The week ahead is filled with several family-friendly activities in and around Milwaukee including stargazing, sledding and the start of the annual Waukesha Janboree. Happy exploring!
Monday, Jan. 11
Fancy Nancy Winter Tea Party: Wear your fanciest attire and enjoy hors d'oeuvres, beverages and winter crafts. Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee. 4-5 p.m. Free. (414) 268-3000, mpl.org
Tuesday, Jan. 12
Early Childhood Meet and Greet: Learn about all of the educational opportunities for JK3, JK4 and kindergarten at Hales Corners Lutheran Elementary School. Hales Corners Lutheran Elementary School, 425 S. 111th St., Hales Corners. 6:30 p.m. (414) 529-6701, hcl.org
Wednesday, Jan. 13
Family Astronomy in the Park: Early darkness allows for stargazing before bedtime! Learn about the solar system and search for starts and planets. Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee. 6-8 p.m. $9/adult non-members and $7/children non-members. urbanecologycenter.org
Thursday, Jan. 14
Sledding the Slopes of Menomonee Valley: Go sledding in Three Bridges Park and warm up with hot chocolate. If there isn't snow, it will be a hike through the park. Urban Ecology Center at Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce, Milwaukee. 4-6 p.m. Free. (414) 431-2940, urbanecologycenter.org
Friday, Jan. 15
Holes: Based on the novel by Louis Sachar, follow the story of Stanley Yelnats as he is falsely convicted of a crime and sentenced to Camp Green Lake to dig holes in the First Stage performance. Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 7 p.m. $12.50-$32.50, firststage.org
Waukesha Janboree: Family-friendly activities and events all over Waukesha, including ice sculpting, ice bowling, ice fishing, fireworks and more. Opening ceremonies from 3-9 p.m. at Lowell Park. (262) 524-3737, janboree.org
For more events and activities, visit metroparentmagazine.com/events.