The PlayGround Theatre company is available to make stops at local schools to create an interactive introduction to the inner workings of a stage production. Students will learn about all aspects of show, play theater games and create and original scene. Ends Oct. 23. Details: (305) 751-9550 ext. 223 or www.playgroundtheatre.com.
Books and Books will host Christopher Paolini, the author of "Eragon" as he discusses and signs copies of the third novel, "Brisingr." The story follows Eragon, the 15-year-old dragon rider as he tries to survive a world-wide battle while trying to make good on a web of promises. 7 p.m. Lincoln Theatre, 541 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
CHILDREN'S ART CLASSES
The Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center hosts eight weeks of multimedia-art classes for children that use nature as inspiration. The session will end with a fireside art show for parents and students. 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. 17555 SW 79th Ave., Palmetto Bay. $120 Details: (305) 255-4767 or www.miamidade.gov/parks/fun-eco'adventures.asp.