A Year with Frog and Toad .. Kids, through Aug. 22 Repertory, runs various dates and times. Children’s theater production featuring a cast of young performers under the direction of Jessica Bickel. Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-On-Delaware. (570) 421-5093 or www.theshawneeplayhouse.com.
Kirby Kidz presents, Aug. 16 This weekend’s performances of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Jr. and Disney’s Aladdin Kids mark the conclusion of a seven-week theater workshop for regional children which began the end of June, and focused on acting technique, theater fundamentals, vocal performance, dance terminology and performance. F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. $15-18. (570) 718-0673 or www.harrisconservatory.org.
Birds, Birds, Birds, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. Bring your binoculars or borrow ours to look at the colorful birds in our backyard and listen to their sweet songs on a short trek with Jackie Speicher, biology professor at Northampton Community College. Then well enjoy a live falconry demonstration with local falconer, Pete Porter. Designed especially for children ages 5 10. Registration requested. PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. (570) 253-7001 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mondays, Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. Fun way to learn self-defense techniques for children ages 7 to 13 with BJJ Blackbelt Jason Ratchford. Thirty days free. Pride Lands Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Wrestling, Clarks Summit. (570) 955-9290 or www.pridelandsbjj.com.
Drama Sutra Workshop, through Sept. 30, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Improve stage skills while working on exercises and scripts/monologues custom tailored to your goals in flexible sessions with playwright/director Alicia Grega in Scranton. All experience levels welcome; ages 10 and older only. Email DramaSutra@comcast.net to make an appointment. Downtown Scranton. $15/half-hour. (570) 955-5793 or www.SubVerseAphrodesia.com DramaSutra@comcast.net.
Sharks!, through Sept. 8, Sundays, noon-5 p.m.; Mondays, Thursdays-Fridays, noon-4 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Featuring photographs of South Africa’s Great White sharks by scientist Alessandro De Maddelena and various other shark-related artworks, cultural artifacts, and specimens of shark species. Museum admission ($3-7) applies. Everhart Museum, Scranton. (570) 346-7186 or www.everhart-museum.org.
The Little Dragon Playhouse, through Aug. 22, Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays-Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. One or two-week sessions available. The SCC’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy presents a summer camp program offering daily classes in theater, movement, singing and art for children entering grades preK to 4. Includes special performance opportunities, master classes, group projects, organized games, and field trips and culminates in a “sharing afternoon” for kids to perform for special guests. Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. Sessions start at $225. (570) 346-7369 or www.sccmt.org email@example.com.
Into the Woods, Jr. , Aug. 16, 7 p.m., Aug. 17, 2 p.m. The Music Box Junior Players present Stephen Sondheim’s musical specially written to be performed by young people. The show is the culmination of The Music Box Summer Theatre Workshop. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. $10-12. (570) 283-2195 or www.musicbox.org.
Summer Excursions 2014: Moscow, Aug. 17, Aug. 30-31 Trains depart at 12:30 p.m. with an expected return time of 3:30 p.m. Tentatively powered by historic diesel locomotive. Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. $17-24 or free to children younger than age 5 (ticket required). (570) 340-5200 or www.nps.gov/stea.
Kids First! Film Festival: We Are the World Ages 5+), Aug. 17, 3 p.m. This project of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media has selected films deemed educational and free of gratuitous violence; race, gender, or religious bias; and condescension towards children. Several short films will be screened in each free program. Stark Learning Center, Wilkes-Barre. (570) 408-1239 or www.wilkes.edu.
Family Yoga, through December 20, Sundays, 5 p.m. Parent and child class with Kellie. Appropriate for children ages three and older. The Wonderstone Gallery, Dunmore. (570) 878-3870 or www.thewonderstonegallery.com.
Intermediate Jazz/Contemporary Technique Class, Mondays, 7:45-8:45 p.m. Ages 10 to 14. Symmetry Studio, Scranton. $10/class. (570) 290-7242 or www.SymmetryStudioNEPA.com.
Summer Stage, through Aug. 22, Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. One or two-week sessions available. The SCC’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy presents a summer camp program offering daily classes in theater, movement, singing and art for children entering grades preK to 4. Includes special performance opportunities, master classes, group projects, organized games, and field trips and culminates in a “sharing afternoon” for kids to perform for special guests. Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. Sessions start at $225. (570) 346-7369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musical Theatre Dance Class, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Children ages 10 and older will study a mixture of tap, ballet, and jazz in order to prepare for college and stage musical theatre auditions. Semi-private and private lessons are available on Wednesdays. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, Duryea. $10 or $15 both classes. (570) 991-1817 or .
Lakeside Wednesday Concerts, through Aug. 27, Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Find visual artists, food, canoeing, and live music in the park weekly. Entertainment schedule includes: Aug. 20: Fab Three. Aug. 27: Hitchin’ Cricket. Hillside Park, Clarks Summit. www.aajrb.com.
Kids Science Club, 1st Saturday of the month Meeting the third Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. Children ages seven and older. Registration requested. Pittston Memorial Library, Pittston. (570) 654-9565 or .
Family Game Night, Aug. 21, 6-9 p.m. Board games, card games, brain games welcome. Play games provided or bring your own. The Cooperage, Honesdale. Donations appreciated. (570) 253-2020 or .
Wally Lake Fest, Aug. 22-24 An open air market at the Visitors Center, beach games, a boat parade, music, tours and more. Lake Wallenpaupack, Hawley. (570) 226-2141 or email@example.com.
13, A New Musical, Aug. 22, 7 p.m., Aug. 23, 2 p.m., Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Aug. 24, 2 p.m. KISS Theatre Company presents the show about “discovering that ‘cool’ is sometimes where you least expect it.” St. Nicholas-St. Mary’s School, Wilkes-Barre. . (570) 829-1901 or www.kisstheatre.org.
Anime Club, through December 31, Fridays, 4-6 p.m. Grades 7-12. Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit. (570) 587-3440 or .
Creative and Performing Arts Academy Open House, Aug. 22, 4-6 p.m. Learn about fall 2014 and spring 2015 creative and performing arts camps for children in grades PreK through 12 at this open house which coincides with Summer Camp program performances (Aug. 8: Wicked; Aug. 22: Beauty And the Beast Jr.) . Reservations requested. Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. (570) 346-7369 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Handsome and Petal, Aug. 22, 6 p.m. REV Theatre Company and the United Neighborhood Centers presents a “colorful and contemporary” adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale Hansel and Gretel. UNC West Side Senior Center, Scranton. Free. (570) 961-1592 or .
Scranton Latin Festival, Aug. 23-24 Showcasing as many as 20 different Latino countries, this annual celebration offers information on topics including gang awareness, drugs and alcohol, and other community ills in addition to Latino food, music, and dance. Courthouse Square (Scranton), Scranton. (570) 963-6800 or .
Wyoming Valley West Fall Craft Fair, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. Hosted by the senior class. Vendors encouraged to apply. More information and application available online. Wyoming Valley West Senior High School, Plymouth. $30 per 100 sq.ft space. (570) 779-5361 or .
Junior Dance Company Auditions, Aug. 23, 1:30 p.m. Dancers ages 11 to 15 are encouraged to try out. Aug. 23 audition will be held at Jaya Yoga in Clarks Summit. Symmetry Studio, Scranton. (570) 290-7242 or .
Summer Dessert Theater: The Wild and Woolly West, Aug. 23-24, 3 p.m. The Wyoming Counyy Players a comedy and sweets. Whipple Performing Arts Studio, Tunkhannock. (570) 836-6986 or .
West End Fair, Aug. 24-30 West End Fairgrounds, Gilbert. (610) 681-3895 or .
Summer Excursions 2014: Gouldsboro, Aug. 24 Trains depart at 11 a.m. with an expected return time of 3:45 p.m. Tentatively powered by historic diesel locomotive. Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. $22-34 or free to children younger than age 5 (ticket required). (570) 340-5200 or .
Back to School Bonanza, Aug. 24, 2-4 p.m. Children ages 3 to 12 years old and their families are invited to this special event featuring face-painting, music, bounce house, crafts, refreshments, prizes, lawn games and other family-oriented activities and educational games. Courthouse Square, Scranton. Free. (570) 941-4419 email@example.com.
Kiwanis Wyoming County Fair, Aug. 27- Sept. 1 Wyoming County Fairgrounds, Meshoppen. (570) 836-7287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cyrano- the Musical, Aug. 29- Sept. 26, Fridays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. Sept. 17, 10 a.m. Based on the classic story of Cyrano de Bergerac and updated to contemporary times, the story still revolves around the original love triangle of Roxanne, Cyrano and Christian, but with a few twists and turns along the way! Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-On-Delaware. $11. (570) 421-5093 or .
Railfest, Aug. 30- Sept. 1 The fun begins on Saturday with an opening ceremony. Programs and exhibitions include tours, theater presentations, live music, train rides, demonstrations, and trolley rides to La Festa and the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces. Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. Excursion fares apply in addition to park admission. (570) 340-5200 or .
La Festa Italiana, Aug. 30- Sept. 1 Featuring more than 80 vendors offering great Italian food, and continuous live entertainment. Courthouse Square (Scranton), Scranton. Free admission. .
Kids Book Club, Page Turners, 1st Thursday of the month Kids in grades 3-5 meet the first Thursday of every month. Oct.’s selection is No Talking by Andrew Clements. Registration requested. Pittston Memorial Library, Pittston. (570) 654-9565 or .
The Houdini Tour & Stage Magic Show, Sept. 1- Dec. 23, Saturdays, Sundays, 1-4 p.m. Bring the whole family to this award-winning event featuring films, memorabilia, props and a professional stage magic show (arrive by 2:30 p.m.) performed by internationally-known entertainers Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz, with live animals and audience participation. Reservations required. The Houdini Museum, Scranton. $17.95 w/advance reservation; $20 door. (570) 342-5555 or .
Kids Craft Club, 3rd Saturday of the month Meeting the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Children ages five and older. Registration requested. Pittston Memorial Library, Pittston. (570) 654-9565 or .
Salamander Safari, Sept. 24, 5:30-7 p.m. Naturalist Rick Koval speaks about the natural history of salamanders and how to find them before leading a nature walk. Geared to all ages. Registration requested. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Covington Township. $5. (570) 842-1506.
Natural Wonders: Apples Abound, Sept. 25, 1-2:30 p.m. This discovery-based learning program for children ages to 3 to 5 will visit wild apple trees and learn about the animals that feed on them. Participants will also have the opportunity to make their own applesauce. One in a series of six classes continuing every other Thursday through Dec. 4. Registration required. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Covington Township. $45 for six-class series. (570) 842-1506.
Click, Clack, Moo, Sept. 27, 11 a.m. - noon This Children’s Series presentation features a Theatreworks USA musical based on the books by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. A Wiggles & Giggles Workshop will be offered an hour before showtime for an additional fee. Recommended for children in grades K through 4. Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. (570) 344-1111 or .
Scout Program, Sept. 30, 5-7 p.m. Children will visit local habitats learn about the plants and animals that live there. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Covington Township. (570) 842-1506.
Cirque du Soleil presents Dralion, Oct. 15-17, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 18, 4 p.m., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Oct. 19, 1:30 p.m., Oct. 19, 5 p.m. Fusing the 3,000-year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of Cirque du Soleil, Dralion draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp. $28-125. (570) 970-7600 or .
Thrill The World, Oct. 25, 4 p.m. Thrill The World is a global fundraising event held on the same date/time around the globe to break the World Record for the “Largest Simultaneous Dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.” Sign up to be a zombie dancer and participate in one of the most exciting events in Scranton this fall! Registration includes: Zombie Dance Lessons (to learn Thriller dance), T-Shirt, admission to the event, as well as access to “Zombie Crawl” discounts (immediately following the event.) Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. (570) 346-7369 or .