Kids ages 17 & under encouraged to submit original artwork for consideration, $38,000 in prizes awarded. Send artwork to Arts & Kids, #101-2111, 3600 Crondall Ln., Owings Mills, MD, 21117 by July 31. www.ArtsandKids.com for more info.
The School of Visual Art's registration for Summer 2000 Art For Kids program in July is now open; 212-592-2560 for more info.
Ten Star All Stars is now accepting applications from girls & boys ages 7-19 for summer sessions all over the country taught by professionals like Grant Hill & Michael Jordan; 704-372-8610 for info.
Ten-19 year-old future baseball stars needed for six-day August camp in Jupiter Fl., college coaches, scouts & scholarships on hand; 800-723-6398 or www.clementeallstars.com for info.
Sign kids up to be next Happy Gilmore or prepare them for life as another over weight, corporate bottomfeeder. Staffed by PGA pros & free; call 718-699-4212 for more info.
Host a Student
Play mommy or daddy to foreign high schoolers for 2000-2001 academic year through Cultural Academic Student Exchange program; call Joyce at 877-846-5848.
International youth student exchange program
Currently seeking both high school students & host families for exchanges betw. the U.S. & Europe; 800-347-7575 for details.
kids for kids musical theater summer workshop 2000
Registration is now open for ages 7-11 & 12-15. 5-day August camp teaches acting, dance & music; 212-262-6433.
the NY Botanical Garden
Spring Flower Exhibition & Nancy Bryan Luce Herb Garden how in bloom. Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden feat. sunflower house, bean tunnel & pumpkin patch; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 or www.nybg.org; Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-6, $2-$7.
TEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
To find uninsured children by spending Saturdays knocking on doors in housing projects, which not only classifies as "good deed" but looks great on college applications; 212-579-1390 for info.
animals as architects
Interactive games teach kids how & why specific animals build their homes; Everett Children's Adventure Garden at NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 for days & times; free [through 8/31].
Hear frog stories, make an origami frog & compete in frog jumping contest; Bloomingdale Branch Library, 150 W. 100th St. (Amsterdam Ave.), 212-222-8030; Thurs. at 4, free.
illustrated bookmaking: mailbox books
Let artist/author Trina Lion teach your kids how to make books out of their own stories; Jefferson Market Library, 425 6th Ave. (10th St.), 212-243-4334; Weds. at 3:30, free.
kids do christo
Kim DePole teaches kids how to decorate community garden's fence; 6th St. & Ave. B Garden, 6th St. (Ave. B), 212-982-5673; Sat. at 8, free.
medieval arts workshop
Where gargoyles are sculpted, stone is chiseled & illuminated letters are illuminated; Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. (112th St.), 212-932-7347; Sat. 10-12, $5.
RAP WRITERS & performance WORKSHOP
Free seminar for teens on the history & business of rap music; Riverside Church, 91 Claremont Ave. (betw. 120th & 122nd Sts.), 212-870-6784; Fri. 7-9 p.m.
sony wonder technology lab
Design your own mouse pad at Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 56th St. (Madison Ave.), 212-833-6532; Sat. & Sun., call for times, free.
Things to See & Hear
hans christian andersen
Storytelling at the Hans Christian Andersen statue is an annual event, loved by New Yorkers of all ages, feat. professional storytellers reciting a different tale each week from around the world; Hans Christian Andersen Statue, 72nd St. (5th Ave.), 212-260-3674; Sat. at 11 a.m., free [through 9/30].
Exhibition highlights 25 projects designed & implemented by children & teenagers incl. playgrounds, parks & schools; Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand St. (betw. Pitt & Baily Stocker Sts.), 212-598-0400 for days & times; free [through 7/22].
legend of bat MOUNTAIN & other native american stories
Told by Bobby Gonzalez for kids 6 & up; 96th St. Regional Library, 112 E. 96th St. (betw. Park & Lexington Aves.), 212-289-0908; Tues. at 4, free.
MAYA THE BEE
Jazz puppet play for tikes 3-9 based on German book about bee who runs away from hive; Salon Theater, 45 Bleecker St. (Lafayette St.), 212-539-6644; Sat. at 11, $8-$16.
Improvisational group takes Brecht's theories & makes them a reality for your children in attempt at extreme interactive theater; Waterloo Bridge Theater, 203 W. 38th St., 5th Fl. (7th Ave.), 212-330-8879; Sun. at 11, $7, $3 child.
UNWANTED: THE VERY UGLY DUCKLING
Follow the adventures of Ted & his gorgeous sister as they brave hunters, the Olympics & more; Vital Theater Company, 432 W. 42nd St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 212-592-4508; Sat. at 10:30 & 12:30, $10 [through 7/1].
A birthday on the farm at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 1, $7.
ymca-nyc night at madison square garden
As part of Go-Girl program for babes 9-15, see WMBA game betw. NY Liberty & Detroit Shock plus pre-game dinner; call 212-735-9817 for more info; Wed. at 5:30.