Weekly Feature



2018-02-14 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 15

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, Feb. 15, 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, Feb. 15, 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, Feb. 15, 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, Feb. 15, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

fri. 16

Medicinal Herb Walk — Learn the medicinal values of wild herbs that grow in Reinstein Woods, for children 12 and older and adults, 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive,

Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

sat. 17

. Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice — Join a guided nature walk through the woods, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Birding 101: Class 2 — Join Reinstein Woods for a bird identification adventure. This is a continuation of class No. 1 in January, but new participants are welcome, for children 8 and older and adults, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

sat. 17 & sun. 18

Greater Buffalo Train & Toy Show — WNY Railway Historical Society promises more than 400 tables filled with great deals and things to see during their 27th annual show featuring toy trains, railroadiana, collectible toys, dolls, auctions, demonstrations and miniatures, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Hamburg Fairgrounds Event Center, 5820 S. Park Ave., Hamburg; $. www.trainweb.org/wnyrhs

mon. 19

Presidents’ Break: STEM Week — STEM activity will be making Rube Goldberg machines, a machine that uses a chain reaction to

complete a very simple task in a very complicated way, noon-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, through Friday, Feb. 23, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. 693-1885, www.carrouselmuseum.org

tues. 20

Learn to Cross-Country Ski — Learn the basics of cross-country skiing before going on a short guided ski tour, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; $ for ski rental - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Budding Scientists — The Budding Scientists program gives children the foundation to thrive as active, curious learners, 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 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, Feb. 20, 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, Feb. 20, 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, Feb. 20, at Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; $5 suggested donation. 876-6504, www.adventkenmore.org

wed. 21

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2 to 5 years old, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 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, Feb. 21, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.tifft.org

thurs. 22

Family Snowshoe Walk — Join Reinstein Woods for a morning snowshoe walk along the trails as you look for evidence of wildlife, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

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

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