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Grab and Go Kids Planner: Art and Italian fun

Check out some great things to do with the kids this week.

Glad you clicked on our Grab & Go Kids Planner!

We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new  places to try out with children.

Each week, we'll give you the info on the five 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. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear  from you!

Family Best Bets of the Week:

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Where/When: 111 Main St, Nanuet, Saturday, October 1 at 12:00 p.m. 

Why Go: Send your teens for a beginners course on how to draw!

Cost: $75

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Where/When: 20 Burnside Ave., Congers; Sunday

Why Go: Fill the kids bellies while enjoying great entertainment, games and more!

Cost: Free

- Clarkstown South Football Versus Fox Lane and Adopt-A-Platoon

When/Where: Saturday, October 1 at 3 p.m. at Clarkstown South High School, West Nyack

Why Go: Support the troops at The Adopt-A-Platoon program at the Clarkstown South Vikings versus Fox Lane varsity football game. Requested items for donation include individually packaged snacks, toiletries, playing cards, paperback books, coffee, lemonade and cup-a-soup. All donations will be delivered to West Nyack Post Office where they will be boxed and sent overseas. Players and cheerleaders are asked to submit pictures and personal or team letters to include in the packages. The South Cheer Team will join the New City Rams Cheer team. Freshman football and the New City Rams players will collect donations.

Cost/Contact: Admission to the football game is free/ncrcheercoach@aol.com

- Responsible Dog Ownership Day

When/Where: Saturday, October 1 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Congers Veterans Memorial Association Field, 46 Sherman Ave, Congers

Why Go: Responsible Dog Ownership Day will feature a Dog Contest, Raffle, Displays, Dog Trainer Exhibits and one of the Clarkstown Police Department’s K-9 Officers.  Admission to attend the event is $1. Entry into one of the Dog Contests is $5.  All proceeds from the event to benefit the Congers Veterans Memorial Association.  Clarkstown Town Clerk Justin Sweet will also be holding a Town Clerk’s Mobile Office at the event.

Cost/Contact:  $1 admission to program, $5 entry for dog contest/Pat Coleman at 845-721-1583.

- Traditional Drummers’ Summit at Fall Family Festival

When/ Where:  Sunday, October 2 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City

Why Go:  Step inside the historic 1832 Jacob Blauvelt farmhouse and learn about life in 19th century Rockland County from costumed docents demonstrating chores and 19th Century farm life.  Children can write with a quill pen, make a stencil and more.  Experience a Drummers’ Summit from 1 pm. to 2:30 p.m. including demonstrations of rhythms and related dance forms across three Rockland-based ethnic traditions:  West African (Ghanaian), Haitian, and Puerto Rican. Invited musicians include NEA National Heritage Award-winning Haitian drummer Frisner Augustin and members of La Troupe Makandal; Ghanaian drummer Jerry Dzokoto’s students, Christian Kutte and Morgan Greenstreet from Suffern’s Chiku Awali African Dance and Drum Company; and Puerto Rican conguero Danny Del Valle of the Rockland-based folk ensemble Brisa Tropical.

Cost/Contact:  Entry fees $7 for adults and $3 for children/Parking is free/Call 845-634-9629

- 5th Annual Pearl River Day

Where and When: Central Avenue and downtown Pearl River; Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Why Go: The 5th Annual Pearl River Day will feature lots of great shopping from vendors and local merchants, great food and drinks from Pearl River-based restaurants, bars and food vendors and a wonderful array of activities for the entire family. Don't miss the Pearl River Idol singing competition!

Pricing: Free

- Forever Jordan Foundation's Rockland Barn Raiser

Where and When: Anderson Field in Pearl River; Saturday,
October 1 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Why Go:  All proceeds will go to benefit a local child in need. This third annual fundraising event is in honor of Allison Florio. Fun for all ages with food, games, entertainment and raffles. Call 845-398-3726 for more information.

Pricing: $30 for adults; $10 for children ages 10 and under.

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