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Making way for a new headline: “Mom Helps the World While Raising Healthy Kids!”
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Our No. 1 resolution in 2011: to help you keep your family healthy, active, and organized. Find out how.
What: Hear a tale, then settle in for crafts and snacks.
Why: Suit him up in pajamas for Friday’s session, so bedtime is a snap.
When: Ongoing. Tues. & Wed., 10 a.m.; Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: A Real Bookstore, The Village at Fairview, 113 Prairie Rd., Fairview (972-398-9888). Participation is free.
What: Songs and stretching for babes and moms.
Why: Start the new year on a healthy note.
When: Ongoing. Fri., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Bookmarks at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expwy., ste. 1514 (214-671-1381). Info at 214-707-8112. Participation is free.
What: Control the movements of towering creatures, see skeleton replicas, and check out fossils.
Why: Aspiring archaeologists hunt for bones at the Dino Dig.
When: Thru May 1.
Where: Museum of Nature & Science, 1318 S. Second Ave., at Grand Ave., Fair Park (214-428-5555). Adults, $15/$21 with IMAX ticket; children 12-17, $14/$19 with IMAX ticket; children 2-11, $12/$17 with IMAX ticket; under 2, free.
Photo: Courtesy of Smarty Pants