Weekly Feature



2018-07-11 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 12

Jewels of the Sky at Billy Wilson Park — On this guided walk, you will search for ebony jewelwings and tiger swallowtails, as well as other dragonflies and butterflies that may be in flight, 10 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at Billy Wilson Park, Hopkins Road, Amherst. Registration required by calling 683-5959.

Invasive Plants Workday — Help remove invasive plants from Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve and learn alternative native species to plant instead, for children ages 12 and older, and adults, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 12, at 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

fri. 13

Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle — Part of the Friday Night Family Flicks series, 9 p.m. Friday, July 13, outdoors at Bassett Park, with rain site at the Clearfield Community Center, 730 Hopkins Road, Williamsville; Free. 631-7218

sat. 14

Citizen Science Training: The Search for Monarchs — Learn how to search for and record monarchs at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Kids Rock Painting — Kids can keep or hide the rocks they paint, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375, www.brightonplacelibrary.org

Aliens — Are there visitors from outer space in Reinstein Woods? No, just plants and animals that have been introduced from other parts of the world. Join a guided tour to meet some of these alien invaders, 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Goosebumps — Rob Letterman directs Jack Black, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush in this 2015 PG adventure comedy about a teenager who teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author, R.L. Stine, after the writer’s imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware, as part of the free family film series, 10 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Flix Stadium 10, 4901 Transit Road, Lancaster; Free.

sat. 14 & sun. 15

Carrousel Carnival Days — The Children’s Gallery will be transformed into a carnival midway with games for the entire family to play. The Kiddieland Testing Park rides, Kiddie Carrousel, and 1916 Number One Special Carrousel will be open to ride. Enjoy $1 admission to the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum during this event, and game and ride tickets are only 50 cents each, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda; $1. 693-1885, www.carrouselmuseum.org

sun. 15

Enchanted Forests — Activities will spark the imagination and draw attention to the wonders of nature, including creating a magic wand, designing a nature crown, coloring, face painting, rock painting, and game activities, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, July 15. All are invited to come dressed as fairies, elves, gnomes, wizards, other fun characters or as themselves, at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center Park, 2001 Union Road, West Seneca; Free. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place Sunday, July 22. 677-4843, www.burchfieldNAC.org

tues. 17

Going Batty! — Bats are amazing animals but are often misunderstood. Separate fact from fiction, and learn about the only true flying mammals, 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Tyke Tuesdays Summer Kids Club — Family-friendly program offers free weekly activities at various sites and venues within the Walden Galleria. “Cookie Crafts with Williams Sonoma,” 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 17, at 1 Walden Galleria, Cheektowaga.

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Ukulele Sing-a-Long — Ukuleles available, 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; $5 suggested donation. 876-6504, www.adventkenmore.org

wed. 18

Wonderful Wednesdays — Ongoing event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 8, will feature crafts, activities and games. This week will offer creations with pom-poms and pipe cleaners, Wednesday, July 18, at The Burchfield Nature and Art Center, at 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. 677-4843, www.BurchfieldNAC.org

Family Nature Hour — Hands-on activities enable families to investigate a different nature topic each session, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Julia Boyer Reinstein Branch Library, 1030 Losson Road, Cheektowaga. Call 668-4991 to register.

Family Storytime — Stories and activities for the entire family, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. Call 332-4375 to register.

Senior Stroll — Experience a leisurely guided walk through Reinstein Woods, for adults only, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

thurs. 19

Creek Critters At Amherst State Park — Discover what amazing animals are lurking underwater on this hike along Ellicott Creek, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at Amherst State Park; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

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