Ah, Another Week o’ Fun

As you may have guessed, I was not able to make my house presentable and create a quality post before the 4 o’clock birthday party.  And now I’m feeling rawther exhausted because I ice skated for about 2 hours yesterday, had people over until 10:30-which-felt-like-11:30 last night, and, last but not least, I managed to get lost while going for a run today.  Jeez louise, am I the queen of dorks or what?  I’m serious:  I have no sense of direction whatsoever.  But we’ve been over this.  So by the time I figured out where I was I was pretty much ready to stop and yet I was far from my home.  Not, you know, miles away, but far for someone who doesn’t want to run anymore.  So, in case you’re wondering this means that I am, in fact, really doing the couch to 5K thing. I will attempt to run.  I managed to recruit a friend who’ll walk.  I had decided that I wouldn’t mention it on the blog again, just in case I wimped out.  Then my far more courageous walking friend announced that she was doing it on Facebook, making herself super-accountable to every random person who read her status update.  Anyway, we are in-in-in and if you want to join us, there will be group runs on Monday evenings at the Crossings.

Now, on to the week (so that I can go to bed!).

There’s The Magic of Lyn at Proctor’s and other theater events this week–check the theater roundup for more information.  And, of course, don’t forget about What About TODAY? for regularly scheduled events.

Monday, March 15

  • At the Voorheesville Public Library, kids from kindergarten to 3rd grade can learn about a variety of countries each Monday in March from 4-5:15 pm.  Sign up for one or all of these programs.

Tuesday, March 16

  • There’s a Teddy Bear Sleepover from 6-7 pm at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library.  The idea is that you will actually leave your stuffed friend there over night, so perhaps choose a slightly less precious one?
  • At Voorheesville Public Library, there’s a Dr. Seuss Fun-Time at 6:30 pm.  It’s designed for preschool to 2nd grade, and registration is requested.

Wednesday, March 17

  • At 9:30 am, a series of five one-hour  My Parent and Me sessions for 2- to 4-year-olds begins today at the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology.  They run on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and are $75 for non-members and $50 for members–clearly a great time to just become a member already, especially because they are part of the ASTC Passport Program, which gives you free or reduced admission to tons of museums–it is totally & completely worth it to become a member at one of these museums.
  • From 10:15-11:30, there’s a Parent-Child Workshop at the Voorheesville Public Library for children up to 3 years old and their grown-up (older siblings can come, too).  This sounds like a good idea:  a presenter speaks on parenting-relevant issues and speaks to people individually while the kids play.  This will occur for the following Wednesdays in March, too.  But you have to sign up early.
  • The Saratoga Spa State Park is having a St. Patrick’s Day Green Theme Hike designed for 4- to 12-year-olds at 11 am.  $3/person, $5/family.
  • Moreau Lake State Park has a Baker Trail Hike from 1-4 pm.  This was originally planned as a snowshoe hike–I’m assuming they’ll do it in regular ol’ boots.
  • At the Children’s Museum at Saratoga, there’s a Saratoga Reads! program from 4-4:30 pm.
  • There’s Irish Music and Dance at 7:30 pm at the Saratoga Springs Public Library.  It’s free.

Thursday, March 18

  • The Albany Art Room is having several Ukrainian Egg Workshops for teenagers and adults.  They’re $20 per workshop.  They’ll be today and Thursday the 25th from 9-11 am or Friday March 19 or 26th from 6-8 pm.  Call or email to sign up.
  • There are Preschool Movies for 3- to 5-year-olds at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library at 10:15 am.  This is a drop-in program.
  • Babygarten is running at the Voorheesville Public Library at 10:15 am.
  • Little Wonders of Science, a program for preschoolers about air today, is from 10:30-11:30 am at the Schenectady Museum.  Free with museum admission.
  • There’s a Drop-in Family Storytime at the East Greenbush Library at 11 am.
  • At 3 pm, the Rensselaer Public Library has a Crochet Class at 3 pm for adults and teens.  They’ll teach you the basics, but please call to sign up.
  • There’s a Teen Book Group at the East Greenbush Library at 4 pm.
  • Guilderland Public Library has an iTry Science at 4 pm for 3rd to 5th graders.  They ask that you register in person.
  • There’s a Drop-in Family Storytime at the East Greenbush Library at 6:30 pm.
  • The Saratoga Springs Public Library has a Video Game Creation Lab from 7-8:30 pm.  It’s designed for kids in grades 6 to 12, and registration is required.

Friday, March 19

  • The Albany Art Room is having several Ukrainian Egg Workshops for teenagers and adults.  They’re $20 per workshop.  They’ll be  Thursday the  18th or 25th from 9-11 am or today or Friday the 26th from 6-8 pm.  Call or email to sign up.
  • Wiggle and Giggle is running at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga from 10-11:30 am.
  • There’s a Teen Cafe at East Greenbush Library at 2:30 pm for kids in grades 6 to 12.
  • There’s a Cunning Coyotes program at Albany Pine Bush from 6:30 to 8 pm.  $2/person, kids 5 and under free.  Please pre-register.
  • Book Discussion for 2nd and 3rd graders at 7 pm at the Voorheesville Public Library.  Click for book details.
  • There’s a Free Family Movie Night at the East Greenbush Library at 7 pm.
  • At 7 pm, there’s an Is it Spring? program at Five Rivers.
  • Today is the registration deadline for the Schenectady Museum April Break Camp.  $250/member, $300/non-member.  And also part of the ASTC Passport Program.

Have fun, everybody.  And I’d love to hear if you did anything interesting over the weekend.

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