Crossroads Hosts an Eggstravaganza

Crossroads at Big Creek will host its Eggstravaganza on April 4 from 1 to 4 pm. Eggstravaganza events are free and open to the public.

At 1 pm and again at 4 pm, the film Mad City Chickens will be screened. This is a feature-length documentary about urban backyard chickens. The “mad” in the title refers to Madison, Wisconsin where a number of citizens are involved in sustainably raising chickens. The film is informative would be appropriate for children in third grade and up (though younger kids would be welcome). Held in the Lecture Hall of the Collins Learning Center.

At 2:30 pm, the Door County Historical Society will host a Heritage Eggs program. Participants will step into the past by visiting the Warren House and the Schopf House in the Heritage Village at Big Creek, where eggs will be “hidden” in plain sight by members of the Door County Historical Society. Each young person who can locate the eggs among the antiques will receive a small prize. Meet on the porch of the Collins Learning Center.

Also at 2:30 pm, in the entry level of the Collins Learning Center, visitors will be able to meet some local backyard chickens and a special guest, a bunny.

At 2:45 pm, several fascinating films will be shown to introduce the topic of eggs and bird embryo development.

At 3 pm, families are invited to try some EGGSperiments. Families will have hands-on opportunities in oology – the science of eggs. Learners will crack, break, and throw eggs, and even drop them out the window from the upper level of the Collins Learning Center. And each family will dissect an unfertilized egg in the lab of the Collins Learning Center before going outside to toss raw eggs.

On April 7 at 7 pm, at the monthly meeting of the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society (DPAS), Gary Henkelmann will present “The Chelyabinsk Meteor – Can We Survive a Bigger Impact?” Also, Professor Ray Stonecipher will share “What’s New in Astronomy” and refreshments will be served. Visitors are encouraged to attend the monthly meetings of DPAS. Use the Utah Street Entrance to Crossroads, turning left onto Stargazer Trail.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily and during scheduled activities. Trails are open to hiking and biking.