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A Year with Frog and Toad ... Kids, Through Friday, Aug. 22 in 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 theshawneeplayhouse.com.

Kids Book Club, Page Turners, First Thursday of the month. Kids in grades 3-5 meet the first Thursday of every month. Registration requested. Pittston Memorial Library, Pittston. 570-654-9565 or pittstonlibrary.com.

PEEC Summer Day Camp, Through Aug. 16, Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers ages three years through grade 11 are invited to attend individual weeks or the entire summer (eight weeks). Explore, play and learn about the natural world with activites and programs in four different age categories. PEEC also has a volunteer counselor program for teens age 15 and older. Optional bagged lunches and transportation from select locations available for additional fee. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. $150-250/week. 570-828-2319 or peec.org.

Summer Stage, Through Friday, Aug. 22, Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 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 pre-K 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 sccmt.org, email camp@sccmt.org.

The Little Dragon Playhouse, Through Aug. 22, Mondays-Wednesdays, Fridays-Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 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 pre-K 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 sccmt.org, email camp@sccmt.org.

Music Collaboration Workshop, Through Saturday, Aug. 9, Saturdays. Local instructors Jason Merrill, on the faculty at Black Bear Music Conservatory, and Benya Barshai lead this six-week workshop culminating in a recording, performance or written composition. All ages and skill levels welcome to participate. Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. 570-862-2453 or email hawleycreate.com.

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 pridelandsbjj.com.

The Houdini Tour & Stage Magic Show, Through Sept. 1, 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 houdini.org.

Drama Sutra Workshop, Through Sept. 30, Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 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, Scranton. $15/half-hour. 570-955-5793 or SubVerseAphrodesia.com, email DramaSutra@comcast.net.

Summer Excursions 2014: Moscow, Aug. 3, 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 nps.gov/stea.

Kids Yoga (Ages 5-8), Sundays, noon. Classes explore yoga poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery and relaxation techniques while conveying lessons in self-expression, body image, social skills, positive thinking and environmental awareness. Jaya Yoga Studio, Clarks Summit. $10/child (half-off for any additional child in the same family). 570-319-1726.

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 SymmetryStudioNEPA.com.

Kids’ Art Camp, Through Aug. 1, Mondays-Fridays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each camp runs five days and features a different artist teaching in a different medium from drawing and painting to clay and fused glass, watercolor, collage, pastel, etc. Registration required. Totally ArtRageous, Pittston. 570-332-3082.

AD/HD Family Support Group, Second Tuesday of the month. Every second and fourth Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre. 570-592-0058 or www.geisinger.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 phoenixpac.vpweb.com.

Families Helping Families, Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Educational series and support group for teens affected by substance abuse and their families. Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit. 570-587-3440 or lclshome.org.

Lakeside Wednesday Concerts, Through Aug. 27, Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. Find visual artists, food, canoeing and live music in the park weekly. Through Entertainment schedule includes: July 30: East Coast Trio. Aug. 6: Whiskey Tango. Aug. 13: Lightweight w/ special guest Sen. John Blake & Friends. Aug. 20: Fab Three. Aug. 27: Hitchin’ Cricket. Hillside Park, Clarks Summit. aajrb.com.

Preschool Mask Making, Through July 31, Thursdays, 2-2:45 p.m. Young artists ages 4 and 5 will create a variety of three-dimenstional masks using a variety of materials. Registration required. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Free. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com, email info@dietrichtheater.com.

Summer Excursions 2014: Dickson City, Aug. 10 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 nps.gov/stea.

Kids Craft Club, Third Saturday of the month at 6 p.m. Children ages five and older. Registration requested. Pittston Memorial Library, Pittston. 570-654-9565 or pittstonlibrary.com.

Kids Science Club, 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 pittstonlibrary.com.

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 nps.gov/stea.

Backyard Habitats Day Camp, Through Aug. 1, Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children ages 7 and 8 are invited to learn about the special adaptations animals make to survive in Northeast PA. Registration required. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Covington Township. $100. 570-842-1506.

Disney’s High School Musical, Jr., July Through Aug. 2, Fridays-Saturdays, Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Also, Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Presented by the Ritz Bitz Players. Ritz Company Playhouse, Hawley. $5-10. 570-226-9752 or ritzplayhouse.com.

Rocks Rock for Kids, July 26, 10 a.m. Collecting, observe and compare rocks found along the nature trail. Students will use permanent markers to create unique designs on rocks. An alternative to permanent marker will be available for those who request it. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dawn Krautter, local nature enthusiast and Wallenpaupack School District educator, will lead this program. Designed especially for children ages 5 10. Registration requested. PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. (570) 253-7001 pplpreserves@pplweb.com.

Aquatic Mammals, July 26, 10 a.m. Join a National Park Service Ranger to learn about animals that make their homes in or near water. Lacawac Sanctuary, Lake Ariel. Donations are Appreciated. (570) 689-9494 or www.lacawac.org.

Children’s Cancer Support Group, last Saturday of the month The Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care sponsors a support group for children ages 5 to 18 who are coping with the cancer of a loved one. Group facilitators will hold sessions featuring art, music, drama, and yoga. The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton. Free. (570) 342-8874 KArscott@tcmedc.org.

Summer Excursions 2014: Cresco, July 27, Aug. 9 Trains depart at 11 a.m. with an expected return time of 3 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 www.nps.gov/stea.

Summer Performing Arts Training Academy, July 28- Aug. 9 The Department of Speech-Language Pathology offers this opportunity to beginners and established regional performers and professional speakers of all ages to study voice, dance, drama, and musicianship with Misericordia University faculty. All materials for the workshops are included in the registration fee, including music, scripts, theater materials, portfolio, a professional headshot, and two tickets each to the academy’s concluding performances on Aug. 8-9 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on campus. Misericordia University, Dallas. $499, family discounts available for families enrolling multiple children. (570) 674-8255 or www.misericordia.edu/conferences.

Traveling Through Time Theatre & Visual Arts Camp, July 28- Aug. 1, 10 a.m. - noon Children ages 5 to 12 will explore ancient worlds and legends of knights, princesses and dragons while making costumes sets and props for an original play with instructors Amy Colley and Michaela Moore of All About Theatre. Culminates in a casual performance for family and friends. Registration required. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. $60. (570) 996-1500 or www.dietrichtheater.com info@dietrichtheater.com.

Watercolor Wow for Kids, July 30, 10 a.m. Create watercolor paintings using the plants, leaves, and ferns from around Lake Wallenpaupack for inspiration with help from Dave Hamill, Wallenpaupack Area High School art teacher. Designed especially for children ages 5 10. Registration requested. PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. (570) 253-7001 pplpreserves@pplweb.com.Registration required. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Covington Township. $85. (570) 842-1506.

Jammin’ in a Jugband, July 14-16, 10-11:15 a.m. July 18, 10-11:15 a.m. Join Timothy Walker and David Driskell while creating music with homemade instruments. Ages 6 to 12. Registration required. Students will be invited to perform with the band at River Day on Saturday, July 19 at Riverside Park. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Free. (570) 996-1500 or www.dietrichtheater.com info@dietrichtheater.com.

Jammin’ in a Jugband, July 14-16, 1-2:15 p.m. July 18, 1-2:15 p.m. Join Timothy Walker and David Driskell while creating music with homemade instruments. Ages 13 to adult. Registration required. Students will be invited to perform with the band at River Day on Saturday, July 19 at Riverside Park. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Free. (570) 996-1500 or www.dietrichtheater.com info@dietrichtheater.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 www.pittstonlibrary.com.

The Stinky Cheese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales, July 17-27, Sundays, 3 p.m.; Thursdays, 1 p.m.; Fridays-Saturdays, 7 p.m. July 17, 7 p.m., July 22-23, 1 p.m., July 24, 7 p.m. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents its annual summer family show under the direction of Richie Cannaday. The script adapted from the book by Jon Scieska and Lane Smith by John Glore. Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg. (570) 784-8181 or www.bte.org.

Titanic, A New Musical, July 18-27, Sundays, 2 p.m.; Fridays, 7 p.m. Children ages 13 to 18 will perform in this musical examination of the causes, conditions, and characters involved in the tragedy. King’s College, Wilkes-Barre.KISS Theatre Company, Wilkes-Barre. (570) 829-1901 or www.kisstheatre.org.

Summer Excursions 2014: Gouldsboro, July 19, 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 www.nps.gov/stea.

River Day, July 19, 1-7 p.m. This event features a visit from the Ross Park Zoo Mobile, mural painting, displays and demonstrations, a River Float, environmental activities for children and adults, and live music by The Sadie Green Sales Jugband, The Coal Town Rounders, and the Hickory Project. Tunkhannock Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. (570) 996-1500.

Screen on the Green: Happy Feet Two, July 19, 7 p.m. Craft activity begins at 7 p.m.; film screened at dusk. This outdoor family film event features the enviromentally conscious film about a tap dancing penguin from the Antarctic. Picnic dinners welcome. Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford. (570) 296-9630 or www.greytowers.org.

Kids First! Film Festival: Never Give Up (Ages 8+), July 20, 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. Sevearl short films will be screened in each free program. Stark Learning Center, Wilkes-Barre. (570) 408-1239 or www.wilkes.edu.

The Write Stuff, July 21-25 Registration deadline July 16 at midnight. Half-day camp cultivates the creative writing skills of students in grades 8 to 11 in a non-competitive, supportive environment. Through writing prompts, campers will find their writing voices, develop their ability to write in scenes and discuss the elements of a story. Students will review the writing process, workshop and gain a better understanding of the publishing process. When registering, campers should choose one focus area for mid-morning breakout groups: poetry, screenwriting and playwriting, or fiction. Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. (570) 408-4547 or www.wilkes.edu.

Backyard Habitats Day Camp, July 21- Aug. 1, Mondays-Fridays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Children ages 7 and 8 are invited to learn about the special adaptations animals make to survive in Northeast PA. Registration required. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Covington Township. $100. (570) 842-1506.

Where the Wild Things Are Theatre & Visual Arts Camp, July 21-25, 10 a.m. - noon Children ages 5 to 12 will create imaginary worlds, characters, and adventures with instructors Amy Colley and Michaela Moore of All About Theatre. A casual performance for family and friends will end the week. Registration required. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. $60. (570) 996-1500 or www.dietrichtheater.com info@dietrichtheater.com.

Mask Making Camp, July 21-25, 4-5:30 p.m. Students ages 5 to 12 will create a variety of three-dimenstional masks using a variety of materials as they learn about different cultures. Registration required. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. $60. (570) 996-1500 or www.dietrichtheater.com info@dietrichtheater.com.

Wonderful Wiggly Worms for Kids, July 23, 10 a.m. Find out how to make a worm bin for composting and make a wormery to take home. Dawn Krautter, a local nature enthusiast and Wallenpaupack School District educator, will lead this program. Designed especially for children ages 5 10. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy outside after the program. Registration requested. PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. Free. (570) 253-7001 pplpreserves@pplweb.com.

Millennium, July 23, 7-9 p.m. The musicians will perform just past the pool area as part of this summer’s series of free, city-sponsored Wednesday Night Concerts in the park. Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Free. (570) 348-4186 or www.scrantonpa.gov/nayaug_park.html.

St. Maria Goretti Church, July 25, 5 p.m., July 26, 5-10 p.m. Find live entertainment from 6 to 10 p.m. by Flaxy Morgan, Flash Drive and Cinder Brothers, raffles, pony rides, bake sales, photo both and jewerly sales. The Church of St. Maria Goretti, Laflin. (570) 655-8956 or www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org.

Disney’s High School Musical, Jr., July 25- Aug. 2, Fridays-Saturdays, Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Also, Aug. 3 at 2:30 p.m. Presented by the Ritz Bitz Players. Ritz Company Playhouse, Hawley. $5-10. (570) 226-9752 or www.ritzplayhouse.com.

Summer Excursions 2014: Tobyhanna, July 26 Trains depart at 12:30 p.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 www.nps.gov/stea.

Rocks Rock for Kids, July 26, 10 a.m. Collecting, observe and compare rocks found along the nature trail. Students will use permanent markers to create unique designs on rocks. An alternative to permanent marker will be available for those who request it. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Dawn Krautter, local nature enthusiast and Wallenpaupack School District educator, will lead this program. Designed especially for children ages 5 10. Registration requested. PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. (570) 253-7001 pplpreserves@pplweb.com.

Aquatic Mammals, July 26, 10 a.m. Join a National Park Service Ranger to learn about animals that make their homes in or near water. Lacawac Sanctuary, Lake Ariel. Donations are Appreciated. (570) 689-9494 or www.lacawac.org.

Children’s Cancer Support Group, last Saturday of the month The Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care sponsors a support group for children ages 5 to 18 who are coping with the cancer of a loved one. Group facilitators will hold sessions featuring art, music, drama, and yoga. The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton. Free. (570) 342-8874 KArscott@tcmedc.org.

Summer Excursions 2014: Cresco, July 27, Aug. 9 Trains depart at 11 a.m. with an expected return time of 3 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 www.nps.gov/stea.

Summer Performing Arts Training Academy, July 28- Aug. 9 The Department of Speech-Language Pathology offers this opportunity to beginners and established regional performers and professional speakers of all ages to study voice, dance, drama, and musicianship with Misericordia University faculty. All materials for the workshops are included in the registration fee, including music, scripts, theater materials, portfolio, a professional headshot, and two tickets each to the academy’s concluding performances on Aug. 8-9 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on campus. Misericordia University, Dallas. $499, family discounts available for families enrolling multiple children. (570) 674-8255 or www.misericordia.edu/conferences.

Traveling Through Time Theatre & Visual Arts Camp, July 28- Aug. 1, 10 a.m. - noon Children ages 5 to 12 will explore ancient worlds and legends of knights, princesses and dragons while making costumes sets and props for an original play with instructors Amy Colley and Michaela Moore of All About Theatre. Culminates in a casual performance for family and friends. Registration required. The Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. $60. (570) 996-1500 or www.dietrichtheater.com info@dietrichtheater.com.

Watercolor Wow for Kids, July 30, 10 a.m. Create watercolor paintings using the plants, leaves, and ferns from around Lake Wallenpaupack for inspiration with help from Dave Hamill, Wallenpaupack Area High School art teacher. Designed especially for children ages 5 10. Registration requested. PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. (570) 253-7001 pplpreserves@pplweb.com.

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