Storytime, Dancing with Dad and a Matinee Movie
Five fun, and affordable, things to do with your kids this week.
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Story time with Dad, or an affordable matinee for the kids — pick and choose from this week’s array of events.
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: Saturday, Feb. 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tewksbury Public Library
Why Go: Free donuts! Kids ages three to six, grab your favorite guy — a dad, uncle, brother, cousin, grandfather, etc. — and bring him to this story time! Read stories, sing songs, dance, and then munch on some snacks and donuts along with juice and coffee.
Pricing: Totally free.
Where/When: Saturday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Jo-Ann Fabric, 199 Boston Road, Billerica
Why Go: It’s free and it’s fun. Kids can create a colorful Valentine keepsake box.
Where/When: Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Tewksbury Country Club
Why Go: Get all dressed up and take your dad out for a little dancing and fun at the Tewksbury Country Club for the town’s father daughter dance. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis at the Tew-Mac Tavern at The Tewksbury Country Club, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily. The day is broken down by ages: ages 4-6 from 1-2:30 p.m.; ages 7-9 from 3-4:30 p.m.; and ages 10-12 from 5-6:30 p.m.
Pricing: $30 per couple, $10 each additional child. Make checks payable to the Town of Tewksbury.
Where/When: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 12 and 13, at noon, at Showcase Cinema Lowell, 32 Reiss Ave., Lowell
Why Go: Treat your kids to an affordable family matinee movie. This month’s showing is “Barbie, A Fairy Secret.”
Pricing: All tickets are $3.50, plus receive a concession coupon for a $3.50 kids’ combo.
Where/When: Mondays at 9:30 a.m. at A Novel Café, 464 Main St.
Why Go: Bring your little one and enjoy a story!