Just My Type
Charles Schulz created a world where peculiar things were possible. Dog houses magically transformed into airplanes, blankets became best friends, and children set up psychiatric booths. The simplest objects took on lives of their own, and kids ran the show. Who can forget Snoopy pounding away at his typewriter, starting numerous adventures with the immortal words: "It was a dark and stormy night..." In the end, his stories are always rejected, but he never gives up. Well, listen up, young writers! As part of Schulz's "Good Grief!" exhibit, Young at Art Museum presents a "Typewriter Collage" for aspiring writers like Snoopy. Kids age 5 and older can spend the day typing, cutting, and pasting letters and words into their own personal collage. Anything is possible. Young at Art Children's Museum, 11584 W. State Rd. 84, Davie. Call 954-424-0085. -- Audra Schroeder
Snails and Beavers! Oh My!
What do you get when you put together a vocally challenged snail, a timid turtle, a disorganized fox, and a beaver with stage fright? You get everyone's favorite turtle, Franklin, and his pals in the debut of "Franklin's Class Concert." As usual, you can expect a whole lotta shenanigans and mishaps from the gang. Snail can't hit that high note, a magic act goes horribly wrong, and Franklin has to make everything right so he doesn't disappoint his parents. Join the children's storybook character and all his friends for a rip-roaring night of no-holds-barred entertainment and see what happens. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-7469. -- Audra Schroeder
Kids Rule the Day
Morikami's Children's Day offers a plethora of activities to welcome spring. In celebration of two traditional Japanese holidays (Boys Day and Girls Day), kids and adults can suit up and participate in mock sumo-wrestling battles (just like Charlie's Angels!), participate in a drumming workshop by Fushu Daiko, create their own anime character with the help of the Norton Museum of Art, and enjoy dance performances by Morikami Park Elementary, storytelling with Kuniko Yamamoto, martial arts demonstrations, and kite-flying by the Miami Kite Club. Participants can also get involved in hands-on activities such as gyotaku (fish painting), hina-shikishi (a Japanese doll collage), newspaper kabuto (warrior) helmets, origami, and Japanese candy-making with Miyuki Sugimori. And in honor of the new season, visitors can take a gander at "Diamonds in the Rough: Japanese Americans in Baseball," a collection of photos and other memorabilia from the 1940s and 1950s. Morikami Japanese Gardens is located at 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach. Admission is $5 per person. Call 561-495-0233, or visit www.morikami.org. -- Audra Schroeder
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