Weekly Feature



2012-07-26 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 26
. Stroller Strut — Bring your stroller or wagon and share a sensory exploration of
nature with your young child, ages 3 and under, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26 at Reinstein
Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959,
www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html
fri. 27
. Native Western New Yorkers — The Iroquois — Learn more about Native
American culture in WNY with this special day of crafts and activities, noon-4 p.m. Friday,
July 27 at Explore & More’s Canalside location, Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf,
downtown Buffalo; Free. 655-5131, www.exploreandmore.org. Nature’s Circle: Black-Masked Bandits — Read a story, sing silly songs and
have lots of fun, helping little ones, ages 2-3, comfortably engage in a natural setting,
10:30-11:15 a.m. Friday, July 27 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $
- pre-registration required. 5200, www.sciencebuff.org. 896-Stars and S’mores — Summer, s’mores, and stars, what more could you ask for?
Join Tifft Nature Preserve for a short hike, make some s’mores and listen to some
summertime stories, 8:30-10 p.m. Friday, July 27 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann
Blvd., Buffalo; $ - pre-registration required. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org
fri. 27-sun. 29
. Balloons Over Niagara — Niagara County
Community College presents this second annual event
commemorating the 50th anniversary of the college, and
featuring 50 hot air balloons, community fair, kids
korner, classic car show, entertainment, food and
fireworks display (Saturday, July 28), Friday, July
27-Sunday, July 29 at Niagara Community College
campus, 3111 Saunders Settlement Road, Sanborn; Free.
614-6222, www.niagaracc.suny.edu
sat. 28
. Summer Wildflowers — Search for seasonal
wildflowers and learn their uses and folklore, for adults
and kids ages 8 and older, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at
Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required.
683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html. University Community Farmers Market — Features a variety of new and old
vendors selling fresh food and local products, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 13 on
the University at Buffalo South (Main Street) Campus sidewalk at Kenmore Avenue.
829-6145, ww.ourheights.org/farmersmarket.html
sun. 29
. Trek Tifft — Drop in and join Friends of Tifft for a guided tour of the preserve,
2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29 at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $.
896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org
mon. 30
. Mike Randall & Friends — noon-1 p.m. Monday, July 30 at M&T Plaza, Main
Street,. downtown Buffalo; Free. www.mtb.comHealthy by Nature — Explore the fascinating inner workings of your body and
discover ways to use our natural world to keep your body healthy, all ages, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Monday, July 30 at the Erie Canal Harbor at Canalside, Central Wharf, downtown Buffalo;
Free. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org
tues. 31
. Find Waldo Shop Local — Month-long scavenger hunt culminates from 5 to 7
p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at Monkey See, Monkey Do... Children’s Bookstore, 9060 Main St.,
Clarence, with refreshments and prizes given out to the participants who found Waldo in
the most participating businesses.. www.MonkeysRead.comIn Jest with Nels Ross — noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at M&T Plaza, Main
Street, downtown Buffalo: Free. www.mtb.com
wed. 1
. Family Nature Hour — Hands-on activities allow families to investigate nature
together, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson
Road, Cheektowaga; Free. 558-4991. Wednesday WOWs — “Exploration Rocks.” Learn about rocks and minerals, and
get creative with fossil rubbings, molds and stamps, and take home a jar of amazing sand
art, 11 a.m.-3 p.m Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Explore & More, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora;
Free with membership or paid general admission. 655-5131, www.exploreandmore.org. Buffalo Clown Alley — and the Zoomobile, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at
M&T Plaza, Main Street, downtown Buffalo; Free. www.mtb.com
thurs. 2
. Creatures of the Night — Watch the forest and ponds transform under the setting
sun and explore the world of nocturnal animals, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at Reinstein
Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959,
www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html. Glenn Colton — noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 at M&T Plaza, Main Street,
downtown Buffalo; Free. www.mtb.com
ongoing: now-Sept. 3
. Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body — Sometimes it’s
stinky; sometimes it’s crusty; and sometimes it’s slimy. Explore why your body produces
mushy, oozy, crusty, scaly and stinky gunk in this exhibit, through Sept. 3 at the Buffalo
Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200,
wwwbuffalomuseumofscience.org

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