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Kids Culture 2.25.21

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 08:57
The Hampton Youth Quartet

On the Ice
Katy's Courage, an organization dedicated to education, research, and support for pediatric cancer patients, will have an ice-skating fund-raiser at the Buckskill Winter Club in East Hampton on Saturday for kids ages 10 and up. There will be ice-skating lessons starting at 12:15 p.m., open skating sessions at 1:15 and 3, an ice show at 6, and a hockey game at 7:30 that night. Baked goods will be for sale all day. Tickets are $35 each, and Covid-19 restrictions make advance registration a must by calling 631-324-2243.

Young Musicians to Perform
The Hampton Youth Quartet will stream its winter concert on Sunday at 4 p.m. on the Facebook page of the Southampton Cultural Center. The four teenage musicians will perform classics from Mozart and Dvorak alongside modern favorites. The live-stream can be accessed at

In Person With Project Most
Looking ahead to Saturday, March 6, Project Most has a number of in-person programs for children at the East Hampton Neighborhood House. At 9:30 a.m. for 3 and 4-year-olds, there will be a sensory exploration session using rice. At 11:30, children in kindergarten through third grade can make mosaics using colored rice, and at 1 p.m. children in fourth through sixth grades can make a tie-dyed drawstring bag. There's also a youth fitness session at 10:45 that morning for kids in kindergarten through third grade, and conversational Spanish classes for youth are available. More information, as well as an online registration link, can be found at

For Manga Fans
Teens who love Japanese animation will enjoy boxes of My Hero Academia books, stickers, and other treats available through the East Hampton Library. The boxes can be checked out just like any other library item. The young-adult department can be called at 631-324-0222, extension 5, or emailed at [email protected], to reserve a box.

Also for teens at the library, there will be another Black History Month read-in tomorrow from 3 to 4 p.m. Participants can read from works by Black authors, poets, and historical figures, or simply listen in. This weekend's take-and-make craft for teens is a beachy take on a snowman sculpture, for which materials can be picked up tomorrow between 3 and 5 p.m.

On Tuesday at 4 p.m., Katharine Holabird, the author of the Angelina Ballerina series, will read her new book, "Twinkle's Fairy Pet Day," virtually as children in prekindergarten through third grade color along. Coloring pages and pencils are available for pickup at the library ahead of time.

Owl bet you want to learn about birds of prey! On Wednesday at 4 p.m., the library will host a Quogue Wildlife Refuge representative for an online presentation about owls, hawks, and other birds of prey. Sign-up information for all events is at

Draw This
A brand-new group, the East End Teen Drawing Collective, is open to all students in grades nine through 12 who want a creative challenge. The virtual event begins Monday at 5 p.m., and participants should have 10 sheets of white paper, a pencil and eraser, two different colored pens, three objects from nature, and two pictures taken by somebody else -- "one you like and one that disturbs you."

Facilitated by the Hampton Bays Library, teens can sign up by sending an email with name, grade, and home library to [email protected], or by calling 631-728-6241, extension 121.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!
Kids ages 2 to 5 can celebrate the birthday of the beloved author Dr. Seuss by tuning into a story time and craft session on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with Sag Harbor's John Jermain Memorial Library. Participants will need to have a paper plate, a disposable cup, tape or glue, and something to draw with.

The library also has an online teen trivia competition tomorrow at 6 p.m. and a gaming session on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Registration is required for all events, and links can be found on the calendar page at



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