Weekly Feature



2018-08-15 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 16

After-school Escape — Together, kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a different, fun, hour-long outdoor activity each week. For children in grades K through 5, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Adult Ukulele Sing and Play — Learn to play the ukulele and sing along to popular songs, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. Instruments are provided and no experience is necessary; $. Call 332-4375 to sign up.

Feather, Fur and Scales — Join Hawk Creek at the library to learn about and see mammals, birds and reptiles, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore; Free.

Nature’s Art Box: Forest Creatures — Let your imagination and the supplies that nature provides lead the way to make a forest creature of your very own. Glue guns will be used. Small children must be assisted by an adult, 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java; $ - pre-registration required. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

fri. 17

Antz — Eric Darnell and Tim Johnson’s award-winning animated comedy featuring the voices of Woody Allen, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin, Sharon Stone and Gene Hackman, as part of the Free Family Movie Night, dusk Friday, Aug. 17, between the Cazenovia Casino and flagpole at Cazenovia Park Casino. Parking available along Warren Spahn Way. Rain location: inside the Cazenovia Park Casino.

Ready Player One — Steven Spielberg directs Zak Penn and Ernest Cline’s adaptation of his novel that stars Simon Pegg, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, TJ Miller and Ben Mendelsohn, 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, near the Student Union, UB North Campus, Amherst; Free. (Rain location: 112 Norton Hall) sa.buffalo.edu/summerfilms

A League of Their Own — Penny Marshall’s comedy starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and Lori Petty, presented as part of the Movies in the Meadow series, starts at dusk, Friday, Aug. 17, behind the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, 84 Parkside Ave., Buffalo; Free.

Sherlock Gnomes — The voices of Johnny Depp, James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Mary J. Blidge and Kelly Asbury in John Stevenson’s animated comedy. Presented as part of the Friday Night Family Flicks series, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Bassett Park, 359 Klein Road, Williamsville; Free. www.amherstyouthandrec.org

sat. 18

Ferdinand — Carlos Saldanha’s 2017 animated comedy about a big-hearted bull featuring the voices of John Cena, Jeremy Sisto, Raul Esparza, Kate McKinnon and Bobby Cannavale, as part of the free family film series, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Flix Stadium 10, 4901 Transit Road, Lancaster; Free.

Cursive Writing Practice for Kids — Children can practice their skills with worksheets, but bring a pencil and eraser, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda. 332-4375, www.brightonplacelibrary.org

Stories in the Woods — Enjoy hearing a nature story, followed by a guided walk in the woods, for children ages 3 to 7, 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Woods Walk: Nature Guide’s Choice — Join a guided nature walk through the woods, 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Birding 101: Class 8 — Why do birds migrate? Learn which species to look for as they prepare for their long journey south, for adults and children ages 8 and older, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Summer Night Hike — Sit around the campfire with S’mores before a sunset night hike at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center. Beavers, owls, bats, raccoons and nighthawks will all be out and about getting ready for fall, 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road; $ - pre-registration required. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

sat. 18 & sun. 19

Soldiers of the Revolution (Re-Enactment) — Recreating the American Revolution on the New York frontier, and will feature living history programs, battle demonstrations, military music, hands-on activities for families, period camps, musket and artillery demonstrations, Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19, at Old Fort Niagara, Old Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown; $. 745-7611, www.oldfortniagara.org

sun. 19

Krolick’s Chicken Barbecue Fundraiser and Family Fun Day — Event will feature live music, children’s carnival games, dance performances by ModDance, martial arts demonstrations by Riederer’s Kenpo Self-Defense Studio, lawn games, basket raffles, 50/50 split, and kids can help the trained dogs of Canine Sports Complex do tricks, 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; $. 332-4375, www.brightonplacelibrary.org

Family Walk — Enjoy a guided walk led by one of Beaver Meadow’s naturalists through the Preserve, 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Road, North Java; Donations accepted. 585-457-3228, www.buffaloaudubon.org

mon. 20

The Secret Life of Pets — Chris Renaud and Yarrow Chenney’s award-winning animated movie featuring the voices of Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Jenny Slate, Elie Kemper, Albert Brooks and Kevin Hart, as part of the Family Movie Night at Shakespeare Hill, at dusk Monday, Aug. 20, at Delaware Park, Buffalo; Free.

tues. 21

Mike Randall & Friends — As part of the 49th annual M&T Bank Plaza Event Series, noon Tuesday, Aug. 21, One M&T Plaza, Main Street, downtown Buffalo; Free.

Primate Sanctuary of Niagara Falls — Join the folks at the library for some “monkey business” as a representative from the Niagara Falls Primate Sanctuary introduces live primates throughout the presentation and teaches about their unique characteristics, 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore; Free.

tues. 21

Tyke Tuesdays Summer Kids Club — Family-friendly program offers free weekly activities at various sites and venues within the Walden Galleria. “Fire & Safety Day with U-Crest Fire Department,” 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 21, 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, Aug. 21, 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, Aug. 21, at Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; $5 suggested donation. 876-6504, www.adventkenmore.org

wed. 22

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free. Call 332-4375 to register.

Family Storytime — Stories and activities for the entire family, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. Call 332-4375 to register.

thurs. 23

Goofy Kooky Magic & Music Show — Magician Cris Johnson presents an all-ages magic show themed around different aspects of magic, a music race and more, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Kenmore Branch Library, 160 Delaware Road, Kenmore; Free.

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