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World Traveler Night

Dec 18, 2014 6pm - 7pm

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum 1100 Main Street, Stevens Point Wi 54481
Travel the world with us as we explore a different culture every month. Learn about traditions and ways of life through presentations and special activities. This event is free with paid admission to the museum. No preregistration is required.

Sandy, 715-344-2003, Sandy@cwchildrensmuseum.org


Healthy Family Night

Dec 11, 2014 5pm - 8pm

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum 1100 Main Street, Stevens Point Wi 54481
Ministry Medical Group/Saint Michael’s Hospital and the Central Wisconsin Children’s Museum team up to offer families a special place to spend quality time together. A free and healthy dinner is served from 5:30-6pm and the special program begins at 6pm. The museum’s exhibits and special programs provide fun and learning for all ages. This program is free and no pre-registration is required.

Sandy, 715-344-2003 Sandy@cwchildrensmusem.org


Hairtivity and More

Dec 6, 2014 11am - 3pm

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum 1100 Main Street Stevens Point, Wi 54481
Join the Central Wisconsin Children's Museum and the UWSP Black Student Union for a fun filled day of Hair Braiding, Yarn Art, Popsicle Art and Ornament Decorating. This event is free with admission to the museum.

Sandy, 715-344-2003, Sandy@cwchildrensmuseum.org


New Years at Noon

Dec 31, 2014 10am - 2pm

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum 1100 Main Street Stevens Point, Wi 54481
5..4..3..2..1. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Ring in the New Year with CWCM without staying up past your bedtime. New Year's At Noon is a great way for the whole family to celebrate the end of 2014 and the start of the New Year! Play in the museum and countdown to 12 (noon) with us. The Museum is open from 10am-2pm for this Special Event.
Admission is $5 per person.


Sandy, 715-344-2003, Sandy@cwchildrensmuseum.org


Pictures with Santa

Dec 13, 2014 10am - 2pm

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum 1100 Main Street Stevens Point, Wi 54481
Jolly Old St. Nicholas, The Man in Red, Kris Kringle…that's right! Santa Claus is stopping at the Museum on Saturday, December 13th, to meet all the good little boys and girls of Central Wisconsin! Stop by from 10am-2pm* to get your picture taken with Santa and don't forget to tell him how good you have been! After visiting with Santa take home your picture for only $5 ($3 for Members), and don't forget to stop at the bake sale before you go home.

Museum admission is regular price.

Sandy, 715-344-2003, Sandy@cwchildrensmuseum.org


Holiday Crafts

Dec 9, 2014 Noon

Marathon County Public Library Mosinee Branch, 123 Main St., Mosinee
Create fun holiday crafts on December 9 at 12:00 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Mosinee Branch.
During this event, patrons of all ages can create various holiday and winter-themed crafts, including ornaments made from shower curtain hooks, melted pony bead ornaments, sock snowmen, and paper and ribbon decorations.
All supplies for the craft are provided, and the event is free and open to the public.

Please register by calling 715-693-2144.


Art Time for Tots : Art Expedition

Jan 29, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am

Woodson Art Museum Wausau, WI 54401
After a gallery excursion, 1-4-year-olds and accompanying adults embark on hands-on art adventures. Please call 715.845.7010 or e-mail museum@lywam.org to register. Free


Visitor Services, 715.845.7010


Dorchester Lions Santa Claus Day

Dec 6, 2014 11am - 1pm

Dorchester Village Hall, 188 S 2nd St, Dorchester, WI
Santa will be taking orders for Christmas gifts and giving out special bags of treats. Free Hay Rides available. Sponsored by Dorchester Lions. The Dorchester Lioness will be serving Hot Chocolate and Hot Dogs.

Dale Meyer 715-316-1677 or 715-654-5172


YMCA KIDS NIGHT OUT

Dec 5, 2014 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Marshfield Area YMCA
The Marshfield Area YMCA knows parents need a break from time to time. With Kids Night Out, parents can have a night out while kids have fun at the Y enjoying games, water slides, swimming and a pizza party. Kids Night Out is scheduled on Friday, December 5, from 5:30-8:30 pm for Grades K-6. Cost is $12 per child for Y members; $18 per child for non-members; and each additional sibling is $3.

Pre-registration is required and can be done via phone with a credit card at 715.387.4900.


Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance

Feb 7, 2015 6:30pm - 9pm

Woodson YMCA- Wausau Branch, 707 Third St. Wausau
Share a fun-filled evening with your little girl and support our annual Community Partners Campaign. Tickets may be purchased at either Woodson YMCA location. Semi-formal attire required. Entry fee is $12 in advance or $17 for non-members. Tickets are $20/person at the door.

Join us from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Wausau Branch

Highlights: DJ for Music & Dancing, Photographs, Refreshments, Crafts, Raffles and Door Prizes.


715-845-2177


Marshfield Area YMCA Princess Date Night

Dec 6, 2014 6pm - 9pm

Marshfield Holiday Inn & Convention Center
Dads or Granddads – don’t miss this priceless opportunity to spend an elegant and special Saturday night with your princess(es). Dinner and dancing at the Holiday Inn Convention Center has been planned for 6:00-9:00 pm Saturday, December 6, with dinner at 6:15. Princesses of any age are encouraged to bring their fathers. Dress attire is welcomed. This event includes one 5x7 professional photo of dad and his princess(es) per family. Cost is $50 per couple for Y members; $55 per couple for non-members; and $20 for each additional princess.

For more information, contact Sara Henrichs, Senior Program Director, at shenrichs@mfldymca.org or call 715.387.4900.


Shriners Breakfast with Santa

Nov 29, 2014 8am - Noon

Masonic Center, 130 North 1st Street, Wausau
All You Can Eat Breakfast
- Pancakes - Eggs - Sausages - Applesauce - Beverages

Adults $6.00, Children (5-12) $3.00, Under 5 Free

Activities for Kids: Visit Santa, Face Painting, Elf Shelf

All net proceeds go to Shriner's Hospital for Children

If you know a child who can benefit from Shriners Hospital call Steve Peterson at 715-848-1768, or Peter Rotter at 715-843-5463


How to Create Zentangle Art

Nov 28, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014 10am on 11/28, 1pm on 12/6

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau
Teens and tweens can learn how to create Zentangle art on November 28 at 10:00 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters.
Zentangle is a unique form of art that anyone can learn. It is not only a fun and beautiful form of drawing, but also has a number of proven benefits including stress management, relaxation, and improving focus and creativity. This is a two-part event, with the second part of the event occurring on December 6 at 1:00 p.m. The first day of the event will consist of a lesson on what Zentangle is and how to do it, along with a take-home activity. On the second day, teens and tweens will create a unique Zentangle craft, which can be used as a holiday gift.

All supplies are provided, and this event is open to teens and tweens only.

For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Little Masters & Young Artists : Coldscapes

Jan 22, 2015 4:30pm - 6pm

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, WI
Children, 5 - 12 Years, create winter landscape paintings inspired by the seasonal beauty observed in photographs and etchings on view. Please call 715.845.7010 or e-mail museum@lywam.org to register. Free


Visitor Services, 715.845.7010, museum@lywam.org, www.lywam.org


Toddler Tuesday : Conquer the Cold

Jan 20, 2015 10:30am - Noon

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum Wausau, WI
Bring little ones, 18 months - 4 years, to sample an array of winter - themed, cabin-fever-busting art projects. Free


Visitor Services, 715.845.7010, museum@lywam.org, www.lywam.org


Toddler Tuesday : Paints & Prints

Dec 16, 2014 10:30am - Noon

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
Little ones, 18 months - 4 years, and accompanying adults sample printmaking and painting through bountiful art-making stations. Free


Visitor Services, 715.845.7010, museum@lywam.org, www.lywam.org


Little Masters & Young Artists : What a Card

Dec 9, 2014 4:30pm - 6pm

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
Children, 5 - 12 years, use dry point and printmaking techniques on personalized cards, just in time for seasonal greetings. Please call 715.845.7010 or e-mail museum@lywam.org to register.


Visitor Services, 715.845.7010, museum@lywam.org, www.lywam.org


Art Babies : Whistler Wonders

Dec 5, 2014 10:30am - 11:15am

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI
Bring your little ones, birth - 1 year, for multisensory fun and social interaction in the galleries and Art Park, the Museum's interactive family gallery. Baby gear - prams, strollers, front packs, and blankets - are welcome. Please call 715.845.7010 or e-mail museum@lywam.org to register. Free


Visitor Services, 715.845.7010, museum@lywam.org, www.lywam.org



Art Time for Tots

Dec 4, 2014 9:30am - 10:30am

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau WI
Little ones, 1 -4 years, and accompanying adults explore everyday scenes in James McNeill Whistler's artworks through stories, movement, and hands-on art making. Please call 715.845.7010 or e-mail museum@lywam.org to register. Free


Visitor Services, 715.845.7010, www.lywam.org


Learn to Sign

Nov 7, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014 10:30am

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum 1100 Main St. Stevens Point, Wi 54481
Sign Language is becoming more popular and it's fun to sign without talking. If you can't understand your child's message, she/he will sign using their hands, facial expression, and body language when they need attention. This class is for toddlers to 1st graders to learn how to fingerspell and hand sign including ABC's, numbers, colors, animals, family, food, and more. They will benefit the early signing skills!

Sandy 715-344-2003 ext 3#, Sandy@cwchildrensmuseum.org


Tween Club

Oct 21, 2014 - Mar 17, 2015 6:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) are invited to Tween Club on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St., Wausau.
Tweens can make new friends and discover the latest books, technology, art, writing techniques and more during these monthly meetings. Each month will feature a new theme, and is a great opportunity for tweens to make new friends. Free and open to tweens only.
Monthly themes are as follows:
October: Art
November: Engineering
December: Writing
January: Science
February: Technology
March: Gardening/Outdoors.

For more information, call 715-261-7220.


Gymnastics Starlight Invitational

Jan 17, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015 All Weekend

Woodson YMCA- 707 Third St., Wausau
Our annual Starlight Gymnastics Invitational is held January 17- 18, 2015 and is open to the public. More than 400 gymnasts from teams throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan will compete USA-Gymnastics Levels 1-Level 10 routines in all four competitive events. Awesome raffles, gymnastics clothing, and yummy concessions are available throughout the weekend competition at Wausau Branch.

Cheryl Randl at 715-841-1814


Autism Night

Sep 8, 2014 - Dec 1, 2014 5pm - 7pm

Central Wisconsin Childrens Museum 1100 Main Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481
According to a report published in the Washington Post, it is estimated that 1 in every 150 children in the U.S. has autism or a closely related condition.
The Central Wisconsin Children's Museum wants to be beneficial for every child, so we open the museum the 1st Monday of each month from 5-7pm exclusively for families that have children with Autism. The museum is available for parents and children to play together in a "less overwhelming" atmosphere. This program is free no preregistration required.

Sandy, 715-344-2003 ext 4#, Sandy@cwchildrensmuseum


Family Story Time at MCPL Stratford

Sep 10, 2014 - May 27, 2015 Wednesdays at 10:15am

400 North First Ave, Stratford
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 715-261-7209 for more information.


Family Story Time at MCPL Spencer

Sep 10, 2014 - May 27, 2015 Wednesdays at 10am

105 South Park St, Spencer.
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

Call 715-659-3996 for more information.


Family Story Time at MCPL Rothschild

Sep 2, 2014 - May 28, 2014 Tuesdays at 10:30am & Thursdays at 1:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Ave, Rothschild.
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-359-6208.


Family Story Time at MCPL Mosinee

Sep 10, 2014 - May 27, 2015 Wednesdays at 10am

123 Main St, Mosinee.
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-693-2144


Family Story Time at MCPL Marathon City

Sep 4, 2014 - May 28, 2015 Thursdays at 10:30am

515 Washington St, Marathon City
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-443-2775


Family Story Time at MCPL Hatley

Sep 2, 2014 - May 26, 2015 Tuesdays at 10:30am

435 Curtis Ave, Hatley
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-446-3537


Family Story Time at MCPL Edgar

Sep 4, 2014 - May 28, 2015 Thursdays at 9:30am

224 South Third Ave, Edgar
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

715-352-3155


Family Story Time at MCPL Athens

Sep 2, 2014 - May 26, 2015 Tuesdays at 10am

Marathon County Public Library Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St, Athens
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-257-7292


Family Story Time at MCPL Wausau

Sep 6, 2014 - May 30, 2015 Saturdays at 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau
Bring your entire family to story time! Children of all ages and parents/guardians welcome to this 30-minute program. Enjoy learning with all of your children through stories, songs and other literature-based activities. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, call 715-261-7230


Preschool Story Time

Sep 3, 2014 - May 28, 2015 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau
This 30-minute program will help prepare your preschooler for kindergarten with stories, songs, rhymes and other early literacy activities. Children attend this story time without parents/guardians, but they should remain in the children’s area during story time. For children three- five years old.
MCPL Wausau: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Tales for Tots

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau
Enjoy books, songs, and fingerplays with your toddler at this fun and educational story time! This program is designed to help 2 and 3 year olds acquire fundamental knowledge such as shapes, numbers and other early literacy skills. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
MCPL Wausau: Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230


Family LEGO Club at MCPL Athens

Sep 18, 2014 - Dec 18, 2015 4:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St, Athens
Family LEGO Club will meet on the third Thursday of the month beginning September 18. Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided. Free and open to the public. This will occur on the 3rd Tuesday of the month through December 18. Starts at 4:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Athens Branch, 221 Caroline St, Athens

For more information, call 715-257-7292.


Family LEGO Club at MCPL Stratford

Sep 16, 2014 - Dec 16, 2014 3:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Stratford Branch, 400 North Fourth Ave, Stratford.
Family LEGO Club will meet on the third Tuesday of the month beginning September 16. Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using LEGO® blocks! Blocks will be provided. Free and open to the public. This will occur on the 3rd Tuesday of the month through December 16. Starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Stratford Branch, 400 North Fourth Ave, Stratford.

For more information, call 715-687-4420.


Family LEGO Club at MCPL Rothschild

Sep 13, 2014 - May 9, 2015 11:30am

Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Ave, Rothschild.
Family LEGO Club will meet on the second Saturday of the month beginning September 13. Children of all ages and their families are invited to build creative projects using blocks. This event will occur monthly on the second Saturday of every month throughout the school year. Blocks will be provided. Free and open to the public. Starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Rothschild Branch, 211 North Grand Ave, Rothschild.

For more information, call 715-359-6208.


Family LEGO Club at MCPL Wausau

Sep 7, 2014 - May 31, 2015 Sundays at 1:30pm

Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau.
Family LEGO Club will meet every Sunday beginning September 7. Children of all ages and their families are invited to tap their inner creativity and build imaginative structures and other projects using blocks. All blocks will be provided. Starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Stations

Sep 10, 2014 - Aug 15, 2015 2nd Wednesday and Saturday of Each Month at 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
S.T.E.A.M. Exploration Stations will occur the 2nd Wednesday of every month and will be repeated the following Saturday. S.T.E.A.M. begins in September 2014 and runs until August 2015, with a break for the month of June 2015. Hands-on activities focused on the core areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics will be provided for kids so that they can learn, discover, create and have fun. Starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-261-7230.
*Note: Story times scheduled for the second Wednesday and the following Saturday at MCPL Wausau will include S.T.E.A.M.-related stories and activities.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.



Hour of Code

Oct 7, 2014 - Jun 2, 2015 First Tuesday of Each Month at 3:45pm

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Tweens can learn the basics of computer programming by working together on a variety of fun and intuitive projects! Free, and open to tweens only. First Tuesday of every month, with no meeting on September 2 since that is the first day of school. This event starts at 3:45 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Tween Club

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Tweens (grades 3-5) will participate in a variety of crafts and activities each month, along with learning about new books and technology. Meets every third Tuesday starting in October. Starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to tweens.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Book Babies

Sep 1, 2014 - Sep 7, 2015 Monday at 9:45am & 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Features 20 minutes of “lap sit” story time. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Older siblings may attend, but please be aware that this program is designed to meet the developmental needs of younger children. Board books, songs, puppets and other activities are used to enhance your child’s vocabulary and motor skills. For children from birth to 23 months old.

MCPL Wausau: Mondays, 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Marathon County Public Library Wausau Headquarters, 300 N. First St, Wausau. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Play and Learn Story Time

Aug 27, 2014 - Sep 23, 2015 Every Wednesday at 10:30am

Marathon County Public Library in Mosinee
Children and invited to use their imagination and creativity! This fun-filled program features a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Children of all ages are welcome, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-693-2144.


Play and Learn Story Time

Aug 21, 2014 - Sep 24, 2015 Every Thursday at 10am

Marathon County Public Library in Hatley
Children and invited to use their imagination and creativity! This fun-filled program features a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Children of all ages are welcome, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-446-3537.


Play and Learn Story Time

Aug 22, 2014 - Sep 25, 2015 Every Friday at 9:30am

Marathon County Public Library, 300 N. 1st Street, Wausau
Children and invited to use their imagination and creativity! This fun-filled program features a different story each week, followed by songs and supplemental activities. Children of all ages are welcome, and each child must be accompanied by an adult. This program is offered in partnership with the Family Resource Center. Free and open to the public.

For more information, call 715-261-7230.


Autism Night

Jun 2, 2014 - Jun 1, 2015 5pm - 7pm

Central WIsconsin Children's Museum 1100 Main St stevens Point, WI
According to a report published in the Washington Post, it is estimated that 1 in every 150 children in the U.S. has autism or a closely related condition.

The Central Wisconsin Children's Museum wants to be beneficial for every child, so we open the museum the 1st Monday of each month from 5-7pm exclusively for families that have children with Autism. The museum is available for parents and children to play together in a "less overwhelming" atmosphere. This program is free no preregistration required.

715-344-2003
www.cwchildrensmuseum.org



Family Game Night

Jun 26, 2014 - Jun 25, 2015 Fourth Thursday of Every Month

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum 1100 Main St Stevens Point
Children will develop their fine motor, critical thinking and math skills all while having fun! Game Night is a family focused evening that is for kids and parents of all ages! Sponsored by Galaxy Comics, Games and More, this event is free (museum admission NOT included) and no preregistration is required.

715-344-2003
www.cwchildrensmuseum.org



Amazing Art

Jun 6, 2014 - Dec 26, 2014 Fridays at 10am

Central Wisconsin Children's Museum 1100 Main St Stevens Point
Your refrigerator has space for more masterpieces! Create something spectacular and participate in some fun and simple projects!

715-344-2004
www.cwchildrensmuseum.org