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Our calendar is especially stuffed this week as Summer makes it's entrance - with library Summer Reading programs, free Summer Music concerts, and summer festivals that treat us to yummy food, games and more!

This Week: Live animals? Check. Free family mini-golf? Check. Food Festivals & Food Trucks? Check and Check. Outdoor Movies, Summer Concerts, Portable Planetariums, Cheesy Fun, Pranksters, Children's Theater, Tinfoil Boats & Fire Trucks? Check, Check, Check, Check AND CHECK!

This Weekend: Camp out under the stars, High Wheel fun, Chilton Summer Festival, Firefly Night & Father's Day fun!

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, June 12

Super Sign Up Day @ Kiel Public Library Kiel

10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Drop In

All Ages

Drop in and register for the summer reading program and enjoy a round of miniature golf!! Get ready to starting logging your reading to win prizes! Free.

Zoo Zort @ New Holstein Public Library New Holstein

2:00 pm

All Ages

Part of the 2017 New Holstein Summer Reading Program! It’s wildly educational – live animals! Free.

Taste of Plymouth @ Mill Street Plymouth

4:00 - 9:00 pm

All Ages

#FINDtheYUM! Come down to Historic Downtown Plymouth for an evening celebrating local food and drink! Taste of Plymouth hosts local restaurants who are dishing out small servings of their menu, letting you sample from many of the great diners in the Plymouth area! Also serving local brew from Plymouth Brewing Company, and featuring two bands! Free Admission.

Food Truck Monday! @ Vollrath Bowl – Sheboygan

4:00 - 8:00 pm

All Ages

Find the Yum at the Monday Night Food Truck Rallies this summer! Food trucks park at Vollrath Bowl on Monday nights, providing families with tasty eats. Vendors may include:Gyros 2 Go, Mr. Tony’s BBQ and Frogs Phillys, Fleck’s Curbside Grill, Bo Mallie’s, Jose’s Taco Truck and Kona Ice & More! Free Admission.

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Tuesday, June 13

Tuesdays at 10 @ Lincoln Park Zoo Manitowoc

10:00 am

All Ages

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 13 – Animal Locomotion. No Cost, BIG Fun for all ages! Free.

Lego Batman Party @ Chilton Public Library Chilton

2:00 - 4:00 pm

All Ages

Part of the 2017 Chilton Public Library Summer Reading Program! Who doesn’t want to be Batman?! Come dressed up as your favorite super hero and join us for the DVD release of the Batman Lego Movie! Free.

Washington Park 2017 Summer Concert Series Manitowoc

6:30 - 8:30 pm

All Ages

Enjoy an outdoor concert. This week features the band .Big Bass Trio (Rockabilly) Free.

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Wednesday, June 14

Zoo Zort @ Mead Public Library Sheboygan

2 Sessions: 10:00 – 11:00 am OR 1:00 - 2:00 pm

All ages

It’s wildly educational – live animals! Kids can visit with live animals from around the world and learn about habitat, nutrition and conservation during a visit from ZooZort!Free tickets while supplies last / Seating is limited. Tickets will be given out one hour before each session on a first-come first served basis. Free.

Eat Play Grow! @ Above and Beyond Children's Museum Sheboygan

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

All Ages

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.

"Only One You" @ Elkhart Lake Public Library Elkhart Lake

1:00 pm

Elementary School Program

Part of the 2017 Summer Reading Program – Elementary School Programs: Only One You – Art Project! Free.

Jolly Pranksters - PHS Comedy Sportz Team @ Plymouth Public Library Plymouth

1:30pm All Ages

PHS Comedy Sportz Team Performance! Part of the 2017 Plymouth Public Library Summer Reading Program! Free.

Tom Pease Performance! @ Lester Library Two Rivers

1:30pm All Ages

Laugh, dance, sing and giggle your way through an outdoor concert with musician extraordinaire Tom Pease! Free.

Kiel City Park Summer Concert Series @ City Park Pavilion Kiel

7:00 pm All Ages

Concerts are held throughout the summer in the Kiel City Park on Wednesday nights. All Kiel City Park Concerts are free of charge and open to the public! They are held on the Kiel Municipal Band memorial bandstand, beginning at 7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concerts are moved to the Kiel City Hall second floor auditorium. Free.

Outdoor Movie Night: Secret Life of Pets @ Vollrath BowlSheboygan

7:30 pm All Ages

Come and join the fun for a movie under the stars! (Rain Date June 15) 7:20 pm for games, movies start at dusk. Concessions are available for purchase. Bring your blankets out and enjoy a fun night under the stars watching a newly released movie! Free Admission.

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Thursday, June 15

Inventor Workshops! @ Lester Library – Two Rivers

1:00 - 3:00 pm

Ages: Geared for children 8 years old or older, but younger inventors may participate with an adult!

Can you invent a tinfoil boat that will hold 100 pennies? A life jacket for GI Joe? A newspaper tower that can hold a tennis ball in the air? Test your inventing skills with a challenge or create something new. Drop in any time during the afternoon. Free.

"The Ribbles Build a Residence" Children's Theater Performance @ Kiel Public Library – Kiel

3:00 pm

All Ages

2017 Kiel Public Library Summer Reading ProgramPresented by Traveling Lantern Theatre Company!Soon after their lovely insect nuptials Mr. and Mrs. Ribble are expecting a baby Ribblet, and they need a new home for their family! Mr. Ribble wants a to go big with a four grasshopper garage, but Mrs. Ribble convinces him to build a dream home that is more environmentally and neighborhood friendly. By playing interactive games and discovering basic building techniques the audience will help draw a groundplan while Thia Tweet the bird architect and Gerry the Ant Contractor from Brooklyn assist the Ribbles in building a new home for a better world! This family-friendly event is free. Join us! Free.

Cheese Derby @ Civic Park – Hilbert

4:00 pm - Midnight

All ages

Cheese giveaways, Clydesdale wagon rides, bounce houses, food, refreshments, entertainment! Kiddie Tractor Pull, Bingo, brats, burgers, sandwiches, cheese nuggets!Cheese giveaways every 1/2 hour, beginning at 4pm. Sponsored by: Calumet Sno Trails. Free Admission.

Family Night: Bucket Brigade @ Pinecrest Village – Manitowoc

5:00 - 7:00 pm

All ages

During our June Family Night we will have local fire departments participate in bucket brigade contests, and they will be recruiting our visitors to assist them! Learn about the roles of fire departments throughout our history and meet members of our local departments.The 2017 Family Night Series is sponsored by Next Era Energy-Point Beach, Fox Communities Credit Union, The Shopko Foundation, and Country Visions.

Admission is $10 for adults, $7 for children age 5 to 17, under age 5 is free. MCHS Members are admitted free.

Chilton City Band Concert Series @ Hobart Park Chilton

7:00 pm All Ages

Concerts are held throughout the summer and open to the public! Tonight: une 8Jerry Schneider Band (Polka). Free.

Plymouth City Park Summer Concerts Series @ City Park Plymouth

7:00 pm All Ages

Bring a blanket and your love of music and join us this summer on Thursday nights for free concerts in the park. The bands play in the City Park band shell and concessions are available at the cake stand. June 15: Plymouth Municipal Band. Free.

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Psssst -----> Get the scoop on all the FREE outdoor summer music concerts this summer around the Tri-County Kids area HERE.

Friday, June 16

Summer Playgroup at the Plymouth Parks Plymouth

9:30 - 11:00 am

All Ages

Come enjoy our parks and commune with nature, other parents and children at this parent-supervised free play. Shelters will be open in parks that have them. Fridays at a rotating park each week: 1st Rotary, 2nd City Park, 3rd Lone Oak, 4th Meyer Park. June 16 - Lone Oak Park. Free.

Skylab Summer Kickoff @ Chilton Public Library Chiton

10;00 am

All Ages

SkyLab is a portable planetarium! SkyLab’s unique design, kid-friendly entrance tunnel and portability coupled with the fibre optic arc projector make it ideal for interactive, hands-on, minds-on learning.Come check it out for the kick-off of Chilton Public Library’s 2017 Summer Reading Program! Free Admission.