What's Happening; October 19-20, 2013 Edition

What's Happening; October 19-20, 2013 Edition

Plenty to do and see this 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 19th and October 20th

*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

*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 19 (7:00 and Midnight) ,October 20 (1:00)

  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 several performances of Sweeney Todd over the next two weekends, 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.

 October 19th

The Khoudary family will host a fundraiser for Syrian refugees on Saturday, October 19 at Saint Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church.  The event is open the public and feature refreshments and a silent auction with a number of items up for bid. Children are invited to create a greeting card that will be sent to the children of Syria.
 The feature speaker for the evening will be Father Nawras Samour, SJ, the director of the Middle East Jesuit Refugee Service.  The silent auction fundraiser will take place from 7 pm to 8 pm at the Church.  Father Samour will give a presentation at 8:30 pm.  This event is open to the public.  There is no admission fee.  All proceeds will benefit The Jesuit Refugee Service.

 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.

*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.

*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. 

Helping Jules Heal- a fundraiser for six year old Juliana Ziomkowski will be held on Saturday, October 19 at the Ashley Firemen's Grounds, located at 160 Ashley Street in Ashley. The day will begin with a bike ride and car cruise. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 11:30 am. The day long event will run from 11 am to 11 pm and will include raffles, games, food, drinks and live entertainment featuring a number of area bands.
Juliana Ziomkowski who is from Sugar Notch was recently diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This fundraiser will help her family with medical bills and other expenses.

The 3rd American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Wyoming Valley event will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. Come out and join in on this annual event!

October 20th

  *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!

*-- The annual Fall Festival sponsored by the Shenandoah Senior Living Community, East Washington Street, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on the facility’s grounds.
It will include a pumpkin patch, face painting, horse rides plus homemade food such a bleenies, haluski, pulled pork and other fare.
Vendors and crafters can just show up on festival day and pay $10 to rent a space.
Proceeds will go to the Hillside SPCA. Everyone is welcome.

The United Sports Academy of Dunmore and ACT (Athletes Caring Together) is holding its inaugural 5K Run/Walk this Sunday to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.
*The United Sports Academy of Dunmore and ACT (Athletes Caring Together) is holding its inaugural 5K Run/Walk this Sunday to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.  The race is at 9 a.m., Oct. 20 at Nay Aug Park in Scranton.  Day-of registration is $25 with sign-ups taken from 7 a.m. to 8:45 am.

*Patrick O'Malley's 13th annual free Halloween party will be held on Sunday October 20th at McDade park. The event will take place from 1:00pm-3:00pm children from preschool through 5th grade are all welcome to join on the party & meet the wicked witch and DJ Jason Miller. Please RSVP 346-1828 ( please leave message of number of children attending.)

Coming Up:

 *Saint Bernardine's Gospel Choir will perform a free concert of traditional gospel songs and contemporary religious compositions at King's College at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, and during the 11 a.m. liturgy on Sunday, Oct. 27, as part of King's “Experiencing the Arts” series.

*The Greater Hazleton Concert Series is "In the Mood" for another great show!  On Friday, October 25 -The Concert Series will present "In the Mood".  IN THE MOOD presents a retro 1940s musical revue featuring the IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The concert begin at 7:30 PM at the Hazleton High School Auditorium at 1601 West 23rd Street .  For tickets or concert information, call Amelia at  570-788-4864, or Joan at 570- 455-0990. Find more information on all our concerts on The Greater Hazleton Concert Series' web site  


The Physician Assistant program at Misericordia University is hosting a Fall Into Health 5k on Sunday October 27, 2013, to promote health awareness in our community. Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 am with the race beginning at 10 am. Pre-registration is until October 24th -students $15, adults $20. Registration on the day of the race is $25. To register on-line FallintoHealth5k2013@gmail.com please include your t-shirt size!

*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.

*SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL JUNIOR. Musical version of famous Dr Seuss stories presented by the Music Box Youth Players, October 25, 26 at 7 PM and Oct 27 at 2 PM. All seats $12.00 Call (570)283-2195 or 1-800-698-PLAY. At the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, PA 18704
*The Mature Driver Task Force, Lackawanna County Highway Safety Program and Geisinger will sponsor a CarFit on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the PennDOT District 4-0 Office 55 Keystone Industrial Park, Dunmore. Appointments can be made by calling Kathy Fox at Lackawanna Highway Safety at (570) 347-2358 or Michael Taluto at PennDOT (570) 963-3502.
“Car Fit” will help seniors determine whether or not their car is safe. Technicians will suggest improvements in the positions of their steering wheel, seat, seatbelt and mirrors.
CarFit is an educational program that offers older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them.

*Classical guitarist Stephen Mattingly will perform Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s Haas Center for the Arts, room 166. Mattingly also will coach guitar majors on their own music during a master class in Haas Center, room 227, at 4 p.m. The performance and the master class are free and open to the public.

*Play an instrument? Like to sing? Come on down to The Cooperage at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale for Open Mic Night on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 7:30 to 10:00pm. This acoustic-style open mic is hosted by Mike Jung. It’s is a very enjoyable evening for musicians and listeners alike. Come early to sign-up, as the board fills up quickly. BYOB. This is a donation based event and contributions are appreciated.

**Hanover Township Community Ambulance Association will host a Cancer Awareness Walk on October 27th at 1 pm. The walk will begin at the Breslau Fire Station, located at the intersection of First and Delaney Streets in Hanover Township at 1 pm.
Proceeds from the walk will benefit Genna Kundratic, an emergency room nurse and Juliana Ziomkowski who is battling cancer, a six year old from Sugar Notch, who was recently diagnosed with Leukemia.
Registration is $10 for the walk. Children can walk with their families for free. They are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and prizes will be awarded. Adults are invited to bring candy for the children for a "Trick or TrunK" event that will also be held. For more information contact Keith at 570-592-2322

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., 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" www.wwTrailsofTerror.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 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.

 *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 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

*The New York Theremin Society will perform in a Halloween-inspired concert on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at the Campus Theatre, 413 Market Street, in Lewisburg. Doors open at 7 p.m.
The performance, presented by the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell, is free and open to the public; tickets are not required.

*The West End Park & Open Space Commission and Ross Township will host the 2nd annual Pet “Costume” Parade at the VanBuskirk/Haney Park, Anchorage Rd-Saylorsburg on Sat. October 26 @ 11am.  Owners and pets can be in the parade.  Prizes for the Scariest, Cutest and owner-look-alike and More!

*Patrick O'Malley's 13th annual free Halloween party will be held on Sunday October 20th at McDade park. The event will take place from 1:00pm-3:00pm children from preschool through 5th grade are all welcome to join on the party & meet the wicked witch and DJ Jason Miller. Please RSVP 346-1828 ( please leave message of number of children attending.)

November and December Events

*THE 68th Annual Wyoming Valley Veteran's Day Parade will be held  on November 10th, 2013 in Kingston. The parade with step off approximately at 2 p.m. and  will feature all branches of the military, floats, school bands and many area organizations. This is the largest Veteran's parade in Northeast PA and we invite all to participate in this event.

*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.

*Dallas High School Varsity Cheerleading squad will be holding a powderpuff football game on November 3rd, 2013 at 2:00pm at our home stadium. The title of our game is Dallas HS Cheerleaders Battle Breast Cancer. The girls will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the game, our food stand and raffle baskets to Candy's Place a local organization for cancer wellness. The girls will all decorate the field with posters full of information and facts about breast cancer. The squad will be inviting survivors to stand and be recognized for there heroic fight against this disease. This will not only be an informative event, but a day full of facts, fun and friendship.

The 2nd Annual Gospel Night Concert will be held at 1 Living Hope Community Church, at 36 Sterling Road, Newfoundland, PA. Feature Performers: Aziah Meadows, A.J., and Nadeen and The Full Gospel Assembly of God. It Starts at 5pm and food will be served. For more information or how you can help, call (570) 676-8686 or Visit www.1LivingHope.com
Our Thanksgiving Dinner For The Community. Turkey and all the fixings, Starts at 5pm at 1 Living Hope Community Church, 36 Sterling Road, Newfoundland, PA. For more information or how you can help, please call (570) 676-8686 or visit www.1LivingHope.com

*The Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra is proud to announce the kick off of its 27th season with a classical concert led by Conductor William Ciabattari. The event will be in Williamsport at Clarke Chapel, Lycoming College on Monday, November 4 at 7:30 pm. The concert is free. The repertoire includes Rossini’s Barber of Seville, Steve Bryant’s Dusk, Vaughn Williams’ English Folk Song Suite, selections from the Nutcracker, and World of Warcraft arranged by Jerry Brubaker.

*Ballet Hispanico will grace the Weis Center stage at Bucknell University on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Artistic director Eduardo Vilaro will give a free pre-performance talk from 6:45 to 7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Lobby. The performance is sponsored, in part, by The Standard-Journal in Milton.

The 2nd Annual Celebration for Champ fundraiser will be held at R&D Memories Banquet Hall on Fellows Avenue in Hanover Township from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9th.  The event benefits Ethan Carle Memorial Fund - Ethan was a 18 month old who passed away from a rare blood disorder. A buffet-style roast beef dinner with deserts will be served, and refreshments include beer and soda. A Chinese Auction . DJ Music will be provided. Cost is $20.00 adults and children 10 and under is free. Limited seating. Tickets are available at the door or in advance by calling Lynn Carle at 570-417-7670, Sheri L. Byrd at 570-817-7292. To contribute to Champ’s Cause by mail, send a check to: The Ethan Carle Memorial Fund, C/O Lynn Carle, 531 Wilkes Bare Street, Hanover Township, PA 18706. Donations can be made online by logging on to champscause.org  Champs’ Cause is dedicated to fulfilling the desired wishes of the Child Life, Education & Creative Arts Therapy Department Wish List for children ages birth to 18 years old at Children’s Hospital

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.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL- Original musical by Kevin Costley and Ted Anderson based on Dickens’ classic story. Dec 5 to 8, 12 to 15 and 19 to 22. Thursdays thru Saturdays: Bar opens at 6 PM, buffet dinner served at 6:30 PM, Curtain; 8 PM. Sundays, bar opens at 1 PM, buffet at 1:30 PM, curtain at 3 PM. Dinner and show: $34 (children 12 and under: $28). Show-only tickets; $16. Call (570) 283-2195 or 1-800-698-PLAY for information and reservations. At the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, PA 18704

*The 20th Annual Performance of "The Gift" presented by the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly.  Many families have made it their tradition to bundle up, bring some blankets and grab a cup of hot chocolate while they watch "The Gift". If you have never seen Back Mountain Harvest Assembly's live nativity -- "The Gift," start the tradition this year.
Friday, December 13, 6pm & 8pm; Saturday, December 14, 6pm & 8pm;Sunday, December 15, 6pm
 Back Mountain Harvest Assembly is located at 340 Carverton Rd. in Trucksville,

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