This Week’s Highlights: February 11 – 17

We’ve been hard at work on our spiffy little calendar of family-oriented local happenings. We call it Upcoming Events. Check back often when you’re looking for things to do. And keep reading below for this week’s family highlights: 

Celebrate President Lincoln’s Birthday

Feb. 11

Head over to the library after school today to celebrate the 200th anniversary of President Lincoln’s birth. They’ll be lots of fun activities, music and one lucky kid has a chance to win 200 pennies


The Family Y Will Be Your Valentine’s Night Sitter
Feb. 14
Are you the romantic type who likes to go out on Valentine’s Day–or maybe you just wanna stay home? It’s on a Saturday this year, and if you are scrambling for a babysitter, the Montclair YMCA will watch your kids till 10:00 p.m.

Brace Yourself: School’s Out Next Week

Feb. 16-18
Montclair schools will be closed from Monday, February 16 to 18 for President’s Day and teacher workshops. If you need childcare or just want to find something for your kids to do instead of sitting home in front of SpongeBob, the Family Center Y and the Soccer Domain come to the rescue with their day camps. Also, stay tuned to MontclairKids for a story on another local option called The Village Playgroup.

Wednesday, February 11
Thinkin’ Lincoln – Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln
Who: Children ages 5 and up.
What: Stories about our 16th president, log cabin craft and live acoustic music about the Underground Railroad.  One lucky kid will win 200 Lincoln pennies!
Where: Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair  NJ, 07042
When: Wednesday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Cost: Free. Register at (973) 744-0500 ext. 2236
Saturday, February 14 
The Montclair YMCA’s Parent’s Night Out
Who: Children in grades K-8th.
What: Drop off your kids and enjoy a night out.
Where: The Montclair YMCA, 25 Park Street, Montclair NJ 07042
When: Saturday, February 14, 6 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cost:  YMCA members: $25 per child /$15 each additional sibling
          Non-members: $35 per child / $15 each additional sibling
Register by the Friday before by calling:  (973) 744-3400



Monday, February 16 – Wednesday, February 18

Little Live Y’ers Vacation Camp
Who: Kids in Pre-K and Kindergarten who have parents scrambling for childcare.
What: A day filled with fun activities: swimming, gym, arts and crafts and more!
Where: The Helen and Bill Geyer YMCA Family Center, 159 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042.
When: Monday, February 16 – Wednesday, February 18.  Kids can be dropped off as early at 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Members – $42 a day / Non-members – $53 a day.  In order to reserve a space for your child, payment and a registration form must be completed for
each date attending. You must register within 3 business days prior to the program date.
Download your registration form here
Camp at the Dome
Who: Kids ages 3 – 13 who have parents scrambling for childcare.
What: Fun soccer games and activities.
Where: Soccer Domain, 14 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ 07042.
When: Tuesday, February 17.  Ages 3-6 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 pm.  Ages 7 – 13 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cost: Ages 3 – 6 : $15 per child / Ages 7 – 13 : $20 per child.
Register here

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