THIS WEEK: April 4 to 10, 2014
The Monster Who Ate My Peas, ArtsPower’s newest musical about the young boy who hates peas. Based on the multi-award-winning book by Danny Schnitzlein. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. today. $9. 570-826-1100.
Jazz It Up. Create artwork inspired by the 1940s, including Art Deco posters, memory boxes, recycled instruments and other crafts. For grades four through six. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Fridays through May 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. $30 for five classes. Registration: 570-346-7186, ext. 516.
The Art of Fish Prints. Have fun making fish prints at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 570-403-2006.
Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturdays through April 26 at 10 a.m.; Wednesdays through April 23 at 10 and 11 a.m. Registration: 570-823-0156
Community Egg Hunt, with the Easter Bunny, children’s activities and a bake sale. Stroney Field at Hillside Park, 1188 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Registration: 570-343-3270.
The Chemistry of Crystals, a Science Saturday program for all ages with science teacher Joe Petruncio. Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 570-389-9206.
The Pigeon Needs a Bath! A reading of Mo Willems’ book followed by some fine-feathered activities. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Saturday. 570-829-4210.
Easter Egg Hunt, with the Easter Bunny, eggs, candy and prizes. Rice Township Park, 3000 Church Road. 1 p.m. Saturday. 570-868-6400.
Amphibian Fun for Girl Scouts, outdoor fun with hiking and learning about the importance of frogs and salamanders. For Juniors and Cadettes (fourth to eighth grades). Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $2. Registration: 570-403-2006.
What Do You Do with an Idea? A reading of Kobi Yamada’s book about one brilliant idea. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 570-829-4210.
Mommy and Me at Riverside Park, games, exploring, role-playing and songs led by naturalist Rebecca Lesko. Riverside Park, Bridge Street, Tunkhannock. 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays through April 30. Free-will donation. 570-836-3835.
Crafty Kids Club. Learn all types of crafts and make special gifts. Ages 7 to 12. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. 570-693-1364.
Natural Wonders: Super Seeds, learn about seed dispersal and ingredients for growth through fun activities, outdoor explorations and stories. For ages 3 to 6. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration: 570-842-1506.
Homework Help with Ms. Michelle. Stop by the library for help with school projects, homework or studying. Open to all ages and grades. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 3 to 5 p.m. every Thursday. 570-474-9313.
For Me, for You, for Later, a financial program for ages 3 to 5 on the first steps to spending, sharing and saving money. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Free. Registration: 570-283-0156, ext. 217.
Birds, Bugs and Butterflies, a children’s program with Penn State Master Gardener Roberta Troy. Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 9 to 10 a.m. April 12. Free. 570-675-9900.
Easter Egg Hunt, with thousands of eggs and special prizes. Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. April 12 with registration and games at 9 a.m. and egg hunt at 10 a.m. For ages 3 to 12 but activities for younger children will be available. 570-696-1128.
Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Easter Bunny, the annual event with a professional photographer on hand for photo ops. Cougar’s Den, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. April 12 with brunch seatings at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and the egg hunt at 11 a.m. Reservations: 570-674-6768.
Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt, with craft activities and a visit by the Easter Bunny. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 10 a.m. April 12. $10. Reservations: 570-586-8191.
Brunch and Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Thrivent Financial. St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Main St., Hanover Township. April 12 with egg hunt beginning at 10:30 a.m. and brunch at 11 a.m. 570-823-7332.
The LEGO Club, for ages 5 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon April 12. 570-693-1364.
Rubber Band Bonanza, creating your own rubber-band jewelry for ages 6 and older. Bring your own kit or use supplies provided. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon to 1 p.m. April 12. Free. 570-693-1364.
Family Movie Day, a screening of the animated feature “”Jungle Book 2.” Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon to 2 p.m. April 12. 570-693-1364.
Pokemon Club. Bring your Pokedix and discover content, trade cards and relive your favorite Pokemon battles. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. April 14. 570-829-4210.
Don’t Play with Your Food! A reading of Bob Shea’s “Buddy and the Bunnies” book. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. April 15; 6:30 p.m. April 17. 570-829-4210.
Teen Reading Lounge, book discussions and artistic workshops based on the selection “The Princess Bride.” Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 15, 29; May 13 and 27. 570-474-9313.
Just for Kids: Art in the Park, mural painting of a snow scene and a new panel depicting the coming of spring with artist Jan Lokuta. Age 3 and older. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 to 3 p.m. April 19. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.
Tea, Tips and Treasures, an American Girl Celebration with tea, goodies, special crafts and a doll display. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 1 p.m. April 19. Free. Registration: 570-693-1364.
Natural Wonders: Awakening Amphibians, learn about frogs and searching for amphibians with fun activities, outdoor explorations and stories. For ages 3 to 6. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 24. Registration: 570-842-1506.
Tom Knight Puppet Show, a collection of songs and skits for children about the environment, animals, food and books. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1:30 p.m. April 24. Free. 570-996-1500.
Scooby Doo Live: Musical Mysteries, the Great Dane and the Mystery Inc. Gang in a live stage musical with crazy ghosts, perplexing puzzles and an abundance of Scooby Snacks. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. April 25. $77 (VIP), $37, $27. 570-826-1100.
STEM-tastic Saturday at Sem, an adventurous scavenger hunt of natural treasures using GPS units and iPads for elementary and middle-school children. Wyoming Seminary Upper School, 201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 26. Free. Reservations required at wyomingseminary.org/stem.
Healthy Kids Day, a free community event with a health fair, bounce house, face painting, healthy snacks, Zumbatomic, water safety, family swim, the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department Smoke House and more. Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. 570-970-5022.
Family Storytime. Bring the little ones to experience tales from around the world told by Fiona Powell. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. April 26. Free. 570-996-1500.
Doktor Kaboom, spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, educate and entertain children while exploring the world of science. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. April 29. $9. 570-826-1100.
Books and Babies, for ages 1 to 3. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tuesdays from April 29 to May 20 at 9:30 a.m. Registration: 570-823-0156.
The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Storybooks, Theatreworks USA’s production about first-day-of-school jitters. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 11 a.m. May 3. $8. Preceded by a Wiggles & Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. $5. 570-344-1111.
The LEGO Club, for ages 5 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon May 3. 570-693-1364.
The Marvelous Misadventures of Baba Yaga, a lively interactive children’s play starring a character from Russian folklore. Sette LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 1 p.m. May 3. Free. 570-348-6211.
The Franklin Institute, six days of science shows including Motion and Machines (May 5), Electricity (May 6), Life in Space in Conjunction with NASA (May 7), Hot and Cold (May 8), Flight (May 9) and How to Build a Storm: The Weather Show (May 12). Shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 570-344-1111.
Grease, a shortened version of the Broadway musical about teenagers in the 1950s with lyrics and dialogue rewritten for young children. Performed by ages 12 to 16 at Kiss Theatre Company, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. May 9; 2 and 7 p.m. May 10; 2 p.m. May 11. 570-829-1901.
Peter Pan, an adapted version of the story of three London children who fly off to Never Never Land with a magical boy who refuses to grow up. Performed by Theatreworks USA at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. May 15. $9. 570-826-1100.
Grease, a shortened version of the Broadway musical about teenagers in the fifties with lyrics and dialogue rewritten for young children. Performed by ages 8 to 12 at Kiss Theatre Company, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. May 15; 2 and 7 p.m. May 16-17. 570-829-1901.
Little Eco Explorers, a program on fish with stories, crafts and activities for ages 3 to 6. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. June 8. $5. Registration: 570-828-2319.
The LEGO Club, for ages 5 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon June 14. 570-693-1364.
Little Eco Explorers, a program on beavers with stories, crafts and activities for ages 3 to 6. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 1 to 3 p.m. July 27. $5. Registration: 570-828-2319.