What's Happening July 12 -July 13, 2014

By Jayne Ann Bugda | jbugda@pahomepage.com

Published 07/12 2014 01:30AM

Updated 07/12 2014 01:37AM

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- July 12 and Sunday July 13 2014
The third annual Shakespeare Festival is underway in Scranton.  All weekend long, actors will perform William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" free of charge for the public.
The performances will take place at 6:00 PM  Saturday and Sunday nights at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. The stage is set-up near the Nay Aug Park Greenhouse.  www.scrantonshakespearefestival.org
Happiness is the theatre!  Phoenix Kids present:    Camp Version Of "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown"  July 12, Saturday at 7:00pm  July 13, Sunday at 2:00pm at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main Street, Duryea.  Tickets:  $10 general admission  Age 5 and under $5.00  Call for reservations 570-457-3589  Limited Seating
*Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is presenting Godspell Junior-Performance Dates are July  12th at 7 pm and 13th at 2 pm. All tickets cost $10. To make a reservation, call 570-823-1875
*St. John Vianney Parish will host their 5th annual summer Rummage and Bake Sale at Corpus Christi Church, 704 Montdale Road, Scott Twp. The sale continues through Sunday, July 13. Doors will be open Saturday July 12 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale, filling 6,000 square feet, will include clothing, children’s toys, household items, books and furniture. All proceeds benefit St. John Vianney Parish. 
*This weekend the community of Jim Thorpe hosts its annual Community Sidewalk Sale. Dozens of families and businesses on Broadway and Race St. in the historic district will be selling items outside, 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday. 
Join in on the fun both days of this sunny summer weekend for bargain hunting, scenic train rides in the Lehigh Gorge, and much more!
3rd Annual Gary Lukasiewicz Memorial Softball Tournament Benefiting Make-A-Wish-Derenick Field ,500 Union Street Taylor. This memorial tournament will include mixed gender teams ranging from 16 years of age and older, a Chinese auction and concession stands. All proceeds will go towards Make-A-Wish, which fulfilled Gary's wish to attend the BCS National Championship in July 2012
 Saturday, July 12, 2014
*DRUG FREE BLOCK PARTY, Hosted by United We Stand/ Divided We Fall, Saturday, July 12th
Noon-6:00pm, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre
 *The National Park Service and the Zane Grey’s West Society will host the 10th Annual Zane Grey Festival this summer. The festival is free of charge and will be held at the Zane Grey Museum, 135 Scenic Drive, Lackawaxen, PA on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 10:00am – 4:00pm.
  *The 6th Annual Olyphant Queen City Nights Picnic continues on  12th !!!! Sponsored by the Volunteer Firemen: Olyphant Hose Co. #2, and Queen City Hose Co. #8.  The Picnic will feature BINGO from SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Variety of Food, Beer Tent, Clams, Basket Raffles, "Crime Watch" Tent, Rides and Games for Children AND much more!!!!!  The  Fireman's Parade on Saturday, July 12th 2014 at 7:00 p.m.  There is Live Entertainment  Saturday July 12th, "The Fallen"
*Susquehanna River Fanny Float in Williamsport. Registration is at 9:30 on Saturday for the annual trip down the river. The cost is fifteen dollars and benefits the Andrew's Special Kids Foundation. There will also be a motorcycle run, raffles, food, and live music all afternoon.

*The members of the Watsontown United Methodist Church invite the community to attend the fourth annual Blueberry Festival, Saturday, July 12th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the church grounds at 1319 Eighth Street.
Sunday, July 13, 2014

*The Jewish Discovery Center's annual summer festival will will be held outdoors at Scranton's Nay Aug Park on Sunday, July 13.  Concessions will feature an assortment of traditional Jewish favorites.  Learn more at the Jewish Discovery Center Website

 On-Going Exhibits and more
*The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its summer program on Monday, July 7 at 8:30 p.m. and will continue each Monday and Wednesday night through Wednesday, July 30. Presentations scheduled for the summer sessions include  “Asteroids in Outer Regions of the Solar System” by John Sabia on July 14 and 16; “Beyond the Solar System” by Joann Kamichitis on July 21 and 23; and “Experiences at McDonald Observatory: A Professional Observing Run” by Professor Douglas O’Neal, Ph.D., on July 28 and 30.
Open to the public and free of charge, the sessions at the observatory will be held regardless of sky conditions and cancelled only by the threat of severe weather. For more information on the summer series contact Professor Cupillari at 945-8402.
*The 41st season of the Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market will be open on Public Square at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014. The market, 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.
*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 Truth Cafe Christian Coffee House:
 New Life Community Church fellowship hall -
 570 South Main Rd., Mountaintop, PA 18707-
Time: NOTE TIME CHANGE; NOW 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
July 11th Sue Yurkanin” singer/songwriter
Local Christian Recording Artist from Dickson City.
"My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House"
@ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Corner of S. Main and South Street, W-B, PA 18702
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00 pm
July 12th “Mike Lewis” 
                  National Recording Artist Singer/Songwriter
"Amazing Taste, How Sweet The Grounds, Christian Coffee HouseNEW LOCATION of:
Centenary United Methodist Church, 
24 N. Main St., 
Ashley, PA
Time:  6:30 pm-8:30 pm
July 19th “Joseph Acor”
singer/songwriter from the Bloomsburg Pa.
"The Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, 
July is a Ice Cream Social Night all are Welcome Bring the Family!!! 
St. John's Lutheran Church
231 State Street
Nanticoke, Pa. 18634 
HOPE Radio WVHO Station 94.5 FM (Parking in front & back of church)
July 25th "Cristabelle Braden" 21 years old.
                 National Christian Recording Artist
"The Main Bean Cafe'"
 161 Main St.
Luzerne, PA  18709
Time:    7PM-9PM
July 26th "David Griffin" 
                Recording Christian Artist from Jim Thrope 
*On Tuesday, July 22, 2014 the Upper Valley Winds will pay tribute to the music of Mr. Johnny Richards with a concert at Scranton High School Auditorum.  The concert is set for Tuesday, July 22 at 7 pm.
* A concert to benefit the VALOR Project for Homeless Veterans Assisted Living  will held on Thursday, July 17 at the Sycamore Grille.  The Kiwanis Club of the Poconos — Daybreak Proudly presents  Lizanne Knott ,Jesse Terry ,Tom Hampton and Bob Beach in concert
Door Opens at 6:00pm
Concert at 7:00pm
Ticket ~ $20.00
Table of 8 Preferred Seating ~ $140.00
Limited Seating ~ Advance Purchase Recommended
Tickets Available at The Sycamore Grille, or by contacting Scott Judy at 570-242-6547
All proceeds to benefit the VALOR project for
Homeless Veterans Assisted Living
*Looking for something to do on a hot summer evening?  Come on down to the Cooperage Thursday, July 17th from 6:00 to 9:00pm for a night of games.  Bring the whole family! The A/C will be on!  
We’ll have all kinds of games to play--board games, card games, brain games. But if you have a favorite, we encourage you to bring it!
* The Public Library for Union annual used book sale is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16 through Saturday, July 19 at Faith Lutheran Church, 2349 Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg. More than 40,000 sorted hardcover, paperback, audiobooks and vintage books, as well as CDs and DVDs are available for purchase. Selections are refreshed daily.  A food stand is open daily and the church is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.
The hours for the sale will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-17; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 18; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19.

*The 80th Annual Ukrainian Seminary Day will be held Sunday, July 27, 2014 at St. Nicholas Picnic Grove, Route 901 Minersville, Schuylkill County, PA. At 11 a.m., Metropolitan-Archbishop Stefan Soroka and the clergy of the South Anthracite Deanery will celebrate the Divine Liturgy.
Entertainment includes WPPA AM 1360 hosting a Live Polka Broadcast from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. from the picnic grove, St. Nicholas Minersville school chorus, Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble of Northeast Pennsylvania,” St. Mary's McAdoo Junior Women's Choir, and “John Stevens Doubleshot Polka Band” which provides polka and dance music from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m.

Lewisburg BrewBQues Music Festival, Saturday, July 26, 2-6 p.m., downtown Lewisburg Beer tasting (must have ticket); Free live music; Great summer food; sidewalk sales; BBQ contest and Root Beer Garden by Lewisburg Sunset Rotary; Children’s Festival by Donald Heiter Center.  Ticket information and details at www.lewisburgpa.com/events
*On Wednesday, July 16, the Lackawanna Historical Society will host local author Barbara J. Taylor for a program and book signing for her new novel, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton.
*How Great Thou Art Silent Auction, Saturday, July 19 from 6-9 p.m. in the picnic grove on Grove Road, Kunkletown. Silent Auction pieces are all made by local artisans from paintings, jewelry, woodworkings, wrought iron and more. Entertainment by Kathy Reder, contemporary harpist, and the Caribbean Steel Rhythms Band. Light snacks and punch.  
*10th Annual Bedrock Cruise In will be held in July 27th,  9am to 4 pm  South of Nichols on Route 282 at the state line.  North on Route 187 at state line-  the day will feature D.J. Wunder , Vendors, 50/50 Raffle, Rain or Shine,  Fireman’s Boot Collection in Parking Lot  The event benefits the Windam Township Fire Company Number 19
*If you are looking for an evening filled with fun, food, entertainment, pick up your phone and make your reservations for the Pike County Chamber’s Comedy Night!  You are certain to have fun and laughs with two top Comedian’s  Brian Cichocki and Sandy Marks who have performed on HBO and in Caroline’s, Dangerfield’s, Comix, Jester’s, Vegas, Atlantic City, Paris and even Amsterdam.  Get a group of friends or take your spouse out for “date night” and have dinner and see the show.  Held at the Riverview Inn in Matamoras, PA on Friday, July 18th.  Doors Open at 7:00p.m., dinner at 7:30p.m. and laughs begin at 9:00p.m.  Dinner and show is only $45.00 per person or if you just want to see the show it’s $25.00 per person. Reservations a must by July 15th so call 570-296-8700 for more details.
*An ice cream social, sponsored by First National Bank to benefit the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. and Pottsville-based Avenues, is set for 5 to 8 p.m. July 23 at Mountain Valley Golf Course, Barnesville.  There will be an auction of items, including the first six quarts made of Yuengling Ice Cream Black and Tan. The cartons are numbered and were donated by Yuengling for the fundraiser. . The cost to attend the is $10.  DSI is leading the Shenandoah downtown revitalization effort and Avenues, formerly United Cerebral Palsy, supports people with special needs.  Avenues also runs Expressions, a thrift/gift shop at 112-114 N. Main St., Shenandoah. It carries multiple items including clothing, accessories, housewares, furniture, DVDs, CDs, movies, decorations, new gifts and other fare.

*It will be Christmas in July on Sunday, July 20 at Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson, 4300 Manor Drive/off Route 33, Stroudsburg. Boomer's Angels Pet Rescue will be there from 11-3 to show off their beautiful dogs available for loving homes! Give a homeless pet a new forever home for Christmas!
For more information about Christmas in July, visit www.poconohd.com or call (570) 992-7500. Boomer's Angels Rescue & Care is a new group in Northeast Pennsylvania that rescues and rehomes dogs, bunnies and critters. To find more information, visit www.BoomersAngels.com and find us on Facebook. Call (570) 350-4977.

*A Summer Sunday Hymn Sing is scheduled at St. John's Lutheran Church (with A/C), 6590 Musser Lane, Watsontown, for Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Featured will be requests for your favorite hymns to sing, in addition to special guests who will offer several musical presentations. Homemade ice cream with toppings will be available following the hymn sing. All are welcome. 
*Ninth Annual Holy Cross Crusader Pigskin Open Golf Tournament to be held August 2, 2014 at Scranton Municipal Golf Course, Mt Cobb. Captain & Crew format, $90 per player includes lunch, dinner, 18 holes with cart, gift bags, & prizes.  12:30 registration with 1:30 shotgun start. Sponsors would also be appreciated. Please email Josh Watters at watters.josh16@gmail.com or call 570-383-9688. Checks payable to HCFPA. Benefits Holy Cross High School Football Program.
*The First Methodist Church of Tamaqua is hosting a CPR certification class Aug. 9 beginning at 8 a.m. To register, contact the Rev. Susan Daniels at 570-668-3344. There is a fee to cover the cost of training material.
*  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.
* 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!
**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.

* The Paupack United Methodist Women's first Annual SUMMER FAIR will be held Saturday, August 9. The event will run from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the Paupack United Methodist Church located on Route 507 in Paupack, PA, 18451.  The Paupack UMW SUMMER FAIR will include a Crafter's area and the annual Flea Market  This year will include a Chicken Barbeque Picnic Lunch with eat-in / take-out available. There will be home baked goods for sale, games for children, and a supervised Play Area for very young children will be provided.

*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.
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.

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