Kids Culture 2012.01.05

How the Earth Got Its Color
    On Saturday, Drama of Works Kids, a Brooklyn-based, award-winning group of performers, will stage “How the Earth Got Its Color,” a puppetry reworking of an Aztec legend, at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre.
    In the story, Wind must prove himself to the Lord of the Night and other Aztec gods when he is entrusted to save the Musicians of the Earth. With a little help from various characters — and a little audience participation — Wind learns how to use his own unique gifts.
    The following week, on Jan. 14, Chip Bryant, a vaudevillian clown and comedian, will be at the theater with his interactive fun for all ages.
    Performances are at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. The theater is on East Union Street in Sag Harbor. Admission is $10, $9 for grandparents and members, and $5 for children under 3. As the setting is intimate, reservations in advance have been suggested. Goat on a Boat also offers puppet playgroups for the younger set.

Fourth Graders’ Opera
    What’s a sea womp, and what is it doing in Accabonac Creek? Those questions will be answered by the Springs School’s fourth-grade opera company, Super Fun 61, when it presents “The Tale of Sea Womp” on three days at Guild Hall.
    The public has been invited to the culmination of months of effort by the students, who worked on everything from writing to set and costume design to makeup to marketing.
    The 50-minute opera can be seen on Wednesday at 7 p.m., next Thursday at 9:30 a.m., and Friday, Jan. 13, at 9:30 a.m.

Albany Tour for Two
    For juniors and seniors who are interested in the inside workings of the state government, the League of Women Voters of the Hamptons is offering two scholarships to a New York State Education Foundation program called Students Inside Albany. The conference will be held toward the end of March, but the application deadline is Jan. 20.
    “This interactive conference brings together high school students from across the state to learn about New York State government and the process by which citizens can participate in the policy making arena,” a release said.
    Students will have an opportunity to tour the State Capitol, have lunch with senate interns, and shadow State Senator Kenneth P. LaValle and Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr.
    Applications and packets of information are available in the social studies departments of high schools on the South Fork. Completed applications will be picked up at the high schools on the deadline date.
    The scholarships will cover all expenses, including meals, three nights in a hotel in Albany, and bus or train transportation. Those interested can find out more by calling the League of Women Voters in East Hampton.