Each week, we'll give you the info on 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.
Look for the kids' planner each Wednesday, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. We want to hear from you!
FFMS presents OLIVER!
When/Where: Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m./Felix Festa Middle School, 30 Parrott Rd, West Nyack
Why Go: Come see the endearing classic tale of Oliver Twist set to music. Brilliantly performed by the students at Felix Festa Middle School. Fun for the whole family!
Cost/Contact: $10 per ticket/To order tickets in advance, send an email with the day of the show preferred and a phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
SMILE The Musical
When/Where: Friday, March 8 and 15 and Saturday, March 9 and 16 at 8 p.m. plus a free matinee for Senior Citizens on March 14 at 10:30 a.m./Clarkstown High School North, 151 Congers Rd, New City
Why Go: The story centers around two beauty pageant contestants, the savvier Doria Hudson (Jenna Handscuh) and an innocent newbie Robin Gibson (Sabrina Koss). The girls befriend and help each other maneuver the treachery and favoritism that goes on behind the scenes of even a low-level beauty pageant. Brenda DiCarlo Freelander (Mackenzie Badick), an ex-Young American Miss second runner-up, coordinates the pageant along side her husband Big Bob (Greg Carrobis), a local RV salesman. The pageant becomes a sticking point in their personal relationship and, at stories end; we are left not knowing if their marriage will last.
Cost/Contact: Tickets cost $12. / Call (845) 639-5676 for ticket reservations. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
SAT Practice Test
When/Where: Saturday, March 9 at 10:30 a.m./Valley Cottage Library
Why Go: Taking the SAT can be nerve-racking. Take this practice test facilitated by the Kaplan Test Prep staff. At a future date, a Kaplan representative will contact you to schedule an appointment to review your test results and give tips on a one-to-one basis with a tutor by phone.
Cost/Contact: Free; Registration required.
R&R Music School Concert
Where/When: Saturday, March 9 at noon/The Nyack Center
Why Go: Join R&R Music Schools students of all ages for a rockin' concert showcasing their talents. The students will perform rock and jazz classics along with original compositions. Light refreshments will be served.
Cost/Contact: This event is free and open to the public.
St. Margaret vs. St. Aedan CYO Coaches Game
When/Where: Saturday, March 9 at 5 p.m./ Pearl River High School
Why Go: Fans pack Pearl River High School’s gym for this annual battle of CYO coaches from St. Margaret’s and St. Aedan’s. The fundraiser also features acknowledgements of volunteers, scholarship awards and raffles for local basketball camps.
Cost/Contact: $2 for adults, $1 for children
Youth for Hospice Glaze Night
When/Where: Saturday, March 9 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m./ Glaze Pottery and Art Studio in Orangetown Shopping Center in Orangeburg.
Why Go: Paint a piece of property and have some pizza at this fundraising event organized by the United Hospice of Rockland’s (UHR) Tappan Zee Chapter of Youth for Hospice (YFH).
Cost/Contact: Cost is $25, $10 of which will be donated to UHR. To RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Glaze 845 359-9020. For more information contact UHR Assistant Director of Development Lisa Denburg at 845 634-4974 or email@example.com or look online at www.hospiceofrockland.org.
When/Where: Sunday, March 10 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m./ Nanuet Public Library
Why Go: Join us for the opening reception of this month’s art display by the students of the Art & Design Studio of Rockland
When/Where: Wednesday, March 13 at 11 a.m./ Barnes and Noble in Nanuet
Why Go: Join Ms. Mariann for a fun-filled hour of Storytime in the Children's Department.
Cost/Contact: Free/Barnes and Noble