Weekly Feature



2018-06-14 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 14

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, June 14, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

sat. 16

Dragon Boat Racing — In addition to races, this fun-filled family event will offer music, entertainment, vendors, a concession area, basket raffles, merchandise sales, refreshments and activities for the entire family, 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson St., Buffalo. Free admission, but proceeds will benefit Hope Chest of Buffalo. www.hopechestbuffalo.org

Intro to Forest Bathing — Discover the latest — and oldest — in health trends. This walk will focus on the sights, sounds and smells of the forest to induce relaxation and ease stress, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Woods Walk: Summer Sounds — Join a guided nature walk through the woods to listen for sounds of the season, 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Birding 101: Class 6 — Which woodpecker am I? Learn to identify the different woodpeckers found in Reinstein Woods, for adults and children ages 8 and older, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Predators at Play — Join in the behind-the-scenes and up close encounters with Hawk Creek’s live hawks, owls, falcons, eagles and vultures, with a live flying bird show and Junior Raptor Keeper activity for kids, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center, 1963 Mill Road, West Falls; $. 652-8646, www.hawkcreek.org

Fishing Clinic — Includes a basic introduction to the equipment and techniques focused upon fishing for largemouth bass and Northern pike followed by shoreline fishing on a private lake, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at North Milgrove Lake, Alden. Bring all fishing equipment as well as a lunch and a beverage; $. 941-6267, www.earthspiritedu.org

Safety Fair/Touch-A-Truck — A variety of exhibitors will be featured as well as Touch-A-Truck displays. In addition to the Safety Fair activities, guest are invited to enjoy the all new state-of-the-art exhibits at the Power Vista including the 4-D theater virtual roller coaster ride, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Power Vista at the Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston; Free. 286-6661, www.nypa.gov/communities/ visitors-centers/niagara-power-vista

tues. 19

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

Family Fun Day — Explore & More’s Summer Fun is back at Canalside with free Family Fun Fridays! This week is the only week where it has been rescheduled to a Tuesday. Each week they will celebrate a different educational play zone area of the new Museum at Canalside. This week’s showcase is Farm-to-Fork. Children and their parents will learn how their food goes from farm to their table through hands-on exhibits and programs, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Explore & More, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; Free. 655-5131, www.exploreandmore.org

Ukulele Sing-a-Long — Ukuleles available, 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; $5 suggested donation. 876-6504, www.adventkenmore.org

wed. 20

Family Storytime — Stories and activities for the entire family, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. Call 332-4375 to register.

Senior Stroll — Experience a leisurely guided walk through Reinstein Woods, for adults only, 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Birdwatching Walk — Take a guided walk to search for seasonal birds. Bring binoculars if you have them, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

thurs. 21

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, June 21, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

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