What's Happening: June 14-15, 2014

By Jayne Ann Bugda | jbugda@pahomepage.com

Published 06/14 2014 12:31AM

Updated 06/24 2014 11:21AM

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.
 June 14 and June 15, 2014
Happy Father’s Day!
Happy Flag Day! 
 This weekend  (June 14-15) at the Columbia Mall, the Loose Ties Model Railroad
Club will be open with its huge free operating display of more than
60 trains and 10,000 feet of track - more track and rolling stock than
Roadside America. Loose Ties will be open on Saturday, June 14, from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, June 15, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*The Courtyard Theatre Presents the Musical “1776. The Show Opened on Friday-June 13 - "1776" will run for 9 performances on three successive weekends with Friday and Saturday night shows at 7:00 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.  The Courtyard Theater in the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove, Tickets for the play are available on the theater's website at www.thecourtyardtheater.com or by calling the box office weekdays between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM at 570-374-0060 or 570-966-0080. Tickets will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis, 3 hours prior to every performance for any scheduled event at the theater
 Saturday, June 14, 2014
*The 34th annual Coal Cracker 10K and Fun Run is set for June 14 starting from the first block of North Main Street in downtown Shenandoah.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the 116 N. Main St. office of the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. The Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the 10K at 10 a.m.
The event is sponsored by the Shenandoah Flites Running Club with Tom Talerico and Dan Lewis the organizers. In racing circles, the Coal Cracker event is billed as “one of the most esteemed runs in Pennsylvania.”
*The 911 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County meets to plan for the second annual observance of Flag Day. Flag Day is Saturday June 14th . A free outdoor observance beginning at 1:00 pm and lasting about an hour will be held at the Courthouse on the N. Washington Ave Side.  The West Scranton High School Band members, Old Forge Chorus members and the Ballet Theater of Scranton will perform.
** The Edwardsville Hometown Committee first annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival   continues on Saturday, June  14th on the boroughs Main St in Edwardsville.  The event features music, entertainment, fun and of course  Pierogies!!! Also the festival will feature a Best of the Borough Cook-off contest. the categories are as follows: Pierogie, Piggie/Halupki,! 
 *On Saturday June 14th at 9am New Covenant Christian Fellowship Church in Wilkes-Barre will be sponsoring its 1st annual Youth against Crime 5k walk. The walk will start at the church at 780  South Main Street  and walk downtown.
* The free Saturday Trains program, now in its ninth year at Christ
Memorial Episcopal Church.  The Church is located  at the corner of Pine and East Market
streets in Danville.  The church will be open as usual on Saturday, June 14 from 10 a.m. to noon with its "talking train," the Amtrak "Pennsylvanian," among the
dozens of trains and a model merry-go-round that children and
adults can enjoy!

** The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps announce that their “Family, Friend & Media Day” will be held at Lake Lehman Junior/Senior High School; 1128 Old Route 115; Dallas, PA 19827 on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. 
At this event, the Skyliners will unveil the first public performance of their full competitive field show, “A New Dawn, a New Day.” 

*The annual Divine Redeemer Parish Festival in Mount Carmel, PA will be held on the parish picnic grounds. (400 Block of West Cherry Street, Mount Carmel) Saturday,  June 14 from 12:00 Noon to 10:00 PM.   Featured at the rain-or-shine event will be the ever popular Theme Basket Raffle, Favorite Ethnic Foods, Homemade Baked Goods, Kidz' Zone and Refreshments.  A new addition to the festival will be Father Moran's Cake Wheel, a Silent Auction, and an Indoor Yard Sale. Highlighting the  day will be entertainment by The 60's Boys, formerly known as The Mudflaps, on Saturday.

*AMVETS Post 59 of Hanover Township will conduct a ritual for the retirement of unserviceable flags on Saturday, June 14th at 11:30 in Miner Park, Wilkes-Barre.  Residents of District A may drop off unserviceable flags from 10:00 am until noon. The city will be providing replacement flags to their residents. The formal ceremony will begin at 11:30. Guest speakers will be George Brown, District A Council Member and Arthur C. Stahl, Past National Commander of AMVETS organization. Members of AMVETS Post 59, local military members, boy scouts, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, and Sons of AMVETS will be present to witness and participate in the ritual. 
Sunday, June 15, 2014
 On-Going Exhibits
* 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.
* Strawberry festival, June 19, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk & Greenwood Sts., Tamaqua. Homemade strawberry shortcake, $3; soups, salads, sandwiches also available. Take outs. Tickets: 570-668-0632. Walk-ins welcome!
*In celebration of June being National Cancer Survivors Month, Carole’ Ann F. Bowyer, the fund’s originator, and volunteers are hosting the Pink Ribbon Raffle, a breast cancer awareness event at the Lounge in Bartonsville, on Friday, June 27.  Starting in May raffle tickets can be purchased at various locations such as Jade Hair Salon, Stroudsburg, Frailey Insurance and Financial Services, Rt.611, and Strunk-Albert Engineering, Rt. 209, East Stroudsburg. Tickets ($5.00 each or 3 for $10.00) can also be purchased by visiting the fund’s website, www.hopeforstrength.com. Checks can be made payable to Pocono Health Foundation.  You need  not be present to win.  All money raised going to the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund. The purpose of the fund is to minimize the financial and emotional impact of breast cancer diagnoses and treatment.  Contact Carole’ Ann F. Bowyer at cabowyer@ptd.net or 570 977-0872 for more information about the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund and how you can get involved. 

* A free Wine, Women & Investing seminar for ladies only will be held on June 27th at The Pine Barn Inn in Danville from 7 - 8:30pm.  The evening includes educational wine tasting & refreshments followed by an investing workshop by n investing workshop by Alissa Conklin . .  RSVP to (570) 784-1716.
* Friends of the Scranton Public Library Used Book Sale, which is scheduled from June 17 to 22 at the library, 500 Vine St., Scranton.
*The Downtown Shenandoah Open Air Farm Market will launch its 2014 season June 20 along the first block of South Main Street, east side, near the more than century-old Bolich & Burke building.
Regional growers will offer produce, fruits, plants and other items from about 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the growing season and into the fall.
*The First Annual Bow Wow Bike Jam will be held on Saturday, June 28th.  The Proceeds will benefit Safe Haven Rescue and the Sanctuary at Haafsville.  The event will be held  at Indian Trail Park, 3821 Lehigh Drive, Northampton. 
Registration begins 11-1. Kickstands up at 1 PM. $500 to high poker hand. Music for the event will be  by The Cherry Bombs.  Food and Drinks will be available. Everyone welcome including pets.
 Tickets are $20.00 in advance, and $25.00 the day of the event.
Tickets may be purchased at The Sanctuary at Haafsville, 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, PA or call 484-789-8062

*On June 26, 2014 at 11:30 Post 851 at 100 Ball Park Rd & Wilson Hill Rd. in Dingmans Ferry PA 18328 will have a delicious lunch for our disabled VA Veterans.  This will be followed by Bingo and a pleasant visit with those who made great sacrifices for the freedom and rights and liberty we enjoy and many take for granted. 
*The 31st Annual Muncy Valley Hospital Lawn Party is scheduled Saturday, June 21 from 6:30 am to 4 pm on the grounds of the hospital.
Party activities begin with a breakfast from 6:30 to 11 am. Registration for the Irv Zablocky Memorial Run & Walk opens at 7 am, and the race begins at 8:30 am. The run and walk will be held at Myers Elementary School, 125 New Street, Muncy and ends on hospital grounds. Pre-registration is available.
*The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Wyoming Valley is set for  June 21 to 22 at King's College Fields in Wilkes-Barre Township. 
*PGA Tour professional and Lewisburg native Jason Bohn will headline the 28th Annual Pennsylvania College of Technology Foundation Golf Classic, to be held on Monday, June 23, at the Williamsport Country Club. For more information on the Golf Classic, contact Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation, at rdietric@pct.edu or 570-320-8020.
*June   19th, 2014 
ELM PARK CHRISTIAN CAFE located at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510 will host two events during the month of June. 
The first event is on June 5, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. BILL HUNT is the featured performer this evening. Bill is a Christian singer and songwriter. 
Also, on June 19, 2014, there will be a Christian Concert On The Lawn featuring BREAKFREE. (This event will be held rain or shine). BREAKFREE is a local Christian band.

June 14, 2014 
MY CUP RUNNETH OVER CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE located at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, corners of South Main and South Streets, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. This event is on June 14, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Joe Acor is our featured performer this evening. Joe is a local Christian singer and songwriter. Everyone is welcome!
June 21, 2014 
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 June 21, 2014 from 
6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. SUE YURKANIN is our featured performer. Sue is a local Christian singer and songwriter. All are welcome!

June 27, 2014
You are invited to THE VOICE OF HOPE CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE located St. John's Lutheran Church, 231 State Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634. This event will be on June 27, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. This is broadcast LIVE on WVHO 94.5 FM. and DAVID GRIFFIN, a local Christian singer and songwriter, is our featured performer. Bring a friend!
June 28, 2014 
-Come on out to THE MAIN BEAN, 161 Main Street, Luzerne, PA 18709.
This event will be on June 28, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. to hear Kendall Mosley and other local artists share their gifts and talents! This is a wonderful Christian Artist Night. Food items are available for purchase at a reasonable cost. 

Catawissa Borough has announced its Summer Breeze Free Concert Series Summer of Tribute Bands

Tuesday June 17th Tribute to the Beatles by Uptown Music Collective  25 member ensemble
Tuesday June 24th Tribute to the Bee Gees  by BeeGeeZ USA
Tuesday July 1  Patriotic Tribute, Wolfgang Park, Main Street by Catawissa Military Band
Tuesday July 8 Creedence Tribute by Green River
 All shows are at Cara Park, South 4th Street, Catawissa Pa.
Rain Location (all shows) Catawissa Fire Company, South 4th Street, Catawissa.  Bring a lawn chair, food and beverage concessions available
All shows free to the public
*Commander Cody is the headliner for the 9th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music& Arts Festival on Saturday, June 21st Roots & Rhythm also offers food concessions, Artists Row (with juried artwork for sale), storytelling and a raffle for unique prizes.  New this year: laser tag in the park, and nearby, in the Grace Episcopal Church courtyard, the Honesdale Rotary will present a special fundraiser, a Beer Garden.
 The no-cost-to-the-public festival typically draws more than 5,000 people to the area. It’s made possible by sponsors and more than 200 volunteers. Volunteer Coordinator Brian Fulp is looking again this year for volunteers to help with setup, the sale of Roots gear, recycling, cleanup and more.

* Come to Cherry's Sunset Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville at 6:30 PM on Tuesday June 17, 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. Shelter killing is the number one cause of dog deaths and Safe Haven has saved more than 700 lives so far. Safe Haven Rescue needs volunteers to help with adoption days, fundraising, transporting dogs to vets and groomers and fostering homeless dogs until they find their forever homes. Help save homeless dogs.
For more information about Safe Haven, and to find  Volunteer and Foster applications, please visit www.SafeHavenPa.org . Contact Safe Haven at SafeHaven@epix.net. Join Safe Haven Pa on Facebook.

 * Motorcycle and Classic Car Ride on Saturday, June 21 to benefit Camp Papillon Pet Adoption and Rescue's homeless animals.. Starting at Tramontin Harley Davidson, Exit 12 Route 80, Hope, NJ Registration begins at 11 AM, kickstands up at 1 PM. Ride through the scenic Poconos and return to Tramontin Harley Davidson for tricky trays, a pig roast and entertainment.
Bike and Classic Car riders $20, $15 passenger. Call Tramontin Harley Davidson 908-459-4101 visit www.tramondinhd.com. Or Camp Papillon at 570-420-0450 or visit www.camppapillon.org.

* 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.
*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.
*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 will be held Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13. Doors will be open Friday July 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 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. 
*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.

* 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 


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