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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 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!
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: Campgaw Mountain, Saturday, Feb. 5 from 3-5 p.m.
Why Go: If you want to take advantage of all of the winter weather we’ve been getting, head to Campgaw Mountain on Saturday. Season pass holders can enjoy a Spaghetti-Fest, complete with free snow tubing.
2. MAKE YOUR OWN CHOCOLATE LOLLIPOPS
Where/When: Hillsdale Public Library, Friday, Feb. 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Why Go: Open to those in grades 7-12, check out this tasty workshop at a local library that is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Pricing: Free.
Where/When: Washington Township Public Library, Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: The GFWC Paskack Junior Woman's Club has scheduled a special storytime and craft workshop at the library for kids ages 4 and up. Crafts made that day will be sent to the troops in Afghanistan. Pricing: Free.
4. THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
Where/When: Ciccone Theater at Bergen Community College, Sat., Feb., 5, 2011 at 11 AM and 2 PM
Why Go: Children’s favorite books come to life on stage as "The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favourites" hits the Ciccone Theater. It’s a unique theater experience, as the stories are told through florescent puppets and black lights.
Price: Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children & BCC students
5. BUBBLE TIME: THE DAWN OF UNDILUTED JOY
Where/When: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, Saturday, Feb. 5; show starts at 4 p.m.
Why Go: Slide into the unpredictable world of soap, slapstick and showmanship. Doug Rougeux and Casey Carle, Ringling Brothers and Cirque du Soleil veterans, combine 40 years of international solo careers in a highly unique act fusing theater, visual art, clowning, jazz music, improvisation and brilliant bubbling to create an event that is both eye-popping and hysterical.
Pricing: Ranges from $15-$25.