KENNEBUNK — When school is in session, the Animal Welfare Society presents Furry Tales Story and Adventure Hour Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. in the Humane Education Room at its Holland Road facility.

Preschoolers are invited to discover the exciting world of animals with stories, playtime, crafts, songs, movement and animal time. The event is free to attend, though donations are appreciated. Furry Tales follows the RSU 21 school calendar and is not held during school breaks (including February and April school vacations) or on snow days. For more information, call 985-3244 or visit events-calendar.

Additionally, the Humane Action League is an afterschool program at the Animal Welfare Society. The program is designed to give students who love animals an opportunity to learn more about the workings of an animal shelter, instruction on pet care and handling, and an introduction on how to become more involved in animal welfare issues. At the start of the program the students create and sign an agreement with each other about acceptable behaviors, as well as goals for the seven weeks.

Tuesday’s program will be Jan. 12 to March 1, from 2:30-4 p.m., for students ages 12 to 14. There will be no session on Feb. 16.

Thursday’s program will be Jan. 14 to March 3, from 3-4:30 p.m., for students ages 9 to 11. There will be no session on Feb. 18.

There is a $65 fee for the seven sessions. Registration opens one month before the start date and is first come, first served. Space is limited. For more information, call 985-3244, or to download a registration form, visit news_ and_ events/humaneaction league.