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THIS WEEK: Feb. 21 to 27, 2014

Homework Help with Ms. Michelle. Stop by the library for help with school projects, homework or studying. Open to all ages and grades. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Friday. 570-474-9313.


EverhART 101, art sessions using digital photography, collage, painting and sculpture to create works inspired by the museum’s exhibit “D-Day 1944: Accept Nothing Less Than Full Victory!” For grades three through six. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Saturdays through March 8 from 10 a.m. to noon. $6 per class. Registration: 570-346-7186, ext. 516.


Preschool Storytime, for ages 3.5 to 5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. Saturdays through March 1; or 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesdays through Feb. 26. Registration: 570-823-0156.


The Amazing Mr. Franklin or Ben There, Done That, a free preview of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s 2014 Theatre in the Classroom production about the famed inventor, philosopher, author and politician Benjamin Franklin. Bloomsburg Public Library, 225 Market St. Saturday at noon. 570-458-4075.


Pink and Purple Princess Tea, a themed tea party for age 5 and older. Bring a doll or stuffed animal. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 1 p.m. Saturday. Reservations: 570-693-1364.


Musical Theater Workshop, with an Audition Masterclass for students in fourth to 12th grades. Prepare a monologue and song for feedback from the SummerStage faculty. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 2 p.m. Saturday. Free. Reservations: 570-346-7369.


Creative Kids Farm, fitness, art, rhythm and music for ages 2 to 4. The Rock Recreation Center, 340 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 10 a.m. Monday. Registration: 570-690-4301.


Henny Storytime, a reading of Elizabeth Rose Stanton’s book about the chick who’s just a little different from everyone else in the barn. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 570-829-4210.


Thomas the Train Day, stories, trains and coloring sheets about the little blue engine and his friends. Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road. 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Registration: 570-654-3323.


Story Time with Ms. Michelle, with games, crafts, stories and songs for ages 2 to 5. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 11 a.m. Wednesdays through March 26; or 1 p.m. Thursdays through March 27. Registration: 570-474-9313.


Crafty Kids Club, learn new craft techniques. Ages 7 to 12. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. 570-693-1364.


Furry Tales Reading Partners. Practice your reading skills with a gentle certified therapy dog. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Registration: 570-474-9313.


Lapsit Sessions with Ms. Michelle, playing, singing, reading and finger plays for children up to 23 months. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 10 a.m. Thursdays through March 27. Registration: 570-474-9313.


FUTURE


The LEGO Club, for age 5 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon March 1. 570-693-1364.


Rubber Band Bonanza, creating your own rubber-band jewelry for ages 6 and older. Bring your own kit or use supplies provided. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon to 1 p.m. March 1. Free. 570-693-1364.


Teen Reading Lounge, a kickoff pizza party and games to start the new interactive book club designed for teens. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 6:30 p.m. March 4. Book discussion continues every other Tuesday through May 27 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The first selection is “The Last Apprentice” by Joseph Delaney. Registration: 570-474-9313.


Infant Storytime, for up to age 2. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesdays from March 5 to 26 at 10 and 11 a.m. Registration: 570-823-0156.


Elmo Makes Music. A new music teacher comes to “Sesame Street” but discovers that her musical instruments are missing. But her Muppet friends come to the rescue producing fine “instruments” from trash-can lids, rubber duckies and more unusual objects. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. March 7; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. March 8; 1 and 4:30 p.m. March 9. $22, $16. 570-970-7600 or ticketmaster.com.


A Day in the Sugarbush, for all levels of scouts and their families to learn about Native American and early pioneer methods of making maple syrup. Followed by pancakes with syrup. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 8. $5, $3 scouts and children under 12. Registration: 570-629-3061.


Junior Bird Club, a field trip to the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Center to seek out snow geese, swans, ducks and more. Carpool from Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8. $5 for new members. Registration: 570-403-2006.


Music Around the World, a free Music Together demonstration with an international theme along with food, stories and fun. Trinity Episcopal Church, 220 Montgomery Ave., West Pittston. March 8 with sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations: 570-654-3261.


Furry Tales. Practice your reading skills with a therapy dog. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. March 15. 570-693-1364.


Family Movie Day, a screening of the animated feature “Monsters vs. Aliens: Supersonic Joyride.” Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon to 2 p.m. March 15. 570-693-1364.


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. 570-826-1100.


Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesdays from April 2 to 23 at 10 and 11 a.m.; Saturdays from April 5 to 26 at 10 a.m. Registration: 570-823-0156.


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. 570-826-1100.


Jazz It Up. Create artwork inspired by the 1940s, including Art Deco posters, memory boxes, recycled instruments and other crafts. For grades four through six. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Fridays from April 4 to May 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. $30 for five classes. Registration: 570-346-7186, ext. 516.


Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Easter Bunny, the annual event with a professional photographer on hand for photo ops. Cougar’s Den, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. April 12 with brunch seatings at 10 and 11:15 a.m. and the egg hunt at 11 a.m. Reservations: 570-674-6768.


The LEGO Club, for ages 5 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon April 12. 570-693-1364.


Rubber Band Bonanza, creating your own rubber-band jewelry for ages 6 and older. Bring your own kit or use supplies provided. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon to 1 p.m. April 12. Free. 570-693-1364.


Family Movie Day, a screening of the animated feature “”Jungle Book 2.” Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon to 2 p.m. April 12. 570-693-1364.


Scooby Doo Live: Musical Mysteries, the Great Dane and the Mystery Inc. Gang in a live stage musical with crazy ghosts, perplexing puzzles and an abundance of Scooby Snacks. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. April 25. $77 (VIP), $37, $27. 570-826-1100.


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. Thursday. $9. 570-826-1100.


Books and Babies, for ages 1 to 3. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tuesdays from April 29 to May 20 at 9:30 a.m. Registration: 570-823-0156.


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. 570-344-1111.


The Franklin Institute, six days of science shows including Motion and Machines (May 5), Electricity (May 6), Life in Space in Conjunction with NASA (May 7), Hot and Cold (May 8), Flight (May 9) and How to Build a Storm: The Weather Show (May 12). Shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 570-344-1111.


Grease, a shortened version of the Broadway musical about teenagers in the 1950s with lyrics and dialogue rewritten for young children. Performed by ages 12 to 16 at Kiss Theatre Company, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. May 9; 2 and 7 p.m. May 10; 2 p.m. May 11. 570-829-1901.


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. 570-826-1100.


Grease, a shortened version of the Broadway musical about teenagers in the fifties with lyrics and dialogue rewritten for young children. Performed by ages 8 to 12 at Kiss Theatre Company, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. May 15; 2 and 7 p.m. May 16-17. 570-829-1901.

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