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Hamptons Weekend Kids’ Events: It’s Gardening Season!

With the lovely weather and blooming flowers, the East End is going gardening! Check out these great events for you and your kids to enjoy together this weekend, from learning to grow flowers to making fun crafts with a springtime flourish.

THURSDAY, MAY 12

STORIES, SONGS AND PLAYTIME AT JOHN JERMAIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY
10:30 a.m. For ages 1–4. Storytime, nursery rhymes and more. John Jermain Memorial Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-0049 johnjermain.org

STORYTIME AT THE QUOGUE LIBRARY
11 a.m. For ages 2–5. Story and simple craft. Quogue Library, 90 Quogue Street, Quogue. 631-653-4224 quoguelibrary.org

CMEE IN THE STUDIO AT CMEE
3:30 p.m. Children ages 18 months to 4 years can play, explore and create art projects. Children’s Museum of the East End, 376 Bridgehampton/Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-8250 cmee.org

ACT TWO – TEEN DRAMA GROUP AT HAMPTON BAYS COMMUNITY CENTER
6 p.m. Learn acting, writing, improv and more. Free to join, registration ongoing. Hampton Bays Community Center, 25 Ponquogue Lane, Hampton Bays. 631-702-2425 southamptontownny.gov

FRIDAY, MAY 13

THE LIGHTNING THIEF AT WESTHAMPTON BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. A play based on the Rick Riordan novel. Grades 2-5. Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-1500 whbpac.org

SPRING FLOWERS AT HAMPTON LIBRARY
4 p.m. Make colorful spring flowers that will never wilt or fade. Ages 4 and up. Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. 2478 Main Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-0015 hamptonlibrary.org

SATURDAY, MAY 14

GARDEN IN A BOWL AT SOUTHAMPTON HISTORICAL
10 a.m. Families will create a salad garden and learn how to properly harvest their greens. Children must be supervised by an adult. Southampton Historical Museum, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton. 631-283-2494 southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

ART OF THE MASTERS KIDS ART PROGRAM
10–11 a.m. Saturdays. Each week students will study and recreate works by an array of famous artists, from Michelangelo to Banksy. $30, supplies included. The Mannix Studio of Art, 38 Gingerbread Lane, East Hampton 631-527-5151 mannix.studio

ROGERS MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE
10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturdays. Bestsellers, art books, history books, DVDs, CDs and more, with dedicated children’s section. Cooper Hall, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton. 631-899-4661 myrml.org

LONG ISLAND FLEECE AND FIBER FAIR AT HALLOCKVILLE MUSEUM FARM
10a.m.- 4p.m. Ends 5/15. Learn where yarn comes from and how it’s spun. Hands on learning, demonstrations, llama obstacle course. Hallockville Museum Farm. 6038 Sound Avenue, Riverhead. 631-298-5292 hallockville.com

KIDS CAN GROW! ORGANIC GARDENING AT MONTAUK LIBRARY
1 p.m. Learn how to water and weed, set up a garden bed, and how to build a compost pile. Montauk Library, 871 Montauk Highway, Montauk. 631-668-3377 montauklibrary.org

SUNDAY, MAY 15

EARLY BIRDERS AT SOFO
10:30 a.m. Ages 3-5. Kids will learn the daily lives of birds and have up-close encounters with our feathery friends. South Fork Natural History Museum, 377 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton. 631-537-9735 sofo.org

MOMMY AND ME DOWN ON THE FARM AT AMARYLLIS FARM EQUINE RESCUE’S SANCTUARY
11 a.m. Learn about ponies, including how to feed and groom them. Enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the sanctuary. Amaryllis Farm, 864 Lumber Lane, Bridgehampton. 631-537-7335 amaryllisfarm.com

WILDFLOWER SEED BALLS AT JOHN JERMAIN LIBRARY
2:30 p.m. Ages 5 and up. Get your hands dirty with this fun garden craft. Wherever you plant it, wildflowers will grow and help attract butterflies! John Jermain Memorial Library, 34 West Water Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-0049 johnjermain.org

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