Several outdoor options this week for family fun in the Milwaukee area.

Monday, Feb. 15

Family Cooking Class: Learn to put a healthy spin on sweets. Bring your own container to take the goodies home. Pre-register. Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park, 1500 E. Park Pl., Milwaukee. 9:30-11 a.m. $34/family (414) 964-8505,

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Sledding the Slopes: Enjoy an evening of sledding at Three Bridges Park, with hot chocolate to warm up. Urban Ecology Center Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce, Milwaukee. 4-6 p.m. Free. (414) 431-2940,

Wednesday, Feb. 17

A History of Jazz in America: Celebrate Black History Month with jazz enthusiast Carol V. Johnson and the music of jazz instrumentalists and singers. Villard Square Library, 5190 N. 35th St., Milwaukee. 5:30 p.m. (414) 286-3000,

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe: All skill levels are welcome to this night skiing and snowshoeing event. Urban Ecology Center Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee. 7-9 p.m. $9/adult and $7/child.

Maybe a baby?: Learn what you can do now to get healthy and feel prepared both physically and emotionally. Wheaton Franciscan Elmbrook Memorial Campus, 19333 W. North Ave., Brookfield. 5-6 p.m. Free. (888) 9-WHEATON

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Rhythms of the African Diaspora: Learn how the music of Africa has influenced cultures all over the world in this hands-on drumming workshop. Instruments will be provided. Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74th St., Milwaukee. 6-7 p.m. (414) 286-3000,

Thursday, Feb. 18

Neighborhood Night: Enjoy free admission on the third Thursday of every month. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 5-8 p.m. (414) 390-5437,

The Mitten: Enjoy a special storytime designed for ages 5 and younger. Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol. 9:30-10 a.m. Free. (262) 857-8008,

Friday, Feb. 19

Hotel Transylvania 2: See the movie "Hotel Transylvania 2" for only $3 at participating Marcus Theatres. Or get free tickets by visiting a participating American Family Insurance agent. Participating Marcus Theatres. 10 a.m.

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