Wee Bits: Vetri in the Schools, Sucky Whole Foods News, the French Version of #MeToo, and a City Pumpkin Patch

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I say this to myself all the time (and usually fail at it): You Can’t Enforce Screen-Time Limits If You’re Always On Your Phone. Sigh. It’s hard. (Via the Cut.)

How cute is this? Sunday Fit4Mom Family classes! 

This is really cool:  Marc Vetri’s and Jeff Banjamin’s Vetri Community Partnership just got a massive grant from GlaxoSmithKline to launch the Vetri Cooking Lab, an after-school program that engages students in hands-on cooking and nutrition activities. There will be 1,200 kids in Philly and Camden who get to be a part of the program over the next two years.

Speaking of good food: Thank you, Sidecar Bar & Grille, for giving families earlier brunch hours AND a special smart little kids menu AND inexpensive Rival Bros. Coffee. You complete us. (Via Foobooz.)

Lastly, on the food front — some sucky news for fans of the new Whole Foods (or anyone who lives in the vicinity): Wiz Kid and Cheu Noodle Bar are both pulling out of the grocery store. Sad trombone. (Also via Foobooz.)

It’s Harry Potter Festival time, y’all! (And I, for one, feel like a little magic is what we all need right now. Bring on the Sorting Hat.) 

Hey, guys: Franklin Square has a bunch of fun, festive, don’t-have-to-leave-the-city goings-on right now. There’s spooky mini-golf through the rest of the month; there’s FREE pumpkin-picking and decorating on Saturday the 21st; and there’s trick-or-treating. See details here!

We just wrote about St. Peter’s open house (hey, ’tis the season!) — and now we just heard about Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s open house, for those who’re interested! Sunday October 22.

This French hashtag — #BalanceTonPorc (translation: “expose your pig”) — is my new favorite thing. Man, I love the French. (By the by, they’re evidently considering fining men who catcall women on the street. I say, OUI.)

Good Lord: Some kid fell 100 feet at Niagara Falls … and survived. Via BBC.

Are these booze-filled ornaments on Thrillist as genius as I think they are, or do I just really need a night out?

Bill Murray helped these new parents announce their pregnancy. Luckies. (From Parents.com.)

Finally: This acoustic version of a-ha’s Take On Me has been making the rounds on social media, and it is truly spectacular. I might have teared up (?).