Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Date Night | Pictures

Ben and Jen Squeeze In a Date Night and Get Charitable

Ben and Jen Squeeze In a Date Night and Get Charitable

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner had dinner at Sam's by the Beach in Santa Monica last night. Ben, who is growing back his beard after shaving it post-Oscars, held Jennifer's hand as they walked to their car. The outing came after a family day for Jennifer, who spent her Thursday running errands with her little ones and taking Seraphina out for a candy fix at a local shop. Jennifer has been spending a lot of time with her kids this week, including a lunch date with her other man, 1-year-old Samuel, on Tuesday.

The couple could be catching a quick break before their busy schedules pick up once again. The trailer for Ben Affleck's new film To the Wonder was released yesterday, which means he'll have plenty of press ahead of him before the flick's April 12 release. Working is the only project on Ben and Jen's plates this Spring: the couple announced that they will be matching donations to A-T Children's project up to $25,000 through May 1. The charitable organization raises money to fund research for therapies and a possible cure for ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T).