An Icy Weekend at Crossroads

Crossroads at Big Creek kicks off Sturgeon Bay’s annual Fire & Ice weekend Feb. 17, 5-7 pm, with a luminary-lit hike, bonfires and hot chocolate.

Then the ice theme continues with an ice-harvest demonstration Feb. 18, 1:30-3:30 pm, when Pat Madden, Mike Madden, Dan Hanson and Justin Skiba will use authentic tools to show how ice used to be cut. Kids might even get a chance to move ice cakes as the ice cutters of yore did. Meet in front of the Collins Learning Center.

Tom Minahan will continue the Quantum Revolution lecture series Feb. 18, 1-4 pm, in the Stonecipher Astronomy Center, 2200 Utah St. in Sturgeon Bay. Learn about the theoretical and experimental development of quantum physics and the quantum nature of matter and energy. Register at

The Door Peninsula Astronomical Society will host a viewing night Feb. 18, 6-8 pm, when visitors can explore the wonders of the night sky in the Stargarden and Leif Everson Observatory at the Stonecipher Astronomy Center. If clouds prevent sky viewing, planetarium shows will be offered inside the center.

The Feb. 22, 10 am, meeting of the Junior Nature Club will explore shapes in nature. If there’s inclement weather, an indoor program will be held at the Collins Learning Center.

The Crossroads Book Club will also meet Feb. 22, 10 am, in the Collins Learning Center to discuss The Death and Life of the Great Lakes by Dan Egan.

Learn more about all the events at Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay, at

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