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Globetrotters, Indie Music For Kids And More

Listen to indie kids music, watch the remarkable Harlem Globetrotters, or learn how to monitor the local frog population this week with your kids!

1. Indie Kids Music: The Laurie Berkner Band comes to the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Providence this Saturday, March 26, at 11am. Berkner, who has been called the queen of children’s music, writes and performs music that appeals to children and their parents – making her a family favorite.

2. Mad, Bad Basketball: The legendary Harlem Globetrotters are back, this time on their “4 Times the Fun” tour. This is a special kind of March madness – the 4-point kind. The players and the moves cannot be beat … or easily replicated. But chances are, your young ones will try! The fun begins at 7:30pm on Friday, March 25, at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence.

3. Library Lego: We love the East Greenwich Free Library, but sometimes it’s fun to check out what’s happening at nearby libraries. On Thursday, March 24, the North Kingstown Free Library offers the Lego Club for children ages 5 and older from 4 to 5pm. Call the Young Readers’ Desk to register: 294-3306, extension 5. 

4. Get Bugged! The days are getting warmer but for rainy days or just those cold raw winter-hangover days, it’s nice to have supplies for a fun craft or two. Try this “dazzling dragonfly” with your little ones. Kids love beads and threading them on wire is a good way to improve fine motor skills. Plus, at the end of it, you’ll have some fun and festive decorations to hang around the house or bring to a grateful grandparent. Check out the caterpillar and beetle too!

5. Learn How to Be a Frog Watcher: Around the world, amphibians have been disappearing. The situation in New England is better than in many areas, but conservationists need members of the public to help keep it that way. Children (and adults!) can receive Frog Watcher training at the Roger Williams Park Zoo on Thursday, March 24, from 6 to 8pm. Participants will learn how to tell different frog species apart by their calls and how monitoring our local frog population helps to protect it. Volunteers commit to monitoring a local habitat once a week and collecting data on what they hear.

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