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Kids Culture 11.07.19

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 10:56

Make Your Own Pizza

Kids who like to cook and parents who enjoy dining out will be happy to hear that Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton is again offering youngsters 5 to 12 the chance to make their own pizza with instruction from the restaurant’s pizza chef on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. The cost is $20 per child, plus a 20-percent service charge, for the pizza, a drink, and a chef hat to take home.

Reservations for up to three kids at a time can be made at 5:30, 5:45, 6, and 6:15 p.m. An adult must accompany children.


Clinics at Sportime

A new round of coed inline skating and girls volleyball clinics will begin on Tuesday at the Sportime Arena in Amagansett. The skating clinic, for ages 4 to 9, will happen from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Volleyball, which is for high school girls, follows from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Each runs for eight weeks, with time off for school holidays, and costs $125. Registration is online at

Dodgeball, a soccer clinic, and open public skating time begin on Saturdays starting Nov. 23. Soccer for boys and girls ages 5 to 10 will take place from 9 to 10 a.m., with dodgeball for fifth and sixth graders following from 10 to 11 a.m. Each costs $125 and will run for eight weeks, with no play on Nov. 30, Dec. 21 or 28, or Jan. 4. The open skating, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., is free.

Sportime charges a $25 drop-in rate for those unable to enroll in the full sessions.


Typing and Painting

Readers of a certain age may remember a parent urging them to take a typing class. “It will be the most useful class you ever take,” they might have said, not knowing it would someday be called “keyboarding” or that many of us would spend so much of our lives at a computer keyboard for one reason or another.

Middle schoolers, here’s your chance: The John Jermain Memorial Library will hold a three-session typing class starting tomorrow from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and continuing on subsequent Fridays. Participants learn how to touch-type, in other words type without looking at the keyboard. The class is limited to eight people.

On Sunday, the library will host a paint party for fifth through eighth graders from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Partygoers should dress for the occasion, in clothes that won’t be ruined by acrylic paint. There is space for 15 participants.

The library’s teen advisory group for grades six and up will meet next Thursday at 5:45 p.m.


College Admissions Advice

At a forum titled “How to Succeed in College Admissions” next Thursday at the East Hampton Library, Julie Raynor Gross will break down the admissions and college decision-making process for students and their families.

Ms. Gross, an educational consultant and planner and founder and president of Collegiate Gateway, will address trends in college admissions, the factors that matter in college acceptance, ways for applicants to stand out, how best to learn about colleges, and how to decide what career or major is right. A Q. and A. will follow. The program runs from 6 to 7 p.m.

Also at the library this week, kids in kindergarten through third grade will have a chance to plant amaryllis bulbs with an educator from the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons today at 4 p.m.

Tomorrow, children 4 and older will embellish their leaf rubbings with watercolor paint in a workshop at 3:30 p.m. A scarecrow story time and craft will get kids 3 and older in the post-Halloween, pre-Thanksgiving spirit on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

A poetry and origami session inspired by nature takes place on Wednesday at 4 p.m. for grades six through eight.

Next Thursday, Billy Baldwin, the author of a number of children’s and young-adult books, will read from and talk about his new middle-grades chapter book, “Story Glass,” at 4 p.m. Afterward, kids 5 to 9 can make their own story glass bottles to take home.

Advance registration has been requested for all library programs.


Shinnecock Dancers at CMEE

The Shinnecock Dancers will visit the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Saturday at 10 a.m. to perform traditional dances and explain their meaning. An educator from the museum will then lead a cornhusk doll workshop. The performance is free with museum admission, but a donation of $3 will be requested for the doll workshop.


Duct and Cover

The Amagansett Library is offering a duct tape craft workshop for kids 8 to 12 tomorrow at 4 p.m. Kids can go with their own ideas of what to make or get some from the library staff.

A pirate story time and craft for children 3 to 6 will dock at the library on Saturday at 11 a.m. Older kids ages 8 to 12 will learn to make lip balm using nontoxic ingredients in a workshop with Hampton Organix on Saturday afternoon at 2. Space is limited, and registration ahead of time is a must.


Taste-Test Challenge

A taste-test challenge, family bingo and crafts, and a 3-D printing workshop are on the agenda this week at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton.

In a workshop today and next Thursday at 4 p.m., kids 7 to 12 will learn the basics of 3-D printing and create printed objects that they can eventually take home. Families will make crepe paper mosaic scenes tomorrow at 4 p.m. On Sunday, cookies will be served during a story time for all ages at 2:30 p.m.

Kids in sixth grade and up will have a chance to challenge their taste-testing skills on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. as they see if they can tell the difference between name brands and store brands of a few popular snacks. Next week will finish with family bingo on Friday, Nov. 15, at 4 p.m.


Pollock and Tech

A Jackson Pollock drip-painting workshop for children and teens will be held at the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. After looking at some of Pollock’s works, participants will work in his style to create their own paintings.

Kids in sixth grade and up have been invited to a tech night featuring virtual reality and Wii on Friday, Nov. 15, at 5:30. Pizza will be served. There is space for just 12 people, so advance registration is a must.

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