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With February school vacation week on the horizon, I’m looking forward to allowing the kids to indulge in relaxed mornings and unstructured time to just – PLAY!  But I also like to have in mind a few ideas for planned activities, just in case my sugar plum visions of happy-children-playing-together suddenly turn into dark tales of cabin fever…

Warren Art Spot on Child Street in Warren is offering four art workshops next week, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Kids and teens can learn cartooning techniques, explore the art of collage, and more – class size is kept small, so call 245-0190 and visit their website for details.

George Hail Free Library on Main Street in Warren is offering a week full of fun for children of all ages, including a children’s book author visit, the Traveling Tide Pool of Biomes Marine Biology Center, a ‘tween Just Dance! pizza party, Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti, and two popular movies the kids will love!  Several events require advance registration; call 245-7686 to reserve a spot.  For more details, visit their website.

*please note: both George Hail Free Library and Rogers Free Library will be closed on Monday, February 20th in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Rogers Free Library on Hope Street in Bristol will also host Animal Experiences with Dave Marchetti, on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:30am.  Call 253-6948 for more information.

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center on Hope Street in Bristol is always a great place to bring the family, especially when cabin fever strikes!  They have several special School Vacation Week activities planned (including nature-themed storytimes and arts& crafts), plus the photography exhibit “Flying Jewels”; call 949-5454 ext. 3041 for more details, or visit their website.

Blithewold Mansion & Arboretum on Ferry Road in Bristol has planned a fun-filled February Vacation Camp, with a different theme each day and plenty of enrollment options for parents to choose from (full-week, single-day, and even half-day!).  “Snowflake Bentley Day” is sparking my interest, and “Mystical Magical Day” has grabbed my kids’ attention – call 253-2707 to sign up and visit their website for more details.

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