Indoor Fun this Weekend!

Posted by Laura Kocum on Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 8:12am.

It's the time of year when some get restless, and need a place to burn off some steam, or get their creative juices flowing. This weekend, there are a few opportunities to get out of the house, and enjoy some indoor time with the family.

Friday, January 12: Warner Park is hosting their Family Fun Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The event is planned by Madison Parks and the Warner Park Community Recreation Center.  Families can pay $5 for admission, and enjoy a wide range of activities.  There will be bouncy houses, an imagination playground, and fitness activities planned to help energetic kids burn off steam and keep moving through the winter. Then, check out the winter themed crafts, pottery projects with MSCR (Madison School and Community Recreation), and other games and puzzles, designed to keep everyone busy.  Bingo and a movie (Despicable Me 3) will be offered, along with popcorn to share!

Saturday, January 13: UW Space Place is hosting one of their Saturday Science Workshops at 10 a.m. 

The workshops are designed for kids ages 6-10 and their parents. Admission is free and walk-ins are welcome. This week's theme is "The Sky Is Falling."  Kids will learn more about meteorites, and will be given tools to determine how likely they are to be hit by one.  Expect them to play with globes, paper and calculators, and to enjoy an engaging experience with the staff.

Also Saturday, January 13: Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists are hosting a Fiber Arts Community Workshop at the Overture Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This workshop is for participants of all ages. MCFA will supply everything you need to design a leaf for their community tree. Participants will learn more about quilting, embroidery, felting, weaving and collage, and will be able to experiment with materials. Admission is free.

Madison offers an excellent selection of affordable entertainment for all ages. Take advantage of these resources, and don't let the winter blues keep you in!

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