So, I was so busy typing this that M finished gymnastics and they both went downstairs and were all ready to go by the time I caught up with them.  If I’d left my keys loose they probably would have tried to drive home without me!  Here’s the weekend. . .

All Weekend:

Friday, April 16th

Saturday, April 17th

  • The Children’s Museum at Saratoga and others will be participating in Saratoga Earth Day 2010 all day.
  • All day, Siena College presents A Day of Living History II:  From the Front Lines to the Front Lawn.  It’s free.
  • Journey Through the Body, an interactive health education program for kids is at Colonie Center.
  • All day, you can help clean up Papscanee Island Nature Preserve in Rensselaer County.  Call 270-2888 for more information.
  • From 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, help clean out spring trails at Moreau Lake State Park.
  • Union College is holding a Rube Goldberg Contest starting at 9:40 am.  Heard about this one from the folks at All Over Albany.
  • From 10 am to noon, take a Spring Hike at Thacher.  Call to register and confirm conditions.
  • At Five Rivers, learn about Gardening for Wildlife at 10 am or go on a Pussywillow Hunt at 2 pm.
  • There’s a free Holistic Health Fair at the Hyatt Hotel in Malta.  It’s from 10 am to 4 pm.  Call 371-4800 for details.
  • There are planetarium shows at 11 am and 1 pm at the Henry Hudson Planetarium.
  • At Schenectady Museum, they’ll be talking about rain for Little Wonders of Science from 10:30-11:30 am.  It’s for preschoolers, and it’s free, but you should call to register–free book while supplies last.
  • It’s Family Fun Weekend at the New York State Museum.  The theme is Spring has Sprung, and activities fun from 1-4 pm.  Free.
  • At Up Yonda Farm, learn about our Natural Heritage at 1 pm.  $4/non-member.
  • RPI’s Symphony Orchestra & RPI’s Concert Choir have a free classical concert at 2 pm at EMPAC Concert Hall.
  • There are Earth Day activities at the Albany Public Library Children’s Room from 2-3 pm.
  • 6th graders and up can make & take a craft at the teen table at the Behlehem Public Library from 2-4:30 pm.
  • There’s a Spring Fling Dress Up Dance in Malta from 6-7:30 pm for kids 4-10 with their adult escort.  Sign up ahead of time.
  • At 7 pm, there’s Amsterdamage, a wrestling match at the Amsterdam Elks Lodge.  For the life of me I couldn’t get onto the website for more information, but I’ve been told that I need more testosterone in my posts, so there you go.  May I remind you that I recently recommended a marathon dodgeball game and an auto show?  So, suck on that, boys.
  • The Albany JCC is holding their annual Teen Dance for Jewish teens beginning at 8:30 pm.  Free.

Sunday, April 18th

  • There’s a Costume Bowl-athon at Sportsmans Bowl to benefit Schenectady Habitat for Humanity.  There are two shifts, both in the afternoon, and you can register or sponsor someone online.
  • It’s Family Fun Weekend at the New York State Museum.  The theme is Spring has Sprung, and activities fun from 1-4 pm.  Free.
  • They’ll be doing Nature Journaling at 1 pm at the Albany Pine Bush.  This activity is for kids 8 and up.
  • There’s a Piano & Vocal Recital at 2:30 pm at the Schenectady Public Library.
  • The New York Theatre Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty at The Egg at 3 pm.

One Comment

  1. HollowSquirrel

    Also, you forgot to mention DRYWALL INSTALLATION-A-THON in my basement all weekend long! What fun!

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