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Grab & Go Kids Planner: Gardening, Cooking Classes and a Film Festival

Los Altos Patch Kids Planner this week recommends a kids gardening class, cooking class, a children's film festival, a camp open house or afternoon with Minnie Mouse.

There are a lot of weekend choices for things to do with and for your kids in and around Los Altos this week. You can let your 'tweens take gardening classes or send them to a session where they will learn to cook for Passover. Also on the agenda are an international children's film festival, a chance to explore a summer camp possibility or an afternoon with Minnie Mouse.  The Los Altos Kids Planner has the details.

Where/When: , 26870 Moody Rd., Los Altos Hills, Saturday, 9:30-11 a.m.

Why Go: This is for kids ages 9 -11. Send them over to get their hands dirty, play with worms and then plant and take care of the organic garden at Hidden Villa with a science educator named Whitney. And two more things they will get to do—a take-home planting project and harvesting of a snack (a healthy one) to share with the group.

Pricing: $25 per child; no adult required to attend

Where/When: , 4800 El Camino Real, Saturday, 4-6 p.m.

Why Go: Passover is special. It starts with the four questions. Now we can add a fifth question (and more): How do I make it? In this class, The Culinary Dude will introduce kids to flourless Passover meal options  —Matzo Bri, Matzo Ball Soup, Passover Chicken Meatballs and Matzo Brittle. Best yet, your kids will get to eat what they make when the class ends. Class is suitable for kids ages 4-14.

Pricing: $30

Where/When: , 447 Great Mall Dr., Great Mall Entrance 2 Court, Milpitas. Saturday, 1-3 p.m.

Why Go: If you and your kids are Disney fans, you could have a good time here. The event is a celebration of the DVD release of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Minnie’s Masquerade. So lots of Disney characters will be around, and you'll a chance to make a Minnie’s Masquerade Mask. And there are prizes and give-aways.

Pricing: Free

When/Where: 11 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Saturday,  Sunday. Children's Discovery Museum, 180 Woz Way, San Jose

Why Go: This is a special offering. More than 80 short films from around the world have been selected for screening. See a few films, or see them all. You and your child can even meet with some of the filmmakers. 

Pricing: Museum admission of $10

Where/When: Mountain Camp Woodside, 302 Portola Rd., Portola Valley. Sunday, 1-3 p.m.

Why Go:  If you are looking into summer camps for your children, this is a good opportunity for you and your children to explore one option. Mountain Camp Woodside has day and residential camp opportunities.  Camp tours are scheduled at 1 and 2 p.m. and start at the Founders Hall at the Woodside Priory School.

Pricing: Free 

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