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Creative Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day

Weekend fun for you and your family.

Welcome back to the Grab & Go Kids Planner!

We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five 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.

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This week, here are some creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, as well as singing, theater and the unique opportunity to read to a canine visitor.

 FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK

Where/When: Friday at 3 p.m. at the

Why Go: Parents can bring their very young children to this sing-along, which incorporates gestures and movement as well as song.

Pricing: Free

Where/When: Friday at 4:30 p.m. at in Dedham

Why Go: Join other families at to make Valentines that will be delivered to local veterans.

Pricing: Free

Where/When: Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the of the Wellesley Free Library

Why Go: This is a great way for beginning readers in grades 1-3 to practice reading aloud. Children will read to Thabo the Rhodesian Ridgeback, a certified Pet Therapy Partner. Volunteers must pre-register for 15-minute sessions.

Pricing: Free

Where/When: Saturday at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at

Why Go: Wellesley Middle School students will perform the original musical Aladdin and Adora. Perfect entertainment for ages 3 and up.

Pricing: $10; call 781-237-8114 or email boxofficemanager@wellesleyplayers.org

Where/When: Saturday at 12:00 p.m. at the .

Why Go: Participants will learn to make “Super Fancy 3D Valentines” to give to their friends and loved ones.

Pricing: Free

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