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Family events

Adventure Family and Team Challenge Sept 23. Water challenges, relays, archery contests for the family. Bay View Family YMCA, 1209 Bay Rd, Webster.$25-$50/team. 671-8414, www.bayviewymca.org.

Children's Book Festival Nov 4. CampusCenter, MCC Brighton Campus, 1000 E Henrietta Rd. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 292-2534, www.rochesterchildrensbookfestival.org.

DazzleSchool Dec 15-17: The Golden Coupon | Dazzle Theatre, 112 Webster Ave. 288-0050.

Lipizzaner Stallions Oct 7. Blue Cross Arena, 1 War Memorial Sq. 2 & 7:30 p.m. $22.50-$29.50. 232-1900. www.ticketmaster.com.

Mansion Mysteries Oct 28. Use a map to find hidden treasure. SonnenbergGardens, 151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua.2-4 p.m. $4. 394-4922, www.sonnenberg.org.

Omaha Theatre Company for Young People Nov 12: If You Give A Mouse A Cookie |NazarethCollegeArtsCenter. 2 & 4 p.m. $10-$12. 389-2170, www.naz.edu/artscenter.

Punt, Pass & Kick Preliminaries Sept 30. Open to boys and girls ages 8-15. EastHigh School, 1801 E Main St. Free. 428-6755, 428-7888.

Rochester Broadway Theatre League Nov 7-8: Scooby-Doo in Stagefright --- Live on Stage|AuditoriumCenter, 885 E Main St. $21.50-$26.50. 222-5000, www.rbtl.org.

Rochester Children's Theatre Dec 9-17: Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella: A Broadway Musical. NazarethCollegeArtsCenter. $10-$12. 389-2170, www.rochesterchildrenstheatre.org.

Saturday Art For Children Sep 30-Nov 11. Art instruction for kids K-6.NazarethArtsCenter, 4245 East Ave. 10-11:30 a.m. $60. 389-2532.

TYKEs (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) Nov 4-5: Annie | Dec 15-16: Robin Hood | School of the Arts, 45 Prince St.875 E. Main St. For tickets call 723-6080.

Farms, Hayrides & Haunted Houses

Note: Some events may be too intense for small children; call ahead

Amazing Maize Maze Through Oct 29: "Pirates of the Green Phantom," pirate-themed maze excursions | Oct 6-7, 13, 20, 27-28: Moonlight Maze, 5-9 p.m. (bring a flashlight). Long Acre Farms, 1342 Eddy Rd, Macedon. Weekends only, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $6-$8. 315-986-9821, www.longacrefarms.com.

Fear at Frontier Sep 28-29, Oct 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29. Five themed haunted houses. Frontier Field.$15. 262-3829 x. 3411, www.fearatfrontier.com.

Gro-Moore Farms Through Oct 29: Kids activities on weekends, including mazes, pumpkin slides, petting zoo, "haunted" barn. 2811 East Henrietta Rd. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 359-3310, www.gromoorefarms.com.

Halloween Hayride Oct 27. Soccer Field No. 1, MeridianCentrePark, Brighton. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 784-5260.

Halloween Trick 'n' TreatVillageOct 13-15, 20-22, 27-29. Hay rides, spooky mazes. StoneBarnCastle, Cleveland.$4. 315-675-3602, www.stonebarncastle.com.

Haunted Hayrides of Greater Rochester Sep 29-Oct 1, Oct 6-8, Oct 13-15, Oct 20-22, Oct 27-29. Haunted hayride and house, maze, movie theater. Family nights Oct 19, 26.Off Eddy Road, Williamson. $13-$15. 423-2991.

Nightmare Manor Sep 30-Oct 1, Oct 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29. Haunted house.SouthtownPlaza, Jefferson Road, Henrietta. $9-$10. 349-4460, nightmaremanor.com.

Return to Balloon Manor Oct 20-22, 25-29. Kid-friendly Halloween-themed structure made from balloons. Medley Centre, Irondequoit. $6-$10. www.balloonmanor.com.

Springdale Farm Harvest Festival Oct 21. Farm animals, nature trails, bluegrass music.700 Colby St, Spencerport. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $2-$3. 340-2090, www.springdalefarm.org.

Valentown Hall Spooktacular Oct 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 31. Haunted house, pumpkin carving, kids area. ValentownMuseum, Rt 96, Victor. $2-$6.50. 924-4170, www.valentown.org.


Museums

GeneseeCountryVillage and Museum 1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford. | Sep 22: "The Lights of Night," evening woodland trek, 7:30 p.m. $1-$5 | Sep 23: "Junior Naturalists," nature class for kids 6-8, 1-3 p.m., $8-$10 | Sep 24: "Autumn Preview," 2 p.m. | Sep 30-Oct 1: Agricultural Society Fair | Oct 17-20, 24-27: Behind-the-scenes tours of the village | Reproduction 19th-century village, open through October 31. GeneseeCountryNatureCenteropen through December. Hours: Tues-Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $3.50-$15. www.geneseecountryvillage.org, 538-6822.

Rochester Museum and Science Center 657 East Ave. Oct 5: "Rochester Business Hall of Fame" exhibit opens | Oct 7-Jan 7: "Dinosaurs!," large-scale animatronics | Oct 8: "Ramadan: The Month of Fasting," noon-4 p.m. | Oct 9: "Creatures of the Deep," 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Oct 28-29, 31: "Halloween: Spooky Science," 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (starts at noon Oct 29) | Nov 10: "Veterans Day Activities: Honor the U.S. Marines," 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Nov 17-19: Annual Holiday Bazaar, arts and crafts for sale to benefit RMSC, Nov 17 5-9 p.m., Nov 18 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov 19 11 a.m.-4 p.m., $4-$7 | Nov 24-26: "Dynamic Dinosaurs!" 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (starts at noon Nov 26) | Dec 2: "Wigilia: Traditional Polish Christmas Eve," 4 p.m. | Dec 17: "Chanukah: Festival of Lights" | Dec 26: "Kwanzaa: Celebration o Family, Community, and Culture" | Dec 27-30: "Holiday Science & Technology Days," 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Ongoing exhibits include: AdventureZone, At the Western Door,K'Nex, Creation Station, Expedition Earth | Hours: Mon-Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. $6-$8. 271-4320, www.rmsc.org.

RMSC Strasenburgh Planetarium 657 East Ave. BIG SCREEN SHOWS: through Oct 1: Roar: Lions of Kalahari; through Oct 7: A Trip to Saturn; opens Oct 6: The Living Sea; opens Oct 14: Are We Alone in the Universe?; ongoing: Amazing Journeys | Star shows: opens Oct 7: Murray on Ice; Nov 24: Native American Skies (one day only); opens Nov 18: Holiday Songs and Skies with Mr. Jack Frost; ongoing: Constellations of the Fall, I See the Sky | Laser shows: Saturdays through Sep: Beatles Laser; Saturdays in Nov: Dave Matthews Laser; 9 p.m. | Oct 9, Nov 11: "Challenger Center," flight simulation, 1:30-3 p.m., preregistration required, $11-$16 | Saturdays through Oct: telescope viewing; call 271-4552 x411 after 7:30 p.m. | General show admission: $6-$8; I See the Sky: $5; Saturday Night Laser: $7-$8. 271-1880, www.rmsc.org.

Seneca Park Zoo 2222 St Paul St. Oct 14: Genesee Trail Day, with field guides from Ganondagan State Historic Site | Oct 15: Family Fun Night "Flight Attendants," focusing on birds, 6-8 p.m., $6.25-$8.75 | Oct 21-22, 28-29: Zoo Boo, open to trick-or-treaters, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $3-$10 | Nov 8: Family Fun Night "Up in the Trees," tree-bound animals, 6-8 p.m., $6.25-$8.75 | Dec 6: Family Fun Night "Keeping Warm at the Zoo," 6-8 p.m., $6.25-$8.75 | Dec 9-10, 16-17: Breakfast with Santa, reservations required | Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (til 4 p.m. after Nov 1). $5-$8 before Oct 31, $3-$6 after Nov 1. 467-9453, www.senecaparkzoo.org.

Strong --- NationalMuseum of Play1 Manhattan Square. Sep 29: Deaf Awareness Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Oct 1: "Rainforest Tales," 3 p.m. | Oct 6-9: "Adventures on the High Seas" | Oct 14-15: "The Case of the Mystery Mansion" | Oct 18: Autism Spectrum Disorder Lecture Series, 7 p.m. | Oct 18: "Making American Music: Remember the Ladies," Ann Mitchell Jazz Quartet, 7:30 p.m., $13-$16 | Oct 21-22: "Marvel Comic Artist at Work," Scott Rosema, 1 & 3 p.m. | Oct 23: "Monday Kicks for Ages 2 to 6," 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Oct 28-29: Family Halloween Party | Oct 31: Preschool Halloween Party, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |Nov 4-5: "Meet Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle" | Nov 11-12: National Toy Hall of Fame Induction Celebration Weekend | Nov 15: Autism Spectrum Disorder Lecture Series, 7 p.m. | Nov 15: "Making American Music: A Night in the Caribbean," Alfred St. John's Trinidad and Tobago Steelband, 7:30 p.m., $13-$16 | Nov 20: "Monday Kicks for Ages 2 to 6," 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Dec 9-10: "Holiday Cheer" | Continuing exhibits: Reading Adventureland, Fields of Play, Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, National Toy Hall of Fame, Can You Tell Me How To Get To Sesame Street?andSuper Kids Market | Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun noon-5 p.m. $9; $8 seniors, students; $7 children 2-17; butterfly garden requires additional $3. 263-2700, www.museumofplay.org.

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    Theater LOCAL Aquilla Theatre Company Nov 17: Romeo and Juliet |NazarethCollegeArtsCenter, 8 p.m. $35-$45. 389-2170, www.naz.edu/artscenter.

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    Literature and lectures "According to Anthony" Luncheon Lecture Series Oct 9: Bob Cooney, Women's History Project, "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Suffrage Movement" | Nov 13: Sally Dodgson, "Helen Barrett Montgomery Comes to Tea" | Dec 11: PepsyKettavong, sculptor, Colleen Hurst, historian, "Let's Have Tea --- The Making of a Monumental Memory" | Carriage House, 19 Madison St. Noon-1:30 p.m. $20.

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