Hi, busy parents. Thanks for checking out the latest Grab & Go Kids Planner, where we at Santa Monica Patch leave no stone unturned in our quest to bring you the top family-friendly activities. Please, please, no need for lavish praise, it makes us blush.
Family Best Bets of the Week
• MILK & BOOKIES
Where/When: Crewcuts; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: Cookies, philanthropy, cookies, story time and cookies. Yep, this this event, which inspires young children to give back to their community, has it all. Did I mention the tasty cookies?
Pricing: Free (just R.S.V.P. to  260-9099)
Where/When: ; Tuesday, 3 p.m.
Why Go: Keep those pesky crows away from your carefully carved pumpkin with a scarecrow designed and made by your kids at this story and craft time. Just take it down on Halloween or you’ll be left with all the candy (or leave it up and feast, your choice).
• LET’S JUMP!
Where/When: ; Tuesday, 4 p.m.
Why Go: Help National Geographic Kids break the record for most people doing jumping jacks for a full minute in a 24-hour period. Don’t let our Jumper-in-Chief, First Lady Michelle Obama, down at this fun event—so begin practicing now!