WNY Family Magazine September 2018 - Page 28

CALENDAR OF EVENTS • SEPTEMBER 2018 • CALENDAR OF EVENTS • SEPTEMBER 2018 Erie Bats! An evening hike to search for bats where on a September night in Evangola, the highest count of migrating bats in the Great Lakes was recorded! Explore the Evangola Nature Center, then try the “bat detector” over starlit Lake Erie Skies. 7pm-8:30pm; FREE. For info and registration, call 716- 549-1050. Evangola State Park, 10191 Old Lake Shore Rd., Irving. SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 8 SATURDAY | SEPTEMBER 1 Introduction to Geocaching Join a naturalist from Reinstein Woods at Glen Park, Williamsville, at 10am, to learn how to use a handheld GPS unit to find hidden geocaches. For adults & children ages 8 and up. Registration is required; contact Reinstein Woods at 716-683-5959. www. reinsteinwoods.org. MONDAY | SEPTEMBER 3 Rockets, Robots & Ray Guns Exhibit Closing Don’t miss your last chance to travel to faraway galaxies through dyn amic, hands-on sci-fi activities and discover science fiction books, toys, video games, and other artifacts from The Strong’s collections. Direct a remote-controlled sphere through an obstacle course, launch a paper rocket into the air, check out a multiplayer version of Space Invaders, and more. 10am-5pm. Included with general museum admission fees. The Strong Museum, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester. 585-263-2700. www.museumofplay.org FRIDAY | SEPTEMBER 7 Play Late ‘till 8 The museum is open today from 10am until 8pm for plenty of fun and 28 WNY Family September 2018 Party for the Planet Environmental groups will inform children and families about appreciating and taking care of our Earth. SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT Take part in an Environmental Scavenger 1 Hunt, and make music on recycled and world instruments with Mama Earth’s 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Kitchen Band. 10am-3pm. Buffalo Zoo, 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 300 Parkside Ave., Buffalo. 716-837-3900. www.buffalozoo.org 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 exploration! Explore & More Children’s Museum, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora. 716-655-5131. www.exploreandmore.org Au-Some Aquarium Special evenings dedicated to providing a safe, supportive and sensory friendly environment where families with autism and other special healthcare needs can meet, learn, and have fun together, 6pm-8pm. Families will enjoy a touch tank, a sea lion show, art activities, gluten-free snacks and information provided by community resource specialists. Cost is $10 per family and FREE for members of the Aquarium. Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls. 716-285-3575 ext. 209. www.aquariumofniagara.org Family Nature Quest: Turtles Explore the woods to look for turtles, and visit with Reinstein Woods’ two rescue turtles, Clover and Clementine. 10:30am-Noon. FREE; registration required; call 716-683- 5959. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Dr., Depew. 716-683-5959. Family Fall Fest Join us for the 4th annual Fall Fest on the church lawn, featuring live music by The Strangers, food, mums and pumpkins, lots of kids activities including pony rides, petting zoo and crafts! 5:30pm- 10pm. Saints Peter & Paul Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville. 716-632-6146. http://www.ssppschool.com SUNDAY | SEPTEMBER 9 JCC Summer Sun & Fun: Adventure & Explore Zipline ride, climbing wall challenge, and high ropes adventure for