Holiday Spirit as Community Service
High school students take note: The winter holiday season is a great time to earn those community service hours toward high school graduation requirements.
For example, the East Hampton Library is seeking teens to volunteer to decorate a tree for the holidays today from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tomorrow, there will be take-and-make kits for teens to make "sock cupcakes" that will be included in the library's winter coat and warm clothing drive. Supplies can be picked up from 3:30 to 5 p.m. and should be returned within a week to receive community service credit.
The Amagansett Library is also looking for high school students who will be tasked with assembling gift bags for children in need, using toys and games collected during the library's recent gift drive. This event is next Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m., and is worth two hours of community service credits for participants.
Are you ever too young to learn the spirit of volunteering? Tomorrow from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will lead kids 5 to 7 years old in decorating the library with handmade snowflakes and icicles.
Volunteer opportunities may also be available through food pantries, church groups, animal rescue groups, and other local organizations, making the season of giving a good time to give back.
More for Kids and Teens
Owl-theme story time and painting for kids 4 and up, Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon. Innovative gaming session for kids in grades three to five, Saturday, 1-3 p.m., 631-267-3810, amagansettlibrary.org.
The Church, Sag Harbor
Stop-motion animation workshop for kids 8 to 12, Sunday, noon-1:30 p.m., $10, 631-919-5342, thechurchsagharbor.org.
East Hampton Library
Recycled CD art for kids 7 to 10, today, 4-5 p.m. D.I.Y. glitter snowflake dishes for teens, tomorrow, 3-5 p.m. Getting Ready to Babysit class for young teens, Saturday, 1-4 p.m. D.I.Y. snowman ornaments for kids 3 to 6, Tuesday, 4-5 p.m. Paper snowflake crafts for teens, Tuesday, 5-6 p.m. Fingerprint ornaments for kids 7-10, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-324-0222, easthamptonlibrary.org.
Golden Eagle Art Store, East Hampton
Gift-wrapping workshop for kids, Saturday, 1:30-3:30 p.m., $50, 631-324-0603, goldeneagleart.com.
Hampton Ballet Theatre School, Southampton High School
"The Nutcracker," tomorrow at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 and 7, and Sunday at 2, tickets starting at $20, 888-933-4287, hamptonballettheatreschool.com.
Hampton Library, Bridgehampton
Holiday open house for all ages featuring music, activities, treats, and a visit from Santa Claus, Saturday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. D.I.Y. mint sugar scrub for teens, Tuesday, 3:30-5 p.m. STEM paper-plate mazes for kids 8 to 12, next Thursday, 4-5 p.m., 631-537-0015, myhamptonlibrary.org.
Pajama story time, tomorrow, 5:30 p.m. "DC League of Super Pets" (PG) movie screening, Saturday, 2-4 p.m., 631-668-3377, montauklibrary.org.
Our Fabulous Variety Show, LTV Studios, Wainscott
"Puffs," a Harry Potter parody play, tomorrow at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7, general admission tickets $10 for students, $15 adults, V.I.P. tickets $25 students, $35 adults, 631-507-4603, ourfabulousvarietyshow.org.
Project Most, East Hampton
Studio and Sports Experience at Most Holy Trinity School for kids 5 to 9, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, $57. Team sports for kids 5 to 12, Saturday, 1-2 p.m., $17. Team-building games for kids 5 to 12, Saturday, 2-3 p.m., $17. Rollin' With Rambo skate class for children in kindergarten through third grade, Monday, 3:45-4:45 p.m., $22, 631-604-2777, projectmost.org.
South Fork Natural History Museum, Bridgehampton
Seal walk for adults, teens, and kids 6 and up at Cupsogue County Beach, Sunday, 11 a.m., $10 children, $15 adults (museum members free), 631-537-9735, sofo.org.