Kids Culture 09.19.13

Bang the Drum

    Kids ages 2 to 10 will have a chance to hear a variety of musical instruments and then try their hands at playing them during a music fair at the Children’s Museum of the East End on Saturday. The free fair, presented with Crossroads Music of Amagansett and Bulldog Studios, will have performers and instruments inside and outside the museum from 10 a.m. to noon. The museum is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

Getting Close to Raptors

    The Amagansett Library and the Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons is offering an up-close view of a variety of rescued birds of prey on Saturday. The program, for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade, will start at 3:30 p.m. Sign-up in advance has been requested.

Found Animal Art

    Cardboard, recycled wires, beads, trinkets, and other found materials will be turned into animal sculptures during an art program at the East Hampton Library on Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. Kids 4 and older will look at sculptures by such artists as Picasso and Calder and then build one of their own without using any glue.

    An autumn story and craft time will be offered next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m. for kids 4 to 6 with an adult. Reservations have been requested for all library programs.

Playful Puppets

    Puppet play groups and a Tot Art program at the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre in Sag Harbor will resume tomorrow. The play group, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., includes free play, songs, circle time, games, and a short puppet show for kids 3 and older with an adult. The art program from 10:30 to 11 a.m. is for kids 2 to 4, accompanied by an adult.

    There is a $25 drop-in fee for each program. A package of 14 sessions costs $300, or $250 for members of the theater. Those wishing to sign up for 14 sessions of both Tot Art and the play group will pay $375.

Science Goo

    Experimentation is the word of the week at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, where kids can “investigate the ingredients of the universe” during a science program on Saturday, and then concoct their own candied apples on Tuesday. The science program, aimed at children 4 and up, will teach kids about physical and chemical change and even polymers from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. They’ll leave with a “secret formula” for making their own “mad science goo.”

    Kids of all ages can take part in the candied-apple workshop on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. Advance registration is required for both programs.

For Teen Scribes

    Teen writers can find instruction, inspiration, and an opportunity to develop a body of writing during the nine-month Jeannette Sarkisian Wagner writing workshop at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. The sessions will meet weekly on Thursdays at 5 p.m. through May 15 and include writing prompts, discussion, and constructive group critiques.

    At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will have select works published in MOSS, the library’s online magazine of teen creative work. The workshop is free and snacks are provided. Advance registration would be appreciated.

All About Snails

    Molly Adams, a nature educator at the South Fork Museum of Natural History in Bridgehampton, will offer kids 4 to 6 a peek into the secret life of snails on Saturday at 1 p.m. Kids will learn about the different types of snails, their unusual bodies, and their role in various ecosystems, and then make their own craft snail to take home. There is a $4 materials fee for the class. Sign-up in advance has been requested.