SATURDAY

Green Kids Closet. 8:30am to 3pm (Super Saver Saturday, many items half off!). Instead of hitting the malls, find some gently used kids items at this consignment sale. Get a head start on those spring/summer clothes! Knights of Columbus, Ridgefield Park. See my write-up here

Miles with Moms 5K and Fun Run. 9:30am to 12pm. Help support The Mothers Center of Central NJ. Cranford. Link here

Dino Day: Family Festival. 11am to 4pm. Reconstruct a dinosaur skeleton, create a puppet, musical performances and more! Morris Museum, Morristown. Link here

Green Weekends. 11am to 4pm. Live animal shows, food, music, games, crafts and more! 100 booths with hands on activities, nature walks, and more! Lewis Morris County Park, Morristown. Link here

Arbor Day with the Lorax. 10:30am to 12pm. Story reading, craft and receive a free tree seedling. Advance registration required (973-228-8776). $6/child. Essex County Environmental Center, Roseland. Link here

Family Fun Day. 12pm to 4pm. Partnering with Kinder Smiles for a carnival in the mall cafe. Whole Foods, Paramus. Link here

NJ Ballet: Ballet with a Latin Beat. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with works representing Cuba, Brazil and Mexico. BergenPac, Englewood. Link here

Children's Book Day. 10:30am to 4pm. El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros is an annual celebration of children, families and reading! African clay mask construction, bilingual storytelling, crafts and puppet show. Clifton Public Library. Link here

A bit of a drive…

Rutgers Day. Storybook readings, puppet shows, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts to celebrate he power of the imagination. Busch Campus: science programs and a carnival. Cook/Douglass: Ag Field Day and NJ Folk Festival. Free! New Brunswick. Link here

Earth and Arbor Day Family Festival. Planting activities, ladybug release, and educational activities. Camden Children's Garden. Link here

SUNDAY

Dinosaur Day. 10am to 4pm. 15 foot long animatronic T-Rex will wow your kids. Fossil rubbings, animal presentations, and real life geologists, engineers and paleontologists on hand. Newark Museum. Link here

Make Your Own Birdhouse. 1pm to 3pm. Use clay, stamping, molds and building techniques as well as a colorful glaze before it's fired in the kiln. $75 nonmembers. Montclair Art Museum. Link here

Family Fun Fest. 3pm to 7pm. Games, toddler play area, tie dye, carnival games, inflatables, outdoor bbq, petting zoo and more! JCC of Central NJ. Scotch Plains. Link here

NJ Ballet's Cinderella. A 2 act rendition that will appeal to the littlest fans. BergenPac, Englewood. Link here

Vernon Earthfest 2012. 11am to 4pm. Vendors, entertainment, hayrides, gem mining, seed planting, bee exhibit, service trucks and exciting presenters like Rizzo's Reptile Discovery. Heaven Hill Farm, Vernon. Link here