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Kids Listings: July 5 to 11, 2013


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THIS WEEK: July 5 to 11, 2013

Super Hero Party, for age 6 and older. Costumes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. today. $2. Registration: 693-1364.


Bugfest! With insect safaris, a butterfly tent, live insects, collections, games, crafts, puppet show and the Insect Olympics. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. $5. 629-3061.


Animal Homes, stories, songs and hands-on activities for ages 3 to 5. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday. 696-9105.


Damsels and Dragons, learn about damselflies and dragonflies, then head out to the lake edge to find them. For ages 6 to 12. Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday. 696-9105.


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. Monday and Tuesday. Registration: 477-7780.


Toddler Time, stories for ages 18 to 36 months. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. Mondays through Aug. 5. Registration: 693-1364.


Craft Club, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. to noon Mondays through July 22. Registration: 693-1364.


Monsters University Storytime, a reading of “Monsters University Big Golden Book,” the prequel to Disney’s blockbuster hit “Monsters Inc.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.


Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 6. Registration: 693-1364.


Fireflies! For ages 6 and older. Bring a jar with a lid. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Tuesday. Registration: 693-1364.


Preschool Storytime, for ages 3.5 to 5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tuesdays through July 16 at 6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays through July 17 at 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. 823-0156.


Great White Shark! For age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Wednesday. Registration: 693-1364.


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. $5 per session. Registration: 967-7275.


Lego Club, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays through July 31. 693-1364.


Adventure Day for Girls and Boys, with kayaking, fire-starting, atlatl throwing, archery, campfire lunch and more. Ages 11 to 15. Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday. $25. Pre-registration and pre-pay required. 676-0567.


YogaTeen, free yoga classes for ages 12 to 17 held outdoors weather permitting. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday. Registration: 474-9313.


Disney Princess Party, for ages 6 and older. Costumes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Thursday. $2. Registration: 693-1364.


FUTURE

Hobbit Bonanza: Welcome to the Shire, for age 6 and older. Costumes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 12 and 26. Registration: 693-1364.


Dog Days of Summer. Learn about dogs, make dog puppets, read a story to a dog and more. Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13. 389-9206.


Raccoons for Kids, stories, crafts and hands-on activities for ages 3 to 5. Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 2 to 3 p.m. July 13. 696-9105.


Critters in the Creek, a nature program for ages 5 and older. Wear shoes that can get wet. Meet in the parking lot near Pavilion #1, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 4 p.m. July 13. 696-9105.


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.


Doug Unplugged Storytime, a reading of Dan Yaccarino’s book about the robot who yearns for real-life experiences. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. July 16; 6:30 p.m. July 18. 829-4210.


Sand Art, for ages 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 16 and 25. Registration: 693-1364.


Totally Music Tuesday. July 16 with singer KJ Wagner from noon to 1 p.m. and “Silly Songs to Sing Along” from 1 to 2 p.m. Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. 389-9206.


Dino Wednesday, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 17. Registration: 693-1364.


YogaTeen, free yoga classes for ages 12 to 17 held outdoors weather permitting. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 10 to 11 a.m. July 18. Registration: 474-9313.


Garden Gnomes, make-and-take crafts for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 18. Registration: 693-1364.


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.


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. July 19, 26; Aug. 7, 21. $5 per session. 967-7275.


Furry Tales. Test your reading skills with a trained therapy dog. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. July 20. Registration: 693-1364.


Doll and Bear Workshop, for ages 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon July 20. Registration: 693-1364.


Camouflage Crazy, hands-on activities and crafts to learn about animal camouflage for ages 6 to 12. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 2 to 3 p.m. July 20. 696-9105.


Read with Me Scout, a special storytime for ages 6 months to 3 years old with Scout sharing his favorite camping adventure. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. July 21. 829-4210.


Learn to Embroider, during a tour of the historic Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. July 21. For ages 6 to 12. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


Just for Kids: Art in the Park, creating a Kids’ Mural depicting a famous landmark of the Conyngham Valley with artist Jan Lokuta. Age 3 and older. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 p.m. July 21. Free. Registration: 403-2006.


Thames and Kosmos Rubber-Band Cars, for age 7 and older. Learn fun physics facts while building and playing with rubber-band-driven cars. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. July 21. 829-4210.


Pet Rocks and Dirt Monsters, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 23. Registration: 693-1364.


Totally Fiber Arts Tuesday, demonstrations and hands-on lessons in quilting, weaving and knitting. Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. Noon to 2 p.m. July 23. 389-9206.


Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from July 23 to Aug. 13; Wednesdays from July 24 to Aug. 14 at 10 and 11 a.m. 823-0156.


Walking Dead Zombie-Rama, for age 6 and older. Old clothes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 24. Registration: 693-1364.


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.


Fancy Nancy Day at the Spa, for age 5 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon July 29. $2. Registration: 693-1364.


Disney Princess Party, for ages 6 and older. Costumes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 30. $2. Registration: 693-1364.


Totally Magic Tuesday. Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. July 30 with a magic show at noon followed by a hands-on magic workshop 1 to 2 p.m. 389-9206.


Just for Kids: Kayaking Level One, an introductory course for ages 9 to 15. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9:30 a.m. July 31. Free. Registration: 403-2006.


Lego Jewelry, for ages 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 31. Registration: 693-1364.


YogaTeen, free yoga classes for ages 12 to 17 held outdoors weather permitting. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 1 and 8. Registration: 474-9313.


Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Aug. 1. Registration: 693-1364.


Super Hero Party, for age 6 and older. Costumes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Aug. 2. $2. Registration: 693-1364.


Quilling, creating a work of art using the old-fashioned technique of quilling. For ages 4 to 12 offered during tours of the historic Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 4. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


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. Aug. 5-6. Registration: 477-7780.


Craft Club, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. Aug. 5. Registration: 693-1364.


Make Your Own Garden, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Aug. 6. Registration: 693-1364.


Great White Shark! For age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Aug. 7. Registration: 693-1364.


Learn About Bugs, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Aug. 9. Registration: 693-1364.


Knitting Nancy, learning to use a “knitting mushroom” or “Knitting Nancy.” For ages 4 to 12 during tours of the historic Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.


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.




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