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Check your local Michaels store for participation $2 PER PROJECT, SUPPLIES INCLUDED. Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises. 10 AM - 12 PM Valentine's Day Card - February 10 Kindness Crafts - February 17 Spring Birds or Butterflies - February 24 Paper Flowers/Paper Flower Canvas Art - March 3 Easter Foam Eggs - March 10 Easter Characters - March 17 Yarn Chicks…Find out more »
Barnes & Noble's Upcoming Events for Kids Keep this list handy as we will be updating it monthly. While these events should be happening at all Barnes & Nobles stores unless noted otherwise we do recommend you do check with your local store to confirm. All story times unless otherwise noted begin at 11 am I Am Harriet Tubman Storytime Saturday February 03, 2018 11:00 AM The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer's bestselling Ordinary People Change…Find out more »
Robot Storytime and Craft February 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am Join us for a robot themed storytime, followed by a related craft. Registration is not required.Find out more »
Free Kids Expo Saturday, February 24 1:00pm – 4:00pm Description: Free and open to the community! All activities are at the Main Y Facility: - T-Ball and Basketball Stations - Bounce House - Arts & Crafts - Carnival Games - PlayaBowl Samples - Camp Open House - 2:00PM Kids Yoga Demo - Dance Academy Mini-Demo Classes (20 min.) - 2:30PM Little Movers (ages 3-5) - 3:00PM Jazz and Hip Hop (ages 6-13)Find out more »
Families with children of all ages are invited to take part in weekly theme hikes/nature related talks. Programs last about 45 minutes. Dress appropriately for the program and the weather. For scout programs, please see our group brochure. Donations appreciated. Feb. 24 Nature Scavenger Hunt - Can you find an old bird nest, a red berry and an animal footprint? Have fun learning about nature on a scavenger hunt around Trailside. Work together to find something that is soft,…Find out more »
Maple Sugaring Fest: Sunday, February 25 Sunday, February 25 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Learn how early settlers tapped maple trees and turned the sap into delicious maple syrup! Take part in our family scavenger hunt and see whether you can successfully complete the "Maple Syrup Challenge." Round out the day with a sampling of maple syrup made here at the Arboretum! Maple Sugaring Fest is FREE for RRA Members and children under 3. The cost for Non-Members is…Find out more »
Title: iDiscover Coding, grades 1-3 Venue: Cranford Public Library, Raddin Room Category: Children's Description: Students are invited to join us as we learn about the basics of coding. Each class will acquaint children with a coding concept through the use of fun, educational apps. Students will create interactive stories, animation, and even video games! Registration is required and begins two weeks before each program, please only register for one session per month. This free program is sponsored by a grant…Find out more »
Join us for a fun and engaging children's Storytime each week as our booksellers read stories from our favorite authors and illustrators. The reading will be followed by kids' crafts that can be hung on display in our store or taken home for your personal galleries!Find out more »
Join us every Wednesday for Storytime. We will introduce your little one to some of your childhood favorites, as well as read some you may have never heard before!Find out more »
Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration Special Event, Children's Event (Childrens) Friday March 02, 2018 6:30 PM Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! Join us for Storytime, games, and activities in celebration of the beloved author's birthday.Find out more »