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Fall Fun in October 2019

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

Friday, Sept. 27

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.

Apple Festival. 5-9 p.m.; through Sept. 29. Annual event features rides and food (only) on the first day. Other days of the festival include live demonstrations, a DJ, an apple pie contest—and rides and food. Presented by the Lioness Club of Central Square. Brewerton Speedway, 154 Route 11, Central Square. Admission: $5 per carload. (315) 675-8232.
www.centralsquareapplefestival.com.

Front Row Players Fundraiser. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Local artists perform acts. Wine, beer, appetizers and desserts will be served. A benefit for the program that welcomes performers of all abilities. Eastern Hills Bible Church, 8277 Cazenovia Road, Manlius. $50. www.frontrowplayers.org.
(315) 663-8390.

Harry Potter Interactive Movie. 6-8:30 p.m. Participants will receive a bag of snacks, props and prompts to turn a Harry Potter movie into an interactive event; for children in grade 3 and older. Manlius Public Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave., Manlius. Registration required: (315) 682-6400.

Moth March. 6 p.m. Learn about the habits of 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. 28

Apple Festival. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; through Sept. 29. See Sept. 27 listing.

Paws and Books. 10:30-11 a.m. Children ages 5-12 can read to Cooper, a certified Canine Good Citizen, and make a dog-related craft. Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-5326.

Sportsmen’s Days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Sept. 29. 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.

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.

Chocolate Train Wreck Tours. 2:30 p.m.; also Sept. 29. Take a bus tour to the historic site of the 1955 chocolate train wreck. Festival activities include live music, children’s activities and more. Good Nature Farm Brewery and Restaurant, 1727 Route 12B, Hamilton.
www.goodnaturebrewing.com.

Sunday, Sept. 29

Apple Festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 27 listing.

National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk. 9:30 a.m. (registration); 10:30 a.m. (walk). At the annual 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. T-shirts available for purchase. Event is now sponsored by GiGi’s Playhouse Syracuse. Long Branch Park, Longbranch Road, Liverpool. Free. Preregistration recommended: (315) 288-7529. syracuse@gigisplayhouse.org.

Sportsmen’s Days. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. See Sept. 28 listing.

Chocolate Train Wreck Tours. 2:30 p.m. See Sept. 28 listing.

Monday, Sept. 30

Family Movie. 10-11:30 a.m. Children of all ages will enjoy The Secret Life of Pets 2. Free popcorn! Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. fflib.org. (315) 637-6374.

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Nature on Wheels Tour. 1 – 2:30 p.m.; also Oct. 8 Visitors with mobility limitations can ride an electric tram while a naturalist describes areas of interest. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Route 370, Baldwinsville. $3/person; $4/parking. Registration required: (315) 638-2519.

Tuesday Crafternoons. 3:30-7 p.m.; also Oct. 8, 15, 22 & 29. Children from age 3-10 and caregivers can drop in to make a craft. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661. www.maxwellmemoriallibrary.org.

Homeschooling 101 for Parents. 7-8:30 p.m. This month’s topic for homeschooler parents will cover high school transcripts and how to best prepare your student for the future. Baldwinsville Public Library, 33 E. Genesee St., Baldwinsville. Free. (315) 457-0310.

Wednesday, Oct. 2

Read, Sing, Play Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m.; also Oct. 9, 16, 23 & 30. Share the love of books with children of all ages. Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

We Are Builders. 2-5 p.m.; also Oct. 14. Children can play with innovative toys and building kits to develop STEM skills. Fairmount Community Library, 406 Chapel Dr., Syracuse. Free. (315) 487-8933. www.fairmountlibrary.org.

Teen Writer’s Guild. 4-5 p.m.; also Oct. 9, 16, 23 & 30. 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. Register: ffl.org. (315) 637-6374.

Thursday, Oct. 3

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.

Trail Tales. 1 p.m.; also Oct. 24. 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 Rd., Baldwinsville. Admission: $4/vehicle. (315) 638-2519.

Friday, Oct. 4

Flashlight Safari & Halloween Nights. 6-10 p.m.; also Oct. 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 & 26. Check out the zoo’s animals when they are most active and bounce in the bounce houses. The Wild Animal Park, 7621 Lakeport Road, Chittenango. Adults $12.99; Children (up to age 12) $10.99; free/age 2 and under. No reservations required. (315) 510-3347.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Great Cortland Pumpkinfest. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; also Oct 6. Check out local crafts, live music, the Kids’ Zone, and more. Courthouse Park, Court St., Cortland. Free. cortlandpumpkinfest.org.

CNY IS the Land of Oz! Bus Tour. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Solve the mystery with the help of the characters. Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 East Onondaga St., Syracuse. $15/person. (315) 200-6129. Lfrankbaumfoundation@gmail.com.

Paws to Read. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; also Oct. 12, 19 & 26. 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.

Peila Family Corn Maze. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Running every weekend in October, check out the corn maze shaped like the Wizard of Oz. Peila View Farm, 144 Kilroy Road, Oxford. Admission: $7/person (free ages 2 and under). peilaviewfarm@gmail.com.

Rice Creek Story Hour. 11 a.m. Elementary-aged children, especially, will enjoy tales of animals’ wild ways and how humans relate to the natural world; all ages are welcome. Rice Creek Field Station, SUNY Oswego, Thompson Road, 1 mile south of Route 104, Oswego. Free. (315) 312-6677. oswego.edu/rice-creek/.

Wizard of Oz: Welcome Back to Rose Lawn. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Visit L. Frank Baum’s childhood home and meet characters and special guests. 2619 Brewerton Rd., Syracuse. $10/person. (315) 200-6129. Lfrankbaumfoundation@gmail.com.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Great Cortland Pumpkinfest. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Oct. 5 listing.

Wizard of Oz: 80th Ruby Anniversary Character Breakfast. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Have breakfast with Dorothy and all her friends from Oz. Marriott Syracuse Downtown, 100 East Onondaga St., Syracuse. $15/person.
(315) 200-6129. Lfrankbaumfoundation@gmail.com.

STEM Storytime. 10:30-11:30 a.m.; also Oct. 13, 20 &27. Children ages 2-6 can take part in a session that encourages the scientific spirit through stories, music, and play. Museum of Science and Technology (MOST), 500 S. Franklin St., Armory Square, Syracuse. $5/child. (315) 425-9068. most.org.

Monday, Oct. 7

Special Needs Gaming. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; also Oct. 14, 21 & 28. Young adults and adults with special needs can play on the Wii and with various board games; caregivers must remain in the room. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Quick Craft. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Teens and adults can create a twine pumpkin. Salina Library, 100 Belmont St., Mattydale. Free. Registration required: (315) 454-4524. salinalibrary.org

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Homeschool STEAM Club. 1:30-3 p.m. Homeschoolers ages 5-11 can learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math through hands-on activities on the Dinosaur Garden Lawn. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. lpl.org

S.T.E.A.M. Boats. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Children ages 5-12 can create their own boat and see if it will float in water. Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Teen MOPS. 5-7 p.m. 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

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Thursday, Oct. 10

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Friday, Oct. 11

Teen Dungeons and Dragons. 4-5 p.m.; also Oct. 25. Young people ages 11-18 can play (or learn to play) with a teen Dungeon Master. Players must bring: a full Character, a players handbook, and a dice set. NOPL Cicero, 8686 Knowledge Lane, Cicero. Free. (315) 699-2032. nopl.org.

Cirque du Soleil AXEL. 7:30 p.m.; also Oct. 12 & 13. Check out one of five performances of Cirque du Soleil AXEL, a combination of ice-skating and acrobatics. Oncenter War Memorial Arena, 515 Montgomery St., Syracuse. Tickets start at $49. Cirquedusoleil.com/AXEL.

Saturday, Oct. 12

LaFayette Apple Festival. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; also Oct. 13. Watch cider being made; buy apples and apple treats; and enjoy entertainment, the midway rides and games, a scarecrow contest, and more. 5330 Rowland Road, LaFayette. $5/person; free/age 12 and under. lafayetteapplefest.org.

Rice Creek Rambles. 11 a.m.; also Oct. 19 & 26. 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.

Autumnal Fairy Festival. Noon-4 p.m. Meet the fairy queen, explore the enchanted trails, stroll through the labyrinth, and make fairy houses in the gardens. Costumes are encouraged. Baltimore Woods Nature Center, 4007 Bishop Hill Road, Marcellus. $15. (315) 673-1350. Register: baltimorewoods.org.

Homeschool Family Fun. 1-2:30 p.m. Homeschooling parents and kids can take part in a casual hangout with games and crafts. Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee St., Camillus. Free. (315) 672-3661. www.maxwellmemoriallibrary.org.

Cirque du Soleil. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Oct. 11 listing.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. 8:30 a.m., registration; 10 a.m., walk. Walk raises money and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. SRC Arena, Onondaga Community College, 4585 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Donations. (315) 433-5635. cancer.org/stridesonline.

LaFayette Apple Festival. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. See Oct. 12 listing.

Vince O’Neil Wild Mushroom Festival. 1-4 p.m. Learn about edible and poisonous mushrooms, see a cooking demonstration, discover how to grow mushrooms, and take part in other activities with members of the CNY Mycological Society. Guided hikes at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Beaver Lake Nature Center, Route 370, Baldwinsville. $4/parking.
(315) 638-2519.

Cirque du Soleil. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. See Oct. 11 listing.

Monday, Oct. 14

COLUMBUS DAY

Trivia Night. 6-7 p.m. Play birth-related trivia and win prizes. Presented by CNY Doula Connection. CNY Healing Arts, 195 Intrepid Lane, Syracuse. Free. Registration is recommended. (315) 707-8097.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

Teen Tuesday. 4-5 p.m. Young people in grades 6-12 can make a Halloween mask. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 16

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Thursday, Oct. 17

Wizards Unite. 7-8 p.m. Play Wizards Unite, solve riddles and spin the trivia wheel. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. (315) 457-0310. www.lpl.org.

Friday, Oct. 18

Interactive Movie. 2:30-4:30 p.m. Kids of all ages can watch Hocus Pocus and enjoy refreshments. Costumes are encouraged. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: (315) 446-3578. CLDandJ.org.

Halloween Drop-In Crafts. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Kids can make a witch, vampire or ghost. NOPL North Syracuse, 100 Trolley Barn Lane, North Syracuse. Free. (315) 458-6184.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Zoo Boo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; also Oct. 20, 26 & 27. The zoo becomes a kid-friendly haunt with themed treats, creepy-crawly animal encounters, keeper talks, games and more. Costumes are encouraged! Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park, 1 Conservation Place, Syracuse. Zoo Boo participation (for children only): $12/age 3 and up (includes zoo admission); $8/age 2 and under (includes zoo admission). (315) 435-8511.
www.rosamondgiffordzoo.org.

Family Halloween Party. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Kids and parents can enjoy a party with themed stories, crafts, indoor trick-or-treat stations, and a chance to take photos with costumed characters including Cinderella and Beauty. Fayetteville Free Library, 300 Orchard St., Fayetteville. Free. (315) 637-6374. www.fflib.org.

Pokémon Open Play. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Children ages 8-12, of all interest and experience levels, can play with other kids and learn from the experts of TCGPlayer. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. (315) 446-3578. www.CLDandJ.org.

Family Day. Noon-3 p.m. Take part in art making; watch dance performances; and more. Everson Museum of Art. 401 Harrison St., Syracuse. Free. (315)474-6064.

Syracuse Crunch Hockey. 7 p.m. The city’s AHL team takes on the Charlotte Checkers in the first home game of the season. War Memorial Arena, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. $18-$25. (315) 473-4444. www.syracusecrunch.com.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Zoo Boo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. see October 19 listing.

Monday, Oct. 21

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Tuesday, Oct. 22

Monster Bookmarks. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Children ages 5-12 can create a creepy monster bookmark. Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315) 435-1900.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Drop-In LEGO Challenge. 2-8 p.m. Children of all ages can test their building skills through a series of LEGO building challenges. Fairmount Community Library, 406 Chapel Dr., Syracuse. Free. (315) 487-8933. www.fairmountlibrary.org.

Thursday, Oct. 24

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Friday, Oct. 25

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.
www.NYCrossofChrist.org/Tots.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Zoo Boo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. see October 19 listing.

Halloween Spells & Magic. 10:30 a.m. Kids and parents can enjoy a Symphoria performance with music on a Halloween-appropriate theme, including a piece by John Williams composed for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. 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 17 and under. (315) 299-5598. ExperienceSymphoria.org.

Pumpkin Carving. 11 a.m.-noon; 12:30-1:30 p.m. Kids of all ages can drop in to carve and decorate a pumpkin. Pumpkins, decorations and tools provided. There’ll also be cider and doughnuts. Children under 8 must to accompanied by an adult. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: (315) 446-3578. CLDandJ.org.

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

Fall Festival. 2-6 p.m. Features Trunk or Treat, games and more. Costumes are encouraged. New Testament Baptist Church, 1235 Old Stonehouse Road, Jamesville. Free.
(315)449-2354.

Sunday, Oct. 27

Zoo Boo. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. see October 19 listing.

Monday, Oct. 28

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Tuesday, Oct. 29

Spooky Pipe Cleaner Spiders. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Children ages 5-12 can make a spider out of pipe cleaners and beads. Central Library, 447 S. Salina St., Syracuse. Free. (315)435-1900.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Halloween Party. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Children age 2 and up can come in costume, hear spooky stories, make crafts, eat snacks, and go trick-or-treating through the library. Community Library of DeWitt and Jamesville, 5110 Jamesville Road, Jamesville. Free. Registration required: (315)446-3578.
www.CLDandJ.org.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Halloween

Great Library Pumpkin Patch and Jack-O-Lantern Contest. 6-8:30 p.m. Join the library for its first pumpkin carving contest. Drop off your pumpkin by 8:45 p.m. on Oct. 30, then return Oct. 31 for the Great Pumpkin Walk. Liverpool Public Library, 310 Tulip St., Liverpool. Free. www.lpl.org.
(315) 457-0310.

ONGOING EVENTS

Horseback Riding. Through Oct. 27: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Highland Forest on an hour-long guided horseback ride; age 8 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. 8. Farmers and produce dealers offer vegetables, fruit, nuts, flowers, baked goods and more for sale. Clinton Square, Syracuse. (315) 422-8284. downtownsyracuse.com.

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. 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.

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.

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: www.CLDandJ.org.
(315) 446-3578.

Fairmount Community Library Storytimes. Little Movers (good walkers ages 1-3): Mondays, 10:15 a.m. Music is Magic (ages 1-5): Mondays, 11:15 a.m. Stories at the Splashpad (ages infants to 5 years): Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime & Craft (ages 3-5): Thursdays, 10:15 a.m.; registration requested: fairmountlibrary.org. Fairmount Community Library, 406 Chapel Dr., Syracuse. Free.
(315) 487-8933. fairmountlibrary.org.

Liverpool Public Library. Lapsit Story Time (ages 2 and under): Tuesdays, 10:15-11 a.m. Sing Along Friends Story Time (ages 2-5): Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Family Story Time (ages 5 and under): Fridays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Studio B Dance Company, 318 First St., Liverpool. Free.
(315) 457-0310.

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. Birth-24 months: Mondays, 9:30-10 a.m. Ages 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. Family Storytime: Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 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. Baby Storytime (age 2 and under): Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Family Storytimes (age 2 and older): Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11:15 a.m. Wiggleworms (toddlers and preschoolers): Wednesdays, 10:15 a.m. (no Wiggleworms Sept. 18 & 25). Onondaga Free Library, 4840 W. Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse. Free. Registration required: (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.

Parents’ Night Out

Friday, Oct. 4

The Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest. 3-10 p.m.; also Oct. 5. The event features authentic German food, live entertainment and more. Lewis Park, South Main Street, Minoa. Free. germanamericanscny.com.

First Fridays. 5:30-8 p.m. Join the Everson Museum of Art for art, music and work by Yoko Ono. Everson Museum of Art, 401 Harrison Street, Syracuse. $8 for non-members. everson.org.

Saturday, Oct. 5

The Syracuse Bavarian Oktoberfest. See Oct. 4 listing.

Friday, Oct. 18

Mike Powell. 8 p.m. Known for his song “Twenty One Rounds,” the former Syracuse lacrosse player turned musician will take the stage in Auburn. Auburn Public Theatre, 8 Exchange Street, Auburn. Advance Price: $15.00; Door Price: $20.00. auburnpublictheater.org.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Syracuse VegFest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Watch cooking demonstrations; sample vegan cuisine; check out vendors and more. Time Warner Science & Industry Building, New York State Fairgrounds, 581 State Fair Blvd, Syracuse. Free. vegancny.org/syracuse-vegfest.

Friday, Oct. 25

Syracuse City Ballet presents Dracula. 7 p.m.; also Oct. 26. Celebrate Halloween with Syracuse City Ballet as they present three shows of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” Oncenter Carrier Theater, Syracuse. Tickets start at $39. syracusecityballet.com/dracula.

Josh Blue at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. 7:30 p.m.; also Oct. 26. Josh Blue, best known for his time on Last Comic Standing and Mind of Mencia, will perform four shows at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. Destiny USA, 9090 Destiny USA Dr, Syracuse. Tickets are $20. syracuse.funnybone.com.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Syracuse Crunch. 7 p.m. Watch as the Crunch take on the Rochester Americans. War Memorial Arena, 800 S. State St., Syracuse. $18-$25. (315) 473-4444. syracusecrunch.com.

Josh Blue at the Funny Bone Comedy Club. See Oct. 25 listing.

Syracuse City Ballet presents Dracula. See October 25 listing.

Have an event or an idea for Parents’ Night Out?
Email courtneyk@familytimescny.com with more information.

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