Wee Bits: Free Barnes, Awesome Under-Eye Concealers, Books for Kids Who Like Math and Measles in New York

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Hey y’all: Did you know that the Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Liacouras Center this Friday? (They are! And I’ve seen them! And it is hilarious and magical!) And! If you visit the Wee FB page and leave a comment on our post about the upcoming game, your name will be entered in our random drawing to win four tickets to the game? We’ll pick a winner this afternoon. (Wednesday.)

From KQED: 10 (good!) books to spur on a love of math in kids. 

Good Lord. Via WashPo: “Health officials fear an Australian tourist spread measles across New York.” And related, via NYT: Measles cases in Europe quadrupled in 2017.

How fun does this pizza cooking class at the Free Library sound?

From NPR: The American Association of Pediatrics wants every teen screened for depression annually. 

Y’all, this story from New York Magazine about the roommate from hell is one of the most insane things I have ever read. So HORRIFIC? (And … local!)

Do you guys know Cat & Nat, of YouTube fame? (Or maybe you saw them on The Today Show?) Well, the duo is hitting The Kimmel Center on March 25 for a show — sort of a comedy act meets variety show — and you can get tix here.

Intuitively, I think we already know this, but this Huffington article makes the case for why homework for young kids is not a great thing. 

Guys, we already covered this in last week’s free stuff post, but remember that the Barnes First Sunday Family Day kicks off on March 4! 

Also, in terms of upcoming activities: The awesome Tinkergarten classes will be kicking off in Washington Square Park again this spring, and you can catch a free trial class on either March 20 at 4 p.m. or April 3 at 4 p.m. (The paid 8-week spring session will run from April 17 to June 5, Tuesdays from 4 to 5:15 p.m.)

Hey kids! Go exercise your American right! (Via PhillyMag.)

This feels like an apt round-up for moms, via The Strategist: 11 Best Under-Eye Concealers on Amazon.

Philly is, according to WHYY, in “desperate need of foster families” for children.