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Kids Culture 06.10.21

Thu, 06/10/2021 - 06:52

Collages, Crafts, and Music

In sync with Guild Hall's newest exhibit, "Shipwrecks" by Alexis Rockman, there will be a family art workshop on Saturday from noon to 1:30 p.m. The theme is micro-plastic collages and the workshop is appropriate for children ages 4 and up. There will be similar events each Saturday through July 10. The registration fee is $50 for a family of four; $35 for families who are members of Guild Hall.

Thanks to a collaboration between Guild Hall and the East Hampton Library, there will also be story time and crafts on Monday at 3:30 p.m. for children ages 3 and up. The event is free, though donations would be welcomed.

For teens, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Gian Carlo Feleppa will lead a musical open-studio session on songwriting and live-looping. No formal musical experience is necessary to take part. Sign-up for all Guild Hall events is via its website.

Songbirds, Eagles, and More

The South Fork Natural History Museum and Nature Center will host a walk-and-talk session on birds of the meadows and woods on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., in partnership with the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society. There is a registration fee of $10 for adults; $8 for teens and pre-teens  ages 8 and up.

Also Saturday, SoFo will lead a guided walk through the Quogue Wildlife Refuge's "Fairy Dell" at 10:30 a.m. and a beach cleanup at 3 p.m. (location announced upon registration). On Sunday at 10 a.m., SoFo will lead a viewing party in search of bald eagles, both in the skies and at a nest near the museum. Sign-up for all museum events is by emailing [email protected] or by calling 631-537-9735.

Junior Lifeguards Wanted

Looking ahead to the summer, the East Hampton Junior Lifeguard Program will kick off on June 26 and 27 and run through Aug. 1 at the Indian Wells and Atlantic Avenue beaches in Amagansett. The program is for boys and girls ages 9 to 15. There is a registration fee of $90, and participants will receive a T-shirt and a rash-guard shirt. New participants will be given a swim test at the East Hampton Y.M.C.A. RECenter prior to the start of the program. Sign-up is online at Questions can be directed to John Ryan Jr. at 631-324-2417.

Food Choices and Fathers Day

The East Hampton Library's latest talk for teens is titled "Who's Really Deciding What You Eat?" Tonight at 6 p.m. via Zoom, Zoe Kobrin from the Wellness Foundation will help teenagers understand healthy food choices and the tactics that food marketers use to sell their products. Those who complete a survey following the event will be awarded community service hours.

Fathers Day is coming up, so this teen take-and-make project is appropriate, "coupon books" to give as gifts to dads and other dudes. Just make sure to follow through on those pledges of washing the dishes and taking out the trash, of course! Materials can be picked up tomorrow at the library from 3 to 5 p.m. For kids ages 8 to 11, a separate Fathers Day craft session will be held online Tuesday at 4 p.m., with materials available to be picked up in the children's room ahead of time.

Online trivia night, also for high school students, is Monday at 6 p.m. It's a great way to gear up for the countywide Teen Trivia Throwdown, happening on July 10, for which East Hampton participants are sought. Registration can be done online for all library events.

Poetry From the Pages

Ever heard of "blackout poetry"? Tomorrow at 4 p.m., the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will teach kids ages 8 through 12, in person, how to create poems from the pages of books and newspapers.

On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., also in person at the library, kids in the sixth grade and up can make stress-relief kits to help them get through their upcoming final exams and Regents tests. Sign-up is online, on the library's website.

"Escape" From School

Escape rooms are a popular pastime these days, and with the end of the school year in sight, the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor will have an online escape room with a "school's out" theme on Tuesday at 5 p.m. for kids ages 7 to 9. Registration is via the event calendar on the library's website.

Jazz at the Farm

Monday is jazz education day at Duck Creek Farm, where at 5 p.m. there will be an educational, family-friendly concert by Kalia Vandever and her quintet. A group of student musicians will be the opening act. The free event is co-sponsored by Project Most. The Arts Center at Duck Creek Farm is at 127 Squaw Road in Springs.


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