THE FOLKS AT the Children’s Museum of Maine are celebrating the 81st birthday of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” author, Eric Carle. On June 25, kids can make their own collage storybooks and on June 26, they’ll read Carle’s “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” and act out a story with animal puppets. Go to

for information.


WHEN: 10:30 a.m. June 25 and 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. June 26

WHERE: Children’s Museum of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland

HOW MUCH: $8, free for those under age 1