Grab & Go Kids Planner: Feb. 2 through Feb. 8
Relax and enjoy indoors or get out and get moving with the kiddos.
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 info 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 planner each Wednesday, and help us build our list with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. If you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you.
Whether you want to stay in and stay warm or be active outdoors, there's lots to do in and around Silver Spring this week. Here are some options:
• STORY TIMES AT LOCAL LIBRARIES
Where/When: Silver Spring Library has Preschool Storytime on Friday at 10:15 a.m. For the newest addition to your family, Long Branch Library will also have Baby Story Time on Feb. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: Moms and dads can relax and enjoy some time indoors with the kids. Everyone gets to listen to stories, dance and sing.
• SKATING AT THE NEW SILVER SPRING OUTDOOR ICE SKATING RINK
Where/When: The Silver Spring Outdoor Ice Skating Rink is open every day of the week.
Why Go: If you're looking for a way to break everyone's cabin fever, this is it. Kids age 2 and up and their parents can have lots of fun on the ice.
Pricing: Admission for adults is $8. Children 12 and under pay $7. Skate rental is $3.
• FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE
Where/When: Takoma Park Presbyterian Church will host this fun event on Saturday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Why Go: Fathers, be good to your daughters and take some time out to make them feel special.
Pricing: $12 per couple
• FREE AFRICAN DANCE CLASSES
Where/When: Princess Mhoon Dance Institute offers these FREE classes on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Why Go: Kids 4 and older can get some movement and culture at the same time.
Pricing: Did we mention they're FREE?
• GUIDED TOURS: "A WALK IN FATHER HENSON'S FOOTSTEPS"
Where/When: Every Saturday during the month of February from noon to 3 p.m. at Josiah Henson Special Park
Why Go: These guided tours are being offered in honor of Black History Month. Find out about Rev. Josiah Henson and the Isaac Riley Plantation.