Kids Listings: Sept. 20 to 26, 2013

June 26th, 2015 1:23 am - updated: 1:23 am.

First Posted: 9/13/2013

THIS WEEK: Sept. 20 to 26, 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.

Lapsit Program, for ages 6 months to two years. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 1:30 p.m. today. Registration: 474-9313.

Curiosity Day, with storybook character Curious George along with monkey mask-making, storytelling, treats and more. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Saturday. 829-4210.

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

Knitting Nancy, learning to use a “knitting mushroom” or “Knitting Nancy.” For ages 4 to 12 during tours of the historic Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.

Hands-On Learning with Crocodile Creek. Have fun assembling the Crocodile Creek Circus Tower Floor Puzzle along with counting practice, motor skills and animal identification. For ages 3 to 5. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. Sunday. 829-4210.

Hands-On Learning with Lego Master Guilder Academy, a Build-a-Robot workshop for age 8 and older. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Sunday. Registration: 829-4210.

Cinderelephant Storytime, a reading of Emma Dodd’s twist on a classic tale. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.

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.

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: Fall Harvest, a nature program for ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Registration: 842-1506.

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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. Sept. 28. 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. Sept. 28. 829-4210.

Story Time, for 18 months to age 5. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays from Oct. 1 to Nov. 19 and Dec. 3. Registration: 287-2013.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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