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If you are among the very young at heart or, really, among the very young chronologically, then Saturday, February 24th, is your day. The kids are not only all right, they'll be very busy with all the family-friendly happenings. For a little culture, check out the Chinese Family Day, a Chinese New Year celebration, at the Belz Museum, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There'll be Chinese music, dance performances, puppet shows, and a traditional lion dance, as well as crafts, storytelling, and more. Over at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., it's Ancient Egyptian Family Day, where you can sign up for the "School of Scribes" to learn to write your name in hieroglyphics and design your own Egyptian jewelry.

If you're into being in over your head, go under the sea with the crew of The Little Mermaid, presented by the Missoula Children's Theatre at 2:30 and 7 p.m. at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center. There will be lots of songs and lots of adventure, and you may see someone you know since local schoolchildren were cast in many of the roles. Finally, do your stretches, gather all the roses and bones you can find, and exercise your vocal cords for the Wiggles' Racing to the Rainbow Live! at 1:30 and 5 p.m. at the FedExForum. This colorful band aims to get you on your feet dancing, presenting flowers to their dinosaur friend and treats for Wags the Dog, and screaming "Wake up, Jeff!" when this particularly sleepy Wiggle starts to nod off.

For more information on these events, go to "Kid's Events" in this week's Calendar, page 42

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