Just for kids

Dec 16 2010 - 5:03pm

ARTS & CRAFTS

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FAMILY ENCOUNTERS OF THE ART KIND, 7 p.m. Monday, Bountiful/Davis Art Center, 745 S. Main St., Bountiful. Play "I Spy" in the galleries and try hands-on art activities. Free. 801-292-0367.

GREAT SALT LAKE BIRD FESTIVAL STUDENT ART CONTEST, for Utah students in kindergarten-12th grades. Using color on 8 1/2-by-11-inch white paper or art board, create an original drawing of an adult, male ruddy duck. Cash prizes, $15-$50. Entries must be postmarked by April 1, and mailed to Great Salt Lake Bird Festival, Attn: Student Art Contest, P.O. Box 618, 28 E. State St., Farmington, Utah 84025. Entry forms and information at www.GreatSaltLakeBird Fest.com.

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THIRD SATURDAYS FOR FAMILIES, making porcelain plates, 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Price Museum Building, 410 Campus Center Drive, U of U, SLC. Space limited; first-come, first-served. Free. 801-581-7332.

MUSEUMS/PLACES

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ELIZABETH STEWART TREEHOUSE MUSEUM, 347 22nd St., Ogden. Interactive exhibits with emphasis on arts and literacy. "Holi-day Alphabet Soup," with crafts, stories and treats inspired by holiday traditions around the world, 6-8 p.m. today. Regularly scheduled: On Track to Reading, for toddlers, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Mondays; art projects, 3-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; Step on Stage activities, 4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturdays. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays. $6/children, $5/13-older ($3/children, $1/adults for On Track to Reading and Alphabet Soup). 801-394-9663 or www.treehousemuseum.org.

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DISCOVERY GATEWAY, 444 W. 100 South, SLC. Breakfast with Santa, 8-10 a.m. Saturday; $20/child, $25/adult, reservations required, 801-456-5437, ext. 124. Hands-on exhibits and workshops teach children about art, science, community and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. $8.50; $6/seniors, free/1-under. 801-456-KIDS or www.discoverygateway.org.

PRODUCTIONS

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'BABES IN TOYLAND,' operetta by Victor Herbert, 7 p.m. today, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 1 p.m. Dec. 24, The Children's Theatre, 237 S. State St., SLC. $12. 801-532-6000 or www.tctheatre.org.

'RING AROUND THE ROSE,' Kid Fiddlers performance, 11 a.m. Saturday, Wagner Center, 138 W. 300 South, SLC. $5. 801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org.

SCIENCE & NATURE

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'SNOWBALL SNOWFALL,' ages 3-5 learn about how animals hide and move in snow, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden. $4/child; free/adult chaperone. 801- 621-7595.

PARENT-TOT NATURE HOUR, ages 2-3, 10 a.m. today, Stokes Nature Center, 2696 E. U.S. 89, Logan Canyon. $3. Parent must accompany child. Registration, 435-755-3239 or www.logannature.org.

MAD SCIENCE WORKSHOP, for ages 5-11, 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 8, Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Ave., Ogden. Theme: "Super Structures." $35. 801- 392-6935.

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'WINTER SOLSTICE,' 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, Red Butte Garden, 300 Wakara Way, U of U, SLC. Walk the children's garden, create candles and enjoy hot drinks by a fire. Registration required. $5/members, $7/nonmembers, plus garden admission Included with garden admission. 801-581-7230.

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