Weekly Feature



2013-07-04 / Entertainment

Family Activities

sat. 6

Stars of Stripes — Celebrate Independence Day by learning about chipmunks, raccoons, garter snakes and other creatures of the woods “decorated” in stripes, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Astronomy Night at Penn Dixie — Telescopes will be available to view Venus low in the west, near the open star cluster M44; Saturn in the south; globular star cluster M13 high in the southwest; and the Summer Triangle high in the east with Constellation Cygnus’s famous double star Albireo, 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center, 4050 North St., Blasdell; $. No pre-registration required. 627-4560, www.penndixie.org

Lemonade Squeeze — 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in the new Wegmans Family Garden of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, ext. 291, www.buffalogardens.com

Free Family Saturdays — “Art Workshops of the ‘70s.” Activities include the Costume Closet, Paint Space, the pottery wheel, still-life drawing and temporary tattooing, all tailored toward a particular theme for families to enjoy together, Saturday, July 6, at Artpark, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston. 754-4375, www.artpark.net

Fossil Collecting — Penn Dixie Paleontological and Outdoor Education Center is open daily for fossil collecting through Sept. 3 at 4050 North St., Blasdell; $. 627-4560, www.penndixie.org

sun. 7

Trek Tifft — Drop in and join Friends of Tifft for a guided tour of the preserve, 2 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. 896-5200, www.sciencebuff.org

Family Walk at Beaver Meadow — Come take a guided walk led by one of Beaver Meadow’s naturalists, 2 p.m. every Sunday at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java. 1-800-377-1520, www.buffaloaudubon.com

mon. 8

Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp — Nature’s where it’s at for summertime fun. Crafts, games, outdoor investigation and more help to foster the nature explorer in your child, for ages 3-5, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, July 8, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org

Camp Invention — This year’s Camp Invention program is Geo-Quest, which features I Can Invent: Launchitude module, where children use physics and engineering to create a duck chucking device using components from everyday objects, Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, at Clarence Middle School, 10150 Greiner Road, Clarence. 800-968-4332, www.CampInvention.org

Clubs For Kids — Join the Police Athletic League of Buffalo and WNY Section PGA pros for two free morning golf clinics that will include fundamental skills, warm-up exercise techniques and an exhibition to follow, for boys and girls ages 5-17, 9-11:30 a.m. Monday, July 8, in Delaware Park, Buffalo. Pre-registration is required and limited to the first 100 pre-registered golfers. 851-4615, www.buffalopal.com

mon. 8 - fri. 12

Art Camp for Kids — Kids ages 5-12 will enjoy artistic fun with “multi-medium,” 9 a.m.-noon Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Art Camp — Artpark’s summer camps for children and teens offer exploration into the arts, Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, at Artpark, 450 South 4th St., Lewiston; $. 754-4375, www.artpark.net

Cut-out Animation — A CEPA Summer Photo Camp where students, ages 8-12, will create storyboards, direct and shoot a short animated video using paper cut-outs and digital still cameras, 9 a.m.-noon Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, at CEPA Gallery, The Market Arcade, 617 Main St., Buffalo; $. 856-2717, lauren@cepagallerycom

Advanced Photo Camp — A CEPA Summer Photo Camp where students, ages 13-17, will be ready to try more advanced photography. They must have a digital SLR or hybrid camera so they can use manual settings, 1-4 p.m. Monday, July 8, through Friday, July 12, at CEPA Gallery, The Market Arcade, 617 Main St., Buffalo; $. 856-2717, lauren@cepagallerycom

mon. 8 - fri. 26

Youth Summer Crew Camp — West Side Rowing Club’s three-week summer Crew Camp provides kids between ages 12-15 with a unique rowing experience. Session 1 runs from 8:30 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, July 8-26, at 40 Porter Ave., Buffalo, just off the 190 near the Peace Bridge; $. 881-9797, row@wsrc.org

Parkside Summer Arts Camp — The program runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday from July 8-26 and July 29-Aug. 16 at St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2253 Main St. in Buffalo; $. Space is limited. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis by age and income. 838-1240, www.parksidebuffalo.org/summerarts

tues. 9

Nature’s Circle: Waiting for Wings — Let’s learn to enjoy nature together. Read a story, sing silly songs, and have lots of fun, helping little ones comfortably engage in a natural setting, for ages 2-3, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org

Science of Our City at Canalside — Join the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve at Canalside for free, fun and engaging science and nature-related activities, 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at Canalside, 44 Prime St., Buffalo; Free.

Trail Tuesdays — Assist with projects to maintain and improve ecosystems at Reinstein Woods. There is something for almost every age and ability, 6:30-7:30 p.m. every Tuesday through September, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

tues. 9 - thurs. 11

Raging Racquets — The Police Athletic League of Buffalo will be offering tennis clinics for beginner and intermediate boys and girls, ages 7-17, 8:30-10 a.m. (Session 1) and 10:15-11:45 a.m. (Session 2) Tuesday, July 9, Wednesday, July 10, and Thursday, July 11, at the McMillan Courts, Delaware Park, Buffalo; $25. Pre-registration is required and limited to 30 participants per session. 851-4615, www.buffalopal.com

wed. 10

Family Nature Hour — Hands-on activities enable families to investigate nature together on a different topic each session, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. Register by calling the library at 668-4991.

thurs. 11

Introduction to Geo-Caching — Learn how to use a handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) unit to find hidden clues to solve nature mysteries, for adults and kids ages 8 and older, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

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