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The Simon Kidgits Club back-to-school event on Long Island
The Simon Kidgits Club is hosting its annual, free back-to-school event at Smith Haven Mall from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Center Court.
Kids will make crafts such as creating bug houses and photo games. Auntie Anne’s pretzels will provide free samples. There’ll be a bounce house, and kids will be able to watch “Epic,” an animated feature that debuts on DVD Aug. 20 with the voices of Colin Farrell and Amanda Seyfried. It’s about a teen transported to a magical world.
At the same time, mall retailers will help with back-to-school needs. Payless will conduct shoe sizings, Sears Optical will offer complimentary vision screenings and Barnes & Noble will present story time with costumed character The Cat in the Hat.
Kids don’t have to be Kidgit members to participate. The Simon Kidgits Club focuses on health, wellness, education and safety for children ages 3 to 8. For more information, visit simon.com/kidgits.