What’s Happening! January 13-14, 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.

January 13 and 14, 2018

 Saturday, January 13, 2018


*The Sherman Theater is bringing back the Second Annual Sherman Winter Craftfest on Saturday, January 13th from 10am – 4pm in the warm and spacious Sherman Theater. The theater will be entirely flat floored with over 70+ vendor spaces available to the general public with FREE admission

* On Saturday, January 13, 2018, only the toughest of the toughest will paddle the river and revelers will fill the banks of the Lackawanna River.  A day of exercise and fun, ShiverFest draws the community outdoors during the cold winter to celebrate the valley and the river that runs through it.  The LRCA wants to keep the river running all year long and the best way to do it is by braving the cold and conquering the ice water!
 This “Extreme Kayak & Canoe Race” will travel approximately 2.7 miles of the Lackawanna River in Scranton from Parker Street Landing to Sweeney’s Beach.  Paddlers who are willing to brave the winter on the River should have their own vessel and wet-suit (strongly recommended).  Launch is High Noon.  Entry fee is $30pp & includes the “Thaw Party”.  Preregister at https://lrca_shiverfest2018tickets.eventbrite.com
 The Race will be followed by a “Thaw Party” at the Backyard Ale House from 1pm to 4pm.  The paddlers, revelers and the general public are invited to join in!!!  Entry to the “Thaw Party” is $20pp & includes food, beverages, music, education & comradery.  Purchase your “Thaw Party” ticket at https://lrca_shiverfest2018tickets.eventbrite.com
or at the door. Contact 570-347-6311, lrca@lrca.org , www.lrca.org

*Local author and RN, Joyce Victor, will be launching and reading from her book, You’re Not Dead ’til I Say You’re Dead: A Nurse’s Reflection on Death, Dying and the Near Death Experience. Books may be purchased that night. Free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. 
More information: www.osterhout.info or 570-821-1959.

*Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band will visit the F.M. Kirby Center this Saturday as part of the venue’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series! Jaimoe’s sensational septet also features the incredible Junior Mack on vocals, guitars and Dobro; David Stoltz on bass; Reggie Pittman on trumpet and flugelhorn; Paul Lieberman playing tenor and alto saxophone and flute; Kris Jensen on tenor, baritone and soprano saxes; and Bruce Katz working the Hammond B3 organ and piano. Tickets in advance $20.00; door price $25.00.
More information: www.kirbycenter.org or 570-826-1100.h

Sunday, January 14 , 2018

 * The Susquehanna Valley Spinners & Weavers Guild will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, January 14, 2018.  The meeting is held at the Masonic Lodge, located at 361 Chestnut St, Mifflinburg, PA.  Social time begins at 1:30 pm and the meeting will begin at 2:00 p.m.  The program will be speaker  Carol Eberhard of Jersey Shore Pa.  Carol makes sleeping mats and rugs from plastic grocery bags and gives to the homeless and earthquake victims. She weaves, braids and crochets them. Donations of plastic bags will be greatly appreciated.  The Guild always welcomes new visitors and potential members.

 * Holy Rosary Parish, 240 S. Poplar St. Hazleton will host a Free Community Luncheon. Lunch will be served Saturday, January 13th from 11am to 12noon in the Community Room of the Church located in the Lower Level. Please use the elevator entrance in the rear of the church. All are welcome. A special thank you to the Hazleton Rotary Club, Diocese of Scranton and the Weinberg NE Regional Food Bank.

*Endless Mountains Theatre Company’s production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore,” returns for one show only on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, 3 p.m., at The Cooperage Project, 1030 Main St., Honesdale.

The Drama Desk award-winning play was written by Nora and Delia Ephron and based on the best-selling book by Ilene Beckerman.   Tickets are  $15 at the door.

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

*On Wednesday, January 17, Buckshot Jenkins and Ron Penska will be leading an Acoustic Bluegrass Jam at The Cooperage. The jam will run from 7:00 to 9:00pm.  This jam is open to any musician with an acoustic instrument such as a fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, bass, harmonica, tambourine, even an egg shaker!

*Come and join Dr David Slade for his 2018 Natural Health Event Wednesday, January 24 starting at 12:30pm at The Cooperage. Dr Slade is the founder of Beyond Organics Garden he has a PhD in Natural Medicine and is a Certified Traditional Naturopath, Certified Natural Health Professional and a Certified Health Specialist. The 2018 Winter Natural Health Seminar is for those who want to learn the latest cutting edge information on the science of Natural Health, Probiotics and Superfoods. This Lunch & Learn is BYO Lunch with coffee, tea and water provided and a suggested donation of $10 per person.

*You are invited to spend a lovely Sunday afternoon of warm soulful acoustic music at The Cooperage. On  January 28 at 3:00pm you can catch Northeast Pennsylvania native Mike Mizwnski supporting his third studio album ‘A Year Ago Today’. The Cooperage being just one stop along his trail of 11 cities in the Northeast. This show has a suggested donation of $10 per person and kids under 15 are free

Saturday Main Street Farmers’ Market at The Cooperage
The Main Street Farmers’ Market will return to 1030 Main Street on Saturday’s from 11:00am to1:00pm   This market strives to provide the greater Honesdale community with access to superb local agricultural products. The Market is a vibrant and friendly gathering of exemplary local producers and enthusiastic consumers, connecting through a mutual appreciation for each other and for our regional foodscape.
When: Saturdays, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at The Cooperage|  January  20 | February 3, 17 | March 3, 17, 31 )
Where: The Cooperage 1030 Main Street, Honesdale, PA

January  2018

 *The Committee to Help Handicapped Infants and Parents Succeed (C.H.H.I.P.S.) will host a Cavatelli & Meatball Dinner on Sunday, January 28thfrom 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Holy Rosary Church Hall, 240 South Poplar Street, Hazleton.  Take-Outs are also available.  Tickets are $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children and available from any C.H.H.I.P.S. member

 * The Culinary Team at Zion Lutheran in Tamaqua is holding a pre-Super Bowl hoagie and homemade soup sale. Soups offered are chili, chicken noodle, ham & bean, broccoli & cheese. Soups and hoagie can be ordered by Jan. 29 online at www.ziontamaqua.com or by calling 570-668-4451. 

*The Anthracite Heritage Museum in McDade Park will commemorate the powerful story of the Knox Mine Disaster on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 2 p.m., marking 59 years since January 22, 1959, when the ice-laden waters of the Susquehanna River broke into the Knox Mine at Port Griffith, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania sweeping away twelve men.
Video by Erika Funke from 1984 and David Brocca, 2018, will be featured.   The program will also include anthracite-related music by Jay Smar.   The Anthracite Heritage Museum is located in McDade Park, off Keyser Avenue, in Scranton (Exits 182 or 191-B off I-81, and Exit 122, Keyser Avenue, from I-476).
*Healthcare policy expert Dr. Michael Gusmano, research scholar at The Hastings Center and associate professor, School of Public Health, Rutgers University, will deliver the 2018 Saint André Bessette Lecture on Medical Ethics at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.
Titled “Health Reform in the U.S.: Philosophical and Political Divisions,” the lecture is sponsored by The McGowan Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility at King’s. In case of inclement weather, the lecture will be held at
7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, in the same location.

*To open the 2018 season Phoenix Performing Arts Centre is proud to present:  DISENCHANTED A New Musical Comedy.  The curtain will go up  January 12 to 21 – Show times: Friday and Saturday 8:00pm and Sundays 2:00pm.  Phoenix Performing Arts Centre,409 Main Street, Duryea Tickets:  $12.00  Reservations Call 570-457-3589

*Community Night at Penn State Wilkes-Barre- Friday, January 19th . The  men’s & women’s basketball teams will be taking on Penn State DuBois and we will be featuring special guest entertainment by the Tunkhannock Area High School Pep Band. Games begin at 6:00 p.m. with the women’s team followed at 8:00 p.m. by the men’s team

*Start your new year off right join the Wyoming County & Greater Wilkes-Barre Chambers of Commerce for a Healthy Beginnings Seminar.  Refresh your mind and body with meditation, nutrition and a new approach to today’s busy lifestyle  This event will take place at The Beaumont Inn, 4437 PA-309, Dallas, on January 19th from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy the benefits of a fresh mind and body to jumpstart your business success for the coming year.  For more information and to register please visit www.wyccc.com/events or call 570-836-7755.

 *Tamaqua area church leaders (lay and professional) are invited to a leadership discussion group hosted by the Tamaqua Area Faith Fellowship Network (TAFFN) and the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership’s Leadership Discussion Group.

            The program is planned for Jan. 20 at the Tamaqua Community Art Center from 9 a.m. to noon.        The program includes a discussion on leadership and its importance to organizations, including churches. Other topics include the mirror effect, changing patterns of congregational engagement and connecting people to their purpose.

            The program is free but congregations are asked to register attendees by Jan. 17 by phone at 570-668-4451 or by email at gtay200@verizon.net.

*Geisinger CMC will give a STOP THE BLEED presentation at Clarks Green Assembly of God on Saturday, Jan 20 from 9am to 11:30am. This program is for the general public on how to manage life threatening bleeding until Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or first responders arrive. Pre-registration is requested to CGAssembly.com, by calling the office 570.586.8286, or stop by the church at 204 S Abington Road, Clarks Green, PA  18411

February  2018

*Join Belle Reve Senior Living Community and guest speaker Monica Hermes, MSW to discuss “Community Resources Review.” She has been the director of social services at Belle Reve for over five years. Learn more about community resources available to help caregivers and seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. If you can’t make it to this meeting but are interested in learning more about caring for your senior loved one, next month’s meeting will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8.   .

*Award-winning country artist and former American Idol, Scotty McCreery, will be performing at the F.M. Kirby Center just before Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 p.m.
  Kirby Center box office, online at www.kirbycenter.org and charge by phone at (570) 826-1100.  
Scotty McCreery burst onto the national music scene in 2011 at age 17, quickly establishing himself as one of country music’s hottest new stars.

*American Legion Riders Chapter 927 presents a Wisecrackers Comedy Night on Saturday, February 10 featuring 3 hilarious comedians at the American Legion Post 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert.  Dinner at 5 PM, Show starts at 7 PM. DJ dancing after show. Basket raffles and 50/50.

Tickets $25.00 includes dinner, show and dancing, Tickets sales limited to 150 people. You must be 21 or older to attend,

For ticket sales contact President Everett Shaver (570) 977-8208 or everett.shaver@yahoo.com

*Free Weight Loss 101 Seminar, Wednesday, February 7th, David Katz Conference Center, Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park Street, Honesdale. Presenter: Lisa Medvetz, MD. Learn about weight loss options—surgical and non-surgical—and pre-and-post management. For more info call 570-253-8390.

March 2018

April 2018
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. This event can help us in continuing to support our community and its children.
For information on how you can sponsor the event, please contact Lauren Pluskey McLain at 570-823-4599, ext. 234.

The JCA Institute of Learning will meet on Wednesdays from
11:00 am -12 pm at the Jewish Community Center Rifkin Resource Center This program is open to the community and runs from
January 10th through March 21st.

Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Temple Israel
Is Judaism Pro Life or Pro Choice?
January 10

State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, Domestic Violence Bills
January 17

Abbe Kruger, CEO at Justice Grown
PA Medical Marijuana Program
January 24

Cantor Ahron Abraham, Temple Israel
Tu B’Shevat
January 31

Rabbi Roger Lerner, Temple B’nai B’rith
February 7

Rabbi David Kaplan, Ohav Zedek
Seeing God in the Rearview Mirror
February 14

State Representative Aaron Kaufer
Community and Government
February 21

Larry Newman, Diamond City Partnership
Update on Downtown
February 28

Susan Yelen and Chris Prater, Morgan Stanley
Defining Your Legacy: Is it all about the money?
March 7

Tony Brooks, Historian, WB Councilman
Historic Wilkes-Barre
March 14

Janene M. Holter, Office of Attorney General Bureau of Special Investigations
Top 10 Scams
March 21

Snow Date
March 28
Join for discussion and refreshments. While you are here, join in our Congregate Meal Program. Reservations can be made at the front desk 24 hours in advance.

 On-Going Exhibits and more

** 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 Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University opens its latest exhibition, Sidney Mullis’ Who is Puberty and How Does She Hit? from Oct. 24, 2017-Feb 11, 2018 in its Downtown Gallery space. This exhibition takes a playful approach towards addressing growing up, gender, and contemporary society by presenting deep, complex, and culturally relevant themes through light-hearted sculptural forms and interactive media.  

 *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/.

* Artists Michael Delmonico and Jeremy Petrachonis will display a collection of surreal images during a free public art exhibition, titled “Perpetual,” from Monday, Jan. 8, through Friday, Feb. 16, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.

*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.  The February meetings will be on February 13th & 27th, meeting registration is not required. The meetings are a ‘Caring & Sharing’ format and we do have a pass rule- you do not have to participate, you can pass if you are not comfortable yet.   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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