Kids Culture - 05.19.11

Fashion Show for School
    The Montauk Public School has announced a schoolwide environmental and health initiative that includes building planting spaces, supporting greenhouse activities, and constructing a child-friendly nature trail. To lend support to the cause, the school is hosting a fashion show and lunch at Solé East on Sunday at 2 p.m. All the proceeds will be used to pay for the outdoor educational opportunities. Tickets are $30. For those who want more information or wish to get involved in the project, Donna DiPaolo can be phoned at 668-2474.

ABCs of Good Food
    The Wellness Foundation’s executive director, Jennifer Taylor, is presenting the last in a series of nutrition workshops for families tonight at the East Hampton Day Care Learning Center from 6:30 to 7:30. The free Healthy Families, Healthy Kids classes have covered topics like power foods and healthy snacks. Tonight’s topic: “Happy Meals,” and not the kind that come with a toy. The purpose of the collaboration between the day care center and the Wellness Foundation was to instill positive nutrition habits in young children and help families learn how to be nutrition-savvy while grocery shopping and preparing meals.
    Reservations for tonight’s workshop an be made with the day care center.

Springs Seedlings
    Project MOST will hold a Springs Seedlings plant sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon on the grounds of the Springs School. The sale will raise money for Project MOST activities, including continued work on the greenhouse at the school.

Green Preschool Open House
    The Green School will hold an open house on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon in Sagaponack to welcome potential summer campers and a preschool class for next fall. There will be an opportunity to meet the teachers and tour the eco-friendly facility. The Green School offers five acres of farm and animals and “a sustainable curriculum through integrated lessons.” Reservations for the open house can be made via e-mail at info@theartfarms.org. The school’s Web site is theartfarmschool.org

Global Awareness Day
    Au pairs who work with Au Pair in America will introduce families to different cultures and countries during a family cultural fair at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton on Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Sponsored by Au Pair in America and Global Awareness, the fair will give children a chance to learn a few words in a different language, participate in craft projects, and take a virtual trip around the world. Those who attend will receive “passports,” which will be “stamped” with flag stickers from each country table they visit.

Ballets for Spring
    The Conservatory of Ballet and Danse Arts in Bridgehampton will premiere two classical ballets in “Ballets for Spring,” a production this weekend at Guild Hall. The performance will include the second act of “Swan Lake,” set to the music of Tchaikovsky, and “The Magic Firebird,” with music by Stravinsky. “The Magic Firebird” tells the story of beautiful princesses, handsome Prince Ivan, an evil wizard, and a firebird.
    The cast will include pre-professional dancers from the Conservatory of Ballet and Danse Arts as well as professional dancers from New York. The guest artist Milan Misko will dance the role of Prince Ivan. He trained at the Kansas City Ballet School and has performed with the Take Dance Company, the Kazuko Hirabayashi Dance Theater, and 360 Dance.
    Tickets cost $15 for those over 16, $10 for kids 4 to 16, and $5 for toddlers. They are available in advance at the Danse Arts studio on the second floor of the Bridgehampton Community House, by phone, or online at tickets@dansearts.com. Performances will be tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.