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Make Kites, Search for Birds, and Remember Victims of the Holocaust

Plan your week with the Grab & Go Kids Planner.

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 Saturday, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the weekend and the week ahead.

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 Saturday mornings, 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!

Kite Making

Longstreet Farm in Holmdel will host a kite making session on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. The historic farm in Holmdel Park allows visitors to experience life as it would have been in the 1890s. Employees on the nine-acre farm dress in period costume and show daily and seasonal agricultural and domestic activities.

Bird Scavenger Hunt

Look for hidden birds in the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center in Howell. The scavenger hunt will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The park also offers a 5.1-mile Perimeter Trail for biking and hiking with the family.

Have a child who can’t stop watching High School Musical? Inspire them with real high school talent. The Freehold High School Drama Club will present Cinderella: The Enchanted Edition this weekend. The show will run Saturday, March 26 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults, $8 for students, and $7 for children under 12 and senior citizens. There will be an ice cream autograph session after the 1 p.m. show for $2.

Join other patrons at Monmouth County Library Headquarters on Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to create handmade butterflies for Holocaust Museum Houston’s Butterfly Project. The museum is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies from around the country to memorialize the 1.5 million Jewish children killed during the Holocaust. All butterflies made with Monmouth County Library will be displayed at the Headquarters Branch in Manalapan for Holocaust Remembrance Day and then submitted to the Holocaust Museum Houston’s Butterfly project.

See Live Butterflies

Rick Mikula—“The Butterfly Guy”—will show live butterflies and exotic specimens from his tours of the rainforest. Learn how to raise your own butterflies using recycled household items. The event takes place at Monmouth County Library Headquarters on Tuesday from 4:15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parents and children in Kindergarten and above are invited to attend. No registration is required.

Igor Yegorov March 26, 2011 at 05:26 PM
Somewhat rude to ONLY remember the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. There were many more, what are they not important enough to be remembered?

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