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Friday, August 10, 2012

Family Fun This Weekend

Whether your kids like animals, pirates, knights, music and art, Little House on the Prairie, or trains, there is something for everyone this weekend.

Story Time & Animal Friends
Friday, August 10 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.

Zoe's Birthday Party
Friday, August 10 from 5 - 8:30 p.m.
Long Acre Farms, 1342 Eddy Road, Macedon, NY
Zoe, the Chocolate Lab, is turning 5 and she wants you and your leashed dog(s) to come celebrate at her birthday party. No gifts please; instead make a donation to the Wayne County Humane Society. The party will feature extended Tasting Room hours until 8:30 p.m. with Waggin' Tail Red specials, release of 3 new wines, music from 6 - 8:30 p.m., free doggie cone with any ice cream shop purchase, free balloon for the kids, and the Mini Back 40 (jumping pillow, spider web, giant sandbox, mini maze, and climbing wall) is open until dark for $3 per person.

Palmyra Pirate Weekend
Friday, August 10 at dusk and Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Palmyra Village Hall, 144 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY
Friday at dusk there will be free music and movie in Palmyra Village Park: The Goonies (PG). Saturday will feature a window painting contest on Main Street, canal boat tours, food, music, crafters, museum tours & pirate tales with Bloody Mary at Pirate's Cove, and the Pirate Kazoo Band & Pillage 'N the Village Bed Race Regatta (11 a.m., starting line near Village Park). Admission is free.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Days
Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Genesee Country Village & Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford, NY
Celebrate the pioneer days and learn about Laura's ties to Western NY. See a Victorian Ladies' Fashion Show, create a corn husk doll ($1), knead bread, churn butter, run sack races, and learn about the activities that a young Laura would have experienced. Two actresses from Little House on the Prairie will be signing autographs ; tickets myst be purchased in advance and include autographs from both actresses ($5 for autographs on an item purchased at the museum, $10 for autographs on an item brought from home). Regular admission rates apply.

Brockport Arts Festival
Saturday, August 11 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, August 12 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Main Street, Brockport, NY
Kids activities include Happy the Clown, the Balloon Lady, Tae Kwon Do demonstration, toy top demonstration, music, jugglers, and a Pole-Bee demo (a crazy frisbee game). There will be a bake sale, wine garden, vintage car cruise-in, radio-controlled boat demo, sidewalk chalk art, farmers' market, duck derby, beard contest, and book signing with local authors. Check the web site for schedule, directions, and more.

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 11 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.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone! As always, thanks for reading.

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