What's Happening: September 21-22, 2013

What's Happening: September 21-22, 2013

Enjoy your weekend. Say goodbye to Summer and Hello to Autumn with some great weekend events,
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 21 and September 22 

* 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,    Saturday from 8:00 am until 7:00 p.m. On Sunday September 22,  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.

 September 21

*Strike Up the Band! September 21 “Battle of the Bands”  on the Linden Street side of Courthouse Square from 5 PM – 7 PM. Students from the University of Scranton, Marywood University, Baptist Bible College and Keystone College are participating in the competition.

 **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.

*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

* 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

* 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.

*Samantha Zeffert Harris family benefit: Sept 21, noon till 5:30 pm at the Rattler in Pittston. Lots of raffles and 50/50s. Entertainment - Strawberry Jam, Paul Martin, Harlot and DJ Harddrive. Samantha had 17 major surgeries and requires at least one more. The money raised will help the family with their growing expenses. Donation is only $7 and you will have a great time.

*Anthracite Curling Club, Curling Open Hous .Sat., Sept. 21, 2013 from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m.  Join in on the fun at Ice Rink at Coal St. in Wilkes-Barre. To learn and become part of one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S.
  Sign-up online http://anthracitecurling.com/ or by phone at 570-266-7978

September 22nd

*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

 * 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.

*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.


Coming Up:

*The Greater Hazleton Concert Series proudly opens its 2013-2014 season with LETS HANG ON!, the nation's premier Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute Show.  LETS HANG ON! will appear on Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 PM on stage in the Hazleton High School Auditorium located at 1601 West 23rd Street.  For reservations or concert information, call Amelia at 788-4864, or Joan at 455-0990. Find more information on all our concerts on The Greater Hazleton Concert Series' web site at http://www.hazletonconcertseries.org/ or visit our Facebook page

*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.


* 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 North Pocono Public Library will hold our Second Annual Craft Show and Basket Raffle on Saturday, September 28 from 10:30 AM-4 PM in the North Pocono Intermediate School.


*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 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

*Join the singing servers of the Arcadia Chorale (formerly The Robert Dale Chorale) and "chef" Steven Thomas as we serve up songs and salads, meatballs and madrigals, spaghetti and delicious homemade dessert. Buy chances on seven fabulous gift baskets, all to support our 2013-2014 concert season!
The dinner will be held on Saturday, September 28th at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Takeouts begin at 5:00 p.m.

*The Lackawanna County Commissioners and the parks & recreation department finalize plans for the 21st annual fishing derby at Merli-Sarnoski Park, Carbondale, on Saturday, October 5, from 11 AM to 1:15 PM. The event is limited to the first 250 children, ages 4 -12, and costs $5 to register. Contact the park office at (570) 963-6764 for details. 

*The Lycoming College theatre department presents “An Absurd Pair” of comedies, “Fire in the Basement” and “Out at Sea,” from Oct. 2-5 in the Mary L. Welch Theatre. All performances will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show only are $10 per person and $8 for seniors and students. Dinner and a show will be offered on Friday, Oct. 4, in the college’s Jane Schultz Room in the Wertz Student Center. Tickets for dinner and a show are $18 and reservations are required. Reservations may be obtained by calling 570-321-4048.

*Chicken & Waffle Dinner  at the Catawissa American Legion.  Mark your calendar and bring you appitite on Tuesday - October 8th 4-7 pm.  Tickets at $7, children 10 and under $3

*Mark your calendar for October 3 and get ready to rock the arts.  Three bands-one night of  great music  Audio Adrenaline "Kings and Queens" Tour.  Featuring "Disciple" and "Stellar Kart".  The concert will be held at the Downtown Arts on 47 North Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre.  The doors open at 6 pm the concert begins at 7 pm.
Tickets are $15 in advance at Downtown Arts, ArtSeen.  Tickets are $20 at the door the night of the show. 

*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 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.

*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

*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

* 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
*   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.


*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

* 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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