Tasty Treats With Project Most
In honor of the Chinese, or Lunar, New Year, Project Most is offering a family cooking class next Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Neighborhood House in East Hampton focusing on foods from a variety of Asian cuisines. Children of any age can join an adult for this session celebrating the Year of the Tiger. The cost is $35 per family.
Two other Project Most programs this week will also include some tasty bites. In a STEM class on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., kids 6 and up will make and shape their own pretzels and also do an experiment on chemical reactions while the pretzels bake. This one also costs $35. On Tuesday, the Seuss and Sous story and snack time for kids in kindergarten through third grade will continue from 3:45 to 5 p.m. This week, it’ll be a reading of James Dean’s “Pete the Cat: The Bad Banana.” After that, the class will make banana bread. The cost is $20.
Registration for all workshops is required at projectmost.org or by calling 631-655-4586.
From Open House to Babysitting 101
The East Hampton Library has invited Spanish-speaking families to an open house on Tuesday evening at 6. Library staff and representatives of Organizacion Latino-Americana of Eastern Long Island will talk with families about the variety of free services available at the library and through OLA.
The library’s in-person programs seem to be on track again for this coming week. On Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m., teen volunteers will be on hand for arts and crafts programs, games, puzzles, and even tutoring for kids 6 to 10. Tuesday brings a bottlecap snowman craft for ages 7 to 10, and on Wednesday kids in sixth through eighth grades can work on watercolor paintings at 4 p.m.
On Wednesday at 4, younger kids, ages 3 to 6, can listen to a snowman story, draw their own snowpeople, “and then watch science react in front of your eyes and watch him disappear,” the library says. Practicing the alphabet will be a little more fun next Thursday at 4 p.m., when that age group has a chance to make letters using marshmallows and glue after listening to a reading of “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”
In a workshop on Saturday afternoon, high school students who want to be better babysitters will learn what that entails, including the responsibilities that go along with taking care of younger children and what activities appeal to kids at different developmental stages. The program runs from 1 to 4 and includes hands-on activities.
The library’s take-and-make project kits for high school students are available tomorrow and Friday, Jan. 28, between 3 and 5 p.m. on a first-come-first-served basis.
Registration is required for all other programs.
Calling All Change-Makers
The John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor has invited “all change-makers” in grades five through eight to come together once a month in the Esther Newberg Social Justice Book Club. Participants will read and discuss books chosen by the Jane Addams Peace Association and will get copies of each book to keep. This month’s meeting happens on Sunday at 2 p.m., so it may be too late to get on board for January, but registration for the book box begins anew each month.
Also at John Jermain, kids 1 to 4 have been invited to snowman story times tomorrow and Sunday at 11 a.m. Each child will get a snowman activity to do at home. On Friday, Jan. 28, Nancy Remkus will lead 1 to 3-year-olds in a song and dance time at 11 a.m.
A Lego club for children in kindergarten through fifth grade will gather next Thursday at 4 p.m. Kids can make whatever they like and then have their creations on display for the week.
Over in Bridgehampton at the Hampton Library, kids in sixth grade and up will get all the materials to make their own bulletin boards on Tuesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Next Thursday, kids 5 to 7 can have fun making shaving-cream paintings at 4 p.m.
Advance sign-up is a must for all programs.
Landscapes and Feeding Time
In an art and science workshop on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton, children 9 and older will explore and be inspired by the winter landscape with Quincy Egginton, an artist and art educator. Working from photographs, they’ll do pen-and-ink drawings of a winter scene. The workshop begins at 10:30 a.m. and costs $15 for adults, $10 for children, plus a $5 materials fee. Museum members pay only the materials fee.
How does the museum feed its resident animals? Kids 3 to 5 can find out and also help while learning about food webs and “the structural differences among carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores” on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This one is also free for members. The nonmember fee is $15 for adults, $10 for kids.
The Amagansett Library and Project Hope will have a Relaxation Through Art workshop for high school students tomorrow and Friday, Jan. 28, from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Registration is by emailing [email protected].
Ballet Auditions Friday
The Hampton Ballet Theatre School will host auditions on Friday evening for an elite summer 2022 program run by the American Academy of Ballet.
Auditions are 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the dance studio, 213 Butter Lane in Bridgehampton, and can also be submitted via video. A list of required ballet skills, an advance sign-up form, and contact information can be found online at bit.ly/34UjKAc.
The summer program curriculum covers classical ballet, pointe training, and partnering in classes and small-group coaching settings. For sessions longer than one week, it also introduces students to other forms of dance, including contemporary, musical theater, and folk styles. Guest performances from professional company dancers, including talent from the New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater, are also planned.
The American Academy of Ballet is based in New York City.