Halloween is still eight months away, but picture this: You craftily rig your closet door with an elaborate system of pulleys so that when your little sister sneaks in to try to steal your Pokémon cards, the door opens and a life-size mummy topples out on top of her. She'll never come in your room again, Pikachu is safe, and you've learned something valuable in the process. All this can be yours when you visit the Norton Museum of Art (1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach) for "I Want My Mummy," which is part of the museum's "Jewish Life in Ancient Egypt" exhibit. Browse a variety of sculpture, art, precious metals, jewelry, and other items that bring to life the story of a family as described in eight papyrus scrolls found in Egypt in 1893. After browsing through the exhibit, kids ages 4 to 12 can enter the studio to wrap and decorate a mummy. And now for the best part -- you can take it home. The mummy could also be fun at parties and weddings and is great for leaving in your bed to give the illusion you're sleeping when you're actually egging your neighbor's house. Not that you would do that now. Wait until Halloween. Get mummifying at 10:30 a.m. There is a $5 materials fee. Call 561-832-5196. -- Audra Schroeder
We don't really want to hurt them
You gotta love those pretentious little "artists" from Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts. They've begun calling their high school lit mag "a national literary journal." The Culture Club meeting at the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (601 Lake Ave., Lake Worth) offers a peer-to-peer gathering for teens where Dreyfoos students read poetry, FAU students lead tours of the museum, and everyone pitches in to create a "word sculpture." This, of course, is just a pit stop on the road to shows at the Guggenheim for our darling prodigies. But in the meantime, they can watch movies and "talk art." The Culture Club meets at 6:30 p.m., and admission is free. Call 561-582-0006. -- Deidra Funcheon
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