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.
Where/when: Grand Blanc High School, 12500 Holly Rd./10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19
Why go: Celebrate March is Reading Month with a special concert and go to a meet and greet with Roscoe Orman (Gordon from Sesame Street) as well as Curious George, Super Why and Word Girl.
Pricing: $5 for up to $6 family members or $2 individual admission
Where/when: /5-8:30 p.m. Thursdays
Why go: You’ve always wanted to play Hamlet (or Ophelia) or perhaps you’re a born comedian; open to teens as well as adults
Pricing: $160.00 per 8 weeks; call 810-714-4124 for more information
Where/When: /2 p.m. March 19
Why go: Play adaptation of James Preller’s book’s main characters are appealing to kids six to 10; last chance to attend a Children's Cultural Series at this year
Pricing: $9 per seat; call Brighton Community Education at 810-299-4130 to buy tickets
Where/when: /5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 18
Why go: It’s a cheap night out that includes pizza and a chance to learn a new game similar to tennis; open to all ages, but kids 8 to 11 need to come with parents; bigger kids (up to 40-something) also are welcome.
Pricing: $5/person pickleball only; $10/person pickleball and pizza and $20/family pickleball and pizza.
Where/when: in Brighton/11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19
Why go: Kids and their families can help their neighbors to the south at Ore Creek Middle School in Hartland’s Challenge Day, an annual anti-bullying event
Pricing: Adults pay $15 for an appetizer, chicken or steak, salad and non-alcoholic beverage; $8 limited kids’ menu; call the school at 810-626-2400 or e-mail Rachelle Seguin at firstname.lastname@example.org