I slacked off yesterday because I’ve been sick. Which I mentioned in the comments, but you probably didn’t bother to read the comments, did you? Ever wonder who does read the comments?
My mother. She called, commiserated, and advised that I gargle with some salt water. I did.
In addition to general flu-y feverishness, I have [okay, here's where this could be too much information, so just skip down to the bullets if you don't want to know Too Much about me] a whole colony of canker sores under my tongue. Bad enough to cause a temporary speech impediment, plus I can barely eat. We had Chipotle the other night for dinner, and I only managed about two inches of burrito. I mean, that’s, like, unprecedented. The other day I went to the grocery store and I couldn’t find my beloved Orabase. None. I stopped at the drug store on the way home. Still none. Then I had to go home and put my frozen stuff in the freezer, but I left a pile of groceries on the floor and headed to a third store. Hooray! Orabase! I tried to squeeze some out pretty much immediately, and I realized that in order to open it I’d have to cut the end off the tube with scissors. I almost cried right there in the parking lot. Really quite pathetic.
Here’s what I’ve found for this weekend:
- The Adirondack Children’s Troupe is peforming Disney’s Aladdin, Jr. at the Wood Theatre in Glens Falls. Tickets are $12.
- Steamer 10 Theatre opens You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown this weekend.
- Disney’s The Lion King continues at Proctors.
- The Albany Devils have home games on both Saturday & Sunday afternoon. On Saturday, wear green for $12 tickets, and on Sunday, they’re offering a “Family Four Pack” for $62 that includes tickets, hot dogs, and sodas, and the first 1000 attendees get a bobble-head doll. Tickets are generally $19/adult, $14/child.
- Or support college hockey. Union‘s playing in the ECAC Quarterfinals in Schenectady. Tickets are $12/adult, $6/kid.
- Our Own ProductionS presents Aesop’s (Oh, So Slightly Updated) Fables with a child cast in Schenectady. It’s $8/adult, $5/child, kids under 5 free. Their website isn’t updated, so click the title for details from GailSez.
- It’s Winter Raptorfest in Ft. Edward, which is about an hour north of us. Birds of prey, sleigh rides, and more. Free.
Evening of Friday, March 11th:
- Colonie Center is having a Cabin Fever event from 5:30-7 pm, including a Scavenger Hunt throughout the mall with Radio Disney.
- From 5:30-8:30 pm it’s a Parent Night Out at Candyland in Schenectady. It’s $25 for the first child and $15 for siblings, but you must pre-register.
- At 6:30 pm, Castleton Public Library is showing Megamind for their Family Movie Night.
Saturday, March 12th:
- From 10:30 am to noon, an I Got You Babe Yoga class begins at Orenda in Schenectady. It’s for babies crawling to 24 months.
- At Moreau Lake State Park, there’s an Ice Fishing Clinic from 11 am to 3 pm. Call to reserve, and it’s $2/person.
- At noon, there’s a free Electric Discovery Demo at the Schenectady Museum.
- The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off in downtown Albany at 2 pm.
- There’s a free Teddy Bear Concert by the Capitol Chamber Artists at 2 pm at the First Congregational Church at Albany. Selections of Bach & Mozart presented for children. Bring your teddy bear!
- At 2 pm, hear Irish Tales with Marni Gillard at the Troy Public Library.
- It’s a Tang Family Saturday from 2-3:30 pm. This is free, but call to register.
- They’re having a Family Sing-along at the main Albany Public Library from 2:30-3:30 pm.
- From 4-6 pm, learn about space research during Our Bodies, Our Earth. . . From Space from 4-6 pm at the Schenectady Museum. Free with admission.
- At 7 pm, the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Chamber Music program has a free public recital at the College of St. Rose.
- The Sand Lake Center for the Arts has an Irish Music Concert billed for all ages at 8 pm. It’s $16/adult, $10/children.
Sunday, March 13th:
- Schauber Stables is having a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Kids hunt for lucky shamrocks, and those who find them will have get free pony rides. The event continues all day, but activities are divided by age, so check the website for details.
- It’s another Sugaring Off Sunday starting at 8:30 am at the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown. Yes, it’s a long drive. But I love how they are labeling their activities “spring” and I always appreciate their appropriate use of the apostrophe, so I’m all for supporting them. $8/folks 13 and up, $4/kids 7 to 12, kids 6 and under free, and the price includes breakfast.
- From 10 am to 2 pm, Hudson Valley Community College is having their annual Summer Camp Fair. Free, with Radio Disney, a bounce house, and free public ice skating for an hour at the beginning among other activities.
- There’s a Mosaic and Stained Glass Workshop at Thacher Nature Center appropriate for ages 14 and up. $40/new participant.
- There’s a St. Patrick’s Day Kids’ Club at Rotterdam Square Mall‘s Food Court from noon to 1:30 pm. Face painting, balloons, and other activities.
- It’s Yummy Sunday from 1-2:30 pm at the Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. Kids will make art out of food. Call to pre-register, and it’s $5/person.
- Make and Take a St. Patrick’s Day item at the Schenectady Museum between 1:30-2:30 pm.
- There’s a Saratoga Reads for Kids celebration at the Children’s Museum at Saratoga from 2-3 pm. Free with admission.
- At 2:30 pm it’s another Beat the Snow Concert at the Schenectady Public Library.
- At 3 pm, the Empire State Youth Orchestra‘s Wind Orchestra and String Ensemble will be performing at Niskayuna High School. $8/adult, $5/child.
- There’s an Irish Family Festival from 3-7 pm at the Saratoga Elks Club. Donations $5/adult, kids 12 and under free.
- There’s another Family Dance from 4-5:15 pm in downtown Albany. Suggested donation is $5/adult, $1/child.
March 10, 2011 8 Comments