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Kids Culture 09.05.19

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:03

Stages Theater Workshops

The Stages children’s theater program will begin its fall performance workshop for “Frankenstein Follies” on Friday, Sept. 13, at the Southampton Town Recreation Center.

Actors ages 8 to 18 can join the workshop, which will culminate with a three-day production run at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor. Rehearsals take place at the recreation center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with the performances scheduled on Oct. 25, 26, and 27. The cost is $485.

For younger actors ages 6 to 9, Stages is offering a creative drama workshop at Bay Street on Tuesdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m., from Sept. 17 through Nov. 19. Participants will perform a short play on the final day. The cost is $295.

Helene Leonard, director and cofounder of Stages, heads up both workshops. Registration is at [email protected] or 631-329-1420.


Youth Soccer Sign-Up

Registration for East Hampton Town’s fall youth soccer program for first through sixth graders will take place on Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Stephen Hand’s Path soccer fields. Registration can also be done Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Recreation Department offices behind Town Hall.

Games begin on Sept. 21 and will be played at the fields at 9 and 10:30 a.m., noon, and 1:15 p.m. The regular season runs through Nov. 9. The league is co-ed, with teams for first through third graders and for fourth through sixth graders. The cost is $45.


Batik at the Parrish

An open studio for ages 11 to 18 at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill on Saturday will focus on batik-inspired prints. Pamela Collins, a teaching artist, will explore a range of techniques from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advance registration is required as space is limited; the free program will only run if there are at least five students registered. 


Butterflies and Dragons

Butterflies and dragon eggs are on the agenda for kids this week at the East Hampton Library. A butterfly story time and craft for ages 4 to 6 will happen on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Kids 6 and older will dream up dragon eggs and make them with air-dry clay and jewels on Friday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m.

Next Thursday, sixth through eighth graders will create silver foil engravings in a program from 4 to 5 p.m. And while your calendars may not say so, that day is also National Video Games Day. High school students have been invited to drop by the library from 4 to 7 p.m. to play on the library’s Xbox One and Nintendo Switch systems, or they can take their own to play. Snacks will be served. Sign-up is on the library’s website or by phone.


And More Dragons

Dragons are also making an appearance at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton next week. Starting on Friday, Sept. 13, at 4 p.m., the library will hold weekly Dungeons and Dragons sessions for grades six and up, led by a local teen who knows the game well. Also that day, kids 5 and older can use cardboard, paper, and glue to make their own fire-breathing dragons in a workshop at 4 p.m.

On Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., kids in sixth grade and above can learn how to create objects on the library’s 3-D printer.

Kids should sign up in advance for all programs.


Bay Seining With Al

Al Daniels will lead a family seining adventure at Noyac Bay on Saturday at 10 a.m. Participants will help haul in the big net and learn about the variety of marine creatures it captures before they are released back into the water. Registration ahead of time is required through the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton.


Fun in Montauk

The Montauk Library will be busy this week with programs both practical and fun. On Saturday, kids in second grade and up can drop by all day to personalize their composition books with supplies provided by the library.

That afternoon at 3, Selina Pasca will teach kids 6 and older to make their own healthy after-school snack with locally grown ingredients.

The library will celebrate Mexican Independence Day next Thursday at 4 p.m. with songs, dance, Mexican folktales, and a sweet treat for kids in kindergarten and up.

In a program on Friday, Sept. 13, at 5 p.m., families will learn about the wide variety of native bees in this country, what they do, and how to save them, and then they’ll use recycled materials to make a bee house to take home.

Advance registration is required for all library programs.

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