This Week: Juggling, K-9 Police, Magic, Obstacle Courses & More! June 19 - 26, 2017
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There's a TON of FUN this week - over 90 family-friendly events and activities on our calendar...and that's before we even hit the weekend! Wowza!
There's no way to list all the fun to be found this week, and
this post includes only highlights from around the entire Tri-County Kids area.
We try to include a mix of events from all corners, and try to feature at least one event from each community.
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Monday, June 19
1:00 - 4:00 pm, Drop In
Age: 8 +
Workshop is located in The ARTery. Bring forth your elemental spirit and create a banner or flag that declares allegiance to your tribe. Let your imagination be your guide. Choose your favorite deity from McNett’s tale “The Serpent of Sheboygan” and become part of the story. Will you join the Robin tribe, the Turtle tribe, the Wolf tribe, or the Seagull tribe? Free.
Part of Chilton Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading & Learning Program! Have fun learning about weather – STEM fun for all ages! Free.
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Tuesday, June 20
We love leading families on learning adventures all about animals! Please join us for roaring good fun every Tuesday, all summer long. These free programs are sure to capture the imagination and interest of your kiddos. Special guest wildlife experts, as well as our own zookeepers, will present intriguing talks and hands-on activities on all kinds of animal topics, ranging from coasts and scents to feathers and gills! June 20 – Police Dept K-9!! No Cost, BIG Fun for all ages! Free.
Truly Remarkable Loon @ Lester Public Library – Two Rivers
Part of 2017 Lester Public Library Summer Reading Program! Join this outdoor adventure! The Loon juggles objects like bean bag chairs and Quidditch brooms, as he shares his love of reading. Loon’s life motto, after all, is “Read books and juggle everything else!” If it rains, we’ll be inside! Free.
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Wednesday, June 21
2 Sessions: 9:45 am OR 11:00 am
Pick up a ticket at the library to reserve a spot for your chosen time. There are a limited number of tickets for each show. Tickets will be given out starting June 14 and up until show time on June 21 or until all tickets are gone.
Part of the 2017 Plymouth Public Library Summer Reading Program! Jeannie Lord program on June 21: Help Build a Better World and bring a roll of paper towels for the Pineview Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Whenever possible, morning shows are geared for preschoolers, while afternoon shows are geared for school-aged children. However, children of all ages are more than welcome at either show! Seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Free.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Eat, play and grow your way into an amazing summer at Above & Beyond Children’s Museum! Meet us in the Children’s Garden for tasty seasonal treats, creative crafts and fun games & activities! Children will also have the opportunity to maintain their own on-site garden plot to learn the fundamentals of gardening while enjoying the plants that they grow! This is a FREE hands-on program! No registration is required. Free.
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Ages: 5 & Up
Check out the new Artsy-Fartsy Summer Workshops for Kids! Summer Camp that is ToadallEE geared toward kids. They learn hand-building clay techniques, canvas painting, pottery painting and so much more!! Anyone can jump in at ANYTIME. The fee is $65 per week or $25 each day, Wednesday–Friday from 1:00-3:30 pm and the fee includes all supplies for each project. This week JUNE 21st- 23rd ART IN NATURE: Wednesday: Nature inspired canvas painting Thursday: Painting assorted flower dishes Friday: Nature inspired day platter with impressions
Magic with Kurt Kane @ Elkhart Lake Public Library – Elkhart Lake
Elementary School Program
Part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program – Elementary School Programs: Magic Show for kids! Free.
2:00pm All Ages: Children must be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.
Part of Manitowoc Public Library Children’s Summer Reading Program: Special Summer Programs. YMCA: “Building Better Bodies”: Hop, climb, jump, crawl, swerve, and run with friends. The YMCA is presenting an Obstacle Relay for Kids. Let’s Move!! Free.
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6:00 - 8:00 pm All Ages
KID FRIENDLY!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 !Our summer dinners in June, July, August, and September will be held at our Educational Urban Farm (across from RCS Empowers).June’s Community Dinner will feature dressings! You can dress down for this casual dinner at our Urban Farm location, but we will dress the food up with a house made salad dressing, a marinade, and a dessert sauce (recipes provided). The evening will include an appetizer, beverages, a 3 course meal featuring produce right from the farm, tours of the property, and a relaxing evening.For more information or to RSVP directly, contact Nourish at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-627-GROW(4769).
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Thursday, June 22
Build a Marble Track! – Random Lake
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Use our supplies to create your very own marble track! See how long and tall you can make it! Free.
2017 Kiel Public Library Summer Reading Program. It’s wildly educational – live animals! Free.
Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series @ JMKAC – Sheboygan
Join the procession to welcome summer and the return of the Serpent of Sheboygan at the opening concert on June 22 of the Levitt AMP Sheboygan Music Series! Artist Dennis McNett’s tale of the amazing Serpent of Sheboygan and the intrepid Wolfbat tribe comes to an exciting conclusion with a parade of masked characters and banner-waving tribe members! The North High Drum Line will help kick off this first concert of the summer at 6:00 pm. 6:15 p.m: Too Many Zooz Brass House Band .7:30 p.m.: Reggae Unity the Band, an award-winning roots reggae group. Free Admission.
Sundae Thursday @ Central Park – Two Rivers
5:30 - 8:30 pm All Ages
Concerts are held throughout the summer and open to the public!Event Sponsored By:Schroeder’s Dept. Store. Ice Cream Sundaes Sponsored by Kemps LLC. Includes: Mr Steve Productions*Family Entertainment* Sponsored by Bank First National5, Segway Rides, Parks & Rec Children’s Games5, Wizard’s Kingdom Inﬂatables, Sundae Eating Contest, Two Rivers Municipal Band. Free.
Friday, June 23
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.
Lego Batman Movie @ New Holstein Public Library – New Holstein
Part of New Holstein Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! Free.
“Realize Your Dream" Outreach Program – Plymouth
3:30 - 4:30 pm
Please visit the Kids from Wisconsin website to register online for this free program by going towww.kidsfromwisconsin.org,or the Plymouth Arts Center. This free program presented by the Kids from Wisconsin is an opportunity for youngsters and youth groups to get a taste of life as a performer. KIDs troupe members “pay it forward” by teaching performance skills and tools that can be carried into daily life.These young people will:• Work with a “KID mentor”• Receive instruction in dance, instrumental/choral and technical through mini workshops• Q&A• Perform a segment of the current show alongside a mentor• Learn audition tips from more experienced youth Objectives• Foster appreciation for performance• Demonstrate diligence and dedication• Build relationships with community youth• Connect with a more diverse audience• Communicate to youngsters how life’s goals can be attainable by someone just like them!
Solstice Celebration @ Bookworm Gardens – Sheboygan
6:00 - 9:00 pm
**Just for Parents!** (Open to ages 21+)
Bookworm isn’t just for kids! Celebrate Summer, when the days are at their longest and adults get to take over the Gardens! Light up the night with luminaries, music with Asher Gray, craft beer, and wine. And don’t forget about our special wine or beer scavenger hunt with Vintage Elkhart Lake and the 8th Street Ale Haus!* Adults only (21+) event. $10 in advance / $12 at the door Members FREE *Add on the beer or wine scavenger hunt for an additional $15.00
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Saturday, June 24
Pollinator Picnic @ Bookworm Gardens – Sheboygan
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bees! Bats! Butterflies! Beetles! It’s time for art-making, bug hunts, story times, and ladybug releases as we celebrate those hardworking critters that keep things blooming.Activities will include honey tastings with the Sheboygan County Beekeepers Association, family-friendly pollinator yoga with Barbara from the YogaLoft, bug exploration with the Riveredge Nature Center, concessions and more! $5 per person (tickets can be purchased at the door); Members FREE!
10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday
A local favorite returns to Wade House bringing the thrill and excitement of fast horses, trick riding and fancy shooting. Recreating the Wild West shows of more than 100 years ago, the program will contain music, narration, and a fast paced show that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. With characters so authentic, viewers will leave the show feeling like they actually saw Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and other legends of the day.The shows will take place at 2:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. $10 for Adults, $7 for children. Free for MCHS Members.
Greek Fest! @ Deland Park – Sheboygan
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
74rd Annual Greek Festival on Sheboygan’s Lakefront At Deland ParkFabulous Greek Authentic Food – Costumed Dancers – Family Friendly Atmosphere. Children’s “Bounce House” all weekend.Family Friendly Atmosphere. Free Admission.
3:00 - 7;00 pm
**Just for Parents!** (Adults Only)
You are invited a color-filled gala at the ever-evolving, always-enchanting Christopher Farm & Gardens. You will have the opportunity to Mandela paint, watch vivid 40-foot kites fly through the air, meet acclaimed kaleidoscope artist Robert C. Anderson, ride on a private train, and enjoy a kaleidoscope of tantalizing treats and delectable drinks, all while strolling along seven miles of garden pathways and listening to musicians from around the region.The money raised from the event goes directly to Meals On Wheels of Sheboygan County to provide homemade, medically-tailored meals that are hand-delivered to senior, disabled and homebound residents throughout Sheboygan County. All of the money raised goes to provide homemade, medically-tailored meals for our senior, elderly and homebound neighbors.
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Sunday, June 26
11:00 am - 3:00pm
Come meet “Addie” the Cow and a chance to milk her! Kiddie Tractor Pull registration begins at noon with the contest starting at 12:30 p.m.Walk through the petting zoo. Have fun with the kid’s games and enjoy the creativity of the craft projects. Take a tractor-wagon ride, watch the antics of Uncle Bobby the Clown, take part in the many educational booths and so much more!Free milk and cheese. Hamburgers and grilled cheese sandwiches will be available for purchase, along with our traditional ice cream sundaes!! Free Admission.
1:00 - 2;30 pm
This class is a creative outlet for anyone in the community who is dealing with any form of loss – the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, or any general grief. Using the materials we will provide can help facilitate what words cannot describe. The art making process will give you insight, allow you to grow and connect with others, which can help you through your healing journey. Participants will make a personal Mandala. They will understand how Mandalas can create relaxation and reflection in their lives because of their circular pattern. Free.
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