Children’s author Jon Scieszka
I’m not going to lie. Tomorrow night you can find me in standing in line at the Dallas Museum of Art with a copy of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs clutched to my chest when award-winning children’s book author Jon Scieszka will be speaking as part of its BooksmART series. Tickets are sold out for the main auditorium, but you can still get free tickets to the simulcast just across the hall in the C3 Theater.
If the kids have a favorite book, maybe The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales or one in the Spaceheadz series, they can come early for the pre-event book signing just for kids ages 6 and younger. Meet outside the museum store at 6pm, and adults can get their books signed after the event. For tickets, call 214/922-1818 or go online.
Want to see The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs on stage? Mark your calendar for when the national touring group from Dallas Children’s Theater returns in June.
North American Reptile Breeders Conference and Trade Show
A reptile show that bills itself as the world’s largest – expect to see about 70 vendors – will be at the Arlington Convention Center for a two-day event from 10am–5pm on Saturday and 11am–4pm on Sunday. Check the schedule for expert presentations about pythons, rattlesnakes and lesser-known reptiles such as the monkey-tailed skink, and see geckos, snakes, frogs, turtles, iguanas and tortoises at this captive-bred-only reptile show. Not to worry; no venomous reptiles will be at the event. A weekend pass is $15 for adults and $8 for ages 5–12.
Color Walk and 5K
Special Abilities of North Texas – a nonprofit that serves adults with special needs, developmental disabilities, and seniors with Alzheimer’s – will open its inaugural benefit run on Saturday with a splash at North Lakes Park in Denton. Runners will be showered with eye-safe powder in a different color at each kilometer mark. For the full effect, be sure to wear white clothing. It’s $25 to participate, and registration starts at 8am and the run begins at 9am. Visit specialabilities.net or call 972/317-1515 to register.
To find more family-friendly events, visit the calendar at dfwchild.com/showcalendar.asp.
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