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What's Happening June 7-8, 2014

Plenty to see and do! New events added!
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.
 June 7 and June 8, 2014
On Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Scranton’s fifth annual “Arts on Fire Festival” will be held at the Iron Furnaces historic site.  The industrial arts festival will include an iron pour and industrial arts demonstrations.  Both days will include art and food vendors, and music. 
 The Arts on Fire Industrial Arts Festival is free and open to the public on both Saturday and Sunday.
. Visitors may also take a historic trolley ride to and from the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.   
 Saturday, June 7, 2014
 *The Uptown Music Collective  sixth annual Blues-A-Thon fundraiser, taking place continues through June  7th  - Join in on the fun at  the Uptown Music Collective until at 7pm . 
*It’s time for a Coffee House at The Cooperage! This is an evening not to be missed! Stop by on Saturday, June 7th, from 7:00 to 10:00pm at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale, for a night chock-full of talented local musicians! Featured on the 7th will be Victor Stephen Kunitsky, Distored Relations and Doug Rogers and the Back Seat Drivers.
*If you love a piano!  Selinsgrove is the place to be! Piano Palooza will kick off in downtown Selinsgrove this Saturday, June 7... from three to five in the afternoon.
  Everyone is invited to attend.  A unique community project that mixes music and art!
*4th Annual Finishing the Fight 5k Run/Walk will be held at Blakely Borough Recreational Complex, Peckville, on Saturday, June 7th.  Registration is 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. and race begins at 11:00 a.m.  Registration is $20.  Medals will be given to the top three runners, male and female separately, in five age categories.  In addition to the run/walk, you can also try your luck at the basket raffles. 
* Senator John Yudichak and Senator Lisa Baker will honor Raymond A. Glova, Sr. by adding his name to the Luzerne County Community College Walk of Honor. Mr. Glova passed away in February 2014 after serving the Plymouth Fire Department, Elm Hill Hose Company No. 3 for more than 40 years. Dedicated to public service, Mr. Glova's career included 15 years as a volunteer and 29-years as a paid engineer/fire truck driver.  Luzerne County Community College 11 am

 * Mount Carmel Celebration of Special Athletes will be held at  The Silver Bowl, Mount Carmel, PA. June 7th,  ~Rain Date: June 8th,  . Registration for the event will start at 8:30 a.m. A parade of athletes, led by the Mount Carmel Area High School Band  begins at  9:15 a.m., and an opening ceremony – Admission is free and open to the public.  Donations will be accepted
Sunday, June 8, 2014

*The 3rd Annual Challenger Flag Football game will be held at Crispin Field on Saturday, June 7th, at 5pm.  The event is free and open to the public.  The game will feature special needs children from Columbia and Montour Counties this year, as well as their buddies from both Berwick and Vo Tech Football squads.  Its a special night for special kids and we'd love to have as many people there to cheer on the Chargers!  More information about the program can be found at www.championsoflifeinc.wix.com/clap or www.facebook.com/challengersflagfootball.
 *Local Roller derby team from Wilkes-Barre “The Roller Radicals.” Will host their first home game of the season Sunday June 8th at the Wilkes-Barre Skateaway 5:30 pm.  Come out for the game and to support a great cause! Part of the proceeds and all donations will benefit the Luzerne County Children’s Advocacy Center.
*The Zerbini Family Circus will perform two shows on Sunday, June 8, at the Malibu Dude Ranch. This family entertainment is a traditional old-fashioned circus with clowns and comedy acts, jugglers, aerialists, dog show, camels and more performing animals.
The show will go on whether rain or shine under the big top at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Two children age 12 and under will be admitted free with a paid adult.
*"Benefit Motorcycle Ride"  for the benefit of Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, Humane Society (South Abington Twp., PA) will be held on Sunday June 8th, 2014,  Starting at Electric City Harley Davidson, on Route 6,  at 1534 Scranton-Carbondale Highway, Scranton, PA. (By the Circle Drive-In) Registration is 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The Ride starts at 12:00 Noon. Approximately 57 miles and 1 1/2 hour  ride.  Donation is $15.00 per Rider and $5.00 per Passenger.   The Motorcycle Ride ends at AJ's Club Soda Restaurant, 1017 Main Street, Peckville, ( turn onto Main Street, By The Mid-Valley Hospital) with a cook out.   The  Cook-out will start at 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Animals will be available for adoption from the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, open to the public.  Contact Greg at 570-351-5256 and Nancy at 570-561-5560.
*On June 8 pianist Jim Hendricks, Professor of Music at Chicago State University, will perform a concert hosted by Messiah Lutheran Church and the Middle Creek Valley Council of Churches. The concert will begin at 3 pm at Messiah Lutheran Church in Troxelville. There is no admission charge but a free-will offering will be taken. There will be a time for fellowship and a reception following the concert in the Social Room at Messiah. The building is handicap- accessible
* Hazleton’s New Hometown Heroes Banner Project dedication will be held on Sunday, June 08,  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the Elks Lodge #200 on 635 East Broad Street.  The indoor ceremony begins at 1 with an outdoor ceremony at 2 pm
 On-Going Exhibits
  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.

*Save the Date- Friday June 13-The Wiltsie Center in Hazleton presents the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band Rhythm in Blue.  The show is  set for 7 pm.  The Doors open at 6 pm and there is free admission! The show is hosted by US Congressman Lou Barletta. The Wiltsie Center is located at the Historic Castle  (the former Hazleton High School) 700 North Wyoming Street.

* The Edwardsville Hometown Committee first annual Edwardsville Pierogi Festival  June 13th and 14th on the boroughs Main St in Edwardsville.  The event features music, entertainment, fun and of course  Pierogies!!! Also the festival will feature a Best of the Borough Cook-off contest. the categories are as follows: Pierogie, Piggie/Halupki,! 
* The Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps announce that their “Family, Friend & Media Day” will be held at Lake Lehman Junior/Senior High School; 1128 Old Route 115; Dallas, PA 19827 on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 2:00 – 6:00 P.M. 
At this event, the Skyliners will unveil the first public performance of their full competitive field show, “A New Dawn, a New Day.” 

* Strawberry festival, June 19, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, Mauch Chunk & Greenwood Sts., Tamaqua. Homemade strawberry shortcake, $3; soups, salads, sandwiches also available. Take outs. Tickets: 570-668-0632. Walk-ins welcome!
*The Courtyard Theatre Presents the Musical “1776”.  The opening night  is Friday, June 13th. "1776" will run for 9 performances on three successive weekends with Friday and Saturday night shows at 7:00 PM and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM.  The Courtyard Theater in the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Selinsgrove, Tickets for the play are available on the theater's website at www.thecourtyardtheater.com or by calling the box office weekdays between 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM at 570-374-0060 or 570-966-0080. Tickets will also be available on a first-come, first-served basis, 3 hours prior to every performance for any scheduled event at the theater
*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 Alissa Conklin.  RSVP to (570) 784-1716.
*Have some summertime fun at Belle Reve! Belle Reve Senior Living is pleased to invite seniors to play Piña Colada Bingo. Join Belle Reve on Tuesday, June 17 at 2 p.m. for an afternoon of fun!
 Sip on some refreshing drinks as you play a few rounds of bingo for your chance to win summer-themed prizes! Come on out and have some fun, meet new people, take a tour and see why so many seniors are making Belle Reve their new home!  This event is free and open to seniors; however, seating is limited. Please RSVP by June 13 by calling Kaitlyn or Michele at 570-409-9191.
*The 34th annual Coal Cracker 10K and Fun Run is set for June 14 starting from the first block of North Main Street in downtown Shenandoah.
Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the 116 N. Main St. office of the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. The Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. followed by the 10K at 10 a.m.
The event is sponsored by the Shenandoah Flites Running Club with Tom Talerico and Dan Lewis the organizers. In racing circles, the Coal Cracker event is billed as “one of the most esteemed runs in Pennsylvania.”
*The 911 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County meets to plan for the second annual observance of Flag Day. Flag Day is Saturday June 14th . A free outdoor observance beginning at 1:00 pm and lasting about an hour will be held at the Courthouse on the N. Washington Ave Side.  The West Scranton High School Band members, Old Forge Chorus members and the Ballet Theater of Scranton will perform.
*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. 
*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 American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Wyoming Valley is set for  June 21 to 22 at King's College Fields in Wilkes-Barre Township. 
*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.
* Have you ever wanted to look at the Tannersville Bog from a different view other than what the boardwalk provides?  This is your opportunity! Join E.E. Coordinator Roger Spotts on a paddling trip up the Cranberry Creek and into the heart of the Tannersville Bog Preserve on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10 a.m. for a “3 hour tour”.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore the creek and look for some of the plants and animals that live in this unique world.  All participants are required to provide their own kayak or canoe, and life jacket, and wet feet are a possibility.  Cost: $6/non-members, $4/E.E. Center or Nature Conservancy members and children under 12. Pre-registration is required.  Program participants will meet at the bog parking lot on Cherry Lane Road. 
*The annual Divine Redeemer Parish Festival in Mount Carmel, PA will be held on the parish picnic grounds. (400 Block of West Cherry Street, Mount Carmel) on Friday, June 13 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM and Saturday,  June 14 from 12:00 Noon to 10:00 PM.   Featured at the rain-or-shine event will be the ever popular Theme Basket Raffle, Favorite Ethnic Foods, Homemade Baked Goods, Kidz' Zone and Refreshments.  A new addition to the festival will be Father Moran's Cake Wheel, a Silent Auction, and an Indoor Yard Sale. Highlighting the  day will be entertainment by the Shoreliners on Friday, and The 60's Boys, formerly known as The Mudflaps, on Saturday.
*June   19th, 2014 
ELM PARK CHRISTIAN CAFE located at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden Street, Scranton, PA 18510 will host two events during the month of June. 
The first event is on June 5, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. BILL HUNT is the featured performer this evening. Bill is a Christian singer and songwriter. 
Also, on June 19, 2014, there will be a Christian Concert On The Lawn featuring BREAKFREE. (This event will be held rain or shine). BREAKFREE is a local Christian band.

June 7, 2014
You are invited to THE HILLTOP CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE located at Plains United Methodist Church, 133 North Main Street, Plains, PA 18705. This event will be on June 7, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Joe Acor is our featured performer this evening. Joe is a local Christian singer and songwriter. Everyone is welcome!

June 13, 2014
You are invited to THE TRUTH CAFE located at New Life Community Church Fellowship Hall, 570 South Main Road, Mountaintop, PA 18707.
This event will be on June 13, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
Gary Belles is our featured performer this evening. Gary is a local Christian singer and songwriter. Please join us!

June 14, 2014 
MY CUP RUNNETH OVER CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE located at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, corners of South Main and South Streets, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. This event is on June 14, 2014 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Joe Acor is our featured performer this evening. Joe is a local Christian singer and songwriter. Everyone is welcome!
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 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
*Commander Cody is the headliner for the 9th annual 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.
 The no-cost-to-the-public festival typically draws more than 5,000 people to the area. It’s made possible by sponsors and more than 200 volunteers. Volunteer Coordinator Brian Fulp is looking again this year for volunteers to help with setup, the sale of Roots gear, recycling, cleanup and more.

* Come to Cherry's Sunset Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville at 6:30 PM on Tuesday June 17, 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. Shelter killing is the number one cause of dog deaths and Safe Haven has saved more than 700 lives so far. Safe Haven Rescue needs volunteers to help with adoption days, fundraising, transporting dogs to vets and groomers and fostering homeless dogs until they find their forever homes. Help save homeless dogs.
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.
 * Motorcycle and Classic Car Ride on Saturday, June 21 to 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.
*On Saturday, June 7, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ (Triple-A/New York Yankees) season-long celebration of the franchise’s 25-year run apexes with an event full of good times and celebrations. A Hall of Fame induction, marriage vows renewed as a couple celebrates its 25th anniversary, special jerseys and flashbacks in time highlight the festivities as the RailRiders take on the Toledo Mud Hens (Detroit Tigers).
*The Tri-Valley Community Band will hold its 2nd Annual Spring Concert on Sunday, June 8 at 3:00 PM in the Tri-Valley High School Auditorium, 155 E Main ST
.  This is a FREE concert and donations will be accepted at the door.  The band is made up of primarily adult musicians from the Tri-Valley Area and is directed by David Schmaldienst.  The concert will feature music from the classical wind band repertoire, Broadway, Patriotic, and Marches.  Music for the entire family.  Come and be a part of this community event. 
*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.

* 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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