We're glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner.
Here's a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.
Find out about 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.
Check out the planner each Wednesday, and feel free to send us your suggestions and tips by adding them to the comment box. We'd also love to know if you disagree with our picks.
This week, Takoma Park has a lot to offer for kids and their families — whether you want to dance to some fun tunes, check out some art or just play the day away.
• STORY TIMES AND CHILDREN'S BOOK CLUB
Where/When: On Wednesday, the Takoma Park Neighborhood Library hosts a Children's Book Club at 4 p.m., and the will have story time from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy French Circle Time at on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: Babies, toddlers and preschoolers will have a blast at the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op and a chance to learn some French at . Tweens get to talk to their friends about the books they love at the .
Where/When: hosts this event on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Why Go: The whole family can relax in their PJs and listen as members of the school staff and others tell stories.
Where/When: Friday at 10 a.m. at .
Why Go: Kids and their parents get to dance and sing to the music of an award-winning Takoma Park dad. Definitely a great way to spend your Friday.
Where/When: Get in from the cold at the on Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Running out of ideas to keep the kids busy indoors? Well, here's a chance for the whole family to stay in and be active with games and lots of room to dance and play.
Pricing: We're pretty excited to say it's FREE.
• ARTS ON THE BLOCK
Where/When: Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Arts on the Block.
Why Go: Kids get to help animals by making mosaic Valentines to benefit the Montgomery County Humane Society, and everyone can have fun with a variety of activities.