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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Valentine's Day Dance and Sledding

Welcome to a new Waukesha Patch feature that will help you decide where to take your kids each weekend.

Glad you clicked on our new 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.

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!

Starting next week we'll have a full slate of things for you to do, but here is a sampling of what the feature will look like with a few things to do this weekend for you to choose from.

FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK

1. Eighth Annual Daddy/Daughter Valentine’s Day dance

Where/When: Avalon Square, 222 Park Place; 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12

Why Go: Take advantage of the dance to have a special moment to allow the little girl in your life know she is beautiful and means the world to you. While the dance is slated as a daddy/daughter dance, a grandfather or a family friend are welcome to dance with the girl.

Pricing: $10 per person for Waukesha residents. Pre-registration is required through the WPRF offices.

2. Freeze-Frame Theater Games

Where/When: , 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

Why Go: In partnership with , the library is offering this beginning theater workshop for kids ages 5 to 7 years.  Register in advance.

Pricing: Free.

3. U-10 Hurricanes Collecting Books for Women’s Center

Where/When: Hurricanes Select Youth Baseball Team, every day

Why Go: Teach your children to recycle books they may have outgrown by giving them to people who need them. You could go through the books with your children and talk about the memories each book brought your family. You can then teach them how you are helping to create new memories for other children. Donations will be accepted through Friday, Feb. 25.  You can arrange for a pick-up of your donation by calling Bryan Keup at 262-844-1523.

Pricing: free

Where/When: Flabbergast; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11

Why Go: It might be a trek outside the city limits, but you can celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early while wearing pajamas and entering contests.

Pricing: Parents and children under 12 months are free, children 12-24 months $5.50, teens 15-17 $5.50, all others $11.50

5. Sledding and Ice Skating

Where/When: ; anytime this weekend

Why Go: It was cold in the earlier part of the week, but it is supposed to warm up in time for the weekend. With children off of school, it is the perfect chance to cure a little cabin fever and spend time outside in the snow with sleds and ice skates.

Pricing: free

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