Weekly Feature

2017-02-15 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 16

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, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov Logo Explorers’ Club — If your kid (grades K-6) likes to explore and build, bring them to make some LEGO creations with Miss Amy at the library, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga; Free. Space limited. 668-4991

fri. 17

Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp — Enjoy a morning of fun and exploration at Tifft, including story-time, crafts, outdoor investigation and more to help foster the nature explorer in your child, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo: $ - pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

sat. 18

Every Day Birds — Join local author Amy Ludwig VanDerwater at Beaver Meadow for a reading of her book that helps small children (ages 6 and under) identify and learn about common birds, followed by a short hike to see birds, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java; $. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org Saturday Family Flicks — Come and see Disney’s 2016 live-action movie based on their animated classic and on Rudyard Kipling’s novel, “The Jungle Book.” The Jon Favreau and Justin Marks film features Neel Sethi and the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyongo, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken and is presented by the Amherst Youth & Recreation Department. Crafts, face painting, sno cones and games will begin at 12:30 p.m., followed by the movie at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Harlem Road Community Center’s Auditorium, 4255 Harlem Road, Amherst; Free. 631-7132, www.amherstyouthandrec.org Jr. Audubon Club: Birdfeeders — Join the Buffalo Audubon and the Junior Audubon Club for their monthly birding adventure for kids ages 8-14. This month they will use empty Gatorade bottles to build backyard birdfeeders, followed by a short walk around the Nature Center, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java; Free - pre-registration is required. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org Stories in the Woods — Enjoy hearing a nature story followed by a guided walk in the woods, for children ages 3 to 7, 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice — Join a guided nature walk through the woods, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov Wegmans Family Days — “Rainforest Exploration.” Take a break from the cold weather and spend a day exploring the rain forests in the Botanical Gardens. Taste some tropical fruits while learning about plants of the rain forest. Then create some rain forest crafts to take home, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

sun. 19

Kids Art Workshop - Asian Rainforest — These multi-medium workshops are for kids ages 5-15. Complete two pieces of art at each themed session, taught by Joan Saba. Welcome their newest exhibit space with a colorful and creative take on koi fish through bright oil pastels. You will also delve into some fun origami folding, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

mon. 20

Presidents Day: Meet Theodore Roosevelt — Celebrate the day with the 26th president of the United States portrayed by naturalist Mark Carra, and learn about his great love for nature, 10 a.m.-noon, Monday, Feb. 20, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java; $. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org Presidents Day Family Movie — Crossroads Christian Church is sponsoring a free family movie showing of the animated comedy “The Secret Life of Pets,” featuring the voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper and Dana Carvey, 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at The Aurora Theatre, 673 Main St., East Aurora; Free. 652-7356

mon. 20-fri. 24

Presidents’ Break: STEM Week — Stop in for a spin on the carrousel and participate in some STEM learning activities, including making ice cream, designing magnet mazes, engineering paper airplanes, creating exploding popsicle sticks and cleaning pennies, noon-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, through Friday, Feb. 24, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda; $. 693-1885, www.carrouselmuseum.org

tues. 21

Ukulele for Kids — Kids ages 7-12 can learn to play the ukulele, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up. Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Ukuleles are provided and no experience is necessary to join; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

wed. 22

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375 Break Out! — Stuck inside? Break out of your house and visit the History Museum during school vacation, 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court, Buffalo; $. 873-9644, www.buffalohistory.org Mike Randall & Friends — Come see Western New York’s very own Mike Randall and his puppet friends at the library, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga; Free - pre-registration required. Space is limited. 668-4991 Winter Clues Hike — Get more out of your winter walk by investigating real animal clues along the trails with knowledgeable guides. Afterwards warm up with hot chocolate in the Visitor Center, 2-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org Kids Day — Kids ages 3-12 and their families can partake in fun activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com Learn to Cross-Country Ski — Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short guided ski tour, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $ (ski rental) - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

thurs. 23

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375 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, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov Winter Nature Play — Play nature games, build snow sculptures, paint pictures in the snow and more, for children ages 4 to 10, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

ongoing: now-April 17

Northern Owls Exhibit — A traveling exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum that offers a look into the intriguing world of owls, on view through April 17 at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. www.niagaraparks.com

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