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August 2015 Calendar

Friday, July 31

Terrarium DIY. 1-4 p.m. Kids age 12 and up can spend some time outdoors and create easy-to-care-for terrariums. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Create a Cooking Keepsake. 2-3:30 p.m. Teens can bring favorite recipes and create a keepsake cookbook to bring home. They can also exchange recipes with other participants. Materials provided. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. 435-5442.

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop. 3 p.m. The Syracuse School of Dance presents an easy intro to hip-hop movement with elements of poppin’, lockin’ and breakin’ as well as freestyle movement. For age 12 and up. Program takes place at other county libraries; check with your local branch to see if it will also be offered there. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3797.

Wild Kratts Live. 3 & 6:30 p.m. The live version of the PBS Kids show brings the animated characters of Martin and Chris Kratt to life as they discover facts about animals and aim to thwart the plot of evil villain Zach. Crouse Hinds Theater, Oncenter, 411 Montgomery St., Syracuse. $25-$50 plus service fees. (800) 745-3000. ticketmaster.com.

Saturday, Aug. 1

Gravityfest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Aug. 2. Competitive skateboarders, street lugers and drift trikers use precision equipment to reach speeds of up to 60 mph down East Hill Road, Munnsville. Racing both days; awards ceremony on Sunday afternoon. Parking: Stockbridge Valley Central School, 6011 Williams Road, Munnsville, with free shuttle to area spectator area. 374-1029. munnsville
gravityfest.com.

Family Fun Canal Walk and Festival. 11 a.m.-9:15 p.m. Go on a 1.6 mile walk starting at Ryder Park, then take part in the festival at Cedar Bay Park. Festival features games for kids, food, crafters, live music and more. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Walk begins at Ryder Park, 5400 Butternut Dr., E. Syracuse. Festival at Cedar Bay Park, Cedar Bay Road between Kinne Road and North Burdick Street, E. Syracuse. Free. 446-3910, Ext. 137. www.townofdewitt.com/CanalDay.

Snow White. 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 the dwarfs save Snow White from the Wicked Queen. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $5. 449-3823.

Artful Tales. 1 p.m. Children age 3 and up and caregivers can enjoy an afternoon of storytelling and gallery exploration. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Registration recommended: 474-6064, Ext. 308. www.everson.org.

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

Sunday, Aug. 2

Gravityfest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Aug. 1 listing.

Bavarian Fest. Noon. An event filled with German food and drink, folk dancing and music. Long Branch Park at Onondaga Lake Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. Free. 451-7275. www.bavarianclubalmenrausch.org.

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

Monday, Aug. 3

Immanuel UMC Vacation Bible School. 9 a.m.-noon; daily through Aug. 6. Children age 4 through grade 5 can take part in an experience with songs, crafts, snacks, Bible adventures and more. Immanuel United Methodist Church, 303 Kasson Road, Camillus. $10/child; $25/family max. Registration required: facebook.com/umc.immanuel. 487-1171.

Drop In for Crafts. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Enjoy making seasonal crafts in the children’s room with all materials provided. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Signing Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m. 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.

Dancing with the Strong. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; daily, through Aug. 7. This week’s Summer of Fun programming focuses on dance, with performances by community organizations every day. Check the Strong’s website for each week’s theme and related activities. Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Admission: $13.50/general; free/younger than 2. (585) 263-2700. museumofplay.org.

Lunch at the Library. 11:40 a.m.-1:20 p.m.; Monday through Friday; through Aug. 14. District Mobile Nutrition Unit delivers free lunches of sandwiches, fruit and milk to young people age 18 and under in 20-minute sessions at each stop. 11:40 a.m.-noon: Beauchamp Branch (435-3395); 12:20-12:40 p.m.: Mundy Branch (435-3797); 1-1:20 p.m.: Hazard Branch (435-5326).

Superhero Science. 2 p.m. An educator from the MOST (Museum of Science & Technology) teaches participants (ages 5-12) about such superpowers as invisibility and electricity, and explores the science behind them. Baldwinsville Public Library, 33 E. Genesee St., Baldwinsville. Free. 635-5631.

DCL Crafts at the Beach. 2-4 p.m. DeWitt Community Library staffers help participants (age 5 and up) make crafts at the beach. In the event of rain, program will take place at the library. Jamesville Beach Park, 4110 West Shore Manor, Jamesville. Admission: $7/vehicle. 446-3578.

Intro to Tinkercad. 3-4 p.m. Kids age 10 and up can make a 3D printed object using Tinkercad software. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

Teens Get Fit Club. 4:30-5:30 p.m.; also Aug. 10 & 17. Teens can join personal trainer Joseph Labbate to improve their fitness level. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: dmcgregor@onlib.org. 435-5442.

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

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Cheer on members of the hometown Minor League Baseball team as they face the Pawtucket Red Sox 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.

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Art Lab. 9:30-10 a.m. Children ages 1-6 can finger paint, color and create original works of art. Some projects will be messy, so participants should wear smocks or old clothes. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. fflib.org.

Free to Be. 10:30-11:15 a.m.; also Aug. 11. Children ages 3-6 can take part in this early childhood music and acting class with live guitar music. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Paul Antonio Magic. 11 a.m. This magic act takes audience members on a journey through the eyes of a hero, showing them the different superpowers that ordinary people can have. Program takes place at other county libraries; check with your local branch to see if it will be offered there. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Gravitational Bull. 11 a.m.-noon. Western New York jugglers Dave and Kyle Fultz deliver an eclectic and entertaining comedy juggling show for all ages. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: 699-2032.

DIY Club. 2 p.m.; Tuesdays, through Aug. 18. Kids ages 10-18 can make a different do-it-yourself project at each session. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required each week: 492-1727.

Save the Earth. 2 p.m. Learn how to be a hero and save the earth by planting new trees, recycling and reusing garbage. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Zoo to You. 2 p.m. Live zoo animals visit the library with an educator from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. Learn fascinating facts and get a close look. Program takes place at other county libraries; check with your local branch to see if it will be offered there. Northeast Community Center Library, 716 Hawley Ave., Syracuse. Free. 472-6343, Ext. 3.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Pawtucket Red Sox. See Aug. 3 listing.

Wednesday, Aug. 5

Bridge Building Workshop. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Wednesdays, through Aug. 26. Participants can learn how to build a bridge out of copy paper that is strong enough for a radio-controlled truck to cross. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Museum admission: $10/adults; $8/seniors and ages 2-11. 425-9068, Ext. 2163.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party. 12:30-2 p.m. Ninja Turtles lovers age 3 and up can enjoy crafts, games, snacks and more. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Registration required: 446-3578.

Jeff the Magic Man. 2-3 p.m. Jeff the Magic man will perform tricks and make balloon animals, flowers and other balloon art for each child. NOPL at Brewerton, 5437 Library St., Brewerton. Free. 676-7484.

Jewelry Making for Teens. 2 p.m. Make attractive jewelry out of everyday items like paper, yarn and safety pins. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Zoo to You. 2 p.m. Live zoo animals visit the library with an educator from the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. Learn fascinating facts and get a close look. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Teen Geeks Lite. 6-8 p.m. Teens can hang out, play games, eat snacks, and create—video game free, in this version of Teen Geeks. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Superhero Science. 6 p.m. An educator from the MOST (Museum of Science & Technology) teaches participants (ages 5-12) about such superpowers as invisibility and electricity, and explores the science behind them. Program takes place at other county libraries; check with your local branch to see if it will be offered there. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. 672-3661.

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.

Bubblemania. 6:30 p.m. Doug Rougeux puts on a bubble-filled show for the whole family, with comedy, music and audience participation. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. 446-3578.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Pawtucket Red Sox. See Aug. 3 listing.

Thursday, Aug. 6

Young Scientists. 1:30-3 p.m. & 3:30-5 p.m. Kids in grades 3-5 can make things fizz and boom in hands-on science experiments. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required for each session: 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Adventures in the Wilderness. 2 p.m. Kids in kindergarten through grade 5 can learn about the life, skills and work of 19th-century Adirondack Mountain guides. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 446-3578.

Superhero Science. 2:30 p.m. An educator from the MOST (Museum of Science & Technology) teaches participants (ages 5-12) about such superpowers as invisibility and electricity, and explores the science behind them. Program takes place at other county libraries; check with your local branch to see if it will be offered there. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Film Under the Stars. 8:30 p.m. See The Lego Movie projected onto the façade of the museum. Pre-movie activities, starting at 7 p.m.: play and build with Legos, and see stop-motion animations created by local students. Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Free. 474-6064.

Friday, Aug. 7

Cupcake Wars 2.0. 2 p.m. Kids age 12 and up can compete with friends in a battle of cupcakes, frosting and sprinkles to see who emerges victorious. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Saturday, Aug. 8

CNY Scottish Games. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Enjoy Scottish and American food and immerse yourself in the culture of clans, pipes, drums, dancers and athletic competitions. Long Branch Park, Liverpool. $10/adults; $7/seniors; $4/ages 5-12; free/age 4 and younger. 463-8876.

Make Your Own Terrarium. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Adults and children age 6 and up (younger kids will need an adult’s help) can make a terrarium containing three plants. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. $5 (for materials). 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Garden Railway Open House. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. See a large layout with distinctive water features and multiple operating trains; presented by the CNY Large-Scale Railway Society. Robert and Marie Loran, 102 Mohawk Ave., Central Square. Free. 668-9582.

Snow White. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 1 listing.

Magical John’s Family Matinee. 4 p.m. A fun-packed hour of magic and comedy aims to wow the whole family. Face painting before and after the show. Funny Bone Comedy Club, Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Dr., Syracuse. $7/advance; $8/door. 423-8669.

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, Aug. 9

Fun on the Farm. 1-5 p.m. Family-friendly fundraiser features food, pony rides, face painting and a chance to meet alpacas, pigs, a peacock and more. Event supports youth mentorship program. Purpose Farm, 1454 W. Genesee Road, Baldwinsville. Free/farm and animal tour; charge for items and some activities. 876-4309.

Monday, Aug. 10

Moreland the Magician. 6 p.m. David Moreland presents his show “There’s a Hero at Your Library,” a blend of magic, puppetry, comedy and a final skit that stars kids in the audience. Program takes place at other county libraries; check with your local branch to see if it will also be offered there. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. 435-5442.

Tuesday, Aug. 11

Meet an Army Soldier. 2 p.m. Talk to an Army soldier and find out what the job is like. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

Mexican Train Game Night. 6-8 p.m. Families and kids age 12 and up can learn about this fun variation of Dominoes that’s sweeping the country. Staffers will teach participants how to play. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Registration required: 446-3578.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs. See Aug. 3 listing.

Wednesday, Aug. 12

KidsFest. 11 a.m. Susan Reed, a singer-songwriter, banjo player, violinist and storyteller, is joined by festival musicians in this participatory program centered on Aesop’s fables. Part of the Skaneateles Festival. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Free. 685-7418. www.skanfest.org.

Hip-Hop Dance Workshop. 2 p.m. The Syracuse School of Dance presents an intro to hip-hop movement with elements of poppin’, lockin’ and breakin’ as well as freestyle movement. For age 12 and up. Program takes place at other county libraries; check with your local branch to see if it will also be offered there. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3395.

The Bubbleman. 3 p.m. Doug Rougeux tells a story about a hero using a variety of bubble effects that will amaze and delight. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Storyteller Vanessa Johnson. 3 p.m. In a special program, griot Vanessa Johnson tells stories, and engages in spoken word, song and drum performance. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-3519.

Teen 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.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs. See Aug. 3 listing.

Star Party: Perseid Meteor Shower. 9-11 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to lie back and watch for meteors. Through a telescope, see the Milky Way galaxy and views of Mars and Saturn. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. 673-1350. www.baltimore
woods.org.

Thursday, Aug. 13

Smart Play. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Children age 6 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.

Summer Reading Wrap-Up Party. Noon. Reading program participants can celebrate with a s’mores bar, chalk art and more. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Paul Antonio Magic. 2:30 p.m. This magic act takes audience members on a journey through the eyes of a hero, showing them the different superpowers that ordinary people can have. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

DIY Mini Hydroponics. 4-5 p.m. Kids can learn how plants grow by assembling a hydroponic system to take home. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Party. 7 p.m. Wimpy Kid fans ages 8-18 can play games, make their own comic, enjoy snacks and win prizes. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727. www.oflibrary.org.

Stargazing. 7 p.m. (Cloud date: Aug. 20.) The Syracuse Astronomical Society presents an introduction to the night sky, including ways to learn the constellations and information about meteor showers, satellites and more. Beaver Lake Nature Center parking lot, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/parking. Registration required: 638-2519.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs. See Aug. 3 listing.

College Talk. 7:30-8:30 p.m. Students entering grade 12 or the first year of college can hear from a panel of current college students about what life in college is like. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Friday, Aug. 14

Baby and Me Tour. 11:30 a.m. Parents and other caregivers can enjoy a 30-minute tour of Handmade: The Art of Susan Roth with their baby. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Suggested donation: $5. 474-6064. www.everson.org.

Shakespeare in the Park. 5:30 p.m.; through Aug. 23. A performance of William Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well. Food available for purchase. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket and a picnic, if you wish. A kids’ area for age 10 and under. Thornden Park amphitheatre, entrances at Ostrom Avenue and Madison Street, South Beach Street, Ackerman Avenue, Syracuse. Donations. 476-1835. www.syrsf.org.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Buffalo Bisons. Fireworks after this game. See Aug. 3 listing.

Saturday, Aug. 15

Driver’s Village Train Display. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See a large indoor model train layout featuring a mountain, a small village, an amusement park and lots of trains. Presented by the CNY Large-Scale Railway Society. The Commons, Driver’s Village, 5885 E. Circle Dr., Cicero. Free. cnylsrs.net.

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.

Youth Music Festival. Noon-8 p.m. Musicians in all genres, under age 21, can perform and receive feedback from local professional musicians. Prizes will be awarded. A headline concert takes place at 6 p.m. Kellish Hill Farm, 3192 Pompey Center Road, Manlius. $10. www.syracusesunrise
musicfestival.com.

Oktoberfest. Noon-6 p.m.; also Aug. 16. Long Branch Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. Free admission. www.germanamericanscny.com.

Snow White. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 1 listing.

Solar Party. 1-3 p.m. With special telescopes, sunspots, solar prominences and magnetic storms can be viewed clearly and safely. (Back-up date: Aug. 16.) Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. Register: 673-1350. www.baltimorewoods.org.

Cardboard Challenge for Kids. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Kids ages 6-14 can make cardboard arcade games and other fun projects out of cardboard. All supplies provided. Soule Branch Library, 101 Springfield Road, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-5320.

Shakespeare in the Park. 5:30 p.m.; through Aug. 23. See Aug. 14 listing.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Buffalo Bisons. Fireworks after this game. See Aug. 3 listing.

Sunday, Aug. 16

Oktoberfest. Noon-6 p.m. See Aug. 15 listing.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Buffalo Bisons. See Aug. 3 listing.

Shakespeare in the Park. 2 p.m.; through Aug. 23. See Aug. 14 listing.

Monday, Aug. 17

Keep Calm and Latch On. 6-7:30 p.m. Expectant and new parents can get the knowledge and confidence to successfully start and sustain a breastfeeding relationship with their baby. Presented by the CNY Doula Connection. Women’s Info Center, 601 Allen St., Syracuse. Free. 418-3163.

Teen Summer Reading Club Finale. 6-7 p.m. Teens can celebrate their summer reading with make-your-own-sundaes. There will also be prizes for reading program participants. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. 435-5442.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

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Wednesday, Aug. 19

Pizza and Prizes for Teens. 2 p.m. Enjoy some pizza. Prizes awarded to readers who reported on five or more books. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Brown Cow Day and Book Swap. 2-3 p.m. Enjoy a root beer float and bring gently used children’s and teen books to exchange. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Magic Workshop. 3:30-5 p.m. Children 8 and older can learn about magic from Jeff the Magic Man. NOPL at Brewerton, 5437 Library St., Brewerton. Free. Registration required: 676-7484.

Thursday, Aug. 20

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Friday, Aug. 21

Summer Games on the Lawn. 1-2 p.m. Kids from prekindergartners to grade 6 can take part in super-sized Scrabble, hula hooping, juggling, bubble activities and life-size Angry Birds. And there’ll be ice cream! Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310.

Cardboard Challenge. 2 p.m. Kids can make toys, games and other creations from cardboard and other materials. All supplies provided. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3519.

Shakespeare in the Park. 5:30 p.m.; through Aug. 23. See Aug. 14 listing.

Saturday, Aug. 22

Asian Elephant Extravaganza. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Learn all about the zoo’s resident pachyderms while playing games, seeing cultural demonstrations and visiting activity stations. Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Admission: $8/adult; $5/senior; $4/ages 3-18; free/age 2 and under. 435-8511.

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.

Garden Railway Open House. Noon-4 p.m. A model train layout features large bridges, a Marine Corps train and more; presented by the CNY Large-Scale Railway Society. Keith and Tammy Kostoroski, 209 Syracuse Ave., Oswego. Free. 342-3490.

Snow White. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 1 listing.

Barefoot Hike. 1-3 p.m. Join Barefoot Bob Piekiel for a half-mile barefoot hike along the Valley Trail over grass, wooden bridges, leaves and soil; not for families with strollers. Appropriate for age 4 and up. Backup date: Aug. 23. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. Register: 673-1350. www.baltimorewoods.org.

Shakespeare in the Park. 5:30 p.m.; through Aug. 23. See Aug. 14 listing.

Sunday, Aug. 23

Shakespeare in the Park. 2 p.m. See Aug. 14 listing.

Monday, Aug. 24

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. See Aug. 3 listing.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. See Aug. 3 listing.

Wednesday, Aug. 26

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Rochester Red Wings. See Aug. 3 listing.

Thursday, Aug. 27

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 7. The fair features thousands of animals, hundreds of attractions, scores of rides and countless styles of deep fried food. New York State Fairgrounds. Admission: $10/general; free/age 12 and younger. $3/Thursdays. $1/Sept. 7. Parking: $5. (800) 475-FAIR. www.nysfair.org.

Friday, Aug. 28

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 7. See Aug. 27 listing.

KidsFest. 11 a.m. International klezmer star David Krakauer leads his band of clarinet, accordion, bass and drums in a concert that’s sure to get you dancing. Part of the Skaneateles Festival. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. Free. 685-7418. www.skanfest.org.

Saturday, Aug. 29

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 7. See Aug. 27 listing.

Snow White. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 1 listing.

Bats. 7-8:30 p.m. Find out why bats are beneficial creatures with undeserved reputations. For age 5 and up. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. Register: 673-1350. www.baltimorewoods.org.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Fireworks after this game. See Aug. 3 listing.

Sunday, Aug. 30

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 7. See Aug. 27 listing.

Jewish Music and Cultural Festival. Noon-6 p.m. Ethnic music, a community hora, children’s activities, and an abundance of kosher foods featuring Middle Eastern and Eastern European favorites. Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, 5655 Thompson Road, DeWitt. Free. www.SyracuseJewishFestival.org.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 1:05 p.m. Vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs. See Aug. 3 listing.

Monday, Aug. 31

New York State Fair. 8 a.m.-midnight; through Sept. 7. See Aug. 27 listing.

Syracuse Chiefs Baseball. 7:05 p.m. Vs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs. See Aug. 3 listing.

ONGOING EVENTS

Summer Movie Express. Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m.; through Aug. 26. Regal Entertainment Group offers G- and PG-rated flicks at three area cinemas for $1 admission. Selections include Nut Job, Annie, The Boxtrolls, Paddington, Dolphin Tale 2 and more, changing each week. Shoppingtown Mall 14, 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt; 449-2001; Destiny USA 19, Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse; 466-5680. Regal Great Northern Mall 10, 4155 Route 31, Clay; 622-8928. www.regmovies.com.

Sterling Renaissance Festival. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; through Aug. 16. Visit the recreated Elizabethan village and enjoy the minstrels, jousts, japes and other entertainment provided by actors in costume, on stage and strolling about the 35-acre site. 15385 Farden Road, Sterling. $25.95/adults; $15.95/ages 5-11; free/age 4 and under. (800) 879-4446. www.sterlingfestival.com.

Fayetteville Farmers Market. Thursdays, noon-6 p.m.; through Oct. 15. Numerous vendors selling items such as artisan cheeses, eggs, baked goods, fruits, vegetables and more. Parking lot off Burdick Street, Towne Center, Fayetteville. Email: fayettevillefarmersmarketcny@yahoo.com.

Horseback Riding. Daily except Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through Sept. 6. See Highland Forest on an hour-long guided horseback ride. Highland Forest Park, Route 80, 3 miles east of Fabius. $35/hour. Reservations required: 289-3775.

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.

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.-3:30 p.m., through Sept. 7. 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.

Bricks and Blocks. Wednesdays-Fridays and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; Thursdays, noon-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through Aug. 9. Exhibit combines small-scale Lego designs—from community members’ response to the Lego Design Challenge: Build Your Syracuse—and works by local quilters. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Suggested donation: $5. 474-6064. www.everson.org.

Animal Demonstrations. Saturdays & Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; daily, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; through 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.

Salt Museum. Saturdays & Sundays, 1-6 p.m.; through Oct. 11. Learn about the industry that created the city of Syracuse and supplied the nation with salt. See kettles, barrels and other gear used in the process that ended in the 1920s. Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. Free. 453-6712.

Downtown Syracuse Farmers Market. Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; through Oct. 13. Farmers and produce dealers offer vegetables, fruit, nuts, flowers, baked goods and more for sale. Clinton Square, Syracuse. 422-8284. www.downtownsyracuse.com.

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. 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. Summer hours include Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through Sept. 8. 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. Summer exhibition: Strange Matter, exploring the world of materials science. Through Nov. 30 (weather permitting): mini-golf ($6).

Seward House. 33 South St., Auburn. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $10/adults; $9/seniors; $5/students with id

 

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