Wee Bits: Pool Openings, Ken’s New Man Bun, a Construction Carnival and the Cost of the ER

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The pools are opening! The pools are opening! And Parks and Rec has this helpful list of all the pools and their opening dates. 

Hey, cool: There’s a construction-themed carnival in Ardmore on June 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. Philly Voice reports that it’s free, but you have to RSVP.

Welp, Ken has a man bun now. 

I know all y’all have already seen this piece from Philly.com about lead in the soil in the river ward ‘hoods. But Good Lord.

The SRC has approved a teachers’ contract. As always, everything is a bit fraught, via The Notebook.

The Free Library is so on it when it comes to summer programming and activities for kids. 

19 kids are shot every single day in the U.S. (Via Philly.com.)

A good one from Tankini Files about the age-old question: To ER or not ER? (You know in the end, it’s always ER.) (But what, exactly, will it cost?)

Intriguing list from Parents.com about apps and tech tools that make parenting easier. 

NYT reports that Common Sense Media is adding gender considerations to its rating system, so parents can be aware of gender stereotyping (or a push against gender stereotyping).

Speaking of which: Fast Company reports on an all-girl team of teenage engineers developed a solar-powered tent for homeless people. It’s cool.