What's Happening! October 14-15, 2017

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.




  October 14 and 15, 2017


Berwick Riverfest continues Saturday, October 14th (10AM – 10PM), and Sunday, 15th (10Am – 6PM) . Held at Test Track Park, S. Eaton Street in Berwick, along the majestic Susquehanna River this event has FREE admission, FREE parking, FREE concerts each night, 3 FREE Pig and Weiner Dog races daily and over 100 food and craft vendors. Large Fireworks display Saturday night

* October 13th – 15th – The 2017 Forwardian Film Festival will be held at The Antoine Dutot Gallery in Delaware Water Gap, PA and is Free. The Festival will begin at 6pm with an Artists’ Reception on Friday October 13th for their The Art That Dreams Are Made Of Exhibition. The festival will continue the next day with screenings of original short films and conclude on Sunday October 15th with the screenings of original feature length films. The festival will include opportunities to meet the artists participating in the exhibit and the filmmakers whose work will be in the festival along and an Awards Ceremony. The event will also include Raffles, 50/50, and Silent Auction with proceeds benefiting The Antoine Dutot Gallery and Museum and The Forwardian Arts Society. For more information, please call 570-269-3348 or go to www.forwardianarts.org.





Saturday,  October 14, 2017


  The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 8th Annual ChalkFest and Hydromania that will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Millennium Circle Portal on the River Common.

 ChalkFest and Hydromania is a FREE event that celebrates children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature, water and the environment. Children of all ages and ability are invited and will be provided with a box of sidewalk chalk and a designated space to draw.  Rain date is Sunday.


*Northeastern Pennsylvania Bloggers will be hosting the semi-annual Blogfest on October 14 at The River Grille, 670 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 starting at 5PM. This is an informal gathering of bloggers, candidates for office, elected officials and anyone interested in politics or blogging. Additionally, NEPA BlogCon organizers and attendees will join in the festivities at the conclusion of their conference. There is no charge for admission.

Since its inception, Blogfest has been described as the best non-political political event of the season. No speeches are allowed and the rule is agree to disagree but don't be disagreeable. Many local and statewide candidates will be attending.

 * Women in northeastern and central Pennsylvania who want to become more involved in government can attend Ready to Run NEPA Program at The University of Scranton Saturday, Oct. 14. The nonpartisan training session, open to women in Bradford, Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties, is titled “Wanted: More Women in Government.” The daylong program will begin at 9 a.m. at the Kane Forum of Leahy Hall on the University’s campus.  Registration is required to attend and fees vary. A limited number of partial scholarships are also available. For additional information visit Scranton.edu/readytorun, call 570-941-7520 or email linda.walsh@scranton.edu.


  * Trevorton Fall Festival, Saturday, October 14, 2017, Rain date Sunday, October 15, 2017
12pm-6pm, Trevorton Community Park, 5th and Scott St., Trevorton, Pa 17881
Food, Crafts, Games, Vendors, Parade at 11am, 5K run 8am, Band on stage Memory Lane, 1pm-3pm and 4pm-6pm
Fireworks at dusk, Information call 570-797-1974Email Cristie, zerbetwpmuncpl@ptd.net
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*The 21st Annual Woolly Worm Festival, October 14, at Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg.

The fun will kick off at 9:30 a.m. with music by the Lewisburg High School Marching Band.  The Winter Weather Prognostication Ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. this year by a panel of our own experts and with M.C. and festival founder Mike Glazer at the helm.  You will see a team of highly skilled worm readers measure, weigh and analyze the little furry creatures in an attempt to predict the upcoming weather.  These little guys are to winter as Punxsutawney Phil is to the spring! There will be food, Woolly Worm races (bring your own worm if you’d like), a magic show, puppet show, reptile show, Bounce House and games.  This is an event for the whole family!!





* Pittston Area Leo’s club   2nd annual fall craft and gift show, October 14, 2017    9am- 3pm at Pittston Area High School, 5 Stout Street, Yatesville. 40 plus vendors displaying a wide variety of unique items from home décor wreaths and arrangements.

*The South Creek Lions Club will be holding a Ham & Rost beef dinner on Saturday, October 14th 4:30 pm at the Lions Hall on Route 14 in Gillett, Pennsylvania. The meal includes real mashed potatoes, vegetables, baked beans, homemade bread and home baked pies for dessert.  Beverages include Coffee, Tea, and Lemonade. Cost is $10 per person. Take Outs available. 


*American Cancer Society's Bark For Life, a canine event to fight cancer, will be held on October 14, 2017 at Kirby Park Wilkes Barre. The event will be from 10am to 1pm. It is free to attend; $10 to participate. Dress up your pets for the costume contest and basket raffles will be held. Booth sponsors will also be set up. Please visit www.relayforlife.org/barkwyomingvalleypa



 Sunday, October 15 , 2017

Nathan Gray, 4, of Wilkes-Barre will serve as Ambassador of Ceremonies for a ThinkBIG Go Tough Race at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, October 15. Check-In begins at 9 AM and the race will start at 10 AM. Four-person teams can preregister at $25 per person at www.thinkbigpa.org, The event is sponsored by Partners in Pediatric Hanover Street, 166 Hanover Street, Suite 105, Wilkes-Barre,  

The following information from ThinkBIG PA’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Think-Big-Go-Tough-1163624483770865/ provides more information about Nathan and the impact which ThinkBIG has had on Nathan’s family:

* The annual Father Walter J. Ciszek Day will be marked on Oct. 15 with a 2 p.m. Divine Liturgy in the St. Casimir Sacred Worship Site of Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Parish. St. Casimir Church is at 29 N. Jardin St. The late Ciszek, a native son of St. Casimir Church, is a candidate for sainthood in the Catholic Church.  The main celebrant for the Oct. 15 service will be Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, Divine Mercy pastor, and the homilist will be Jesuit Father Brian Van Hove,  A social in St. Casimir Hall will follow the liturgy. The new Father Walter J. Ciszek Prayer League Center at 218 W. Cherry St. will be open to visitors from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 15.  


 * The Community Awareness Committee of the Greater Hazleton of Commerce announces the 10th Annual Tastes of Greater Hazleton. The event will feature a sampling of signature dishes and products from twenty restaurants and businesses from throughout Greater Hazleton.

It is open to the public and will take place on Sunday, October 15th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm at the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton, located at 50 Moisey Drive in Hazle Township. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased online at hazletonchamber.org (online calendar), at the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce office which is located at 8 West Broad Street,

* The Endless Mountain Pilot’s EAA Chapter will be hosting a young eagles rally on Saturday, October 14th with a rain date Sunday, October 15th from 9am till 1pm at Seaman’s Airport on Seamans Road and Windsock Lane in Factoryville.  Free Airplane rides will be given to children age 8 to 17.  Parent or legal guardian must be present.  For more information, please contact 570-945-5125



Monday! The upcoming “Mondays at the Market” at Public Square in Downtown Wilkes-Barre on October 16 from 10 AM to 4 PM will include healthy food, wellness information and demonstrations.




What’s Going on at the Cooperage



Saturday Main Street Farmers' Market returns to The Cooperage, November 4

The Main Street Farmers’ Market will return to 1030 Main Street on Saturday's from 11:00am to1:00pm beginning on November 4. 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
(November 4, 11, 18, 25 | December 2, 9, 16, 23 | January 6, 20 | February 3, 17 | March 3, 17, 31 )

Where: The Cooperage 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA


  * A Halloween Contra Dance at The Cooperage, October 27


Bring a partner with you or find a partner here, all are welcome and we’ll all be dancing together October 27 at 1030 Main Street! Live music by Laura Courtright and Craig Gehrig. Feel welcome to dress in costume if you'd like!

Guest caller Bob Nicholson will do a beginner lesson starting at 7:15pm and the dancing will start at 7:30pm. Beginners are most welcome!

* On Wednesday, October 18, Buckshot Jenkins and Ron Penska will be leading an Acoustic Bluegrass Jam at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale. The jam will run from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  


* On Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6:00 to 9:00pm, Game Night - a night of fun and games - will take place at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street, Honesdale. It’s a great night for all ages

* Swing Night at The Cooperage with The Little Big Band, October 20

Get your dancing shoes out — swing music is coming back to to 1030 Main Street! Join the Little Big Band out of Milford, PA in a night you won’t forget, Friday October 20, 2017 from 7pm - 10pm. Plus learn a few steps from swing dance instructor Sandi Raub.


Social Events at the Sofia Coxe House in Drifton- Reservations for the events can be made at www.sophiacoxefoundation.com or by sending a check to Sophia Coxe Foundation, 2207 St. Route 940, P.O. Box 235, Drifton, Pa 18221

Sat, Oct 21 – 11AM – 4PM - $50/pp – Building a Backyard Forge – For students who would like to construct a low cost blacksmith’s forge using materials available locally.  Plans & materials list will be provided along with lunch.  RSVP by Oct 19.  For further info, B. Dunnigan, 570-926-6706.


Sun, Oct 22 – 7:30PM – Edgar Allen Poe Reading - $15/pp.  Enjoy an evening with a Poe reading of The Raven, the Tell-tale Heart, and more.  Light refreshment will be served.  Seating is limited, so reserve early.  For further info, call Karen at 570-956-3881.


Sun, Oct 29 – 2PM – A Halloween Tea – $20/pp.  Enjoy spooky soup, graveyard salad, scary finger sandwiches and ghostly desserts.  You are welcome to come in costume or not.  For further info, call Karen at 570-956-3881.





 * Friends of Jack Archer, a Scranton native who recently lost his battle with Pancreatic Cancer will  host a benefit, "March For Arch" on October 22, 2017 from 2-6pm @ Waldorf Park, 13 Waldorf Lane, Scranton. The proceeds raised will help alleviate the burden of medical expenses on Jack's family. The family is also planning on making a donation to Pancreatic Cancer research. Admission is a donation of $20 for adults and $10 for children under 12. Children under 2 are admitted for free. Included will be live entertainment, food, soda & draft beer.

The will be Basket raffles, a Silent Auction, 50/50 drawing, Basket of Cheer raffle & Pallet of Beer raffle.


Advance tickets are available at Gerrity's, 320 Meadow Ave., Scranton or through committee members. 




The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) is pleased to announce its 2017-18 concert season, which will include four performances in three communities and will include two special collaborations: a State College-based vocal ensemble called Essence 2, Ltd. in October and the Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale in December. The season will begin on Sunday, October 29 at 3 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University with a very special collaboration between the SVC and acclaimed State College-based choral ensemble, Essence 2, Ltd. 
A season subscription costs $70 and consists of four “freestyle” tickets that can be used at any SVC concert in any combination. Individual tickets range from $20-22 depending on the performance and $8 for a student ticket for all performances. Youth under the age of 12 are always free.


 *Heat the Church Pasta Dinner, October 21st, St. Stephen’s Church, 35 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, Take out 4 to 5; Dine in 5 to 7 pm-  $10 adults-$6 children under 10.



*St. Thomas More Catholic Parish at St. Joseph Church will hold it  5th  Annual Fund Raiser Book Sale.  It will be held at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 1625 North Main Ave, Scranton, PA (at Theodore Street, near Green Ridge Street in North Scranton) On  Saturday, October 21, 2017  from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.   Lower level of the Church.  
Over 1,000 books (soft and hard cover) for all ages: adults and kids
Lunch and baked goods will be available for purchase.  Free Parking at the corner of North Main and Ferdinand Street, Scranton.  
Book donations gratefully received by October 14th, prior to the sale. Call Paul Campbell or Rev. Eric Berman, Pastor 570-343-0634 to arrange to  drop off books.

* The Chinchilla Hose Company will host a fire prevention and touch-a-truck open house on Saturday, October 21st from 11am till 3pm at the Fire house on Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla.  There will be Fire Truck Rides, Smoke House Maze, Bounce House, and a coloring contest.  Smokey the Bear will also be arriving for a visit. For more information, please contact the fire house at 570-586-5726



* The Allentown Philatelic Society will sponsor the biannual Eastern Pennsylvania Stamp Show (EPASS) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road in Allentown. There is free parking and no admission fee. The show will feature some 15 dealers, 25 tables, a kids’ area offering free stamps and collecting materials, and hundreds of dollars in door prizes.

The club will also accept donations of stamps and supplies that will be provided to local veterans’ groups and other charitable organizations to promote the hobby.

For more information please contact Jerry Morrow, (610) 974-9415; sirjun@verizon.net; or visit the website: http://greatzvmer.wix.com/newaps/epass.

The stamp club, founded in 1923, meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center, 421 Chew Street, Allentown. Meetings include auctions, visual presentations and trading among members. The club also maintains a philatelic library for research and information. Contact Morrow for more information.


*Juvenile Diabetes Walk, Kirby park Kingston
Date : October 22 , 2017 Time: register at 9 am walk starts at 10 25.00 adults 15.00 students (8 to 13)
Children  7 and under Free


*The University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center will host “Coffee and Confidence,” a free information session for women interested in exploring the idea of starting their own businesses, on Tuesday, October 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the fifth floor of Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Avenue. Participants will meet with guest presenter Holly Pilcavage, director of business development at Coal Creative, Wilkes-Barre. For more information or to register, contact Francene Dudziec, special projects coordinator at the University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), at 570-941-4168, francene.dudziec@scranton.edu or register online scrantonsbdc.com.

* The City of Pittston is pleased to announce its third annual “Trick or Treat Main Street” Halloween event. Trick or Treat Main Street consists of events in the lower Tomato Festival Lot, Pocket Park, and trick or treating in downtown businesses. The event is 5-8 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Inside the lower Tomato Festival Lot includes Halloween themed games, a bounce house, tractor rides around downtown provided by Cremard Brothers Excavating of Duryea, vendors including Brace’s Orchard, a DJ, and a costume contest starting at 6:30. This year there will also be a pet costume contest, to be held at 6:45.

The Music Scene is sponsoring a “Zombie Dance Party” in the Pocket Park (adjacent to Napoli’s Pizza). Balloon artist TJ Belt can also be found there making free balloon creations for children.

*Kingston Borough will hold it’s Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 5-7pm
at the parking lot of HKQ Law, 600 Third Ave., Kingston.
Local participating businesses will have their vehicles decorated and their trunks filled with treats for area Halloweeners. Members of the Kingston Police, Fire and Street Departments will be there to join in the fun, and entertainment will be provided by Magic 93.
HKQ Kids, a non-profit organization established by Attorney Joe Quinn and the law firm of Hourigan,



*St. André Bessette Parish in Wilkes-Barre will host a Toy Bingo  on November 5,  at the St. Mary’s Byzantine Social Hall, 522 Madison Street, Wilkes-Barre. 

Doors open at 12:00 PM and games begin at 1:00 PM.  Admission price is $10. 

Sold out last year so purchasing of tickets in advance is strongly recommended.

For Tickets or additional information call Mary at the Parish Office 570 823-4988.


The very popular Dancing with the Stars of NEPA is set for Sunday, November 19.  The stars will take to the dance floor at the Brooks Theatre on the campus of Keystone College in LaPlume, Lackawanna County.

This will be an elegant event of Dining and Ballroom Dancing Show with local stars
 and novice dancers who have made an impact on the community with their business, cause or a good story and who were willing to learn to dance for this event.

The tickets are $75 .  For more information contact Virginia at 570-240-1981. Proceeds will benefit Holistic Health for Everyone LLC, a newer nonprofit organization

*  It is time to start thinking about Christmas.  So save the date for the 19th Annual Victorian Christmas 2017 Tour of Homes, Churches & Museums. The event is set for Saturday, November 18,  from 10:00 am  4:00 pm The tour is presented by Preservation Williamsport

* St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Freeland will be sponsoring a Community Indoor Yard sale on Saturday, November 4th from 8 am to 2 pm at St. Michael's Recreation Center, 300 Fern St., Freeland. Numerous vendors with new and old items and crafters will be selling their goods. A Bake Sale and Tricky Tray chances will be featured. As always, our delicious homemade foods will be available for eat-in or take-out. This is a rain or shine event and plenty of parking is available. No early birds please.




* Holiday Craft and Gift Show-November 4, 9 am – 4 pm at the Oblates of st. Joseph Rt 315, Pittston. 40 vendors displaying a variety of the most beautiful crafts, gifts and unique items for your holiday gift giving

& Decorating.  Fabulous  basket  auction  and  bake  sale. Delicious  homemade  food  stand.  Proceeds to benefit “cancertacular”


*Cub Scout Pack 133 will hold a Pasta Dinner 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at the Jefferson Lions Club, 824 Lions Road, Mt. Cobb. Each meal includes pasta, meatballs, salad, roll, dessert and beverage. Tickets: $8, adult; $4, 12 and under. Takeouts available. Call 570-689-5577 for details.

*St. John’s Lutheran in Mifflinville, is hosting a chicken and waffle supper on November 4, 2017. 

* The Monroe County Garden Club will meet on Wednesday November 8,  at 11:30 AM at the Kettle Creek Environmental Center, 8050 Running Valley Rd, Stroudsburg. The Design Theme: "Home for the Holidays". Table setting for one, designers choice of holiday theme. Floral design required, fresh and/or dried materials. Horticulture Theme: Evergreen stem. 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/ and Join us on Facebook. www.Facebook.com/MonroeCountyGardenClub

*The monthly meeting of the Monroe Animal League will be on Tuesday, November 28 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. 

All Monroe County animal lovers are encouraged to attend. BRING A FRIEND! MAL needs your help to grow! The larger our membership, the easier for us to accomplish our mission. Please ask your friends and family to join you as a MAL member. Thanks!

For more information, visit www.monroeanimals.org, join us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MonroeAnimal League, email monroeanimalleague@gmail.com, or call 570-421-7775.

* The American Legion Riders have their monthly meeting on Sunday, November 12 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 or everett.shaver@yahoo.com. Visit www.ampost927.org and Join us on Facebook





The Susquehanna Valley Chorale  will once again continue its popular holiday performance, Candlelight Christmas, on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 10 at 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Sunbury. Glorious voices, harp, brass and candlelight highlight this traditional holiday concert. The Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale will join the SVC for this special performance.
A season subscription costs $70 and consists of four “freestyle” tickets that can be used at any SVC concert in any combination. Individual tickets range from $20-22 depending on the performance and $8 for a student ticket for all performances. Youth under the age of 12 are always free.



 On-Going Exhibits and more

* The Downtown Hazleton Farmer's Market is officially open for the season! Stop by and pick up some fresh veggies from Burger's Farm and delicious baked bread and pastries by Sugar & Loaf Bakery. CEO cooking demo starts at 11AM. Join us every Friday from 10AM-2PM, corner of Laurel and Broad Sts.


*Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s The Gallery at Greenly Center, 50 E. Main Street, Bloomsburg, will host a viewing of vintage wood type posters from the collection of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. The show will run Aug. 3 through Sept. 18. The exhibition is free and open to the public.


* Country Style Breakfast -The 2nd Sunday of October thru April.7am-10:30am.   The menu includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, toast 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.



*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 hostingThe 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


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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