Grab & Go Kids' Planner

Benefits, classic movie and musical among options for families.

Welcome to our new Grab & Go Kids' Planner. We've assembled a weekly calendar of family-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.

Look for this feature every Wednesday, and help us build it with your own picks. 

Project graduation Fundraiser

Where/When: DISH 'n Dat, 110 Albany Turnpike (Shoppes at Farmington Valley), through March 24, 4 to 10 p.m. 

Why Go:  For all diners who present a coupon to their server at DISH 'n Dat restaurant during the evenings of March 23 and 24, the restaurant will donate 15 percent of their meal bills toward the Canton High School Class of 2011 Substance-Free Graduation Party. 

Pricing: Depends on dining options, (860)693-4927  Reservations Recommended, Not Required.

Where, When: , 76 Simonds Ave, Collinsville, CT 06019, Friday, March 25th, and Saturday, 26th, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 27th, at 2:00 p.m.   

Why go: Canton High School (Canton, CT) is proud to present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as its spring musical.

Pricing: $8 for students and seniors and $12 for adults, and can be purchased by calling (860) 693-7707 or at the door before the performances.

Where, when: , 946 Hopmeadow St, Simsbury, March 26, 2011, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Why go? Boy Scout Troop 175 in Simsbury is having a spaghetti dinner to benefit Logan Schoenhardt, a young boy fighting cancer. 

Pricing: $6

Where, When: , 40 Dyer Ave, Collinsville, March 27, 2011, 2:00pm

Why go? The Canton Public Library is having a showing of "Mary Poppins" on its big screen with free popcorn for everyone. 

Pricing: Families, Free, Open to All

Where, When: Courtside Sports Center 517 Burlington Rd, Harwinton, March 28, 2011, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Why go? A free football speed clinic, sponsored by Canton/Burlington Youth Football & Cheer, will focus on the fundamentals of good running form. Coaches and professional trainer will teach football-related running and speed mechanics to area youth ages 7-14. Go to www.cantonburlingtonfootball.com to register and get more information.

Price: free



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