Grab & Go: Events for Parents and Kids in McLean
This Week: Events Abound At The McLean Community Center
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 Wednesday, we'll give you the info on the best family activities or events for the week. 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 each Wednesday, 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!
Where/When: McLean Community Center; Thursday, March 10 and 17, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Why Go: Its no secret that there aren’t enough seconds in the day—especially for teenagers and parents of teenagers. Being all over the place with no organizational plan can lead to anxiety and disappointment. Join your teen at this two-session class, designed to help teach participants how to achieve their goals by prioritizing their time.
Pricing: 2 lessons are $90 for McLean district residents; $108 for non-residents.
Ages: Teens and adults age 16 and over.
Where/When: McLean Community Center; Saturday, March 12, 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Why Go: Perfect for the kid who loves to star-gaze, this art class encourages young artists to imagine galaxies and solar systems using bright, colorful pastels on dark paper. Parents and children will tour the art galleries of the McLean Community Center before creating a piece worthy of the refrigerator door.
Pricing: $10 per family.
Ages: Open to all ages.
Where/When: McLean Community Center; Saturday, March 12, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Why Go: Roaming princess characters, puppet shows, crafts, face painting, and games with prizes—its the absolute antidote to Saturday afternoon boredom. The event is being held open-house style this year, so come and go as you and the kids please.
Pricing: Tickets are $5 per person; children 2 years old and younger will be admitted free of charge.
Ages: 3 – 8 year olds.