THIS WEEK: Aug 16 to 22, 2013
Kirby Kidz, a children’s theater performance by students in the summer-theater workshop including “Disney’s Jungle Book Kidz” (by ages 5 to 10) and “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” (by ages 10 to 15). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 tonight and Saturday. $15 advance; $18 day of show. 718-0673.
Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, presented by students of the Children’s Theatre Workshop at the Music Box Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 7 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $8. 283-2195.
Ready for School Storytime, stories and fun activities with Dr. Seuess’ book “ABC.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Saturday. 829-4210.
Back-to-School Block Party for Kids, with food, fun, races, balloon animals, water-balloon fights, games, face painting and prizes. Grove Street between Dana and Stanton streets, Wilkes-Barre. 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday. 266-9775.
Bird Walk for Kids, ages 6 to 12. Meet in the parking area just before the boat rental parking lot, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. 696-3525.
Bedtime Is Cancelled, a reading of Cece Meng’s wry parody of the information age. 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. $5 per session. Registration: 967-7275.
Apples to Apples, a teen game night. Mill Memorial Library, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke. 5 p.m. Thursday. 735-3030.
Library Lapsit, with stories, songs and rhymes for ages 6 months to two years. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 11 a.m. Aug. 24. 474-9313.
Cookie Mouse visits a storytime session at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Aug. 24. 829-4210.
Lego Club. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 1 p.m. Aug. 28. 474-9313.
Wonderful Weather, hands-on activities, stories and crafts about the weather for ages 3 to 5. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 1 p.m. Aug. 31. Free. 696-3525.
Just for Kids: Art in the Park. Create a one-of-a-kind outdoor painting with step-by-step instruction from artist Jan Lokuta. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 p.m. Aug. 31. Free. Registration: 403-2006.
Let’s Make Tracks, hands-on activities, stories and crafts on animal tracks for ages 3 to 5. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 3 p.m. Sept. 1. Free. 696-3525.
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.
Natural Wonders: Fall Harvest, a nature program for ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Registration: 842-1506.
Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure, an interactive, fun-filled trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth — and rode in trains! Based on the popular PBS children’s series. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. $25, $15. 826-1100.
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.
Doktor Kaboom, spectacular (and often successful) science experiments designed to involve, educate and entertain children while exploring the world of science. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a,n, Feb. 13. $9. 826-1100.
Junie B. Jones, a musical about Junie’s first-grade experiences performed by Theatreworks USA. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. March 28. $9. 826-1100.
The Monster Who Ate My Peas, ArtsPower’s newest musical about the young boy who hates peas. Based on the multi award-winning book by Danny Schnitzlein. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. April 4. $9. 826-1100.
Peter Pan, an adapted version of the story of three London children who fly off to Never Never Land with a magical boy who refuses to grow up. Performed by Theatreworks USA at the F.M. Kibry Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. May 15. $9. 826-1100.