First Posted: 11/25/2014
Make It, Hang It Craft Time, between 3:30 – 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at Abington Community Library. Children may drop in at any point during these times for a “special edition” craft time to create an ornament and help with paper chains to embellish the library’s tree.
Quilting For Kids, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 10 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 6 and up. Instructors: Terry Keller, Peggy Lane and Ingrid Rogler. Participants will explore early American quilting techniques as they create a quilt with optical illusions. Cost: $6 per class. Register: 570-996-1500.
Preschool Art Explorers, 10 – 10:45 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Young artists ages four and five will experience painting, drawing, sculpting, throwing pots on a potter’s wheel and creating a variety of mixed media projects. Cost: free. Register: 570-996-1500.
Free showing of “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas,” at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6. at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.
Holiday Workshop, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. A morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady. For all ages. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel, 1 – 3 p.m. Dec. 6 and 20 at Abington Community Library. Students in grades four through six are invited to come with their Yu-Gi-Oh cards and bring a friend.
Wyoming Seminary Open House, 1 – 4 p.m. Dec. 7 on Sem’s Forty Fort and Kingston campuses. Students and their parents who are interested in learning more about Wyoming Seminary Lower and Upper School are invited to attend. Pre-registration is requested but not required. Info/register: 570-718-6610, 570-270-2160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Financial Aid and Scholarships” workshop, at 6 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Steamtown Express Library. Hosted by NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates. Cost: free. Info/register: 570-702-5700 or email@example.com.
Financial Aid Workshop, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Dec, 9 in the Abington Heights High School auditorium, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit.
Storytime, 11 – 11:45 a.m. Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Dalton Community Library. Young children are invited to come listen to stories and participate in fun projects.
Kids’ Crew, 4 – 5 p.m. Dec. 9, 16, 23 and 30 at Dalton Community Library. Students in first through sixth grade are invited to join the crew, which meets every Tuesday for a variety of alternating activities.
Wii Night, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at Abington Community Library. Students in grades four through six are invited to come and bring a friend.
Second Saturdays Storytime, 10:30 – 11 p.m. Dec. 13 at Abington Community Library. Featuring Santa Claus. For ages 3-6; siblings welcome.
All Aboard the Polar Express, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at Abington Community Library. An after-hours reading of “The Polar Express,” also featuring crafts, games, snacks and more. Children may come in their pajamas.
Crafters’ Club, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Abington Community Library. Students in third through sixth grade are invited to come and meet other crafters and share tips. Materials provided.
Signing Santa visit, 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at Abington Community Library. All deaf and hearing-impaired children are invited to drop in to visit Santa and give him their wish lists. Co-sponsored by The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Abington Community Library Teen Leadership Committee meeting, 4 – 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at the library. The TLC is a group of tweens and teens focused on giving a voice to all young adults for programming, book selections and more. For grades 5-12.
Make-It, Take-It Craft Time, between 3 – 5 p.m. Dec. 17 at Abington Community Library. Children ages 3-10 are invited to drop in any time during the hours listed. Everything will be provided.
After School Stories, 4 – 4:45 p.m. Dec. 18 at Abington Community Library. Love stories like Junie B. Jones, Magic Tree House, and Elephant and Piggie? Looking for new books? Students in grades K-3 are invited to come for stories, a craft, and book suggestions.
Live Nativity, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20 and at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 at Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 South Abington Rd., Clarks Green. This enhanced outdoor Live Nativity includes live animals and performers, music and home-made cookies and warm beverages in the fellowship hall by the fireplace. Come celebrate Our Gift & His Presence at PA 18411. Info: 570-586-8286.
Gingerbread House Decorating, 2 – 3 p.m. Dec. 20 at Abington Community Library. Students in fourth through sixth grade are invited to decorate their own gingerbread house using graham crackers, frosting and assorted decorations. Participants will also make homemade poppers.
Marywood University and the Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s 39th Annual Performance of The Nutcracker Ballet, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 27 and 28 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Cost: free. Free reserved seat tickets are available at the Marywood Box Office an hour and a half prior to the specific performance. Info: 570-347-2867.
Holiday Camp, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Dec. 29 and 30, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 5 – 12. Instructors Amy and Steve Colley will give attendees the opportunity to throw pots on a potter’s wheel, create sculptures and explore drawing and painting. Cost: $25. Register: 570-996-1500.