NOLA Youth Disaster Preparedness DOtank
The Exchange Centre, 935 Gravier St., Suite 1702, (504) 523-1465; www.noladotank.splashthat.com
Teens practice real-life problem solving and engineering skills by researching, brainstorming and building prototype solutions for hurricane preparedness and evacuation at a hackathon-style workshop. Visit the website for details. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
C. Carter Frank
Maple Street Book Shop, 7529 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop.com
The children's author reads from and signs copies of The Adventurous NoLa Kids Go to the Ruined Mansion, a story about three young friends who visit a dilapidated mansion on St. Charles Avenue. 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Music & Arts Day
Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.stickingupforchildren.com
Kids and parents work together to decorate drumsticks while enjoying live drumming by Alfred Roberts, Johnny Vidacovich, Cole Williams, Damas Louis and Alexey Marti. The drumsticks will be sold to support Sticking Up For Children, which funds youth programs in New Orleans and Haiti. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.