Kids Culture - 05.12.11

Springs World’s Fair
    A World’s Fair in the Springs School gymnasium tomorrow evening will feature everything from Irish step dancing to a chance to make your own Chinese dragon.
    This year’s thematic pavilions will feature food and activities from Australia, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Poland, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and, of course, the United States.
    The event is free and open to the public in exchange for a nonperishable item to be donated to the food pantry. It will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The MOST-est Fun
    Hamburgers, hot dogs, and live music are on the menu during a family barbecue on Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. at Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe in Montauk. The event will raise money for the Project MOST after-school program. The Tumblebus will be available for younger children from 4 to 6 p.m., and tunes will be provided by Mama Lee Rose and Friends and Inda Eaton. Tickets are $10 apiece or $20 for a family. A cash bar will also be available.
    A summer program run by Project MOST and the Springs Seedlings Project has been recognized by the Levitt Foundation with a grant of $51,000.
    The program focuses on growing and harvesting food from the Springs Seedlings greenhouse. Children who participate also get an opportunity to enjoy the pickings each week in a lunch prepared by a chef. This summer’s program will be held at the Springs School. More information can be had by calling 766-3836.
    When finished voting for school budgets and candidates, or before, people have been invited to don their garden clothes and help out Project MOST on garden day at Springs School.
    On Tuesday at 4 p.m., Project MOST is asking green thumbs to meet at the Springs School greenhouse for aid in top dressing compost, adding mulch, removing weeds, and performing other garden functions. Those who volunteer are asked to bring wheelbarrows, tarps, shovels, and rakes, if they can.

Springs Students Art Show
    Original art work by Springs students kindergarten through eighth grade will be showcased for the fourth year in a show at Ashawagh Hall.
    The works will be on view beginning Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by an opening reception that evening from 5 to 7 p.m.
    The show will also be open next Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.