Weekly Feature



2018-01-24 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 25

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, Jan. 25, 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, Jan. 25, 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, Jan. 25, 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, Jan. 25, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

thurs. 25-sun. 28

Disney on Ice: Frozen — Hosted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, discover the full story of Disney’s “Frozen” like never before. Performances: 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, and Friday, Jan. 26; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27; and 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at KeyBank Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza, Buffalo; $. (888) 223-6000, www.livenation.com

sat. 27

Dare to Repair Cafe — Bring broken items (lamps, vacuums, clothes, etc.) and have volunteer “fixers” try to repair them for free. This event is designed to reduce waste going to landfills and build community, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

NIGHT in the WILD Family Sleepover — Celebrate winter with this annual indoor family sleepover. Guests will enjoy indoor nature activities, live animals, stories by candlelight, crafts, games and guided night hike experience in the wilderness, pizza, snacks, hot cocoa bar, in the evening and a continental breakfast in the morning, for ages 5 to adult, 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, through 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; pre-registration and pre-payment due by Jan. 24; $27 nonmembers, and Buffalo Museum of Science members save 10 percent. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

Snowshoe Adventure Hike — A moderately challenging hike through open fields and mature forests with a focus on snowshoeing skills and general winter ecology. Snowshoes will be provided, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Aurora Town Park, West Falls; $.

sun. 28

Learn to Cross-Country Ski — Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short guided ski tour, 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Ski rental: $8, $5 for Friends of Reinstein members - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Snowshoeing & Cocoa — Borrow a pair of New York State Parks Niagara Region’s snowshoes for a trip through Delaware Park and finish at the Darwin Martin House for some hot cocoa. Afterwards, participants have the option of taking a tour (will cost $10). 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the Darwin Martin House State Historic Site, 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo; Free - registration required. 549-1050

tues. 30

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

Homework Helpers — Need help on homework or the subject is confusing for parents, too? Homework Helpers can check and/or help students in grades 1-7 with their assignments, 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore; Free. 873-2842

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 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, Jan. 30, at Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; $5 suggested donation. 876-6504, www.adventkenmore.org

wed. 31

Blue Moon Walk — Explore the forest under the light of the second full moon this month, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 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. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. Call 332-4375 to register, limited to 12 children.

Homeschool Series: Vertebrates of the World — Either you have bones or you don’t. Of the five classes that have these structures, what makes some animals birds — some mammals — some fish? You’ll look for distinctions and note the exceptions during this four-part session for grades 2-5, 12:45-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

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 April 30, at the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse, 7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. niagaraparks.com

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