Family activities in the Kenosha area this week include:
Safety Day at fire station
The Pleasant Prairie Fire Department is hosting Safety Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 21) at the fire station at 3801 Springbrook Road.
The event is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided.
There will be two “bounce houses” for kids, plus fire station and apparatus tours, a Safety House demonstration and fingerprinting for kids.
Also, at 10:30 a.m., Flight for Life is scheduled to land (weather permitting) and a K9 Unit demonstration at noon will showcase the department’s new dog, Chase.
Bristol Fall Fest
The 2019 Bristol Fall Fest opens at 7 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 21) with the Bristol Historical Society’s Pancake Breakfast in the Village Hall, 19801 83rd St.
Also in the Village Hall is a Lego Competition from 7 a.m. to noon (with the winner announced at 6:50 p.m.)and Historical Society tours of Davidson Hall.
Activities take place in Hansen Park, at 86th Place and 198th Avenue, starting with a 7 a.m. bike ride.
Also in the park:
Wood Bat Softball Tournament (7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Tractor and Car Show (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Barbecue Cook-Off Contest (9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the winner announced at 6:50 p.m.)
Craft Fair (9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Bristol Champion Family Relay Games (10 to 11:30 a.m.)
Bristol’s Pumpkin Princess (10:30 a.m.),
Sheriff’s Department Vehicle Demonstrations (11 a.m. to 1 pm.)
Hay Ball Toss Competition (1 p.m.)
Live music (1:30 to 4 p.m.)
Scavenger Hunt (2 p.m.)
Scarecrow Building Contest (2:30 p.m.)
Pie Eating Contest (3 p.m.)
Pumpkin Carving Contest (3 to 6 p.m., with the winner announced at 6 p.m.)
Bags Tournament (3:30 p.m.)
4-H Rocket Launch (4 p.m.)
Kids Pedal Pull (4 p.m.)
Candy Bar Bingo (5 to 6 p.m.)
Doughnut eating Contest (5 p.m.)
Dusk Yoga (6:30 p.m.)
The free community event wraps with an outdoor family movie, starting at 7 p.m.
Throughout the event, face painting, food vendors, a beer tent and vendor booths will be available. Admission to the event is free.
Preschoolers are invited to the Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., for a Preschool Storytime from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Friday (Sept. 20). Parents are then encouraged to stick around for the 10 a.m. Preschool Party, described as “an early literacy party with a variety of activities that will extend your child’s learning.” (The events repeat Friday at 10:30 and 11 a.m.)
Also Friday, the Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., is hosting a Friday Fun Day from 1 to 3 p.m., for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Simmons Library, 711 59th Place, also hosts students on early release Fridays for activities from 1 to 3 p.m. Families are invited to “relax and have fun with a big variety of games, crafts, building toys and tech.”
Also on Friday, the Southwest Library hosts Mural Makers: Beautiful Oops for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. From 3 to 4:30 p.m., kids are welcome to work together to create a mural, which will be displayed in the Children’s Room at the Southwest Library each month. Participants can also make art to take home. Library programs are free. For more information, go to www.mykpl.info/events
On Saturday (Sept. 21), the Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave. (inside Bristol Woods County Park), is hosting a Fall Fun Fest celebration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The theme is “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!” and will feature local exhibitors, hay rides, monarch butterfly tagging and release, a birds of prey presentation, children’s theater, crafts and live music. Admission is free; some activities have fees.
The Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., hosts a “Museum Munchkins” program from 9:30 to 10 every Wednesday morning. The free program is designed to “get preschoolers excited about science and the world around them.” The next program (on Sept. 25) focuses on squirrels. Free to preschoolers with an adult. For more information, call 262-653-4140.
Also at the Public Museum Wednesday, families are invited for “Something’s Fishy at the Museum.” From 4 to 5 p.m., participants will make light-up fish crafts and Japanese-style rubber fish prints. Bring a T-shirt if you want to put a fish print on one; otherwise, paper will be provided. Admission is free.
Coming up: A Night at the MuZZZeum is 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, ending at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28. Families are invited to spend the night in the Public Museum and explore the exhibit at night by flashlight. The cost is $55 per person and includes a snack, breakfast, activities and a museum patch. This is for families with children ages 5 to 12. One adult is required to attend for every three children. Registration is required by Sept. 21 at www.KenoshaPublicMuseum.org.
Wild about rhinos
The Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. in Racine, is hosting a Zoorific Saturday: Rhino Day with family activities from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 21). Activities (free with zoo admission) include crafts, “snacktivity” stations, games and food specials at the zoo’s Max and Jenny’s Jungle Grill. Zoo admission is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens (62 and older), $6 for kids ages 3-15, $4 for members of the military (with ID) and free for children age 2 and younger. For more information, log on at racinezoo.org.
PHOTOS: Lincoln Park Live: Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers
Betsy Ade & the Well-Known Strangers — a band made up of Ade on vocals, Cameron Fair on cello and piano, Brittany Lumley playing multiple instruments and backing vocals, Roger Gower Jr. on drums, John Kulas on the bass and Joe Adamek on lead guitar — played a two-hour set at the latest installment of Lincoln Park Live in Lincoln Park, 6900 18th Ave., on Tuesday, July 17.
Here are a roundup of photos of the band performing at the event.
Betsy Ade and the Well-Known Strangers, seen here performing in Lincoln Park during the summer, are playing in Pennoyer Park Saturday as part …