First Posted: 3/1/2014
Kids, teens and families: Looking for something to do? Try out some of these local events. For additional event listings for all ages, see the community calendar on page 2, the arts and entertainment calendar in the Arts Etc. section or visit TheAbingtonJournal.com.
Coach Little Basketball Clinics, at The Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, for Boys and Girls Ages 6 to 9, Tuesdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m. beginning March 4 and for Boys and Girls Grades 4 to 6, Thursdays from 3:30 to 5 p.m. beginning March 6. Info: 570-586-8191.
Game Night With Wii, March 7, at Abington Community Library, 6:30 – 8 p.m. For grades 4 – 6. Info: 570-587-3440.
Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeastern Pennsylvania, March 8, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 11 a.m. Presented by Rick Koval, for all ages. Participants will learn about reptiles and amphibians and meet live animals after the show. Cost: free. Info/reservations: 570-996-1500.
Second Saturdays Storytime, March 8, at Abington Community Library, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Ages 3-6 and siblings are invited to this storytime featuring Bob the Builder. Info: 570-587-3440.
Disability Employment and College Fair for Students with Special Needs, March 12, at Allied Services Community Room, Morgan Highway, Scranton, 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. For students with disabilities, their parents, transition counselors, guidance counselors and special education teachers. Features employers and higher education representatives who can assist students with disabilities as they transition out of high school. Register: 570-348-1407.
Art Explorers for Ages 9 to 12, March 13, 20, 27, and April 3 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Instructors: Amy and Steve Colley. Students will explore painting, drawing, sculpting and more. Cost: $40, all materials provided. Register: 570-996-1500.
Art Explorers class for ages 5 to 8, March 14, 21, 28, and April 4, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Instructors: Amy and Steve Colley. Students will explore painting, drawing, sculpting and more. Cost: $40, all materials provided. Register: 570-996-1500.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel, March 15, at Abington Community Library, 1 – 3 p.m. Students in grades 4-12 are invited to bring along their Yu-Gi-Oh cards and a friend. Info: 570-587-3440.
Basic Jewelry: Introduction to Silver Clay Art, March 17 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 6 – 9 p.m. For ages 16 to adult. Instructor: Esther Harmatz. Students will learn the basics of working with silver clay and create silver jewelry pieces of their own design. Cost: $65, all materials provided. Register: 570-996-1500.
Make-It, Take-It Craft Time, March 19, at Abington Community Library, anytime between 3 and 5 p.m. All materials provided. For ages 3-10. Info: 570-587-3440.
After School DIY for Teens, March 20, at Abington Community Library, 4 – 5:30 p.m. Project TBD, all materials provided. For grades 7-12. Info: 570-587-3440.
Go Green, March 21, at Abington Community Library, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Students in grades 4-6 are invited to come celebrate the end of winter and “go green” as spring begins. Features games, food and fun. Info: 570-587-3440.
Free College Prep Workshop: “Special Needs Students and Strategies for Post-Secondary Success”, March 25, at the Waverly Community House, 6:30 p.m. Info: 570-586-8191.
Quilting for Everyone: Stairway to Heaven, Wednesdays through March 26 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, 6 – 7:30 p.m. For ages 13 and up. Instructors Terri Keller, Peggy Lane and Ingrid Rogler will teach early quilting techniques as participants create their own Amish art with this classic bar quilt. Cost: $6 per class. Register: 570-996-1500.
Slam in the Summit, live storytelling competition, March 28, at Duffy’s Coffee Shop, 312 S. State St. at 7 – 8:30 p.m.; Storytellers (slammers) have 5 minutes to narrate their tale based on the event’s theme, “What doesn’t kill you.” Local judges will decide the winner. Hosted by Mike Stevens from WNEP-TV. Cost: One food item donated to the local food pantry. Register by March 18.
Computer Programming Contest for high school students, March 28, at the Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton, 9:30 a.m. Registration required. Info: 570-941-4221.