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This week, young artists can show off their creative skills with Mural Masterpieces or After-School Picasso’s. Have fun with Silly Sandhill Cranes with your knee-high naturalist, or take part in a Creative Playdate with Dare to Dream Theatre.
Moms/Dads, looking for a night out and want to offer up your creative energy to help get your kid’s favorite garden ready for the summer season?! Head to Bookworm Gardens and Craft for a Cause!
This weekend, put your young builder to work! Kids will get a free, Snap-tite Camaro model car to build and take home at Mead Public Library. Or sit back and be entertained by local talent at the performance of Disney’s ‘High School Musical, Jr.” or one hundred children’s voices as they join together for the Lakeshore Choral Performance!
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Monday, April 3
Baby, Toddler & Preschool Storytime – Sheboygan
Baby/Toddler: 9:30 – 9:50 am
Preschool: 10:00 – 10:40 am
Ages: Birth-3 and Ages 3 -5
Make a morning of it! First, if you have the littlest of littles, join Miss Kim at Plymouth Public Library storytime where parents sit on the floor and participate with their child. We do lots of songs and fingerplays that support early literacy and read 1 or 2 books. This 20-minute program is geared for ages 1-3, but younger children and older siblings are welcome.In Preschool Storytime, we read about 3 books, broken up by songs, fingerplays, and flannelboard activities. We end with a simple craft. Children learn kindergarten readiness skills while having tons of fun! This 40-45 minute program is geared for ages 3-5, but all are welcome! Free.
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Tuesday, April 4
Mural Masterpiece – Plymouth
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Have fun, be artistic and be a part of a creative team! Students work together to create a large theme-based mural for the school, plus a smaller one to take home. Held at Horizon Elementary School, but class is not just for students at that school!
Read to Faith the Dog – Sheboygan
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Tri-County Kids can personally vouch for Faith’s lovely company! She’s exactly as sweet as she looks! The Horizons4Girls therapy dog, Faith, will be available for children to read to her at Mead Public Library. Faith is a “Teddy Bear” dog, a Shih Tzu/ Bichon Frise mix. Children of all ages may drop in and meet Faith and read her a story.
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Wednesday, April 5
Knee-High Naturalist: Silly Sandhill Cranes – Sheboygan Falls
9:30 – 10:30 am
Ages: 30 months – 5 Years
Discover the wonderful and wild great outdoors with your little ones! Camp Y-Koda’s fun naturalists will lead this interactive, parent-child program. For this event, it’s all about Silly Sandhill Cranes. Come to Camp Y-Koda and discover some of the crazy things birds do. We will look for bird nests, pretend to be Sandhill Cranes and color Easter eggs. This fun parent-child interactive program will make you laugh! Please bring six hard-boiled eggs per child to color. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday at 12 noon to ensure we have enough supplies for all children.
After School Picassos – Manitowoc
3:45 – 5:15 pm
Each month work with a new medium at Rahr-West Art Museum, designed especially for our young artists! Today is the start of the April Session. April is all about Ceramics!
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Thursday, April 6
Read to Animals! – Chilton
4:30 – 5:30 pm
Help the Chilton Public Library and Eastshore Humane Association celebrate Read Across America Day with our Read to the Animals Story Time. This program helps nervous fur friends get acquainted with human interaction, plus encourages inspiring and struggling readers.
We sit among many free roaming kitties while listening to stories read by the Chilton Public Library Librarian, plus you get the chance to read to the animals as well.
Craft for a Cause! – Sheboygan
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Adults only event (Ages 21+)
Moms/Dads, want to offer up your creative energy to help get your kid’s favorite garden ready for the summer season?! Bookworm Gardens is gearing up for another fabulous season, and we need your help! Join us for a night of Crafting for a Cause – help us complete a variety of projects (yarn wrapping sticks, painting bowling balls, creating works of paper art). Everything made at the craft night will stay at Bookworm and adorn the Gardens starting May 1. We will supply all materials for the projects, instruction, and some snacks and beverages.
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Friday, April 7
Dare to Dream Theatre Creative Play Date – Sheboygan
10:00 – 11:00 am
Recommend for children ages 18 months through 5 years and their caregivers.
Join Dare to Dream Theatre Artistic Director Rachel Thuermer at Mead Public Library in a workshop designed to engage toddlers and their grown ups through creative and dramatic play. Discoveries during sessions may be used in development of a new theatre experience designed especially for youngsters and their families: Theater for the Very Young. If you saw Waiting for Balloon, you can help create the next script!
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Saturday, April 8
Make ‘n Take Model Program for Children – Sheboygan
Sessions offered at 9:30 and 11 a.m. (choose one)
Come to Mead Public Library, where kids in will get a free, Snap-tite Camaro model car to build and take home! Members of a local model-building club will assist. Preregistration begins March 29 by calling 459-3400 ext. 3404. Space is limited. Children will need their own library cards to register and must be on time to participate. Funded by the Friends of Mead Public Library.
Craft Saturdays with Miss Elizabeth – Two Rivers
10:00 – 11:30 am
Join Miss Elizabeth at Lester Library for this family event with activities for families with children. Kiddos will have the opportunity to create a craft and enjoy the company of those around them.
Disney’s ‘High School Musical, Jr.”– Chilton
SHOW DATES AND TIMES: Thursday, April 6 @ 7:00pm Friday, April 7 @ 7:00pm Saturday, April 8 @ 7:00pm Sunday, April 9 @ 1:00pm
Recommended for School Age & Up
Head to an evening of entertainment at the Engler Center for Performing Arts (Inside Chilton High School). Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike. It’s the first day after winter break at East High. The Jocks, Brainiacs, Thespians and Skater Dudes all find their cliques. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has just enrolled at East High. The couple causes an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. See local talent shine!
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Sunday, April 9
Adventures in Science – Sheboygan
Ages: All Ages
Held at Above and Beyond Children’s Museum, you can make an explosion, build a volcano, send a rocket soaring or race off a ramp during our Sunday programs where you’ll investigate, question and play your way through amazing experiments that explore your world.
Reach for the Stars – Lakeshore Chorale – Sheboygan
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Join Trinity Lutheran Church as One hundred children’s voices reach for the stars in this early spring concert filled with variety of music, styles, rhythms, singers, instruments, and, as always, a surprise or two (or three).
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