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THIS WEEK: March 7 to 13, 2014

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with make-and-take crafts, a Read Across America Week certificate and a special Dr. Seuss fish surprise. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 570-287-2013.


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. today; 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. $22, $16. 570-970-7600 or ticketmaster.com.


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.


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. Saturday. $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. Saturday. $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. Saturday with sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations: 570-654-3261.


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. Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. $6. Registration: 570-346-7186, ext. 516.


St. Patrick’s Day Storytime, a reading of “The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day” by Natasha Wing. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 570-829-4210.


Origami 101. Learn the Japanese art of paper folding by creating a blow-up box, ring, butterfly, leaf and bookmarks. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Free. Registration: 570-654-9847.


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


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.


American Girl ‘Truly Talented You’ Workshop, with fun activities, puzzles and crafts inspired by the newest Girl of the Year Isabelle. For ages 8 to 12. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. 570-829-4210.


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


FUTURE


Bedtime Math Glow-in-the-Dark Party. Think math is boring? We’ll prove you wrong with “Bedtime Math 2” by Laura Overdeck. For ages 4 to 9. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 6:30 p.m. March 14. Wear your pajamas. 570-829-4210.


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.


Hands-On Learning with Leapfrog. Take a LeapReader interactive reading adventure with “Leap and the Lost Dinosaur.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. March 16. 570-829-4210.


Octopus’s Garden Storytime, a reading of Ringo Starr’s joyful underwater tale. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. March 18; 6:30 p.m. March 20. 570-829-4210.


Teen Reading Lounge, book discussions and artistic workshops based on the books. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 18, April 1, 15, 29; May 13, 27. 570-474-9313.


Furry Tails Reading Partners. Practice your reading skills with a trained therapy dog. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 6:30 p.m. March 26. Registration: 570-474-9313.


Children’s Book Club, for ages 7 to 11. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of “The Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 1 p.m. March 22. Registration: 570-474-9313.


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.


Natural Wonders: Super Seeds, learn about seed dispersal and ingredients for growth through fun activities, outdoor explorations and stories. For ages 3 to 6. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 10. Registration: 570-842-1506.


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.


Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt, with craft activities and a visit by the Easter Bunny. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 10 a.m. April 12. $10. Reservations: 570-586-8191.


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


Natural Wonders: Awakening Amphibians, learn about frogs and searching for amphibians with fun activities, outdoor explorations and stories. For ages 3 to 6. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 24. Registration: 570-842-1506.


Tom Knight Puppet Show, a collection of songs and skits for children about the environment, animals, food and books. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1:30 p.m. April 24. Free. 570-996-1500.


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.


Family Storytime. Bring the little ones to experience tales from around the world told by Fiona Powell. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 11 a.m. April 26. Free. 570-996-1500.


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. April 29. $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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