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Friday, August 24, 2012

Family Fun This Weekend

YIKES! Only two more weekends until it's Back To School. That's right! Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to school they go. Don't let these fun opportunities to soak up the last bits of summer pass you by.


Story Time & Animal Friends
Friday, August 24 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.


3-D Technology Expo
Friday, August 24 - Sunday, August 26, 12 - 4 p.m.
Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester, NY
Have fun exploring your creative side and learn about the latest 3-D imaging technologies. Use their new 3-D printer!

Fri., Aug. 24 - Mon., Sept. 3 from 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. (gates open at 8 a.m.; midway open until midnight)
New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Boulevard, Syracuse, NY
Food, rides, games, arts & crafts, antique tractors, entertainment, stunt shows, petting zoo, daily parade, Kiddieland (rides & games), Kids Celebration (interactive entertainment), music, butterfly garden, cheese & butter sculptures, and so much more! It's all at the Fair. Be sure to check the schedule before your visit.


Kids Day at the Buffalo Bills
Saturday, August 25 - Kids activities at 3:30 p.m.; game at 7 p.m.
Ralph Wilson Stadium, 1 Bills Drive, Orchard Park, NY
The Kids Day Game will feature youth-themed tailgating, an exclusive game-day giveaway, interactive games, face painting, Buffalo Jills Cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo, stage performances, and post-game fireworks. Tickets are $15 for ages 14 and under; $43 family section for ages 15+. See web site for parking information.

Fairport Music and Food Festival
Saturday, August 25 from 12 - 10 p.m.
Main Street & Lift Bridge Lane, Fairport, NY
Three stages of live music, tons of food, children's activities, crafts and more.  Tickets are $15; children 12 and under are free; proceeds benefit the Golisano Children's Hospital.

Trolley Rides
Sunday, August 26 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.


Whatever adventure this weekend holds for you and your family, I hope it's a great and memorable one. Enjoy! And as always, thanks for reading.

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