This Week: Curiosity Lab, Outdoor Treasure Hunt, Family Nature Club & More, May 22 - 28 , 2017


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This Week: Cultivate your senses this week! Recognize, interpret and create your own scents at the Curiosity Lab. Explore with your senses at an interactive Family Nature Club. Have fun with your Little Naturalists at nature's multisensory playground. Head out on an Outdoor Treasure Hunt! Grab your paddle for a Kayak Trip and get your body moving during a Creative Playdate.

This Weekend: Join Princesses for a Tea Party, celebrate a new children's garden designed by students, get in on some campfire cooking and kick off the Memorial Day tributes!

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Tuesday, May 23

Manitowoc Farmers MarketManitowoc

8:00 am – 2:0 pm

All Ages

Over 70 vendors whose goal is to provide a quality outlet for purchasing locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, farm fresh meats, dairy products and baked goods. The market also features specialty foods and unique handcrafted items by artisans.

Sheboygan County Family Nature Club: Nourish Urban FarmSheboygan

5:00 – 6:30 pm

All Ages

We’ll be exploring the Nourish Educational Urban Farm and the 100 plus different eatables growing there. There is a grape arbor, fruit trees, pollinator garden, flower garden, Bee hives, raised garden beds, compost bins, in ground garden beds, inoculated mushroom logs, and perennials. As the group explores the various stations we will have a discussion about each of them and then go over any questions the group has. Families will have the chance to learn with all their senses, this will not be a lecture at each station. Depending on the day there may be opportunity to do some light garden work. This is a student centered location so kids can run around and play with minimal worry about getting hurt or damaging the property. The 2 acre property is fenced in so no worries of kids getting lost on the farm.! Free but must RSVP.

Letterboxing & Geocaching Workshop Sheboygan

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ages: 2 months – 4 years of age.

Come to the Mead Public Library about the outdoor treasure-hunt style activities letterboxing and geocaching in this all-ages workshop. Create your own stamp and journal, and learn to create clues, build a kit and how to find out about area boxes and how to add your own to Letterboxing.com and Geocaching.com. Free.

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Wednesday, May 24

Little Naturalists Facilitated Playgroup Plymouth

10:00 – 11:00 am

Ages: For children ages 2 1/2 to 4 years of age, accompanied by an adult.

Little Naturalists is lead by district nutrition & wellness coordinator Carrie Caselton Lowe at Meyer Nature Park. Understanding that part of healthy growth comes from having plenty of time in nature, Little Naturalists intends to create space for families to explore, discover, and connect to nature with their little ones. Our young children’s imaginations and self-esteem soar in nature’s multisensory playground all while they get some physical activity. The sessions will begin with organized activities and end with unstructured play to let nature be the guide. Come rain or shine, so please dress appropriately. We expect to get dirty! Canceled only in extreme weather. Put on by the Plymouth Community Recreation Department Free.

Early Release Kayak Trips with Camp Y-KodaSheboygan Falls

3:00 – 5:00 pm

Ages: 10 - 14, parents welcome!

Come to Camp Y-Koda for a great kayaking experience. After a brief introduction to the basics of kayaking, we will embark on a journey down the Sheboygan River beginning at camp and ending at the Sheboygan Falls YMCA. All skill levels are welcome on this fun trip down the river.Parents or other adult family members are welcome to drop their child off or kayak along with them.

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Thursday, May 25

Curiosity Labs - Flavors and Fragrances – Sheboygan

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Ages: Open to ages 8-adult; children under 12 must be registered with an adult

Curiosity Labs is a series at Mead Public Library sponsored by MilliporeSigma Corporation that connects their scientists with Mead Public Library patrons. Attendees will be treated to themed science presentations and will participate in hands-on group experiments.Attendance is limited; preregistration required. In this lesson, students learn that humans can recognize more than 10 thousand scents. Students practice recognizing scents by smelling different chemicals on scent sticks. They then learn how their body recognizes and interprets scents. The focus is on how the structure of the chemical is what causes the unique flavor or fragrance of the chemical based on how it interacts with human sensory receptors. They then use their initial research on the different scents to design a unique fragrance for a particular purpose. Students present their fragrance to the class, including the name of their fragrance, how they created it, what product it would be used in, who their audience is and how much the product would cost.

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Friday, May 26

Dare to Dream Theatre Creative Playdate – Manitowoc

10:00 - 11:00 am pm

Ages: All Ages

Join Dare to Dream Theatre Artistic Director Rachel Thuermer 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! Free.

Pizza on the Farm New Holstein

4:00 - 8:00 pm

All Ages

Live Music: Swamp Water. A local string band that has played many times on the farm. They are awesome! Come out and eat some pizza with us! 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!E very 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.

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Saturday, May 27

Princess Tea Party! Sheboygan

10:45 AM — 11:45 AM OR 12:15 PM — 1:15 PM

All Ages

You are cordially invited to attend a Princess Tea Party!! During this adorable event little princesses & princes will have the opportunity to enjoy storytime, princess lessons, a performance, singing & dancing, “tea” & cookies, and photo opportunities with Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty. Tickets are $18.00 per child & the accompanying parent is free. If a second parent wishes to attend, an additional $18 ticket must be purchased .This event is open to children of all ages but, is geared to children ages 3-8. Our special tea is fruit juice based as most children do not enjoy the traditional tea. A variety of cookies will be served that do contain gluten, nuts, and other allergens so, please let us know if you have a dietary restriction. Tickets are emailed to you upon purchase

Pudgy Pies, Hobo Pies, Campfire Pies Sheboygan

11:30 am - 12:30pm

All Ages: Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Held at Kohler Andrae State Park, Whatever you call them, park volunteer, camping and outdoor enthusiast Jon Riemann will share the how-to and how-not-to of cooking with pie irons. He’ll discuss the types of pie irons, seasoning and care of cast iron, cooking tips and even provide a few samples. You may be able to try your own hand making a pudgy pie. This is a great demonstration for anyone interested in getting pie irons for their next camping trip or for taking their outdoor cooking to the next level. Meet at the park amphitheater. Free.

Readers Roundup Celebration Sheboygan

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ages: All Ages

Bookworm Gardens brings books to life one garden at a time. To kick start the 2017 season Bookworm will have a garden designed by students for the first time in its history! Join us for a celebration of our new Readers Roundup Garden and the book Drum Dream Girl. During the 16/17 school year, Wisconsin classrooms were invited to create a design for a new garden through the Readers Roundup: Garden Creation Contest, which is funded by the John M. Kohler Foundation. Students from ten classrooms submitted proposals, in which they described a book they would like to see at Bookworm and created a design for how it could be transformed into a garden. First grade students from The Prairie School in Racine chose Drum Dream Girl by Margarita Engle, which was chosen as the 2017 contest winner. Free.

Memorial Day Tribute in Elkhart Lake Elkhart Lake

11:00 am

All Ages

The Village of Elkhart Lake and the Elkhart Lake Lions Club will hold their annual Veteran’s Tribute Program at Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Highway 67 and Chicago Street on Saturday, May 27 at 11 am. The public is encouraged to attend. Bring your lawn chairs and stay for a brat fry and refreshments by the Lions club following the ceremony.This year’s featured speaker to be announced.

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Sunday, May 28

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.

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