Take a hike, kid

Richard Louv wants America’s youth to unplug the iPod, put down the Wii controller and get some good ol’ fashioned fresh air. In Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, the seven-time author argues that childhood obesity, attention deficit disorder and depression are, in part, the fault of a divide between youths and Mother Nature. Join Louv at the Crest Theatre this Thursday, February 7, at 6:30 p.m. to learn how this “nature-deficit disorder” can be cured. Here’s a hint: Kids, spend more time outdoors. Tickets are $15. Call (800) 225-2277 or visit www.tickets.com to reserve a seat.