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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Doll Fashion Shows, Live Music and Skeletons

Events and activities to keep your little ones amused over the upcoming weekend

What’s your pleasure this weekend?  An American Girl Doll fashion show, or a hands-on display of animal skeletons?  Everyone will find something to love with this week’s selection of activities:

• American Girl Fashion Show
Where/When: Saturday, March 19 or Sunday, March 20 at 10 a.m. at the in Eastchester, hosted by the Junior League of Central Westchester.
Why Go: See the latest spring fashions for girls and dolls and enjoy a delicious meal. Buy raffle tickets, purchase American Girl souvenirs, style your doll’s hair and purchase the doll fashions from the show.
Pricing:  $45 child, $50 adult.  Cost to have doll’s hair styled:  $15.  Buy tickets here.

• Whales and Alaska
Where/When: Saturday, March 19 or Sunday, March 20 at the Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT.  See showtimes here.
Why Go: Kids are whisked off to a world of fascinating animals, whales, the Itidarod, and the Klondike Gold Rush in Alaska: Spirit of the Wild.  
Pricing: $9 adults, $6.50 children 2-12; members receive a $2 discount. Buy tickets here.

, (Pancakes and Maple Syrup too!)
Where/When: Saturday, March 19 at Teatown Lake Reservation. Hike at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., or 12 p.m. Pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and  12:15 p.m.
Why Go:  Because Teatown in the spring will build great memories of kids searching for signs of life.  Take precautions!  My dog walked in with her first tick of the season yesterday (acquired creekside, right here at the Jeanneret Reservation).
Pricing: Hike is free; Maple syrup demonstration $5 non-members;  Pancake Breakfast  is $10 adult members, $12 non-members, member children under 12 years, $5, non-member children, $7.  Reservations are necessary!  Call 914-762-2912, x110.


Where/When: Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m. at the Voracious Reader in Larchmont.
Why Go:  Kids can don their PJ’s mid-day, eat milk and cookies and hear author Dean Hacohen read from his popular bedtime book "Tuck Me In".  Kids will feel the joy of helping others as they bring a new pair of sleepwear to donate to the Pajama Program.  Call 914-630-4581 for information.
Pricing:  Free, just bring a new pair of PJ’s to donate.


Where/When: Sunday, March 20 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the County Center.
Why Go:  The last indoor farmer's market at the County Center promises fun and yum for all, as cool moms jam and delectibles are sold.
Pricing: Free (parking $5).


Where/When: Sunday, March 20 at 2 p.m. at the Greenburgh Nature Center.
Why Go: Discover an animal’s amazing story by reading its bare bones.  This hands-on display will let kids learn what an animal ate, if it was hunted, and where it lived, all from examining its skeleton.
Pricing: Non-members $6, members $2.  Best for kids age 5 and up.

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