Activities

Need plans? Full CNY family calendar for September 2018.

Please note: Mistakes happen. To confirm event details, call the sponsoring organization’s phone number or visit the website.

Saturday, Sept. 1

Canoeing & Kayaking. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; through Sept. 3. Paddle around Beaver Lake searching for beaver lodges, turtles and herons. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $10/hour of rental. Admission: $4/vehicle. Call for current weather conditions: (315) 638-2519.

Dinosaur Invasion. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; through Sept. 3. See a dozen animatronic dinosaurs throughout the outdoor zoo, including T. Rex, Brachiosaurus, and a couple of adult Parasaurolophus with a nest and babies. Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Admission: $8/adult; $5/senior; $4/ages 3-18; free/age 2 and under. (315) 435-8511.

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (exhibits); through Sept. 3. The fair features thousands of animals, hundreds of commercial attractions, scores of rides and countless styles of deep fried food. Also see the works of New York artists and crafters. New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse. Admission: $10/general; free/age 12 and younger. $1/Sept. 3. Parking: $5. (800) 475-FAIR. nysfair.org.

Paws to Read. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; also Sept. 8, 15, 22 & 29. Kids can read to a friendly dog from Paws Inc. of CNY. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. In the Magic Circle Children’s Theatre presentation, children in the audience can help the Little Mermaid get her voice back and win the Prince’s heart. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $6. Reservations recommended: (315) 449-3823.

Sciencenter Showtime. 2 p.m.; Saturdays. Weekly interactive experience has a different theme each week; this month topics include: the properties of water; citizen science projects; space research; and more. Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/general admission, ages 2-64; $7/seniors; free/under 2. (607) 272-0600. sciencenter.org.

Sunday, Sept. 2

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (exhibits); through Sept. 3. See Sept. 1 listing.

Monday, Sept. 3

New York State Fair. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. See Sept. 1 listing.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

First Steps. 9:30-10 a.m.; also Sept. 11, 18 & 25. Children who are good walkers, up to age 3, can with a caregiver take part in a program with music, movement, crafts and more. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Sally’s Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also Sept. 11, 18 & 25. A storytime for children ages 3-5, accompanied by caregivers. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661.

Baby Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also Sept. 11, 18 & 25. Babies and caregivers can share rhymes, songs, stories and signs in this language-building program. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Read, Sing and Play. 10:30 a.m.; also Sept. 11, 18 & 25. Children ages 1 1/2-5 years and families or caregivers can enjoy stories, rhymes, fingerplays and songs. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3636.

Drop-In Crafts. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Children of all ages can make seasonal crafts. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

School Spirit Crafts. 2-4 p.m. Kids of all ages can drop in and create fun crafts. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Teen Tuesday. 3:30-5:30 p.m. Young people in grades 6-12 can bring in their notebooks, pencil cases and more, and decorate them with washi tape, fabric paint and more. There will also be cookies and a movie. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

Stories for Little Kids. 10:30-11 a.m.; also Sept. 10, 12, 17, 19, 24 & 26. A storytime for babies and toddlers. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661.

Early Learners Storytime. 11 a.m.-noon; also Sept. 12, 19 & 26. Children ages 2-4, with an accompanying adult, can enjoy stories, interactive rhymes, songs and a craft. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Back to Homeschool Party. 1:30-3 p.m. Homeschooling students and parents can gather to connect with one another and learn about library resources. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Teen Anime Night. 6-8 p.m. Teens can watch and discuss anime; cosplay is acceptable if costumes are deemed appropriate by library staff. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Words and Music Songwriter Woodshed. 6:30-9 p.m. Songwriters of all ages and skill levels can bring work, and get and give constructive opinions and suggestions. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, Sept. 6

See Ongoing Events.

Friday, Sept. 7

Free to Be. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children ages 3-6 (though younger siblings are welcome) can sing along to a live guitar and explore early acting techniques. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Toddler Dance Party. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers, ages 18 months to 5 years, accompanied by caregivers, can enjoy musical instruments, bubbles and tunes. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Saturday, Sept. 8

Golden Harvest Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Sept. 9. Highlights of the festival include: arts and crafts, live music, storytelling, puppet and magic shows, and a petting zoo. Homemade seasonal foods and beverages for sale. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission: $5/adult; $1/ages 6-17; free/age 5 & under. (315) 638-2519.

Paws and Books. 10:30 a.m.; also Sept. 29. Kids ages 5-12 can read a story to Cooper, a trained Canine Good Citizen. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Toddlers’ Tango. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschool-aged children, accompanied by an adult, can take part in this music and movement class. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524.

Central New York Tomatofest. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Join the celebration of tomato season’s end—with crafts for sale, activities for kids, and more. Live music in various locations in downtown Auburn. Children’s entertainment located at Auburn Public Theater, 8 Exchange St. Proceeds benefit local food pantries. Free admission; fee for some activities. cnytomatofest.org.

Fishing Class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids of all ages can learn how to fish. Live bait and lures will be used; bait and tackle are provided. Those over age 16 must have a valid New York state fishing license. Bullhead Point, Lake Neatahwanta, Route 3, Fulton. Free. srybaak@yahoo.com.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Sept. 1 listing.

Sunday, Sept. 9

Golden Harvest Festival. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 8 listing.

Monday, Sept. 10

Gaming for Adults with Special Needs. 1:30-3 p.m. Adults with special needs can play Wii games and board games; caregivers must remain in the room. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Young Naturalists. 4-5 p.m. Students in grades 3-8 learn about the environment through hands-on activities and observation. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Multiple Moms Mingle. 6:30 p.m. Monthly meeting of mothers and expectant mothers of multiples. Twin Trees Too, 1029 Milton Ave., Syracuse. For more details and to reserve if you wish to attend: multiplemomsmingle.com.

Tuesday, Sept. 11

Homeschool Creative Writing Club. 1:30-3 p.m. Homeschooling teens, in grades 7-12, can bring a notebook or laptop and work on fiction or poetry. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457- 0310. lpl.org.

Teen MOPS. 5-7 p.m.; also Sept. 25. Young mothers, ages 13-21, with children under 6 enjoy a faith-based program with fun, food and activities while their children are cared for by the childcare program. Liverpool First United Methodist Church, 604 Oswego St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 569-2542.

Kids Craft Drop-In. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children can make a seasonal craft. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

Fancy Nancy Party. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children age 2 and up are invited to dress up and take part in a celebration of Jane O’Connor’s Fancy Nancy books, with stories, crafts and light refreshments. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Teen Geeks. 6-8 p.m.; also Sept. 19. Teens can play board games in the first session of the month and video games in the second. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, Sept. 13

Smartplay. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children age 6 and under can explore a free-play environment that promotes discovery, creativity and the development of early literacy skills. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Friday, Sept. 14

La Festa Italiana. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; through Sept. 16. Celebrate Italian culture, including food and music, and bocce. Children’s events on Sept. 15 and 16. In front of Syracuse City Hall, Washington and Montgomery streets, Syracuse. Free admission. festaitaliana.bizland.com.

Wings of the Night. 6 p.m. Learn all about bats, then accompany a naturalist on a walk to look for some. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $2/person. Preregistration required: (315) 638-2519.

Front Row Players Fundraiser. 6-8 p.m. Local artists perform acts, with Sistina Giordano of Bridge Street as emcee. Appetizers, dessert and coffee served. A benefit for the program that welcomes performers of all abilities. Eastern Hills Bible Church, 8277 Cazenovia Road, Manlius. $35. frontrow players.org/events. (315) 663-8390.

Saturday, Sept. 15

Fall Migration Festival. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Festival features educational and environmental exhibits, live animals, music, games, crafts, a chicken barbecue and more. Great Swamp Conservancy, 8375 N. Main St., Canastota. Admission: $4/ adults; $1/age 12 & under; $8/family maximum. (315) 697-2950. greatswampconservancy.org.

Mini Childbirth Education Class. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Learn about the birth process and comfort measures, and address concerns. Course book available for $10. Bring a yoga mat and small pillow; partner or support person encouraged to attend. Presented by CNY Doula Connection. Natur-Tyme Community Room, 3160 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Free. Registration recommended: (315) 395-3643.

Canine Carnival. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Hundreds of animals available for adoption (dogs, cats, horses), animal demonstrations, horse carriage rides, music, and food for sale. Jamesville Beach Park, Apulia Road, Jamesville. Free admission. (315) 435-5252.

Pups ‘n’ Pages. 11 a.m.-noon. People of all ages can read to a dog or just enjoy some canine company. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Rice Creek Rambles. 11 a.m.; also Sept. 22 & 29. Explore trails, woods and wetlands with a naturalist on a family-friendly hike. Those under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Rice Creek Field Station, SUNY Oswego, Thompson Road, 1 mile south of Route 104, Oswego. Free. Call day of to check trail conditions: (315) 312-6677. oswego.edu/rice-creek/rice-creek-rambles.

La Festa Italiana. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; through Sept. 16. See Sept. 14 listing.

Fayetteville Festival. Noon-dusk. Family event includes displays by local organizations; music; children’s activities; and a fireworks show at dusk. Beard Park, South Manlius Street, Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-9864. fayettevilleny.gov.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Sept. 1 listing.

Harvest Book and Bake Sale. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Peruse hundreds of books, CDs, DVDs, and other materials for sale. Purchase baked goods as well. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free admission/9:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m.; $2/bag sale, 1:30-3 p.m. nopl.org.

Soccer Clinic. 2 p.m. Kids age 8 and up can learn some technical elements of the game with a former high school and college player. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3519.

Sunday, Sept. 16

International Red Panda Day. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Listen to keeper chats at the red panda exhibit, visit a biofact station, and enter a raffle for a red panda plush. Help support red panda conservation in the wild. Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Admission: $8/adult; $5/senior; $4/ages 3-18; free/age 2 and under. (315) 435-8511.

La Festa Italiana. Noon-7 p.m. See Sept. 14 listing.

Monday, Sept. 17

Teens Minecraft. 3-4:30 p.m. Kids in grades 6-12 can hang out and play on the library’s server. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Homeschooling 101 for Parents. 7-8:30 p.m. In this session, discuss curriculum choices and paperwork for high school students. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Tuesday, Sept. 18

DIY Day. 6 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can make pinback buttons; bring a picture or take a clipping from a magazine. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Wednesday, Sept. 19

Nature’s Little Explorers. 10-11 a.m.; Wednesdays through Oct. 24. Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers can engage in hands-on exploration and make nature crafts. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $50/6 sessions (must register for all sessions). (315) 673-1350. Preregistration required: baltimorewoods.org.

Mystery Solvers. 4-4:45 p.m. Students in grades 3-5 can answer riddles using clues in order to solve a mystery. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637- 6374. Registration required: ffl.org.

Talk Like a Pirate Day. 6-7 p.m. Learn how to talk and look like a pirate with Captain Jack, author of A Pirate I Be. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, Sept. 20

Teen Writer’s Guild. 4-5 p.m. Students in grades 6-12 can take part in a creative workshop, writing in a variety of genres. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. ffl.org.

Moms of Multiples. 6-9 p.m. Presented by Crouse Perinatal Education, class addresses delivery expectations for multiples, breastfeeding, and other issues related to having twins or triplets. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. $35, plus fees (for two people). Preregistration required: fflib.org/moms-multiples

Friday, Sept. 21

Taste of David’s Refuge Fundraiser. 7-10 p.m. An evening of food and drink, with emcees Kaylea Nixon and Todd Caputo, raises money for the nonprofit that devotes itself to “caring for the caregiver.” RedBarn20, Windridge Estate, 2527 Route 20, Cazenovia. $125/person. (315) 682- 4204. davidsrefuge.org.

Saturday, Sept. 22

Autumn Begins

Sportsmen’s Days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Sept. 23. Visitors of all ages can try their hands at outdoor pursuits including skeet shooting, turkey calling, archery, fly fishing, BB gun, canoeing and more. Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. $5/vehicle. (315) 689-9367.

Fishing Class. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids of all ages can learn how to fish. Live bait and lures will be used; bait and tackle are provided. Those over age 16 must have a valid New York state fishing license. Oneida Fish Hatchery, 3 Hatchery Road, off Route 49, Constantia. Free. srybaak@yahoo.com.

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Sept. 1 listing.

Early Autumn Paddle. 4 p.m.; also Sept. 29. Go on a paddle with a naturalist. Snack on cheese, crackers and cider. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $25/canoe, including rental. Registration required: (315) 638- 2519.

A Night at the Woods. 7:30-9:30 p.m. In this event for all ages, participants can go on a forest walk, see what creatures glow under a black light, and listen to stories by the fire. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $5. (315) 673-1350. Registration recommended: baltimorewoods.org.

Sunday, Sept. 23

Sportsmen’s Days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 22 listing.

Petit Book Sale. 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thousands of books, music CDs, DVDs and audiobooks will be on sale, more for $2 or less each. Bring your own bag. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. (315) 435-3636.

Westcott Street Fair. Noon-6:30 p.m. The neighborhood puts on its 27th annual festival, starting with a parade at noon and followed by live music and dance performances, crafts for sale, and a chance to learn about local nonprofit organizations. Children’s performances and activities take place at the Petit Branch library on Victoria Place. Westcott Street between Concord and Dell streets, and on side streets, Syracuse. Free. (315) 313-5447. westcottstreetfair.org.

Monday, Sept. 24

Baby Storytime. 9:30-10 a.m. Babies from 3 months to 24 months, accompanied by a caregiver, can take part in stories, songs, rhymes and play. NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. (315) 676-7484.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

See Ongoing Events

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Gaming. 4-6 p.m. Young people ages 7-18 can learn and play games including Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661.

Teen Trading Card Game Day. 6-8 p.m. Young people in grades 7-12 can join TCG Player, a local company, for games. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Wicked Plants Exhibition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; through Jan. 6. In the new traveling exhibit, learn about more than 100 of the world’s most dangerous plants. Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/general admission, ages 2-64; $7/ seniors; free/under 2. (607) 272-0600. sciencenter.org.

Trail Tales. 1 p.m. Children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult, can hear two stories and then head out on a hike led by a naturalist. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4/vehicle. (315) 638-2519.

Friday, Sept. 28

Kids Minecraft. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Kids in grades 3-5 can hang out and play on the library’s server. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org.

Moth March. 6 p.m. Learn about the habits moths; then spread some fruit-and-molasses mash on tree trunks, and see what insects come to feed on it. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $2/person. Admission: $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Saturday, Sept. 29

The Little Mermaid. 12:30 p.m. See Sept. 1 listing.

Sunday, Sept. 30

National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk. 10:30 a.m. (registration at 9:30 a.m.). In the 20th anniversary event, individuals with Down syndrome along with their friends and families promote acceptance and advocacy with a two-mile walk; picnic lunch and festivities follow. Music by Skip Clark Entertainment. T-shirts available for purchase. Long Branch Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. Free. Early preregistration recommended: (315) 682-4289. dsaofcny.org.

Ongoing Events

Horseback Riding. Through Oct. 28: Friday, Saturday & Sunday,10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Highland Forest on an hour-long guided horseback ride; age 5 and up. Highland Forest Park, Route 80, 3 miles east of Fabius. $35/hour. Reservations required at least 24 hours in advance: (315) 289-3775.

Downtown Syracuse Farmers’ Market. Tuesdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.; through Oct. 9. Farmers and produce dealers offer vegetables, fruit, nuts, flowers, baked goods and more for sale. Clinton Square, Syracuse. (315) 422-8284. downtownsyracuse.com.

Peanut Butter Jelly Time. Thursdays, 5 p.m. Members of the community can join in making more than a hundred bagged lunches to hand out to the hungry and homeless in downtown Syracuse. The Road, 4845 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. (315) 218-6066. wholelygroundsattheroad.org.

Weekend Walks With a Naturalist. Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Nature discovery hike with different topics each weekend. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Route 370, Baldwinsville. Admission: $4/vehicle. (315) 638-2519.

Great Swamp Conservancy Nature Trails. Daily, dawn to dusk. Throughout the year, visitors can grab their walking shoes and explore 4.5 miles of well-groomed, flat trails. Trails feature a 900- foot boardwalk, osprey nesting platform, and wetland and grassland restoration areas. The area is a stop for many migratory waterfowl and songbirds; other wildlife include muskrats and beavers. Great Swamp Conservancy, 3.5 miles off I-90, Exit 34, 8375 N. Main St., Canastota. Free. (315) 697-2950.

Baltimore Woods Nature Center. Hiking trails and parking are free and open every day from dawn to dusk. Interpretive Center open Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sundays. Snowshoe rental: $5/day. 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. (315) 673-1350.

Wegmans Playground. Boundless Playground for children (and parents) of all ages and abilities includes accessible swings, slides, bridge and more, including special section just for the tiniest tykes. Onondaga Lake Park, Route 370, Liverpool. Free. (315) 451- PARK.

Barnes & Noble Storytimes. Thursdays, 10 a.m. Join a storytime for toddlers and preschoolers that’s features a book, songs and coloring. Barnes & Noble, 3454 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt. Free. (315) 449-2948.

Fairmount Community Library Storytimes. Little Movers (good walkers ages 1-3): Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. Small Steps (unstructured play for ages 0-2 years): Tuesdays, 10:15 a.m. Creative Kids (stories and crafts for preschoolers): Mondays, 11:15 a.m., Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. Fairmount Community Library, 406 Chapel Dr., Syracuse. Free. (315) 487-8933.

Maxwell Library Storytimes. Storytimes and book groups for all ages. Call for dates and times. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661.

Northeast Community Center Library Storytimes. Preschool storytimes with rhymes and occasional games; youngsters learn group listening and participation skills. Call for times. Northeast Community Center Library, 716 Hawley Ave., Syracuse. Free. (315) 472-6343, Ext. 208.

NOPL Brewerton Storytimes. Age 2 and up: Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. (315) 676-7484.

NOPL Cicero Library Storytimes. Toddler Story Hour: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Preschool Story Hour: Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. (315) 699-2032.

NOPL North Syracuse Library Storytimes. Birth-age 3: Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m. Ages 3-5: Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184.

Onondaga Free Library Storytimes. Mother Goose Time (age 2 and under): Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Family Storytimes (age 2 and older): Wednesdays, 10 a.m., and Thursdays, 11 a.m. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. (315) 492-1727.

Petit Branch Library Storytimes. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Toddler and preschooler storytime for children ages 18 months-5 years and caregivers. Includes stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. (315) 435-3636.

Regional Market Farmers’ Market. Saturdays, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. (year-round); Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (May through November only). Shop seasonal produce, meat, fish, poultry, eggs, specialty foods and more on display throughout covered sheds; heated shops of Regional Market Commons feature gift and unique items including jewelry, paintings and home decor. Also, flea market, Sundays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 2100 Park St., Syracuse. (315) 422-8647.

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