Owl Prowl Thursday
Visit Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown on April 28 from 7-9pm for an Owl Prowl! Meet and learn about some of the Centre’s resident owls, then embark on a walk in the dark to enjoy the night. Dress warmly, wear insect repellent and bring a flashlight just in case. Open to families with children from 5 years old. $15 per person. For tickets, visit www.sweetbriarnc.org.
Cuddles and Care Workshop
Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket is hosting a workshop for children ages 3-12, Cuddle and Care, on April 30 and May 1 from 10 a.m. to noon and 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Children will be introduced to the new baby barnyard animals on the farm! Learn what they eat, how they grow and how to care for them. There will also be a farm tour, crafts and a tractor ride! $40 per child. To register, call 689-8172 or visit www.bennersfarm.com.
Sunken Meadow State Park, Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park presents a Tiny Tots, Mighty Moms program for ages 3-5 on April 30 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children and their parents will explore the natural world through short walks, animal visitors and crafts. $4 per child. Pre-registration required by visiting Eventbrite.com and searching #NatureEdventure.
Sachem Public Library, 150 Holbrook Road, Holbrook invites the community to an in-person SachemCon on April 30 from noon to 4 p.m. Put on your cosplay and share your love for all things anime, manga, and comics. Play TCGs, craft, complete trivial challenges, watch animation demos, meet special guests, and purchase unique artwork and collectibles. Call 588-5024 for more information.
Craft candle making
As part of its Antiques and More event on May 1, the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor will host a craft candle-making workshop from 11 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. candle to go. $5 per participant. Call 367-3418.
Welcome to Osprey
Sunken Meadow State Park, Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park will host a family program called Welcome Back Osprey on May 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. This magnificent raptor feeds almost exclusively on fish, so Sunken Meadow Swamp is a perfect place for them to raise their chicks! Join the staff for a walk to observe them on their nesting platform and learn about their amazing adaptations. $4 per person. To register, go to Eventbrite.com and search #NatureEdventure,
Call for private detectives! For the month of May, the Whaling Museum, 301 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor presents Scrimshaw Detectives! Spy around the museum and look for clues to discover the secret meanings hidden in the art of scrimshaw. When you are done with your tasks, design and engrave your own scrimshaw box to take home. From 5 years. Admission plus $10 per participant. Call 367-3418 for details.
The John W. Engeman Theatre, 250 Main Street, 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 hippopotamus and, of course, those hilarious plotting penguins as they escape their home at New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves in an unexpected journey into the crazy world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Filled with outlandish characters, adventures galore, and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave the audience no choice but to “Move It, Move It!” All seats are $20. To order, call 261-2900 or visit www.engemantheater.com.
“High School Musical Jr.” by Disney
We are all in the same boat! Disney Channel’s hit musical comes to life at the Smithtown Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. Main St., Smithtown at Disney’s High School Musical Jr.. from April 15 to May 15. Troy, Gabriella, and the students at East High must deal with issues of love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. The contagious and dancing songs of the show will have you dancing in your armchairs! All seats are $25. To order, call 724-3700 or visit www.smithtownpac.org. See review on page B25.
“The Adventures of Peter Rabbit”
the Adventures of Peter Rabbit jump on Theater Three, 412 Main St., Port Jefferson from April 16 to May 7. Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cotton-Tail, Benjamin Bunny, the McGregors and all their friends come to life in this delicious musical adaptation suggested by the characters created by Béatrice Potter. Fun for the whole family and a tradition of Théâtre Trois for spring break! $10 per person. To order, call 928-9100 or visit www.theatrethree.com.
All numbers are in area code (631) unless otherwise specified.