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Kids Listings: April 10 to 16, 2015

First Posted: 5:32 pm - April 9th, 2015 Updated: 5:32 pm - April 9th, 2015.

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Lake-Lehman High School seniors Jenna Mortenson and James Cihocki will play ‘Beauty and the Beast’ April 11 and 12 at the high school auditorium.

THIS WEEK: April 10 to 16, 2015

Special Story Time with Misericordia, readings by students from the speech-language pathology department. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. April 10. Free. Registration (by April 8): 570-654-9847.

The Art of Fish Prints. Celebrate mentored Youth Fishing Day by stopping at the lake to make a fish print to take home. Free loaner fishing poles available. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 8 a.m. to noon April 11. Free. Fishing registration: 570-403-2006.

Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. Saturdays through April 18; 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays through April 15. Registration: 570-823-0156.

Beauty and the Beast, performed by the Lake-Lehman Theatre Troupe. Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 7 p.m. April 11; 2 p.m. April 12. $8, $6 seniors and students. 570-592-2356.

Extreme Rainbow Loom Designs, creating fun food charms with rubberbands. Bring your own loom, hook, bands and c-clips. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. April 14. Free. Registration (by April 10): 570-654-9847.

Teen Night. Learn to paint with acrylics on canvas from a professional artist. For ages 12 to 18. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 15. 570-823-0156.

Natural Wonders: Nature’s Sensations, discovery-based learning about the natural world for ages 3 to 6. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 16. Registration: 570-842-1506.

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Earth Day Celebration, events geared for kids including creating a garbage garden using a recycled container. Creekside Gardens, 4 Village Lane, Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 18 and 19. 570-836-3595.

Parent and Child Book Discussion of “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 to 11:30 a.m. April 18. Registration: 570-693-1364.

The Invisible Dragon, an interactive children’s theater production about a princess who isn’t happy because all she can think of is herself and a prince who wants to slay a dragon but can’t find any around. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. April 18. $4. 570-348-6268.

Tea, Tips and Treasures, a session all about nature for age 3 and older. Includes tea, snacks, a short workshop and an interactive display. Bring a doll or stuffed animal. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 1 p.m. April 18. Registration: 570-693-1364.

Balto: A True Story of the Bravest Dog in America, a children’s play about a dog who saves the Alaskan town of Nome when a blizzard strikes. Presented by the Dietrich Children’s Theater at the Clarks Summit Borough Building, 304 S. State St. 1 p.m. April 18. Free. 570-945-8453.

Minecraft Event. Join in the grinding, building, spleefing and raising of diamond swords; then play, learn and hang with your tribe. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. April 25. For ages 7 to 14. $17. Registration: 570-996-1500.

LEGO Film and Claymation. Make cool animated movies using LEGOS or clay. Presented by Rand Whipple and the Box of Light Studio at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10:30 a.m. to noon April 25. For ages 7 to 14. $17. Registration: 570-996-1500.

LEGO Club, for children of all ages. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon April 25. Free. Registration: 570-693-1364.

Mad Science: Electricity? Rocketry? Catapults? Build machines, experiment with electricity and try out the Van De Graaff generator in this science program for ages 7 to 14 presented by Rand Whipple and the Box of Light Studio. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 25. $17. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Just for Kids: Art in the Park, mural painting for age three and older with artist Jan Lokuta. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 to 3 p.m. April 25. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.

Arbor Day Jamboree. Listen to a tree-rific story, watch clips from “The Lorax,” participate in some tree-mendous activities and crafts, and watch magic happen as a five-foot tree grows out of a weekend newspaper. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. April 25. Free. Registration (by April 21): 570-654-9847.

Robotics Jr., an introduction session in building a robot and teaching it to move, speak, feel and wreak havoc. For ages 5 to 8. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2:30 to 4 p.m. April 25. $17. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Books and Babies, a storytime session for ages 1 to 3. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays from April 28 to May 19. Registration: 570-823-0156.

Natural Wonders: Forest Floor, discovery-based learning about the natural world for ages 3 to 6. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 30. Registration: 570-842-1506.

The Franklin Institute Science Series, a week of school shows including “The Scientific Method” for grades three to eight (May 4), “Chemistry” for grades three to eight (May 5), “Weather” for grades three to eight (May 6) and “Hot and Cold” for pre-kindergarten to second grade (May 7), all at 10 a.m. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. $3. School group reservations: 570-344-1111.

Life in Space, a Franklin Institute Science Series program about gravity, orbits, air pressure and the challenges of living and working in space. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 11 a.m. May 9. $3. 570-344-1111.

Family Singalong with Kj. Join singer-songwriter Kj Wagner in a songfest for children and their families and friends. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. May 9. Free. 570-996-1500.

The Teacher from the Black Lagoon, a fast-paced musical revue for kindergarten to fourth-grade pupils. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. May 14. $8; $6 school groups. 570-826-1100.

One Book, Every Young Child, the annual book giveaway for preschoolers with the 2015 selection “Number One Sam” by Greg Pizzoli. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 10:30 a.m. May 14. Registration: 570-675-1182.

Natural Wonders: Garden Fun, discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art and outdoor explorations for ages 3 to 6. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 14. Registration: 570-842-1506.

STEM Saturday at Sem, learning about local plants and wildlife at the Lehman Sanctuary, 261 Jackson Road, Shavertown. The sanctuary offers an undisturbed marsh with a unique Great Blue Heron rookery, old-growth forest, small pools and streams with a variety of amphibians. 9 to 11:30 a.m. May 16. Free. Geared for children in elementary and middle school and their families. Reservations online at wyomingseminary.org/STEM.

Natural Wonders: Beautiful Butterflies, discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art and outdoor explorations for ages 3 to 6. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 28. Registration: 570-842-1506.

To the Creature Rescue: Wild Kratts — Live! The animated Kratt Brothers in a stage version of the popular PBS kids TV show in which the team rescues its favorite invention from comic villain Zach so that the animals of the creature world are safe once again. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 1. 570-826-1100.

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