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THIS WEEK: FEB. 4 to 10, 2011

Pet Care, tips from a representative from the SPCA of Luzerne County. Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road, Laflin. Tonight at 6. Registration: 654-3323.

Children’s Carnival, with a visit from hockey mascot Tux, carnival games, a magician, ice cream, coloring contest, face painting and food. Gate of Heaven School, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free. 430-4043.

The Bookworms discuss “Framed” by Gordon Korman about a student who doesn’t like the new strict principal at his school. For ages 8 to 12. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. 829-4210.

Teen Advisory Group. Help choose books and movies and plan the Young Adult activities at the Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston. For ages 12 to 18. Thursday at 6 p.m. 654-9565.

Do Unto Otters, a reading of Laurie Keller’s book about being a good friend and neighbor. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 829-4210.

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Star Trek Live, an interactive spectacle with cutting-edge special effects and on-screen appearances by Captain Kirk and Spock. F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100.

Furry Tales Reading Partners. Practice your reading skills with specially trained therapy dogs. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston. Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. Registration: 654-9565.

Valentine’s Day Storytime, stories, refreshments and crafts. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. 829-4210.

Owl Pellet Investigation. Join the Junior Bird Club (for ages 9 and older) to dissect pellets and learn about the natural history of owls. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. $5. Registration: 403-2006.

Black History Month Story Time, children’s books celebrating freedom and desegregation. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. Feb. 15 at 10 a.m.; Feb. 17 at 6:30 p.m. 829-4210.

American Girl Club, stories and activities including the book “Aloha, Kanani!” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. 829-4210.

When School’s Out. Spend Presidents Day with fun activities, swimming, snacks and lunch. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $30. 824-4646.

Infant Storytime, for children up to age 2. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesdays from March 2 to 23 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Registration: 823-0156.

Elmo’s Green Thumb, a “Sesame Street Live” musical adventure as the characters learn lessons in patience, fears and the ecosystem when a magic spell renders them smaller than the plants in Big Bird’s Garden. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. March 3 at 7 p.m.; March 4 at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; March 5 at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.; March 6 at 1 and 4:30 p.m. $22, $17, $13 with limited Sunny Seats ($55) and Gold Circle ($28). 970-7600 or 800-745-3000.

Madeline and the Bad Hat, an original musical based on the “Madeline” book series. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. March 30 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100.

Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Wednesdays from April 6 to 27 at 10 and 11 a.m.; Saturdays from April 9 to 30 at 10 a.m. Registration: 823-0156.

Disney’s Imagination Movers, rock and roll blends with educational fun with an emphasis on positive male role models and creative problem solving. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. April 9 at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. $34, $24, $20. 826-1100.

Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Easter Bunny. Banks Student Life Center, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. April 16 with breakfast at 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. and hunt at 11 a.m. $10, $5 children. Reservations: 674-6719.

Here Comes Snow White! A spin-off of the classic fairy tale in which the seven dwarfs get an unexpected and unwanted visitor. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. April 16 at 11 a.m. $7. Preceded by a Wiggles and Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. $4. 800-745-3000 or 346-7369.

Books and Babies, story time for ages 1 to 3. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Tuesdays from May 3 to 24 at 9:30 a.m. Registration: 823-0156.

Duck for President, Fancy Nancy & Other Stories. A politically ambitious duck leads a revolution but can he bring a new bill to Capitol Hill? Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. May 7 at 11 a.m. $7. Preceded by a Wiggles and Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. $4. 346-7369.

How to Build a Storm: The Weather Show. Watch scientists make a cloud, explore thunder and lightning, create snow and demonstrate the power of a tornado. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. May 9 at 10 a.m. $7. 346-7369.

The Human Body. Learn how muscles work, what blood actually accomplishes as it flows through veins and how nutrients are digested. Presented by the Franklin Institute. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. May 10 at 10 a.m. $7. 346-7369.

The Chemistry Show. Watch scientists turn water into gel, make a foam sculpture and explode a hydrogen balloon. Presented by the Franklin Institute. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. May 11 at 10 a.m. $7. 346-7369.

Mammoth Follies, a children’s musical with giant dinosaur puppets performing songs, jokes and earth-smashing dances to explore historic and scientific facts about the Dinosaur Age. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. May 13 at 10 a.m. $7. 346-7369.

Story Pirates, a children’s musical sketch-comedy show of stories written by kids. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. May 17 at 10 a.m. $7. 346-7369.

The Big Adventures of Stuart Little, a musical children’s show by Theatre IV about a noble mouse and his merry adventures. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 19 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100.

The Science of Magic. Go behind the scenes of a magic show with illusionist Bill Blagg. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 20 at 10 a.m. $6.50. 826-1100.

Mark Mysterio’s Tales of Magic and Mystery, family fun, comedy, magic and audience participation. Shawnee Inn, Shawnee Playhouse, 1 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. June 3 to 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. $10. 421-5093.

School House Rock Live! Upbeat, toe-tapping music based on the Emmy-winning educational cartoon series. Shawnee Inn, Shawnee Playhouse, 1 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. June 3 to 18, Fridays and Saturdays at 10 a.m. $10. 421-5093.

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr., madcap adventures with the White Rabbit, Dodo Bird, a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and the Queen of Hearts. Shawnee Inn, Shawnee Playhouse, 1 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. July 7, 9, 13, 15, 21, 23, 27, 29; Aug. 4, 6, 10, 12, 18, 20, 24, 26 at 10 a.m. $10. 421-5093.

Mark Mysterio’s Tales of Magic and Mystery, family fun, comedy, magic and audience participation. Shawnee Inn. Shawnee Playhouse, 1 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Nov. 4-5, 11-12; Dec. 26-27 at 10 a.m. $10. 421-5093.

A Christmas Wizard of Oz! A blizzard carries Dorothy and Toto to the Magical Elfinsland where Glinda is the Good Witch of the North Pole. Shawnee Inn, Shawnee Playhouse, 1 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. Nov. 18-19, 25-26; Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 21-22 at 10 a.m. $10. 421-5093.

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