We're glad you clicked on the Grab and Go Planner. This week’s highlighted events include two musical audience-driven performances, a benefit to collect cell phones for soldiers, a celebratory book event and a free lecture for parents and teens on bullying and cyberbullying.
Where/ When: , 7 Medford St, Arlington, Saturday, March 19, 10:30 a.m.
Why go: The entire family can take part in the music as the Guy Mendilow Band transports the audience with their interactive international adventures. The morning will also include stories and games for children and adults of all ages.
Pricing: Adults $10, kids/seniors $8, Regent Theatre members save $2.
Where/When: The Elephant’s Trunk Children's Bookshop, 1764 Mass. Ave., Lexington, Sunday, March 20, 12-2 p.m.
Why go: A special storytime at noon, and arts and crafts and prizes through 2 p.m. will provide an afternoon of entertainment for the kids. With spring in the air, why not enjoy an ice cream cone afterward at Ranc's or the Candy Castle?
Where/When: The Real School of Music 56 Middlesex Tpke., Burlington, Sunday, March 20, 4-6:30 p.m
Why go: Any child interested in music is welcome to take the stage at this open mic event at The Real School of Music.
Where/When: Minuteman Career & Technical High School, 758 Marrett Rd., Lexington, Tuesday, March 22, 7 p.m.
Why go: This lecture is a great opportunity to open up dialogue between parents and teenagers about bullying and cyberbullying. If communication has been difficult, this event may help parents and their kids understand the dangers and what can be done to prevent bullying in all forms.
Where/When: Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapels, 325 Trapelo Road, Belmont, through Saturday, April 2, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Why go: While not an attendance event, this charitable project is something the entire family can band together to do. Start that spring cleaning early and have the kids dig through their drawers for old cell phones. Drop them off at Brasco & Sons Memorial Chapel, and the phones will be traded in for gift cards that will be sent overseas for use by the troops.