Stuff for Little Ones, Plus Starting to Ponder Summer

After publishing the weekly roundup, I realized that the monthly Sling Babies meeting will be tomorrow, Wednesday, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Guilderland Public Library.

Roots & Wisdom will be holding a three week series, Wee Ones in the Garden on Tuesdays, from 10-11 am at the Fehr Avenue Garden in Schenectady.  It’s $15 per child (ages 3 to 5), and you can email or call 372-1622 X286  to register or for more information.  Haven’t heard about Roots & Wisdom?  They get youth and other members of the community involved working in gardens in urban settings to sell locally and provide for community food pantries.

I’m also starting to get various notices about the free movies and concerts and all sorts of other things that will be happening this summer, so I’ve been pondering how I’m going to tell you about all of it.   My current plan is that perhaps once or twice a week, when I’ve collected a couple of different series that you’d like to know about, I’ll post them with a brief description and, when possible, a link.  Then I’ll pop the links into the Big Ol’ List under Summer Fun.  In the tragic cases when the planners aren’t cool enough to provide a link, I will put the complete list into a post once, so that you can use the Search the Blog function to find it again.  And after that I’ll do my best to keep up with popping them individually into my weekly/weekend posts so that if you find yourselves restless on a beautiful afternoon, you can take a quick look to see if there’s a good place to go for an evening picnic.  So in the next couple of days I’ll have one of these “summer preview” posts.

And as long as we’re starting to make plans for summer, can I make a plea to businesses, nonprofits, and other folks who would like to plan events for children and families?  Late June would be great.  Seriously.  Many nursery schools end, then the public schools end, and many library programs take a little end-of-school hiatus, and it may or may not be warm enough to swim at pools that may or may not be open yet.    And meanwhile we’re all supposed to be in suspended animation until summer kicks in after July 4th.   Or so it seems to me.  And the same thing happens, incidentally, at the end of August.  So many summer programs grind to a halt, but meanwhile school hasn’t started yet.  Am I the only one who finds these times difficult?


  1. Kris Rooney

    No, you aren’t the only one. I’m looking for late summer stuff too and there’s nothing out there. Thanks for the free movie note! I printed out the list to refer to on the rainy summer days.

  2. Kris

    Nothing to do in June?? How about a hike? Nature preserves don’t close! Nor do bike paths, or parks, or flower gardens (in June)… Rainy day? Unless it’s a Monday, museums don’t close for any particular time of year, either.

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