Kids Culture 03.09.17

Indoor Soccer at the Playhouse

An East Hampton Town skills-and-drills indoor soccer program for children in kindergarten through second grade will be offered on Saturdays through April 8 at the Montauk Playhouse. The first session will be this week from 1 to 3 p.m. The cost is $30, and registration is at the Parks and Recreation Department behind Town Hall or at the playhouse.


Mini-Drones and Dandelions

This week is Teen Tech Week, and at the East Hampton Library teens can try out mini-drones in the young adult room tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. On Friday, March 17, high school students can hang out at the library after it closes at 5 p.m. to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with themed food and games until 7.

Spring is not far off, and kids 4 to 6 can start getting in the spirit of the season during a dandelion story-and-craft time at the library next Thursday at 4 p.m. A St. Patrick’s Day art program on Friday, March 17, at 3:30 p.m. will have kids 4 and older making hats and shamrocks for the occasion.


Information Literacy Workshop

Research 101, a series of workshops to encourage information literacy and teach teens how to use research tools and sources, will be held at the John Jermain Memorial Library on four Sundays starting this week. The first session will cover research topics and search strategies. On March 19, participants will discuss finding and evaluating information sources. The March 26 session will cover how and why to use citations, and the April 2 session will address “media literacy in a fake-news world.” Workshops will meet from 1 to 2 p.m.

Kids age 8 to 12 can create their own designs and then turn them into pinback buttons in a workshop at the library on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Advance registration is requested for all library programs.


Come Pet a Chinchilla

The Quogue Wildlife Refuge will visit the Montauk Library on Saturday at 2 p.m. to introduce kids 4 and older to a range of animals. Children will have the chance to learn about and pet a snake, turtle, bird of prey, and a chinchilla, among other creatures. There will be space for only 30 children.

Kids 4 and up can make St. Patrick’s Day crafts at the library on Tuesday at 4 p.m.


Greeting Card Contest

“Peace” is the theme of an anti-bully greeting card art contest sponsored by Imagine That! Art Education, and the deadline to enter is Friday, March 17. The contest is open to young artists in kindergarten through 12th grade. Winning works will be reproduced on greeting cards.

Art should illustrate the theme. It should be in color and can include a slogan or saying, but does not need words. Finished works must be scanned or photographed and sent via email to by a parent, guardian, or teacher. Emails should include the artist’s name and grade, and a parent or teacher email or phone number.

Entries will be judged by Rosemary Markowsky, a graphic designer specializing in web design, and Helen Harrison, author, historian, and director of the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center in Springs. There will be prizes for work by kindergarten through 6th-grade students and for 7th through 12th graders. Winners will be announced by April 3 and will receive a set of greeting cards featuring their work.