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Got kids? Madison family weekend events 1/14/11 - 1/16/11

Especially for the kids and their families this weekend:

  • Head to the Alliant Energy Center for the 47th Annual MadFest Juggling Festival 1/14/11 - 1/16/11. The event is free except for a parking fee of $6. The Amazing MadFest Juggling Extravaganza show takes place at the Wisconsin Union Theater on Saturday, 1/15 7 pm. ($11/advance, $14 DOS) Details.
  • Kids Ice Fishing Day is Saturday, 1/15/11 9 am to 1 pm at Brittingham Park! Besides free hot dogs and hot chocolate, kids aged 12 and under receive "free ice fishing rod and reel combos, bait and instruction!"
  • Enjoy a winter walk at the UW-Arboretum on Sunday, 1/16/11 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm. "Looking for Animal Signs: "Tracks are not the only thing to look for when searching for animal signs. Join the naturalist to learn many ways to find out what creatures share our world."
  • 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 "Density Tower" on Saturday, January 15th at 10 a.m. According to the website: "Compare the density of different materials by making a density tower.” For children aged 6-10. Free. (Limited to first 50 people.)
  • The Overture Center's Kids in the Rotunda returns on Saturday, 1/15/11. A long-time Madison favorite, this is a great way to spend a Saturday morning with your children of all ages. Creat-a-Play with The Atwood Players! Shows are at 9:30 AM, 11 AM & 1 PM. Complete schedule.

Happy Weekend, Madison!

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