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Family friendly activities

Published: Sunday, Jan. 15 2012 3:04 p.m. MST

SPECIAL EVENTS

Brigham Young University will host a Martin Luther King Jr. walk and community outreach day, Jan. 16. A service project will begin at 8:30 a.m., a walk at 5:30 p.m. and a commemorative program at 6 p.m. Specific locations vary. (801-422-3065 or multicultural.byu.edu/black-history-month)

Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, will host a Martin Luther King Jr. march and service day, Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-noon (801-484-7651 or www.westminstercollege.edu)

The Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, will host "Penguin Awareness Day," Jan. 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission will be free for anyone dressed in a tuxedo or black and white from head to toe. (801-355-3474 or www.thelivingplanet.com)

Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, will host the Ophir-Tintic & Western Model Railroad Club train show, Jan. 20, 3-9 p.m., and Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children ages 11 and under. (801-768-2300 or www.thanksgivingpoint.org)

Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., will host "Cats and Cocoa," Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The event is free with regular admission of $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and children 3-12 and free for children younger than 2. (801-582-1631 or www.hoglezoo.org)

Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, will host "Andy's 53rd Bird Day," to celebrate its Andean Condor, Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m. Admission of $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 3-12 and $6 for senior citizens and students. The aviary will also offer free admission every Wednesday through February. (801-596-8500 or www.tracyaviary.org)

Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Drive, will host a free family craft day, "Papyrus Painting," Jan. 21, 1-4 p.m. (801-585-1306 or www.umfa.utah.edu)

LIBRARIES AND BOOKSTORES

Magna Library, 2675 S. 8950 West, will host a teen gaming night, Jan. 17, 6-7:45 p.m.

"Whizgiggle Puppets: Fantastic Fairy Tales for Funny Folks" will be performed at Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East, Jan. 17, 6 p.m.; Anderson-Foothill Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, Jan. 20, 4 p.m.; and Day-Riverside Library, 1135 S. 2100 East, Jan. 21, 12:30 p.m.

Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, will show "The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh," Jan. 18, 4 p.m.

Sandy Library, 10100 South Petunia Way, will host "Gone: True Life Adventure Stories," Jan. 18, 7 p.m. The library will also host a candy sushi Anime lock-in party for children ages 10-17, Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m.

South Jordan Library, 10673 S. Redwood Road, will host a yo-yo demonstration and workshop with Dale Myrberg, Jan. 19, 6 p.m. Registration is required.

West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, will host a Mad Hatter tea party for teens, Jan. 20, 3-5 p.m.

Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, will host "CSI Friday Fun," Jan. 20, 3:30 p.m. The library will also host a Yu-Gi-Oh tournament, Jan. 21, 2-5:30 p.m.

Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, will show "Tangled," Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m.

Holladay Library, 2150 E. Murray-Holladay Road, will host a teen "Whose Line is it Anyway?" improv activity, Jan. 21, 3 p.m.

Storytime, Fridays, 11 a.m., Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 700 N. 100 East, Provo (801-422-0020 or mpc.byu.edu)

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 City

ONGOING ATTRACTIONS

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

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

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)

Please submit event listings to features@desnews.com before 5 p.m. on Thursday.

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