Weekly Feature



2018-04-11 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12

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, April 12, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 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, April 12, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

sat. 14

Mommy & Me Social — This will be a fun way to meet other parents while your children share their toys and socialize with their peers, for children 2 to 4, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Trinity Old Lutheran Church, 3445 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. Reserve your spot by calling 308-6772.

Citizen Science Training: Project Budburst — Become a volunteer and learn how phenology (a plant’s natural life cycle) affects wildlife and is affected by climate change, for children ages 10 and older, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Every Day is Earth Day — The New York Power Authority is encouraging visitors of all ages to participate in a sculpture contest that will be one of the featured activities at this year’s green-themed celebration. The sculptures should be made of recyclable materials, such as egg and milk cartons, newspapers, toilet paper rolls, plastic grocery bags, and brought to the Power Vista during the event. Artists are encouraged to be as creative and imaginative as possible and to draw inspiration from the world around them, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Niagara Power Vista, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston; Free. 286-6661, www.nypa.gov/niagarapowervista

Penguin Days — Marking the Penguin Coast exhibit’s one month anniversary. This is your chance to experience all of the new Penguin Coast exhibit, from working in the vet center saving penguins, to being a Penguin Keeper and making your own painting just like the penguins do. There will be public group penguin encounters throughout the day; each session will focus on a different theme. You will learn all there is to know about Humboldt penguins without the glass between you and the penguin, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls; $ - included in admission price. 285-3575, www.aquariumofniagara.org/

tues. 17

An Evening of Nostalgia, Imagination and Creativity — WNY Players present a series of three radio plays that are a combination of memorable favorites from the 1930 and ’50s, along with an original radio play, “True Tales of Terror,” by local writer Kate Fitzsimmons, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375, www.brightonplacelibrary.org

Family Night: Niagara Falls Daredevils — Hear about those who dared to go over the Falls in a barrel or cross the gorge on a tightrope. Games and crafts for all round out the evening. Program is for all ages based upon the evening’s historic theme, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the History Center, 215 Niagara St., Lockport; Free - reservations required. 434-7433, www.niagarahistory.org/

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 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, April 17, 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, April 17, at Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; $5 suggested donation. 876-6504, www.adventkenmore.org

wed. 18

Homeschool Series: It Starts at Plants — Discover the wonder of plants — how they work, what they do, and how we depend on them during this four-part session, for grades 2 to 5, 12:45-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

Senior Stroll — Experience a leisurely guided walk through Reinstein Woods, for adults only, 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Night Hike Date Night — Enjoy an evening walk under the stars and interactive quiz along the trail to discover the compatibility of your nocturnal spirit animals, for ages 18 and older, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - 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. Wednesday, April 18, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. Call 332-4375 to register, limited to 12 children.

thurs. 19

Phragmites Strike Team Training — If you enjoy getting outside and want to help maintain healthy wetlands at Reinstein Woods, join the Strike Team. Volunteers are needed to monitor and remove Phragmites australis, an invasive plant also known as common reed, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

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