Grab & Go Kids Planner
Patch has hot picks for the week, including an Iron Chef-inspired cookoff and a walk for warmth
Patch has family-friendly picks for you — from the Detroit Boat Show to cooking competitions to a walk for warmth — we've got your week covered.
FAMILY BEST BETS OF THE WEEK
• THE DETROIT BOAT SHOW
Where/When: Cobo Center. Monday-Thursday, 3-9 pm; Friday and Saturday, 11 am-9 pm, and Sunday, 11 am-6 pm, through Feb. 20.
Why Go: Boating is a big deal for Michiganians, and this event is great entertainment for the whole family, whether it's browsing boats, enjoying free hula lessons Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm or checking out the Shark Encounter exhibit — everyone can enjoy the fun and dream a bit of summer.
Pricing: $12 for adults; children 12 and under are free with an adult; seniors 62 and older get in free Feb. 14.
• GET COOKING, TEENS AND TWEENS
Where/When: Shelby Township Library, Tuesday, Feb. 15, from 3:30-5 pm.
Why Go: This is extreme cooking, with an Iron Chef-inspired challenge that will have kids and teens whipping up dishes with a secret ingredient, perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day. Judges will vote on the best dessert, and all competitors will get to sample these creations as well. All food and supplies provided.
• JAMMIES AND BOOKS AT THE LIBRARY
Where/When: Shelby Township Library, Thursday, Feb. 17, from 6:30-7 pm.
Why Go: Kids can drop in at the library for songs, stories and activities. And they can wear their pajamas if they would like.
• STORIES FOR PRESCHOOLERS AT SHADBUSH
Where/When: Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center, Thursday, Feb. 17, at 10 am or 1:30 pm.
Why Go: Kids will have a blast at these storytimes at the park. Today’s theme is “The Mitten,” and includes a craft project as well. Best for kids ages 3-5; must be accompanied by adult.
Pricing: $2. Call 586-323-2478.
• WALK FOR WARMTH
Where/When: St. Therese of Lisieux, Saturday, Feb. 19, register at 9 am, walk at 10 am.
Why Go: It’s for a great cause: The Macomb County Community Services Agency is raising funds for low-income families, individuals and senior citizens and will be used to keep people out of the cold — literally.
Pricing: A minimum pledge of $20 per walker.