Grab & Go Kids Planner
This week, enjoy a donation drive, skating, gardening and book signing.
We know your time is limited and precious, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable driving distance.
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FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
- PANERA BREAD BIRTHDAY KIT DRIVE
Where/When: Panera Bread, 714 E Boughton Rd. in Bolingbrook, March 25, 26 and 27 from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Why Go: Make a difference in the community!
Pricing: Varies depending on how many items you purchase to donate.
- COSMIC SKATE
Where/When:Rocket Ice, 180 Canterbury Ln. in Bolingbrook, Saturday, March 26 from 8 to 10 p.m.
Why Go: Fun with the entire family with lasers, music and an on-ice DJ.
Pricing: $5-$6 plus $3 skate rental
- BOOK SIGNING WITH AUTHOR J.L. ALKIRE
Where/When: Frugal Muse, 7511 Lemont Rd. in Darien, Saturday, March 26 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Why go: Meet local author J. L. Alkire and find out about these shy and curious creatures.
Pricing: Free to attend, book price varies.
- OFF THE WEB AND INTO THE GARDEN
Where/When: Morton Arboretum, 4100 Lincoln Ave. in Lisle, on Saturday, March 26, from 10 a.m. to noon.
Why Go: Learn basic gardening techniques as a family!
Pricing: $20 member ($32 non-member) plus cost of admission.