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THIS WEEK: OCT. 26 to NOV. 1, 2007

NASCAR Corn Maze, a 12-acre NASCAR-themed challenge along with farmyard activities including a cow train, pedal tractors, petting pasture, corn cannon, hayrides, pumpkin patch, farm market, sheep shearing, butter making and more. Miller’s Orchard, 1515 Fairview Road, Clarks Summit. Through October 31 with hours Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nighttime activities include the Night Maze and Miller’s Monster Spooky Maze with scary family fun minus the gore along with a campfire tonight and Saturday from dusk to 11 p.m. 587-3399 or millersorchard.com.

Whistle Pig Pumpkin Patch, with free hayrides to the pumpkin patch, a five-acre corn maze and hay fort. Route 29 and Tannery Street, Noxen. Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Flashlight Corn Maze tonight and Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. 298-0962 or whistlepigpumpkin.com.

Families on the Farm. Bring the kids for an afternoon on the farm with hayrides, hot-dog roast and an ice cream treat at the Dairy Store. The Lands at Hillside Farms, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10. 696-2881.

Halloween Parade for children age 10 and younger. With food, fun and prizes. Sponsored by the Board of Supervisors of Rice Township. Municipal Park, 3000 Church Road, Mountain Top. Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. 868-6400.

Safe Trick or Treat Parade, the first annual event with Magic 93 and 97 BHT radio personalities handing out trick-or-treat bags to each child along with a ticket for a random drawing. Shoppes at Montage, 1035 Shoppes Blvd., Moosic. Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. 341-3271.

PEEC-a-Boo! Family Trail. Follow the guide around the enchanted trail and learn about creatures of the night followed by stories around the campfire along with ghostly snacks. Pocono Environmental Education Center, off Route 209, Dingmans Ferry. Saturday, 3 to 9 p.m. $5. 828-2319 or peec.org.

Catawissa Halloween Parade, the largest parade in the area with frightening floats, marching and string bands and lots of candy for the kids. Main Street in Catawissa. Saturday at 7:30 p.m. 784-6378.

Little Screamers Haunted Hayride, a not-so-scary Halloween attraction for young children. Dracula’s Forest, 2828 Rock Drive, Clarks Summit. Sunday, 4 to 6 p.m. $5 for children (includes treat); $3 adults. 587-2323.

Safe Trick-or-Treat Night. Visit the residence halls and townhouses for Halloween treats on the campus of Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m. 674-6372.

Scary Story Night. Pardeesville Playground, Main Street, Pardeesville. Sunday at 7 p.m. Free. 454-9655.

Things That go Boom in the Night, the 17th annual presentation by the Dead Alchemists Society with fire-breathing, exploding pumpkins and other marvels of science for the Halloween season. Hafey-McCormick Science Building, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Tuesday, 6 to 10 p.m. 674-6372.

Things That Go Boom in the Night, the annual exhibition of chemical delights by the King’s College Chemistry Club. Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, North River and West Union Streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Tuesday at 7 p.m. 208-5900.

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Crazy Creatures for Mommy & Me. Create fantastic, fuzzy, feathered and furry friends using a variety of materials including clay, paint, colorful pastels and more. For ages 3 and 4 and their caregivers. Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Meets Fridays, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. from Nov. 2 to 30. $30 for all four sessions including materials. Registration: 996-1500.

Build a Bird Feeder, a parent/child program for ages 4 and older. Learn to identify a few birds you might see at your new feeder and discover which seeds are their favorites. Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309, Dallas. Nov. 3 at 9:30 a.m. $10 per feeder. Reservations: 675-9900.

All About Owls, a nature program about the night predator for ages 7 to 12. Susquehanna Riverlands, Route 11, Berwick. Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. Stay later for a Planet Walk to learn about the solar system at 2 p.m. Registration: 542-2306.

Free Movie at the Library, a screening of “Spiderman 3.” Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Nov. 3 at noon. Popcorn and soda provided. 693-1364.

The Velveteen Rabbit, the classic children’s story by Margery Williams performed by Enchantment Theatre Company. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. $17, $12 children. 420-2808 or shermantheater.com.

Toy Bingo with prizes for boys and girls of various ages and a chance to win two bicycles as well as a TV-DVD player. Also: a straw drawing for prizes, instant bingo and food. Holy Saviour Church, 54 Hillard St., East End section of Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 4 with doors at 1 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $5. 822-1186.

Lazer Vaudeville. Meet Alfonzo, a 7-foot-tall fluorescent, fire-breathing dragon who leads a theatrical adventure with high-tech laser magic and high-energy vaudeville acts. A school show for kindergarten through grade five. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100 or kirbycenter.org.

Knee-High Naturalists: Bears, stories, crafts and nature walks for children age 3 to 5 and their parents or guardians. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. Free. Registration: 403-2006.

All About Impressionist Painting, a four-session course on painters including Monet, Manet and Seurat along with experiments with different painting techniques. For ages 9 to 12. Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Meets Thursdays, 4 to 5:30 p.m. from Nov. 8 to Dec. 6. $35 includes materials. Registration: 996-1500.

Old MacDonald’s Farm, an afternoon on the farm for ages 2 to 7 including a behind-the-scenes barn tour, a visit to the greenhouse, story time and a take-home craft. The Lands at Hillside Farms, 65 Hillside Road, Trucksville. Nov. 10, 10:30 a.m. to noon. $10. 696-2881.

Free Movie at the Library, a screening of “Ratatouille,” about a culinary wizard of a rat living in Paris. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Nov. 10 at noon. Popcorn and soda provided. 693-1364.

Early Explorations. Join Jack McGuigan as he reads Patricia Whitehouse’s “Zoo Patterns” to pre-kindergarten children. Everhart Museum, Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. 346-7186 or everhart-museum.org.

Julius Caesar, a guided tour of Shakespeare’s historical drama with the Aquila Theater Company. A school show for grades 7 to 12. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100 or kirbycenter.org.

Just for Kids: Preparing for Winter, a nature session for ages 6 to 12 about changes that occur in plant and animal life during the winter months. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. Free. Registration: 403-2006.

Holiday Express! A steam-powered train ride from Scranton to Moscow. Write your “Dear Santa” letter to drop into a special North Pole mailbox, then join in the merriment, festivities, songs and stories at Moscow’s restored passenger and freight stations. Steamtown National Historic Site, off Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. Departs at 11 a.m. on Nov. 23-24 and Dec. 1 and 8. $16, $10 children. Reservations: 340-5204.

Doodlebops Live! Straight from their hit TV show on Playhouse Disney, Deedee, Rooney and Moe Doodle are ready to sing and dance in an interactive concert experience. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m. $37, $25, $16. 826-1100 or kirbycenter.org.

Free Movie at the Library, a screening of “Shrek the Third.” Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. Nov. 24 at noon. Popcorn and soda provided. 693-1364.

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