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THIS WEEK: NOV. 4 to 10, 2011

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. 10 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 12. $10. 421-5093.

Girl Scout Badge Fest. Earn badges while working on outdoor projects. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Brisco Mountain and Emery roads, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. $20 full day; $12 half day; $8.50 lunch. Signup: 828-2319 or peec.org.

Preschool Story Time, for ages 3.5 to 5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. Saturdays through Nov. 12; 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. Wednesday. 823-0156.

Everhart 101, a printmaking class for kindergarten to grade 5, in conjunction with “Buds, Blooms and Berries.” Everhart Museum, Nay Aug Park, Scranton. 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Register: 346-7186.

Henry and Mudge, a TheatreWorks USA musical about young Henry who wonders if he can have two best friends: his playmate Annie and his dog Mudge. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. Saturday. $8. Preceded by a Wiggles and Giggles Workshop at 10 a.m. $4. 344-1111.

Bag-a-Badge for Cub Scouts including “Games, Games, Games” for Bears and “Engineering” for Webelos. Everhart Museum, Nay Aug Park, Scranton. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday. $12 includes snacks. Signup: 346-7186.

Early Explorers, museum-based learning in visual art with Aleta Yarrow. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 1 p.m. Monday. For ages 3 to 5. Signup: 346-7186.

Youth 4 Art, an after-school program for grades 4 to 6 with classes in visual arts, music, storytelling and dance. Everhart Museum, Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Mondays through Nov 14, 3:30 to 5 p.m. 346-7186.

Preschool Story Time, with stories, crafts, activities and free play. For 18 months to age 5. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through December. 287-2013.

Preschool Story Time, for age 3 to pre-kindergarten. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston. Tuesdays through Dec. 13, 1:30 p.m. Signup: 654-9565.

Hide and Seekers Craft and Story Hour, exploring nature indoors and outside. For ages 3 to 5. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday. Meet at the park office. Signup: 403-2006.

Toddlers Story Time, for 18 months to age 3. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston. Through Dec. 14: 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Signup: 654-9565.

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears, a West African tale about how a little fib grows into a big lie in the animal kingdom. Dietrich Children’s Theatre, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 11 a.m. Nov. 12. Free but tickets required: 996-1500.

Boy Scout Badge Fest. Earn badges while working outside. Pocono Environmental Education Center, Brisco Mountain and Emery roads, Dingmans Ferry. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12. $20 full day; $12 half day; $8.50 lunch. Register: 828-2319 or peec.org.

Furry Tails Story Time. Practice your reading skills with a therapy dog. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., Pittston. 10 a.m. Nov. 12. Signup: 654-9565.

Everhart 101, a painting class for kindergarten to grade 5, in conjunction with the “Buds, Blooms and Berries” exhibit. Everhart Museum, Nay Aug Park, Scranton. 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 12. Register: 346-7186.

Just for Kids: Animals in Winter, how animals survive the cold winter. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 p.m. Nov. 12. Meet at the park office. Signup: 402-3006.

Early Explorers, museum-based learning in music with Bill Frye. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 1 p.m. Nov. 14. For ages 3 to 5. Signup: 346-7186.

Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 and 11 a.m. Wednesdays from Nov. 16 to Dec. 7 and 10 a.m. Saturdays from Nov. 19 to Dec. 10. Register: 823-0156.

Natural Wonders: Animal Aerobics, discovery-based learning for ages 3 to 5. Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Covington Township. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 17. 842-1506.

China for Children, learn about Chinese kung fu and paper cut-outs with the Wyoming Valley China Center. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Nov. 17. Register: 287-2013.

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 Playhouse, 1 River Road, Shawnee-on-Delaware. 10 a.m. Nov. 18-19, 25-26; Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 21-22. $10. 421-5093.

Everhart 101, a sculpture class for kindergarten to grade 5, in conjunction with the “Buds, Blooms and Berries” exhibit. Everhart Museum, Nay Aug Park, Scranton. 10:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 19. Register: 346-7186.

Concoction Corner. Whip up shake-and-make ice cream with whipped cream. Ages 7 to 11. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Register: 654-9847.

Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas, the annual screening of the Jim Henson holiday film about a poor otter family that risks everything for a chance to win the cash prize at a Christmas talent contest. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 5:30 and 7 p.m. Dec. 2-3. Free. 996-1500.

Children’s Christmas Program, with a wagon ride through the village, storytelling and a visit from Saint Nicholas. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940, Eckley. 1 to 4 p.m. Dec. 3. $3, $5 children. Reservations by Nov. 21. 636-2070.

Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever! Join the gang for a high-energy ride with their wildest invention yet as musical madness and hijinks abound. Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 4. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

China for Children, learn about Chinese songs, writings and numbered counting with the Wyoming Valley China Center. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Dec. 15.Register: 287-2013.

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. 10 a.m. Dec. 26-27. $10. 421-5093.

Everhart Razzle Dazzle! A holiday camp with songs, stories, puppets, museum activities and exploration. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 27- 29. $25. Signup: 346-7186.

Holiday Camp, three days of artistic explorations including pottery, drawing and painting. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 9:30 a.m. Dec. 27-29. $35. 996-1500.

Charlotte’s Web, E.B. White’s classic story about the friendship between a pig and a spider. A school show performed by Theatreworks USA. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and 10 a.m. Jan. 30. $6.50. 826-1100.

China for Children, learn about the Chinese New Year and Zodiac with the Wyoming Valley China Center. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Jan. 29. Register: 287-2013.

Fish Face: The Kids of the Polk Street School, an adaptation of the popular grade-school novel by Patricia Reilly Giff about a girl who befriends the new girl. Performed by ArtsPower at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. March 27. $6.50. 826-1100.

Treasured Stories, a collection of stories from children’s author Eric Carle, including “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” A school show at the F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. April 11. $6.50. 826-1100.

Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll’s classic novel performed by the American Family Theater. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. May 18. $6.50. 826-1100.

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