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Look for more calendar events on our UPDATED website! www.wnyfamilymagazine.com free Halloween party, 5:30pm-8pm, is great for even the youngest members of the family! Put on your favorite costume and join us for games, crafts, snacks – and carrousel rides!! Non-scary Halloween fun! $6 per person. WEATHER PERMITTING, Kiddieland will be open. Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum, 180 Thompson St., North Tonawanda. 716-693-1885. www.carrouselmuseum.org Au-Some Evening Once a month, these special evenings, 5:30pm-8pm, will give children on the Autism Spectrum, their friends, and family an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment. FREE. Reserve your spot at http://tinyurl. com/ausomeevening. Explore & More Children’s Museum, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora. 716-655-5131. SATURDAY | OCTOBER 13 Wegmans Family Day & Boo-tanical Celebration Celebrate all things creepy and crawly at the Botanical Gardens! Learn about spooky plants while making some creepy crafts to take home; 10am-4pm. Enjoy the 4-H Farm, Halloween treats, and feel free to show off your costume during our Halloween parade. Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo. 716-827-1584. www. buffalogardens.com Afternoon Movie A showing of GOOSEBUMPS - based on the popular children’s book series! Join us for this family friendly afternoon matinee, 1:30pm- 3pm, at the Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Dr., Amherst. FREE - no pre-registration required! 716-631- 7132. www.amherstyouthandrec.org Teddy Bear Hike Calling all teddy bears, dolls, and stuffed animal friends! Bring your human companion along for a guided hike on the trails, 2pm-3:30pm. We’ll decorate our mini hiking sticks, enjoy a snack, and then look for our wild animal cousins on the trail! Non-Members: $8 per child with adult. Call 716-825-6397 or visit www.TIFFT.org. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo. 716-825- 6397. Celebrate Halloween at the Buffalo Zoo This is a safe and spooktacular fun event, 5pm-8pm, Sat. & Sun., October 13 & 14, featuring: Trick or Treat Candy Stations, Fun activities and inflatable’s, Free Carousel Rides (weather permitting), after- hours access to animal exhibits and keeper talks, Hayrides (additional fee) and more! Each child will receive a “trick or treat” bag upon entry. Tickets available at www. buffalozoo.org. Buffalo Zoo, 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo. 716-837-3900. TUESDAY | OCTOBER 16 Toddler Time - Who Lives in a Tree? A tree is home for many different animals. Join us in an outdoor investigation of trees, 10am-11:30am. We’ll take a short walk, make leaf nests to jump in, make a cool collage craft and eat a yummy snack! Pre-registration is required. $3. Ages 2-4. Call 585-457-3228 to register. Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, 1610 Welch Rd., North Java. 585-457-3228. www. buffaloaudubon.org SATURDAY | OCTOBER 20 Trunk-or-Treat Event This is a FREE Family-Friendly event where children wear their costumes & Trick-or-Treat from trunk to trunk while enjoying all of the decorated vehicle trunks; 3:30pm-5pm. Games, crafts, prizes, snacks, drinks & CANDY! Open to the Public. Donations are welcome & appreciated! All donations will be used to help fund the Boys & Girls Club of Elma, Marilla & Wales 1st Playground! 2080 Girdle Road, Elma. 716-652-9292. TUESDAY | OCTOBER 23 Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp Enjoy a morning of fun and exploration in our early childhood classroom, 9:30am-11:30am. Storytime, crafts, outdoor investigation and more help to foster the nature explorer in your child. A different theme each month. Kid-friendly snacks provided! Pre- registration required. Non-Member: $7 per child with adult. Call 716-825-6397 or visit www.TIFFT.org. Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo. FRIDAY | OCTOBER 26 Nature A’Brewing Family Halloween Event Can YOU make a witch’s brew?! Join in an indoor family-friendly Halloween celebration, 5:30pm-9pm. Embark on a guided group journey indoors throughout our Education continued on page 46 Enjoy OCTOBER'S Outdoor Splendor! The New York State Parks Niagara Region offers many fall public programs - FREE! All you need to do is call to register in order to participate SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Stroll Through Nature Niagara Falls State Park Take a leisurely walk down the Great Gorge Railway Trail into the gorge, enjoying scenic overlooks along the way. Canine companions invited, leashed and under your control at all times. Call (716) 282-5154. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Young Explorers: Leaf Peepers Evangola State Park Calling all young explorers! “Peep” into the mysterious lives of trees and their changing leaves. We will walk along the trails to see the fall colors and start your own Evangola leaf collection! Call (716) 549-1050. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The Whirl of Fall Whirlpool State Park Travel through history and the changing colors of fall on our most challenging trail. Learn the natural history of the gorge, while traversing beside the Class 6 rapids to the trail’s end, an old Great Gorge Railway stop with an incredible view of the rapids. Call (716) 282-5154 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Tails and Trails Fall Foliage Walk Artpark State Park Join a park naturalist and her dog as you set off to explore the history and beauty of this park. Dogs must be leashed and under your control at all times while on the walk. After, your furry friend can run off-leash at the Dog Park in the park. Call (716) 282-5154. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday Woods Walk Knox Farm State Park Head out to the woods for a scenic walk through Knox Farm to enjoy the fall foliage and other autumnal changes. Call (716) 549- 1050. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Trek or Treat: Haunted History Hike Devil’s Hole State Park Join a park naturalist to discuss urban legends, myths, and the strange historical events of Devil’s Hole while hiking in the gorge and witnessing the foliar splendor. Call (716) 282-5154. October 2018 WNY Family 45