Here's our weekly list of kid-friendly activities and new places to try with your children. Help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips by just adding them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our suggestions, let us know. We want to hear from you.
Grab your kids and go have some fun.
Family Best Bets of the Week
Where / When: ; 10 - 10:30 a.m.; Friday, March 25.
Why Go?: Enjoy a puppet show by the Palatine Puppet Players, meet and greet the puppets after the show.
Where / When: ; 10 a.m., Saturday, March 26.
Why Go?: Celebrate spring with high school baseball games and cheer on the Pirates.
Where / When: ; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Friday, March 25.
Why Go?: Stop in the library and create a simple craft with your children.
Where / When: ; 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Friday, March 25.
Why Go?: Swim, check out the playmaze, play basketball, try the climbing wall with your kids.
Pricing: Free for Buehler Y and Metro Association Members; $20 per family if non-members.
Where / When: ; 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 25.
Why Go?: Experience local sports and cheer on the Pirates.
Where / When: , Gymnasium, Building M, 1200 W. Algonquin Rd., Palatine; 8 a.m., Sunday, March 27.
Why Go?: Watch highly competitive athletes in action during this all day Illinois Shotokan Karate Club tournament.
Pricing: $5 for adults; $3 for children 5 - 14; $3 for seniors 65 and older; free for children 4 and under.
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