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February 2015

Wednesday, Feb. 25

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Thursday, Feb. 26

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Friday, Feb. 27

Neverland Night. 5-8 p.m. Children can play with the Tinker Fairy and Jake the Pirate, search for treasure, get a kid’s meal and more. KidzClub Indoor Play and Party Place, 219 Route 57, Phoenix. $18/child. Registration required: 695-2211. www.kidzclubfun.com.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Albany Devils. See Jan. 30 listing.

March 2015

Winter Tracking for Kids. 10-11 a.m. Look in the woods for tracks and, back indoors, craft your own track to take home. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8. Register: 673-1350.

Black History Month Storytime. 11 a.m. Kids can enjoy a storytime and activities featuring the books I Am Rosa Parks and I Am Jackie Robinson. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. See Jan. 31 listing.

Sun Party. 1-3 p.m. (Backup date March 1.) Observe the sun through specially filtered telescopes and see what it looks like up close. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8/individual; $25/family. Register: 673-1350.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Utica Comets. See Jan. 30 listing.

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Friday, Feb. 27

Neverland Night. 5-8 p.m. Children can play with the Tinker Fairy and Jake the Pirate, search for treasure, get a kid’s meal and more. KidzClub Indoor Play and Party Place, 219 Route 57, Phoenix. $18/child. Registration required: 695-2211. www.kidzclubfun.com.

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

Dear Mom. 8 p.m.; through March 8. In this play based on real letters written by women to their mothers, a 45-year-old control freak and her feisty mother engage in an emotional, hilarious feud. Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St., Auburn. $25/adults; $10/students. 253-6669.
www.auburnpublictheater.org.

Saturday, Feb. 28

Winter Tracking for Kids. 10-11 a.m. Look in the woods for tracks and, back indoors, craft your own track to take home. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8. Register: 673-1350.

Black History Month Storytime. 11 a.m. Kids can enjoy a storytime and activities featuring the books I Am Rosa Parks and I Am Jackie Robinson. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

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 determine the action of the story. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $5. 449-3823.

Sun Party. 1-3 p.m. (Backup date March 1.) Observe the sun through specially filtered telescopes and see what it looks like up close. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8/individual; $25/family. Register: 673-1350.

Dear Mom. 2 & 8 p.m. See Feb. 27 listing.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Utica Comets. See Feb. 27 listing.

Sunday, March 1

St. Baldrick’s Day. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Participants get their heads shaved for donations toward childhood cancer research. Kitty Hoynes Irish Pub & Restaurant, 301 W. Fayette St., Syracuse. Donations. 424-1974.

JCC Purim Carnival. Noon-4 p.m. Games, inflatable bounce houses, prizes, food and raffles for preschoolers and school-age children. Children are encouraged to wear costumes, a Purim custom. Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, 5655 Thompson Road, DeWitt. Free admission; charge for games and activities. 445-2360.

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

Chemsations. 2 p.m.; also March 15. High school students demonstrate chemical reactions with color changes, bubbles and light. Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Free admission March 1. Regular admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600.

Dear Mom. 3 p.m.; through March 8. See Feb. 27 listing.

Monday, March 2

Toddler Storytime. 10:30 a.m.; also March 9, 23 & 30. 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.

Read Across America Day. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. It’s Dr. Seuss’ birthday! A library staffer will be reading books to celebrate. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. 672-3661.

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. 2:30-4 p.m. Kids can celebrate by having a piece of cake and hearing a Dr. Seuss story. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Yoga for Everyone. 6-7 p.m.; also March 9, 16, 23 & 30. Gentle yoga class. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Tuesday, March 3

Storytime. 10 a.m.; also March 10, 17, 24 & 31. Kids ages 1-5 can enjoy books, songs, dance and fun. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3519.

Yoga Storytime. 10:30-11:15 a.m.; also March 17 & 31. 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.

Craftastic Critters. 4:30-5:30 p.m.; also March 10, 17, 24 & 31. 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.

Wednesday, March 4

Read, Sing, Play Storytime. 10 a.m.; also March 11, 18 & 25. Toddlers and preschool-aged children can hear stories and take part in more fun. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. 435-5442.

World Read Aloud Day. 2:30-4 p.m. Kids listen to a story or read a story out loud to other children. World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by 1 million people from 80 different countries. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Creative Discovery for Kids. 4:30-5:15 p.m. Kids ages 5-10 can make seasonal crafts and hear stories. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Registration preferred: 672-3661.

Teen Geeks. 6-8 p.m.; also March 14. 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.

Thursday, March 5

Storytime. 10:30 a.m.; also March 12, 19 & 26. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Yoga Storytime. 4:15-5 p.m.; also March 12. 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.

Dear Mom. 7:30 p.m.; through March 8. See Feb. 27 listing.

Friday, March 6

Monster Jam Truck Show Pit Party. 5-6:30 p.m. See March 7 listing.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Portland Pirates. See Feb. 27 listing.

Dear Mom. 8 p.m.; through March 8. See Feb. 27 listing.

Saturday, March 7

The Royal Ball, March 7 & 8

 

Preschool Information Fair. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Representatives from preschools provide information about their programs. Plus, crafts in the café for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

A World of Puppets. 11 a.m. An exciting performance with puppets and music. International Mask and Puppet Museum, 518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse. $10/adults; $6/children. Reserve: 476-0466.

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.

The Royal Ball. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; also March 8. Come in costume and be transported to a fairy tale world where you can receive a bejeweled gift, hear live music, try on chain mail, and meet the Queen of Play in person. Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Admission: $13.50/general; free/younger than 2. (585) 263-2700.

Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 28 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.

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party. 2 p.m. Children age 4 and up can celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 111th birthday with cake, stories, crafts, games and more. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Butler-Sheehan Irish Dancers. 2 p.m. School-age troupe performs in traditional costume. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Monster Jam Truck Show. 2-5 p.m. (pit party); 7 p.m. (show). Grave Digger, Monster Mutt, El Toro Loco and other trucks perform stunts at Monster Jam. Fans attending the pit party can meet drivers, get autographs and take photos. Carrier Dome, Syracuse University, Syracuse. Pit party pass: $10. Show general admission: $25-$40 (plus fees)/adults; $10 (plus fees)/ages 2-12. (866) 248-8740.

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

Dear Mom. 2 & 8 p.m.; through March 8. See Feb. 27 listing.

GiGi’s Playhouse International Gala. 6 p.m. A fund-raiser for GiGi’s Playhouse. Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Syracuse, 6301 Route 298, Carrier Circle, East Syracuse. $75. 288-PLAY.

Hot Cocoa and Snow. 6-8 p.m. Explore on snowshoes, listening for the sounds of owls. Then warm up at the center with hot cocoa. Montezuma Audubon Center, 2295 Route 89, Savannah. $8/adult with snowshoe rental; $6/child with snowshoe rental. 365-3588.

Sunday, March 8

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME BEGINS

The Royal Ball. 1-4 p.m. See March 7 listing.

Drumcliffe Irish Dancers. 2 p.m. Performance of Irish dancers of all ages and skill levels. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578. www.dewlib.org.

Lightapalooza. 2 p.m.; also March 22. 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.

Dear Mom. 3 p.m. See Feb. 27 listing.

Monday, March 9

See Ongoing Events

Tuesday, March 10

Signing Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also March 24. 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 March 24. 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, March 11

The Special Education Process. Noon-1:30 p.m. Learn how your child can get involved in the individualized education program process. Program is for parents and children of all ages. Say Yes Offices, 109 Otisco St., Syracuse. Free. 435-6275.

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, March 12

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 March 26. 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. Admission: $4/vehicle. 638-2519.

ESL Academy. 5-7 p.m.; also March 14, 26 & 28. Program for families from other countries new to the Syracuse City School District. It aims to provide them with skills and tools to help their children succeed in school. Franklin Elementary School, 428 S. Alvord St., Syracuse. Free. 435-6275.

Friday, March 13

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

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

Saturday, March 14


St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 14

 

YMCA Folksmarch Walking Club. 8-11 a.m.; also March 15. Walkers can choose their start time and pick a 5K or 10K marked route. Maps are provided. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Storytime with Author Nancy Carlson. 10 a.m. Author Nancy Carlson takes part in a storytime featuring her books Armond Goes to a Party, I Like Me! and Sometimes You Barf. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. 449-2948.

A World of Puppets. 11 a.m. Jim Napolitano performs a show featuring shadow figures. Children as young as 3 and parents can come for an up-close look at the performance at 10 a.m. for an additional $5. International Mask and Puppet Museum, 518 Prospect Ave., Syracuse. $10/adults; $6/children. Reserve: 476-0466.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Noon-3 p.m. The annual celebration of all things Irish begins at South Salina Street and Clinton Square and concludes at the intersection with Onondaga Street, Syracuse. Free. www.syracusestpatricksparade.org.

ESL Academy. Noon-2 p.m.; also March 26 & 28. See March 12 listing.

Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 28 listing.

Teen Geeks. 1-3 p.m. See March 4 listing.

National Pi Day. 2:30 p.m. Pi, the symbol that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter (3.14), will be celebrated with activities including making a pi chain, answering Pi Day trivia questions and eating pi snacks; for ages 5-12. 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.

Star Party. 8-10 p.m. (Backup date: March 14.) See the planets Jupiter and Venus through telescopes. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8. Register: 673-1350.

Sunday, March 15

Breakfast with the Bunny. 9-10 a.m. & 11 a.m.-noon; also March 21, 22 & 28. 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.

YMCA Folksmarch Walking Club. 1-3 p.m. See March 14 listing.

Monday, March 16

Preparing for Labor. 6-7:30 p.m. Members of the CNY Doula Connection teach pregnant women about different positions for labor, explain how a birth ball can be useful, and more. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Light snacks will be provided. Women’s Info Center, 601 Allen St., Syracuse. Free. 395-3643.

Tuesday, March 17

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Tween Techtorials. 5 p.m. Kids ages 9-12 can learn the ins and outs of Photoshop and the freeware alternative GIMP. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. Registration required: 457-0310. lpl.org.

Wednesday, March 18

Make a Terrarium. 2-3:30 p.m. Adults and kids age 6 and older can make their own terrarium with soil and three plants. Supplies provided. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. $5/person, for materials. Registration required: 637-6374, Ext. 2.

Teen Steampunk Tea. 6 p.m. Young people in grades 7-12 can dress steampunk (or not), enjoy a cuppa tea and create a piece of steampunk jewelry. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. Registration required: 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, March 19

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.

Introduction to Naviance. 5:30-7 p.m. Families with students in grades 6-12 can get an overview of the Naviance college and career readiness curriculum, a tool that helps students develop skills to reach college and career goals. Corcoran High School, 919 Glenwood Ave., Syracuse. Free. 435-6275.

Friday, March 20

SPRING BEGINS

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.

Toddlers’ Tango. 10:15 & 11 a.m. Tamar Frieden engages children ages 1-4 in playing instruments, dancing with streamers, and singing and dancing. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Plant a Seed. 1-3 p.m. Celebrate the first day of spring by planting some seeds and taking them home to watch them grow. All supplies provided. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. 672-3661.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. See Feb. 27 listing.

Saturday, March 21

Caricatures with J.P. Crangle. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. During the library’s used book sale, see how caricatures are drawn. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. 435-5442.

Toddlers’ Tango. 11 a.m. Tamar Frieden engages children ages 1-4 in playing instruments, dancing with streamers, and singing and dancing. Central Library, Galleries of Syracuse, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1900.

Fit Kids Day. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jump, run or slide into the museum with a variety of fun fitness activities. Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Admission: $13.50/general; free/younger than 2. (585) 263-2700.

Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 28 listing.

National Day of Puppetry. 1-3 p.m. Open Hand Theater puppeteers will demonstrate and instruct participants in the art of puppetry. Activities will include puppet making; a story hour with puppet guests; and a puppetry technique boot camp. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. 435-1940.

Butler-Sheehan Irish Dancers. 2:30 p.m. School-age troupe performs in traditional costumes. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. 435-5326.

Let the Children Sing. 3 p.m. Syracuse Children’s Chorus concludes a daylong festival with a concert. HW Smith Pre-K-8 School, 1130 Salt Springs Road, Syracuse. $15-$22. 478-0582.

Rites of Spring Campfire. 4-5:30 p.m. Celebrate the Spring Equinox with stories around the campfire. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $8. Register: 673-1350.

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Vs. Utica Comets. See Feb. 27 listing.

Junior Café Scientifique. 9:30-11 a.m. The Technology Alliance of Central New York presents a talk about lava experiments at Syracuse University, led by Jeffrey Karson, a geology professor. 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.

Sunday, March 22

CNY Science and Engineering Fair. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Students in fourth-12th grades conduct research projects and display their results at the event formerly known as the Greater Syracuse Scholastic Science Fair. Keynote speech at 1:15 p.m.; awards ceremony at 2 p.m. SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. 425-9068.

Monday, March 23

Tinker Time. 6-8 p.m. People of all ages can use tools and supplies to experiment and express themselves. (Event inspired by the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.) Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Tuesday, March 24

Minecraft and Coding. 4-5:30 p.m. Teens in grades 6-12 can learn how to code in Forge for Minecraft. Participants must have computer experience. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

Wednesday, March 25

Oswego Head Start Open Houses. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oswego County Head Start centers hold open houses for families of prospective 3- and 4-year-olds to tour facilities and meet staff. Fort Ontario, Building 31, 45 Schuyler St., Oswego, and other centers in Oswego County. For more information, call 598-4711. www.oco.org/education.

Thursday, March 26

ESL Academy. 5-7 p.m.; also March 28. See March 12 listing.

Friday, March 27

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

Saturday, March 28


Living with Backyard Wildlife, 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.

First of NanoDays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through April 4 (closed March 30). Learn about nanotechnology with hands-on tabletop activities, demonstrations and more. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Admission: $10/adults; $8/children & seniors. 425-9068.

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. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Free. 474-6064.

ESL Academy. Noon-2 p.m. See March 12 listing.

Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 28 listing.

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 Feb. 27 listing.

Sunday, March 29

See Ongoing Events

Monday, March 30

See Ongoing Events

Tuesday, March 31

See Ongoing Events

ONGOING EVENTS

Camillus Ski Hill. Thursdays & Fridays, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Volunteer-run hill (with no lift for tubing) features open skiing and snowboarding, and skiing and snowboarding lessons, plus snow tubing. Camillus Ski Hill, Blackmore Road, Camillus. Skiing or snowboarding: $8/weeknights; $11/weekends. Tubing (weekends only): $5. Call or check website for weather conditions: 487-2778. CamillusSkiHill.com.

It’s Maple Syrup Time. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sundays, 1-4 p.m.; March 7-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.

City of Syracuse Ice Skating. Through March 30 at indoor rinks; weather permitting, through March 11 at Clinton Square. The Department of Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs offers skating at these locations. Meachem Rink (121 W. Seneca Turnpike). Open skating: Tuesdays-Fridays, 12:15 to 3:15 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays. 7:15 to 10 p.m. Call in advance as some hockey games interfere with open skate hours: 492-0179. Sunnycrest Rink (698 Robinson St., near Henninger High School). Open skating: Mondays and Tuesdays, 12:15 to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon to 5:30 and 7:15 to 9:30 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 4:30 p.m.; Fridays, noon to 4:30 and 7:15 to 10 p.m.; Saturdays, 1:45 to 6:45 p.m., 7 to 8:15 p.m. and 8:30 to 10 p.m.; Sundays, 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call in advance; hours subject to change: 473-4696. Clinton Square Ice Rink. Free admission Wednesday nights. Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fridays and school breaks, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Rink open weather permitting, so call in advance: 423-0129. Admission at all rinks: $3/adults; $2/age 12 and under and age 55 and older; $3/skate rental.

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 per vehicle. 638-2519.

Great Swamp Conservancy Nature Trails. Daily, dawn to dusk. Throughout the year, visitors can grab their walking shoes (or snowshoes) 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. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. 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.




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