What's Happening: October 26-27, 2013 Edition

What's Happening: October 26-27, 2013 Edition

It is the last weekend in October 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.
  A lot of Halloween Events are also set for this weekend-


October 26th and October 27th

The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre is presenting "National Pastime".  The Theatre is located at  537 N. Main Street in Wilkes-  Show time: 8 pm- 26 and 31, Nov. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9.  Then matinees: at  3 p.m. Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 10. 
Little Theater of Wilkes Barre is one of the three theater's in the United States to be chosen to perform "National Pastime" before it makes its way to Broadway. Deirdre Lynch and Christopher Lafrance recently appeared on PA Live and gave us details about the show and also give a small performance (Click Here to see PA Live). Little Theater of Wilkes Barre contact information: 570-823-1875 ex537 or www.ltwb.org.

*SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL JUNIOR. Musical version of famous Dr Seuss stories presented by the Music Box Youth Players, October, 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

 October 26th
*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 third annual  Pub Crawl  to benefit the SPCA. The Zombie Pub Crawl is Saturday, (October 26)  from 6:30 until 11:30 beginning at Bart & Urby's on South Main Street in Wilkes-Barre.
  The cost is five dollars and the "crawl" takes you several area bars.
  Prizes will be given for best costume.

October 27th

*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


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.

*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.

Happy Halloween- Haunted Houses- Festivals and Fun

West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch will sponsor their second annual Halloween Festival and fundraiser on Saturday, October 26th, 2012 at 2 p.m. Allen Park Corner of Main Ave and Price Street Scranton, PA.

  Children’s Costume Parade 12 p.m.
  Race Registration 12-1:30 p.m.
  Scare Crow Display Contest 12-4 p.m.
  Sideway Sales 12-4 p.m.
  Safe Trick or Treat 1-4 p.m.
  Music DJ PAYDAY 12-4 p.m.
  Pub Crawl 4-6PM Haggerty's Tavern, Kilcoynes Tavern, Villa Maria ll, Farr Street Tavern

The West Side Zombie Escape 5K Run will start at 2 p.m.  Registration will take place at 1 p.m.  Registration fee is  $30.00.
Date/Time: Saturday, October 26,  starting at 12 p.m.
Race begins at 2 p.m.
Location: Allen Park, N Main Ave, Scranton

*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  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, . 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 Saturday, October-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.  Voting ends on Thursday, October 31 at 3pm.


*Eckley Miners’ Village will have it annual Haunted Lantern Tours starting Friday October 11th. The schedule is:
  Sat –  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.


*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.


*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!

*Halloween Happenings in Downtown Lewisburg Ghosts, goblins, witches and costumed creatures of all shapes and sizes will be welcomed in downtown Lewisburg on Halloween, October 31, for a spooky story time, safe trick or treating at businesses, and for the older costumed creatures, the annual showing of the Rocky Horror Picture show at the Campus Theatre at 9:00 p.m.
At the Packwood House Museum, Bloomsburg University student Brittiny Seedor will hold spooky story times, telling ghost stories to the gathered children, including Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” at 5:30, 6:00, and 6:30 p.m., Hot apple cider and refreshments will be available. Kids (and parents) in costume will get candy.
Starting at 5:45 p.m., many downtown businesses will be handing out treats
For those feeling vampire-ish, the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive 1pm - 6pm at the Campus Theatre. The classic 1933 film, the Devil Bat, will run continuously during the blood drive.
At 9:00 p.m., the Campus will show the Rock-SciFi- Musical Cult Classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. Admission is $5 for an additional $5, movie goers can buy a prop bag with everything they need to play along. No outside props will be permitted. Show time kicks off with a costume contest with prizes!

*Round out Halloween weekend with the Keystone Players, as they present The Haunting of Hill House, a play of psychological terror, based on the novel by Shirley Jackson and adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie, Nov. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. each night and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. in Brooks Theatre, Keystone College, La Plume.

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.

*A Vera Bradley and Longaberger Basket Bingo will be held on Sunday, November 3rd at West End Fire Company Route 715 Brodheadsville  to benefit the Western Pocono Jaycees Memorial Park. Tickets are $20 and will be sold at the door. Contact Julie Weiss at (570) 992-5721 or Debbie Borger at (610) 381-2076  to purchase tickets in advance.  Jaycees and members of the Park Committee will be selling food starting at Noon and running the bingo games, which begin at 1:00 PM

* 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.

*Pork & Sauerkraut buffet November 9, 2013 at the Hughesville Fire Hall. Serving from 4:00p.m. till 6:30p.m. Adults-$9.00 children 6-12 $4.00. Benefits local and world hunger. Sponsored by Messiah-St. James Lutheran Parish.

*The 7th Annual Sayre Turkey Trot 5K, sponsored by the Williams Auto Group and Dandy Mini Marts, will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28 at 10 a.m. The free
Online registration for the 5K event is now available at the Sayre Turkey Trot website – www.sayreturkeytrot.com – with an advance registration fee of $20 and day-of registration fee of $25. Turkey Trot Teams with up to five members may enjoy discounted registration of $18 per person in advance or $23 on race day. Advance registrations will be accepted until November 21 and will guarantee the first 450 5K participants a long-sleeve Technical Shirt

Phoenix Theatrics closes its 2013 season proudly presenting "JEKYLL & HYDE" the Musical (Has not been done in our area in 5 years), Nov. 1 thru 16 Friday/Saturday Shows 8:00pm Sunday Matinees 2:00pm at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre 409 Main Street, Duryea
*Boy Scout Troop 98 is conducting a clothing drive collection  Sunday November 17th from noon to 3 pm. A truck and a table set up next to the main entrance of Brodheadsville Self Storage which is located at the end of Jena Drive, directly across from PV High School on Rt 115.  This clothing drive will help to defray the cost of taking 13 scouts on a high adventure trek to Maine next summer.

*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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