Calendar


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Saturday, Feb. 25
Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. The Magic Circle Children’s Theatre presents an original, interactive version of the tale, in which children can attend the royal ball and try on Cinderella’s slipper. Audience members are invited to dress up in their best finery. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $6. Reservations recommended: (315) 449-3823.

Wade Live Comedy and Magic. 2-3 p.m. See a show filled with comedy, magic and tons of audience participation. NOPL at Brewerton Library, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. (315) 676-7484.

Sunday, Feb. 26
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Monday, Feb. 27
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Tuesday, Feb. 28
Homeschool Craft & Storytime. Noon-1 p.m. Homeschoolers ages 4 to 8 and their families can hear stories and make crafts. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Wednesday, March 1
Preschool Play and Learn. 9:30 a.m.; also March 8. Kids can hear stories, sing songs, recite rhymes and take part in activities. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3395.

Storytime. 10:30 a.m.; also March 8, 15, 22 & 29. Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, music and more. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5442.

Baby Storytime with Signs. 10:30 a.m.; also March 8, 15, 22 & 29. Babies and caregivers can take part in a language-building program that teaches and reinforces six basic signs. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Homeschool STEAM Club. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Young people can learn about science, technology, engineering, art and music through hands-on activities and experiments. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Teen Geeks. 6-8 p.m.; also March 15. Teens can hang out, eat snacks, and play a game or do another activity at each week’s session. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Pajama Storytime. 6-6:30 p.m. Children through age 6, 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. (315) 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Thursday, March 2
Read, Play, Learn. 11:30 a.m.; also March 9, 16, 23 & 30. Children age 18 months and older, accompanied by a caregiver, can sing, play, read, talk and write. Soule Branch Library, 101 Springfield Road, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5320.

Drawing with Lyf Jonez. 2-4 p.m.; also March 9, 16, 23 & 30. Syracuse artist Lyf Jonez teaches an introductory course for age 12 and older, with instruction in grid lines, two-point perspective, figure drawing and other methods. Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time. 5-6 p.m.; every Thursday. Volunteers of all ages can make bagged lunches to hand out to members of the homeless community. Wholely Grounds at The Road, 4845 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. (315) 218-6066.

Craft Club. 5:15 p.m.; also March 16 & 23. Children can use their imaginations and discover new crafting techniques. For age 5 and up. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3395.

Friday, March 3
Teen Storytime. 3:30-4:30 p.m.; also March 10, 17, 24 & 31. Young people ages 12-18 can hear a story. Participants can bring pillows to get comfortable. Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Saturday, March 4
Pancake Breakfast. 9 a.m.-noon; also March 11, 18 & 25. Pancakes, sausage, coffee or juice. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $3-$5/breakfast; $4/vehicle for admission. (315) 638-2519.

Rice Creek Ramble. 11 a.m.; also March 11 & 18. People of all ages (kids must be accompanied by a caregiver) can go on an informative, family-friendly walk. Rice Creek Field Station, 193 Thompson Road, 1 mile south of SUNY Oswego’s main campus, Oswego. Call to check trail conditions the morning of the hike: (315) 312-6677. oswego.edu/ricecreek.

Irish Fest. Noon-3 p.m. Visit with the Go Team Therapy Dogs, check out the photo booth or make crafts. The McCarthy Family performs Irish tunes at 1 p.m. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 25 listing.

A Visit with Matilda Joslyn Gage. 2 p.m. Matilda Joslyn Gage (portrayed by living-historian Renee-Noelle Felice) will talk about women’s suffrage and her work with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3636.

Open Chess. 2-4 p.m.; also March 11, 18 & 25. Players of all levels can meet up with others and play with provided boards, or bring their own. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3636.

Craftastic Critters. 4:30 p.m.; also March 27. Kids in preschool through grade 2 can drop into the Fab Lab and make a craft. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Sunday, March 5
Shamrock Tea Party. 1-3 p.m. Make crafts, enjoy tea sandwiches and treats, and see performances by the McDonald School of Irish Dance. Manlius Village Auditorium, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius. $10/adults; $5/children. For advance tickets, email: McDonaldCelticCircle@gmail.com.

Monday, March 6
Lucky Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Children ages 2-5 can take part in a St. Patrick’s Day storytime, with a craft and green snacks. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Yoga for Everyone. 6-7 p.m.; also March 13, 20 & 27. A class of gentle yoga for all. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Multiple Moms Mingle. 6:30 p.m. Monthly meeting of mothers and expectant mothers of multiples. Tully’s, 2943 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Reserve if you wish to attend: multiplemomsmingle@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 7
Storytime. 10 a.m.; also March 14, 21 & 28. Toddlers and preschoolers can enjoy stories, song, dance and craft activities. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3519.

Stop Motion Animation Lab. 5-7 p.m. Young people ages 12-19 can use iPads to create stop motion animated movies with provided supplies, though participants may also bring their own (such as figurines, artwork for backgrounds and photos). Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Coding for Kids. 4-5 p.m.; also March 14 & 21. In this series, participants can learn how to write basic HTML. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Board Game Fun. 5:15 p.m.; also March 14, 21 & 28. Kids age 5 and up can choose a board game to play, including Scrabble, Stratego, Apples to Apples, Uno and more. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3395.

Wednesday, March 8
Bridge Building Contest. 1:30-3:30 p.m.; also March 15, 22 & 29. Teens in grades 7-12 can design and build a balsa wood bridge to enter in a competition. Attendance at four weekly classes expected. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Minecraft Unplugged. 6-7 p.m. Kids of all ages can get into Minecraft without a computer, with themed stories, crafts and other activities. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Thursday, March 9
Maker Club. 3:30-5 p.m. Children age 7 and up (under 10 must be accompanied by an adult) can make their own melt-and-mold soaps. Maker Club meets weekly, with a different project each session. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Teen Writer’s Guild. 4-5 p.m.; also March 16 & 23. Middle or high school students can participate in writing workshops that emphasize constructive feedback, brainstorming and support. Writers in all genres, from poetry to nonfiction essays, are welcome. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Tech DIY and Little Bits. 5 p.m. Kids age 8 and up can use the Little Bits modular system to create circuits. There’s also a techie craft to make and bring home. Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3395.

Your College Goal. 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the business of college and how to target a career that can lead to prompt graduation without crippling debt. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Friday, March 10
Full STEAM Ahead Storytime. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-5 can hear a story related to science, technology, engineering, art and math—and then do an experiment. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: (315) 446-3578.

Baldwinsville Christian Academy Open House. 6-8 p.m. Families can learn about the school for children in preschool-grade 12. There will also be a science and history fair for grades 7-12, and a live exotic animal show. Baldwinsville Christian Academy, 7312 Van Buren Road, Baldwinsville. (315) 638-1069. BaldwinsvilleChristianAcademy.com.

Mary Poppins. 7 p.m.; through March 12. See the the Disney and Cameron Mackintosh musical about the magical nanny, performed by the Meadowbrook Harlequins. Nottingham High School, 3100 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. $10/adults; $5/students. (315) 435-4380.

Saturday, March 11
Fun with Science: The Brain. 10 a.m. Two SUNY Upstate neuroscience graduate students present a program on brain neurology, including hands-on activities; for age 5 and up. Paine Branch Library, 113 Nichols Ave., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5442.

St. Patrick’s Day Festivities. 10 a.m.-noon. Kids ages 6-12 can make Irish-themed crafts and hats. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Noon-3 p.m. Celebrate Irish culture with the moving spectacle of dancers, pipers and floats. Parade begins at Clinton Square, proceeds on South Salina Street and concludes at the intersection with Onondaga Street, Syracuse. Free. syracuseparade.org.

Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 25 listing.

Movie Day. 1-4 p.m. Movies for all members of the community, especially those with special needs and their clients, mentors and families. Wholely Grounds at The Road, 4845 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. (315) 218-6066.

Lego Batman Movie Event. 4 p.m. Kids can make a Lego Batman Speedwagon and collect trading cards. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: (315) 449-2948.

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. Museum admission: $12/adults; $10/seniors and ages 2-11. (315) 425-9068. most.org.

Mary Poppins. 7 p.m.; through March 12. See March 10 listing.

Sunday, March 12
Daylight Saving Time Begins

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

County Chess Championship. 12:30 p.m. Registration concludes at noon. Four rounds of play with trophies for top three school teams and students. Students in K-12. Southside Academy, 2200 Onondaga Creek Blvd., Syracuse. $12/advance; $15/door. (315) 286-4616.

Mary Poppins. 2 p.m. See March 10 listing.

Monday, March 13
GarageBand 101. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Participants age 12 and up can learn about GarageBand, including the basics of recording, producing and mixing. Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. Register in the Makerspace or at onlib.org/events/calendar.

Paws to Read. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Readers can work with therapy dog Mollie for 15 minutes. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Postpartum Recovery Planning. 6 p.m. Learn about placenta encapsulation and other ways to ease the postpartum transition. Presented by CNY Doula Connection. CNY Healing Arts, 195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse. Free. Registration recommended: (315) 395-3643.

Navigating the Costs of College. 7-8 p.m. Consultant John Decker talks about the business of college, including ways of negotiating lower tuition. A question-and-answer session follows the presentation. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration encouraged: (315) 480-1232.

Tuesday, March 14
Drop In Crafts. 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Use provided materials to make seasonal crafts. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Teen MOPS. 4-6 p.m.; also March 28. Pregnant women or 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. Call or text: (315) 569-2542 or (518) 441-3690. LiverpoolTeenMOPS@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 15
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Thursday, March 16
Terrific Thursdays for Homeschoolers. 11 a.m.-noon. In a program for homeschooling students in kindergarten to grade 12, an educator from Beaver Lake Nature Center will talk about how syrup gets from trees and onto pancakes and waffles. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required; list names and ages of those attending: (315) 446-3578.

Friday, March 17
ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Rainbow Fairy Party. 11 a.m. Fans of Daisy Meadows’ Rainbow Magic series, ages 4-12, can celebrate the books with crafts and goodies. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Teen Murder Mystery. 7-9 p.m. Young people age 16 and up can  join fellow sleuths to discover who is killed in the library and why in an original program designed and hosted by Brian Abbott, based on his Syracuse Mystery series. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: (315) 446-3578. dewlib.org.

Saturday, March 18
Junior Café Scientifique. 9:30-11 a.m. The Technology Alliance of Central New York presents a talk by U.S. Navy aviator Matthew Sandretto about the science of flight. Talks are aimed at middle school students, who must 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.

Toddlers’ Tango. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers can have fun in this music and movement class. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 25 listing.

Butler-Sheehan Irish Dancers. 1:30 p.m. School-age troupe performs traditional Irish dance in costume. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Climate Change Screening and Discussion. 2:30 p.m. See an episode of the TV show Years of Living Dangerously, about carbon pollution, and take part in a discussion and lobbying activity afterward. For adults and kids age 10 and older. Presented by Citizens’ Climate Lobby. All Saints Catholic Church, 1340 Lancaster Ave., Syracuse. Free. (315) 403-5440.

Irish Dancing. 2:30 p.m. Students from the Francis Academy of Irish Dance on Tipperary Hill will perform. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Sunday, March 19
SPRING BEGINS

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Monday, March 20
Homeschooling 101 for Parents. 7-8 p.m. Parents share their experiences homeschooling children with special needs. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Tuesday, March 21
Yoga Storytime. 10:30 a.m. Kids ages 3 to 6 and parents can learn yoga and literacy skills in a session that features puppets, stories, songs and breathing exercises. Participants must wear socks; mats provided. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. fflib.org.

Family Fun Night. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Play with Legos and take part in other fun family activities. NOPL at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184. nopl.org.

Wednesday, March 22
Financial Aid for College 101. 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about financial aid options. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Thursday, March 23
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Friday, March 24
Master Ventriloquist Performance. 7 p.m. David Pendleton and his four quirky characters, including a sweet dog and a misguided vulture, put on a show that will make audiences believe anything can talk. The Gathering Place at North Syracuse Baptist Church, 420 S. Main St., North Syracuse. $10/advance; $12/door. (800) 927-9083. fln.org/tickets.

Saturday, March 25
College Fair. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Representatives from public and private colleges will share information about their programs. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Wizarding Weekend at the Zoo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; also March 26. Witches, wizards, house elves and goblins are invited to celebrate all things magical. Kids can dress as their favorite characters and take part in wizarding fun. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. $8/person, plus zoo admission: $8/adults; $5/age 62 & up; $4/ages 3-18; free/age 2 and younger. Advance purchase recommended: (315) 435-8511, Ext. 180. rosamondgif
fordzoo.org/wizarding-weekend.

Cinderella. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 25 listing.

Lego Club. 2-4 p.m. Kids can build with Legos and enjoy snacks and drinks; for ages 6-12. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Sunday, March 26
CNY Science and Engineering Fair. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Students in fourth-12th grades conduct experiments and display their results. Projects available for viewing by the public 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. (315) 425-9068.

Wizarding Weekend at the Zoo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. See March 25 listing.

Monday, March 27
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Tuesday, March 28
Homeschool Chess Club. 1-2:30 p.m. Homeschooling children (or their parents) who love or want to learn to play chess can gather in the Sargent Meeting Room. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Wednesday, March 29
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Thursday, March 30
Teen Yu-Gi-Oh Tournament. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Join TCGPlayer for an afternoon of Yu-Gi-Oh and prizes; for young people ages 12-18, all levels. Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Friday, March 31
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April 1
Summer Fun and Camp Fair. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Families can learn about summer camps and programs as well as day-trip destinations and many more warm-weather opportunities. State Fairgrounds, Geddes. Free. (315) 472-4669. FamilyTimes.biz.

 

 

ONGOING EVENTS

Erie Canal Museum Gingerbread Gallery. Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through Jan. 8; Dec. 31, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Closed Jan. 1.) See a fantastical village of more than 30 houses, boats and more incorporating gingerbread, candy, crackers and other edible items. Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. $7/adults; $5/seniors; $2/age 12 & under. 471-0593.

Horsedrawn Wagon or Sleigh Rides. Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; through Feb. 26. Twenty-minute ride into the woods at Highland Forest. Rides take place weather permitting. Highland Forest, 1254 Highland Park Road (off Route 80), Fabius. $6/person; $3/age 5 & under. 683-5550.

Lights on the Lake. Daily, through Jan. 8, 5-10 p.m. Drive through the annual light extravaganza featuring two miles of life-size displays. Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. $10/car, Monday-Thursday; $15/car, Friday-Sunday. 453-6712.

Snow Leopard Days. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m, daily; Jan. 2-Feb. 28. Half-price admission at the zoo. Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Admission in January & February: $4/adults; $2.50/age 62 & up; $2/ages 3-18; free/age 2 and younger. 435-8511. Ongoing attractions include Humboldt penguins.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NOPL at Brewerton Storytimes. Age 2 and older: Mondays, 10:30-11 a.m. and 1-1:30 p.m. NOPL at Brewerton Library, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. 676-7484.

NOPL at Cicero Library Storytimes. Toddler Story Hour: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Preschool Story Hour: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon. NOPL at Cicero Library, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. 699-2032.

NOPL at North Syracuse Library Storytimes. Birth-age 3: Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 3-5: Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. NOPL at North Syracuse Library, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 458-6184.

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. (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

Corning Museum of Glass. 1 Corning Glass Center, Corning. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $18/adults; free/age 17 and under. (800) 732-6845. Ongoing: You Design It, We Make It: Glassblowers choose from among designs submitted by young visitors and create that work on the spot.

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. $8. 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.

Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starting Oct. 6, open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Open daily, Dec. 23-Jan. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum admission: $12/adults; $10/seniors and ages 2-11. IMAX admission only: $10/adults; $8/senior citizens and ages 2-11; (473-IMAX). 425-9068. most.org. Through Jan. 8: Nature’s Machines: Biomechanics. 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.

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.

Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Open Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. 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. Explore the Sciencenter’s interactive exhibits. Fall exhibit From Here to There focuses on how things move on land, sea and air. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Center admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600.

Strong National Museum of Play. 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. Admission: $14; 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.

 

 

 

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