What’s Happening! April 28-29, 2018

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 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.
 

  April 28-29, 2018

 Wilkes-Barre City’s 41st Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Takes Place this Weekend

 The fun and festivities are at Kirby Park on Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM each day. The annual event will feature Food, Crafts, Rides and Games, Music and Dancing.  More Information Click Here

Entertainment includes:

Saturday, April 28th

12th Annual “Pirouettes in the Park”

Performance     Time

Live Love Dance Studio      11:00 Am-11:20 Am

Dance Theater Of Wilkes-Barre  11:30 Am-11:50 Am

Gina Malsky’s Community Dance Class Free For Kids Under 12       11:55 Am-12:15 Pm

Fusia Dance Company         12:20 Pm-12:40 Pm

Rebekah’s School Of Dance         12:45 Pm-1:05 Pm

Symmetry Dance Company            1:10 Pm-1:30 Pm

Discount Dance Promotions & Giveaways        1:35 Pm-1:55 Pm

David Blight School Of Dance     2:00 Pm-2:20 Pm

Emerald Isle Step Dancers          2:25 Pm-2:45 Pm

Take The Stage Center For The Performing Arts       2:50 Pm-3:10 Pm

5 Star Dance Academy       3:15 Pm-4:00 Pm

Sunday, April 29th

Event/Performance        Time

Holeshots Car Club Car Show    11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

2nd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Pageant     11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Stephen L. Perillo & The Followers Praise Band from Shavertown, PA     1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Benjamin Horrevoets, National Recording Artist from Poughkeepsie, NY  3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

*Don’t Miss: The University of Scranton Players production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,”   Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, in the Royal Theatre of the Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts.   Saturday performance begins at 8 p.m., and Sunday show begins at 2 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased or reserved by calling the box office inside the McDade Center, 570-941-4318, or online at thescrantonplayers.com. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens, students, and University of Scranton faculty and staff.

* This spring the Western Wayne School District will put on a production of the musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Music and Lyrics are by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Book is by Joe DiPietro. The show is inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse.  Performances by Western Wayne students will take place   Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. in the newly renovated Western Wayne Veterans Memorial Auditorium located at 1970A Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Students and senior citizens $3 dollars for tickets and adults $5 for tickets. Western Wayne students are admitted free with a student ID

 Saturday,   April 28, 2018

*The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2018 in conjunction with Lackawanna Heritage Valley is planning an Inaugural Scranton Founder’s Day for April 28, 2018. The event will occur at the Scranton Half Marathon Pavilion at Olive Street Trailhead from Noon to 4pm.

The four hour event will be a walk through the history of Scranton, PA from its humble beginnings as Slocum Hollow to its triumphant growth into the Electric City.

The day will be filled with family friendly activities that are both fun and educational. These will include historically relevant games, music, and re-enactors. Admission to the event will be free to the public. Food will be available for purchase from on-site vendors. 

 * ALS is a deadly disease that robs people of their ability to walk, talk, breathe, or even blink an eye.  Help The ALS Association stop ALS in its tracks!  The Berwick Walk to Defeat ALS unites people of all ages to raise funds that help improve quality of life for people impacted by this devastating illness.  Bring the family and walk with us on April 28th at Crispin Field in Berwick. To register visit berwickwalktodefeatals.org.

 *  *Get you car washed!  Help a scout attend summer camp!  It is the highest of the scouting experience.  It is a chance for the boys to advance in rank, earn merit badges and develop themselves as individuals. The car wash will be taking place on Saturday, April 28th from 9am to 1pm at West Side Auto Service on Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston.  The cost for the car wash is $5.00.  You can also contact Donnie Minnick at 570-212-8774 for tickets.  Thank you so much for your support.

8*Cantores Christi Regis, the choral group of King’s College students, will perform a program of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral music during its 16th Annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m.   Saturday, April 28, in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, located at N. Franklin and W. Jackson streets.  The concert is free and open to the public.

*White Haven Area Community Library’s 4th annual Hops and Grapes Fest at St Patrick’s Parish Hall in White Haven. Local and regional beer and wine is available for tasting and food tastings will be provided from local eateries as well as homemade items. There will also be raffles and more!   Eyewitness News Team members Kelly Choate and Brittany Sweeney will be there!  The event runs from 2 to 5 pm – the Parish Hall is located on 411 Allegheny Street, in White Haven.

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 Sunday, April 29, 2018

*The Sophia Coxe Foundation–  American Literature Series will present the famous Gold Rush-era poet & writer of Western fiction, Bret Harte.  He is known for stories depicting miners, gamblers and other romantic figures.  The Luck of Roaring Camp, the outcasts of Poker Flat and parodies of other writers, including a satirized version of Sherlock Holmes. Bobby Maso will bring this story to life as he captures the emotions of the characters, the background of the author, and select readings.  Seating is limited.  Light refreshments will be served. The event begins at 6:30 pm and costs $15 per person.   The Foundation’s address is 2207 Route 940, Drifton, PA 18221, located outside of Freeland.  Further info contact Karen at 570-956-3881.

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

*On Saturday April 28, 2018 please join Caroline Verdi, reflexologist and owner of TSUBO Reflexology &Aromatherapy for her “Calming your life with Reflexology Techniques and Essential Oils” Workshop. Learn all about a natural, enjoyable and effective way to calm your body and mind at the end of a fast paced, jam packed day! This workshop will be held at the Cooperage, 1030 Main Street, from 10:00am until 12:00pm.  This workshop has a suggested donation of $10 person. To reserve your spot please email info@thecooperageproject.org or call 570-253-2020. 

*First Contra Dance of the Season at The Cooperage, April 28

Bring a partner with you or find a partner here, Contra Dancing has returned to the Cooperage and all are welcome on Saturday, April 28! Live music by Laura Courtright and Craig Gehrig.

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

*   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

  | May 17 | June 21 | 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   May 5th                10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   June 2nd               10:00am to 3:00pm

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)

  
APRIL

* 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

MAY

* The director of professional development and speech services for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) is presenting at the 2018 Gabriel Bernabeo Distinguished Speaker Series at Misericordia University on Friday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. For more information, please contact the Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education at (570) 674-1225 or email Jeff Demko at jdemko@misericordia.edu. To register and pay for the workshop online, please visit Misericordia.edu/dss. Deadline for registration is May 4.

*A community breakfast and prayer time is planned in Tamaqua to mark the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 3

The event begins at 9 a.m. with breakfast served in Founders Hall at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Washington St., Tamaqua.

Following the meal, participants will move outside to the parking lot overlooking Tamaqua to offer prayers for various areas of American society and culture. The prayer portion will be led by members of the Tamaqua Ministerial Association.

All are welcome. A free-will offering of $5 is suggested and will be taken to defray the cost of the breakfast. Excess offerings will be donated to the Tamaqua Hunger Walk that weekend.

Those wishing to attend just the prayer portion of the program should arrive at the church by 9:45 a.m.

*The third annual Tamaqua Community Empty Bowl Dinner Wednesday, May 2, is open for lunch and dinner from noon to 7 p.m. The event is part of 2018 Tamaqua Hunger Walk activities which benefit the three community food banks that serve nearly 300 local families. For more information about the dinner call 570-668-4451 or email gtay200@verizon.net.

*Celebrate the beauty found in local settings with Roadside Elegance featuring hand-pulled prints by Marilyn Paul and watercolor paintings by Vicki Renn on display at the Public Library for Union County in Gallery 255 throughout the month of May.  A reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 3 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

*The Mt. Pocono Rotary will sponsor its 23rd Annual Community Aviation Day Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast on Sunday, May 27 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm with this year’s proceeds benefitting Mt. Pocono Rotary, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monroe County and Family Promise of Monroe County.For the past 23 years, the event has been held rain or shine at Pocono Mountains Airport on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 and under. The day’s activities include free airplane rides for children ages 8-17 donated by the Young Eagles EAA program, the presenting of the Colors and American flag parachute demonstration, aircraft, antique cars and military equipment displays, the Pocono Raceway pace car, children’s activities and a Memorial Day Ceremony. Parking is free.

Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary  is collecting items for the

May 18, Penny Social! Time to clean out your home!

New and gently used items would be greatly appreciated!

 vases, books, pillows, decoration, handbags, musical instruments, toys, games, small appliances, etc..,

Please contact Linda  -570-878-9699

Janet -570-877-5005 for more information

* Noxen’s 13th Annual Mothers Day Pow Wow will be held on  Saturday and Sunday, May 12th and 13th 2018 .The event takes place at the  Noxen Fire Co. Grounds 3493 Stull Road, Noxen .(take PA Route 29 North or South to Center of Town & Follow Signs—1 block away)  Gates Open 10 am with story telling and flutes followed by Grand Entry at Noon Circle open: Saturday 12-6 and Sunday 12-5pm.  The Native American Fry Bread and food by Noxen Volunteer Fire Company,  Native Vendors Arts and Crafts – Shirts – Leather – Bead work –Bulk Beads- Books – CD’s – Blankets .  There will also be a Sloppy Joe “wimpie” contest Friday evening, free to enter, CASH prize to the winner.

 . Saturday Evening Meal – Potluck – Bring Dish to share! In an effort to keep mother earth clean please bring your own dinner set ie: plate, bowl, spoon, fork, etc. Wash stations will be available. Camping is allowed but electric is limited and at the price of $7.00 per day payable upon arrival prior to set up. No camping spaces will be reserved, first come first serve basis so come early.

  For more Information or interested drums/vendors Contact: Natalie(570)947-2097 or noxenpowwow@yahoo.com

* Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity will sponsor SPIN: Spencer Martin Memorial Bike Ride for Habitat ’18. The SPIN event will be held on Saturday, May 5th at VIVE Health and Fitness, 500 Third Avenue, Kingston, PA. SPIN sessions are; 7:30am, 9:00am and 10:30am. Participants can register by calling VIVE at 570-371-3572 or email boliver@vivehealthandfitness.com. The fee is $25 and each participant will receive a T-shirt and will be entered to win prizes!

Proceeds from the SPIN & BIKE will go directly to support Wyoming Valley Habitat for Humanity. 

* Wayne County Area Agency on Aging welcomes you to join with other Caregivers at our Caregivers’ Support Group monthly meeting to be held Wednesday, May 9th, 2018, 1:30 pm till 3:00 pm at the Earl J. Simons Senior Center.  The group meeting is informal and informational.  The volunteer Facilitators are experienced and understanding.  Participants can share experiences, ideas, situations, solutions, and frustrations which help you and others who attend.  Past, present and future Caregivers are welcome to join us for this meeting every 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Consider this as time for you to bolster your emotional and physical well-being. For more information please call 570-253-4262.

 
May Events at the Sophia Coxe House

Sunday, May 13th – 2PM -$20/pp – Mother’s Day High Tea –  If you would like to treat your Mother to something special, reserve a place at the beautiful Sophia Coxe house for a Victorian high tea, with soup, salad, an array of Victorian finger sandwiches and desserts along with tea. Seating is limited so reserve your place today online or check. Further info, contact Karen at 570-956-3881.

Saturday, May 19th – 11AM – 4PM – $50/pp – Intro to Blacksmithing – Beginners class focusing on the basic skills of blacksmithing – fire building & maintenance, forging skills, & hammering techniques. Get comfortable with these essentials while making easy & functional project such as hooks & simple fireplace tools. Lunch & materials included. Class size limited to 6 students. RSVP prepaid by May 16th either via PayPal or check. Further info, contact Bryan at 570-956-6706.

Sunday, May 20th – 11AM – 4PM – $50/pp – Intro to Blacksmithing – See description above.

Sunday, May 20th – 6:30PM – $15pp – Bobby Maso will be back performing as H.G. Wells, the world’s famous writer, often regarded as “the father of science fiction”.  Best known for highly imaginative and thought provoking works such as The Invisible Man, The War of the Worlds, and The Island of Doctor Moreau.  The most scientifically intriguing The Time Machine, remains his most enduring masterpiece and forced generations of readers to wonder, is time travel possible.  Hear excerpts from these classics that, like the device at the heart of his most popular tale, stands the test of time. Further info contact Karen at 570-956-3881.

You can send a check for an event and/or Associate Membership to the Sophia Coxe Foundation, 2207 Route 940, PO Box 235, Drifton, PA; or go to the sophiacoxefoundation.com and pay thru PayPal. Thank you for your support, Karen Esak, Administrator

*Save the date, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Join us for our 22nd Annual Senior Fitness Walk, at the Pocono Family YMCA.

This is a one mile walk thru beautiful downtown Stroudsburg; followed by entertainment provided by Spencer Reed Blues Band, light refreshments, and door prizes. It is suggested that you pre-register, registrations began on April 2nd however, you can register the day of the walk at 9:00a.m., the walk begins at 10:15a.m.

This is a joint effort by the Pocono Family YMCA, The Monroe County Aging Office, and R.S.V.P. This is a free event for all Monroe County older adults. The first 100 people to register will receive a free T – Shirt.

For more information contact Deborah Lang at 570-421-2525 ext. 124 or dlang@poconoymca.org .

 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

*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


 *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 info  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.
 

  April 21 and 22, 2018

*Phoenix Kids present:  Seussical the Musical at  Phoenix Performing Arts Centre at 409 Main St., Duryea. The Show will be held April 21- 22   Saturday Show 7:00PM and Sunday Matinee 2:00PM. Tickets:  $10.00 General Admission Call for reservations 570-457-3589 or tickets at the door.

 *Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will host its 8th Annual Dance Minor Concert,Together We Shape, on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m. and Monday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts’s Mitrani Hall. The concert, covering a vast array of dance styles, will feature seven works developed by guest faculty member, C. Anthony Cole, student choreographers, mentored by faculty member/artistic director, Julie Petry and guest artist/alumnus, Dre’Land Goar. 

The themes explored in the concert will target the current social landscape and deliver powerful imagery connecting energy, music, expression and visual meaning focusing on gun violence, grief, racism and sexism. The concerts are free and open to the public.

 Saturday,   April 21, 2018

 *King’s College Sigma Kappa Tau is hosting a Craft and Vendor Show on Sunday April 22nd, 2018 from 10am-3pm.  The event will be held at King’s 150 North Main Street, Wilkes-Barre.

*The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts will be holding their second annual F.M. Kirby Fest: A Night of Pints, Pinot & Performing Arts on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.  Tickets are on sale now for $30 and are available online at kirbycenter.org, at the Kirby Center Box Office or by phone at (570) 826-1100.  Kirby Members can purchase tickets prior to the event for $25 through the Kirby Center Box Office only. Tickets will be on sale the day of the event for $35.  All proceeds benefit the F.M. Kirby Center’s community outreach and children’s programing, which provide local children a chance to experience the performing arts free of charge. 

**The King’s College Theatre Department will present acclaimed playwright Donald Margulies’s riveting drama about journalists covering the Iraq War, “Time Stands Still” at 7:30 p.m. April-21 in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.  The George P. Maffei II Theatre is located in the Administration Building on North River Street. Tickets are $12 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens, and $5 for King’s alumni and non-King’s students. For more information on upcoming performances or to reserve tickets, call the box office at (570) 208-5825 or e-mail boxoff@kings.edu. 

April 21st, the Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs are holding free community events at each of their facilities to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 27th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The events are free and open to the community.

* Greater Scranton YMCA – 706 N. Blakely Street, Dunmore, PA 18512, 10:00am-2:00pm; The day starts with a free kids fun run at 10:00am. Event features include a petting zoo, rides, bounce house, vendor fair, photo booth, face painting, magician entertainment and more.

* Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA – 40 W. Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701, 10:00am-12:30pm, with open swim to follow until 3:00pm. Event features include a vendor fair, bounce house, photo booth, face painting, community mural and more.

 Sunday, April 22, 2018

*Keystone College will host its 2018 Music & Arts Fair on Sunday, April 22 beginning at 2 p.m. The event will feature artists, actors, and musicians from Keystone College and the surrounding community.There will also be vendors, food available for purchase, and presentation tables from various local community organizations. Guests may arrive and enjoy the festivities from 2-5 p.m., with the main concert beginning in The Theatre at Brooks at 5 p.m.

Special guests will include The Quietmen, an acoustic and Celtic rock group featuring Keystone College Professor Dr. Patrick Ratchford, The group will perform from 4-5 p.m. on the college green and present an opening performance at the 5 p.m. main concert in The Theatre at Brooks. All of the offerings at the fair are free and open to the public. There will be an opportunity for audience members to give to their choice of local charities at the event.

* The Eighth Annual Dance Minor Concert, Together We Shape, will be Sunday, April 22, at 3 p.m. and Monday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. The concert, covering a vast array of dance styles, will feature seven works developed by guest faculty member, C. Anthony Cole, student choreographers, mentored by faculty member/artistic director, Julie Petry and guest artist/alumnus, Dre’Land Goar. The themes explored in the concert will include gun violence, grief, racism and sexism. The concerts are free and open to the public.

^   The NEPA Philharmonic PNC Chamber Concerts present Violinist Yevgeny Kutik and Pianist Spencer Myer: 8:00 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 97 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Enjoy a remarkable evening as acclaimed violinist Yevgeny Kutik and pianist Spencer Myer present some of the best literature in the violin and piano repertoire.   The concertis generously funded by Temple Israel and the Myne and Nat Levy Endowment. Tickets: $36; seating is general admission.

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

*Bombay Rickey Music Workshop at The Cooperage  Saturday, April 21 | 4:00pm to 5:00pm, Free and Open to the Public (All Ages Welcome!)   For the performance  the doors will open at 7:00pm with music starting at 7:30pm. The suggested donation is $15 with advance reservations or $20 at the door, Kids under 15 are free.

Prior to the evening concert Bombay Rickey will be hosting a music workshop from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. In this workshop, members of the band will take you on a musical tour through several of the genres. No previous musical experience is necessary – the workshop is free and open to the public! All ages welcome!

*On Saturday April 28, 2018 please join Caroline Verdi, reflexologist and owner of TSUBO Reflexology &Aromatherapy for her “Calming your life with Reflexology Techniques and Essential Oils” Workshop. Learn all about a natural, enjoyable and effective way to calm your body and mind at the end of a fast paced, jam packed day! This workshop will be held at the Cooperage, 1030 Main Street, from 10:00am until 12:00pm.  This workshop has a suggested donation of $10 person. To reserve your spot please email info@thecooperageproject.org or call 570-253-2020. 

*It’s spring and we feel like singing! Stage Door Cabaret returns to the Cooperage, 1030 Main Street on Friday April 27, 2018 for a whole evening of Broadway show tunes. Local musicians Mark Applegate, Lindsay Rae Barnes, Karuss Carver, Jennifer Kiesendahl and Steve Faubel on piano will be performing it all from torch songs to 11 o’clock numbers, heart breakers to toe tappers, timeless classics to modern phenomena. 

Doors will open at 7:30pm and the show will start at 8. This show is intended for mature audience so make it a date night out and leave the kids with the babysitter! There is a suggested donation of $10 with advance reservation or $15 at the door. To reserve, please call 570-253-2020 or email info@thecooperageproject.org. There will be light refreshments available for purchase and the event is BYOB.

*First Contra Dance of the Season at The Cooperage, April 28

Bring a partner with you or find a partner here, Contra Dancing has returned to the Cooperage and all are welcome on Saturday, April 28! Live music by Laura Courtright and Craig Gehrig.

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

*   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

  | May 17 | June 21 | 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   May 5th                10:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday   June 2nd               10:00am to 3:00pm

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)

  
APRIL

The University of Scranton Players will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” directed by Michael O’Steen, with music and lyrics by William Finn, a book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss. The show will run Friday through Sunday, April 20-22 and 27-29, in the Royal Theatre of the Joseph M. McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday shows begin at 2 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased or reserved by calling the box office inside the McDade Center, 570-941-4318, or online at thescrantonplayers.com. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens, students, and University of Scranton faculty and staff.

*SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support) will be presenting RECYCLING: Past, Present, Future which will include a demonstration of the Rocket Composter on Wednesday night April 25th at the Honesdale High School at 6:30 pm. Park near the District Office – 474 Grove Street in Honesdale. Suggested donation is $5

* This spring the Western Wayne School District will put on a production of the musical comedy Nice Work If You Can Get It. Music and Lyrics are by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin. Book is by Joe DiPietro. The show is inspired by material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse.  Performances by Western Wayne students will take place Friday, April 27 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, April 29 at 3 p.m. in the newly renovated Western Wayne Veterans Memorial Auditorium located at 1970A Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA 18436. Students and senior citizens $3 dollars for tickets and adults $5 for tickets. Western Wayne students are admitted free with a student ID

* 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. 

*Cantores Christi Regis, the choral group of King’s College students, will perform a program of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral music during its 16th Annual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, in the J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, located at N. Franklin and W. Jackson streets.  The concert is free and open to the public.

 *On Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Tamaqua Area auditorium, the Tamaqua Area ‘Raider’ Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Jazz Band will present their annual spring concert.

The combined ensembles include over 130 students from grades 7 through 12 performing music from a variety of styles and periods.

The concert tickets are $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for children and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at the door the evening of the concert. The concert is open to the public! Doors open at 6:45 pm.

  *Get you car washed!  Help a scout attend summer camp!  It is the highest of the scouting experience.  It is a chance for the boys to advance in rank, earn merit badges and develop themselves as individuals. The car wash will be taking place on Saturday, April 28th from 9am to 1pm at West Side Auto Service on Wyoming Avenue, West Pittston.  The cost for the car wash is $5.00.  You can also contact Donnie Minnick at 570-212-8774 for tickets.  Thank you so much for your support.

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 Wilkes-Barre Cherry Blossom Festival 2018 is set for April 29th.  Among the Sunday Events  .Making A Difference Ministries will be part of the event starting at 1:30 P.M. with local Christian Artist Stephen L. Perillo and the Followers and National Recording Artist Benjamin Horrevoets from Poughkeepsie, NY.  at 2:15 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

MAY

* The director of professional development and speech services for the Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America (CASANA) is presenting at the 2018 Gabriel Bernabeo Distinguished Speaker Series at Misericordia University on Friday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. For more information, please contact the Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education at (570) 674-1225 or email Jeff Demko at jdemko@misericordia.edu. To register and pay for the workshop online, please visit Misericordia.edu/dss. Deadline for registration is May 4.

*A community breakfast and prayer time is planned in Tamaqua to mark the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 3

The event begins at 9 a.m. with breakfast served in Founders Hall at Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Washington St., Tamaqua.

Following the meal, participants will move outside to the parking lot overlooking Tamaqua to offer prayers for various areas of American society and culture. The prayer portion will be led by members of the Tamaqua Ministerial Association.

All are welcome. A free-will offering of $5 is suggested and will be taken to defray the cost of the breakfast. Excess offerings will be donated to the Tamaqua Hunger Walk that weekend.

Those wishing to attend just the prayer portion of the program should arrive at the church by 9:45 a.m.

*The third annual Tamaqua Community Empty Bowl Dinner Wednesday, May 2, is open for lunch and dinner from noon to 7 p.m. The event is part of 2018 Tamaqua Hunger Walk activities which benefit the three community food banks that serve nearly 300 local families. For more information about the dinner call 570-668-4451 or email gtay200@verizon.net.

* The 11th annual Shenandoah Kielbasi Festival, sponsored by the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc., will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 19 on North Main Street.  The festival’s main attraction will be the homemade kielbasa contest featuring private kielbasi makers using recipes that often have been handed down over generations. The contest will have fresh and smoked categories with contestants competing for the “coveted” Pig Trophy . There will also be live polka music by the All-American Polka Band, a wide variety of ethnic and American food plus games for children and numerous vendors.

*Celebrate the beauty found in local settings with Roadside Elegance featuring hand-pulled prints by Marilyn Paul and watercolor paintings by Vicki Renn on display at the Public Library for Union County in Gallery 255 throughout the month of May.  A reception is scheduled for Thursday, May 3 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

*The Mt. Pocono Rotary will sponsor its 23rd Annual Community Aviation Day Fly-In Drive-In Breakfast on Sunday, May 27 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm with this year’s proceeds benefitting Mt. Pocono Rotary, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monroe County and Family Promise of Monroe County.For the past 23 years, the event has been held rain or shine at Pocono Mountains Airport on Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend.  Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 12 and under. The day’s activities include free airplane rides for children ages 8-17 donated by the Young Eagles EAA program, the presenting of the Colors and American flag parachute demonstration, aircraft, antique cars and military equipment displays, the Pocono Raceway pace car, children’s activities and a Memorial Day Ceremony. Parking is free.

Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary  is collecting items for the

May 18, Penny Social! Time to clean out your home!

New and gently used items would be greatly appreciated!

 vases, books, pillows, decoration, handbags, musical instruments, toys, games, small appliances, etc..,

Please contact Linda  -570-878-9699

Janet -570-877-5005 for more information

* Noxen’s 13th Annual Mothers Day Pow Wow will be held on  Saturday and Sunday, May 12th and 13th 2018 .The event takes place at the  Noxen Fire Co. Grounds 3493 Stull Road, Noxen .(take PA Route 29 North or South to Center of Town & Follow Signs—1 block away)  Gates Open 10 am with story telling and flutes followed by Grand Entry at Noon Circle open: Saturday 12-6 and Sunday 12-5pm.  The Native American Fry Bread and food by Noxen Volunteer Fire Company,  Native Vendors Arts and Crafts – Shirts – Leather – Bead work –Bulk Beads- Books – CD’s – Blankets .  There will also be a Sloppy Joe “wimpie” contest Friday evening, free to enter, CASH prize to the winner.

 . Saturday Evening Meal – Potluck – Bring Dish to share! In an effort to keep mother earth clean please bring your own dinner set ie: plate, bowl, spoon, fork, etc. Wash stations will be available. Camping is allowed but electric is limited and at the price of $7.00 per day payable upon arrival prior to set up. No camping spaces will be reserved, first come first serve basis so come early.

  For more Information or interested drums/vendors Contact: Natalie(570)947-2097 or noxenpowwow@yahoo.com

*Green Campus Movie Series

Bloomsburg University’s Green Campus Initiative will host its Spring Film Series in March and April. Films will screen on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in McCormick Center for Human Services, room 1303. Topics will include Pennsylvania fracking impacts, the history of the organic food movement, environmental stress and illness caused by the BP oil spill and the human toll of refugees escaping from climate change, famine and war. Admission is free to all films. Films include: March 6 – Triple Divide- Redacted; March 27 – Human Flow; April 10 – Ecocide; April 24 – Evolution of Organic.

*Save the date, Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Join us for our 22nd Annual Senior Fitness Walk, at the Pocono Family YMCA.

This is a one mile walk thru beautiful downtown Stroudsburg; followed by entertainment provided by Spencer Reed Blues Band, light refreshments, and door prizes. It is suggested that you pre-register, registrations began on April 2nd however, you can register the day of the walk at 9:00a.m., the walk begins at 10:15a.m.

This is a joint effort by the Pocono Family YMCA, The Monroe County Aging Office, and R.S.V.P. This is a free event for all Monroe County older adults. The first 100 people to register will receive a free T – Shirt.

For more information contact Deborah Lang at 570-421-2525 ext. 124 or dlang@poconoymca.org .

 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

*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


 *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
 
* 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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* 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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