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Event Calendar | Thru February 2017
Prior events have been archived! Be sure to check back often so you'll get to see the very
diverse range of family-friendly happenings promoted here throughout Dane County.
Be sure to check with event coordinator (website, call venue or follow Facebook) to
determine any cancellation of upcoming outdoor events involving snow or ice! DO NOT rely
on event info posted here prior to inclement weather or other unknown scheduling updates.
January 20
Friday
Groove & Glide - Ice Skating Party w/ Madison Parks
6 PM - 8 PM at Tenney Park
January 21
Saturday
Kids in the Rotunda Series: Stuart Stotts
9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM at Overture Center for the Arts
January 21
Saturday
Children of the Rainforest Series: Goongoo Peas
10:30 AM & 1:30 PM Performances at Olbrich Gardens
January 22
Sunday
Winter Fun Day at Lake Farm Park  CANCELED!!
1 PM - 4 PM at Lake Farm Park
January 22
Sunday
Family Nature Program: Winter Animals
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM at UW Arboretum
January 27 - 29
Friday - Sunday
Monster Truck Nationals
7:30 PM Fri & Sat; 1 PM Sunday, each offer free pre-show Pit Party
at Alliant Energy Center Veteran's Memorial Coliseum
January 28
Saturday
Kids in the Rotunda Series: Blackstar Drum Line
9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM at Overture Center for the Arts
January 28
Saturday
Polar Dash
10 AM at Unity Point Health-Meriter Monona Clinic
January 28
Saturday
Snow Day in the Park   CANCELED!!
11 AM - 2 PM at McCarthy Youth & Conservation Park, C. Grove
January 28
Saturday
Fun on Ice Fundraiser for the River Food Pantry
1 PM - 3 PM at Eastside Club
January 28
Saturday
Battle of the Badges (Madison Police Vs. Madison Fire)
Hockey Game & Fundraising Event
4 PM Door Open at Hartmeyer Ice Arena   > More Info
January 29
Sunday
Badger Women's Basketball Vs. Indiana
2 PM at the Kohl Center
February 1st
Wednesday
MCM Free Family Night & Stair Trek Exhibit Opening
5 PM - 8 PM at Madison Children's Museum
February 3 - 5
Friday - Sunday
Scandahoovian Winter Festival
Indoor & outdoor weekend activities throughout Mount Horeb
February 3 - 5
Friday - Sunday
Clean Lakes Alliance Frozen Assets Festival
Outdoor family activities & fundraising event at Edgewater Hotel
February 4
Saturday
Home Depot Kids Workshop: Valentines Photo Box
9 AM - 12 PM at Home Depot Stores (pre-registration appreciated)
February 4
Saturday
Saturday Science at Discovery: Science of Badger Athletics
10 AM at Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
February 4
Saturday
Badger Women's Basketball Vs. Ohio State
1 PM at the Kohl Center
February 4
Saturday
Daddy/Daughter Dance
3 PM & 6 PM at Warner Park Community Recreation Center
February 10
Friday
Warner Family Fun Nights
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM at Warner Park Community Rec Center
February 10
Friday
Groove & Glide w/ Madison Parks
6 PM - 8 PM at Vilas Park, Madison
February 11
Saturday
Kids in the Rotunda: Yid Vicious
9:30 AM; 11 AM & 1 PM at Overture Center for the Arts
February 11
Saturday
Hilldale's Winter Fest Celebration
1 PM - 3 PM at Hilldale Mall
February 12
Sunday
WCCT Series: Wildlife Fun w/ David Stokes
1 PM at Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium
February 17 - 19
Friday - Sunday
Zor Shrine Circus
Multiple performances at Alliant Energy Center Coliseum
February 18
Saturday
Kids in the Rotunda: Magic Morgan & Liliana
9:30 AM; 11 AM & 1 PM at Overture Center for the Arts
February 18
Saturday
ALNC Family Program: Owl You Need is Love...
1 PM - 3 PM at Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona
February 18 & 19
Saturday & Sunday
Madison Winter Fest  
Weekend outdoor activities at Elver Park <<< New Location!!
February 18 & 19
Saturday & Sunday
Mad City Model Railroad Show & Sale
9 AM - 5 PM Saturday/Sunday at Alliant Energy Center Exhib Hall
February 18
Saturday
Children of the Rain Forest Series: Kalaanjali School of
Indian Dance
10:30 AM & 1:30 PM Performances at Olbrich Gardens
February 18
Saturday
Wonders of Physics Fair
11 AM - 4 PM at Chamberlin Hall, UW-Madison Campus
February 19
Sunday
Elephant & Piggie's "We Are In a Play!"
3 PM at Overture Center for the Arts
February 25
Saturday
Overture's International Festival
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM at Overture Center for the Arts
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This list includes recurring, seasonal or year-
round programs for children in Dane County.

American Family Dream Bank
WEEKLY | YEAR-ROUND
DreamBank is a one-of-a-kind dream exploration space
on the square in Downtown Madison.
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Home Depot Kids Workshops
MONTHLY | YEAR-ROUND
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
WEEKLY: SATURDAYS | FALL/WINTER
Enjoy free performances in a relaxed, kid-friendly
environment every Saturday from the end of Sept.
through April.  
Learn more >>

Michael's Kids Club
SATURDAYS | YEAR-ROUND
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
THROUGHOUT WEEK | YEAR-ROUND
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
MONTHLY: SATURDAYS | YEAR-ROUND
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
SATURDAYS | TWICE PER MONTH
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
SUNDAYS | TWICE PER MONTH
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 center.
Learn more >>

Waisman Center Children's Theatre
MONTHLY: SUNDAYS | FALL/WINTER
WCCT features a variety of performers - magicians,
singers, dancers, musical groups, "learning is fun"
educators, performers, and professional theatrical
companies.
Learn more >>
Fall/Winter Recurring Activities