There are a number of events going on this weekend and in the days ahead! Enjoy! Remember more events can also be found on the Calendar of Events or under our Community Link.
June 27-28, 2015
*Eckley Miners’ Village Museum’s annual Patch Town Days weekend is set for Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
The event, which kicks off Eckley’s summer festivities, is a celebration of the more than 160 years of anthracite mining history and cultural heritage of northeastern Pennsylvanian patch towns. Patch Town Days 2015 also means the opening of Eckley Miners’ Village Museum’s new Company Store exhibit, made possible thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.
Event Admission: $10 Adults (13-64), $9 Seniors (65+), $6 Children (6-12). For more information on the Patch Town Days schedule of events or regular operating hours, call the museum at (570) 636-2070(570) 636-2070 or visit us online at www.eckleyminersvillage.com. Eckley Miners’ Village Museum is located three miles south of Freeland, Pa. on Highland Road, off Route 940.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
*The Friends of the Osterhout Free Library 39th Annual Book Sale wraps up Saturday, w June 27 on the library patio at 71 S. Franklin Street. 9:30am – Noon
*On Saturday, June 27th, A Contra Dance will take place at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street in Honesdale, PA. Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to kick up your heels at the first gathering of the season! Suggested donation: $10, kids under 15, free.
Music will be provided by Poison Love. Members of the band are Dan Brinkerhoff on fiddle, Joanne Wasserman-Brinkerhoff on guitar, Roger Brinkerhoff on bass and mandolin, and Thomas Deerheart on percussion. Caller Laurie B. will make sure you know just what steps to take and when to swing your partner.
* The Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club has announced that the organization’s 2015 ‘Tour of Back Mountain Gardens’ will be held Saturday, June 27, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine. The tour will include at least five beautiful private gardens in Shavertown and Trucksville, Pa., two neighborhoods in the area known as the Back Mountain of Luzerne County. Tickets will also be available at select retail outlets in early April, including the Back Mountain Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas; Creekside Gardens, 4 Church Drive, Tunkhannock; George Burger & Sons Garden Center, 429 South Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top; Perennial Point Garden Center, 1158 River Rd., Plains; and Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center, Dallas. Tickets will also be available for purchase during the time of check in for the garden tour at Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, 340 Carverton Rd., Trucksville, Saturday June 27, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free garden tour tote bags will be given to the first 500 participants at check in.
Steamtown National Historic Site will offer a 104-mile roundtrip excursion to the Delaware Water Gap for its “Founders Day” celebration on Saturday, June 27. This excursion travels through a tunnel, along creeks and rivers, lakes and ponds, and the beautiful Pocono Plateau through East Stroudsburg, passing nine railroad stations on its way to the historic town of Delaware Water Gap. Excursion fares include the Park Entrance Fee. Reservations must be pre-paid, and tickets are non-refundable unless Park Management cancels an excursion. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Phone (570) 340-5204(570) 340-5204 to purchase tickets, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
*All past and present residents of Beavertown or Beaver Township and all Beavertown Historical Society members are invited to attend the Beavertown Community Picnic on Saturday, June 27 at 11:30 am at the Beavertown Fair Grounds. This special event includes free hot dogs, hamburgers, home ice cream and drink. Please bring a covered dish to share. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the entertainment. Raffle tickets will be sold during the picnic and you must be present to win. The picnic event is hosted by the Beavertown Historical Society.
*The Monroe County Garden Club presents its 2015 Garden Tour on Saturday, June 27. This year’s tour includes six lovely gardens located in the West End area. The Club invites you to visit the gardens all located in the countryside. Each garden is remarkably unique and lovely to explore.
Proceeds from this tour are used to award a student scholarship, and to send a child to summer Conservation Camp and to support a family through the local PATH program.
Tickets will be on sale at the following sites – note dates and times: Trackside Station Grill and Bar(site of old Dansbury Depot) 50 Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg,on Friday, June 26 from 9 AM till noon, and Saturday, June 27 from 9 AM till Noon. Chestnuthill Nursery, 1506 Rt. 209, Brodheadsville (outside only) on Saturday, June 27 from 9 AM till noon. Tickets cost $10 per person, and $8 for Monroe County Garden Club members. For more information visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/MonroeCountyGardenClub or contact Carol Akam President at (570) 897-6433(570) 897-6433.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
*Phoenix Theatrics is proud to be the Premier Production of Green Day’s “AMERICAN IDIOT” the Broadway Musical
Sunday, June 28 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Reservations are highly recommended; call 570-457-3589570-457-3589.
Show contains strong language and adult content, parental discretion is advised.
*Looking for something fun to do? How about a walking tour of Downtown Scranton
The Lackawanna Historical Society will offer guided walking tours of Downtown Scranton at 11 a.m. on Saturdays during the summer. These free tours will focus on the architecture and history of some of the city’s beautiful buildings. Tours will focus on different sections of the downtown. A new tour this year will focus on architecture of the Lower Hill section of Scranton.
Tours will be offered on the following Saturday dates:
· June 27: meet at Elm Park Church, corner Linden & Jefferson
· July 11: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming
· July 18: meet at corner Linden St. & N. Washington Ave.
· July 25: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
· Aug. 1: meet at Elm Park Church, corner Linden & Jefferson
· Aug. 8: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
· Aug. 15: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming
· Aug. 22: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
· Aug. 29: meet at corner Linden St. & N. Washington Ave.
· Sept 12: meet at corner Linden St. & N. Washington Ave.
· Sept 19: meet at Elm Park Church, corner Linden & Jefferson
· Sept 26: meet at Lackawanna College, corner N. Washington & Vine
· Oct 3: meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, corner Linden & Wyoming
· Oct 10: meet at Elm Park Church, corner Linden & Jefferson
Tours are free, but reservations are required by the Thursday prior to the tour date. Call the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841570-344-3841 for more details and reservations.
*The monthly meeting of the Monroe Animal League will be on Tuesday, June 30 at 7:00 PM at the Eastern Monroe County Library, Rt. 611/N. 9th Street, Stroudsburg.
All Monroe County animal lovers are encouraged to attend.
*PA Career Link Lackawanna County is hosting its first annual Business/Finance/Technology Sector Day on Tuesday, June 30th, from 9:30 AM -2:00PM. The purpose of the sector day is to prepare and educate our workforce in the Business/Finance/Technology industry. We will have industry experts speaking on the various industries from 9:30AM – 10:00AM with guidance on where the industries are heading and what opportunities are available. From 10:00AM-11:00Am we will have a panel of industry experts available for Q&A and discussion. Following this we will host a Job/Education Fair with numerous employers and educational providers from 11:00AM-2:00PM. This is event is open to the public . PA Career LinkLackawanna County is loacted 135 Franklin Ave. Scranton, PA. 18503
* DREW’S CRUISE RED, WHITE & BLUE RIDE , Sunday, July 26th
9:30am Registration / Noon Start
Finish at Mohegan Sun Pocono
1:30pm – 5:30pm
$25 Rider & Passenger / $15 Rider
* – PennDOT will sponsor 100 days of summer, 100 days of hope Dunmore Community Bloodmobile Drive PennDOT-Dunmore 55 Keystone Industrial Drive-Dunmore, Monday, July 6 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please sign up with James May, (570) 963-4044(570) 963-4044 or call 1-800 Red Cross or visit www.Redcrossblood.org to schedule your donation appointment. Walk-ins welcome. Blood Donor Bonus: To celebrate 100 days of summer, all presenting donors will receive a classic American Red Cross Baseball Cap!
Harvest the Fun The Schuylkill County Fair is set for July 27 –August 1, 2015- Plenty to see and do!
* The Diocese of Scranton will host the Sixth Annual Vocations Golf Classic Monday, July 13, at Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountaintop, to benefit the St. John Vianney Endowment Fund. St. Vianney is the patron of parish priests. The endowment accepts restricted donations for fostering vocations and assisting seminarians. Donations of any amount are welcome. Golfer packages at $250 include cart and green fees, lunch, dinner and reception. Hole sponsorships are $100. Information is available by calling the Diocesan Development Office at 570-207-2250570-207-2250 or online at Vocations Golf Classic
*Let’s get ready to rummage! St. John Vianney Parish will host their 6th annual summer Rummage and Bake Sale at Corpus Christi Church, 704 Montdale Road, Scott Twp. The sale will be held Friday, July 10 through Sunday, July 12. Doors will be open Friday July 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday July 11 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Sunday July 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale, filling 6,000 square feet, will include clothing, children’s toys, household items, books and furniture. All proceeds benefit St. John Vianney Parish. For more information, contact St. John Vianney Parish at 570-254-9502570-254-9502.
*Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold a dog adoption day from 11 -3 on Sunday, July 5, at Ace Hardware, Rt 209, Brodheadsville (next to Dunkleberger’s).
Safe Haven will have many young dogs available for you to meet and get to know.
*Safe Haven Pet Rescue will hold an adoption day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, at Tractor Supply, Rt. 940, Mt Pocono.
*The monthly meeting of the Monroe Animal League will be on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 PM at the Eastern Monroe County Library, Rt. 611/N. 9th Street, Stroudsburg.All Monroe County animal lovers are encouraged to attend.
*Come to Cherry’s Sunset Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, July 21 for a bite to eat and meet the volunteers of Safe Haven Dog Rescue.
Safe Haven Pet Rescue is a small group of dedicated volunteers from the West End of the Poconos who save highly adoptable dogs from high kill and overcrowded shelters and finds them loving homes.
* The 1st Doreen Mirams charity Mini Golf Weekend runs July 18-19 at the Wyndham Resort mini golf course on Buttermilk Falls Road. visit www.williammirams.com for more info!
*A Poker Run motorcycle event has been organized to defray the cost of cancer treatments for Hazleton resident and longtime painter Jim “Chimpy” McGran. Area bikers can help deal with McGran’s mounting debts by saddling up for the 100-mile Poker Run that will take place July 18. Cost is just $15 per rider and $10 for each passenger.
For more information or to pre-register, contact Jeff at 570-987-4105570-987-4105
*As part of the 21st annual Union County Veterans 4th of July Celebration, RiverWoods invites the public to enjoy the fireworks extravaganza at dusk on Friday, June 26 at Wolfe Field, River Road.
The fireworks will be preceded by inflatable activities for children at 5 p.m. and a patriotic show featuring Seasoned Sounds Big Band beginning at 7 p.m. at Wolfe Field.
*HARVEYS LAKE BRWALK (BIKE, RUN, WALK)–Presented By Candy’s Place, Saturday, July 25th
9:00am Registration, 10:00am Walk Harvey’s Lake 570-714-8800570-714-8800
6TH Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon to benefit Candy’s Place , Saturday, July 26th, 11:00am-3:00pm at the Woodlands
Wilkes-Barre– Tickets $25
* Lakeside Concerts at Hillside Park on Wednesdays. There is no cost to attend the family-friendly outdoor concerts . Hillside Park is set on 100 acres intersected by Rt 307/aka Winola Road in between Abington Heights High School and Middle School – adjacent to both Clarks Summit State Hospital and the Abington Senior Center –July Concerts
6P Skip Monday
7P The Luongo Brothers Band
Sponsor: AAGSL and AYSL and Abington Junior Comets
6P Jimmy and Vitz
7P Fab Three
Sponsor: Oliver Price & Rhodes Law Firm
Ken Mc Graw’s Brass and Ivory Orchestra with Chris DiMattio
Holy Smoke Jazz Quartet
Sponsor: Overlook Estate Foundation
6P Common Threads Band Sponsor: Overlook Estate Foundation
*SOUTH PACIFIC- musical by RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN. Presented by the Music Box Players at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, PA. Performance dates: July 10, 11, 12, 17,18,19,23,24,25,26. Fridays and Saturdays; bar opens at 6 PM, Buffet dinner served at 6:30 PM, curtain: 8 PM. Sundays: Bar opens at 1 PM, buffet at 1:30 PM, curtain at 3 PM. Dinner and show: $35, $28 for children 12 and under. Show-only: Adults: $18, children:$14. Special show-only Family Night: July 16 at 7 PM. Adults: $16, Students and children; $12. Call 570-283-2195570-283-2195 or 1-800 698-PLAY.
*The Muncy Historical Society’s annual Quilt Show is set for July 17-18, visitors will have the opportunity to view antique and contemporary quilts at the Quilt Show to be held in the cafetorium of the Muncy Elementary School, 125 New St. This location features an air-conditioned facility with convenient and ample parking. Admission to the two-day show is $8 for a single day or $12 for a multi-day pass. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, July 17, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 18.
*Award winning children’s book illustrator Marjorie Priceman displays her art in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout July. Marjorie is a native New Yorker who has lived in Lewisburg for the past 20 years. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, she worked as a fashion illustrator, fabric designer and editorial illustrator for magazines and newspapers before publishing Friend or Frog, her first children’s book, in 1989. A reception for Marjorie’s exhibit is scheduled for Thursday, July 9 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public
* Arts Camp at the Grove Presbyterian Church, 330-332 Bloom St., Danville,
570-275-0692570-275-0692 August 3rd through 7th, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm. Pre-Registration Required A time for children in the completed 1st through completed 7th grades to explore the arts of calligraphy, creative writing and More! Led by trained artists willing to share their art with children and help children discover their own talents .
$20 per student (for the Week), $15 for second student in the family,
and $10 for third student in family.
Registration forms located in the church office or on the website
* Lakeside Concerts at Hillside Park on Wednesdays . There is no cost to attend the family-friendly outdoor concerts . Hillside Park is set on 100 acres intersected by Rt 307/aka Winola Road in between Abington Heights High School and Middle School – adjacent to both Clarks Summit State Hospital and the Abington Senior Center –August Concerts
*On August 22 at 8 p.m. veteran regional actor Robert Hughes will perform Jason Miller’s “Barrymore’s Ghost” as a “Readers Theatre.” The performance is hosted by the Rossetti Family Trust and will be held at a newly-constructed outdoor theater at the Rossetti home at 1005 Vine Street, Scranton. Tickets are $15, and includes wine and hors d’oeuvres. Reservations are required; please call the Lackawanna Historical Society at 570-344-3841570-344-3841.
Double Cross Sponsors: State Representatives Sid Kavulich and State Representative Marty Flynn
Light Weight with Senator John Blake Duo Sponsor: Friends of Senator Blake
6P Q Ball Sponsor: Overlook Estate Foundation
7P AM Radio
6P Tim Mc Gurl Sponsor: Citizens Savings Bank
7P Crimson Tears
*Lewisburg BrewBQue Saturday, August 8, from Sixth Street to the River in downtown Lewisburg Beer & Wine tasting (must have ticket); free live music; great barbeque; sidewalk sales; BBQ contest and Root Beer Garden by Lewisburg Sunset Rotary; Children’s Festival by Donald Heiter Center. Event sponsored by Giant. Ticket information and details at www.lewisburgpa.com/events
*The fifth annual “Cooper Cup” golf tournament to benefit the nonprofit ongoing J.W. Cooper Community Center refurbishment is set for 9 a.m. Aug. 28 at the Schuylkill Country Club, 877 W. Market St., Orwigsburg, center owner Kent W. Steinmetz said in an email.
The center, at White and Lloyd streets, is the former J.W. Cooper (Shenandoah) High School building.
There will be a 9 a.m. tee off and participants can arrive at 7:30 a.m. to practice driving or putting, which is included in the fee. The cost is $80 per participant, which includes green fees, cart rental and all of the aforementioned services. Free beer will be available throughout the event. There will be a limit to 120 golfers. Those interested are asked to send contact information via email to email@example.com.
*Keystone College is accepting registrations for the seventh annual Jazz Institute at Keystone College from August 3-7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
The Jazz Institute, presented in partnership with the Pennsylvania Jazz Alliance, will offer an opportunity for local musicians of all ages to study and perform with several of Northeast Pennsylvania’s and New York’s finest touring and recording jazz artists. Participants will gain experience in the varied styles of music they will create and perform in their future musical careers. For more information on the Jazz Institute, contact, Leanne Kavulich, 570-945-8580570-945-8580 or visit .
The 2nd annual Doreen Mirams Memorial Golf Tournament is September 27th at 1 p.m. at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. visit www.williammirams.com. For more information
*Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Cancer Survivors Day is a dual-location event set for Saturday, September 12th at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre and Saturday, September 26th at McDade Park in Scranton from 10am – 12pm and is free of charge. The events feature the “Circle of Survivors,” an activity during which every person in attendance has the opportunity to say a few words about their experience with cancer. Conversation and light refreshments provide an additional opportunity for connection and support. Cancer survivors, their families and friends, as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend. For more information, go to www.cancernepa.org or call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at FREE1-800-424-6724 FREE1-800-424-6724.
On-Going Exhibits and more
*The 42nd season of the Wilkes-Barre Farmers Market will be open on Public Square Thursday, June 25TH at 10:00 a.m. The market, held every Thursday through November 19th, will bring together many community groups through special programming and events.
*Schuylkill County’s oldest continuous downtown open-air farm market will launch the 2015 season at 8 a.m. June 19 along the first block of South Main Street, east side, and first block of East Centre Street, south side near the more than century-old Bolich & Burke Building.
It runs from about 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the summer and fall.
** Free Story Hour in the Park , Every Wednesday from June 17th – August 19th, 6:30 PM – Planned for the early childhood age group in the Danville Memorial Park, 330 Bloom Street, Danville Sponsored by Grove Presbyterian Church (570) 275-0692(570) 275-0692. In the event of rain programs will be held inside Grove Church. No story hour on June 24
* The Shenandoah Area Free Public Library has launched its fund drive. Donations can be sent to the library at 15 W. Washington St., Shenandoah, Pennsylvania 17976.
The library is also asking residents to use their key tags at Redner’s Warehouse Market in the Gold Star Plaza and Boyer’s Markets, West Centre Street.
For more information, call the library at 570-462-9829570-462-9829 or the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. at 570-462-2060570-462-2060.
*The NAMI Scranton Area Support group meets 3 times a month on the 2nd & 4th Monday and the 3rd Thursday. Monday night meetings are held at 7 p.m. at The Advocacy Alliance Media Building (TAA) at 841 Jefferson Avenue Scranton
and Thursday night meetings are at 6:30 p.m. at NHS at 30-32 North Main Street Carbondale. These meetings are free and open to anyone who has a mental illness and/or their friends and family. Please feel free to call the NAMI Scranton office at 570-342-1047570-342-1047 for more information
*Commonwealth Home Health and Hospice of Wilkes-Barre will be offering a bereavement support group to those individuals who are dealing with loss and grief. The meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the conference room at River Street Manor, 440 North River Street, Wilkes-Barre. Any questions, call 570-718-4475570-718-4475.
The meeting schedule is, June 9; July 14; Aug. 11; Sept. 8; Oct. 13; Nov. 10; Dec. 8.
The Carbon County American Cancer Society- is also hostingThe Great Radio “Ask Your Neighbor” Cook Book Sale. This is a Historic Celebration of the Tastes of our Coal Region communities and ethnicities. The cookbook features over 350 pages of recipes collected through a popular weekday radio show on WLSH from the pre-microwave days! The cookbook is presented with permission and in cooperation with WMGH/WLSH Radio.
Order on-line Click Here or by phone (570) 805-4555(570) 805-4555 or fax (570) 805-4554 All proceeds benefit ACS. The cost is only $20 (shipping available for $7 extra). The Cook Books are in stock today!!
To order by Mail: Make Check Payable to CancerTelethon.org
Coffee Houses/ Art Exhibits and More!
*A new show opens at Artspace Gallery in Bloomsburg. The title of the show is “Life is Still Beautiful” , and features watercolor works by guest artist Melanie Pacoli. The show runs from May 21 thru July 12, 2015 . Gallery hours: Thurs, Fri, and Sat: noon-8pm; Sun: noon-5pm.
*Three local photographers will present their images of distorted reality that will be on display during a free public exhibition, titled “Phantasma,” from Tuesday, June 2, through Tuesday, August 11, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.
Michael Angelo Delmonico of Hazelton, Fawn Marie Tomlinson of Bloomsburg, and Lynn Marie Viercinski of Dallas will each display 10 images crafted from digital photography and focused on the theme of surrealism. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., as arranged. The Gallery is closed on national holidays and during scheduled breaks throughout the academic year. For more information, contact Michelle Leonard, Widmann Gallery Coordinator, at (570) 208-5900(570) 208-5900, ext. 5328, or visit the Experiencing the Arts Calendar at www.kings.edu.
*Photography and digital printing by Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s newest art and art history faculty member will be on display in the Haas Gallery of Art from July 1 to Sept. 1. A reception for the exhibit, “Post Glitter,” featuring works by Dave Kube, assistant professor of graphic design, will be held Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibit and reception are open to the public free of charge.
June 12, 2015
“The Truth Café Christian Cafe’ ” held at New Life Community Fellowship Church
Will host local Christian Group “The Here and Now Effect”
Every 2nd Friday Night of the month from April to October 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place: New Life Community Church Fellowship Hall
570 South Main Rd.
Mountaintop, PA. 18707
June 13, 2015
“My Cup Runneth Over Christian Coffee House” held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Will host National Recording Singer/Songwriter “Mike Lewis” in concert
with local Christian Singer/songwriter “Stephen L. Perillo”
Every 2nd Saturday of the Month at 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Place: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Corner of So Main and South Street
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702
June 26, 2015
“The Voice of Hope Christian Live Radio Coffee House” held at St. John’s Lutheran Church
Will host Singer/songwriter “Joe Acor and National Recording Artist Brooke Gerhart”
Every 4th Friday of the month from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Live on Hope Radio WVHO Station 94.5 FM with a live studio audience
Streamed Live as it happens on web site www.unitybymusic.org
Place: St. John’s Lutheran Church
231 E. State Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634