This Week: Nourish Your Family with a Community Meal, Snuggle up with a Slumber Party, Get out your
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This Week: Free Developmental Screenings, explore your creative side with Art for all ages, free admission to a wonderfully wordy museum, and Welcome Spring with a Community Meal!
This Weekend: Find the Yum with a HUGE Food Truck Festival, get out and Hike it Baby!, splash your family in Color during a Fun Run, Craft a Mandala Scarf, watch a Civil War Battle Re-enactment, Beware of Pirates, snuggle in for a Slumber Party, and don't worry..."The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow!"
For Just the Parents: A Sip and Shop escape during naptime!
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 15
Enjoy FREE admission at the Hamilton Museum in exchange for non-perishable food or personal items, all of which are distributed to local pantries to help those in need. Last year, through the generous support of visitors, we were able to deliver several ample cartons to both the Two Rivers and Manitowoc food pantries. This year, for every 2 items delivered to the museum, visitors will given their choice of a free, letterpress printed specimen sheet (approximate size: 12 x 18”)!! Museum hours: Sunday, 1pm-5pm; (Monday, CLOSED); Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm Free.
Tuesday, May 16
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages: 2 months – 4 years of age.
Don’t play “Wait & See” with your Child’s Development! Head to the Kiel Public Library and make a morning of it! Story Time is at 10:00am - and it's full of stories, songs, and dancing more! Investing Early FREE Developmental Screening by Healthiest Manitowoc County Investing Early Coalition. Trained Developmental Screeners from: Birth to 3, Lakeshore Family Resources , Manitowoc County Health Department, and CESA #7 Head Start & Early Head Start, YMCA Child Care, and Manitowoc Public Schools. Register today or Walk-in’s Welcome – Come the Day of! Free.
Wednesday, May 17
Art4Fun – Sheboygan
9:00 – 10:00 am, May 17 or May 18!
Ages: 3-5 year olds
Join artist Mary Tooley at Mead Public Library to create art. Multicultural activities, learning, creativity, imagination, and fun art projects. Our May Day will be our Clay Day, Learn the techniques! Space is limited; children must be on time to participate. Free.
Nourish Community Dinner: Welcome Spring! – Sheboygan
6:00 – 8:00 pm
All Ages! Kid-Friendly!
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!Nourish will be hosting monthly community dinners in 2017. Each event feature 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 May Community Dinner, we will feature and discuss local fish and fishing. Come to Nourish, located at 1332 South 13th Street (just off S. Business Drive & Georgia Ave). .Limited capacity! Sign-up today! Dinners are $20 for adults, $10 for children 12 years old and younger, and free for children 5 years old and younger.For more information or to RSVP directly, contact Nourish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-627-GROW(4769).
Thursday, May 18
Preschool Palette – Manitowoc
9:00 – 10:00 am, May 17 or May 18!
Ages: 3-5 year olds
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. This week: Hot Air Balloon Art! Cut air balloons out of colorful paper and attach them to a cloud speckled blue background. $1 for supplies will buy a lot of fun. Pre-registration appreciated.
Friday, May 19
Almost Summer Slumber Party – Sheboygan Falls
Friday drop off : 5:00 pm, Saturday pick up: 2:00 pm
Ages: 6 - 12
Celebrate spring with a slumber party at Camp Y-Koda! On Friday evening, we will have a pizza party and a movie, followed by smores around the campfire. On Saturday, we will welcome spring with classic camp activities such as archery (age 7+), canoeing, kayaking and more!All meals, snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, pajamas, toiletries and a change of clothing for the next day. Please make sure your child has adequate clothing for spending a lot of time outdoors.
Pizza on the Farm – New Holstein
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Bring your picnic blanket and settle in for a country evening filled with music and a variety of freshly-made wood-fired pizza and live music at Grassway Organics!Every Friday evening, you can enjoy either a live music performance or listen to tunes while enjoying a variety of pizzas, from classic flavors to gourmet specialties.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. We also serve our hand crafted beer that was brewed exclusively for Grassway in partnership with Rowlands Brewing company. We also carry a hard cider and plenty of kid friendly drinks. Please feel free to bring your own if you have a particular taste.These fun evening are open to all ages, with free admission! Pizzas cost around $20.We start serving our wood fired pizzas at 4:30pm and usually stop taking orders by 8:00pm.
Saturday, May 20
Bird Breakfast & Migration Celebration – Manitowoc
8:00 – 11:00 am
Enjoy a ham & pancake breakfast, bird banding demonstrations (weather permitting), guided hikes, and on-going kid’s activities at Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve. No registration necessary. Activities included:On-going bird banding demonstrations, Guided hike for families, Bald eagle nest viewing (tower), Breakfast, Birding with Bernie, Raffle ticket purchases, Osprey camera viewing, Kids’ activities, Exploring the trails and visit the gift shop! Adults: $6, Kids: $5, Children under 4 years: Free
Zielanis Color Run – Kiel
Run begins at 8:30 am
Walk, jog, and run your way toward a healthier life while raising funds for the Zielanis Elementary School PTP!The color run is open to EVERYONE and we encourage you to join us! The Zielanis Elementary PTP Color Fun Run is an untimed fun run featuring a 2 mile and a 5K course. Throughout the course, participants will experience color splash zones where they’ll be doused in color! All ages are welcome! We appreciate your support! Run begins at 8:30AM at Zielanis.
Crafternoon: Mandala Scarf – Chilton
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Ages: Projects are geared towards adult skill levels, however children may attend with an adult helper.
Crafternoons is a creative making program geared towards adults that love innovative and crafty projects.A mandala is a spiritual symbol which represents the universe. They exhibit balance and inner peace This crafternoon will feature a short meditation followed by the creation of your scarf Registration is required. Free.
Kid Cycle Consignment Sale – Sheboygan
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Have your kids outgrown their clothes? Lookin’ to update their summer wardrobe without spending a ton of $$? Come to the Kid Cycle Consignment Sale at Calvin Christian Reformed Church sponsored by Sheboygan Mops/Teen MOPS !
10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday – Battle at 2 pm both days!
Although it has been over 150 years since our country has fought in the Civil War, the diaries, stories, and lessons still remain.During a Union Soldier Remembers at Pinecrest Historical Village, the pages of local Civil War veterans journals and letters will come to life as reenactors portray these stories and traditions. Along the way, you’ll meet local residents, experience immersive presentations, and even participate in military drills.Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free. MCHS Members are admitted free.Union Soldier Remembers is made possible by the Manitowoc County Civil War Roundtable, The Shopko Foundation, Port Cities Insurance, and EVM, Inc.
How I Became a Pirate - Children's Theater – Sheboygan
11:00 am - 12:00pm
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.
Blind Horse Food Truck Festival – Kohler
11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Satuday & Sunday
Now 20 Food Trucks! Kid – Friendly!They are coming from far and wide - from Madison to Milwaukee, Green Bay to Port Washington and some of the best from our area, and descending on The Blind Horse property. We are gearing up for this fan-favorite event and are happy to announce the following Food Trucks will be present! Bomallies, The Cupcake-A-Rhee Egg Roll Plus Food Truck Falafel Guys Fleck’s Curbside Grill Hardwood Cafe Jake’s joe Coffee & Espresso Marco Pollo Melted Craft Grilled Cheese Pork in the Road Que The Smoke BBQ Rawlz Dawgz & Beef on Hwy42 Slide Food Cart and Beyond Catering Sushi Go Tamara’s the Cake Guru Maldonado’s Food Truck Taqueria Sabor Queretano Plus Asian’s Finest Cuisine and Jon Deez Grill. Sorry, no pets allowed.
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Come celebrate Kids to Parks Day with a morning scavenger hunt at Point Beach State Park! Sign in or register for your free 90 day trial with Hike it Baby. We will meet at the playground across from the Lodge/Nature Center and the kids play while everyone arrives. We will do our welcome circle at 10:45, then each child will be given a scavenger hunt card filled with items they may see at the nature center. From there we will walk at a toddler’s pace around the Swales Nature Trail searching for these items. This self-guided nature trail is 0.5-miles long. It’s a great place to look for wildflowers, birds and animals as well as to learn how this interesting terrain was formed via self-guided signs. If at the end of the walk your child found every object on their card, they will get a little prize! To make sure there are enough prizes and scavenger cards for everyone, please RSVP by contacting Meaghann, the group leader on Hike It Baby Facebook. Point Beach State Forest requires a Vehicle admission sticker. An annual pass for vehicles with WI license plates is $28, or a daily pass is available for $8. Information on how to purchase passes and fees for out of state vehicles can be found at: http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/admission.html
Elkhart Lake Shop and Sip – Elkhart Lake
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Shop, Sip and check out the brand new Spring and Summer inventory at the Shops & Galleries in Elkhart Lake! Wine tasting will be offered at each location! While you shop and sip make sure to also check out the awesome demonstrations such as make-up tutorials and cheese tastings! (Held at selected retailers listed below)The first 100 Shoppers will receive a Swag Bag full of unique giveaways from local businesses, a wine glass, sweet treats and more! Each shopper will also receive a wristband and a passport to get stamped as you make your way to each shop and gallery. Fill up your passport and have a chance to WIN the ULTIMATE SHOP & SIP BASKET valued at $300!!! Sponsored by Elkhart Lake Businesses.
Children's Music Theater: Annie Jr – Manitowoc
3:00 OR 7:00 PM
The creative crew at Take Note Studio’s all-children cast will be performing Annie Jr. on May 20th at 3:00 or 7:00.FREE to the public (donations appreciated). Concessions for sale. Free.
Sunday, May 21
Pioneer Corner Museum & Timm House – New Holstein
1:00 - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages, recommended School-age children or older
Vintage displays, antique artifacts, a diorama of old New Holstein, New Holstein Civil War soldiers exhibit, streets of New Holstein vignettes, the Fenn Button Collection, Turnverein and Schutzenverein memorabilia and much more. The museum is open Saturdays and Sundays, May through October, from 1-4pm or by appointment (920-989-5746).Single site or combo site (Pioneer Corner Museum and Timm House) admission fee applies.Free.
Discovering the Sheboygan River Path – Sheboygan
1:00 - 4:00pm
Ages: 10 -Adult
Enjoy a trip along the Sheboygan River while learning the history and viewing local wildlife. Camp Y-Koda is collaborating with the Sheboygan River Basin Partnership and the Lakeshore Natural Resource Partnership to highlight a recent river mapping project that identifies entry and exit locations and other points of interest along the river. Instruction and all equipment will be provided. The starting and ending points are to be determined. Participants will be contacted with details the Wednesday prior to each trip.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For canoe trips, you must register with at least one other person. Canoes fit up to three people
There is no fee for these trips, however you must be pre-registered.