Kids Culture 07.17.14

Local school notes

The Circus Is Coming

The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will set up its tents at the Shinnecock Powwow Grounds in Southampton on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday for shows at 5 and 8 p.m. The circus will include aerial performers such as the Corps de Ballet and Petya, as well as the Fassio Family and their trained dogs, Lana and Company, a mother-and-son hand-balancing duo, clowns, the ThunderDrome, and a human cannonball, not to mention the tiger and elephant acts.

Tickets, which start at $16 for adults, are available in advance at Wittendale’s florist in East Hampton. Free tickets for children 12 and under can be found at gotothecircus.com. The powwow grounds are off Montauk Highway on the Shinnecock Reservation. Next Thursday and Friday, July 25, the circus will move to the Greenport Polo Grounds.

Bugaboo Revue

Talking Hands Theatre will visit the Amagansett Library on Saturday to present “Bugaboo Revue,” a puppet show about bugs in the garden and their special jobs. The free family show begins at 3:30 p.m.

On Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at the library, kids from 4 to 10 can make slime, Alka Seltzer rockets, and experiment with dry ice during a “kitchen chemistry” program with the Group for the East End. The program is limited to 25 participants.

Movies for the younger set this week are “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” for families this afternoon at 3:30, and “Vampire Academy” for teens on Wednesday at 6. And tune up your singing voices: Next Thursday’s family film is “Frozen.”

Hello, Mr. Skip

Movin’ and Groovin’ With Mr. Skip returns to the East Hampton Library tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., offering a mix of new songs and old favorites to get kids 2 and older up and dancing.

On Monday, kids 4 and older can listen to two stories from Richard Scarry’s “Great Big Schoolhouse,” and then take part in a learning game about numbers, letters, shapes, and colors. The fun begins at 11 a.m. Kids under 6 must be accompanied by and adult.

Teens, take note: The library will offer a three-part college application essay workshop on Monday, Friday, July 25, and July 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The workshop is for students entering their senior year. Preference will be given to residents of the East Hampton Library District. Advance registration is required for all library programs.

Beach Treasures

Tyler Armstrong of the South Fork Natural History Museum will lead kids 6 to 8 on a beach treasure hunt in search of rocks for building a collection on Sunday at 11 a.m. Kids will hit the sand in Southampton. Reservations are required, and there is a $4 materials fee.

Make Your Own Mandala

Kids 12 and up can learn about mandalas and paint their own on old vinyl records and CDs tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Next Thursday, Joyce Raimondo will bring her Magic of Light and Color art program to the library. The workshop starts at 3:30 p.m. and is for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Advance sign-up is required for both.