Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner! We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week. You're time-pressed enough, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
1. SPRING INTO CRAFTS AT A.C. MOORE
WHERE/WHEN: A.C. Moore, Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 5 p.m.
WHY GO: This week's craft is sure to create a buzz! There will be a free craft, face painting and a glass block decorating demonstration.
2. WALSH MIDDLE SCHOOL SPRING CARNIVAL
WHERE/WHEN: Walsh Middle School, Saturday, march 26 from noon to 3 p.m.
WHY GO: Join the community and celebrate spring! Dance to DJ Craig Sutton. Food, carnival games, moon walk, dunk tank, Hudson Psychic, face painters, Mehndi body art, craft table, 30-foot cookie walk, make your own sundaes, fresh cotton candy and popcorn and other entertainment. Everyone receives a free one-day Family Pass to the Metrowest YMCA while supplies last. Come early. One pass per household.
PRICING: Adults are free. $5 admission per student
3. FRAMINGHAM READS TOGETHER: ZAB SCAVENGER HUNT FINALE AND OPEN CRAFT
WHERE/WHEN: Framingham Public Library, Saturday, March 26 from 2 to 3 p.m.
WHY GO: Bring in your completed ZAB sheets to the main library only on Saturday (due at the McAuliffee branch on Friday) and make some Civil War-era toys while you wait for the awarding of 10 $25 gift certificates, donated by Framingham Patch.
4. TANGLEWOOD MARIONETTES PRESENT: THE FAIRY CIRCUS
WHERE/WHEN: Amazing Things Art Center, Saturday, March 26 at 3 p.m.
WHY GO: Featuring more than 20 beautifully hand-crafted marionettes,
"The Fairy Circus" is a showcase for turn-of-the-century-style trick puppetry. The puppets will dance, play instruments, juggle, contort, transform, and fly through the air with the greatest of ease, all to the best-loved music of favorite composers!m according to Amazing Things website.
PRICING: $12, $10 for members
5. JUSTIN ROBERTS AND THE NOT READY FOR NAPTIME PLAYERS
WHERE/WHEN: Center For Arts In Natick, Sunday, March 27 from 3 to 4 p.m.
WHY GO: Children's music at it's finest! Justin Roberts' seven CDs have won five Parent's Choice Awards and five NAPPA Gold Awards. Hear music from the newest CD.
PRICING: $12 Adult, $10 Children