Kids Want to Know: What is Life Really Like on Mars?

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Kids often wonder what life would really be like on another planet. Mars is our next door neighbor, so it really can’t be all that different, can it?

Actually, if you were to travel to Mars by car (kind of like how you travel to your grandparents’ house) it would take nine months! That’s a long car ride! Also, the gravitational pull on Mars is much different than it is here on Earth – about 38% different. That means you would be much lighter on Mars.

Still, Mars does seem like a fun place to visit. After all, you’d have to wear a spacesuit because you can’t breathe the air on Mars. It’s made up of mostly carbon dioxide, which is the gas you breathe out here on Earth. A spacesuit with oxygen would be necessary for you to even be on Mars for any period of time because you would also need to be protected from the harmful rays of the sun.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s any way for life as we know it to exist on Mars. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning about it, and it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t keep exploring it. Scientists have learned a great deal of information about not only Mars, but also about the entire solar system just by having robots explore the rocky terrain of the red planet.

If you’d like to learn more about Mars, you’ll want to ask your parents to bring you to the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center on October 11, 2014. There are going to be plenty of activities for you to do, including flying in a flight simulator, a scavenger hunt, and meeting real Martians. If space is something you’d like to learn more about, this is a great time to do it. You can get so many of your questions answered, and you can find out more information about possibly exploring the solar system yourself one day.

We’ll see you in October!

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3 Reasons to Attend the Mission to Mars Gala Event on October 11, 2014

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In case you haven’t heard, the Wings of Eagles Discover Center in Big Flats, NY is hosting a Gala event on October 11, 2014, and we’re so excited about it! The theme of our full day of fun is Mission to Mars, and the evening is sure to spectacular.

Perhaps you’ve been considering attending the Gala, but you’re just not sure. In that case, we thought we’d come up with three good reasons why you should definitely plan to attend.

Reason #1: You deserve a night out without the kids!

Our Family Fun Day is centered on the kids and encouraging them to learn more about Mars and the space program, but the evening Gala is just for you, the grownups! How often do you get a chance to get out for an evening of fun? This is an excellent opportunity to do just that, and you’ll be supporting STEM educational programs for the Wings of Eagles Discover Center as well. Speaking of that…

Reason #2: You’ll participate in an important fundraising event!

The proceeds from ticket sales for our Gala event will go to help fund STEM based youth educational programs right here at the Wings of Eagles. It’s important to preserve our nation’s history, and especially when it comes to space travel and discovery. We want to ignite a passion for adventure and science within our youth, and that’s what our educational programs are all about. Your support is essential in ensuring that they have an opportunity to keep learning and growing in their love for everything that lies beyond our planet.

Reason #3: The meal, provided by Sweet-n-Saucy is sure to be wonderful!

Have you visited the website and taken a peek at the menu Sweet-n-Saucy has in mind for the event? If not, we suggest you do that right now by clicking here. It will be delicious from beginning to end, which is nothing short of what you would expect from Sweet-n-Saucy.

Of course, there are many more reasons you should attend, such as the beer and wine tasting from local vendors and the music, which will be provided by Joe Cavallaro and his Dixieland Jazz Band. We’ll receive some valuable information from Mars Research Scientist, Shoshanna Cole from Cornell University as well.

If you haven’t made your reservations yet, there’s still time! Contact us to get registered, and plan on attending the Mission to Mars Gala on October 11, 2014. You won’t want to miss it!

Top 10 Things You Probably Never Knew About Mars

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With our Mission to Mars event quickly approaching, we’ve got Mars and basically everything about space on our minds! We thought it would be fun to share some facts about Mars you probably never knew before. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!

10. Mars is two-faced – the northern hemisphere and the southern hemisphere of Mars look completely different from each other. In fact, if you saw them in person, you would probably think they were two separate planets!

9. Mars is a cold…desert! – Who says a desert can’t be cold? It snows on Mars, just like it does on Earth. However, the snow vaporizes before it hits the ground because it’s just so chilly.

8. Mars is rusty – You’ve probably seen plenty of pictures of Mars that make it look rusty. That’s because it is! The surface of the planet contains minerals that are rich in iron, and they rust, making the planet have a reddish color.

7. Mars is covered in craters – – Scientists believe that many of the craters that cover Mars were formed when the Universe was still being formed. One crater covers more than 40% of the planet’s face.

6. You have to wear protective gear on the surface of Mars – However, it’s not for the reason you probably think. The low pressure in the atmosphere can actually boil liquid. That means it can make your blood bubble!

5. Mars has water – However it’s not the same water you drink from a glass on a hot day. Ice has even been found at Mars’ north pole.

4. Mars once had rivers and other bodies of water – Mars might be more similar to Earth than we once thought. A look at the planet’s surface reveals evidence of rivers, lakes and other bodies of water.

3. On Mars, it snows…carbon dioxide – It’s easy for you to understand snow on another planet, but what if that snow is made of…carbon dioxide? If you were to see it, you might think it was just fog, but since most of the particles in the atmosphere are carbon dioxide on Mars, what else could the snow be made of?

2. A trip to Mars is a great way to lose weight – – Mars has much less gravitational pull than Earth does. In fact, it’s 37% less. That means you will instantly lose 37% of your body weight. You can jump higher too!

1. No human has ever been to Mars – – We send plenty of machines and robots to Mars to gather data, but no human has ever been there.

Are you interested in going to Mars? We can help you get an idea of what it’s like at our Mission to Mars event on October 10, 2014. Contact us, or click here to make your reservations for our Gala event!

Join Us for a Mission to Mars, Right Here in Big Flats!

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Who among us hasn’t wanted to travel to space at one point or another? Whether you wanted to be an astronaut as a child or you have always been interested in what lies beyond the stars, the universe we live in is fascinating! Here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, we’re offering you a chance to experience it like you never have before, and this event is sure to be a lot of fun for the entire family!

Mission to Mars takes place on October 11, 2014, right here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. The event kicks off at 10:00 am with lots of activities for the kids to enjoy. Your kids will love:

  • Meeting LIVE Martians!
  • Embarking on a museum scavenger hunt
  • Seeing the AMAZING mars exhibits
  • Traveling to Mars in a flight simulator

We’ll also be hosting a costume contest and we’ll have face painting. You’ll even get to see a demonstration of the new Earn Your Mars Driver’s License program.

The fun will go until 2:00 pm, which gives you plenty of time to see and do everything. Make sure you grab lunch at Sweet-N-Saucy and spend some time in the gift shop for some souvenirs to remember this incredible event.

Mission to Mars Evening Gala

Once the fun of the afternoon is over, make sure you come back at 6:00 pm to take part in our Mission to Mars Evening Gala. This adults-only event features beer and wine tasting from some of the best local breweries and businesses. Joe Cavallaro and his Dixieland Jazz Band will be on hand to provide the music, and Shoshanna Cole, a Mars Research Scientist at Cornell University will offer a presentation on Mars that you will not want to miss. Of course, Sweet-N-Saucy will be delighting your taste buds with a meal that you won’t want to miss.

This event is so important to the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, but it’s important for you too! 

The proceeds for all ticket sales will fund STEM based youth education programs at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. Your generosity allows us to preserve history and inspire today’s youth to strive to fulfill the space exploration goals for the future.

Be sure to make your reservations right away to reserve your place at the gala.Click here for reservations.

We will see you on October 11!

3 Reasons To Choose Sweet-N-Saucy To Host Your Baby Shower

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Baby showers are so much fun, aren’t they?

Baby showers are a wonderful opportunity to get together with close friends and family to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. If you’re working on planning a baby shower for someone close to you, you want everything to be perfect. The decorations have to be just right, and the food has to be great too.

Here at Sweet-N-Saucy, we love baby showers, and we’d love to help you plan one for that someone special in your life. We’ve put together three good reasons to have your friend or family member’s baby shower right here at Sweet-N-Saucy.

1. We provide a comfortable, cozy atmosphere

Yes, we’re located in the Wings of Eagles Discover Center in Big Flats, NY, but we love creating that cozy atmosphere you’re looking for. We have plenty of room, so your party can be as large or as small as you need it to be. The Wings of Eagles many displays also sets the stage for the perfect theme if the new mom is expecting a little boy! Not to mention, because we’re in Big Flats, we’re very conveniently located, no matter where you’re coming from – Elmira, Horseheads, Corning…we’re just a short drive away.

2. The food is amazing

We don’t mind bragging about our food because we know that it’s the best in the area. We will sit down with you and create a menu that will cater to everyone’s tastes. With so many choices, and such a huge variety, you won’t have any trouble planning the menu. Once that’s done, you can leave the rest up to us.

3. Our track record speaks for itself

When you’re choosing a caterer for any event, whether it is a baby shower, wedding reception, or another big event, you want to work with someone who has a proven track record in the industry. Here at Sweet-N-Saucy, we’ve been providing catering services to the Elmira area and beyond for almost 20 years, and we’re still going strong!

A baby shower is such a precious event for a new mom. We’d love to help you make it truly memorable for her, and for her friends and family as well. If you’d like more information about how we can help you put on a great baby shower, please contact us today!

*Image courtesy of Stuart Miles, http://www.freedigitalphotos.net*

Let Sweet-N-Saucy Help You Plan The Perfect Bridal Shower

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Planning a bridal shower for a friend or a close family member can be so much fun. A bridal shower is a time for the bride to celebrate her engagement and marriage with the people she loves the most. Even if she’s the most organized bride in the history of wedding planning, chances are that she’ll welcome an opportunity to enjoy an evening out with her close friends and family members, so it’s important to make her bridal shower a wonderful time that she’ll never forget.

The Theme

The bridal shower will be absolutely perfect if it incorporates some of the things the bride loves the most. While many showers adopt a similar theme to the one that the wedding will have, why not think a little bit outside the box as you’re planning this important party? Choose a theme that goes along with some of the things the bride really likes to do. Perhaps she’s really into scrapbooking, and doing other types of arts and crafts. Why not add bits and pieces of this hobby and create a crafty bridal shower theme? You can incorporate games and other fun activities that are crafty, and she’ll appreciate the fact that you really thought about her interests.

Fancy or Laid Back?

Once you have a theme in mind, what type of shower would the bride prefer? Does she seem to be someone who likes tea and cookies with cloth napkins? Or is she more of a laid back person who enjoys comfort food and a delicious piece of cake for dessert? Either way, you’ll want to incorporate her own personal style into your planning.

Here at Sweet-N-Saucy, one of the events we love catering the most is bridal showers. We love working with friends and family members who are planning this special day for someone they really care about. The food is one of the most important elements to any party, and it’s vital for it to be absolutely perfect. If you’re planning an upcoming bridal shower, and you’re looking for an outstanding Elmira/Big Flats catering service, we would love to talk with you. We’ll make sure every detail is in place, and you’ll be delighted with the outcome.

For more information on our catering services, or to make your reservation to hold your event right here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, contact us today!

Weddings, Showers…Catering For Your Event, Big Or Small

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Planning any event takes a lot of time and energy. First you have to secure the venue, then you have to think about the decorations, and try to come up with a theme for your event. Once you have made those decisions, you have to think about the guest list, the invitations, and of course, the food.

No matter what size your event will be, the one element that every attender is going to remember is the quality of the food you serve. It doesn’t matter what type of event you’re having, whether it’s a wedding, a bridal or baby shower, or just a simple company party, everyone always looks forward to these events because of the food. No matter what type of event you have coming up, Sweet-N-Saucy is the perfect choice when you’re looking for an expert catering service.

If you have seen the Sweet-N-Saucy website, you know that our motto is “Catering to your dreams”. That’s because we take planning every event we cater very seriously. It’s important to us to provide you with excellence from the first step of the process until the final step of the process. We want to hear your ideas, because you’re the one person who knows your guests better than anyone. Our large catering menu is filled with delicious meals, appetizers and desserts, so you’re sure to find something that everyone will enjoy.

We’re proud to serve the Twin Tiers, and we’ll be happy to cater for your event in:

  • Elmira
  • Horseheads
  • Corning
  • Big Flats

…and anywhere in between!

When it comes to planning your upcoming wedding, shower or other event, don’t leave the most important part of it – the food – to just anyone. Instead, rely on quality catering services from a local business that you know you can trust to do a great job.

If you would like more information about Sweet-N-Saucy’s catering services, we would love to talk with you. Contact us today!

Sweet-N-Saucy Is A Great Place For Birthday Parties – Anywhere In The Elmira Area!

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Winter is certainly upon us, and with temperatures and wind chills dipping well below zero at times, we hope you and your family are staying nice and warm!

Winter can be a tough season for kids. They long to go out and play in the snow, but because of the low temperatures, it’s not always safe to send them out – even if they’re dressed in their warmest clothes and snowsuits. For many families, planning birthday parties during the winter months, or taking their kids to their friends’ parties are great ways to beat those cold weather blues. If you or someone you love has a birthday coming up soon, and you’re in the Elmira, Horseheads, Corning, or Big Flats area we would love to help you celebrate their special day in style!

Let Us Handle The Work

Perhaps in your family birthday parties have always been pretty much the same. You bake a cake, you order a few pizzas, and you invite your kids’ friends to come over for a few hours for some fun. Having a birthday party sure is an awful lot of hard work, isn’t it? Not only does it take a lot of time to plan and pull of a party, but people don’t always like to stick around to help with the job of cleaning up afterwards, do they? In fact, sometimes your entire family can disappear, leaving you to deal with the mess!

A Sweet Celebration

When you choose Sweet-N-Saucy and the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center for your next birthday party, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you find. We’ll prepare a delicious menu that the kids at the party are going to just love. You’ll be able to get your fill too, because you won’t have to worry about running around after them, picking up the mess. Also, there’s nothing like a Sweet-N-Saucy birthday cake to help you celebrate that special day the right way.

cakeThe Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is a great place for birthday parties too, because the center itself comes with built-in entertainment for the kids – the airplanes! They just love looking at the amazing airplanes, and you’ll love that they’re entertained from beginning to the end.

Recently, we had the opportunity to host a birthday party here, and a few special pals came along for the festivities (and the cake!)

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The kids had a blast! Of course, when it’s all over, there’s nothing for you to do except…go home! That’s right! We’ll happily clean up the mess, and you’re free to enjoy the rest of your child’s birthday in relaxation.

We would love to talk to you about how we can help make your kids’ birthdays extra special this year. For more information, or to start planning your next big party, contact us today!

Join Us For Our Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance

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Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day to celebrate your love for that someone special in your life. It’s the one day out of the year that’s set aside to truly appreciate the most important person in your life, so why not plan to attend an event that you’ll both remember all year long?

We’re really excited because this year, Sweet-N-Saucy will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance, and you won’t want to miss it. This Valentine’s Day event takes place on Friday evening, February 14, 2014, right here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. It starts at 6:00 pm, and goes until 10:00 pm.

What will you get when you come to our Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance? We’re glad you asked!

This is sure to be an enchanted evening, with all of the great features that make Valentine’s Day truly special. We’re serving hors d’oeuvres from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and then at 7:00 pm, you’ll be treated to what might possibly be the most delicious dinner you’ve enjoyed during a night out. Our menu for the evening includes:

  • Sweetheart potatoes
  • Salad and rolls
  • A delicious vegetable
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Carved Beef

Of course, no dinner is complete without a delectable dessert to finish it off. We’re offering:

  • Triple Chocolate Raspberry Torte
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Assorted Mousse Cups

There will be beer and wine available, and everyone will also receive complimentary champagne.

As if that wasn’t enough, we certainly don’t want to forget about the DANCE part of the evening. You will be entertained all night long by a wonderful DJ from Past and Present, who will be playing music from the 1940’s to the present.

What do you usually do for Valentine’s Day? Do you buy your sweetheart flowers that will only live for a week? Do you buy him a power tool that will get forgotten in the garage by the time summer comes around? Instead of buying gifts, why not buy each other the experience of an enchanted evening, right here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center? With Sweet-N-Saucy cooking up the meal, and Past and Present playing the music, it’s sure to be a night that neither of you will forget.

The cost for our Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance is only $40 per person, or $75 per couple. Please give us a call at 607-873-3175, or 607-562-3135 to make your reservations. Reservations are also being accepted online at www.wingsofeagles.com.

This is going to be a great event, and we’re looking forward to helping you show the one you love a well-deserved and memorable night out.

If you would like more information about Sweet-N-Saucy, including any of our catering services, please contact us today!

Your Wedding: It’s The Details That Matter

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Once the new year has arrived, it’s pretty common to hear about brides scurrying around, trying to tie up those loose ends as they plan for their weddings. Some of them have been planning their big day for a long time. They’ve searched high and low for the perfect gown, they’ve hired the right DJ, they’ve booked the church and the reception site, and they’ve done these things far in advance.

Other brides whose wedding days are quickly approaching are the ones who may have received their engagement rings on Christmas, or on New Year’s Eve, which are both popular times to get engaged. Some of them will wait a year or even two years to get married, but the others want their wedding day to happen NOW.

If you’re reading this post, chances are, you’re soon to be a blushing bride, and you want everything to be absolutely perfect when you walk down the aisle. There’s nothing worse than realizing there are some important details you forgot to take care of while you’re looking at your new husband, trying to concentrate on your love for him.

You know the details we’re talking about:

  • The flowers
  • The decorations
  • The seating chart
  • The thank you cards
  • The honeymoon reservations

When these things aren’t planned ahead of time, or when you’re scrambling to make these plans at the last minute, it makes it really difficult to concentrate on enjoying your wedding day.

But what about the food?

One of the areas many brides and grooms have the most difficulty with planning is the food for their weddings. They want to make everyone happy, and yet they know it’s not possible to make everyone happy. It could be that their family members are dropping hints about wanting to supply the food for the wedding, but they just know that won’t go over very well. Of course, there are always the well-meaning friends who recommend this caterer or that caterer, but when they get more information about those businesses, there’s no way they could ever afford their prices. Not to mention, many caterers aren’t all that easy to work with.

The menu for your reception is a very important detail. If you ask anyone who has ever been to a wedding, they will tell you that one of the things they remember the most about that day was the food. They were either impressed by the selection, the presentation, and the taste, or they were planning to stop by a fast food restaurant afterwards because they were still hungry.

When it comes to wedding catering, the fact is, no one does it better than Sweet-N-Saucy in Big Flats, NY. We provide our customers with a customized planning experience. That means we’ll sit down with you and really listen to your concerns and your needs regarding your menu. We offer plenty of choices too, so you never have to worry about whether or not someone will be happy with the food selection. You’ll have a professional presentation of the food, and the taste will be beyond compare.

It’s your wedding. It’s your special day. Whatever you do, don’t entrust such an important detail to just anyone. Hire a caterer who is experienced in the industry, and who truly cares about the outcome of your reception. Our track record speaks for itself, and with Sweet-N-Saucy providing the food for your wedding, that’s one less detail you’ll have to worry about.

If you would like more information about our wedding catering, please contact us. Or, feel free to have a sneak peek at our catering menu. We look forward to hearing from you!

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