If you've never been to a Pajama Jamboree, we highly recommend it! Plus, it's free!

Monday, May 9

Down in the Dirt:Learn the different types of soil for planting a garden at home. Help plant the Retzer Children’s Garden and take a plant home. Part of Retzer Rangers program. Register by May 6. Ages 5-7. $4. Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha. 4:30-5:30 p.m. $4. (262) 548-7801,

Plein Air MKE:Arts will paint what they see along the Milwaukee Museum Mile from Juneau Park to Lake Park. The major streets for painting will be Prospect, Terrace and Wahl avenues, with 'quick paint' opportunities on Brady Street and North Avenue. Runs through May 14.

Tuesday, May 10

Family Hike:Explore the trails on a guided hike through Three Bridges Park. Enjoy storytime by the fire. Urban Ecology Center – Menomonee Valley, 3700 W. Pierce Milwaukee. 4:30-6 p.m. Free. (414) 431-2940,

Plein Air MKE:See May 9 listing.

Wednesday, May 11

Americana Pajama Jamboree: The Festival City Symphony will duel it out with local bluegrass group, Above the Town, and young audience members will get to conduct that orchestral finale, 'Stars and Stripes' by John Philip Sousa. Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. 7 p.m. Free. 123 E. State St., Milwaukee.

Car Seat Check:Make sure your child is buckled up properly. Allow 40 minutes per car seat. Pre-register. St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 4001 S. 68th St., Milwaukee. Free. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (414) 231-4896

Plein Air MKE: See May 9 listing.

The Little Red Hen Remix: This musical remix tells the tale not once but twice – just to make sure the animals learn their lesson. Sunset Playhouse, 800 Elm Grove Road, Elm Grove. 10:30 a.m. $10/adult, $5/child. (262) 782-4430,

Thursday, May 12

Plein Air MKE: See May 9 listing.

The Little Red Hen Remix: 10:30 a.m. See May 11 listing.

Friday, May 13

Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse: This First Steps production tells the story of Lilly, a young mouse who is ready for anything. Ideal for children ages 3 to 6. Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. 7 p.m. $12.50-$32.50.

Parents Night Out: Kids can meet their friends and enjoy an evening of swimming, rock wall climbing and a pizza dinner. Ages 4-12. Pabst Farms YMCA, 1750 E. Valley Road, Oconomowoc. 5-9 p.m. $15/member. $25/community participant, (262) 567-7251,

Plein Air MKE: See May 9 listing.

The Little Red Hen Remix:10:30 a.m. See May 11 listing.

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