by Sue Cannon
•The LITERATURE LIVE series, which finds characters jumping off the pages of children’s books to meet, greet and pose with youngsters, continues on August 24, 25 & 26 at the Strong National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square as Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit appears. The following week, on August 31, September 1 & 2, Papa Bear, from the Berenstain Bears, will be there. Call (585) 263-2700.
•The DRYER-IN MOVIE AND FAMILY CAMPOUT NIGHT is scheduled for August 25 at Dryer Road Park, 7405 Dryer Road in Victor NY. The film Dolphin Tale will be shown on a huge move screen; and popcorn and slush puppies will be available. There will even be inflatables for the kids! Then, Coach Steve will host a campout with campfire sing-a-longs and s’mores; and a small breakfast will be provided. Please register if you plan to spend the night – and no pets are permitted. Call (585) 742-0141.
•The Rochester Americans are joining forces with the Red Wings and Monroe County Sports Commission to host the inaugural AMERKS STREET HOCKEYFEST on August 25 for kids ages 7 to 17. The event will be held in the VIP parking lot at Frontier Field. Call (585) 454-5335 for full details.
•The FRESH BEAT BAND, a kid favorite, appears at CMAC, 3355 Marvin Sands Drive in Canandaigua, on September 2. For details, see our Coming to Town section; and call (800) 745-3000 for tickets.