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Top 5 things to do with kids this weekend

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Happy Birthday, Door County Sled Dogs! (Free!)

Saturday, February 10th in Red Arrow Park

Sunday, February 11th at McKinley Marina

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Weather permitting!

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Free family fun! Meet the Huskies, the mushers, and stay for the cake. Bring your camera for some photo opportunities!

#1. Love Your Great Lakes Day

Saturday, February 10th

10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Discovery World

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Discovery World is teaming up with other local Fund for Lake Michigan grantees to provide fun hands-on activities for everyone to enjoy. This is a family-friendly event offering fun and interactive educational experiences aimed at introducing you to our community’s connection to freshwater through local organizations that are instrumental in sustaining the Great Lakes.

There will be scavenger hunts, scientific valentines, special crafts and workshops, and more.

#2. Valentine Projects at Betty Brinn Children’s Museum

Saturday, February 10th

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Included with admission, all day: Create one-of-a-kind valentine cards out of paper, fabric, yarn and unique materials. Bring your little valentines for crafts, creativity and fun!

Special workshop: From 2:00-4:00, join the facilitated Valentine’s Soft Circuits workshop in the Be A Maker space. Learn the basics of circuitry and sewing with conductive thread to make a light-up wearable LED valentine you can take home! Participants will receive all the materials and tools needed to create a project from start to finish. (Recommended for children age 8 and older.) Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission is not included in workshop fee.

#3. Cookies and Cards Valentines Making Event (Free!)

Saturday, February 10th

12:30-2:30 p.m.

Arts At Large, Inc, 908 S 5th St, Milwaukee, WI 53204, USA

Join Little Bakers Association and Arts @ Large for a FREE family friendly “cookies & cards” event, this coming Saturday! All supplies will be provided, and families may drop in at any time from 12:30-2:30pm. The A@L Gallery is located at 908 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee WI 53204.

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#4. Candelight Snowshoe at Hawthorn Glen

Saturday, February 10th

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Hawthorn Glen (1130 N 60th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208)

Snowshoeing offers a great cardiovascular work-out for people of every age & fitness level, & gives you instant access to the forest & the peace provided by nature. It’s a low-impact sport, much simpler & safer than skiing. It’s an activity kids, adults & even seniors can do. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. Afterwards you can enjoy either hot chocolate or hot spiced apple cider. The trails are lit by candle luminarias.

#5. Kids Hour at the Apple Store

Kids Hour: Sphero Maze Challenge

Saturday, February 10

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Apple Bayshore (5715 N Centerpark Way, Glendale, WI 53217)

Kids Hour is designed to spark imagination and creativity through fun, hands-on projects. Kids will explore coding with Sphero robots by programming simple movements, loops, and more. Then they’ll design a maze and navigate their robot through the obstacles. Kids can bring their own iPad and Sphero Sprk+ robot, or we’ll provide them. Recommended for ages 6 to 12.

Kids Hour: Making Movies Together

Sunday, February 11

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Apple Bayshore (5715 N Centerpark Way, Glendale, WI 53217)

This Kids Hour is dedicated to exploring creativity through movie making for both kids and parents. We’ll start with brainstorming ideas. Then kids will practice basic camera techniques and shoot footage using iPad Pro. They’ll finish by creating a professional movie trailer with iMovie. Kids can bring their own iPad or we’ll provide one. Recommended for ages 6-12.

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