Weekly Feature



2018-03-14 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 15

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 15, 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 15, 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 15, 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 15, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

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

sat. 17

Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice — Join a guided nature walk through the woods, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Maple Sugaring - Past & Present — Sharing the methods of sap collection and maple sugaring preparation as practiced by Native Americans, early settlers and modern day producers. Following the program, a pancake brunch will be served, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Taylor Road Family Recreation Facility, 6765 Taylor Road, Hamburg; $. 646-5145

sat. 17 & sun. 18

Maple Weekend 2018 — The 22nd annual event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, and March 24 and 25 at maple producers across the state. The family-friendly event is free to the public. Find a list of participating sugar houses and maps at www.mapleweekend.com.

sun. 18

Pioneer Empty Bowls Project — Soup and bread luncheon that is in a handmade pottery bowl crafted by a local potter, and you take the bowl with you after the meal. There will also be an auction, noon-3 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at Hope Lutheran Church, 2 E. Main St., Arcade. www.blackravenpottery.com/emptybowls

tues. 20

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 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 20, 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 20, at Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; $5 suggested donation. 876-6504, www.adventkenmore.org

wed. 21

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. Call 332-4375 to register, limited to 12 children.

Senior Stroll — Experience nature at your own pace, and enjoy a leisurely guided walk through the woods. Bring a lunch if you want to eat indoors after the tour, for adults only, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Announcement

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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