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Upcoming Events (open to all, but please RSVP):
Thursday, May 1st, 10am - Join us at Anderson Playground in Schenley Park for a nature hike / stroller walk! See the details & RSVP here.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Toy clearance - buy 2, get 1 free!


Castle Toys and Games, Your Neighborhood Specialty Toy Store,
Buy 2, Get 1 Free Clearance item!
Stock up for Christmas & birthdays!
Sale ends August 2nd.
Print your coupon here.


Semi-Annual Clearance Sale, B2-Get 1 Free!
Must present this coupon to receive one free item of equal or lesser value for every two clearance items purchased. (Clearance Items Only) Valid During our annual sale July 27 - August 2 -- Though sale is occurring at BOTH locations, Coupon is valid at our WEXFORD Location only. 
WEXFORD
12033 Perry Highway • Wexford, PA
724.933.0060
Open Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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Ask about In-Store Kidtivities and family game nights too!
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About Castle Toys & Games.........
THE STORE:
Two floors of creativity, imagination and adventure! We have educational toys, toys for the learning disabled, toys just for fun, games for family game-nights and puzzles for those rainy days. The store is bright, clean and meticulously neat. Many of our products are out of their packages so you can see and feel them. Our customers often bring their friends and out-of-town guests to experience what they call “the best toy store in Beaver County.”
The business is completely independent and locally owned. We appreciate your hard-earned local dollars and do our best to provide the finest, safest and highest quality toys and games available. The last time we counted, we had 1500 line items under $10 each. You'll find something you like!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

SALE on membership for Carnegie Museums

Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh is currently holding a sale for one year memberships!  One price gets you & your family access to four great museums all year long! $15 off a family membership, $25 off a premium membership when you join by Sept. 15th. 
Go here to purchase your discounted membership - $15 off a Family Membership, $25 off a Premium Membership. 
{Discount available until September 15, 2012 and NEW membership purchases only.}
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The 4 museums include.............

 You can also use your membership for other science centers and museums across the country for FREE!! More details here. What a great deal! 
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The Carnegie Science Center has many amazing exhibits for kids from the 
+ much, much more!
Get in on the fun & the discount!
(just in time for the winter months that will be here before we're ready.)

Friday, July 27, 2012

Buy 1, Get 3 free - Babylegs!

Summer Blowout sale at Babylegs!
 Buy 1 Get 3 FREE!
Use Code: B1G3F
Excludes Gift Certificates and VIP memberships.
 Ends 8/3/12.
I love these - super cute with shorts & skirts. And great for an extra layer in the cold months.
Make perfect baby gifts as well!
Styles selling out quickly - get yours today!
BabyLegs Leg Warmers, Baby Socks and Girls Tights

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Free samples from Tiny Prints




For a limited time, our friends at Tiny Prints are offering three free samples of any of their outstanding stationery products!

This includes their thousands of invitation designs for all occasions, boxed cards, announcements, labels, and more.

Just use the promo code 3FREESAMPLES when you checkout to get this incredible deal. Please note that the offer is limited to three samples per customer and you can only do it once, but it is a great way to try out their stuff. It is truly classy stationery.

Check them out today and remember to use the promo code 3FREESAMPLES to get them free!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Big events this weekend


 
Hartwood Acres
 200 Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh, PA
 Friday, July 20 - Sunday, July 22
 
Gates open at 4pm on Friday, and at 1:30pm on Saturday and Sunday
 . Friday, admission is FREE with a bag of non-perishable grocery items to donate to the food bank. Kids under 12 are free all weekend. See below for other pricing info.
 The Pittsburgh Blues Festival, is the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank’s largest fundraising event, and features a full line-up of national and local blues music, food & merchandise vendors, and a KidZone with arts & crafts, blues for kids, games and healthy snacks.
Weekend pass is $50, which covers your admission for the entire WEEKEND of music (Friday is free with your grocery donation). Or it’s $25 in advance/$30 at the gate on Saturday or Sunday. Student & Military tickets are $30 on Saturday or $17 on Sunday.
KidZone
sponsored by Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and UPMC Health Plan
The KidZone is for families with children ages 3 through 11 to experience and learn about the Food Bank by participating in activities that spark their creativity and imagination. The youngest festival guests will get a hands-on experience as they visit a miniature pantry, soup kitchen, and repack center where they can work on the assembly line producing birthday bags so that children in need can celebrate their special day.
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 July 21 & 22

Cooper
Schenley Park is the scene of our nation’s largest vintage race event. 175 vintage racers gather here each July to test their skills and entertain the crowd. The PVGP races through Schenley Park are considered by many drivers to be the most challenging race course worldwide. The 2.33 mile circuit has 23 turns not to mention haybales, manhole covers, phone poles and stone walls. The Grand Prix in Schenley Park is the only vintage race event that is run on actual city streets – made possible by our Pit Crew of 1,000 volunteers.
The best place to watch the races is from the 456 acre Bob O’Connor Golf Course where the Grand Prix stages an International Car Show with over 2,000 vehicles on display. These car shows are mainly supported by local car clubs but are also open to the public for only $30 for the weekend.
Saturday, July 21
Vintage Practice Sessions 8:15 – noon
Sunoco Vintage Track Rides noon – 1:00
Vintage Qualifying Races 1:00 – 5:00
British Car Day 9:30 – 5:00
International Car Show 9:30 – 5:00

Sunday, July 22

Vintage Warm-up Sessions 8:15 – 11:00
Parades and Opening Ceremony 11:00- 11:50
Vintage Races noon – 5:00
International Car Show 9:30 – 5:00

10 years / 10% off

For 10 years, Tea Collection has brought worldwide cultures and modern design to children's fashion. To celebrate their decade of global inspiration, Tea has created a Tenth Anniversary Collection from their favorite pieces. Browse collections inspired from Japan, Brazil, Korea, Turkey, & West Africa! These adorable pieces are a must-have for back-to-school!
Let your children travel the world with Tea Collection: Happy Shopping!

Monday, July 16, 2012

In Review: Kennywood

This is my 4th summer living in Pittsburgh and....wait for it....I have never been to Kennywood!
I had to see what this park was all about and if it was worth it as a family trip.
{Admission: not cheap.} But kids 2 & under are FREE.
Bottom line: yes!
Our family had the best time and we can't wait till the next time we can go back.
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Since our kiddos are 17 months & 3 1/2 we spent most of our time in Kiddieland.
A big benefit of mostly staying in Kiddieland was almost no lines.
Graham didn't have to wait more than 3 minutes for any ride.
That makes everyone happy. :)
 Our little gal loves the thrill of the rides!
The only unfortunate thing was there were only 2 rides that I could ride with her on.
But let me tell you, she giggled the entire time. She loved it.
Graham decided this little turtle roller coaster was everyone's favorite.
We rode it several times!
 Even brave enough to raise his hands. :)
This was the only ride they had to stand in line for, it was a 'big person' ride. It zipped around pretty fast! The boys loved it.

 Eden's other ride - the carousel. It also went pretty fast - G has a death grip on that pole. :)
They both loved it.
 Mommy has a little weakness for the occasional cotton candy.
The kids were quite gleeful about that.


 With 2 little ones, we didn't get to go on any of the big rides.
{I wonder if Kennywood would consider a special admission price for parents who are just there for their kiddos to ride rides?}
I say we bring some other adults with us next time!
 This is intense!
We had the best family night together - so much fun!
I think we might have to make it a yearly event. :)
Thanks Kennywood for a being such a fun family spot.
Go here to plan your visit or buy season passes!
As we're driving out of the parking lot,
Graham says with a sigh.......I miss Kennywood.
Sign of a good time. :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Shutterfly’s Long Live Summer Photo Contest

Summer is here and that means you're probably taking taking more photos of your family. Between beach trips and BBQs, photographs are a great way to capture these summer memories.
Win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your vacation forever. All you need to do is upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week. Get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! You can enter at any point during the 5-week sweepstakes period. Go here to upload your pics!
PHOTO THEMES
• Week 1(7/9): Americana
• Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
• Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
• Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities
• Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations
PRIZES
Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo!
Weekly prizes (contestants can enter one time/week)
Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page and awarded a $500 gift card on Shutterfly and a copy of the new Lonely Planet travel photography book.
Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sunday Morning Concerts


Bach, Beethoven and Brunch Classical Music Series
When: Sundays, June 17 - August 12, 2012
Time: 10:30 a.m. - Noon
Location: Mellon Park, Fifth and Shady Avenues, Point Breeze/Squirrel Hill · Concert Map external site - opens in new window
Parking: Street parking around perimeter of Mellon Park and meter lot behind Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
Food: Bagel Factory vendor on site or bring your own picnic basket (alcohol prohibited)
FREE
This longtime favorite series entertains music lovers on the lawn at Mellon Park. Satisfy your appetite for classical music by treating yourself to a special Sunday morning composed of Bach, Beethoven and Brunch. Join us for this delightful buffet of classical melodies.
Don't miss the "Best Brunch" competition! The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts hosts a "Best Brunch" competition each week and will award prizes! Citiparks staff members judge the brunches based on presentation, effort and food selection - with the "Best Brunch" winner announced during intermission.
For more information, call             412-255-2493      .
Note: Inclement weather may cause concert cancellations. In the event of concert cancellations, a recorded message will play on the concert hotline (            412-255-2493