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Details released for Waukesha's 34th annual JanBoree Weekend

WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) – Details have been released for Waukesha County Parks 34th Annual Waukesha JanBoree Weekend.

“This annual festival encourages residents and visitors to enjoy Waukesha County in all seasons,” said Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow. “The variety of indoor and outdoor activities offers something for everyone.”

The events offer citizens and visitors an opportunity to try unique winter activities through Waukesha County that they normally may not a have a chance to try for free or very low cost.

Waukesha JanBoree is produced by the City of Waukesha Parks, Recreation & Forestry Dept. along with many community partners including the Waukesha County Park System. For more information, visit: http://www.janboree.org/.

Here's a list of events:

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Frozen Fun at Moor Downs Golf Course (9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)
Try your leg at winter FootGolf and S’MoorBall for free at Moor Downs Golf. FootGolf is a combination of golf and soccer with the objective of getting the ball into an oversized hole in the fewest amount of kicks. S’MoorBall is a combination of billiards and soccer with the objective of getting your balls all into the pockets before your opponent! Bring your own soccer ball or use one of ours. Held with or without snow. Moor Downs Golf Course is located at 438 Prospect Ave. in Waukesha.

Ice Skating at Eble Park Ice Arena (2 to 4 p.m.)
Strap on your skates and get out on the ice indoors with friends and family at Eble Park Ice Arena and enjoy skating for free. Open to the first 300 people. Skate rental is extra ($2.50/pair) and quantities are limited, so bring your own if you can, we can’t guarantee rental skates availability. Eble Park Ice Arena is located at 9400 W. Bluemound Rd. in Brookfield. Doors open at 1:45 p.m.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Merrymaking in Minooka Park (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Celebrate winter with oodles of activities all day long in Mi­nooka Park, located at 1927 E. Sunset Dr. in Waukesha. The park entrance fee will be waived for visitors throughout the day to experience all the fun in the park!

  • Ice-fishing Clinic (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.): Join the Muskellunge Club of Wisconsin for this hands-on ice fishing clinic. Stop in anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to learn great tips and tricks from fishing experts. Equipment and bait will be provided.
  • Alaskan Malamute Dog Pull (11 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m.): Watch the dogs from the Alaskan Malamute Club of Wisconsin show off their strength by pulling up to 3,000 pounds on a wheeled cart! Held with or without snow.
  • Horse-drawn Wagon Rides - Sponsored by Town Bank (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) Enjoy a scenic ride around Minooka Park in a festive horse-drawn wagon.
  • NEW! Candlelight Hike & Delafield Brewhaus Beer Garden (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.): Join Delafield Brewhaus in the enclosed shelter at Picnic Area 3, while taking in Minooka Park’s winter beauty. Keep warm by the campfire and venture on a self-guided candlelight hike. Chili and beverages available for purchase.

Ice Skating at Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena (3 to 5 p.m.)
Strap on your skates and get out on the ice indoors with friends and family at Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena and enjoy skating for free. Skate rental is extra ($2.50/pair) and quantities are limited, so bring your own if you can, we can’t guarantee rental skates availability. Naga-Waukee Park Ice Arena is located at 2699 Golf Rd. in Delafield.

Nature Escape at Retzer Nature Center (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Take in the beauty of the outdoors in winter at Retzer Nature Center, located at S14W28167 Madison St. in Waukesha. Something for everyone to enjoy!

  • Friends of Retzer Nature Center’s Nature Carnival (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Come one, come all to play and explore in the nature carnival with various children’s games and activities.
  • Winter Wildlife Hikes (10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m.): Take a guided hike to explore the nature trails on foot or on snowshoes (weather permitting).
  • Horwitz-DeRemer Planetarium Show (22 minute shows will be presented every half-hour, starting at 9:30 a.m.): Watch “Cosmic Colors” and discover why the sky is blue, Mars is red and why things appear the colors they do. Step into the invisible universe to investigate the electromagnetic energy all around us, from the infrared light of a roaring fire, to the X-rays emitted by a black hole.
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