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What's Happening June 21-22, 2014

Summer is here- enjoy!


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.

Saturday-June 21 and Sunday June 22 2014

The Wyoming Valley Relay for Life is going on Saturday and Sunday at the King's College Betzler Fields in Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 am to 10 am! Stop by and support the volunteers!

* Eckley Miners' Village Museum celebrates its 160th anniversary of history, preservation and education. To kick off its summer festivities, the museum will host its annual Patch Town Days event on Saturday, June 21st from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, June 22nd from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is known for its celebration of the area's rich anthracite coal mining heritage. Patch Town Days admission: $10 for adults (13-64), $9 for seniors (65+), and $6 for children (6-12). Children under six years are free.
Eckley is located just off Route 940 in Luzerne County, 10 miles east of downtown Hazleton. For additional information, call the museum at (570) 636-2070, or visit www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com

*Riverfest at the River Commons in Wilkes-Barre. Saturday –Nesbitt Park from Noon to 5 pm and Sunday, June 22 – The Dragon Boat Races from 10 to 3 pm
Courtyard Theater in Selinsgrove-"1776" has several performances remaining in the next two successive weekends, June 20th - 22nd and the 27th - 29th, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:00 PM and the Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased by calling 570-374-0060 weekday from 9:30 - 5:00 PM or by logging in to the theater's website at www.thecourtyardtheater.com and hitting the "tickets" tab. Tickets are also available 2 hours before every performance.

* Friends of the Scranton Public Library Used Book Sale continues from June 21 to 22 at the library, 500 Vine St., Scranton.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

*Roots and Rhythm Music and Arts Festival is going on in Honesdale. This is A day long celebration of music and the arts. There is food and plenty of entertainment. Fun begins at 10 am and continues all day long. Check out the Roots and Rhythm Website for more information. *Commander Cody is the headliner for the 9thannual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music& Arts Festival on Saturday, June 21st Roots & Rhythm also offers food concessions, Artists Row (with juried artwork for sale), storytelling and a raffle for unique prizes. New this year: laser tag in the park, and nearby, in the Grace Episcopal Church courtyard, the Honesdale Rotary will present a special fundraiser, a Beer Garden.

* Motorcycle and Classic Car Ride on Saturday, June21to benefit Camp Papillon Pet Adoption and Rescue's homeless animals.. Starting at Tramontin Harley Davidson, Exit 12 Route 80, Hope, NJ Registration begins at 11 AM, kickstands up at 1 PM. Ride through the scenic Poconos and return to Tramontin Harley Davidson for tricky trays, a pig roast and entertainment.
Bike and Classic Car riders $20, $15 passenger. Call Tramontin Harley Davidson 908-459-4101 visit www.tramondinhd.com. Or Camp Papillon at 570-420-0450 or visit www.camppapillon.org.

*The 31st Annual Muncy Valley Hospital Lawn Party is scheduled Saturday, June 21 from 6:30 am to 4 pm on the grounds of the hospital.
Party activities begin with a breakfast from 6:30 to 11 am. Registration for the Irv Zablocky Memorial Run & Walk opens at 7 am, and the race begins at 8:30 am. The run and walk will be held at Myers Elementary School, 125 New Street, Muncy and ends on hospital grounds. Pre-registration is available.

* The Flying Aces Motorcycle Club will be hosting a benefit ride for Domestic Violence Service Center (DVSC). "Victory Ride For Victims" will be held on Saturday, June 21th and registration will be from 9:00 am - 11:00 am at the Flying Aces Club & Camp grounds located in Weatherly. The cost is $10 for driver and $5 for rider which includes food, beverages, live entertainment from Hooligan and D.J. Richie Green, 50/50 drawing, raffle baskets, vendors and more. There will be a $10 admission for non-bikers. This is a family friendly event open to everyone and camping will also be available.

* Saturday, June 21, Knoebels Amusement Resort will once again provide an opportunity for individuals with hearing loss to come to the park and enjoy shows through sign language interpretation. Members of the Bloomsburg University senior interpreter training class will provide the on-stage interpretation with support/mentoring from Pennsylvania state-registered interpreters. Shows will take place at the Roaring Creek Saloon (1:00, 3:30, 5:30 and 8:00 p.m.), Bandshell (1:30, 6:00 and 8:30 p.m.), Time Machine Theater (1:00, 3:00, 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.) and the Retro Active stage near the Alamo (1:15, 3:00, 4:30 and 6:30 p.m.).

* Tunkhannock Founder's Day Saturday, June 21 10 am - 4 p.m. Rain or Shine Along the historic streets of downtown Tunkhannock. Over 150 vendors, artisans, crafts people, food and entertainment!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The West End Park & Open Space Commission will host a FREE Concert on Sunday, June 22nd starting at 5pm with Christina Lenway (contemporary favorites) and featuring the Lost Ramblers, an acoustic band specializing in "old timey" music at the Chestnuthill Park, 221 Route 715-Brodheadsville. Concessions available! Bring a lawn chair, blanket and bug spray! 570-992-9733 for additional info.

On-Going Exhibits

*The 41st season of the Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market will be open on Public Square at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014. The market, held every Thursday through November 20th, will bring together many community groups through special programming and events.

* The free Wheelchair Engineers program at the Columbia Mall near Bloomsburg, with its handicapped-accessible model train layouts, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday and everySaturday at the Sears end of the mall. The Bloomsburg University Archives’ latest exhibit, Treasures from the Archives Featuring Bloomsburg University, 1983-2014, contains many items, including photographs and artifacts, evoking the university’s progress since the July 1, 1983, establishment of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The exhibit will be on display, free of charge, through Sept. 12 in Andruss Library, third floor.

* The Luzerne County Historical Society currently has twenty historic quilts on display at their Museum at 69 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre. The quilts, from the Society’s collections, include many patterns, types and sizes from the nineteenth and early twentieth century. These handmade quilts have been collected by the Society over the years.

Also on display is the exhibit She Rolled Up Her Sleeves: Luzerne County’s Women at Work which focuses on the unsung heroines of our history—the women who worked hard but never get any credit. Located at 69 South Franklin Street (behind the Osterhout Library) the Museum is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 2:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children, and free for Historical Society members. Both exhibits will remain on display through August 31, 2014.

*The Downtown Shenandoah Open Air Farm Market will launch its 2014 season June 20 along the first block of South Main Street, east side, near the more than century-old Bolich & Burke building.
Regional growers will offer produce, fruits, plants and other items from about 7:30 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the growing season and into the fall.

June

*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.

*On Wednesday, June 25th, Mike Jung will be hosting an acoustic-style Open Mic Night at The Cooperage Project, located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale for Open Mic Night on Wednesday, June 25th from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Like music? Play an instrument? Like to sing? The Cooperage Project is the place to be! 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 If you are in town early, make sure you stop on by for for The Cooperage Farmer’s Market from 4:00 to 6:00pm. There will be fresh produce, great people and you can even grab a farm to table meal available for purchase from The Market Cafe!

*A program has been added in June for The Public Library for Union County. Tai Chi. Monday, June 23 - 6 pm and Monday, June 30 - 6 pm. Check out the entire calendar of events at the Library for Union County!

* The American Power Boat Association, Berwick Area Boat Club and the Berwick Area United Way are hosting the first Berwick Area Regatta. The event is exciting outboard boat racing on the Susquehanna River at Test Track Riverfront Park in Berwick PA on June 28 and 29th from 10 am – 5pm. Along with the boat racing there will be a carnival with food, rides, and games for all ages starting Friday, June 27 from 12pm – 7pm and on Saturday and Sunday 9am - 7pm. Parking is $5. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.


*In celebration of June being National Cancer Survivors Month, Carole’ Ann F. Bowyer, the fund’s originator, and volunteers are hosting the Pink Ribbon Raffle, a breast cancer awareness event at the Lounge in Bartonsville, on Friday, June 27. Starting in May raffle tickets can be purchased at various locations such as Jade Hair Salon, Stroudsburg, Frailey Insurance and Financial Services, Rt.611, and Strunk-Albert Engineering, Rt. 209, East Stroudsburg. Tickets ($5.00 each or 3 for $10.00) can also be purchased by visiting the fund’s website, www.hopeforstrength.com. Checks can be made payable to Pocono Health Foundation. You need not be present to win. All money raised going to the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund. The purpose of the fund is to minimize the financial and emotional impact of breast cancer diagnoses and treatment. Contact Carole’ Ann F. Bowyer at cabowyer@ptd.net or 570 977-0872 for more information about the Hope for Strength Breast Cancer Fund and how you can get involved.

* A free Wine, Women & Investing seminar for ladies only will be held on June 27th at The Pine Barn Inn in Danville from 7 - 8:30pm. The evening includes educational wine tasting & refreshments followed by an investing workshop by n investing workshop by Alissa Conklin . . RSVP to (570) 784-1716.

*The First Annual Bow Wow Bike Jam will be held on Saturday, June 28th. The Proceeds will benefit Safe Haven Rescue and the Sanctuary at Haafsville. The event will be held at Indian Trail Park, 3821 Lehigh Drive, Northampton. Registration begins 11-1. Kickstands up at 1 PM. $500 to high poker hand. Music for the event will be by The Cherry Bombs. Food and Drinks will be available. Everyone welcome including pets.
Tickets are $20.00 in advance, and $25.00 the day of the event.
Tickets may be purchased at The Sanctuary at Haafsville, 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, PA or call 484-789-8062

*On June 26, 2014 at 11:30 Post 851 at 100 Ball Park Rd & Wilson Hill Rd. in Dingmans Ferry PA 18328 will have a delicious lunch for our disabled VA Veterans. This will be followed by Bingo and a pleasant visit with those who made great sacrifices for the freedom and rights and liberty we enjoy and many take for granted.

Coffeehouses!

June 21, 2014

You are invited to AMAZING TASTE HOW SWEET THE GROUNDS located at Centenary United Methodist Church, 24 North Main Street, Ashley, PA 18702. This event will be on June 21, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. SUE YURKANIN is our featured performer. Sue is a local Christian singer and songwriter. All are welcome!

June 27, 2014

You are invited to THE VOICE OF HOPE CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE located St. John's Lutheran Church, 231 State Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634. This event will be on June 27, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. This is broadcast LIVE on WVHO 94.5 FM. and DAVID GRIFFIN, a local Christian singer and songwriter, is our featured performer. Bring a friend!

June 28, 2014

*Come on out to THE MAIN BEAN, 161 Main Street, Luzerne, PA 18709.

This event will be on June 28, 2014 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. to hear Kendall Mosley and other local artists share their gifts and talents! This is a wonderful Christian Artist Night. Food items are available for purchase at a reasonable cost.
Catawissa Borough has announced its Summer Breeze Free Concert Series Summer of Tribute Bands
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

July

*The Public Library for Union annual used book sale is scheduled for Wednesday, July 16 through Saturday, July 19 at Faith Lutheran Church, 2349 Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg. More than 40,000 sorted hardcover, paperback, audiobooks and vintage books, as well as CDs and DVDs are available for purchase. Selections are refreshed daily. A food stand is open daily and the church is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.
The hours for the sale will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-17; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 18; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 19.

*Lewisburg BrewBQues Music Festival, Saturday, July 26, 2-6 p.m., downtown Lewisburg
Beer tasting (must have ticket); Free live music; Great summer food; sidewalk sales; BBQ contest and Root Beer Garden by Lewisburg Sunset Rotary; Children’s Festival by Donald Heiter Center. Ticket information and details at www.lewisburgpa.com/events

*On Wednesday, July 16, the Lackawanna Historical Society will host local author Barbara J. Taylor for a program and book signing for her new novel, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton.

*St. John Vianney Parish will host their 5th annual summer Rummage and Bake Sale at Corpus Christi Church, 704 Montdale Road, Scott Twp. The sale will be held Friday, July 11 through Sunday, July 13. Doors will be open Friday July 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday July 12 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale, filling 6,000 square feet, will include clothing, children’s toys, household items, books and furniture. All proceeds benefit St. John Vianney Parish.

*If you are looking for an evening filled with fun, food, entertainment, pick up your phone and make your reservations for the Pike County Chamber’s Comedy Night! You are certain to have fun and laughs with two top Comedian’s Brian Cichocki and Sandy Marks who have performed on HBO and in Caroline’s, Dangerfield’s, Comix, Jester’s, Vegas, Atlantic City, Paris and even Amsterdam. Get a group of friends or take your spouse out for “date night” and have dinner and see the show. Held at the Riverview Inn in Matamoras, PA on Friday, July 18th. Doors Open at 7:00p.m., dinner at 7:30p.m. and laughs begin at 9:00p.m. Dinner and show is only $45.00 per person or if you just want to see the show it’s $25.00 per person. Reservations a must by July 15th so call 570-296-8700 for more details.

*An ice cream social, sponsored by First National Bank to benefit the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. and Pottsville-based Avenues, is set for 5 to 8 p.m. July 23 at Mountain Valley Golf Course, Barnesville. There will be an auction of items, including the first six quarts made of Yuengling Ice Cream Black and Tan. The cartons are numbered and were donated by Yuengling for the fundraiser. . The cost to attend the is $10. DSI is leading the Shenandoah downtown revitalization effort and Avenues, formerly United Cerebral Palsy, supports people with special needs. Avenues also runs Expressions, a thrift/gift shop at 112-114 N. Main St., Shenandoah. It carries multiple items including clothing, accessories, housewares, furniture, DVDs, CDs, movies, decorations, new gifts and other fare.


*It will be Christmas in Julyon Sunday, July 20 at Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson, 4300 Manor Drive/off Route 33, Stroudsburg. Boomer's Angels Pet Rescue will be there from 11-3 to show off their beautiful dogs available for loving homes! Give a homeless pet a new forever home for Christmas!
For more information about Christmas in July, visit www.poconohd.com or call (570) 992-7500. Boomer's Angels Rescue & Care is a new group in Northeast Pennsylvania that rescues and rehomes dogs, bunnies and critters. To find more information, visit www.BoomersAngels.com and find us on Facebook. Call (570) 350-4977.

August

*The First Methodist Church of Tamaqua is hosting a CPR certification class Aug. 9 beginning at 8 a.m. To register, contact the Rev. Susan Daniels at 570-668-3344. There is a fee to cover the cost of training material.

* The Cornstock Folk Festival 2014 three-day event with lineup to include eighteen musical acts! The festival takes place August 29-31 at Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock. Festival goers will be treated to a diverse roster of music to include folk, swing, Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, Appalachian, singer-songwriter, reggae, and Americana acoustic rock.

* Annual Cub Scout Pack 102 Craft Show
Saturday, August 16th 10-3 EverGreen Elementary
739 Easton Turnpike (Rt. 191), Lake Ariel, PA
Come out and support our cub scouts as you shop through 40 direct sales, craft and food vendors! Something for everyone!
Free Admission and Giveaways!
Free Child ID Emergency Kit and Face Painting for the kids!

*Blue Chip Farm - 6th Annual Dance for the Animals, August 29th - 6 pm to 11 pm

*Blue Chip Farm - 6th Annual Dance for the Animals, August 29th - 6 pm to 11 pm at Irem Country Club Pavilion, $25 for a fabulous evening of dinner and dancing to Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax (Cash Bar)To purchase tickets, email doggatude@yahoo.com.

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