Stuff for Kids to Do Over the Long Weekend

 Looking for something to keep the kids occupied during the break this weekend…beside the tv?
We have a few ideas!
BeesBackyard Beekeeping  •   February, Saturday 13  10:00 am – 12:30 pm 
Interested in keeping honey bees and wanting to learn the very basics about this hands-on hobby? This introductory workshop will include: equipment and supplies, the care and handling of bees, clothing, colony health, costs involved, and where to go to learn more! Class is led by Northeast NJ Beekeepers Association, Pres. Frank Mortimer. This event is free but requires registration through Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department: www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass.
The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ.
 legoes Heights

Legoes Mini Camp   •   Tuesday 2/16 and Wednesday 2/17 from 1 to 4 pm
Students in grades 3 through 6 are invited to join Play-Well TEKnologies for a 2-day mini camp of LEGO engineering.  Sponsored by Ridgewood Parks and Recreation, the program will focus on “Aerospace Fundamentals” and participants can learn the secrets of flight while studying the work of the masters.  They will explore the history of aviation from the beginning of flight to current NASA projects, as each participant builds a rocket, designs their own Mars Rover, and more. $75 per child includes materials for on-site use only (non-residents $85).
The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ.

Singing with Preschoolers   •   Tuesday, February 16 at 11 am
Performer Mr. Jon will play guitar, and share songs and playful props while engaging and entertaining our preschoolers.  An exciting, interactive show! Admission is $5. Seating is limited so you might want to purchase tickets in advance. For tickets visit: www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass.
The Anne Zusy Youth Center, Village Hall, 131 N. Maple Ave., Ridgewood.
A Touch of Nature for K-5   •   Wednesday, February 17 at 1 pm
Participants will experience the wonders of nature close up during this live animal presentation.  They will study live animals, from the ordinary to the exotic, several which they may touch and pet.  Fun, educational and entertaining! Admission is $5. Seating is limited so you might want to purchase tickets in advance. For tickets visit: www.ridgewoodnj.net/communitypass.
Anne Zusy Youth Center, Village Hall, 131 North Maple Avenue.
superdomeSuperdome Sports MiniCamp   •   Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15-16
Get out some of your kids’ energy while playing multiple sports. Camp is for boys & girls in grades K-8.
Kids will also enjoy contests & raffles. Half day: $40; full day: $60. Cost includes snacks and drinks.
Click here registration.


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Superdome Soccer Camp   •   Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 15-16
Beat the Winter blues and sharpen your soccer skills for spring including footskills, finishing, and street soccer. Experience the unique, fun, skill-building approach to soccer.
Two Day Rate: $125. Single Day Rate: $70. Click here for registration.

Painting ClassCalling All Little Artists   •   Monday Feb 15, 2016 10:00am to 2:30pm
Find your child’s inner artist for two days of art at The Drawing Room. Children will create a heart painting with acrylics in the morning and sculpt animals using clay in the afternoon. Fee is $80 for full day and includes a break for lunch. Children can either bring packed lunch or money for pizza. To register visit www.drawingroomllc.com
The Drawing Room, 27 Central Ave, 2nd Floor, Midland Park, NJ 07432

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine and Caribbean Travel & Life, Heather is chauffeur to 3 busy kids; the president of her Home and School Association; and VP of Marketing for TipsFromTown. And she's passionate about all 3!