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Friday, May 11, 2012

Family Fun for Mother's Day Weekend

Hopefully you already have plans for this weekend, and hopefully those plans include lots of relaxing for Mom! But if you're still looking for some fun with the fam for this weekend, here are some ideas in the Rochester area.

Family Fun Fridays: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Friday, May 11 from 5:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Southeast Family YMCA, 111 E. Jefferson Road, Pittsford, NY
5:45 p.m. - ? - Pizza ($1/slice) in the Lobby
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Adventure Center (bring socks)
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Make and Take activity in WRAP Room
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Activities in the Gym
7:05 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Family Swim
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Adventure Center
Admission is free; YMCA members only.

Day Out with Thomas: Mystery on the Rails Tour 2012
Friday May 11, Saturday May 12, and Sunday May 13 from 9:15 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Medina Railroad Museum, 530 West Avenue, Medina, NY
All aboard for a 25-minute ride on Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, listen to stories about Thomas and Friends, dance to live music, stop by the food court, and visit the activity tents with train tables, temporary tattoos, Mega Bloks, and much more. Purchase tickets for your train ride time, and enjoy the rest of the activities before or after your ride. All activities are included in the cost of the train tickets.

Lilac Festival
Friday, May 11 - Sunday, May 20
Highland Park, Highland Avenue & South Avenue, Rochester, NY
Ten days of free entertainment and lots of fun, surrounded by more than 1,200 lilac bushes. Be sure to check the web site for the children's entertainment schedule.

Vroom Vroom
Saturday, May 12 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pineway Ponds Park, Route 259, Union Street, Spencerport, NY
Touch and see a variety of vehicles, and meet the people who operate them. Check out a dump truck, tractor, police car, garbage truck, fire truck, and more! Admission is free; no rain date. Please call (585) 617-6174 with questions.

The Magic Guy
Saturday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Pittsford Community Library, 24 State Street, Pittsford, NY
Enjoy magic and humor with Chris Wilkinson, The Magic Guy. (My kids think he's hilarious! We watched his show twice in a row last July 4th.) Admission is free; no registration required.

Opening Day & 19th Century Fashion Shows
Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY
Enjoy the warm weather this weekend while visiting the village potter, tinsmith, blacksmith, and more. Meet the farm animals, taste "Petticoat Tails" shortbread at Jones Farm, make a tin ornament at the tinsmith shop, and play on the village square with period games and toys. Fashion shows at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. Admission fees vary; check web site for details.

Barnyard Adventure Opens for the Season
Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Brown's Berry Patch, 14264 Roosevelt Highway, Waterport, NY
Have fun with the giant slide, swings, teeter totter, water tables, straw bin, rope maze, duck races, pedal cars, sandbox, playhouse, and other farm activities.

Oz: Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 13 from noon - 5 p.m.
Pippi: Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Sunday, May 13 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY
Don't miss your last chance to walk down the yellow brick road! Also meet Pippi Longstocking...don't forget your camera. Both are included with admission.

No matter what you do this weekend, enjoy! Happy Mother's Day, and as always, thanks for reading.

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