Each week, we'll give you the info on some of the 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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FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
Where/When: Weekly on Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m., at the , 1099 Main St., Wakefield.
Why Go: Bring the kids for some food and fun. Magic is free, food prices listed on Dockside menu.
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. at the , 345 Main St.
Why Go: Popular children’s entertainer Peter Sheridan returns to Beebe Library with another sing-along concert for children and parents. Join Peter for songs, dance and stories. Children’s sing-along concerts (ages 6 and under) with Peter Sheridan continue monthly until May.
Price: Free, no registration required
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 12, at the , 456 Main St.
Why Go: A fantastic dance show featuring the national award-winning dance companies of the Dance Studio premiering their 2011 routines.
Price: Call the school at (781) 245-9409 for more information.
When/Where: Saturday, Feb. 12, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the , 89 Birch Meadow Drive, Reading
Why Go: Come watch local students use engineering concepts, think like scientists, experiment, overcome obstacles, discover how ideas become solutions and solve problems faced by scientists today. The competition is open to all. Check out event details for the day’s schedule.
When/Where: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m., at the , 62 Oakland Road, Reading
Why Go: Bring your family to support the 26th “Yankee” Brigade Headquarters and the 26th Signal Company stationed in Reading. They will deploy to Afghanistan for one year beginning this February. For more information, click .