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25 Simple Ways to Count Down t o Christmas P. 18 Winter Break Camps P. 22 Celebrate the Season in a Uniquely LEGOLAND® Way as Christmas Bricktacular Returns P. 24 Weekly Events P. 26

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ON THE COVER Brother and Sister, Jake, age 8, and Emily, age 5, of Wellington are ready to celebrate the holiday season sunny South Florida Style! Cover photograph by Lynn Hernandez of Lynn Studios, Inc. | PBParenting.com | December 2016

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Letter From The Publisher Greetings, Where did you go 2016? I can’t believe another year has flown by. At the end of the year I reflect on what has happened this past year and all the milestones achieved by my children such as learning to tie their shoes and riding a bike without training wheels. My children keep getting bigger and more independent. The time when they were little babies seems so far away. I am looking forward to what 2017 brings and to see how they grow and their little creative personalities evolve! My “other baby”, PB Parenting, turned 5 this year! Thank you to all of you that came out to the Schoolhouse Museum and celebrated with us! It is hard to believe we are entering into our 6th year of publishing! I want to thank all our readers and advertisers for your continued support of PB Parenting. Please remember we are a free resource to you that wouldn’t be possible without the support of our local advertisers. When I do my holiday shopping, I think LOCAL first! Starting on page 10 we have compiled our 5th annual Holiday Gift Guide filled with local shopping suggestions for just about everyone on your list.

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Pulse Performance Products offer a variety of scooters for the holidays. Whether the rider likes electric or freestyle or likes to off-road or is just learning, Pulse’s new scooters also offer options at different price points from $29.99 - $129.99 . Pulse Performance Products S100 Freestyle Scooter: • Perfect for the improving child • Suggested retail of $29.99 • Features a contoured deck with sure grip molding and graphic • Includes padded grips with push button release • Integrated rear foot brake for complete control • Designed for children 5+ Max. weight: 140 lbs. Available at major retailers to check out the complete lineup go to www.pulsescooters.com.

Star Wars Lightsaber toothbrushes from Firefly are a perfect stocking stuffer! Featuring flashing lights, sound effects and voices from popular characters (Yoda, ObiWan Kenobi, Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, and the newest, Rey!). This brush will help transform brush time into playtime so parents no longer have to pull a Jedi mind trick to get kids to brush their teeth! The toothbrushes light up with the press of a button for 60 seconds to help kids learn the proper amount of time needed to brush and comes with a no-mess protective cap that covers and shields the lightsaber brush from lurking bathroom countertop debris. Online and in store at various retailers including Target ($4.99). Toydriver, a small, battery operated screwdriver specifically for those pesky screws on all toy battery covers, was created by a mom of 3, who was fed up with hunting down the right-sized screwdriver to change out batteries in her kids’ bubble guns & train engines. An all-in-one solution, Toydriver’s bits replace small to medium-sized screwdrivers. Toydriver’s long and narrow bits reach recessed screws perfectly. And with just the right amount of power, Toydriver won’t strip small screws. **Please note that Toydriver is NOT a toy, it is for adult use only. For more information go to thetoydriver.com. 6 December 2016 | PB Parenting |


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It’s out with the old and in with the new during our exclusive Aquanuts New Year’s Eve party just for kids. It’s a full night of food, entertainment, balloon artistry, snow cones, and a balloon drop with sparking apple juice toast - at midnight. No grownups allowed!

Dubble Trubble organic botanical bath products: Shampoo, body wash and detangling spray makes a great stocking stuffer. Available in mini sizes that won’t break the bank starting at $2.49! Check out their gifting set with detangling hairbrush for $9.99 exclusively at Target. Dubble Trubble makes bath time fun again with fruity nostalgic scents for children ages 3-12.

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Star Wars: BB-8 Teapot Set A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... we found this awesome BB-8 Teapot Set! Tea drinkers and Star Wars fans will rejoice at this fun and functional gift that will warm hearts as much as BB-8 does in The Force Awakens. For added functionality, the teapot nests inside a matching teacup, making this an out-of-this-world gift for tea drinkers in every corner of the galaxy, including caffeinated college students and those who are strapped on space. For more geek gifts from star wars, marvel and Dr. Who, check out www.underground-toys.com. Tabletop games have been on the rise for gifts as parents are trying to keep their children’s screen times down. Blue Orange Games is a trusted source for entertaining games with easy rules and high play value. Check out the latest selections for the holiday season! Fast Flip is a great stocking stuffer! Flip a card and race to find the match between the back of the stack and the front of the card. Think fast to win in this fast-flipping fruit frenzy! (7 and up) Ready, Set, Roll! The Great Snail Race has begun and the snails are all ready to go, eager to slide down the garden path. Vroom Vroom (4 and up) help young children develop their dexterity and counting skills, and a build your own track option ensures that each race is different and just as fun as the last. For more games and information go to www. blueorangegames.com Everyone from trendy teens to fabulous fashionistas can begin exploring the infinite uses this easy-to-follow guide, Duct Tape Bags: 40 Projects for Totes, Clutches, Messenger Bags, and Bowlers. Make handbags so fashionable, you won’t actually believe they’re made of duct-tape. Part art-piece, part usable accessory. “About eight years ago, my kids and I were in our local hardware store when we spotted duct tape with patterns and colors,” says author, Rachel Fabian Morgan. “Since then, duct tape has been an obsession of mine. Out of all the projects, the bags were the biggest hit!” Duct Tape Bags provides DIYers with 40 fun projects using duct tape, including: Clutches and wristlets, Hobo and Shoulder Bags. Satchels, Messenger and Flap Bags, Tote Bags and tons of other one-ofa-kind bags! The book is available on Amazon.com and all major booksellers.

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Holiday Gift Guide ABBY’S Performing Arts With Piano, Voice & Acting, Musical Theatre Class, Broadway Days, Bak Middle School of the Arts & Dreyfoos School of the Arts Prep & Etiquette Programs a gift certificate or class package to ABBY’S would make a wonderful gift this holiday season! Located in Jupiter. For more information call or text 561-307-5100 or visit www. abbysperformingarts.com. Bootz Cultural Arts Center Creative gift giving requires a gift card from Bootz Culture Camp! We offer classes and workshops on a variety of culturally influenced arts for kids, teens, and adults. This $30.00 gift card is a face value only card that can be used to pay for someone to participate in a painting party, a single class, event, or applied towards a series of classes. Please contact us at bootzculturecamp@ gmail.com to order yours today. www. bootzculturalartscenter.com Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe Happy Holiday Season! Give the gift of clean, safe, FUN! Cool Beans Indoor

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Playground & Cafe is a fun, family-friendly destination located in Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach Gardens. Children can play in a safe, sanitary 6,000 sq. ft. playground, complete with a toddler and infant area, giant foam pit, story time nook, trampolines, slides, costume area and more! Purchase your gift cards today! Call 561.627.1782 now or visit CoolBeansPlayCafe.com. Dolly Hands Cultural Arts Center With so many great shows on the horizon, why not provide your loved ones with tickets to a show and memories that will last forever. Visit www.dollyhand.org for a complete list of performances including The Living Christmas Tree, Acrobats of Cirquetacular’s Snowkus Pocus and more or call 561-993-1160. Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa: Eau Spa is an elegant escape with the perfect dash of playfulness. Whimsical music, champagne bubbles, and decadent cupcakes surround you in the tranquil and stunning “Self-centered” garden. With countless awards including Conde Nast Top 10 Best Resorts in Florida, spoil yourself and/or someone special with a luxurious treat. You may purchase day passes or gift certificates for the perfect


present(s) this holiday season. Visit www. Eauspa.com or call 561-540-4960. Genie’s Gymnastics At Genie’s Gymnastics the children come first. We focus on their specific goals, and have a lot of fun while working towards excellence. Girls and boys gymnastics and cheerleading classes available. Centrally located between Jog Rd and Hagen Ranch behind the chevron gas station. Call 561-868-0288 or visit www. geniesgymnastics.com for more details. Kids Choice Sports, Dance, and Fitness We offer a wide range of programs including Gymnastics, Karate, Cheer, Dance, Rhythmic Gymnastics and more for children of all ages and Karate and Personal Training for adults in Boca Raton, FL. Classes would

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PB PARENTING’s HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE make a great gift for any young child! For more information call (561) 998-4225 or visit www.gokidschoice.com. Kids Need More Art Give young artists the gift of creativity at Kids Need More Art! We offer gift certificates in any denomination for one of our many art programs throughout the year. Visit our website for details www. kidsneedmoreart.com. Wishing you a colorful holiday season! Lynn Studios Give the gift of memories this holiday season! Lynn Hernandez of Lynn Studios Inc. is a family and children photographer and will capture photos you will treasure forever. Special offer: $250 for a Lifestyle Portrait Session,

mention this ad for a complimentary 8x10 print. Call 561-267-3214 or visit www. lynnstudios1.com for details. Palm Beach Outlets From Breakfast with Santa to Free Photos with Santa, Pet Photos and Holiday Gift Wrap starting December 10th in the Food Pavilion, Palm Beach Outlets has so much to offer this holiday season! It’s your one stop shop! With over 100 stores including brand favorites such as Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Ann Taylor Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, J.Crew | crewcuts Factory, Kenneth Cole, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour and Vera Bradley, there is something for everyone on your list! Located directly off Interstate 95 on Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard in West Palm Beach. Look for details on Santa events in event

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calendar starting on page 25. Palm Beach Zoo Give the gift of nature and some fun with a Palm Beach Zoo Annual Membership! Zoo memberships help make the natural world a priority in your loved ones’ lives and are a meaningful way to support the 500+ animals entrusted to our care. Or stop by our Amazon Marketplace & Wild Things Shop where you will find a delightful array of unique animalthemed toys, clothing, hats, books, and zoo-venirs!  For information or to order, visit palmbeachzoo.org. Creative role play with PLAYMOBIL® PLAYMOBIL®’s unique play principle stimulates imagination and creativity and thus promotes child development. With

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(561) 742-6780 | Center www.schoolhousemuseum.org Learning Membership or a gift certificate for daily passes makes a great holiday gift for the children in your life!  At the Schoolhouse, we are proud to be more than just a Museum. We offer an array of education programs including FREE weekly programs, affordable art classes, and specialty workshops for all children ages 1-6. Each program is thoughtfully researched and

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Small Fish Big Fish Swim School -Swim lessons would make a great holiday gift for your littlest loved ones; they will have fun and learn to be water safe at the same time!  Swim indoors rain or shine.  And you can wrap up your lessons with a cute swimsuit or swim accessory available in their store. For a limited time, you can purchase a 3 month package or a year package and save 10-20 percent off when paid in advance!  Call 561-818-SWIM (7946) or visit www. smallfishbigfish.com for more information. South Florida Science Center & Aquarium There are so many great gifts available at the Science Center! Give your little ones passes to visit, an annual membership or stop in our Science Center store to purchase some really cool science goodies!  Bring the gift of science exploration home with our really neat science kits or select a few small treasures. Members save 10% on purchases! These items may be ordered by telephone at 561-832-1988 or via email at  lgreenidge@ sfsciencecenter.org. Shipping and handling fees apply. Give the Gift of Theatre! A Gift Certificate to a Sol Children Theatre production is an excellent way to celebrate the season. A trip to the theatre will create memories to be treasured forever. Visit www.solchildren.org for more information or call 561-447-8829.

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Toddler Stuffers 1. Bath toys 2. Bubble bath 3. Bathtub crayons 4. Character socks 5. Bubble wands 6. Band-aids with their favorite character 7. Board books 8. Dish set with their favorite character 9. Bouncy Balls 10. Large crayons

drive 44. Cell phone cover 45. Gift card to bowling alley, ice skating rink or mini golf 46. Makeup 47. Fun looking pens 48. Perfume or cologne 49. Nail polish in funky colors 50. Lanyard for keys 51. Keychain 52. Wallet 53. Chocolate 54. Food gift cards 55. Gum

Kid Stuffers 11. Stickers 12. Pez 13. Noise makers (for New Year’s Eve!) 14. Mini cereal boxes or snacks 15. Glow sticks 16. Astronaut ice cream 17. Lip gloss/lipstick 18. Mini nail polish 19. Fruit snacks 20. Matchbox cars 21. Slap bracelets 22. Playmobil mini figures 23. Fun shaped erasers 24. Glow in the dark stars and planets 25. Dress up jewelry 26. Travel games 27. Small stuffed animal 28. Crayons 29. Coloring Book 30. Silly putty 31. Washable Markers 32. Watercolor paints 33. Yo-yo 34. Piggy Bank 35. Night Light 36. Kaleidoscope 37. Hair bows 38. Hair brush 39. Character Underwear 40. Toothbrush

Mom Stuffers 56. Coffee shop gift card 57. Scented hand lotion 58. Scented hand soaps 59. Keychain charms of kids with initials 60. Gift card for a pedicure 61. Gourmet coffee 62. Specialty tea 63. Scented candles 64. Make up 65. Chocolates 66. Stationary

Teen Stuffers 41. Earbuds 42. iTunes gift card 43. USB Flash

Dad Stuffers 67. Coffee shop gift card 68. Drill bits 69. Tool keychain 70. Mini flashlight 71. Gift card to bowling alley 72. Wallet 73. Tape measure 74. USB flash drive 75. Car charger for cell phone 76. Beef jerky 77. Car wash gift card 78. Golf tees 79. Golf balls 80. Tire pressure guage Everyone Stuffers 81. Hot Cocoa Packets 82. Candy 83. Christmas Ornament 84. Slipper Socks 85. Gift Card

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25 Simple Ways to Count Down to Christmas BY LISA A. BEACH As the holiday season approaches, a sprinkling confectioner’s sugar on top. whirlwind of activity ensues that leaves 3. Blow holiday bubbles outside by adding families almost breathless by the end of red food coloring to one jar of bubbles December. Instead of rushing through the and green food coloring to another. month, be intentional about what you say For a crafty twist, blow the bubbles yes to. Rather than over-committing to too onto sheets of white paper and watch a many activities that take you away from your Christmas color-burst emerge. family, focus instead on infusing the holiday 4. Play holiday decoration bingo by spirit into your family. driving around your community checking out yard displays while Create an advent calendar, with 25 days of searching for Christmas items like simple, meaningful holiday activities that snowflakes, inflatable Santas, and focus on giving, family, friendship, and fun. Rudolph. Starting on December 1st, focus on one 5. Secretly place a poinsettia plant on a intentional, memory-making activity each day. neighbor’s porch. 1. Play the Giving Game. Brainstorm ways 6. Make holiday S’mores by adding you can give to others without buying crushed candy canes to a classic S’more something (i.e., give a smile, a hug, a recipe for a festive spin on a classic helping hand, etc.). Post the list on the summertime treat. fridge as a reminder. Each night, ask kids 7. Allow your kids to decorate their to share how they gave to others that bedroom doors for Christmas with day. Track everyone’s daily “gifts,” and at garland, ornaments, ribbons, etc. the end of the week, whomever gave 8. Invite Grandma to a craft or baking day the most gets to choose a holiday flick at your house to ensure your holiday to watch on family movie night. fun extends to other family members. 2. Adopt an international Christmas 9. Designate a “chores for charity” week. If tradition. The Swedes celebrate St. Lucia you normally pay your kids for chores, Day on December 13, which focuses on ask them to donate their weekly St. Lucy being the light during the long, earnings (which you’ll match) to a dark Scandinavian winters. Or adopt charity of their choice. If you don’t pay the French tradition of making buche for chores, create a menu of special paid de Noel, a traditional cake resembling jobs to choose from (i.e., raking leaves, a Yule log. Decorate it with “snow” by washing windows, etc.). Pool everyone’s

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wages and let the kids drop off the family donation. Play Christmas tourist in a neighboring town. Pop in a local gift shop to check out holiday treasures. Walk along storefronts and look at window displays. Grab a sweet treat at a neighborhood bakery. Pick a Secret Santa among family members and do something kind for each other every day for a week. Reveal your Secret Santa identities in a cookies-and-milk ceremony at the end. Go on a nature hike and bring along gifts to leave for forest critters, such as handfuls of bird seed or pieces of peanut-butter-smeared bread. Cull through old toys, books, and clothes to give to needy families. Take the donated items together. Ask each family member to choose a favorite cookie recipe, and then schedule a few baking sessions.

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chocolate stand, asking for donations to your favorite charity. Take back an old-fashioned tradition and go Christmas caroling. Invite neighbors to join in the fun, with hot chocolate and cookies back at your house to cap off the songfest. No Snow in Florida? No problem! Let the kids have a flour fight outside and watch them giggle as they cover each other in clouds of white. Rewrite the lyrics to a favorite holiday tune by putting your own’ family’s spin on it. (“On the twelfth day of Christmas, my mother gave to me, 12 light sabers dueling, 11 markers drawing, 10 dogs a-barking….”) Create a Christmas scavenger hunt at home, using holiday items and decorations around the house. Conclude with a family game night after the kids put back their collected treasures.


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Winter Camps at ABBY’S Performing Arts in Jupiter December 26-30 Kids ages 4-10 enter the world of Zootopia. Ages 4-10.. $250 per week. January 2-6 Disney channel & Nickelodeon. Liv & Maddie, Girl Meets World, Bunk’d, Jessie, Evermore, Best Friends Whenever ... and more!!! Ages 4-10 Act! Dance! Sing! Costume Design! For more information call or text 561.307.5100 or visit www. abbysperformingarts.com.

Bootz Cultural Arts Center Winter Break Camp in Royal Palm Beach. Call 561.290.2753 or email bootzculturecamp@gmail.com or visit www.bootzculturalartscenter.com. Genie’s Gymnastics Camp is very flexible, you can do it daily, weekly or any combination. December 23-30 • January 2-6 9 AM-4 PM. Early drop off and late pick up available. 5-15 years. 5 Days $199, 4 Days $165, 3 Days $130, 2 Days $88, 1 Day $49.00. Camp includes gymnastics as well as activities such as arts and crafts, painting, Spanish classes, board games etc. For more info call 561.868.0288 or www.geniesgymnastics.com. Winter Break Camp at Kids Choice Sports, Dance, and Fitness Indoor Playground Dec. 2, 26-30 • and Jan. 2-6 • 8:30 AM - 5 PM (1/2, 3/4 and full day

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options). Campers will enjoy fun and games, art and crafts, snacks, free play, movies, lunch (included for ¾ and full day campers), sports like karate, soccer, cheerleading, dance and of course, LOTS of gymnastics! Early drop off and late pick ups are available. For more information on prices and to register please call 561.998.4225 or visit www.gokidschoice. com/school-break-and-day-camps. 6500 West Rogers Circle, Boca Raton. Winter Wonderland Workshops at Kids Need More Art in Jupiter and Stuart December 26 to 30 & January 2 to 6 • 9 AM - 4 PM Our Winter Wonderland Art Workshops offer the perfect opportunity for young artists to enjoy the creative side of winter! Full and extended days are available. For more information visit www.kidsneedmoreart.com. Winter Wonder Science and Tech Camps at South Florida Science Museum Center & Aquarium Five Day Science & Tech Ventures: December 26 - 30, 2016 (Ages 4- 12, Five Day Camp)- “Tis the Season... for Science!”: Come spend the holiday season with us at the Science Center as we conduct the coolest experiments in town, such as frosty potions using Liquid Nitrogen and Dry Ice. January 2nd - 6th, 2017 (Ages 7 -14, Five Day Camp) - “Weather the Storm”: Put your survival skills to the test with this unpredictable week of weather mayhem! Using our MinecraftEDU software, campers will be pitted against the elements as they learn about extreme weather, natural disasters, and the only


blizzard in the history of South Florida! Camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm. Tech-Ventures are $300 for nonmembers, $275 for members for one week session. Science-Ventures are $250 for non-members, $225 for members for one week session. Before/After care (7:30am-5:30pm) is an additional charge of $10 per day. Please call 561.832-2026 for more information. or register online www.sfsciencecenter.org/science-camp. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach.

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Celebrate the Season in a Uniquely LEGOLAND® Way as Christmas Bricktacular Returns On nine nights this December, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort celebrates the season with festive activities and entertainment when Christmas Bricktacular returns to the place #BuiltForKids! The annual holiday party invites kids to enjoy yuletide fun with a LEGO® twist throughout the popular theme park, with several new activities joining this year’s lineup. From a sparkling fireworks show over Lake Eloise to meet-and-greet opportunities with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier! From a holiday-themed scavenger hunt through the streets of MINILAND USA to dazzling photo backdrops including a giant Christmas tree and a life-size Santa Claus, both made out of thousands of ordinary LEGO and DUPLO® bricks! Adding to the merriment are several brandnew entertainment offerings this year: • A live, holiday-themed stage show starring the LEGO Friends • Storytime with Mrs. Claus • Live performances of classic Christmas music by the LEGO Brickettes

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• Other returning activities include LEGO builds with Master Model Builders and a station where -- through Saturday, Dec. 24 – kids can write and send a letter to Santa at the North Pole. Christmas Bricktacular takes place throughout the day and is included with all forms of park admission: Dec. 17-18 (Saturday & Sunday) Dec. 24-30 (Saturday-Friday) One-stop shop for everything LEGO Looking for the perfect gift for the LEGO fans in your life? Take the stress out of holiday shopping and enjoy an extra hour among the shops in Fun Town and The Beginning each night of Christmas Bricktacular after the park closes, including The Big Shop, LEGO Studio Store, Minifigure Market and Heartlake Mall. Guests will find a dizzying variety of LEGO building sets in dozens of themes (including many hard-to-find sets); LEGO Dimensions™ video game Starter Packs, Story Packs, Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs;


LEGO-branded toys; LEGO and LEGOLAND children’s and adult apparel; books; and much, much more, plus great stocking stuffers like keychains, magnets, LEGO Minifigures and ornaments made with LEGO bricks. Want to dash in for a quick shopping trip? Guests can obtain a complimentary, onehour Shopper’s Pass at the theme park ticket windows. The cost of a single-day admission ticket is required as a deposit, which is refunded upon exit within the onehour time limit. New Premium Upgrades: LEGO Santa’s Breakfast includes exclusive time with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier (including a family photo), a LEGO gift for each party and a delicious, all-you-care-toenjoy breakfast featuring waffles, French toast, biscuits and gravy, bacon, scrambled eggs, sausages, frittatas, a seasonal bread pudding and orange juice, milk, chocolate milk and coffee. The cost is $35 per person plus tax. LEGO Santa’s Christmas Workshop is a 90-minute experience at Magnolia Mansion starting at 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from Nov. 26 through Dec. 24, and daily from Dec. 26-31. Please note that premium upgrades do not include theme park admission. Both experiences can be booked online at www.LEGOLAND.com/ florida or by phone at (855) 753-7777. Current annual passholders can receive a 10 percent discount per person (before tax) by calling (855) 753-7777 or booking in person at Guest Services within the theme park. For more information about visiting LEGOLAND Florida Resort, including savings on advance purchase of admission tickets, multitier annual passes, special events, educational programs, services for guests with disabilities, on-site accommodations and much more, visit www.LEGOLAND.com/florida.

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Mondays 3 PM - 5 PM Monday Madness at Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Cafe Check-in between 3 - 5 PM when admission is just $5.95! (regularly $10.95). Free face painting! For more info call 561.627.1782. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens #3115 Palm Beach Gardens. Tuesdays 9:3010:30 AM Open Splash Play at Small Fish Big Fish Swim School - Enjoy some quality time in our warm indoor pool - let your little fish swim or play on deck with our water tables. No Registration Required. Members are free, non-members are $5. For more info call 561.818.7946. 346 Pike Road #3, WPB Tuesdays 10:30 AM and Wednesdays 2 PM - Sensational Story: A Story ‘n More at Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center No need to sit still as a statue for this story. Instructors brings children’s books to life through interactive performance, singing, movement and props. An engaging art activity complements each BIRTHDAY PARTIES Exhibits, party room & plenty of fun! session. FREE for Museum Members and Special Saturday & Sunday packages available. Where with learning is anMuseum adventure! admission for FREE paid Non-Members. For more info go to www. schoolhousemuseum.org 129 E Ocean Avenue | Boynton Beach, FL 33435

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for days, “Kids Choice Sports” can cater to all of your gymnastics needs. We offer “Mommy & Me” classes, beginner classes for all ages, and beyond. Please call 561.998.4225 or visit www.gokidschoice. com for a full schedule and pricing. 6500 W Rogers Circle #1000 Boca Raton. Tuesdays 11:30 AM LITTLE HANDS, BIG ART  Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center - New and exciting projects show off children’s creativity as they learn and create many different forms of art from murals to clay formation. Suitable for ages 3 - 5.  Price: Museum Members: $3, Non-Members: $4 + paid admission. BIRTHDAY PARTIESFor more info go to Exhibits, party room & plenty of fun! www.schoolhousemuseum.org. Special Saturday & Sunday packages available. 129 E Ocean Avenue | Boynton Beach, FL 33435

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Mondays 4:30 PM & Thursdays 6:30 PM • Yoga Weekly classes for ages 3 to 12. Yoga helps with concentration and teaches a healthy respect for ourselves, others, and nature. 420 South State Rd. 7. Royal Palm Beach. Go to www.bootzculturalartscenter.com. Mondays and Tuesdays at 4 PM Tiny Kids Need More Art Kids Need More Art in Jupiter invites toddlers ages 2 - 4, and their moms (or dads!) to join them at their bright, colorful, and fun studio space for some creative togethertime. Class is $15. Register at www. kidsneedmoreart.com/jupiter/tiny-kids/. Also available: Play in Color Open Studio 5-7 PM Mon., Tues., & Wed. and Kids Art Express Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3:30 - 5 PM in Jupiter.


Saturdays 10:30 AM Storytime at Palm Beach Zoo This popular event takes place at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading, and it is included in the cost of Zoo admission. See www.palmbeachzoo.org/special-events for each week’s title or call 561.533.0887. 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach.

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Calendar Thurs., Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 • 10:30 AM Mommy & Me Paint! at Loggerhead Marinelife Center The Mommy & Me Paint! program is offered each Thursday morning during the winter season and is designed to introduce basic sea turtle conservation and biology to young children. The program begins with a brief oceanthemed story and includes a hands-on biofact lesson following a fun painting activity. The cost is $8 per painter or $12 for two painters. For ages 3 and up. Call 561.627.8280 or visit www.marinelife.org.Located at 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach. Thurs., Dec. 1, 8, 15 • 5 - 9:30 PM Food Truck Invasion at the Wellington Amphitheater Kick back with family and friends and sample an array of foods and desserts. Families, patrons, and parkgoers are invited to bring picnic blankets to the Amphitheater grounds to enjoy their purchases and live music. 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Thurs., Dec. 1 • 5 - 7 PM - Hack Shack Tech Club at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium If you like to make, tinker, design, and engineer, then the Hack Shack Tech Club is for you! This new club gives children the opportunity to explore science and technology in a whole new way as they experiment with computer programming and even design their very own video game! Help a robot escape a maze and complete several other challenges. We’ll practice a few different ways of controlling these

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machines from directly piloting them with a physical controller to coding an autonomous program for the robot to follow. Open to 5 - 8 grade students. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Visit www. sfsciencecenter. org/hack-shack-tech-club to register or for more information. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach. Fri., Dec. 2 • 10 AM Stories in the Garden at Mounts Botanical Garden “Shapes All Around” Celebrate the 13th year of Stories in the Garden! Bring your young ones ages 2 – 6 to these FREE school-readiness and nature themed programs cosponsored by the Palm Beach County Library System. They’ll love the interactive stories, songs, and learning activities in the Garden. Programs are held rain or shine. A craft activity to culminate each day will be reserved for the first 30 registrants. Please call 561.233.1751 to pre-register or visit www.mounts.org for more information. 531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Fri., Dec. 2 • 6 - 9 PM Kids Night Out at Small Fish Big Fish Swim School Drop the kids off for dinner and fun! They burn off energy. You pick them up after you have had some adult time. $35 per child 10% off for siblings. For more info call 561.818.7946. 346 Pike Road #3, West Palm Beach. Fri., Dec. 2 • 7:00 PM Holiday Tree Lighting and Free Movie at the Wellington Amphitheater Join us for our Holiday Tree Lighting ceremony at 7 PM followed by a free movie at 7:30 PM. Miss Peregrine’s


Home for Peculiar Children (PG-13). Please bring seating. For more information call 561.753.2484.12100 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Sat., Dec. 3 • 8:30 10:00 AM Breakfast with Santa at the Palm Beach Outlets as well as by Kids Fun Time Holiday Party from 9:00 - 11:00 Join us for numerous holiday activities and fun for kids, including a Santa breakfast, cookie decorating, face painting, hands-on holiday crafts, music, games with prizes and much more! All activities are FREE. Limited space available, RSVP required. Please call 561.650.6023 for more information. 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd, West Palm Beach. Sat., Dec. 3 - 4 • 6:30 PM - 8:30 AM Panthers and PJ’s Family Overnight at Palm Beach Zoo Be among the first to bring your kids to overnight next to the new panther exhibit at the Palm Beach Zoo. You’ll have special night-time tours of the Zoo, crafts and activities, pizza and a continental breakfast. Bring your sleeping bag and get ready for a great adventure! Children 6 years and older are welcome, must have accompanying adult. Pre-registration is required. Call 561.533.0887 or visit www.palmbeachzoo. org for more information. 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Sat., Dec. 3 • 7 -10 PM Village of Wellington’s Annual Winterfest Join music Icon, philanthropist, actor and TV Star “Vanilla Ice” for an unforgettable holiday experience! Musical and dance performances by local talent, exhibitors, retail shopping, fantastic food vendors, Blizzard Beach live snow, kids

winter wonderland village and more! There will also be a Potions in Motion VIP Lounge. Free admission and shuttles to the event. For more information call 561.753.2484. 12100 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. Sat., Dec. 3 at 7:30 PM & Sun., Dec. 4 at 3:00 PM • The 28th Annual Living Christmas Tree at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center What better time to share your family’s generations of traditions than during the holidays? Bring your family to share in the joys of the season in the 28th annual production of the Living Christmas Tree, a Glades holiday classic! Come early Sunday afternoon for free pictures with Santa in the lobby. All seats are just $5. 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade. Sun., Dec. 4 • 6 - 8 PM Special Needs Family Fun Night at Cool Beans Indoor Playground and Cafe Join the fun on the first Sunday of each month for our Special Needs Family Fun Night! All children receive 50% off admission. This is a great opportunity to socialize with other families, make new friends, and share-parenting techniques within the special needs community. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Socks are required for BOTH adults and children! Call 561.627.1782 for information. Regular admission and rules apply. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens #3115, Palm Beach Gardens. Wed., Dec. 7, 21 • 5 - 9 PM Family Nights with Food Truck Invasion at Sunset Cove Amphitheater Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday for Family Nights with Food Truck Invasion. The event features live, family-friendly entertainment | PBParenting.com | December 2016

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Calendar and a large collection of Food Trucks on site! Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Free Admission. Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park at 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton. Fri., Dec. 9 • 6 - 8 PM Polar Express 129 E Ocean Avenue | Boynton Beach, FL 33435 (561) 742-6780 | www.schoolhousemuseum.org Extravaganza at the Schoolhouse Museum Learning Center All ages are welcome for this family-friendly holiday event. $7 Members per person. $10 Nonmembers per person. Family 4 package - $24 Members, $36 Non-Members. For more information go to www. schoolhousemuseum.org. 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach.PARTIES BIRTHDAY Exhibits, party room & plenty of fun!

Fri., Dec. 9 • 6 - 9 Where learning is an adventure! PM Kid’s Night Out at Kids Need More Art in Jupiter Join us for a night of fun, creativity, and art appreciation! Young artists will look at the work of famous artists and create their own masterpiece in that style using some of the same techniques. The evening includes Master Artist themed art projects, games and other activities, pizza, snacks, and refreshments. Ages 5 - 9 are welcome. Price is $25 each child. Ask about sibling or group discounts. For more information visit www. kidsneedmoreart.com or call 561.746.4576. 1155 Main Street, Suite 116, Jupiter. Special Saturday & Sunday packages available.

Fri., Dec. 9 • 7:30 PM Acrobats of Cirquetacular’s Snowkus Pocus at Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center Acrobats of Cirquetacular is a heart-stopping, mind-boggling display of artistry and athleticism. Discover all the 30 December 2016 | PB Parenting |

wow factor and star quality of the circus tent, concert hall and Broadway stage in one fantastic evening. Indulge your curiosities and celebrate your senses as aerialists, acrobats, contortionists, re artists, illusionists, singers and dancers perform indescribable feats to ignite your belief in human potential. Partake in a fully adaptable journey to a fantastic Winter Wonderland of derring-do! See the Nutcracker Guard juggle snowflakes and balance icicles. Award-winning magician and host Eric Walton creates an evening of pure delight. Marvel at the living snow globe and let the aerial snow ballet melt your heart. Adults $30, Seniors $25 and Children & PBSC Students/Staff are $10. 1977 SW College Dr, Belle Glade. Fri., Dec. 9 • 8 PM Screen on the Green at Waterfront Commons How the Grinch Stole Christmas (PG). Bring a blanket or a chair and purchase “movie time” popcorn, snacks and beverages from our stocked concession stand. The event is free and is held on the 2nd Friday of Every Month at 100 South Clematis Street, West Palm Beach. Sat., Dec. 10 • 5:30 - 9:30 PM Kids Night Out at Mandel JCC Palm Beach Gardens Come and join us for a fun and creative night as Kids Need More Art comes to the JCC! Everyone will make a masterpiece to bring home. We will also be making edible art! Dinner and dessert will be provided. For grades K - 5. Members $35, Guests $40, Siblings $25, and Day of Registration $45. For more information visit, www.jcconline.com. 5221 Hood Rd., Palm Beach Gardens.


Sun. Dec 11 • 5-7 PM Pet Photos with Santa at Palm Beach Outlets- Join Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League for Pet Photos with Santa. Suggested donation is $10 donation. Visit www. palmbeachoutlets.com or call 561.650.6023 for more information.1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach. Tues., Dec. 13 • 5 - 7 PM GEMS Club at STEM Studio in Downtown Abacoa (GEMS Club was formerly held at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.) This week’s theme is “Winter Wonderland.” Girls have a bright future in Science and GEMS Club will continue to help them shine! GEMS Club offers the perfect opportunity for young girls to learn and grow as they discover the exciting world of math, science, engineering and technology. Pizza dinner and refreshments will be provided. This program is open to girls in grades 3 - 8 and a $10 registration fee is required per session. The event is limited to 25 girls per session, so register early to save your spot! There will be an additional $5 charge for walk-in registrations. It is highly recommended that you register in advance. Walk-ins, please be aware that the session may already be sold out. Visit www.sfsciencecenter. org/gems to register or for more information. STEM Studio is located at 1209 Main Street Unit 112, Jupiter. Sat., Dec. 17, Sun.,18, Sat., 24 • 8:30 - 10 AM Breakfast with Santa at Palm Beach Zoo It’s a holiday tradition that brings a smile to every kid’s face! Enjoy a hot breakfast buffet, up-close animal encounters and meet Santa & Mrs. Claus and take photos. There’s also face painting,

crafts, and complimentary rides on the Wildlife Carousel. Professional photos will be available in the gift shop at an additional cost after the meet & greet. Advance reservations are required. Seating is limited. This event will sell out! Call 561.533.0887 or visit www. palmbeachzoo.org for more information and pricing. 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Sat., Dec. 17 • 8:30 - 9:30 AM Blue Friends Beach Clean Up at Loggerhead Marinelife Center Join Lynne Wells and her group of Blue Friends for the monthly beach clean-up. Following 1-hour of cleaning the beach, join us for a light bite sponsored by Whole Foods Market in Palm Beach Gardens. Help us keep the beach that our turtles call home free from trash and litter. Complimentary breakfast and beverages will be served. Please RSVP to bluefriends@marinelife.org. 14200 U.S. Hwy 1, Juno Beach. Sat., Dec. 17 • 9:30 AM Grinch Who-liday Party at Cool Beans Indoor Playground and Cafe  Today is the day to enjoy our small feast, we’ll have Who treats but no roast beast. Enjoy breakfast, games and other fun, we’ll keep going until we’re all done! The cocoa will be warm and orange juice will be flowing, we just need to know which Whos will be going. Enjoy hot pancakes, fresh juices, a 12oz brewed coffee, activities and a photo-op with a grinch! $24.95 includes all-day admission or $15 for the event only. For more information call 561.627.1782. 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens #3115, Palm Beach Gardens.

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Sun., Dec. 18 • 7 AM 5th Annual Wellington Holiday Run 5K All runners will be given jingle bells prior to the race. Divisions: Male/ Female Age, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elves, and Male/Female Stroller. Registered participants have the option to donate an un-wrapped toy which will be donated to the Village of Wellington for families in our community. For more information visit www.wellingtonholidayrun.com. Register in person at Genie’s Gymnastics, 6752 Lantana Road in Lake Worth. The race takes place inside Village Park located Thurs., Dec. 22 • 11:30 AM 129 E Ocean Avenue | Boynton Beach, FL 33435 Hanukkah with (561) 742-6780 | www.schoolhousemuseum.org Miss Helen at the Schoolhouse Museum Learning Center Children will enjoy traditional Hanukkah stories, songs and Hanukkah crafts as well as light the Menorah and eat jelly doughnuts. FREE with paid admission. Ages 2 - 7. For more information go to www.schoolhousemuseum.org. 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. BIRTHDAYWed., PARTIES Thurs., Fri., Dec. 28, Exhibits, party room & plenty of fun!

29, 30 • Miami City Ballet’s The Nutcracker at The Kravis Center Join Marie and her Nutcracker Prince as they travel through a winter wonderland of dancing snowflakes, sugar plum fairies and epic battles between heroic toy soldiers and mischievous mice-the perfect holiday treat for the entire family. The lavish performance-one of the only productions of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker. Various performance times. Tickets start at $25. Visit www.kravis.org/nutcracker for tickets. 701 Okeechobee Boulevard, West Palm Beach. Special Saturday & Sunday packages available.

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Sat., Dec. 31 • 11 AM - 1 PM Noon Year’s Eve at Palm Beach Zoo Celebrate the end of 2016 at Palm Beach Zoo’s annual “Noon

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Year’s Eve.” Kids of all ages are invited to join us at 11 AM in the Fountain Plaza for our traditional apple juice toast and the 12 Noon “Alligator Drop” from the FPL solar panel structure. Included in your Zoo admission. Call 561.533.0887 or visit www.palmbeachzoo.org. 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach. Sat., Dec. 31 • 10:30 AM – 12:01 PM 129 E Ocean Avenue | Boynton Beach, FL 33435 (561) 742-6780Noon | www.schoolhousemuseum.org Happy Year at the Schoolhouse Museum Learning Center Join us for an apple juice toast to the new year and enjoy music, crafts and more. Members: $4, NonMembers: $8. For more information go to www.schoolhousemuseum.org. 129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach. Sat., Dec. 31 • 7 PM BIRTHDAY PARTIES 12:30 Exhibits, party room & plenty of fun! AM New Year’s Eve Special Saturday & Sunday packages available. at Aquanuts It’s out with Where learning is an adventure! the old and in with the new - during our exclusive Aquanuts New Year’s Eve party just for kids. It’s a full night of food, entertainment, balloon artistry, snow cones, and a balloon drop with sparking apple juice toast - at midnight. No grownups allowed! Tickets are $99 per child. Children must be 5 or older and have an updated registration form to attend. For details and reservations, call 561.540.4833. Aquanuts at Eau Palm Beach Resort and Spa is located at 100 S Ocean Blvd, Lantana. Photos with Santa at Palm Beach Outlets Free Family Photos - Through Dec. 24 join Santa in the Food Pavillion and receive two FREE 4x6 photos and a high-res digital download of your photo with Santa. Photo hours vary. Visit www.palmbeachoutlets.com or call


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Non-Surgical & Surgical treatments for people of all ages included but are not limited to: Foot & Ankle Pain • Sports Injuries • Pediatric Flat foot • Point Evaluations Toenail and Skin conditions • Custom orthotics • Diabetic foot care Dr. Brett Fried was born and Dr. Jonathan M. Cutler attended Dr. Joshua P. Daly grew up in the Dr. Jennifer Kazamias grew up raised in New York. Watching his small town of Grenada, Mississippi. Washington University in St Louis, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She grandfather deal with diabetes he He followed the family tradition and MO, and earned a BA degree. After earned her DPM degree from started to appreciate the field of attended Mississippi State University which, he attended Podiatry School Barry University. After graduation, medicine. After obtaining his BS to pursue a degree in Microbiology. at Dr. William M Scholl College she completed a podiatric surgical degree he went on to attend medical After graduating Magna Cum Laude of Podiatry, followed by a surgical residency at Hollywood Medical with a Bachelor of Science his natural residency at Johns Hopkins, Liberty Center in Broward County where she school at the prestigious New York College of Podiatric Medicine in interest in business and leadership Medical in Baltimore, MD. He served as chief resident. Following Manhattan, NY., followed by surgical led him to business school where is a Diplomate of the American 10 years of private practice in residency in NYC and Georgia. He he obtained his MBA degree. He Board of Podiatric Surgery, a Board Boca Raton, she left to further her is a a Board Certified Foot Surgeon. attended medical school at the New Certified Foot Surgeon and has reconstructive surgical skills at During 9/11, he volunteered his skills York College of Podiatric Medicine in been a respected part of the medical Aventura Hospital and Medical to help the rescue workers injured Manhattan, NY. community for over 25 years. during the recovery efforts. Center in Miami-Dade County.

Five South Florida Foot and Ankle Centers To Serve You!

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participate in circle time, enjoy art activities, have a healthy snacks and make new friends! Call 561.793.2649 or visit www. templebethtorahpreschool.com for more information. 900 Big Blue Trace, Wellington.

SAVE THE DATE Mon., Jan. 31 • 5:30 - 6:30 PM Open House at Gardens School of Technology Arts Educating young innovators for the 21st Century – K through 8 charter school in a small school environment. For more information call

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SAVE THE DATE Jan. 6 - 15 • Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents “Out of This World” at the American Airlines Arena Experience the heart-pounding thrill that comes from watching death-defying feats, majestic animals, and amazing performers in a spectacular live event that will mesmerize the senses and create memories to be shared for generations to come. Visit www. ringling.com. 601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami.


Tickets Start at $16! Restrictions, exclusions and additional charges may apply. Subject to availability.

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JAN 6 – 15

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November 25 to December 24 Food Pavilion

Two FREE 4x6 Santa photo prints and digital download of single image for every family who visits Santa. Additional photos and Christmas merchandise available for purchase. One giveaway per family, per Christmas season. Some restrictions may apply. Valid only through December 24, 2016. Visiting times vary.

I-95 exit 71 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach

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