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Kids Listings: Oct. 4 to 10, 2013


October 03. 2013 10:31PM

By - mbiebel@civitasmedia.com - (570) 991-6109




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THIS WEEK: Oct. 4 to 10, 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.


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 tonight. 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. Saturday. 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 Saturday. Free. 693-1364.


The Poor Little Pumpkin, a storytime session with author Barbara Gavlick Harnett along with art activities, cookies and juice. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Saturday. 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. Saturday at noon. 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. Saturday. 829-4210.


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


The Patriot, the Reformer and the Optimist — The Lives of Three American Girls, focusing on Catherine Gourley’s three nonfiction American Girl Books and linking the fictional characters of Felicity, Samantha and Molly to real-life girls of the times. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Age 7 and older. 2 p.m. Saturday. Reservations: 823-0156.


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. 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 Dec. 10 (except Nov. 26). Registration: 287-2013.


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. Tuesday. 654-9847.


Fall Story Time, for ages 3 to 5. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. 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.


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. Thursday. Registration: 842-1506.


FUTURE

Sketching with Jan Lokuta, for ages 10 and older. Meet at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. and walk a half mile to the river dike to sketch a scenic view of Wyoming. 4 p.m. Oct. 11. Registration: 693-1364.


Mural Painting with Jan Lokuta. Help to create a mural of a panoramic view of Wyoming. For ages 3 and older. Adults are welcome to participate. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12. Registration: 693-1364.


A Fun-Filled Columbus Day, a day camp for ages 5 to 12 with gym activities, swimming, crafts and field trips. Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. $30 non-members. 970-5041.


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.


Halloween at Camp Kresge, a weekend for ages 7 to 16 with archery, boating, pumpkin carving and painting, trick or treating, haunted trail, costume contest and dance, scarecrow making, climbing tower, zip line, team building and hiking. Camp Kresge, White Haven. Oct. 18 to 20. $80, $90 non-members. Registration: 823-2191.


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.


Girl Scout Badge Fest, a fun day of earning badges. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 26. $12 half day; $20 full day. Registration: 828-2319.


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.


Trick-or-Treat Weekend. Come in costume to visit participating businesses in downtown Jim Thorpe for treats. Noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27. Info at jimthorpe.org.


Goosebumps Party, with refreshments and activities. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26. $3. Registration: 693-1364.


Trunk or Treat. Wear your costume and visit decorated car trunks for Halloween treats. Also: food and fire-truck tours. Sponsored by the Olyphant Crime Watch at Joe Beckage Baseball Park, 700 block of East Grant Street, Olyphant. 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. 766-1570.


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.


Things That Go Boom in the Night! An evening of chemical experiments with a Halloween twist by the Dead Alchemist Society including slime-making and vomiting and fiery pumpkins. Wells Fargo Amphitheater, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Come in costume and get a candy bag. Free. 674-6400.


Boy Scout Badge Fest, a fun day of earning badges. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 2. $12 half day; $20 full day. Registration: 828-2319.


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.


Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, a free screening of the Jim Henson movie about a poor otter family hoping to win a talent contest at Christmas. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 5:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7. 996-1500.


Holiday Workshop, a morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the Balloon Lady. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. Dec. 7. Free. 996-1500.


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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