Weekend Top Picks: March 31- April 2, 2017

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Every weekend, there are so many things to do around the area that it can be hard to pin down where to spend some family time. Here are some options that the team at Go Valley Kids thinks that your family will enjoy together.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Register for Future Weekend Fun!

Last Day to Register for the “Earth Day Celebration & Bat House Build” Event!

Celebrate Earth Day as a family at the farm on Friday, April 7th.

There will be two stations at this event, and families are free to choose one or both to partake in their visit.

Join Growing Oshkosh Staff and make bird seed treats while learning about the importance of native birds. Then, join Code Orange Lego League team in learning about the importance of bats.

Build a bat house to keep and take home a children’s book on bats written by Code Orange to help bring these friendly, insect-eating animals to your neighborhood.

Learn more here: Earth Day Celebration

Last Day to Register for Heart of the Valley YMCA Easter Egg Hunt

Enjoy games, crafts and an indoor Easter egg hunt.

Have fun hopping in the pool, gymnastics center and gyms.

Sorry, no registrations taken at the door.

Please register online or at the Member Service desk.

All proceeds will benefit the Annual Campaign. Remember to bring your own basket.

Saturday 6:30-8:30 PM on April 8

Fee: Y Member – $6/child
Fee: General Public – $8/child

Learn more here: Easter Egg Hunt Registration

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Super Science Saturday 

Woodland Elementary School
N9085 North Coop Road, Appleton
9:30am – 12:00pm
FREE

Experiments, presentations, and fun sponsored by the Darboy Kiwanis Club.

Learn more here: Super Science Saturday

Drop in and make a craft to take home!

Kids Club Sprout Easter Canvas
Michaels Arts & Crafts Store
10:00am – 12:00pm
$2 per project

Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project and take home a finished masterpiece.

Sign up in store or online, or just drop in.
Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.

Learn more here: Easter Canvas

Easter Egg MAKE Break
Michaels Arts & Crafts Store
1:00pm – 3:00pm
FREE with egg purchase in store

Decorate an Easter egg any way you please! Buy any egg in the store, and the rest of your supplies are free.

Learn more here: Easter Egg MAKE Break

Events for Families with Members Having Special Needs:

Autism Society of the Fox Valley Event

Monkey Joe’s
1800 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton
Saturday, April 1

9:00am – 10:00am
FREE for members, $5 per non-member family.

Monkey Joe’s opens their doors exclusively to families of children with autism on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 until 10:00 am (and you’re welcome to stay as long as you like).

Parents get a chance to meet other parents, siblings have an opportunity to meet other sibs in a fun environment, and kids on the spectrum can safely bounce, jump, slide and have fun.

Learn more here: Autism Society Event

Reel Movies for Real Needs

Appleton East Cinema
W3091 Van Roy Road, Appleton
Saturday, April 1

10:30am – 12:30pm
Regular ticket prices.

We understand that sometimes it is difficult or uncomfortable for families with special needs children to attend movies together. Marcus Theatres Reel Movies for Reel Needs is a specially designed program to serve families with special needs such as autism or other challenges, who seldom attend movies.

Reel Movies for Real Needs creates a welcoming and comfortable environment – lower sound, lights up – where families with children who need accommodations will be able to share the experience of seeing family friendly films at a theater.

Movie for April 1: Boss Baby

Learn more here: Reel Movies for Real Needs

Sensory Sensitive Sundays

Chuck E Cheese’s
4671 Michales Drive, Grand Chute
and
1273 Lombardi Access Road, Green Bay
Sunday, April 2

9am – 11am

Chuck E. Cheese’s is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. We now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Our trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit.

The Sensory Sensitive Sundays experience includes:
1. Less crowding and noise
2. Dimmed lighting
3. Show and music turned off or down
4. Limited appearances by Chuck E.
5. Food and games are offered

Learn more here: Sensory Sensitive Sundays

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Liz Schultz
Liz was raised in Wisconsin and returned with her husband and children nine years ago. They've been exploring all of the old familiar places and lots of new ones too. She is an avid fan of coffee, tea, and tacos. When she manages to steal free time without a pile of laundry, she knits like a mad woman.

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