Is there a big game happening this weekend? Enjoy!
Especially for the kids and their families this weekend:
- The High Noon Saloon seems to be the hub of two big family-friendly events this weekend. First up: Saturday, 1/22/11 is the 6th Annual Kids’ Day with David Landau beginning at high noon, of course. David performs two shows, 12 and 2 pm. $5 cover. From website: “David Landau of the Madison bluegrass outfit Cork ‘n Bottle String Band captivates children’s imaginations with his storytelling and original children’s music that is educational, entertaining, and motivating.” IsthmusParents.com will be on site taking pictures.
- Also at the same place: The High Noon Saloon hosts the citrus-themed, cupcake-throwdown competition called “Iron Cupcake Madison” on Sunday, 1-3 pm. Tickets: $7. Benefitting Porchlight, Inc. (Family friendly event)
- GO Get Out Physicians Plus presents the annual Polar Dash at Olbrich Gardens on Saturday, 1/22/11 from 10 am to noon. Description: “Kids 12 and under can dash a sled-riding plush polar bear through our wintery race course, then warm up inside Olbrich’s tropical Bolz Conservatory.” Details and preregistration form.
- Brave (?) a winter walk at the UW-Arboretum on Saturday, 1/22/11 from 6:30 to 8 pm. “Night Sounds: Enjoy the sights and sounds of the night. We might hear calls from owls, and cries of coyotes responding to sirens, and see stars if the weather cooperates.”
- Also at the Arboretum is a family day called Golly Geology on Sunday, 1/23/11 from 12:30 to 4 pm. “Family Day at the Arboretum features an exploration of the rocks that make up our landscape. There will be a naturalist-led hike at 1:30 when we will be looking at the way glaciers formed our land.”
- Round up the family and head to Sauk City to enjoy a bald eagle watching bus tour. Bus tours are available every Saturday through 2/19/11. Complete details here.
- The UW-Space Place offers a one-hour Saturday Science workshop called “Weight on Other Planets” on Saturday, January 22nd at 10 a.m. According to the website: “How much would you weigh if you lived on Mars? Find out how much you would weigh and why.” For children aged 6-10. Free. (Limited to first 50 people.)
- Also at UW-Space Place, stargazers are invited to “Party with the Stars,” Friday, 1/21/11 from 7 – 9 pm. Details.
- The Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda returns on Saturday, 1/22/11. A long-time Madison favorite, this is a great way to spend a Saturday morning with your children of all ages. Enjoy yoyo tricks and juggling with Mark Hayward! Shows are at 9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM. Complete schedule.
Happy Weekend, Madison!
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