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MANY places have fun things that are cheap or free- you can check with:
-JoAnn’s Craft Store
-Michael’s Craft Store
– Home Depot
Here is what I have rounded up for this weekend:
Barns ‘n Noble Bookstores: Polar Express Storytime 7PM
Kids in the Rotunda
Every Saturday October thru May – Overture Center for the Arts
Overture Center offers free arts programs designed for children and families at 9:30 AM, 11 AM and 1 PM. The popular performing arts series for children and families offers a relaxed, kid-friendly environment in which to enjoy a diverse lineup of local and regional musicians, storytellers, jugglers, theater troupes, magicians and dancers.
The 1 PM performances are sign language interpreted. Kids in the Rotunda takes place on the Rotunda Stage. This week–> The Madgadders(family and holiday rock ‘n’ roll music)
Tour the Wisconsin Governor’s Mansion!
It’s FREE, lasts about half an hour and is also a food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank (which helps supply a lot of small pantries). Tours run from Noon – 2:00, Next Saturday too!
If you need the address it is 99 Cambridge Road, Maple Bluff (East Madison)…and feel free to bring a non-perishable food item.
Watch WheelChair BasketBall!
With more and more soldiers coming home from the various wars we are involved in (don’t get me started…)
there is an importance to teach our children that people with “disabilities” are capable too. So many people look at the missing arm or leg instead of the rest of the person that is still there. Just look at the guy who won Dancing With Stars this year! A vet who was missing most of his face from burns when his unit was attacked. (He was SOOO inspiring!)
This is a FREE event and shows that even if someone faces what most would consider challenges, they are still VERY able to do cool things too. More info and schedules HERE
(Thanks Elizabeth W for sharing!)
Waisman Center Children’s Theatre ****This is their LAST show until next year
Sundays per schedule, Fall thru Spring
Shows take place in the Friends of the Waisman Center Auditorium at 1500 Highland Ave, off of University Ave near the UW Hospital. Admission to these short, family-friendly performances are usually just $2 for adults and $1 for children, thanks to sponsorship from American Girl Fund for Children.
Some shows provide Early Bird pre-show activities, and may offer either 1 or 2 show times. Advanced tickets highly recommended!
December 11th: KEN LONNQUIST – OLD BEFANA, 1:00 p.m.
An original musical and heart-warming holiday tale of an old woman, a bright shining star, and a very special child. With an ensemble cast of some of the Midwest’s finest performers. Don’t miss this wonderful show!
**Please let me know if I have missed anything cool – there are SOOOO many events this December that it is hard to catch them all