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THIS WEEK: July 12 to 18, 2013

Hobbit Bonanza: Welcome to the Shire, for age 6 and older. Costumes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. today. 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. Saturday. 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. Saturday. 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. Saturday. 696-9105.


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.


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. Monday through Wednesday. 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. 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.


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


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


Preschool Storytime, for ages 3.5 to 5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday. 823-0156.


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


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


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


Garden Gnomes, make-and-take crafts for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Thursday. 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. Opens Thursday and continues through July 28: 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. $14, $8. 784-8181 or bte.org.


FUTURE

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.


Stream Stomp, searching for aquatic critters in the stream. Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve, Route 29, Dimock. 10 a.m. to noon July 20. Registration: 278-3384.


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.


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


Hobbit Bonanza: Welcome to the Shire, for age 6 and older. Costumes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 26. 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 taught outdoors weather permitting. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 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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