Weekly Feature



2016-01-27 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 28

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. 28, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $ - No registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Wellness Walk — Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a healthy outdoor walk, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Jan. 28, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. Call 825-6397 to confirm walk is taking place. www.sciencebuff.org

fri. 29

International Puzzle Day — The focus will be on jigsaw puzzles. Bring your own or borrow one of theirs, noon-4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

sat. 30

Snowshoe Adventure Hike No. 1 — This will be a moderately-challenging hike through open field and mature forests with a focus on snowshoeing skills and general winter ecology, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Aurora Town Park, West Falls. Snowshoes will be provided; $. 941-6267, earthspiritedu.org/events.html

Buckhorn Island Birding — Join naturalist Tom Kerr for a winter birding hike along the Niagara River, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 30, at Buckhorn Island State Park, 2136 W. Oakfield Road, Grand Island. Meet at the Woods Creek canoe launch parking lot on East-West Park Road. Registration is required; Donation. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

International Puzzle Day — Will include crosswords, Sudoku and live trivia and quiz competitions, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

Learn to Cross-Country Ski — Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short guided ski tour, 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $ - No registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Open Touch Tank — Want to know what a lobster eats or how a sea star feels? The Aquarium of Niagara’s touch tank can be explored at 9:30 a.m., 1 and 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls; $. 285-3575, www.aquariumofniagara.org

sat. 30 & sun. 31

Night in the Wild Family Indoor Sleepover — Spend a fun-filled family night surrounded by 264 acres of wilderness and enjoy “wild” and educational activities and games, evening pizza, hot cocoa bar, continental breakfast, stories by candlelight, movie and popcorn, guided moonlight hike on the trails in search for night wildlife, and more, from 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, to 9 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, within the expanded Visitor Center of Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $27 - pre-registration and prepayment required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

sun. 31

Sunday Snowshoe & Cross Country Ski — Weather permitting, Friends of Reinstein Woods offer rentals on a first-come, first-served basis, 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $ - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

wed. 3

Maple Primer — Come hear about the process of making maple syrup, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Feb 3, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java; Donation. Registration is required. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

Announcement

Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum Closed for the Season — The Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum is closed for the season. To schedule private parties, photo shoots, and tours through April 1, call 693-1885, or email info@carrouselmuseum.org. It will be open for the presidents’ break (Feb. 15-19) for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Week. Each day will feature a different STEM theme and activities. Also, the museum’s St. Paddy’s Celebration is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 12. Opening weekend is from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3. The museum will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of its 1916 Allan Herschell No. 1 Special Carrousel. For more information, call 693-1885 or email info@carrouselmuseum.org.

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