9 fun things to do with your family in Michiana this winter

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Children play at the HealthWorks! museum in South Bend. (Photo Supplied/Beacon Health System)

By: Memorial Children’s Hospital

Winter doesn’t have to mean being stuck inside for days on end or only going outside to build a snowman. Here are 9 fun family-friendly activities you and the kids will enjoy in Michiana this winter.

13TH ANNUAL HUNTER ICE FESTIVAL

WHAT: World class ice carving masters will carve more than 27 tons of ice into art at this family-friendly weekend-long event. Visit the kids craft area, participate in a 5K run and enjoy tasty food while watching live ice carving over the weekend.

WHEN: Jan. 20 to Jan. 22

WHERE: Niles, Mich.

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: www.huntericefestival.org

COOKIES AND CANVAS

WHAT: Enjoy cookies while painting a colorful picture with a certified instructor. Kids should be at least 5 years old to participate. Parents can observe or pay to paint.

WHEN: Most events are on Saturday mornings. Check the calendar for details.

WHERE: Wine and Canvas Studio Granger, 1217 E. University Dr. , Granger

PRICE: $25

MORE INFO: https://goo.gl/mzzvVQ

PRESCHOOL TUBING

WHAT: Enjoy a snowy afternoon with your 3 to 5 year old child tubing down the hills at St. Patrick’s County Park. Note: Event will be cancelled if there is no snow.

WHEN: 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 25

WHERE: St. Patrick’s County Park, 50651 Laurel Road, South Bend

PRICE: $3 per adult-child pair and $2 for each additional person

MORE INFO: www.sjcparks.org/calendar.html

SCIENCE ALIVE

WHAT: Enjoy a day full of science activities, including meeting animals, building robots, conducting science experiments and playing musical instruments.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 4

WHERE: St. Joseph County Public Library Main Branch, 304 S. Main St., South Bend

PRICE: Free

MORE INFO: www.sjcpl.lib.in.us/science-alive

TEDDY BEAR TEA

WHAT: Enjoy a tea party with your little one and their favorite friend.

WHEN: Seatings at 2:30, 2:45 and 3 p.m. Feb. 5.

WHERE: Sorin’s at the Morris Inn, 1399 N. Notre Dame Ave, South Bend

PRICE: $24 for adults, $10 for children

MORE INFO: Call 574-631-2020 for information and reservations.

HIP HOPPERS

WHAT: Toddlers will enjoy directed activities and free play time at HealthWorks’ downtown South Bend facility.

WHEN: 11 a.m., second Saturday of every month

WHERE: HealthWorks Kids’ Museum, 111 W. Jefferson Blvd, South Bend

PRICE: Free to members, $6 for non-members age 2 and older

MORE INFO: Call 574-647-KIDS (5437).

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE

WHAT: Beloved cartoon character Daniel Tiger and the Neighborhood of Make Believe comes to life in this colorful performance.

WHEN: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15

WHERE: The Morris Performing Arts Center,

PRICE: $31 to $81

MORE INFO: https://goo.gl/aqZeqJ

HALL OF HEROES COMIC CON

WHAT: Celebrate the art, history and pop culture of comic books and gaming. The event features appearances from actor Dean Cain (Superman in “Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and Jeremiah Danvers in “Supergirl”) and artists Allen Belleman and Scott Rosema.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 12

WHERE: The Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main St., Elkhart

PRICE: $10 to $30

MORE INFO: www.hohcomiccon.org/

SESAME STREET LIVE!

WHAT: Enjoy an interactive show featuring Sesame Street’s lovable characters, including Elmo, Grover and Abby Cadabby.

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. March 21 and 22

WHERE: The Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main St., Elkhart

PRICE: $19.50 to $57.50

MORE INFO: https://goo.gl/IE8CsL

Focus on having fun with your kids and let Memorial Children’s Hospital worry about the rest. Visit us at the B100 Baby and Family Fair on Feb. 4 for more information about keeping your kids happy and healthy.

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