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Mud Lake Road, Bald- winsville. $3/parking. 638-2519.
Weekend Walks. Every Sat. & Sun. 2 p.m. Take a walk with a different theme every week. This week it’s Sweeping for Insects. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwins- ville. $3/parking. 638- 2519.
Parkway Sun- days. Every Sun. through Aug. 29, 9 a.m.-noon. More than 2 miles of roadway will be closed to vehicles so bikers, skaters, runners and walkers can exer- cise. Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool. Free. 453-6712.
Wildlife View- ing. Every Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. & Sat.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Trails and the Wildlife Drive auto-tour route are open to visitors. Mont- ezuma National Wildlife Refuge, 3395 Route 20, Seneca Falls. Free. 568-5987.
Nature on Wheels. Every Tues. 10:30 a.m. Hop on the NOWmobile for a ride on the trails; designed for those with walk- ing limitations. Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 E. Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville. $2.50. 638-2519.
Onondaga County Beaches. Through Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Jamesville) & noon-4 p.m. (Oneida Shores). This area is blessed with terrific swimming spots and nice beaches. Oneida Shores, 9400 Bartell Road, Brewerton, and Jamesville Beach, 4110 W. Shore Manor, Jamesville. $5/vehicle weekends and holidays; $4/weekdays; $31.50/ season beach passes. 451-7275.
Wegmans Tram. Daily 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Relax and enjoy the scenery along Onon- daga Lake Park. Mon.- Thurs. trams depart from the Griffin Visitor Center every hour on the hour, and from Wil- low Bay every hour on the half-hour; Fri.-Sun. two trams will operate between the points
every half-hour. Dona- tions. 451-7275.
Syracuse Chiefs. Thurs.-Fri. 7 p.m.; Sat. 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun. 5 p.m.; Wed., Sept. 1-Thurs., Sept. 2, 7 p.m. Cheer for the Chiefs as they engage in three two- game series’, first against the Buffalo Bisons (Thurs.-Fri.), then with the Lehigh Val- ley IronPigs (Sat.-Sun.) before concluding with the Rochestewr Red Wings (Wed.-Thurs.). Alliance Bank Stadium, 1 Tex Simone Drive. Wed: $11/lower-level adult, $8/ages 12 and younger; $8/general admission adult, $4/ ages 12 and younger. $4/parking. 474-7833.
Inner Harbor 5K. Sat. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (packet pick-up); Sun. 7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. (registration and packet pick-up); 8:30 a.m. (Chil- dren’s Rainbow Run); 9 a.m. (5K run/walk); 10 a.m. (awards cer- emony). Mostly flat and fast course for all ages and skill levels that winds through Franklin Square. Race begins at the Inner Harbor, Van Rensselaer and West Kirkpatrick streets. $25; free/children’s run. 382-0541.
Onondaga Lake Skate Park. Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m. BMX bik- ers, inline skaters and boarders can sk8 or die to separate the noobs from those who own; helmet and signed waiver required. As cer- tain sessions during the day are dedicated to particular activities, call for a schedule of ses- sions. Onondaga Lake Park, 106 Lake Drive, Liverpool. $3/session. 453-9712.
Public Swim. Various times. Indoor adult lap swim, open swim and learning classes are available during the fall/winter season via the City of Syracuse Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs department. Aquatic sites include: Southwest Community Center, 230 Lincoln Ave.; Valley Pool, Amidon Drive (inside Clary Magnet School); Huntington School
Pool, 400 Sunnycrest Road; Max Newman Pool, 3100 E. Genesee St. There are also eight outdoor pools in city parks open: Burnet Park, Coleridge Ave.; Kirk Park, 400 W. Bor- den Ave.; McKinley Park, Midland Ave.; Onondaga Park, 531 Roberts Ave.; Schiller Park, 1100 Rugby Road; Thornden and Wilson Park, 1117 S. McBride St. Visit www.sy
for times and class schedules.
Table Tennis. Every Thurs. 5:15 p.m. Sponsored by the City of Syracuse Parks, Recreation and Youth Programs department, free instruction and semi-competitive play will bounce back and forth at the Bova Center, Schiller Park, 1100 Rugby Road. Free. 473-4780.
Vernon Downs Race Track. Thurs.- Sat. 6:55 p.m.; closes Nov. 27. Harness racing continues for the 2010 season. 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon. Free admission. 829-6800.
Fort Stanwix 75th Birthday. Wed., Aug. 25 (various times). A living history encampment, tours, family programs, music and a dance, and a founders’ day. Marinus Willett Center. Fort Stanwix National Mon- ument, 112 E. Park St., Rome. Free. 338-7730.
Farmers Market. Every Wed. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Great Northern Mall, Sears parking lot, Route 31, Clay. 622- 4449.
Farmers Market. Every Wed. 2-7 p.m. Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Ave. 478-8634.
New York State Fair. Thurs.-Labor Day, 8 a.m. (grounds open); 10 a.m. (buildings open)-midnight (mid- way closes). Syracuse’s annual claim to fame, the State Fair brings a huge array of mid- way rides and games, culinary competitions, musical acts, food, food, food, and plenty of people watching. State Fairgrounds, Geddes. $10/adults; free/children younger than 12; $5/parking. 487-7711.
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Gas & Steam Engine Asso- ciation Annual Show. Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Shingle mill, sawmill, drag saw, antique tractor parades, flea market and refresh- ments. Chicken barbe- cue Sat. noon-2 p.m. Town Park, Route 26, Maine. Free admission. (607) 624-3834.
Bead Show. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The North- east Bead Extravaganza hosts this self-explana- tory event. Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool, 441 Electronics Parkway. $4/Saturday; $3/Sun- day. (410) 864-8409.
Women’s Right to Vote. Sat. 11 a.m. (book discus- sion); 1 p.m. (perfor- mances begin). The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed 90 years ago, and celebrations take place through Seneca Falls. Women’s Rights National Historical Park, 136 Fall St., Seneca Falls. Free. 568-5302.
Charity Paddle. Sun. 9 a.m. Finger Lakes Paddleboard hosts the inaugural Flatwater Sup Charity Paddle to benefit University Hospital’s research for treating those with Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome. The event is 6 miles long. Clift Park, Genesee Street, Ska- neateles. $15/donation. 237-7000.
Singles Event. Sun. 3:30 p.m. Fun, fellowship and food; bring a friend and a dish or dessert to pass. Sponsored by North- side Baptist Church. Lysander Park, 8439 Smokey Hollow Road, Lysander. Free. 451- 0752.
Animal Dem- onstrations and
Tours. Daily 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. (tours) & 10:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. (demonstra- tions). Tours run 45 minutes and begin at the gazebo in the courtyard through Aug. 22. Animal dem- onstrations take place on a set schedule and continue through Sept. 6. Rosamond Gifford Zoo, 1 Conservation Place. Free with price of admission: $7/adults; $5/seniors and students 16-21; $4.50/ages 3-15. 435-8511.
FILM Starts Friday
Films, theaters and times subject to change. Check www.sy
racusenewtimes. com for updates.
Avatar. James Cam- eron’s tree-hugging sci- fi spectacle gets one more theatrical shot, with nine additional minutes as the main attraction. Presented in 3-D in some theaters. Carousel 17 (Digital/3- D/Stadium). Daily: 12:20, 4:10 & 8 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 11:35 p.m.
Cats and Dogs: Revenge of Kitty
Galore. Family-flick sequel, plus a new Road Runner cartoon. Shoppingtown 14 (Digi- tal/3-D/Stadium). Daily: 1:35, 4:10, 6:50 & 9:30 p.m.
Despicable Me. Steve Carell and Julie Andrews are behind the microphones for this new cartoon; pre- sented in 3-D in some theaters. Carousel 17 (Digital/3-D/Stadium). Daily: 12:45, 3:45, 6:35 & 9:15 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital/3-D/Stadium). Daily: 1:55, 4:20, 6:40 & 9:20 p.m.
Dinner for Schmucks. An exec (Paul Rudd) brings a dimbulb (Steve Carell) to supper in this come- dy. Midway Drive-In (Ful- ton; 343-0211). Fri.-Mon.: 12 a.m. Tues.: 10:20 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digi- tal/Stadium). Daily: 1:15 & 7:15 p.m.
Eat, Pray, Love. Julia Roberts goes international following a divorce. Carousel 17 (Digital/Stadium). Daily: 12:15, 3:25, 6:45 & 9:55 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital/Stadium). Daily: 1, 4:05, 7:10 & 10:15 p.m.
The Expend- ables. Sylvester Stal- lone guides a cast of he-man hunks for this bruising action yarn. Carousel 17 (Digital/Sta- dium). Screen 1: 1:10, 4:05, 7 & 9:50 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:20 a.m. Screen 2: 9:20 p.m. Late show Fri.: 11:50 p.m. No 9:20 p.m. show Sat. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital/Stadium). Daily: 2:10, 5 & 7:50 p.m.
The Girl Who Played With Fire. Thrilling sequel in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy.Manlius. Daily: 7:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. mati- nee: 1:30 & 4:30 p.m.
Inception. High- tech mindbender with Leonardo DiCaprio as a dream invader. Carousel 17 (Digital/Stadium). Daily: 12:55, 4:20 & 8:10 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 11:30 p.m. Finger Lakes Drive-In (Auburn; 252-3969). Daily: 12 a.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digi- tal/Stadium). Daily: 1:30, 4:45 & 8 p.m.
The Last Air- bender. Derivative fantasy flick with spe- cial-effects flim-flam- mery and martial arts. Hollywood. Daily: 12 & 4:25 p.m.
The Last Exor- cism. Low-budget devil drama. Carousel 17 (Digital/Stadium). Screen 1: 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:50 & 10:20 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:30 a.m. Screen 2: 1:30, 4:30, 7:10 & 9:40 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12 a.m. Shopping- town 14 (Digital/Sta- dium). Daily: 1:45, 4:40, 7:45 & 10:05 p.m.
Lottery Ticket. Noted thespian Bow Wow stars in this urban comedy. Carousel 17 (Digital/Stadium). Screen 1: 12:25, 2:50 & 7:45 p.m. Screen 2: 1:20, 4:15, 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:25 a.m. (Open- captioned: Tues.: 4:15 & 9:45 p.m.) Shopping- town 14 (Digital/Sta- dium). Daily: 2:05, 4:35, 7:20 & 9:50 p.m.
Nanny McPhee Returns. Emma Thompson encores as the magical house- keeper in this British family flick. Carousel 17 (Digital/Stadium). Daily: 12, 2:30, 5, 7:35 & 10:05 p.m. (Open- captioned: Fri.: 12 p.m. Sat.: 2:30 p.m. Sun.: 12 & 10:05 p.m. Mon.: 12 & 7:35 p.m.) Finger Lakes Drive-In (Auburn; 252-3969). Daily: 8:10 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digital/Stadium). Daily: 1:20, 4:15, 6:55 & 9:35 p.m.
The Other Guys. Action-comedy with Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as unlikely police partners. Carou- sel 17 (Digital/Stadium). Daily: 1:25, 4:25, 7:25 & 10:15 p.m. Midway Drive-In (Fulton; 343- 0211). Fri.-Mon., Wed. (9- 1) & Thurs. (9-2): 10:20 p.m. Tues.: 8:25 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digi- tal/Stadium). Daily: 1:25, 4:50, 7:25 & 10:10 p.m.
Piranha 3-D. Grisly redo of the 1978 fear flick; presented in 3- D in some locations. Carousel 17 (Digital/3- D/Stadium). Daily: 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:40 & 10 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:15 a.m. Shop- pingtown 14 (Digital/3- D/Stadium). Daily: 1:40, 4:30, 7:40 & 10:20 p.m.
Ramona and Beezus. Family flick with Selena Gomez and scene-stealing Joey King. Hollywood. Daily: 2:10 & 6:35 p.m. Midway Drive-In (Fulton; 343-0211). Fri.-Mon., Wed. (9-1) & Thurs. (9-2): 8:25 p.m.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Michael Cera in a
geekfest. Finger Lakes Drive-In (Auburn; 252- 3969). Daily: 10:10 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digi- tal/Stadium). Daily: 4:25 & 10 p.m.
The Switch. Jen- nifer Aniston and Jason Bateman in a preg- nancy comedy. Carousel 17 (Digital/Stadium). Daily: 12:50, 3:50, 6:55 & 9:25 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 11:55 p.m. Shoppingtown 14 (Digi- tal/Stadium). Daily: 1:10, 3:50, 6:45 & 9:45 p.m.
Takers. Urban heist yarn with Matt Dillon and Chris Brown. Carou- sel 17 (Digital/Stadium). Screen 1: 1, 4, 6:50 & 9:30 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 12:10 a.m. Screen 2: 1:40, 4:40, 7:30 & 10:10 p.m. Shop- pingtown 14 (Digital/ Stadium). Daily: 2, 4:55, 7:30 & 9:55 p.m.
Toy Story 3. Disney-Pixar’s sum- mertime blockbuster. Carousel 17 (Digital/Sta- dium). Daily: 12:40, 3:40 & 6:40 p.m.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Third stanza for the teen vamps-vs.-were- wolves franchise. Holly- wood. Daily: 8:50 p.m.
Vampires Suck. Satire of the Twilight franchise should be easy pickins for spoof- centered moviemakers Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Carousel 17 (Digital/Stadium). Screen 1: 12:05, 2:25, 4:45, 7:20 & 9:35 p.m. Late show Fri. & Sat.: 11:45 p.m. Screen 2: 5:15 & 10:25 p.m. Shopping- town 14 (Digital/Sta- dium). Daily: 1:50, 4, 7 & 9:40 p.m.
Film, others Listed alphabetically:
Aliens of the Deep. Wed. Aug. 25- Fri. 12 & 4 p.m.; Sat. 12, 2, 4 & 8 p.m.; Sun. 12, 2 & 4 p.m.; Wed. Sept. 1, 12 & 4 p.m. Director James Cameron goes underwater yet again for this large-format documentary. Bristol IMAX at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St. $7.50- $11.50. 425-9068.
Alaska. Sat. 5 p.m. Large-format chronicle of Sarah Palin’s back yard at the Bristol IMAX at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St. $7.50- $11.50. 425-9068.
The City of Your Final Destina-
tion.Wed. Aug. 25, Fri.-Sun. 5:30 p.m. The “Indie Films” series con- tinues with this tony drama from art-house directorial darling James Ivory. Hamilton Theater, 7 Lebanon St., Hamilton. $7.50. 824- 2724.
Lemon Tree. Fri. 1 & 8 p.m., Sat. 8 p.m. A lemon grove causes friction in this Israel- based drama. Auburn Public Theater, 108 Genesee St., Auburn. $5. 253-6669.
The Magic of Flight.Wed. Aug. 25-Fri. 3 p.m.; Sat. 3 & 6 p.m.; Sun. & Wed. Sept. 1, 3 p.m. Large-format documentary deftly navigates the history of aviation. Bristol IMAX at the MOST, 500 S. Frank- lin St. $7.50-$11.50. 425-9068.
North Face.Wed. Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m.; closes Sept. 5. The “Indie Films” series continues with this fact-based drama about an Alps expedi- tion. Hamilton Theater, 7 Lebanon St., Hamilton. $7.50. 824-2724.
The Secret in Their Eyes. Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Mon. & Tues. 7 p.m.. Argentine-based drama won this year’s Foreign Film Oscar. Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca St., Geneva. $5. 781-LIVE.
Wild Ocean.Wed. Aug. 25-Fri. 1 p.m.; Sat. 1 & 7 p.m.; Sun. & Wed. Sept. 1, 1 p.m. Get wet with this large-format undersea outing. Bristol IMAX at the MOST, 500 S. Franklin St. $7.50- $11.50. 425-9068.
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