How about this fabulous weather today? I hope you had a chance to play outside. We took our first bike ride of the season (with our beloved Trail-gator), which is always excellent. One stop on the trip was to Stewart’s for the 50-cent ice cream cones. I’m sorry that I forgot to remind everyone! I’d forgotten, myself, until my kids arrived home from school and reminded me.
We also had our first spring swinging session. There was still too much snow for serious underdogging, but it was excellent, anyway. There was dramatic dance on the front lawn, some scootering about, and an annual favorite: we’re discovering the many toys that were accidentally buried under the snow over the winter.
Tomorrow’s full of excitement, too, with an early-morning assembly to attend and the gala learning fair in the evening. Yes, M is done, and quite pleased with herself. Here’s what I’ve found for this weekend:
- Disney’s The Lion King concludes at Proctors.
- The Junior League’s American Girl Fashion Show is on Friday night and twice on Saturday. Tickets are $35. See the TU’s Parent to Parent blog for details.
- Shenendehowa High School’s musical, Babes in Arms, is playing through the weekend at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12.
- You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is playing on both Saturday & Sunday at Steamer 10 Theatre. Tickets are $12 at the door, or get the 10-ticket Steamer 10 Pass for $90.
Evening of Friday, March 18th:
- It’s Art Night Schenectady from 5-9 pm.
Saturday, March 19th:
- From 8:30-10:30 am, the Empire State Aerosciences Museum is hosting a Pancake Breakfast. Apparently they do this on the third Saturday of each month, but I’d never noticed it before. $5/adult, $3/kids ages 5-8.
- The Children’s Museum at Saratoga is having a Barefoot Books sale. I love Barefoot Books.
- Learn about Backyard Maple Sugaring from 10 am until noon at Grafton Lakes State Park. It’s $2/person, $5/family.
- At 11 am, there’s a special reading of A Very Hungry Caterpillar at the Niskayuna Barnes & Noble. Stories, craft, food, all led by the lovely Miss Pam. In fact, if you go, please tell her that I sent you and that I called her “the lovely Miss Pam”. Then offer to buy her a chai. It’s also at the Colonie Center Barnes & Noble.
- There’s a Children’s Star Show at 11 am at Henry Hudson Planetarium in Albany. It’s $3/person.
- Kids 6 and under and their families can enjoy Saturday Stories at 11 am at the Bethlehem Public Library.
- From 11 am until noon it’s Little Wonders of Science: Cat in the Hat There’s No Place Like Space at the Schenectady Museum. It’s free with admission, but call ahead to reserve a place and a free book to take home.
- From 1-4 pm, it’s Family Fun Day at the New York State Museum. Arts and crafts, plus a special performance of Jack and the Beanstalk by Opera to Go at 2 pm–but you should get there a little early. They are super-talented and fun.
- They’re Maple Sugaring at 1 pm at Up Yonda Farm. It’s $4/person.
- From 1:30-3:30 pm, it’s a Maple Sugar Open House at Five Rivers. Hands-on activities and tastings.
- There’s a Full Moon Snowshoe Hike scheduled for 6-8 pm at Moreau Lake State Park. $2/person. Call to check conditions.
- The Albany All Stars are having a Roller Derby Bout at the Washington Avenue Armory at 7 pm. $12/adult tickets at the door, $4/child.
Sunday, March 20th:
- Again, it’s a drive, but the Farmers’ Market in Cooperstown has another Sugaring Off Sunday from 8:30 am until 2 pm.
- At 2 pm, there’s a dramatic monologue by Mary Brown, Abolitionist at Pruyn House in Colonie.
- There’s A Little Sunday Music at 2 pm at the Bethlehem Public Library.
- Take a Discovery Hike at 2 pm at Albany Pine Bush. It’s $2/person, $5/family.
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