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Weekend Planner — Kids

Mo Willems’ ongoing series of children’s books about the unlikely friendship between Piggy and Gerald the Elephant hinges on a basic difference in temperament: Piggy is generally upbeat and optimistic while Elephant is a perpetual downer (Piggy is certain that pigs can fly and elephants can dance; Gerald remains skeptical of either possibility).

On Saturday and Sunday, the Eric Carle Museum in Amherst celebrates its current exhibit “Seriously Silly: A Decade of Art and Whimsy by Mo Willems” with Elephant and Piggy Days at the Carle, two day-long programs of activities, films and story times climaxed by live appearances by Elephant and Piggy (Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday at 1 and 3 p.m.).

All events are free with museum admission. Hours are Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. $9 general admission; $6 students, teachers, seniors and youth under 18; $22.50 family (two adults, two youth). 658-1100, carlemuseum.org

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