Kids Culture 03.01.12

The Doctor (Seuss) Is In
    Lorax lovers and others are invited to the Amagansett Library on Saturday to celebrate the birthday of Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, who was born on March 2, 1904.

    Those who attend the 3 p.m. event will have a chance to read some books by the author of “The Cat in the Hat,” and make Seuss-inspired crafts.

Stages Winter Workshops
    Young thespians will have a chance to hone their skills this winter. Stages, a Children’s Theatre Workshop, is offering a variety of winter programs, including a performance workshop, for young actors ages 8 to 18.

    The program, which starts Monday, will culminate in a full-length musical on May 4. Rehearsals will be held three times a week.

    Younger actors will also have a chance to shine in Stages’ creative drama workshop, beginning on Tuesday and geared toward the 6 to 9-year-old crowd.

    Stage mothers and fathers can register their children by phone at Stages, which is in East Hampton.

Afternoons at Ross
    The Ross School is hosting a series of after-school events starting this week that are open to students of all schools and run the gamut from art to knitting to farm animal care. The programs, for kids in kindergarten through high school, include clay workshops, acting, chess for beginners, robotics, hip-hop dance, horseback riding, and more.

    A full list of offerings can be found on the school’s Web site,

Reluctant Dragon
    All Hands Productions, a visiting puppet troupe, will bring the story of “The Reluctant Dragon” to Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor for two performances on Saturday.

    Loosely based on the Kenneth Grahame book, this production uses puppets to tell a story about friendship and understanding.

    Performances will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Goat’s performance space at 4 Hampton Street. Tickets are $10, $9 for members and grandparents, and $5 for children under 3.

Making Books
    Joyce Raimondo, an art educator and author, will lead kids ages 4 and up in a bookmaking class at the East Hampton Library tomorrow afternoon.

    After viewing some unusual handmade books, participants will be invited to create their own, featuring pages that turn in different directions with creative folds.

    Advance registration is required for the program, which runs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Art Show and Sale
    On Saturday and Sunday, Pierson High School is offering the public an opportunity to buy art by some of the East End’s most renowned artists, all for $100 each.

    The exhibit of works on paper by professional artists will feature the art of John Alexander, Bill King, Rick Gold, Lynn Matsuoka, Pamela Topham, Lucille Colin, Blair Seagram, Elaine McKay, Kathryn Solow, Peter Solow, Josh Dayton, April Gornik, Joe Pintauro, Randall Rosenthal, and many more.

    Organized by Peter Solow, the event will help raise money to support the Pierson students’ artist trip to Italy in April, which this year boasts 23 participants.

    The show will run both days from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.