Another week, another bunch of things to do.Â Remember, if none of this appeals to you, that you should check out the regularly scheduled events from the What About TODAY? page.Â I have to tell you, sometimes this blog makes me feel a little bit guilty.Â There were so many events over the weekend, and we just did our regular activities and played outside.Â I mean, there was all sorts of stuff that sounded like fun, but when myÂ kids are happily occupied making “soup” out of muddy water, leaves, and twigs, I’m just not motivated to interrupt and take them somewhere else.
So, did anybody go to something especially fun?Â Or surprisingly un-fun?Â Tell us about it in the comments so we’ll know what to do this time next year if it turns out that the weather’s bad.
Monday, March 22
- 4 pm After School Special at the Voorheesville Public Library for kids in grades K to 3.Â Please sign up.
- 7 pm The Times Union’s Parent to Parent blog kindly spread the word about a Parenting Workshop in Guilderland by Robert Brooks, author of Raising Resilient Children: Fostering Strength, Hope, and Optimism in Your Child.
Tuesday, March 23
- Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s! Yeah, baby! 12 to 8 pm, withÂ shops in Albany, Troy, & Saratoga Springs.
- 4 pm Fantastic Mr. Fox will be shown at the Colonie Library for Tween Screen, designed for grades 3 to 5.Â They’re supposed to read the book ahead of time, then watch and eat pizza.
- The Schenectady Y’s new facilities open today.
Wednesday, March 24
- Wednesday through Friday this week, you can make a balloon person at the North Albany Branch Library.
- At noon, they’ll be showing Children of the Camps at the downtown Schenectady Public Library–this is about Japanese Americans interned as children during WWII.Â Obviously it ain’t preschooler fare, but I thought this might appeal to older homeschoolers out there.
- Cooking Around the World from 4-5 pm at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga. This is for kids 5+, and it’s $6/child.Â You can drop them off.
Thursday, March 25
- 10 am Hudson River Eagle Watch at Moreau Lake State Park.Â $2/person.Â Please pre-register and bring your binoculars.
- 11 am Katie’s Kitchen (and no: it’s not me) at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga. $15 for non-members, which includes admission for one parent and one child.
- 11 am Preschool Naturalists at Saratoga Spa State Park. For ages 3 to 5.Â $3/person or $5/family.Â Registration required.
- 1-3 pm Recycled Art at the Bethlehem Public Library.Â For kids in K-5th grade, you’ll learn how to make art from found objects.Â Sign up required.
- 3:30 pm Bead Crafternoon at the Duane Branch Library.Â For kids in grades 6 to 10.
- 4:15 pm Wonder of the Wind at the Duane Branch Library for kids in grades K to 5.
Friday, March 26 (daytime)
For those of you with young or homeschooled children, many (most?) public schools have a day off today, so it’s a good day to check out that school playground that’s unavailable during school hours.Â And then, maybe you can tell me about it?
- 10 am Signs of Spring Hike at the Saratoga Spa State Park. This is designated an intermediate hike, so it’s appropriate for ages 12 and up.Â $3/person.
- 10-10:30 am Stretching with Stuffee at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga. Free with museum admission.
- 10 am – 8 pm The Capital District Flower & Garden Show at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.Â Admission is $10 for adults, but you can print off a coupon for a dollar off from the website’s Highlights page.Â Admission for kids 15 and under is free.Â Â They’re advertising a kids’ playland, face painting, crafts and activities.Â This continues through the weekend.
painting, crafts &Â activities