This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre: June 12 – June 18

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June 12 – June 18, 2018
 
From city streets to library lawns, performance stages to college campuses, downtown Wilkes-Barre will be busy this week with performances and activities.

June 15 is the third Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for Art Block! The June edition of downtown’s monthly art walk, held on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, will include open houses (including opening receptions for two brand new shows) at the three different galleries on the second block of South Main Street, along with music, artists on the street, and more.


Literature-lovers will be very happy this week: the Osterhout Free Library’s 42nd Annual Book Sale kicks off on Friday evening with a special “preview night” from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, offering sneak peek shopping to anyone donating $10.00. The Book Sale officially begins on Saturday, June 16, running until Saturday, June 23. And, the Maslow Salon Series, presented by Wilkes University’s creative writing program, begins its June run with a Sunday-evening reading at Barnes & Noble.

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday, titled “A Journey through King’s College,” will explore the treasures and hidden corners of that beautiful downtown campus.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosts two different performances this week:singer-songwriter Dave Hause, live from the Chandelier Lobby on Sunday evening; andBritish “rock god” Peter Frampton in concert on Monday night. Or, you can take in this week’s Friday-night acts at Karl Hall.

On Thursday evening, the Riverfront Parks Committee presents its first free environmental education program of the year – “Eagles on the Susquehanna” – featuring an opportunity to enjoy an up-close visit with live rehabilitated bald and golden eagles, at the River Common’s Northampton Street Amphitheatre. And, you can check out “Yoga at the River” on Saturday morning.

One last reminder: this is the final week for you to provide your opinions about our center city. DCP’s 2018 Downtown Perception & Use Survey only takes about ten minutes to give us your feedback, and respondents are eligible to win a $50 downtown gift certificate.  So, please be sure to tell us how we’re doing before this year’s survey comes to a close.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
 
 

Downtown Events

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa.

Wednesday, June 13
Osterhout Teen Night: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday is Teen Night at the Osterhout Free Library! This week, we’re kicking off this Summer’s Reading Program with a banger of a party! Stop in, register, read and win! Rock on!!This is a free event for teens 12-18. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, June 13
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is a “Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. “Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long. In case of rain , walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Seminar: LGBT 101

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Dr. Helen Davis of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance will be speaking about the LGBT community and providing some local resources. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.  
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
The Riverfront Parks Committee Presents “Eagles on the Susquehanna

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River Streets

Join naturalist Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center as we learn about eagles! Bring the whole family to this free hourlong program. You’ll meet “Rennie” – a bald eagle that was injured by a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center, as well as “Miss Charles” – a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so, under permit of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they now participate in the Center’s raptor education program. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org or 570-825-5763.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Butterflies are Free

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout every Friday for a themed movie selection. June’s movie theme is “Animal Tracks,” and this week’s movie is Butterflies are Free (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Book Sale Preview Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

To kick-off the week-long Friends of the Osterhout Book Sale, a special Preview Party will be held during the Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Block.  Preview Party guests will get a sneak peek and advance access to the sale, and automatically receive a Friends annual membership. Tickets: $10.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Friday, June 15
Art Block

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Second Block of South Main Street

It’s the June edition of “Art Block” in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 5 PM to 8 PM. Visit our Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/artblockwb/ or 570-846-1424.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: “Flowers on Main”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

Join four local artists for an opening reception to celebrate their new group exhibit, “Flowers on Main,” during Third Friday on June 15. “Flowers on Main will feature floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish, and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.  This exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. More information http://marquisartframe.com/ or 570-823-0518.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: WVAL Members June Art Exhibit  and “Three to See” Art Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join us at the WVAL during the Third Friday for an opening reception of two great exhibits. The WVAL Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles, while “Three to See” features local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel exploration of the human condition in watercolor,pastels, photographs, and mixed media.
More information: http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/

Friday, June 15
Karl Hall presents Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street

Karl Hall, Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest live-music venue, hosts a show featuring Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic. All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Saturday, June 16
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, June 16
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Saturday, June 16
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and friends for our ninth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 26 through September 1. This week, our guest teacher will be Maria Lettieri-Wheatley. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.jenniferciarimboliyoga.com/

Sunday, June 17
Wilkes University Maslow Salon Reading Series

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Barnes & Noble Wilkes/King’s Bookstore, 7 South Main Street

The Maslow Salon Reading Series kicks off the June residency for Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program with a week of readings by program alumni who have written and published or produced work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Sunday’s readings will include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from faculty members and alumni Bill Schneider, Christine Gelineau, Robert Mooney, Rachael Hughes, Taylor Polites, Kevin Oderman, Laurie Lowenstein, Nisha Sharma and Laurie Jean Cannady. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.

Sunday, June 17
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Dave Hause

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, June 17, as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series. Former lead singer of The Loved Ones, Dave Hause released his third solo record, ‘Bury Me In Philly’ in February of 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down! Tickets: in advance $15.00; door price $20.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Monday, June 18
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Monday, June 18
Osterhout DIY: Paper Beads

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout Free Library for DIY night! In honor of Pride Month, we will be making rainbow paper bead jewelry! Seating is limited, so visit the Information Services desk or call ahead to register. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Monday, June 18
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Peter Frampton in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

British rock guitarist and Grammy award winner, Peter Frampton, will be live at the F.M. Kirby Center this Monday, June 18, presented by the F.M. Kirby Center, BRE, and Rock 107. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets start at $50.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

 
 
 
June 12 – June 18, 2018
 
From city streets to library lawns, performance stages to college campuses, downtown Wilkes-Barre will be busy this week with performances and activities.

June 15 is the third Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for Art Block! The June edition of downtown’s monthly art walk, held on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, will include open houses (including opening receptions for two brand new shows) at the three different galleries on the second block of South Main Street, along with music, artists on the street, and more.


Literature-lovers will be very happy this week: the Osterhout Free Library’s 42nd Annual Book Sale kicks off on Friday evening with a special “preview night” from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, offering sneak peek shopping to anyone donating $10.00. The Book Sale officially begins on Saturday, June 16, running until Saturday, June 23. And, the Maslow Salon Series, presented by Wilkes University’s creative writing program, begins its June run with a Sunday-evening reading at Barnes & Noble.

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday, titled “A Journey through King’s College,” will explore the treasures and hidden corners of that beautiful downtown campus.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosts two different performances this week:singer-songwriter Dave Hause, live from the Chandelier Lobby on Sunday evening; andBritish “rock god” Peter Frampton in concert on Monday night. Or, you can take in this week’s Friday-night acts at Karl Hall.

On Thursday evening, the Riverfront Parks Committee presents its first free environmental education program of the year – “Eagles on the Susquehanna” – featuring an opportunity to enjoy an up-close visit with live rehabilitated bald and golden eagles, at the River Common’s Northampton Street Amphitheatre. And, you can check out “Yoga at the River” on Saturday morning.

One last reminder: this is the final week for you to provide your opinions about our center city. DCP’s 2018 Downtown Perception & Use Survey only takes about ten minutes to give us your feedback, and respondents are eligible to win a $50 downtown gift certificate.  So, please be sure to tell us how we’re doing before this year’s survey comes to a close.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
 
 

Downtown Events

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa.

Wednesday, June 13
Osterhout Teen Night: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday is Teen Night at the Osterhout Free Library! This week, we’re kicking off this Summer’s Reading Program with a banger of a party! Stop in, register, read and win! Rock on!!This is a free event for teens 12-18. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, June 13
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is a “Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. “Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long. In case of rain , walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Seminar: LGBT 101

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Dr. Helen Davis of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance will be speaking about the LGBT community and providing some local resources. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.  
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
The Riverfront Parks Committee Presents “Eagles on the Susquehanna

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River Streets

Join naturalist Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center as we learn about eagles! Bring the whole family to this free hourlong program. You’ll meet “Rennie” – a bald eagle that was injured by a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center, as well as “Miss Charles” – a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so, under permit of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they now participate in the Center’s raptor education program. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org or 570-825-5763.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Butterflies are Free

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout every Friday for a themed movie selection. June’s movie theme is “Animal Tracks,” and this week’s movie is Butterflies are Free (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Book Sale Preview Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

To kick-off the week-long Friends of the Osterhout Book Sale, a special Preview Party will be held during the Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Block.  Preview Party guests will get a sneak peek and advance access to the sale, and automatically receive a Friends annual membership. Tickets: $10.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Friday, June 15
Art Block

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Second Block of South Main Street

It’s the June edition of “Art Block” in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 5 PM to 8 PM. Visit our Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/artblockwb/ or 570-846-1424.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: “Flowers on Main”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

Join four local artists for an opening reception to celebrate their new group exhibit, “Flowers on Main,” during Third Friday on June 15. “Flowers on Main will feature floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish, and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.  This exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. More information http://marquisartframe.com/ or 570-823-0518.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: WVAL Members June Art Exhibit  and “Three to See” Art Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join us at the WVAL during the Third Friday for an opening reception of two great exhibits. The WVAL Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles, while “Three to See” features local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel exploration of the human condition in watercolor,pastels, photographs, and mixed media.
More information: http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/

Friday, June 15
Karl Hall presents Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street

Karl Hall, Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest live-music venue, hosts a show featuring Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic. All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Saturday, June 16
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, June 16
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Saturday, June 16
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and friends for our ninth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 26 through September 1. This week, our guest teacher will be Maria Lettieri-Wheatley. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.jenniferciarimboliyoga.com/

Sunday, June 17
Wilkes University Maslow Salon Reading Series

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Barnes & Noble Wilkes/King’s Bookstore, 7 South Main Street

The Maslow Salon Reading Series kicks off the June residency for Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program with a week of readings by program alumni who have written and published or produced work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Sunday’s readings will include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from faculty members and alumni Bill Schneider, Christine Gelineau, Robert Mooney, Rachael Hughes, Taylor Polites, Kevin Oderman, Laurie Lowenstein, Nisha Sharma and Laurie Jean Cannady. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.

Sunday, June 17
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Dave Hause

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, June 17, as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series. Former lead singer of The Loved Ones, Dave Hause released his third solo record, ‘Bury Me In Philly’ in February of 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down! Tickets: in advance $15.00; door price $20.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Monday, June 18
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Monday, June 18
Osterhout DIY: Paper Beads

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout Free Library for DIY night! In honor of Pride Month, we will be making rainbow paper bead jewelry! Seating is limited, so visit the Information Services desk or call ahead to register. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Monday, June 18
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Peter Frampton in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

British rock guitarist and Grammy award winner, Peter Frampton, will be live at the F.M. Kirby Center this Monday, June 18, presented by the F.M. Kirby Center, BRE, and Rock 107. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets start at $50.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

 
 
 
June 12 – June 18, 2018
June 12 – June 18, 2018
 
 
From city streets to library lawns, performance stages to college campuses, downtown Wilkes-Barre will be busy this week with performances and activities.

June 15 is the third Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for Art Block! The June edition of downtown’s monthly art walk, held on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, will include open houses (including opening receptions for two brand new shows) at the three different galleries on the second block of South Main Street, along with music, artists on the street, and more.


Literature-lovers will be very happy this week: the Osterhout Free Library’s 42nd Annual Book Sale kicks off on Friday evening with a special “preview night” from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, offering sneak peek shopping to anyone donating $10.00. The Book Sale officially begins on Saturday, June 16, running until Saturday, June 23. And, the Maslow Salon Series, presented by Wilkes University’s creative writing program, begins its June run with a Sunday-evening reading at Barnes & Noble.

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday, titled “A Journey through King’s College,” will explore the treasures and hidden corners of that beautiful downtown campus.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosts two different performances this week:singer-songwriter Dave Hause, live from the Chandelier Lobby on Sunday evening; andBritish “rock god” Peter Frampton in concert on Monday night. Or, you can take in this week’s Friday-night acts at Karl Hall.

On Thursday evening, the Riverfront Parks Committee presents its first free environmental education program of the year – “Eagles on the Susquehanna” – featuring an opportunity to enjoy an up-close visit with live rehabilitated bald and golden eagles, at the River Common’s Northampton Street Amphitheatre. And, you can check out “Yoga at the River” on Saturday morning.

One last reminder: this is the final week for you to provide your opinions about our center city. DCP’s 2018 Downtown Perception & Use Survey only takes about ten minutes to give us your feedback, and respondents are eligible to win a $50 downtown gift certificate.  So, please be sure to tell us how we’re doing before this year’s survey comes to a close.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
From city streets to library lawns, performance stages to college campuses, downtown Wilkes-Barre will be busy this week with performances and activities.

June 15 is the third Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for Art Block! The June edition of downtown’s monthly art walk, held on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, will include open houses (including opening receptions for two brand new shows) at the three different galleries on the second block of South Main Street, along with music, artists on the street, and more.


Literature-lovers will be very happy this week: the Osterhout Free Library’s 42nd Annual Book Sale kicks off on Friday evening with a special “preview night” from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, offering sneak peek shopping to anyone donating $10.00. The Book Sale officially begins on Saturday, June 16, running until Saturday, June 23. And, the Maslow Salon Series, presented by Wilkes University’s creative writing program, begins its June run with a Sunday-evening reading at Barnes & Noble.

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday, titled “A Journey through King’s College,” will explore the treasures and hidden corners of that beautiful downtown campus.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosts two different performances this week:singer-songwriter Dave Hause, live from the Chandelier Lobby on Sunday evening; andBritish “rock god” Peter Frampton in concert on Monday night. Or, you can take in this week’s Friday-night acts at Karl Hall.

On Thursday evening, the Riverfront Parks Committee presents its first free environmental education program of the year – “Eagles on the Susquehanna” – featuring an opportunity to enjoy an up-close visit with live rehabilitated bald and golden eagles, at the River Common’s Northampton Street Amphitheatre. And, you can check out “Yoga at the River” on Saturday morning.

One last reminder: this is the final week for you to provide your opinions about our center city. DCP’s 2018 Downtown Perception & Use Survey only takes about ten minutes to give us your feedback, and respondents are eligible to win a $50 downtown gift certificate.  So, please be sure to tell us how we’re doing before this year’s survey comes to a close.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
 
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
 
 
 
 

Downtown Events

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa.

Wednesday, June 13
Osterhout Teen Night: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday is Teen Night at the Osterhout Free Library! This week, we’re kicking off this Summer’s Reading Program with a banger of a party! Stop in, register, read and win! Rock on!!This is a free event for teens 12-18. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, June 13
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is a “Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. “Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long. In case of rain , walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Seminar: LGBT 101

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Dr. Helen Davis of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance will be speaking about the LGBT community and providing some local resources. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.  
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
The Riverfront Parks Committee Presents “Eagles on the Susquehanna

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River Streets

Join naturalist Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center as we learn about eagles! Bring the whole family to this free hourlong program. You’ll meet “Rennie” – a bald eagle that was injured by a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center, as well as “Miss Charles” – a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so, under permit of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they now participate in the Center’s raptor education program. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org or 570-825-5763.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Butterflies are Free

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout every Friday for a themed movie selection. June’s movie theme is “Animal Tracks,” and this week’s movie is Butterflies are Free (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Book Sale Preview Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

To kick-off the week-long Friends of the Osterhout Book Sale, a special Preview Party will be held during the Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Block.  Preview Party guests will get a sneak peek and advance access to the sale, and automatically receive a Friends annual membership. Tickets: $10.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Friday, June 15
Art Block

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Second Block of South Main Street

It’s the June edition of “Art Block” in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 5 PM to 8 PM. Visit our Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/artblockwb/ or 570-846-1424.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: “Flowers on Main”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

Join four local artists for an opening reception to celebrate their new group exhibit, “Flowers on Main,” during Third Friday on June 15. “Flowers on Main will feature floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish, and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.  This exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. More information http://marquisartframe.com/ or 570-823-0518.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: WVAL Members June Art Exhibit  and “Three to See” Art Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join us at the WVAL during the Third Friday for an opening reception of two great exhibits. The WVAL Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles, while “Three to See” features local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel exploration of the human condition in watercolor,pastels, photographs, and mixed media.
More information: http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/

Friday, June 15
Karl Hall presents Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street

Karl Hall, Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest live-music venue, hosts a show featuring Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic. All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Saturday, June 16
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, June 16
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Saturday, June 16
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and friends for our ninth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 26 through September 1. This week, our guest teacher will be Maria Lettieri-Wheatley. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.jenniferciarimboliyoga.com/

Sunday, June 17
Wilkes University Maslow Salon Reading Series

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Barnes & Noble Wilkes/King’s Bookstore, 7 South Main Street

The Maslow Salon Reading Series kicks off the June residency for Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program with a week of readings by program alumni who have written and published or produced work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Sunday’s readings will include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from faculty members and alumni Bill Schneider, Christine Gelineau, Robert Mooney, Rachael Hughes, Taylor Polites, Kevin Oderman, Laurie Lowenstein, Nisha Sharma and Laurie Jean Cannady. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.

Sunday, June 17
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Dave Hause

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, June 17, as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series. Former lead singer of The Loved Ones, Dave Hause released his third solo record, ‘Bury Me In Philly’ in February of 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down! Tickets: in advance $15.00; door price $20.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Monday, June 18
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Monday, June 18
Osterhout DIY: Paper Beads

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout Free Library for DIY night! In honor of Pride Month, we will be making rainbow paper bead jewelry! Seating is limited, so visit the Information Services desk or call ahead to register. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Monday, June 18
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Peter Frampton in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

British rock guitarist and Grammy award winner, Peter Frampton, will be live at the F.M. Kirby Center this Monday, June 18, presented by the F.M. Kirby Center, BRE, and Rock 107. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets start at $50.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Downtown Events

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa.

Wednesday, June 13
Osterhout Teen Night: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday is Teen Night at the Osterhout Free Library! This week, we’re kicking off this Summer’s Reading Program with a banger of a party! Stop in, register, read and win! Rock on!!This is a free event for teens 12-18. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, June 13
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is a “Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. “Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long. In case of rain , walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Seminar: LGBT 101

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Dr. Helen Davis of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance will be speaking about the LGBT community and providing some local resources. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.  
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
The Riverfront Parks Committee Presents “Eagles on the Susquehanna

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River Streets

Join naturalist Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center as we learn about eagles! Bring the whole family to this free hourlong program. You’ll meet “Rennie” – a bald eagle that was injured by a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center, as well as “Miss Charles” – a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so, under permit of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they now participate in the Center’s raptor education program. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org or 570-825-5763.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Butterflies are Free

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout every Friday for a themed movie selection. June’s movie theme is “Animal Tracks,” and this week’s movie is Butterflies are Free (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Book Sale Preview Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

To kick-off the week-long Friends of the Osterhout Book Sale, a special Preview Party will be held during the Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Block.  Preview Party guests will get a sneak peek and advance access to the sale, and automatically receive a Friends annual membership. Tickets: $10.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Friday, June 15
Art Block

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Second Block of South Main Street

It’s the June edition of “Art Block” in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 5 PM to 8 PM. Visit our Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/artblockwb/ or 570-846-1424.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: “Flowers on Main”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

Join four local artists for an opening reception to celebrate their new group exhibit, “Flowers on Main,” during Third Friday on June 15. “Flowers on Main will feature floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish, and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.  This exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. More information http://marquisartframe.com/ or 570-823-0518.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: WVAL Members June Art Exhibit  and “Three to See” Art Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join us at the WVAL during the Third Friday for an opening reception of two great exhibits. The WVAL Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles, while “Three to See” features local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel exploration of the human condition in watercolor,pastels, photographs, and mixed media.
More information: http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/

Friday, June 15
Karl Hall presents Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street

Karl Hall, Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest live-music venue, hosts a show featuring Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic. All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Saturday, June 16
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, June 16
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Saturday, June 16
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and friends for our ninth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 26 through September 1. This week, our guest teacher will be Maria Lettieri-Wheatley. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.jenniferciarimboliyoga.com/

Sunday, June 17
Wilkes University Maslow Salon Reading Series

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Barnes & Noble Wilkes/King’s Bookstore, 7 South Main Street

The Maslow Salon Reading Series kicks off the June residency for Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program with a week of readings by program alumni who have written and published or produced work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Sunday’s readings will include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from faculty members and alumni Bill Schneider, Christine Gelineau, Robert Mooney, Rachael Hughes, Taylor Polites, Kevin Oderman, Laurie Lowenstein, Nisha Sharma and Laurie Jean Cannady. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.

Sunday, June 17
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Dave Hause

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, June 17, as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series. Former lead singer of The Loved Ones, Dave Hause released his third solo record, ‘Bury Me In Philly’ in February of 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down! Tickets: in advance $15.00; door price $20.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Monday, June 18
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Monday, June 18
Osterhout DIY: Paper Beads

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout Free Library for DIY night! In honor of Pride Month, we will be making rainbow paper bead jewelry! Seating is limited, so visit the Information Services desk or call ahead to register. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Monday, June 18
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Peter Frampton in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

British rock guitarist and Grammy award winner, Peter Frampton, will be live at the F.M. Kirby Center this Monday, June 18, presented by the F.M. Kirby Center, BRE, and Rock 107. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets start at $50.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

 
 
 
 
 
 
June 12 – June 18, 2018
 
From city streets to library lawns, performance stages to college campuses, downtown Wilkes-Barre will be busy this week with performances and activities.

June 15 is the third Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for Art Block! The June edition of downtown’s monthly art walk, held on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, will include open houses (including opening receptions for two brand new shows) at the three different galleries on the second block of South Main Street, along with music, artists on the street, and more.


Literature-lovers will be very happy this week: the Osterhout Free Library’s 42nd Annual Book Sale kicks off on Friday evening with a special “preview night” from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, offering sneak peek shopping to anyone donating $10.00. The Book Sale officially begins on Saturday, June 16, running until Saturday, June 23. And, the Maslow Salon Series, presented by Wilkes University’s creative writing program, begins its June run with a Sunday-evening reading at Barnes & Noble.

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday, titled “A Journey through King’s College,” will explore the treasures and hidden corners of that beautiful downtown campus.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosts two different performances this week:singer-songwriter Dave Hause, live from the Chandelier Lobby on Sunday evening; andBritish “rock god” Peter Frampton in concert on Monday night. Or, you can take in this week’s Friday-night acts at Karl Hall.

On Thursday evening, the Riverfront Parks Committee presents its first free environmental education program of the year – “Eagles on the Susquehanna” – featuring an opportunity to enjoy an up-close visit with live rehabilitated bald and golden eagles, at the River Common’s Northampton Street Amphitheatre. And, you can check out “Yoga at the River” on Saturday morning.

One last reminder: this is the final week for you to provide your opinions about our center city. DCP’s 2018 Downtown Perception & Use Survey only takes about ten minutes to give us your feedback, and respondents are eligible to win a $50 downtown gift certificate.  So, please be sure to tell us how we’re doing before this year’s survey comes to a close.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
 
 

Downtown Events

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa.

Wednesday, June 13
Osterhout Teen Night: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday is Teen Night at the Osterhout Free Library! This week, we’re kicking off this Summer’s Reading Program with a banger of a party! Stop in, register, read and win! Rock on!!This is a free event for teens 12-18. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, June 13
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is a “Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. “Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long. In case of rain , walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Seminar: LGBT 101

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Dr. Helen Davis of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance will be speaking about the LGBT community and providing some local resources. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.  
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
The Riverfront Parks Committee Presents “Eagles on the Susquehanna

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River Streets

Join naturalist Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center as we learn about eagles! Bring the whole family to this free hourlong program. You’ll meet “Rennie” – a bald eagle that was injured by a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center, as well as “Miss Charles” – a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so, under permit of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they now participate in the Center’s raptor education program. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org or 570-825-5763.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Butterflies are Free

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout every Friday for a themed movie selection. June’s movie theme is “Animal Tracks,” and this week’s movie is Butterflies are Free (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Book Sale Preview Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

To kick-off the week-long Friends of the Osterhout Book Sale, a special Preview Party will be held during the Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Block.  Preview Party guests will get a sneak peek and advance access to the sale, and automatically receive a Friends annual membership. Tickets: $10.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Friday, June 15
Art Block

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Second Block of South Main Street

It’s the June edition of “Art Block” in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 5 PM to 8 PM. Visit our Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/artblockwb/ or 570-846-1424.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: “Flowers on Main”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

Join four local artists for an opening reception to celebrate their new group exhibit, “Flowers on Main,” during Third Friday on June 15. “Flowers on Main will feature floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish, and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.  This exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. More information http://marquisartframe.com/ or 570-823-0518.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: WVAL Members June Art Exhibit  and “Three to See” Art Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join us at the WVAL during the Third Friday for an opening reception of two great exhibits. The WVAL Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles, while “Three to See” features local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel exploration of the human condition in watercolor,pastels, photographs, and mixed media.
More information: http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/

Friday, June 15
Karl Hall presents Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street

Karl Hall, Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest live-music venue, hosts a show featuring Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic. All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Saturday, June 16
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, June 16
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Saturday, June 16
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and friends for our ninth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 26 through September 1. This week, our guest teacher will be Maria Lettieri-Wheatley. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.jenniferciarimboliyoga.com/

Sunday, June 17
Wilkes University Maslow Salon Reading Series

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Barnes & Noble Wilkes/King’s Bookstore, 7 South Main Street

The Maslow Salon Reading Series kicks off the June residency for Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program with a week of readings by program alumni who have written and published or produced work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Sunday’s readings will include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from faculty members and alumni Bill Schneider, Christine Gelineau, Robert Mooney, Rachael Hughes, Taylor Polites, Kevin Oderman, Laurie Lowenstein, Nisha Sharma and Laurie Jean Cannady. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.

Sunday, June 17
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Dave Hause

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, June 17, as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series. Former lead singer of The Loved Ones, Dave Hause released his third solo record, ‘Bury Me In Philly’ in February of 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down! Tickets: in advance $15.00; door price $20.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Monday, June 18
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Monday, June 18
Osterhout DIY: Paper Beads

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout Free Library for DIY night! In honor of Pride Month, we will be making rainbow paper bead jewelry! Seating is limited, so visit the Information Services desk or call ahead to register. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Monday, June 18
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Peter Frampton in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

British rock guitarist and Grammy award winner, Peter Frampton, will be live at the F.M. Kirby Center this Monday, June 18, presented by the F.M. Kirby Center, BRE, and Rock 107. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets start at $50.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

 
 
 
June 12 – June 18, 2018
June 12 – June 18, 2018
 
 
From city streets to library lawns, performance stages to college campuses, downtown Wilkes-Barre will be busy this week with performances and activities.

June 15 is the third Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for Art Block! The June edition of downtown’s monthly art walk, held on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, will include open houses (including opening receptions for two brand new shows) at the three different galleries on the second block of South Main Street, along with music, artists on the street, and more.


Literature-lovers will be very happy this week: the Osterhout Free Library’s 42nd Annual Book Sale kicks off on Friday evening with a special “preview night” from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, offering sneak peek shopping to anyone donating $10.00. The Book Sale officially begins on Saturday, June 16, running until Saturday, June 23. And, the Maslow Salon Series, presented by Wilkes University’s creative writing program, begins its June run with a Sunday-evening reading at Barnes & Noble.

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday, titled “A Journey through King’s College,” will explore the treasures and hidden corners of that beautiful downtown campus.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosts two different performances this week:singer-songwriter Dave Hause, live from the Chandelier Lobby on Sunday evening; andBritish “rock god” Peter Frampton in concert on Monday night. Or, you can take in this week’s Friday-night acts at Karl Hall.

On Thursday evening, the Riverfront Parks Committee presents its first free environmental education program of the year – “Eagles on the Susquehanna” – featuring an opportunity to enjoy an up-close visit with live rehabilitated bald and golden eagles, at the River Common’s Northampton Street Amphitheatre. And, you can check out “Yoga at the River” on Saturday morning.

One last reminder: this is the final week for you to provide your opinions about our center city. DCP’s 2018 Downtown Perception & Use Survey only takes about ten minutes to give us your feedback, and respondents are eligible to win a $50 downtown gift certificate.  So, please be sure to tell us how we’re doing before this year’s survey comes to a close.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
From city streets to library lawns, performance stages to college campuses, downtown Wilkes-Barre will be busy this week with performances and activities.

June 15 is the third Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for Art Block! The June edition of downtown’s monthly art walk, held on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, will include open houses (including opening receptions for two brand new shows) at the three different galleries on the second block of South Main Street, along with music, artists on the street, and more.


Literature-lovers will be very happy this week: the Osterhout Free Library’s 42nd Annual Book Sale kicks off on Friday evening with a special “preview night” from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, offering sneak peek shopping to anyone donating $10.00. The Book Sale officially begins on Saturday, June 16, running until Saturday, June 23. And, the Maslow Salon Series, presented by Wilkes University’s creative writing program, begins its June run with a Sunday-evening reading at Barnes & Noble.

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday, titled “A Journey through King’s College,” will explore the treasures and hidden corners of that beautiful downtown campus.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosts two different performances this week:singer-songwriter Dave Hause, live from the Chandelier Lobby on Sunday evening; andBritish “rock god” Peter Frampton in concert on Monday night. Or, you can take in this week’s Friday-night acts at Karl Hall.

On Thursday evening, the Riverfront Parks Committee presents its first free environmental education program of the year – “Eagles on the Susquehanna” – featuring an opportunity to enjoy an up-close visit with live rehabilitated bald and golden eagles, at the River Common’s Northampton Street Amphitheatre. And, you can check out “Yoga at the River” on Saturday morning.

One last reminder: this is the final week for you to provide your opinions about our center city. DCP’s 2018 Downtown Perception & Use Survey only takes about ten minutes to give us your feedback, and respondents are eligible to win a $50 downtown gift certificate.  So, please be sure to tell us how we’re doing before this year’s survey comes to a close.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
 
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
 
 
 
 

Downtown Events

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa.

Wednesday, June 13
Osterhout Teen Night: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday is Teen Night at the Osterhout Free Library! This week, we’re kicking off this Summer’s Reading Program with a banger of a party! Stop in, register, read and win! Rock on!!This is a free event for teens 12-18. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, June 13
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is a “Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. “Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long. In case of rain , walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Seminar: LGBT 101

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Dr. Helen Davis of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance will be speaking about the LGBT community and providing some local resources. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.  
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
The Riverfront Parks Committee Presents “Eagles on the Susquehanna

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River Streets

Join naturalist Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center as we learn about eagles! Bring the whole family to this free hourlong program. You’ll meet “Rennie” – a bald eagle that was injured by a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center, as well as “Miss Charles” – a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so, under permit of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they now participate in the Center’s raptor education program. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org or 570-825-5763.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Butterflies are Free

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout every Friday for a themed movie selection. June’s movie theme is “Animal Tracks,” and this week’s movie is Butterflies are Free (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Book Sale Preview Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

To kick-off the week-long Friends of the Osterhout Book Sale, a special Preview Party will be held during the Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Block.  Preview Party guests will get a sneak peek and advance access to the sale, and automatically receive a Friends annual membership. Tickets: $10.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Friday, June 15
Art Block

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Second Block of South Main Street

It’s the June edition of “Art Block” in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 5 PM to 8 PM. Visit our Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/artblockwb/ or 570-846-1424.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: “Flowers on Main”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

Join four local artists for an opening reception to celebrate their new group exhibit, “Flowers on Main,” during Third Friday on June 15. “Flowers on Main will feature floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish, and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.  This exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. More information http://marquisartframe.com/ or 570-823-0518.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: WVAL Members June Art Exhibit  and “Three to See” Art Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join us at the WVAL during the Third Friday for an opening reception of two great exhibits. The WVAL Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles, while “Three to See” features local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel exploration of the human condition in watercolor,pastels, photographs, and mixed media.
More information: http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/

Friday, June 15
Karl Hall presents Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street

Karl Hall, Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest live-music venue, hosts a show featuring Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic. All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Saturday, June 16
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, June 16
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Saturday, June 16
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and friends for our ninth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 26 through September 1. This week, our guest teacher will be Maria Lettieri-Wheatley. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.jenniferciarimboliyoga.com/

Sunday, June 17
Wilkes University Maslow Salon Reading Series

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Barnes & Noble Wilkes/King’s Bookstore, 7 South Main Street

The Maslow Salon Reading Series kicks off the June residency for Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program with a week of readings by program alumni who have written and published or produced work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Sunday’s readings will include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from faculty members and alumni Bill Schneider, Christine Gelineau, Robert Mooney, Rachael Hughes, Taylor Polites, Kevin Oderman, Laurie Lowenstein, Nisha Sharma and Laurie Jean Cannady. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.

Sunday, June 17
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Dave Hause

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, June 17, as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series. Former lead singer of The Loved Ones, Dave Hause released his third solo record, ‘Bury Me In Philly’ in February of 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down! Tickets: in advance $15.00; door price $20.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Monday, June 18
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Monday, June 18
Osterhout DIY: Paper Beads

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout Free Library for DIY night! In honor of Pride Month, we will be making rainbow paper bead jewelry! Seating is limited, so visit the Information Services desk or call ahead to register. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Monday, June 18
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Peter Frampton in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

British rock guitarist and Grammy award winner, Peter Frampton, will be live at the F.M. Kirby Center this Monday, June 18, presented by the F.M. Kirby Center, BRE, and Rock 107. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets start at $50.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Downtown Events

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa.

Wednesday, June 13
Osterhout Teen Night: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday is Teen Night at the Osterhout Free Library! This week, we’re kicking off this Summer’s Reading Program with a banger of a party! Stop in, register, read and win! Rock on!!This is a free event for teens 12-18. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, June 13
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is a “Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. “Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long. In case of rain , walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Seminar: LGBT 101

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Dr. Helen Davis of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance will be speaking about the LGBT community and providing some local resources. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.  
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
The Riverfront Parks Committee Presents “Eagles on the Susquehanna

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River Streets

Join naturalist Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center as we learn about eagles! Bring the whole family to this free hourlong program. You’ll meet “Rennie” – a bald eagle that was injured by a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center, as well as “Miss Charles” – a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so, under permit of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they now participate in the Center’s raptor education program. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org or 570-825-5763.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Butterflies are Free

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout every Friday for a themed movie selection. June’s movie theme is “Animal Tracks,” and this week’s movie is Butterflies are Free (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Book Sale Preview Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

To kick-off the week-long Friends of the Osterhout Book Sale, a special Preview Party will be held during the Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Block.  Preview Party guests will get a sneak peek and advance access to the sale, and automatically receive a Friends annual membership. Tickets: $10.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Friday, June 15
Art Block

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Second Block of South Main Street

It’s the June edition of “Art Block” in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 5 PM to 8 PM. Visit our Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/artblockwb/ or 570-846-1424.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: “Flowers on Main”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

Join four local artists for an opening reception to celebrate their new group exhibit, “Flowers on Main,” during Third Friday on June 15. “Flowers on Main will feature floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish, and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.  This exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. More information http://marquisartframe.com/ or 570-823-0518.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: WVAL Members June Art Exhibit  and “Three to See” Art Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join us at the WVAL during the Third Friday for an opening reception of two great exhibits. The WVAL Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles, while “Three to See” features local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel exploration of the human condition in watercolor,pastels, photographs, and mixed media.
More information: http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/

Friday, June 15
Karl Hall presents Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street

Karl Hall, Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest live-music venue, hosts a show featuring Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic. All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Saturday, June 16
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, June 16
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Saturday, June 16
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and friends for our ninth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 26 through September 1. This week, our guest teacher will be Maria Lettieri-Wheatley. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.jenniferciarimboliyoga.com/

Sunday, June 17
Wilkes University Maslow Salon Reading Series

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Barnes & Noble Wilkes/King’s Bookstore, 7 South Main Street

The Maslow Salon Reading Series kicks off the June residency for Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program with a week of readings by program alumni who have written and published or produced work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Sunday’s readings will include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from faculty members and alumni Bill Schneider, Christine Gelineau, Robert Mooney, Rachael Hughes, Taylor Polites, Kevin Oderman, Laurie Lowenstein, Nisha Sharma and Laurie Jean Cannady. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.

Sunday, June 17
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Dave Hause

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, June 17, as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series. Former lead singer of The Loved Ones, Dave Hause released his third solo record, ‘Bury Me In Philly’ in February of 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down! Tickets: in advance $15.00; door price $20.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Monday, June 18
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Monday, June 18
Osterhout DIY: Paper Beads

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout Free Library for DIY night! In honor of Pride Month, we will be making rainbow paper bead jewelry! Seating is limited, so visit the Information Services desk or call ahead to register. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Monday, June 18
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Peter Frampton in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

British rock guitarist and Grammy award winner, Peter Frampton, will be live at the F.M. Kirby Center this Monday, June 18, presented by the F.M. Kirby Center, BRE, and Rock 107. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets start at $50.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

 
 
 
 
 
 
June 12 – June 18, 2018
June 12 – June 18, 2018
June 12 – June 18, 2018
 
 
 
From city streets to library lawns, performance stages to college campuses, downtown Wilkes-Barre will be busy this week with performances and activities.

June 15 is the third Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for Art Block! The June edition of downtown’s monthly art walk, held on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, will include open houses (including opening receptions for two brand new shows) at the three different galleries on the second block of South Main Street, along with music, artists on the street, and more.


Literature-lovers will be very happy this week: the Osterhout Free Library’s 42nd Annual Book Sale kicks off on Friday evening with a special “preview night” from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, offering sneak peek shopping to anyone donating $10.00. The Book Sale officially begins on Saturday, June 16, running until Saturday, June 23. And, the Maslow Salon Series, presented by Wilkes University’s creative writing program, begins its June run with a Sunday-evening reading at Barnes & Noble.

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday, titled “A Journey through King’s College,” will explore the treasures and hidden corners of that beautiful downtown campus.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosts two different performances this week:singer-songwriter Dave Hause, live from the Chandelier Lobby on Sunday evening; andBritish “rock god” Peter Frampton in concert on Monday night. Or, you can take in this week’s Friday-night acts at Karl Hall.

On Thursday evening, the Riverfront Parks Committee presents its first free environmental education program of the year – “Eagles on the Susquehanna” – featuring an opportunity to enjoy an up-close visit with live rehabilitated bald and golden eagles, at the River Common’s Northampton Street Amphitheatre. And, you can check out “Yoga at the River” on Saturday morning.

One last reminder: this is the final week for you to provide your opinions about our center city. DCP’s 2018 Downtown Perception & Use Survey only takes about ten minutes to give us your feedback, and respondents are eligible to win a $50 downtown gift certificate.  So, please be sure to tell us how we’re doing before this year’s survey comes to a close.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
From city streets to library lawns, performance stages to college campuses, downtown Wilkes-Barre will be busy this week with performances and activities.

June 15 is the third Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for Art Block! The June edition of downtown’s monthly art walk, held on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, will include open houses (including opening receptions for two brand new shows) at the three different galleries on the second block of South Main Street, along with music, artists on the street, and more.


Literature-lovers will be very happy this week: the Osterhout Free Library’s 42nd Annual Book Sale kicks off on Friday evening with a special “preview night” from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, offering sneak peek shopping to anyone donating $10.00. The Book Sale officially begins on Saturday, June 16, running until Saturday, June 23. And, the Maslow Salon Series, presented by Wilkes University’s creative writing program, begins its June run with a Sunday-evening reading at Barnes & Noble.

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday, titled “A Journey through King’s College,” will explore the treasures and hidden corners of that beautiful downtown campus.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosts two different performances this week:singer-songwriter Dave Hause, live from the Chandelier Lobby on Sunday evening; andBritish “rock god” Peter Frampton in concert on Monday night. Or, you can take in this week’s Friday-night acts at Karl Hall.

On Thursday evening, the Riverfront Parks Committee presents its first free environmental education program of the year – “Eagles on the Susquehanna” – featuring an opportunity to enjoy an up-close visit with live rehabilitated bald and golden eagles, at the River Common’s Northampton Street Amphitheatre. And, you can check out “Yoga at the River” on Saturday morning.

One last reminder: this is the final week for you to provide your opinions about our center city. DCP’s 2018 Downtown Perception & Use Survey only takes about ten minutes to give us your feedback, and respondents are eligible to win a $50 downtown gift certificate.  So, please be sure to tell us how we’re doing before this year’s survey comes to a close.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
From city streets to library lawns, performance stages to college campuses, downtown Wilkes-Barre will be busy this week with performances and activities.

June 15 is the third Friday of the month, which means that it’s time for Art Block! The June edition of downtown’s monthly art walk, held on Friday from 5 PM to 8 PM, will include open houses (including opening receptions for two brand new shows) at the three different galleries on the second block of South Main Street, along with music, artists on the street, and more.


Literature-lovers will be very happy this week: the Osterhout Free Library’s 42nd Annual Book Sale kicks off on Friday evening with a special “preview night” from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM, offering sneak peek shopping to anyone donating $10.00. The Book Sale officially begins on Saturday, June 16, running until Saturday, June 23. And, the Maslow Salon Series, presented by Wilkes University’s creative writing program, begins its June run with a Sunday-evening reading at Barnes & Noble.

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday, titled “A Journey through King’s College,” will explore the treasures and hidden corners of that beautiful downtown campus.


The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts hosts two different performances this week:singer-songwriter Dave Hause, live from the Chandelier Lobby on Sunday evening; andBritish “rock god” Peter Frampton in concert on Monday night. Or, you can take in this week’s Friday-night acts at Karl Hall.

On Thursday evening, the Riverfront Parks Committee presents its first free environmental education program of the year – “Eagles on the Susquehanna” – featuring an opportunity to enjoy an up-close visit with live rehabilitated bald and golden eagles, at the River Common’s Northampton Street Amphitheatre. And, you can check out “Yoga at the River” on Saturday morning.

One last reminder: this is the final week for you to provide your opinions about our center city. DCP’s 2018 Downtown Perception & Use Survey only takes about ten minutes to give us your feedback, and respondents are eligible to win a $50 downtown gift certificate.  So, please be sure to tell us how we’re doing before this year’s survey comes to a close.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
This Week at the F.M. Kirby Center
 
 
 
 
 
 

Downtown Events

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa.

Wednesday, June 13
Osterhout Teen Night: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday is Teen Night at the Osterhout Free Library! This week, we’re kicking off this Summer’s Reading Program with a banger of a party! Stop in, register, read and win! Rock on!!This is a free event for teens 12-18. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, June 13
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is a “Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. “Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long. In case of rain , walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Seminar: LGBT 101

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Dr. Helen Davis of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance will be speaking about the LGBT community and providing some local resources. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.  
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
The Riverfront Parks Committee Presents “Eagles on the Susquehanna

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River Streets

Join naturalist Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center as we learn about eagles! Bring the whole family to this free hourlong program. You’ll meet “Rennie” – a bald eagle that was injured by a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center, as well as “Miss Charles” – a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so, under permit of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they now participate in the Center’s raptor education program. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org or 570-825-5763.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Butterflies are Free

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout every Friday for a themed movie selection. June’s movie theme is “Animal Tracks,” and this week’s movie is Butterflies are Free (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Book Sale Preview Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

To kick-off the week-long Friends of the Osterhout Book Sale, a special Preview Party will be held during the Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Block.  Preview Party guests will get a sneak peek and advance access to the sale, and automatically receive a Friends annual membership. Tickets: $10.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Friday, June 15
Art Block

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Second Block of South Main Street

It’s the June edition of “Art Block” in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 5 PM to 8 PM. Visit our Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/artblockwb/ or 570-846-1424.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: “Flowers on Main”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

Join four local artists for an opening reception to celebrate their new group exhibit, “Flowers on Main,” during Third Friday on June 15. “Flowers on Main will feature floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish, and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.  This exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. More information http://marquisartframe.com/ or 570-823-0518.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: WVAL Members June Art Exhibit  and “Three to See” Art Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join us at the WVAL during the Third Friday for an opening reception of two great exhibits. The WVAL Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles, while “Three to See” features local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel exploration of the human condition in watercolor,pastels, photographs, and mixed media.
More information: http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/

Friday, June 15
Karl Hall presents Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street

Karl Hall, Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest live-music venue, hosts a show featuring Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic. All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Saturday, June 16
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, June 16
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Saturday, June 16
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and friends for our ninth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 26 through September 1. This week, our guest teacher will be Maria Lettieri-Wheatley. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.jenniferciarimboliyoga.com/

Sunday, June 17
Wilkes University Maslow Salon Reading Series

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Barnes & Noble Wilkes/King’s Bookstore, 7 South Main Street

The Maslow Salon Reading Series kicks off the June residency for Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program with a week of readings by program alumni who have written and published or produced work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Sunday’s readings will include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from faculty members and alumni Bill Schneider, Christine Gelineau, Robert Mooney, Rachael Hughes, Taylor Polites, Kevin Oderman, Laurie Lowenstein, Nisha Sharma and Laurie Jean Cannady. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.

Sunday, June 17
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Dave Hause

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, June 17, as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series. Former lead singer of The Loved Ones, Dave Hause released his third solo record, ‘Bury Me In Philly’ in February of 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down! Tickets: in advance $15.00; door price $20.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Monday, June 18
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Monday, June 18
Osterhout DIY: Paper Beads

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout Free Library for DIY night! In honor of Pride Month, we will be making rainbow paper bead jewelry! Seating is limited, so visit the Information Services desk or call ahead to register. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Monday, June 18
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Peter Frampton in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

British rock guitarist and Grammy award winner, Peter Frampton, will be live at the F.M. Kirby Center this Monday, June 18, presented by the F.M. Kirby Center, BRE, and Rock 107. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets start at $50.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Downtown Events

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa.

Wednesday, June 13
Osterhout Teen Night: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday is Teen Night at the Osterhout Free Library! This week, we’re kicking off this Summer’s Reading Program with a banger of a party! Stop in, register, read and win! Rock on!!This is a free event for teens 12-18. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, June 13
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is a “Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. “Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long. In case of rain , walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Seminar: LGBT 101

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Dr. Helen Davis of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance will be speaking about the LGBT community and providing some local resources. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.  
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
The Riverfront Parks Committee Presents “Eagles on the Susquehanna

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River Streets

Join naturalist Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center as we learn about eagles! Bring the whole family to this free hourlong program. You’ll meet “Rennie” – a bald eagle that was injured by a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center, as well as “Miss Charles” – a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so, under permit of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they now participate in the Center’s raptor education program. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org or 570-825-5763.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Butterflies are Free

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout every Friday for a themed movie selection. June’s movie theme is “Animal Tracks,” and this week’s movie is Butterflies are Free (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Book Sale Preview Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

To kick-off the week-long Friends of the Osterhout Book Sale, a special Preview Party will be held during the Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Block.  Preview Party guests will get a sneak peek and advance access to the sale, and automatically receive a Friends annual membership. Tickets: $10.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Friday, June 15
Art Block

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Second Block of South Main Street

It’s the June edition of “Art Block” in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 5 PM to 8 PM. Visit our Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/artblockwb/ or 570-846-1424.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: “Flowers on Main”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

Join four local artists for an opening reception to celebrate their new group exhibit, “Flowers on Main,” during Third Friday on June 15. “Flowers on Main will feature floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish, and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.  This exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. More information http://marquisartframe.com/ or 570-823-0518.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: WVAL Members June Art Exhibit  and “Three to See” Art Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join us at the WVAL during the Third Friday for an opening reception of two great exhibits. The WVAL Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles, while “Three to See” features local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel exploration of the human condition in watercolor,pastels, photographs, and mixed media.
More information: http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/

Friday, June 15
Karl Hall presents Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street

Karl Hall, Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest live-music venue, hosts a show featuring Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic. All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Saturday, June 16
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, June 16
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Saturday, June 16
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and friends for our ninth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 26 through September 1. This week, our guest teacher will be Maria Lettieri-Wheatley. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.jenniferciarimboliyoga.com/

Sunday, June 17
Wilkes University Maslow Salon Reading Series

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Barnes & Noble Wilkes/King’s Bookstore, 7 South Main Street

The Maslow Salon Reading Series kicks off the June residency for Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program with a week of readings by program alumni who have written and published or produced work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Sunday’s readings will include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from faculty members and alumni Bill Schneider, Christine Gelineau, Robert Mooney, Rachael Hughes, Taylor Polites, Kevin Oderman, Laurie Lowenstein, Nisha Sharma and Laurie Jean Cannady. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.

Sunday, June 17
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Dave Hause

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, June 17, as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series. Former lead singer of The Loved Ones, Dave Hause released his third solo record, ‘Bury Me In Philly’ in February of 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down! Tickets: in advance $15.00; door price $20.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Monday, June 18
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Monday, June 18
Osterhout DIY: Paper Beads

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout Free Library for DIY night! In honor of Pride Month, we will be making rainbow paper bead jewelry! Seating is limited, so visit the Information Services desk or call ahead to register. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Monday, June 18
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Peter Frampton in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

British rock guitarist and Grammy award winner, Peter Frampton, will be live at the F.M. Kirby Center this Monday, June 18, presented by the F.M. Kirby Center, BRE, and Rock 107. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets start at $50.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Downtown Events

Tuesday, June 12
Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre meets every Tuesday at noon. We are neighbors and community leaders uniting for the common good. The meeting is open to members and their guests, prospective members, and visiting Rotarians.
More information: www.facebook.com/RotaryClubofWilkesBarrePa.

Wednesday, June 13
Osterhout Teen Night: Summer Reading Kickoff Party

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Every Wednesday is Teen Night at the Osterhout Free Library! This week, we’re kicking off this Summer’s Reading Program with a banger of a party! Stop in, register, read and win! Rock on!!This is a free event for teens 12-18. Light refreshments and popcorn will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Wednesday, June 13
Y Walk Wednesday: A Journey Through King’s College

TIME: 6:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA lobby, 40 West Northampton Street

This week’s Y Walk Wednesday is a “Journey Through King’s College.” Walk leader Paul Zbiek leads an exploration of the King’s College campus to discover its history and explain how the college is intimately connected to the city’s ever-changing society and culture. “Y Walk Wednesdays” are evening guided walks, approximately 90 minutes long. In case of rain , walk will be postponed to following evening. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wbymca.org or 570-823-2191.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Seminar: LGBT 101

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Dr. Helen Davis of the NEPA Rainbow Alliance will be speaking about the LGBT community and providing some local resources. All ages are welcome. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.  
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
Osterhout Socrates Discussion Group

TIME: 6:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

These gatherings bring together people from all walks of life and experiences to raise questions, listen to, and discuss a topic chosen by the group that evening. Socrates, the Greek philosopher after whom the group is named, exhorted his students to “follow the argument wherever it leads.” All sessions are committed to open, respectful and philosophical discussion and debate. No prior learning is required. Free and open to the public; coffee will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Thursday, June 14
The Riverfront Parks Committee Presents “Eagles on the Susquehanna

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
PLACE: River Common Amphitheatre, Northampton and River Streets

Join naturalist Franklin Klock of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center as we learn about eagles! Bring the whole family to this free hourlong program. You’ll meet “Rennie” – a bald eagle that was injured by a car in 2001 and is now a resident at the education center, as well as “Miss Charles” – a golden eagle that suffered a gunshot wound in 2001. Neither bird can be returned to the wild, so, under permit of the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, they now participate in the Center’s raptor education program. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.riverfrontparks.org or 570-825-5763.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: Butterflies are Free

TIME: 2:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout every Friday for a themed movie selection. June’s movie theme is “Animal Tracks,” and this week’s movie is Butterflies are Free (1972), starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, June 15
Osterhout Book Sale Preview Party

TIME: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

To kick-off the week-long Friends of the Osterhout Book Sale, a special Preview Party will be held during the Third Friday Wilkes-Barre Art Block.  Preview Party guests will get a sneak peek and advance access to the sale, and automatically receive a Friends annual membership. Tickets: $10.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.


Friday, June 15
Art Block

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Second Block of South Main Street

It’s the June edition of “Art Block” in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Each third Friday from April to September, Downtown is alive with visual art, music, and more. All free at various venues throughout downtown from 5 PM to 8 PM. Visit our Facebook page (Art Block Wilkes-Barre) each month for a map of the venues and featured artists. Free and open to the public.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/artblockwb/ or 570-846-1424.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: “Flowers on Main”

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery, 122 South Main Street

Join four local artists for an opening reception to celebrate their new group exhibit, “Flowers on Main,” during Third Friday on June 15. “Flowers on Main will feature floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish, and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.  This exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, June 15 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Saturday, June 16 from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM. More information http://marquisartframe.com/ or 570-823-0518.

Friday, June 15
Opening Reception: WVAL Members June Art Exhibit  and “Three to See” Art Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

Join us at the WVAL during the Third Friday for an opening reception of two great exhibits. The WVAL Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL members in a variety of mediums and styles, while “Three to See” features local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel exploration of the human condition in watercolor,pastels, photographs, and mixed media.
More information: http://wyomingvalleyartleague.org/

Friday, June 15
Karl Hall presents Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: Karl Hall, 57B North Main Street

Karl Hall, Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s newest live-music venue, hosts a show featuring Half Dollar, Underground Saints and Static in the Attic. All ages are welcome; the evening is BYOB. Patrons will be admitted on a first-come-first-served basis. Tickets: $10.00.
More information: https://karlhall.org/.

Saturday, June 16
Around Town Bicycles Saturday Morning Ride

TIME: 7:30 AM
PLACE: Around Town Bicycles, Rear 59 North Main Street

Join other area bicyclists for the weekly Saturday Morning Ride. At this point, the weekly ride starts at 7:30 AM, is longer, and incorporates more hills. There are stops for regrouping, and no riders are left behind. Bagels, coffee and juice are served after the ride. Road bikes recommended.
More information: www.atownbikes.com or 570-970-3008.

Saturday, June 16
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Saturday, June 16
Yoga at the River

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: River Common Millennium Circle Portal, North River Street

Join Jennifer Ciarimboli Yoga and friends for our ninth year of free community yoga down by the river! We’ll be on the River Common every Saturday from May 26 through September 1. This week, our guest teacher will be Maria Lettieri-Wheatley. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled and will return the following week; otherwise we will be there. Free and open to the public; bring a yoga mat, towel, water, and a friend.
More information: www.jenniferciarimboliyoga.com/

Sunday, June 17
Wilkes University Maslow Salon Reading Series

TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
PLACE: Barnes & Noble Wilkes/King’s Bookstore, 7 South Main Street

The Maslow Salon Reading Series kicks off the June residency for Wilkes University’s Graduate Creative Writing Program with a week of readings by program alumni who have written and published or produced work in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting and playwriting. Sunday’s readings will include fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from faculty members and alumni Bill Schneider, Christine Gelineau, Robert Mooney, Rachael Hughes, Taylor Polites, Kevin Oderman, Laurie Lowenstein, Nisha Sharma and Laurie Jean Cannady. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes.edu.

Sunday, June 17
Live From the Chandelier Lobby: Dave Hause

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter Dave Hause will visit the F.M. Kirby Center on Sunday, June 17, as part of the Live from the Chandelier Lobby concert series. Former lead singer of The Loved Ones, Dave Hause released his third solo record, ‘Bury Me In Philly’ in February of 2017 and shows no signs of slowing down! Tickets: in advance $15.00; door price $20.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

Monday, June 18
“Friends of the Osterhout Free Library” Book Sale

TIME: 9:30 AM TO 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

It’s time for the 42nd Annual Book Sale, eagerly anticipated by local book lovers, and sponsored by Friends of the Osterhout. Sale is held under the tent on the Library Lawn – Rain or Shine! New items are added every day. Great bargains on adult and children’s fiction and non-fiction, biographies, health, religion, classics, cookbooks, history and multimedia offerings.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Monday, June 18
Osterhout DIY: Paper Beads

TIME: 5:30 PM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us at the Osterhout Free Library for DIY night! In honor of Pride Month, we will be making rainbow paper bead jewelry! Seating is limited, so visit the Information Services desk or call ahead to register. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-1959.

Monday, June 18
The F.M. Kirby Center presents Peter Frampton in Concert

TIME: 7:30 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

British rock guitarist and Grammy award winner, Peter Frampton, will be live at the F.M. Kirby Center this Monday, June 18, presented by the F.M. Kirby Center, BRE, and Rock 107. Peter Frampton remains one of the most celebrated artists and guitarists in rock history. Tickets start at $50.50.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day:” Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibition explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” 

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” reminisces about shopping in Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre during the 1800s and 1900s. The exhibit draws from the LCHS collection of photos, documents and objects, offering a walk down memory lane past famous favorites like Woolworth’s and local gems like Blum Brothers and Isaac Long’s. 

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Ramblings of a Lost Ghost” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 11 – July 27

Artist Ted Scazafabo will display a collection of creative works during a free public art exhibiton, titled “Ramblings of a Lost Ghost.” 


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 “Flowers on Main”
DATES: June 15 – June 16

Featuring floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.

 

More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


“Solid Gone”
DATES: June 2 – July 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “Solid Gone,” is an exhibition of fragile contemporary cast metal art and sculpture.

More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

“Three to See” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – August 18

Local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel explore a variety of subjects from the human condition to the ephemeral in for different mediums: Watercolor, Pastel Photography and Mixed Media.

 

WVAL Members Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – July 12

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. 


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

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Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day:” Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibition explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” 

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” reminisces about shopping in Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre during the 1800s and 1900s. The exhibit draws from the LCHS collection of photos, documents and objects, offering a walk down memory lane past famous favorites like Woolworth’s and local gems like Blum Brothers and Isaac Long’s. 

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Ramblings of a Lost Ghost” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 11 – July 27

Artist Ted Scazafabo will display a collection of creative works during a free public art exhibiton, titled “Ramblings of a Lost Ghost.” 


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 “Flowers on Main”
DATES: June 15 – June 16

Featuring floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.

 

More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


“Solid Gone”
DATES: June 2 – July 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “Solid Gone,” is an exhibition of fragile contemporary cast metal art and sculpture.

More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

“Three to See” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – August 18

Local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel explore a variety of subjects from the human condition to the ephemeral in for different mediums: Watercolor, Pastel Photography and Mixed Media.

 

WVAL Members Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – July 12

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. 


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day:” Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibition explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” 

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” reminisces about shopping in Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre during the 1800s and 1900s. The exhibit draws from the LCHS collection of photos, documents and objects, offering a walk down memory lane past famous favorites like Woolworth’s and local gems like Blum Brothers and Isaac Long’s. 

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Ramblings of a Lost Ghost” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 11 – July 27

Artist Ted Scazafabo will display a collection of creative works during a free public art exhibiton, titled “Ramblings of a Lost Ghost.” 


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 “Flowers on Main”
DATES: June 15 – June 16

Featuring floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.

 

More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


“Solid Gone”
DATES: June 2 – July 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “Solid Gone,” is an exhibition of fragile contemporary cast metal art and sculpture.

More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

“Three to See” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – August 18

Local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel explore a variety of subjects from the human condition to the ephemeral in for different mediums: Watercolor, Pastel Photography and Mixed Media.

 

WVAL Members Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – July 12

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. 


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day:” Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibition explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” 

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” reminisces about shopping in Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre during the 1800s and 1900s. The exhibit draws from the LCHS collection of photos, documents and objects, offering a walk down memory lane past famous favorites like Woolworth’s and local gems like Blum Brothers and Isaac Long’s. 

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Ramblings of a Lost Ghost” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 11 – July 27

Artist Ted Scazafabo will display a collection of creative works during a free public art exhibiton, titled “Ramblings of a Lost Ghost.” 


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 “Flowers on Main”
DATES: June 15 – June 16

Featuring floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.

 

More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


“Solid Gone”
DATES: June 2 – July 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “Solid Gone,” is an exhibition of fragile contemporary cast metal art and sculpture.

More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

“Three to See” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – August 18

Local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel explore a variety of subjects from the human condition to the ephemeral in for different mediums: Watercolor, Pastel Photography and Mixed Media.

 

WVAL Members Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – July 12

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. 


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day:” Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibition explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” 

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” reminisces about shopping in Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre during the 1800s and 1900s. The exhibit draws from the LCHS collection of photos, documents and objects, offering a walk down memory lane past famous favorites like Woolworth’s and local gems like Blum Brothers and Isaac Long’s. 

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Ramblings of a Lost Ghost” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 11 – July 27

Artist Ted Scazafabo will display a collection of creative works during a free public art exhibiton, titled “Ramblings of a Lost Ghost.” 


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 “Flowers on Main”
DATES: June 15 – June 16

Featuring floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.

 

More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


“Solid Gone”
DATES: June 2 – July 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “Solid Gone,” is an exhibition of fragile contemporary cast metal art and sculpture.

More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

“Three to See” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – August 18

Local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel explore a variety of subjects from the human condition to the ephemeral in for different mediums: Watercolor, Pastel Photography and Mixed Media.

 

WVAL Members Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – July 12

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. 


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Submit An Event!
Let the community know about your Downtown Wilkes-Barre event by clicking on the link above. Add it to the community calendar and we’ll share it in this email during the week of your event! Please be sure to choose “Downtown” as your event type.
 
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Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day:” Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibition explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” 

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” reminisces about shopping in Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre during the 1800s and 1900s. The exhibit draws from the LCHS collection of photos, documents and objects, offering a walk down memory lane past famous favorites like Woolworth’s and local gems like Blum Brothers and Isaac Long’s. 

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Ramblings of a Lost Ghost” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 11 – July 27

Artist Ted Scazafabo will display a collection of creative works during a free public art exhibiton, titled “Ramblings of a Lost Ghost.” 


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 “Flowers on Main”
DATES: June 15 – June 16

Featuring floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.

 

More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


“Solid Gone”
DATES: June 2 – July 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “Solid Gone,” is an exhibition of fragile contemporary cast metal art and sculpture.

More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

“Three to See” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – August 18

Local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel explore a variety of subjects from the human condition to the ephemeral in for different mediums: Watercolor, Pastel Photography and Mixed Media.

 

WVAL Members Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – July 12

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. 


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day:” Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibition explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” 

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” reminisces about shopping in Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre during the 1800s and 1900s. The exhibit draws from the LCHS collection of photos, documents and objects, offering a walk down memory lane past famous favorites like Woolworth’s and local gems like Blum Brothers and Isaac Long’s. 

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Ramblings of a Lost Ghost” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 11 – July 27

Artist Ted Scazafabo will display a collection of creative works during a free public art exhibiton, titled “Ramblings of a Lost Ghost.” 


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 “Flowers on Main”
DATES: June 15 – June 16

Featuring floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.

 

More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


“Solid Gone”
DATES: June 2 – July 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “Solid Gone,” is an exhibition of fragile contemporary cast metal art and sculpture.

More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

“Three to See” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – August 18

Local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel explore a variety of subjects from the human condition to the ephemeral in for different mediums: Watercolor, Pastel Photography and Mixed Media.

 

WVAL Members Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – July 12

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. 


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day:” Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibition explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” 

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” reminisces about shopping in Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre during the 1800s and 1900s. The exhibit draws from the LCHS collection of photos, documents and objects, offering a walk down memory lane past famous favorites like Woolworth’s and local gems like Blum Brothers and Isaac Long’s. 

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Ramblings of a Lost Ghost” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 11 – July 27

Artist Ted Scazafabo will display a collection of creative works during a free public art exhibiton, titled “Ramblings of a Lost Ghost.” 


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 “Flowers on Main”
DATES: June 15 – June 16

Featuring floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.

 

More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


“Solid Gone”
DATES: June 2 – July 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “Solid Gone,” is an exhibition of fragile contemporary cast metal art and sculpture.

More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

“Three to See” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – August 18

Local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel explore a variety of subjects from the human condition to the ephemeral in for different mediums: Watercolor, Pastel Photography and Mixed Media.

 

WVAL Members Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – July 12

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. 


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS:  Wednesday through Friday, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM; Saturday, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Native Americans of Wyoming Valley
Permanent exhibition
 
The permanent exhibit on the Native American inhabitants of the area includes local artifacts ranging from stone implements of the Archaic period to the archeological evidence of European influence.

“This Momentous and Tragic Day:” Hurricane Agnes at 45

This exhibit looks back at the devastating flood that affected the lives of many Valley residents. Using photographs, documents and objects associated with the storm and its aftermath, the exhibition explores what happened, how we recovered and asks, “Could it happen again?”

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” 

“Let’s go Shopping! Stores of Yesteryear” reminisces about shopping in Luzerne County and Wilkes-Barre during the 1800s and 1900s. The exhibit draws from the LCHS collection of photos, documents and objects, offering a walk down memory lane past famous favorites like Woolworth’s and local gems like Blum Brothers and Isaac Long’s. 

Visitors: if you are planning on visiting the Museum on Saturday, please call us in advance to ensure we will be open for your visit. 

More information: www.luzernehistory.org or 570-823-6244.

King’s College Widmann Art Gallery
(Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.)

HOURS: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

“Ramblings of a Lost Ghost” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 11 – July 27

Artist Ted Scazafabo will display a collection of creative works during a free public art exhibiton, titled “Ramblings of a Lost Ghost.” 


More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):

HOURS: 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

 

 “Flowers on Main”
DATES: June 15 – June 16

Featuring floral designs by Susan French, floral designs and mini paintings by Beverly Jean Johnston, terrariums by Janet Stavish and works by Mary Lou Steinberg.

 

More information: www.marquisartframe.com or 570-823-0518.

The Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University
(Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 South Main Street)

HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 AM -5:00 PM; Thursday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM


“Solid Gone”
DATES: June 2 – July 2

The Sordoni Art Gallery’s new exhibit, “Solid Gone,” is an exhibition of fragile contemporary cast metal art and sculpture.

More information: http://wilkes.edu/SordoniArtGallery.

Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Center for the Arts
(130 South Franklin Street):

HOURS: Tuesday-Thursday, 12:00 PM -4:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM -8:00 PM

“Three to See” Art Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – August 18

Local artists John Clark, Gale Figlerski and Shirley Trievel explore a variety of subjects from the human condition to the ephemeral in for different mediums: Watercolor, Pastel Photography and Mixed Media.

 

WVAL Members Exhibition
DATES: June 15 – July 12

The WVAL’s Members’ Exhibition features recent two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks of WVAL Members in a variety of mediums and styles. 


More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Submit An Event!
Let the community know about your Downtown Wilkes-Barre event by clicking on the link above. Add it to the community calendar and we’ll share it in this email during the week of your event! Please be sure to choose “Downtown” as your event type.
 
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