There was a time when Spring Break meant twerking your way across Mexico or baking in the sun on a Florida beach.
Now that you have kids, it means having all your kids home from school. Together. At the same time. For seven days in a row.
Whether you consider that heaven or cruel and unusual punishment, here are some fun, cheap (or free!) things to keep you busy this week.
In Jest Juggling Show. Nels Ross will perform stunts, comedy and juggling. The free show will take place at 6:30 p.m. today at the Clarence Public Library, 3 Town Place. Register by calling 741-2650.
“Your Sky Tonight.” Learn how to identify bright stars, constellations, moon phases and planets in the night sky with Mr. K’s Mobile Dome Planetarium.
The free event will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the Elma Public Library, 1860 Bowen Road. To register, call 652-2719.
Wellness Walk. Join a group for a healthy walk in the fresh air at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. All ages are invited to the walk from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. A $2 donation is suggested. To register, call 825-6397.
Peg + Cat. The beloved title characters from the animated PBS television show will appear for stories, crafts and activities at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Central Library, 1 Lafayette Square. To register for the free event, call 858-8900.
CSI: Critter Scene Investigation. Look for clues left by wildlife along the trails at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew.
Children ages 6 to 10 will be nature detectives, beginning at 10:30 a.m. today. It’s free! Call 683-5959 to register.
Omnipresent Puppet Theater. This California-based puppet troupe will perform a show called “Anansi’s Rainbow.”
The free event will be held in the Grand Island Memorial Library, 1715 Bedell Road, at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Children younger than 6 should be accompanied by an adult. Call 773-7124.
Travel Around the World in Buffalo. Sample food, music, language and arts of a different culture every day this week in Explore & More Children’s Museum, 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Friday, kids will learn about Poland, Yemen, Burma, Colombia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Admission is $5 per person for ages 1 and older, and includes access to the rest of the children’s museum for the day. An annual family membership is $45. Families with WIC or Arts Access identification get in free. Call 655-5131.
Hair-itage: 19th Century Women’s Hairstyles. Hear about and watch demonstrations showing the unique ways women wore their hair during the 1800s. You can even get your or your child’s hair styled in a similar fashion!
The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road, Amherst.
Admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children. Register by calling 689-1440.