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Friday, August 3, 2012

Family Fun This Weekend

Watermelon, peaches, and organic treats...bowling, football, and jousting...animals...art...trains...so much to do, so little time. Here are just a few things to do this weekend.

National Watermelon Day
Friday, August 3 - all day
While there aren't any actual festivities to celebrate National Watermelon Day, mark the occasion at home by carving a Watermelon Shark! All you need is a watermelon, a sharp knife, a few blueberries, and some toothpicks. This link provides step by step instructions with photos to guide you. Impress your kids and enjoy a healthy snack.

Story Time & Animal Friends
Friday, August 3 at 11 a.m.
1. Lollypop Farm, 99 Victor Road, Fairport, NY - come for the story, stay for the farm animal fun!
2. Wickham Farms, 1821 Fairport Nine Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY - story time, sandbox, farm animals, and playground are free; jumping pillow, batting cages, and mini golf fees apply.

Free Summer Bowling for Kids
Now through September 3, 2012 - M-Th 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. - 1 a.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. - midnight
AMF Bowling Centers - 3 locations in Rochester, NY, plus Webster and Fairport
All kids under 16 can enjoy free bowling when parents get weekly coupons delivered to their email inbox. Visit http://freebowling.amf.com to register.

Celebrate Organic
Saturday, August 4 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wegmans - all locations
Stop by stations throughout the store to sample Wegmans brand organic items. There will be coloring sheets and temporary tattoos for the kids, plus a coupon book for your family and a chance to win $50 worth of organic foods.

Kids Day at Bills Training Camp
Saturday, August 4 from 2 - 6 p.m.
St. John Fisher College, 3690 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
Are you ready for some football?!? Kids Day will feature face painting, photo souvenir opportunities, games, and visits by Billy Buffalo and the Buffalo Jills. Team practice is from 3 - 5:30 p.m. Players will be signing autographs along the fence after practice, plus there will be a Kids Autograph Tent featuring Kyle Williams, Marcell Dareus, and Chris Kelsay. Admission is free; no tickets are required.

Park Ave Summer Arts Fest
Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 5 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Park Avenue - from Alexander Street to Culver Road, Rochester, NY
Arts, crafts, music, food, and fun. Check the web site for directions, parking/shuttle information, and more.

Peach Celebration
Saturday, August 4 - Sunday, August 5 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Brown's Berry Patch, 14264 Roosevelt Highway, Waterport, NY
It's peak season for peaches. Their country marketplace has freshly-picked peaches plus samples of peach products. Unfortunately, "pick your own" is not available for peaches. However, there is still plenty to do at Brown's Berry Patch.

Renaissance Festival
Saturdays and Sundays, now through August 19, 2012; 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
15385 Farden Road, Sterling, NY
Huzzah! Food, entertainment, games, rides, and more await in Merry Olde England (passports and time machine not required). Tickets required; children 5 and under are free. Parking is free; additional fees for rides and games ($1-3 each), as well as purchase of food and beverages.

Trolley Rides
Sunday, August 5 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East Henrietta Road, West Henrietta, NY
Purchase your tickets, then 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. 

Have a great weekend!

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