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Family friendly activities

Deseret News

Published: Friday, Jan. 27 2012 6:19 p.m. MST

Here's a list of selected family activities. Look here each week.

SPECIAL EVENTS

The Living Planet Aquarium, 725 E. 10600 South, will host National Serpent Day, Feb. 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults; $8 for seniors, students and military; $7 for children ages 3-17 and free for children under 2 (801-355-3474 or www.thelivingplanet.com)

Stokes Nature Center, 2696 E. Highway 89, Logan, will host "Nature Night," Feb. 1, 4-7 p.m., and a snow art competition, Feb. 4, 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. (435-755-3239 or www.logannature.org)

Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, will host Ririe-Woodbury's family and children show, "Kaleidoscope," Feb. 3, 7 p.m.; Feb. 4, 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for general, $15 for students and senior citizens and $45 for families of five. (801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org)

Ogden Nature Center, 966 W. 12th St., Ogden, will host "Earth-Friendly Valentines," Feb. 4, 9-10:30 a.m. Admission is $7 for center members and $8 for nonmembers. Registration is required (801-621-7595 or www.ogdennaturecenter.org)

Hogle Zoo, 2600 E. Sunnyside Ave., will host "Zoo Storytime: 'The Icky Sticky Frog,' by Dawn Bentley," Feb. 4, 10-11 a.m. Admission is $5 per child over 2 years old and free for adults. (801-582-1631 or www.hoglezoo.org)

Tracy Aviary, 589 E. 1300 South, will offer free admission every Wednesday through February. The aviary is also accepting registration for its spring break camps. The camps will be in session April 2-6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (801-596-8500 or www.tracyaviary.org)

Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving way, will host a half marathon, 5K run and children's one-mile run to raise funds for the Museum of Natural Curiosity on April 28. Registration is $45 per runner for the half marathon, $25 for the 5K and $15 for the children's run through Jan. 31. Registration continues until April 14, but prices will increase. (801-768-7433 or www.thanksgivingpoint.org)

LIBRARIES

AND BOOKSTORES

Bingham Creek Library, 4834 W. 9000 South, will host a family movie night, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. The library will also host a teen origami class, Feb. 2, 7 p.m.

Draper Library, 1136 E. Pioneer Road, Draper, will host "Wild Wonders," Jan. 30, 7 p.m. The library will also host "Wild Animals of Utah" with Monte L. Bean Museum, Feb. 3, 4 p.m.

Kearns Library, 5350 S. 4220 West, will "The Princess and the Dragon Puppet Show," Jan. 30, 7 p.m.

Taylorsville Library, 4870 S. 2700 West, will host "Ecosystems with Monte L. Bean Museum," Jan. 30, 7 p.m. The library will also show "Rango," Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m.

Day-Riverside Library, 1575 W. 1000 North, will host "Winter Games: Target Practice," Jan. 31, 4-6 p.m.

Columbus Library, 2530 S. 500 East, will host "Awesome Animal Adventures," Jan. 31, 7 p.m.

Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South, will host a game night, Feb. 1, 5:30 p.m.

Hunter Library, 4740 W. 4100 South, will host a family yoga class, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. The library will also host "Teen Time," Feb. 4, 3 p.m.

Sandy Library, 10100 South Petunia Way, will host a Valentine card craft, Feb. 2, 4 p.m.

West Valley Library, 2880 W. 3650 South, will host a family Zumba class, Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. The library will also host a "Death By Chocolate" game event for teens, Feb. 3, 3 p.m.

The Salt Lake City Public Library System is calling for entries for its "LEGO-Mania" display. Children are invited to bring LEGO creations to any city library location. Entries will be accepted Feb. 4-11 and will be on display Feb. 13-March 24.

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