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Friday, June 22, 2012

Family Fun This Weekend

Do you have weekend plans? Friday and Saturday are looking lovely - around 80 and sunny - for everyone planning barbecues, heading to sports events, or looking to take a hike. But it's probably best to have an indoor back-up plan for Sunday in case they're right about the thunderstorms. Not to worry! There's plenty to do this weekend (and Friday, too - now that the kids are out of school, we need to keep them busy).

Animal Tales Drop-In Story Time
Friday, June 22 at 11 a.m.
Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY
All are welcome to stop in and listen to an animal-themed story. Afterward, check out the dogs and cats inside the shelter, as well as the rabbits and other animals in the barn. Then head outside to pet the sheep and goats, and walk along the farm path to see horses, pigs, ducks, and more. Free of charge.

Tails and Tales Story Time
Friday, June 22 at 11 a.m.
Wickham Farms, 1821 Fairport Nine Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY
Stop by the barn for story time and visit from a farm animal. Story time is free; tickets for jumping pillow, mini golf, batting cages, and concessions sold separately. Don't forget to bring your own sand toys for the giant sand box (or rent a toy while you're there).

School's Out Celebration
Friday, June 22 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Long Acre Farms, 1342 Eddy Road, Macedon, NY
Admission is $5 per person over age 2 and includes: jumping pillow, giant slide, duck races, hoop shoot, trikes, mini maze, traverse climbing wall, sandbox, and spider web. Face painting and crafts available for additional $1-3. Snacks available for purchase.

Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Genessee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY
Celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 as well as the Regency Era of Jane Austen. Activities include morning parade and flag raising on Village Square, fashion shows, live target shooting, Jane Austen dance demonstration (Saturday only), tactical demonstrations and militia drills, fife & drum concert, and more. Regular admission fees apply.

Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Seneca Park Zoo, 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY
Celebrate Madagascar's Independence Day and learn about this country's people and special wildlife. Games and puzzles will be available for children. Included with regular admission.

Strawberry Celebration
Saturday, June 23 - Sunday, June 24 from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Brown's Berry Patch, 14264 Roosevelt Highway, Waterport, NY 
Pick a basket of sun-ripened strawberries during peak season - right now! Bring your own containers or purchase some inside. Don't forget to sample some of the strawberry products in the market, too. After you've picked some berries, check out Barnyard Adventure (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or have a bite to eat at the Farm Grill (12-7 p.m.).

Trolley Rides
Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East Henrietta Road, West Henrietta, NY
Purchase a ticket for a unique trolley ride when you arrive. While you wait for your trolley, explore the train cars, antique cars, fire truck, and the model trains in the museum. At your departure time, board the trolley and enjoy the 1-mile ride to the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum. Explore the second museum before boarding for a ride back to the Museum of Transportation. 

Sunday, June 24 from 1 - 4:15 p.m.
Rochester Museum & Science Center - Strasenburgh Planetarium, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
There are giant-screen films and star shows daily, but given the chance of thunderstorms, Sunday would be a perfect day to go see one. Discounted tickets for RMSC members.
1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. - Fly Me to the Moon (50 min.; animated; ages 5-adult)
3:15 p.m. - Ring of Fire (45 min.; live action; ages 6 - adult)

More outdoor ideas:
More indoor ideas:
That should be enough to keep us all out of trouble this weekend. Enjoy yourself, and as always, thanks for reading.

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