Despite the cooler weather, spring is in full swing! We're glad you're checking out our weekly Grab & Go Kids Planner to find out about what's going on in Wheaton and around the D.C. metro area. If there's an event you think we should highlight in the future, feel free to tell us in the comments.
The Cherry Blossom Festival continues, but there are some great family-friendly activities going on closer by. You won't even have to jump on the Metro for some of them. Here's what you and the family can enjoy this week.
Also, starting next week, the Grab and Go Planner will be moving to our Thursday planner, along with suggestions for weekend fun.
• WHEATON MINIATURE TRAIN AND CAROUSEL
Where/When: All aboard at on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Why Go: We've been waiting all winter long for these favorite local attractions to open up again. Take a ride on the miniature train or carousel and enjoy a day at the park!
Pricing: $1.75 per person
Where/When: on Friday from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Why Go: Take the family out for some indoor ice skating and help raise money for a local public school. There's no better way to enjoy quality time with the family when you're doing something good for others.
Pricing: $3.50 to $6.25
Where/When: The party starts at Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Why Go: Keep the spirit of spring alive and get the kids out to hear some live music, see some great performances and take part in some fun activities.
• GREAT ZUCCHINI AND JOHN HENRY BREAST CANCER
Where/When: Ohr Kodesh Congregation hosts this event on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: Kids will enjoy a variety of acts including magic by the Great Zucchini, music by John Henry, balloon sculpting by Simply Shonna and fun with Princess Amy and Pirate Rob. Proceeds benefit the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. Click here to RSVP.
Where/When: Aspen Hill Library on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.
Why Go: Story time is always a favorite with kids of all ages. Parents and children get to sit back, listen to songs, hear stories and just have fun.