Calendar


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Friday, Aug. 26

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

Saturday, Aug. 27

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 26 listing.

KidsFest. 11 a.m. Time for Three performs fiddle music in a mix of genres: classical, bluegrass, jazz and country. Part of the Skaneateles Festival. First Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St., Skaneateles. $5/adults; free/under 18. 685-7418. skanfest.org.

Youth Engineering. 12:30 p.m. Young people in grades 3-6 can make, design and build rockets using paper and tape. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. fflib.org.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. The Magic Circle Children’s Theatre presents an original, interactive version in which Sleeping Beauty falls asleep every time she hears her name spoken. Children in the audience can dress up to join the royal court. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $6. Reservations recommended: 449-3823.

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. 28.) Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. Register: 673-1350. baltimorewoods.org.

Sunday, Aug. 28

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 26 listing.

Monday, Aug. 29

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 26 listing.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 26 listing.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 26 listing.

Thursday, Sept. 1

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 26 listing.

Friday, Sept. 2

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 26 listing.

Life with Your New Baby. 11:30 a.m.; every Friday. Support group for pregnant and postpartum mothers and significant others; babies welcome. Topics include baby blues, mother guilt, and anxiety and breastfeeding. Chicks and Hens, Empire Plaza, 3150 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Free. 470-7940.

Saturday, Sept. 3

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 26 listing.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 27 listing.

Sciencenter Showtime. 2 p.m.; Saturdays. Learn about a different topic first hand each week, including chemistry, synthetic biology, DNA and more. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600.

Sunday, Sept. 4

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; through Sept. 5. See Aug. 26 listing.

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

Monday, Sept. 5

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. See Aug. 26 listing.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Yoga Storytime. 10:30 a.m.; also Sept. 20. Kids ages 3 to 6 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.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Homeschool STEAM Club. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Children ages 5 to 12 (and parents and siblings) can learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math through activities and experiments. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Tails to Tell. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Children ages 5-12 can read to one of four lovable, trained dogs. Mundy Branch Library, 1204 S. Geddes St., Syracuse. Free. 435-3797.

Tabletop Games. 6-8 p.m. Teens can hang out, eat snacks and play tabletop games. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Action Art. 4 p.m. Children can explore art through movements such as snapping, tossing, jumping and running. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374. fflib.org.

Friday, Sept. 9

Central New York Tomatofest. 6-8 p.m.; also Sept. 10. Join the celebration of tomato season’s end—with crafts for sale, activities for kids, and more. Children’s activities at Case Memorial-Seymour Library, 176 Genesee St., Auburn, on Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. Various locations in downtown Auburn Sept. 10. Proceeds benefit local food pantries. Free. 729-1548. cnytomatofest.org.

Saturday, Sept. 10

Golden Harvest Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Sept. 11. An old-fashioned country fair and harvest festival in one, with arts and crafts, live music, storytelling, super-natural midway for kids, wildlife programs, hay rides, canoeing and kayaking, and more. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/adult; $1/ages 6-17; free/age 5 & under. 638-2519.

Star Trek Celebration. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking TV show by dressing up (no masks or weapons) and taking part in games and activities. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Paws and Books. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kids ages 6-12 can read to Cooper, a dog certified as a Canine Good Citizen. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 435-5326.

Reading to Rover. 11 a.m.-noon. Children ages 6-10 can read to and get their pictures taken with a dog from Paws of CNY in a 10-minute session. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

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.

Central New York Tomatofest. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. See Sept. 9 listing.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 27 listing.

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. Admission: $12/adults; $10/ages 2-15. 425-9068.

Sunday, Sept. 11

Golden Harvest Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 10 listing.

Monday, Sept. 12

Anime Club. 2-4 p.m. Tweens and teens can meet fellow anime and manga fans and check out the library’s comics. NOPL at North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration requested: 458-6184. nopl.org.

Craftastic Critters. 4:30 p.m. Kids in preschool through grade 2 can drop in to make a craft. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374. fflib.org.

Must-Have Items for Baby. 6 p.m. Learn what items are most essential for your nursery in this session hosted by CNY Doula Connection. Refreshments provided. Simpson Family Wellness, No. 1, 309 Kasson Road, Camillus. Free. Registration preferred; call 447-4343.

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: multiplemomsmin
gle@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Coding for Kids. 4 p.m. Students in grades 3-5 will learn about coding and computer programming through a variety of technology and tools. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. fflib.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Homeschool Book Club. 1:30-3 p.m. Students age 7 and up can discuss the monthly book (one each for younger and older groups). Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Pokemon Party. 4-5:30 p.m. Kids ages 5 to 11 can enjoy themed crafts, snacks and activities. DeWitt Community Library, Shoppingtown Mall (below food court), 3649 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. Registration required: 446-3578.

Anime Night. 6-8 p.m. Teens can view and discuss anime. Cosplay welcome, but costumes must be approved by library staff. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, Sept. 15

Smartplay. 1-1:30 p.m. 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. fflib.org.

Peppa Pig Live. 6 p.m. The live version of the Nick Jr. show for preschoolers brings puppets, costumed characters and music. Crouse-Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St., Oncenter, Syracuse. Tickets: $27.50-$40.50, plus fees. ticketmaster.com.

Friday, Sept. 16

La Festa Italiana. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; through Sept. 18. Celebrate Italian culture, including food and music, and watch some really good bocce players in the tournament (starts Sept. 17, 9 a.m.). In front of Syracuse City Hall, Washington and Montgomery streets, Syracuse. Free admission. festaitaliana.bizland.com.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Junior Café Scientifique. 9:30-11 a.m. The Technology Alliance of Central New York presents a talk about bionanotechnology by Syracuse University physics professor Liviu Movileanu. 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.

Bonsai Show. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Sept. 18. Families can learn about these small trees from members of the Bonsai Club of Central New York. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

New Sciencenter Exhibition Opens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Lift, launch and levitate as you explore how things move in the fall exhibition From Here to There. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600.

Fairytime Fun. 11 a.m. Kids age 7 and up can make a fairy, a fairy snack and a fairy house. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

La Festa Italiana. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; through Sept. 18. See Sept. 16 listing.

Fayetteville Festival. Noon-dusk. Family event includes displays by local organizations; music; children’s activities; and a fireworks show at dusk. Beard Park, South Manlius Street, Fayetteville. Free. 637-9864. fayetteville.gov.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 27 listing.

Sunday, Sept. 18

Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech. 9 a.m.-noon. Walk supports awareness of childhood apraxia of speech, a neurological speech disorder. Santaro Park, 4979 Velasko Road, Syracuse. $25/adults; $15/children. (412) 343-7102. hwhitemccormick@gmail.com.

Westcott Street Cultural Fair. Noon-6:30 p.m. The neighborhood puts on its 25th annual festival, starting with a parade at noon and followed by live music, dancing, crafts for sale, and a chance to learn about local nonprofit organizations. Children’s performances and activities take place at the Petit Branch library on Victoria Place. Westcott Street between Concord and Dell streets, and on side streets, Syracuse. Free. 313-5447. westcottstreetfair.org.

Bonsai Show. Noon-3:30 p.m. See Sept. 17 listing.

La Festa Italiana. Noon-7 p.m. See Sept. 16 listing.

Monday, Sept. 19

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Tuesday, Sept. 20

Drop In Craft and Storytime. 4:15-5 p.m. Children ages 4 to 8 and their families can listen to stories and do crafts. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Discovery Club. 4:15-5 p.m. Children ages 7 to 12 can explore the wonders of science. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, Sept. 22

Sing-Along Friends Storytime. 10:15-11:15 a.m.; also Sept. 29. Children ages 2 to 5 and caregivers can share songs, stories and rhymes. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. 457-0310. Registration required: lpl.org.

Art Lab. 10:30 a.m. Kids ages 1-6 can explore colors, textures and different mediums while learning creative thinking. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374. fflib.org.

Earthquake Building Challenge. 3:30-5 p.m. Children age 7 and up can attempt to build a marshmallow and toothpick structure that can survive a Jell-O earthquake. NOPL at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Registration required: 699-2032. nopl.org.

Learn About Plants. 4 p.m. Children age 8 and up can make chlorophyll prints, transplant a plant to take home, take home seeds to sprout and eat, and do more activities in this series devoted to science, technology, engineering, art and music. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Fancy Nancy Soiree. 4 p.m. Children in kindergarten through grade 5 can dress in their fanciest clothes for this party that celebrates the Fancy Nancy books. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: 637-6374. fflib.org.

Friday, Sept. 23

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Saturday, Sept. 24

Library Used Book Sale. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Sept. 25. Peruse more than 80,000 items for sale, including children’s books, DVDs and CDs. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. 457-0310. lpl.org.

Sportsmen’s Days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Sept. 25. Festival is an opportunity for those of all ages to try outdoor pursuits such as skeet shooting, turkey calling, archery, fly fishing, canoeing, muzzle loading and more. Demonstrations by woodsmen and displays of local wildlife art. Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. Admission: $5/vehicle. 689-9367.

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 Lake Hatchery, Hatchery Road, off Route 49, Constantia. Free. srybaak@yahoo.com.

Chocolate Train Wreck Celebration. Noon-4 p.m.; also Sept. 25. The Great Hamilton Chocolate Train Wreck of 1955 Celebration spotlights the wreck that spread two broken box cars full of Nestle products across the fields of Hamilton. See photos of the wreck, buy treats and take a walk (2 p.m.) to see the site of the 1955 incident with an expert guide. Good Nature Farm Brewery and Tap Room, 8 Broad St., Hamilton. 824-2337.

Sleeping Beauty. 12:30 p.m. See Aug. 27 listing.

Family Festival. 1-4 p.m. People of all ages can enjoy games, bounce houses, entertainment by Jeff the Magic Man, live music and more. Each family receives a free pumpkin. Vintage Faith Church, 6836 Route 3, Cicero. Free. vintage
faithcicero.com.

Bunny Bonanza. 3 p.m. Linda Adams and her son Paul will teach participants all about rabbits—including bringing a couple to meet. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 492-1727.

Sunday, Sept. 25

National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk. 10:30 a.m. (registration at 9:30 a.m.). Individuals with Down syndrome along with their friends and families promote acceptance and advocacy with a two-mile walk; followed by picnic lunch and festivities. Music by Bill Ali and the Shotgun Trio. T-shirts available for purchase. Long Branch Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. Free. Registration required: 682-4289. dsaofcny.org.

Sportsmen’s Days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 24 listing.

Library Used Book Sale. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See Sept. 24 listing.

Chocolate Train Wreck Celebration. Noon-4 p.m. See Sept. 24 listing.

Jewish Music and Cultural Festival. Noon-5:30 p.m. Ethnic music, 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 admission. 445-2040, Ext. 114. SyracuseJewishFestival.org.

Monday, Sept. 26

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Tuesday, Sept. 27

Signing Storytime. 10:30 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. 637-6374. fflib.org.

Lego Club. 4-5 p.m. Kids ages 7-14 can explore their creative side with the library’s vast collection of minifigures and Legos. NOPL at Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. 676-7484. nopl.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

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Thursday, Sept. 29

Apple Day. 10:15 & 11 a.m. Celebrate apples with storytimes or with games and more throughout the day. Have an apple and some apple cider, too, while supplies last. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. 492-1727.

Friday, Sept. 30

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ONGOING EVENTS

Webster Pond Fishing. Through Sept. 26: Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon (kids); Sundays, 8 a.m.-noon (adults). Seasonal fishing sponsored by the Anglers Association of Onondaga. Webster Pond, 2004 Valley Drive, Syracuse. $15/age 16 and older, season; $10/ages 7-15, season. 727-2922. websterpond.org.

Canoeing & Kayaking. Through Sept. 5: Saturdays & Sundays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; weekdays: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 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.

Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market. Through Oct. 11: Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Farmers and produce dealers offer vegetables, fruit, nuts, flowers, baked goods and more for sale. Clinton Square, Syracuse. 422-8284. downtownsyracuse.com.

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.

Salt Museum. Through Oct. 9: Saturdays & Sundays, 1-6 p.m. 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.

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.

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: (Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 9:30-10 a.m.) for good walkers up to age 3. Sing, Learn, Sign for Babies: (Sept. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 10:30-11 a.m.) for babies, with instruction in six basic signs to use before children can talk. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. 637-6374.

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 3 and older: Mondays, 10:30-11 a.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. Registration required: 699-2032.

NOPL at North Syracuse Library Storytimes. Birth-age 3: Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 4-7: Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. Daycare Storytime: Fridays, 10-10:30 a.m. NOPL at North Syracuse Library, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required: 458-6184.

Onondaga Free Library Storytimes. Mother Goose Time: Sept. 13, 20 & 27, 11 a.m. (for children age 2 and younger). Family Storytime: Sept. 14, 21 & 28, 11 a.m. (for children age 2 and up). Toddler Storytime: Sept. 15, 22 & 29, 10:15 a.m. (for ages 2-3). Preschool Storytime: Sept. 15, 22 & 29, 11 a.m. (for ages 3-5). Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. 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. $18/adults; free/age 17 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.

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.

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.

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.

Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Museum admission: $12/adults; $10/seniors and ages 2-15. IMAX admission only: $10/adults; $8/senior citizens and ages 2-15; (473-IMAX). Be the Builder, exhibit that encourages visitors to build something, whether a castle, dinosaur or other item out of hundreds of foam blocks. Make Your World, exhibit of various kinds of miniatures including toothpicks, being built throughout September. 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.

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. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Mondays in July and August: 10 a.m.-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’s Motion Mania exhibit focuses on the science of amusement parks and rides. Sciencecenter Mini-Golf (through Nov. 30, weather permitting) is 18 holes of science fun, $7/person; free/age 3 and under. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Center admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600.

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

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

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

WonderWorks. 9090 Destiny USA Drive, Syracuse. Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Experience more than 100 hands-on exhibits, compete in a game of lazer-tag and take part in the Canyon Climb Adventure. Suspended 70ft in the air it’s the World’s largest indoor ropes challenge course. Various admission prices. Children age 3 and under are free. 466-7700. Wonderworksdestiny.com.

 

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