Weekly Feature



2017-11-09 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 9

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, Nov. 9, 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, Nov. 9, 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, Nov. 9, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

sat. 11

Nature’s Gathering — Sample fine regional wines and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, as you help support the Friends of Reinstein Woods. Western New York Artisans will be showcasing their nature-themed artwork and specialty items, 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at Knights of Columbus Hall, 2735 Union Road, Cheektowaga; tickets can be purchased online at www.reinsteinwoods.org. 683-5959

WNY Children’s Book Expo — Children Pre-K through middle school are encouraged to come explore the magic of books and reading and interact with 40 authors and illustrators from around the globe, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St., Buffalo; Free. www.wnycbe.com

Medicinal Garden Feature — Activities include educational displays about the possible role of botanicals in preventing the seasonal flu, and the use of plants in treating and researching cancer, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

tues. 14

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 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, Nov. 14, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

wed. 15

Teachers In Nature: Professional Development Series — 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

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 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

ongoing: now-Nov. 18

Night Skies Through Kids’ Eyes and Perfect Little Planet — This program presents the night sky in a family-friendly way where lots of questions are encouraged. Learn about some of the easy-to-find constellations and planets that kids (and their parents) can locate in the night sky, plus follow an alien family as they learn about our solar system in search of a perfect spot for their vacation, 6 p.m. Saturdays through Saturday, Nov. 18, at Buffalo State College’s Ferguson Planetarium, Buckham Hall - D-Wing, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. www.fergusonplanetarium.net

Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity! — Among the most mysterious and exotic objects in the universe, black holes tantalize everyone who learns about them. These dark beasts are one of a few phenomena out in the cosmos where the known laws of physics and general relativity break down, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, through Saturday, Nov. 18, at Buffalo State College’s Ferguson Planetarium, Buckham Hall - D-Wing, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo; $. www.fergusonplanetarium.net

now-Nov. 19

Niagara Parks’ Floral Showhouse — The Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse will once again be transformed into a lush fall paradise as cascading chrysanthemum blooms adorn every corner of the showroom, through Sunday, Nov. 19, at 7145 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario; $. 905-354-1721

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