What's Happening! March 10-11, 2018

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.

March 10 and 11, 2018

*The Annual Scranton St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held on Saturday, March 10!  The parade steps off at Noon.  Come see it live in downtown Scranton or watch the parade live on WYOU at Noon.

*The Wilkes-Barre City Saint Patrick’s Day parade will take place Sunday, March 11 in downtown Wilkes-Barre.  The parade steps off at 2 pm!



 * Dallas "Lock In" Rummage Sale March 10 and March 11 at Dallas Middle School 2020 Conyngham Avenue, Dallas,  The 9th annual rummage sale benefit the Senior Lock in. Donations for sale or basket raffle greatly accepted. Saturday 9am-3pm. Sunday 10am-2pm.





 Saturday,   March 10, 2018

* The Saint Ubaldo Society, a regional non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the culture and traditions of La Festa dei Ceri in Jessup, will host author Stephanie Longo for an event celebrating the release of her forthcoming book, "The Italians of Lackawanna County," on Saturday, March 10, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Saint Ubaldo Society Cultural Center, located at 310 Third Avenue in Jessup.  "The Italians of Lackawanna County" focuses on the county's modern Italian-American history and includes photos and stories from the area's main Italian ethnic enclaves, as well as anecdotes from families

*On Saturday, March 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., enjoy a delicious dinner and a chance to win big for a good cause at the Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Auction at American Legion Post 104 (1312 Broad Street) in honor of Jennifer Kershner, a Montoursville resident who needs a lifesaving kidney/pancreas transplant.   The Spaghetti Dinner and Chinese Raffle costs just $8 for adults and $5 for children 5 to 12. Children under 5 are free. Get your tickets in advance by calling Jen at 570.971.6027. You can also purchase your tickets at the door. Need your dinner to go? No problem! Make your donation and pick up a spaghetti dinner to take home with you. 

Can’t make it to the event? Make a donation in honor of Jennifer Kershner at any time at helphopelive.org.   


* The Tamaqua Area Student Government Association will be hosting their 7th annual "MiniTHON" to benefit Pediatric Cancer Research and the Tamaqua-Carbon American Cancer Society Telethon this Saturday 3/10/18.. The event will be held in the Tamaqua High School Gym beginning at 3pm. Events include:
3 on 3 basket tournament
6 on 6 volleyball tournament
Corn hole and Can Jam games
Open Swim for elementary students
bake sale
food sale

All proceeds benefit the Tamaqua-Carbon chapter of the ACS and Pediatric Cancer Research.



 Sunday,  March 11, 2018

 *The Little Sisters of the Poor are kicking off St. Patrick's Day in the city of Scranton at their fifth annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Dinner on Sunday, March 11, at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Ave., Scranton, located adjacent to Marywood University. The event will begin with Mass at 11 a.m. with a bagpipe processional and recessional in the chapel followed by the dinner and entertainment from 12 to 4 p.m. in the auditorium.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 10 and younger. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling (570) 343-4065, online at www.littlesistersofthepoorscranton.org or at the residence. They will also be available at the door.


In addition to the dinner, there will be a bake sale which will include the Sisters' famous homemade scones and an assortment of other baked goods. There will also be raffles for gift baskets and gift certificates for area restaurants and businesses as well as a 50/50 raffle.



*Naomi Kresge Replenishment Blood Drive,  Sunday,  March 11 at 10:15 am

    Venue Lake Winola United Methodist Church, 326 Maple Drive, Lake Winola,  


**Litchfield Township Volunteer Fire Company will host its $5 Breakfast at the Litchfield Fire Hall 1391 Hill Road Litchfield Township,  on March 11, from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Menu to include all-you-can-eat pancakes served with two eggs and two link sausages. Also serving French toast, home fries, sausage gravy & biscuit, coffee, juice, tea, and desserts. Breakfast is held the second Sunday of each month

* The South Creek Lions Club will be holding a Roast Beef & Ham Dinner on Saturday, March, 10th from 4:30 until 6:30pm at the Lions Hall located on Route 14 n Gillett, Pennsylvania. The menu includes "Real" mashed potatoes, vegetables, baked beans, home baked bread & coleslaw. Pies and cake will be available for dessert. Donation of $10.00 per person.

More information is available on the South Creek Lions Club Facebook Site.

*The monthly meeting of the Monroe Animal League will be on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 PM at the Eastern Monroe County Library, Rt. 611/N. 9th Street, Stroudsburg.

MAL promotes spay/neuter and humane education as a way to control pet overpopulation, and thus relieves cruelty and suffering among animals. We believe this to be the best way to achieve a future with no more homeless animals. 


*The American Legion Riders have their monthly meeting on Sunday, March 11  at 10:30 AM at the American Legion Post 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert.

The American Legion Riders are well known for their charitable work, which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local children's hospitals, schools, veterans homes, severely wounded service members and scholarships, and enjoy riding.

For more information, contact President Everett Shaver, 570-977-8208 oreverett.shaver@yahoo.com. Visit www.ampost927.org and Join us on Facebook


*Learn from former Pro and French Open Doubles Champion Luke Jensen!!  Former Pro Player and French Open Doubles Champion, Luke Jensen coming to Wyoming Valley Indoor Tennis club Sunday, March 11 for a limited number of clinics.  Adults: 10-1130am or 1130am-1pm 
Juniors: 1-230pm or 230-4pm  . The club Is located at 705 Rear Rutter Avenue in Kingston,

Call Call the Club  at 570-288-1434 for more  


What’s Going on at the Cooperage  (The Cooperage is located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale)


*You will not want to miss Georgian-born singer and guitarist Ilusha Tsinadze [ცინაძე] as he brings his multicultural story of dreams and discovery to the stage at the Cooperage, 1030 main street, through a captivating take on Georgia’s venerable music traditions. Join us on Saturday, March 10, 2018,  doors opening at 7:00pm and music starting at 7:30pm for a show unlike any other. The suggested donation is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For reservations please call 570-253-2020 or email info@thecooperageproject.org

*On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, an Open Mic Night will take place at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale from 7:00 to 10:00pm. This Open Mic will be hosted by Rich Faschan, aka Clumsy Fingers, and there is a suggested donation $5 per person.


*Grammy-nominated musician Scott Sharrard will be taking the stage at the Cooperage, 1030 Main Street, on Friday, March 23, 2018. He has been called “one of the best Blues/R&B guitarists in the country” by Billboard Magazine.   Longtime writing partner, musical director, and guitarist for Gregg Allman, Scott is set to release his fifth studio album in 2018, “Saving Grace.” Don’t miss this epic performance sure to be an excellent show.  Doors will open at 7:00pm with music starting at 7:30pm. The event is BYOB with a suggested donation of $15 with advance reservation or $20 at the door. For reservations please call 570-253-2020 or email info@thecooperageproject.org

*On Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm the second annual Main Wear Expo: A Fashion Fundraiser will take place at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale! Local model duets will be walking the platform runway in true fashion week style all curated by Alessandra Iavarone of the Velvet Maple Lifestyle Shoppe. This year will feature savory fancy bites from Anthill Farm Kitchen and decadent sweets to finish up the day! A signature cocktail and wine will be available for purchase so please do not BYOB. Tickets are $40 per person with advance reservation and $50 per person at the door. To reserve, please call 570.253.2020or email info@thecooperageproject.org.


*On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, an Open Mic Night will take place at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale from 7:00 to 10:00pm. This Open Mic will be hosted by Rich Faschan, aka Clumsy Fingers, and there is a suggested donation $5 per person.


*   The Cooperage for our monthly Game Night. Bring your own game from home to  share and teach. We also have a selection to play from including Catan, Scrabble and Dominion. All ages are welcome to come join in the fun. Bring a friend or make a friend! Game Night will continue to be held the 3rd Thursday of every month. 6 pm to 9 pm

March 22 | April 19 | May 17 | June 21 | July 19 | August 16 | September 20 | October 18 | November 15 | December 20

Saturday Main Street Farmers' Market at The Cooperage
The Main Street Farmers’ Market will return to 1030 Main Street on Saturday's from 11:00am to1:00pm   This market strives to provide the greater Honesdale community with access to superb local agricultural products. The Market is a vibrant and friendly gathering of exemplary local producers and enthusiastic consumers, connecting through a mutual appreciation for each other and for our regional foodscape.
When: Saturdays, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Cooperage   March 17, 31 )
Where: The Cooperage 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA


“Spring Wellness Event”, Essential Oils 101 Plus..March 17 at theTop of the 80's,

3 Top of the 80's Road, Hazleton.  The event begins at 10 a.m.

 The people of the world need to know how to care for themselves, naturally. This essential oil event will suggest uses for natural oils.  hosted by Diane Grant Czajkowski, with

Special Guest Speaker Maria Fendrick.  Learn more click here

* Lenten Buffet at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Pocono Pines, will be held on  Friday, March 23rd.


* The Greater Hazleton Concert Series presents Well-Strung, a New York City based all male, singing, string quartet, that derives their unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today. This unique musical group will present an exciting evening of music Friday, March 16, at 7:30 PM in the Hazleton Area High School auditorium located at 1601 West 23rd Street   For reservations or concert information, call Cynthia 570-436-6615, or Amelia at 570-788-4864.


* ArtWorks Gallery & Studio in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce the March opening exhibit, entitled “Speechless.”  The artwork is a collection of artwork produced by ArtWorks student, Tommy Hennigan with special needs enrolled in the award-winning art program at ArtWorks Scranton studio.  This program is run by the management of Kaitlin Harrison and Delia O’Malley. The exhibit will be on display at Artworks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, PA throughout the month of March, with a meet-the-artist reception on Friday, March 9, 6-9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.


*Jersey Shore Public Library, 110 Oliver Street, will be holding a used book sale at the library.

March 22   9:30-7    March 23  9:30-4     March24  9:30-2

Children and adult book  25 to 50 cents   dvd's and audio books  $1.00

More info call 570-398-9891

*Multi-Media Passion Performance at Valley Community Church, located at 4 Rittenhouse Place Drums, will  be  6PM Saturday 3/24/18; 10AM Sunday 3/25/18; 10AM Sunday 4/1/18..


*The Reginas of Kings College will hold their annual Penny Auction on Sunday, March 18,2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Sheehy Farmer building located on campus downtown Wilkes-Barre.  Doors open at 1:30. Tickets are $2.00 and includes light refreshments.   Lots of games and fun for everyone. All proceeds from this event benefits local students.




*The Williamsport Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Gerardo Edelstein, presents its 4th concert of the season –Your Classical Favorites! - Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Community Arts Center, Williamsport. The program features Max Zorin, the WSO’s former concertmaster. He will perform two contrasting pieces - Vivaldi's Spring from Four Seasons, one of the first programmatic violin concertos ever written, and Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs),a blazing dance in the most brilliant Gypsy manner energized by an entire fusillade of violin pyrotechnics. For tickets, please call 570-326-2424 or visit www.williamsportsymphony.org .

*Penn State University’s laureate for the 2017-18 academic year, Andrew Belser, will visit Penn State Hazleton from March 14 to 16.

His visit will include a display of his “FaceAge” project that is free and open to the public on Wednesday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, March 15, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit will be set up in the lobby of the Evelyn Graham Academic Building.

“FaceAge” is an award-winning multimedia video installation in which participants explore issues of identity, gender, sexuality and ethnicity through the lens of aging

FaceAge is on a national tour with plans under way for an international tour. For more information on the exhibition, visit faceage.org. To view excerpts from the six stories included in the interactive display, visit https://vimeo.com/188223111. For more information on the Penn State Laureate program, visit vpaa.psu.edu/penn-state-laureate.

*– “Team Bookworms”, a project group of the Leadership Wilkes-Barre class of 2018, is excited to announce a fundraising raffle and evening of revelry at Rodano’s, 53 Public Square, on Thursday, March 15th, from 5:30-8:30 PM. Team Bookworms is holding the event in support of the Osterhout Free Library, with the goal of renovating the building’s Children’s Activity Room.  For more information, or to purchase tickets for the March 15th fundraiser, please contact Matthew Hinton at 570-574-1121 or via e-mail at mhinton2@misericordia.edu.

*  Gaslight Theatre Company is proud to present The Sunset Limited Directed by Dane Bower, March 16 -18 and 23-25 at its theatre in the East End Centre in Wilkes-Barre. The Sunset Limited is as unique and compelling a theatrical piece as you will find. The story -- about two men with polar opposite views debating God, love, salvation, forgiveness, the human condition, and the state of the world -- is written by Cormac McCarthy, known for such powerful dramatic works as No Country for Old Men and The Road.   Performances will be held March 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. The Box Office will be open one hour prior to performances.  Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.ticketfly.com at any time or at the door (tickets are not available by phone). Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Seating is general admission and limited so advanced purchases are highly recommended. Additionally, for any ticket sold online, Gaslight will donate $2 to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (more information at afsp.org). 


*Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Mathematical and Digital Sciences and the United States Army will host the first Drone Wars competition during the BloomCon conference on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 p.m. Weather permitting the event will be held on the academic quad or in the case of rain Centennial Hall. 


* This spring the Western Wayne School District will put on a production of the musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Music and Lyrics are by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Book is by Joe DiPietro. The show is inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse.  Performances by Western Wayne students will take place Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. in the newly renovated Western Wayne Veterans Memorial Auditorium located at 1970A Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Students and senior citizens $3 dollars for tickets and adults $5 for tickets. Western Wayne students are admitted free with a student ID

*  Planning has begun for the 39th annual American Cancer Society Telethon, April 7 and 8 airing noon to midnight both days from Penn’s Peak.  If your organization is planning to present a check on the program, please contact Kate Hofherr at  kate.hofherr@gamil.com. or by calling 610-248-9949.

            If you or your group would like to perform on the telethon, contact George Taylor at gtay200@verizon.net and provide some sort of performance sample. For example, a video on YouTube.



*Pennsylvania College of Technology will provide free dental hygiene services to veterans, members of the armed services and their dependents on Saturday, April 14. Available services include exams, cleanings, X-rays, fluoride treatments and oral health education, as well as sealants for eligible children.

Services will be preventive and will not include fillings or extractions.  Because space is limited, appointments are required. Call 570-320-8007 to schedule. To learn more about the college’s dental hygiene clinic, visit www.pct.edu/dentalclinic.



The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will be holding their second annual F.M. Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot & Performing Arts on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now for $30 and are available online at kirbycenter.org, at the Kirby Center Box Office or by phone at (570) 826-1100.  Kirby Members can purchase tickets prior to the event for $25 through the Kirby Center Box Office only. Tickets will be on sale the day of the event for $35.  All proceeds benefit the F.M. Kirby Center’s community outreach and children’s programing, which provide local children a chance to experience the performing arts free of charge. This event can help us in continuing to support our community and its children.
For information on how you can sponsor the event, please contact Lauren Pluskey McLain at 570-823-4599, ext. 234.

*North Schuylkill Elementary PTO Basket Raffle

April 14 and 15,  at North Schuylkill Elementary School ,Shop & Drop - April 14, 10am to 5pm and April 15, 10am to 3pm

 Prizes drawn starting at 3:15pm on April 15.


*The Monroe County Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, April 11,  at 11:30 AM at the Kettle Creek Environmental  Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg 18360. The Program will be Preparation, feeding and care for migrating birds' return, presented by Daryl Speicher, Environmentalist at Kettle Creek Environmental Center.. The Design Theme:  Spring is here". Designers' choice of theme utilizing only fresh materials. Horticulture Theme: One flowering stem from a bulb.

The meeting will begin at 11:30, followed by lunch, followed by a program.

Everyone interested in gardening is welcome to attend. $5 for non-members (applied to your membership). Luncheon included.

For more information, call President Robin Teets (570) 350-8069 or rteets@ptd.net.  Visit our website, http://www.monroecountygardenclub.com/ 

*South Schuylkill Garden Club will host its April Membership Tea on Tuesday, April   5:30 – 7:30 at the  Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 253 Dock St. Schuylkill Haven. Kathy Connelly local artist will speak on painting of the world around her.  Pre-register by calling Bonnie at 908.812.0821 by April 6,  




Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary  is collecting items for the

May 18, Penny Social! Time to clean out your home!

New and gently used items would be greatly appreciated!

 vases, books, pillows, decoration, handbags, musical instruments, toys, games, small appliances, etc..,


Please contact Linda  -570-878-9699

Janet -570-877-5005 for more information


* Noxen's 13th Annual Mothers Day Pow Wow will be held on  Saturday and Sunday, May 12th and 13th 2018 .The event takes place at the  Noxen Fire Co. Grounds 3493 Stull Road, Noxen .(take PA Route 29 North or South to Center of Town & Follow Signs—1 block away)  Gates Open 10 am with story telling and flutes followed by Grand Entry at Noon Circle open: Saturday 12-6 and Sunday 12-5pm.  The Native American Fry Bread and food by Noxen Volunteer Fire Company,  Native Vendors Arts and Crafts - Shirts – Leather – Bead work –Bulk Beads- Books – CD’s – Blankets .  There will also be a Sloppy Joe “wimpie” contest Friday evening, free to enter, CASH prize to the winner.

 . Saturday Evening Meal – Potluck – Bring Dish to share! In an effort to keep mother earth clean please bring your own dinner set ie: plate, bowl, spoon, fork, etc. Wash stations will be available. Camping is allowed but electric is limited and at the price of $7.00 per day payable upon arrival prior to set up. No camping spaces will be reserved, first come first serve basis so come early.

  For more Information or interested drums/vendors Contact: Natalie(570)947-2097 or noxenpowwow@yahoo.com

*Green Campus Movie Series

Bloomsburg University’s Green Campus Initiative will host its Spring Film Series in March and April. Films will screen on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in McCormick Center for Human Services, room 1303. Topics will include Pennsylvania fracking impacts, the history of the organic food movement, environmental stress and illness caused by the BP oil spill and the human toll of refugees escaping from climate change, famine and war. Admission is free to all films. Films include: March 6 – Triple Divide- Redacted; March 27 – Human Flow; April 10 – Ecocide; April 24 – Evolution of Organic.




The JCA Institute of Learning will meet on Wednesdays from
11:00 am -12 pm at the Jewish Community Center Rifkin Resource Center This program is open to the community and runs from
January 10th through March 21st.


Tony Brooks, Historian, WB Councilman
Historic Wilkes-Barre
March 14

Janene M. Holter, Office of Attorney General Bureau of Special Investigations
Top 10 Scams
March 21

Snow Date
March 28
Join for discussion and refreshments. While you are here, join in our Congregate Meal Program. Reservations can be made at the front desk 24 hours in advance.

 On-Going Exhibits and more

** The South Creek Lions Club is serving breakfast the 2nd Sunday of January thru March- 7am-10:30am- The menu includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon  and sausage gravy, home fries along with coffee, orange juice. Cost is $8.00 per meal doors open 7am. The South Creek Lions Club is located on Route 14 in Gillett.“Find Us on Facebook” South Creek Lions Club





*The NAMI Scranton & Northeast Region support group is for anyone who has been affected by mental illness.   Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month in The Advocacy Alliance Media Building at 841 Jefferson avenue in Scranton.  The February meetings will be on February 13th & 27th, meeting registration is not required. The meetings are a ‘Caring & Sharing’ format and we do have a pass rule- you do not have to participate, you can pass if you are not comfortable yet.   These meetings are free and open to anyone who has a mental illness and/or their friends and family. Please feel free to call the NAMI Scranton office at 570-342-1047 for more information
* The Carbon County American Cancer Society- is also hosting The Great Radio “Ask Your Neighbor” Cook Book Sale.  This is a Historic Celebration of the Tastes of our Coal Region communities and ethnicities.  The cookbook features over 350 pages of recipes collected through a popular weekday radio show on WLSH from the pre-microwave days!  The cookbook is presented with permission and in cooperation with WMGH/WLSH Radio.

 Order on-line Click Here or by phone  (570) 805-4555 or fax (570) 805-4554 All proceeds benefit ACS.  The cost is only $20  (shipping available for $7 extra). The Cook Books are in stock today!!

To order by Mail:  Make Check Payable to CancerTelethon.org
Coffee Houses/ Art Exhibits and More

 The Luzerne County Historical Society announces new hours at the Bishop Library and LCHS Museum for 2018, starting January 3, 2018.

· Bishop Library, 49 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre:

o 12 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday

o 12 to 6 p.m. on Thursday

o 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday

· LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre:

o 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday

o 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday

· Both the Bishop Library and the LCHS Museum will be closed to the public on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Museum admission is free for LCHS members, $5 for non-member adults and $3 for non-member children. Using the Bishop Library is free for LCHS members and $5 per day for non-members. For more information, call 570-823-6244 or email info@luzernehistory.org.


Looking for something to Read? The Friends of the Osterhout Free Library  NEW Book Shop is now open. The Book Shop is located on the recently renovated 3rd floor, which is accessible by stairs or the elevator.
Book Shop hours are:
Monday 9:30am – 1:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am – 1:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Friday 9:30am – 1:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm 

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