We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children.
Each Wednesday, we'll give you the info on the five or more best family activities and events for the week. Help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. If you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you.
Where/When: , Cleveland Heights / Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m.
Why Go: Parents and children need to socialize and TLC Toddler Lunch Club is ideal for both. Pack lunch for you and your child (up to 5 years old), come in and eat with other parents and their children.
Where/When: / Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Why Go: Chef Robin Blair of Cooking with C.A.R.E. Unlimited will show you and your kids how to prep and cook a meal. An entire meal will be prepared, including dessert. For children grades 3 to 6 with at least one adult.
Pricing: $22 per member and child, $25 for each non-member and child, $7 for each additional child and $10 for each additional adult. Fee includes instruction and food costs.
Where/When: Mondays at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the branch, Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. at and branches
Why Go: Stop by to hear and share stories and listen to songs.
Where/When: Children’s Museum, University Circle/ Thursday noon to 4 p.m.
Why Go: Your kids can celebrate the holiday by decorating a clover pin and eating tasty St. Patrick's Day-themed treats.
Pricing: $6 per person (if wearing green, $7 otherwise). Free if 11 months or younger
Where/When: Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland / Thursday, noon to 4 p.m.
Why Go: If you're downtown at the St. Patrick's Day Parade, visit the library for its Mango event. Enjoy a green smoothie and take a spin at the prize wheel all while receiving an introduction to Mango, a new way to learn foreign languages, which simulates the way people learn when immersed in a culture.
Pricing: Free with library card