What's Happening July 19 -July 20, 2014

By Jayne Ann Bugda | jbugda@pahomepage.com

Published 07/17 2014 11:25PM

Updated 07/18 2014 11:50PM

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 19 and Sunday July 20 2014
 Saturday, July 19, 2014

*Looking for a bargain or two?  Hanover Township is hosting its  first ever Community Yard Sale  30+ residents will be participating! 
Start at 209 South Main St. Ashley  
(follow signs) 
July 19th 8am-? 
Antiques, vintage, war items, canoes, bikes, baby items: furniture, toys, clothes, tools, household items, something for everyone! Rain Date: July 26

 * The Public Library for Union County annual used book sale  continues  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.
*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. 
*The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (PAI) will present a special performance of Gustav Mahler’s Ninth Symphony by the Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, July 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary. The Masterworks Chorale and Institute Chorus also will perform. Paul Hostetter of Columbus State University will conduct. Free and open to the public. For more information call 570-270-2186.
*Car show hosted by the Jackson Twp. Volunteer Fire Co., Monroe Co.  July 19th 9AM-4PM, raindate 7/26 : Pre-register, or register day of show until noon. In addition to the  Car show there will be  Raffles, Door Prizes, Tricky Tray, 50/50, ESSA Bake Sale for M.D.,
Monroe County Conservation District's Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center (KCEEC) presents Annual Bug Fest 2014 a celebration of insects! A great fun for families with children ages 4 - 12! This year's festival will be held on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in Bartonsville .  All day activities!  The Insect Olympics will also take place twice at 11:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m.  
The Hanover Twp. Neighborhood Crime Watch along with the Hanover Township Police Dept. is Sponsoring a Child Safety Fair for the Children of the Hanover Area School District, Grades K / 6Saturday,July 19,from 11 AM /3 PM at the Hanover Twp. Municipal Building, 1267 Sans Souci Parkway Hanover Township.
   Family Fun Days hosted by the Lackawanna County Commissioners at County Parks will be held on Saturday, July 19, at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Carbondale, from 11 AM to 3 PM.
 Everyone will be able to use the park's facilities, playground and fields.  Free hot dogs, face painting, drinks and music will be offered.
*The Woodlands Inn (Plains, PA) will host Charlie Wysocki, the co-author of Saddle Up, Charlie: Charlie Wysocki's Journey From Gridiron Glory Into Mental Illness, on July 19, 2014 from 4-7 pm.
Wysocki, the former Meyers High School star athlete, University of Maryland All-American running back, and long-time sufferer from bi-polar disorder will speak on his struggles and his triumphs in dealing with the horrendous personal losses he has endured and overcome in his life.
*The Hamlin Family Health Center, part of Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC), along with Wayne Memorial Outpatient Services in Hamlin is hosting a grand opening celebration and free summer carnival for the community on Saturday, July 26th, from 12 noon to 2 pm on the grounds of its facility located on Route 191.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
 *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.
5th Annual Car Show to benefit A.W.S.O.M.- Sunday, July 20, 10 am to 3 pm.  The show will feature all Makes, Models Years, Muscle, Imports, Hot Rods, Antiques, Motorcycles & Trucks.  The day will also feature Raffles, 50/50, Music, Hot Food and Cold Drinks Available Registration Fee $10.00 Spectators free -Donations accepted. Proceeds to benefit A.W.S.O.M. - Animal Welfare Society of Monroe
On Sunday, July 20th, from 9 am - 3 pm, as part of the 2014 Iron Heritage Festival, Mountain Aviation at the Danville Airport is hosting the annual Car/Truck/Cycle/Antique Tractor Show and Fly-In.  This show is open to any year, make, model vehicle any type of antique tractor. 
The GAR Junior-Senior High Cheerleaders in Wilkes-Barre are hosting a reunion and fundraiser.  The squad is hosting the fundraiser to raise funds  to  costs of new uniforms and other expenses.  The Cheerleader Reunion is  Sunday – July 20th at Rodanos on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre from 1pm to 4pm.  It includes Stromboli, pizza, beer and soda.  It costs $20, for those 18 and under its $10.  Former GAR Cheerleaders are invited back to join in on the fun and fundraising!
 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.
"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 
Schuylkill County Fair!  July 28 through August 2 2014.  There are a number of events, exhibits, entertainment, food and plenty of fun for every age!  For more information of the Schuylkill County Fair, visit the  web site at www.schuylkillfair.com
*A Replenishment Blood Drive will be held on Thursday, July 24 at the Taylor Fire And Rescue 1137 Reynolds Ave from 1 to 7 pm . The blood drive is sponsored by Geisinger Blood Center. The drive is hosted by Rebecca Bufftton  in honor of her daughter-who needed transfusions following her birth. 
*Support Team Aaliyah!  Join in on the fun at the Carnival for Aaliyah- on July 26 at Slocum Township Fire Hall, 1923 Slocum Road in Slocum Township.  Games, food and plenty of fun the event runs from Noon to 8 pm.  The proceeds will benefit aaliyah tencza from glen lyon needs around the clock care.  Learn more about Aaliyah on her facebook page- Team Aaliyah

*Life is a Cabaret! Phoenix Theatrics  presents:  “Cabaret”:  July 25 thru Aug. 3-  Friday and Saturday shows at 8:00pm and Sunday Matinees at 2:00pm. Tickets $12.00- at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main Street, Duryea  Call 570-457-3589 from reservations.

How did the accidental firing of a rifle lead to one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War?  National Park Service Ranger Tim Oset will explain the Battle of Minisink in an easy guided walk at Sullivan County's Minisink Battlefield Park on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 10:30am.  Minisink Battleground Park is located on Sullivan County Route 168 about one mile northeast of NYS Route 97 at, Minisink Ford.  The turn for Route 168 is just south of the east end of the Roebling Aqueduct, across the Delaware River from Lackawaxen, PA.
 For more information about the Battle of Minisink program or how to obtain the “Take a Hike” brochure please call 570-685-4871.
* Three area galleries are teaming up for a one-night only pop-up event at the historic Pajama Factory in Williamsport.
Richard Rinehart of Bucknell's Samek Art Museum, Casey Gleghorn and John Yogodzinski of Williamsport's Converge Gallery and Dan Olivetti from Susquehanna University's Lore Degenstein Gallery, will present Ignite on Saturday, July 26, from 8 to 11 p.m.
The event will be held in the Clearstory (former Public Art Academy) space at the Pajama Factory, located at 1307 Park Ave. The pop-up exhibition will include an exploration of video art, installations, music, and provocative poster art.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Julie Covello, AKA DJ Shakey, a part of New York City's DJ elite who has spun at virtually every metro area nightclub that contributes to the culture.

*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
*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
*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.
*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.
*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. 
 *The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (PAI) will present a special performance of an original composition for orchestra and saxophone on Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary. World-renowned jazz saxophonist Dave Bixler will conduct the PAI Symphony Orchestra in the performance of his music. Free and open to the public. For more information call 570-270-2186.
*The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute will present nationally-acclaimed jazz drummer, educator, author and percussion product designer Steve Fidyk in a special concert of music from his newest CD, “Heads Up!” on Monday, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the River Commons in Wilkes-Barre. This performance is free and open to the public. For more information call 570-270-2186.
*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.
*The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute will present the new Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “In The Heights” at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8 at the F.M Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. The production is a high-energy, colorful story of romance, dreams and dance that features a live orchestra. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, available in advance and at the door. For more information call 570-270-2186.
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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