My Calendar: Local children’s events for the month of October 2016


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



The Abington Community Library will host a ‘Frankenweenie’ Interactive Movie Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 for students in grades 4-6.


Free Sunday Night Kids Program, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., through Dec. 11 at Summit Baptist Bible Church, 232 Noble Road, South Abington Township. The program is for kids age 4 through middle school. Info: 570-586-3351.

Eco-Friendly Scarecrow Making Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area in Scranton. Hosted by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area, this family-friendly event is part of Bonfire Week in the Electric City, which runs Oct. 7-15. Frames and stuffing will be provided, while supplies last. Participants should bring old clothes, including button down shirts, hats, scarves and gloves to dress the scarecrows. Info: visit lhva.org or call 570-963-6730, ext. 8203.

Preschool Make Your Own Picture Book, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 13, 20 and 27 and Nov. 3 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 4 and 5. Instructor: Amy Colley. Cost: free. Little ones will make their own stories and illustrations and become authors of books to share with family and friends using a variety of media.

Election Party, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Abington Community Library. Who did you elect to be the inspiration for the library’s fall party? Pete the Cat, the Lorax or Olivia the Pig? Whoever wins, this is their party. Enjoy snacks, games, crafts and more. For children ages 0-12.

Make Your Own Picture Book, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28 and Nov. 4 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 5 -12. Become an author of a book to share with your family and friends. Instructor: Amy Colley. Cost: $40.

‘Frankenweenie’ Interactive Movie Night, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Abington Community Library. Sing, shout and play along as the group watches “Frankenweenie,” rated PG. Props and snacks provided. For students in grades 4-6.

Lego Animation and Claymation, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 7 to 14. Make animated movies using LEGOS or clay. Instructor: Rand Whipple, of Box of Light Studios. Cost: $17.

The Haunted Green Screen Class, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 7 to 14, this class, instructed by Rand Whipple, of Box of Light Studios is partly a make-up class and partly a lesson in green screening. Cost: $17. Register/info: 570-996-1500.

Free Introduction to Oil Painting Class, 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 at the Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd. For ages 8-15. Instructor: Marylou Chibirka. Space is limited. Cost: free. Register: 570-586-7808. Registration deadline: Oct. 15.

O’Malley’s 16th Annual Free Halloween Party, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at McDade Park. Attendees can get their pictures taken with the Wicked Witch of the West, enjoy enjoy refreshments, learn about fire safety and more. Children in preschool through fifth grade are welcome. Cost: free. RSVP by Oct. 20 to: 570-346-1828 (leave a message with the number of children attending).

JA More Than Money, 4:15 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Abington Community Library. Understanding money concepts as they apply to daily life through interactive and fun activities. Meets weekly until Dec. 6, excluding Election Day, Nov. 8. Refreshments will be served. For students in grades 3-5.

Build with STEM, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Abington Community Library. Children in grades K-3 may drop in during this hour and play with three kits: Aircraft Engineer, Amusement Park Engineer, and Automobile Engineer. These kits highlight STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and include all the pieces needed to do one’s own building.

Homeschoolers at the Library, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27 at the Abington Community Library. Homeschooling parents may bring their children to a fun, educational program to enrich their home learning experience with hands-on projects, stories, short videos and more. For students in grades K-6.

The Abington Community Library will host a ‘Frankenweenie’ Interactive Movie Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 for students in grades 4-6.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_ABJ-My-Calendar-Oct16.jpgThe Abington Community Library will host a ‘Frankenweenie’ Interactive Movie Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 for students in grades 4-6.

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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