Here's our list of family best bets for the week.
MOM, ME AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Where/When: Plaster Playhouse, Saturday, Feb. 26, from 10 a.m.-noon.
Why Go: Macomb Township Parks & Recreation is organizing a Mom, Me & The Chocolate Factory morning of fun, happening at the Plaster Playhouse, located in Shelby Township. It's perfect for youngsters, where they'll get a chance to make their own cup for hot cocoa, and learn to make hot chocolate and no-bake cookies. Moms get to enjoy a little craft time, too, making their own mug for tea or coffee.
Pricing: The cost is $15 per person for Macomb Township residents; $20 for non-residents.
SEE 'ANIMAL MAGIC'
Where/When: The Macomb Center for Performing Arts, Saturday, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Why Go: It's fun for the whole family. Biologist and magician Mark Rosenthal blends humor, illusions and exotic wildlife that's sure to entertain one and all.
Pricing: $10 adult; $5 children 12 and under
FAMILY FARM CHORES
Where/When: Wolcott Mill Farm Center, at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Why Go: Enjoy a little Old MacDonald time on the farm, feeding and caring for the livestock and fowl, and learning about the animals.
Pricing: $5 per person. Call 586-752-5932 to save a spot.
FUN ON TAP
Where/When: Wolcott Mill Metropark, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Why Go: It's maple syrup time, so bring the family to the Historic Center for a sweet experience. Learn how maple syrup is made, how to identify trees and make crafts.
Pricing: Preregistration required with a payment of $5 per adult and $3 per child. Call 586-749-5997 or 800-477-3175 to save your spot now.
YOUTH GROUP SPAGHETTI LUNCHEON
Where/When: Bethel Church of the Nazarene, Sunday, Feb. 27 at 12:15 p.m.
Why Go: Pasta for a good cause—to raise money for the church's youth group, combined with a baking contests, where the entries will be sampled and voted on.
Pricing: Donations accepted.