Jim and the Woodenstars will present a ventriloquist’s show for children when the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge hosts a Celebration of the Young Child from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

Jim Bryson’s ventriloquist’s act, at 11:45 a.m., will headline a host of children’s activities at the museum, 461 West Outer Dr., Oak Ridge, including creative movement, storytelling, crafts for kids to make and take, nutrition and healthy snacks, and LEGO building. The Oak Ridge Fire Department will lead a fire safety program, and the Oak Ridge Police Department will present a stranger danger program.

Author Kathleen Fearing will join in the celebration from 11:15-11:45 a.m., entertaining children with her stories. She writes books for children of various ages, among them Adisa’s Basket, Voyage of Dreams – An Irish Memory, and My Friend the Werewolf – What Would You Do.

As part of the Week of the Young Child celebrated April 10-16 across the country, the museum is honoring young children and all who make a difference in children’s lives with its celebration. The week is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The Celebration of the Young Child at the museum is funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee and the Tennessee Arts Commission.

Admission is the museum’s regular admission fee, $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children 3 and older, and free for children under 3 and museum members. For more information, call the Children’s Museum, (865) 482-1074. Also, see the Children’s Museum web site, www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org.