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Kids Culture 12.30.21

Wed, 12/29/2021 - 18:25
Samantha Duane will be teaching roller skating for Project Most.
Bella Lewis

Skating, Tutoring, Music-Making

Now that holiday breaks are almost over, Project Most is back in action with classes and events. A beginner roller-skating class for kids ages 5 to 9 will be on Monday at 3:45 p.m., taught by Samantha Duane, a former professional roller derby skater. On Fridays in January, Ms. Duane will teach an ongoing skating class, also at 3:45.

For kids who need a little extra academic help, a monthlong tutoring program in English language arts is available starting next week. Small-group sessions are on Wednesdays and Saturdays; for first graders they start at 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and at 9 a.m. on Saturdays. For second graders they are at 4 p.m. on Wednesdays, and for third graders at 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

Looking ahead to Saturday, Jan. 8, children ages 4 to 6 can get acquainted with percussion instruments and rhythms in a workshop at 9:45 a.m. At 10:30 there’s a STEM activity with a winter wonderland theme for 3 and 4-year-olds. An introductory ukulele class starts at 10:45 for kids in third through sixth grade, and a glittery snowglobe workshop for kids in kindergarten through third grade will be at noon.

All Project Most programs cost $20, or $80 for the monthlong series. They take place at the East Hampton Neighborhood House, and advance registration at is required.

Crafts and Games

Today at 3 p.m., kids ages 7 to 10 can make snowmen out of socks at the East Hampton Library. Chess Club, for which participants need a basic understanding of the moves, starts at 4 for ages 7 to 12. Teen trivia is at 4:30, with a focus on manga and animé. A drop-in chess session for teens is set for Sunday at 2 p.m.

Snowmen will again be the theme on Wednesday at 4 p.m., with story time and crafts for children ages 4 to 6. For middle schoolers, the Page Turners virtual book club will be reading “Big Game,” the third book in the FunJungle series by Stuart Gibbs. The discussion will take place next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. Also next Thursday, kids ages 7 to 10 can make polar bears out of newspaper pages at 4 p.m.

Sign-up is required ahead of time for most programs, which can be done at

Blankets for Community Service

On Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m., teens and tweens in sixth grade and up will have an opportunity to earn some community service hours at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton by making hand-tied blankets for donation to local food pantries.

Next Thursday, there will be a kids’ movie shown at the library from 4 to 5:30 p.m. (which one has not yet been announced). A link to sign up is on the library’s event calendar, and questions can be directed to [email protected].

On New Year’s Eve

The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will have a drop-in game day for kids, teens, and families tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. With games like Giant Jenga, cornhole, and Connect 4, among others, it’s a sure way to ring in the new year with some fun. Masks are required for all.


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