Grab and Go Kids Planner
Sick of snow? Irked by ice? PO’ed by lack of power? Beat the winter blahs by getting out and enjoying what Bethesda has to offer.
Glad you clicked on our new 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.
Look for the kids’ planner each Wednesday, 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!
This week, pick and choose from a wide array of events, from Lunar New Year celebrations to puppet shows.
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: Playseum on Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Bethesda, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; Saturday and Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
Why Go: Children 9 months to ten years will enjoy the Be With Me Playseum featuring child and parenting books, and different activities for hands-on creative fun.
Pricing: $6 per person
Where/When: Glen Echo Park Friday 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Saturday and Sunday 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Why Go: Told with hand puppets, storytelling, and song, it’s a classic story of friendship, changes, and magic. The popular tale is of particular interest to youngsters learning to read and anyone who has ever had a favorite stuffed toy. Recommended for PreK – Grade 4.
• LUNAR NEW YEAR
Where/When: Davis Library, Feb. 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: Kids will love this exciting multicultural event. Chinese lion dance, yo-yo demonstrations and Chinese arts and crafts presented by the Madison Chinese Dance Academy. An additional Lunar New Year celebration is set for the Bethesda Library at 1 p.m Saturday.
• LIBRARY CELEBRATION
Where/When: Saturday, Feb. 12. Little Falls Library, 5501 Massachusetts Avenue.
Why Go: Celebrate Library Lovers Month will family fun. 10a.m. children’s arts and craft session. 11a.m. performance by master mime Mark Jaster. 12 p.m. ice cream social.
Where/When: Hop into the Hyatt Regency Hotel to see five local comics and a chance to tell your own jokes for a $25 prize. Saturday 8-10 p.m.
Why Go: Because parents deserve a night out!