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Grab 'n' Go: The Ugly Duckling, Peter Pan, Eliot the Super Hero Magic Man, Einstein Look-Alikes & More

Your family weekend planner (March 11-13).

Glad you clicked on our 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 family activities or events for the weekend.

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.

"The Ugly Duckling" Starring Pinky Flamingo

Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Mercer County Community College Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Rd., West Windsor

Watch larger-than-life puppets put a new twist on a classic fairy tale featuring a bird of a different feather and her polar bear parents. Tickets are $8 for students and children, and $10 for adults. For more information, visit www.kelseytheatre.net or phone (609) 570-3729.

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"Peter Pan"

Friday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 12

Notre Dame High School, Lawrence Township

Notre Dame's theater department will bring this wonderful children’s story to life.  For tickets, call (609) 882-7900 during school hours or purchase them at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors, students and children.

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Pie Eating Contest

Sunday, March 13, 11 a.m.

McCaffrey’s Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton

Celebrate Albert Einstein’s birthday by participating in McCaffrey’s pie-eating contest. Children 4 and up will eat a miniature pie, adults will eat a regular pie. One hundred contestants will be accepted, register in advance by emailing pidayprinceton@gmail.com.

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Eliot the Super Hero Magic Man

Sunday, March 13, 2-3 p.m.

East Brunswick Public Library, Jean Walling Dr., East Brunswick

Enjoy a magic show filled with magic, humor, ventriloquism and plenty of audience participation. Free tickets will be given out 30 minutes before the program begins. For more information, call (732) 390-6767, or visit www.ebpl.org.

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Einstein Look-Alike Contest

Sunday, March 13, 5 p.m.

Princeton Public Library, Community Room, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton

Join in the fun in Princeton’s second annual observance of Pi Day, which celebrates the March 14th birthday of Albert Einstein. Come dressed as Albert Einstein, or enjoy watching the look-alike contest for all ages. For more on Princeton’s Pi Day celebration, occurring all weekend, visit www.pidayprinceton.com.

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