Find yourself saying “Mom, I’m bored!” a lot lately? Why not try out some of these upcoming events just for kids and teens?
Spring Story Hour and Kreative Kids, at the Dalton Community Library. The story hour is every Tuesday at 11 a.m. and/or 1 p.m. Children are also welcome to join in the fun after-school activities with the Kreative Kids group from 4 - 5 p.m. every Tuesday. Info: 563.2014.
Anime and Manga Club meeting, May 3, at the Abington Community Library from 4 - 6 p.m. Features some ANIMated fun and manga book discussions. For Grades 7 - 12. Cost: free. Info: 587.3440.
Game Night with Wii, May 3 at the Abington Community Library from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Participants can play one of the library’s games or bring one of their own. Info: 587.3440.
The Mineralogical Society of NEPA’s 10th Annual ‘Treasures of the Earth’ Show and Sale, May 4 at Oblates of St. Joseph, 1880 Hwy 315, Pittston, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., continuing May 5 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Includes kids activities, door prizes, raffles, programs, demonstrations, exhibits, food and more. Cost: $3 donation; children under 12 and Scouts in uniform get in free. Info: George at 800.473.3602 or Linda at 717.319.8334.
Free Movie Showing of “ The Jungle Book,” May 4 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. For all ages. Includes movie, popcorn and soda. Cost: Free. Tickets 996.500. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
County Fishing Derby, May 4 at McDade Park. The event is limited to the first 250 children and costs $5 to register. There are two tiers of fishing times – 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for kids 4 - 8 years old; and 1:15 pm - 3 pm for those 9 - 12. Info: 963.6764.
The Marvelous Misadventures of Little Red Riding Hood, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, May 17 at 6 p.m., May 18 at 1 and 5 p.m., and Sunday at 1 p.m. School day performances: May 15 and 17 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. An original musical for children written by Kevin Costley. Cost: $12. Tickets: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.
Acting Camps for Kids, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Camp 1: July 8 and 12 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. Camp 2: July 22 and 26 from 1:30 - 3 p.m. For ages 6 to 12. Instructor Michaela Moore, of All About Theatre, will help kids use their imaginations and learn about acting through theatre games, improvisation, storytelling, play making, character creation and more. A casual performance for family and friends will end each week. Admission: $60 per camp. Info / register: 996.1500. For additional summer camps for kids at the Dietrich, call 996.1500.
Dance, Dance, Dance, August 5 and 6 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Ages 2 and 3 from 10 - 10:45 a.m.; Ages 4 – 6 from 11- 11:45 a.m.; Ages 7 to 9 from noon to 12:45 p.m.; and Special needs from 1:30 to 2:15 p.m. Instructor Judy Weist, of Stage Door Dance Studio, will help kids explore the world of dance, rhythm and movement through these introductory workshops. No experience is required. Admission: Free. Space is limited. Register: 996.1500.
Jammin’ in a Jugband, July 15, 16, 17 and 19 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, from 10 - 11:15 a.m. For ages 6 to 12. Instructors David Driskell and Timothy Walker, Sadie Green Sales Jugband, will help kids create and make music with homemade instruments such as the washboard, washtub bass, spoons, whistles, saws and jug. Students will be invited to perform with the band at A Day at the River on Saturday, July 20 at 3 p.m. at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. Admission: Free. Register: 996.1500.
Summer Theater Workshop 2013, beginning July 22 to August 16, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays- 9 a.m. - Noon. For children ages 6 - 11. Performances of Disney’s “Winnie The Pooh” by the workshop students will be held August 16, 17, and 18. Kids attending any of the performances of “Little Red Riding Hood” May 17, 18 and 19 will have a chance to win a full scholarship to the workshop. Info / register: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.