28 Friday

Butterfiles! Spring has sprung! Celebrate the season and MPL’s Big Read selection “In the time of the butterflies” with a butterfly-themed story time and craft.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Family Frog Frolics: Hop over to Wehr and celebrate spring with the frogs. We will meet some Wisconsin amphibians up close and then stroll out to the ponds of Wehr to listen for the sweet spring sound of frogs chorusing.

Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Ave., Franklin

7 to 9 p.m.

Pre-registration required, $12/person, $10/Milwaukee County resident, $7/Friends of Wehr members


First Stage presents: Junie B. Jones is not a crook: Meet the funniest girl in Room Nine – Junie B. Jones! Find out how Junie B. perseveres through her kindergarten conundrums and learns that honesty is the best policy. Suggested for families with young people ages 5-9+

Todd Wehr Theater, 123 E. State St., Milwaukee

7 p.m.


Zootastic: Feel your way around the zoo as you explore the sights, sounds, smells and even tastes of the Northwestern Mutual Family Farm, Small Mammals building, Aquatic & Reptile Center and Stearns Family Apes of Africa and Primates of the World. Meet the zookeepers and enjoy crafts and activities at each stop! Chow down on dinner from Noodles & Co., build yourself an ice cream sundae, and dance to a kid-friendly DJ.

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee

5 to 9 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. $30/adults, $20/children 12 and under, $80/family of 4

414-258-2333 zoosociety.org

29 Saturday

Butterflies! See April 28 listing for description.

Martin Luther King Library, 310 W. Locust St., Milwaukee

2 to 2:45 p.m.


El Dia de los Ninos: Dia de los Ninos is a national initiative that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children from all backgrounds. It is a daily commitment to linking children and their families to diverse books, languages and cultures. Help us celebrate this annual event with fun stories, activities, entertainment and foods that highlight Hispanic culture!

Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Family Frog Frolics: See April 28 listing.

First Stage presents: Junie B. Jones is not a crook! 1, 3:30, 7 p.m.

See April 28 listing for details.

Play & Learn: A Soup Opera by Jim Gill: Fine tune your best opera singer voice with this classic book from Jim Gill. We’ll sing along on the quest for soup!

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Saturday Afternoons at Central for ‘Tweens: LEGO Club: We provide the LEGOs, you provide the creativity!

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

2 to 3 p.m.


Saturdays at Central: Milwaukee Youth Theater presents Improv Extravaganza: Free preview performance. Improvization is the art of creating without previous preparation, which means it’s totally unscripted and totally unique every time. MYT’s improv troupe will play many improvisational games, allowing for audience suggestion and participation.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Sportsology Saturday: Celebrating the New Athletic Performance Research Center: Professionals from Aurora Health Care and Marquette University will be on hand to guide visitors through a hands-on exploration of sports medicine, performance technologies and biomechanics.

Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Rd., Milwaukee

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Included with admission


30 Sunday

First Stage presents: Junie B. Jones is not a crook! 1, 3:30 p.m.

See April 28 listing for details.

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