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Event Round-up: Nature Kids, LEGO Maniacs, Disney on Ice & More!

Through April 3. Pink sparkles everywhere! Disney on Ice’s “Princess Classics” skates into Loveland and Denver. The musical show features a who’s-who of Disney princesses, from Sleeping Beauty to Mulan. Though not technically a princess, Tinker Bell will be flitting around, too. Expect plenty of adventure, romance and some familiar tunes as each princess looks for her happy ending. 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday. Budweiser Events Center, 5290 Arena Circle, Loveland; 970-619-4100. Tickets are $16-$48 at comcasttix.com or 877-544-8499. 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. April 1; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. April 2-3. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St.; 720-865-2475. Tickets are $15.50-$72.50; available at ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Learn more at disneyonice.com.

Monday. Learn about the natural world and have a groovy-good time at “Nature Kids” at the Colorado Chautauqua. Explore hands-on activity stations like “Colorado Animal Cake Walk” and “Nature Art,” making crafts and learning about critters. Next up is a 40-minute interactive concert, with Jeff Kagan and Paige Doughty singing songs about wildlife and the mountain ecosystem. The event’s aimed at 3 to 5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. 10 a.m. Monday. The Community House at Colorado Chautauqua, 900 Baseline Road, Boulder; 303-442-3282. Tickets are $5. Visit chautauqua.com to buy tickets and learn more.

Monday through April 1. LEGO maniacs can expend some spring break energy at a LEGO Engineering Fundamentals camp. Young builders of all abilities are invited to test their skills in real-life engineering problems. Learn about the physics of building and architecture, with thousands of LEGO pieces available to construct solutions. Space is limited, though, so registration is required. 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through April 1. Curtis Arts and Humanities Center, 2349 E. Orchard Road, Greenwood Village. Registration is $120; call 303-486-5773 to sign up.

Through April 3. The Denver Art Museum wants kids to have “The Best Spring Break Ever,” starting on Saturday. Kids age 17 and younger are admitted to the museum for free through April 3, and the museum is ready to keep them busy: The recently revamped American Indian gallery has more than 600 new pieces on display. The attending activities have an Indian focus: decorate wooden boxes, paint clay tiles, make a horse to take home and more. Also, on Saturdays, the Denver Indian Center Dance Troupe will perform at 1 p.m. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy.; 720-865-5000. Kids age 17 and younger are admitted free. Adult admission is $10 for Colorado residents, $13 for nonresidents, with discounts for seniors and students. Visit denverartmuseum.org for more information.

Through Saturday. Ewe are invited to “Sheep-to-Shawl,” a special crafting weekend at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. The furry fun starts tonight with a “craft-in” with Allison Smith, an artist with an exhibition currently running at the MCA. Bring your own crafts, or help Allison work on a giant braided rug. The main event is Saturday, when teams of wool crafters compete to make a shawl from start to finish—meaning they’ll shear real sheep, spin the yarn and weave shawls, all in a matter of hours. Craft experts will be on-hand, too, giving talks on fiber art and craft-related topics. 6:30 p.m. tonight, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St.; 303-298-7554. Activities are free with museum admission: $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors. Kids under age 6 are free. Learn more at mcadenver.org.

Kathleen St. John

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