THIS WEEK: June 7 to 13, 2013
Downhill Derby, the annual race for ages 7 to 11, sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 430. North Market Street in Glen Lyon. Saturday with registration at 11 a.m. and race at noon. For car plan specifications, call 245-5077 or refer to the Cub Scout Bear Handbook.
Community Mural Painting, for age 3 and older. Help complete a mural inspired by Henri Matisse’s “The Goldfish.” Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Bookstore, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 208-4700.
A Cat Named Toto, a reading and book signing by author Michelle Russell. For ages 6 to 10. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Saturday. 829-4210.
Father’s Day Storytime, with craftmaking for Dad. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.
Children’s Gardening Series, with stories and hands-on activities in the garden. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. Wednesday. Continues June 19, 26; July 10, 19, 26; Aug. 7, 21. $5 per session. 967-7275.
It’s a Bug’s Life, exploring the world of insects through games, crafts, a bug hunt and woodland activities. For ages 4 to 8. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton. 10 a.m. to noon June 17 and 18. Registration: 477-7780.
The Transformers, exploring the world of dragonflies and butterflies through games, crafts and outdoor activities. For ages 4 to 8. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton. 10 a.m. to noon June 24 and 25. Registration: 477-7780.
Exploring the Ancient Woodlands, a two-session nature camp with hiking, a stream search, salamander search and woodland expeditions. For ages 9 to 12. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 8-9 and Aug. 5-6. Registration: 477-7780.
Wildlife Forensics, two sessions on the basics of wildlife forensic science including track identification, locating and deciphering blood trails and collecting bones and skulls. For ages 12 to 17. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 15 to 17. Registration: 477-7780.
The Enchanted Pig, the annual Summer Family Show for all ages presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. July 18 to 28: 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. $14, $8. 784-8181 or bte.org.
Tiny Tales: Life in a Hole, a two-part program exploring the lifestyles and habitats of small creatures of the forest including chipmunks, kangaroo mice and squirrels. Ages 4 to 8. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton. 10 a.m. to noon July 29 and 30. Registration: 477-7780.
Pirate and Princess Adventure, a “Disney Junior Live on Tour” performance with characters from “Sofia the First” and “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” along with appearances by Cinderella, Doc McStuffins and Peter Pan. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 and 5 p.m. Nov. 10. $65, $50, $26. 800-745-3000.
Max & Ruby in The Nutcracker Suite, the cartoon bunnies take to the stage in a magical performance of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Dec. 19. $30, $20. 826-1100.