Weekend Again Already!

Night 2 without the husband and I’m on my third vapid chick flick.  Wore the purple flower barrette to gymnastics and not a single person made a comment, which meant I couldn’t explain loudly that my five-year-old had done my hair.  Earlier grouchiness evolved into an intense craving for a particular chocolate chip cookie recipe. . .  I lost my hard copy and after much angst and kitchen searching and Googling I finally found it.  It’s slightly healthy for a cookie, which means you don’t start to feel really sick to your stomach until you’ve eaten about half a cup of dough and four cookies.  Or, you know, I imagine that’s about how much it would take.

So, first:  YAY!  The Schenectady Public Librarys having a fiction book sale from Saturday to Monday: $1 a book.  Not as thrilling as the semi-annual bag sale, but not bad.  And if you think I’m being snotty, I really do find the bag sales thrilling.  Next time I swear I’m bringing a cart, because they’re always on a greenmarket day, too, so it’s a juggling extravaganza for me.

Saturday, January 23:

They’ll be making valentines for troops at Rotterdam Square Mall, along with activities for kids like face painting.

From 10 am to 12 pm, there’s a Preschool Fair at Saratoga Springs Public Library.

At the Saratoga National Historical Park, there’s a free Frost Faire from 10:30 am to 3 pm—follow the link and then click the date for more details.

At 11 am, the Bethlehem Public Library in Delmar has a story time about snow for kids 6 and under.

The Children’s Museum of Science of Technology has a program about the science of toys at 1 pm. It’s for school-aged children; you have to pre-register and pay $2.

There’s a free Family Fun Day at Clifton Park Center from 12-3 pm in conjunction with the opening of The Tooth Fairy, a new movie.

There’s a Get in the Game Video Game Workshop at the Schenectady Museum. It’s for big kids: 10 and up, and it’s $10-15. Pick one hour between 12:30 and 3:30 pm.

Sunday, January 24:

The Children’s Guide is hosting a free Winter Festival at Woodland Hill Montessori School from 11-2 pm.  Is this poster everywhere you go, too, or is it just me?

At the Albany Institute of History & Art there’s a Folklore Festival from 1-4 pm. There’s a puppet show at 2 pm.

The Schenectady JCC has a Camp Chaverim Open House from 2-4 pm. There will be free family swimming along with other activities.

Finally, I’ll sound like a broken record to the regulars, but if you’re new around here, it’s worth it to poke around in earlier posts–you can do a search for theater to find more fun stuff this weekend like Dan Zanes and Elmo, among other things.  And if you know about something fun happening this weekend, it’s only polite to share.

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