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Family Best Bets of the Weekend

Poolside 'Despicable Me,' 'Minds in Motion' workshop, craft fair and more cool things to do with your kids for the weekend of March 12-13.

Where/When: Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Meriden YMCA, 110 W. Main St., Meriden

Why Go: What’s better than watching a great family movie with your kids? Doing it while floating peacefully in an Olympic-size swimming pool

Pricing: Free for members; $10 per family for non-members 

Where/When: Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Snow School, 299 Wadsworth St., Middletown

Why Go: Parents and kids of gifted and high-ability students both get to explore in more depth and work hands-on in areas of interest that are part of the everyday classroom. Pre-registration is requested and space may be limited; e-mail mimmiddletown@gmail.com or call 860-347-2579.

Pricing: Free 

Where/When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Oddfellows Playhouse, 128 Washington St., Middletown

Why Go: Come watch this children’s classic from C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia come to life on the stage.

Pricing: Adults: $15 reserved, $20 walkup; students and seniors: $8 for reserved or walkup

Where/When: 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday mornings at the New Britain-Berlin YMCA, 50 High St., New Britain

Why Go: Splish-splash your way to a fun Saturday morning in the pool at the Y. A better – and healthier -- wakeup call than a trip to Dunkin’ Donuts.

Pricing: Full members $35; program members $65 

Where/When: Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Gilead Congregational Church, 672 Gilead St., Hebron

Why Go: Come check out the crafts featuring handmade items, many of them spring- and Easter-themed.

Pricing: Free, until you buy a neat craft!

Laurie Rich Salerno March 09, 2011 at 04:32 PM
Oooh. Can somebody loan me a child so I can go see the Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe?
Michael Hayes March 09, 2011 at 05:10 PM
I'm happy to. Where do I sign up?
Corey Fyke March 09, 2011 at 06:04 PM
Please, take mine. I'll throw in $50.

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