Family-friendly activities in Utah

Published: Sunday, Jan. 16 2011 4:10 p.m. MST

Here is a selected list of family friendly activities. Look here each Monday.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Weber County Ice Sheet, 4390 Harrison Blvd., Ogden, will host a family skate night, Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and skate rental is $1 (801-336-3924)

Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo, will host "Utah Valley Symphony: Young Artists," Jan. 19-20, 7:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for general admission, $10 for students and senior citizens, and $24 for families (801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org)

Thanksgiving Point, 3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, will host a "Art Smart," Jan. 18, 10 a.m. Admission is $9 for members and $10 general and is good for one child and one adult. (801-592-9120 or www.thanksgivingpoint.com)

Barnes and Noble, 1780 North Woodland Park Drive, will host an American Girl Club event with a reading from "Changes for Felicity" and a paper doll craft, Jan. 18, 7 p.m. (801-773-9973)

Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, will host a free craft for teens teaching them to knit, Jan. 19, 3 p.m.

Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden, will host "Eagles in Winter" Jan. 19, 3:30 p.m., and a snowshoe and sledding party, Jan. 22, 9:30 a.m-2 p.m. Admission for each event is $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, $2 for children ages 2-11, and free for children under 2. (801-621-7595)

West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, will host a free family game, movie and pizza event, Jan. 21, 3 p.m.

South Towne Exposition Center, 9575 S. State, will host the Utah Kids Club's "Winter Palooza," Jan. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Admission is $5 in advance and $8 at the door. (www.UtahKidsClub.com)

Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, will host "Andy's 52nd Birthday," to honor their Andean Condor, Jan. 22, 1-3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens, $3 for children ages 4-12 and free for children under 4. (801-596-8500 or www.tracyaviary.org)

LIBRARIES AND BOOKSTORES

Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West, will host "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," a puppet storytime, Jan. 18, 2 p.m.

Barnes and Noble, 10180 S. State, will host a storytime featuring books from the Knuffle Bunny series, Jan. 22, 11 a.m.

Family Storytime, Mondays, 7 p.m., Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South; Mondays, 7 p.m., Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East (801-524-8234 or www.slcpl.org)

Book Baby, Mondays, 11 a.m., Chapman Library, 577 S. 900 West; also Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m., Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East; also Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m., Salt Lake Main Library, 210 E. 400 South (801-524-8234; www.slcpl.org)

Kids' Corner Storytime, Saturdays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 5249 S. State, Murray, free (www.bn.com)

Storytime, Tuesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 1104 E. 2100 South, free (www.bn.com)

Preschool Storytime, Wednesdays, 10 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 10180 S. State, Sandy, free; also Bedtime Storytime, Fridays, 7 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

Small Fry Storytime, Wednesdays, 11 a.m., Barnes & Noble, 7157 Plaza Center Drive, West Jordan, free; also Pajama Storytime, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

Pajama Party Storytime, Thursdays, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 7119 S. 1300 East, Midvale, free; also Greatest Storytime in Town, Saturdays, 1 p.m., free (www.bn.com)

Puppet Storytime, second Friday of each month, Brigham City Arts Center, 58 S. 100 W., Brigham Citym suggested $1 donation per child (www.bcfineartscenter.org)

ONGOING ATTRACTIONS

This Is the Place Heritage Park, 2601 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., (801-582-1847, www.thisisthelace.org)

Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., $9 adults, $7 senior citizens and children 3-12, children younger than 2 are admitted free (801-582-1631 or www.hoglezoo.org)

Tracy Aviary, Monday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., 589 E. 1300 South (801-596-8500 or www.tracyaviary.com)

Pioneer Memorial Museum, Monday-Saturday, 300 N. Main, Salt Lake City, free (801-532-6479 or www.dupinternational.org)

The Living Planet, Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., 725 E. 10600 South (801-355-3474 or www.thelivingplanet.com)

Clark Planetarium, 100 S. 400 West, many activities are free (801-456-7827 or www.clarkplanetarium.org)

Wheeler Historic Farm, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 6351 S. 900 East (801-264-2241 or www.wheelerfarm.com)

Utah Museum of Natural History, 1390 S. Presidents Circle, first Monday of the month is free (801-581-4303 or www.umnh.com)

Children's art workshops, the third Saturday of the month, 2 p.m., Utah Museum of Fine Arts, U., prices vary (801-581-7332 or umfa.utah.edu)

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