Kids Culture 01.05.17

Live From Montauk!

Animals from the Quogue Wildlife Refuge will pay a visit to the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. Children 4 and older will have a chance to meet such creatures as a chinchilla, a snake, and a bird of prey. Space is limited, and advance registration is required for this free program.

 

Boys Wrestling Clinic

An East Hampton Town wrestling program for boys in second through eighth grades began this week and will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 2 in the East Hampton High School wrestling room. Ronald Campsey, the coach, can be phoned at 516-659-4787 with questions. The cost is $45, payable at the Parks and Recreation Department behind Town Hall.

 

Resolutions, Shmesolutions

At the East Hampton Library on Saturday, high school students can stop by the young-adult room at noon to make “rememberlutions” jars. Rather than filling them with resolutions for 2017, they can use them to collect memories and accomplishments over the next year. The library’s teen advisory board, which helps guide programming and offerings for young adults, will meet on Sunday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Who says gingerbread is just for the holidays? The library will prove that it is not during a story and craft time for ages 4 to 6 on Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m.

On Friday, Jan. 13, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., kids 5 and older will learn to make cupcake-shaped lotion bars with organic oils and shea butter.

This week’s family movies are “Monsters University,” today at 4 p.m., and “Beauty and the Beast,” next Thursday at the same time.

 

Makey Makey

In the Hampton Library’s Makey Makey workshops on Tuesday afternoon in Bridgehampton kids will “turn everyday objects into touchpads” that can surf the internet. “You could replace your space key with a banana or high-five your best friend to advance your PowerPoint slides,” the library writes. A workshop for kids 7 to 12 starts at 4; one for kids 13 and up begins at 5.

Tomorrow kids 4 and up will work to build the tallest snowman at 4 p.m. in the library’s Snowman Stretch Challenge. Sunday brings a story time for the same age group starting at 2:30 p.m.

 

Cocoa and Trivia

Saturday is Teen Trivia Night at the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor. Teams of three to five players in grades 7 through 12 will compete in six rounds of trivia questions, with prizes for the winning team. Pizza will be served. The competition runs from 6 to 8. Kids can come as a team or form one that night.

A hot cocoa kitchen for ages 8 to 12 will be in operation on Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the library. There will be all sorts of ingredients on hand to make creative and tasty cocoas. Chili powder, candy canes, cinnamon? Why not?

 

Musikgarten at CMEE

At the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton, Marlene Markard will begin a Musikgarten: Clap With Me program for parents with children 4 and younger on Monday. The program, which will meet for 12 Mondays from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., aims to foster music literacy, aptitude, and appreciation while also improving fine and gross motor skills and physical and emotional development. It includes singing and rhythm exercises, active listening, finger play, and instrument exploration. The cost is $310 for the series, $290 for members of the museum. Advance sign-up is required.

Tomorrow, the museum’s Pizza and Pajama Night at 6 will feature a reading of “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn and Mark Buehner and a snowman craft. The cost is $12. Members get in free. Advance sign-up is required.