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Grab 'n' Go: Cinderella Jr., Arts, Crafts & More

Your family weekend planner (March 18-20).

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 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.

Cinderella Jr.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 - Friday, March 18

East Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 200 Rues Lane, East Brusnwick

The Hammarskjold Middle School Drama Club will perform the musical, “Cinderella Jr.,” including a beautiful score that includes “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” and “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo.” Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. Performance starts at 7 p.m.

Dream Catcher Craft

Saturday, March 19, 3-4 p.m.

Mercer County Library, Lawrence Branch, Rt.1, Lawrence Township

Children ages 8 and up can come and participate in this craft and make dream catchers. Kits will be provided. Registration is required, as space is limited. For more information, phone (609) 882-9246, or visit www.mcl.org.

Tots on Tour

Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Visitor’s Center, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton

Children ages 3 to 5 (accompanied by an adult) can listen to a story, create art and become park explorers. Learn about sculpture through hands-on activities. Spaces available on a limited basis; tots get a discount at the museum’s Peacock Café. Admission is $12 (Adults); ($10) Students / Seniors; ($8) Children; Free for Members. Phone 609-586-0616 for more information, or visit Grounds for Sculpture’s website.

Paper Folding for Kids

Sunday, March 20, 1-2 p.m.

Mercer County Library, Activity Room, Lawrence Branch, 2751 Brunswick Pike (Business Route 1), Lawrence Township

Children ages 5-10 can join Chung Ja Kim, a certified teacher in the art of paper folding to learn basic paper folding. Materials will be provided. Registration is required, as space is limited. For more information, phone (609) 882-9246, or visit www.mcl.org.

Art for Families

Saturday, March 19, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton

Children can enjoy an interactive, self-guided tour of the museum and create an art project based on a special theme. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Drop in anytime Saturday between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Check the museum’s website for details.

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