I grew up in the '60s, and TV was my main source of entertainment when I was a kid. There were so many shows I just couldn't miss, and many of them were locally produced. Rocketship 7 and the Commander Tom show on Channel 7 were two of my favorites. And the CBS network show Captain Kangaroo was the longest-running nationally televised program of its day. I not only was entertained by those shows, but I learned something every day I tuned in.
The modern version of the shows I watched on TV in the '60s is the live presentation of the Berenstain Bears. Mama, Poppa, Brother and Sister Bear are on stage at the Allendale Theatre bringing the series of Berenstain Bears books to life. And every one of these shows has lessons about life directed at kids.

But the Bears will be in town for just one day, Saturday for shows at 12:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. There are tickets available for all three shows, including a limited number of VIB (Very Important Bear) tickets, giving you a chance to meet and have a picture taken with the characters.

Get your tickets by calling 884-4400 or by clicking on Berenstain Bears at wyrk.com.

The historic Allendale Theatre is the home to the Theatre of Youth, 203 Allen Street in Buffalo.