Kids Culture 03.28.13

Calling Teen Filmmakers
    The East Hampton Library will begin a monthlong teen film contest with a kickoff meeting on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The contest asks high school students working in teams or on their own to write a script and shoot a short film, music video, animated film, or experimental video, and then submit their finished work by April 30. Films will be screened and awards will be given out on May 1. Advance registration has been requested.

Comic Book Workshop
    Kids 8 and older who love manga and anime can learn to draw in that style during a manga comic book workshop starting April 6 at the Golden Eagle art store in East Hampton. The class will meet for four Saturdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Participants have been asked to take their own sketchbooks. The cost for all four classes is $120. Advance registration is required.

Mad Scientists
    Young would-be scientists who don’t get the chance to hone their skills at home will be set free during a chemistry workshop on Saturday at the South Fork Natural History Museum in Bridgehampton. Tyler Armstrong, a nature educator, will oversee 8 to 10-year-olds as they mix together some safe household chemicals to learn about chemical reactions. Mess-proof clothes are a must. The workshop begins at 11 a.m.; participants must register in advance as space is limited.