This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre: October 13-19, 2015

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October 13- October 19, 2015
 
Once again, there’s a lot going on in Downtown Wilkes-Barre this week!

On Wednesday morning, you can choose from two different business seminars: the first session of a three-session SCORE/SBA social media workshop for small business owners; or the Family Business Alliance’s monthly breakfast, featuring local CEO Andrew Cornell.

On Thursday morning, our local state legislators gather at Genetti’s for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast – and you can join them for candid dialogue about the issues confronting the Commonwealth and the region.

On Friday evening, two different receptions – at the Wyoming Valley Art League and King’s College’s Widmann Gallery – offer the chance to celebrate local art and local artists. And, on Saturday night, singer-songwriter Chris Cornell comes to the F.M. Kirby Center.

While these are all indoor events, this week also provides an opportunity to have fun outdoors while assisting with a worthy cause: the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge – in which campuses and communities work together to see who can get the most people outside and active during a six-week national competition.

With less than a week to go, Wilkes University is ranked #4 out of 57 schools from across the country. But, to win, they need your help.

All you need to do to help Wilkes get points is to get outside before Saturday, October 17, log in here, and document your outdoor activities with a photo. A win will benefit Wilkes’ Adventure Education program – but the competition helps us all, by encouraging our community to get outside and active.

Almost anything we do outside with our family, friends, and by ourselves can count toward the challenge: 30 minutes walking the River Common or around Downtown; dining outdoors at a downtown sidewalk cafe;  strolling around Farmers Market on Thursday; taking your dog for a walk before or after work; biking or jogging through Kirby Park – and more!
 
So, let’s all try to help Wilkes University climb to the top, while we enjoy the outdoors – right here in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
Did you ever wonder what the F.M. Kirby Center looks like from the stage? Here’s a view, courtesy of the great Lyle Lovett, who took this photo (yes, that’s correct) after the sound check for his sensational concert with another legendary singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, at Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Art Deco concert hall this past Friday night.
Photo credit: Mr. Lyle Lovett
 
 
October 13- October 19, 2015
 
Once again, there’s a lot going on in Downtown Wilkes-Barre this week!

On Wednesday morning, you can choose from two different business seminars: the first session of a three-session SCORE/SBA social media workshop for small business owners; or the Family Business Alliance’s monthly breakfast, featuring local CEO Andrew Cornell.

On Thursday morning, our local state legislators gather at Genetti’s for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast – and you can join them for candid dialogue about the issues confronting the Commonwealth and the region.

On Friday evening, two different receptions – at the Wyoming Valley Art League and King’s College’s Widmann Gallery – offer the chance to celebrate local art and local artists. And, on Saturday night, singer-songwriter Chris Cornell comes to the F.M. Kirby Center.

While these are all indoor events, this week also provides an opportunity to have fun outdoors while assisting with a worthy cause: the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge – in which campuses and communities work together to see who can get the most people outside and active during a six-week national competition.

With less than a week to go, Wilkes University is ranked #4 out of 57 schools from across the country. But, to win, they need your help.

All you need to do to help Wilkes get points is to get outside before Saturday, October 17, log in here, and document your outdoor activities with a photo. A win will benefit Wilkes’ Adventure Education program – but the competition helps us all, by encouraging our community to get outside and active.

Almost anything we do outside with our family, friends, and by ourselves can count toward the challenge: 30 minutes walking the River Common or around Downtown; dining outdoors at a downtown sidewalk cafe;  strolling around Farmers Market on Thursday; taking your dog for a walk before or after work; biking or jogging through Kirby Park – and more!
 
So, let’s all try to help Wilkes University climb to the top, while we enjoy the outdoors – right here in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
Did you ever wonder what the F.M. Kirby Center looks like from the stage? Here’s a view, courtesy of the great Lyle Lovett, who took this photo (yes, that’s correct) after the sound check for his sensational concert with another legendary singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, at Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Art Deco concert hall this past Friday night.
Photo credit: Mr. Lyle Lovett
 
 
 
October 13- October 19, 2015
October 13- October 19, 2015
 
 
Once again, there’s a lot going on in Downtown Wilkes-Barre this week!

On Wednesday morning, you can choose from two different business seminars: the first session of a three-session SCORE/SBA social media workshop for small business owners; or the Family Business Alliance’s monthly breakfast, featuring local CEO Andrew Cornell.

On Thursday morning, our local state legislators gather at Genetti’s for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast – and you can join them for candid dialogue about the issues confronting the Commonwealth and the region.

On Friday evening, two different receptions – at the Wyoming Valley Art League and King’s College’s Widmann Gallery – offer the chance to celebrate local art and local artists. And, on Saturday night, singer-songwriter Chris Cornell comes to the F.M. Kirby Center.

While these are all indoor events, this week also provides an opportunity to have fun outdoors while assisting with a worthy cause: the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge – in which campuses and communities work together to see who can get the most people outside and active during a six-week national competition.

With less than a week to go, Wilkes University is ranked #4 out of 57 schools from across the country. But, to win, they need your help.

All you need to do to help Wilkes get points is to get outside before Saturday, October 17, log in here, and document your outdoor activities with a photo. A win will benefit Wilkes’ Adventure Education program – but the competition helps us all, by encouraging our community to get outside and active.

Almost anything we do outside with our family, friends, and by ourselves can count toward the challenge: 30 minutes walking the River Common or around Downtown; dining outdoors at a downtown sidewalk cafe;  strolling around Farmers Market on Thursday; taking your dog for a walk before or after work; biking or jogging through Kirby Park – and more!
 
So, let’s all try to help Wilkes University climb to the top, while we enjoy the outdoors – right here in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Once again, there’s a lot going on in Downtown Wilkes-Barre this week!

On Wednesday morning, you can choose from two different business seminars: the first session of a three-session SCORE/SBA social media workshop for small business owners; or the Family Business Alliance’s monthly breakfast, featuring local CEO Andrew Cornell.

On Thursday morning, our local state legislators gather at Genetti’s for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast – and you can join them for candid dialogue about the issues confronting the Commonwealth and the region.

On Friday evening, two different receptions – at the Wyoming Valley Art League and King’s College’s Widmann Gallery – offer the chance to celebrate local art and local artists. And, on Saturday night, singer-songwriter Chris Cornell comes to the F.M. Kirby Center.

While these are all indoor events, this week also provides an opportunity to have fun outdoors while assisting with a worthy cause: the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge – in which campuses and communities work together to see who can get the most people outside and active during a six-week national competition.

With less than a week to go, Wilkes University is ranked #4 out of 57 schools from across the country. But, to win, they need your help.

All you need to do to help Wilkes get points is to get outside before Saturday, October 17, log in here, and document your outdoor activities with a photo. A win will benefit Wilkes’ Adventure Education program – but the competition helps us all, by encouraging our community to get outside and active.

Almost anything we do outside with our family, friends, and by ourselves can count toward the challenge: 30 minutes walking the River Common or around Downtown; dining outdoors at a downtown sidewalk cafe;  strolling around Farmers Market on Thursday; taking your dog for a walk before or after work; biking or jogging through Kirby Park – and more!
 
So, let’s all try to help Wilkes University climb to the top, while we enjoy the outdoors – right here in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
Did you ever wonder what the F.M. Kirby Center looks like from the stage? Here’s a view, courtesy of the great Lyle Lovett, who took this photo (yes, that’s correct) after the sound check for his sensational concert with another legendary singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, at Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Art Deco concert hall this past Friday night.
Photo credit: Mr. Lyle Lovett
Did you ever wonder what the F.M. Kirby Center looks like from the stage? Here’s a view, courtesy of the great Lyle Lovett, who took this photo (yes, that’s correct) after the sound check for his sensational concert with another legendary singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, at Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Art Deco concert hall this past Friday night.
Photo credit: Mr. Lyle Lovett
 
 
 
October 13- October 19, 2015
 
Once again, there’s a lot going on in Downtown Wilkes-Barre this week!

On Wednesday morning, you can choose from two different business seminars: the first session of a three-session SCORE/SBA social media workshop for small business owners; or the Family Business Alliance’s monthly breakfast, featuring local CEO Andrew Cornell.

On Thursday morning, our local state legislators gather at Genetti’s for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast – and you can join them for candid dialogue about the issues confronting the Commonwealth and the region.

On Friday evening, two different receptions – at the Wyoming Valley Art League and King’s College’s Widmann Gallery – offer the chance to celebrate local art and local artists. And, on Saturday night, singer-songwriter Chris Cornell comes to the F.M. Kirby Center.

While these are all indoor events, this week also provides an opportunity to have fun outdoors while assisting with a worthy cause: the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge – in which campuses and communities work together to see who can get the most people outside and active during a six-week national competition.

With less than a week to go, Wilkes University is ranked #4 out of 57 schools from across the country. But, to win, they need your help.

All you need to do to help Wilkes get points is to get outside before Saturday, October 17, log in here, and document your outdoor activities with a photo. A win will benefit Wilkes’ Adventure Education program – but the competition helps us all, by encouraging our community to get outside and active.

Almost anything we do outside with our family, friends, and by ourselves can count toward the challenge: 30 minutes walking the River Common or around Downtown; dining outdoors at a downtown sidewalk cafe;  strolling around Farmers Market on Thursday; taking your dog for a walk before or after work; biking or jogging through Kirby Park – and more!
 
So, let’s all try to help Wilkes University climb to the top, while we enjoy the outdoors – right here in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
Did you ever wonder what the F.M. Kirby Center looks like from the stage? Here’s a view, courtesy of the great Lyle Lovett, who took this photo (yes, that’s correct) after the sound check for his sensational concert with another legendary singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, at Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Art Deco concert hall this past Friday night.
Photo credit: Mr. Lyle Lovett
 
 
 
October 13- October 19, 2015
October 13- October 19, 2015
 
 
Once again, there’s a lot going on in Downtown Wilkes-Barre this week!

On Wednesday morning, you can choose from two different business seminars: the first session of a three-session SCORE/SBA social media workshop for small business owners; or the Family Business Alliance’s monthly breakfast, featuring local CEO Andrew Cornell.

On Thursday morning, our local state legislators gather at Genetti’s for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast – and you can join them for candid dialogue about the issues confronting the Commonwealth and the region.

On Friday evening, two different receptions – at the Wyoming Valley Art League and King’s College’s Widmann Gallery – offer the chance to celebrate local art and local artists. And, on Saturday night, singer-songwriter Chris Cornell comes to the F.M. Kirby Center.

While these are all indoor events, this week also provides an opportunity to have fun outdoors while assisting with a worthy cause: the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge – in which campuses and communities work together to see who can get the most people outside and active during a six-week national competition.

With less than a week to go, Wilkes University is ranked #4 out of 57 schools from across the country. But, to win, they need your help.

All you need to do to help Wilkes get points is to get outside before Saturday, October 17, log in here, and document your outdoor activities with a photo. A win will benefit Wilkes’ Adventure Education program – but the competition helps us all, by encouraging our community to get outside and active.

Almost anything we do outside with our family, friends, and by ourselves can count toward the challenge: 30 minutes walking the River Common or around Downtown; dining outdoors at a downtown sidewalk cafe;  strolling around Farmers Market on Thursday; taking your dog for a walk before or after work; biking or jogging through Kirby Park – and more!
 
So, let’s all try to help Wilkes University climb to the top, while we enjoy the outdoors – right here in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Once again, there’s a lot going on in Downtown Wilkes-Barre this week!

On Wednesday morning, you can choose from two different business seminars: the first session of a three-session SCORE/SBA social media workshop for small business owners; or the Family Business Alliance’s monthly breakfast, featuring local CEO Andrew Cornell.

On Thursday morning, our local state legislators gather at Genetti’s for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast – and you can join them for candid dialogue about the issues confronting the Commonwealth and the region.

On Friday evening, two different receptions – at the Wyoming Valley Art League and King’s College’s Widmann Gallery – offer the chance to celebrate local art and local artists. And, on Saturday night, singer-songwriter Chris Cornell comes to the F.M. Kirby Center.

While these are all indoor events, this week also provides an opportunity to have fun outdoors while assisting with a worthy cause: the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge – in which campuses and communities work together to see who can get the most people outside and active during a six-week national competition.

With less than a week to go, Wilkes University is ranked #4 out of 57 schools from across the country. But, to win, they need your help.

All you need to do to help Wilkes get points is to get outside before Saturday, October 17, log in here, and document your outdoor activities with a photo. A win will benefit Wilkes’ Adventure Education program – but the competition helps us all, by encouraging our community to get outside and active.

Almost anything we do outside with our family, friends, and by ourselves can count toward the challenge: 30 minutes walking the River Common or around Downtown; dining outdoors at a downtown sidewalk cafe;  strolling around Farmers Market on Thursday; taking your dog for a walk before or after work; biking or jogging through Kirby Park – and more!
 
So, let’s all try to help Wilkes University climb to the top, while we enjoy the outdoors – right here in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
Did you ever wonder what the F.M. Kirby Center looks like from the stage? Here’s a view, courtesy of the great Lyle Lovett, who took this photo (yes, that’s correct) after the sound check for his sensational concert with another legendary singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, at Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Art Deco concert hall this past Friday night.
Photo credit: Mr. Lyle Lovett
Did you ever wonder what the F.M. Kirby Center looks like from the stage? Here’s a view, courtesy of the great Lyle Lovett, who took this photo (yes, that’s correct) after the sound check for his sensational concert with another legendary singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, at Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Art Deco concert hall this past Friday night.
Photo credit: Mr. Lyle Lovett
 
 
 
 
 
October 13- October 19, 2015
October 13- October 19, 2015
October 13- October 19, 2015
 
 
 
Once again, there’s a lot going on in Downtown Wilkes-Barre this week!

On Wednesday morning, you can choose from two different business seminars: the first session of a three-session SCORE/SBA social media workshop for small business owners; or the Family Business Alliance’s monthly breakfast, featuring local CEO Andrew Cornell.

On Thursday morning, our local state legislators gather at Genetti’s for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast – and you can join them for candid dialogue about the issues confronting the Commonwealth and the region.

On Friday evening, two different receptions – at the Wyoming Valley Art League and King’s College’s Widmann Gallery – offer the chance to celebrate local art and local artists. And, on Saturday night, singer-songwriter Chris Cornell comes to the F.M. Kirby Center.

While these are all indoor events, this week also provides an opportunity to have fun outdoors while assisting with a worthy cause: the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge – in which campuses and communities work together to see who can get the most people outside and active during a six-week national competition.

With less than a week to go, Wilkes University is ranked #4 out of 57 schools from across the country. But, to win, they need your help.

All you need to do to help Wilkes get points is to get outside before Saturday, October 17, log in here, and document your outdoor activities with a photo. A win will benefit Wilkes’ Adventure Education program – but the competition helps us all, by encouraging our community to get outside and active.

Almost anything we do outside with our family, friends, and by ourselves can count toward the challenge: 30 minutes walking the River Common or around Downtown; dining outdoors at a downtown sidewalk cafe;  strolling around Farmers Market on Thursday; taking your dog for a walk before or after work; biking or jogging through Kirby Park – and more!
 
So, let’s all try to help Wilkes University climb to the top, while we enjoy the outdoors – right here in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Once again, there’s a lot going on in Downtown Wilkes-Barre this week!

On Wednesday morning, you can choose from two different business seminars: the first session of a three-session SCORE/SBA social media workshop for small business owners; or the Family Business Alliance’s monthly breakfast, featuring local CEO Andrew Cornell.

On Thursday morning, our local state legislators gather at Genetti’s for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast – and you can join them for candid dialogue about the issues confronting the Commonwealth and the region.

On Friday evening, two different receptions – at the Wyoming Valley Art League and King’s College’s Widmann Gallery – offer the chance to celebrate local art and local artists. And, on Saturday night, singer-songwriter Chris Cornell comes to the F.M. Kirby Center.

While these are all indoor events, this week also provides an opportunity to have fun outdoors while assisting with a worthy cause: the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge – in which campuses and communities work together to see who can get the most people outside and active during a six-week national competition.

With less than a week to go, Wilkes University is ranked #4 out of 57 schools from across the country. But, to win, they need your help.

All you need to do to help Wilkes get points is to get outside before Saturday, October 17, log in here, and document your outdoor activities with a photo. A win will benefit Wilkes’ Adventure Education program – but the competition helps us all, by encouraging our community to get outside and active.

Almost anything we do outside with our family, friends, and by ourselves can count toward the challenge: 30 minutes walking the River Common or around Downtown; dining outdoors at a downtown sidewalk cafe;  strolling around Farmers Market on Thursday; taking your dog for a walk before or after work; biking or jogging through Kirby Park – and more!
 
So, let’s all try to help Wilkes University climb to the top, while we enjoy the outdoors – right here in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
Once again, there’s a lot going on in Downtown Wilkes-Barre this week!

On Wednesday morning, you can choose from two different business seminars: the first session of a three-session SCORE/SBA social media workshop for small business owners; or the Family Business Alliance’s monthly breakfast, featuring local CEO Andrew Cornell.

On Thursday morning, our local state legislators gather at Genetti’s for the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s annual Legislative Breakfast – and you can join them for candid dialogue about the issues confronting the Commonwealth and the region.

On Friday evening, two different receptions – at the Wyoming Valley Art League and King’s College’s Widmann Gallery – offer the chance to celebrate local art and local artists. And, on Saturday night, singer-songwriter Chris Cornell comes to the F.M. Kirby Center.

While these are all indoor events, this week also provides an opportunity to have fun outdoors while assisting with a worthy cause: the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge – in which campuses and communities work together to see who can get the most people outside and active during a six-week national competition.

With less than a week to go, Wilkes University is ranked #4 out of 57 schools from across the country. But, to win, they need your help.

All you need to do to help Wilkes get points is to get outside before Saturday, October 17, log in here, and document your outdoor activities with a photo. A win will benefit Wilkes’ Adventure Education program – but the competition helps us all, by encouraging our community to get outside and active.

Almost anything we do outside with our family, friends, and by ourselves can count toward the challenge: 30 minutes walking the River Common or around Downtown; dining outdoors at a downtown sidewalk cafe;  strolling around Farmers Market on Thursday; taking your dog for a walk before or after work; biking or jogging through Kirby Park – and more!
 
So, let’s all try to help Wilkes University climb to the top, while we enjoy the outdoors – right here in our center city.

Hoping to see you soon in Downtown Wilkes-Barre!

Larry Newman, Executive Director
Diamond City Partnership
larry@wbdcp.org
 
 
 
Did you ever wonder what the F.M. Kirby Center looks like from the stage? Here’s a view, courtesy of the great Lyle Lovett, who took this photo (yes, that’s correct) after the sound check for his sensational concert with another legendary singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, at Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Art Deco concert hall this past Friday night.
Photo credit: Mr. Lyle Lovett
Did you ever wonder what the F.M. Kirby Center looks like from the stage? Here’s a view, courtesy of the great Lyle Lovett, who took this photo (yes, that’s correct) after the sound check for his sensational concert with another legendary singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, at Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Art Deco concert hall this past Friday night.
Photo credit: Mr. Lyle Lovett
Did you ever wonder what the F.M. Kirby Center looks like from the stage? Here’s a view, courtesy of the great Lyle Lovett, who took this photo (yes, that’s correct) after the sound check for his sensational concert with another legendary singer/songwriter, John Hiatt, at Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s beautiful Art Deco concert hall this past Friday night.
Photo credit: Mr. Lyle Lovett
 
 
 
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
 
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
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Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
 
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
 
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
 
 
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
 
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
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Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
 
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
 
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
 
 
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
 
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
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This Week in Downtown Wilkes-Barre is brought to you by the following organizations:
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Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
 
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
 
 
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
 
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
Downtown Events
 
Tuesday, October 13
Osterhout Infant Storytime

TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join our Children’s Department for Infant Storytime! For babies from birth to age 2, this program runs Tuesdays beginning on October 13 and continues through November 3. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or  570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Tuesday, October 13
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
 
Tuesday, October 13        
Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social

TIME: 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM (Tuesday Gallery Open Hours: 10:30 AM – 5 PM)
PLACE: Wyoming Valley Art League, rear 130 South Franklin Street

The Wyoming Valley Art League presents Tuesday Art Social! Come and go as you please. Bring your own art and materials and work while enjoying the company and inspiration of other artists! Members only – but anyone can come and purchase their membership the same day.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Tuesday, October 13
Hesburgh Lecture: “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code”
TIME: 7:00 PM
PLACE: Burke Auditorium, King’s College McGowan School of Business, West Union Street

Alexander Hahn, professor of mathematics at the University of Notre Dame and former chair of that department, will present the Hesburgh Lecture at King’s College, titled “Truth in Numbers: From Notre Dame Football to the Da Vinci Code.” Professor Hahn has served as the director of Notre Dame College of Science’s Honors Program since 2000. Free and open to the public; light refreshments.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-6054.

Wednesday, October 14
Family Business Alliance Monthly Breakfast: “Building a Board of Directors as a Strategic Weapon”

TIME: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
PLACE: Wilkes University Henry Student Center Ballroom, 84 West South Street

This month’s Family Business Alliance breakfast speaker is Andrew Cornell, CEO of Cornell Ironworks, Inc. who will be speaking about Boards as a Strategic Weapon for Family and Closely Held Businesses. At the event, you will learn how a board can unlock leadership potential, review how a high-performing board can be built, and discuss the basic mistakes to avoid. Free and open to the public; registration required.
More information: www.wilkes.edu or 570-408-2120.

Wednesday, October 14
Social 101: Social Media for Small Business Success

TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: SCORE/SBA Office, Stegmaier Federal Building, Suite 400M, 7 North Wilkes-Barre Boulevard

Get social! Small business thrives on word-of-mouth, and social media is a great way to connect with your customers and prospects. During this three-week series, you’ll learn the basic strategies for using social media (day 1), a deeper understanding of the most popular types of social media and how to use them (day 2), and finally how to develop content quickly and how to save time using social media (day 3). Cost: $10; advanced registration required.
More information and to register: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9a4y5nhab&oeidk=a07eblwj8pqb57c5015

Wednesday, October 14
Osterhout Preschool Storytime

TIME: 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
PLACE: Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin Street

Join us in our Children’s Department for our Preschool Storytime! For ages 3 1/2 to 5, this program runs from October 14 through November 4. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156 ext. 217.
 
Wednesday, October 14
Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop

TIME: 3:30 PM
PLACE:  King’s College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, West Jackson Street

Campion Literary Society Workshops are hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900 x 5487.
 
Thursday, October 15
Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber 2015 Legislative Breakfast

TIME:  7:30 AM – 9:15 AM
PLACE: Genetti Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street

Engage with your state legislators at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber’s 2015 Legislative Breakfast! Once again, the program’s format alllows legislators to rotate between stations, creating a more interactive session and providing more opportunities for attendees to pose questions. Confirmed attendees include State Senators Lisa Baker, John Blake, and John Yudichak; and State Representatives Mike Carroll, Aaron Kaufer, Gerald Mullery, and Eddie Day Pashinski. Tickets are $30; they can be purchased online or via phone.
More information and to register: http://legis.wilkes-barre.org/ or 570-408-1722.
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market

TIME: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
PLACE: Public Square

Thursday is Farmers Market Day in Downtown Wilkes-Barre! Full of family fun, food, crafts and, of course, the highest quality fresh produce from local growers, the Wilkes-Barre Farmers’ Market is the place to be this autumn! Free and open to the public.
More information: www.wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php
 
Thursday, October 15
Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Weekly Meeting

TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: Foundation Room, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel & Conference Center, 77 East Market Street
 
The Wilkes-Barre Kiwanis Club meets every Thursday at noon at Genetti’s in Downtown. Join us and help to change the world, one child and one community at a time! Newcomers and visitors are welcome.
More information: www.wilkes-barrekiwanis.org
 
Thursday, October 15
“Franklin Street Sleuths” Book Discussion Group

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

This week’s Franklin Street Sleuth’s book discussion focuses on Bullets For a Star by Stuart M. Kaminsky. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.
 
Thursday, October 15
Penn State “NEPA in Hollywood” Fall Film & Discussion Series: Small Time Crooks

TIME: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
PLACE: Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, 24 East Northampton Street

This fall, take part in the Thursday Film & Discussion Series at Movies 14, presented by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber. The fall film series continues with Small Time Crooks, a Woody Allen comedy with production design by an area native known for his artistic designs for both Hollywood and the New York stage. Series tickets: $40 (includes pre-film lecture and post-film discussion). Participants also earn continuing education credits upon series completion.
More information: http://wb.psu.edu/ce or 570-675-9253. 

Friday, October 16
Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: King Solomon’s Mines (2004)

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

Join us for our weekly Friday Movie Matinee! This week’s film is King Solomon’s Mines (2004), in which a renowned adventurer (Patrick Swayze) leads a dangerous quest to find a man who disappeared in Africa while searching for the fabled mines. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided.
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Friday, October 16
Opening Reception: WVAL Fall Juried Exhibition

TIME: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM; awards 6:30 PM
PLACE: WVAL Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street

The juried works of WVAL members will be on exhibit in the upstairs gallery from October 16 through December 1, with a Third Friday Opening Reception. In addition, The Maslow Collection exhibit will remain on display through November 10. Free and open to the public.
More information:  www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.

Friday, October 16

Meet-the-Artist Reception: Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
PLACE: King’s College Widmann Art Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, between N. Main and N. Franklin Sts.


A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 for this annual exhibition of works by area high school students, coordinated by local artist Sue Hand. Free and open to the public.
More information: www.kings.edu or 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.


Saturday, October 17
Chris Cornell in Concert

TIME: 8:00 PM
PLACE: F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square

Multi-Grammy Award winning, Golden Globe nominated singer-songwriter Chris Cornell brings his solo acoustic tour to the F.M. Kirby Center on Saturday, October 17. The iconic rocker, who will perform unplugged in an up-close-and-personal setting, will feature songs spanning his entire career, including new material from his forthcoming studio album, “Higher Truth.” Tickets start at $40.50.
More information: http://www.kirbycenter.org/ or 570-823-4599.
 
 
 
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
Click here to learn more about how DCP, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber, and the City of Wilkes-Barre are working together to build a better Downtown and move Wilkes-Barre forward as one of America’s Best Communities!
 
 
 
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Downtown Exhibits
 
Luzerne County Historical Society Museum
(69 South Franklin Street)
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 PM to 4:00 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.
 
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 to 4:30 PM

Thirteenth Invitational Emerging Arts Exhibition
DATES: October 5 – October 30, 2015

Coordinated by local artist Sue Hand, the exhibition will include works by area high school students. A Meet the Artist reception will be held on October 16 from 6 to 8 PM.


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

Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery
(122 South Main Street):
HOURS: Monday – Saturday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Jean Adams & Steve Husted: A Collection of Clay and Photography
Dates: September 18 – November 7, 2015

The Marquis Second Floor Gallery presents an exhibition of work by two great Downtown Wilkes-Barre artists: clay artisan Jean Adams and photographer Steve Husted. Free and open to the public.

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

HOURS: Tuesdays, 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Third Friday Art Walk, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Works from the Maslow Collection
Dates: September 18- November 10, 2015

The exhibit will focus on works from the Maslow Collection that explore the process of mark making. Free and open to the public.

Fall Juried Exhibition Show
Dates: October 16 – December 1, 2015

WVAL members’ juried works will be on exhibit in our upstairs gallery, with an opening reception on Friday October 16 from 5 to 8 PM.

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