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June 21. 2013 9:41AM
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THIS WEEK: June 21 to 27, 2013

Children’s Day, with old-fashioned games and toys, craft making, relay races, wagon rides, garden-related activities, tours of the farm, Civil War Encampment and refreshments. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 992-6161 or quietvalley.org.


Children’s Carnival, with games including bottle ring toss, duck pond and ping-pong ball toss along with puppets. Also: a menu of picnic foods and strawberry desserts. Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St. 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. 200-5040.


Hands-On Learning with Klutz, explore the sky and learn fun facts about the galaxy. Age 7 and older. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. Sunday. 829-4210.


Jesus Fun Fair Carnival, a free event for ages 3 to 10, but all are welcome. Included: carnival games, prizes, face painting, popcorn and bounce house. Christ United Methodist Church, 175 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday. 474-6060.


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 Monday and Tuesday. Registration: 477-7780.


Summertime Storytime, a reading of Alice Low’s book “Summer.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.


Preschool Storytime, for ages 3.5 to 5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays through July 16; Wednesdays through July 17 at 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. 823-0156.


Children’s Gardening Series, with stories and hands-on activities in the garden. Salt Springs State Park, Silver Creek Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. Wednesday. Continues July 10, 19, 26; Aug. 7, 21. $5 per session. 967-7275.


FUTURE

Cat in the Hat Storytime, stories and crafts along with a visit from the Dr. Seuss character. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. June 29. 829-4210.


Toddler Time, stories for ages 18 to 36 months. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. Mondays from July 1 to Aug. 5. 693-1364.


Craft Club, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. Mondays from July 1 to 22 and Aug. 5. 693-1364.


Fourth of July Storytime, craftmaking and a reading of “Cordoroy’s Fourth of July.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. July 2; 6:30 p.m. July 4. 829-4210.


Preschool Story Time, for ages 3 to 5. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Tuesdays from July 2 to Aug. 6. 693-1364.


Dino Tuesday! For age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 2. 693-1364.


Lego Club, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays from July 3 to 31.; Saturdays on July 6 and 27; Aug. 3. 693-1364.


Bugfest! With insect safaris, a butterfly tent, live insects, collections, games, crafts, puppet show and the Insect Olympics. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 6. $5. 629-3061.


Super Hero Party, for age 6 and older. Costumes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 5 and Aug. 2. $2. 693-1364.


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.


Monsters University Storytime, a reading of “Monsters University Big Golden Book,” the prequel to Disney’s blockbuster hit “Monsters Inc.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. July 9; 6:30 p.m. July 11. 829-4210.


Fireflies! For ages 6 and older. Bring a jar with a lid. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 9. 693-1364.


Great White Shark! For age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 10 and Aug. 7. 693-1364.


Adventure Day for Girls and Boys, with kayaking, fire-starting, atlatl throwing, archery, campfire lunch and more. Ages 11 to 15. Promised Land State Park, 100 Lower Lake Road, Greentown. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 11. $25. Pre-registration and pre-pay required. 676-0567.


Disney Princess Party, for ages 6 and older. Costumes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 11 and 30. $2. 693-1364.


Hobbit Bonanza: Welcome to the Shire, for age 6 and older. Costumes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 12 and 26. 693-1364.


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.


Doug Unplugged Storytime, a reading of Dan Yaccarino’s book about the robot who yearns for real-life experiences. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. July 16; 6:30 p.m. July 18. 829-4210.


Sand Art, for ages 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 16 and 25. 693-1364.


Dino Wednesday, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 17. 693-1364.


Garden Gnomes, make-and-take crafts for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 18. 693-1364.


The Enchanted Pig, the annual Summer Family Show for all ages presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. July 18 to 28: 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays; 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays. $14, $8. 784-8181 or bte.org.


Furry Tales, Test your reading skills with a trained therapy dog. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. July 20. 693-1364.


Doll and Bear Workshop, for ages 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon July 20. 693-1364.


Read with Me Scout, a special storytime for ages 6 months to 3 years old with Scout sharing his favorite camping adventure. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. July 21. 829-4210.


Just for Kids: Art in the Park, creating a Kids’ Mural depicting a famous landmark of the Conyngham Valley with artist Jan Lokuta. Age 3 and older. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 p.m. July 21. Free. Registration: 403-2006.


Thames and Kosmos Rubber-Band Cars, for age 7 and older. Learn fun physics facts while building and playing with rubber-band-driven cars. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. July 21. 829-4210.


Pet Rocks and Dirt Monsters, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 23. 693-1364.


Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays from July 23 to Aug. 13; Wednesdays from July 24 to Aug. 14 at 10 and 11 a.m. 823-0156.


Walking Dead Zombie-Rama, for age 6 and older. Old clothes encouraged. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 24. 693-1364.


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.


Fancy Nancy Day at the Spa, for age 5 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon July 29. $2. 693-1364.


Just for Kids: Kayaking Level One, an introductory course for ages 9 to 15. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 9:30 a.m. July 31. Free. Registration: 403-2006.


Lego Jewelry, for ages 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. July 31. 693-1364.


Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Aug. 1. 693-1364.


Make Your Own Garden, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Aug. 6. 693-1364.


Learn About Bugs, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. Aug. 9. 693-1364.


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.


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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