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Friday, May 1

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Cheer the hometown Minor League Baseball team as they face the Columbus Clippers on the grass field. Fireworks follow this game. Alliance Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse. $5-$12/adult; $4-10/age 12 & under, age 62 & older. Parking: $5. 474-7833.

Saturday, May 2

Mommy & Me Rummage Sale. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Maternity, infant, toddler and children’s clothing and shoes; toys; strollers; furniture; and more. Liverpool Elks Lodge No. 2348, 3730 Cold Springs Road, Baldwinsville. 558-3480. www.mommynmecny.com.

I Love My Park Day. 9:30 a.m.-noon. All ages of volunteers are invited to help pick up the trails, nature center and native garden. Small pavilion, Clark Reservation State Park, 6105 E. Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville. Free. Registration requested: 492-1590. www.ptny.org/ilovemypark.

Public Fishing. 9:30-11:30 a.m.; also May 9, 16 & 23. Families and individuals can come for a morning of fishing; bait, rods and reels provided. Volunteers are on site to help beginners. (Fishing license not required.) Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. $5/person. Registration required: 689-9367.

Dreaming Blue. 10 a.m. Make some art at 10 a.m., then see a special performance by the Syracuse Opera at 11 a.m. Dreaming Blue is an opera about the colors and emotions of music. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. $10/person; $25/family pack. 474-6064.

Emergency Preparedness Fair. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Families can learn how to stay safe by visiting emergency vehicles, seeing displays and taking classes. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4889 Bear Road, Liverpool. Free. 409-3127.

Wildlife Festival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Families can learn about nature through presentations with live birds of prey, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. There will also be puppet shows, crafts, a bounce house and more. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 Route 89, Savannah. $4/adults; $2/age 5 and older; free/age 4 & younger. 365-3588.

Family Fun Program. 10:30 a.m.; also May 16. Bring old T-shirts and turn them into reusable bags. On May 16, program centers on mushrooms and fungi. Rogers Environmental Education Center, 2721 Route 80, Sherburne. Donations encouraged. (607) 674-4733.

Reading to Rover. 11 a.m.-noon. Kids ages 6-10 can read a story to a dog from Paws of CNY; five 10-minute sessions. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. The Magic Circle Children’s Theatre presents an original, interactive version of the tale, in which children in the audience can dress as a fairy tale character and help Beauty teach the Beast to be kind and have good manners. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $5. 449-3823.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Columbus Clippers. See May 1 listing.

Sciencenter Showtime. 2 p.m.; Saturdays. Every Saturday, see an interactive presentation on a different aspect of science. Upcoming topics include: math and movement; stream animals; and more. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600. www.sciencenter.org.

Seussical the Musical. 8 p.m.; through May 17. Musical follows the adventures of Dr. Seuss’ Horton the elephant, who hears voices from a tiny speck of dust and tries to save the planet of the Whos. Redhouse Arts Center, 201 S. West St., Syracuse. $25. 362-2785.

Sunday, May 3

CNY Kids Expo. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Exhibitors and activities, including Minecraft challenge, book fair and live characters. Event raises funds for Make-A-Wish CNY and Charity for Children. State Fairgrounds, Geddes. $5/family pack of up to 4 tickets; $1.25/additional ticket. 430-2823.

Seussical the Musical. 11 a.m.; through May 17. See May 2 listing.

Earth Fest. Noon-4 p.m. A variety of outdoor activities and presentations, including canoeing; catch and release fishing; craft making; music; and more. Rogers Environmental Education Center, 2721 Route 80, Sherburne. Donations encouraged. (607) 674-4733.

Moto-Inventions. 1-2 p.m.; Sundays in May. Tinker with recycled materials and electricity to make whirling, moving machines. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Columbus Clippers. See May 1 listing.

Chemsations. 2 p.m.; also May 17. High school students demonstrate chemical reactions with color changes, bubbles and light. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600.

A Spring Celebration Concert. 4 p.m. Syracuse Children’s Chorus ensembles perform. Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University campus, Syracuse. $15-$22. 478-0582. www.Syracuse
ChildrensChorus.org.

Monday, May 4

Seussical the Musical Preview. 5 p.m. People of all ages can enjoy a performance of some of the musical selections from the Redhouse’s production of Seussical the Musical. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Yoga for Everyone. 6-7 p.m.; also May 11 & 18. Gentle yoga class. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Norfolk Tides. See May 1 listing.

Tuesday, May 5

Yoga Storytime. 10:30-11:15 a.m.; also May 19. Kids ages 4-8 and parents can have a full-body experience that builds early literacy skills and healthy bodies at the same time. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Craftastic Critters. 4:30-5:30 p.m.; also May 12, 19 & 26. Kids ages 5-10 can drop in to make a different craft each week. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

Kids in Motion. 6:30 p.m. Preschoolers (ages 1-5) can take part in a video-guided activity that will get them moving, dancing and playing with maracas and other items. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Norfolk Tides. See May 1 listing.

Wednesday, May 6

Let’s Pretend: I’m a Salamander. 1 p.m. Children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult, can learn about animals by acting out how they behave; a craft and outdoor activities are included. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/child; $4/vehicle. Registration required: 638-2519.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Norfolk Tides. See May 1 listing.

Creation Club Jr. 4-5:30 p.m.; also May 20. School-aged children can learn to create and edit videos, podcasts, images and more. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Creative Discovery for Kids. 4:30-5:15 p.m.; also May 13 & 20. Seasonal crafts, discoveries and stories for ages 5-10. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Registration preferred: 672-3661.

Teen Geeks. 6-8 p.m.; also May 27. Kids in grades 7-12 can hang out, play games, eat snacks and create. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Multiple Moms Mingle. 6:30 p.m. Monthly meeting of mothers and expectant mothers of multiples. Ruby Tuesday, 3220 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Reserve if you wish to attend:
multiplemomsmingle@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 7

Kindergarten Tea Party. 9-11 a.m. Bring your upcoming kindergartner to a teddy bear tea party with snacks, drinks and activities. See what a day in kindergarten looks like. Baldwinsville Christian Academy, 7312 Van Buren Road, Baldwinsville. Free. Reservations required: 638-1069.

Storytime. 10:30 a.m.; also May 14, 21 & 28. A lively mix of stories, songs and rhymes allows children to develop skills necessary to be ready to read. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Maker Club: Perler Beads. 3:30-5 p.m. Kids age 7 and up can learn to make crafts with Perler beads and bead boards. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: 699-2032. nopl.org.

YogaKids. 4 p.m. Midge Regier, certified YogaKids teacher, shows kids age 4 and up how to stay healthy and happy as they grow. Mats provided. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Local Author Showcase. 6-7:30 p.m.; also May 8. Area authors will discuss their books and sign copies. Books’ subjects include family, children’s literature and more. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Friday, May 8

Parade of Baskets. 4-7 p.m. Raffle of themed baskets and gift cards benefits programs at the elementary school. Hot dogs, hamburgers and other food will be sold. Grimshaw Elementary School cafeteria, 5957 Route 20, LaFayette. Free admission. 677-3152.

Madeline Visits Storytime. 7 p.m. Kids can put on their pajamas and enjoy a storytime featuring Ludwig Bemelmans’ popular character. Don’t forget your camera! Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Star Party. 7-10 p.m. (Backup date: May 9.) Have a chance to see Mercury at sunset (come early), as well as Venus and Jupiter, through telescopes. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. Register: 673-1350.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Durham Bulls. Fireworks follow this game. See May 1 listing.

Seussical the Musical. 8 p.m.; through May 17. See May 2 listing.

Saturday, May 9

Oneida Lake Challenge. 8 a.m., sign-up; 10 a.m., run/walk start. Families can take part in a run by the lake; a benefit for Brewerton Elementary School. Oneida Shores State Park, 9428 McKinley Ridge Road, Brewerton. $25/5K registration; $5/fun run. 297-0111. oneidalc@gmail.com.

Homeschool Providers Informational Fair. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Prospective homeschooling families can get their questions answered. Organizations serving
homeschoolers offer information. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Big Rig Day. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids and families can climb behind the wheel of trucks and other rigs provided by area companies and organizations, including the Tumblebus and equipment from the Air National Guard’s 174th Attack Wing. Presented by the City of Syracuse Parks and Recreation Department. Burnet Park, Coleridge or Avery Avenue entrance, Syracuse. Free admission; small fee for some activities. 473-4330, Ext. 3006. www.syracuse.ny.us/parks.

Paws and Books. 11 a.m.-noon. Children ages 6-12 can read a story to a dog trained as a Canine Good Citizen. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. See May 2 listing.

Maxwell Family Movie. 1 p.m. Is the magic that brings museum exhibits to life about to end? See the third in the series. Call library for title. Seating limited, so come early. Popcorn provided. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. 672-3661.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Durham Bulls. See May 1 listing.

Seussical the Musical. 2 p.m.; through May 17. See May 2 listing.

Mother’s Day Stories and More. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can hear stories about mothers and other special women. Then they can make bath crystals and decorate a jar as a special gift. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Sensory Friendly Time. 5:30-7:30 p.m. MOST staffers turn down the noise, turn off the flashing lights and shut off the air compressors so people with sensory issues can enjoy the museum. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Cost: $5. 425-9068, Ext. 2143.

Sunday, May 10

Garden Tour at Sycamore Hill. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy over 250 acres of landscaped gardens and ponds, 500,000 flowering bulbs and 700 flowering trees and shrubs. A benefit for Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Sycamore Hill Gardens, 2130 Old Seneca Turnpike, Marcellus. $10/adults; free/age 8 and under. 673-1350. www.baltimorewoods.org.

Mother’s Day Buffet. 11:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. seatings. Buffet includes ham, seafood salad, fruit salad, dessert bar and more. Skyline Lodge, Highland Forest, Route 80, 3 miles east of Fabius. $20.95/adult; $10.95/ages 5-11; free/under 5. 677-3303.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Durham Bulls. See May 1 listing.

Lightapalooza. 2 p.m.; also May 24. High school students demonstrate optical illusions, bending light and making sound waves visible. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600. www.sciencenter.org.

Monday, May 11

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Tuesday, May 12

Signing Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also May 26. Children ages 3-6 can learn six to seven signs that correspond to the week’s story. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Teen MOPS. 4-6 p.m.; also May 26. Young mothers, ages 13-21, with children under 6 enjoy a faith-based program with fun, food and activities while their children are cared for by the childcare program. Liverpool First United Methodist Church, 604 Oswego St., Liverpool. Free. 569-2542.

Wednesday, May 13

Drop in for Crafts. 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Children from preschool age to grade 6 with a caregiver can make seasonal crafts; all materials provided. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Friends, Flowers & All That Jazz. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Jowonio School includes music, food, silent auction. Stickley, Audi & Co. Showroom, Towne Center, Fayetteville. $40. Reservations required: 445-4010.

Anime Night. 6-8 p.m. Teens can watch anime on the large screen, take part in drawing and trivia contests, and more. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, May 14

Smart Play. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Children age 5 and under can explore a free-play environment that promotes discovery, creativity and the development of early literacy skills. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Trail Tales. 1 p.m.; also May 28. A naturalist reads stories to children ages 3-5 (accompanied by an adult), then leads the group on a hike whose theme matches the stories. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/vehicle. 638-2519.

Job Hunting Skills for Teens. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Teens interested in pursuing summer jobs and internships can learn strategies. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-3395.

Yoga Storytime. 4:15-5 p.m.; also May 28. Kids ages 4-8 and parents can have a full-body experience. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Porter School Concert. 5 p.m. Porter Elementary School orchestra and band students in grades 4 through 6 will perform solos. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Friday, May 15

Make a Stepping Stone. 2:30-4 p.m. Make garden stepping stones for the library. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Glitter and Goals. 7-9 p.m. Ice cream social, American Girl fashion show, agility course and more family activities. Driver’s Village center court, 5885 E. Circle Drive, Cicero. $10; free/age 12 and under. 378-4124.

Seussical the Musical. 8 p.m.; through May 17. See May 2 listing.

Saturday, May 16

Walk for Kids. 7:30 a.m.-noon. Raise money for scholarships at Baldwinsville Christian Academy by taking part in a bike ride, 5K run, or walk. There will also be food, activities for kids, boat tours on the Erie Canal and more. Reed Webster Park, Warners Road, Camillus. $10-$20/adults; free/ages 5-12. 638-1069.

Komen CNY Race for the Cure. 8-11:30 a.m. Ceremony, activities and a 5K run and a run/walk raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research; registration at 7:30 a.m. State Fairgrounds, Geddes. Registration: $30-$40/adult; $25/student run/walk; $15/Kids for the Cure 1 mile. 472-6162.

Syracuse Chargers Rowing Club High School Regatta. 8 a.m. SU Boathouse, Long Branch Park. Parking at Long Branch Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. Free for spectators. 453-6712.

South Otselic Fishing Heritage Day. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fishing clinics for beginners, educational activities, guided tours of the hatchery, displays, live music and more. Locations around the hamlet including the State Fish Hatchery and Otselic Town Park, South Otselic. Free admission. 653-7490. www.ovfish.org.

Junior Café Scientifique. 9:30-11 a.m. The Technology Alliance of Central New York presents a talk by Paul Mutolo of Standard Hydrogen Corp. called “Drive Clean: How to Drop Gasoline, Fix Climate Change and Still Keep Our Cars.” The talk is geared toward middle school students, who must be accompanied by an adult. Attendees can visit the exhibits after the presentation. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Free. Register by email: jrcafe@tacny.org.

Fishing Class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids of all ages can learn how to fish with Spider Rybaak. Live bait and lures will be used; bait and tackle are provided. Those over age 16 must have a valid New York state fishing license. Lake Neatahwanta pier, Route 3, Fulton. Free. srybaak@yahoo.com.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. See May 2 listing.

Disney Concert. 1 p.m. MasterWorks Chorale performs a 30-minute concert of songs from the Disney repertoire, including a medley of tunes from Frozen. Kids can attend in costume, with their parents, and sing along. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. $5/adults; free/children under age 16, when accompanied by an adult. 440-2547.

Seussical the Musical. 2 p.m.; through May 17. See May 2 listing.

Sunday, May 17

Seussical the Musical. 11 a.m. See May 2 listing.

Magical Music of Disney Concert and Gala. 5 p.m. Fifty-voice MasterWorks Chorale and soloists perform songs from the Disney repertoire. Fundraiser also includes dinner, silent auction and more. Springside Inn, 6141 W. Lake Road, Auburn. $60. Reservations required: 406-8035.

Monday, May 18

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs. See May 1 listing.

Tuesday, May 19

Tween Techtorials. 5 p.m. Kids ages 9-12 can learn to use the audio editing software Audacity to record their voices, edit songs and add commentary to videos. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. Registration required: 457-0310. lpl.org.

Legos Family Fun Night. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Play with Legos at the library. NOPL at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 458-6184. nopl.org.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs. See May 1 listing.

Wednesday, May 20

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs. See May 1 listing.

Discovery Club. 4-5 p.m. Kids ages 7-12 can learn about science by discovering fun facts, watching videos and doing experiments. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Teen 8 Bit Perler Design. 6 p.m. Teens in grades 7-12 can learn how to make retro 8 bit perler designs. Examples will be displayed, but creativity will be encouraged. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. Registration required: 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, May 21

Tinker Tots. 10:30-11 a.m. Children ages 2-6 will have hands-on opportunities to learn, explore and invent. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

Terrific Thursdays. 11 a.m. In this session of the series for homeschooling families, kids in grades K-12 find out about organic farming with the Omans family. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Maker Club: Insect Hotel Design. 3:30-5 p.m.; also May 28. Kids age 7 and up can make a home for beneficial insects such as mason bees, solitary wasps and ladybugs. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: 699-2032. nopl.org.

Friday, May 22

Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”. 7 p.m.; through June 13. Gifford Family Theatre performs a musical show based on several of the Elephant & Piggie books by author Mo Willems. Coyne Center for the Performing Arts, Le Moyne College, 1419 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse. $10-$15. 445-4200. www.giffordfamilytheatre.org.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Indianapolis Indians. Fireworks follow this game. See May 1 listing.

Saturday, May 23

Birds on Tour. 8 a.m.-noon. A walk for beginning and experienced birders, age 7 and up. Bring binoculars and hiking boots. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. Register: 673-1350.

Strange Matter Exhibition Opening. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Uncover the science behind everyday stuff, encountering more than a dozen hands-on experiences. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600. www.sciencenter.org.

North Syracuse Family Festival. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Annual festival features crafters, music, and games for children, among other activities. Lonergan Park, 524 S. Main St., North Syracuse. Free.

Video Production Workshop. Noon-5 p.m. Young people ages 12-16 can learn how to shoot and edit videos using digital cameras, smartphones and tablets. Participants should bring photos, videos and music to use in their productions. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. See May 2 listing.

Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”. 2 p.m.; through June 13. See May 22 listing.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Indianapolis Indians. See May 1 listing.

Sunday, May 24

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 5:35 p.m. Vs. Indianapolis Indians. See May 1 listing.

Memorial Day Watchfire. Dusk-8 p.m. Veterans and non-veterans gather for a watchfire ceremony and lighting of a pyre to honor those who have served the nation. Watchfire Park (between Routes 690, 695 & State Fair Boulevard), State Fairgrounds, Geddes. Free. www.cnyvva103.org/watchfire.html.

Monday, May 25

MEMORIAL DAY

Benefit for LaFayette Outreach. 8 a.m.-noon. Silent auction, plant sale, bake sale, ice cream sundaes, kid’s craft area. Proceeds benefit food pantry. Columbian Presbyterian Church, Routes 11 & 20, LaFayette. 677-3293.

Tuesday, May 26

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Wednesday, May 27

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Thursday, May 28

Light It Up. 4:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can learn how light works, experiment with shadows, play with things that glow, and decorate firefly jars. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Friday, May 29

Preview of Elephant and Piggie Show. 4:30 p.m. Gifford Family Theatre performs selections from its musical show Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”, based on the series by Mo Willems. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Saturday, May 30

Promise Walk for Pre-Eclampsia. 8:30 a.m., registration; 10 a.m., walk. 3K walk raises awareness and funds for pre-eclampsia and related hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Willow Bay shelter, Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. Registration: $25/adults, day of; $10/age 13 & under. (800) 665-9341. www.promisewalk.org.

Family Fishing Day. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Kids and adults can learn the basics of freshwater fishing from volunteers and staff; bait, rods and reels provided, but bring a rod if you have one. Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. Free. Registration required: 689-9367.

Boardwalk Arcade Exhibit Opening. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; also May 31. Step into a scene recalling 19th- and early 20th-century resorts such as Coney Island, with games such as Skee Ball, Hoop Fever and more. Some games require purchased tokens; tickets from winning games can be used for prizes. Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Admission: $13.50/general; free/younger than 2. (585) 263-2700.

Fishing Class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids of all ages can learn how to fish with Spider Rybaak. Live bait and lures will be used; bait and tackle are provided. Those over age 16 must have a valid New York state fishing license. Oneida Fish Hatchery, 3 Hatchery Road, off Route 49, Constantia. Free. srybaak@yahoo.com.

Elephant and Piggie’s “We Are in a Play!”. 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.; through June 13. See May 22 listing.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. See May 2 listing.

Sunday, May 31

Boardwalk Arcade Exhibit Opening. Noon-5 p.m. See May 30 listing.

ONGOING EVENTS

Webster Pond Fishing. Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon (kids); Sundays, 8 a.m.-noon (adults); through Sept. 26. Seasonal fishing sponsored by the Anglers Association of Onondaga. Webster Pond, 2004 Valley Drive, Syracuse. $15/adult, season; $10/ages 7-15, season. 727-2922. www.websterpond.org.

NIA Dance Class. Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; through June 1 (excluding May 25). Healing dance for all ages and abilities. St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, 5108 W. Genesee St., Camillus. $8/class. 415-2325.

Onondaga Lake Skate Park. 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; daily (weather permitting); through Sept. 7. The 16,900-square-foot skate park is open for BMX, skateboards and inline skates. Helmets and signed waivers are required. Onondaga Lake Skate Park, Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway. $3/2 ½-hour session. 453-6712.

Canoeing & Kayaking. Weekends, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; May 9-31. Paddle around Beaver Lake searching for beaver lodges, turtles and herons. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $10/hour of rental. Admission: $4/vehicle. Call for current weather conditions: 638-2519.

Onondaga County Beaches. Fridays-Sundays and Memorial Day, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; May 23-June 14. Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 W. Shore Manor Road, Jamesville. Oneida Shores Park, 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton. $7/vehicle. 435-5252 (Jamesville) or 676-7366 (Oneida). www.onondagacountyparks.com.

Animal Demonstrations. Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; May 23-June 28. Daily, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; June 29-Sept. 7. “In the Wings” bird show, penguin feedings, keeper talks, Elephant Encounter and more animal demonstrations. Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Admission: $8/adults; $5/senior citizens; $4/children; free/age 2 and younger. 435-8511.

Rogers Storytime and Hike. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. Jenni Larcher leads young children and caregivers in songs, stories, and a walk on the trails. Rain or shine. Rogers Environmental Education Center, 2721 Route 80, Sherburne. Donations encouraged. (607) 674-4733.

Weekend Walks With a Naturalist. Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Nature discovery hike with different topics each weekend. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Route 370, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4/vehicle. 638-2519.

Great Swamp Conservancy Nature Trails. Daily, dawn to dusk. Throughout the year, visitors can grab their walking shoes and explore 4.5 miles of well-groomed, flat trails. Trails feature a 900-foot boardwalk, osprey nesting platform, and wetland and grassland restoration areas. The area is a stop for many migratory waterfowl and songbirds; other wildlife include muskrats and beavers. Great Swamp Conservancy, 3.5 miles off I-90, Exit 34, 8375 N. Main St., Canastota. Free. 697-2950.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Interpretive Center open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sundays. Snowshoe rental: $5/day. 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. 673-1350.

Wegmans Playground. Boundless Playground for children (and parents) of all ages and abilities includes accessible swings, slides, bridge and more, including special section just for the tiniest tykes. Onondaga Lake Park, Route 370, Liverpool. Free. 451-PARK.

Barnes & Noble Storytimes. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Join a storytime for toddlers and preschoolers that’s features a book, songs and coloring. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Maxwell Library Storytimes. Storytimes and book groups for all ages. Call for dates and times. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. 672-3661.

Northeast Community Center Library Storytimes. Preschool storytimes with rhymes and occasional games; youngsters learn group listening and participation skills. Call for times. Northeast Community Center Library, 716 Hawley Ave., Syracuse. Free. 472-6343, Ext. 208.

DeWitt Community Library. Library offers hundreds of free programs for parents and children. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. 446-3578.

Fayetteville Free Library Storytimes. (Excluding holidays.) First Steps: (Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.) for children up to age 2. Pre-K Storytime: (Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.) for ages 3-6. Cuddletime: (Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.) for babies not yet walking and an adult. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

Onondaga Free Library Storytimes. Toddler storytimes (ages 2-3): Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. Preschool storytimes (ages 3-5): Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. Also: Mother Goose Time, for children age 2 and under a chance to play while adults chat; Tuesdays, 11 a.m.; registration preferred. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. For storytimes, registration preferred for first-time attendees: 492-1727.

Petit Branch Library Storytimes. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddler and preschooler storytime for children ages 18 months-5 years and caregivers. Includes stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. 435-3636.

Syracuse Go Club. Every Monday, 7-10 p.m. Wegmans sit-down dining area, 6789 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. Club devoted to the ancient Chinese game of Go; players of all ages. Free. 479-9073.

Regional Market Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. (year-round); Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (May through November only). Shop seasonal produce, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, specialty foods and more on display throughout covered sheds; heated shops of Regional Market Commons feature gift and unique items including jewelry, paintings and home decor. Also, flea market, Sundays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 2100 Park St., Syracuse. 422-8647.

 

ATTRACTIONS

Cayuga Agricultural Museum. Route 38A, Emerson Park, Auburn. Free. 253-5611. Antique farm life on display.

Corning Museum of Glass. 1 Corning Glass Center, Corning. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $14/adults; free/age 19 and under. (607) 937-5371. Ongoing: You Design It, We Make It: Glassblowers choose from among designs submitted by young visitors and create that work on the spot.

Cortland Children’s Museum. 8 Calvert St., O’Heron Newman Hall, SUNY Cortland campus. (607) 753-5525.

Erie Canal Museum. 318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed holidays. Free. 471-0593. Interactive exhibit: Work the Weighlock. The Stonecutters: Exhibit reveals the fascinating world of the stonecutters and quarrymen who built the 83 locks and 18 aqueducts along the 363-mile Erie Canal.

Everson Museum of Art. 401 Harrison St. Tuesday-Friday, Sunday, noon- 5p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 donation. 474-6064. World-class museum includes Children’s Interactive Gallery designed to acquaint beginning art viewers with basic art principles, with areas dedicated to portraiture, hands-on activities, and a classroom.

Farmers’ Museum. Lake Road, Route 80, Cooperstown. $11/adults; $9.50/seniors; $5/age 7-12; free; age 6 & under. (888) 547-1450.

Fort Rickey Discovery Zoo. Route 49, three miles west of Rome. Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $9.95/adults, $6.95/children; $8.50/seniors. 336-1930. Animal presentations of the exotic and native alike.

International Boxing Hall of Fame. Thruway Exit 34, Canastota. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $4/adults, $3/seniors, $3/youths. Ages 6 and younger free. 697-7095.

H. Lee White Museum and Maritime Center. W. First St., Oswego. Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $7/adult; $3/teen; free/age 12 & under. 342-0480. Exhibits highlight more than 400 years of maritime history. Vessels on display include: New York State Derrick Boat 8 from the Canal System, schooner Ontario and Eleanor D, the last U.S. commercial fishing vessel to work Lake Ontario.

International Mask and Puppet Museum. 518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse. Fridays by appointment. First two Saturdays of the month, 10 a.m.-noon (October-April). 476-0466. Permanent collection includes masks, marionettes, shadow puppets and more.

Jamesville Museum. East Seneca Turnpike, under the steeple in the village center. Sunday, 2-4 p.m. Free. 469-1914.

Manlius Historical Society. Office and Research Center at 109 Pleasant St., Manlius. 682-6660. Call for hours. Museum at Smith and Scoville streets, Manlius. Open Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum admission: $10/adults; $8/seniors and ages 2-11. IMAX admission only: $10/adults; $8/children and senior citizens; (473-IMAX). Planetarium (only available with museum admission): $2. 425-9068. Hands-on science center features the Bristol Omnitheater, Science Playhouse, Earth Science Discovery Cave, Technotown, and Flight and Space Exhibit. Silverman Planetarium shows “Zoo in the Sky,” for kids under age 8, Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays, 11:15 a.m.; “Seasonal Sky” Saturdays, Sundays and school holidays, 3:15 p.m.

Octagon House. 5420 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Sundays and some holidays, 1-5 p.m. Weekdays by appointment. Free tours. 488-7800. House on the National Register of Historic Places and complete with 1856 kitchen and six stories restored to 1856-1900 style.

Onondaga Historical Association Museum. 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Donation. 428-1864. Syracuse’s only comprehensive local history museum, with exhibits on architecture, local industries, transportation and more.

Oswego Railroad Museum. 56 W. First St., Oswego. Open Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. Saturdays & Sundays, noon-5 p.m. $2/age 12 & older; $1/ages 6-11; free/age 5 & younger. 342-0028.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Daily, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $8/adults; $5/senior citizens; $4/children; free/age 2 and younger. 435-8511. Ongoing attractions include Humboldt penguins.

Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600. www.sciencenter.org. Inspires people of all ages to discover the excitement of science through exhibits and programs.

Seward House. 33 South St., Auburn. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10/adults; $9/seniors; $5/students with identification; free/under 6. 252-1283. Designated National Historic Landmark was the home of William Henry Seward, governor of New York, state and US senator, and secretary of state to Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson and purchaser of Alaska.

Shacksboro Schoolhouse Museum. Caton Street, McHarrie Park, Baldwinsville. Wednesday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Free. 638-2452.

Shakowi Cultural Center. Route 46, Oneida. 363-1424. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ongoing: Oneida Culture: The Living Past, highlighting the knowledge of Oneida Nation elders on subjects ranging from corn to early medicine; Oneida Industries, life-size plaster figures engaging in different crafts; The Oneida Art of Basketry.

Skaneateles Historical Society. The Creamery, 28 Hannum St., Skaneateles. Friday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. 685-1360.

Strong National Museum of Play. 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Admission: $13.50; free/younger than 2. (585) 263-2700. Permanent exhibits include National Toy Hall of Fame with inductees such as alphabet blocks, Barbie, Crayola crayons, G.I. Joe and the ever-versatile cardboard box. Also, super-sized kids’ market and more; lunch available at Bill Gray’s Skyliner Diner.

Syracuse Astronomical Society Observatory. Open Friday-Saturday, weather permitting. Strong Road, Tully. Free. 422-4503, 492-9118.

Harriet Tubman Home. South Street Road, Auburn. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, call ahead. 252-2081. Dwelling of the heroine of the Underground Railroad.

Willard Memorial Chapel/Welch Memorial Building. 17 Nelson St., Auburn. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $2 suggested donation. 252-0339. Historic Victorian buildings featuring mosaic floors, carved oak furniture and the glass work of Louis Tiffany.

Women’s Rights National Historical Park. 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls. Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed national holidays. 568-2991. History of the women’s rights movement.

WonderWorks. 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Experience more than 100 hands-on exhibits, compete in a game of lazer-tag and take part in the Canyon Climb Adventure. Suspended 70ft in the air it’s the World’s largest indoor ropes challenge course. General admission: $24.99 (plus tax)/adults $16.99+/children (4-12) and seniors (55 plus);. Add lazer tag: $3+. Add the Canyon Climb: $10+. Canyon Climb only: $14.99+. Sky Tykes only (48 inches tall and under): $7.99+ (Included in general admission for children 48 inches tall and under). Lazer tag only: $6.99+ (replays $2.99+). Children age 3 and under are free. 466-7700. Wonderworksdestiny.com.

 





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