Catch up on the latest PIC news or learn about an upcoming event. As a part of its mission, the Parent-Infant Center organizes several family-focused events throughout the year that are open to the community. Take a look!

10 Hot ArtStart Items!

Don't miss these great auction items at ArtStart on October 16.


1. Week in Cape Cod

Spend a week at this cottage located in a secluded location in Wellfleet, MA. Features parking for 2 cars and a 10-minute walk to child-friendly beach on Cape Cod Bay. 30 minutes to Provincetown. House sleeps 6. 2nd floor Master Bedroom (queen bed & full bath), 1st floor bedroom (double bed), and sofa bed on 2nd floor sleeps 2. Open floor plan with living/dining room and large deck overlooking the woods. Full kitchen. Half bath on 1st floor. Outdoor shower too! Available from May 30-June 27, 2015. Rents Saturday to Saturday with $200 deposit required.

Donor: Cindy Roberts and Dan Biddle

2. Two-Hour Photography Tutorial

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Take better photos with this 2-hour photography tutorial with Jacques-Jean "JJ" Tiziou, a photographer specializing in portraiture and movement documentation. JJ has earned national recogntion for his work with the Mural Arts Program. May be used by an individual or group of up to four people. We’ll review your images, work through examples, answer technical questions, provide creative feedback, and help you figure out your equipment. Tutorial is offered at the photographer’s studio in West Philadelphia, or a mutually agreeable location.

Donor: Jacques-Jean "JJ" Tiziou

3. Julie, an American Girl Doll

Julie An American Girl Doll

Take home Julie and this book all about her.

Donor: American Girl

4. Dental Exam for Your Child

Cobblestone Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Center City will give a dental exam with cleaning, flouride treatment, and any necessary x-rays. Good through 2014. Learn about the dental practice.

Donor: Cobblestone Kids

5. Public Speaking Workshop

Prepare for an upcoming speech, professionalpresentation, interview or media appearance. with PIC mom Rebekah Maggor. Rebekah will helps you sharpen your message, cultivate an authentic and powerful public speaking persona, and engage your audience. She has coached voice, speech and dialects on Broadway, in regional theater, film and television, and consulted for PBS and NPR. She works with business executives, religious leaders, politicians, scientists, actors, and public speakers from all backgrounds.  Visit

Donor: Rebekah Maggor

6. Buenos Aires Vacation

Enjoy a week abroad in this bright 1-bedroom apartment greatly located in the Palermo Viejo district, close to the famous Plaza Cortazar, full of restaurants, coffee-shops, pubs and design shops. The flat offers a living-dining room with a sofa-bed, a dining table for four, 1 bedroom with a double bed, an equipped American kitchen, 1 full bathroom and a balcony with a great view. The apartment is equipped with Internet (Wi-Fi), cable TV, DVD, stereo, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, microwave, dishes, kitchenware, linens and towels. See apartment photos.

Donor: Tulia Falleti and Richard Moore

7. Family Photo Shoot

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In this location photoshoot, professional photographer and PIC dad, Bryan Lathrop, will photograph you and your child (up to four subjects). Visit to see more of Bryan's work.

Donor: Brian Lathrop

8. Flyer's Tickets for 4

Watch the Philadelphia Flyers play the Minnesota Wild on November 20, 2014, from The Mayor's Box at the Wells Fargo Center. Four tickets, parking not included. Hall of Fame Induction for Eric Lindros and John LeClair!

Donor: Philaelphia Mayor's Office

9. Garden Consult with Sue MacQueen

ArtStart Garden Consultation

Have a 1-hour garden consultation with the Director of UC Green. Also receive a gift $25 gift certificate good towards the 2015 PIC Plant Sale.

Donor: Sue McQueen and PIC

10.  Go Away!

Stay overnight anywhere in the U.S. or Canada at a Courtyard by Marriott. See their locations

Donor: Marriot Hotels