• Puppet Theater: Jim Gamble's Puppets perform "Peter & the Wolf" at the Amador Theater. See this interpretation of Prokofiev's classic tale about a boy who disobeys his grandfather and encounters a dangerous wolf. All ages welcome. Details: 11 a.m. Jan. 26. Amador Valley High School, 1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton. $6-$18. 925-931-3444.

  • "Little Women": Follow the adventures of sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy when "Little Women" comes to the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts. The production is presented by Active Arts Theatre for Young Audiences, and is appropriate for children ages 6 and older. Details: 2 p.m. Jan. 26-27 and Feb. 2-3. 2640 College Ave., Berkeley. $14-$18. 925-798-1300, http://www.willowstickets.org.

  • Estuary Explorers: Kids ages 6-8 are invited to participate in the Estuary Explorers' mammals workshop at Crown Beach. Enjoy an outdoor adventure, hands-on activities, a theme-related craft and snack, and meet new friends. Registration is required. Details: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 24. Crown Beach, Eighth Street and Otis Drive, Alameda $6-$8. 888-327-2757, http://www.ebparks.org.

  • Salamanders: These rainy winter days are perfect for salamander hunting. Stop by the Green Barn Visitor Center, where you can hike up to a newt pond and try to find a few of these amphibians. Be aware that the trail may include wet-footed creek crossings, so dress appropriately.


    All ages welcome; no registration required. Details: 8:30 a.m. Jan. 26. Green Barn Visitor Center, Sunol Regional Wilderness, end of Geary Road, off Calaveras Road, Sunol. Free. 925-862-2601, http://www.ebparks.org.

  • Drama Queens and Kings: Children grades 1-5 who have a flair for the dramatic can take part in a Drama Workshop for Kids at the Moraga Library. Participants will enjoy theater games and improvisational exercises. Registration is required. Details: 4 p.m. Jan. 24. Moraga Library, 1500 St. Marys Road, Moraga. Free. 925-376-6852, http://www.ccclib.org.