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This Is a Big Deal

plumdistrict.com launches!

With all the stuff you knock out each week (tracking down toddler-size seamless socks, getting the last spot in the coveted swim class, hiring a babysitter for less than $12 an hour), it’s obvious you know how to work every angle.

But even a master can learn something from Plum District, the new site that offers a daily deal on a local product, store, or service, all geared toward shoppers with mom-size agendas. Founders Deborah and Steve Goodman seek out stuff that will make your life as a parent both easier (babysitters, groceries, activities for kids) and more fun (spa treatments, hotels, restaurants).

Plum District will eventually cover the entire Bay Area, but for now it’s focused on city moms. Deals coming down the pike in the first weeks include a steep 50 percent off groceries at Cal-Mart, Mommy and Me Pilates at ProWorks, and date night at Dunya wine bar. Good thing you’ve lined up that sitter.


Available online at plumdistrict.com.

this week in san francisco!

PREPARE
Fingerprint Your Child
What:
The officers of the U.S. Park Police help fams create take-home child identification kits for use in an emergency.
Why: You’ll rest easier.
When: Tues., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Presidio Officers’ Club, 50 Moraga Ave., b/t Graham & Mesa Sts., Main Post. Info at 415-740-5948. Free.

MARCH
Carnaval Festival and Grand Parade

What: The city’s annual Latin American and Caribbean festival and spectacle includes Niñolandia with bounce houses, a skate park, and music camp.
Why: Widen their eyes.
When: Festival, Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.; parade, Sun., 9:30 a.m.
Where: Festival, Harrison St., b/t 16th & 22nd Sts.; parade starts at the corner of Bryant & 24th Sts.

EAT
Pica Pica Maize Kitchen’s Kids’ Menu

What: The newly opened Venezuelan resto features healthy, gluten-free eats for tots (mini arepas and Maize’wiches) for $4 a pop.
Why: Even picky eaters like corn.
When: Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 401 Valencia St., at 15th St., Mission (415-400-5253).

Photo: Thinkstock

LOCATIONS
Carnaval Grand Parade
24th St
@ Bryant St
San Francisco, CA 94110
Presidio Officers’ Club
50 Moraga Ave
bt Graham & Mesa Sts
San Francisco, CA 94129
415-740-5948
Carnaval Festival
Harrison St
bt 16th & 22nd Sts
San Francisco, CA 94110
401 Valencia St
@ 15th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
415-400-5453
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