GRAND TIMES: Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

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SPECIAL FAMILY DAYS—

toyexhibit-architecturectr Building Toys and Toy Buildings: Architecture through a Child’s Eyes

Take a trip back in time and bring your grandkids with you as you revisit toys of your childhood—Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, LEGO and more at the Dallas Center for Architecture’s new exhibit.  Experience a variety of vintage and modern toys including one of the first Barbie Dream Houses. A highlight of the show is a 6-foot tall K’Nex Ferris Wheel made up of 8,550 individual pieces. Design and build your own structure with blocks, Tinker Toys and LEGOs in the “Construction Zone.”

Where: Dallas Center for Architecture

1909 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas
When:  Saturday, Jan. 7, 14, and 21, 10am-3pm

Cost:     FREE
Phone:  214.880.1550

Web:             www.cfa.com


frostfest-reindeerFROST FEST

Get a taste of the fun side of winter at Cimarron Park.  Traverse down a snow-tubing hill; meet reindeer at the petting zoo and skate on a festival rink (ice skates available).  Enjoy train rides, listen to storytelling, watch puppet shows and make crafts. Stop by the Giant Snow Globe for a picture with the whole family. Be sure to pop in the library and sign up for your own library card

Where:  Cimarron Park
100 Cimarron Trail, Irving

When:   Saturday, Jan. 28, 10am-2pm
Cost:     FREE

Phone:  972.721.2501

Parking: Free parking at Cimarron Park Recreation Center

Web:      Visit www.cityofirving.org/2956/frost-fest for story times and           puppet shows.


PETER PAN

One evening a mysterious boy named Peter Pan flies in the Darling family’s nursery window and entices Wendy, John and Michael to go with him to a magical place called Neverland. With a sprinkling of pixie dust from Tinker Bell, they fly away to the land of their imagination where they never have to grow up! After many adventures, Wendy convinces her brothers they must return home.  But Peter’s Lost Boys liked having Wendy as their mother so they choose to go with her to the real world. As Wendy and the Lost Boys leave the hideout, Captain Hook and his pirates capture them. Will the children ever return to their parents?

Where: The Actors Conservatory Theatre
358 Lake Park Rd., Suite 118 Lewisville

When:   Friday, Feb. 24-Sunday Feb. 26
Friday, Mar., 3-Sunday, March 5
Friday, 7pm, Sat., 2pm and 7pm, Sun., 2pm

Cost:             Tickets begin at $9

Phone:   972.436.8228

Web:      www.getintotheact.org   


cat-in-hat-05SEUSS’ CAT IN THE HAT ON STAGE

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that THE CAT IN THE HAT is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly the Cat and his antics transform their rainy afternoon into a day of fun, frolic and disaster. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home?

Where: Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
2351 Performance Dr. Richardson
When:   Sunday, Feb. 26, 2:30pm

Cost:             $13 – $23

Phone:  972.744.4650

Web:    www.eisemanncenter.com for specific ticket prices

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