Let the warmer temps arrive soon! This first week of April is filled with family events. Here are a few to check out:

Monday, April 4

Brewers: It's Opening Day!

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Tripoli Shrine Circus: The circus is in town with clowns, aerialists, animal performers and more. A kid-friendly Circus Pre-Party will take place one hour before the show, with camel and pony rides, face painting and more. UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, 400 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. 6:30 p.m. $18-$33.

Wednesday, April 6

Just Between Friends Washington County: Buy or sell gently used children's clothing, shoes, maternity clothes, toys, books, DVDs and more. Washington County Fair Park, 3000 Pleasant Valley Rd., West Bend. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. $3. 

Lunch & Learn: Get expert advice on what employers are looking for, and learn about Milwaukee job opportunities available for teens this summer. Lunch is provided. Pre-register. Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 12:15-1 p.m. Free. (414) 286-3000,

Nerf Night: Bring your own blaster and some to share to play Capture the Flag in the museum. This is part of the adults-only event series, MakeShift. Betty Brinn Children's Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. 6-9 p.m. $10. (414) 390-5437,

The Day the Crayons Party: Dress to impress in your favorite color and enjoy stories, snacks and activities based on the books "The Day the Crayons Quit" and "The Day the Crayons Came Home." Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee. 6-7 p.m. Free. (414) 286-3000,

Thursday, April 7

Family Hike: Explore the trails at Three Bridges Park. Urban Ecology Center – Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce Milwaukee. 4-6 p.m. Free. (414) 431-2940,

Just Between Friends Washington County: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free admission. See April 6 listing.

Kohl's Thank You Thursday: All visitors receive free admission. Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St., Milwaukee. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (414) 278-2702,

Friday, April 8

Animal Movie Night: Photographer Mary Lee Agnew will share her photos of local foxes and other wildlife. Then, enjoy "Fantastic Mr. Fox." Pre-register. Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, 1111 E. Brown Deer Rd., Milwaukee. 6-9 p.m. $10-$15. (414) 352-2880,

Bike Expo Sale: Check out Wheel & Sprocket's Bike Expo Sale, with more than 2,000 bikes and thousands of accessories. Wisconsin State Fair Park Exposition Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Ave. West Allis. 12-9 p.m. Free admission.

Just Between Friends Washington County: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. See April 6 listing. Free Soccer Clinic: See April 1 listing.

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