What's Happening: August 16-17, 2014

By Jayne Ann Bugda | jbugda@pahomepage.com

Published 08/16 2014 12:49AM

Updated 08/16 2014 12:38PM

There are a number of events going on this weekend and in the days ahead!  Enjoy! Remember more events can also be found on the Calendar of Events or under our Community Link.
 Saturday- August 16 and Sunday August 17 2014

 *Eckley Miners’ Village Museum will bring to life the Civil War era on Saturday and Sunday, August 16th and 17th.  Come and experience living history as Union and Confederate troops will take up camp at Eckely.  There will be two days of events including a “Patchtown Wedding”  on both Saturday and Sunday.  Check the Eckley Website for list of events and times,
*Queen of Heaven Parish at Our Lady of Grace Church in Hazleton-is celebrating the feast of St. Mauro- Saturday and Sunday.  The event features Italian and ethnic foods  and entertainment on the parish grounds on North Vine and 12th Streets.  2 pm to 9 pm on Saturday, August 16 and Noon to 8 pm on Sunday, August 17th.   The Procession through the street with the Statue of Saint Mauro and candle houses will follow 10:30 am mass.  The annual run for the cannoli a 5k race will be held Sunday beginning at 3 pm.

 Saturday, August 16, 2014
* "Rockin' the Block” -Saturday, August 16.  Faith Assembly of God's annual city outreach, will be at Pine Street  Playground  from Noon to 4pm.  Rockin' the Block 2014 will feature free haircuts, free family portraits, a prayer, free health screenings, encouraging, upbeat music, a fun-filled Kid Zone.
** St. John's Lutheran Church Town Social, Ringtown, Saturday, August 16th-4:00 to 9:00 p.m. 
*1st Annual Goodwill Hose Company Car & Truck Show, August 16th
at the Bloomsburg Christian Church ,107 Deussen Drive
Bloomsburg. Show time is 8:30 am - 4 pm. Registration is 8:30 am - 11:30 am. Awards will be presented at 3 pm. Food will be available for sale

*Plymouth Kielbasa Festival –downtown Plymouth- Entertainment! Games! Vendors and of course- Kielbasa!  There is also a parade today (Saturday, August 16) parade steps off at 11 am
* Annual Cub Scout Pack 102 Craft Show
Saturday, August 16th 10-3 EverGreen Elementary
739 Easton Turnpike (Rt. 191), Lake Ariel, PA
 Come out and support our cub scouts as you shop through 40 direct sales, craft and food vendors!  Something for everyone!
 Free Admission and Giveaways!
Free Child ID Emergency Kit and Face Painting for the kids!
 * St. Matthews U.C.C. Church in Kunkletown will hold its 125 Annual Picnic on Saturday, August 16 (rain date, August 17) at the church grove, located on Grove Road.  Food will be available beginning at 3:00pm with festivities starting at 3:30pm.  For children there will be Games, a Kiddie Cake Walk, and a Fish Pond.  Adults can participate in a Pie Contest and a Horseshoe Contest.  For all ages there will also be a Chinese Auction and a Cakewalk at 6:30pm.  

*Sunbury RiverFest Continues- The event features entertainment, crafts, vendors food an and more!  It is all a celebration of the river find out more at Sunburyriverfestival.Com
*Stuff the Bus with school supplies for Head Start children going to kindergarten and back to school  on Saturday, August 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Staples parking lot on Route 611 in Stroudsburg/Stroud Township.  Washable markers, crayons, pencils (lead and colored), pencil boxes and sharpeners, glue, Fiskar scissors, pocket folders, single subject notebooks, construction paper, backpacks 
*Pioneer Nights in Carbondale, Lackawanna County  continues Saturday from 12 P.M. To 1 A.M.  the fun is in downtown Carbondale-food, entertainment and more!  The  CARBON D. ALIEN REGATTA. Begins at 2 pm- this celebrates the legend of the UFO sighting 40 years ago!
Sunday, August 17, 2014
 *  The Sanctuary, 172 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton has a full line up of entertainment beginning at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 17.  There will be music, independent professional wrestling, a meet-and-greet with a former World Boxing Association heavyweight champion, a concert and wrapping up the night, an opportunity to watch WWE’s Summer Slam on a 10 by 20-foot screen.
  Tickets for this event are on sale at the door, on ebay.com by searching the key words “the sanctuary tickets pro wrestling” or by reserving them at Facebook.com/SancturaryPA.
*A Community Dog Walk  hosted by Mystic Power Yoga  Sunday, August 17th. The walk will be lead by Local Dog Trainer " Arthur Bruno" and the event will benefit the Hazleton Animal Shelter.  Everyone participating in the walk is asked to bring a donation, which will benefit the shelter.  The walk begins promptly at 1:30 atMystic Power Yoga is located at 592 Susquehanna Boulevard, Route 93, next to Becker Roofing near the main entrance to the Laurel Mall in Hazle Township.  
 On-Going Exhibits and more
*"Collective Pop," on display at The Gallery at Penn College through Aug. 24, features works created by internationally renowned 3-D pop artist Charles Fazzino and area students. The exhibit celebrates the 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball. The Gallery at Penn College is on the third floor of the Madigan Library. The gallery’s summer exhibit hours are Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m. (closed Saturdays and Mondays). Regular hours resume on Aug. 1: Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 to 7 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Saturdays and Mondays).  Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public
*The 41st season of the Wilkes-Barre Farmers  held every Thursday through November 20th, will bring together many community groups through special programming and events.
* The free Wheelchair Engineers program at the Columbia Mall near
Bloomsburg, with its handicapped-accessible model train layouts, will
be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and every Saturday at the Sears 
end of the mall. 
 The Bloomsburg University Archives’ latest exhibit, Treasures from the Archives Featuring Bloomsburg University, 1983-2014, contains many items, including photographs and artifacts, evoking the university’s progress since the July 1, 1983, establishment of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The exhibit will be on display, free of charge, through Sept. 12 in Andruss Library, third floor.
* The Luzerne County Historical Society currently has twenty historic quilts on display at their Museum at 69 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre. The quilts, from the Society’s collections, include many patterns, types and sizes from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. These handmade quilts have been collected by the Society over the years.

Also on display is the exhibit She Rolled Up Her Sleeves: Luzerne County’s Women at Work which focuses on the unsung heroines of our history—the women who worked hard but never get any credit. Located at 69 South Franklin Street (behind the Osterhout Library) the Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, and free for Historical Society members. Both exhibits will remain on display through August 31, 2014.
 *Downtown Hazleton Farmers Market- Every Friday
10 am to 2 pm, Broad Street Between Laurel & Wyoming Streets
*The Downtown Shenandoah Open Air Farm Market is in full swing from 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays through November. Regional farmers and growers set up shop along the east side of the first block of South Main Street and the south side of the first block of East Centre Street near the more than century-old Bolich & Burke building.
They offer fruits, vegetables, various plants/flowers and other fare.
The event, the oldest of its kind in the region, is sponsored by the Greater Shenandoah Area Chamber of Commerce.
*The NAMI Scranton Area Support group meets 3 times a month on the 2nd & 4th Monday and the 3rd Thursday.Monday night meetings are held at 7 p.m. at The Advocacy Alliance Media Building (TAA) at 841 Jefferson Avenue Scranton
and Thursday night meetings are at 6:30 p.m. at NHS at 30-32 North Main Street Carbondale.  These meetings are free and open to anyone who has a mental illness and/or their friends and family. Please feel free to call the NAMI Scranton office at 570-342-1047 for more information

*With back to school time right around the corner, the area’s premier nonprofit school of music is gearing up to kick off a brand new semester. The Uptown Music Collective will be holding their annual Fall Open House on Thursday Aug 21st at 6pm as part of its Fall Enrollment Week. The open house will be held at the Collective’s facilities at 848 West Fourth St. in Williamsport.
*The Lackawanna County Commissioners join Scranton Tomorrow, City of Scranton and PNC Foundation representatives to promote Scranton Tomorrow’s Drive-In Downtown Movies Series.  The outdoor program, held on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, has already featured “Frozen” and Despicable Me 2” and will continue on  August 21 and September 4, which is college night.  Prior to the start of the movies, children’s activities are offered by the Lackawanna County Library System, Little Hands Big Art and Drawn to Art Studio at 8 p.m.  The
*  The Cornstock Folk Festival  2014 three-day event with lineup to include eighteen musical acts!  The festival takes place August 29-31 at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock. Festival goers will be treated to a diverse roster of music to include folk, swing, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, Appalachian, singer-songwriter, reggae, and Americana acoustic rock.
*Phoenix Theatrics is proud to present "EVITA" the Musical, Aug.22 to Aug. 30  Friday/Saturday shows 8:pm  Sunday matinee 2pm:  Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main Street, Duryea.  $12.00 General Admission. For reservations call 570-457-3589 limited seating
**Blue Chip Farm - 6th Annual Dance for the Animals, August 29th - 6 pm to 11 pm at Irem Country Club Pavilion, $25 for a fabulous evening of dinner and dancing to Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax (Cash Bar)To purchase tickets, email doggatude@yahoo.com.


* The group Shenandoah Community Watch will sponsor a four-day outdoor carnival from 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 20-23 at Bicentennial Park along Herald Road in the borough’s southeast section.
*Safe Haven Dog Rescue will be participating in the HJP Flea Market Fundraiser on Saturday, August 23 from 9 AM to 4 PM, at TLC Park at the intersection of Rt 611 and Rt 715, in Tannersville.
All proceeds of the Flea Market will benefit the HJP Regional Dog Park, planned on Golden Slipper Road in Bartonsville. Special features include: Hot Dawg Cafe, Basket Raffle, and Pet First Aid Kits and T-Shirts.
Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes.
*Wally Lake Fest, proudly presented by the Downtown Hawley Partnership, is embarking on its milestone FIFTH YEAR August 22 – 24, 2014.
*St. John Vianney parish will host its annual Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, August 28 from 1-6 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church, Montdale. Please consider donating blood to support the Red Cross and Give the Gift of Life. Corpus Christi Church is located on Route 438 in Montdale; to reach the church from I-81 take exit 201 then follow Rt 438 East for 4 miles, the church is on the right. You can also take Route 247 to Route 438.  For more information, contact St. John Vianney Parish at 570-254-9502.
*Samir Pancholy, M.D., will present “Women and Heart Disease and Early Heart Attack Recognition” at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Tunkhannock Public Library, 220 W. Tioga Street.
The free lecture is open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
To make a reservation, call 570-348-7049.
*Kaahele and Friends to perform at The Cooperage Sunday, August 24th
On Sunday, August 24th, Kaahele and Friends will be at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale, PA.  The show will start at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.
Kaahele is the Hawaiian word for ‘journey’ and the professional name of singer/songwriter Kelly Hyde
*On Wednesday, August 20th, The Cooperage Project is excited to announce the first Acoustic Bluegrass Jam.  This special open jam will take place at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale from 7:00 to 10:00pm.  This Acoustic Bluegrass Jam will be led by Campfire Jones and Buckshot Jenkins.
*Looking for something to do on a hot summer evening?  Come on down to the Cooperage Thursday, August 21st from 6:00 to 9:00pm for a night of games.  Bring the whole family! The Cooperage will supply the games and the atmosphere (the A/C!), you just have to supply the players!  
*A Contra Dance at will take place on Saturday, August 23rd from 7:30 to 10:00pm at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale. Contra dancing is a social affair; meet new people and make new friends, while listening to great live music.
*Peach social, Wednesday, Aug. 27 4 to 6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk and Greenwood, Tamaqua. Cake, ice cream, peaches, beverage $3. Other food items also available.
*The National Park Service was created by The Organic Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916.  Steamtown National Historic Site will join with the more than 400 National Park Service units to celebrate the 98th birthday of “America’s Best Idea” with an Entrance “Fee Free Day” on Monday, August 25!

AUGUST 16, 2014 - Making A Difference Ministries
You are invited to AMAZING TASTE HOW SWEET THE GROUNDS located at;
Centenary United Methodist Church, 
24 North Main Street,
Ashley, PA 18702. 

This event will be on August 16, 2014 
from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. 
"Mike Lewis" , National Recording Singer/songwriter, 

will be the featured performers this evening.

If you would like more information on Making A Difference Ministries call Steve (570) 899-2264 or visit www.unitybymusic.org
AUGUST 22, 2014 - Making A Difference Ministries

St. John's Lutheran Church, 
231 State Street, 
Nanticoke, PA 18634. 
Everyone is welcome to come out and hear; Seven Individuals, from our local area share their musical talent with you! 
This will be held on August 22, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. 
This is broadcast LIVE on WVHO 94.5 FM. 

Light refreshments are available at a minimal cost.
If you would like more information on Making A Difference Ministries call Steve (570) 899-2264 or visit www.unitybymusic.org 
AUGUST 23, 2014 -Making A Difference Ministries will host National Recording Singer/songwriter!
Come on out to hear National Recording Artist, MIKE LEWIS, at 
The Main Bean, 

161 Main Street, 
Luzerne, PA 18709 
From 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. - ALL ARE WELCOME! FREE EVENT!
If you would like more information on Making A Difference Ministries call Steve (570) 899-2264 or visit

AUGUST 28, 2014 -Making A Difference Ministries and Elm Park
Invites you to join us for a night of music and great fellowship all are welcome to come hear these two talented musicians. Come on out to the Elm Park Christian Cafe located at;
Elm Park United Methodist Church
712 Linden Street, 
Scranton, PA
Date: August 28, 2014  
Time: 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. and is located at 712 Linden Street, Scranton, PA. Featured vocalist is 
"Ben Horrevent" and "KENDALL MOSLEY". You will be blessed and inspired as Ben and Kendall shares their gift of music. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome!
If you would like more information on Making A Difference Ministries call Steve (570) 899-2264 or visit www.unitybymusic.org
*Labor Day weekend (August 30-31, September 1, 2014). The annual La Festa Italiana on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, Pa. More than 80 vendors offering great Italian food, and continuous live entertainment. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. For more information: www.lafestaitaliana.org
*The NEPA Labor Day Festival will be held on Monday,September.1st at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, from 10-6.This Event honors our Veterans and Labor that built NE Pa. and  The Patchtown Players will perform skits on living and dying in Coal Town at 10:00A.M.Opening Ceremonies will begin at 11 and Then the Music and Entertainment will begin with George Wesley,East End Vipers,Ron Coleman & The Star 5 Band, Magician Pat Ward,and much More
**The 13th Annual Run/Walk For Your Heart will be held Monday, September 1, 2014 in Williamsport to benefit the Susquehanna Health Heart & Vascular Institute. Event registration will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 am at Williamsport Regional Medical Center Office Building, 699 Rural Avenue. The race begins at 9:00 am. The entry fee is $20 if received by August 18 and $25 if received after August 18. Refreshments will be provided for all contestants after the race.  Entry forms may be found at SusquehannaHealth.org/Events.
*The Dickson City Fire Dept. will conduct its Annual Blue Mass, on Sun. Sept. 7 , 2014. The Mass will be held at St. Mary's Visitation Church, located on Dundaff St. at 9:30 am. F D Chaplain, Msgr. Patrick Pratico, will preside. A coffee & donut gathering will be held after the Mass in St. Mary's School.

*Ashland Post 434 will host a 4 man scramble Golf Event  September 20 at the Rolling Meadows Golf Course, in Ashland. Time will be from 9:00 A.M. until  ??? For information call the Post Home @ 570-875-3428 or 570-875-0086  Sponsors Welcome!!
*Waggin' Tails Rescue will hold its Annual Alumni Picnic on Sunday, September 14 from noon to 4 PM at Chestnuthill Park, Route 715 in Brodheadsville.
All Waggin' Tails former rescue dogs and their families are invited! There will be food, raffle prizes and lots of fun.
For more information, visit www.waggintailsrescue.com or email information@waggintailsrescue.com.
SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, PA will be sponsoring its 4th Annual "Rummage Sale". One of the biggest Church Rummage Sales in the area,  It is being held at the The American Legion Hall, Raymond Henry Post #327, 101 Willow Ave./Lackawanna Ave. 
Dates: September 19, 20 and 21st 2014
Time: Friday and Saturday  8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
      Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
*The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort is seeking sponsors and participants for the Third Annual Pocono Cupcake Challenge that will take place on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from noon to 3pm on the Grand Lawn of the resort.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Monroe County.  
More information about competing in and sponsoring The Pocono Cupcake Challenge along with registration and sponsorship forms can be found by clicking here
* The Lackawanna Historical Society and Waverly Community House will present “Scars & Stripes: The Remarkable Story of Waverly’s Black Civil War Soldiers” on Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m. at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly. This multimedia presentation will be led by author and Waverly native Jim Remsen.
*Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold adoption days from 11 a.m. To 3 p.m. On Sunday, September 7, at Tractor Supply, Route 940, Mt. Pocono, and Sunday, September 21 at Tractor Supply on Route 209. Brodheadsville, and Saturday, September 27 at WalMart, Route 940, Mt. Pocono.Safe Haven will have many young dogs available for you to meet and get to know.
*Come to Cherry's Sunset Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, September 16 for a bite to eat and meet the volunteers of Safe Haven Dog Rescue.
Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes  For more information about Safe Haven, and to find a list of dogs available for adoption and adoption applications, please visit www.SafeHavenPa.org
“Cancer Survivors Celebration”  hosted by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute
 Saturday, September 20th at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre
  Saturday, September 27th at McDade Park in Scranton. 
10am – 12pm
  For more information, go to www.cancernepa.org or call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at 1-800-424-6724.

*Our Lady of Lourdes Parish is holding their 3rd Annual Festival on the church grounds at 100 Walnut Street in Montoursville.  The event will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 12th and 13th from 5-9pm and  Sunday, September 14th from  noon to 4pm.  There will rides, games, raffles and Pumpkin Painting for the children. Lots of entertainment is set for every evening and Sunday.  Come join the Chili cook-off on Friday evening.  Saturday the featured special will be the Meat Loaf dinner from 5-7:30pm.  Adults $9, Children 3 to 10, $5 and under 3 eat free.  The dinner is served in the church social hall with takeouts available.  All weekend there is other delicious food.
The Festival will be held rain or shine. For more information www.ourladyoflourdesrcc.org

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