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      Winter Break Activities Feb 17 - 21, 2014

      Winter Break week has lots of special activities for families

      Most schools in Central New York have the week off, so there are lots of special weekday events. Click at the bottom if you'd like to suggest more!***Syracuse Winterfestlots of daily events, most free, around Onondaga CountyCheck their website for details

      **Onondaga County ParksSled at Onondaga Lake Park (free)Cross Country Ski or Snowshoe at Highland, Oneida Shores or Beaver Lakeand there are specific events (check the website for fees or pre-registrations)

      *Syracuse's Rosamond Gifford Zoo(Daily, free to watch with admission:)10:30 a.m. Bird Greeter (Upper Lobby)11:00 a.m. Small Mammals Meet the Keeper (Location TBD)11:30 a.m. Contact Barn Meet the Keeper (Contact Barn)12:00 p.m. Meet and Greet with Outreach Animals (Upper Lobby)1:15 p.m. Outdoor Birds Meet the Keeper (Location TBD)1:45 p.m. Wildlife Trails Meet the Keeper (Location TBD)2:30 p.m. Herps/Aquariums Meet the Keeper (Location TBD)3:00 p.m. Insect Feeding (Diversity of Birds)ALSO All-day Winter Break Campsfor 6 - 8 or 9 - 12 year olds (sign up now!)

      *Winter Wonders WeekBeaver Lake Nature Center (Baldwinsville) has outdoor and indoor events daily:Monday - Friday1:30pm Creature Feature2pm Snowshoeing (rentals $5)Monday & Wednesday10am Try SnowshoeingTuesday & Thursday10am Ice HarvestingFriday10am Build a Snow Cavedaily updates at 638-2519

      *Museum of Science and Technology (Syracuse's Armory Square)'Space Week' space-themed daily events and talks,and camps to sign up for The website has specifics

      *Puppet Arts Camp at the Castle (Open Hand Theater, North Prospect at Salina, Syracuse)Syracuse's Open Hand Theatre has a week of puppet workshops, with performance on Friday evening Register online or at 476-0466

      *Ithaca Loves Teachers Lots of events, with special deals and discounts for educators, but open to everyone in the Ithaca area. Click their website for a look and to pre-register

      *Healthy Kids Camp at Manlius Wellness Center Different classes each day for children and parent or caretaker. Runs Monday - Friday, can go one day or all. Website has detailed schedule, prices

      ***Rome: Art Park Programs for Kids for 5 - 12 year oldsRome Art & Community CenterMonday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pmRegister for one day or the entire program

      *Cicero's SnowMania Contest For Cicero residents: build a snow creation (within the Town of Cicero) then email a picture with your contact information. Categories, rules at 699-5233 or parksandrec@ciceronewyork.net Deadline for entries Feb. 23.

      *Art Classes for KidsFulton CNY Arts Center, Office hours Tuesday - Friday 2-6pm, call 592-3373 for information or check their website to register for classes.February 18-22, various times for classes.

      *Snowboarding, Snowshoeing, and Family FunCortland and surrounding area ski resortsLabrador Mountain, Song Mountain Resort, Greek Peak Mountain Resort and Toggenburg Mountain Winter Sports CenterAll throughout weekend and winter breakIncludes photo contest for Ski Getaway in 2015 Check website for details www.skifingerlakes.com

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