Calendar


March 2015

Friday, March 27

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. The American Hockey League team faces the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. War Memorial, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. $16-$20, plus applicable processing fees. 473-4444.

Saturday, March 28

Educational Foundation Recognition Breakfast. 8-10:30 a.m. Syracuse City School District Education Foundation holds its annual fundraising breakfast to recognize people and organizations that have supported the city’s schools. Oncenter Ballroom, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. $60/individual. Reservations required: 391-0259.

Biggest Bake Sale Ever and Easter Basket Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. In addition to sale of baked goods, Easter baskets for children and pets will also be sold to benefit HumaneCNY. Community Center, Towne Center, 102 Towne Drive, Fayetteville. 457-8762. www.humanecny.org.

Breakfast with the Bunny. 9-10 a.m. & 11 a.m.-noon. Hop on over to the zoo and enjoy a buffet meal with the bunny, plus face painting and more. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. $16/person (including zoo admission). Reservations required: 435-8511, Ext. 113.

CNY Baby Expo. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Exhibitors display items or represent services related to new and expecting parents, including OB-GYNs, daycares, care seat checkers and more. Shoppingtown Mall, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 256-0116.

Living with Backyard Wildlife. 11 a.m.-noon. Discover how to live with local wildlife and create a habitat that’s fun for you and safe for them. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8. Register: 673-1350.

Everson Family Day. Noon-3 p.m. Explore the galleries and make art, including: a drip and splat work in the style of Jackson Pollock; a creature using colorful clay; and a 3D still life using tissue paper and pipe cleaners. Free tour for families at noon; check in at the visitors service desk. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Free. 474-6064.

Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. The Magic Circle Children’s Theatre presents an original, interactive version of the fairy tale. Children in the audience can dress as a fairy tale character, attend the ball and help with the action of the story. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $5. 449-3823.

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. 2:30 p.m. Create a holiday party hat and hear stories about celebrating every day of the year. For ages 5-12. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Rochester Americans. See March 27 listing.

Sunday, March 29

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Monday, March 30

Series for Pregnant & New Mamas. 6-7 p.m.; Mondays through April 13. Pregnant women and mothers with new babies can take classes in yoga, baby food and breastfeeding. Willow Health and Wellness Center, 3090 Belgium Road, Baldwinsville. $60/series. Registration required: 491-3791.

Tuesday, March 31

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April

Wednesday, April 1

Read, Sing, Play Storytime. 10 a.m.; also April 8, 15, 22 & 29. Toddlers and preschool-aged children can hear stories and take part in more fun. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. 435-5442.

Puppet Show. 2-4 p.m. Melanie Zimmer of Dancing Bear Puppet Theater performs “The Littlest Pirate.” NOPL at Brewerton, 5437 Library St., Brewerton. Free. Registration required: 676-7484. nopl.org.

Teen Geeks. 6-8 p.m.; also April 22. 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.

Pajama Storytime. 6-6:30 p.m. Children ages 2-5, with a caregiver, can wear pajamas, bring a stuffed toy, and hear stories, songs and rhymes suitable for nighttime. 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.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Binghamton Senators. See March 27 listing.

Thursday, April 2

Storytime. 10:30 a.m.; also April 9, 16, 23 & 30. 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: Helicopters. 3:30-5 p.m. Kids age 7 and up can make a simple helicopter out of paper, or a more complicated one from craft sticks, rubber bands and a plastic propeller. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: 699-2032. nopl.org.

Yoga Storytime. 4:15-5 p.m.; also April 16. 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.

Friday, April 3

PASSOVER BEGINS

Tigris Shrine Circus. 10 a.m., 2:30 & 7 p.m.; also April 4. See acrobats, clowns and more. The show lasts about two and a half hours, including a half-hour intermission. A benefit for Shriners Children’s Hospitals. Coliseum, State Fairgrounds, Geddes. $13-$15. 478-0277. www.TigrisShrine
Circus.com.

Super-Natural Egg-Stravaganza. 1 p.m. Children up to age 10 can hunt for eggs with natural spots and camouflage colors, then stay to learn the amazing science of eggs. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/child; $4/vehicle. Registration required: 638-2519.

Saturday, April 4

Bunny Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt. 8-11 a.m. Enjoy a breakfast buffet with the Easter Bunny. At 10 a.m., kids can find candy- and toy-filled eggs scattered on the golf course; bring your own basket. Green Lakes State Park, 7900 Green Lakes Road, Fayetteville. $10.99/breakfast, adult; $5.99/breakfast, age 10 & younger. Registration required: 637-1111. Honesty.Rohrer@parks.ny.gov.

Animal Egg-stravaganza. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Animals receive egg and egg-shaped enrichment items to enjoy. 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.

Tigris Shrine Circus. 10 a.m., 2:30 & 7 p.m. See April 3 listing.

Reading to Rover. 11 a.m.-noon; also May 2. 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.

Parent & Child Cooking Class. 11 a.m.-noon. Learn to make healthy foods with your child. Willow Health and Wellness Center, 3090 Belgium Road, Baldwinsville. $35. Registration required: 491-3791.

Puppet Show. 11:30 a.m. Melanie Zimmer of The Dancing Bear Puppet Theater presents “Little Red Riding Hood”; for ages 3 and up. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration preferred: 492-1727.

New Movie: Grand Canyon Adventure. Noon, 2, 4, 6 & 8 p.m. In this IMAX movie, filmmakers combine rafting on the Colorado River with the magnificence of the Grand Canyon to tell a story of how ordinary people can help save the world’s supply of drinking water. Bristol IMAX Omnitheater, Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. $10/adults; $8/ages 2-11 or age 65 & up. 425-9068.

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.

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

Sunday, April 5

EASTER

Moto-Inventions. 1-2 p.m.; Sundays in April. 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.

Chemsations. 2 p.m.; also April 19. 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.

Monday, April 6

Spring Adventure Week. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; daily, through April 10. Special activities during school break week: Creature Talk, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Exploring with a Naturalist, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.; scavenger hunt and children’s crafts, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4/vehicle. 638-2519.

Toddler Storytime. 10:30 a.m.; also April 13 & 27. Children from infants to age 4, accompanied by caregivers, can enjoy a sensory storytime that includes a chance to play musical instruments and learn shapes and colors. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Parent & Child Yoga. 11 a.m.; also April 8. Caregivers and children (age 5 and up) will practice together with Heidi Panek of Asauna Yoga; participants should wear comfortable clothing and bring mats or beach towels. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Doctor Who Party. 2-4 p.m. Young people of all ages can dress up and celebrate the TV show Doctor Who by doing crafts, eating food and taking part in activities. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

School Break Week at Hazard Branch. 2:30 p.m.; also April 7-10. Every day kids can do a different hands-on activity, from building a balloon-powered race car to turning themselves into Minecraft characters by making a block mask. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Family STEAM Night. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Parents, children and teens can explore hands-on activities related to science, technology, engineering and art. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: 699-2032. nopl.org.

Yoga for Everyone. 6-7 p.m.; also April 13, 20 & 27. Gentle yoga class. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Tuesday, April 7

Storytime. 10 a.m.; also April 14, 21 & 28. Kids ages 1-5 can enjoy books, songs, dance and fun. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3519.

Signing Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also April 21. 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.

Kite Making Workshop. 2 p.m. Young people can make their own kites. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Fun with Science. 3-8 p.m. Kids in grades kindergarten through 6, and their families, can learn fun facts about fossils, rocks, minerals and more using hands-on science kits. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Craftastic Critters. 4:30-5:30 p.m.; also April 14, 21 & 28. Kids ages 5-10 can drop in to make a different craft each week. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

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.

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.

Wednesday, April 8

Fairy Craft Party. Noon-1 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can make magical crafts and then see the Disney movie Fairies of Pixie Hollow. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. 672-3661.

Chopped for Tweens. 2-3:30 p.m. Children ages 8-12 will be divided into teams and will have 45 minutes to turn mystery ingredients into a delicious snack; kitchen utensils and a microwave will be used. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: 699-2032. nopl.org.

Parent & Child Yoga. 2 p.m. See April 6 listing.

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, April 9

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.

Celebrate Reading. 2 p.m. Jim McCarthy puts on an interactive show about children’s stories and book characters; fun for all ages. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. 435-5442.

Friday, April 10

Glow in the Dark Experiments. 10-10:30 a.m. (pre-k to kindergarten session); 2-2:45 p.m. (early school-aged student session). Discover what kinds of things glow in black lights, investigating paint and other substances. The experiments will take place in the basement, which is very dark. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Teen Maker Party. 1-3 p.m. Kids in grades 6-12 can make projects using cereal boxes and art supplies. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. 672-3661.

Turtle Time. 2 p.m. Meet a live box turtle and learn about turtles and their habitats from a Baltimore Woods Nature Center educator; for age 4 and up. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Candy Creation. 2-4 p.m. Kids age 9 and up can explore two different kinds of candy making. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Learn to Play Go. 2 p.m. Find out how to play Go, a two-person board game that originated in China more than 2,500 years ago. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Clifford Visits Storytime. 7 p.m. Kids can put on their pajamas and enjoy a storytime featuring Norman Bridwell’s big red dog, Clifford. Don’t forget your camera! Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend. 7 p.m.; through April 12. Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby and their friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street in this musical show. Landmark Theatre, 362 S. Salina St., Syracuse. $15-$50. (800) 745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers. See March 27 listing.

Saturday, April 11

Family Times Summer Fun and Camp Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Families can learn about summer camps and programs as well as day-trip destinations. Kids can see live animals or jump in a bounce house. State Fairgrounds, Geddes. Free. 472-4669.

Good Samaritan Run/Walk. 9:30 a.m. 5K event raises money for local people who need affordable health care. Sprint for kids, 9:30 a.m. 5K run/walk, 10 a.m. Long Branch Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. $25-$30/registration. 378-5915. goodsamaritanrun@gmail.com.

Public Fishing. 9:30-11:30 a.m.; also April 18 & 25. 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.

Author/Illustrator Storytime. 10 a.m. Author and illustrator Kimberly Archer reads from her book, Pedie Had a Friend. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Family Train Day. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. See trains on the permanent layout and running in loops on the floor. Plus, Thomas and Friends trains and a children’s play area. Presented by the Central New York Large-Scale Railway Society. The Commons, Driver’s Village, 5885 E. Circle Drive, Cicero. Free. cnylsrs.net.

Superheroes Weekend. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; also April 12. Meet superheroes and join a how-to-draw session with comic book artists. Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Admission: $13.50/general; free/younger than 2. (585) 263-2700.

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend. 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m.; through April 12. See April 10 listing.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. See April 4 listing.

Artful Tales. 1 p.m. Children age 3 and up and caregivers can hear a story that makes a connection between a picture book and art in the museum. Lower level, Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 474-6064, Ext. 308, or kgriffiths@everson.org.

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.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Springfield Falcons. See March 27 listing.

Sunday, April 12

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend. 11:30 a.m. & 3 p.m. See April 10 listing.

Local Author Meet and Greet. 1-3 p.m. Local authors of books for children, teens and adults will talk about their books, sell them and sign them. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Superheroes Weekend. 1-4 p.m. See April 11 listing.

Lightapalooza. 2 p.m.; also April 26. 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, April 13

Preparing for Labor. 6-7:30 p.m. Members of the CNY Doula Connection help pregnant women prepare mentally for birth. Women’s Info Center, 601 Allen St., Syracuse. Free. Registration recommended: 395-3643. cnydoulaconnection.com/events-calendar.html.

Tuesday, April 14

Yoga Storytime. 10:30-11:15 a.m.; also April 28. Kids ages 3-6 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.

Lego Club. 4-5 p.m. School-aged kids can be inspired by some stories and then construct something from Legos. NOPL at Brewerton, 5437 Library St., Brewerton. Free. Registration required: 676-7484. nopl.org.

Teen MOPS. 4-6 p.m.; also April 28. 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.

Human Library. 6-8 p.m. Patrons can reserve 20-minute slots to talk with people who have unique life experiences to share, including a retired police officer; the tinsmith who refurbished the Statue of Liberty; and others. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Wednesday, April 15

Let’s Pretend. 1 p.m.; also April 22 & 29. 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. Each week a different animal: chickadee (April 15); ant (April 22); earthworm (April 29). Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/child; $4/vehicle. 638-2519.

Thursday, April 16

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.

Terrific Thursdays. 11 a.m. In this session of the series for homeschooling families, kids in grades K-12 can learn how to play chess with Jason Young. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Trail Tales. 1 p.m.; also April 30. 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.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball Opening Day. 2:05 p.m. Cheer the hometown Minor League Baseball team as they face the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on the grass field. Alliance Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse. $5-$12/adult; $4-10/age 12 & under, age 62 & older. Parking: $5. 474-7833.

Mary Poppins. 7 p.m.; through April 18. A musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film. Liverpool High School auditorium, 4338 Wetzel Road, Liverpool. $10. Tickets: 622-7986. www.liverpool.k12.ny.us.

Friday, April 17

I Love Hazard Branch Library. 2:30 p.m. People age 6 and up can have their picture taken with a favorite book and be part of the library’s photo collage on Facebook. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Cupcake Wars for Teens. 3 p.m. An Iron Chef-themed program allows teens to try to decorate the ultimate cupcake. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Parents Night Out. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Drop off your child or children, ages 1-8, and staffers will feed and entertain them while parents have an evening out. KidzClub Indoor Play and Party Place, 219 Route 57, Phoenix. $10-$25/child. Registration required: 695-2211. www.kidzclubfun.com.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 6:05 p.m. Vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Fireworks follow this game. See April 16 listing.

Mary Poppins. 7 p.m.; through April 18. See April 16 listing.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Adirondack Flames. See March 27 listing.

Star Party. 8-10 p.m. (Backup date: April 18.) Get a look at spring skies and the planets Jupiter and Venus through telescopes. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8. Register: 673-1350.

Saturday, April 18

Junior Café Scientifique. 9:30-11 a.m. The Technology Alliance of Central New York presents a talk about cryptography with Sarah Muccio, a mathematician. 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.

Party for the Planet. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day and learn about the zoo’s efforts to sustain biodiversity. 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.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. See April 4 listing.

Earth Day Celebration. 1-4 p.m. Make crafts, go on nature walks, watch live animal shows. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Free. 673-1350.

Mary Poppins. 1 & 7 p.m. See April 16 listing.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. See April 16 listing.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Bridgeport Sound Tigers. See March 27 listing.

Sunday, April 19

Earth Day Celebration. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Earth day activities and crafts. Featured creature program, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. Hike with a naturalist, 10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4/vehicle. 638-2519.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. See April 16 listing.

Cornell Raptor Program. 3 p.m. See and learn about eight live raptors, and find out how you can protect them. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/person; $4/vehicle. Registration required: 638-2519.

Monday, April 20

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 6:35 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. See April 16 listing.

Tuesday, April 21

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. See April 16 listing.

Tween Techtorials. 5 p.m. Kids ages 9-12 can learn to make unique presentations using free websites to animate, program and design. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. Registration required: 457-0310. lpl.org.

Wednesday, April 22

EARTH DAY

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. See April 16 listing.

Thursday, April 23

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.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. See April 16 listing.

Spring Peeper Prowl. 6:30 p.m. During an evening walk, learn about these tiny treefrogs, listen for their whistle, and try to locate one. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $2/person; $4/vehicle. Registration required: 638-2519.

Friday, April 24

Bingo Day. 2 p.m. Children age 7 and up can enjoy a friendly game of Bingo—with prizes! White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3519.

Saturday, April 25

Crafty Kids Club Open House. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; also April 28. Kids and parents can learn the financial and marketing skills to promote and sell their crafts and creations. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. 672-3661. www.craftykidsclub.org.

Earth Day Celebration. 10:30 a.m. Kids ages 6-12 and caregivers can help clean up the lawns around the library, then enjoy pizza and juice. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Discover the Digital Sandbox. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; also April 26. Imagine, design and construct with activities inspired by online virtual communities such as Minecraft and Terraria. Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Admission: $13.50/general; free/younger than 2. (585) 263-2700.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. See April 4 listing.

Wildflower Walks. 2-3 p.m.; also April 26. Caretaker Audrey Loewer leads visitors through the center’s woodland wildflower garden. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Donation. 673-1350.

Sunday, April 26

Discover the Digital Sandbox. 1-4 p.m. See April 25 listing.

Monday, April 27

See Ongoing Events

Tuesday, April 28

Crafty Kids Club Open House. 6-7 p.m. See April 25 listing.

Wednesday, April 29

See Ongoing Events

Thursday, April 30

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ONGOING EVENTS

It’s Maple Syrup Time. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sundays, 1-4 p.m.; through April 5. A visit to the demonstration sugarbush will introduce families to the heritage of sugaring and the production of maple syrup at six different stations. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/vehicle. 638-2519.

Pancake Breakfast. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon; through April 4. Pancakes, sausage, coffee or juice. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $3-$5/breakfast; $4/vehicle. 638-2519.

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.

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.

Regional Market Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. 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.

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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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