Hissing Roach Mystery
At St. Luke's Episcopal Church in East Hampton, a Saturday program with the Long Island Science Center will have kids working in teams to solve "the crime of the missing Madagascar hissing roaches." Young sleuths in fourth grade and up will use fingerprinting and chromatography in their search for a suspect. The program happens from 1 to 2 p.m. and is free, but limited to just 12 children. Advance registration is required online at bit.ly/3Hruipp or via the St. Luke's website, stlukeseasthampton.org.
In the winter, the church will offer Saturday programs for kids once a month. In the next one, on Dec. 11, kids will make snow globes with the Art Nanny.
Project Most to the Max
Sewing, textile printing, and rope jumping are among the fun activities on tap this week with Project Most at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton.
In a STEM program on Saturday at noon, kids in kindergarten through third grade will get to mix and then paint with fluffy paint.
Erica Dantzler will lead kids 6 and up in making stuffed monsters as they learn the basics of hand sewing on Saturday at 10 a.m. or 12:15 p.m. Also on Saturday, at 9 a.m., Ms. Dantzler will get kids 6 and up moving with 45 minutes of rope jumping and double-Dutch games. The cost for each of these programs is $20, with advance sign-up required.
In a textile printing class on Saturday at noon, Kym Fulmer, an artist, will work with kids 6 and older to design and print T-shirts from noon to 1:30 p.m. The $35 cost of the class includes a T-shirt.
On Wednesday Project Most's School Vacation Learning Lab will include a full day of engaging activities for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, keeping them busy while parents work or prepare for the big holiday. The program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is $70 for the full day or $40 from 9 a.m. to noon only. Early drop-off at 8 a.m. and late pickup at 5 p.m. are possible for an additional fee, and sibling discounts and financial aid are available. Registration must be done ahead of time at bit.ly/3kkM7MV.
The Goat at CMEE
Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre will perform "The Three Little Pigs" on Friday, Nov. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Children's Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. In this take on the classic, featuring hand-carved marionettes, the wolf "sells real estate to the new pigs in town," according to the museum. Tickets cost $15, $8 for members, and should be reserved in advance at cmee.org.
Super Smash and Pie Pics
On Saturday high school students have been invited to stop by the East Hampton Library after regular hours, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., to play Super Smash Bros. On Wednesday from 2 to 3:30 p.m., the library will provide all the supplies for a T-shirt tie-dyeing session for high schoolers.
Brownies will be on the menu in a program for kids 4 and up on Tuesday at 4 p.m. They'll decorate them to take home and play a game with a Thanksgiving theme. The candy apple turkeys kids 3 to 6 make in a program on Wednesday at 4 p.m. could be just the thing to decorate the Thanksgiving table the next day.
Advance sign-up is required for all of the above.
Finally, on the holiday, teens have an assignment, should they choose to accept it, and if they do, they could win a prize. The library wants to see their best pie photo, whether it be of a finished pie, baking a pie, throwing one, eating one, what have you. Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., entries should be submitted along with the photographer's name, school, and grade to [email protected]. The word "pie" should be in the subject line of the email. The winner will get a $50 gift certificate to Breadzilla.
Also at the Libraries
The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will help kids in sixth grade and up celebrate their own Friendsgiving on Tuesday, with movies and treats from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The day after Thanksgiving, kids ages 8 to 12 have been invited to a lavender flower painting tutorial at 4 p.m. Sign-up is at hamptonlibrary.org.
In Sag Harbor at the John Jermain Memorial Library, teens will take the lead in a story time for little kids on Saturday at 11 a.m. A story time on Sunday at 11 will have an "out of this world" theme, with books about the universe, songs, and a science and art activity on the phases of the moon that kids can do at home. On Tuesday, teenagers have been invited to paint bookends that will decorate the teen and children's room at the library.
Masks are required at all library programs.