2012-04-11 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12

After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Signs of Spring Hike — Take a close-up look at spring and the changes it brings, to animals and nature. Learn how to be a family of citizen scientists and make observations in your own backyard. This is great family time, 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Registration required. 896-5200, ext. 338, www.sciencebuff.org

sat. 14

Family Film Series — Ken Kwapis’ Big Miracle (rated PG), starring Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski and John Pingayak, 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Riviera Theater, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org

Purr-fect Pets Wild Workshop — Each workshop features a wide variety of activities involving behind-the-scenes opportunities,

hands-on activities and live animal contact, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 14 at the Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo; $. 995-6133, www.buffalozoo.org

Bud Buddies — Calling all kids ages 4 to 10 for garden fun, including activities, games, songs, stories and more, 10:45-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, ext. 291, www.buffalogardens.com

Second Saturdays at Central — Celebrating National Library Week with a performance by storyteller Celes Tisdale performing “Yet Do I Marvel,” 1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at the Buffalo & Erie County Library Central Branch, One Lafayette Square, Buffalo; Free. 858-8900

thurs. 19

Harlem Ambassadors Basketball Show — Family fun as the Harlem Ambassadors take on Orchard Park’s Chamber Chargers, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Orchard Park High School, 4040 Baker Road; $. 662-3366

After-School Escape — Children, grades K-5, are invited to enjoy a one-hour program for kids featuring a different, fun, outdoor activity each week, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

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