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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Feb. 9 through Feb. 15

It's a week packed full of indoor and outdoor activities for the family.

We're glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner.

Here's a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.

Find out about 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.

Check out the planner each Wednesday, and feel free to send us your  suggestions and tips by adding them to the comment box. We'd also love to know if you disagree with our picks.

Feel like staying warm and cozy in your PJs or getting outdoors for some fresh air and tasty treats? You can do both and more this week in and around Silver Spring.


Where/When: On Friday night,  welcomes families to join in the fun from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Why Go: You get to watch "Despicable Me" and eat pizza. Could there be any better reason? Oh yes! Your donation goes to help some seventh-graders take a great trip and expand their horizons.
Pricing: $10 (suggested donation)

• STORY TIME 
Where/When: On Wednesday, at the  from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. 
Why Go: Get some quality time with your baby, toddler or preschooler at the Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-Op . 
Pricing: FREE

• CHESS CLUB 
Where/When:  hosts on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Why Go: You're never too young or too old to learn to play chess. Plus, it's not as embarrassing when your friends hear that your 6-year-old beat you at chess when you can tell them your kid goes to Chess Club.
Pricing: FREE

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Where/When: The Brookside Nature Center hosts this fun event from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Why Go: Here's a chance to find out all about this sweet treat, taste the sap and the syrup, too.
Pricing: $4 per child.

• JIM CROW ON STREETCARS EXHIBIT
Where/When: The National Capital Trolley Museum is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. 
Why Go: This special exhibit is open during the month of February in honor of Black History Month. It's also a great opportunity to see and learn about trolley history. Perfect for kids (and grown-ups) who love trains and trolleys.
Pricing: FREE

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