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TAP INTO YOUR INNER CHILD

Have fun with the kids in your life - it is easy to do when you have so many cool places to spend some time: parks, nature centers, theaters, zoos, sports centers, amusement parks, and much more. However, as parents we felt the need to also provide some resources for keeping our kids safe.

This issue is sponsored by Sesame Place, which opened its gates on April 27th for the 2013 season. Sesame Place has been a part of the Bucks County community for over 33 years employing thousands of Bucks County residents and giving back to the community in many ways each year. 2013 marks the 26th year that Sesame Place will partner with Variety - The Children's Charity to welcome children and their immediate families to a special day at the park. Over the past 25 years, Sesame Place has given over 200,000 children with disabilities an experience they'll always remember.

In keeping with our Smile Initiative, this issue also features some inspiring and informational entries from the United Way of Bucks County's blog, the campaign to save Kids Castle in Doylestown, and a loving dog who is in desperate need of a "furever" home. We are happy to report that our last issue's Featured Adoptable Pet, Big Ben, has found a happy family to take care of him!

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SESAME PLACE + KIDS = FUN
Sesame Place

Sesame Place is open for the season! Don't miss their special events. In May, you can enjoy: Caillou's Musical Playdate, Cinco De Mayo with Rosita, The Imagination Movers Live in Concert, Mother's Day Celebration, Cookie Monster's Talented Kids Weekend, Super Grover's Super Hero Party, and Memorial Day BBQ & Fireworks. The best way to enjoy all of these great events is with a Season Pass, now available for as low as 6 payments of $16.17.
TM/Copyright 2013 Sesame Workshop.

PLAY OUTSIDE - ENJOY OUR PARKS & NATURE CENTERS
Parks and Nature Centers

Go outside and have some fun with your family. Whether it be hiking, cycling, bird watching, boating, horseback riding, rock climbing, there is a park or nature center near you to enjoy the great outdoors!

HELP SAVE KIDS CASTLE
Kids Castle in Doyletown, PA

Just minutes from historic downtown Doylestown rises a majestic and fantastic playground known as Kids Castle. Inspired by the castles of Henry Chapman Mercer, this nationally recognized and award-winning playground has attracted thousands of children for the past 15 years. However, the castle is reaching the end of its lifespan. Recent inspections indicate that the existing structure requires immediate attention. To this end, the Save Kids Castle campaign is raising funds to restore this local treasure. Learn how you can help.

SAFETY BULLETINS FOR KIDS PRODUCTS
Safety Bulletins for Kids Products

Keeping kids safe can sometimes feel like a full-time job. BucksCountyAlive.com wants to make it a bit easier by providing you access to Safety Bulletins from the Consumer Product Safety Commission on such products as toys, clothing, tricycles, strollers, cribs, and more.

FAMILY FUN
Family Fun and Entertainment

There are so many places to have fun with your family: amusement parks, water parks, tubing, nature centers, theaters, mini golf, play centers, and more. See our fun-packed list.

SUMMER CAMP GUIDE IS BACK
Summer Camp Guide

With nearly 200 camps in our guide, you will be sure to find one that is just right for your child. This diverse selection includes camps for sports, performing arts, visual arts, equestrian skills, language, science, cooking, outdoor activities, and more.

FEATURED ADOPTABLE PET
Pet Guide and Pet Adoption

Meet Sussie. She is a 3-year old lab mix (Labrador, Whippet, Retriever) that enjoys being at home with a family and going for long walks. Sussie is very loving and will bathe you in kisses. She does well with older children, most dogs, but not cats. Sussie is housebroken, current on vaccines, spayed, and fecal tested. Look at her eyes - she is so sad that she has not found a home yet. Sussie was fostered, but is now in a kennel and can't wait to get out. Please consider opening your heart and home to this loving dog. Call Focus on Homeless Animals at 215-774-1189. Check out our Pet Adoption Directory to find more animals in need of your help.

CYBER-BULLYING - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
United Way of Bucks County Blog

BucksCountyAlive.com is partnering with United Way of Bucks County (UWBC) to throw a spotlight on the wonderful programs sponsored by non-profit organizations. This article focuses on what every parent needs to know about cyber-bullying and the three things you can do to keep your kids safe online. In the spirt of the classic cop show from the 1980s, Hill Street Blues, "Let's be safe out there."

SHARING THE JOY OF READING
Joy of Reading, United Way of Bucks County Blog For the 5th year, a partnership between Barnes & Noble and United Way's Success by 6 initiative is changing lives in Bucks County. Each November, Barnes & Noble Oxford Valley begins their annual Book Drive to support Success By 6. They ask customers to purchase a book for a child in Bucks County who may not have one of their own. This year a record 8,307 books were donated - that's 3,000 more than last year! Read more.
LIVE THEATER - BROADWAY IN THE BURBS
Live Theater in the Bucks County  area

You don't need to go to New York City to enjoy live theater. We have an impressive selection right here in the burbs.

LIVE MUSIC IN YOUR BACKYARD
Live Music Events in the Bucks County Area

Looking for live music events in the area? Check our comprehensive list - everything from rock, classical, folk, and more. Our Calendar contains links to the events at some of the best music venues in the area.

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