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.
Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
1. MEET CURIOUS GEORGE!
WHERE/WHEN: Barnes & Noble Booksellers , Friday 7 p.m.
WHY GO: George will be visiting Barnes & Noble. Come by and settle in with your kids to some stories about that mischievous monkey, Curious George! Don't forget your camera!!
2. BITTY BEAR'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
WHERE/WHEN: American Girl Store - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1p.m.
WHY GO: It's an itty bitty Birthday Celebration for Bitty Bear! Come in and sign Bitty Bear's birthday card and decorate a tiara to take home! Specifically, for children age 3 and older.
3. FRIENDS OF THE FRAMINGHAM LIBRARY BOOKSALE
WHERE/WHEN: Framingham Public Library (Main Library) Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Friends members can shop starting at 9:30 a.m.
WHY GO: This President's Day weekend sale will feature loads of history books, DVDs and videos for young and old! Great way to tie in what the kids are learning in the classroom! Be sure to swing by the Bake Sale Cafe from 9:30 a.m. to noon
PRICING: No admittance fee, but charge per book or visit the $5 bag room.
4. KIDS-TEENS-FAMILY KARAOKE
WHERE/WHEN: Chicken Bone, Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m.
WHY GO: Great place to meet with friends ($5 cheese pizzas)! Let your "American Idol" wanna-be get up on stage and belt out a few hits. Over 2,500 songs to choose from! Games, kid's menu, competition (starting in March) with prizes in different age categories!
5. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING/SNOWSHOEING
WHERE/WHEN: Weston Ski Track , weekends and holidays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
WHY GO: The conditions are expected to be perfect this weekend!! Get out of your "done with winter" rut, by getting into a cross-country "rut" at the Weston Ski Track!! Great fun for all ages!!
PRICING: Trail passes - Adult $15, Junior ages (13-16) $11, Child (ages 6-12) $8, Child (ages 2-5) free (see link above for rental fees)