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It’s Kids Fly Weekend at Rhinebeck Aerodrome

It’s Kids Fly Weekend at Rhinebeck Aerodrome

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 17-18: The first 25 kids get a free model to build and fly (later arrivals can purchase one at the Gift Shop). Kids will sit in a historic aircraft, talk with a pilot, ride in an antique car and get out on the field for the mass launch. One kid each day wins a biplane ride with the adult of his or her choice. The Aerodrome’s famous Air Show is included.

Mother love: Teaching Your Children Well

Mother love: Teaching Your Children Well

A strong and passionate mythology surrounds motherhood: one that alternately glorifies the institution in sentiment and song, and at the same time pins our culture’s ills onto the failure of mothers to get their jobs done well enough. Incidentally, that job is both thankless and supremely rewarding – a dichotomy that no woman expects when she signs on.

4-H Spring Fun Fest in High Falls

4-H Spring Fun Fest in High Falls

Saturday, April 13: The event will feature a variety of fun activities for all ages, including a chicken scratch treasure hunt, Easter egg coloring and face-painting. Festivalgoers will have the opportunity to plant flowers and vegetable seeds to take home, meet and pet baby chicks, rabbits and other fuzzy critters and learn how to raise backyard rabbits and chickens.

Local author reads from her book Never Too Young! in Kingston

Local author reads from her book Never Too Young! in Kingston

Saturday, March 30: Aileen Weintraub tells the inspiring stories of early achievers in Never Too Young! 50 Unstoppable Kids Who Made a Difference. The book became a best-seller when it debuted on Amazon, and won a Parents’ Choice Award. The Accord-based author has written more than 50 children’s books, with her next, Secrets of the American Museum of Natural History, due out this spring.

Kids’ Almanac (Jan. 31-Feb. 7)

Kids’ Almanac (Jan. 31-Feb. 7)

New riff on the Matter of Britain in The Kid Who Would Be King; Dragon King marionettes; Chinese New Year crafts; Help out during the amphibian migration; Groundhog Day at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum; Ice Harvest Festival.