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THE DOOR INSIDE THE BOOK will be presented by Perishable Theatre's Shows for Young Audiences on Sat., Apr. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Call 725-9272.

ROGER WILLIAMS PARK ZOO The Zoo features more than 600 animals, with about 150 different species on display, including mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. The Zoo is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (till 6 on weekends). Admission: $8 adults, $7 seniors, $5 children, free under 3.

"Work On the Wild Side Conservation Week" will take place Apr. 14-18. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., participants can learn about careers in conservation, environmental work, zoology, veterinary work, and more. The program is free with regular zoo admission.

THE ALL CHILDREN'S THEATRE ENSEMBLE On Apr. 11, and 12 at 7 p.m.: ACT's 7th Annual RI Youth Playwriting Competition, featuring La Vecina (The Neighbor), by Mallory Cole; Fields of Sacrifice, by Daniel Kenner; Chronicles of a Carriage Boy, by Ryan Kowal; and The Proper State of Einstein and Muse, by Scott D. Novich. Tickets are $5.

THE PROVIDENCE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM On Thurs., Apr. 10 from 3-4:30 p.m.: "Builder's Challenge." Ages 5-11 will make intergalactic structures. On Fri., Apr. 11 from 9:40 a.m.-2:40 p.m.: "Animals Alive." Ages 3-5 will hear Peter Rabbit's adventures, make a Peter pop-up doll, and cuddle with live rabbits. Walk-in registration (if available) is $4 (plus the regular admission). On Sat., Apr. 12 at 1 and 2 p.m. and on Tues. and Thurs., Apr. 15 and 17 from 10:30 a.m.-1:15 p.,m.: "No Time to Waste." Ages 5-11 will see a family comedy show and learn about how to preserve the planet. On Sun., Apr. 13 from 1-3 p.m.: "Trash Treasures." Ages 3-11 will create sculptures with junk. On Mon., Apr. 14 at 1, 1:45, and 2:30 p.m.: "City Gardens." Ages 5-11 will learn about community farming with an educator from the Southside Commmunity Land Trust. On Wed., Apr. 16 at 1 and 2 p.m.: "Music with Steve Cohen." Ages 5-11 will hear Cohen perform and make their own music with his original sculptural percussion instruments. Tues.-Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission: $4.75.

THE TOE JAM PUPPET BAND will perform on Wed., Apr. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Narrows Center for the Arts, 16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA. Admission is $7 for two, $10 for three or more. Call (508) 324-1926.