Children’s Day was held at the Pittston Farmers Market on Tuesday, July 25. The event included face painting by Deb DeBonis, balloon sculptures by Jubilee Balloons, planting and flavored infused water taste testing by Commission on Economic Opportunity and chalk art. Mary Baker hosted a sing along and Snow White paid a visit during the day. Friends of Pittston Library also were on hand, distributing free books to children and selling chances for the gift card raffle at the Pittston Memorial Library. The farmers market runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays until Thanksgiving on South Main Street. It features a variety of farm fresh items along with bread, wines, soaps, cider, honey and desserts. There also is plenty of parking.
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Upcoming children’s programs include:
• Aug. 1: Story time with Kristin Boettger, children’s librarian, at 10:30 a.m. and magic by Pat Ward at 11 a.m.
• Aug. 8, from 10 to 11 a.m., children can explore a fire truck at the Pittston City Fire Headquarters, Kennedy Street (adjacent to the upper lot above the market) and a Pittston City Ambulance will also be available for children to explore and learn about emergency care. Handouts about emergency response will be distributed. Mary Baker, musician, will host a sing along 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Aug. 15: Jeff Evans, art illustrator and owner of Paint N Pinot will guide children in painting a fruit or vegetable on canvas, 10 to 11 a.m. Juggler act by Rob Smith, 11 a.m.
• Aug. 22: Story time with Kristin Boettger, children’s librarian,10:30 a.m.