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Friday, August 31, 2012

Family Fun This Weekend

Can you believe it's already Labor Day Weekend?!? Whether you're having a backyard BBQ, going camping, or just relaxing with the family, make time for a little adventure at one of these fun events.

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.

Labor Day Weekend Specials
Friday, August 31 - Monday, September 3
Adventure Landing, 3340 West Ridge Road, Greece, NY
Arcade token specials (60 for $10, 100 for $15, or 300 for $40) available Friday through Monday (Fri & Sat 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.; Sun 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.; Mon 9 a.m. - 12 a.m.). "All U Can Play Special" on Monday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.: $8 per person for unlimited mini golf, unlimited Wow! Factory, plus 10 arcade tokens. Purchase specials at front counter; no coupon necessary.

Fri., Aug. 31 - 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.

The Fresh Beat Band Live in Concert
Sunday, September 2 at 4 p.m. (doors open at 3 p.m.)
CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua, NY
Get the beat...The Fresh Beat Band! See Kiki, Marina, Twist, and Shout live in concert.  Tickets required (still available in the rear sections).

Trolley Rides
Sunday, August 26 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
New York Museum of Transportation, 6393 East River 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.

Exhibit Closing: Design Zone
Monday, September 3 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Strong National Museum of Play, 1 Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY
This is your last chance to check out the hands-on Design Zone. Learn how video game developers, music producers, roller coaster designers, and DJs use math skills in a fun and interactive way. Included with general admission.

Rochester Labor Day Parade
Monday, September 3 at 11 a.m.
East Avenue to the Liberty Pole, to Main Street, to Plymouth Avenue; Rochester, NY
Cheer for the live bands, vehicles, community groups, and unions in the parade, all celebrating Labor Day.

Enjoy the long weekend, and have a wonderful Back to School week! As always, thanks for reading.

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