Weekly Feature

2017-12-13 / Entertainment

Family Activities

fri. 15

Hike Down Hunters Creek Gorge — Join naturalist Mark Carra and hike down into the beautiful gorge at Hunters Creek County Park. Marvel at the wonders that nature has bestowed on the place. Come dressed for the possibility of sloshing through wet places and also dress warm for the cold weather. Meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at Hunters Creek County Park, Centerline Road, East Aurora; Donations - must be age 13 and older. www.buffaloaudubon.org

sat. 16

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, Dec. 16, 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, Dec. 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Winter Celebration — Vendor displays, information resource tables and special activities for students including setting and mentoring, SAT prep, cookie decorating, painting, create your own mini-book, lacrosse and volleyball with P.A.L. and swimming lessons, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 16, at the South Park Community School, 150 Southside Parkway, Buffalo; Free. 816-4828, ext. 1526, www.buffaloschools.org

Hot Chocolate Hike — Stretch your legs with a wintry nighttime walk and warm up afterwards with hot chocolate and mix-ins. If there’s enough snow, you can rent snowshoes for an additional $2 per person. For ages 5 to adult, 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

tues. 19

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Ukuleles are provided and no experience is necessary to join; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

wed. 20

Award-Winning Nature Photographs Exhibit — Exhibit features the winning bird photographs from this year’s National Audubon Photography Awards. Selected from more than 5,5000 entries, the winning photos were published in the Summer 2017 issue of Audubon Magazine, and show bird life at its most vivid, vulnerable, formidable and elegant, Wednesday, Dec. 20, through Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. Call 332-4375 to register, limited to 12 children.

ongoing: now-Jan. 7

Garden Railway Exhibit — The railway will bring fun and whimsy to the holiday season. Adults and kids will enjoy this exhibit that will be full of surprises, through Jan. 7, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

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