Kids Culture 09.26.13

More Myth-o-Mania

    Kate McMullan, a children’s book author, will read from the latest book in her Myth-o-Mania series, “Hit the Road, Helen,” on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. The series, published by Capstone, offers young readers an introduction to classic myths. This one is based on Helen of Troy.

    Some of the other titles in the series are “Have a Hot Time, Hades,” “Phone Home, Persephone,” “Say Cheese, Medusa,” and “Nice Shot, Cupid.” Ms. McMullan, who lives in Sag Harbor, has also written the books “I Stink,” “I’m Dirty,” and “I’m Bad,” illustrated by her husband, Jim McMullan. Refreshments will be served following the reading.

Maximizing Financial Aid

    The Hampton Library in Bridgehampton will host a financial aid discussion for college-bound high school students and their families on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. A representative from Long Island Funding for Education will talk about how to “maximize your family’s eligibility for financial aid,” according to the library bulletin. Registration has been requested.

    The library is planning a bus trip for teens to the Museum of Natural History on Oct. 12. The trip will cost $20, including the bus ride, museum admission, and a pizza lunch in Central Park. There will be four adult chaperones on the outing, which will set off from the library at 7:30 a.m. and depart from New York at 5 p.m. Advance registration and a signed permission slip are required.

Greenbelt Kids

    There will be fun for kids along with the adult activities planned during a celebration of the Long Pond Greenbelt at the South Fork Natural History Museum on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Animals from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will be on hand as will puppets from the Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre of Sag Harbor. There will also be games, crafts, walks, and other activities, all for free. A light lunch will be served. The museum is on the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in Bridgehampton.

Food and Fun

    Across the street, kids 2 and older can play with their food at the Children’s Museum of the East End on Saturday when they make peach cobbler and corn fritters. The fun begins at 10:30 a.m. and costs $25, including museum admission, or $15 for museum members. Advance sign-up has been suggested.

Help With Math

    Students 13 to 19 years old who need extra help with math, especially Regents-level algebra and trigonometry, can find it for free at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Mondays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Help will be provided in English and Spanish, and there will be snacks to keep hunger pangs at bay. A call to the library in advance has been recommended.

After-School Art

    Registration is under way for the Parrish Art Museum’s free after-school art classes for kids and a series of Saturday art workshops in Water Mill. The after-school sessions will start on Monday. Saturday classes are offered through the month of October.

    Wendy Gottlieb will teach classes on Wednesdays from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade this week through Dec. 4, and on Thursdays from 2 to 2:45 p.m. for 4 and 5-year-olds, next week through Dec. 12.

    In the Saturday classes, starting Oct. 5, 7 to 10-year-olds will explore painting, collage, found-object sculpture, and printmaking. Classes run from 2 to 4 p.m. and are limited to 10 students. The cost is $150, or $120 for museum members. Advance registration is a must for all classes.