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Hamptons Kids’ Weekend Calendar: Meet an Astronaut, Be a Pioneer

This weekend in the Hamptons, there are so many activities for children to choose from, for toddlers through teens. Join a puppet playgroup in Sag Harbor, play sports in Hampton Bays, and participate in a Q&A with an astronaut in Springs. All this and more this weekend.

And get a head start on the weekend with Thursday events too.

Thursday, September 18

PAWS TO READ
4 p.m. For kids K–6 who want to practice their readings skills to a dog. Sign up for a 15-minute time slot. 631-267-3810 amaglibrary.org

TAP DANCING AT TIANA BEACH ACTIVITY CENTER
4:45–5:30 p.m. For boys and girls ages 6–12. $45. Tiana Beach Activity Center, 72 Dune Road, Hampton Bays. 631-728-8585

Friday, September 19

PUPPET PLAYGROUP AT GOAT ON A BOAT
9–10 a.m. Free play, songs, games, circle fun and a puppet show with Minkie the Monkey. Drop-in $25, membership/punch card $200. Goat on a Boat Puppet Theatre, 4 East Union Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-4193 goatonaboat.org

SHAKE, RATTLE & ROLL AT AMAGANSETT FREE LIBRARY
10–11 a.m. For caregivers and kids through 3 years old. Constructive play encourages early learning. Playtime and circle time with songs and rhymes. Amagansett Free Library, 215 Main Street, Amagansett. 631-267-3810

MOMMY AND ME AT SWEET WOODLAND FARM
11 a.m. Meet farm animals, hear a story, sing a song and more. Open to kids ages 2–4. $90 for 6 classes, $20 drop-in. Discounts for siblings. Sweet Woodland Farm, 45 Old Squires Road, Hampton Bays. 631-594-1789

SPORTS “SQUIRTS”
3:30–4:30 p.m. The program for kids 3–5 introduces a variety of sports in a safe, structured and fun environment. Games and drills are designed to capture each child’s imagination. $105. Registration ongoing until 9/19. Red Creek Park, 102 Old Riverhead Road, Hampton Bays. 631-728-8585 southamptontownny.gov

MOVIES AND MUNCHIES AT ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY
4 p.m. Movies in the Teen Room with hot buttered popcorn. Register online in advance. Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. 631-283-0774 myrml.org

Saturday, September 20

KIDS’ DAY AT EAST END MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Kids will do space-themed art activities. Featuring Commander Michael “LA” Lopez-Alegria, NASA record holder for most spacewalks and longest spaceflight, who will be on site to meet with kids to talk about space, being an astronaut and provide insight to what being in space is like. Event is free, suggested charity donation upon registration to benefit Springs Food Pantry. All ages welcome. Fellowship Hall – Springs Presbyterian Community Church, 5 Old Stone Highway, Springs. uniphigood.com

SOFO: SCURRYING SQUIRRELS AND CHIPMUNKS
10 a.m. Learn about squirrels and chipmunks, including their behaviors, diets and how they prepare for the winter. Kids 3–5. $7 per adult/$5 per child 3–12/free 2 and under/free for SoFo members. Call for reservations and meeting places. 631-537-9735 sofo.org

PIONEER KIDS AT SWEET WOODLAND FARM
10 a.m.–noon. Meet farm animals, sow seeds and learn about the life of plants. Open to kids ages 5–10. $120 for 6 classes, $25 drop-in. Discounts for siblings. Sweet Woodland Farm, 45 Old Squires Road, Hampton Bays. 631-594-1789

Sunday, September 21

CMEE MINI GOLF
9 a.m.–5 p.m. The Children’s Museum of the East End opens its nine-hole mini golf course for kids. The course teaches kids physics and math along the way. Children’s Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250 cmee.org

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