Wee Bits: Day-Off Camps for Tuesday, The Best Family Cars, Magical Removable Wallpaper, and What To Do With All That Candy

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If you are devastated by the heartbreak and horror in Pittsburgh (who’s not?!), and also, the horror and heartbreak in Louisville, and the pipe bombs … well, there is this ray of goodness to cling to. Not because it fixes what’s broken, but because we need to see the goodness, too. (Via NYT.)

Guys — next weekend is the Love Your Park Fall Service Day, and you can sign up to help clean, plant, mulch, garden and do any number of things at any number of Philly parks, from Starr Garden to Rittenhouse Square to Belmont Plateau and way, way more. A great way to contribute without a massive amount of commitment.

Also: The election is, of course, this Tuesday. Phield House is offering vacation camp for kids out of school — as are several of your other favorite vacation-day camp spots (Philly Art Center, the Schuylkill Center, the Arden, and the Handwork Studio, for example) and also, interestingly, Fairmount Water Works. 

Parents.com gives us a list of the best cars for car seats. 

Twenty-seven school-shooting survivors bear their scars, and bear witness. Powerful piece from NY Mag.

Oh, how I love the Strategist’s roundups. My fave this week? The 14 best removable wallpapers. So good!

From The Notebook: More than half of PA districts have no teachers of color. 

Hey, this sounds cool: On Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can hit up the Philadelphia Acton Children’s Business Fair at the First Unitarian Church at 21st and Chestnut. It’s a showcase of 16 businesses that are run by kids ages 5 to 12, and they’ll be selling a variety of products. (Paintings! Baked goods! Slime! Pet toys! Lip balm!) Sounds intriguing, no? (More details here!)

Brilliant: A dentist-sponsored candy buy-back program! (via Philly.com.)

Dare to dream: A short list of dreamy family-perfect trips from the NYT.