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What's Happening: March 15-16, 2014

Some 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.
 
 March 15 and March 16, 2014
*Rent continues this weekend at Courtyard Theater in Selinsgrove can be seen over three weekends for 9 performances. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning at 7:00 PM  and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM with the play concluding on March 23rd. Courtyard Theater at the Susquehanna Valley Mall- Courtyard Theater Box Office: 570-374-0060
 
 
 March 15, 2014

  The Scranton Saint Patrick’s Day Parade!  Parade Day begins with Mass at Saint Peter’s Cathedral at 10 am. The Parade will step off at Noon. WYOU will be broadcasting the parade live beginning at Noon.  Candice Kelly, Mark Hiller and Eric Deabill are your hosts!  The parade will also be streamed live on right here on PAHomepage!  Enjoy! 
The City of Williamsport and Clear Channel Media are gearing up for Saturday, March 15 and the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade.  The parade will step off at 2 pm.  An award will be presented to a business or organization for the "Most Spirited" float or performance

* Pottsville Saint Patrick's Day Parade-Begins at 11 am  on 12th and West Market Streets
Parade ends at the Humane Fire Company with the Grand Irish Party
* Freeland Saint Patrick's Day Parade -The Annual Parade in the borough begins at 4 pm
The parade begins at the Freeland Events Center on South and Fern Streets
 
 
·  *The “Sweet Charity Players” are celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with new presentations of Godspell, the musical based on the Gospel according to Saint Matthew.  In conjunction with the “Intentional Discipleship” workshop series being offered by the Diocesan Office for Parish Life, performances will be staged on four consecutive Saturday nights: March 15 at Most Precious Blood Parish in Hazleton; March 22 at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Laflin; March 29 at St. Boniface Parish in Williamsport; and April 5 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Dunmore. Curtain time is 7:30 each evening.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.dioceseofscranton.org or by calling the Office for Parish Life at 570-207-2213. Tickets will also be available at the door.
 
 
On Saturday, March 15th The “Duke of Bluegrass” Louie Setzer is coming to The Cooperage at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale with his band, “The Appalachian Mountain Boys.”  Hang on to your seats and get ready for an exciting evening of Bluegrass!
7:00pm, doors open 6:30pm  Donations accepted at the door.
 
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March 16, 2014

*  Wilkes-Barre’s Saint Patrick Day Parade will step off at 2 pm at South Main and South Street.  The parade will the make its way downtown! 
 

*Saint Andrew’s Parish in Wilkes-Barre is hosting their annual Ham and Cabbage dinner on Sunday, March 16!  The menu includes ham and cabbage, boiled potatoes, butter beans, rolls, dessert and a beverage.  Dinner will be served from 11:30 am until 4 pm.  The cost is $9 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under.  There will also be a bake sale.  Tickets are available at the door.
 
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* 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
 
* What is it like to live in a work of art? Experience the process of building and living in a home designed by one of America’s greatest architects in “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home,” an exhibition making its East Coast premiere at Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport.  The exhibition runs through March 29
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* The Linder Gallery at Keystone College will present an exhibit featuring the work of Keystone College fine arts faculty from February 9 through March 10 on campus.
The exhibition by 19 full-time and adjunct professors features a mixed presentation including painting, photography, sculpture, graphic design, ceramics, glass pieces, installations, and mixed media 

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*JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER INSTITUTE OF LEARNING
January 15-March 26, 2014 - Wednesdays from 10:30 am-11:30 in the Rifkin Resource Center.  The programs are open to the community.
 

 March 19 - Dr. Sheldon Spear
"Wyoming Valley Children in the Age of Anthracite"
March 26 - Rabbi Roger Lerner
"Fasting in the Jewish Tradition"
 
Join  us for discussion and refreshments.  Call Barbara Sugarman 570-824-4646 and let her know you will attend.  While you are here, join in our Congregate Meal Program, reservations can be made at the JCC front desk.  There is no charge for this program.
 

  
 
 
March Events:

 
*Girardville Schuykill County Parade – Saturday, March 22-The parade is sponsored every year by the Jack Kehoe Division No. 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians of Girardville  Parade Begins at Noon

* Stroudsburg- East Stroudsburg Saint Patrick's Day Parade- Sunday, March 23- The Parade begins at 1:30 pm begins in Stroudsburg and ends in East Stroudburg Hosted by the Pocono Irish American Club
 
 
*The Lycoming College Music Department will present a piano recital by Amanda Gunderson, D.M.A., assistant professor of music, Friday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in Clarke Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public.
*The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are offering an exciting new venture on Saturday, March 22, from noon to 3 PM.  A Spring Open House will be held at Plow & Hearth at The Shoppes at Montage, 2111 Shoppes Boulevard, Moosic.  Special children’s activities will be sponsored by Lackawanna County 4-H. For more information, the Extension at 570-963-6842
 
 
*On Saturday, March 22 singer-songwriter and former Williamsport area resident, Morgan Pinnsoneault, will be teaming up with the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra to present “The Beauty of Song”. The concert, her first performance in the area in a few years, will take place at the Community Arts Center at 7:30 and will feature her original country, rock, and soul oriented compositions.


*A Night of Talent will be held Saturday, March 22nd at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport. The event is a community talent show to raise money for AIDS Resource and The West House.  Talent acts are being accepted in the following categories: vocal, dance, instrumental, comedy, magic, pantomime, or scenes from a play or movie. Tickets are $10 at the door, and community members are urged to bring spare change to vote for the audience choice awards through their donations. The highest scoring acts will be presented prizes at the close of the evening. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the night kicks off at 7:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Tamaqua Area High School will be holding its spring musical HONK! on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22.  Show starts at 7:00 p.m.  The doors will open at 6:00.P.M. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for students. There will be refreshments and tee-shirt sales in the lobby, as well as children's activities.


*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.

 
*The Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University will present The AfroFuturist Affair Gala Thursday, March 20, from 8 to 11 p.m. in the Samek Gallery at Bucknell.  The gala, which is free and open to the public, is part of the Afrotechtopia exhibition at the Samek Gallery, located on the third floor of the Elaine Langone Center.
 

 
*The Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Astronomical Observatory will begin its spring series of public lectures and viewing sessions Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. and continue each 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.


 
*Cub Scout Pack 116 in Jersey Shore is holding its annual cake auction Saturday March 22, 2014 at 2:00pm. It will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on the corner of Allegheny and Glover Streets. Each boys bakes and decorates a cake which we then auction off to the highest bidder with the proceeds going to help pay for events held by the Pack.
 
 

 
*The Luzerne County Community College’s Dental Department and the Northeast Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene Association hold a Kids’ Cavity Prevention Day every year.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 22, from 9 a.m. to noon.  The program is free of charge for children ages three to sixteen and includes dental exams, cavity varnish to strengthen enamel and help prevent tooth decay, pit and fissure sealants, dental x-rays, oral hygiene instruction, and a toothbrush. It will be held at the LCCC Dental Clinic -38 Main Street Nanticoke.


 

*Love games? So do we. The Cooperage Project invites you to bring your whole family down to the The Cooperage on Thursday, March 20th from 6:00 to 9:00pm for a night of games. Board games, card games, brain games--we’ll have all kinds of games to play. But if you have a favorite, we encourage you to bring it! We’re willing to try anything. (Well, almost anything!) So, dust off your boardgames, practice your shuffle, do some stretches, and get ready for a night of friendly competition. Donations greatly appreciated. Snacks available for purchase. The Cooperage is operated by the The Cooperage Project, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to build community through performance, learning and good times. For more information visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570.253.2020.  
 
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*Pocono Mountain Bible Conference, located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, will be hosting their men's retreat March 14-16.  This annual retreat is geared towards men, 18 years and older.  The weekend will encourage reflection and fellowship.  Guest speaker will be Phil Belcher. This event is at no cost. However, a $50 donation is suggested. Registration is necessary and can be made by logging on to www.camppmbc.com.

*The 2014 Celebrity Artist Series at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania is bringing the famous Tchaikovsky ballet “Swan Lake” to the stage as a part of BU’s 175th anniversary celebration. The performance will be presented Saturday, March 29, at 8 p.m. in Mitrani Hall, located in BU’s Haas Center for the Arts. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for children and BU students.
 
 

 
 * Song Writing Workshop, Saturday, March 22, 2014, 3-5 PM at the Paxtonville United Methodist Church, Registration Fee - $20/Deadline March 15, For Ages 16 Years and Older Featuring: Hannah Bingman- Singer/Songwriter, Adrienne Hetrick- Songwriter/Music Historian, Explore Pop Formats, Sources of Inspiration & Critique Songs, Bring Songs That Are A Work-in-Progress, Or Song Ideas, Instruments Welcome To Register: 570-541-3795
 


 
*Learn how to make Pysanky- ( The Traditional Ukrainian Easter Eggs) at  Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church Parish Hall, 207 River Street, Olyphant,  4 Sundays are available: , March 16, March 23, March 30 and April 6th, 2014 Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Please plan to arrive at 1:45 p.m.) Cost :$15.00 per person/class (Includes Egg, bees wax and stylist) Limited Seating only 25 people per class.Contact: Lauren Telep for reservations  ASAP at 570-383-0319


 

*The Crestwood School District and Mountain Top Relay for Life  6th Annual Hoops for Hope will be held at Crestwood High School on Tuesday, March 18th, Doors open at 5:15pm; Games begin at 6:15pm.  Teachers, students and law enforcement will participate in a charity basketball event. Semi-Final games consist of Elementary vs. Police then High School/Middle School vs. Crestwood Seniors. After an intermission of foul shots and three-pointers for prizes, they will play the consolation game followed by the championship game. During the games, teams from the Mountain Top Relay for Life will have individual tables selling various items in the cafeteria. Refreshments will also be available for purchase.  T-shirts can be purchased by March 10th for $8 by calling Dawn Marie Chalk at (570) 262-6229.
 
*Pine Run United Methodist Church in Linden willhost an arts and crafts bazaar 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on March 29. The event will feature handmade goods, including jewelry, knit and crochet items, soaps, pet toys, home décor and more. Homemade soups, sandwiches and baked goods will be available from the church kitchen. The church is at 1719 Pine Run Road, 1.7 miles north of Route 220 (turn at Sheetz).
 
*La Plume –- In what is annually a sure sign of spring, Keystone College will host an open house for its Sugar Shack maple syrup operation on Sunday, March 30 at 1 p.m. The public is invited to see how maple syrup is produced and learn about the sugaring process during this hands-on event.
Keystone Professor Howard Jennings and adjunct instructor and naturalist Shane Kleiner will lead the session. The Sugar Shack is located on the east end of campus near Christy Mathewson Field. Guests are asked to dress for the weather and pre-registration is required by contacting Sharon Burke, (570) 945-8555 or sharon.burke@keystone.edu.
 
 

 
 * The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County is offering a “Healing Pathway” Grief Workshop in March.  The workshop will begin on Wednesday, March 19th at 630 pm and will occur each Wednesday thereafter until April 9th at VNA’s office located at 301 Delaware Avenue, Olyphant. The workshop is free and open to anyone who would like to participate.  For more information or to register please contact Olympia or Gayle at 383-5180. 


* The Panther Valley Public Library is hosting a Theme Basket fund raiser on April 5th.  The event will run from 10 am to 1 pm  During the month of March, you can purchase chances on the baskets.  The library has  49 baskets on display featuring a variety of items. The money raised will go towards library projects.  Check out the baskets and the many new improvements to the library.  The library is located at 117 East Bertsch Street in Lansford.
 

 
 
April Events:
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
*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”.

*Get ready challenge yourself and Climb the Mohegan Sun Arena.  1,224 steps for Lung Health and the American Lung Association-help raise awareness and funds.  Save the date- April 5th.  Register at noon and begin climbing the steps at 1 pm.  For more information call the American Lung Association at 570-823-2212.

*The Panther Valley Public Library The Panther is hosting a Theme Basket fund raiser on April 5th.  The event will run from 10 am to 1 pm .  During the month of March, you can purchase chances on the baskets.  The library has  49 baskets on display featuring a variety of items. The money raised will go towards library projects.  Check out the baskets and the many new improvements to the library.  The library is located at 117 East Bertsch Street in Lansford.
 
* The 3rd Annual Meatless Meal for Lent "Baked Haddock Fish Dinner" sponsored by Saint Cyril  and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, PA on Friday, April 11, 2014.  It will be held at The REGAL ROOM,  216 Lackawanna Ave. Olyphant, PA.  Starting at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Pre-sold tickets are $13.00 per person/dinner.  You can "Sit In or Take Out"  The dinner will included, baked haddock,  potato vegetable, cole slaw, roll, dessert with coffee or tea.   At the door, a limited amount of tickets will be $15.00 per dinner. Call Sandra at 570-383-9487 for reservations before Monday April 7th, 2014
 
*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.


 
 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."
 
 
* 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
 
 
 
 

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