Kids Concerts, Skating, Drawing Class And More
Lynnfield Patch brings you this week's top five family activities in and around town.
Welcome back to our Grab and Go Kids Planner!
Each week, we'll give you the info on some of the 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 kids’ planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
When/Where: Friday, Feb. 25, 10:30 a.m., at the Unitarian Universalists Church of Wakefield, 326 Main St., Wakefield
Why Go: Folksinger and storyteller Ben Tousley offers original songs about the human and animal family, making friends and imagining.
Price: Free for children younger than three, $5 for children three and over, $8 for adults
When/Where: Thursday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Burbank Ice Arena, 51 Symonds Way, Reading
Why Go: Enjoy skating at the Burbank Ice Arena, open to Burbank YMCA members only. Skates will be available to rent. Sign up at the YMCA Burbank front desk.
Price: Skate rentals are $4 for children, $5 for adults
When/Where: Weekly on Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., at Creative Arts, 25 Woburn St., Reading
Why Go: Reading Recreation is partnering with Creative Arts to offer exceptional programming and training in visual arts, music and theatre. Creative Arts is a non-profit community arts school offering programs to all ages and abilities taught by kind and professional instructors.
Price: $155 per participant
More information: Contact the Rec Department at 781-942-5441 or visit Creative Arts’ website
When/Where: Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Stone Zoo, 149 Pond St., Stoneham
Why Go: Beat the humdrum winter routine and come out to Stone Zoo with your children. Watch wolves, black bears and others have fun in the cold and learn about neat animal adaptations to the winter temperatures. Just like you, animals can get bored when they’re cooped up all winter, so zoo staff have come up with novel enrichment activities to keep them stimulated and happy
Pricing: $11 for adults, $9 for seniors 62 and older, $7 for children 2-12, free for members and children 2 and younger
When/Where: Friday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m., at Reading Memorial High School, 62 Oakland Road, Reading
Why Go: Ben Rudnick and Friends is an award winning, family friendly band. Their “Jamming the Next Generation” music is upbeat, engaging, and entertaining for the whole family.
Price: $5 per person in advance, $8 at the door. For purchases, go to Newcomersandneighbors.comor contact Maria at 781-454-7486.