Each week, 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. We want to hear from you.
Meet Curious George
When/Where: Friday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m./Barnes & Noble at the Palisades Center
Why Go: Meet Curious George and join us for stories about this curious little monkey and his adventures. Don't forget your camera.
Cost/Contact: Free / http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/store/2905
Pearl River High School Presents Thorton Wilder’s “Our Town”
When/Where: 7 p.m. Friday Feb. 8 and 7 p.m. Saturday Feb. 9/Pearl River High School Auditorium
Why Go: The Pirate Repertory Company puts on the classic play by Thorton Wilder. This is the 75th anniversary of the debut of the show. See Pearl River High School students bring it to life.
Cost/Contact: Tickets cost $10 at the door.
Boys, Books and Beyond
When/Where: Pearl River Public Library, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 Friday, Feb. 8
Why Go: For boys in grades four through six, this month's reading group mixes the words on the paige with tehcnology, using computer activities, music, digital photography and entertaining writing prompts.
Cost/Contact: Free with registration at the library. Contact Pamela Gunning at 845-735-4084 ext. 126.
Pearl River Teen Library Council Meeting
When/Where: Today from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m./Pearl River Public Library
Why Go: For teens entering grades seven through 12. Participants help select materials for the library and plan upcoming activities.
Cost/Contact: Contact Christina Linder at (845) 735-4084
Clarkstown Family Resource Fundraiser: 6th Annual Bossy Frog Pajama Party
When/Where: Friday, Feb. 8, doors open at 6 p.m. show from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m./Link Elementary School, 51 Red Hill Rd, New City
Why Go: The Bossy Frog Band plays a combination of rock, country, bluegrass, reggae and folk music on guitar, banjo, harmonica, and saxophone. The funny original songs about nature, animals and the environment encourage audience interaction and appeal especially to children ages 1 to 8. Free Bossy Frog CD's to the first 25 families registered. Don't forget to wear your PJs & bring a blanket for sitting!
Cost/Contact: $10 in advance, $12 at the door/845-639-5619 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For advance tickets make checks payable to Clarkstown Family Resource Center and mail to 60 Crestwood Drive, New City, NY 10956
Family Album with Cristina & Robert Farruggia
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m./Clarkstown High School South Auditorium, 31 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: South Alumni Cristina & Robert Farruggia will be putting on an hour musical tale of growing up and working in show business to benefit the Clarkstown South Music Parent's Association.
Cost/Contact: All Seats $15. Buy your tickets at the door! /Questions or to RSVP call Meryl Barkin at 845-627-2658 or email email@example.com.
JCC Rockland's 18th Annual Purim Carnival
When/Where: Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 3:30 p.m./ JCC of Rockland, 450 W Nyack Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: Don’t miss JCC Rockland’s 18th annualPurim Carnival. Lots of fun for the entirefamily including game booths, a bounce house and other inflatables, arts ‘ncrafts, ball pit, clowns, face painting, prizes, and treats!
Cost/Contact: $25 per family/845-362-4400
Arts and Craft Demonstration
When/Where: Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 3 p.m. /A.C. Moore
Why Go: Come watch a demonstration on Make & Mold Marshmallow filled candy hearts
Cost/Contact: Free / A.C. Moore