Here are my picks for fun, family-friendly activities in NEPA:
Learn about dental hygiene and listen to a special story at Tooth Fairy Day at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library on Sunday at 2 p.m. This is a cute event each year.
The Ritz Players, in partnership with Theatre at the Grove, presents Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach.” I loved Roald Dahl’s books growing up, so this may be a great chance to expose my oldest daughter to his work. The show runs Friday to Sunday at the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. General admission is $10.
Elmo turns 30, so celebrate that adorable monster from Sesame Street on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Barnes & Noble in Wilkes-Barre. My 1-year-old loves anything with “Melmo.”
Home Depot has free workshops for kids on the first Saturday of each month. For February, kids can make a heart string art project. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to noon, but I suggest getting there early before supplies run out.
Looking for more? Check out the event calendar at Access NEPA.
Sarah balances life as a reporter for The Times-Tribune and as the mom of two little girls. A graduate of Ithaca College, Sarah started covering education in 2006. She has received awards for her reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, Pennsylvania Newsmedia Association, Inland Press Association and Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association. She lives in Clarks Summit with her husband, their daughters and their sweet pug, Sadie. Reach her at email@example.com, 570-348-9133 or @HofiusHallTT.