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Friday, April 27, 2012

Family Fun This Weekend

Looking for some fun in the ROC this weekend? Whether your kids are little cowboys and cowgirls, future Shakespeares, Jedis in training, or pint-sized scientists, there's a little something for everyone going on.

Family Fun Friday: Wild West!
Friday, April 27
Southeast Family YMCA, 111 E. Jefferson Rd., Pittsford
4:30 - 9 p.m.      - Adventure Center is open (wear socks)
5:45 - ?               - Pizza in the Lobby ($1/slice)
6:15 - 7:45 p.m. - Camp Crafts in the Lobby
6:30 - 8 p.m.      - Wild West Games in the Gym
7:05 - 10 p.m.    - Family Swim

Writers & Books Family Open House
Saturday, April 28 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester
A fun-filled day with storytelling, writing workshops, drumming, art, and discounts for SummerWrite. Play word games, write haiku, meet the teachers, and tour the facility. Free event.
10 - 11 a.m.           - Art Activity with Naomi McNamara
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. - Read Aloud with Cathy Buyer-Davis
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. - Mini-writing Workshop with Kitty Jospe
12 - 12:30 p.m.      - Drumming with Henry Padron
1 - 1:30 p.m.          - Storytelling with Marna Rossi

In Another Galaxy Weekend
Saturday, April 28 (10 a.m. - 8 p.m.) & Sunday, April 29 (noon - 5 p.m.)
National Museum of Play at the Strong, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester
Dress as your favorite Sci-Fi movie character and meet the members of the 501st Legion and the Rebel Legion. Play vintage Star Wars games and see Star Wars artifacts from the museum's collections. Included with admission.

Explore with Sid the Science Kid
Saturday, April 28 (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
WXXI Studios, 280 State Street, Rochester
Come meet Sid the Science Kid and have your picture taken with him

Sunday, April 29 (noon - 4 p.m.)
Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Ave., Rochester
I wanna know why things happen and how, and I want to know everything now! Oh yeah... Sid the Science Kid will be at RMSC! Meet him in person, participate in hands-on science experiments and more.   Included with admission.

It's hard to believe it was in the 80s just days ago - with snow earlier this week! - but this weekend's forecast is for the low 50s; partly cloudy on Saturday but sunny on Sunday. Hopefully it will be warm enough to get a little gardening and mulching done in addition to hanging out with Sid and some Storm Troopers. Whatever your plans, have a great weekend! As always, thanks for reading.

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