What's Happening: October 12-13, 2013 Edition

What's Happening: October 12-13, 2013 Edition

Enjoy your weekend!
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.


October 12th and October 13th
  The brand new "CourtyardTheatre"  located just outside of J.C. Penny at the Susquehanna Valley Mall is opening its doors for the first time this weekend.  The new theatre group is ready to entertain you in their brand new theater. Their opening musical "Sweeney Todd".  There are nine performances of Sweeney Todd over the next three weekends, October 11-13; October 18-20 and October 25-27. Friday and Saturday night shows begin at 7:00 PM and Sunday matinees start at 2:00 PM. Tickets are available online at the theater’s website; www.thecourtyardtheater.com, by calling the theater at 570-374-0060 or by stopping in at the theater.

*Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm celebrates their 39th Annual Harvest Festival on October 12th and 13th, 2013 with this year’s theme “ For Everything a Season” which ties in beautifully with the 50th Anniversary and Quiet Valley’s mission of preserving and presenting the agricultural history of the 19th century. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. Demonstrations are under tents. Admission is adults $10.00 & ages 3 - 12 $5.00


 October 12th
 *The Northeasters Honesdale Barbershop chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society will present its 35th annual show, entitled “Celebrate Harmony” on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7PM at Honesdale High School. It is a salute to the Barbershop Harmony Society’s 75th Diamond Anniversary, and it will feature songs from the barbershop era.

*Uptown Music Collective to perform concert to benefit breast cancer research
" Saturday Night’s Alright: A Concert for the Cure" at the Community Arts Center, 220 West Fourth St. Williamsport. Saturday, Oct 12th, 2013 at 7:30pm
Cost: $10.00 Advanced and $15.00 Door Tickets: Community Arts Center Box Office, the Uptown Music Collective, Alabaster Coffee and K&S Music

*St. John's Lutheran Church, Ringtown, PA will be hosting a Community Fall Festival to be held on Saturday, October 12th from 11 am to 5 pm. It will be held in the St. John's Lutheran Church Parking Lot at 106 West Main Street, Ringtown. There will be food, crafts, games, DJ music by "Sound Express", hayrides, pumpkin pie baking contests, and much more.

*Put on your dancing shoes and come out and dance! On Saturday, October 12th there is a Contra Dance from 7:30 to 10:00pm at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale. Contra dancing is fun for the whole family. It’s energetic and a great way to build friendships and create community.

*The Jessup Art Loop is Saturday, October 12th-The Jessup Art Loop features local artists and is held the second Saturday of every month from 3:00-8:00. The Loop is on the COLTS bus route and will feature the Lackawanna Trolley traveling along the Loop route, offering free rides along the Loop route.

*Irish Valley United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar will host a Rummage, Crafts, Soup & Bake Sale October 12th. 9:00 - 2:00
Soups by the Quart - $5.00 Please order ahead by the quart call 570-898-6489
Lunch Deal - $4.00 Includes Bowl of Soup, 1/2 Sandwich, Beverage, and Dessert

** Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge’s biggest fund raiser of the year, our 5th Annual Dance, Saturday, October 12th, at the Wilkes-Barre, Twp., Fire hall, 152 Watson Street, Wilkes-Barre, Twp. 6pm – 11 pm.
For just $25 you can enjoy delicious food, music for your dancing pleasure by The Sperazza Band, Chinese Auction, 50/50, door prizes, lots of great raffles and plenty of fun.  You can purchase tickets at the door or in advance by calling the Farm 570-333-5265.   

*Public Square Rosary Crusade- Memorial Park (Church Street and Diamond Avenue) in Hazleton.  Noon to 1 pm -rain or shine.

October 13th

 *Harvest Fest a family-friendly children's festival featuring entertainment, games, prizes and more!  October 13, 12 to 3 pm Shadowbrook Inn & Resort Tunkhannock. Includes Contests, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Bake Sale, Bouncy House, Pony Rides (1:00 - 3:00 P.M.), Chinese Auction, Refreshments. $5.00 per child

*Richard John Lutz will sing and play guitar at the 10 a.m. worship at the Full Gospel Fellowship, in Harwood.

Coming Up:


*Grief workshops, free of charge, offered by Wayne Memorial Hospice and Social Service Departments. Tuesdays, 1:30pm – 3pm October 22, October 29, November 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th. Registration required. For information call (570) 253-8608.
*Mountaintop Relay For Life will be hosting a Fall Festival at the Mountaintop Little League Complex, 375 Alberdeen Road, Mountaintop on Saturday October 19, 2013 from 9am to 2pm featuring a variety of crafts, a farmers market, and flea market. The concession stand will be open to purchase food and refreshments. Vendors are welcome for a nominal fee of $10.00. Call Regina at 570-417-4047. Raindate is Sunday October 20, 2013.

*Tri-Vets Community Action Team Annual Conference 2013 -Attract Hire & Retain Veterans in the Workforce will be held on Friday, October 18, 2013 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Luzerne County Community College, 1333 South Prospect Street Educational Conference Center - Building 10, Nanticoke.  For more information about this event, please contact Amy Freeman, Chief Program Officer of Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley, 570-823-5144.

  Tracey's Hope Hospice Care progream is hosting an Adoption Day Event and Pet Food Drive with a Fall Barbeque is set for Saturday, October 19 at Sun Buick Car Dealership on Birney Avenue in Moosic from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm - There will be Lots and Lots of raffles and prizes, psychic readings, and a bouncy house for the children - There will be DOGS for Adoption. Bring large bag of DOG Food or a case of canned food and enjoy a FREE Barbeque!  Benefits the Animals of Tracey's Hope Hospice Care program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc.


*The United Sportsmen's Camp 271 in Huntington Mills will be hosting a Junior Pheasant Hunt in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Game Commission from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. There is not cost to the hunt. Children ages 12-16 that have a Hunter/Trapper Education certification may participate. The deadline for registration is Sept. 25. Spaces are limited. If you are interested, please call Nick at 574-0682 or 602-0178 for more information. To register, please do so online at http://www.register-ed.com/events/view/35059.

*Auditions for A CHRISTMAS CAROL- THE MUSICAL- Sat, October 19. Children ages 7 to 13; 2 TO 3 PM, Adults: 3 PM to 4:30 PM and Sunday, October 20. Children 7 to 13: 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Adults: 7:30 to 9:30 PM. All who audition will be asked to sing a song of choice. No karaoke tracks allowed. An accompanist will be provided. The show is directed by Alice Fink. Those interested in speaking roles will be asked to read from the script. All roles are open.
Production dates are: December 5 to 8, 12 to 15, and 19 to 22. Rehearsals will begin October 28.
At the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, PA

*St. John's Lutheran Church, Ringtown, PA will be hosting a Community Fall Festival to be held on Saturday, October 12th from 11 am to 5 pm. It will be held in the St. John's Lutheran Church Parking Lot at 106 West Main Street, Ringtown. There will be food, crafts, games, DJ music by "Sound Express", hayrides, pumpkin pie baking contests, and much more. Vendors may obtain an application at St. John's Lutheran Church, the Ringtown Library or by calling the church office at 889-5203.


*6th Annual Tastes of Greater Hazleton, Sample signature dishes & products from 21 restaurants & businesses from throughout Greater Hazleton -Sunday, October 20th ~ 12 noon to 3 pm -Hazleton Health & Wellness Center 50 Moisey Drive, Hazleton
$15 in advance/$20 at the door  includes a sample(s) from each business
and a chance to win tons of doorprizes!

*“Purple Game” Will be the Minersville vs Carson Long, Thursday, October 17, 2013 6pm Veterans Memorial field.  This event will raise awareness and money for cancer

*The documentary "River of Renewal" will be shown Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre in Lewisburg.
The film is presented as part of the ongoing Green Screens film series, co-sponsored by the Bucknell University Environmental Center and the University's Film/Media Series.
Admission is $2 per person; Campus Dollars are accepted. The Campus Theatre is located at 413 Market St. in Lewisburg.

Happy Halloween- Haunted Houses- Festivals and Fun

*Are you ready for some Halloween fun? The Elysburg and Ralpho Volunteer Fire Departments are ready for you!  The Departments will host their 37th annual Elysburg Haunted House.  The haunting begins Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 and 31st. Tickets start selling at 7 p.m.
  Over 60 volunteers each night will be roaming in the woods and the haunted house at the Elysburg Gun Club along Rt. 487.

*Trails of Terror, a walk through the haunted woods, will be held by West Wyoming Hose Company #1 every weekend in October. Trails starts in the woods behind the Hose Company #1, 926 Shoemaker Avenue, in West Wyoming, at 8:00 on Saturdays and Sundays throughout October, with a special Friday walk on October 25. Refreshments are available. Tickets are $8 and can be reserved online at HYPERLINK "http://www.wwTrailsofTerror.org" http://www.wvTrailsofTerror.org or the night of the events. For more informations, call 570-693-1811, if you dare.

**Penn State Wilkes-Barre Haunted Forest will be held, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 17-18-19 and October 24-25-26. Doors open at 7 pm, with last show starting at 10:40pm. Cost is $7 per person and groups of 10 or more $5 each. This year there will be a special Safe Trick or Treating show for children under 8 on Sunday, Oct. 27 from 2-4, $3 per child.  Proceeds benefit  Children with Pediatric Cancer at the Hershey Medical Center

*The Humane Society of Port Jervis and Deerpark has launched a photo contest on its Facebook page, inviting fans to submit an original photo of their pet in a Halloween costume.  The contest winner will receive a gift basket that will be enjoyed by pet and owner, as well as a Humane Society tee shirt. Submissions will be accepted from Tuesday, October 1 through Tuesday, October 15. Voting ends on Thursday, October 31 at 3pm.

To enter, users must first be a fan of the Humane Society on Facebook. Once participants have submitted their photo, they are encouraged to ask friends and family to “like” Humane Society’s Facebook page so that they will be able to vote for their favorite photo.

Halloween Pet Photo Contest entries can be submitted via e-mail to katrina.pjhumane@yahoo.com or mailed to 202 Route 209, Port Jervis NY 12771. Applicants from all areas are welcome. All species of pets are welcome, as well.

*Eckley Miners’ Village will have it annual Haunted Lantern Tours starting Friday October 11th. The schedule is:
Fri – Sat – October 11 & 12 – rain date October 13
Fri – Sat – October 18 & 19 – rain date October 20
Fri – Sat – October 25 & 26 – rain date October 27
The doors of the Eckley Miners’ Village Visitor’s Center will open at 6pm with the first tour beginning at 6:30pm. The last tour leaves the Center at 9pm sharp. Admission (Adults 13+) is $10 and for Children (6-12) is $5. This event is not recommended for children under 6.
 For additional information, call (570) 636-2070 or visit our website at www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com.

*Harvest Fest a family-friendly children's festival featuring entertainment, games, prizes and more!  October 13, 12 to 3 pm Shadowbrook Inn & Resort Tunkhannock. Includes Contests, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Bake Sale, Bouncy House, Pony Rides (1:00 - 3:00 P.M.), Chinese Auction, Refreshments. $5.00 per child

 *Limelight Players presents: EVIL DEAD the Musical  at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centers 409 Main Street, Dureya Ticket Price: $12.00 For Reservations call 457-3589 Show Dates/Times: October 11 (7:00) ,October 12 (7:00) ,October 13 (1:00) ,October 18 (7:00) ,October 19 (7:00 and Midnight) ,October 20 (1:00)

*Intensely terrifying, ghoulish, horrifying! Tour the haunted halls of West Scranton High School as tales of the macabre, eerie and strange come to life in this theatrical haunted house. Thrilling scenes from horror fiction come to life on two floors of the historic building on Luzerne St: the most intense scenes from the most horrific writers like Poe, King, The Grimm Brothers will give guests a thrill to die for! October 26 from 6-10pm, October 27 from 5-9pm. $5 at the door; ages 8 and up.

*In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month in October, the Wilkes-Barre Car Club and Domestic Violence Service Center (DVSC) will host a “Trunk OR Treat” event on Friday October 25th from 5:30-7:30 pm on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. This is a FREE Family event and will feature a Halloween parade and treats for the children. All kids in costume will be able to collect FREE treats

*The Misericordia University Dead Alchemist Society is planning to present an expanded spectacle for the student organization’s 22nd annual “Things that go Boom in the Night!’’ on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater on campus. The event is open free to the public.

*Back Mountain Harvest Assembly is Once again hosting the annual  "Light the Night"  with a variety of indoor amusements (Vertical Rush, Moonbounce, Rockem Joust), games, food & candy available! Your family is sure to have a great FREE evening.

Also, we will be holding the annual Chili Cook-Off. Please bring Chili no later than 6:00pm. Special prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

The event is at  the Rock Rec Center Building. Doors open at 5:30pm and ends at 8:pm
The address is 340 Carverton Rd. Trucksville, PA 18704

*King’s College Chemistry Club will present a traditional ghoulish exhibition of chemical delights in commemoration of National Chemistry Week and Halloween with the 17th Annual “Things that Go Boom in the Night” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, located on North River Street. The presentation is designed for a young audience; children 12 and younger are invited to attend with no more than two adults. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. No tickets are required.

November and December Events

*The Scranton Chapter of Pennsylvanians For Human Life will hold a Pasta for
Pro-Life fundraising dinner on Sunday, November 3 from 1 to 5:30 PM at the
St. Anthony Catering Hall, 1013 Wood St in North Scranton. Dine-in or
take-out available. Cost is $10.00. Contact Pennsylvanians For Human Life
at 570-347-8299 or 343-5099 for further information.

* 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.

*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
*   On November 8th, 2013, 4:30 – 6:30 pm, The Lady’s group of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Sunbury, PA will be holding a spaghetti dinner in honor of our veterans.  All proceeds will be donated to “The Fisher House”. The dinner is open to the public and a free will offering will be accepted.

*Misericordia University is presenting a free interactive cooking demonstration and presentation by Father Leo Patalinghug, an internationally renowned conference speaker, author and TV host on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlen
*On Friday, November 8th, 2013, from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., the St. Luke’s Ladies’ Group is hosting an “all you care to eat” Spaghetti Dinner to honor our servicemen and women. The dinner is open to the public and free of charge. Donations will be accepted for the Fisher House for their aid to military persons and their families.

*Conyngham United Methodist Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 am – 3 pm. The bazaar will include a bake sale, heirloom jewelry, attic treasures, crafts and a basket auction. Lunch will be served from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and will include chili dogs, barbeque, vegetable soup and pie.
Conyngham United Methodist Church is located at 411 Main Street, Conyngham with Rev. Gary Lefever as Pastor. You do not have to be a member of Conyngham UMC to participate. For more information on this event, call 570-788-3960 or email conynghamumc@ptd.net.

December Events:
*A Free Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, December 8th from 2 to 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mahanoy City. Meal will include: salad,, spaghetti and meatballs, roll and butter, home-made dessert and beverage. A good will offering will be accepted. The Church is located at 400 East Mahanoy Street. Additional home-made desserts will be available to purchase at the dinner. Church is handicap-accessible.

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