Kids Culture: 02.09.12

New Edible Garden
    The Child Development Center of the Hamptons Charter School in Wainscott is establishing an edible school garden and is looking for help. The plan of five raised vegetable beds, an herb garden, a berry row, and a butterfly garden will need time and resources — or items from a wish list — to come to fruition.
    Those who may be able to help out have been asked to contact Megan Curren Schmidt at 324-0207.

Theater Camp Encore
    There are still a few spots left for the Bay Street Theatre’s children’s theater camp that will be offered over the winter break, from Feb. 20 to 24. The Sag Harbor theater will hold classes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on those days, when children 8 to 12 years old will have an opportunity to play theater games, do improvisation, and learn about acting, singing, dance, and more.
    Those with budding thespians have been urged to contact the theater to sign up as soon as possible. The cost is $375 per week, per child.

Young Writers Workshop
    The Young American Writers Project is pairing seasoned writers with students ages 13 to 18 over the winter break, with a chance to work on pieces of fiction, essay, and poetry.
    Student writers can hone their skills from Feb. 20 to 24 at Stony Brook Southampton, with an end result of several publishable pieces. All student work is eligible for publication in the Y.A.W.P. e-zine and for presentation in the “Sounding Our Y.A.W.P.” event in April.
    The fee for the week is $525, and there are partial scholarships available. More information and applications can be attained by checking the Web site at stonybrook.edu/yawp. A separate weeklong workshop for script and playwriting will be held during the April school break, with the same fees.

Story Slam and King Midas
    King Midas is visiting the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor on Saturday. In this musical story performed by Liz Joyce and a Couple of Puppets, a greedy king learns lessons of love, and a small raccoon and green witch save the day.
     Performances will be held at the Goat’s space at 4 Hampton Street at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets cost $10, $9 for grandparents and theater members, and $5 for children under 3.