Cute W and I had a date last night: we saw The Kids Are All Right. Loved it. Seriously: I laughed, I cried.
Anyway, this week is pretty quiet. If you’re already to move right into fall, many of the local orchards already have apples for picking your own. The weather’s looking pretty good, so you could try a new playground and then tell me about it. And again, lots of places will let you try something or visit at this time of year so that they can suck you into enrolling. Here are some other activities:
Tuesday, September 7th:
- According to their website, Hoffman’s Playland is open from noon until 6 pm today. If you never got around to visiting, this will probably be an unbelievably quiet day to go with very little ones. They’ll be open on the weekends for the rest of September before shutting down for the season.
- They’re having a Back-to-School Circus Party at 1 pm at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga.
Wednesday, September 8th:
- There’s Kindermusik at the Niskayuna Library. Siblings are permitted, but registration is required. At 10 am, the program is for babies from birth to 18 months, and at 11 am, it’s for 18 mos. to 3 years.
Thursday, September 9th:
- Many schools are closed today for Rosh Hashana, so it’s a good last chance to enjoy your favorite elementary school playground during the week.
- At 9:30 am at the downtown Schenectady Library, there’s Baby Laptime for babies birth to 23 month. Registration is required.
- There’s Kindermusik at the Glenville Library. Siblings are permitted, but registration is required. At 10 am, the program is for babies from birth to 18 months, and at 11 am, it’s for 18 mos. to 3 years.
- From 2:30 to 3:30 pm, there’s an American Girl Party for 1st graders and up at the Bethlehem Public Library. Sign-up is required.
- At 6 pm, the Bethlehem Public Library is running a program for adults to discuss eating issues with kids with autism spectrum disorders. Sign-up is required.
Friday, September 10th:
- At 10 am at the Bethlehem Public Library, it looks like they’ve got a book group designed for moms of preschoolers–a light-ish book, and child care for 3- to 6-year-olds so that grown-ups can discuss it. What a good idea! If you’re local, it sounds worth checking out. If you’re a librarian, it sounds worth trying. And if you are my local librarian, won’t you please have a story hour at 9:15 am for my half-day kindergartener? Please? Pretty please?
- Drop in for Preschool Movies at the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Library at 10:15 am.
- The weekend-long Tug Boat Roundup in Waterford begins this afternoon.
- Cavanaugh & Kavanaugh will be playing at 5 pm at the Delaware Branch Library as part of the Acoustic Sidewalk Series.
- In North Greenbush, the Community Fair by the Kiwanis Club begins at 5 pm today and continues on Saturday. Music, food, and kids’ games.