Weekly Feature



2009-01-07 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8 . After School Escape — Enjoy a fun outdoor experience to encourage children to play and interact with the natural world. For kids in kindergarten through fifth grade and their caregivers, 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html . Family Fun Time — Calling all families — brothers and sisters, moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas, come one, come all. Hear a story, watch a video, sing a song, play a game and make a craft, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, the Julia Boyer Reinstein Branch Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga; free, but registration required. 668-4991, www.buffalolib.org fri. 9 . Parent's Night Out — Parents, enjoy a night out while your kids have a great time at the YMCA. Children will enjoy swimming, playing in the gym and more. Pizza and a healthy snack will also be provided for dinner. Parents/guardians must sign children in and out with a YMCA youth or family member photo ID card, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, the Ken-Ton Family YMCA, 535 Belmont Ave., Tonawanda; free. 874-5051, www.y mc abuffaloniagara.org . Full Wolf Moon Snowshoe Walk — Join the naturalist for a moonlight walk along the trails, 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html fri. 9-sun. 11 . Nickel City Cluster Dog Show — Join the Kennel Club of Buffalo and the Ashtabula Kennel Club for this annual event featuring All-Breed Dog Show and Obedience & Rally Trials. The show runs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9 through Sunday, Jan. 11 at the Fairgrounds Agri-Center, Marketplace and Grange buildings, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. 649-3900, www. the- fairgrounds. com sat. 10 . Not There Snowshoe Walk — Join the naturalist as they explore what animals you won't see on a winter walk, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html . Tillman Wildlife Refuge Hike/Snowshoe — This three-mile hike presented by the Foothills Trail Club meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at the parking lot at Wehrle Drive and Shisler Road. 759-6345 . Global Warming Cafe — L earn about climate change and what you can do to fight it while saving money, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; free. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html . Voyage of Discovery Gallery — Set sail with Charles Darwin on his five-year voyage aboard the HMS Beagle. Put your naturalist hat on, grab a notebook and get ready to see the world through Dar win's eyes more than 150 years ago as you retrace his path through South America, Galapagos, New Zealand, Australia and Keeling Island. Watch out for tortoises, iguanas and stinging corals along the way. Exhibit opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 and continues through Thursday, April 30 at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.buffalomuseumofscience.org . Milestones of Astronomy Gallery — Featuring seminal contributors to the field of astronomy who have held the keys to the doors of the sky. Marvel at the tools, methods, models and theories that have led us to be able to travel to the moon, observe other solar systems and discover distant galaxies. See what Copernicus, Kepler, Newton and you have in common. Exhibit opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 and continues through Thursday, April 30 at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.buffalomuseumofscience.org . Full Moon Stroll — Enjoy a winter wander by moonlight and appreciate the sights and sounds of a winter's night. End your evening with hot cocoa and snacks by the fire, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, the Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd., Buffalo; $, registration is required. Bring a flashlight. 896-5200, Ext. 338, www. sciencebuff. org . Let's Get Physical — Physical challenges and a chance to get active in the gym, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, Explore & More... a children's museum, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora; $. 655-5131, www. exploreandmore. org sat. 10 & sun. 11 . Rail Barons Model Trains — All aboard! HO-gauge model trains running on more than 200 feet of track, as well as a scale Erie Canal lock and 100 miniature buildings portraying early 20th century Buffalo and Western New York are on display, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 and Sunday, Jan. 11 at the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court, Buffalo; $. 873-96444, www.bechs.org sun. 11 . Sunday Family Walk — Join naturalists who will help you seek out the natural wonders that abound at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan 11, 1610 Welch Road, North Java; free. 1-800-377-1520, www.buffaloaudubon.com . Moonlight Cross-Country Ski Tour — Ski by the light of the moon, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11, the Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html mon. 12 . Winter Toddler Time — Presc hool program for children ages 2 to 3 1/2 (with an adult) to share winter stories, make seasonal crafts and sing some snowy songs, 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, the Williamsville Branch Library, 5571 Main St., Williamsville; free, but registration required. 632-6176, www.buffalolib.org . E-S Library Book Club — Club will discuss "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12, the Eggertsville-Snyder Branch Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder; free, but registration required. 839-0700, www.buffalolib.org tues. 13 . Toddler Time - Session 1 — Children ages 2 to 3 1/2 (with an adult) are invited to visit with Miss Mary Lou for stories, songs and a craft, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Eggertsville-Snyder Branch Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder; free, but registration required. 839-0700, www. buffalolib. org . Wii Games — The entire family (all ages welcome) is welcome to test their skills at Wii baseball, boxing, bowling, golf or tennis, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Eggertsville-Snyder Branch Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder; free, but registration required. 839-0700, www.buffalolib.org . Nature's Circle Snow Play — Read a story and have some fun during outdoor circle time. Silly songs, games and lots of fun help children ages 2 to 3 and their caregivers engage and enjoy nature, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, the Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Furhmann Blvd., Buffalo; $, registration is required. 896-5200, Ext. 338, www.sciencebuff.org wed. 14 . Matt's Dungeons and Dragons Club — Invent your character and embark upon imaginary adventures, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, the Eggertsville-Snyder Branch Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder; free, but registration required. Beginners welcome. No costumes. 839-0700, www. buffalolib. org . Explore Even More — A new program for preschoolers and parent presented by Explore & More. "Impr ints, Paw Prints, Your Prints." See how snow helps us see who's been here and discover ways to leave tracks, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 14, Explore & More... a c hildren's museum, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora; $. 655-5131, www. exploreandmore. org thurs. 15 . The Art of Cindy Sherman — Sherman is one of the most famous living American photographers. She attended Buffalo State College and then went on to become a fascinating and controversial artist in New York City. This program will be presented by Hamburg Public Library Director Jack Edson and will feature a wide sampling of all of the phases of her artistic career, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, the Hamburg Public Library, 102 Buffalo St., Hamburg; free. 649-4415, www. buffalolib. org . After School Escape — Enjoy a fun outdoor experience to encourage children to play and interact with the natural world. For kids in kindergarten through fifth grade and their caregivers, 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html . Knee-High Naturalists — For children ages 3 to 5 only and their caregivers, 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html ongoing . Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad in Greater Niagara — Tells the story of the Underground Railroad in our region through photographs, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, Lewiston; free. 286-8200, www.niagara.edu/cam now-Feb. 2009 . Shaking Hands and Kissing Babies — An exhibit that looks at the evolution of presidential campaigns, the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society, 25 Nottingham Court at Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo; $. 873-9644, Ext. 301

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