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Grab & Go Kids Planner (March 18-22)

Five fun things to get to and enjoy in the area this week.

Glad you clicked on our 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.

FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK

1.

Where/When: , 7 p.m. March 18-19, 2:30 p.m. March 20.

Why Go: Because you can't go wrong with a play that combines the music of Stephen Sondheim with fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm.

Pricing: $7 for adults, $5 for students at seniors, at the door. Reserve in advance by calling 815-609-8506.

2. WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP

Where/When: , Plainfield. Friday from 2-4 p.m.

Why Go: Let the young artists be introduced to watercolor paints and techniques in this one day workshop. Ages 6 and 0lder.

Pricing: $40. Call 815-254-9975 to sign-up.

3. AUTHOR BREANNE MITCHELL at BARNES AND NOBLE

Where/When: , The Promenade Bolingbrook. Saturday from 1-3 p.m.

Why Go: Have you read I Love You From the Tippy Tippy Top to Your Teeny Tiny Toes!? Children's author Breanne Mitchell is in Bolingbrook this Saturday. The children will have the chance to listen to stories read by the author herself.

Pricing: Free. Call 630-783-0009 for more information.

4. MIGRATORY WATERFOWL HIKE

Where/When: Lake Renwick Preserve, Heron Rookery Nature Preserve. Saturday from 8-10 a.m.

Why Go: Walk along the limestone trail while observing dabbling ducks and other species. Bring your binoculars and dress warmly.

Pricing: Free. Registration is required by Thursday. Call 708-946-2216 for more information.

5. REGAL VALUE DAYS: $6 ALL SHOWS

Where/When: . Every Tuesday, all day.

Why Go: On Tuesdays, it's Regal Value Days: $6 for all shows. You an also get a featured size popcorn for $1 with a paid admission (Regal Crown Club membership card required). Regal Crown Club membership card is free and is delivered four to six weeks after registration. 

Pricing: $6. Go online for showtimes. Call 630-759-8823 for more information.

BONUS

SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL – ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Where/When: . Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. 

Why Go: So many talented children in our community. Don't miss this event!

Pricing: Free. Call 815-886-1800 for more information.

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