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Family Fun in March 2020

Due to coronavirus concerns, many events this month have been either postponed or cancelled. You can check our website calendar for event updates.

 

In the meantime, check out what our friends at Geisinger say you need to know about COVID-19 and how you can best protect yourself.

Spring Fever Has Us Ready and Raring to Go!

 

Bye, bye winter! March kicks off a whole new season of family fun.

We officially made it through the long haul. Everyone’s eager to get back outside, so take the kids on a spring hike or discover some cool creatures as the forests come back to life. Round up the entire family for our local St. Patrick’s parades and festivals, which will keep you busy all month long.

As for those last few straggling snow days, there’s plenty of indoor fun left in store. Live shows will bring magic to life with Trolls, Peter Pan and… hold up, are those dinosaurs running loose in the Kirby Center? Or create a team of family and friends for Bowl for Kids’ Sake.

Don’t stay cooped up in the house. Check out these family friendly events that are sure to entertain the little ones (and bring out the kid in you too).

Fun Events for the Whole Family:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Festivities

    Throughout the Month

    Here in NEPA, we celebrate St. Paddy’s all month long. Fill that candy bag to the brim at one of our local parades and keep your eyes peeled for those tricky leprechauns!

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  • Wee Ones Walk

    March 4 at 10 a.m.

    Children ages 3-5 can explore the outdoors at the Wee Ones Walk at Hawk Mountain. This monthly program includes a story, nature activity, short hike and craft. The theme for March is eggs and nests. Spaces are limited, and registration is required.

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  • Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash

    March 6 at 5:30 p.m.

    The Ritz Theater in Scranton is throwing a fun-tastic party for Dr. Seuss with games, crafts and a screening of Horton Hears a Who. Pizza, popcorn, drinks and cake will be provided. This event is for ages 4 and up. Parents are welcome to drop off the kids and enjoy a night out at First Friday Scranton.

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  • Peter Pan

    March 6-8 & 13-15

    Take a journey to Neverland with Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore. This timeless musical is performed for kids, by kids. Join Peter, the Darlings and the Lost Boys for the adventure of a lifetime.

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  • Wilma Jean the Worry Machine

    March 7 at 11 a.m.

    The Scranton Cultural Center presents the children’s musical Wilma Jean the Worry Machine. This humorous play will teach kids and parents how to handle anxiety. The show is best suited for children in grades 1-5.

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  • Dinosaur World Live

    Postponed

    Bring your pint-sized paleontologist to Dinosaur World Live, an interactive show at the Kirby Center. The lifelike dinosaurs and amazing puppetry will amaze kids and adults alike.

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  • Skate With A Cop

    Postponed

    Bring the kids to Skateaway to meet our local police officers, check out the squad cars and roller skate the night away. Skate With a Cop raises money to purchase PopShields for local law enforcement officers.

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  • Parents’ Night Out

    March 20 at 5:30 p.m.

    Parents’ Night Out at Camp Orchard Hill is just as much of a treat for the kids as it is for the adults. Drop off the kids at this fun, safe party, which features pizza and games for children ages 4-13. This month’s program includes fun on the indoor climbing wall.

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  • Apron Strings Cooking Class: Grilled Cheese Creations

    March 21 at 5 p.m.

    Sign up your little chef for a cooking class at Vintage Kitchen. They’ll teach the kids how to use the griddle and panini press to make their own creative grilled cheese combos. The class includes hands-on instruction and all ingredients and equipment.

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  • Salamanders, Frogs, and More

    March 21 & 29 at 1 p.m.

    The forests are coming back to life, and that means that amphibians are on the move. Come search for salamanders, frogs and other animals at the Pocono Environmental Education Center in Dingmans Ferry.

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  • Penguins Star Wars Night

    Postponed

    Calling all Jedi! Join the Penguins for an out-of-this-world game at Star Wars Night. The Pens will wear their Mandalorian jerseys and take on the Hershey Bears to see who has the Force on their side.

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  • All “Fore” Books Mini Golf Classic

    Postponed

    Drum up some friendly rivalry at the Osterhout Free Library, where they’ll set up an 18-hole mini golf course among the bookshelves. Proceeds benefit children’s programming.

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  • Trolls Live

    Postponed

    Poppy, Branch and their friends will bring the magic of Trolls to life at Mohegan Sun Arena. This interactive show is full of fun songs and incredible special effects.

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  • Bowl For Kids’ Sake

    Postponed

    Put together a team of family and friends and help raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Bridge. Hit the lanes for a good cause at Chacko’s in Wilkes-Barre or Skylanes in East Stroudsburg.

    Learn More >

For even more fun events, be sure to check out our March Can’t Miss List.

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