2009-11-11 / Entertainment

Family Activities


thurs. 12
. 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, Nov. 12, Reinstein Woods,
77 Honorine Drive, Depew. 683-5959,
www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
fri. 13
. Gusto at the Gallery — “The Big
Read: The Great Gatsby.” Film: “Bugsy
Malone, ” with Scott Baio and Jodie Foster,
4:30 p.m.; storytelling, 6 and 6:30 p.m.; art
activity: Art Decco and Buffalo, 5-7 p.m.;
Family Swing Dance Workshop, 7 p.m.;
film: “The Great Gatsby” (1974), with
Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13, the Albright-Knox Art
Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; free
admission. 882-8700, www.albrightknox.org
. Skies of the Harvest — Take a
tour of the autumn night sky, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13, Buffalo State College’s
Ferguson Planetarium, 1300 Elmwood
Ave., Buffalo; $.
www.fergusonplanetar ium.net
sat. 14
. The Riviera Theatre and YWCA
Family Film Festival — “Aliens in the
Attic,” 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 14, the Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster
St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413,
www.r ivieratheatre.org
. Skies of the Harvest — Take a
tour of the autumn night sky, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14, Buffalo State College’s
Ferguson Planetarium, 1300 Elmwood
Ave., Buffalo; $.
www.fergusonplanetar ium.net
. Happy Harvest Celebration
Family afternoon celebration of harvest

time, including games, crafts and hiking,
3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, Tifft Nature
Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $.
896-5200, Ext 338, www.sciencebuff.org
. What Zookeepers Do
Workshop for kids grades 5-8 offers
behind-the-scenes peek at the diet kitchen
and training techniques that help
zookeepers manage the Buffalo Zoo’s
diverse animal collection, 10 a.m.-noon
Saturday, Nov. 14, the Buffalo Zoo, 300
Parkside Ave., Buffalo; $. Registration
required. 995-6128, www.buffalozoo.org
. Fall Family Fest — Featuring Matt
James and Diego’s Pirate & Princess Party,
face painting, crafts, gym activities and
more, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14,
Harlem Road Community Center
Auditorium, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst;
$. 631-7215
. Composting with Worms
Learn how to set up a vermicomposting bin
and take home a starter kit, for adults and
children age 12 and older, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14, Reinstein Woods Nature
Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $.
Registration required. 683-5959,
www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
. Happy Harvest Celebration
Enjoy a fun-filled, family afternoon
celebration of harvest time, including crafts,
games and hiking, too, 3-5 p.m. Saturday,
Nov. 14, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200
Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $.
Pre-registration required. 896-5200, Ext.
338,
www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preser ve/
. Nickle City Reptiles and Exotics
— They may not be lions, tigers and bears
(oh, my), but Jeff Musial’s collection of
critters might still raise the hair on the
back of your neck, 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 14, the Aquarium of
Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls,
N Y.; $. 285-3575, Ext. 206
. Foothills Trail Club — S tiglmeier
Park, 4-mile walk, 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
14, meet in the first parking lot on the left
off Losson Road, Cheektowaga. 828-0282
sun. 15
. Hook — Movie starring Robin
Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Julia
Roberts is presented on the big screen as
part of the Free Family Film Series at
S hea’s Performing Arts Center, 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 646 Main St., Buffalo.
847-1410, www.sheas.org
. Beaver Basics — Join Friends of
Tifft as they explore the beaver’s habitat,
adaptations, preferred foods, life cycle, as
well as look for evidence of recent beaver
activity, for all ages, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov.
15, Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann
Blvd., Buffalo; suggested donation of $3.
No registration required. 896-5200, Ext.
338,
www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preser ve/
tues. 17
. Walking in the Woods
Celebrate National Hiking Day by taking a
guided walk through the trails of Reinstein
Woods, for adults and children ages 12 and
older, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17,
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93
Honorine Drive, Depew; $. Registration
required. 683-5959,
www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
wed. 18
. Babes in the Woods — This
nature discovery program is for 3- to
5-year-olds and their parents, 10-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18, Beaver Meadow
Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North
Java; $. 1-800-377-1520,
www. buffaloaudubon. com
thurs. 19

. Radio City Christmas
Spectacular Starring The Rockettes
— This beloved holiday show will delight
the entire family as children will thrill to
Santa as he takes the audience on a magical
sleigh ride to the North Pole, and parents
will marvel at the unparalleled precision
dance of The Rockettes, 7 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 19, HSBC Arena, 1 Seymour H.
Knox III Plaza, Buffalo; $. (888) 223-6000,
www.hsbcarena.com
. 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, Nov. 19, Reinstein Woods,
77 Honorine Drive, Depew. 683-5959,
www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
ongoing
. Freedom Crossing: The
Underground Railroad in Greater
Niagara — Castellani Art Museum, 5795
Lewiston Road, Niagara University; $.
286-8200
now-Jan. 31, 2010
. Good Vibrations — This themed
experience explores the physics of sound
through wave formation, pitch,
amplification and resonance using
interactive science stations on loan from the
Exploratorium in San Francisco, continues
through Jan. 31, 2010, the Buffalo Museum
of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway,
Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org
now-Feb. 7, 2010
. Buffalo Bills 50th Season
Exhibit — Exhibit celebrates the 50th
season of The Buffalo Bills as fans relive
the most memorable moments in Buffalo
Bills history, the Buffalo and Erie County
Historical Society’s museum, 25
Nottingham Court, at Elmwood Ave.,

Buffalo. 873-9644, www.buffalohistory.org
Announcement
. Extended Museum Hours — The
Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society
will be open until 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19
for guests to view the museum’s Buffalo
Bills 50th Season exhibit, 25 Nottingham
Court at Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo; $.
873-9644, www.buffalohistory.org
. Cirque Dreams Holidaze
Tickets are now on sale for “Cirque
Dreams Holidaze,” from the creators of the
groundbreaking Broadway hit, “Cirque
Dreams Jungle Fantasy.” Performances will
be Dec. 15-20 at Shea’s Performing Arts
Center. Tickets range from $24.50 to
$67.50 (Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000,
www.ticketmaster.com)
. Sea Shell Exhibit — A part of shell
collector and educator Mike Fisher’s shell
collection is now on display at the
Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St.,
Niagara Falls, N.Y. The exhibit features
primarily murex shells, a predatory sea
snail, and spider conchs with spikes or
finger-like appendages
. Performers Sought — The
Buffalo Museum of Science is seeking
enthusiastic, family friendly musical acts to
enhance its weekend programming by
volunteering one to two hours on a
Saturday or Sunday during one of the
following themed weekends: A cappella
(Nov. 21 and 22); Karaoke (Nov. 28 and
29); Strings and Things (Dec. 5 and 6); All
That Jazz (Dec. 12 and 13); Celebrating
Winter (Dec. 19 and 20); Blown Away,
wind instruments (Dec. 26 and 27); Junk
Yard Band ( Jan. 2 and 3); Rock On! ( Jan.
9 and 10); Music Around the World ( Jan.
16 and 17); Beat It!, percussion ( Jan. 23
and 24); and Garage Band ( Jan. 30 and
31). Interested musical groups are asked to
contact kwallace@sciencebuffalo.org or
www. sciencebuff. org

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