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What's Happening August 17-18, 2013 Edition

Pittston Tomato Festival-Car Shows-Musical Events-Picnics and more! 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.
 
 
 
August 17 and 18 
 
  The 30th Annual Pittston Tomato Festival is underway in
downtown Pittston through Sunday, August 18. Saturday’s events include a 5k run and the big parade at 10:30 am. This year's Grand Marshall is Ray Prebby. The Tomato Fights will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Cooper's Waterfront parking lot, 304 Kennedy Boulevard. On Sunday, the Little Miss & Little Mr. Tomato Contest begins at 10:45.  There is a great entertainment line up for both days.  Plus…FOOD! Click here for more information.
 


* If you missed the 150th celebration at Gettysburg, come to Eckley on August 17th & 18th and witness the sights and sounds of Patch Town life during the 1860’s.  A Living History and Civil War weekend will  take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days.  There will be exhibits,  living history, food, music and will provide the perfect opportunity to learn about our area’s rich history.
 
 
 
 
 * Phoenix Theatrics is very proud to be the first NE PA's premier production of: MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT the musical!!! A musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail When:  August 9 to the 25.  Friday and Saturday shows at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees 2:00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 August 17th
*Saint Luke Village Volunteer Fest in Hazleton. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  There will be food, arts and crafts, a book sale, theme baskets and plenty of fun.  There will be a special appearance by PERSERVERANCE Jazz Band at 11:30 a.m. until 3:30 pm  . Saint Luke Village is located at 1000 Stacie Drive in Hazleton. 


 
*The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dallas will host a car show and cruise on Sunday, August 17 from 1 to 4 pm.  The  Hi Lites Motor Club Classic Car owners are hosting the event.  There is no fee to show your car.  Boy Scout Troop 155 of Trucksville will be serving hot dogs, fresh squeezed lemonade, plus a bake sale.  The Rain date is Sunday, August 18.
 
 
*The students of the Uptown Music Collective will once again take the stage of Williamsport’s Community Arts Center to join the students of Milissa Augustine Dance Academy in a performance that will integrate dance and live music in a dazzling tribute to the sights and sounds of summer.  “Hot Fun in the Summertime: A Live Music and Dance Tribute to Summer” is a full-scale theatrical collaboration between the Uptown Music Collective and Milissa Augustine Dance and Fitness Academy to be held at Williamsport’s Community Arts Center  17th at 7:30pm.
* On August 17 at 12:00PM, Post 851, American Legion, 107 Ball Park Rd. & Wilson Hill Rd. Dingmans Ferry PA 18328 will host the M102, 105MM Howitzer Memorial in honor of our local veterans. This Memorial runs from 12:00PM to 4PM following the third Saturday AL breakfast and is open to the public. The 851 American Legion family would like to express their gratitude to all who contributed their time, effort and finances to help make this possible. Hamburgers, Hot dogs & Soda will be available Free of charge.
 
 
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The Friends of Poland of Lackawanna County will hold a Flapjack Fundraiser to benefit our Scholarship Fund on Saturday, August 17 from 8 AM-10AM at Applebee's, Viewmont Mall.
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Ruth at 342-8009 or Ed at 586-6065 or Gronski's Moosic.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of  the event.
 
* The Sunbury River Festival continues today Saturday Aug. 17th.  There is great entertainment, food, fun and plenty for the family to see and do.  There is also a Cardboard Regatta slated to be held today at 4 pm.  For more information  http://sunburyriverfestival.com/
 
 *Coffee House at The Cooperage  an evening not to be missed! Stop by on Saturday, August 17th, from 8:00 to 11:00pm at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street
 
 
* Endless Mountains Model Railroad Club will meet Saturday, Aug. 17, 6:00 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Route 6, Tunkhannock, across from the Pink Apple. (Note change in location this month only.) . New members and visitors are always welcome. For more info, see our website at http://emmrrc.wix.com/trains.
 
 
 *An Epilepsy Family and Friends Day picnic will be held on August 17th at the Bruce E. Henry Park in Williamsport. Bring a covered dish to share and personal place settings. Drinks will be provided. R.S.V.P. at 865-1020 by August 10th. For more information, go to: EpilepsyEvent.com (epilepsy event)
* Concert with Cristabelle Braden, Upcoming National Christian Artist will perform at the First United Methodist Church of Shickshinny- Church is located at the corner of Rt 11 and East Butler Street.  Concert time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 
August 18th
The West End Park & Open Space Commission and Chestnuthill Township will host Sage at the Chestnuthill Park, Rt. 715-Brodheadsville as part of the FREE summer concert series Sunday, August 18th  at 6pm.  Sage performs an eclectic mix of Contemporary, Rock, Pop and the Blues featuring Maria Pennello and Phil Carollo. 
 
**Timmy  Walsh will end his summer fundraising for Lung Cancer Alliance with a Scranton Wilkes Barre RailRiders baseball game on August 18 at 1:05.  Bleacher tickets are available for $8 by contacting CFAC at smcdonough@cameraforacure.com or calling (570) 604-4355.  All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Lung Cancer Alliance.  Camera For A Cure is a non profit fundraising project started by Timmy Walsh, then 5 years old, with his first show at 6 years old. Walsh takes photographs & sells them with proceeds going to the Lung Cancer Alliance. Now, at the age of 11, he continues to raise funds for cancer research along with other diseases and causes. He is an Olyphant resident and a student at Wyoming Seminary Lower School
For more information on Camera For A Cure, log onto  www.cameraforacure.com.  For more information on Lung Cancer Alliance, contact www.lungcanceralliance.org.
 
 
Coming Up:
 
 
 
*Scranton Courthouse Square will feature music every Friday and Satuday. Every Friday from noon to 1 PM on the stage on Linden Street, a variety of artists perform a wide range of musical selections for shoppers, downtown workers and visitors to the area. 
The dates and the performers booked are as follows  August 23, The Fortunes at 10:30 am. Ticket donations are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of show.
 
*Blending the unique sounds of local musicians, the Downtown Stroudsburg Business Association in partnership with the Sherman Theater will present a Summer Concert Series, Music in the Park, ever Saturday through August ending with Stroudfest. For more information, visit stroudsburg.net.
The lineup for the rest of the Summer includes:
 
Saturday, August 17: Jazz Juice (It’s good for you)
Saturday, August 24: Lost Ramblers
Saturday, August 31: Stroudfest
 
* Heritage Day is set for Aug. 24. In Shenadoah.  The parade begins at 10 am.  Festivities will continue throughout the day at the park and include a huge variety of ethnic and traditional foods, beverages, entertainment and scores of vendors, crafters and other activities.
 
 
 
 
*Wednesday Night SUMMER Concert Series at Nay Aug Park continues this week. Concerts begin at 7:00 pm near the pool area these are free events!!!  This week!  August 21 – Clarence Spady 
 
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* Don't forget to stop by The Cooperage Farmers' Market between 4:00 and 7:00pm!
The Cooperage is operated by  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.

* On Saturday, August 24th, 10:00 AM -2:00 PM Pocono Community Church (PCC) is hosting “A Day of Hope”. Through DAY OF HOPE Pocono Community Church will help families with school aged children by giving away 1,000 backpacks to kids in grades k-8 filled with school supplies.  The church is located at 1050 Memorial Blvd Tobyhanna, off Route 611 next to the Pocono Mountain Municipal Airport
 
 
 
 
*The Miracle of the Bells exhibit at the Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, will remain on display through August 31. Current museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from Noon to 2 pm and Saturday’s from Noon to 4 pm.
 
 
* The Valley Community Library will host “A Blacktop Affair” on Thursday, August 22 from 6-9 p.m. The event, which will benefit the Valley Community Library Building Fund, will feature food and drink for local vendors and music from John Canjar and Rick Gilette of “Nowhere Slow.” Tickets are on sale now at the library. Advance tickets can be purchased for $20. Tickets also will be available at the door for $25. Must be 21years old to attend. The event will take place on the side parking lot at the library, rain or shine.
 
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*The Dingmans Ferry United Methodist Church will host a Chicken BBQ, Saturday, August 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The donation is $10.
 
*Mark your calendar for Labor Day weekend (August 31, September 1-2, 2013) and the annual La Festa Italiana on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton.  The event features more than 80 vendors offering great Italian food, and continuous live entertainment and more for the entire family to enjoy. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Monday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Free admission. For more information: www.lafestaitaliana.org
 
*The Sight and Sound of Color featuring new clay work by Sara Baker and fiber by Denise Richards opens at Artspace Gallery on August 22.
Recordings of music composed by Sean Richards Teeter will play during the show. The show runs through September 29, 2013, with an opening Reception on August 24, 2013; 6 pm 'til 8 pm.Gallery Hours:  Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: noon 'til 8 pm Sunday: noon 'til 5 pm.  The gallery is located 24 West Main Street in Bloomsburg.
* On Saturday, August 24 there will be a special, goodbye-summer-hello-fall Contra Dance at The Cooperage from 7:30 to 10:00pm at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale. The Ragtag Rutabagas and The Cooperage Project invite everyone for a great evening out!
* Old Fashioned Dip Supper at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 4 to 6pm, Saturday September 21.  Everyone is invited to enjoy turkey, ham or Barbecue Sandwich main dishes with a variety of side dishes, take-out is available.  Proceeds will help support the work of Rev. John Lunn, ELCA Missionary in Liberia.  The Church is located at 10275 State Route 44, Watsontown, between McEwensville and Turbotville on Route 44
* A benefit for the Northwest Junior Rangers will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Shickshinny American Legion Post 495. Proceeds will benefit the Junior Rangers. There is a $15 cover charge that includes food and beverages. Attendees must be 21 or older. There will be live bands throughout the day.
 
 
* The Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is seeking crafters for its 20th Annual Holiday Craft Show to be held during Thanksgiving weekend, November 30 to December 1, 2013 at the Armory in Kingston.  Proceeds from the event benefit American Red Cross programs and services in the Wyoming Valley. For more information, contact Jolene Miraglia at (570) 823-7161 ext. 336 or visit www.redcross/pa/wilkes-barre.
 
 
* Women’s Resources of Monroe County (WRMC) will celebrate life, hope and healing, and remember victims and survivors of domestic violence and abuse with the release of a profusion of Monarch butterflies.  This third annual event, designed to raise awareness of the organization’s mission to end domestic and sexual violence for all women, children and men in our community, will take place on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at Weiler Corporation, Routes 191/390, Cresco,  In case of rain the event will be held the next day.
 
*Vendors wanted for a Holiday Craft & Gift Fair on Sat. Nov. 16 from 9am to 3pm at the Chestnuthill Park located on Rt. 715, Brodheadsville.  Indoor spaces are $20… with an 8’ table $25.  The show is sponsored by the West End Park & Open Space Commission.  FMI: Bernie Kozen, 570-992-9733 or bkozen@weposc.org
 

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