Kids Culture 11.30.17

“Miracle Worker” Auditions

Young actors, take note. Boots on the Ground Theater is holding auditions on Monday and Tuesday at the Southampton Cultural Center for its April production of “The Miracle Worker.” The play about Helen Keller will be produced by Bonnie Grice and directed by Joan Lyons. The theater company is seeking a child 7 to 8 years old to play the young Helen Keller, someone in their teens to early 20s for the role of Annie Sullivan, and a teenager to play the role of Helen’s half brother, James Keller. Adult actors are being sought for the roles of Aunt Ev and Viney. 

Auditions both days will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Performances are scheduled for April 23 through 29 at the cultural center. 

Ms. Grice can be reached at for more details. 


Let It Snow

Winter is still a few weeks away, but it will be in the air at the East Hampton Library next week. On Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m., kids 4 and up can create a mini snow village. An adult must accompany children under 7. 

Next Thursday between 4 and 5 p.m., kids in middle school can learn new ways to cut out paper snowflakes, which will be displayed in the young adult room. 


. . . And Snow Some More

Snowflakes will also be the theme of an art project for children 4 and up tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. 

On Saturday, the library’s annual open house and tree lighting takes place at 2 p.m. The whole family can stop by to enjoy cookies and cider with friends and neighbors, listen to winter tales, and be there to watch the Lions Club escort Santa from the North Pole. After caroling and music by the Bridgehampton School band, the tree will be lighted.

Next Thursday from 4 to 5 p.m., ages 7 to 12 can participate in the Hour of Code, an international effort celebrating computer science through a multitude of activities designed to teach children the basics of computer coding.


Stories, Trivia, and Crafts

Patricia McCormick, the author of “Sergeant Reckless,” a picture book, will visit the John Jermain Memorial Library in Sag Harbor on Saturday from 2 to 3:30 p.m. to share her story. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

A six-round trivia competition will be held on Saturday from 6 to 7 p.m. for students in 7th through 12th grade. Participants can come with a team or join one at the library. The winning team gets prizes and everyone gets free pizza.

On Sunday between 2:30 and 3:30 p.m., ages 4 to 9 have been invited to make winter wonderland crafts such as snow people, sparkling trees, and glittering snowflakes. 


Holiday Magic in Montauk

On Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m., kids of all ages can stop by the Montauk Library to decorate a wreath, make a winter snow scene, and create a reindeer photo frame — all of which make perfect gifts for family and friends.

Looking ahead, the library’s annual gingerbread house decorating session will be held on Dec. 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. Every family takes home a completed gingerbread house, but this popular event is limited to 15 families so early registration is strongly suggested.


A Winter Weekend at SoFo

Kids ages 3 to 5 can join Eleni Nikolopoulos, a South Fork Natural History Museum nature educator, on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. for an interactive winter story time. This story will be about some of the animals who live in Vineyard Field behind the museum and what they will do on the shortest day of the year. Attendees will get to draw pictures to accompany the story.

On Sunday at 1 p.m., families with children 6 and up can join Melanie Meade, another of the museum’s nature educators, for a walk by the ocean to look for treasures that the last high tide has left behind: animal skeletons, seashells, seaweeds, and egg cases.


Old-Time Ornaments Making at Farm Museum 

An “old-time” ornament-making workshop for children ages 5 to 12 will be held on Saturday between noon and 3 p.m. at the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum on the corner of North Main and Cedar Streets. Activities will also include decorating the farmhouse’s tree. Adults can tour the museum grounds and browse an exhibit of antique ornaments. 


Pizza, Pajamas, and Lights at CMEE

Tomorrow from 6 to 7:30 p.m. is December’s holiday themed Pizza and Pajama Night at the Children’s Museum of the East End in Bridgehampton. In addition to an interactive reading of Lucy Cousins’s “Maisy Makes Gingerbread,” kids will make their own gingerbread cookies to take home and bake, enjoy a pizza dinner, and join staff celebrating the annual lighting of the museum’s windmill. The cost is $12 per child; members get in free. Space is limited and advance registration is encouraged.


“The Nutcracker” Comes to Guild Hall Next Week

Tickets are on sale for the Hampton Ballet Theatre School’s annual production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., Dec. 9 at 1 and 7 p.m., and Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

Advance tickets range from $15 to $45 and can be purchased at 888-933-4287 or online at Tickets start at $50 at the door.