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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Family Fun This Weekend

This weekend looks promising! First, Saturday's forecast is partly-sunny in the low 60s, and Sunday should be sunny with a high of 67. Second, there is a ton going on in the ROC. If all else fails, take your kids to a playground...but I'm sure you'll find something fun on this list. Have a great weekend!

Animal Tales Drop-In Story Time
Friday, May 4 at 11 a.m.
Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, 99 Victor Road, Fairport
Listen to an animal-themed story and enjoy a hands-on learning experience. Offered every Friday. Admission is free.

Friday Family Nights: Roller Skating
Friday, May 4
Southeast Family YMCA, 111 E. Jefferson Rd., Pittsford
5:45 p.m. - ? - Pizza ($1/slice)
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. - Crafts in Lobby
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Roller Skating in the Gym (skate rental is $4/person)
7:05 - 10:00 p.m. - Family Swim
7:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Parachute Games
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Adventure Center (wear socks)
Admission is free; open to the community.

Say No To Drugs, Say Yes To Bowling
Friday, May 4 and everyday through August 31 - open until 9 p.m.
Bowl-A-Roll Lanes, 1560 Jefferson Road, Rochester
This program provides children in grades K-12 with one free game of bowling, including rental shoes, from May 1st through August 31st.

Our Fragile World Environmental Fair
Friday, May 4 - Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester
A fair featuring environmentally-conscious businesses, nature organizations, and government agencies. Included with admission fee.

ArtsROC's First-Ever LEGO Education Showcase
Saturday, May 5 - all day
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Pittsford Plaza, 3349 Monroe Avenue, Rochester
Help build LEGO Rochester (building times are 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m.) by creating a building from the skyline. Book signing with Dan Brown, author of LEGO: A Love Story. Hear LEGO Gaga perform with KidzRoc. Check out cool LEGO exhibits. The first 50 kids in line for the 9 a.m. session receive a free mini figure.

Love My Park Day Celebration
Saturday, May 5 from 10:00 a.m. - noon
Lauraville Landing Park - under the pavilion, Clyde
Cornell Cooperative Extension Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play program will be hosting a Fiesta Day to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and I Love My Park Day. Free activities include crafts, container gardening, scavenger hunt, food, and piƱata.

Ganondagan State Historic Site Opening Weekend
Saturday, May 5 - Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
1488 State Route 444, Victor
Saturday features a community longball game at 2 p.m.; bark longhouse and Visitors Center tours, and trail walks throughout the day. Sunday features a plant walk at 10 a.m.; outdoor family games; bark longhouse and Visitors Center tours; and trail walks. Bring a picnic lunch. Adults - $3; students/seniors - $2; Check in at Visitors Center.

Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood
Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester
Come see theatrical performances of two classic children's stories by students from Allendale Columbia. Included with admission fee.

Saturday, May 5 from 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. (arrive at about 2:15)
Miller Atrium across from Eastman Theatre (located at 60 Gibbs Street), Rochester 
Interactive DRUM PLAY drum circle with Ivan Trevino. Open to the public. All ages are welcome, but probably best for ages 6+. Admission is free.

Whew! That's a lot. Whatever your plans, enjoy your weekend! As always, thanks for reading.

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