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What's Happening! June 23-24, 2018

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 23-24, 2018

*Wilkes-Barre Riverfest! The celebration continues on Saturday at noon, in Nesbitt Park, with fun-filled activities for all ages including environmental exhibits, various art projects, a bounce house, guided hikes, live mammal exhibit, pony rides, Wilkes-Barre City's Fire Department's Fire Safety House, music, food vendors and Dragonboat team training. Music will be provided by 3IB Three Imaginary Boys and Don Shappelle and The Pick-Ups.

 The fun continues on Sunday at 9:00 AM with Dragonboat teams racing on the Susquehanna River. Musical Performance by Don Shappelle and The Pick-Ups.

 

  

  *2018 Berwick Boat Regatta- An Entire Weekend Of Fun and High Speed Racing On The Susquehanna!  A Car Cruise on Saturday!  Carnival for the family on Saturday and Sunday!   The event is located at South Eaton Street in Berwick.The carnival will be held  Saturday- 10am till 6pm and then Sunday 10am till 3pm High Speed Boat Racing---Sat. 10am till 5pm; Sun. 10am till 3pm---"Paddle For The Gold" Kayak/Canoe Race Saturday @ 2:00pm Everyone Welcome!!!

 

 *Covington Township Recreation Committee is planning a celebration of Covington Township's located in Lackawanna County 200th anniversary as a township on June 23rd and 24th 2018 at the Moffat Pavilion and Park in the Township from noon till 4pm each day. 

 

 Saturday, June 23 , 2018

*Read all about it! *The Friends of the Osterhout Free Library are excited to invite you to their 42nd Annual Book Sale, held rain or shine under a tent on the library patio.   Saturday, June 23 is the last day!

 *On Saturday, June 23, the Lackawanna County Commissioners Patrick M. O'Malley, Jerry Notarianni and Laureen A. Cummings are hosting the sixth annual bike safety fair and helmet giveaway at McDade Park, Scranton, from 11 AM to 2 PM. Three hundred helmets will be given away free-of-charge to the youngsters who attend. Bike safety talks  by local police officials.  PNC Bank is the presenting sponsor. Other sponsors are: Strive Multisport and Schiff's Restaurant Service.

*MWS Race Team Association will be hosting its 4th Annual Super Hero 5K Run/Walk and Kids Field Day to benefit the Women's Resource Center Inc.  Serving Lackawanna & Susquehanna Counties. The event will be held at the Bridgwater Church on Route 167 in Montrose—Events and Registration begin at 9 am. This race is held in memory of Matthew Waldron Stahl.

 

 

Sunday, June 24, 2018

* Jack of Hearts-PA Blood Drive, 10:00 AM ,  Sunday Jun 24, Town Place Suites 26 Radcliffe Drive Moosic-- from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

* The United Way's Diversity and Inclusion Impact Council is partnering with the Lewisburg Children's Museum to host an 'Opening to Children with Special Needs & their Families'. The event will be held Sunday, June 24 from 10am to 12pm at the Lewisburg Children's Museum.

 This will be dedicated time for families of children with special needs to enjoy the museum privately before the museum opens for regular business hours at 12pm. Families are welcome to stay and enjoy the museum during regular museum hours of 12-5pm. The cost will be $5 per person.

 

*The 2nd Annual “Rev it Up” community event will be hosted by the Key Food Marketplace, 501 West Harford Street, Milford- Sunday, June 24 from 10 am to 4  pm,   The Car show will include  

 

What’s Going on at the Cooperage  (The Cooperage is located at at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale)

  

*Bring a partner with you or find a partner here, all are welcome on Saturday, June 30 for our monthly Contra Dance! Live music by Jeanne Wassman, Judy Trudgen and Donna Lee Gregor.

Caller Laurie B. will do a beginner lesson starting at 7:15pm and the dancing will start at 7:30pm. Beginners are most welcome!

What is contra dancing? Contra dance is a folk dance made up of long lines of couples. It has mixed origins from English country dance, Scottish, French dance styles in the 17th century, with strong African influence from Appalachia.

*On Wednesday, June 20, 2018 please join us from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for the monthly Acoustic Bluegrass Jam held at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street. All levels of players and instruments are welcome.

 

*Shakespeare on Film Series Featuring Much Ado About Nothing, June 28  Enjoy a night at The Cooperage for our Shakespeare on Film series on Thursday, June 28 at 7:00pm. This month's film is comedy Much Ado About Nothing. After the screening, there will be an opportunity for impressions and sharing.

 

 

*   The Cooperage for our monthly Game Night. Bring your own game from home to  share and teach. We also have a selection to play from including Catan, Scrabble and Dominion. All ages are welcome to come join in the fun. Bring a friend or make a friend! Game Night will continue to be held the 3rd Thursday of every month. 6 pm to 9 pm

   | July 19 | August 16 | September 20 | October 18 | November 15 | December 20


  
 
 

 The CAR WASH on Hamlin Highway and Dog Wash Too... is pleased  to support Dessin Animal Shelter through WAG-N-WASH, A DOG WASHING FUNDRAISER held on the First Saturday of each Month (except April, being hosted on March 31). This year there will be 7 events. Dessin will be bringing out Cats and Dogs from the Shelter for a meet and greet, and are available for adoption, along with assisting event guests with proper bathing techniques for their dog or cat at the Self Serve DOG WASH bay.     

Dates:

 

 

Saturday   July 7th                 10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   August 4th           10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   September 1st    10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   October 6th         10:00am to 3:00pm

 

 

Location: The CAR WASH on Hamlin Hwy & DOG WASH Too... 1126 Hamlin Hwy. / RT590, Lake Ariel PA 18436 (2 miles east of Hamlin Corners)

 

 

  

JUNE

*The Wyoming Valley Motorcycle Club's 22nd Annual SPCA Benefit Ride!! --- $15 riders / $10 passengers --- Pre-Registration will be held Saturday, June 16th at the Electric City Harley Davidson Store in Scranton from 10AM – 2PM. When you pre-register at Electric City during their Tent Sale Event, you will be guaranteed a free commemorative ride pin and you can reserve (pre-pay) a collector's item ride T-Shirt in your size! Plus, Electric City is graciously donating an additional $5 for each pre-registration to the SPCA!!

The ride will be held on Sunday, June 24th with registration beginning at 11am and prayers starting at 12:30pm--

 

 * Ready for an evening of jazz and funk and even some rock and roll? The Jazz Assassins will be providing a lot of it when they perform in Central Park on Monday June 18 at 7:30 P.M. This talented group of musicians come prepared with backgrounds in traditional, contemporary and gypsy jazz and are always ready to explore more experimental playing.

Usually they perform as a duo with Vince Marrone on guitar and Bob Wilson on upright bass, but for their performance this year, they are adding Dieter Winterle on tenor sax, Rowan Lynch on alto sax and Pat Marcinko on drums.

Come out to the Wayne County Creative Arts Council's Music in the Park and experience a fantastic evening of creative jazz. Bring a chair and enjoy a hot dog or a slice of pizza from our refreshment stand.

A free will donation will be collected.

The rain location is the Cooperage. Listen to WDNH 95.3 or Classic Hits 105.3 for information.

 

 

 

*Do you want to learn more about the Luzerne County Courthouse, now restored to its late Victorian grandeur? Have you wondered who lived in those mansions along Wilkes-Barre’s River Street, or what type of wildlife call the River Common home, or how the pumping stations work to keep flood waters in the river where they belong? Y Walk Wednesdays is a series of free, guided, early evening walks on Wednesdays throughout the summer that features downtown neighborhoods, history, walking and health, architecture, wildlife, nature and new development in Wilkes-Barre.   Click Here for the weekly Ventures!  

http://www.pahomepage.com/community/y-walk-wednesdays-return/1197738785

** “Summer in the City” begins on the first day of Summer, Thursday, June 21st with the Inaugural Strawberry Festival on Public Square, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The festival will be a strawberry themed farmers market, as every vendor will have something strawberry to offer. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ Tux will visit and D&N Furniture will sponsor a live performance from Strawberry Jam from 12:00 to 1:30 PM. Additionally, CEO will have a live cooking demonstration during the festival.

 

8The Luzerne County Historical Society is holding a series of kids craft programs this summer at the LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. At each program in the series of three, children will learn a local history lesson and create a craft that connects to the museum’s exhibitions and collections. Each child will go home with a keepsake of their time at the museum.

 

Each program will be offered at 2:30 p.m. on a Thursday. The topics for each session are:

* Thursday, July 12 – Shopping Bag Design

* Thursday, July 26 – Stained Glass Windows

* Thursday, August 9 – Native American-Inspired Beadwork

Reservations are required for this program. Tickets are $5 per child for non-member children and FREE for children of LCHS members. Price includes the activity and a beverage. No lunch will be served. Tickets may be purchased by calling 570-823-6244 ext. 3 or by emailing reservations@luzernehistory.org.

*The Luzerne County Historical Society will host a games night on Friday, June 29, 2018, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Avenue, Wyoming, PA. Try your hand at indoor and outdoor historical games  See how children passed the time before video games, iPads and computers!   .

Tickets are $10 for LCHS members, $15 for non-members and FREE for kids up to 17. No reservations are necessary, tickets available at door. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call 570-823-6244 ext. 3 or email reservations@luzernehistory.org. Or purchase tickets online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/19th-century-games-at-the-swetland-homestead-tickets-46229946013. Come in costume from a historical period or as any favorite character, reality or time period. Food and drink will be available. Admission includes two drink tickets for adults (beer and wine).

*The Volunteer Olyphant Neighborhood Watch and the Olyphant Police Department will be sponsoring a Fund-Raiser Pasta Dinner and Cornhole Tournament on June 30,  Saturday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Eureka Hose Co. #4-Squad #326 Firehouse at 717 East Grant Street, Olyphant Fernhill section of Olyphant across from the Wargo-Hrynuck- Beckage Sport Complex.  This fundraiser will benefit  the Olyphant Police department  for their safety equipment.

 

Pasta Dinner tickets are $10.00 each for take-out or eat in and will include: Pasta, Meatballs, with homemade sauce, dinner roll, dessert and beverage. Tickets are available from any member and at the door on June 30th,.  Bring the kids: Children's jumping house and goody bags.  There will be 50/50 chances and a raffle.  Please help support the local police department as they work to save ours!!!!

 

The Cornhold tournament  will be hosted by BeanBag.Johnny  Register early by calling Johnny Bovenkamp at 570-561-5151  Price is $20.00 per person or $40.00 per team.  BYOB  Check out the event page "Olyphant Neighborhood Watch" or Olyphant Night Out.

 

 

 

*Saturday & Sunday - June 30 & July 1  Huge Yard Sale - Benefits the Dogs in our Shelter 10am-2pm, Carbon County Animal Shelter, 63 Broad St, Nesquehoning.
  Located off Route 93 on the Broad Mountain next to the Carbon County Prison.

 

 


 JULY

* The Wilkes-Barre Health Department and the Luzerne County Medical Society will host Mondays at the Market on Public Square, each Monday from July 2nd to August 27th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Mondays at the Market promotes health and nutrition programs and provides another opportunity to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables, through an additional market day, from local farms. Public Square will  host organizations, agencies, institutions and merchants focused on healthy living and safety topics as well as food vendors. Services include health screenings for the entire family; information on preventing illness and disease; health care insurance; weekly healthy cooking demonstrations weekly themed events and more.

Downtown employees and residents can also have fresh fruits and vegetables delivered to their home or office.

Mondays at the Market will host a Cornhole Tournament, beginning Monday, July 9th. Participants can register online at www.wilkes-barre.city.

 

*Saint Mary’s Annual Church Picnic, 1730 Fowler Avenue, Berwick – July 15 – 11 am to 6 pm – Great food, Cruise-In -Antique Hot Rod and Custom Cars, Music by the Shoreliners!

* Wilkes-Barre’s Annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration will take place on Wednesday, July 4th in Kirby Park. Vendors, games, and rides open at 12:00 PM. The Fireworks display, sponsored by Mohegan Sun Pocono will begin at dusk. Entertainment will be announced at an upcoming press conference.

*The Jersey Shore Public Library will be holding a used book sale at the Town Meeting Grounds

across from the Jersey Shore Middle School in Jersey Shore, PA July 2-7 from 6-10pm.

Hundreds of books - children and adult from 25 to 50 cents.  DVDs and audiobooks

For more information contact the library at 570-398-9891

* – Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Stroke Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. July 18 at the Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Kingston. This recently established group was formed to help stroke patients and their caregivers deal with everyday issues. Katie O’Hearn, occupational therapist, will present "Bathroom Safety/Modifications.”

Jennifer Perrins, a registered nurse and nursing supervisor at the hospital’s Center for Advanced Rehabilitation, will serve as facilitator for the monthly meetings.

Each monthly meeting will include a guest speaker, planned topic and educational session. The next meeting is set for Aug. 15. Light refreshments will be served.

* A new show, entitled "Colorcopia", opens at Artspace Gallery July 12.  The show includes art by members of Artspace Gallery and invited "special guests" --  a total of 60 works. of art.  The theme  is color.  The show runs from July 12 to August 19.  Artists'  reception: Sat. July 14, 6 - 8 pm. Gallery Hours:  Thurs., Fri., and Sat. 12 noon - 8 pm. Artspace Gallery is located at 221 Center St., Bloomsburg

* The Public Library for Union County  book sale is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18 through Saturday, July 21 at Faith Lutheran Church, 2349 Old Turnpike Road, Lewisburg (Route 45). Discover sorted hardcover, paperback, audiobooks and vintage books, as well as CDs and DVDs are available for purchase. Selections are refreshed daily. Books are sold for $20 per bag and bags are provided by the library. Items in the Special Interest section are priced individually.

A food stand is open daily and the church is air-conditioned and handicap accessible.

The hours for the sale will be Wednesday and Thursday, July 18-19, 9 am to 8 pm; Friday, July 20, 9 am to 7 pm; and Saturday, July 21, 9 am to 1 pm.

For more information, visit the library website at UnionCountyLibraries.org/booksale or call 570-523-1172.

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* Making a Difference Ministries along with St. John's Lutheran Church will host National Singer/songwriter Bill Hunt on July 27.  St. John's Lutheran Church, 231 State Street,
Nanticoke,  7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
This will be broadcast as a 'Live' Radio show which will air on WVHO-LP 94.5 FM.
Bill Hunt will have CD's available to purchase.
A Goodwill Offering will be collected by St. John's Lutheran Church to help defray the cost of travel for the Artist. Everyone is welcome! Bring a friend!
Sundaes will be available this night for a minimal cost.  For al the upcoming Christian Events and Concerts visit us on the web www.unitybymusic.org or call Stephen (570) 899-2264   

 

 

 

 August

*Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company   Festival August 17th from 5 till ?

August 18th from 3 till ?Food – Games – Chinese Auction – Raffle. Saturday – Chicken Dinner

Music Each Night: Friday – The Less Boys- Saturday – Smooth Country

 

*The Brewsterhout Rooftop Party is back! Event Benefits the Osterhout Library in Wilkes-Barre Save the Date: Friday, August 3, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. atop the Intermodal Center. Don't miss out on an evening of food, fun and merriment (plus a great view of the city). 

Tickets are $25 before the event and $30 at the door and can be purchased here.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/10th-annual-brewsterhout-rooftop-party-tickets-46021353106?aff=es2

 

 

 

September

 

* The second annual Multicultural Parade & Festival will take place on Saturday, September 15th in Wilkes-Barre. The Parade will begin at 11:00 AM on South Main Street and continue towards Public Square. The festival will begin immediately after the parade and will feature food, music, and entertainment from members of our diverse community.

 

 


 
 On-Going Exhibits and more

*Wilkes-Barre native Frank Wengen will display a variety of transparent watercolor paintings during a free public exhibition, titled “Serene Scenery: Elevating the Everyday Landscape,” to be held from Monday, April 2, through Friday, April 27, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. 

 

 

** The South Creek Lions Club is serving breakfast the 2nd Sunday of January thru March- 7am-10:30am- The menu includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon  and sausage gravy, home fries along with coffee, orange juice. Cost is $8.00 per meal doors open 7am. The South Creek Lions Club is located on Route 14 in Gillett.“Find Us on Facebook” South Creek Lions Club

 


 

 
 

*The NAMI Scranton & Northeast Region support group is for anyone who has been affected by mental illness.   Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month in The Advocacy Alliance Media Building at 841 Jefferson avenue in Scranton.     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 570-342-1047 for more info

 

 

 

 

 August

*Washingtonville Volunteer Fire Company   Festival August 17th from 5 till ?

August 18th from 3 till ?Food – Games – Chinese Auction – Raffle. Saturday – Chicken Dinner

Music Each Night: Friday – The Less Boys- Saturday – Smooth Country

 


 
 On-Going Exhibits and more

 * The Weis Center for the Performing Arts, in collaboration with the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau and the Susquehanna River Arts initiative, will host a free art exhibit and installation featuring the work of 10 local artists from Tuesday, April 3 through Friday, May 25 in the Weis Center’s upper Atrium Lobby.  The exhibit is free and takes place on the upper level of the Atrium Lobby, which is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. 

  

  

8The West End Park & Open Space commission will sponsor tennis lessons at the pleasant valley middle school courts from May 15 thru Aug. 2.  (2) 6 week sessions for all ages.  Ages 11u will play Tuesdays from 5 – 6:30pm, ages 12 – 16 will be tuesdays from 6:30 – 8pm, 14 – 18 yrs will play Thursdays from 5 – 6:30pm, adults on Thursdays from 6:30 – 8pm.  Munchkin tennis (6-7yrs) will start on Tuesday, June 26 at 4:15pm.  Fmi: 570-992-9733 or www.weposc.org

 

 

 

** The South Creek Lions Club is serving breakfast the 2nd Sunday of January thru March- 7am-10:30am- The menu includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon  and sausage gravy, home fries along with coffee, orange juice. Cost is $8.00 per meal doors open 7am. The South Creek Lions Club is located on Route 14 in Gillett.“Find Us on Facebook” South Creek Lions Club

 


 *Dive into the local arts scene with the Artists’ Guild of Lewisburg and the Photography Club Members Showcase exhibit in Gallery 255 at the Public Library for Union County throughout the month of January.  This exhibit features the work of 41 artists’ guild members and photographers showcasing a wide variety of mediums such as oils, acrylics, watercolors, colored pencil, collage, pottery, fabric and textile art and photography. The Artists’ Guild began in 2012 when a few artists got together to share their work, offer support, develop friendships and show and sell their artwork. As the Guild grew, they began adding trips to local galleries, offering critiques and plein air opportunities. The Photography Club started in 2017 and is a collection of both amateur and professional photographers living in the Lewisburg area and aims to support and encourage photographers of all skill levels. Photography Club meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Urban Post.
  Joining the Artists' Guild and/or Photography Club also gives you membership in the Lewisburg Arts Council. For more information or to become a member visit www.lewisburgartscouncil.com/local-arts
Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply to exhibit items of artistic, cultural and intellectual interest in the library’s gallery and/or display cases. For more information, visit UnionCountyLibraries.org/home-page/info/displays/.

 
 

*The NAMI Scranton & Northeast Region support group is for anyone who has been affected by mental illness.   Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month in The Advocacy Alliance Media Building at 841 Jefferson avenue in Scranton.     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 570-342-1047 for more information
 
 

 

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* The Carbon County American Cancer Society- is also hosting The 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 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

 The Luzerne County Historical Society announces new hours at the Bishop Library and LCHS Museum for 2018, starting January 3, 2018.

· Bishop Library, 49 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre:

o 12 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday

o 12 to 6 p.m. on Thursday

o 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday

· LCHS Museum, 69 Rear South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre:

o 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday

o 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday

· Both the Bishop Library and the LCHS Museum will be closed to the public on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

Museum admission is free for LCHS members, $5 for non-member adults and $3 for non-member children. Using the Bishop Library is free for LCHS members and $5 per day for non-members. For more information, call 570-823-6244 or email info@luzernehistory.org.


 
Looking for something to Read? The Friends of the Osterhout Free Library  NEW Book Shop is now open. The Book Shop is located on the recently renovated 3rd floor, which is accessible by stairs or the elevator.
 
 
Book Shop hours are:
Monday 9:30am – 1:00pm
Wednesday 9:30am – 1:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Friday 9:30am – 1:00pm
Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm 

 

 


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