13 Friday

First Stage presents: Welcome to Bronzeville: The Wisconsin Cycle, First Stage's new play development initiative honoring the local history and heritage of Wisconsin, presents this play set in 1957 about a young African American man struggling to find his place in his home and community. This play is suggested for families with young people ages 8 and up.

Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee

7 p.m.

Tickets start at $15.



Playgroup with Stories:  A 20-minute story time for children and their parent or guardian is followed by open play time with a variety of age-appropriate, educational toys. For children ages 2 and under with a parent of guardian.

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


14 Saturday

Doc McStuffins Party: Come pin the bandage on Lambie, make a play stethoscope and have Doc McStuffins-themed fun at our party! Registration required.

Center Street Library, 2727 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee

1 to 2 p.m.


First Stage presents Welcome to Bronzeville: 3:30 and 7 p.m.

See January 13 listing for details.

GO! Discover – Winter Birds: A lot of birds are “fair weather friends” in Wisconsin, but a surprising number tough it out in winter. Drop in to find out how they are adapted to survive the snow and cold, make a bird feeder, and explore for birds on your own. We have binoculars and snowshoes you can borrow.

Havenwoods State Forest, 6141 N. Hopkins St., Milwaukee

9 a.m. to 2 p.m.



Good Neighbor Day: Representatives from the Fire and Police Departments, children's healthcare providers, grocery stores and others will meet children and share engaging activities related to their role in the neighborhood. First Stage will provide fun and enriching workshops, and Milwaukee PBS will provide tips to families.

Marcus Center's Bradley Pavilion, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee

2 to 3 p.m.


LEGO!: We provide the LEGOs, you provide the creativity! Join other LEGO enthusiasts and see what you can create from the bottom up!

Tippecanoe Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Milwaukee Winter Farmers Market: Brings together about 50 weekly vendors to sell high quality fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry and dairy products, along with freshly baked goods, jams, cider, honey, maple syrup, sorghum, sauces and soups, and delicious global cuisine. Runs Saturdays through April 8.

Milwaukee Domes Greenhouse Annex, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Free parking and admission to the market


Play & Learn: Storyteller and Puppeteer Kathy Luck: Enjoy an interactive program of stories, songs, rhymes and fun with Kathy Luck. The children will get to play along on a variety of rhythm instruments and also join in on the stories. Some of Kathy's puppet friends will be here to add plenty of silliness and laughter.

Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.


Saturdays at Central: Storyteller Jean-Andrew: Enjoy a rollicking program of family fun with interactive tales told by storyteller Jean-Andrew.

Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee

10:30 a.m.


15 Sunday

Family Fun Walk: Grab the whole family and join Historic Milwaukee on a family-friendly history tour. Includes several fun highlights like early topography, Native Americans and their habitats, fur traders, early villages, and the bridge wars. This unique winter tour winds through the skywalk system overlooking downtown with a birds-eye perspective.

Tour starts at the main atrium of the Milwaukee Center, 111 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee

1 p.m.

$10/adult, $5/child ages 13-17, Free/child 12 and under


First Stage presents Welcome to Bronzeville: 1, 3:30 p.m.

See January 13 listing for details.

Samson Stomp & Romp: Runners and walkers are invited to join us for the traditional race. This popular race honors one of the most famous zoo residents, Samson, the silverback gorilla (1950-1981). Money raised from the event supports all of the animals in the zoo’s collection.

Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee

5K/2-mile pre-registration: $25/runner, Children’s races pre-registration: $10/runner, Teams with 5 or more pre-registration: $15/runner; same-day registration: $30/runner


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