What's Happening September 14-15, 2013

What's Happening September 14-15, 2013

It is the last weekend of summer-enjoy it!
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.


September 14 and September 15 
  *The Phoenix Kids of the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre in Duryea are presenting “Willy Wonka’ the musical. There will be three weekends of shows.  September 13 through September 29.  Friday and Saturday the curtain goes up at 7 pm.  Sunday matinees at 2 pm.  The theatre is located on Main Street in Duryea. Tickets are $10

*Monty Python's Spamalot continues this weekend at the little theatre of wilkes barre. The hilarious musical comedy is based ob the.legend.of. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quirky search for the Holy Grail. Spamalot runs Friday and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm at 537 North Main Street in Wilkes-Barre. For reservations, call 823-1875
*The Justus Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting their 1st Annual Softball Tournament on September 14th and 15th starting at 10 AM at the Justus Ball Field located at 159 Fieldstone Drive, Justus.  Available for purchase will be hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, and our FAMOUS wings!

 September 14th
**Community Fun Fest,  St. John's Lutheran Church  231 State Street, Nanticoke, September 14 from 11 am to 3 pm. Making A Difference Ministries will present Live Music and will be on WVHO 94.5 FM  11:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. "Bill Hunt" Singer/Songwriter from group X-Terra  1:00 P.M.   to   3:00 P.M.  "Mike Lewis" National Recording Artist

* The Pike and Wayne Suicide Awareness Committee is holding the fourth annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk for Suicide Awareness and Prevention on Saturday, September 14 (rain or shine) in Promised Land State Park, Greentown, PA to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) and for local programs. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. It will be an awesome day of solidarity and caring. Participants can walk in teams or alone. Dogs are welcome, too.

* The Effort United Methodist Church is hosting its Fall Chicken BBQue on Saturday, September 14 from 3 to 7pm.  The Church is located on Merwinsburg Road in Effort just off Route 115.  The cost is $10 for adults, $6 for children 4 to 12 and free for children under 3.  Eat in or Take out available.

**The Ross Township Park Committee will host the 5th annual Community Fair on Saturday, September 14 at the Van Buskirk Haney Park, Anchorage Road from 11am to 4pm.  Games*Demonstrations*Entertainment*Food & Drink, free admission and much more!

* Moreland Township Bi-Centennial will be held on Sept 14, 2013, 10-5 pm (Saturday-Rain or Shine). The event will include Self guided tours to historic points of interest including Canusarago Grange, Covered Bridge, Churches, 8 Square School, Township Building and Wallis Mill.  A Commemorative Book and Food will be available. Closing ceremonies will be held at Moreland Baptist Church Grounds 5 pm with proclamation presented by State Rep. Garth Everett; awards and prizes; Entertainment in pantomime, word and song honoring agriculture, school days, the Houseknecht, Sones families and more.
  *The annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Cross County Invitational Race will be held on Saturday, September 14, from 9 AM to noon at McDade Park, Scranton, featuring high school athletes from a tri-state area.  The top 25 finishers in the boys and girls junior high categories along with the girls and boys varsity divisions will also be recognized

September 15th

*Eckley Miners’ Village Music Fest!  September 15, 2013 the first music event in several years. Eckly is  reviving a popular and much missed program.   Joining in on the fun will be the Irish band the Donegal Weavers, polka band the Pennsylvania Villagers, and Americana band the Hometown Boyz.

 *New Life Community Church is hosting a Country Corn Roast in the City 301 Delaney Street, Hanover Twp. On September 15 at 5 pm.  Individual Reservations not needed. Group Reservations necessary for dinner, please call 570-NEW LIFE or 570-639-5433 for more information.

*The 2nd annual Pocono Cupcake Challenge is Sunday (September 15) from 12-4 at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Monroe County.

Coming Up:

* 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.

*The Greater Pittston Cultural Coalition will host the 5th Annual Pittston River Fest on Saturday, September 21,  from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM  All the fun will be at the Pittston Riverfront Park (Behind Cooper's Seafood)
The day long event is a free, family  event promoting cultural awareness in the greater Pittston area
There will be a hayride to the site of the Knox mine disaster, face painting, colonial artifacts, coal mining history, paper marbling, basket making, rock & geo demonstrations, jewelry making, blacksmithing, war re-enactors, glass blowing, storytelling, food for purchase and much more!
The event will also feature a performance by Pittston's own Perspective Church Choir Group.

*Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua will host a "Taste of the Season" on  September 21 -12 Noon to 5 PM.  On the menu: Bleenies - Bean Soup – Chicken Rice ,Bar-B-Q- Pierogies- Salads, All Food Homemade. Don't forget dessert Apple Dumplings - Apple Tarts, Apple Fritters and more.  Plus, Tricky Trays!

*Looking for a cool treat and a nice way to support programs and services for local kids?
 Sprinkles & Shakes will hold a special fund raising event Sept. 15 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. Sprinkles and Shakes in Plains will donate 100 percent of all sales from noon to 5 p.m. to Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger.
 The funds raised by this event will help to provide pediatric equipment, programs and services at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital and throughout Geisinger Health System.
*Lycoming College’s second Local Foods Dinner, featuring farm-fresh food procured and prepared by the college’s dining services provider, Parkhurst Dining, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, beginning at 4:30 p.m., in the Wertz Student Center dining hall. The event is to help support and sustain local agriculture, artisans and producers of food. The evening’s menu includes herb-roasted pork-loin with an apple chutney, mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted fall vegetables, pizza bagels with assorted toppings, a mac n’ cheese bar, and made-to-order candied apples with caramel sauce and assorted toppings.

*Tamaqua Raiders Band will host The 17th Annual  Land of the running water
Marching band adjudication At the Tamaqua High School Sports Stadium
Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 6:30 PM – Gates Open @ 5:00PM
 General Admission $5.00

* The students at Mount Carmel Area High School, Mount Carmel, PA., will spend 12 hours on their feet through the day on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The event, organized by Mount Carmel Area High School Alumni, will benefit the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Hershey, PA. 

*SAFE Autism Walk and Resource Fair will be held at Hazleton Area High School Track on 1515 West 23rd Street on Saturday, 28 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 pm.  All monies raised directly support the autism community in Hazleton through SAFE programs including social skills groups and outings for elementary school aged children and teens; individualized, private music lessons; recreational swim program and support groups. For more information about SAFE, Inc. please visit www.autismsafe.org.



*The West End Park & Open Space Commission and Chestnuthill Township will host the end of summer concert featuring Steel Creek Trio on Sunday, September 22 at 5 pm SteelCreek performs popular music form the 60’s all the way to current tunes in all genres of music, including pop, country, and rock


* Old Fashioned Dip Supper at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 4 to 6pm, Saturday September 21.  Everyone is invited to enjoy turkey, ham or a Barbecue Sandwich main dish 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

*The WA Kiwanis Club will be hosting "Tailgate for Amy", a fundraiser for Amy Simmons Kizis at West Wyoming Hose Company #1,  926 Shoemaker Ave West Wyoming on September 29th from  2pm-9 pm. Amy a long time Kiwanis member is suffering from a serious illness and her fellow club members have put together an afternoon of football and fun to raise money for her medical needs. The donation for the event is $20, and includes all you can eat buffet and beverages, games , prizes, pre game musical entertainment and then football on the big screen.
For tickets email wyomingareakiwanis@gmail.com or they can be purchased from any WA Kiwanis member or at Gobers in Exeter.

* The 2nd Annual Hope for Hannah Rescue Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 12pm to 5pm, at 356 North Everett Avenue, Scranton.  There will be games, raffles, food, music, and a lot of fun. Mark your calendar, save the date, and do not miss this event!


* The Ninth Annual Fall Intertribal Powwow will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, 2013 at the Noxen Fire Co. grounds, 3493 Stull Road, Noxen, Wyoming County.
Gates open at 10 a.m.  and close at 6 p.m. both days.  This event is a gathering of all Nations. Grand Entry of all dignitaries and dancers in full regalia will be at noon Indian Time with various local drums. Richard Gray Owl Greene will serve as emcee. The event is open to the public, with no admission fee.

*The Riverfront Parks Committee invites the community to the 4th Annual ChalkFest that will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Millennium Circle Portal on the River Common. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Saturday, October 5, 2013.
ChalkFest is a FREE event that celebrates children’s art and creativity while also providing education about nature and the environment

* King’s College will host free screenings of the films “Made in L.A.,” “Eyes on the Prize – No Easy Walk,” and Glory” as part of the Third Annual King’s College Diversity Film Festival at 7 p.m. on Sept, 18, and 25, respectively, in the Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, on N. River St.

*The local community of Catholic parishes  in Shenandoah is working to form a youth group under the leadership of Monsignor Ronald C. Bocian, Father Johnson and Sister Marietta, with the cooperation of parishioners. Young people 12 through 17 are welcome to join. Signup sheets are available in the backs of Annunciation BVM, St. Casimir, St. Stansilaus and Our Lady  of Mount Carmel churches. A kickoff meeting has been set for 6 p.m. Sept. 28 in St. Stephen Parish Hall, Main and Oak streets

* The Third Annual Rummage Sale of Saint Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant,  will be  held at the American Legion Hall,  (Raymond Henry Post #327) September 20 and 21st,  Friday and  Saturday from 8:00 am until 7:00 p.m. On Sunday September 22, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:30 .  The American Legion is located at 101 Willow Street/Lackawanna Ave. (across from the Bank) Free Parking in the lot next to Glinsky Funeral Home.  Refreshments will be by the American Legion Women's Auxiliary. This  is a fundraiser for the 125th Anniversary of the Church.

*On Sunday, September 22nd, at Alparon Park Horse Arena the Rainbow Riders Horseback Riding for the Handicapped's annual Game-A-Thon.  The event begins at 9am start, registration opens at 7:30am. Reg fee is $25- but if you raise donations/pledges- no money comes out of your pocket! T-Shirts and goodie bags.  Bring Dish for lunch.  You can also find information about Rainbow Riders on Facebook.

* South Creek Lions Club is hosting a Roast Beef and Turkey dinner on Saturday, September 21 at 4:30 pm
The event will be held Rt 14 in Gillett.  On the menu-with the Roast Beef and Turkey- potatoes, vegetables, baked beans, homemade bread and pies.  $9 per person.  Proceeds benefit the Lion’s Club.

*Hometown Farm Show,  September 28-29 from 10 am to 5 pm at Route 196, Sterling (south of Hamlin). The event will feature a fun and educational show about early farm life.  See live demonstrations of antique farm equipment.  Watch the experts make home made ice cream and enjoy a free sample.  Observe the ladies spinning, quilting or weaving.  Admission is free. Food is available for purchase

*The next meeting of the Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 1 in the 201 S. Main St. history center. Gretchen E. Hardy will give a presentation on the Lenape Indians. The meeting is open to the public and there is no admission fee.

* 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 Marlene Insalaco Hall as part of Inauguration Week activities. A book signing will follow immediately after the event.

* 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.   

*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.

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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