Looking for things to do? Libraries and lots of other local institutions and organizations offer a wide variety of options to keep children active and entertained both indoors and outside during the summer. The following are just a few.
From 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, the Schoodic Education Research Center invites people on a shoreline walk led by an Acadia National Park naturalist. As part of the free, guided outing, participants will explore marine life between high and low tide on a pebble beach and along the cobble shoreline. The group will also learn about the area’s geology and watch for migrating waterfowl.
People should wear close-toed shoes for walking over rocky trails and wet areas. The meeting place is the Frazier Point Picnic Area. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 288-1310, e-mail [email protected] and visit www.sercinstitute.org.
Emmy-nominated Perry Alley Theatre will kick off The Grand’s puppet festival at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, with its production of “Puss in Boots.” The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, Brooksville puppeteer Richard Merrill and Tanglewood Marionettes will perform the same weekend. Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child. For a full schedule, visit www.grandonline.org. For more information and to reserve seats, call 667-9500.
World of Words
On Friday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m., the Ellsworth Public Library invites children ages 4 and up to participate in a session involving word play, creative writing, games and other activities in the Riverview Room. The session is free.
Tell Me a Story!
In Sullivan, the Frenchman’s Bay Library invites families to its “Good Night! Good Books” storytime at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3. Children are welcome to come in their pajamas for the free read-aloud. The library is located in the Sorrento-Sullivan Recreation Center on Route 1 near the Hancock-Sullivan Bridge.