What's Happening September 7 - 8, 2013

What's Happening September 7 - 8, 2013

Enjoy the 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.
September 7 and September 8 
 *FUNFEST in downtown Hazleton will be held on September 7 and 8 and the free admission event will offer popular, oldies, classic rock, and Latin music, among others.  And as part of its 2013 theme, “A Totally 80s Weekend,” Funfest will include an “80s Throwback Party,” featuring music from that decade.   The weekend will also feature plenty of food, fun and entertainment-plus the FUNFEST Parade.
* Windy Hill Ranch will host a benefit for cystic fibrosis on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8th. The fun begins at 9 am. Windy Hill Ranch is located at 1035 Jones Drive, Spring Brook. Visitors can enjoy trail rides, fun show, camping, goat tying and much more.
  September 7th
*In celebration of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm's 50th anniversary as a historic farm museum there will be a Farm to Table Harvest Tour - Saturday September 7, 2013. Folks will be able to visit the farm for a very, special evening tour focused on harvest-time. From 4:30 to 7:00 pm tours will go out every half hour with the last tour at 7:00pm  The farm also hosts a number of special events throughout the year. For more information on the museum call (570) 992 – 6161 or visit us online at: www.quietvalley.org.
*On Saturday, September 7th Camp KCS and Ant Farm Music will be holding their annual 'Woof-Stock 2013' benefit in Long Pond, PA from 12:00pm - 9:00pm. The family friendly event includes live music vendor tables, a dunk tank, pony rides, face painting, tricky trays, and food and drinks. Check out live demonstrations by Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department's K9 and SWAT unit, as well as K9 CPR and First Aid with Sue Kulick. There will also be a Blessing of the Dogs with Father Boyle. Vaccines and heartworm tests for your pets will also be available. Friendly pets welcome, but MUST be leashed . Benefits Monroe Animal League
* The Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative (NSPI) will hold its first suicide prevention and awareness walk, Share the Journey, on Saturday, September 7th at the county courthouse in Scranton.  The Regional Walk will start at the County Courthouse in Scranton and wind through the city, passing organizations and housing that respond to high risk groups for suicide, such as older adult housing, physician medical college, high school administration and veteran’s hospital. Registration is at 9:00 am and free suicide prevention resources and survivor healing activities will be available. There is no registration cost for this walk, but donations are encouraged.
* The Greater Hazleton Historical Society is hosting an Open House for Funfest Saturday. The museum located at 55 North Wyoming Street will be open on Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm.  Admission this weekend is $4 for adults and $2 for children-that includes a guided tour.  The museum will have some fun events planned in the spirit of the Funfest theme of an '80's Weekend!

September 8th
  *Pine Run United Methodist Church will host a community picnic at noon Sunday, Sept. 8. The public is welcome for free food and games. The church is at 1719 Pine Run Road, Linden, 1.7 miles north of Route 220
Coming Up:  (Events in September, October and November)
*Fun at the Coop times Two: Play an instrument? Like to sing? Come on down to The Cooperage at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale for Open Mic Night on Wednesday, September 11th from 7:30 to 10:00pm. This acoustic-style open mic is hosted by the talented local group, The Crackers. It’s is a fun 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. 
Love games? So do we. The Cooperage Project invites you to bring your whole family down to the The Cooperage on Thursday, September 12 from 6:00 to 9:00pm for a night of games. Board games, card games, brain games--we’ll have all kinds of games to play. But if you have a favorite, we encourage you to bring it! We’re willing to try anything. (Well, almost anything!) So, dust off your boardgames, practice your shuffle, do some stretches, and get ready for a night of friendly competition. Donations greatly appreciated. Snacks available for purchase. The Cooperage is operated by the The Cooperage Project, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to build community through performance, learning and good times. For more information visit
*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.
*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.
*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
*The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's Lunch & Learn program will host a discussion of Inuit culture Thursday, Sept. 12, at noon at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common, located at 6 Tressler Boulevard in Lewisburg.
Ned Searles, a professor of anthropology at Bucknell, will lead the informal lecture presentation, "Making Places, Making Selves: Locating Inuit Culture and Identity in the Canadian Arctic."  Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; beverages and a light dessert will be provided. Participants may bring their own lunch or purchase a soup-and-sandwich lunch (chicken noodle soup with ham salad on croissant) for $5 by contacting the Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning Learning office at 570-522-0105 or lifelonglearning@bucknell.edu up to noon of the day prior to the program; payment can be made at the door
* 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 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
 *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.
**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 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 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 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 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!
* 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. 11, 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.
*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.

* 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.
* 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.
*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
* 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. 

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