For you, dear Patchers with tiny Patchers, we’ve assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities, places and events. Each week, we feature 5 family-focused ideas to help you plan your week. We know how busy life with kids can be, so we're happy to do the legwork for you and find things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
We also include links to help you learn more about the places and events listed. Click around to get more information like pertinent phone numbers and addresses. It is our goal to make the planner as reliable as possible, but keep in mind, some events change at the last minute.
This weekend, your family can fight gravity, unearth ancient predators and maybe even get a hole-in-one.
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
When/Where: 1p.m.-4p.m. this Saturday at Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, 1175 W Baseline Rd, Claremont, CA 91711
Why Go: Families can explore learning stations, touch tables, and craft activities during this hands-on science event with an “ancient predators” theme.
Pricing: $3, kids 4 and under free, cash or check only
When/Where: 8p.m. this Saturday at the
Why Go: This comedy duo has been described as being similar to Penn and Teller, but more appropriate for littler ears. They hold world records in juggling and love to get the audience in on the action.
When/Where: 11a.m. Saturdays at Mrs. Nelson’s Toy and Book Shop, 1030 Bonita Ave, La Verne, CA 91750
Why Go: Kids will love story time at this beloved book and toy shop.
When/Where: 10a.m.-11a.m. Saturdays at
Why Go: Complete beginners and drop-ins are welcome at this group golf lesson for ages 5 and up. Instructors cover full shots, putting and chipping. The kids get to earn fun prizes too.
Pricing: $5 per golfer, range balls included, pay-as-you-go
When/Where: 9a.m. daily at
Why Go: We hear that 9a.m. is when the donuts are piping-hot out of the oven here. If you can’t make it then; don’t worry, you can get fresh donuts here 24 hours a day. Kids will love their strawberry and chocolate donuts.
Pricing: $3 for a strawberry donut; cash or check only
Look for the Grab & Go Planner each Wednesday, and please help us build it better with your own suggestions and tips. Just add them in the comment box below. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!