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Events List: See what’s happening in Central NY this February

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

Friday, Feb. 1

Free to Be. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Children from ages 3 to 6 can take part in this early childhood music and acting class with live guitar music, creating unique lyrics. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free.
(315) 637-6374. fflib.org.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Take Your Child to the Library Day. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Make a bookmark and explore what the library has to offer. Face painting (11 a.m.-noon); registration requested. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. (315) 492-1727. oflibrary.org.

Preschool Information Fair. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Representatives from local preschools will provide information about their programs to families. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374.

Music with Donna B. 10:30 a.m. Donna Butterfield leads an interactive music program for children age 2 and up. Rhythm instruments, puppets and storybooks are part of the fun. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Paws to Read. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; also Feb. 9, 16 & 23. 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.

Rice Creek Ramble. 11 a.m.; also Feb. 9 & 16. People of all ages (kids under 17 must be accompanied by an adult) can go on an informative, family-friendly walk. Rice Creek Field Station, 193 Thompson Road, 1 mile south of SUNY Oswego’s main campus, Oswego. Call to check trail conditions the morning of the hike: (315) 312-6677. oswego.edu/ricecreek.

Pups ‘n Pages. 11 a.m.-noon.; also Feb. 16. All ages can read to or just hang out with one of the volunteer dogs. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. (315) 699-2032.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. In the Magic Circle Children’s Theatre presentation, children in the audience help teach the Beast kindness and good manners. Audience members are encouraged to dress up as a fairy tale character and become part of the royal court. Spaghetti Warehouse, 689 N. Clinton St., Syracuse. $6. Reservations recommended: (315) 449-3823.

Meet the Masters Art Class. 1-2 p.m.; also Feb. 9 & 16. Children in K-6 learn about master painters, copy a masterpiece, and explore color theory. NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. $10/session. (315) 676-7484.

Cupid’s Book Folding. 2 p.m. Young people ages 12-18 can turn old books into art by folding their pages into a heart-shaped sculptures. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Mad Scientists. 2 p.m. Children in K-5 can take part in science activities presented by members of SciExcite, a nonprofit organization run by high school students. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Sciencenter Showtime. 2 p.m.; Saturdays. In upcoming sessions of this weekly interactive series, topics will include: chemistry, dogs, engineering, and flight. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/ages 2-64;            $7/seniors, age 65-plus; free/under 2. (607) 272-0600. sciencenter.org.

Groundhog Day. 2:30 p.m. See the 1993 movie Groundhog Day (rated PG), starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. It’s recommended for age 11 and up. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Snowshoes, Stars and Stories. 7-9 p.m. People age 7 and up can take a hike through the woods to a cabin and a fire, drink hot cocoa, and hear stories. Snowshoes provided. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. Register: baltimorewoods.org. (315) 673-1350.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Sunday Funday. 2-4 p.m.; Sundays, through April 14. All ages of visitors can explore the galleries, see art making, hear stories, and play games. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. $8/general admission; free/under 12. (315) 474-6064. everson.org.

Chemsations. 2 p.m.; also Feb. 17. Local high school students demonstrate chemical reactions with color changes, bubbles and light. Sciencenter, 601 First St., Ithaca. Admission: $8/adults; $7/seniors; $6/ages 3-17; free/under 3. (607) 272-0600. sciencenter.org.

Monday, Feb. 4

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.

Yoga for Everyone. 6 p.m., Mondays. Take a one-hour yoga class. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Crafting for a Cause. 6:30 p.m. All ages of participants can make bracelets the library will sell to raise money for the CNY Diaper Bank. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Registration requested: oflibrary.org. (315) 492-1727.

Tuesday, Feb. 5

CHINESE NEW YEAR
Year of the Pig
Valentine’s Day Cards. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Teens and adults can use the card-making supplies to make a unique craft. Central Library, MakerSpace (Level 1), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

First Steps. 9:30-10 a.m.; also Feb. 12, 19 & 26. 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.

Baby Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also Feb. 12, 19 & 26. Babies, up to age 2, 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.

Teen Tuesday. 4-5:30 p.m. Young people in grades 6-12 can take part in a different program each week. This week’s session has a Chinese New Year’s theme, with tying lucky knots and making paper lanterns. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Wiggleworms. 10:15 a.m.; also Feb. 13, 20 & 27. Toddlers and preschoolers can play with props and musical instruments. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Registration required: oflibrary.org. (315) 492-1727.

Read, Sing, Play Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m. Children of all ages, accompanied by caregivers, can enjoy this storytime. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Trading Card Game Day. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Pros from TCGplayer will play and teach a variety of trading-card games. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Teen Anime Night. 6-8 p.m. Teens can come and talk about anime. Cosplay is okay, but library staff must approve. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Trading Card Games. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Staffers from TCGplayer staffers teach and play Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon and Magic: The Gathering with participants ages 12-18. Central Library, Community Room (Level 1), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Math Tutoring. 3-4 p.m., Wednesdays. Teens and adults can bring in questions or examples of the typie of math problems with which they need help. Central Library, MakerSpace (Level 1), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Syracuse Auto Expo. 4-9 p.m.; through Feb. 10. Hundreds of vehicles in two buildings. On Feb. 10, Family Fun Day includes a magic act (noon-4 p.m.), face painting (12:30-4 p.m.), and $20 for family four-pack admission. Oncenter, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. $9/adults; $7/senior citizens; $/ages 6-12; free/age 5 & under. autoexposyracuse.com.
Saturday, Feb. 9

Friday, Feb. 8

Button Valentines. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Kids age 11 and up can design a valentine and turn it into a button; supplies provided. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Winter Fair. 3-11 p.m.; through Feb. 10. Food, exhibits, a kids zone, amusements, music and more. Expo Center, State Fairgrounds, Geddes. $6/adults; $4/age 60 & older; $4/ages 13-17; free/age 12 & under. nyswinterfair.com.

Syracuse Auto Expo. 4-9 p.m.; through Feb. 10. See Feb. 7 listing.

Saturday, Feb. 9

Cupid’s Chase. 8 a.m. (registration); 10 a.m. (run). Take part in 5K run or 3K walk to benefit Community Options, an organization that supports people with disabilities. Walkers, runners, joggers, people in wheelchairs, and baby strollers are welcome. Onondaga Lake Park, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. $20-$40. (315) 431-9859.

Book and Bake Sale. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Doors closed 1:15-1:30 p.m.) Baked goods, and used books, DVDs, audiobooks, puzzles, CDs and more will be for sale. Northern Onondaga Public Library at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free admission/9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m.; $2 bag/sale 1:30-3 p.m., with bags sold at event. (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Winter Fair. 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; through Feb. 10. See Feb. 8 listing.

Syracuse Auto Expo. Noon-9 p.m.; through Feb. 10. See Feb. 7 listing.

Saturday Story Morning.
10-11 a.m. Children from 1 ½ to 6, with families or caregivers, can enjoy stories, rhymes, finger plays and songs. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Paws and Books. 10:30 a.m.; also Feb. 23. Children ages 5-12 can read a story to Cooper, a certified Canine Good Citizen, then they can make a dog-related craft. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 2 listing.

DIY Scarves. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can make their own fleece scarves. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

International Food Festival. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sample food from over 20 cultures. Parkview Junior Academy, 412 S. Avery Ave., Syracuse. Admission: $5/person; $3/ages 4-12; free/age 3 & under. (315) 468 (315)468-0117. parkviewjunioracademy.org.

Sunday, Feb. 10

Winter Fair. Noon-8 p.m. See Feb. 8 listing.
Syracuse Auto Expo. Noon-5 p.m. See Feb. 7 listing.
Montessori Open House. 2-4 p.m. Find out about the school that serves ages 3 through 12 with its preschool and elementary education based on Montessori philosophy and methods. Montessori School of Syracuse, 155 Waldorf Parkway, DeWitt. (315) 449-9033. mssyr.org.

Monday, Feb. 11

Low-Intervention Birth Tips. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn about medical interventions and how to have a better chance at a natural, gentle birth in a hospital setting. Presented by CNY Doula Connection. CNY Healing Arts, 195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse. Free. Registration recommended: (315) 707-8097.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Homeschool Creative Writing Club. 1:30-3 p.m. Students in grades 7-12 can discuss and work on fiction and poetry. Bring a notebook or laptop. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Free. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org. (315) 672-3661.

Teen MOPS. 5-7 p.m.; also Feb. 26. 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.

Winter Craft Drop In. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Make a snowflake craft, a penguin craft and more. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Rice Krispie Treat Valentines. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Kids age 11 and up can make heart-shaped treats. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Teen Tabletop Games at Dunkin’. 6-8 p.m. Teens can play board games and eat snacks in the Dunkin’ Donuts community room. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Dunkin’ Donuts, 105 Second St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. http://www.lpl.org.

Thursday, Feb. 14

VALENTINE’S DAY

Moonlight Skiing and Snowshoeing. Until 9 p.m.; through Feb. 17. Venture onto Beaver Lake’s 10 miles of trails (if the snow cover is adequate) lit by the moon. Hot chocolate and other refreshments available at the visitor center. Bring a flashlight and a friend for safety. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/hour for snowshoe rental; Admission: $4/vehicle, paid as you exit. (315) 638-2519.

Friday, Feb. 15

Toddler Dance Party. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 18 months-5 years can come play musical instruments, enjoy bubbles, and dance their sillies out. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. (315) 446-3578. CLDandJ.org.

Stories with Donna B. 10:30 a.m. Donna Butterfield leads the group in singing, dancing, stories and more. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Registration requested: (315) 492-1727. oflibrary.org.

Manga Mania Book Club. 4 p.m. Young people ages 12-18 will read and discuss manga and have snacks. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Guided Moonlight Snowshoe Hike. 7 p.m.; also Feb. 16. Explore the woodlands and frozen marshes on snowshoes with a guide; space limited. Program is only offered when conditions are acceptable. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/snowshoe rental; $4/vehicle. Registration required day of hike: (315) 638-2519.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Young Boater Safety Certification Course. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Boaters ages 10-17 must take the course and pass the same-day exam in order to legally operate a motorboat or personal watercraft alone. Presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse. Free. Registration required by Feb. 13: (315) 312-3042. slm22@cornell.edu.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 2 listing.

Stop-Motion Videos. 2 p.m. Young people ages 12-18 can use an iPad to make stop-motion videos; snacks provided. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Winter Owl Prowl. 8-10 p.m. Participants age 10 and up can walk through the woods in search of owls. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9. Register:
baltimorewoods.org.  (315) 673-1350.

Sunday, Feb. 17

See Ongoing Events

Monday, Feb. 18

PRESIDENTS’ DAY

Winter Wonders Week. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; daily through Feb. 22. Various special break-week activities, including a chance to try snowshoeing (weather permitting, Feb. 18 & 20 at 10 a.m.), build a snow cave (Feb. 21, 10 a.m.), learn about winter animals (daily, 1:30 p.m.); and more. All activities are weather dependent. Indoor activities will take place if there isn’t enough snow for outdoor ones. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/vehicle. $5/hour snowshoe rental. (315) 638-2519.

Teddy Bear Clinic. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Children of all ages can bring a stuffed animal for a checkup. Veterinarians will give the stuffed animal a checkup and offer first aid if necessary. Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Admission: $4/adults; $2.50/seniors; $2/ages 3-18; free/age 2 & younger.  (315) 435-8511.

Cocoa, Crafts and Storytime. 10:15-11 a.m. Enjoy stories, crafts and free hot cocoa in the Dunkin’ community room. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Dunkin’ Donuts, 105 Second St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. http://www.lpl.org.

Create a Video Game. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 6-12 can create a video game, including characters and settings, using Bloxels. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required:
CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Spa Products for Tweens & Teens. 2 p.m. Young people ages 8-16 can make spa products to take home. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org.
(315) 446-3578.

Bird Feeders. 2:30 p.m. Young people ages 5-12 can make bird feeders to take home and hang in the yard. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

I Spy Crafts. 2:30-4 p.m. Kids ages 6-11 can create I Spy books and I Spy games of their own. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Unicorns and Dragons Party. 2 p.m. Those ages 2-12 can play games, make crafts and eat magical treats at this event. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

BubbleMania. 2-3 p.m. School-aged children will enjoy this performance by bubble artist Doug Rougeux. NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. (315) 676-7484.

Table Top Games. 2:30-4 p.m. Young people age 18 and under can play board games with friends. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Snowflake Bentley. 2:30 p.m. See the snowflake photos of Wilson “Snowflake” Bentley and make snowflake-collecting apparatuses; for ages 5-12. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St.,
Syracuse. Free.(315) 435-5326.

Pete the Cat Party. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Children ages 3-8 can enjoy stories and activities based on the Pete the Cat books. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required:
(315) 454-4524.

Teen Video Game Night. 6-8 p.m. Teens can play games on the big HD screen and the smaller screen. Snacks will be served. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free.
(315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Green Screen Fun. 2 p.m. Kids ages 8-16 can use a green screen and tablets to make a movie. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Kitchen STEAM. 2-4 p.m. Students in kindergarten and up can learn the science behind yeast, gluten and emulsions while making bread dough and butter. Northern Onondaga Public Library at Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Winter Wonderland. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can engage in indoor activities like indoor ice skating and making snow dough. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Xbox in the Evening. 5 p.m. Young people ages 12-18 can game on the Xbox One; snacks and drinks provided. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Winter Retreat Puzzle Room. 6-7 p.m. Students in grades 6-12 can solve a murder mystery. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524.

Friday, Feb. 22

Time for Tots Playgroup. 9:30-10:45 a.m. Education playgroup for children ages 18 months-5 years and their caregiver. Stories, songs, arts and crafts, and more. Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, 8131 Soule Road, Liverpool. $3/family. Registration recommended: (315) 622-2843. NYCrossofChrist.org/Tots.

Cartooning Workshop. 2 p.m. Children age 6 and up can take part in an interactive session with artist J.P. Crangle. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Game On. 2:30 p.m. Kids, teens and families can play board games, card games and Xbox One games; snacks and beverages provided. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free.
(315) 435-5326.

Saturday, Feb. 23

A Melodic Life. 10:30 a.m. Kids and parents can enjoy a Symphoria performance traces the life of Bob, a lighthearted melody, from childhood to middle age. The orchestra’s Instrument Discovery Zone opens at 10 a.m., before all Kids’ series performances. Costumes are encouraged for this concert. Inspiration Hall, 709 James St., Syracuse. $15/adults; $10/senior citizens; free/age 18 and under. (315) 299-5598. ExperienceSymphoria.org.

Pokemon Open Play. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids ages 8-12 of all interest and experience levels can bring cards (or use provided decks) to play with experts from TCGPlayer. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

Rice Creek Story Hour. 11 a.m. Elementary-age children ages (kids must be accompanied by a caregiver) can hear tales of nature and animals’ wild ways. Rice Creek Field Station, 193 Thompson Road, 1 mile south of SUNY Oswego’s main campus, Oswego. (315) 312-6677. oswego.edu/ricecreek.

Be the Scientist. Noon-4 p.m. Explore the activities of an anthropologist. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Museum admission: $12/adults; $10/seniors and ages 2-11. (315) 425-9068.

Beauty and the Beast. 12:30 p.m. See Feb. 2 listing.

Slime Party. 2:30 p.m. Children can make base slime and add in materials to make it unique. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Sunday, Feb. 24

Model Train Show. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Operating train layouts and displays, the whole Thomas the Train gang, and dealers selling train items. Presented by the Syracuse Model Railroad Club. Eastwood American Legion Post 1276, James Street and Nichols Avenue, Syracuse. $4/adult; $2/age 12 and under; $12/family max. (315) 706-7580.
syracusemodelrr.org.

Monday, Feb. 25

Black Panther. 2:45 p.m. See the PG-13 movie starring Chadwick Boseman as the superhero and king of Wakanda. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Harlem Wizards. 7-9 p.m. The visiting basketball showmen play a team of Skaneateles community members in a benefit for the Skaneateles Elementary PTC. Skaneateles High School, 49 E. Elizabeth St., Skaneateles. $17-$30/adult admission; $12/students (door). harlemwizards.com.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Homeschool Chess Club. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Homeschoolers and families can learn to play chess or match strategies. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Free. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org. (315) 672-3661.

Harriet Tubman Storytime. 6:30-7 p.m. Read about Harriet Tubman and make a craft. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184.

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Onondaga Community College Q & A. 2-4 p.m. Teens and adults can talk to an OCC representative about applying to college, financial aid, and other issues. Central Library, Level 1, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Chip Taste Test. 2:30 p.m. Kids under 18 can try different flavors of chips and see if they can figure out the flavor. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Family Craft Time. 6 p.m. Adults accompanied by a child can make simple washi tape bookmarks. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. Registration required: (315) 435-5326.

Family Game Night. 6 p.m. Families with children of all ages can play board games and enjoy refreshments. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. (315) 454-4524.

ONGOING EVENTS

Horsedrawn Sleigh (or Hay) Rides. Saturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; through Feb. 24. Also Feb. 18. A 20-minute ride into the woods. Highland Forest Park, County Road 128, Fabius. $6/adults; $3/age 5 & under. (315) 683-5550.

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.

CNY Scholastic Art Awards. 9 a.m.-7 p.m., weekdays; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays; through March 1. See over 1,000 award-winning artworks by CNY junior and senior high school students. Whitney Applied Technology Center, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. artandwriting.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.

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.

Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville Storytimes. Call or visit the website for times. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration recommended: CLDandJ.org. (315) 446-3578.

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. Ages 3 months-24 months: Mondays, 9:30-10 a.m. Age 2 and up: Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. (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.OPL 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.

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. 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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Corning Museum of Glass. 1 Corning Glass Center, Corning. Daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $18/adults; free/age 17 and under. (800) 732-6845. Ongoing: You Design It, We Make It: Glassblowers choose from among designs submitted by young visitors and create that work on the spot.

Erie Canal Museum. 318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; closed holidays. Free. (315) 471-0593. Interactive exhibit: Work the Weighlock. The Stonecutters: Exhibit reveals the fascinating world of the stonecutters and quarrymen who built the 83 locks and 18 aqueducts along the 363-mile Erie Canal.

Everson Museum of Art. 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Tuesday-Friday, Sunday, noon- 5p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8. (315) 474-6064. World-class museum includes Children’s Interactive Gallery designed to acquaint beginning art viewers with basic art principles, with areas dedicated to portraiture, hands-on activities, and a classroom.

Museum of Science and Technology (MOST). 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Museum admission: $12/adults; $10/seniors and ages 2-11. IMAX admission only: $10/adults; $8/senior citizens and ages 2-11. (315) 425-9068. most.org. Planetarium (only available with museum admission): $2. (315) 425-9068.

Onondaga Historical Association Museum. 321 Montgomery St., Syracuse. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Donation. (315) 428-1864. Syracuse’s only comprehensive local history museum, with exhibits on architecture, local industries, transportation and more.

Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park. 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Daily, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Half-price admission in February: $4/adults; $2.50/senior citizens; $2/children; free/age 2 and younger. (315) 435-8511. Ongoing attractions include
Humboldt penguins.

Sciencenter. 601 First St., Ithaca. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission: $8/general admission, ages 2-64; $7/seniors; free/under 2. (607) 272-0600. sciencenter.org. Inspires people of all ages to discover the excitement of science through exhibits and programs.

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