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What's Happening: May 24-25, 2014

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.
May 24 and May 25, 2014

*Mifflinville Memorial Day Celebration

Sat. May 24, from 10-4 Cruise-in
Sun. May 25, from 10-4 tractor show
Mon. May 26, 9:00 a.m. - 126th Memorial Day parade begins at German School, Third St., proceeds to Mifflinville Cemetery where Atty. Alvin Luschas is speaker-
The German School will be open 8:30-11:30 with light refreshments.
All three days, there will be food, crafts, etc. at the Town park, on East First St. ( just off the Susquehanna River Bridge)
*Mayday Music Festival Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre-  Saturday, May 24 and Sunday, May 25th.  Benefits men and women in the military.  Family friendly, food and music!  Check out the music line up:  http://maydaymusicfest.com/

*Jessup Hose Company Number Two and St. Ubaldo Festival- Saturday, May 24, Sunday, May 25 , and Monday, May 26th.  The event features Food, games, entertainment and plenty of fun-  The annual running of the Saints will be held of Saturday.  Check out the websites for information
stubaldoday.com/     www.jessupno2.com

*Sunday, May 25 to Monday, May 26 – Freeland Borough – Memorial Day Celebration. Car show, food and fun for the entire family  11 am to 10 pm.

 Saturday, May 24, 2014

*The American Red Cross kicks off its “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” campaign on May 24, reminding blood donors that they can give hope to patients by rolling up a sleeve. “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” runs through Sept. 1. All summer, the Red Cross will encourage at least two more donors to give blood at each Red Cross blood drive – above what is expected. Individuals can visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to choose a day to donate and help sustain adequate supplies over the summer months.
*The Carrie Martin "We Can Make the World a Better Place" Memorial Scholarship Fund-Bike Run and Benefit -A motorcycle run will be held May 25 2014 starting at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds and ending at The Beaumont Inn 4437 Rt 309, Dallas.  The bike run will benefit the establishment of an on-going scholarship to a student at West Side Area Career and Technology Center
*Contra Dance will take place on Saturday, May 24th from 7:30 to 10:00pm at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale. Contra dancing is energetic, fun, and a great way to build friendships and create community.
*Eckley Miners' Village will begin its guided tour season this Memorial Day weekend! Starting Saturday May 24th 2014 Eckley will be offering two tours daily (one Sunday) through Labor Day. All tours will leave from the visitor's center at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. with the exception of Sunday when the single tour begins at 2:00 p.m. Visitors will explore the historic village and experience preserved and interpreted houses, churches, and other historic structures. Tours average 1.5 hours.
Sunday, May 25, 2014

* Leadership Lackawanna in association with Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., South Abington Township, will hold a Foster- A-Pet Family Fun Day at South Abington Park, located on Northern Boulevard in Chinchilla, benefiting the Foster-A-Pet Program on May 25, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

This event is generously being sponsored by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates and Toyota Scion of Scranton.

*The McClure American Legion Post 942 located at the corner of Forbes and Ohio Streets will present a Memorial Day Program on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 2:00 pm.
*The West End Park & Open Space Commission will kick off the FREE Concert series with a "Tribute to Veterans" featuring Chris Eckert and Leigh Cole the Sunday, May 25th at the Chestnuthill Twp. Park, Rt 715-Brodheadsville starting at 6pm.
Monday, March 26  (Memorial Day)

*Boy Scout Dillon Kerstetter of Middleburg Troop 415, will be holding a dedication ceremony on Memorial Day Monday 26th @ 10am, in front of the Snyder County Solder's Memorial Building.
He invites all Veteran's of Snyder County and surrounding communities to attend along with the public.
*Memorial Day services- Monday, May 26 - in Dalton parade begins at 9 am followed by a memorial service in the center of town.

A special 5K run and 1K walk will be held on Memorial Day, May 26 at Saterlee Creek Environmental Center/Litchfield Elementary School to benefit Children's Miracle Network at Geisinger.
The event is organized by 2013 Miracle Kid Grace McClelland, 18, of Sayre.
* The Campus Theatre in Lewisburg will present two free movies on Memorial Day in honor of the generation of World War II.  The first, Preston Sturges' Hail the Conquering Hero, begins at 1 p.m. on May 26. The second, Bridge on the River Kwai, will be shown at 6 p.m. on May 26.
On-Going- Exhibits, Support Groups, and More
* 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

*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.

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 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.   
 PennDOT is seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31. If you would like to get involved, please call 570-963-3502.

Exhibit of Diane Grant Czajkowski Artist & Photographer
  her Subject: Nature & Pet Portraits. See Nature and Pet Portraits Diane has already created from her own photographs and sketches. Experience the peaceful photographs, some history and colorful artworks. Bring a bit of the great outdoors freshness into your life. Great works to dress up your home or office for these Summer and Autumn months. Drawings & Paintings & Photographs.
Barnes & Noble, 7 South Main Street, Wilkes Barre, PA
Through May 30, 2014  
Stop by during store hours
 *  The Arts Through Abilities studio at the Day Development Program, First Hospital, Kingston, will present its annual art show through May-31 at Mainstreet Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  
 May Events:
* Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Central Susquehanna Valley (BBBS) is holding a Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event at Imperial Lanes in Milton, on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 6-8 pm.
Bowlers of ALL ages are invited to participate. The cost is a minimum donation of $25 per person and includes two hours of bowling, food, shoes, a Bowl For Kids’ Sake t-shirt, door prizes, and more.  To register for the event and invest in changing the life of a child, call 570-286-3127 to receive a team packet or go online at www.bigbrothersbigsistersofcentralpa.org to download the packet and begin to build sponsorships.  Pre-registration is requested.
*Open auditions for ages 14 to 20 for the Broadway Musical "CABARET". ALL ROLES ARE OPEN. Looking for 6 singing principle roles 3 male and 3 female and big ensemble with great dancing for male and female. Through special arrangements with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., NY. Auditions to be held at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 
Wednesday, May 28th 6 to 9
Thursday, May 29th 6 to 9

Prepare a song 32 bars (accompanist will be provided, bring sheet music or backtracks on ipod, cd etc.) 
Wear appropriate dance clothing and shoes. You will be taught a dance combo to perform.
You will also be ask to read from the script.

Show dates July 25, 26, 27 Aug. 1, 2 and 3

* 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 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.
* 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.

 Tracey's Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for
Domestic Animals, Inc. will hold their 6th Annual Memorial Pet Walk and Celebration of Life Event on Saturday, May 31, at Scranton's McDade Park
Registration for the Walk will be at 10:00 am Rain or Shine. The cost is $25.00 per person to walk with a pet or in memory of a deceased pet. There will be a blessing of the animals by Fr. Gary Mensinger and
a balloon release honoring the pets that have passed in 2013.  Guest Speaker is Tammy Thayne, Smithfield, Virgina CEO and Founder of "Dogs Deserve Better"
*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 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.

*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. 
*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.

*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.

*AseraCare Hospice would like to invite you to our community Memorial Service, “A Butterfly to Remember”, on Sunday, June 1st at St. Gabriel’s Monastery and Retreat Center, Griffin Pond Road in South Abington Township at 3 pm.  This will be a time to honor the memory of your loved ones with prayers and reflection.  It will be a family event highlighted with a live butterfly release.  Refreshments following.  For more information call: 1-800-870-0085.

*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.
*"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.
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. 
*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. For more information, call Michelle Bixler at 570-658-5300.

*On Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7 pm the Lewistown Community Band will perform a concert in Haines Park in Beaver Springs. This year’s concert will feature the T.O.H. Band March written by Beaver Springs’ native, Palmer S. Mitchell and directed by Peter Marsh. 
* Children’s Service Center (CSC) will be hosting its annual golf tournament on Monday, June 2nd at Huntsville Golf Club located in Shavertown.

Sponsored by Howell Benefit Services, the tournament will begin promptly at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start and will be a scramble format. Registration opens at 7 a.m., and breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cost to participate is $150.00 per player, and all proceeds benefit Children’s Service Center.
To register for the golf tournament, please fill out the form found on our website: www.cscwv.org or contact Frank Bartoli, Fund Development Coordinator, at 570-825-6425, ext. 535.
* 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.
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

*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.
  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.

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