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THIS WEEK: Sept. 27 to Oct. 3, 2013

Story Time, themed events with songs and crafts. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. Fridays through Nov. 22. Sign up by the previous Wednesday. 654-9847.


Chalkfest. Create sidewalk drawings while enjoying activities including a live mammal show (1:30 p.m.), paint-a-mural, fishing, T-shirt tie-dying, recycling art contest, children’s yoga (noon), jump rope, face painting, balloons, magic show, clowns and more. Millennium Circle Portal, River Common, North River Street, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Info at riverfrontparks.org.


Arthur Visits Storytime. Celebrate author and illustrator Marc Brown, creator of the “Arthur” series, with stories and activities. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Saturday. 829-4210.


Scout Day, open to boy and girl scouts ages 6 to 15 to complete badge requirements with four stations: Pennsylvania Mammals, Pennsylvania Songbirds, Aquatics and Pennsylvania Tree Identification. Promised Land State Park, Greentown. 12:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday. $3. Registration: 676-0567.


Scout Day, the annual opportunity for boy and girl scouts (age 7 to 12) to complete badge requirements with four stations: Pennsylvania Tree Identification, Geology, Wilderness Survival and National Public Lands Day Service Project. Lackawanna State Park, Route 407, Dalton. 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. Sunday. Registration: 945-7110.


Richard Scarry 50th Anniversary Storytime, a reading of “The Best Word Book Ever.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.


Story Time, for 18 months to age 5. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays through Nov. 19 and Dec. 3. Registration: 287-2013.


Fall Story Time, a six-week session for ages 3 to 5. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. through Oct. 9. Registration: 474-9313.


Writing Workshop, for grades five through eight to develop writing techniques and comfortability in letting creativity flow. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 28 (except Oct. 14). Free. Registration: 693-1364.


For Me, for You, for Later, PNC Bank’s “Grow Up Great” program that teaches ages 3 to 5 about spending, giving and saving money. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. Thursdays at 11 a.m. through Oct. 17. Registration: 474-9313.


FUTURE

Zeppo, a concert by the indie-folk duo of Pat Walther and Matt Lee. For ages 12 to 18. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Drive, Mountain Top. 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4. Free but tickets required. 474-9313.


Cardboard Challenge: A Global Day of Play, playing games designed and constructed from reused cardboard and other recycled materials. Also: interactive structures and games for elementary and middle-school students. Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 5. Free. Info at wyomingseminary.org.


Lego Club, for age 5 and older. Legos provided. Wyoming Free Library 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 5. Free. 693-1364.


What Is Bullying? Get the facts about what to do if you or someone you know is being bullied. For all ages. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon Oct. 5. Registration: 693-1364.


Star Wars Reads Day, a celebration of Jedi, Sith, Wookiees and all things Star Wars with crafts, activities and a costume contest. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. Oct. 5. 829-4210.


Lego Club, for ages 2 to 11. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 5. 474-9313.


Pete the Cat Storytime, a reading of “Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Oct. 8; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10. 829-4210.


Candy Science, experiments with Gobstoppers, Pop Rocks and M&Ms. Call for a list of items to bring from home. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Oct. 8. 654-9847.


Natural Wonders: Insect Safari, a nature program for ages 3 to 5 with stories, art and outdoor explorations. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Registration: 842-1506.


Fall Storytime. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Oct. 15; 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. 829-4210.


Learn to Sew a Button and other sewing basics. For age eight and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15. Registration: 693-1364.


Family Pajama Storytime. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6 p.m. Oct. 15. 474-9313.


Lapsit Program, for 6 months to age 2. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 16. 474-9313.


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.


The Magic of Bill Dickson, a morning of comedy and illusion including an award-winning dove act and interactive fun. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. Oct. 19. Free. 996-1500.


Pirate Party, with pirate-themed food and crafts for all ages. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon Oct. 19. Free. Registration: 693-1364.


Reading Program. Practice your reading by entertaining the gentle therapy dogs with Halloween stories. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 1 p.m. Oct. 19. 474-9313.


Top 10 Tips for Getting Admitted to the College of Your Dreams, a workshop for high school students. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 1 p.m. Oct. 19. 474-9313.


Natural Wonders: Lovely Leaves, a nature program for ages 3 to 5 with stories, art and outdoor explorations. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Registration: 842-1506.


Halloween Bash, with storytime, games and crafts. Come in costume and leave with a bag of goodies. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Registration: 654-9847.


Bunnicula, a children’s theater production about the vampire bunny who sucks the color from vegetables. Presented by Theatreworks USA at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Oct. 26 with a Wiggles & Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. ($5) and show at 11 a.m. ($8). 344-1111.


Tricks and Treats, with Halloween-themed food and activities. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon Oct. 26. Free. Registration: 693-1364.


Things That Go Boom in the Night! The traditional ghoulish exhibition of chemical delights by the King’s Chemistry Club including fiery demonstrations, balloon explosions and a flaming pumpkin finale. Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. Oct. 29. 208-5900.


Lapsit Program, for 6 months to age 2. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30. 474-9313.


What’s That Sound? Learn about air movement, vibration, sound waves and aerodynamics. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. Nov. 5. 654-9847.


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.


Zombie Zelebration, with gorey games, a zombie walk and zombie dancing. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14. Registration: 654-9847.


Madeline and the Bad Hat, a ArtsPower children’s theater production in which Madeline learns that first impressions aren’t everything. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 11 a.m. Nov. 16 $8. Preceded by a Wiggles & Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. $5. 344-1111.


Turkey Time, with Thanksgiving-themed food and activities. Wyoming Free Library 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon Nov. 23. Free. Registration: 693-1364.


Cookies and Milk with Santa. Decorate cookies and visit with Santa. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon Dec. 14. Free. Registration: 693-1364.


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.


Sleigh Bells and Christmas Card Bonanza, with Christmas-themed food and activities. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon Dec. 21. Free. Registration: 693-1364.


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.m. 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.


The Teacher from the Black Lagoon and Other Storybooks, Theatreworks USA’s production about first-day-of-school jitters. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 11 a.m. May 3. $8. Preceded by a Wiggles & Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. $5. 344-1111.


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. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. May 15. $9. 826-1100.


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