Weekly Feature



2018-03-07 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 8

After-school Escape — Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. Call 332-4375 to register, limited to 12 children.

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

sat. 10

Who’s Awake — On this guided walk, you will search for early risers and migrants in the preserve, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

sat. 10 & sun. 11

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party — Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street. Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood, noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and 11 and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Mainstage Theatre of UB’s Center for the Arts, UB North Campus, Amherst; $ (box office; www.ticketfly.com; charge, 1-877-987-6487, 645-2787, www.ubcfa.org

sun. 11

Kids Art Workshop: Rainbow Wishes — Cut, glue and assemble a colorful rainbow paper sculpture, complete with clouds and a pot of gold filled with happy wishes, with artist Joan Saba, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

tues. 13

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Ukulele Sing-a-Long — Ukuleles available, 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; $5 suggested donation. 876-6504, www.adventkenmore.org

wed. 14

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. Call 332-4375 to register, limited to 12 children.

thurs. 15-sun. 18

Ismailia Shrine Circus — Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, enjoy the Shrine Circus, which will feature stuntman and comedian Johnny Rockett, white tigers from Las Vegas, motorcycle daredevils, the Hamid Circus Elephants, high wire walkers, gymnasts, comical clowns, aerialists, jugglers, acrobats and more. Performances: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, March 15, and Friday, March 16; 10 a.m., 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, at the Events Center of the Fairgrounds Gaming and Raceway, 5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg; $. 674-8666, tickets.com, www.the-fairgrounds.com

Announcement

Wild Ontario Exhibit Returns — Wild Ontario, an interactive and family-friendly exhibit introduces visitors to various species of mammals, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles and invertebrates that are all native to Ontario. On view through Sunday, April 29, at the Butterfly Conservatory, 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. 1-905-358-0025

Annual Spring Display — Need a break from the cold and snow this winter? Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse attraction offers guests a welcome escape into a tropical paradise filled with stunning floral arrangements, serene ponds and singing songbirds, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Monday, April 30, at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, 7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario. niagaraparks.com

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