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THIS WEEK: Aug. 22 to 28, 2014


LEGO Club, for age 5 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23. Free. Registration: 570-693-1364.


The Squeaking Earl, a reading of the hilarious children’s book by author and illustrator Bob Heim along with on-the-spot cartoon renderings by the author. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. 570-829-4210.


Sweet Saturday Back-to-School Bash, with ice cream, games, an appearance by Sweet Frog and more. First Assembly of God, 424 Stanton St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23. 570-829-0989.


The Day the Crayons Quit, a reading of the children’s story by magician Mark Piazza who incorporates magic tricks into the story. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. 570-829-4210.


Back to School Bonanza, with music, bouncy house, crafts, refreshments, face painting, prizes, lawn games and other family-oriented activities and educational games. Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, Scranton. 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. Free. 570-941-4419.


The Cat in the Hat visits a storytime session at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. 570-829-4210.


Back-to-School Storytime, stories and activities including a reading of “Peanut Butter & Cupcake” by Terry Border. Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26; and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. 570-829-4210.


Sewing Classes, an advanced children’s class at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. Free. Registration: 570-693-1364.


Furry Tales Reading Partners. Practice your reading skills with a certified therapy dog. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. Registration: 570-474-9313.


Sewing Classes, a beginner children’s class at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. Free. Registration: 570-693-1364.


FUTURE


Turtles for Tots, learning about turtles through stories, role play and crafts. For ages 3 to 5. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. 570-696-9105.


Make a Dance Rattle, creating a Native American rattle from natural and recycled materials. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. 570-696-9105.


Scavenger Hunt, searching for natural items around the camping area. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. 570-696-9105.


Silly Science, demonstrations of some simple kitchen science activities. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. 570-696-9105.


Kids Day Festival, a fundraiser for the Wyoming Free Library with vendors, food, games, contests and more. West Wyoming Hose Company #1, 926 Shoemaker Ave. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. 570-693-1364.


LEGO Club, for age 5 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 6. Free. Registration: 570-693-1364.


Junior Bird Club, a hawk-watching field trip to the ridge tops at Bake Oven Knob in Germansville. Meet at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13. New members welcome; ages 9 to 18. Registration: 570-403-2006.


Natural Wonders: Apples Abound, discovery-based learning about the natural world for ages 3 to 5. Included: a visit to the apple orchard and making applesauce. Lackawanna Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25. Registration: 842-1506.


Scout Program, visits to local habitats to learn about the plants and animals that live there. Meets requirements for Bears and Webelos badges. Lackawanna County Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30. $7. Registration: 570-842-1506.


LEGO Club, for age 5 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4. Free. Registration: 570-693-1364.


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


Bill Blagg’s Science of Magic, a school show for grades four to eight that explains how magicians use science to create “the impossible.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18. $8; $6 school groups. 570-826-1100.


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. Thursday, May 14. $8; $6 school groups. 570-826-1100.

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