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Activities abound for midwinter break


Children shouldn’t be uttering “I’m bored” during midwinter break.

From broomball tournaments to science experiments, Watertown-area parents have an arsenal of resources for the under-18 set:

n Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library, 229 Washington St. — The library has activities planned for teenagers and younger children.

Amanda G. Tehonica, teen librarian, said the events weren’t planned specifically because of the school vacation.

“The first and third Wednesday of every month has teen activities,” Ms. Tehonica said. “Luckily, it’s during the break and hopefully we’ll get a few participants.”

A “dinosaur danger” preschool pals story time will be from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday for children ages 3 to 5. Parental supervision is required. From 3:30 to 5 p.m., teens can play board and video games in the Teen Space. Free snacks will be available.

On Friday, teens can join adults to create “blackout poetry” using recycled books from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Children 11 and younger and their parents can play Family Bingo Bucks for prizes from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

n Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen St. — The Wacky Chad Family Show, featuring a stunt comedian, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Sturtz Theater.

n Sci-Tech Center of Northern New York, 154 Stone St. — The museum will be open extra hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today to Saturday.

Special activities are planned. Today, children 10 and older can make their own buzzer and learn about electromagnetism for $6. Members will be charged $3.

Children 8 and older can learn how to build a solar flashlight at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The one-hour workshop is $8 for non-members and $5 for members.

Children 7 to 13 years old can learn about the importance of polymers and make their own at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The workshop is $6 for non-members and $3 for members.

n Fairgrounds YMCA, 585 Rand Drive — After meeting a host of animals from the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park, children 6 to 12 years old will use the experience to influence their artwork at a weeklong art camp. The camp will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m. today through Friday. Call 755-9622 for more details.

n Watertown Parks and Recreation Department — Celia E. Cook, department program manager, said the outdoor rink at Thompson Park will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting.

Parents and children can play open broomball from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 2:40 to 4:55 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Watertown Municipal Arena at the Alex T. Duffy Fairgrounds, Coffeen Street.

The ice arena also will have Skate & Shoot and open skating hours throughout the week.

Family Game Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Jefferson County Agriculture Building across from the ice arena at the fairgrounds.

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 785-7775.

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