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RODENT MEET AND GREET Meet Nibblet the Groundhog at Sweetbriar Nature Center on Feb. 5.
PROGRAMS

Deer Detectives

Join the staff at Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown for a family program, Deer Detectives, on Feb. 4 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Where have all the deer gone? Expand your deer knowledge indoors as you explore the ways of the white-tailed deer. Outdoors you will become deer detectives and search for the clues that the deer have left behind. $4 per person. Call 265-1054 for reservations.

Open Play at the Explorium

Join the Long Island Explorium, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson for Open Play on Feb. 4 and 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. with hands-on activities, crafts, and more. Admission is $5 per person, Long Island Explorium members and children under 1 are free. Call 331-3277 for more info.

Crafternoon at the library

Stop by Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket on Feb. 4 anytime between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for a winter-themed “Crafternoon”! Children ages 3 to 12 welcome (younger kids may need supervision). No registration required. Questions? Call 941-4080. 

A Groundhog Adventure

Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown presents A Groundhog Adventure on Feb. 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. Come find out if Nibblet the groundhog is planning to hibernate for another 6 weeks or predict an early spring. Take part in a fun scavenger hunt to learn some facts about groundhogs, play with shadows, and meet some other animal hibernators and others with different solutions for cold weather. Make a fun groundhog craft to take home. Best for families with children age 4 to 8. Tickets are $10 per child, $5 adults at www.sweetbriarnc.org.

Greetings, Groundhogs!

Sunken Meadow State Park, Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park hosts a Tiny Tots program titled Greetings, Groundhogs! for children ages 3 to 5 on Feb. 9 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Explore the natural world around us. This programs will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. $4 per child. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com. For more information, call 269-5351.

Star Quest

Calling brave explorers! Join the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor in a hunt for star constellations around the museum with a spyglass to navigate your journey, just like mariners at sea during gallery hours of 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Solve puzzles to find your reward — a glittery star lantern you can decorate in the museum’s workshop to light your way home. For ages 5 and up. Cost is admission fee plus $10 per participant. Call 367-3418 for more information.

THEATER

Disney’s ‘Frozen Jr.’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport continues its children’s theater with Disney’s Frozen Jr. on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. from Feb. 4 to March 5. When faced with danger, princesses Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. This enchanting musical features all of the memorable songs from the hit Disney film and will thaw even the coldest heart! All seats are $20. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

‘The House That Jack Built’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St. Port Jefferson welcomes the New Year with The House That Jack Built, a delightful collection of stories, specially adapted for the youngest audiences from Jan. 21 to Feb. 4. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Aesop’s Fables, the seven stories include The Fisherman and His Wife, Henny Penny, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Bremen Town Musicians, Stubborn as a Mule, The Lion and the Mouse That Returned a Favor, and The Tortoise and the Hare. This original musical features bold storytelling and a tuneful new score. Tickets are $10. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

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Catch a screening of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' at the CAC on Jan. 8.
PROGRAMS

Crafternoons at the library

Stop by Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket on Jan. 7 anytime between 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to make a fun craft.  Children ages 3 to 12 welcome (younger kids may need supervision). No registration required. Questions? Call 941-4080. 

Trout Birthday Celebration

Head over to the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor for a Trout Birthday Celebration on Jan. 8 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Meet the hatchery’s baby trout and don’t forget to bring a birthday card for the fish! Hatchery admission is $7 adults, $6 seniors and $5 children ages 3 to 12. Call 516-692-6768 for more information.

Fossil Finds

Sunken Meadow State Park, Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park presents a Tiny Tots program, Fossil Finds, on Jan. 12 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This program will connect children and their parents with nature through short walks, animal visitors, and crafts. For ages 3 to 5. $4 per child. Register at www.eventbrite.com or call 269-5351.

THEATER

‘The House That Jack Built’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St. Port Jefferson welcomes the New Year with The House That Jack Built, a delightful collection of stories, specially adapted for the youngest audiences from Jan. 21 to Feb. 4 with a sensory sensitive performance on Jan. 22. Inspired by the Brothers Grimm and Aesop’s Fables, the seven stories include The Fisherman and His Wife, Henny Penny, The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, The Bremen Town Musicians, Stubborn as a Mule, The Lion and the Mouse That Returned a Favor, and The Tortoise and the Hare. This original musical features bold storytelling and a tuneful new score! Tickets are $10. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

The Smithtown Performing Arts Center, 2 East Main St., Smithtown kicks off the holiday season with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. from Nov. 19 to Jan. 22 including Dec. 26 to Dec. 30 at 1 p.m. The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. All seats are $25. To order, visit www.smithtownpac.org.

Disney’s ‘Frozen Jr.’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport continues its children’s theater with Disney’s Frozen Jr. on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. from Feb. 4 to March 5. When faced with danger, princesses Anna and Elsa discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. This enchanting musical features all of the memorable songs from the hit Disney film and will thaw even the coldest heart! All seats are $20. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

FILM

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

The Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington continues its Cinema for Kids! series with a screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on Jan. 8 at noon. In New York, mysterious radioactive ooze has mutated four sewer turtles into talking, upright-walking, crime-fighting ninjas. The intrepid heroes – Michelangelo (Robbie Rist), Donatello (Corey Feldman), Raphael (Josh Pais) and Leonardo (Brian Tochi) – are trained in the Ninjutsu arts by their rat sensei, Splinter. When a villainous rogue ninja, who is a former pupil of Splinter, arrives and spreads lawlessness throughout the city, it’s up to the plucky turtles to stop him. Rated PG. Tickets are $12 adults, $5 children at www.cinemaartscentre.org.

All numbers are in (631) area code unless noted.

IT'S RAINING MEATBALLS The Cinema Arts Centre will screen 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' on Oct. 9.
PROGRAMS

Thankful Thursday at the Vanderbilt

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport continues its Thankful Thursdays series on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Join them for a family-friendly planetarium show titled STARS: The Powerhouses of the Universe narrated by Mark Hamill followed by a look through a telescope at the night sky (weather permitting). Free but registration is required by visiting www.vanderbiltmuseum.org. For more info, call 854-5579.

Fall Art Project

In coordination with the Long Island Fall Festival at Heckscher Park, 2 Prime Ave., Huntington, kids of all ages are invited to create a fall-themed art project on the Heckscher Museum’s terrace on Oct. 9 from noon to 5 p.m. If weather is inclement, activity will be held inside the Museum. Free. Call 380-3230.

Kids Creatures of the Night

(Rescheduled from Oct. 1) Join Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown for a “not so dark” kid friendly Creatures of the Night event on Oct. 9 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Meet nighttime animals, hear a story about some nocturnal animals, and take a short walk in the woods to see where creatures of the night make their homes. Please bring a picnic blanket to watch the animal presentations and story. Cost is $10 per child/ $5 per adult. To register, visit www.sweetbriarnc.org.

Find these spooky skulls during a scavenger hunt at the Whaling Museum through Oct. 23.

Skull Scavenger Hunt

In anticipation of Halloween, the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor will offer a Skull Scavenger Hunt during gallery hours, Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Oct. 23. Hunt for papier-mache skulls around the museum in this seasonal, spooky scavenger hunt. Find them all and win a piece of candy! Free with admission of $6 adults, $5 kids/seniors. Call 367-3418.

FILM

‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’

Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington continues its Cinema for Kids series with a screening of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs on Oct. 9 at noon. Down-on-his-luck Flint Lockwood creates a mysterious machine that makes clouds rain food to feed the hungry citizens of Chewandswallow. Hailed as a hero at first, Flint must scramble to avert disaster as food of gargantuan proportions rains down. Soon, up to him, the weather girl Sam Sparks and Steve, Flint’s talking monkey assistant, to find a way to put an end to the wild weather before the town’s goose is cooked. Rated PG. Tickets are $12 adults, $5 children ages 12 and under. Visit www.cinemaartscentre.org.

THEATER

‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport continues its children’s theater season with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr. on Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. from Sept. 24 to Oct. 30. This Disney love story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the hideous Beast, a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved the curse will end. If he does not learn his lesson before the last enchanted rose petal falls, he and his household of enchanted objects will be doomed for all eternity. Enjoy the songs we all love such as “Be Our Guest” and “Tale as Old as Time.” All seats are $20. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com. 

‘A Kooky Spooky Halloween’

Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson kicks off its 2022-2023 children’s theater season with A Kooky Spooky Halloween, a merry musical about a ghost who’s afraid of the dark, from Oct. 8 to 22 with a sensory sensitive performance on Oct. 9 at 11 a.m. Recently graduated spirit Abner Perkins is assigned to the Aberdeen Boarding House — known for its spectral sightings and terrific toast. Here, Abner finds himself cast into a company of its wacky residents. When his secret is revealed, he is forced to leave his haunted home and set-off on a quest with his newly found friends. All tickets are $10. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

There are plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Day on the North Shore this weekend!
Programs

Recycled Crafts

Drop by The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor on April 20 to 21, and 23 to 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to create some fun, ocean-friendly crafts using recycled materials and your imagination! ​Free with admission of $6 adults, $5 kids/seniors. Call 367-3418.

Bird Buffet

Join the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor for a Bird Buffet program on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A bird’s beak is unique! Learn about the different types of bird beaks and what they’re designed to eat, and then make your own bird feeder to take home and feed the feathered friends in your yard. Free with admission fee of $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 3 to 12. For more information, call 516-692-6768.

Planting Seeds of Grass & Flowers

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station will hold a children’s gardening program for Spring Break, Planting Seeds of Grass & Flowers, on April 22 from 10 a.m. to noon. Join them to plant some flowers at the Gathering House and enjoy some poetry. $5 per child. Walk-ins welcome. For more information, call 427-5240.

Earth Day at the Hatchery

Celebrate Earth Day at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor on April 22 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by learning about plants. Become a nature detective by identifying seeds, learn what plants need to grow, and what we get from plants. Make your very own “seed bombs” to take home and plant your own little patch of nature. Free with admission fee of $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 ages 3 to 12. For more information, call 516-692-6768.

Family Drop-In Celebration

Earth meets art as the Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook hosts a Family Drop-In Celebration for Earth Day on April 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. Families are invited to visit the current exhibitions for inspiration and engage in Earth Day inspired activities, including an art project, on the Museum grounds. All ages are welcome with 2-for-1 admission sponsored by Jefferson’s Ferry. For more information, call 751-0066 or visit www.longislandmuseum.org.

Recycled Ocean Jewelry

The Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor hosts a Recycled Ocean Jewelry workshop for children ages 8 and up on April 22 from 1 to 3 p.m. Did you know you can turn old newspapers into gorgeous, sustainable jewelry? Make your own recycled-paper beads and use them to decorate a necklace featuring a genuine sea glass charm during this drop in program. Fee is admission + $10 participant. For more information, call 367-3418.

Bunny Blast

Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket will present a kids workshop, Bunny Blast, on April 23 and 24 at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Children ages 3 to 12 will meet some of the farm’s new baby bunnies, learn about the care and feeding of rabbits, make a bunny craft, tour the farm, and more during this two hour class. $40 per child. To register, call 689-8172 or visit www.bennersfarm.com.

Earth Day Every Day

Join Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown for a family program, Earth Day, Every Day on April 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. Celebrate the wonders of the natural world and living things that share the planet with us. Children will meet resident animals, enjoy the natural world through their senses, and go on a scavenger hunt to find out some of the things they can do to help the natural world. Come away with a craft to help reduce your impact on the Earth. $10 per child, $5 adults. To register, visit www.sweetbriarnc.org. For more info, call 979-6344.

Owl Prowl 

Visit Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown on April 28 from 7 to 9 p.m. for an Owl Prowl! Meet and learn about some of the Center’s resident owls and then embark on a walk into the darkness to enjoy the night. Dress warmly, wear bug spray, and bring a flashlight just in case. Open to families with children ages 5 and up. $15 per person. For tickets, visit www.sweetbriarnc.org.

Scrimshaw Detectives

Calling private investigators! For the month of April, the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor presents Scrimshaw Detectives! Spy around the museum and look for clues to uncover secret meanings hidden in scrimshaw art. When you complete your tasks, design and etch your own scrimshaw box to take home. For ages 5 and up. Admission plus $10 per participant. Call 367-3418 for further details.

Theater

‘Madagascar’

The John W. Engeman Theater, 250 Main St., Northport presents Dreamworks’ Madagascar: A Musical Adventure from April 2 to May 8. Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” All seats are $20. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.

Disney’s ‘High School Musical Jr.’

We’re all in this together! Disney Channel’s smash hit musical comes to life at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown in Disney’s High School Musical Jr. from April 15 to May 15. Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs will have you dancing in your seats! All seats are $25. To order, call 724-3700 or visit www.smithtownpac.org.

‘The Adventures of Peter Rabbit’

The Adventures of Peter Rabbit hops over to Theatre Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson from April 16 to May 7 (sensory sensitive performance on April 24). Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this delightful musical adaption suggested by the characters created by Beatrix Potter. Fun for the entire family and a Theatre Three tradition for spring break! $10 per person. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.

A Royal Princess Party

Come one, come all to a Royal Princess Party at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown from April 18 to 22 at 11 a.m. Everyone’s favorite princesses return to the Royal Kingdom of Smithtown to get together and celebrate their stories. Join Royal Historians as they guide you through meeting each of the princesses, teaching the morals behind each of their stories and singing along to their favorite songs in this immersive play. Princesses, princes, and royal families of all ages are welcome to attend but must be with an adult at all times. The special surprises and magical touches make this show a royal treat! All seats are $16. To order, call 724-3700 or visit www.smithtownpac.org.

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By Heidi Sutton

Looking for Easter Egg Hunts on the North Shore? Here is a list of events for April 16 and 17:

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor will host an Egg Hunt for children up to age 6 on April 15 and 16 with 20-minute sessions scheduled between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.. $12 per child, $5 helper siblings ages 7 to 12, $7 adults, $6 seniors. Registration is required. Visit www.cshfishhatchery.org or call 516-692-6768.

East Setauket

Benner’s Farm. 56 Gnarled Hollow Road. East Setauket will host its annual Easter Egg Hunts on April 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with craft vendors, baby animal holding area, visits with the other barnyard friends and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring a basket. $12 per ticket for ages 3 and up. Advance registration required by calling 689-8172 or visiting www.bennersfarm.com.

Elwood

Elwood Park, 305 Cuba Hill Road, Elwood will host Commack’s Best Easter Egg Hunt on April 16 with sessions at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon. Featuring over 3000 eggs and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Free. Questions? Call 486-3811.

Mount Sinai

Grab your basket and hop on over to the Heritage Center, 633 Mount Sinai-Coram Road, Mount Sinai for a Community Easter Egg Hunt on April 16 from 9 a.m. to noon. Children 12 and under can participate in an outdoor hunt to look for eggs filled with both candy and non-edible treats. Then head inside for light refreshments, coloring activities and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Registration is required for this event. Tickets are $10 per child. Reserve your space for either the 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. session or 11 a.m. to noon session on Eventbrite. For more info, call 403-4846.

Port Jefferson

In conjunction with the Greater Port Jefferson Chamber of Commerce’s Easter Parade on April 17 at noon, an Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Harborfront Park, 101 East Broadway, Port Jefferson at 12:15 p.m. for ages 2 to 8. All children will receive a treat. Free. No rain date. Questions? Call 473-1414.

Port Jefferson Station

The Port Jefferson Station-Terryville Chamber of Commerce will present a Community Egg Hunt at the Train Car Park, corner of Route 112 and Nesconset Highway, Port Jefferson Station on April 16 at 10 a.m. with face painting and crafts. Free but advance tickets are required. To register, visit www.PJSTChamber.com.

Setauket

Caroline Church of Brookhaven, 1 Dyke Road, Setauket hosts a Community Egg Hunt and Hat Contest on April 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. with face painting, crafts and a visit from the Easter Bunny! Please bring a basket. Free. For more information, call 751-3541

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Looking for Easter Egg Hunts on the North Shore? Here is a list of events for April 9 and 10:

Cold Spring Harbor

Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor will host an Egg Hunt for children up to age 6 on April 9-10 and April 15-16 with 20-minute sessions scheduled between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.. $12 per child, $5 helper siblings ages 7 to 12, $7 adults, $6 seniors. Registration is required. www.cshfishhatchery.org, 516-692-6768.

Miller Place

The Miller Place – Mount Sinai Historical Society will host two spring egg hunts with games and crafts on April 10 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 0 to 4 and 2:30 to 3:30 for children ages 5 to 8 with a limit of 8 eggs per child. All eggs and prizes will be non food items. Bring a small basket or container. $5 per child. Advance registration is required through Eventbrite (2022EggHunt.eventbrite.com). www.mpmshistoricalsociety.org.

Rocky Point

Joseph A. Edgar Intermediate School, 525 Route 25A, Rocky Point will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 6 and under on April 9 at 11:30 a.m. with free Easter candy for all participants. Sponsored by the Rocky Point Lions Club. First rain date is April 10 at 11:30 a.m., second rain date is April 16 at 11:30 p.m.

St. James

St. James Chamber of Commerce presents a free Spring Egg Hunt at Deepwells Farm Parking Field, Route 25A and Moriches Road, St. James on April 9 at 1 p.m. for children 1 to 10 years of age with prizes and fun galore. Bring a basket and a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. 584-8510.

Smithtown

Join the Smithtown Historical Society, 239 East Main St., Smithtown for two Easter Egg Hunts on April 9 at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Enjoy refreshments, hanging out with the farm animals, and a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny in between hunts. Please bring your own baskets. Admission to the farm is $5 per person via Eventbrite. For more information, call 631-265-6768.

Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown hosts an Egg Hunt and Enchanted Forest event on April 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Enjoy egg hunts, games, live animal presentations, crafts, face painting, entertainment and more! A special long eared guest will be available for photo opportunities. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Ages 2 and up $20 each, adults $5. Visit www.sweetbriarnc.org to register.