What's Happening: May 10-11, 2014

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.
May 10 and May 11, 2014
Take Mom to a show!
Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is presenting “Kiss Me Kate” -  May 10th, 16th, & 18th at 8 PM; May 11th, & 18th at 3 PM The Theatre is located at 537 N Main St, Wilkes-Barre For More Information: 570-823-1875 or www.ltwb.org
     Phoenix Performing Arts Centre is presenting “Rent”.  The curtain will go up this weekend!:
Show times- 10th  8:00pm  May 11th  8:00pm. Tickets:  $12.00  Call for Reservations 570-457-3589  Limited Seating, The Theatre is located at 409 Main Street in Duryea.

“Lend Me a Tenor” at the Courtyard Theater located at the
Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove  Tickets are still available for any of the  upcoming performances on Friday-16th, Saturday May 10th and 17th at 7:00 PM or the two Sunday Matinees on May 11th and 18th at 2:00 PM. Ticket prices are only $15.00 and all seats are reserved. They are available by calling the box office at 570-374-0060 weekdays between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM, on the web at www.thecourtyardtheater.com
 Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Milton Cultural Festival will be held on Saturday, May 10-   The day will be filled with international foods, educational displays and entertainment.  There will also be games and activities for kids.  Highlights this year include a cultural fashion show, and the popular Caribbean Steel Rhythms band playing for the third year in a row.  The event takes place at Broadway and Bound Ave.  The fun begins at 10 am through
The West End Park and Open Space Commission
 will host a Mother’s Day Craft Event on Saturday, May 10th from 10am – Noon at the VanBuskirk/Haney Park, Anchorage Rd-Saylorsburg. 
Kids will get everything they need to decorate a pot and fill with a flower for Mom!
* The Jessup Art Loop, a local art walk based on Church Street in Jessup is held on the second Saturday of each month. The Loop starts its art season this Saturday, May 9, from 3:00-8:00. The Jessup businesses involved in The Loop are focusing on Jessup tradition, buying local and supporting the local artists
The NAMI Scranton Walk for Mental Health Awareness will be held on Saturday May 10 at the Schimelfenig (pool) pavilion in Nay Aug Park in Scranton at 10:30 a.m..
May is National Mental Health Month and NAMI Scranton will kick off a campaign to begin a local dialogue to ‘Bring Mental Illness Out of the Shadows  There is no cost to attend the Walk but pre-registration is required to obtain one of the event t-shirts.  Please contact the NAMI Scranton office at 570-342-1047 to register
This event is free and will include a light lunch.  Members of the community are welcome

Sunday, May 11, 2014  Happy Mother’s Day
 The Mother’s Day Adoption Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, May 11, at 10 a.m. in the  Cathedral of Saint Peter, Scranton. Bishop Emeritus James C. Timlin, who celebrated the first Mother’s Day Adoption Mass, will be the principal celebrant. Monsignor Joseph P. Kelly, Diocesan Secretary of Catholic Human Services, will be the homilist.
On-Going- Exhibits, Support Groups, and More

* A New children's support group is forming. It is free to families and open to any child, 5-18, who is coping with the cancer of a loved one. It will be held at The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton  on the last Saturday of each month from 10:00- noon. It will feature art, music, drama, and yoga therapies.  For information call or to register call 570-342-8874 or email: karscott@tcmedc.org

*The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its spring series of public lectures and viewing sessions Wednesday and Friday through May 30.
  Open to the public and free of charge, the spring sessions will be held regardless of sky conditions and will be cancelled by the threat of severe weather.

The Misericordia Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Department will host a reception to introduce the works of artists from Verve Vertu Art Studio on display in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center.  .
The exhibit is open free to the public during regular business hours of the Speech-Language and Hearing Center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   
 PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31. If you would like to get involved, please call 570-963-3502.
Exhibit of Diane Grant Czajkowski Artist & Photographer  her Subject: Nature & Pet Portraits. See Nature and Pet Portraits Diane has already created from her own photographs and sketches. Experience the peaceful photographs, some history and colorful artworks. Bring a bit of the great outdoors freshness into your life. Great works to dress up your home or office for these Summer and Autumn months. Drawings & Paintings & Photographs.
Barnes & Noble, 7 South Main Street, Wilkes Barre, PA
 May 11 - May 30, 2014 and at The Fine Arts Fiesta.
Friday May 16, at 7:00 - 7:45 PM, Meet the Artist/Photographer
Stop by during store hours
 *  The Arts Through Abilities studio at the Day Development Program, First Hospital, Kingston, will present its annual art show May 8-31 at Mainstreet Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  
 May Events:
* Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Central Susquehanna Valley (BBBS) is holding a Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event at Imperial Lanes in Milton, on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 6-8 pm.
Bowlers of ALL ages are invited to participate. The cost is a minimum donation of $25 per person and includes two hours of bowling, food, shoes, a Bowl For Kids’ Sake t-shirt, door prizes, and more.  To register for the event and invest in changing the life of a child, call 570-286-3127 to receive a team packet or go online at www.bigbrothersbigsistersofcentralpa.org to download the packet and begin to build sponsorships.  Pre-registration is requested.

The Environmental Education Center invites you to attend a guided-public walk into the unique Tannersville Bog at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, 2014.  Along the way, our Environmental Educator will explain the Bog’s formation, its’ interesting plant and animal life, and the role the local Preserve Committee and the Nature Conservancy play in its continued protection. Over 2 1/2 hours, we will explore the floating boardwalk and the surrounding area of the Bog. Please wear appropriate footwear (no open-toed shoes). Cost: $6/non-member, $4/EE and Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Pre-registration is required. 

 *2nd Annual Mount Carmel Borough Police Community Day on Saturday, May 17th from 10 AM to 3 PM in Mount Carmel Town Park (Market and E. 3rd Streets in Mount Carmel).  A number of groups will be on hand providing information about their organizations.  There will be food, entertainment, displays and The giant community shredding truck will be there again accepting residential paperwork for shredding, free of charge, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
To pre-register, please call the Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information on other programs we offer, please visit our website at www.mcconservation.org.
* Appalachian Horse Help and Rescue will host an open house on May 17  from 11 am to 3  pm .  This is a huge celebration to honor the out pouring of support from the community in time, donations and prayers for some horses that were taken there and are recovering from the deplorable conditions they were found in. The animals have forever homes now---come and celebrate the good work of this group!  The group is located in Linden on Yerger Road.
* * Safe Haven Pet Rescue volunteers will be at Walmart, Rt 940, Mt. Pocono  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 18..
Safe Haven will be selling baked goods and pet supplies, and be happy to discuss pet adoption.
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.

* The Central Pennsylvania Orchid Society is having their 49th Annual Orchid Show. Saturday and Sunday May 17th and 18th. There is no admission charge for the event which will be held at the Snider Agricultural Arena on the Campus of Penn State University, State College.

*Chicken and Waffle dinner will be served at the Muncy Area Fire Company  Clarkstown Station on May 17 from 4:30 to 7 pm.  The dinner will be served family style
The Susquehanna Valley Spinners & Weavers Guild will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday May 18, 2014.  The meeting is held at the Masonic Lodge, located at 361 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, PA.  Social time begins at 1:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m.  Iva Kressler will present Tatting as the program for the May meeting.  What is Tatting? Tatting is a technique of handcrafting a particular durable lace constructed by a series of knots and loops.  Tatting can be used to make lace edging as well as doilies, collars and other decorative pieces. 
Visitors and potential members are welcome.  Please call Ruth Burnham 570-523-8311, Brenda Ocker 570-966-9489 or Joyce Howard 814-577-7881 should you have any questions.

* For a naturalist in Pennsylvania, the middle of May is one of the most amazing times of year. Spring is popping up all over. One of the highlights of the season is the return of birds that have over wintered in the tropics. Join Environmental Educator Darryl Speicher, on Sunday, May 18, as he scours the fields and forests, swamps and stream banks of Monroe County on a quest to find 100 species of birds in just one day. With the spring migration in full swing there is no better time of year to undertake an adventure such as this. Space in the bus is limited to 13 participants, so register early. This event is all day and includes lunch. The group will leave the Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary at 7 am and return at 7 pm. Cost: $50/ EE member, $65/non-member. To pre-register for the program, please call the E. E. Center at (570) 629-3061
* The annual Shenandoah Kielbasi Festival, featuring the homemade, non-commercial kielbasi-making contest, is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 17 on the blocks of North Main Street, sponsored by the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc.
* Calling all Youth Entrepreneurs ages 5-15! Test your selling skills at  Kids’ Yard Sale on Saturday, May, 17, 2014 in the Dansbury Park.  Sale runs from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Registration fee is $5.  Register at the Day Street Community Center or online at www.srosrc.org

 Nearly 200 Tamaqua churches and community and school  will be participating in the May 18 Hunger Walk through the streets of the community.  The Tamaqua Rotary Club will be collecting canned food items outside Boyer’s market in Tamaqua both days. Zion Lutheran Church is collecting food items this month and used its April Joyful Noise loose change collection to raise money to support its Hunger Walk team. St. Vincent DePaul Society is collecting nonperishable food items in St. Jerome's Church for the Hunger Walk.  St. John’s Lutheran Church is selling shoe cutouts in support of the  walk.
Mountaintop Relay For Life will be holding its relay this year on May 17th beginning at 10am with the survivors lap. There will be live entertainment throughout the day including the bands 24 Barrz, Send Request and Hybrid Sessions. There will also be a student art sale, basket raffle, food vendors, team tents, children's games, bounce house and plenty of exercise if you want to walk the track. Come watch the luminaria ceremony from 8-9pm, a beautiful candle light tribute to loved ones who have been touched by cancer. Luminaria tributes are available for purchase for $10. For more information  contact mountaintoprelay@gmail.com. All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society to help us "finish the fight".
Like music? Play an instrument? Like to sing? Then come on down to The Cooperage at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale for Open Mic Night on Wednesday, May 14th from 7:00 to 10:00pm. This acoustic-style open mic is hosted by the talented local group, The Crackers. It’s is a fun evening for musicians and listeners alike. The board fills up quickly, so come early to sign-up! This is a donation based event and contributions are appreciated.  BYOB
Trinity Congregational Church hosts a hymn sing on Sunday, May 18, at 4:15 p.m.  The church is at 229 S. Main Avenue, Scranton.  Honoring the church’s Welsh past, the occasion is called a Gymanfa Ganu

*The Annual Milton Area Bark For Life is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Brown Avenue Park, Milton, PA.  Registration begins at 9 AM with the Dog Walk beginning at 10 AM.  Registration is $10 per dog with all monies going to The American Cancer Society. We are still accepting requests from vendors so if you have a pet related business or activity and would like to participate, please contact us. Questions can be directed to Sandy Muscarella at 570-742-7051 or Liz Emerick at 570-326-4149
* Craft/Vendor Fair -West End Relay for Life-May 31, 2014  10 am-3 pm-Pleasant Valley High School Stadium-Route 209, Brodheadsville. Interested vendors or for more information  contact June O’Neill  570-801-7750 or oneill@ptd.net 
* The Vintage Theater's award winning resident ensemble continues their mission to collaborative and engaging new work with a special presentation of a new original piece "The Darling Core".  The Vintage Theater (326 Spruce Street, Downtown Scranton).  Performances will be held May 16th at 8:00 pm
May 17th at 8:00 pm AND 10:30 pm

* The Locust Township Police Officer's Association is hosting a Rabies Clinic for dogs and cats. The veterinarian and staff from the Ringtown Valley Veterinary Hospital, are co-sponsoring this event. The clinic is being held at the Locust Township Police Department  1223A Numidia Drive, on Saturday May 17, 2014 from 9:00 am - 12:00
pm. The cost is only $10.00 per pet. Other vaccines will be available upon request. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be in a pet carrier. Feel free to
call  570-799-5806 for more info
The Senior Exit Art Show runs through Saturday, May 10, in Bloomsburg University’s Haas Gallery. The gallery is open free of charge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For information, contact Scott Roper, gallery associate, sroper@bloomu.edu.
  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.
* On Wednesday, May 28, local historian John Revak will premiere “Northeastern Pennsylvania in Stereo,” a narrated ride along the Delaware & Hudson Gravity Railroad using stereoviews enhanced with modern 3-D technology at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton. The program will begin at 7 p.m.  Space is limited so please call the Society if you plan to attend. Admission is $5 for Society members and $7 for non-members.

 Tracey's Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for
Domestic Animals, Inc. will hold their 6th Annual Memorial Pet Walk and Celebration of Life Event on Saturday, May 31, at Scranton's McDade Park
Registration for the Walk will be at 10:00 am Rain or Shine. The cost is $25.00 per person to walk with a pet or in memory of a deceased pet. There will be a blessing of the animals by Fr. Gary Mensinger and
a balloon release honoring the pets that have passed in 2013.  Guest Speaker is Tammy Thayne, Smithfield, Virgina CEO and Founder of "Dogs Deserve Better"
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.
The Edwardsville Hometown Committee is currently planning the first annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival.
The festival is scheduled to be held June 13th and 14th on the boroughs Main St in Edwardsville.  The committee is currently seeking
vendors, crafter's, food truck vendors, volunteer entertainment, etc. to participate in the event.  The Vendor application is available online
through Facebook on the Edwardsville Pierogi Festival page.  Also the festival will feature a Best of the Borough Cook-off contest.
Interested residents are encouraged to enter, the categories are as follows: Pierogie, Piggie/Halupki, Rozy Cozy burger and Welsh cookie
Entry forms are available at the borough building and at various businesses on Main St. and also on the Festival Facebook page. 
The Edwardsville Hometown Committee meets bi-weekly at various businesses in the borough, the next meeting is April 7th, for more information
 or to get involved please contact Jackie 570-288-7596. 
* Children’s Service Center (CSC) will be hosting its annual golf tournament on Monday, June 2nd at Huntsville Golf Club located in Shavertown.

Sponsored by Howell Benefit Services, the tournament will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start and will be a scramble format. Registration opens at 7 a.m., and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost to participate is $150.00 per player, and all proceeds benefit Children’s Service Center.
To register for the golf tournament, please fill out the form found on our website: www.cscwv.org or contact Frank Bartoli, Fund Development Coordinator, at 570-825-6425, ext. 535.
* Have you ever wanted to look at the Tannersville Bog from a different view other than what the boardwalk provides?  This is your opportunity! Join E.E. Coordinator Roger Spotts on a paddling trip up the Cranberry Creek and into the heart of the Tannersville Bog Preserve on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10 a.m. for a “3 hour tour”.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore the creek and look for some of the plants and animals that live in this unique world.  All participants are required to provide their own kayak or canoe, and life jacket, and wet feet are a possibility.  Cost: $6/non-members, $4/E.E. Center or Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Pre-registration is required.  Program participants will meet at the bog parking lot on Cherry Lane Road. 
Catawissa Borough has announced its Summer Breeze Free Concert Series Summer of Tribute Bands
Friday June 6, 7th Annual Teenage Battle of the Bands,  Local Bands and Solo Entertainers
Tuesday June 10  Tribute to Classic Rock  The Loons in Concert
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.
  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.

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