Kids Culture 04.12.12

Happenings for school aged children

National Puppet Day
    Puppets get a hand, so to speak, on Saturday, the National Day of Puppetry, and nowhere on the South Fork will they party harder than at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor.
    An 11 a.m. show by Nappy’s Puppets will be followed by a parade at noon (audience members have been invited to costume up), a puppet-making workshop, and hot dogs on the upper lawn.
    Goat on a Boat will be taking a break following Saturday’s activities, and reopen on May 7.
    The theater is at 4 Hampton Street, with an entrance to the rear of Christ Episcopal Church.

Winning Logo
    The Southampton Advocates for the Village Environment (S.A.V.E.) have selected a winner from hundreds of entries submitted by Southampton Village students to use on reusable grocery bags. The winner, and finalists, will be awarded prizes by Mayor Mark Epley on April 21.
    Students were asked to design a logo that included the slogan, “B.Y.O. Bag” and “Southampton Village” somewhere in the design. Ten semi-finalists were selected from each of five schools, which were narrowed to six finalists, and then one winner.
    The contest follows Southampton Village’s ban in 2011 on plastic grocery bags.  The artwork from the competition will be on display at the Southampton Cultural Center beginning on Wednesday. The award ceremony, on April 21, will be at the center at 11 a.m.

Board Game Bonanza
    For teens looking for something to do tonight, the East Hampton Library is hosting an evening of board games. Pizza and games will be provided, or attendees can take their own favorite games. The event begins at 5 p.m. Registration is requested.

Bataan and Baldwin
    East Hampton High School will screen a World War II documentary, “Tragedy of Bataan,” on Tuesday in the school library.
    Following the half-hour film, which is narrated by Alec Baldwin, Patti Birks, a Westhampton resident whose father, William Rogers Birks, survived the Bataan death march and three-and-a-half years in a Japanese prison camp, will speak.
    The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m., and is open to students and parents.