Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm, 7150 18th St., has newborn farm animals at “Babies on the Farm,” open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (June 8-9). Admission is $5. Kids 2 and younger are free.
Visitors can interact with piglets, chicks, calves, lambs, bunnies and baby goats. The Rettungs-Haus Shepherds rescue program will be there along with the Safe Harbor Humane Society.
There will also be kids karaoke, a bouncing pillow, Nick’s Kids Show, hay rides and more. Pony rides and face painting are offered for an additional fee.
Food, including the farm’s famous frosted cookies, will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.smithpumpkinfarm.com. Note: This festival will be canceled if the weather is bad.
Chalk art on the North Pier
Children and their caregivers are invited to join the operators of the Kenosha Lighthouse Studio at North Pier Lighthouse for “Chalk on the Walk,” 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday (June 8). Participants will be creating chalk art along the sidewalk and length of Kenosha’s North Pier.
Visitors will also be able to go inside the “big red lighthouse,” which hosts the Kenosha Lighthouse Studio, and meet with published children’s book illustrator Janette Louden. Admission is free, and the first 100 children will receive goodie bags, with healthy treats and colored chalk inside. Note: bring your own colored chalk; the goodie bags go quickly.
Stock bike racing
The Monday Night Stock Bike Racing program season is up and running Mondays at the Washington Park Velodrome, 1821 Washington Road.
The program serves as an introduction to track bike racing. Riders as young as 3 years old can participate in the program and must bring their own bicycle and helmet. The cost is $5 for registration and $3 per session. Registration takes place at 6 p.m., with racing starting at 6:30 p.m. each Monday. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/WashingtonParkVelodrome.
Visitors are invited to get “In Touch with Nature” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday (June 8) at Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Road. Participants can “drop in before 11:15 a.m. to create crafts that will help you explore nature using all your senses,” according to event organizers. This is for all ages. For more information, call 262-878-5600 or visit www.bongnaturalistassociation.org. Coming up at Bong: “Go Fishing!” and two Shakespeare in the Park programs on June 15.
Head to the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., for “Basil’s Favorite Things” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (June 8). Visitors are welcome to search for clues throughout the museum to solve a mystery about Basil the Badger’s favorite items. Admission is free. Note: A new favorite pops up on the second Saturday of every month.
n The Kenosha Public Museum hosts “Museum Munchkins” programs from 9:30 to 10 Wednesday mornings. The June 12 program is on the carnotaurus and will move to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. This is a free program, open to preschoolers with an adult. For more information, call 262-653-4140. Coming up: ladybugs on June 19 and dogs on June 26.
n Also at the Public Museum are Sunday Curiosity Carts. Every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., visitors are welcome to “drop by the Field Station for interactive experiences with museum education staff.” A new activity is chosen each week. These programs are all free and open to the public. For more information, visit museums.kenosha.org/public.
“Project Funway,” for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade, is 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday (June 10) in the Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave.
Children are invited to “bring a stuffed animal (like the teddy bear at right) and create a fashionable look using the materials provided. Then, participate in our runway fashion show!” Admission is free. The local libraries host several storytimes and other free programs for children every week. For more details, go to www.mykpl.info.