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Happy Valentine's Day, school will be out for a weeks vacation

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this Valentine's Day February 14th - What better way is there to share the love with your children, than by doing something special with them or for them during February vacation week! How to survive the week with children home from school is always a challenge. Have fun and use some of the local places designed for families in Plymouth. You can enjoy some fantastic sports activities or arts and crafts all week long. Try co-ordinating your days with some of the other parents of your children's classmates, and take turns driving the children to some of these favorite places. One day at a time, the following activities will be able to take children of all ages out for special days of fun. Wether your energetic children might like to try to ice skate; play indoor soccer; practice up on their basketball skills; or learn to ride a horse; there is a place for them. As well, for the artistic activities that can be just as rewarding offering that great feeling of accomplishment to any child, let them try their hand at painting some pottery or enjoy an art class designed specifically for the developing artist. There is something for everyone in the Plymouth area, a place that values youth development through enrichment opportunities in athletics and the arts. Start with a skate to music on the evening of Valentine's Day February 14th you might like to ice skate (The same event will also take place on February 21 and February 28.)FMC Ice Sports ( Facility Management Corporation) specializing in ice arena operations brings to the ice rink in Plymouth, a DJ Skate during a lights out skate from 8pm-9:50pm. The cost is $5.00 to skate, and rental skates are an additional $5.00. Bring your Valentine out for fitness and health. Armstrong Arena 103 Long Pond Road Plymouth, Ma 02360 Phone: 508-746-8825 Or how about a winter art class. The Plymouth Center for the Arts offers Winter Art Camps for kids and teens. The camps run during February vacation between Feb 17 - 22. There are a variety of camps being offered: 2D &3D Art; Walkin in a Winter Wonderland; It's All About Comfort Food; Crazy About Collage - and they are designed especially for ages 7-18 years of age. The camps will take place at the art gallery location, which is a restored 1902 building that is in its 45th year with the Plymouth Guild. Classes vary in cost from between $75.00 and $190.00. The Center for the Arts 11 North Street Plymouth, Ma. 02360 phone: 508-746-7222 Young basketball players may like to work on developing some new basketball skills At the Kingston Sports Center during their February Break Skills Camp which is being held February 17th thru 20th 9:30am - 1:30 pm for children in the 4th grade to the 8th grade. The Kingston Sports Center is a 33,000 square foot building housing three basketball courts. Your children will be sure to learn skills that can be practiced independently later on. The cost is $150.00 per camper. Kingston Sports Center 30 Independence Road Kingston, Ma. Claychick is where the kiln fired pottery painted by children of all ages is a product of a creative clay workshp. There are many pottery projects to choose from at this artist studio. Paint to your hearts delight at this bright and cheery spot. You can even get breakfast this holiday week because there will be free pancakes 10-12 monday during school holiday. Painters purchase the piece of pottery they choose to paint at the cost from a few dollars and can work on a really nice piece for under $40.00, with more expensive creations for the experienced artists. Then the firing process in the kiln may be about a weeks wait. Claychick 121-1 Camelot Drive Plymouth, Ma. 02360 Phone: 508-746-8296 Jungleplex is an indoor sports and entertainment center with three turf fields. Feb 14th is the starting date for the next session of indoor soccer which runs through april 7th for boys and girls under 10 through under 16. Sign up by Feb 7th. You can sign up with a whole team for a cost of $900.00 per team. Jungleplex 8 Natalie Way Plymouth, Ma. 02360 Phone: 508-830-1411 Take a horseback riding lesson at Serendipity Stables February School Vacation Week. Horsecare, grooming, tacking up, feeding, tack cleaning, and safety are all covered at this program well suited for physical and mental development of a young or old rider. Kids get the experience of a real working horse farm at Serendipity Stables of Chiltonville. Single lessons are also available and prices vary from aproximately $50.00 to $500.00. Serendipity Stables of Chiltonville 230 Jordan Road Plymouth, Ma. 02360 Phone: 704-491-0294 Buid a Bear introduces something new come on over to meet new their fury friends at the Independence Mall in Kingston. "Don't furget your favorite Valentine." Open 10:00am to 9:30 pm February 15 - 17th is a Super Hero/Princess weekend at Build a Bear in the Independence Mall of Kigston where you are invited to meet four of their new fury friends: Spider Man Bear, Captain America Bear, Treasure & Pumpkin Palace Pets. "There will be fun activities and a surprise!" This Valentine's Day Season you can add to your cost of Build a Bear a donation to The Make-A-Wish to help children with life threatening illness. Build a Bear Workshop 101 Independence Mall Way Kingston, Ma. 02364 Phone: 781-585-6624 Get some athletic training at the best place around. They are open 10am - 8pm. Science based training for the athlete. Experience from performance sports training movement. Athletes are pushed beyond their limits like nowhere else. See significant improvement in speed strength and performance. Call for your trial. Give your Valentine Health & Fitness. Start a two week trial this February. Athletic Republic Kingston 187 Summer St. Unit 13 Kingston, Ma. 02364 Phone: 781-582-2500

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