Weekly Feature

2017-03-15 / 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, March 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; 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, March 16, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375

Interactive Heritage Exhibits — Travel back in time to learn more about the fascinating life of rebel publisher William Lyon Mackenzie and how the power of of the printed word helped change Canada over the past 150 years, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. through Sunday, March 19, at the Grand Hall - Table Rock Complex, 6650 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. www.niagaraparks.com

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March, 16, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

fri. 17

Museum Adventure Ancient Egypt Edition — Enjoy a day of Egypt exploration and learn all about mummies, pharaohs, hieroglyphs and more, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

sat. 18

Volunteer Training — Share nature with the community. Volunteer tour guides are needed select weekday mornings to lead Pre-Kindergarten through 12th-grade students on Tifft’s trails, 10 m.-noon Saturday, March 18, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

Stories in the Woods — Enjoy hearing a nature story, followed by a guided walk in the woods, for ages 3-7, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Woods Walk: Early Signs of Spring — Join a guided nature walk to look for signs of the season, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Live Raptor Display with Demonstration — 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Legacy Garden within the Botanical Gardens at the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. www.niagaraparks.com

Science of Guitars — Get up close and personal with some real guitars. Pluck some strings and see how they work. Participants will also be able to create their own cereal box guitar, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 18, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

Kitchen Science: Korean Kimbap — Discover the world through food. These classes focus on the science of food and different cuisines around the world, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

Live Birds Paint & Photo — Real owls, hawks and falcons are presented for you to capture with paint, pencil or photography, for ages 18 and older, 2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

Volunteer Training — Volunteer tour guides are needed weekday mornings to lead pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students on Tifft’s trails, for ages 18 and older, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 18, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

Wegmans Family Days — The entire family will have the opportunity to engage in the hands-on learning activities centered around nutrition during this event, along with different nutritional themes, “All About Vegetables,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Medicinal Garden Feature — Activities will include presentations about the benefits of foods from plants containing health-promoting compounds, displays of edible plants, and common local plants that may be toxic to humans and pets, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South

Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Maple Sugaring - Past and Present — This event will share the methods of sap collection and maple sugaring preparation as practiced by Native Americans, early settlers and modern day producers. Following the program will be a pancake brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at Taylor Road Park, Hamburg. www.earthspiritedu.org

sat. 18 & sun. 19

Maple Harvest Festival — Activities will include seeing maple syrup being made, tree tapping demonstrations, tasting jack wax, maple themed crafts for children, and maple syrup and other maple products being sold, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, at the Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

mon. 20

Budding Naturalists Early Childhood Series — Nurture your child’s sense of wonder and curiosity for nature while encouraging physical, cognitive and social development at the Reggio-Emilia inspired, drop-off program for ages 3-5, 9-11:30 a.m. Monday, March, 20, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

First Day of Spring: Sunrise Walk — Celebrate the beginning of spring while discovering vernal equinox traditions from around the world as you start your day, 7 a.m. Monday, March 20, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

First Day of Spring: Sunset Walk — Celebrate the beginning of spring while discovering vernal equinox traditions from around the world as you end your day, 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

tues. 21

Furs, Fins & Feathers — Take a peek at the vertebrate zoology department and experience mount, skins and bones, 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200,

www.sciencebuff.org

Ukulele for Kids — Kids ages 7-12 can learn to play the ukulele, 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 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, March 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.

Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp — Storytime, crafts, outdoor investigation and more help to foster the nature explorer in your child, for ages 3-5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March, 21, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

Citizen Science: Frogwatch USA Volunteer Training — Become a citizen scientist. Participate in this training program and volunteer to help monitor the frogs and toads at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 21, at 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

wed. 22

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. 332-4375

thurs. 23

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March, 23, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

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, March 23, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; no 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; $.

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