As if being in school five days a week isn't enough, the West Boynton Park and Recreation Center (6000 Northtree Blvd., Lake Worth) offers more classes than you can shake a half-eaten crayon at. As part of its Fall Program, the center has lined up the following events: Gymboree Play is offered every Friday for infants to explore and play. On Thursdays, children ages 1 to 4 can participate in Tiny Tot Tumbling, a program designed to enhance hand-eye coordination, balance, and motor skills through music. Every Tuesday, Rising Star Productions aims to bring out the thespian in your child. Aspiring actors and actresses ages 2 to 7 can enjoy puppetry, dressing up, play-acting, set development, role playing, improv, and music. The older kiddies can bust a move in Youth Dance, which takes place every Saturday and includes tap, jazz, and ballet techniques for ages 3 to 8. Dance attire is required. Yes, that means tights. And don't forget to smile! Let's see those jazz hands! And finally, the teens get a night out in an event appropriately titled, you guessed it, Teens Night Out! Every Thursday at 6 p.m., kids ages 12 to 15 can play basketball or video games, listen to guest speakers, or just hang out. Hey, it gets you out of doing homework. Call 561-355-1125 for times and fees. -- Audra Schroeder
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Halloween's right around the corner, but instead of getting your parents to buy one of those cheapo plastic costumes that make you look like some ridiculous caricature of a superhero, maybe it'd be better to just make your own costume. Or at least the mask, anyway. There's the Incredible Hulk. Or maybe George W. Bush. Or how about a Saddam Hussein getup? That'd liven up the neighborhood, wouldn't it? At the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood's (1650 Harrison St., Hollywood) "Free Family Day," kids can create their own animal masks at 1 p.m., then use those masterpieces in a storybook drama at 2:30 p.m. While you're there getting all creative and such, make sure to pick up a piece at the ACCH's Junior Docent Art Sale, which benefits the advanced placement portfolio class at South Broward High School. Call 954-921-3274. -- Dan Sweeney