Grab & Go Kids Planner: March 30

As we all know, family life can get pretty busy. This weekly feature will lay out a variety of family activities, all ranging in price, age range, and interest.

Welcome to our Grab & Go Kids Planner. As the days get longer and we continue to wait for the warmer weather, we're finding great activities for you and your families.

This evening, the students of Park View Middle School are putting on a city-wide energy fair. Not only will attendees learn about saving energy, but each family will leave with a CFL lightbulb.

A couple of the activities in this week's planner are purely spring-time related, like the baby chicks visiting from Casey Farm at the Central Library, and Confreda Farms opening for the season.

The Providence Children's Museum has an April Fools Day event, and the Auburn library has a wonderful April art series for youngsters.

Enjoy your week, and always call venues ahead to double-check on times!

Park View View Community Energy Fair http://patch.com/E-dW8j
Where/When: Park View Middle School, tonight (Wednesday) from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Why Go: This city-wide energy fair is a great way for kids to teach other kids about saving energy, waste, lighting, and other topics. Every family that attends will receive a CFL lightbulb, and refreshments will be served.
Pricing: Free

April Fools! http://patch.com/E-fb3c
Where/When: Providence Children's Museum, on April 1 from 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Why Go: In the spirit of April Fools fun, all day long children will have the chance to follow trails all over the museum on a fun hunt for hilarious objects.
Pricing: Admission is $8.50 per person (except for babies under 12 months old who get in for free)

Confreda Greenhouses & Farms http://bit.ly/eu01bO
Where/When: 2150 Scituate Avenue in western Cranston. The farm opens for the season on April 1st, and is open from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., seven days a week.
Why Go: Nothing says spring like going flower shopping. And supporting local agriculture is always a great thing to do as well.  So grab the whole family and get your first hanging basket of the season!
Pricing: Varies

Casey Farm: Project Chick http://patch.com/E-fcLy
Where/When: , on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
Why Go: The instructors from Casey Farm will teach kids ages 5 and up all about baby chicks, different types of eggs, and children will even get a chance to meet a Hen and her baby chicks!
Pricing: Free, but space is limited and registration is required. To register, call 401-943-9080, ext. 5.

April Art Series for 1,2, or 3 Year Olds http://patch.com/E-fb4h
Where/When: , the three week series begins on Tuesday April 5 at 11:00 a.m.
Why Go: This is a great way to bond with your baby, as well as mingle with other parents. Babies will be introduced to artwork, artists, and even get a chance to create some art work of their own. Babies must be accompanied by their caregivers.
Pricing: Free, but registration is required. Call 401-781-6116 to register.


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