Wee Bits: A New (Instant) Easter Tradition, Pete the Cat, the NFL Draft and more

Mark your calendars! Lots of fun stuff coming up in the next few weeks. Read more

Thanks to a Philadelphia School District teacher (and parent) for the heads up about two public school fundraisers happening this month. One, on April 21st, is a night out for Kirkbride Elementary. There’s a party with cocktails, food and auctions. Proceeds benefit the playground redesign. Tickets here. The Friends of Jackson group is holding a similar fundraiser on May 5th at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz.

Reading Terminal Market is holding (for the first time ever) an Easter Egg hunt. It sounds like an instant Philly tradition to us: There are two different hunts (one for older kids, one for younger), photos with the Bunny, a storytime, and an egg dye station. It’s free.

As you have probably noticed (if you’ve tried to do anything on the Parkway, that is), the NFL Draft is coming to Philly from April 27th to the 29th. There are a ton of activities that your little Eagles fan might be interested in, including the Combine Corner, the Vince Lombardi Trophy (Insta-ready), a replica of a NFL locker room, a tailgate food festival and more. (Note to suburbanites: There is free parking at the stadiums, if you want to Uber or BSL-it to the activities.)

Pete the Cat is coming to the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center on April 21st. (As you may know, the music is rather catchy.)

Rebalance in Narberth is hosting a conversation with physical therapists titled “Why is My Body Falling Apart After Baby?” on April 20th. (It can feel that way, can’t it?). Good news, too: If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch in live on Facebook.

The Morris Arboretum and some local libraries are putting together a cool-sounding event on April 23rd, that mashes up stories for kids and exploring the garden.

Local pediatrician and blogger Katie Lockwood has launched a podcast called Primary Care Perspectives. Each 20 minute episode delves into topics like vaccines, pneumonia, and Zika. Here is the website; it’s available on iTunes.

And finally, a Hello Kitty truck is rolling into KOP on April 22nd. It looks pretty friggin’ adorable and it serves up sweet treats, Kitty-style.