This Week: Birds, Baby Animals, Historic Villages, Zoo Art & More May 1- 7, 2017
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This week: Skip the stuffie and cuddle up with a REAL furry friend for story time. Laugh 'til your sides ache during a family-friendly comedy show. Have some one-on-one fun and learning with FREE development screenings.
This Weekend: It's opening weekend with special events and activities at for Mulberry Lane Farms (Baby Animals!), Wade House and Pinecrest Village. Enjoy Pizza on the Farm, with live music! Catch a Children's Theater performance and watch some Young Musical Stars.
For Just the Parents: Needing some Kid-Free time? Mix it up with Murder and Mayehm!
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, May 1
Tinker Time – Sheboygan
5:00 – 7:30 pm
Ages: Open to all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop in at the Makerspace for self-guided tinker time at Mead Public Library. Craft some cards, paint a picture, bead a bracelet, sew a circuit, or print in 3D! You are only limited by your imagination. Supplies and equipment will be available for use, but feel free to bring your own. Free.
Tuesday, May 2
Evening Story Time– New Holstein
6:00 – 6:30 pm
Stories, songs, rhymes, and finger plays at New Holstein Public Library. All ages welcome! Free.
Wednesday, May 3
International Migratory Bird Day at the Zoo – Manitowoc
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Come to the Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo and celebrate the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds from wintering sites to summer nesting sites. Learn about birds and bird conservation through fun activities and games. Free.
Thursday, May 4
Read to Animals! - Chilton
4:30 – 5:30 pm
On the first Thursday of the month, join the Chilton Public Library as they Read to the Animals at Eastshore Humane Association (Chilton). 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. Free.
Jolly Pranksters - Plymouth
Watch The Plymouth High School Jolly Pranksters comedy team at PHS Amphitheatre! ComedySportz matches consist of a variety of improvisational games played by the team members, or “act-letes,” who spontaneously create comedic scenes and skits. The players compete to earn points that are awarded based on the audience response, and the group that is dubbed by the referee as being the funniest earns the most points. Audience participation is highly encouraged and an integral part of each show. .Free.
Friday, May 5
Free Developmental Screenings! – Plymouth
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Free Developmental Screenings for Children at Generations Center. Screening include these developmental areas: Language, Problem Solving Fine & Large Motor, Social. If age appropriate, there will be additional vision and hearing screens.The Benefits of Developmental Screenings: Celebrate your child’s development, Support your child’s school readiness skills, Provide parenting information and resources, Early detection of potential developmental delays. Advanced registration is preferred. Call the Family Resource Center of Sheboygan County at (920) 892-6706 or email Peggy at firstname.lastname@example.org Free.
Rites of Spring: Fiber Frolic – Various Locations
May 5 & 6 : 10 am – 5 pm / May 7: 10 am – 2 pm
Join 12 farms, shops and boutiques specializing in fiber goods from Cedar Grove to Kewaunee, De Pere to New Holstein, Neenah to Sheyboygan and places in between will open their doors with specials and spring babies. Some farms, some shops, and great entertainment along the way!
Pizza On the Farm – New Holstein
4:30 – 8:00 pm
Ages: These fun evening are open to all ages, with free admission!
Bring your picnic blanket and settle in at Grassway Organics for a country evening filled with music and a variety of freshly-made wood-fired pizza! Tonight there will be live msuic - 2nd Strings Bluegrass! All the meats come from Grassway Organics and all vegetables come from Park Ridge Organics – all local, fresh, delicious and fun! The crusts are always hand crafted and there is also a Gluten free option. They also serve our hand crafted beer that was brewed exclusively for Grassway in partnership with Rowlands Brewing company. They also carry a hard cider and plenty of kid friendly drinks. Please feel free to bring your own if you have a particular taste. Pizzas cost around $20. They start serving our wood fired pizzas at 4:30 pm and usually stop taking orders by 8:00 pm.
Who Dunnit? Murder in Margaritaland – Plymouth
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Ages: Adults Only
Ready for a Date Night like no other? Maybe it's time for a fun Mom's Night out, or just a group of friends getting out kid-free for the evening. Mix up your free time with a little murder and mayhem! Presented by the Plymouth Downtown Arts and Merchants (DAM). this is open to the public – On-site Registration – 5:30 p.m. $15 per person at the door. Kick off at Amore’ at 6:00pm with rules and guidelines reviewed, Characters will be introduced and the stage will be set! This event will take place rain or shine, please dress accordingly!
Saturday, May 6
Want to meet up with other mama’s and their kiddo’s for a run?! Strollers welcome! Join the Manitowoc, WI Moms Runs This Town group for a fun run. As an official MRTT run, there are rules in place to ensure participant safety, so please contact group leader Leslie Corbin for info on the location and time: email@example.com Free.
Library Card Free Day - Pinecrest Village – Manitowoc
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
It's the Manitowoc Public Library free day at the Historical Society Museum Pinecrest Village campus. Visitors can show their MCLS library card to tour the campus at no cost! A storytime will be presented at 1 p.m. in Shadyside School. Free.
Camp Forest May Fest – Brillon
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Free fun for kids at Camp Forest – games, face painting, May basket and petting zoo! Craft and bake sale along with a brat fry and Chicken Booyah.
Spring on the Farm – Sherwood
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM both Saturday & Sunday
Opening Weekend at Mulberry Lane Farm. Spring comes to life at the farm. Baby chicks, baby ducklings, baby kid goats, baby lambs, baby piglets, baby calves, baby ponies, baby kittens, baby bunnies… oh baby, do we have babies!Milk a cow, ride a pony, enjoy a hay ride, catch a chicken, kiss a pig, cuddle a kitten and more! Admission is $13.00 per person ages 2 to 92, – Children under 24 months are free.
Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5 pm
Join everyone at the Wade House for some spring fun as we celebrate the opening of our grounds for the summer. Watch historic horse-drawn plowing demonstrations featuring equipment and techniques from the 1850s through the 1930s, enjoy food from the Wade House kitchen made from fresh traditional ingredients, and help shear our Merino-Cotswold sheep (if we can catch them).
How I Became a Pirate - Children's Theater – Sheboygan
Saturday, 10am-5pm and Sunday 11am-5 pm
A delightful one-hour musical for kids of all ages, running May 6th, 13th, and 20th at 11 a.m. at the LWJ Theatre at Horace Mann Middle School.
Concerts are at 1:00, 3:30 and 6:00 pm.
Young Musical Stars in Concert held at the Weill Center is a celebration of musical talent in Sheboygan County and the surrounding areas.Several afternoon concerts will feature students from beginners through pre-professional performing on piano, oboe, marimba and harp.Funds raised from the event are used for MMTA Awards to enhance music education in the Sheboygan County area. All proceeds are used for music scholarships for area youth.
Sunday, May 7
High Ropes Family Challenge – Sheboygan Falls
1:00 - 4:00pm
Ages: 10 -Adult
Scaling a wall and flying through the air is not just for super heroes, you can do it too! Held at Camp Y-Koda. Children are welcome to sign up without an adult, but we encourage parents/other family members to join us if they are up for the challenge. Participants will challenge themselves on all of our towering obstacles: our 40’ Climbing Wall, the Giant’s Ladder, Catwalk, Multivines, Swinging Chairs and the infamous Zip Line.
Zoo - Youth Art Afternoon – Manitowoc
12:00 - 3:00pm
Ages: 10 & Up
Create ceramic painted bowls in a fun environment - The Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo!Create Ceramic Painted Bowels. $25 for art, food and fun!To Register call 920.686.3060 or on-line.