For sand casatle competitions
Sand castles have a way of vanishing with the high tide, their very impermanence giving them an air of poignancy. Competitors work above the tide line, though, at the Master Sand Sculpting Competition, June 19, at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire (hamptonbeach.org/sandcastle-competition.cfm). Their fanciful creations will be illuminated for night viewing through July 7. As part of the Independence Day activities at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, the Ocean Park Association is holding a family sand sculpture contest on the beach on the afternoon of July 3. Each team must have a child.