Grab & Go Kids Planner: March 18-25

Nature walks, hangin' with hawks and Broadway that rocks.

Friday's here and it's time to look at the weekend and beyond.

Each week the Grab & Go Kids Planner brings you five 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 below this feature. Even (and especially) if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!

This week's planner includes walking in the woods at night, hangin' with hawks, a Japanese cultural fair, story time and budding Broadway stars.

Where/When: 852 Avery Road Rockville, Rockville. 6-7 p.m. on Saturday.

Why Go: A late winter campfire gathering with stories, snacks and more. Look and listen for signs of spring during the hike into the forest.

Pricing: Residents $4; non-residents $5.

Where/When: , 5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville. noon to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Why Go: Observe and ask questions about Meadowside’s hawks, owls, vulture, and bald eagle during their feeding time. A naturalist will talk about birds of prey and share stories about Meadowside’s own raptors on exhibit. For children age 2 and up.

Pricing: Free.

Where/When: Bauer Drive Community Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville. 1-5 p.m. on Sunday.

Why Go: Students from Yokohama Hayato High School present a cultural fair, featuring Japanese arts, games and customs as well as an informal Japanese tea ceremony, martial arts demonstration, dancing and a Japanese play. Attendees will have the opportunity to create origami and calligraphy, play Japanese games and see anime and manga. Donations will be accepted for the Japanese Red Cross.

Pricing: Free.

Where/When: , 202 Meadow Hall Dr, Rockville. 10:30-11 a.m on Wednesday.

Why Go: A monthly storytime for children age 3 to 6 with picture books, movement with music and flannel board stories.

Pricing: Free.

Where/When: F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 8-10:30 p.m. on March 25.

Why Go: The Musical Theater Center, the Rockville performing arts education organization that has produced numerous Broadway performers, will showcase Singular Sensations, Upbeat Unlimited, and its newest ensemble, Opening Act. 

Pricing: $18-$20.


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