special events - april 2014
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MILWAUKEE COUNTY WINTER FARMERS MARKET, Saturdays, through April 19; Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes). 9 a.m.-1 p.m. facebook.com/mcwfm.
BREWERS OPENING DAY, March 31; Miller Park. 1:10 p.m. scheduled start against Atlanta (formerly Milwaukee) Braves. See KeyMilwaukee.com cover feature for season preview, KeyMilwaukee.com Sports for April games. MilwaukeeBrewers.com.
MUSEUM STORYTELLING, April 3; Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. Learn about the Hebior Mammoth, a very special permanent MPM exhibit. Learn how to determine the difference between a mastodon and a mammoth as you step back in time, 12,000 years, to the Ice Age.10 a.m.-1 p.m. mam.edu
MILWAUKEE LAKE HOME & CABIN SHOW, April 4-6; Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.
FAMILY FREE DAY AT THE ZOO, April 5; Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd. Free admission, parking not included. 256-5412. milwaukeezoo.org
RUMMAGE-A-RAMA, April 5-6; Expo Center, Wisconsin State Park, 8100 W. Greenfield Ave. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. rummage-a-rama.com
STARCITYGAMES.COM OPEN SERIES, April 5-6; Wisconsin Center. Weekend for gamers.
DARE TO BE AWARE FAIR, April 6; Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes, 524 S. Layton Blvd. (The Domes). See, learn about, and experience services and products related to personal growth, holistic health and awareness and arts. 50 exhibitors. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS OF MILWAUKEE COUNTY, April 6-11; Wisconsin State Fair Park. Consignors bring their new and gently-used children’s and maternity merchandise to sell. Shoppers can then browse and purchase these items at great savings, milwaukeecounty.jbfsale.com
VERY FAIRY PRINCESS DAY, April 13; Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes. Experience the wonder of the small mystical world of fairies. Children wearing their fairy wings or costume may win a prize. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WITH THE BUNNY, April 12-13; Milwaukee County Zoo.
SPRING BREAK FUN, April 14-25; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, 929 E. Wisconsin Ave. Workshops offered at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. 390-5437. bbcmkids.org
NEIGHBORHOOD NIGHT, April 17; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Free admission and evening hours courtesy of US Bank & FOX 6. 5-8 p.m.
EGG DAY, April 19; Milwaukee County Zoo. Includes a Bubbles Wonder Show (a "bubbleologist" creates works of art with bubbles), a Hop-to-It Bunny Scavenger Hunt and an Easter Parade.
EARTH DAY, April 22; Betty Brinn Children’s Museum. Art projects with recycled materials, a story time at 2 p.m. and other Earth Day activities.
GALLERY NIGHT AND DAY, April 25-26; Downtown Milwaukee. Gallery hopping Friday night and all day Saturday throughout downtown. 271-1416, 273-1173. historicthirdward.org. See KeyMilwaukee.com galleries.
SCRAPBOOK EXPO, April 25-26; Expo Center, Wisconsin State Fair Park. Scrapbook, paper crafting and rubber stamp products. Hands-on Make & Take project demonstrations, technique workshops and crop events. scrapbookexpo.com
GREEN LIVING FESTIVAL, April 26; Mitchell Park Horticultural Domes. Demonstrations, talks, and activities for the kids are all centered on healthy strategies and sustainability. To commemorate Earth Month, learn about green, organic, fair-trade, and sustainable policies, products and practices.
DOG DAYS AT LYNDEN, April 26; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. Bring your canine friends for an afternoon of romping in the garden. Picnicking welcomed.
SUNDAY NATURE WALK, April 27; Lynden Sculpture Garden. Explore the hidden natural treasures of this unique sanctuary with naturalist Naomi Cobb. Each month, see what the seasons bring, 446-8794. lyndensculpturegarden.org.
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