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Grab 'n' Go: End of March Activities for Families

Family Event Planner for March 26-27.

By Lauren Kim

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 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!

Browse these events for kids and families to fill your weekend calendar.

Easter Bunny Arrival

Saturday, March 26, 1 p.m.

Quaker Bridge Mall, Route 1 North and Quakerbridge Road, Lawrence Township

Join Radio Disney as they welcome the arrival of the Easter Bunny. Kids can dance, make spring hats and bonnets and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. For more information: www.quakerbridgemall.com.

Model Rocket Launch

Sunday, March 27, 12 -2 p.m.

Family Fun Hobbies 731 Highway 33, Trenton, NJ 08619

Come learn how to build and launch a model rocket. The event is open to adults, boys and girls. Receive a model rocket kit, learn some of the science behind rockets and model rockets and launch your own rocket. The rocket launch will be at Braghelli's Field at Veteran's Park (off Kuser Road) Those with their own rockets are welcome to come to the launch without attending the class. The cost for the class (and the model rocket kit) is $20, the launch is free. For more information, visit http://www.familyfunhobbies.com, or phone 609-838-2049.

Little Tyke Hike

Saturday, March 26, 3:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Plainsboro Preserve, Plainsboro

Naturalist Corey Sperling will take kids on an adventure into the natural world through stories and hands-on explorations. For children ages 3-6; children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.njaudubon.org or email plainsboro@njaudubon.org.

Dance for Life Festival

Saturday, Marcha 26, 1-4 p.m.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, 1 Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick

This annual family arts festival will feature dance troupe performances, workshops, family health information and more. Registration for the event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact 1-866-500-9265 or info@yanj.org.

Art for Families

Saturday, March 26, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton

Drop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to participate in this week’s Art for Families event, “Noble Knights and Lovely Ladies.” Enjoy a self-guided, interactive tour followed by a related art project. Each week has a different theme. No tickets or reservations are needed. For more information: http://artmuseum.princeton.edu.

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