thurs. 17 . Matt's Music For Kids - S inger, songwriter, producer and four-time Buffalo Music Award nominee Matt Surowiec will be performing, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17, the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst. Call 688-4922 to register. . Art in the Park - "Cer amics," with Casey Thomas, 2-4 p.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 21, Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston; free. 754-4375, www.ar tpark.net fri. 18 . Art in the Park - "Tattoo Inspired Ar t," with Thomas Latona, 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 18, Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston; free. 754-4375, www.artpark.net . Art in Words - The Buffalo Book Fair is the theme featuring authors Allison DuBois, Lawrence Block, Kayla Perrin, Virginia DeBerry, Shane W. Evans and Donna Grant in person. Music will be provided by Carol McLaughlin's Big Band and there will be a lecture given by Erik Spiekermann as part of TypeCon2008. Gusto at the Gallery starts at 5 p.m. Friday, July 18 at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; free. 882-8700, www.buffalobookfair.com .
Full Buck Moon Walk - Bucks begin to grow new antlers at this time, so come out and search for bucks under the moonlight, 8 p.m. Friday, July 18, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; free, but advance registration required. 683-5959 . Water & Color - Fish come out of the water as kids make colorful fish windsocks like the carp kites of Japan, presented by Explore & More... a c hildren's museum, 1-4 p.m., the central wharf of the Erie Canal Harbor, Buffalo Waterfront, downtown Buffalo. 655-5131, www. exploreandmore. org .
Step Into Narnia with Prince Caspian - Join Miss Lucy for a journey back to Narnia. Children ages 5 and older can follow the adventures of Prince Caspian starting at 2 p.m. Friday, July 18, the Audubon Library, 350 John James Audubon Parkway, Amherst; free, but registration required. 689-4922, www.buffalolib.org .
Evening Riverwalk - Meet the Foothills Trail Club on the lawn in Niawanda Park in front of Mississippi Mudds for a six mile walk along the Niagara River, 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 18; free. 833-3851, www.foothillstrailclub.org sat. 19 . Rob Allen's Magic Show - 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, Williamsville. 633-1600, www.shopeasternhills.com . Hillside Riders - Event open to all county 4-H members enrolled in the Horse Program, 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19, The Fairgrounds Horseshow Arena, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; free. 649-3900, www.the-fairgrounds.com . Step Into My Garden Craft - Activities for children, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, the Clearfield Branch Library, 770 Hopkins Road, Williamsville; free, but registration required. 688-4955, www. buffalolib. org . WDCX 99.5 Family Fun Day - Features charity fast-pitch softball game with WDCX vs. Christian Athletic League "All Stars" - former Buffalo Sabres goaltender Marty Biron will participate in the game; also music with Relevant Worship and Tina Marie Williams, 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19, Randall Baptist Church, 6301 Main St., Williamsville; $. 883-3010, www.wdcxfm.com . Geocaching - Learn the basics of this techno treasure hunt and search for treasure in the park, 9 a.m., the Knox Farm State Park, Seneca Street, East Aurora; free. 1-585-457-3228 . Cold-Blooded Creatures - A summer search for snakes, salamanders, frogs and turtles, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; free, but advance registration required. 683-5959 . Batman Begins - Story and craft for ages 6-10, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 19, Brighton Place, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375 . Observatory Public Viewing Night - Look at the stars through your own telescope or one from the Buffalo Audubon Society, 7 p.m., the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java; free. 1-800-377-1520, www. buffaloaudubon. com . Niagara Gorge Hike - Join the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers for a two- to three-hour hike in the Niagara Gorge, led by guide and learn about the natural and manmade features of extraordinary waterways, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19. Meet at the lower lot of Artpark beneath the Buffalo Artists Society, Lewiston; $; pre-registration required. 852-7483, www.bnr iverkeeper.org . Cayuga Creek Paddle - Join the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeepers for a canoe or kayak tour, 9 a.m. Saturday, July 19. Meet at Griffon Park, Buffalo Avenue, between 93rd and 95th streets, Niagara Falls; $; pre-registration required. 852-7483, www.bnriverkeeper.org sat. 19 & sun. 20 . Family Weekend at Artpark - During "Aquatic Art," participants can design a fishy mobile, make amphibian Gyotaku prints, spray water colors paint and find out about life in the river, noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, Ar tpark's Outdoor Amphitheater, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston; free. 754-4375, www.ar tpark.net . War of 1812 Encampment - Living history demonstrators will camp inside and outside Old Fort Niagara while they depict British and U.S. forces from the 1812 period, Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, Old Fort Niagara, Youngstown. 745-7611, www.oldfortniagara.org. Evening battle demonstration on Saturday. Admission will end at 7:30 p.m., public is encouraged to arrive early and to bring a flashlight. . A Night at the Museum - The event starts at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 19 when guests embark on a scavenger hunt throughout the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo. Also includes sleepover and a light breakfast on Sunday morning, July 20; $, pre-registration is required. 896-5200, www.buffalomuseumofscience.org sun. 20 . Edible and Medicinal Wildflower Workshop - Take a guided tour through the Tifft Nature Preserve and learn about the many different plants and wildflowers that live at Tifft, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 20, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; free. 825-6397 . Brown Brothers, 7 p.m., Dartwood Pa rk 's Gazebo, 222 Autumnwood Drive, off Borden Road, between Losson and French roads, Cheektowaga; free. . General Pulaski Parade - Par t of the Polish-American Arts Festival the event kicks off at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20 starting at Thruway Mall on Walden Avenue to Harlem Road and into Cheektowaga Town Park, 3600 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; free. . Family Concert in the Park - "Come 2 by 2 to the Musical Zoo" wil l feature Donna Fernandes, of the Buffalo Zoo, narrating "Peter and the Wolf," 7 p.m. Sunday, July 20, Clarence Town Park, 10405 Main St.; free. Rain location is the high school at Gunnville Road. Dinner at clubhouse at 5 p.m.; $. 759-6428, www.clarenceconcert.org . 3rd Sunday Fly - Presented by the Great Lakes Kitefliers Society, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, July 20, Gratwick Park, Ward and River roads, North Tonawanda; free. www. glks. studio1. net . Sunday Family Walk - Join the Audubon Society for a walk through the woods as naturalists help you seek out the natural wonders that abound, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 20, Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java; free. 1-800-377-1520, www. buffaloaudubon. com mon. 21 . Bug Craft - Presented by the Cheektowaga Y.E.S. for children ages 5-11, 2 p.m. Monday, July 21, the Julia Boyer Reinstein Branch Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga; free, but registration required. 668-4991, www. buffalolib. org tues. 22 . Art in the Park - "I llustrations and Comic Art," with Nicci Mangano, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston; free. 754-4375, www.ar tpark.net . Stroller Strut - Bring your stroller and share a sensory exploration of nature with your child. For ages 3 and under, 10 a.m., Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 77 Honorine Drive, Depew; free, but advance registration required. 683-5959 . Prevention is Primary - Prevention Focus will present age-appropriate lessons to help school-age children learn to make healthy life choices using children's literature and Summer Reading theme as the vehicle to convey that message, 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, the Clarence Library, 3 Town Place, Clarence; free, but registration required. 741-2650, www.buffalolib.org wed. 23 . In-Jest, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, Cheektowaga Town Park's Amphitheater, 3600 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga; free. . Rock On, Rock Painters - Join artist Lin Nowicki to learn the basics of choosing, preparing, priming, painting, detailing and finishing two rock projects. All materials are supplied, even the rocks, along with a kit to take home. Students 11 years and older are encouraged to join the fun, 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, Roycroft Campus, 31 S. Grove St., East Aurora. 655-0261, www.roycroftcampuscorporation.com . Matt's Music For Kids - S inger, songwriter, producer and four-time Buffalo Music Award nominee Matt Surowiec will perform, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, the Eggertsville Library, 4622 Main St., Snyder. Call 839-0700 to register. . Wednesday WOWS! - Clown around with some special activities in the museum, 1-4 p.m. and meet Mr. Beau the Clown, 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, Explore & More... a children's museum, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora; $. 655-5131, www. exploreandmore. org . Art in the Park - "Painting & Pr intmaking," with Lila Mandzyk, 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston; free. 754-4375, www.ar tpark.net . Best Friends - Fun program for preschoolers, for ages 3-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, Brighton Place, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Reservations suggested by calling 332-4375.