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THIS WEEK: May 24 to 30, 2013

Curious George, the little cartoon monkey visits a storytime session at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Saturday. Photo ops available. 829-4210.


Buzzy Buddies, learn about the world of honeybees through dramatic play, stories and crafts. Ages 3 to 5. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 696-9105.


Salamander Search, a brief talk followed by a search for the slippery creatures. Ages 6 to 12. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 2 p.m. Sunday. Free. 696-9105.


Books and Babies, for ages 1 to 3. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Registration: 823-0156.


I Dare You Not to Yawn, a reading of the comical Helene Boudreau book about bedtime avoiders. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.


FUTURE

Junior Bird Club, a morning bird walk with members of the Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 7:30 a.m. June 1. New members welcome at $5. Registration: 403-2006.


Kids Free Fishing Derby, for ages 4 to 15 with prizes in all age categories. Lackawanna State Park, 1839 Abington Road, North Abington Township. Meet in the first parking area. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 1. 346-2274.


Aladdin Jr., a children’s theater presentation by Kiss Theatre Company, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. May 31; 2 and 7 p.m. June 1; 2 p.m. June 2. 829-1901.


Rosie Sprout’s Time to Shine, a reading of Allison Wortche’s empathetic story that captures every child’s desire to be noticed. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. June 4; 6:30 p.m. June 6. 829-4210.


Natural Wonders: Beautiful Butterflies, a nature session for ages 3 to 5 with stories, art and outdoor exploration. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. June 6. Registration: 842-1506.


Downhill Derby, the annual race for ages 7 to 11, sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 430. North Market Street in Glen Lyon. June 8 with registration at 11 a.m. and race at noon. For car plan specifications, call 245-5077 or refer to the Cub Scout Bear Handbook.


A Cat Named Toto, a reading and book signing by author Michelle Russell. For ages 6 to 10. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. June 8. 829-4210.


Father’s Day Storytime, with craftmaking for Dad. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. June 11; 6:30 p.m. June 13. 829-4210.


It’s a Bug’s Life, exploring the world of insects through games, crafts, a bug hunt and woodland activities. For ages 4 to 8. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton. 10 a.m. to noon June 17 and 18. Registration: 477-7780.


The Transformers, exploring the world of dragonflies and butterflies through games, crafts and outdoor activities. For ages 4 to 8. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton. 10 a.m. to noon June 24 and 25. Registration: 477-7780.


Exploring the Ancient Woodlands, a two-session nature camp with hiking, a stream search, salamander search and woodland expeditions. For ages 9 to 12. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 8-9 and Aug. 5-6. Registration: 477-7780.


Wildlife Forensics, two sessions on the basics of wildlife forensic science including track identification, locating and deciphering blood trails and collecting bones and skulls. For ages 12 to 17. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 15 to 17. Registration: 477-7780.


Tiny Tales: Life in a Hole, a two-part program exploring the lifestyles and habitats of small creatures of the forest including chipmunks, kangaroo mice and squirrels. Ages 4 to 8. Ricketts Glen State Park, 695 Route 487, Benton. 10 a.m. to noon July 29 and 30. Registration: 477-7780.


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.


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