We are moving closer to the first day of spring! Storytimes, free evening at Betty Brinn and St. Patrick's Day fun is what's happening this week in the Milwaukee area.

Monday, March 14

National Pi Day 

Visit for Pi Day activities and events. 

Tuesday, March 15

Tuesdays in the Garden: Designed for parents and children from infant to age 3, this program includes outdoor play and art materials. The theme this month is Squirrel World. Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd. Milwaukee. 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. $10/one adult and one child; $4 for additional children. (414) 446-8794,

Preschool Storytime: Some baby animals don't look anything like their parents. Explore the different ways that animals grow up. Havenwoods State Forest, 6141 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free. (414) 527-0232, 

Wednesday, March 16

Book of Me: Students can create poetry, essays and artwork about their name, interests, family and neighborhoods. This also has two more sessions on March 9 and 16. Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave. Milwaukee. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free. (414) 286-3000, 

Thursday, March 17

St. Patrick's Day 

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day: Celebrate with crafts and snacks. East Library, 2320 N. Cramer St., Milwaukee. 4-5 p.m. Free. (414) 286-3000,

Marvel Universe Live!: Join Marvel superheroes as they trek to retrieve the Cosmic Cube. UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. 7 p.m. $23-$123.

Neighborhood Night: Admission is free from 5-8 p.m. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. (414) 390-5437,

Friday, March 18

Alvin and the Chipmunks: See "Alvin and the Chipmunks" for $3 at participating Marcus Theatres. Or get free tickets by visiting a participating American Family Insurance Agent. 10 a.m. 

Just Between Friends of Waukesha: Buy or sell children's clothing, gear, toys and more at this consignment event. Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Rd., Waukesha.

Marvel Universe Live!: 7 p.m. See March 17 listing.

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