Weekly Feature



2018-08-09 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 9

Teddy Bear Picnic — It’s time for the annual Teddy Bear Picnic, where families can enjoy crafts, games, stories and carrousel rides with their best stuffed friends, with snacks, and the Kiddieland Testing Park will be open, weather-permitting, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda; $. 693-1885, www.carrouselmuseum.org

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. 9, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - no registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

fri. 10

Marshall — The story of Thurgood Marshall filmed in Buffalo and starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson and Sterling K. Brown under the direction of Reginald Hudlin. Presented as part of the Movies in the Meadow series, starts at dusk Friday, Aug. 10, behind the Parkside Lodge in Delaware Park, 84 Parkside Ave., Buffalo; Free.

Isle of Dogs — Wes Anderson’s award-winning 2018 animated comedy featuring the voices of Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Bob Balaban and Edward Norton, 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, near the Student Union, UB North Campus, Amherst; Free. (Rain location: 112 Norton Hall) sa.buffalo.edu/summerfilms

Wonder — Based on the New York Times bestseller by RJ Palacio and starring Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts and Izabela Vidovic under the direction of Stephen Chbosky. Presented as part of the Friday Night Family Flicks series, 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Bassett Park, 359 Klein Road, Williamsville; Free. www.amherstyouthandrec.org. Rain site is Clearfield Community Center’s small gym, Clearfield Community Center lawn, 730 Hopkins Road.

fri. 10 & sat. 11

Family Camp Out — Presented by the North Tonawanda Department of Youth, Recreation & Parks, in conjunction with the NT Youth Board, this event will feature guided activities, crafts, interactive games/contests and a movie projected on a big screen under the stars, and campfire stations and a morning breakfast, 6 p.m. check-in Friday, Aug. 10, and 9 a.m. check-out Saturday, Aug. 11, at Pinewoods Park, Pine Woods Drive, North Tonawanda. Campsites must have an adult, and you pick your campsite at the time of registration at the Recreation Department, 500 Wheatfield St., North Tonawanda; $. 695-8520, ext. 5510.

sat. 11

The Boss Baby — Tom McGrath’s directs DreamWorks 2017 animated comedy featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel and Lisa Kudrow as part of the free family film series, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Flix Stadium 10, 4901 Transit Road, Lancaster; Free.

Community Service Day — Do you need service hours for school or college? Come out and help work on a project to earn hours, for children 13 and older and adults, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

sun. 12

Scavenger Hunt — Come and enjoy an afternoon getting to know the Burchfield Nature Park, its trails, wildlife encounters, and Charles E. Burchfield. Scavenger hunters will meet on the patio near the building from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Burchfield Nature and Art Center, at 2001 Union Road, West Seneca. 677-4843, www.BurchfieldNAC.org

mon. 13

Ready Player One — Steven Spielberg directs Zak Penn and Ernest Cline’s adaptation of Cline’s novel that stars Simon Pegg, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, TJ Miller and Ben Mendelsohn, 8:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, near the Student Union, UB North Campus, Amherst; Free. (Rain location: 112 Norton Hall) sa.buffalo.edu/summerfilms

tues. 14

Tyke Tuesdays Summer Kids Club — Family-friendly program offers free weekly activities at various sites and venues within the Walden Galleria. “Magical Adventures Day with 5 Wits and Checker’s Comedy & Magic,” 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 14, 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. 14, 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. 14, at Church of the Advent, 54 Delaware Road, Kenmore; $5 suggested donation. 876-6504, www.adventkenmore.org

wed. 15

Ready Player One — Steven Spielberg directs Zak Penn and Ernest Cline’s adaptation of Cline’s novel that stars Simon Pegg, Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, TJ Miller and Ben Mendelsohn, 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, Hayes Hall lawn, UB South Campus, Buffalo; Free. (146 Diefendorf Hall) sa.buffalo.edu/summerfilms

Senior Stroll — Experience a leisurely guided walk through Reinstein Woods, for adults only, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov

Toddler Time — Stories, songs, movement and activities for children 2-5, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 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. 15, at Brighton Place Library, 999 Brighton Road, Tonawanda; Free - registration required. Call 332-4375 to register.

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