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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Make Some Art Or Play Guitar

Here are five good best for things to do with kids.

Editor's Note: We’re 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 information 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 Tuesday, 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.

Here's an array of events that are good bets for the family this week:


Where/when: Tuesday, March 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., The Handwork Studio, 35 N Narberth Ave., Narberth

Why go: knitting, crocheting, sewing, and making crafts. Projects include backpacks, flip-flops, room décor, toys, fashion accessories.

Pricing: $85 per day

Free kids concert: Guitar duo
Where/when: Friday, 6:30-8 p.m., Calliope Music Store, 4 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore (during First Friday)

Why go: Guitar duo will perform jazz and classical music

Pricing: free


Where/when: Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Road, Haverford

Why go: Come get inspired by the creative and colorful spirits of students in Main Line Art Center's children and teen programs at this special exhibition.

Pricing: free

Movie: "Race to Nowhere"
Where/when: Sunday, 2 p.m., Lower Merion High School auditorium

Why go: Lower Merion School District hosts this screening of the provocative, award-winning education documentary

Pricing: free, limited space 


Where/when: Monday, Manayunk Art Center, 419 Green Lane (rear), Philadelphia

Why go: Every Monday, kids will experiment with painting and drawing with different kinds of media, including watercolors, pastels, ink, charcoal, and by mixing media. Please call to register and to learn about the supplies needed. Drop-ins welcome. 

Pricing: $10 for members. $15 for non-members

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