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Event Calendar | November 2017
Earlier events have been archived. If this is your first visit, be sure to check back often to see the
diverse listings of activities promoted to meet a wide variety of interests & locations!
November 4
Saturday | 10 AM
Saturday Science: Mars in Madison
@ Discovery Building Town Center, UW-Madison Campus
November 4
Saturday | 10 AM - 1 PM
Box of Balloons Birthday Bash Fundraiser
@ MMSD Planetarium
(Located within James Memorial High School, Madison)
November 4-5
Saturday | 9 AM - 8 PM
Sunday | 9 AM - 4 PM
Midwest Regional Quidditch Championship
@ Breese Stevens Field
November 5
Sunday | 10 AM - 4 PM
Wisconsin Dog Fair
@ Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
November 11
Saturday | 8:30 opens
10 AM Race
Girls on the Run 5K
@ Waunakee Village Center, Waunakee
November 11
Saturday | 9:30, 11 & 1 PM
Kids in the Rotunda: Madison Ballet
@ Overture Center for the Arts
November 11
Saturday | 5 PM
Peppa Pig Live
@ Overture Center for the Arts
November 11-12
Saturday | 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday | 10 AM - 4 PM
Winter Art Fair off the Square
@ Monona Terrace Convention Center
November 12
Sunday | 7 AM Start
Madison Marathon & Half Marathon
@ Capitol Square (Start/Finish at Mifflin & Wisconsin Ave)
November 12
Sunday | 11 AM
UW Women's Basketball Vs. Charlotte
@ Kohl Center
November 12
Sunday | 1 PM & 3 PM
WCCT Series: Little Match Girl by Playtime Productions
@ Waisman Center Children's Theatre
November 17 & 18
Fri & Sun | 7 PM
UW Men's Hockey Vs. Michigan
@ Kohl Center
November 18
Saturday | 10 AM - 12 PM
Wisconsin Shipwrecks for Kids
@ Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison
November 18-19
Saturday 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM
Madison Gem & Mineral Sale & Show
@ Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall
November 18
Saturday | See location
Half Price Books "Booksgiving" Storytime
@ Half Price Books (2 PM West Madison; 3 PM East Towne)
November 18
Saturday | 6 PM
Downtown Madison Lighting Ceremony
@ Capitol Square at State St
November 18
thru January 2nd
Holiday Fantasy in Lights Display
@ Olbrich Park, Madison
November 19
Sunday | 6 PM - 10 PM
Hayrides at Holiday Fantasy in Lights
@ Olbrich Park, meet at boat launch - last ride 9:40
November 21-26
Various Showtimes
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
@ Overture Center for the Arts
November 23
Thursday | 8:15 Start
Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk & Kids Dash
@ Alliant Energy Center
November 23
Thursday | 9 AM Start
Berbee Derby 10k & 5k Run/Walk
@ Fitchburg Business Park, Fitchburg
November 24
Fri | 9:30 & 11 AM; 1 PM
*Special Kids in the Rotunda: Cashbox Kings
@ Overture Center for the Arts
November 24
Friday | 5 PM
Sun Prairie Tree Lighting & Fire Truck Parade
@ Main St at SP Historic Library & Museum, Sun Prairie
November 24-26
Friday - Sunday
Downtown Madison Holiday Open House
@ State St & Capitol Square
November 25
Saturday | 9 AM - 12 PM
Home Depot Kids Workshop *Special Holiday Workshop
@ Home Depot Stores
November 25
Sat | 9:30 & 11 AM; 1 PM
Kids in the Rotunda: Fox & Branch
@ Overture Center for the Arts
December 1st - 3rd
Friday - Sunday
Cambridge Classic Christmas
@ Downtown Cambridge
December 2
Saturday Science at Discovery: Life with Robots
@ Discovery Building Town Center, UW-Madison
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Recurring Activities
This list includes recurring, free or minimal
cost, seasonal or year-round programs for
children in Dane County.
American Family Dream Bank
DreamBank is a one-of-a-kind dream exploration
space on the square in Downtown Madison.
Learn more >>
Home Depot Kids Workshops
Drop-in 9am to Noon the 1st Saturday every month for
a FREE "how-to" clinic for kids, ages 5 to 12.
Learn more >>
Kids in the Rotunda
Enjoy free performances in a relaxed, kid-friendly
environment every Saturday from the end of Sept.
through April.  
Learn more >>
Michael's Kids Club
From 10 AM - 12 PM most Saturdays, 30 minute
sessions are open for a make & take craft, geared
towards children 3 & up. $2 fee includes supplies.
Sign-up online or in stores, where you can find a
schedule of seasonal themed projects.  
Learn more >>
Rocky Rococo's for Family Movies
Rocky's Party Pizzeria's East & West show movies on
their big screen throughout the week, daytime &
evening options.  
Learn more >>
Saturday Science at Discovery
A monthly series that consists of free science
exploration and education programs aimed at families
and learners of all ages.
Learn more >>
Saturday Science at UW Space Place
Space Place family workshops are offered every other
Saturday at 10 a.m. for children
ages 6-10 and their
parents. The workshops are free and open to the
public. No registration required, but sessions are
limited to first 50 children.  
Learn more >>
UW Arboretum Family Programs
The Arboretum hosts a Family Walk the 2nd Sunday
each month, where families explore something within
the arboretum. Family Nature Programs are held the
4th Sunday each month, and include a naturalist-led
nature walk, followed by activities inside the visitor
Learn more >>
Waisman Center Children's Theatre
WCCT features a variety of performers - magicians,
singers, dancers, musical groups, "learning is fun"
educators, performers, and professional theatrical
Learn more >>

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