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What's Happening: April 12-13, 2014

This weekend is jammed packed with fun events! Plus, a lot of new events added in the weeks ahead.
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.
 April 12 and April 13, 2014

   Grab Your Baskets!  Easter Egg Hunts!

The Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association (DWBBA) invites the community to their sixth annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, at 10:00 a.m.
This event is free and open to the public.

Back Mountain Harvest Assembly   invites community members to attend the  annual FREE Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the Rock Rec Center.  Registration and games begin at 9:00am.  The Hunt begin at 10:00am.

Faith Assembly of God in Hazleton will host its annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to Noon.  This is the largest egg hunt in the Hazleton area.  Over 10 thousand Easter Eggs, lots of Eggcellent prizes, games, crafts- plus a Giant Inflatable Slide.  The entire event is fre

Weekend Theatre!
*The enchantment of Sirens will lure audiences to a deserted island, where magic, fairies and romance collide in a moonlit forest during the King’s College Theatre Department’s upcoming production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at 7:30 p.m. April 9-12 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre. 
 * Phoenix  Kids  Presents:  SEUSSICAL - Theatre for Young  Audiences,   April 4 through  13
Friday and Saturday shows 7:00pm,  Sundays at 2:00pm at the Phoenix Performing Arts  Centre
409  Main St., Duryea Tickets:  $10.00 general and $6.00 kids 5 and  under For reservations call 570-457-3589, limited  seating
*"Deathtrap"  opened on Friday, April 4th and runs on Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:00 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM for two weeks at the Courtyard Theater in Selinsgrove
 Saturday, April 12, 2014

*HEALTHY KIDS DAY at the Hazleton YMCA.  Healthy Kids Day is the Y's largest national initiative, bringing children and families together and providing the education, activities and experiences that teach good health and foster connections through fitness, sports, fun and healthy habits. As a result, youth and families achieve greater health and well-being for their spirit, mind and body. Saturday, April 12 11 am to 2 pm
 *The Bucknell Brigade will host a yard sale Saturday, April 12, in the South Ward parking lot, located on Blackberry Alley between St. George and St. Catherine streets in Lewisburg. Yard sale hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Brain Club at Bucknell University will host a 5K run/walk race on Saturday, April 12, to benefit the Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute at Geisinger. Registration begins at 8 a.m. near the Bucknell soccer field, across Route 15 from the main campus. Registration is $15 before April 8, $20 after April 8 and on the day of the race. Interested participants can register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Lewisburg/AutismAwareness5KRunWalkLewisburg
The Bloomsburg University Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the First Presbyterian Church, 345 Market St., Bloomsburg. The program features the Women’s Choral Ensemble, Husky Singers and Concert Choir. The concert is free and open to the public.
* Bloomsburg University will celebrate the fourth annual Springfest.  At 10 a.m. Saturday April 12, games, sports and other activities will begin at Nelson Field House. Springfest is sponsored by the Center for Leadership and Engagement, Community Government Association, Residence Life Office, Student Affairs Office and the Student Recreation Center, and is open to the public. For more information, contact George Kinzel, director of the Center for Leadership and Engagement, gkinzel@bloomu.edu.
*A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hufnagle Park in Lewisburg.The Easter Egg Hunt will have a staggered start by age: 11:15 a.m., 0 to 3 years of age; 11:30 a.m., 4 to 6 years of age; 11:45 a.m., 7 to 10 years of age; noon, 11 years and older.
 The event, which is free and open to the public, will include face painting, relay races and more.Participants are requested to check in at the registration table located at the gazebo upon arrival.It is hosted by Alpha Xi Delta sorority and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity at Bucknell University.
 Chicken BBQ dinner Saturday, April 12th -3:00 p.m. till 7:00 p.m.
Effort united Methodist Church, 178 Merwinsburg Road, Effort
Call 570-629-1890  for more information. Take out Available-  Children 3 and under :Free Children 4-12: $5.00 Adults: $9.50 Adult Prepaid Ticket: $9.00
* Cinderella's closet will be Saturday, April 12th at the Y-W-C-A in Williamsport.
  The doors will be open from  9 a-m to 1 p-m.  The event is hosted by the Junior League of Williamsport

*FISHERMAN'S BREAKFAST, Saturday April 12  2014, 5:00 am---9:00 am, White Deer Community Park
White Deer, Pa, All you can eat: $7:00 , Children 6 and under: $4:00, Sponsored by Faith Chapel U.M.C.
Sunday, April 13, 2014

  Bloomsburg University’s Concert Band will perform at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.
* On Sunday, April 13th- The Rowan Lynch Quartet will perform at The Cooperage Project to celebrate the release of their first recording–Strange Carp. Come join in on the fun and support this achievement! The performance will begin at 3:00pm.  Donations appreciated. Lite fare will be available for purchase from Willow River Cafe. The Cooperage--1030 Main Street, Honesdale
*Sunday-April 13- the Tails for Troops event.  The Event takes place at the Abington Dog Park in Clarks Summit  at 1 pm  and benefits  Operation Tails for Troops.  There will be lots of fun activities for you and your pet.  Plus the money raised helps to provide service dogs to area veterans.
 On-Going- Exhibits, Support Groups, and More
. *The Chinchilla Hose Company will be holding its annual pizza sale beginning  every Friday during lent from 3pm till 7pm.  Red, White, and White Broccoli Pizza will be available from the Fire House on Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla.  Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570-586-5726 and walk-ins are welcome.  All Proceeds benefit the operations and needed equipment of the Chinchilla Hose Company of South Abington Township.

 *Lycoming College will host its annual Senior Art Show April 3-May 4 in the college’s Art Gallery in Snowden Library. The gallery is free and open to the public.  The competitive exhibition showcases the best work of the graduating seniors
* The Linder Gallery at Keystone College will present an exhibition by Los Angeles-based, Philadelphia-born contemporary artist Len Davis from March 23 until April 22 on the campus.
The exhibition Len Davis: Inner Worlds/Outer Limits features the drawing based, pop influenced collages that present Mr. Davis’ new view of portraiture. An opening reception will be held Sunday, March 23 from 4-6 p.m. in the gallery and the public is invited. He will also discuss about his artwork Monday, March 24, at 9:45 a.m. in Brooks Theatre. The presentation is free and open to the public.

* 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
*  Twenty-three graduating students from Keystone College’s four-year art programs will host a gallery exhibit featuring their work. The show will consist of a dual opening taking place simultaneously at the Artists for Art (AFA) Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, and the ArtWorks Gallery, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, and will remain open for the rest of the month.


*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.


April Events:
* Roast Beef Dinner-Sat, April 26, 4-7pm sponsored by St. John’s Lutheran Church, 106 W. Main St., Ringtown in the fellowship hall regular:  $10.00  small:  $5.00 under 5 years old free advance tickets required contact the church office: 570- 889-5203
* Bingo featuring Longaberger baskets and Vera Bradley bags hosted by American Legion Post 346 in East Stroudsburg, PA to be held on Sunday, April 27th.  Proceeds from the event benefit the NEPA Community FCU Foundation.  The foundation provides scholarships to local high school students.  Doors open at 12 noon, bingo begins promptly at 1:00 pm.  The cost for tickets is $20.00 in advance, $25.00 at the door and includes 20 games of bingo and door prize entry.  There will be raffles, 50/50 and refreshments available for an additional cost.  For more information or to reserve your tickets, please contact Jennifer Bayer at 570-424-6174 or visit the NEPA Community Federal Credit Union at 935 Clay Avenue  in Stroudsburg, PA on Fridays 3-6 and Saturdays 9-12.
*The "Couponing Makes Cents" class will be held on Saturday, April 26th at 10am at the First Reformed United Church of Christ in Berwick.  It is located on 2nd and Vine Streets in Berwick.
* WCLH, Wilkes University’s student-run radio station will celebrate 40 years of service to the community with a special event. The 40 Years Locked event will be held on Friday, April 25th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Henry Student Center Ballroom. The evening will feature  karaoke and prizes.  Current WCLH personalities will be hosting throughout the event and are encouraging a good time. 
40 Years Locked will be on the second floor of the Henry Student Center on 84 West South Street in Wilkes-Barre.  The public is invited to attend.
*The Wayne County Builders Association (WCBA) is planning its Annual Spring Home and Garden Festival and inviting vendors to sign up now to get your product or service in front of hundreds of families and residents.  The event  will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27 at Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center, in Waymart.  To sign up as an exhibitor or for more information about exhibiting your product or service at the WCBA’s Home and Garden Festival visit www.homeandgardenfest.com or call The WCBA office at 570-226-4941.
* Calling All Volunteers! Register NOW at Kidsburg.org for REBUILD KIDSBURG WEEK, April 30-May 4, 2014, Wednesday - Sunday,  in the Bloomsburg Town Park. 
Kidsburg, is a beloved playground that was destroyed in the 2011 flood.  A dedicated group of volunteers are working to rebuild the park after 20 years of constant play by people from Bloomsburg and far beyond.
* Kidsburg March Madness Basketball Tournament will be held  April 4, team registration deadline April 1st at Kidsburg.org All ages welcome - 7 different age brackets from 4 years old to senior citizens.  Fee:  $3 - ages 10 and under, $5 ages 11 and up

*The Department of Student Activities at Misericordia University is sponsoring a concert for Spring Fest Weekend with the alternative rock band, We The Kings, headlining the show on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Anderson Sports and Health Center at the North Gate of campus. For more information, please call (570) 674-8111

 *Breast Friends of Pennsylvania will host a “Coach” Bingo on April 27th at the Jackson Township Fire Hall,  Doors open at noon –bingo begins at 1 pm.  Tickets are $30 in advance please contact Kelli Mercurio at 321.236.3721 or Vivian Vega 321.236.3722 Proceeds will benefit “Breast Friends of Pennsylvania”.
* On Friday, April 25th, Holy Ghost Tent Revival will be at The Cooperage, located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale, PA.  Please note that this concert will be starting later than usual.  Doors will open at 7:45pm and the show will start at 8:30pm.

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, April 23rd from 7:00 to 10:00pm. This acoustic-style open mic will be hosted by Janet Burgan. 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.
*Come to Cherry's Sunset Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 15 for a bite to eat and meet the volunteers of Safe Haven Dog Rescue.
Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes.
For more information about Safe Haven, and to find  Volunteer and Foster applications, please visit www.SafeHavenPa.org . Contact Safe Haven at SafeHaven@epix.net. Join Safe Haven Pa on Facebook.
*Comedienne Jessica Kirson knows how to find humor in everything, especially herself, and she definitely knows how to bring her audience along for the hilarious ride.  She is at once raucous, edgy and downright side-splitting. No person, situation or thing is immune to her self-styled, razor-sharp sense of humor.

Temple Hesed of Scranton, PA will be hosting Ms. Kirson at The Comedy Palace on April 26, 2014 at the Temple, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, PA 18505. The event begins at 8 pm, with a cocktail hour starting at 7:30 pm..  For General, Patron and/or table reservations, please call and leave a message with either Temple Hesed, 570-344-7201 or Barbara Parker-Bell at 570-585-1192.
 May Events:
"The Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley railroad historical society will host a rare mileage photo freight train excursion Saturday, May 3 from Duryea.
Enjoy a day riding the Reading & Northern railroad on tracks that have not seen regular passenger service in over 50 years. Destinations include Scranton, the Vosburg tunnel and Mountain Top. The excursion departs Duryea at 10 am and returns by 7:30.
For more information or to order tickets visit laurellinesspecials.org or call 570-575-5320."
* On Sunday, May 4 the Lackawanna Historical Society will host the 5th annual “You Live Here, You Should Know This” local history game show at the Scranton Cultural Center in Shopland Hall. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the Jeopardy-style games will start at 2:00.
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 free reception will be held Thursday, May 1 from 5-8 p.m. on the 2nd floor of John J. Passan Hall on the lower campus. Reservations for the event are recommended.
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. Reservations for the free reception can be made by contacting Michelle Donato at (570) 674-8255
* Center for Vision Loss-Monroe County Office is busy preparing for its first Bingo fundraiser on Sunday, May 4th 2014. The event will be held at the Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Company, 2176 Rt. 715, Reeders, PA Doors open at noon the games starting at 1 pm  All proceeds will support Vision Rehabilitation Services for our customers in Monroe County.

*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
* National Day of Prayer Ceremony,  May 1, 2014, 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Luzerne County Communitty College,1333 Prospect Street
Nanticoke.  B.A.S.I.C. Club at LCCC Brothers and Sisters in Christ  are hosting the event.Music by Making A Difference Ministries will present:
National Recording Artist "Mike Lewis"  As well LCCC Choir participate in singing Patriotic Songs, The LCCC Music Club Band.
* 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 annual Pat Purcell Memorial Scholarship 5K Race will be held Saturday May 3rd at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, with registration beginning at 9am.  The first 100 entrants receive a free t-shirt, and scholarships will be awarded to 2 area athletes in Pat Purcell's name.  Additional information can be found on the Pat Purcell Memorial Scholarship 5 K Race facebook page
*Registration is now open for the Girls on the Run Spring 5K race and a new race location has been selected. Please join us for our inaugural 5K in Mifflinburg! The course will take place through the beautiful town of Mifflinburg and will come back on the Buffalo Valley Rail Trail for a scenic finish. The race will be held on May 3rd at 10 a.m. at Mifflinburg Community Park. The Girls on the Run 5K is open to runners and walkers of all ages.  For more information or to register for the 5K race, please visit our website at www.girlsontherunsusquehannavalley.org
* The Central PA Chamber of Commerce and its Central PA Business & Education Association will be holding a Community Yard Sale the same weekend as the popular Milton Community Yard Sale, May 2 and 3. Proceeds will support the Business & Education Association, a 501(c)3 organization.

* 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.

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. 
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

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