Glad you clicked on our new Grab & Go Kids Planner!
This is our new, weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children and, yes, even teens! Our idea is to offer you suggestions about things you can do as a family.
Each week, we'll give you the info on five 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!
Family Best Bets of the Week:
Where/When: Milpitas Community Center (457 E. Calaveras Blvd.)
Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m.
Why Go: Child care is provided for free. Let your kids play while you have a group of experts answer your questions about child development. There's a pediatrician from Kaiser Permanente, a kindergarten teacher, literacy intervention specialist from the school district and more.
Where/When: India Community Center (event), O-Mei Kung Fu (child care)
Friday, 5-10 p.m.
Why Go: Ticket sales have not closed yet for the annual crab feed. Help raise money for Milpitas public schools. For an extra $20, your kid (ages 3-12) can hang out at O-Mei Kung Fu and Learning Center, where they can jump inside the bouncy house, make arts and crafts and have a great time.
3. Milpitas High Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball v. Fremont
Where/When: Milpitas High gym, Friday, 6:15 p.m. (girls) and 7:45 p.m. (boys)
Why Go: Show your support for the Milpitas High varsity basketball teams in their home games against Fremont High School. Cheer on the players and show your own kids how much fun basketball can be. Who knows? You may have an up-and-coming basketball player in your court.
Where/When: , 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Why Go: Because it will be absolutely amazing. Acrobats of China is a first-rate acrobatic show by the acclaimed Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe of China. The troupe has won virtually all the top acrobatic awards available. See what it can do for you!
Pricing: $30-$120 and, yes, we know it's a bit pricey, but it could be a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
Where/When: 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2, 4:30 and 7 p.m.
Why Go: Laugh and have fun watching a live performance by children about Ferdy, an easy-going, flower-loving kind of bull, that meets the unhappy Danilo, a boy torn between his own dream and his father's desires for him to be a bullfighter.
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