Grab & Go Kids Planner: Feb. 12-13

Lunar New Year, say 'hello' to Dolly, percussion at the library and get outdoors to celebrate winter.

Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner.

We've assembled a weekend 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 days ahead.

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 week, 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!

Celebrate the season with Lunar New Year, a winter festival or ... a campfire (you read right)—pick and choose from this weekend's array of events.

Where/When: , Rockville. 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. 

 Why Go: Restaurant samples, cultural performances, arts and crafts and a chance to see Mayor Phyllis Marcuccio feed the dancing lion.

Pricing: Free.

Rockville Town Square Winter Festival

Where/When: . Noon–4:00p.m. on Saturday.

Why Go: Life-size ice sculptures of your favorite Disney characters, live music by Dan Haas and Leven Legs, outdoor winter games, a snowboard simulator, Mickey Mouse moon bounce, hose hockey and a photo booth. Register to win family four-packs to "Disney on Ice" and enjoy specials from Town Square merchants.

Pricing: Free.

Soul in Motion Ensemble Presents "Reflecting Africa"

Where/When: , Rockville. 3:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Why Go: Celebrate Black History Month with a percussion performance on traditional African instruments including djembes, djundjuns and shekeres. The program highlights rhythms, dances and folklore songs inspired by the West African culture of Guinea.

Pricing: Free.

Croydon Campfire: Owls in Love

Where/When: Croydon Creek Nature Center, Rockville. 6-7 p.m. on Saturday.

Why Go: A chance to sit by the campfire in the winter, enjoy stories and snacks and learn about things that give a hoot in the night.

Pricing: $4 residents; $5 nonresidents. An adult must accompany children and all participants must register. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs for sitting.

The TBA Players present "Hello Dolly!"

Where/When: Temple Beth Ami, Rockville. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Why Go: See a local production of a musical about love, life and Yonkers.

Pricing: $15 member; $20 non-member.


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