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THIS WEEK: SEPT. 4 to 10, 2009

Dino Nation! An “Isaiah’s Corner” based on the current exhibit “Ancient Microworlds.” Explore fossils, rock and dinosaurs using hands-on activities. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Through Monday. Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 346-7186.

Saturday Storytime, with coloring and books of “Nursery Rhymes.” Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Booksellers, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday at 11 a.m. 208-4700.

Magnificent Monarchs, a “Just for Kids” session to learn about the monarch butterfly. Included: an outdoors butterfly hunt and a make-and-take craft. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Saturday at 1 p.m. Free. Registration: 403-2006.

Preschool Picnic and Story, a picnic with the park naturalist followed by a story and short hike. For ages 3 to 5. Meet at the bird-feeding area. Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. Saturday at noon. 696-9105.

Family Scavenger Hunt. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Sunday at 1 p.m. Free. 403-2006.

Frog Fun. Learn about frogs, listen to a frog story and meet a live frog during this program for ages 3 to 5. Campground Amphitheater, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. Sunday at 4 p.m. 696-9105.

Dinosaur Yoga, with yoga instructor Melissa Russo. Presented by the Early Explorations program designed to develop pre-literacy skills through drama, art and music in pre-kindergarten children. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Wednesday at 2 p.m. Free. Registration: 346-7186.

Youth 4Art, an after-school program of arts activities for 5th through 8th grades, sponsored by Lackawanna County’s Arts Engage Initiative. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Thursdays and Fridays through Sept. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. Registration: 346-7186.

Farmers Market Storytime, stories and coloring contests. Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Bookstore, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Thursdays through Nov. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. 208-4700.

FUTURE

Saturday Storytime, with stories and coloring involving “Clifford the Big Red Dog.” Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Booksellers, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. 208-4700.

PJ Storytime, an hour of bedtime stories. Come in pajamas and bring your teddy bear. Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Booksellers, 7 S. Main St., Wikes-Barre. Sept. 14 at 6:30 p.m. 208-4700.

Saturday Storytime, with coloring and stories about the zoo. Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Booksellers, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. 208-4700.

Fossil Features, an “Early Explorations” session for pre-kindergarten children to develop pre-literacy skills through music, art and drama. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. Free. Registration: 346-7186.

Fiesta Fun with Calaveras, an “Isaiah’s Corner” based on the current exhibit “Day of the Dead.” Build ofrendas, make skeleton masks and dolls, create tissue-paper flowers and papel picado (punched paper) designs and calculate in Mayan math while learning about the Latino holiday when families celebrate their ancestors. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Sept. 25 to Dec. 31. Hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday, noon to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 346-7186.

Collage: Creative Layering for Kids! A collage workshop for age seven and older using landscapes and natural objects to create a design inspired by images in nature. No experience necessary. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, Route 435, Covington Township near Moscow. Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to noon. $10 includes all materials. Registration: 842-1506.

Scout Day, programs on orienteering, watersheds and geocaching for Boy and Girl Scouts aged 7 to 12. Locust Lake State Park, 151 Locust Lake Road, Barnesville. Sept. 26, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration: 467-2506.

Saturday Storytime, with coloring and stories about “Yo Gabba Gabba.” Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s Booksellers, 7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. 208-4700.

Scout Day, a guided hike with hands-on activities focusing on forests. Open to Boy and Girl Scouts age 6 to 11. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Sept. 27, 1 to 3 p.m. $2. Registration: 403-2006.

My Little Pumpkin Express, a special Halloween train ride from Scranton to Moscow along the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Pocono Mainline pulled by a steam-powered locomotive built in 1917. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 10 with an 11 a.m. departure and an approximate return at 1 p.m. $21, $19 seniors, $15 children. 340-5200 or nps.gov/stea.

Little Red Riding Hood, the classic fairy tale performed by the Gamut Theatre Group. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. $5. 996-1500.

Nuts About Squirrels. Learn about squirrels, sing a squirrel song and make a craft in this program for ages 3 to 5. Environmental Education Building, Frances Slocum State Park, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. 696-9105.

The Last Dragon on Earth, a modern fairy tale incorporating species extinction. Performed by the Crabgrass Puppet Company at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington St., Scranton. Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. Preceded by a Wiggles & Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. $10, $4 workshop. 344-1111.

Mad Science Presents CSI Live! A “Young People’s Theater” presentation based on the popular TV series. Included: cutting-edge forensic science, audience interaction and visual effects using the latest crime-fighting technology. A school show for grades 3 to 6 but open to the public. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100.

A Year with Frog and Toad, the Tony-nominated Broadway musical based on the popular children’s books by Arnold Lobel. A school show for kindergarten to grade six but open to the public. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. March 24 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100.

Animal Junction with Jungle Joe, an eco-adventure spotlighting 15 exotic animals including a nine-foot albino python, a red kangaroo, an African serval cat, foxes and an eagle owl. A school show for all ages but open to the public. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. April 13 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100.

Harold and the Purple Crayon, a stage show based on the book series by Crockett Johnson following the adventures of an inventive young boy. Presented by Enchantment Theatre Company. A school show for pre-kindergarten to grade three but open to the public. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. April 21 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100.

Mathemagic! Acclaimed magician and educator Bradley Fields performs magic illusions then teaches the secrets behind some startling math tricks. A school show for kindergarten to grade eight but open to the public. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 13 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100.

The Gizmo Guys, a unique combination of humor and juggling by Allan Jacobs and Barrett Felker. A school show for kindergarten to grade five but open to the public. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 14 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100.

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