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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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!

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!

Welcome To Sweet-N-Saucy In Big Flats, NY!

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Everyone here at Sweet-N-Saucy is so excited that you took the time to stop by and read a little bit about all of the great things we have going on.

We’re really excited about our blog, which is our website’s newest feature. We hope to use this space to keep our customers updated on our menu, area events, and the services we love to provide. Above all, we want you to know how much we appreciate you, and your business.

Our New Location In Big Flats, NY

If you haven’t been to the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center recently to check out our new location, we’d love to see you very soon. Feel free to bring the whole family to check out the airplanes and enjoy a wonderful, warm cup of soup during this chilly time of year, or bring that special someone for a quiet lunch for two. This time of year is a great time to stop by for a quick meal in Big Flats while you’re shopping at the Arnot Mall, in Horseheads or even in Corning. We have some of the most delicious homemade soups you’ve ever tasted, and our desserts are out-of-this-world fantastic!

Upcoming Holidays

What are your upcoming holiday plans? Perhaps you’re hoping to have a small family get together at home, or maybe you’re planning a big party for all of your extended family members. No matter what your plans are, you certainly don’t want to spend all of your time in the kitchen slaving away over the food, right? Holiday catering is a great idea, regardless of what size your event is. That way you can enjoy your time with your close friends and family, and all of the work will be left to us.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we’re remembering how thankful we are for you, our valued customers. Contact us to plan your holiday party, or stop by for a delicious lunch while you’re out shopping.

We can’t wait to see you!

Contact Us!

607-562-3135
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