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MARCH/APRIL 2017

INSIDE Vol.24 Number 2

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Spring Fun on the Farm

A VISIT TO WICKHAM FARMS & SPRINGDALE FARM

in this issue 6 | WHAT'S ONLINE 8 | PUBLISHER'S NOTE 22| YOUR FAMILY - HEALTH Autism Spectrum Disorder and a New Model for Treatment 24| YOUR FAMILY - PARENTING Girl Power: Ten Ways to Help Your Daughter Stay Safe & Strong 26| YOUR FAMILY - ONLINE How to Help Your Kids Distinguish Between Fake & Real News Online

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30| BOOK NOOK Get Things Rolling 66 | C  ALENDAR OF EVENTS + March Events + April Events +M  arch Maple Weekends

18 Shootout for Soldiers –

34 Benefits of Summer Camp

CANANDAIGUA LACROSSE EVENT RAISES AWARENESS

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GUIDE INSIDE SUMMER CAMP & ACTIVITY GUIDE

this month's contributors SUE HENNINGER is a monthly contributor to Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent who enjoys writing about the unique people, places, and events that can be found in the Finger Lakes region. [Page 12]

JOHN BOCCACINO is monthly contributor to Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent Magazine. He reported on sports and local news for more than 6 1/2 years with the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper. [Page 18] Author, journalist, and writing coach

185 Things To Do in March & April 66 Spring Fun on the Farm 12 Lacrosse Shootout For Soldiers Local Event Raises Awareness 18 10 Ways to Help Your Daughter Stay Safe & Strong 24 Helping Kids Distinguish Between Fake & Real News Online 26 The Benefits of Summer Camp 34 Summer Camp & Activity Guide 32-65 CHRISTINA KATZ is not a perfect mother. But she has accepted the mission to talk to her daughter about tricky topics before her girl turns 18 – no matter how uncomfortable the subject. [Page 24]

CAROLYN JABS, M.A., is the author of Cooperative Wisdom: Bringing People Together When Things Fall Apart, a book that describes a highly effective way to address conflict in families, schools and communities. [Page 26]

DEENA VIVIANI is a Rochester-based Young Adult Services Librarian who writes reviews for VOYA and the RACWI Newsletter. [Page 30] Freelance journalist CHRISTA MELNYK HINES is the mom of two sons who love to attend camps each summer. [Page 34]

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ONLINE

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WHAT YOU CAN FIND AT WWW.ROCPARENT.COM SPRING HAS SPRUNG

This month you can find online exclusives spring recipes, awesome ideas for March & April and more to kick off the new season

CAMP TIME From overnight camps to day camps and everything in between, there are lots of choices for summer activities and now is the time to narrow down the search. Visit our camp section online to find information about area camp programs And check out our helpful articles about selecting the perfect camp for your child. • Five Reasons to Give Your Child the Gift of Summer Camp • Going Tech-Free at Camp • Last Minute Tips Before Day-Camp Begins • Overnight Camps Create Memorable Fun • Prepare Your Kids for Camp: 10 Things to Teach them Before They Go • and more...

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GIVEAWAYS! We plan some great cool surprises for our spring giveawways: • Red Wing season is here so enter to win tickets to see Rochester's favorite baseball team in action! • Thomas the Train is pulling into Medina Railroad


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PUBLISHER'S NOTE

By Barbara Melnyk

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s Jillian and I put the finishing touches on this March/April issue (our 250th issue!), we wanted to share some exciting news!

Following this issue and our 23rd Annual Camp Fair on March 19th, I will be retiring and Jill will be going on to new ventures. We have been publishing for 24 years, and in that time we have become THE resource for parents, grandparents, and childcare providers in the Rochester area. This has been an incredible journey and it was extremely rewarding to focus on meaningful, award-winning journalism that has helped families meet the challenges of parenthood as well as connect with so many great businesses that share that focus in our community. They say it takes a village to raise a child - I hope we have done the community proud as your 'village' media outlet. We have gone through many changes over the past two decades - but through it all, parents knew that our publication was there to assist them with learning about important community issues, finding things to do, and helping them access the resources they needed.

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Even though I am retiring, our publication will continue on! Continuing the legacy will be Publisher Salley Thornton and Managing Editor Dresden Engle, who are Rochester businesswomen, moms, and former journalists. They will assume ownership with the May/June issue, which will be on newsstands in late April. Thank you for letting us come into your homes all these years! I wish the best for ALL families that make the Rochester area their home!

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// FEATURE STORY //

WORDS SUE HENNINGER

sp r ing fun on the farm A VISIT TO WICKHAM FARMS & SPRINGDALE FARM

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fter a long, cold winter inside, few things are more appealing than having the chance to get outdoors, meet some barnyard animals, and learn more about where the food on your table comes from. What better way to welcome spring than to pay a visit to one of Rochester’s local farms?

Wickham Farms Growing up on a vegetable farm in Ontario County, Bill Wickham always wanted to be professional farmer. He and his wife Debbie (who is from an urban background) met at Cornell University where Bill was a student in the Agriculture School. When the young couple moved to Rochester, he put an ad in the local paper: “Wanted to rent. Ten acres of land on a busy road.” Soon his dream became a reality! Wickham Farms has grown from red carts at U-pick pumpkin patches around town to the busy family farm that it is today. As farm owners, the Wickhams' goals have included resisting land development pressures by keeping a working farm in the Penfield community and staying active in agriculture production as it continues to evolve. But there’s also a more personal motive. “It was a fantastic way for me to grow up,” Bill says, “and we wanted our kids to have the chance to do this [live on a farm] as well.” This year, Bill and Debbie’s oldest son and his wife are coming back to the farm to work, a collaboration they’re all looking forward to. Running a business that caters to families is a delight, Bill says. He hopes that parents and children will leave his farm talking about how much fun they had, along with having learned something about New York State agriculture. He and Debbie are exposing a whole new generation to the many opportunities and careers in farming. “Agriculture is a big business for smart people,” he says. “If I can get them excited about farming, it opens a door they didn’t even know was there.”

What to Do

THE JUMPING PILLOW One of Wickham Farms most popular pursuits, for adults and children of all ages, is the jumping pillow. Bill is quick to share how it works. “It’s amazing!” he says with genuine enthusiasm. “Like a monstrous trampoline only bigger!” The beauty of the jumping pillow is that it’s on the ground so there’s no need for spotters or safety equipment. Those who want to bounce higher can immediately head to the center, while those who prefer to bob gently can stay on the edges. FIND THE MOUSE HOUSES Like in the old cartoons, each little hole contains a scene of mice doing something interesting. Finding the houses and their inhabitants is a delight that never seems to grow old! A FEW MORE THINGS There is also an agriculture-themed, eighteen-hole, miniature golf course with some farm trivia, six batting cages (slow and fast pitch), a pretend cow you can really milk, an antique tractor to climb on, and food for sale in the barn. Kids can feed farm residents their own healthy treats for 25 cents too, which provides a great photo op! CONTINUED >>> Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent • March/April 2017

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IF YOU GO Wickham Farms

1821 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Penfield (Route 250 but use the address above for your GPS) (585) 377-3276 / http://wickhamfarms.com Wickham Farms opens with the Bunny Hunt and closes on October 31st Check the website for days and hours Bunny Hunt 2017 April 8th and 9th, 11am-4pm Rain date: Saturday, April 15th

Springdale Farm

700 Colby Street, Ogden (part of Northampton Park) (585) 349-2090 / www.springdalefarm.org Springdale Farm is open year round and is free (minimal fees for the Robotic Milking Center tours and the Petting Zoo). Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm; Sun: 12-4pm Sheep Shearing Festival 2017 Saturday, April 29, 10am-3pm Festival is held rain or shine

Continue the Experience

If your family enjoyed the farm visit, why not consider looking into a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) membership this year? Wickham Farms has shares which include U-pick for extra vegetables (kale!) and U-cut flowers. Both of these are wonderful experiences for children. Bill reminds us that the food chain doesn’t start at the grocery store and there’s no better way to discover where your food comes from than eating a piece of fruit or a vegetable right off the plant or vine in the field.

Mark your Calendars!

THE ANNUAL BUNNY HUNT The Wickham Farms Bunny Hunt is a twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt. The idea came to Bill and Debbie when their kids were young. With high pressure to hunt down candy-filled eggs and shy kids often losing out, they decided it wasn’t quite the family experience they were looking for. Their Bunny Hunt is like an open house; it doesn’t matter when families show up. In fact, the later you arrive that day,

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the less crowded it may be. Each family gets clues for the kids to follow and a live bunny awaits them at several stops. For the price of admission, kids can take a ride on the kiddie train, make an Easter craft to take home, and nibble on a Bunny Sundae crowned with (what else?) a marshmallow Peep! All this for $5 per person. TAILS & TALES STORY TIMES Kids love this activity, organized by Wickham Farm’s “Director of Fun.” Much to the children’s delight, several stories are accompanied by a visit from the animals in them. Check the farm website for times and dates.

Springdale Farm Springdale Farm, located on 200 acres in Northampton Park, has functioned as a unique government/non-profit collaboration between Monroe County Parks and Heritage Christian Services (HCS) since 1993. HCS serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and some of the people


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supported by HCS are part of the Day Habilitation Program on the farm. There they interact with the public (Springdale Farm has around 40,000 visitors a year), feed and care for the animals, and operate the petting zoo, among other things. Dan Peters, director of the farm, calls it a “reverse integration” program, where people of all ages come to experience the farm but also get to see people with disabilities performing meaningful jobs there.

What to Do

Karen Warren wears many hats at the farm, the primary ones being tour director and farm development. She says there’s a nice assortment of animals residing at Springdale, including miniature horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, turkeys, chickens, peacocks, a pig, and a dog. Seeing these animals up close and personal can be a real sensory experience for children of all ages, especially those from an urban background, Dan adds. Spring, when many of the animals give birth, is a particularly good time for families to visit the adorable newborns. The friendly animals always welcome treats from the dispensers too. Springdale Farm has nature trails to walk, a pond to relax by, a playground to climb on and a pavilion to picnic in (no grills please). Dan and Karen say that there’s no timeframe at the farm; you can stay for half an hour, or spend the day there.

Don’t Miss

THE SHEEP SHEARING FESTIVAL For over 20 years, Springdale Farm has hosted this popular event. Dan explains that, since they had to shear their sheep every year anyway, they decided to host a fundraiser that would expand on the shearing theme. For just $5 per person, kids can see demonstrations of sheep shearing, wool dyeing, spinning, and weaving, as well as visit the petting zoo, make a spring craft, and take a tour of the Robotic Milking Center. And, if your children decide that they want to be shorn just CONTINUED >>>

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like the sheep, kids from four to twelve can also get a free haircut that day! This year’s sheep shearing festival takes place on Saturday, April 29th. THE RIEDMAN ROBOTIC MILKING CENTER Over the years, HCS has added modern technology to Springdale Farm to show visitors some of the changes that are occurring in twenty-first century farming. The Riedman Robotic Milking Center, one of the first public demonstration farms, opened its doors to the community in 2004. The center has upper and lower observation areas that allow visitors to see the Astronaut System of robotic milking, developed by Lely USA, Inc. This highly innovative robotic system milks cows, without any assistance from the farmer, through a unique automated process that probably needs to be seen to be believed! Because the milking center is a working dairy, visitors must be accompanied by a Springdale Farm tour guide. According to Dan, the Riedman Robotic Milking Center showcases yet another positive agricultural partnership for families to see. Robert Colby, of Colby Homestead Farms, Inc., manages the robotic milking center and the milk that’s generated there is collected and distributed by Upstate Farms, a local dairy cooperative.

The Benefits of a Farm Visit Dan and Karen note that farming is a meaningful occupation and an integral part of our society, particularly in terms of land stewardship. Springdale Farm offers families the chance to see what life looks like on a local farm, as well as to learn more about where food comes from. They also remind us that fresh, healthy food isn’t the only thing people get from farms. Your crayons come from corn, Karen says, while Dan adds that pigs provide us with footballs and the bristles in a hairbrush. Many visitors return to Springdale Farm year after year. One young boy has been coming to the farm since he was three years old. Every time he visits he tells Dan and Karen that, when he turns sixteen, he plans to come work at Springdale Farm! 

Sue Henninger is a freelance writer and a regular contributor to Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent Magaizine. Her book, The Ultimate Guide to College Transfer: From Surviving to Thriving, will be released this summer. Contact Sue at www.SueHenninger.com.

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SHOOTOUT

FOR SOLDIERS CANANDAIGUA LACROSSE EVENT RAISES AWARENESS

IMAGE COURTESY CHARLIE GRESSETT PHOTOGRAPHY

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anandaigua Academy has a strong tradition of success when it comes to lacrosse, as both the Canandaigua boys and girls high school teams annually compete for Section V championships. The Canandaigua area is also home to one of the longest running youth tournaments, the Canandaigua Invitational, which, in its 18th year attracts hundreds of lacrosse enthusiasts from across the country to the

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day-long competition each summer. Now, there’s a new lacrosse tournament in town, but event organizers say the Shootout for Soldiers event (www. shootoutforsoldiers.com) is about more than wins and losses; it’s about raising awareness of the struggles that our nation’s veterans face when they return to civilian life following their tours of duty.


For 24 hours this July, Canandaigua, the “chosen spot” as it is known to its residents, will have a chance to showcase its passion for lacrosse and for America’s veterans when it hosts a Shootout for Soldiers Day of Competition, July 22-23. “This is a family-friendly event with free admission, so we want everyone to come out, watch some great lacrosse, enjoy a hot dog, listen to some music, and see what a difference this support can make for our veterans,” says Tyler Steinhardt, founder and executive director of Shootout for Soldiers. Canandaigua recently beat out bids from 80 other cities across the country to earn one of four expansion bids for the Shootout for Soldiers event, a national lacrosse charity event that raises support and money for military veterans. While Canandaigua doesn’t have This is the big-city popabout honoring our ulation (with just 11,000 veterans, celebrating residents) like their accomplishments, fellow expanand is a great way for us sion cities to thank them for their Philadelphia, service." Salt Lake City, or the – DEVEN YORK,VARSITY Hudson Valley, BOYS LACROSSE COACH AT CANANDAIGUA Canandaigua does have a passion for lacrosse, and a prominent Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center that provides help, rehabilitation, and support for veterans across the Finger Lakes. “Canandaigua is a patriotic community, it is close to a number of military bases, and there is a rich history of lacrosse in the area,” says Steinhardt, who started the event as a high school senior with the goal of giving something back to our veterans. “Lacrosse was born in this region and those factors, combined with a passionate pitch from the Canandaigua organizing committee, really swayed us.” According to Steinhardt, 22 United States veterans will commit suicide every day in this country, a sad statistic that only strengthens his resolve to make every Shootout for Soldiers event the best it can be. The games will be played in the shadow of the VA Medical Center, which houses a federal hot line for suicide prevention for veterans. A strong support for veterans’ programs, combined with the rich lacrosse history and a location central to Rochester (30 miles), Syracuse (70 miles), and Buffalo (90 miles) are among the reasons Steinhardt tabbed Canandaigua as a perfect host for the event. Deven York, the first-year varsity boys lacrosse coach at Canandaigua, is quite familiar with the sacrifices made by our veterans. His older brother, Zev York, currently serves as vice commander and colonel of Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas Valley, Nevada. “This has special meaning, being able to give back to our veterans,” says York, a Canandaigua graduate and resident who teaches sixth grade in the district. “My brother is my hero. What he’s willing to give up for his country goes well beyond anything we’re willing to. These veterans are willing to pay the ultimate sacrifice and we always need to remind people that these veterans and servicemen and women are protecting our country. This is about honoring our veterans, celebrating their accomplishments, and is a great way for us to thank them for their service.”

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The event, which features 24 onehour games, will be played at Canandaigua Academy at the upgraded athletic facility that includes a new turf field as part of a $13.4 million project. Shootout for Soldiers started as an event in 2012 involving high school players at Boys Latin School of Maryland who wanted to help wounded American veterans. By 2016, the event grew to eight US cities, with that number rising to 12 for the summer of 2017. At every site, the first

game features two squads made up entirely of veterans. From there, it is up to each individual site to assign game times. Usually, Steinhardt says one third of the teams will fall under the youth category, one third will feature high school-aged competitors, and the final third will feature adult teams. Boys and girls, men and women of all ages are invited to form a team and show their support for the veterans. Past games at other sites have also featured boys vs. girls, reversed positions (where defensemen play

attack and vice versa), and daddy/daughter games. Most of the veterans who participate also serve as honorary coaches, which gives them the opportunity to talk about their service with the other participants. Jim Simmons, athletic director at Canandaigua Academy, stresses that the shootout is neither a tournament nor a recruiting showcase, but rather a day centered on veterans, community interaction and family fun. “We want to do well by our veterans and to make an impact on their lives,” Simmons says. “This is a chance to be part of something bigger than yourself. We’re proud to be hosting this and consider it an honor and a privilege. The committee and the Canandaigua School District will give this 100 percent of our efforts to make this worthy cause a success.” For York, he hopes the event can serve as a springboard for his high school team to remain dedicated toward the cause of helping and supporting veterans. “We keep telling our guys they don’t want to just participate in this event and think they did their duty,” says York, who brings his team to the VA hospital to interact with veterans periodically during the school year. “What our veterans need is sustainable support and outreach from the community and we feel this event is a great stepping stone for getting our guys more involved with area veterans.”

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Registration opened March 1, and interested participants can visit the Canandaigua page (http:// shootoutforsoldiers.com/portfolio/ 2017canandaigua/) to register. Players wear issued jerseys, with the same patriotic number on the back: 1776. Proceeds benefit a designated charity for each branch of the military: Army Ranger Lead the Way, Semper Fi Fund, the Gary Sinise Foundation, and Team Red White & Blue. Last year, the event surpassed $1 million in overall money raised for charity. Additionally, 20 percent of all money raised through team fees, sponsorships, and concessions will go to two local charities, yet to be announced.  John Boccacino is monthly contributor to Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent Magazine. He reported on sports and local news for more than 6 1/2 years with the Democrat and Chronicle newspaper.

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YOUR FAMILY HEALTH

autism spectrum disorder and a new model for treatment

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usan Hyman, MD, Chief of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital, recently spoke with us about Autism Spectrum Disorder, and a new model for treatment in Rochester.

HOW COMMON IS AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER? ARE RATES ON THE RISE? According to the 2014 report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects 1 in 68 children in the United States. While the prevalence appears to have stabilized, there has been a tremendous increase over the past 20 years. There are a number of reasons that may account for the increase. First, the definition of ASD has broadened to include higher-functioning and lower-functioning individuals – people with typical IQ might have previously been considered for other diagnoses or none at all. People with limited language might have been diagnosed only with intellectual disability (what we used to call mental retardation). We’ve also been more rigorous in attempting to identify children with ASD — screenings are now recommended at 18 months and 24 or 30 months in the

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context of well child care — and there is a greater awareness among educators, therapists, and families of ASD, so they are more likely to report symptoms. As a result, we’ve been identifying more cases of ASD. This doesn’t rule out the possibility that there really is an increase in prevalence. But thus far, it’s been difficult to say this with any certainty, as we’re only now reaching a point in the U.S. where we are correctly identifying the vast majority of individuals who actually have ASD. WHAT CAUSES AUTISM? Current scientific understanding suggests that there is not just a singular cause for ASD. We know it has roots in the neurobiologic functions of the brain, with origins in early brain development, and that a combination of genetic predisposition and environmental factors are the leading causes of ASD. In short, the causes are complex and potentially numerous, and researchers

SUSAN HYMAN, MD, CHIEF OF THE DIVISION OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS AT UR MEDICINE’S GOLISANO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

are still working to identify all of the genes that play a role through the life span. However, if you are pregnant or attempting to become pregnant, the best recommendations are to eat healthful foods, get enough exercise, try not to gain more weight than is recommended by your health care provider, only take the medications and supplements recommended by your doctor or nurse, and minimize your stress.

of medicine, it is especially true for individuals with autism, as each case is unique. Interventions can involve behavioral treatments to address things such as the ability to communicate or focus, as well as feeding problems or trouble sleeping. Gastrointestinal problems are also common, as well as seizures or other behavioral disorders like ADHD. We address whatever challenges an individual or family is facing.

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS? Treatment is tailored to the individual’s specific needs. While this is true in many disciplines

YOU’RE ON THE VERGE OF OPENING A NEW CLINIC FOR CHILDREN WITH ASD. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT


ABOUT IT? As the largest center for diagnosis and care in Western New York — and a member of the Autism Treatment Network — we play a role in actually defining the standard of care for people with autism. In planning the William and Mildred Levine Autism Clinic, we recognized the need to create an environment that supports the care we provide. Lynn Cole, our clinic director, included families, patients, and providers into the planning for the design, and the result is a really unique care space. UNIQUE IN WHAT WAY? Well, we know that people with autism often have sensory overstimulation from certain noises, which can result in anxiety or dysregulation. Most medical clinics are constructed with drop ceilings so that you can hear someone from the next room. If that person is making noise, then that can be upsetting to children with autism. We paid attention to soundproofing between the rooms, and placed noise dampeners in the halls and waiting rooms, to create a calmer environment. We made sure the coloring of the walls would help to instill calm, as well as the choice of lights. We have exam tables that are a little less intimidating than you’ll find in a traditional clinic. We positioned the sinks in the corner, behind where the evaluator will be sitting, because water can be a very attractive nuisance for children. It’s all these little details that have gone into the design that will really promote the therapeutic process. We are also co-locating with our colleagues from Child Neurology and Psychiatry. About 25 percent of children with autism will have a seizure at some point in their lives, so

they often need to see child neurologists. Also, close to 50 percent of children with autism have either ADHD or anxiety disorders, and benefit from psychiatry treatment as well. The new clinic will have all of these services in one place. WHAT ELSE IS URMC DOING TO HELP CARE FOR THESE PATIENTS? It’s critical that primary care providers are familiar with the care needs of patients who have ASD, because we know we can’t do it all. We are committed to providing education about how to best care for the needs of children and youth with autism to physicians and nurses in training as well as primary care physicians, so they can play a vital role in these patients’ lives. Training is a big focus of ours. We also place a large emphasis on autism research. While that work could potentially help children with ASD all over the country and beyond, it also allows us to stay plugged in to the latest advances in treatments, and sometimes, this allows us to bring treatments to our patients much more quickly than we’d otherwise be able to. One example is our parent management training, which teaches parents how to help modify challenging behaviors their children might display. The study that evaluated this intervention showed such promising results that we decided to launch a clinic based on the findings. We were the first to use this successful research and turn it into a clinical service. That’s one of the many research accomplishments that impact our practice. 

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YOUR FAMILY PARENTING

By Christina Katz

girl power TEN WAYS TO HELP YOUR DAUGHTER STAY SAFE & STRONG

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arch 8 is International Women's Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and March is Women’s History Month. In recent years, it's become clear that the advancement of women's rights can recede if we are not persistent, insistent, and assertive in championing them. One of the ways we remain a country of empowered women is by passing on what we have learned from experience to our girls. So why not take the opportunity to have some important and inspiring conversations with your daughters? Here are some ideas to get your started.

EXPECT EQUALITY. Equality is not only for women and girls; it's for every member of a healthy society. So talk to your daughter about parity and fairness. Ask her if she has gotten the impression that opportunities that should be available to her are not. Ask if she thinks the same opportunities that are available to her are accessible to others. Challenge her to think. TREASURE YOUR BODY. Talk to your daughter about her body. Does she love it? Does she hate it? Does she wish it were different? How are you modeling self-love and self-care for your body? Work together to create more body awareness and acceptance in your family.

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BE PERIOD POSITIVE. Ask your daughter how she feels about being female. Does she need help managing her menstrual cycles and moods? Talk to her about what has been helpful for you. If there are consistent challenges or discomforts, seek assistance through traditional or alternative medicines until they are resolved. LIVE YOUR VALUES. One of our most important roles as parents is helping our children think for themselves. Talk to your daughters about their values as they grow. Really listen and ask thoughtful questions to help them understand how they think. Respect their beliefs and choices.

SPEAK UP AND BE HEARD. If you are always speaking on your daughter's behalf, she is not going to learn to speak up for herself. So, next time she needs to straighten something out with a friend, teacher, or coach, why not talk to her about it and then let her do it herself? Ask how she did afterwards and offer support. DRESS TO EXPRESS, NOT SEDUCE. Girls may seek to express themselves and their burgeoning sexuality through their clothing, but that doesn't mean that they have to flash their assets all the time as if they were up for auction. Explain to your daughter that she will be more likely to draw quality attention if she

can keep her assets off continual display. Teach her to walk tall and proud as someone who knows she is worth more than her physical appearance. NEVER MISS A CHANCE TO VOTE. In 1920, the 19thamendment granted women in the US the right to vote. Talk to your daughter about knowing and voting her own conscience. Let her catch you debating choices and selecting wisely. If she can witness the political process at home, she will be more comfortable asking questions to prepare for her future responsibility. STAY ALERT AND SAFE. Maybe you have never had a teacher make racy remarks


about your figure or had an employer put his hands on you, but it happens. Rules and laws don't keep your daughters safe; healthy boundaries and assertiveness do. Make sure she understands her body belongs to her, and talk to her about how to steer clear of danger. Have a "safe" word that only you and she know, so she can communicate with you in public settings if she feels uncomfortable. If your daughter struggles with assertiveness, consider martial arts or assertiveness training so she will become a role model rather than the next victim. SUPPORT SISTERHOOD. "Never disrespect a sister" is a good policy. In any situation where a girl is being picked on, singled out, or mistreated, prep your daughter to stick up for the other girl, rather than ignore the situation. Social instincts may discourage her from speaking out, but teach her to be brave and do it anyway.

TRUST YOURSELF. You may not always agree with her desire for green hair, a triple-pierced earlobe, or raucous music. But if you assume she's always making a mistake, then you are setting her up to second guess herself for the rest of her life. This morning, my daughter insisted on wearing Chuck Taylor shoes with a maxi skirt for a choir performance. I suggested boots. She said they wouldn't look good. I said, try them and see. Once I saw them, I said, "You are right. Your idea looks better." Teaching her to trust herself means accepting you are not always going to be right. But as long as the doors to communication stay open, your mother-daughter relationship will always be in great shape.  Author, journalist, and writing coach Christina Katz is not a perfect mother. But she has accepted the mission to talk to her daughter about tricky topics before her girl turns 18 – no matter how uncomfortable the subject.

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YOUR FAMILY ONLINE

By Carolyn Jabs

news worth sharing HOW TO HELP YOUR KIDS DISTINGUISH BETWEEN FAKE & REAL NEWS ONLINE

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ow do you make a good decision or form a sound opinion? For most adults, the answer is obvious. Find the best information you can from sources that have proved themselves to be reliable in the past.

For young people, things may not be as clear. By age 18, it’s estimated that 88% get much of their news from what’s shared on Facebook and other social media. Unfortunately, many kids aren’t able to evaluate what they find, say researchers at Stanford University in a highly publicized study. "Many assume that because young people are fluent in social media they are equally savvy about what they find there," notes Professor Sam Wineburg, lead author of the report. "Our work shows the opposite." Middle schoolers didn’t understand the difference between reported news and “sponsored content.” High school students assumed that an unattributed photo proved the truth of a story. And college students couldn’t detect the bias in a tweet. So what should parents do? Social media means that children — and adults – are becoming information sources for

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each other, so we need to take on some of the tasks that used to be done by editors. Start by talking to your children about what deserves to be shared online. Point out that false and biased information comes from many sources — deceptive advertising, satirical websites or organizations with an agenda. And then there’s “click bait” — tidbits so astonishing, outrageous or implausible that people click and share without thinking. These so-called stories are created simply to generate revenue. The more clicks, the more revenue. Anyone who

shares one of these items is essentially letting an unscrupulous person make money off them and their friends. No one, including kids, likes to be duped by bad information. To help your child develop the savvy to evaluate what he or she finds online, talk regularly about how important it is to be skeptical and ask the following questions: IS IT WORTH READING? According to a study at Columbia University, 59 percent of links shared on Twitter have never actually been clicked. Kids show respect for their

friends by sharing only things that they were willing to read or watch. Fake news sites in particular count on mindless sharing to make more money. WHO STANDS BEHIND IT? Encourage kids to track stories back to the website where they originated. What’s the purpose of the website? How are they funded? How do they pay contributors or staff? Are they trying to sell a product or promote an agenda? To answer these questions, kids may need to do a little detective work. Check the “About Us” page and scroll


down the home page to find out who owns the copyright to the material. Look at the URL. Some fake news sites reel in the unsuspecting with addresses that are deceptively close to legitimate sites. Point out extensions — .gov is a government agency, .edu is colleges and universities and .ru is a site that originates in Russia. (A complete extension list is available at Webopedia, tinyurl.com/48t5r). Lists of sites that play fast and loose with the facts are available from Snopes, a website that has been debunking Internet hoaxes for a long time (tinyurl.com/zjzvuf2) and Melissa Zimdar, a media professor at Merrimack College (tinyurl.com/jtrnbz8). Another website, realorsatire. com, allows you to plug in URLs to find out whether an article comes from a fake or biased website. WHAT’S THE SOURCE? Help children understand sources by talking about who they trust at school. Some kids are genuine authorities in different areas — they know the stats for the sports team or can tell you when assignments are due. Others have a reputation for spreading rumors or even telling lies. The same thing is true online. A story is worth sharing only if it comes from reliable sources. The sources should be named and, in most cases, there should be more than one. They should be people who are qualified to have an opinion because they’ve studied the topic, done research, or have relevant experience. CAN THE STORY BE CONFIRMED? Anyone can say anything online. Teach kids to Google stories and, for that matter, authors to find out whether anyone else finds them credible. A story that appears in one place or is based on a single tweet should be discounted. You can also

point older kids to websites that help differentiate good information from bogus claims. Healthnewsreview. org evaluates stories about medical research. Politifact. com and Factcheck.org try to verify claims by politicians. Tineye.com helps users track down photographs to see if they’ve been manipulated. WHAT’S THE TONE? Many online stories are designed to trigger strong feelings such as fear, anger or even hatred. Encourage your child to pay attention to words that manipulate or inflame emotions. Point out that people should be especially careful about sharing stories of this kind. The question should always be: will sharing this make the world a better place? Obviously, much of what’s shared on social media isn’t serious, and kids don’t need to apply this level of scrutiny to animal videos or other playful posts. At the same time, children — and adults -- should be aware that they and others are using the information they get through social media to make decisions about social, political and health issues. As the Stanford researchers put it, “Never have we had so much information at our fingertips. Whether this bounty will make us smarter and better informed or more ignorant and narrow-minded will depend on our awareness of this problem and our educational response to it.”  Carolyn Jabs, M.A., has been writing Growing Up Online for ten years. She is also the author of Cooperative Wisdom: Bringing People Together When Things Fall Apart, a book that describes a highly effective way to address conflict in families, schools and communities. Visit cooperativewisdom.org for more information.

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BOOK NOOK

By Deena Viviani

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rom single-wheeled unicycles to many-wheeled trains, there are a variety of vehicles for various jobs. Pick your favorite things that go in the books below!

ABCs on Wheels IT’S RAINING BOOKS

By Ramon Olivera Little Simon, 2016, hardcover, $17.99, Ages 3-5

PICTURE BOOKS Itty Bitty Kitty and the Rainy Play Day By Joan Holub

If A is for axle then Z is definitely for zoom in this unique alphabet book that features modes of transportation from rovers to stagecoaches. Upper and lower case examples of each letter are shown alongside graphic illustrations for fun and learning opportunities on every page.

BOOKS FOR APRIL SHOWERS

Puddle By Hyewon Yum Rain! By Linda Ashman MIDDLE GRADE Mudville By Kurtis Scaletta Rain Reign By Ann M. Martin YOUNG ADULT After the Red Rain By Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, and Robert DeFranco H2O By Virginia Bergin The Last Boy and Girl in the World By Siobhan Vivian Three Truths and a Lie By Brent Hartinger

Supertruck

By Stephen Savage Roaring Brook Press, 2015, hardcover, $12.99, Ages 3-5 Who is that masked truck, rescuing the other vehicles from the snow-filled roads? Why, it’s Supertruck, the garbage truck’s secret identity! Simple illustrations of colorful vehicles and sparse text make this a great superhero story for the very young.

Busy Builders, Busy Week

Written by Fran Written by Jean Reidy & Illustrated by Leo Timmers Bloomsbury, 2016, hardcover, $16.99, Ages 3-6

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What are the jungle animals doing with their jeeps, trucks, and tractors every day of the week? Reach the weekend to find out! Rhyming text and bright pictures accent this story that also teaches readers the days of the week.

Dump Truck Duck

Written by Megan E. Bryant & Illustrated by Jo de Ruiter Albert Whitman, 2016, hardcover, $16.99, Ages 3-6 Truck fans and duck fans unite in this rhyming story that showcases diggers,

dumpers, dozers, and more driven by friendly fowl! The repeating refrain gives the story a memorable feel as the ducks build a park. This will be a book kids will want to read again and again.

Old MacDonald Had a Truck

By Kwame Written by Steve Goetz & Illustrated by Eda Kaban Chronicle, 2016, hardcover, $16.99, Ages 3-6 On Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald’s farm, all the animals help out in their hardhats! Written to the tune of “Old MacDonald,”


readers will learn about farm and construction machinery, like the excavator, front loader, and motor grader. They will also be amused by the final product built by the goats, pigs, and sheep.

The Wheels on the Tuk Tuk

Written by Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal & Illustrated by Jess Golden Beach Lane Books, 2015, hardcover, $17.99, Ages 3-6 Told to the tune of “The Wheels on the Bus,” this tuk tuk travels through a city in India, encountering riders, cows, and an elephant along the way! A glossary provides insight into some of the terms, and the story ends with a fun Diwali celebration.

The Little Snowplow

Written by Lora Koehler & Illustrated by Jake Parker Candlewick, 2015, hardcover, $15.99, Ages 5-8 The town’s dump truck, cement mixer, garbage truck, and utility truck are all large. The new snowplow is small. Will he be able to roll with the big guys when the snow starts to fall? The personified vehicles offer tons of character in this tale about how every sized individual is important.

Duck on a Tractor

By David Shannon Blue Sky Press, 2016, hardcover, $16.99, Ages 4-8 Duck has already mastered riding a bike, so why not try driving the tractor Farmer O’Dell left unattended on the farm? With Cow, Dog, Sheep and more as passengers, Duck takes a joyride and amazes the town. With his signature style illustrations, David Shannon’s latest picture book will amuse and entertain with repeated phrases and animals who outsmart people.  Deena Viviani is a Young Adult Services Librarian who writes reviews for VOYA and the RACWI Newsletter. Read more reviews on her blog www. deenaml.livejournal.com or send her a note at DeenaViviani@hotmail.com – she loves to hear from readers!

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DAY CAMP  OVERNIGHT CAMP  SPORTS CAMP EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT  PERFORMING ARTS SCIENCE (STEM)  OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SPECIAL NEEDS & MORE!

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34 Benefits of Summer Camp

guide index A Magical Journey Thru Stages, 36

DraperCenter, 45

Our Lady of Mercy High School, 55

Alfred University Summer Programs, 36

Eastman School of Music, 46

Pinnacle Athletic Campus, 55

Allendale Columbia School, 37

Expressive Beginnings Daycare, 47

RIT - K-12 Academy, 56

ArtsROC, 37

Fallone's Funtime Center, 44

RIT - Lil Kids on Campus, 57

Autism Up, 38

Genesee Country Village & Museum, 48

RMSC Curiosity Camps, 43

Aviation Adventure Camp, 38

Rochester Yacht Club, 58

Ballet Prestige, 39

Girl Scouts of Western NY - Rochester Center, 48

Bears Playgrounds, 30

Greece Community Education, 49

Roseland Water Park, 59

Best Foot Forward, 39

Gymnastics Training Center, 4

Seneca Park Zoo, 60

Camp Bristol Hills (4-H), 40

Harley School, 49

Sylvan Learning Center, 61

Camp Hickory Hill, 40

Hochstein School of Music & Dance, 50

Tennis Club of Rochester, 61

Camp Stella Maris, 32

JCC Camps, 50

Camp Tamarack, 41

Kanack School, 51

Twelve Corners School Age Program, 63

Camp Whitman on Seneca Lake, 41

Lollypop Farm Camp, 51

Centauri Summer Arts Camp, 42

Mary Therese Friel Modeling Camp, 52

Corning Museum of Glass, 42

Master Kim's Taekwondo, 52

Created By Us, 43

Midtown Athletic Club, 53

Doodle Bugs! Child Care Centers, 43

Naughty Nits, 54

Drama Kids International, 44

Nazareth College - Summer Science, 54

Rock Ventures, 58

U of R - Summer Sports Camps, 62 VistaTeach Instructional Services, 63 Webster Theater Group, 64 Writers & Books, 64 YMCA of Greater Rochester, 65

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2017 summer camp & activity guide

Benefits of Summer Camp

By Christa Melnyk Hines

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s 14 million children across the country head to day and overnight camps this summer, they'll return home with more than just a cute camp t-shirt. The summer camp experience can give kids an advantage in school and in life. Here's how camp can benefit kids. NURTURES SOCIAL SKILLS Camp is a community away from home and school where kids learn to work with each other and adult mentors, build relationships and manage conflict. "You learn to navigate through group dynamics, to barter, to keep one another happy, to be sensitive and to support a friend who's sad," says James Spearin, YMCA senior vice president of youth development. "These skills transfer and build adults with strong character and leadership." MODELS HEALTHY LIVING According to the Centers for Disease Control, in the last 30 years, obesity in children has doubled, and in teens has quadrupled. Thanks to the many activities camp offers, kids stay busy and physically active. More camps are also working to offer healthier food choices for their campers. According to a 2014 study in the American Journal of Health Behavior, camps that offer wholesome

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foods are more likely to turn out campers who eat more fruits and veggies. Many resident and day camps now offer cooking and gardening classes where kids learn how to prepare nutritious meals. EASES THE SUMMER SLIDE You know that old saying, "if you snooze, you lose"? In the absence of regular enrichment over summer break, research finds that kids typically lose as much as two months of grade level equivalency in math. Reading comprehension and spelling skills also take a hit during the summer. To help curb summer learning loss, many specialized camps offer educational opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) that make learning and problem-solving fun and interactive. There are

also a variety of camp options available geared toward reading, writing and the arts. PROVIDES A SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT From rock climbing to whitewater rafting and horseback riding, summer camp gives kids a chance to try activities that they wouldn't ordinarily get to try. "Trying new things in an encouraging environment creates a greenhouse for growing young leaders," says Garret Perkins, director of Camp Kanakuk, a faith-based camp that offers overnight, day and family camps. ENHANCES SELF-CONFIDENCE According to an extensive study of camper outcomes conducted by Philliber Research Associates, 70 percent of parents report that their child gained

self-confidence while at camp. Whether they work through homesickness or tackle an activity that pushed them outside of their comfort zone, kids walk away feeling a stronger sense of personal pride and self-reliance. HELPS THEM UNPLUG In a distracting digital world, camp offers valuable space where kids can slow down, connect and focus. "We remove the distraction technology offers and give campers the chance to plug into the great outdoors, try new sports and activities, make friends through shared experiences instead of shared social media platforms – and we see them come alive," Perkins says. BUILDS FRIENDSHIPS Away from the pressures, labels and social structure of school, one of the best parts of camp is the opportunity for kids to make new friends.


2017 summer camp & activity guide REINTRODUCES THEM TO NATURE According to a nationwide poll conducted by The Nature Conservancy, only about 10 percent of children spend time outdoors every day. Why? Kids say they aren't interested, they lack access and are uncomfortable outside. In the meantime, they're growing more and more attached to life in cyberspace and further detached from the natural world. "To connect with our woods and forests, our wildlife, our lakes and streams and oceans, our stars in complete darkness, all while depending on other campers and adults to keep one another safe, is an experience unlike most others in life," Spearin says. FOSTERS TEAMWORK Camp facilitates an environment where kids learn that to succeed they must work together with their peers and their camp leaders. Whether they're working to build a campfire together, playing a game, or preparing a meal, campers learn to problem-solve to accomplish their goals. Through teamwork, kids learn that each person is an integral part of the camp community where all are welcomed and accepted. ENCOURAGES PERSONAL GROWTH While camp may simply seem like a quintessential summer pastime for kids where they might learn to swim, sleep in a cabin and sing around a campfire, they're rewarded with personal development skills that will help them in the classroom, in their relationships, and eventually, the board room – or whatever their calling. "Those tangible experiences lead to building the foundations of stronger children who can lead others, show empathy, navigate

WHAT CAMPERS SAY

• 96% say camp helped them make new friends • 92% say people at camp make them feel good about themselves • 74% did something they were afraid to do at first Source: ACACamps.org

CHOOSING AN OVERNIGHT CAMP

•M  aturity. Most kids are ready by ages 9 or 10, but consider your child's physical and emotional maturity first. • Plan ahead. Check out websites, talk to friends and family for recommendations and visit prospective camps. • Size of camp. Decide whether your child would do better in a large or small setting. • Location. Because of their geographical locations, some camps offer better outdoor or adventure activities than others and may be more likely to have access to experienced adventure specialists. • Meet the director. A meeting will help you get a sense of his or her personality, trustworthiness and compatibility. Source: EverythingSummer. com

through difficult group dynamics, value the differences in everyone, and give of oneself for the benefit of others," Spearin says. "These are skills that the best in our society show throughout life."  Freelance journalist Christa Melnyk Hines is the mom of two sons who love to attend camps each summer. Christa's latest book is Happy, Healthy & Hyperconnected: Raise a Thoughtful Communicator in a Digital World.

Looking for more ideas? Find even more about these camps, summer programs and more for the kids as they get ready for the summer. No way that kids will say “I’m bored!” when they view our annual Camp Guide and online list of programs.

Academics/Enrichment Animal/Riding Art/Photography Camping Dance/Movement Day Programs Gymnastics International Music/Theatre Overnight Adventures Products & Services Special Needs Specialty Sports/Athletics & More!

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CALENDAR

MARCH & APRIL EVENTS

Activities • Exhibits • Theater • Storytelling • Shows • Family Fun • Outdoor Adventures Parenting Programs • and lots more for families to do in & around Rochester!

ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP & ACTIVITY FAIR

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elieve it or not, now is the best time to plan for summer vacation. For many, just thinking about summer camp evokes fond memories of adventures and childhood friends. Making sure your children have the same opportunities and the best summer break 66

possible takes planning and knowledge of what is available. The 23rd Annual Camp & Summer Activity Fair at Eastview Mall can help you learn about all kinds of camps and summer activities. From local programs to distant overnight camps, there's much to see.

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Representatives from over 80 camps and summer programs will be on site to offer information and advice and answer any questions you may have. Bring the kids and start planning for some memorable summer adventures.

WHERE:

Eastview Mall, 7979 Pittsford-Victor Rd. (Route 96), Victor, 14564 WHEN:

Sunday, March 19, 11am-5pm COST: Free MORE INFO:

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ZooClass for 3-year olds: What did you say? Cock-a-

01 * Wednesday Book & Beast Bring your little ones to the Zoo for a cuddly story and special animal visitor every Wednesday October through March, free with Zoo admission. 11-11:30am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

03 * Friday Workshare With Stephanie Mercedes Sunken Room, Flower City

Arts Center Join us for an evening with Photography Artist-inResidence Stephanie Mercedes. FREE! 6-9pm. Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester 14607. 271-5920. www.rochesterarts.org

Eastman Evening Join Eastman School of Music students for a short concert followed by a question and answer session in the Caterpillar Atrium. Included with general admission fees. 6-8pm. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester 14607. 263-2700. www.museumofplay.org

doodle-doo! It’s time to listen to the animals. During this playful class we’ll play a game and examine the sounds that our animal friends make. For three-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. 11:30am-12:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

Rochester Model Railroad Club Annual Open House

The Rochester Model Railroad Club will be holding their annual open house on Saturday, March 4th from 10:00am-5:00pm; and Sunday, March 5th from 1:00-5:00pm at the First Universalist Church, 150 South Clinton Avenue in Rochester 10am-5pm. First Universalist Church, 150 South Clinton Ave., Rochester 14604. 301-6172. www.RocMRRC.com

ZooClass for 2-year olds: Gobble, Growl, Grunt What’s

that sound? Have fun making animal sounds and listening closely to what animals have to say. This playful class will have your toddler talking! For two-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. Amerks Home Game vs.St. John's 10:15am-Noon. Seneca Park Zoo, IceCaps Time for some hockey fun! Cheer 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7200. on the Amerks at their home games. Click senecaparkzoo.org for full schedule. Please be sure to verify ZooClass for 4 and 5-year date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross olds: About Face Some animals Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester have an amazing sense of smell and 14614. www.amerks.com some have ears that can hear things A play: "Hiccup in a tea cup" A far, far away. Through creative beautiful and musical play celebrating play, we will explore animal senses diversity and cultural awareness. In an and take a close look at beaks, enchanted terrarium live fairies, butterflies, and snouts, and trunks and more all kind of tiny animals and Merlin. 8-9pm. For four and five-year-olds 1-2pm. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Ave., Rochester 14618. 389-2172. Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. Family Night At The Corning senecaparkzoo.org Museum of Glass With activities for Baby Sing, Sign, & Play! all ages, everyone in your crew is going During this fun and interactive to love Family Night at the Museum. Get 30-minute class, the instructor will everyone together and make plans to spend use books, songs, and other activyour Friday night with us! Live Entertainment ities to teach parents, care-givers, Enjoy fun, family-friendly entertainment! and tots some simple and useful 6-8pm. Corning Museum of Glass, 1 ASL signs to promote pre-verbal Museum Way, Corning 14830. 607-937communication and early speech. 5371. www.cmog.org 11-11:30am. Ogden Farmer's

Library, 269 Ogden Center Rd., Spencerport 14559. 617-6181. www.ogdenlibrary.com

Square, Rochester 14607. 2632700. www.museumofplay.org

Getting Silly with Dr. Seuss

07 * Tuesday

Celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with silly activities inspired by the beloved author’s tales. 11am-3pm. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester 14607. 263-2700. www.museumofplay.org

Lego Lab Create! Construct!

Build! Do you love building with Legos? This is the place for you! Come build a Lego masterpiece and then display your work for all to see. This program is best for children five and older. 10:30-11:30am. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Ave., Rochester 14604. 428-8150. www.libraryweb.org

Amerks Home Game vs.Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Time for some hockey fun! Cheer on the Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

05 * Sunday Mammals in March Humans deal with winter differently than other mammals do. Join one of our naturalists for a guided nature walk and learn about the many ways local mammals survive the long winter. Bundle up and look for signs of life on the trail, like tracks ans scat 1-2pm. Genesee Country Village and Museum Nature Center, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford 14511. 294-8262. www.gcv.org Getting Silly with Dr. Seuss See Mar. 5 1-4pm.

06 * Monday Storytime Club: Silly Seuss Stories Readings of classic chil-

dren’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. 10:30-11:30am. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan

ZooClass for 2-year olds: Gobble, Growl, Grunt What’s that sound? Have fun making animal sounds and listening closely to what animals have to say. This playful class will have your toddler talking! For two-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. 10:1511am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

08 * Wednesday Amerks Home Game vs.Toronto Marlies Time for some hockey fun! Cheer on the Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

Book & Beast Bring your little ones to the Zoo for a cuddly story and special animal visitor every Wednesday October through March, free with Zoo admission. 11-11:30am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

10 * Friday Amerks Home Game vs.St. John's IceCaps Time for some

hockey fun! Cheer on the Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

Seconds From the Flame

Exhibition Dates: March 10th March 30th, 2017 in Firehouse Gallery, Flower City Arts Center Reception: Friday March 10th, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. in Firehouse Gallery, Flower City Arts Center Glaze oddities, prototypes, last season's designs, Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Ave., Rochester

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ZooClass for 2-year olds: Gobble, Growl, Grunt What’s

that sound? Have fun making animal sounds and listening closely to what animals have to say. This playful class will have your toddler talking! For two-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. 10:15-11am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

Riverdance The international Irish

dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the RBTL Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St., Rochester 14605. 222-5000. www.rbtl.org

11 * Saturday Girl Scouts Workshop: Daisy Journey 5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3

BATTER UP! 4-14-17 America's favorite past time is back! Join the Rochester Red Wings as they kick off the 2017 season versus the Syracuse Chiefs. The first 1,500 fans will receive a Red Wings Trapper Hat provided by Dunkin Donuts Rochester. Plus 50 Degree Guarantee With the help of Rochester's best meteorologists, they've once again guaranteed it will be 50 degrees on Opening Day or else everyone with a ticket gets a FREE ticket to another game in April or May.

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WHERE

Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Way, Rochester WHEN

Saturday, April 14 at 1:35 pm COST

Varies by seat MORE INFO

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Cheers Daisy scouts will explore the Zoo and learn about communication between zoo keepers and the animals they care for. Scouts will consider ways to care for animals and create All About Me Nests. 2-4:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

New Release Movie: The Secret Life Of Pets Rated PG.

Maple Sugaring March

11–12 and March 18–19 A springtime tradition for many Western New York families, Maple Sugaring Weekends returns. Explore the science and lore of maple syrup production with volunteer guides along the CNC Pioneer Trail 9am-2pm. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd., Naples 14512. www. rmsc.org

12 * Sunday Mammals in March See Mar. 5

1-2pm.

13 * Monday Storytime Club: Silly Seuss Stories at Strong Museum See

Mar. 6 10:30-11:30am.

14 * Tuesday ZooClass for 3-year olds: What did you say? Cock-a-

doodle-doo! It’s time to listen to the animals. During this playful class we’ll play a game and examine the sounds that our animal friends make. For three-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. 10:15-11:15am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

ZooClass for 4 and 5-year olds: About Face Some animals

What do your pets do when no humans are in the house? Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County at 1pm on Saturday, March 11 to find out. 1-2:30pm. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Ave., Rochester 14604. 428-8150. www.libraryweb.org

have an amazing sense of smell and some have ears that can hear things far, far away. Through creative play, we will explore animal senses and take a close look at beaks, and snouts, and trunks and more For four and five-year-olds 11:30am-12:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

TOPS Rochester St. Patrick's Day Parade In 2017, the St.

15 * Wednesday

Patrick's Day Parade is celebrating its 40th year as a Rochester tradition. Held downtown Rochester, Check the website for current updates, parade map and featured guests and entertainment. 12:30-2:30pm. City of Rochester, rochesterparade.com

Pirate and Princess Train

Summon your forest friends or muster your crew for our first Pirate & Princess themed train ride! Your young pirates and princesses will recieve a themed goodie bag, museum admission, an hour long train ride, and a meet and greet. 11am-3pm. Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave., Medina 14103. 798-6106. www.medinarailroad.com

Aboard the Space Station The

International Space Station has more interior space than a six-bedroom house. In this show, take a tour with ultra-high-definition video surrounding you on the Planetarium’s wraparound video system. Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Ave., Rochester 14607. 697-1945. www.rmsc.org

Book & Beast Bring your little ones to the Zoo for a cuddly story and special animal visitor every Wednesday October through March, free with Zoo admission. 11-11:30am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org Amerks Home Game vs.Binghamton Senators Time for some hockey fun! Cheer on the Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

Paw Patrol Live! PAW Patrol is on a roll with the first-ever live tour! It's the day of the Great Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. TWO SHOWS! 10 am, & 6 pm RBTL Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St., Rochester 14605. .


CALENDAR OF EVENTS • LOCAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES 17 * Friday ZooClass for 3-year olds: What did you say? Cock-a-

doodle-doo! It’s time to listen to the animals. During this playful class we’ll play a game and examine the sounds that our animal friends make. For three-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. 10:15-11:15am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

ZooClass for 4 and 5-year olds: About Face Some animals

have an amazing sense of smell and some have ears that can hear things far, far away. Through creative play, we will explore animal senses and take a close look at beaks, and snouts, and trunks and more For four and five-year-olds 11:30am-12:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

18 * Saturday The Snow Queen Saturday March 18, 2017 to Sunday March 19, 2017 A magic mirror, a hulking troll and a powerful Snow Queen who can freeze anything - or anyone - with her touch. 2 pm Kodak Center for Performing Arts, 200 West Ridge Rd., Rochester 14615.

Pizza & Pandemonium with 90-Second Newbery Film Festival Phenomenal Founder James Kennedy Calling future

filmmakers! Join the wacky & wildly creative James Kennedy who will talk about books, imagination and mayhem! The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which kid filmmakers create weird movies. 12:30-2pm. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Ave., Rochester 14604. 428-8451. www.libraryweb.org

Kids Create @ MAG Kids Create Dates are new at the MAG! Creative Workshop teachers will serve as hosts as MAG offers 3 fun and flexible art projects for kids as young as 4, and as old as 14. Noon-2pm. Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave., Rochester 14607. mag.rochester.edu

Brains in Motion Weekend

Back by popular demand, local kinetic art builder StickTrickDominoDude Michael Fantauzzo returns to create a new masterpiece filled with simple machines such as levers, planes, and pulleys. 11am-4pm. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester 14607. 263-2700. www.museumofplay.org

Tail Waggin' Tutors Cuddle up

with a dog and a good book! The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is going to the dogs! Actually, the dogs are coming to the Children’s Center because they are hungry for books! 11am-Noon. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County,

115 South Ave., Rochester 14604. 428-8150. www.libraryweb.org

19 * Sunday GVP Camp & Summer Activity Fair Come to the 23rd Annual

Camp & Summer Activity Fair to learn about the best options for you child’s summer! Meet Camp Organizers, Counselors and Administrators in person. Free camp bags for the first 500 attendees. 11am-5pm. Eastview Mall, 7979 Pittsford Victor Rd., Victor 14564. www.rocparent.com

Symphonic Tales from Around the World Go around

the world with engaging music and stories from Russia, France, Norway and the United States, featuring the music of Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Copland. 2pm. Perfomance Hall at Hochstein, 50 N. Plymouth Ave, Rochester 14614. 454-2100. www.rpo.org

Moon Mouse A Space Odyssey Marvin the Mouse wants

to be popular. Bullied and picked on by the cool rats—who label him a loser and geek—he retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy, where he longs to be a hero. 2-4pm. Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave., Rochester 14618. 389-2170. www2.naz.edu

Girl Scouts Workshop: Daisy Journey Welcome to the Flower

Garden Like “Clover”, scouts will learn to use resources wisely, and like “Rosie”, they will learn how to make the world a better place! Girl Scouts will explore the Zoo’s animals and learn how to conserve resources 10am-12:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

Boy Scout Workshop: Merit Badge Reptile and Amphibian Study Explore the wonders of herpetology! Merit Badge requirements are easy to fulfill here at Seneca Park Zoo. Let our BSA Certified counselors lead your scouts through immersive activities and experiences that connect 1:30-4:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

22 * Wednesday Home School ZooClass Series:10-12 year olds March

Brains in Motion Weekend

See Mar. 18 11am-4pm.

The Snow Queen SSee Mar 18

20 * Monday Storytime Club: Silly Seuss Stories Readings of classic chil-

dren’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Silly Seuss Stories. Honor Dr. Seuss's birthday. 10:30-11:30am. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester 14607.

22, March 29, April 5, April 12 12:00PM-4:00PM each class New in 2017, the Homeschool ZooClass Series is a four-session series of classes designed for homeschool families and based on our most popular thematic programs. Noon-4pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7208. senecaparkzoo.org

Book & Beast Bring your lit-

tle ones to the Zoo for a cuddly story and special animal visitor every Wednesday October through March, free with Zoo admission 11-11:30am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

Home School ZooClass Series: 7-9 year olds March

22, March 29, April 5, April 12 12:00PM-4:00PM each class New in 2017, the Homeschool ZooClass Series is a four-session series of classes designed for homeschool families and based on our most popular thematic programs. Noon-4pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7208. senecaparkzoo.org

24 * Friday Easter Bunny Arrives! Our

Bunny arrival is Friday, March 24th – which is a special Friday Family Fun Night, welcoming the Easter Bunny, and includes free face painting and balloon animals with the Grease Paint Alley Clowns, free arts & crafts with Michaels and more. 5pm-7pm. Mall at Greece Ridge Center, 271 Greece Ridge Center Drive, Rochester 14626.

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RMSC Uncorked & On Tap

Join us on Friday, March 24, as we pair fermentation, food and fun and once again host RMSC Uncorked & On Tap, a fundraising event bringing dozens of local food, craft beer, wine and spirit vendors to the museum 6-10pm. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave., Rochester 14607. www.rmsc.org

Amerks Home Game vs.Springfield Thunderbirds

Time for some hockey fun! Cheer on the Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

25 * Saturday Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall Bring the kids to

visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview in the Main Court. 11am-8pm. Eastview Mall, 7979 Pittsford Victor Rd., Victor 14564. 223-4420. www.eastviewmall.com

Green Eggs and Ham presented by Rochester City Ballet You'll laugh at this witty and innovative retelling of the classic Dr. Seuss tale. Plus, narration and sign language interpretation will help open the world of ballet to the youngest of new theater goers. General admission tickets, $15 each. 2-3:20pm. Cobblestone Theatre, 1622 State Route 332, Farmington 14425. 398-0220. www.cobblestoneartscenter.com

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood - LIVE Donning his iconic red sweater, Daniel invites the audience on an interactive musical adventure as he and his friends explore their much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe Kodak Center for Performing Arts, 200 West Ridge Rd., Rochester 14615.

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall The Easter Bunny will

be in Center Court from Saturday, March 25th-Saturday, April 15th. Our Kiddie Train also runs during that time, for only $1 per ride for the kids! All kids that visit with the Easter Bunny get a special gift. 10am-8pm. Mall at Greece Ridge Center, 271 Greece Ridge Center Drive, Rochester 14626. 225-0430. www.themallatgreeceridge.com

Book to Screen: Jumanji

Don’t get stuck in a game – get stuck in a movie instead! Come to the Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County for the free screening of Jumanji. We will start the movie promptly at 1pm, 1-3pm. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Ave., Rochester 14604. 428-8150. www.libraryweb.org

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Kids Create @ MAG See Mar. 18 Noon-2pm. .

Superheroes Weekend SpiderMan swings in for superhero fun! Pose for a picture with a superhero at a designated time by picking up a free ticket in the Caterpillar Atrium the day of the event. 11am-4pm. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester 14607. 263-2700. www.museumofplay.org

26 * Sunday Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

Superheroes Weekend

Captain America muscles into the museum for superhero fun! Pose for a picture with a superhero at a designated time by picking up a free ticket in the Caterpillar Atrium the day of the event. 1-3pm. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester 14607. 263-2700. www.museumofplay.org

Amerks Home Game vs.Springfield Thunderbirds

Time for some hockey fun! Cheer on the Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 3:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

27 * Monday Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

Storytime Club: Silly Seuss Stories Readings of classic chil-

dren’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! This month: Silly Seuss Stories. Honor Dr. Seuss's birthday 10:30-11:30am. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester 14607. 263-2700. www.museumofplay.org

28 * Tuesday Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

29 * Wednesday Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS • LOCAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES Wicked So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz… but from a different angle. RBTL Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St., Rochester 14605.

April 01 * Saturday

30 * Thursday

Goodnight Moon Based on the world-renowned book by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd. Cherished by generations, Goodnight Moon takes us on a journey of surprise and delight as we join Bunny's imaginative detours on the way to dreamland. 2-3pm. JCC Hart Theatre/CenterStage, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester 14618. www.jccrochester.org

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

Bunny Brunch Join us for a pan-

Book & Beast Bring your lit-

tle ones to the Zoo for a cuddly story and special animal visitor every Wednesday October through March, free with Zoo admission. 11-11:30am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

10am-8pm.

11am-8pm.

31 * Friday Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Amerks Home Game vs.Utica Comets Time for some hockey fun! Cheer on the Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

Duds for Love Bugs Duds for Love Bugs is a local semi-annual children's consignment sale that is being held every Spring & Fall. Our goal is to provide our consumers with the best in gently "loved" children's items for their love bugs. 10am-6pm. RIT Conference Center, 5257 W. Henrietta Rd., Henrietta 14467. www.dudsforlovebugs.com Squirrel Stole My Underpants Be whisked away on a magical, family friendly adventure with the award-winning Squirrel Stole My Underpants when its international tour stops at The Strong. The whimsical performance, which was awarded a Jim Henson Foundation family project grant in 2013, combines puppetry, dance, original music, and acrobatics to explore themes of childhood. The show follows the story of Sylvia, a lonely girl who chases a squirrel into strange lands that come alive with scale, color, and texture. Along the way she meets new friends and magical creatures brought to life through puppetry and dance. 6–7 p.m. Program tickets are $15. Program tickets for nonmembers with museum admission after 4 p.m. are $20. Tickets may be purchased at museumofplay.org or by calling 585263-2700. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester 14607. 263-2700. www.museumofplay.org

10am-8pm.

cake breakfast, crafts, and an egg hunt at the library with a visit from a real live bunny as an extra treat! For children ages 2-6 and their parents. Registration required. 10-11:30am. Ogden Farmer's Library, 269 Ogden Center Rd., Spencerport 14559. 6176181. www.ogdenlibrary.com

Lego Lab Create! Construct!

Build! Do you love building with Legos? This is the place for you! Come build a Lego masterpiece and then display your work for all to see. This program is best for children five and older. 10:30-11:30am. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Ave., Rochester 14604. 428-8150. www.libraryweb.org

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Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

Goodnight Moon See Apr. 1

11am-Noon.

02 * Sunday Taleah's Book Launch Five year

old Taleah, is a edutainer who really enjoys helping others. She loves to read, write, dance, sing , act and most importantly laugh and have fun. 2-5pm. Holiday Inn, 70 State St., Rochester 14614. 210-9101. www.taleahmor.com

April Afternoon Concert Series The Rochester Academy of

Medicine welcomes home the 20162017 Afternoon Concert Series! We are excited that our East Avenue salon will once again be filled with music as always intended by the Lyon family. 2pm. Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1441 East Avenue, Rochester 14610. raom.org

Goodnight Moon See Apr. 1

2-3pm.

Boy Scout Workshop: Merit Badge Learn to connect, care and

EASTER EXPRESS AT MEDINA RAILROAD

conserve wildlife and wild places! Merit Badge requirements are easy to fulfill here at Seneca Park Zoo. Let our BSA Certified counselors lead your scouts through immersive activities and experiences 1:30-4:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street,

hat do eggs and trains have to do with each other? The answer is The Easter Express! Join the Easter Bunny for an egg hunt and then hop on board the train- for a 1 hour excursion on the Medina Railroad. Bring your own basket to collect your eggs. Please arrive 1 hour prior to the Easter Egg Hunt to pick up your train ride tickets and wristbands. (Note there are two event times.) The Easter Egg Hunt is for children ages 1 - 12 yrs with a paid ticket; children under 1 may ride free on a lap but do not participate in the egg hunt. Admission into the museum is included in your train fare.

WHERE

Medina Railroad, 530 West Ave., Medina 14103

WHEN

Saturday, April 15 11am Easter Egg Hunt / 12pm Train Departure OR 12:30pm Easter Egg Hunt / 1:20pm Train Departure

COST

First Class: Adults - $35, Children (2-17yrs) - $34, Coach: Adults - $20, Children (2-17yrs) - $19. Must purchase train ride ticket to participate in Easter Egg Hunt.

MORE INFO

798-6106 railroadmuseum.net

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Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm. Girl Scout Workshop: Brownies Journey Wonders

of Water Brownies will meet some animals that live in and depend on healthy watery habitats. They also take time to consider the importance of water to people. During this Journey, 10am-12:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

03 * Monday Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm. Single Day Camp:Inside Outside Play Day Inside Outside

Play Day Campers spend the day playing around animals and in the outdoors, as well as investigating the ins and outs of animal bodies. It’s like Summer Camp in a single day! For ages 5 through 9 Full-day: 9 a.m. to 4 pm 8am-4pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

11am-8pm.

04 * Tuesday

07 * Friday

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Single Day Camp:Inside Outside Play Day Inside Outside

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

ZooClass for 2-year olds: We love babies! All babies need to be

cared for. Babies in nature are much like us! Toddlers will love exploring how animal parents care for their animal babies. For two-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. $11 per child for members; $17 per child for non-members 10:15-11am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

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Play Day Campers spend the day playing around animals and in the outdoors, as well as investigating the ins and outs of animal bodies. It’s like Summer Camp in a single day! For ages 5 through 9 Fullday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 9am-4pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

ZooClass for 3-year olds: Eggs-actly All eggs are different,

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

06 * Thursday

Goodnight Moon See Apr. 1

11am-Noon.

Amerks Home Game vs.Hershey Bears Time for some hockey

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

08 * Saturday

11am-8pm.

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

05 * Wednesday

with disabilities! 6-9pm. Greater Canandaigua Civic Center, 250 N Bloomfield Rd, Canandaigua 14424. 217-6430. www.cobblestoneartscenter.com

some are big and some are small, some are heavy and some are light. Have fun exploring differences and going on an exciting egg hunt. For three-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. 11:30am-12:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

fun! Cheer on the Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

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Flip for Fun Bottle Toss Kids of all ages can flip for fun on this bottle flip obstacle course! Flip as an individual or get your friends together to make a team. All proceeds benefit Cobblestone Arts Center for persons

11am-8pm.

Cub Scout Workshop: Tigers in the Wild Tigers in the Wild

We’ll take you on a hike and share naturalist observation skills along the way helping scouts to complete all of the requirements for this Adventure Elective. 1:30-4:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo. org

Annual Bunny Hunt Hop into

Spring with Farm Fresh Family Fun and hunt for real bunnies around the


CALENDAR OF EVENTS • LOCAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES farm. On our hunt, you won’t be hunting for eggs -- you’ll be on a scavenger hunt for bunnies! Follow the clues and you’ll see real bunnies plus the Easter bunny! Noon-4pm. Wickham Farms, 1821 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Penfield 14526. 377-3276. wickhamfarms.com

ZooClass for 2-year olds: We love babies! All babies need to be cared for. Babies in

nature are much like us! Toddlers will love exploring how animal parents care for their animal babies. For two-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. $11 per child for members; $17 per child for non-members 10:15-11am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

ZooClass for 4 and 5-year olds: Nests for Naturalist What nesting materials do our

neighborhood birds like best? Sticks and string and straw are just a few of the things we will explore as we learn about the birds around us. For four and five-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. 1-2pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

Amerks Home Game vs.Utica Comets

Time for some hockey fun! Cheer on the Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Goodnight Moon See Apr. 1 2-3pm. Seaster Visit us for our annual Seaster event! Take

part in egg-periments, visit with the Easter Bunny and new this year; join our Jello Egg Toss and toss a delicous jello egg to the sea lions and seals! Easter Bunny: 12:00pm to 12:45pm and 1:45pm to 2:30pm 9am-4:30pm. Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St., Niagara Falls 14301. www.aquariumofniagara.org

09 * Sunday Goodnight Moon See Apr. 1 2-3pm. Annual Bunny Hunt Hop into Spring with Farm Fresh Family Fun and hunt for real bunnies around the farm. On our hunt, you won’t be hunting for eggs -- you’ll be on a scavenger hunt for bunnies! Follow the clues and you’ll see real bunnies plus the Easter bunny! Noon-4pm. Wickham Farms, 1821 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road, Penfield 14526. 377-3276. wickhamfarms.com

11 * Tuesday ZooClass for 2-year olds: We love babies! All babies need to be cared for. Babies

in nature are much like us! Toddlers will love exploring how animal parents care for their animal babies. For two-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. $11 per child for members; $17 per child for non-members 10:15-11am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 3367213. senecaparkzoo.org

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25 11am-8pm.

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall

Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Goodnight Moon See Apr. 1 4:30pm.

12 * Wednesday

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall

10 * Monday

See Mar. 25 11am-8pm.

Amerks Home Game vs.Binghamton Senators Time for some hockey fun! Cheer on the

Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

Storytime Club: Showers and Flowers

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See

Readings of classic children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! Showers and Flowers. 10:30-11:30am. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester 14607. 263-2700. www.museumofplay.org

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25 11am-8pm.

Amerks Home Game vs.Albany Devils

Time for some hockey fun! Cheer on the Amerks at their home games. Click for full schedule. Please be sure to verify date for any changes 7:05pm. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Square, Rochester 14614. www.amerks.com

Mess-tival: Slimy, Silly, Gross A festival of mess! Discover the wonders of science through messy hands-on activities. Get more than just your hands dirty while you experiment with different gooey and yucky substances 11am-3pm. Rochester Museum and Science Center, 657 East Ave., Rochester 14607. www.rmsc.org Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall

See Mar. 25 11am-8pm.

Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

14 * Friday

Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

See Mar. 25 11am-8pm.

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Opening Day - Redwings vs Syracuse

Opening Day - 2017 Don't miss out on the first game of the season. 1:35pm. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester 14608. 454-1001. redwingsbaseball.com

15 * Saturday Susan Reed Songs and Stories A family

Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

concert of songs and stories from around the world, celebrating spring and the season of renewal. 2-4pm. Cobblestone Theatre, 1622 State Route 332, Farmington 14425. 3980220. www.cobblestoneartscenter.com

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall

Indentification Hike Series Uncover

13 * Thursday Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See See Mar. 25 11am-8pm.

the wonders of the outdoors guided by senior naturalist, Shairee Edersheim. Saturday, April 15: 10am–11:30am: Early Spring Wildflowers Saturday, May 20: 10am–11:30am: Woodland Wildflowers 10-11:30am. Cumming Nature Center,

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS • LOCAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES 6472 Gulick Rd., Naples 14512. www.rmsc.org

The Easter Express Hop on over and join us for an Easter Excursion! Kids will recieve a themed goodie bag, museum admission, an hour long train ride, and an Easter Egg Hunt! Trains depart at 12pm and 1:20pm. First class seating is availible and includes a plush Bunny. 10:30am-3pm. Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Ave., Medina 14103. 798-6106. www.medinarailroad.com Tail Waggin' Tutors Cuddle up with a dog and a good book! The Children’s Center of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County is going to the dogs! Actually, the dogs are coming to the Children’s Center because they are hungry for books! 11am-Noon. Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, 115 South Ave., Rochester 14604. 428-8150. www.libraryweb.org

Easter Bunny at Greece Ridge Mall See Mar. 25 10am-8pm.

Visit the Easter Bunny at Eastview Mall See Mar. 25

11am-8pm.

Redwings vs Syracuse 1:35pm. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester 14608. 454-1001. redwingsbaseball.com

16 * Sunday Redwings vs Syracuse 1:35pm. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester 14608. 454-1001. redwingsbaseball.com

17 * Monday Spring Break Camp Love it

Local! Monday, April 17 through Friday, April 21 Join us on a wild adventure face to face with animals in our Zoo and from our own backyards. Nature hikes and guided observations, interspersed with games and art projects, 9am-4pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

18 * Tuesday Spring Play Date at Greece Ridge Spring Play Date on Tuesday,

April 18th in Center Court from 11am-1pm. There will be tons of activities for the kids to enjoy for free over Spring Break, including Sand Art, a Bounce House, free Kiddie Train Rides, and Brain Art! That’s right – you 11am-1pm. Mall at Greece Ridge Center, 271 Greece Ridge Center Drive, Rochester 14626. 225-0430. www.themallatgreeceridge.com

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22 * Saturday The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe An old house in rural

England becomes the home base for four children who wander into an incredible country through an old wardrobe and help the country return to summer. Kodak Center for Performing Arts, 200 West Ridge Rd., Rochester 14615. .

Signs of Spring Hike Look for morning cloak butterflies, listen for the Red-winged black bird, smell the skunk cabbage flower, and other signs of spring with family. 10-11:30am. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd., Naples 14512.

23 * Sunday Community Garage Sale

Treasures await you and bargains abound...the sheer number and variety of items available at these sales defy easy description. But whatever you consider the right stuff, you have a good chance of finding it at Community Garage Sales and Superfleas. 8am-2pm. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St., Rochester 14605. 428-6907. www.cityofrochester.gov/garagesales/

24 * Monday Storytime Club: Showers and Flowers Readings of classic

children’s tales at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Have your Storytime Club passport punched once during each visit. Collect five punches and receive a free children’s book! Showers and Flowers. 10:30-11:30am. Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester 14607. 263-2700. www.museumofplay.org

25 * Tuesday Redwings vs Gwinnett

6:35pm. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester 14608. 454-1001. redwingsbaseball.com

ZooClass for 3-year olds: Eggs-actly All eggs are different,

some are big and some are small, some are heavy and some are light. Have fun exploring differences and going on an exciting egg hunt. For three-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. $11 per child for members; ... 10:15-11:15am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

ZooClass for 4 and 5-year olds: Nests for Naturalist

What nesting materials do our neighborhood birds like best? Sticks and string and straw are just a few of the things we will explore as we learn about the birds around us. For four and five-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. 11:30am-12:30pm. Seneca Park


CALENDAR OF EVENTS • LOCAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

Sesame Street Live: Make a New Friend SESAME STREET LIVE: MAKE A NEW FRIEND No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special - so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, RBTL Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St., Rochester 14605. 222-5000. www.rbtl.org

26 * Wednesday Redwings vs Gwinnett

1:35pm. Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester 14608. 454-1001. redwingsbaseball.com

27 * Thursday Redwings vs Gwinnett

11:05am Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester 14608. 454-1001. redwingsbaseball.com

28 * Friday ZooClass for 3-year olds: Eggs-actly All eggs are different,

some are big and some are small, some are heavy and some are light. Have fun exploring differences and going on an exciting egg hunt. For three-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. 10:15-11:15am. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. s enecaparkzoo.org

ZooClass for 4 and 5-year olds: Nests for Naturalist

What nesting materials do our neighborhood birds like best? Sticks and string and straw are just a few of the things we will explore as we learn about the birds around us. For four and five-year-olds with a complimentary caregiver. 11:30am-12:30pm. Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St Paul Street, Rochester 14621. 336-7213. senecaparkzoo.org

Star Wars and More: The Best of John Williams Stuart

Chafetz, guest conductor From a galaxy far, far away to a boy’s first day at Hogwarts, he’s the master behind the sound of the greatest films of our time. Join the RPO for an evening celebrating selections from John Williams' most popular scores. 8-10pm. Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs St., Rochester 14604. 454-7311. www.rpo.org

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe An old house in rural

England becomes the home base for four children who wander into an incredible country through an old wardrobe and help the country return to summer. Kodak Center for Performing Arts, 200 West Ridge Rd., Rochester 14615.

Mary Poppins Please join the Cobblestone Players Community Theatre presents Disney’s Mary Poppins. Everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure. 7-8:30pm. Cobblestone Theatre, 1622 State Route 332, Farmington 14425. 398-0220. www.cobblestoneartscenter.com Redwings vs Louisville

6:35pm, Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester 14608. 4541001. redwingsbaseball.com

29 * Saturday Star Wars and More: The Best of John Williams See Apr. 28 8-10pm.

Maypole Celebration At this

special family program, learn the traditional Maypole dance and make a May basket for someone you love. Wear your fun springtime clothes, perhaps with a European vintage outdoor flair. 10am-Noon. Cumming Nature Center, 6472 Gulick Rd., Naples 14512. www.rmsc.org

Redwings vs Louisville

1:35pm, Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester 14608. 4541001. redwingsbaseball.com

30 * Sunday Ravel's Mother Goose Suite

Michael Butterman, conductor The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair Kenneth Grant, clarinet The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair Matthew McDonald, bassoon The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair Charles Wetherbee, violin RAVEL Suite from Ma Mère l’Oye (Mot 2-3pm. Hochstein School of Music & Dance in Rochester, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester 14614. 454-7311. www.rpo.org

Redwings vs Louisville

1:35pm, Frontier Field, 1 Morrie Silver Way, Rochester 14608. 4541001. redwingsbaseball.com

Community Garage Sale

Treasures await you and bargains abound...the sheer number and variety of items available at these sales defy easy description. But whatever you consider the right stuff, you have a good chance of finding it at Community Garage Sales and Superfleas. 8am-2pm. Rochester Public Market, 280 N. Union St., Rochester 14605. 428-6907. www.cityofrochester.gov/garagesales/

PRINCESS PAOLOOZA WEEKEND Join beloved princesses as they use the principles of STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math — to solve puzzles, build contraptions, explore the principles of chemistry, and more. Join Snow White to uncover which critters left their tracks in the forest, partner with Rapunzel to learn how towers are built, and work with the Snow Princess to solve brain teasers. Perfect your archery skills with the Scottish Princess, discover the science behind cooking with the Frog Princess, and more.

WHEN April 1 & 2 WHERE The Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607 ADMISSION Age 2 and older: $14 Under age 2: Free Current members: Free MORE INFO www.museumofplay.org, 263-2700

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seven Places to Experience March Maple Weekends

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uring the Maple Weekends (March 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th) maple producers are inviting families to visit their farms and experience how maple syrup and other maple products are made. Whether it’s simply boiling the sap over an open fire or running it through highly scientific equipment, you and your kids will have a fun learning experience. Check with individual farms for their schedule of events and activities and visit www.nysmaple.com to learn more about maple sugaring and all the farms participating in this year’s Maple Weekends.

Cumming Nature Center

6472 Gulick Rd., Naples, NY 14512 374-6160, www.rmsc.org/cumming-nature-center Explore the science and lore of maple syrup production with volunteer guides along the Cumming Nature Center Pioneer Trail. On the trail, participants learn how a tree makes sap and discover the different processing techniques while enjoying the outdoors. Check the website for details.

Genesee Country Village and Museum 1410 Flint Hill Rd., Mumford, NY 14511 538-6822, www.gcv.org

Step back in time to the 1800s as costumed interpreters describe how sap was collected and made into maple sugar in the 19th century. Visit the website for details about the annual Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast. Bring the entire family (Kids are FREE!) and enjoy the fresh air and the delicious aroma of simmering maple syrup as you set off into the woods in search of sweet adventure at the annual Maple Sugar Festival March 18-19 & 25-26. Members FREE!

Schiek's Maple Products

873 Ridge Road, Penn Yan, NY 14527 315-536-6393 The farm will offer hayrides to the woods where you can see a modern tubing installation. The saphouse will be open where you can see the process of boiling sap to syrup. Bring your camera! GENESEE COUNTRY VILLAGE & MUSEUM IMAGE COURTESY DAVID A CANDLENA

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS • LOCAL FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES Schoff's Sugar Shack

Shadow Hill Maple Syrup

1064 Willis Hill Road, Victor, NY 14564 924-3769 www.schoffssugarshack. com

7285 Lakeside Road, Ontario, NY 14519 265-4849 or 315-5242190 www.shadowhillmaplesyrup.com

This family operation produces about 200 gallons of syrup a year! See the sap get boiled down on the wood-fired evaporator and taste samples of the various syrup grades. Syrup, candy and gift bottles are available to purchase. Check out the Maple Camp at Schoff’s Sugar Shack for more fun!

Take a guided tour of the Sugar Bush and Sugar House and see how sap is collected and made into maple syrup, candy and cream. Hike the trails through the Sugar Bush and enjoy free samples of syrup and other maple products.

Trout Brook Sugarhouse and Alpacas

296 Taylor Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 624-5648 www.troutbrooksugarhouse.com Enjoy the Sugarhouse demos, tours, syrup tastings and molded maple sugar samples. Trout Brook Sugarhouse will feature their custom oatmeal pancake mix: Peter's Pancake Mix. Try it! Maple and alpaca products are available at the farm store - and don't miss a visit with the alpacas!

Wohlschlegel's Naples Maple Farm 8064 Coates Road, Naples, NY 14512 775-77704 www.fingerlakesbulkmaplesyrup.com

Activities include a woods walk (bring boots and dress for the weather!) through the sugarbush and a pancake breakfast. Complimentary beverages, free samples of fresh maple syrup and specialty maple cream are available for tasting!

FUN MAPLE SYRUP FACTS

• It takes 30-50 gallons of sap to make one gallon of maple syrup • Maple syrup is boiled even further to produce maple cream, maple sugar, and maple candy • It takes one gallon of maple syrup to produce eight pounds of maple candy or sugar • A gallon of maple syrup weighs 11 pounds

FIND MORE! FOR MORE CALENDAR EVENTS AND PLACES TO GO, CHECK OUR WEBSITE WHERE YOU WILL FIND: Access to events by month and day Review events by selection of library, storytimes, free events, sports, outdoor fun and more... New events posted weekly

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