THIS WEEK: MARCH 22 to 28, 2013
Guest Storytellers, a reading of “Peter and the Wolf” along with some musical fun with members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road. 4 p.m. today. Registration: 654-3323.
Easter Egg Hunt, the fifth annual event with 5000 eggs, prizes including bicycles, Easter baskets and plush toys along with the arrival of the Easter Bunny. Sponsored by the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. Saturday. 823-2101.
Easter EGGstravaganza, with more than 10,000 eggs, lots of prizes, games, crafts and a giant inflatable slide. For preschool to grade six. Faith Assembly of God, 34 Fox Manor Road, Hazle Township. 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Bring an empty bag or basket. Free. 459-2410.
Easter Egg Hunt, with thousands of filled Easter eggs and prizes including a Kindle Fire and bicycles. The Rock Recreation Center, Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 10 a.m. Saturday. Free. 696-1128.
Spring EGGstravaganza, a free family event with vendors, games for children, crafts, prizes, refreshments, bake sale and visits with the Easter Bunny. The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 675-8600.
Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Easter Bunny, with prizes and photo ops. Banks Student Life Center, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Saturday with brunch seatings at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and egg hunt at 11 a.m., rain or shine. $10, $5 children. Reservations: 674-6768.
Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Bunny, treat-filled eggs, crafts and a visit by the Easter Bunny. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 10 a.m. Saturday. $10 advance only. 586-8191.
Easter Egg Hunt, for preschoolers to grade six. Bring a bag to gather eggs. Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church, 1101 Mountainview Drive, Lehman Township. 10 a.m. Saturday. 675-1216.Easter Egg Hunt, with prizes for all participants. Second Presbyterian Church, 143 Parsonage St., Pittston. 10 a.m. Saturday. 654-1411.
Moreland the Magician, a “March Magic” show for kids by associate Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble member David Moreland. Saturday with a free preview performance at noon at the Columbia County Bicentennial Celebration, Arts & Crafts Building, Bloomsburg Fairgrounds; and a full “pay what you wish” performance 6 p.m. at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. 800-282-0283.
Easter Egg Hunt, open to age 12 and younger. Sponsored by the West Side Social Club, 711 McAlpine St., Avoca. 1 p.m. Saturday.
Brunch with the Bunny, with free photo opportunities. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. $11.95; $6.95 children. Reservations: 675-1134.
Happy Easter Storytime. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.
Infant Storytime, for up to age 2. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday. Registration: 823-0156.
My Grownup and Me, a play time and story circle for children ages 1 to 3. North Branch of the Osterhout Library, 28 Oliver St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. Thursday. 822-4660.
The Tiny Seed, how seeds travel and what they need to grow. For ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration: 842-1506.
LEGO Club. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 to 11 a.m. March 30. Registration: 693-1364.
Gaming Club, the initial gathering of the newly formed activity. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 30. Bring cards or board games. Registration: 693-1364.
Afterschool LEGO Club, for ages 6 to 12. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from April 3 to 24. Registration: 693-1364.
Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesdays from April 3 to 24 at 10 and 11 a.m.; Saturdays from April 6 to 27 at 10 a.m. Registration: 823-0156.
The Little Engine That Could Earns Her Whistle, the little blue engine learns the value of hard work and determination in this children’s presentation. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 11 a.m. April 6. $8. Preceded by a Wiggles and Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. ($4). 344-1111.
Jazz for Kids, with Bill Carter & the Presbybop Quartet along with special guest Mr. McFeeley, the delivery man from “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. 4 p.m. April 7. Free but donations accepted. 586-6306.
Romeo and Juliet, a Young People’s Theater Series production of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. April 9. $7. 826-1100.
Natural Wonders: Spring Winds, stories, art and outdoor exploration for ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 11. Registration: 842-1506.
Peter and the Wolf. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performs Sergei Prokofiev’s tale in a special children’s concert. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. April 14 with pre-concert activities at 1 p.m. and concert at 2 p.m. $9. 341-1568.
Tom Knight Puppet Show, a collection of songs and skits for children about the environment, animals and books. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1:30 p.m. April 17. Free. 996-1500.
Furry Tales Reading Program. Practice your reading skills with a trained therapy dog and receive a treat for paw-ticipating. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. April 20. 693-1364.
Junior Friends of the Library, a book club for children in grades three to six. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. April 20 with lunch at 11 a.m. and meeting at noon. Signup: 693-1364.
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, with a special menu “created by the Mad Hatter” along with photo ops with Alice and her friends. Optional “Alice in Wonderland” dress. Sponsored by the Friends of the Wyoming Free Library at the United Methodist Church, 376 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 20. Reservations: 693-1364.
American Girl Party, with excerpts from the latest American Girl books, crafts, activities and snacks. Age 8 and older. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. April 20. Registration: 654-9847.
Natural Wonders: Nature’s Sensations, a “sensory” walk around the estate for ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 25. Registration: 842-1506.
Storytime with Misericordia, conducted by speech and language students. Also: tips for parents on language and literacy. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. April 26. Free. Registration: 654-9847.
Books and Babies, for ages 1 to 3. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tuesdays from May 7 to 28 at 9:30 a.m. Registration: 823-0156.
Children’s Book Week Carnival, with games and prizes. Come anytime and play at your own pace. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. May 11, 1 to 3 p.m. with special events including a sack race at 1:30 p.m., bingo at 2 p.m. and an egg relay at 2:30 p.m. Registration: 654-9847.
One Book Every Young Child, a reading of Suzanne Bloom’s “The Bus for Us” along with related crafts and activities. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. May 13. Registration: 654-9847.
Masked Marvels and Wondertales. Visual artist and mime Michael Cooper spins tales playing a colorful cast of characters using stilt dancing and creative masks. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 19. $12, $9 children. 826-1100.