This Week: Breakfast for Dinner, Women's Break Away, Wizards, Cats & More April 17- 23, 201

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It's time to mix it up! Instead of reading to your child, spend an evening having your child read to a furry friend. A traditional dinner goes out the window when you head to Breakfast for Dinner Community Meal. And skip the playdate in your backyard for a creative playdate with tasting, exploring, and reading stories at an urban farm! And who says date nights are only for the weekend?! Sneak in some couple time during this romantic evening.

This weekend, it's packed full of fun for EVERYONE. From wizards wielding wands and retrieving fantastic beasts, to Mom's getting a FREE break away at an event all about Women, to a hometown breakfast for the family, to celebrating the Earth with friends. Then, cap off the week with a BIG BANG BOOM! children's music performance.

Read on for the best bets for this week, and be sure to click over to our jam-packed Event Calendar for even more fun! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to be sure you don't miss a thing.

Monday, April 17

Lego Club Elkhart Lake

Ages: Preschoolers & Up

Ages: This is an intergenerational opportunity for 5th-graders – senior citizens

Come and Build at The Elkhart Lake Public Library. All are welcome to display their creations in the library. Put your imagination to work as you build creations that will be displayed throughout the library. Free.

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Tuesday, April 18

Read to Faith the Dog Sheboygan

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Ages: All Ages

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. Sometimes children who are self-conscious when reading in front of classmates can relax when they read to a dog, and they associate reading with something fun and pleasant. Many children just enjoy the opportunity to be with a dog and read a story! Free.

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Wednesday, April 19

Preschool Palette – Manitowoc

9:00 – 10:00 am

Ages: 3 -5 Years Old

Young artists explore a series of art-inspired discovery opportunities at Rahr-West Art Museum. Preschoolers experience the art museum exhibits through gallery walks, discussions, and games. $1 for supplies will buy a lot of fun. Today is all about Easter Egg Stamping - THINK SPRING! using corks and plastic eggshells, we will decorate paper eggs to celebrate Spring!

Nourish Community Dinner: Breakfast for Dinner – Sheboygan

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Ages: Kid-Friendly for ALL ages

Nourish is hosting a community dinners, featuring a 3-course meal and activity, guest speaker, or theme. Nourish will provide a cooking demonstration or teaching moment at each event along with recipes for guests to take home.There are also activities, toys, crafts and games for the kids to do in the same area as the cooking demonstration! The perfect combo of adult & kiddo fun! Along with the April Community Dinner, we will feature and discuss raising chickens in the city. Tonight's menu is all about Breakfast for Dinner.

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Thursday, April 20

Make It & Take It - Plate Weaving - Kiel

4:00 – 7:00 pm

All Ages

Maybe your child has read Sleeping Beauty or Rumpelstiltskin, or even The Emperor's New Clothes, and has a vague idea of the spindle or loom. Here's their chance to do some weaving of their own! Drop in to the Kiel Public Library for some crafting fun! Supplies provided for Plate Weaving, along with helpers.

Sheboygan Falls Date Nite Sheboygan Falls

5:00 – 8:00 pm

Ages: Parents

Turn an ordinary Thursday into an “Enchanted Evening” in Historic Sheboygan Falls. Enjoy fabulous dining specials and enjoy the unique shops that are Sheboygan Falls!

Deals include:Walk-in projects at Fat Perry's, Complimentary on-site massage at 511 Salon, Drawings for Free Dinners at area restaurants. Drawing at Tiny Tyke's for Babysitter's Survival Kit, $25 Gift Card to Depke's Shoes and so much more! Special prices and menu offerings at local restaurants. Enjoy a special candlelight dinner for 2 at Falls Firehouse Pizza, or try the Chambord Margarita drink special at Bread and Bean Eatery!

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Friday, April 21

Dare to Dream Theatre Creative Playdate Sheboygan

10:00 – 11:00 am

Ages: 18 Months - 5 Years

Join Dare to Dream Theatre Artistic Director Rachel Thuermer in a workshop at Nourish Farms designed to engage toddlers and their grown ups through creative and dramatic play. At this playdate, taste, explore, and create garden stories at Nourish! 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 22

Women's Break Away! Chilton

7:45 am – 4:00 pm

Ages: Open to ALL adult women!

This FREE, one-day event is open to women of all ages, stages, and walks of life. Take a day to yourself or with some friends and/or family to relax, learn, shop, and eat with more than 500 other women! We hope you leave encouraged and maybe with a new friend or two! The Women’s Break Away is a FREE, one-day event put on by Faith Alliance Church (a Christian Missionary Alliance church, Chilton), designed especially for women to relax, learn from a wide choice of seminars and a keynote speaker, and enjoy a delicious luncheon and time with other women!

Homegrown Heritage Breakfast Manitowoc

8:00 – 11:00 am

Ages: Open to ALL adult women!

Visitors will discover the variety of quality foods produced in Manitowoc County and celebrate our strong agricultural heritage. Funds raised at the event will help the Manitowoc County Historical Society in their efforts to preserve and promote local history.The breakfast will be prepared by Late’s BBQ and will feature a wide variety of food from local producers. The breakfast will feature items from local food producers including: Humpty Dumpty Eggs, Natural Ovens Bakery breads, Newton Meats, Willow Creek Mill pancake mix, Pine River Dairy butter, jams by Creative Cannery LLC, and coffee, milk and juice provided by Kwik Tri Cost is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, Under age 5 is free.

Celebrate the Earth Sheboygan

12:30 pm

All ages

This Earth Day rally is a celebration intended to raise awareness of global and national environmental issues that impact us locally in Sheboygan County. Our aim is to provide the means to educate, engage, and take action. Join us for drumming, marching, and presentations by a wide array of speakers who will share information on how to be a better citizen steward of the local environment. Community clean-up to follow.This event is presented by GLOBE (Green Living on Behalf of Earth) and the Sustainable Living Group of Sheboygan

  • 12:30pm — Fountain Park – Drum Circle Performance and Gathering for Parade

  • 1:00 pm — Parade to Mead Library – Come Along! Costumes, Posters, Flags, Puppets, Music Makers, etc. All Welcome!

Mead Library Happenings:

  • Music

  • Educational speakers

  • Kids’ Activities

Wizarding World Manitowoc

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

All Ages

Accio Wizardium! We summon all magical creatures to Manitowoc Public Library for our celebration of the Wizarding World. An array of enchanting events will be playing themselves out, activities sure to please both Wizard and Muggle in equal proportions—a scavenger hunt throughout our omnium gatherum to retrieve the beasts to create your own fantastical compendium; a photo booth to capture the magic of the moment; a wand creation station for the benefit of personal sorcery applications; a class from a visiting alchemical academician, Professor Veritas, an expert in the field of Scientific Potionology. And what day of wizardry would be complete without a Costume Contest, complete with prizes. To top it all off, our fantastical day will conclude with a screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” beginning at 1 PM in the bewitching Balkansky Community Room. It’s a day brimming with so much merriment that you’ll swear someone at MPL invoked “Capacious Extremis!”

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Sunday, April 23

Cat Show Sheboygan

9:00 am - 4:00pm

All Ages

This is an open fun show for household cats! Open to participants Ages 8 to adult.

The Sheboygan County 4-H Cat Project celebrate your favorite books with their 23rd Annual Household Pet Open Cat Show! “Pounce into a Good Book”Spectator Admission only $2 FREE with donation of cat food (3 cans or 1 bag of food)You do not need to be a 4-H MemberRaffles & Vendors all day!

Big Bang Boom! Sheboygan

3:00 – 5:00 pm

All Ages

Big Bang Boom is Back! Families love these dynamic dads as they play parent-friendly children’s music. After 20 years of touring, Chuck, Steve and Eddie decided to expand their horizons and play for parents (like themselves) who want MORE from children’s music. They write songs with a pop sensibility by cleverly mixing alternative, hip-hop, pop, country, and other genres to create music that parents and children can relate to and enjoy!

Exclusive Meet & Greet to Big Bang Boom Ticket Holders! Ticket holders receive a discounted $2/person admission at Above & Beyond Children’s Museum. This exclusive offer includes museum access, meet & greet with the band, and craft activity.

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