Kids Culture 11.14.13

Making Maracas and More

       Sticks, reeds, gourds, and other things found in nature will be the raw materials for a workshop on making musical instruments at the South Fork Natural History Museum on Saturday. Tyler Armstrong will lead kids 7 and older as they create maracas, claves, flutes, and drums from local finds, then play a song. The program begins at 10 a.m. In addition to museum entry, a $3 materials fee will be charged. In a family program that afternoon at 2, Darlene Charneco, an artist, will ask people to remember a special outdoor environment and the experiences they had there, and then have them “map” those memories in “personal, unique works of art.” Ms. Charneco’s own mapping series of artworks “looks at animals, people, plants, homes, and communities as part of a larger organism,” according to the museum’s website. This workshop, too, requires a $3 materials fee. Registration in advance has been requested for both programs.The museum is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.


T for Turkey, P for Potpie

       Across the street at the Children’s Museum of the East End on Saturday, youngsters can learn a recipe that will come in handy post-Thanksgiving. After listening to a reading of Tanya Lee Stone’s “T Is for Turkey,” they’ll make their own turkey potpies. The program runs from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and costs $25, or $15 for members. Advance registration has been requested.


Autumn Tales, Amaryllis Bulbs

       Robin Bady will lead an autumn folk tale storytelling session for kids of all ages on Saturday at the Montauk Library. Participants will hear stories about fall, winter, and the changing seasons from 3 to 4 p.m.

       Representatives of the Horticultural Alliance of the Hamptons will stop in at the library on Tuesday to help first through third graders plant amaryllis bulbs, which should bloom just in time for Christmas. The program runs from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sign-up in advance is required, as only 15 children can be accommodated. Members of the alliance will also pay a visit to the Amagansett Library on Saturday for a bulb-planting session for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade. The start time is 3:30 and reservations are required.


Holiday Cards for Soldiers

       The children’s programs at the East Hampton Library this week will look ahead to the coming holidays. On Sunday, kids in 8th through 12th grades can drop in between 2 and 4 p.m. to make holiday cards for veterans and active-duty soldiers. Not only will participants be working to brighten someone’s day, but they will also be able to earn community service credits for their efforts. Thanksgiving will be the theme of a story and craft time for kids 4 to 6 on Tuesday from 4 to 5 p.m. The library has asked for registration in advance.