Fools Company's NY School for Performing Arts seeks NYC residents ages 16-21 looking to develop their creative & communication skills; 423 W. 46th St. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 307-6000; Thurs. 4:30-6:30, free [through 6/00].
AUDITIONS FOR Y2KIDS
Prepare a song (with music), short monologue or joke to audition for new production to begin May 19th, for kids ages six-to-12?sign-up begins at 5; Central Presbyterian Church, 593 Park Ave. (64th St.), 888-0696; Tues. 5:30-8:30 [repeats 4/5].
Children's Programs at the NY Botanical Garden
"Children's Gardening Program" starts Sat., reg. to tend plants, flowers & herbs?718-817-8157 for info [Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 1-6]; Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden opens Sat., highlights incl. sunflower house, bean tunnel & pumpkin patch; "Has Spring Sprung?" exploration of flowers, pussy willows & life in ponds [Weds.-Fri. 1-4, through 3/31]; "Prelude to Spring: The Winter Flower Show" showcases beautiful plants, shrubbery & trees [through 4/23]; "Early Bloomers: Spring Bulbs" hands-on exhibit [through 4/23]; NY Botanical Garden, 200th St. (Southern Blvd.), Bronx, 718-817-8700 or www.nybg.org Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 10-6, $2-$7.
FAMILY ART PROJECT
Weekly series. This week, look for returning birds during "The Early Bird Gets into the Mobile;" Kerlin Learning Center at Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200; Sat. & Sun. 1-4, free w/grounds adm.
FAMILY ART WORKS
Make a sculpture to hang in a window during this week's family art program at the Educational Alliance, 197 E. B'way (Jefferson St.), 780-2300, ext. 428; Sun. at 1 & 2:30, contrib.
The Jewish Museum hosts talks for children every Sunday at 2:30?recommended for ages 5 & up, limited to 25 participants; 1109 5th Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3225; Sun. at 2:30, free w/mus. adm. [through 5/28].
"Terrarium Fun" & "Rock of Ages" workshops with Central Park Conservancy; Dana Discovery Center, Harlem Meer in Central Park, 110th St. (5th Ave.), 860-1370, reg. req.; Sat. at 1, free.
rock climbing classes
Offered by Central Park Conservancy, free for ages 9 & up?learn rope management, anchor set-up, knot tying & more; North Meadow Recreation Center, 97th St. (midpark), 348-4867, res. req.; Tues. at 3:30, free [through 4/27].
A Fool's Festival feat. "Clowning Around with Michael McGuigan" (11-11:45), build clay masks during "Mythical Magical Masks" workshop (12:30-2:30) & Geist's one-hour farce, "Fabulous Foolishness" (3-4); Arts Connection, 120 W. 46th St. (betw. 6th Ave. & B'way), 302-7433 ext.1440; Sat., $2-$6.
SCOUTS ON SKATES
"The family that skates is the family that stays together"?NYPD sponsors skate lessons for kids ages 8 to 12; 486-1919 or www.nyskate.com for info; Sat. & Sun. in Central Park.
TALLY LECTURE SERIES
Introductory discussions, sketching & art projects for ages 6-12 & accompanying adults, this week's focus: "Board Games;" Uris Tiered Seating at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Ave. (82nd St.), 570-3932; Fri. at 6, free w/mus. adm. [through 3/31].
Gardener Susan Pliner leads writing workshop on spring buds waiting to burst; Wave Hill, 675 W. 252nd St. (Indep. Ave.), Bronx, 718-549-3200 ext.308; Sat. 10-12, free w/grounds adm.
WRITING WORKSHOPS FOR TEENS
Learn how to generate ideas & explore different writing styles with filmmaker K. Wise during today's "Casting Your Net" workshop, "Writing & Producing the Screenplay" with Adam Nadler, "Making the Zine" taught by Marcelle Karp & "Slamming the Poem" instruction with Regie Cabico?ages 13 & up; Writer's Voice at the West Side YMCA, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 875-4124; call for times, free [through 5/31].
Things to See & Hear
Imaginary friend helps young girl complete her book report; Vital Theater, 432 W. 42nd St., 3rd Fl. (betw. 9th & 10th Aves.), 592-4508; Sat. at 10:30 & 12:30, $10 [through 5/6].
AUTHUR, A LIVE ADVENTURE
Bedtime story adapted for stage; Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Ave. (51st St.), 307-7171; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 7, Sat. at 11, 2:30 & 6, Sun. at 11 & 2:30, $22.50-$40 [through 4/2].
BALLET TECH & KIDS DANCE
Nearly 30 premieres, revivals & repertory works by kids feat. principal dancer Damian Woetzel; Joyce Theater, 175 8th Ave. (19th St.), 242-0800 or www.joyce.com; Weds.-Fri. & Tues. at 8, Sat. at 2 & 8, Sun. at 12 & 4, $35, $15-$35 [through 4/23].
CHILDREN'S MUSIC "SUPERSTARS"
Musical artists perform at Donnell Library Center, 20 W. 53rd St. (5th Ave.), 621-0636, res. req.; Sat. at 11, free, tkts. req.
HANSEL & GRETEL
Puppetworks' presentation of classic fairy tale about two children who get lost in the woods & bump into a witch; Greenwich Village Center, 219 Sullivan St. (betw. Bleecker & W. 3rd Sts.), rsvp 718-965-3391; Sun. at 1:30 & 3:30, $8, $5 child. [through 4/2].
HUNTER FOR HUNTER GREEN
Sam Forman's drama about 20-somethings on Spring Break?sex, drugs & rock 'n' roll, baby!; Manhattan Theater Source, 177 MacDougal St. (8th St.), 539-7553; Weds.-Sat. at 8, $10 [through 4/8].
IMAGINATION WORKSHOP BAND
Perform at Children's Museum of the Arts, 182 Lafayette St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 274-0986; Weds. 5-7, contrib.
THE LEGENDS OF THE ENCHANTED TREASURE
LES puppet & children's theater for Latino children?shows in English on Sat. & Spanish on Sun.; SEA @ Los Kabayitos Puppet & Children's Theater, 107 Suffolk St., 2nd Fl. (betw. Rivington & Delancey Sts.), 260-4080 ext.14, Sat. at 3:30, Sun. at 2, $8, $6 kids.
MISS MAJESTY'S LOLLIPOP PLAYHOUSE
King Authur's Enchanted Sword (1:30) & Rapunzel (3:30); Grove St. Playhouse, 39 Grove St. (betw. Bleecker & Hudson Sts.), rsvp 741-6436; Sat. & Sun., $8.50 [through 4/23].
REEL TO REAL FOR KIDS
Classic films of some of the more popular comics feat. during "Great Fools Day" program at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, 165 W. 65th St. (B'way), 875-5370; Sat. at 11:30 & 2, $12, $6/under 14.
THE UGLY DUCKLING
Musical recommended for children ages 3-10, preceded by "inter-active" workshop at 3; West Side Y, 5 W. 63rd St. (Central Pk. W.), 541-8831; Sat. & Sun. at 4, $20 [through 4/9].
A birthday on the farm at Thirteenth St. Rep, 50 W. 13th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 675-6677; Sat. & Sun. at 1, $7.