Wee Bits: Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts, An Inflatable Run, The Pothole Problem and Beachwear Laughs

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Wherever you happen to fall on the proposed (and killed) tax abatement bill (which proposed ending the 10-year tax abatement on new construction to fund schools), this testimony from a teacher who was all set to plead before Council might make you cry.

This is old, but wow, does it hold up. Because I think we all need a LAUGH right about now.

The U.N. told the U.S. that separating migrants kids from their moms is illegal. (If you want to scream at someone, you can contact Senator Toomey here and Senator Casey here.)

So Dominos is going to fill our potholes? Sure! (Philly Mag)

From The Strategist: 45 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gifts That Will Still Get Here in Time

Hey, I like this inspirational Go Fund Me! (Via WHYY.)

Y’all! This family-focused Inflatable Run at Citizens Bank Park sounds super fun. On June 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., you and the crew can run the 1-mile/5 K inflatable obstacle course (hilarious!), and hang around for live music, food trucks, carnival games, face-painting, magic shows, a massive water-balloon fight, and more. Tickets are $15 to $45, depending on what type you buy, and you can get ’em here.

Another uplifting piece (via Inky) coming from Philly schools, and a class of kids who got paid for blowing a zero-fighting goal out of the water.

The Prince movie theater is running The Incredibles 2, and kids’ tickets are $8 (grown-ups are $13). 

The Please Touch Museum prez penned a sharp op-ed for the Inky about the (mini) controversy over its Drag Queen story time.

Who knew Warner Bros. would be such a killjoy about the (charming! And now defunct) Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill? (Philly.com.)

Fun new camp alert: The Rebel Girls Adventure Camp, a week-long day camp for girls between 8 and 12 brought run by a nature-focused organization called GeoVentures, sounds awesome. There’s a nature-based curriculum filled with stories and lessons from famous woman leaders throughout history; GPS-led scavenger hunts; eco-crafts; exercises that build wilderness- and leadership skills and more. The description from them: “While camp activities include wilderness games and nature skills, its main focus is teaching girls the social, emotional, and leadership skills they need so that they can become our next generation of leaders and role models.” Cool, no? Camp is offered in Ambler and in Haverford — check out the dates and the details here.

Speaking of camp: There’s still openings in the Phield House summer day camp!