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What’s Happening March 23-24, 2019

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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.

March 23-24, 2019

Saturday,  March 23, 2019

  * The Friends of the Jersey Shore Public Library, 110 Oliver Street Jersey Shore, PA, is having a used book sale  final day     March 23 9:30-2 pm

Children’s books 25 cents,    adult paperback  25 cents,   adult hardback  50 cents

Thousands of books to choose from.  For more info  570-398-9891

*The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center (LCEEC) is hosting an Open House on March 23, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon for individuals interested in learning about the Conservation and Natural Resource (CNR) Certificate and the new online Certificate in Sustainable Leadership.

*Luzerne County Historical Society Gallery Lecture: “Let’s Take the Trolley! – The Time of the Trolley in the Greater Wilkes-Barre Are 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 
at the Luzerne County Historical Society, 69 South Franklin Street
The Luzerne County Historical Society will offer an illustrated lecture by members of Anthracite Trolleys, Inc., Project 790 titled: “Let’s Take the Trolley! – The Time of the Trolley in the Greater Wilkes-Barre Area.” The program, by Conrad Baut and Jim Wert, will feature a brief sketch of public urban transportation in the Wyoming Valley, from the earliest omnibuses of the 1850s to final replacement in 1950. Hear the fascinating story of the discovery of the area’s only surviving trolley car and the plans for its restoration. Tickets: free for LCHS members; $5 for non-member adults (includes museum admission).
More information: or 570-823-6244.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

   * The Reginas of Kings College will hold their annual Penny Auction on Sunday March 24, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.  The auction will be held in the Sheehy farmer Center third floor.   There is plenty of free parking on the campus grounds.   Many beautiful prizes that have been donated by local businesses will be auctioned off.

Tickets are $2:00 and can be purchased at the door.  Doors open at 1:30.  Cost of ticket also includes light refreshments or you may prefer to bring your own treat.   There will also be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.   All proceeds go to assist a local student through the Rev. Clement J Podskoch Scholarship Fund. 

*Wyoming Seminary Chorale at First Presbyterian Church, 97 South Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre.  The Wyoming Seminary Chorale, including the Madrigal Singers, will be the guest choir at First Presbyterian Church’s 10:00 AM worship service on March 24. This select group of 24 voices performs a varied repertoire of music ranging from baroque and classical to contemporary and world music. Free and open to the public.

*The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre,  invites you, your family, and friends to the second All ‘Fore’ Books mini-golf event to benefit Children’s Programs at the Osterhout Free Library. Noon to 4 pm! Enjoy 18 fun and very unique holes played within, through and around the library stacks! Putter and ball provided to players of any age. Cost per round is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

*Stroudsburg Saint Patrick’s Parade – steps off at 1:30 pm !  Enjoy!

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


*Dave Brown and The Dishonest Fiddlers at The Cooperage, March 23

  Dave Brown and The Dishonest Fiddlers are an up and coming Americana/Folk group from Northeast PA. Featuring a fresh front porch sound, clever and poignant original songwriting and plenty of pickin’ and grinnin’.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and music starts at 7:30. Tickets are $10 advance or $15 at the door. To reserve please call 570-253-2020 or email This show is BYOB.

*On Thursday, March 28, 2019, at 7:00 pm there will be a film screening of comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of the Such Sweet Thunder: Shakespeare’s Plays on Film Series. Dr. Robert Dugan will introduce the play with a brief background and orientation.

*On Thursday, April 4, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm join The Lodge at Woodloch’s Certified Forest Bathing experts, Joshua Heath and Derrick Braun, for an introduction to the philosophy of Shinrin-Yoku, or Forest Bathing at The Cooperage in Honesdale.  Learn how slow and contemplative walks through the forest (something you may have been doing all of your life) can help to focus your body and mind . Come and enjoy the healing powers of the nature that surrounds us. Donations will be collected at the door. 

 *On Saturday, April 6, 2019 enjoy a lovely afternoon performance at The Cooperage by The Marywood University Chamber Singers! Let their amazing harmonies carry you away! The doors will open at 1:30pm, with the performance starting at 2:00 pm. Donations will be collected at the door. 

*TV Personality and Honesdale Native Brian Balthazar Returns Home for Special Appearance in Fashion Show Fundraiser at The Cooperage, April 7

* Stop by 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 board games, card games and brain games. All ages are welcome to come to join in the fun. Bring a friend or make a friend! Our monthly game night will continue on the 3rd Thursday of the month:

  | April 18 | May 16 | June 20 | July 18 | August 15 | September 19 | October 17 | November 21 | December 19

*The Main Street Farmers’ Market at The Cooperage . 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

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March 2019

 *Bear Creek Charter School will host an Alumni vs Student game on March 27 at 6 pm in the school gym.  The game will benefit the Kimberly Biggs-Keil Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Admission is $2 – everyone is invited!

 .Wanted! Crafters- The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum is hosting the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Museum. The Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire is calling for all makers to come and exhibit what they love to do! Apply now. Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth — a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. 

The call for Makers is now open, until March 31! Groups or individuals of all ages interested in presenting their projects, hobbies, experiments, and do-it-yourself spirit should complete the application at  


**The Scranton JCC will be conducting its first ever “Canine Day at the J” event on Sunday, March 31st at the facility on 601 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton. The event will feature a number of activities, rabies shots, micro-chipping and more.  $15 donation at the door!  The event will run from 1 to 5 pm  Organizers hope to conduct this event annually to raise funding for local Dog Rescues and to support programming at the JCC.

* Cantores Christi Regis, the King’s College all-student choral ensemble, will perform its 17th annual spring concert 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 29, and Saturday, March 30, in the Chapel of Christ the King. The concert is free and open to the public.

* Chicken And Waffle Supper, Saturday, March 30, 4:00-7:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church,5th and Race Sts., Mifflinville. Adults–$10.00; 6-12 years old–$5.00; Under 6 years old—Free–Take-Outs Available

Menu: Chicken, Waffles, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Pickled Cabbage,Corn, Green Beans, Beverages, Homemade Desserts.  10% of the Proceeds to Benefit Columbia Montour Aging Office, Inc. and Remainder to the New Building Fund

*Parishioners of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield, will hold their annual “Paska & Kolachi” Sale on April 18 & 19 in the church center, 701 Hill Street, Mayfield.  The sale will take place on both days between 10 AM & 4 PM.   

 Plain or with raisin paskas will be sold.  Paskas are $10 each.   Kolachi will be available in nut, poppyseed, lekvar & apricot and are $10 each.  Orders may be placed by calling 570-876-0730 or 570-876-3576.  On the days of the sale, you may call 570-876-0391. 

 Business establishment orders may be faxed to 570-876-2534.  Deadline for orders is Tuesday, March 27th.  Call early to guarantee your orders will be filled


*The Hazleton Area Quarterback Club is having a Night at the Races on Saturday, April 6th at the Hazleton Elks Lodge #200, 635 East Broad Street, Hazleton.  Doors Open at 5:30 PM with the first race at 6:30 PM.  Horses can be purchased prior to the event from any Quarterback Club Member and will also be available the night of the event.  Admission is Free and complimentary food will be provided.  Come join the Fun!

** Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Parish in Shenandoah is sponsoring take-out-only Lenten dinner from 3 to 5:30 p.m.   April 3 in the parish’s St. Stephen Hall, Main and Oak streets.

Platter choices include devil crab, chicken fingers or fish. The cost is $8 per meal, catered by A&C Catering, Mahanoy City.

Order forms are available in the parish bulletin or online at The deadline to order the April 3 meal, March 27.

More information also is available at the parish office, 108 W. Cherry St., call 570-462-1968.

*Phoenix Theatrics is proud to present:  “Jesus Christ Superstar” The Rock Musical April 12 – 14 and April 26 – 28  No performances Easter Weekend

This show will feature a first an, all female cast.  Entertaining for the entire family!  Phoenix Performing Arts Centre is located at 409 Main Street, Duryea

  Tickets:  $12.00  Reservations can be made by calling the Box Office at 570-457-3589

Reservations recommended and we accommodate handicap seating.

 *North Schuylkill Elementary PTO Basket Raffle, April 27 and 28, 2019 at North Schuylkill Elementary School, Shop & Drop – April 27, 10am to 5 pm, April 28, 10 am to 3 pm- Prizes drawn starting at 3:15 pm on April 28.

*The Greenhouse Project and SEEDS are pleased to announce the second annual NEPA Green Fair & 5K Run / Walk on Saturday, April 27th at Nay Aug Park in Scranton to celebrate our environment.

The family-friendly environmental celebration kicks off with a 5K run/walk at 9 am and is followed by the Green Fair from 10 am to 3 pm. The Green Fair is a free festival featuring educational programs and demonstrations, children’s activities, vendors, local food, live music, nature walks, and yoga classes. Runners and walkers can sign up at Early registration is $25 and guarantees a free organic cotton t-shirt and giveaways. Any registrations after April 10th is $30 and t-shirts are first come, first served. Proceeds benefit two local nonprofits dedicated to a healthy environment: The Greenhouse Project and SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education Development Support) of NEPA.

*The EFEPA invites you to Walk to End Epilepsy! Grab your sneakers, gather your friends and sport some purple as we walk to unite our community for the 1 in 26.  Saturday, April 6, 2019 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm PNC Field • 235 Montage Mountain Road • Moosic,  Register  at 

*Trinity Academy in the Father Walter J. Ciszek Education Center will have its 13th annual basket auction from 5 to 9 p.m. April 5 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 in the St. Joseph the Worker Parish hall, Frackville. The drawing will be at 3:15 p.m. April 6.

Prizes will include a 55-inch TV, five Disney passes, XBOX Bundle, camping equipment, MK handbags and a gas grill among others. The kitchen will be open with hot food and bake sale items. The public is welcome.

Trinity Academy is the sole parochial pre-K-to-eighth-grade school for all of northern Schuylkill County. 

For more information, call 570-462-3927.

*  The Polish American Fire Company, Centre and West Streets in Shenandoah, will sponsor a homemade devil crab dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 12 at the firehouse.

The cost is $10 and meals will include devil crab, baked potato, green beans, cole slaw, roll/butter and cookie.

Patrons may eat at the firehouse or take meals out. Local delivery will be available.

For tickets, see any member or call 570-205-4260. Proceeds will benefit the company’s equipment and building fund.

*    Parishioners of St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield, have announced that a homemade “pirogie” sale on Friday, April 5th between noon & 4 pm at St. John’s Center, Hill Street, Mayfield.   Homemade pirogie (deep fried or uncooked) will be sold.  Pirogie are $7 per dozen.  No individual orders taken –– first come first served.  Business orders will be delivered upon request.  To place “business orders”, please fax to 570-876-2534 no later than Tuesday, April 2.

*On Sunday, April 14th Zummo’s Cafe in Scranton will host Yappy Hour from Noon- 2 PM. Patrons are encouraged to bring their dogs and also a donation item for Women’s Resource Center hospital bags which include; tee-shirts, pants, socks, intimate appeal and personal hygiene items. Bags are donated to local hospitals to give victims of sexual assault, as their clothing has been collected as evidence.

*The Church of Saint Catherine of Siena of Moscow, PA presents their annual event, “Tastings & Tapas” on Friday, April 26, 2018 from 7-10 p.m. in Kelly Hall in the lower level of the church at 220 Church Street in Moscow.  An evening of fine food and wine, domestic and craft beer, music by Chris DiMattio and Kenny McGraw and an exciting live auction promises fun for all. The cost is $30 per person. A limited number of reserved tables for eight will be available at a cost of $240.  Contact 570-842-4561 for additional details and to purchase tickets.


  Calling all crafters, vendors, and those doing their “spring” cleaning. Would you like to sell your items to make extra money at a great location with lots of free parking? Join us for the “Fair” Community Sale

Schuylkill County Fair will host a Community Sale Extravaganza on  Saturday, May 4, 2109; 7 AM – 1 PM at  Schuylkill County Fairgrounds @ 2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven.

   : Spots available inside and outside under cover with set up times Friday, May 3 from 6 to 8 PM and Saturday, May 4 5:30 to 6:30 AM

 * A Victorian Spring Tea Party fundraiser for Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Parish in Shenandoah is set for 2 to 4 p.m. May 5 in “a beautiful garden-style atmosphere” at St. Casimir Church Hall, North Jardin and Washington streets.

St. Casimir Church is a sacred worship site for Divine Mercy Parish.

The event will feature gourmet finger food, beverages, entertainment, door prizes and chances.

The cost is $20 and the party is by reservation only as no tickets will be sold at the door. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The deadline for tickets is March 31.

For tickets or more information, call Pat Bubnis at 570-462-3346, Jackie Webb at 570-205-0385, Mary Alice Waiksnoris at 570-764-4394 or the parish office at 570-462-1968.


*Join The Community Celebration! Lake Ariel Volunteer Fire Co. Engine #1  Dedication Wetdown

August 12th 1-5 Pm -Lake Station,  On Rte 191, Lake Ariel

On-Going Exhibits and more

* Club Soda is a group of local potters who fire their work in a soda kiln.  Soda ash is introduced into the atmosphere of a high temperature producing a unique glazed surface on the work.  The show opens February 28th and runs until April 14th.  Artists include: Sean Jeffreys, Doug Hopkins, Nick Comstock, Gregg Renn, Worth Rawson, Fletcher Kaufman, Gerald Kaplan, Deb and Dave Stabley, Carol Cillo, Ann Marie Furdock, Tammy Quigley, Lisa Major, and Sean Murphy. Artist Reception: Friday March 1st, 6 – 8 pm.

Gallery Hours:  Thurs., Fri, and Sat: 12 noon – 8 pm; Sun: 12 noon – 5 pm.


“Three Queens & A Joker” is a group of four Schuylkill County artists, with painting studios at the Walk In Art Center, Schuylkill Haven. Their paintings will be showcased in an upcoming exhibit at the Artspace Gallery in Bloomsburg PA running from April 18th until Sunday, May 26th.  The invitational show will feature the works of Audrey “Abe” Bordonaro, Kris Miller-Siple, Molly Kantner Reed and Mike McCord.  A meet the artist reception, open to the public, will be held Saturday, April 27 from 6pm to 8pm 

The four artists started to call themselves the “Three Queens and a Joker” after planning to visit a fellow artist’s studio when Mike woke up sick and texted the other three he would not be joining them.  He joked,” The three queens of the Schuylkill County art world are missing their joker today!”  And the name was born. 

The Artspace Gallery is a fine art & handmade craft gallery in Bloomsburg PA. Located at 221 Center Street, Gallery Hours are Thursday – Saturday from 12 pm to 8 pm, and Sunday 12 pm to 5 pm, or by appointment.  Visit the Artspace web page at or call (570) 784-0737 for more information.

* “The Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society announces new hours beginning on January 16, 2019.

The NEPGS Family History Library is located at 57 North Franklin St., Kirby Annex Two, Wilkes-Barré PA 18701

Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday.

NEPGS is open to the public. Admission is free for NEPGS members. An all-inclusive $25 Day Pass is available for non-members. Find your roots at NEPGS.”

*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 Coffee Houses/ Art Exhibits and More

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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