THIS WEEK: APRIL 26 to MAY 2, 2013
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. today. Free. Registration: 654-9847.
Healthy Kids Day, with 20 vendors, ZUMBAtomic classes, water safety, family swim, magic show, Fire Safety Smoke House, healthy snack-making and more. Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 823-2191.
Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. Saturday. Registration: 823-0156.
Best Holiday Ever! Enjoy all your favorite holidays in one day: breakfast with Santa, egg scavenger hunt, leprechaun trap-building workshop, countdown to noon, costume contest and parade, birthday games and more. Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $6. 389-9206.
Flow Circus, a show based on the themes of spending, saving and sharing. For children of all ages at the Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 11 a.m. Saturday. Also at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. at 1 p.m. Saturday. Free. Registration: 693-1364.
Bike Safety Event, with a safety talk, bike inspections and free helmets along with food and entertainment. McDade Park, Scranton. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 963-6730.
Bag-a-Badge for Scouts, the Animal Habitat Badge for Girl Scout Juniors. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. $12 includes a snack. Registration: 346-7186.
The Jungle Book, a movie for children and their families with free admission, popcorn and soda. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. May 4. Tickets: 996-1500.
Complete the Story Contest, for grades 1 through 5. Stop by the library to pick up a story starter. Submittal deadline: May 6. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. Prizes awarded. 654-9565.
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.
Natural Wonders: Forest Floor, exploring the forest floor to find critters under logs, stones and leaves. For ages 3 to 5 and a guardian. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 9. Registration: 842-1506.
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.
Wartz and All, a reading of the children’s book by author Jeannine M. Luby on the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail at the Laurel Street trailhead in Archbald. Followed by a treasure hunt along the trail. 6 p.m. May 16. 963-6730.
Aladdin Jr., a children’s theater presentation by Kiss Theatre Company, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. May 17 to 19 and May 30 to June 2: 7 p.m. Fridays; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. 829-1901.
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.
Natural Wonders: Garden Fun, a trip to the Learning Garden to plant seedlings and learn where food comes from. For ages 3 to 5 and a guardian. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 23. Registration: 842-1506.
Buzzy Buddies, learn about the world of honeybees through dramatic play, stories and crafts. Ages 3 to 5. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 4 p.m. May 25. Free. 696-9105.
Salamander Search, a brief talk followed by a search for the slippery creatures. Ages 6 to 12. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 2 p.m. May 26. Free. 696-9105.