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!

3 Things Most Families Do on a Saturday Instead of Visiting Mars

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What do most families do on Saturdays? While every family is different, you can pretty much guarantee that you probably have these three things to get accomplished:

Grocery Shopping – There’s nothing like spending a Saturday looking for food for your family for the remainder of the week, right? It’s time-consuming, but it has to be done.

Laundry – Ah, the never-ending pile of laundry. It can really take over a Saturday if you let it. Again, it’s time-consuming, but it has to be done.

Cleaning the House – Saturday is probably the day you find everything your kids lost during the week, right? Even though you’d rather be doing just about anything else, sometimes you just have to clean so you can maintain your sanity during the rest of the week.

Wouldn’t it be great to do something different on a Saturday? We have the best idea!

On October 11, 2014, Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is having an awesome event for kids during the day. It’s called Mission to Mars, and it features plenty of great activities for your kids. They can meet some real Martians, take part in a costume contest, get their faces painted, and even try out the flight simulator. This all takes place from 10-2. When it comes time to stop and grab a bite to eat, you can head right over to Sweet-N-Saucy for a delicious lunch, which is perfect because you won’t be far from the fun.

In the evening, the adults can come back for our Gala event at 6pm. We’ll learn about 10 Years on Mars, with a fascinating presentation of how far space exploration has come in the last decade. The menu has been planned, and you’ll enjoy a wonderful dinner while you take part in beer and wine tasting with some of the area’s best music from Joe Cavallaro and his Dixieland Band.

Have you made your reservations yet? If not, click here to make them right now!

Why spend another boring Saturday at home? Sprinkle in some fun and join us on October 11, 2014!

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!

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!

New Year, New You? Sweet-N-Saucy Is A Healthy Option

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Now that January has officially started, many people have started looking in the mirror, or stepping on their scales to find that they overdid it a little bit during the holidays.

January is notorious for being the month when everyone realizes they should have exercised a bit more restraint when they were eating during the many Christmas parties they attended. Once January first hits, they decide that it’s time to do something about all the weight they gained, and they set out on a fitness program that they’re sure will help them look better and feel great by the time spring comes around.

The problem is that too many of us make these resolutions, and we stick to them for a few months. However, by the time March comes, we’ve already fallen off the wagon. How can you avoid that this year? There are a few ways.

Enlist the Help of a Friend

Chances are, you know someone else who would like to drop a few pounds during the coming year, too. Talk to that person about being weight loss buddies. Check in with each other every day. Share your goals with each other, and make a commitment to hold each other to them. Weight loss is always easier when you know you’re not in it by yourself.

Talk with a Nutritionist

It’s always a good idea to get a professional’s opinion when it comes to losing weight. You might be eating the wrong type of foods that you don’t even realize are bad for you. A nutritionist can give you a solid meal plan, and direction as far as how many calories you should strive for every day. You might be amazed at the types of foods your nutritionist suggests.

Use Caution When Eating Out

Where most of us have a difficult time is in visiting restaurants. Many restaurants cook with too much grease, and their servings are so big, you feel guilty if you don’t eat all of it. Still, we love to eat out because we enjoy the social atmosphere. Don’t give up on going out to eat completely. Sweet-N-Saucy is an excellent option because our menu has a variety of healthy choices for you if you are trying to watch what you eat. We have a lot of salads and wraps that will satisfy some of those cravings, while keeping the scale at bay.

If you’ve made a goal to lose some weight this year, good for you! We’d love to help you reach that goal, and it’s our pleasure to offer you a wonderful, healthy dining experience where you can still enjoy a delicious lunch out with your friends, without the guilt. Contact us for more information!

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