THIS WEEK: Aug 9 to 15, 2013
Learn About Bugs, for age 6 and older. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. today. Registration: 693-1364.
Owl Pellet Investigation, dissecting pellets to find out what the birds have been eating. For ages 6 to 12. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 4 p.m. Saturday. Free. 696-3525.
Bats at the Ballgame, a story about the upside-down world of bats at play. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Thursday. 829-4210.
Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday; 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesday. 823-0156.
Open Mic Night for Teens, with acoustic music, poetry, dramatic readings and comedy by performers ages 12 to 17. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6 p.m. Wednesday. 474-9313.
Ready for School Storytime, stories and fun activities with Dr. Seuess’ book “ABC.” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Aug. 17. 829-4210.
Back-to-School Block Party for Kids, with food, fun, races, balloon animals, water-balloon fights, games, face painting and prizes. Grove Street between Dana and Stanton streets, Wilkes-Barre. 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 17. 266-9775.
Bird Walk for Kids, ages 6 to 12. Meet in the parking area just before the boat rental parking lot, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 3 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. 696-3525.
Bedtime Is Cancelled, a reading of Cece Meng’s wry parody of the information age. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. Aug. 20; 6:30 p.m. Aug. 22. 829-4210.
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. Aug. 21. $5 per session. 967-7275.
Apples to Apples, teen game night. Mill Memorial Library, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke. 5 p.m. Aug. 22. 735-3030.
Cookie Mouse visits a storytime session at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Aug. 24. 829-4210.
Wonderful Weather, hands-on activities, stories and crafts about the weather for ages 3 to 5. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 1 p.m. Aug. 31. Free. 696-3525.
Just for Kids: Art in the Park. Create a one-of-a-kind outdoor painting with step-by-step instruction from artist Jan Lokuta. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 p.m. Aug. 31. Free. Registration: 403-2006.
Let’s Make Tracks, hands-on activities, stories and crafts on animal tracks for ages 3 to 5. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 3 p.m. Sept. 1. Free. 696-3525.
Knitting Nancy, learning to use a “knitting mushroom” or “Knitting Nancy.” For ages 4 to 12 during tours of the historic Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22. $4, $2 children. 822-1727.
Natural Wonders: Fall Harvest, a nature program for ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Moscow. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Registration: 842-1506.
Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure, an interactive, fun-filled trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth — and rode in trains! Based on the popular PBS children’s series. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17. $25, $15. 826-1100.
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.