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What's Happening! March 31- April 1, 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 31 and April 1, 2018

 Happy Easter and Joyous Passover!

 

 Saturday,   March 31, 2018

 
Hop On The Trolley With The Easter Bunny

 

The Easter Bunny  will again be "riding the rails" on the Electric City Trolley.

 

Bring the entire family to the trolley museum to get "all aboard" with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 31. Balloon art, free  candy and coloring sheets will be available for the kids. A special prize will be given on each Trolley ride. The "bunny train" will depart at 10:30 AM, noon, 1:30 PM and 3 PM.

 

For more information, contact the Trolley Museum at (570) 963-6590.

 

 

 

 *Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Olyphant Borough  and Council  For Mid-Valley residents on March 31 at "Wargo-Monsignor Hrynuck-Beckage Sports Complex" at 700 Block of East Grant Street, FernHill Section of Olyphant. Staring at 1:00 p.m.  Infants to kids age 12 are all welcome to attend with their family.

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 Sunday, April 1, 2018

 

Happy and Blessed Easter!

 

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

On Sunday April 8, 2018 at 2:30pm 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, April 11, 2018, an Open Mic Night will take place at The Cooperage  from 7:00 to 10:00pm. This Open Mic will be hosted by Ron Huber and there is a suggested donation $5 per person.

 

* Sounds Like Teen Spirit is an open mic night on Friday April 13, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm that is designed to provide an opportunity to showcase the talent of our community’s youth. School-aged students are encouraged to share their performing art on stage at The Cooperage!

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*   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

  | 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 31 )
Where: The Cooperage 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA
 
 

 The CAR WASH on Hamlin Highway and Dog Wash Too... is pleased  to support Dessin Animal Shelter through WAG-N-WASH, A DOG WASHING FUNDRAISER held on the First Saturday of each Month (except April, being hosted on March 31). This year there will be 7 events. Dessin will be bringing out Cats and Dogs from the Shelter for a meet and greet, and are available for adoption, along with assisting event guests with proper bathing techniques for their dog or cat at the Self Serve DOG WASH bay.      

Dates:

 

Saturday   March 31st          10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   May 5th                10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   June 2nd               10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   July 7th                 10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   August 4th           10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   September 1st    10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   October 6th         10:00am to 3:00pm

 

 

Location: The CAR WASH on Hamlin Hwy & DOG WASH Too... 1126 Hamlin Hwy. / RT590, Lake Ariel PA 18436 (2 miles east of Hamlin Corners)


 

  
APRIL

* The 39th annual American Cancer Society Telethon-Tamaqua-Carbon County, April 7 and 8 - noon to midnight both days from Penn’s Peak.-   Entertainment, Food, information and more.

 

* As a part of the ICS Bloomsburg Explores Revolutions Symposium, Bloomsburg University will host a student-led panel discussion titled “Women’s Role in Revolution” on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in Student Services Center, room 004.Six students, representing countries where revolutions have occurred, will share their experiences in women’s activism from the perspective of their specific country. The panelists include Facia Sirleaf, Krista Hayes, Monica Abdalmessih, Amy Bitar, Maha Hamad and Nour Haj Mabrouk.

* Bloomsburg University will present speaker Jordan Burnham from Minding Your Mind on Tuesday, April 3, at 6 p.m. in the Kehr Union Building Fireside Lounge. Burnham will share the story of his struggle with depression and attempted suicide in hopes to convey the importance of awareness and stigma reduction

* The 15th Annual Girardville Irish Day Parade will be held promptly at 12 noon on Saturday, April 14.

The giant parade features 5 divisions and 16 bands with numerous floats, antique vehicles, and special entries.

The theme of this year’s parade is the “Salute to the Residents of Girardville.”

The Grand Marshal for the 2018 Parade is former Congressman Timothy Holden.

Parade Day activities begin at 10 AM with an Irish Mass at Saint Vincent’s Worship Center at 2nd and C Streets in Girardville.

An outdoor celebration will follow the parade at the Hibernian House at Beech and Line Streets in the borough.

* CASA of Luzerne County is hosting NEPA Sings! competition,sponsored in part by PNC Bank and Geisinger Health Systems

Twelve performers will be selected to compete in the finals on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the KCCA. The final competition will be emceed by Dave Kuharchik, host of PA Live! A panel of local celebrity judges will be announced shortly. 

The first place prize includes two tickets to a Broadway show in New York city with round trip transportation provided by Martz Trailways, as well as an opportunity to perform the winning song on PA Live! on WBRE-TV. The second place prize includes two tickets to a show at the F.M. Kirby Center and a $100 gift certificate good for dinner at a local restaurant. 

 

* Don’t forget Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, Tuesday, April 10th from Noon to 8:00pm. 

 

Free Cone Day is a world-wide occasion and at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Ben & Jerry’s is scooping up free ice cream in a cup or cone to guests, with the option of upgrading to a waffle cone for $1.00 donation! All proceeds benefit the Brighter Journeys Foundation, “going the extra mile for children with special needs and their families” is their mission. 

 Mohegan Sun Pocono is proud to announce they will match the monetary donations raised for Brighter Journeys.

 

 

* Rainbow Riders and The South Creek Lions Club are sponsoring a Benefit Dinner for “David (Rocky) & Deb Rockwell on Saturday April 14th at 4:30pm at The South Creek Fire Department in Fassett (South Creek Township). The buffet style dinner includes Ham “real” Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable, Baked Beans, “Home Baked Bread” and Homemade Pies. Cost is $10.00 per person.

Deb Rockwell is currently going thru Radiation and Chemotherapy for Cancer. The Rockwell’s are deeply involved in various organizations in the community and this is our way of helping them.

 

 

* 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.

* The Weis Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau and the Susquehanna River Arts initiative, will host a free art exhibit and installation featuring the work of 10 local artists from Tuesday, April 3 through Friday, May 25 in the Weis Center’s upper Atrium Lobby.  The exhibit is free and takes place on the upper level of the Atrium Lobby, which is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. 

 

*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's choice of theme utilizing only fresh materials. Horticulture Theme: One flowering stem from a bulb.

Meeting will begin at 11:30, followed by lunch, followed by 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,  

8The West End Park & Open Space commission will sponsor tennis lessons at the pleasant valley middle school courts from May 15 thru Aug. 2.  (2) 6 week sessions for all ages.  Ages 11u will play Tuesdays from 5 – 6:30pm, ages 12 – 16 will be tuesdays from 6:30 – 8pm, 14 – 18 yrs will play Thursdays from 5 – 6:30pm, adults on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8pm.  Munchkin tennis (6-7yrs) will start on Tuesday, June 26 at 4:15pm.  Fmi: 570-992-9733 or www.weposc.org

*Breakfast Saturday, April 14, 2018 Trinity United Church of Christ 22 Lafayette St-Tamaqua 8:00 am – 11:30 am Adults: $5.00 Children Under 10: $3.00

*Praise and Worship all invited 7:00 PM, Sunday, April 8th.The event will include contemporary songs, updated hymns and testimonies of praise. Bethany EC Church

223 E. Broad Street, Tamaqua Refreshments will be served following the event.

*The King’s College Theatre Department will present acclaimed playwright Donald Margulies’s riveting drama about journalists covering the Iraq War, “Time Stands Still” at 7:30 p.m. on April 12-14 and April 19-21 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.  The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for King’s alumni and non-King’s students. For more information on upcoming performances or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail boxoff@kings.edu. 

*Washingtonville Fire Company, Chicken Bar-B-Que

3 pm till sold out, $9.00 for a complete meal and $5.00 for half a chicken only

 

 * The Wilkes-Barre Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 is set for April 29th.  Among the Sunday Events  .Making A Difference Ministries will be part of the event starting at 1:30 P.M. with local Christian Artist Stephen L. Perillo and the Followers and National Recording Artist Benjamin Horrevoets from Poughkeepsie, NY.  at 2:15 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.  

 

 

MAY

 

*The Mt. Pocono Rotary will sponsor its 23rd Annual Community Aviation Day Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast on Sunday, May 27 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm with this year’s proceeds benefitting Mt. Pocono Rotary, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monroe County and Family Promise of Monroe County.For the past 23 years, the event has been held rain or shine at Pocono Mountains Airport on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 and under. The day’s activities include free airplane rides for children ages 8-17 donated by the Young Eagles EAA program, the presenting of the Colors and American flag parachute demonstration, aircraft, antique cars and military equipment displays, the Pocono Raceway pace car, children’s activities and a Memorial Day Ceremony. Parking is free.

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.

 

 

 

 August

*Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company   Festival August 17th from 5 till ?

August 18th from 3 till ?Food – Games – Chinese Auction – Raffle. Saturday – Chicken Dinner

Music Each Night: Friday – The Less Boys- Saturday – Smooth Country

 


 
 On-Going Exhibits and more

*Wilkes-Barre native Frank Wengen will display a variety of transparent watercolor paintings during a free public exhibition, titled “Serene Scenery: Elevating the Everyday Landscape,” to be held from Monday, April 2, through Friday, April 27, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. 

 

 

** 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

 


 *Dive into the local arts scene with the Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg and the Photography Club Members Showcase exhibit in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of January.  This exhibit features the work of 41 artists’ guild members and photographers showcasing a wide variety of mediums such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, colored pencil, collage, pottery, fabric and textile art and photography. The Artists’ Guild began in 2012 when a few artists got together to share their work, offer support, develop friendships and show and sell their artwork. As the Guild grew, they began adding trips to local galleries, offering critiques and plein air opportunities. The Photography Club started in 2017 and is a collection of both amateur and professional photographers living in the Lewisburg area and aims to support and encourage photographers of all skill levels. Photography Club meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Urban Post.
  Joining the Artists' Guild and/or Photography Club also gives you membership in the Lewisburg Arts Council. For more information or to become a member visit www.lewisburgartscouncil.com/local-arts
Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. For more information, visit UnionCountyLibraries.org/home-page/info/displays/.

 
 

*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.     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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