunt. Pre-registration. Noon-2 pm $10. (860) 355-0300

Painted Pomegranate

Come spend a morning at the new Painted Pomegranate located in the JCC in Woodbridge. Come and allow your children to explore our many stations including art, science, sensory, dress up and more! We also allow access to our 10 ft high playscape equipped with tunnels, slides, nets and gidgets and gadgets galore. Come for the fun!!! We are open from 8:45-3:30 Monday-Friday, and admission is $10 for families for up to two hours. For more information, you may reach us at 203-387-2522 extension 227 or via email at