Grab And Go Kids Planner: Nine Great Places To Take The Kids

Get the kids out of the house with one (or more) of these fun activities.


Where/When: on Friday, May 27, at 7 p.m.

Why Go: Go on a journey with Mulan and watch her brave fight to save the emperor!

Pricing: Adults and children: $5, children younger than 3 years old: free


Where/When: on Saturday, May 28, from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Why Go: This weekly program features music and story time and is a great way for parents and children to get some quality time together.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Oakland Mills Village Center Parking Lot at 5851 Robert Oliver Pl. in Columbia on Sunday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Why Go: Local farmers and merchants will be selling fresh fruit, vegetables and other items. Come out and support your community! Spend some quality time in the fresh air too!

Pricing: Free to browse


Where/When: on Saturday, May 28, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Why Go: You and your whole family can come out and enjoy some contemporary folk rock by two talented musicians.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: River Hill High School at 12101 Clarksville Pike in Clarksville on Saturday, May 28, at 6 p.m.

Why Go: Celebrate a successful theater season at this fun event! Excerpts of 12 high school productions will be performed, plus a performance by The All County Improvisational Acting Troupe (ACI) and a special salute to the critic teams. Tickets need to be reserved in advance.

Pricing: $10


Where/When: on Friday, May 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: You and your family can come out and see this brand new adult community and munch on some delicious barbecue. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Pricing: Free


Where/When: on Friday, May 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Why Go: Ninth through twelfth graders can stay in tip-top shape this summer by signing up to play in these fun, casual basketball games. Each game will be played weekly, and players of all skill levels are welcome. Be sure to register soon: the games will start on Friday, June 17 (and will run till Friday, August 5).

Pricing: $80


Where/When: on Saturday, May 28, at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.

Why Go: Spend some time bonding with your baby; there will be songs, stories and movement that is great for infants (birth through 23 months). Please register in advance!

Pricing: Free


Where/When: The Glenwood Library on 2350 State Rt. 97 in Cooksville on Saturday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Why Go: Teach your kids about eating locally and supporting community farms and merchants! Everyone is welcome to come and browse through the fresh produce and other goodies.

Pricing: Free to browse

Christie Lassen May 27, 2011 at 01:24 PM
Regarding items 2 and 8, please note that all Howard County Library System branches are closed on Saturday, May 28 for a furlough day. (We're also closed Sunday and Monday, May 29-30 for the Memorial Day weekend.) Regular classes resume on Tuesday.
David Greisman May 27, 2011 at 03:12 PM
Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Christie. I've made note of it next to the items.


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