THIS WEEK: MARCH 15 to 21, 2013
Elmo’s Super Heroes, a “Sesame Street Live” production with Elmo and the Fabulous Five, teaching lessons of healthy habits through song and dance. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. today; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 970-7600.
Robotics Demonstration, a hands-on session with Stephen Goodale of the Weatherly Institute of Robotics and Engineering. For age 7 and older. Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road. 11 a.m. Saturday. Registration: 654-3323.
Etiquette Class for Children, with “Pass the Peas, Please” for ages 4 to 7 and “Dining Boot Camp for Kids” for ages 8 to 14. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. Saturday with the younger children 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the older age group 2 to 4 p.m. $25. 586-8191.
St. Patrick’s Make and Take, a holiday craft session for age 4 and older. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday. 823-0156.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.
Infant Storytime, for up to age 2. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesdays through March 27 at 10 and 11 a.m. Registration: 823-0156.
Just Between Us: A Parent and Daughter Event, an “American Girls Club” fun workshop. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 829-4210.
My Grownup and Me, a play time and story circle for children ages 1 to 3. North Branch of the Osterhout Library, 28 Oliver St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. Thursdays through March 28. 822-4660.
Guest Storytellers, a reading of “Peter and the Wolf” along with some musical fun with members of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road. 4 p.m. March 22. Registration: 654-3323.
Easter Egg Hunt, the fifth annual event with 5000 eggs, prizes including bicycles, Easter baskets and plush toys along with the arrival of the Easter Bunny. Sponsored by the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. March 23. 823-2101.
Spring EGGstravaganza, a free family event with vendors, games for children, crafts, prizes, refreshments, bake sale and visits with the Easter Bunny. The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23. 675-8600.
Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Easter Bunny, with prizes and photo ops. Banks Student Life Center, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. March 23 with brunch seatings at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and egg hunt at 11 a.m., rain or shine. $10, $5 children. Reservations: 674-6768.
Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Bunny, treat-filled eggs, crafts and a visit by the Easter Bunny. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 10 a.m. March 23. $10 advance only. 586-8191.
Moreland the Magician, a “March Magic” show for kids by associate Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble member David Moreland. March 23 with a free preview performance at noon at the Columbia County Bicentennial Celebration, Arts & Crafts Building, Bloomsburg Fairgrounds; and a full “pay what you wish” performance 6 p.m. at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. 800-282-0283.
Brunch with the Bunny, with free photo opportunities. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24. $11.95; $6.95 children. Reservations: 675-1134.
Happy Easter Storytime. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. March 26; 6:30 p.m. March 28. 829-4210.
The Tiny Seed, how seeds travel and what they need to grow. For ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 28. Registration: 842-1506.
LEGO Club. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 to 11 a.m. March 30. Registration: 693-1364.
Gaming Club, the initial gathering of the newly formed activity. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. March 30. Bring cards or board games. Registration: 693-1364.
Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesdays from April 3 to 24 at 10 and 11 a.m.; Saturdays from April 6 to 27 at 10 a.m. Registration: 823-0156.
Jazz for Kids, with Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet along with special guest Mr. McFeeley, the delivery man from “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” First Presbyterian Church, 300 School St., Clarks Summit. 4 p.m. April 7. Free but donations accepted. 586-6306.
Romeo and Juliet, a Young People’s Theater Series production of Shakespeare’s classic tale of star-crossed lovers. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. April 9. $7. 826-1100.
Natural Wonders: Spring Winds, stories, art and outdoor exploration for ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 11. Registration: 842-1506.
Peter and the Wolf. The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic performs Sergei Prokofiev’s tale in a special children’s concert. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. April 14 with pre-concert activities at 1 p.m. and concert at 2 p.m. $9. 341-1568.
Tom Knight Puppet Show, a collection of songs and skits for children about the environment, animals and books. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1:30 p.m. April 17. Free. 996-1500.
Furry Tales Reading Program. Practice your reading skills with a trained therapy dog and receive a treat for paw-ticipating. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. April 20. 693-1364.
Junior Friends of the Library, a book club for children in grades three to six. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. April 20 with lunch at 11 a.m. and meeting at noon. Signup: 693-1364.
American Girl Party, with excerpts from the latest American Girl books, crafts, activities and snacks. Age 8 and older. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. April 20. Registration: 654-9847.
Natural Wonders: Nature’s Sensations, a “sensory” walk around the estate for ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 25. Registration: 842-1506.
Storytime with Misericordia, conducted by speech and language students. Also: tips for parents on language and literacy. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. April 26. Free. Registration: 654-9847.
Books and Babies, for ages 1 to 3. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tuesdays from May 7 to 28 at 9:30 a.m. Registration: 823-0156.
Children’s Book Week Carnival, with games and prizes. Come anytime and play at your own pace. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. May 11, 1 to 3 p.m. with special events including a sack race at 1:30 p.m., bingo at 2 p.m. and an egg relay at 2:30 p.m. Registration: 654-9847.
One Book Every Young Child, a reading of Suzanne Bloom’s “The Bus for Us” along with related crafts and activities. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. May 13. Registration: 654-9847.