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.
March 3, 2011 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at , 36 Westledge Rd, West Simsbury, CT 06092
Why go? A concerned mother turned filmmaker aims her camera at the high-stakes, high-pressure culture that has invaded our schools and our children’s lives. This remarkable new film shines a light on the price young people pay for this “race to nowhere.” High-stakes testing has replaced meaningful teaching and learning. Cheating is commonplace. Stress-related illness, depression and burnout are rampant. Many young people arrive at college and the workplace unprepared and uninspired.
Where, When: March 5, 2011 from 7 to 9 p.m. at LaTrattoria Restaurant, 21 Old Albany Tpke, Canton.
Why Go? Show will benefit
Where, When: on March 6 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Why go? The Roaring Brook Nature Center invites you to its annual demonstration on how to make maple syrup, from identifying the tree to tasting the final product.
Where, When: , 110 Albany Tpke, Canton, March 8 from 5:00pm–9:00pm
Why go? Buy a flatbread and support a neighboring school district
Where/When:, 281 Country Club Rd., Avon, March 2, 4 to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Kids grades 1-3 are invited to the Avon Public Library to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday. The Cat in the Hat will make a special appearance.