For you, dear Patchers with tiny Patchers, we’ve assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities, places and events. Each week, we will feature five 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 research for you and find fun things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable striking distance.
We also include links to help you learn more details 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.
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!
This week brings opportunities to relive the past, plan for the future and enjoy the present. Read on.
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: 11a.m.-2p.m. Saturday Feb. 26 at the John Rains House, 8810 Hemlock in Rancho Cucamonga
Why Go: This free family fun day offers kids a chance to travel back in time to the 1800s. They can make and take an adobe brick, cross stitch a bookmark, make corn husk dolls and more. Bring a picnic lunch.
Where/When: 10a.m.-3p.m. Saturday Feb. 26 at the
Why Go: Tutoring Solutions leads this free SAT workshop which will cover all sections of the test and target strategies to attain a high score.
Where/When: 2p.m. Saturdays at
Why Go: Browse for that book you’ve been meaning to read while the kids enjoy expert story telling.
Where/When: 10a.m.-11p.m. Monday-Thursday and Sunday, 10a.m.-12a.m. Friday and Saturday
Why Go: Kids will love the funky jukebox and the classic ice cream sodas.
Pricing: $5 kids meal, $3 large root beer float
Where/When: 3p.m.-dusk Monday-Friday, 10a.m.-dusk Saturday and Sunday at
Why Go: The skate park is a great place for skaters of all ages to practice their skills. Appropriate safety gear is required.