Activities

April 2019 Events

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Friday, March 29

Tigris Shrine Circus. 7 p.m.; through March 31. The spectacle features high-wire acts, bears, camels, and clowns. Toyota Coliseum, State Fairgrounds, Geddes. $15. circus@circussyracuse.com.

Saturday, March 30

Tigris Shrine Circus. 10 a.m., 2:30 & 7 p.m.; through March 31. See March 29 listing.

Be the Scientist. Noon-4 p.m. Explore the activities of a botanist. 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. 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.

Puzzle Swap & Social. 2-4 p.m. Visitors of all ages can bring used puzzles to swap for different ones. Refreshments will be served. Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. (315) 492-1727. oflibrary.org.

Sunday, March 31

CNY Science and Engineering Fair. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Students in fourth-12th grades conduct experiments and display their results. Projects available for viewing by the public after judging. SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. (315) 425-9068.

Tigris Shrine Circus. 1 & 5 p.m. See March 29 listing.

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.

Monday, April 1

Monday Funday. 4:30-5:30 p.m.; also April 15, 22 & 29. Children ages 5-12 can make a craft, something different each week. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Free. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org. (315) 672-3661.

Tuesday, April 2

First Steps. 9:30-10 a.m.; also April 9, 16, 23 & 30. 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.

Read, Sing and Play Storytime. 10:30 a.m.; also April 9, 16, 23 & 30. Children ages 1 1/2-6 and their families or caregivers can enjoy stories, rhymes, fingerplays and songs. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3636.

Baby Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also April 9, 16, 23 & 30. 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.

Homeschool Hangout. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Homeschool families get together for games and crafts. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Northside Church, 7965 Oswego Road, Liverpool. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Bugs in a Bucket. 4:30 p.m. Children age 4 and up can learn about bugs from CNY Nature, with a chance to dig through a bucket of dirt and more. Central Library, KidsSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

ACEs in School. 5:30-7:30 p.m. What happens when students and staff with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) meet up in the classroom? A presentation of Syracuse City School District’s Parent University. PEACE Inc., 202 S. Beech St., Syracuse. Registration required: (315) 435-6275.

Wednesday, April 3

Read, Sing, Play Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also April 10, 17 & 24. 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. Game pros from TCGPlayer get kids ages 11-18 playing trading card games including Pokemon and Magic: The Gathering. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Teen Anime Night. 6-8 p.m. Young people ages 13-18 can watch and discuss anime, and take part in activities such as drawing contests, trivia and other games. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. (315) 699-2032.

Teen Anime Night in Liverpool. 6-8 p.m. Teens can come and talk about anime. Cosplay is okay, but library staff must approve. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Dunkin’ Donuts, 105 Second St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, April 4

Trail School. 10 a.m.-noon. Children ages 5-15, accompanied by an adult, can look for salamanders, exploring away from the main trails. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9/person. Register: www.baltimorewoods.org. (315) 673-1350.

Syracuse Mets Opening Day. 2:05 p.m. The Triple-A New York Mets affiliate takes on the Pawtucket Red Sox in the first home game of the season. NBT Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive, Syracuse. $10-$15. syracusemets.com.

Safe Place to Game. 3-4:30 p.m.; also April 11 & 18. Staffers from TCGplayer help participants learn and play trading card games and video games; for ages 12-18. Central Library, Community Room (Level 1), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Teen Writer’s Guild. 4-5 p.m.; also April 11, 18 & 25. Students in grades 6-12 can take part in writing workshops, receive criticism, and brainstorm with others. All genres of creative writing are welcome. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. Registration required: fflib.org. (315) 637-6374.

Friday, April 5

Family Hike and Campfire. 7 p.m. A naturalist leads the group through the darkening forest, keeping watch for animals. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $2/person; $4/vehicle for admission. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Saturday, April 6

Public Fishing. 9:30-11:30 a.m.; also April 13, 20 & 27. Families and individuals can come for a morning of fishing; bait, rods and reels provided. Volunteers are on site to help beginners. (Fishing license not required.) Carpenter’s Book Fish Hatchery, 1672 Route 321, Elbridge. $5/person. Preregistration and prepayment required: (315) 451-6249.

Easter Eggstravaganza. 10 a.m.-noon. Children can enjoy an Easter egg hunt, interactive stations, a movie, a photo booth, and more. Community Wesleyan Church, 112 Downer St., Baldwinsville. Free. (315) 635-3501. www.communitywesleyanchurch.com.

Seed Bombs. 10 a.m.-noon. Make seed bombs with clay, soil and seeds; and learn about pollination and native plants. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Saturday Story Morning. 10-11 a.m. Children ages 1 1/2-6 and caregivers can enjoy a storytime with rhymes, fingerplays and songs. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Toddlers’ Tango. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers can have fun in this music and movement class. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. www.salinalibrary.org.

Paws to Read. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; also April 13, 20 & 27. 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 April 13 & 27. 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.

Ball Python Demonstration. Noon-12:30 p.m., Saturdays. Learn about Mystic, the museum’s ball python. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Syracuse. Museum admission: $12/adults; $10/seniors and ages 2-11. (315) 425-9068. most.org.

Poetry Bash. 2 p.m. Mickey “The Flying Busman” Mahan hosts an open mic poetry event. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3636.

Bird Houses. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can make their own bird house from recycled materials. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Sunday, April 7

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Monday, April 8

Breastfeeding Information. 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how to establish a successful breastfeeding relationship and how to overcome challenges that may arise. Presented by CNY Doula Connection. CNY Healing Arts, 195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse. Free. Registration recommended: (315) 707-8097.

Tuesday, April 9

Homeschool STEAM Club. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Homeschoolers ages 5-11 can learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math through activities and experiments. Parents and siblings are welcome. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Northside Church, 7965 Oswego Road, Liverpool. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Teen MOPS. 5-7 p.m.; also April 23. 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.

Easter Craft Drop-In. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Make some Easter crafts. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Wednesday, April 10

Homeschool Gathering. 1-2:30 p.m. Families with children of all ages can play games, make crafts and more. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org.

Osmo iPads. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Young people ages 11-18 can learn to code, using a maker kit program. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Prenatal Story Hour. 5:30-6:30 p.m.; also April 17 & 24. Monica Dilone, a licensed medical social worker, discusses how reading to your baby in utero can help develop their brain. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Hope Cafe, 305 Vine St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Teen Tabletop Games. 6-8 p.m. Teens can hang out to play board games and eat snacks. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Pizza Villa, 409 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Thursday, April 11

Let’s Pretend. 1 p.m. Children ages 3-5 learn about an animal that lives at Beaver Lake by acting out how the animal behaves. This session focuses on the beaver. Each program includes a craft and outdoor activities. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $5/child; $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Teen Writing and Drawing Group. 3:30-5 p.m. Teens can explore writing, drawing, and a variety of other creative pursuits. Snacks provided. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3636.

Teen Open Mic. 6:30-8 p.m. Teens get five minutes on stage to give a poetry reading, sing, dance, or give another performance. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. (315) 699-2032.

Friday, April 12

Anji Playdate. 10 a.m.-noon; also April 19 & 26. Children age 2 and up can take part in play-centered, child-led activities, followed by the creation of picture or story that describes that day’s play. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Sew a Sunglasses Case. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Students in kindergarten through grade 6 can learn basic sewing techniques. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. www.salinalibrary.org.

Teen Open Art Space. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Use provided art supplies to make something, or bring a project from home to work on. NOPL Brewerton, 5440 Bennett St., Brewerton. Free. (315) 676-7484.

Star Party. 7-9:30 p.m. Participants of all ages can have a chance to see the first-quarter moon and spring skies through a telescope. (Backup date: April 13.) Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $9/person. Register: www.baltimorewoods.org. (315) 673-1350.

Saturday, April 13

Good Samaritan 5K & 10K Run/Walk. 9:30 a.m. Event begins with a kids’ sprint, followed by a 5K and 10K. Music and other entertainment, after the run/walks. A benefit for Christian Health Service of Syracuse, a local medical mission. Long Branch Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. $25-$30/adults; $10/ages 5-12. goodsamaritanrun.org.

Ferdinand the Bull. 10:30 a.m. Kids and parents can enjoy a Symphoria performance of Bizet’s Carmen along with Munro Leaf’s narrative story of Ferdinand the bull. 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/under 18. (315) 299-5598. ExperienceSymphoria.org.

Paws and Books. 10:30 a.m.; also April 27. Children ages 5-12 can read a story to Cooper, a dog certified as a Canine Good Citizen. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Peter Cottontail Storytime & Party. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Enjoy a themed event, including crafts and a chance to get pictures taken with Peter Cottontail. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. ffl.org.

Southeast Asian New Year’s Celebration. 11:30 a.m. Adults and children can celebrate the New Year in the traditions of Laos, Bhutan, Cambodia and Thailand, with food, music and activities. White Branch Library, 763 Butternut St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3519.

Recycling Challenge. 2 p.m. Young people ages 12-18 can learn about recycling and upcycle items into crafts. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Science Saturday. 2 p.m. Children can find out what a watershed is and how water from our homes affects nature. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3636.

Sunday, April 14

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Monday, April 15

Earth Day Crafts. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Children of all ages can make crafts in honor of Mother Earth. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Spring Adventure Week. 10 a.m.; daily, through April 19. Featured creature talk (10 a.m.); exploring with a naturalist (10:30 a.m.); featured creature talk (1 p.m.; daily through April 18); exploring with a naturalist (1:30 p.m.; daily through April 18). Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/vehicle. (315) 638-2519.

Recycled Planters. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can make a planter from recycled containers and paint them, then plant seeds. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Homeschooling 101 for Parents. 7-8:30 p.m. At this session, homeschooling parents discuss ideas for incorporating a child’s interests into the learning process. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Baldwinsville Public, 33 E. Genesee St., Baldwinsville. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Teen Game Day. 6-7 p.m. Teens can play life-size games including Jenga, playing cards and checkers. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Tuesday, April 16

Hooked on Books: Dav Pilkey. 2-3 p.m. Discuss favorite books by the Captain Underpants series author and take part in activities. (The event will head indoors if the weather is bad.) Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org.

Movie Makers. 2:30 p.m. Kids ages 5-12 can make a short film with a stop-motion animation kit. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Fairy Houses & Crafts. 2:30-4 p.m. Children from preschoolers to fourth-graders can make special places for fairies. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. www.salinalibrary.org.

Simple Machines. 2:30 p.m. Kids age 5 and up can test catapults, inclined planes and other simple machines. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Wednesday, April 17

Egg Decorating. 2:30 p.m. Young people ages 5-19 can dye hard-boiled eggs with Kool-Aid. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Create Your Own Computer Game. 2:30-4 p.m. Students in grades 6-12 can make a computer game using Scratch. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. www.salinalibrary.org.

Airplane Build. 2:30 p.m. Children age 5 and up can build an airplane with a kit. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Table Top Games. 2:30 p.m. Play different board games with friends. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Messy Art for Teens. 6-7 p.m. Different supplies are provided each month for teens to make art with. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184.

Teen Video Game Night. 6-8 p.m. Teens can play games in the Dunkin’ Donuts community room. Snacks will be served. Presented by Liverpool Public Library. Dunkin’ Donuts, 105 Second St., Liverpool. Free.  (315) 457-0310.
lpl.org.

Thursday, April 18

Pirates, Ahoy. 2:30 p.m. Students in grades 6-12 can race against time to uncover hidden treasure in this scavenger hunt. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. www.salinalibrary.org.

Sun Catchers. 2:30 p.m. Children ages 5-12 can make sun catchers. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Robot Programming. 2:30 p.m. Those age 5 and up can test their programming skills with Dash and Dot. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Table Top Game Day. 3:30-5 p.m. Young people can play board games, including Monopoly, Scrabble and more. Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-3636.

Spring Constellations and Planet Observation. 7:30-10 p.m. A member of CNY Observers gives an outdoor lecture on the spring constellations and how to remember their positions. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Friday, April 19

PASSOVER BEGINS

Marble Run. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Kids of all ages can work together to create a fantastic marble run. Central Library, KidSpace (Level 2), 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

The World of Eric Carle. 10:30 a.m. Children ages 3-7 can learn to make art like Eric Carle in books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Salina Free Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. www.salinalibrary.org.

Game On. 2:30 p.m. Kids, teens and families can play board games, card games and Xbox One games. For ages 5-19. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Saturday, April 20

Super-Natural Egg-Stravaganza. 10 a.m. Children up to age 10 will search for eggs colored like those of wild birds. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/child; $4/vehicle. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Animal Egg-Stravaganza. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Different animals will receive eggs and egg-shaped enrichment items throughout the day. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Zoo admission: $8/adults; $5/age 62 & up; $4/ages 3-18; free/age 2 and younger. (315) 435-8511. rosamondgiffordzoo.org.

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.

Family Dance. 6:30-7:30 p.m. People of all ages can take part in fun and simple dances to live music. United Church of Fayetteville, 310 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. $2/adults; $1/teens & kids. syracusecountrydancers.org/community-dance/.

Sunday, April 21

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Monday, April 22

Earth Day Celebration. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Various activities: bird walk (8 a.m.); crafts (10 a.m.-noon); guided walk (2 p.m.). Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $4/vehicle. (315) 638-2519.

Earth Day Celebration. 1-4 p.m. This fun, educational event will feature crafts, guided nature walks, live animal shows, and a performance of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. Free. (315) 673-1350. baltimorewoods.org.

Art Making for Teens. 6-7 p.m. An Everson Museum of Art educator guides hands-on art activities. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. Registration required: nopl.org. (315) 699-2032.

Tuesday, April 23

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Wednesday, April 24

Onondaga Community College Q&A. 2-4 p.m. An OCC representative answers questions about applying to college, financial aid, and other topics. Central Library, Level 1, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Jelly Bean Engineers. 2:30 p.m. Young people ages 10-18 can make structures with jelly beans, Peeps and toothpicks. Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1940.

Safe Place to Game. 4-6 p.m. Young people ages 7-18 can learn and play trading card games: Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Free. maxwellmemoriallibrary.org. (315) 672-3661.

Thursday, April 25

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Friday, April 26

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.

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

Graphic Novel and Comic Book Club. 4 p.m. Young people ages 12-18 can read Noelle Stevenson’s Nimona for this session, and discuss other comics and graphic novels. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Saturday, April 27

Kids Expo. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Families can see performances, take part in activities, and shop for products and services for kids. Monster trucks will perform stunts as well! State Fairgrounds, Geddes. Free.  (315) 472-4669. familytimescny.com.

Teen Easter Egg Hunt. 10 a.m.-noon. Young people ages 13-19 take an hour to find as many eggs as they can, then get a chance to decorate them. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. Registration required: (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Party for the Planet. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Celebrate Earth Day and learn about the zoo’s efforts to sustain biodiversity. Learn about endangered species represented at the zoo and visit activity stations. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. $8/person, plus zoo admission: $8/adults; $5/age 62 & up; $4/ages 3-18; free/age 2 and younger. (315) 435-8511. rosamondgiffordzoo.org.

Be the Scientist. Noon-4 p.m. Explore the activities of an environmental scientist. 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.

Sunday, April 28

Step Up 4 Kids. 8-11 a.m. A Kids Fun Run (9:30 a.m.), 5K (10 a.m.) and children’s activities help raise money for the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Race-day registration is 8-9 a.m. Sawmill Creek Shelter, Willow Bay, Onondaga Lake Park, Liverpool. Day-of registration: $35/5K; $15/Kids Fun Run. www.mcmahonryan.org.

Monday, April 29

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Tuesday, April 30

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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.

NOPL Brewerton Storytimes. Birth-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.

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.

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