For you, dear Patchers with tiny Patchers, we’ve assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities, places and events. Each week, we feature five family-focused ideas to help you plan your week. We know how busy life with kids can be, so we're happy to do the legwork for you and find things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
We also include links to help you learn more about the places and events listed. Click around to get more information like pertinent phone numbers and addresses. It is our goal to make the planner as reliable as possible, but keep in mind, some events change at the last minute.
This week your family can check out vintage cars, enjoy a free art class and get out into that spring sunshine.
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
When/Where: Ongoing at
Why Go: offers a free introductory art class for children ages 4 and up. Young artists can learn basic drawing and painting skills and have fun while they are at it.
When/Where: 9a.m-1p.m. Saturday March 5 at the
Why Go: Young babysitters ages 9-16 can learn emergency preparedness, childcare skills and first aid basics from a qualified instructor. Students must register ahead of time and keep in mind that the seminar may be cancelled if not enough people sign up.
When/Where: 1:30p.m. and 3:30p.m. Saturday March 5 at
Why Go: Kids will love this beloved tale acted out on stage. The performance is recommended for children grades 1-8.
Pricing: $6 general admission, $5 group rate for 10 or more, groups need to purchase at least 24 hours in advance
When/Where: 4p.m.-7p.m. Sunday March 6 at
Why Go: Check out some great vintage cars up close and then enjoy an affordable family meal at this fun and funky retro diner.
Pricing: The car show is free
When/Where: Daylight hours at
Why Go: This woodsy park features hiking trails, picnic areas camping and more. Enjoy the sunshine and walk along the pretty stream.
Look for the Grab & Go Planner each Wednesday, and please help us build it better with your own suggestions and tips. Just add them in the comment box below. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!