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Wow! So many great events to choose from this weekend, including Behind the Scenes at the Milwaukee County Zoo, Milwaukee's St. Patrick's Day Parade, several egg hunts, maple sugaring events and more.

Friday, March 11

Animal Movie Night: Watch "The Good Dinosaur" and enjoy s'mores by the fireplace. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee. 6-9 p.m. $5/youth and $10/adult. (414) 352-2880, schlitzaudubon.org

Little Explorers Playgroup: Children ages 4 and younger can enjoy activities designed to engage their senses. Urban Ecology Center - Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce, Milwaukee. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free. (414) 431-2940, urbanecologycenter.org

Playdate with Art: Kids ages 5 and younger can make art together and enjoy singing time. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (414) 224-3200, mam.org

The Peanuts Movie: See "The Peanuts Movie" for $3 at participating Marcus Theatres. Or get free tickets by visiting a participating American Family Insurance Agent. 10 a.m. marcustheatres.com

Saturday, March 12

Behind the Scenes Weekend: Walk in the elephant yard. Tour the Aquatic and Reptile Center. Watch orangutans interact with iPads. Plus, much more! Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-2:45 p.m. $11.75/adults; $8.75 ages 3-12. (414) 256-5412, milwaukeezoo.org

Blarney Run: A 5K run, 2-mile walk or 1/4-mile "Twinkle Trot" for ages 10 and younger. Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool Grand Hall, 1800 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa. 10 a.m. wauwatosahistoricalsociety.org

Dr. Seuss: Join Mr. Rick as he celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday with a magical twist. Capitol Library, 3969 N. 74h St. Milwaukee 1-2 p.m. Free. (414) 286-3000, mpl.org

Easter Egg Hunt + Celebration: Join in the fun with a puppet show, games, a train ride, egg hunt and much more, including an opportunity to meet the Big Bunny. Apple Holler, 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant. 10 a.m. $9. appleholler.com

From Sap to Syrup: Learn about how to harvest sap and turn it into maple syrup. Enjoy pancakes, too! Pre-register. Urban Ecology Center Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St. Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $15/adult and $7/kid. (414) 344-5460, urbanecologycenter.org 

Just A Little Critter: Designed for kids ages 3-6, this musical is based on Mercer Mayer's popular character, Little Critter. Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $14. firststage.org

Make Your Own Fairy Garden: Explore the whimsical side of gardening by creating a fairy or gnome garden for your home at this family workshop. Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Dr., Hales Corners. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. $25. (414) 525-5653, boernerbotanicalgardens.org

Maple Fest: See how maple syrup is made. Elegant Farmer, 1545 Main St. Mukwonago. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (262) 363-6711, elegantfarmer.com 

Maple Syrup Hike at Petrifying Springs: Join in on one of three hikes in Petrifying Springs County Park. Meet at Pavilion #6 Petrifying Springs Park 761 Green Bay Rd., Kenosha. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free. pringlenc.org 

St. Patrick's Day Parade: The 50th Annual Shamrock Club of Wisconsin St. Patrick's Day Parade features floats, marching bands and several Irish and Celtic organizations. Downtown Milwaukee, beginning at 3rd Street and Wisconsin Avenue. 12 p.m. saintpatricksparade.org

Storytime in the Galleries: Come hear a story that relates to a work of art in the museum and then make a drawing. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m. (414) 224-3200, mam.org 

The Peanuts Movie: See March 11 listing.

The Snow: This world premiere play weaves a fantastical Grimmsian tale for families. Ideal for ages 8+. Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $12.50-$32.50. firststage.org

Winter Pow Wow: Explore the traditional American Indian pow wow with dancing, drumming, singing, food and activities. Wisconsin State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $8/adults; free for children 12 and younger. indiansummer.org 

Sunday, March 13

Daylight Saving Time begins

Back to Nature: Kohl's Art Generation Family Sundays will focus on the beauty of the American landscape. See the American Vision exhibit, paint a landscape and more. Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Dr., Milwaukee. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (414) 224-3200, mam.org

Behind the Scenes Weekend: See March 12 listing.

Easter Egg Hunt + Celebration: See March 12 listing.

Just A Little Critter: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. See March 12 listing. 

The Peanuts Movie: See March 11 listing.

The Snow: 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. See March 12 listing.

“Whose Hands Are These?” Book Event: Green Bay author, Miranda Paul, will talk about her latest book for ages 4 and up, "Whose Hands Are These: A Community Helper Guessing Book." Enjoy this family-friendly storytime with activities, treats and prizes. Boswell Books, 2559 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee. 3 p.m. Free. (414) 332-1181, boswellbooks.com

Winter Pow Wow: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See March 12 listing.

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