What's Happening July 26 -July 27, 2014

By Jayne Ann Bugda | jbugda@pahomepage.com

Published 07/26 2014 01:19AM

Updated 07/26 2014 01:34AM

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 26 and Sunday July 27 2014
The Schuylkill County Fair Begins this week!  July 28 through August 2rd- Schuylkill County Fair will officially open the doors to the 2014 edition of the Schuylkill County Fair at 4PM on Monday, July 28.  The opening ceremonies will be a little different this year with a combination of the old and new as the fair features “Treasure the Memories of Our Roots.”  Schuylkill County Fair has been rooted in the community for 31 years
*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.
 Saturday, July 26, 2014
*Give the Gift of Life-  "For the Love Pete" Blood Drive in Memory of Peter Bonczewski, Junior.  Saturday July 26 at Saint Anthony Maronite Church, 311 Park Avenue in Wilkes-Barre.  The Drive is from 8 am to 2 pm
*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
 *The Fifth Annual Rocker's Roll Motorcycle and Music Festival main event takes place Saturday, July 26, from 9am to 6pm at Robert Conroy Park (Pittston Tomato Festival Grounds) in Pittston.  A celebration of Mods, Rockers and rock'n'roll includes a vintage, classic, cafe racer motorcycle and scooter show, contests, prizes, a motorcycle raffle and more!  Live music by Big Daddy Dex, the Musos, and the incomparable NRBQ.  Visitors this year hail from all over the Northeast and Canada.  Benefits the Greater Pittston Ambulance Association and the SPCA of Luzerne County.
* 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. 
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.
*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
*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.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
 *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
*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.
*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. 
*Second Annual  Valley Aviation European Auto Show and Vintage Airplane Expo
Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 - Forty Fort, PA. Valley Aviation, Inc  
European Auto Show/Vintage Airplane Expo. Gates open at 9AM. Registration for cars $15 at gate. Spectators $2. Plane Rides, Food, Ice Cream, Vendors. Fun for the Whole Family!
The West End Park & Open Space Commission will host the 19th Annual Art in the Park Show & Sale  along with a FREE Concert featuring Riverside Rhythm Swing Band and Adam Jacob on Sunday, July 27 starting at Noon at the Chestnuthill Township Park, 221 Route 715-Brodheadsville.  
 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 “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.
*Hazleton's Farmers Market- Fridays from 10 am to 2pm- Broad Street between Laurel and Broad Streets. 
"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
*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.
*The Uptown Music Collective will present its annual free Summer Music Festival on Sunday, August 3rd at Williamsport’s Brandon Park Band Shell. The day’s festivities will begin at 1:00pm with free music clinics from some of the area’s foremost musicians and free music performances all day, as well as children’s activities and food vendors. The event will culminate with an exclusive, one time only performance, entitled “1967: The Summer of Love” performed by some of the Collective’s top students.
* 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!
*The Courtyard Theater is extremely excited to present the Boston Babydolls'  show "Madame Burlesque" to the Susquehanna Valley.  The performance of the show will begin at 8:00 PM on Friday, August 1st, rather than the 7:00 PM start time of other shows at the Courtyard. Tickets are available on the theater's website at www.thecourtyardtheater.com, by phone at the box office at 570-374-0060 from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM weekdays and at the theater itself, 3 hours before any show.
**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.
*Wally Lake Fest, proudly presented by the Downtown Hawley Partnership, is embarking on its milestone FIFTH YEAR August 22 – 24, 2014.
*Free Pig Roast! Saturday, August 2 in Selinsgrove- at the Rotary Field across from the high school from 11 am to 7 pm.  The day will feature plenty of food and fun for everyone.  The Christ’s Outreach of Love Ministry is hosting the event

*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.  This year's picnic-goers will be entertained by the Hawks.  So whether it is for the homemade food, games, ice cream, or entertainment, pack lawn chairs and your family and have a fun-filled Saturday afternoon/evening at our great Kunkletown Church Picnic.
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

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