Marionettes in East Hampton
The Modern Marionette Company will perform a "Strega Nona" marionette show tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the East Hampton Library. Based on the children's book by Tomie dePaola, the show is geared to kids 3 and older.
On Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., children 6 to 10 can take advantage of tutoring, story time, arts and crafts, puzzles, and games with teen volunteers.
A pumpkin pie story and craft session for kids 3 to 6 will happen on Tuesday at 4 p.m., and on Wednesday at the same hour kids 3 and older can make their own stuffed penguins and listen to a penguin story. Children 4 and older will make scented glycerin soaps in a session next Thursday at 4 p.m., and little ones 3 to 6 will get to decorate wooden snowman ornaments on Friday, Dec. 3, at 3:30 p.m.
On Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m., the young-adult librarians will offer a tutorial for high school students on the live online Brainfuse tutoring and homework help program.
Advance registration is required for all programs.
SoFo Open House
A Thanksgiving open house at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will include scavenger hunts, face or arm painting, and a guided bird walk for families.
Those wishing to go on the self-guided scavenger hunt can pick up a list at the museum all day and then return it at the end for a prize. Fun4UFaces will paint arms and faces from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 1 to 2 there will be a bird walk in Vineyard Field behind the museum. Admission is free for the day.
The museum's Young Environmentalists Society for kids 10 to 16 will meet on Saturday at 10 a.m. There is no cost to take part, and new kids are always welcome. The group meets on the last Saturday of each month.
Family Fun at the Parrish
At the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, a family art workshop and children's film festival are on tap on Saturday. Set for 11 a.m., it aims to inspire children to create their own wearable life-size fabric wings. From the Wing It Project, which leads initiatives having to do with diversity, leadership, and resilience, the workshop costs $15 for children of members, $22 for nonmembers.
Following at 12:30 will be the New York International Children's Film Festival, which will include nine animated short films from around the world recommended for ages 3 and up. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens, and free for children and members.
Virva Hinnemo, an artist, will work with kids ages 6 to 10 on totems, or spirit animals, on Tuesdays through Project Most at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton. Participants will design and sketch "totems that fit our personalities," according to Project Most, and then use recycled materials to build them. The first session is on Tuesday at 4 p.m., with subsequent ones on Dec. 7, 14, and 21. Although kids can sign up for only one, they are encouraged to do all four. The cost for each is $20, and sign-up is at projectmost.org or by calling 631-655-4586.
From Art to Science
Art, science, and a movie are on the agenda this week at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. A splatter art session for grades six and up is set for Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Kids ages 5 to 7 will explore chemistry and sound science in a Science Buddies program next Thursday at 4 p.m. And on Friday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m., the library will screen "Night at the Museum" for kids 8 to 12. Signing up ahead of time is suggested.
Children in kindergarten through third grade will create their own winter wonderlands on Friday, Dec. 3, at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Using glittery felt, decorative papers, and other materials provided by the library, children will be guided as they make snow people, snowflakes, and sparkling trees from 4 to 5 p.m. Registration, which is a must, can be done at the library, by phone, or online.