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 9-10, 2019
*Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade at Noon! Saturday, March 9!
*Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Parade 2 pm! Sunday, March 10!
Phoenix Kids presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory March 9 – 10 -Saturday 7:00PM and Sunday 2:00PM at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre 409 Main Street, Duryea
Tickets: $10 Kids 5 and under $5 Call for reservations at 570-457-3589 Recommended
*Wilkes University’s Civic Band, and its director, Philip Simon, will host the 72nd Annual Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band Festival from March 9-10. Student musicians from 28 college and university band programs from across the state will come to Wilkes to rehearse and perform under the baton of Maj. Michelle Rakers, former assistant conductor of the U.S. Marine Band. The event culminates in a concert on Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. The concert is free and open to the public.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
* – Soldiers of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard will be holding its Second Annual King of Battle Dodgeball Tournament on March 9, to help raise money for local veterans at the Wilkes Barre VA’s Substance Abuse Recovery and Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP).
The dodgeball tournament will be held on Saturday, March 9th at the Kingston Armory. Same day registration begins at 12pm, with the tournament starting at 1pm. Cost per team will be $100 (7 members per team; Ages 12 and up) and will include at least six games. Food, music, games, and prizes will be on hand for the public.
The King of Battle Dodgeball Tournament is to raise money for local veterans from the Wilkes Barre VA’s Substance Abuse Recovery and Rehabilitation Treatment Program (SARRTP).
*Making A Difference Ministries along with Dorranceton United Methodist Church will
host a Community a Three Part Mini Concert Series 2019. The first Mini Concert will be March 9 from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Dorranceton United Methodist Church, 549 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston
The concert will feature Benjamin Horrevoets, National Recording Artist, from Wallkill, NY for this Event. A ‘Good Will Offering’ will be taken to help with the cost of travel to this event for the artist.CD’s will be available to purchase. There will be a ‘Meet and Greet’ after the Concert.
Sunday, March 10, 2019
*The American Legion Riders have their monthly meeting on Sunday, March 10 at 10:30 AM at the American Legion Post 927, Route 209 and Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. The American Legion Riders contribute to Veterans, the Community, and enjoy riding. For more information, contact President Everett Shaver, 570-977-8208
*The Renal Race 8; 10:00 AM- Public Square-Downtown Wilkes-Barre
The Renal Race’s vision is for a world free of kidney cancer. Free T-shirts to the first 100 participants, medals to the top 3 finishers (male and female), many prizes to be given away, and refreshments at the finish line. The Renal Race includes a 5K race through Downtown and Kirby and Nesbitt Parks, as well as a Fun Walk on the River Common. Registration opens at 8:00 AM the day of the event. The Walk/Run starts at 10:00 AM. Cost: $25.00 Race Fee plus a $2.50 Sign-up Fee.
More information: www.therenalrace.org
What’s Going on at the Cooperage (The Cooperage is located at at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale)
* Step out for Second Saturday in Honesdale on Saturday, March 9, 2019! Among many great things happening in our little town, two great musical guests, Josh Sudigala and David Cavage will be performing on the stage at The Cooperage at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 7:00pm! This event is free and open to the public so stop on by and then maybe grab dinner or drinks at a local restaurant.
* On Sunday March 10, 2019 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm there will be a harmony workshop at The Cooperage in Honesdale led by Gathering Sparks. The suggested donation is $25 per person in advance, $30 at the door or $15 with a student ID. To reserve, please call 570-253-2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to listen for harmonies and how to find parts on your own. We’ll use exercises and songs to build confidence and give you a road map to help you find your harmonic way. This workshop is designed for all singers, though you should be able to sing the scale (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) and be fairly comfortable singing in a group.
* 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 join in the fun. Bring a friend or make a friend! Our monthly game night will continue on the 3rd Thursday of the month:
| March 21 | 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
| March, 16, 30 )
*The Widmann Gallery at King’s College will present “A Visual Playlist” by Melissa Short. The exhibition will be on display through March 22. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The gallery is closed on national holidays and during scheduled breaks throughout the academic year.
* The Greater Hazleton Concert Series continues its 2018-2019 season with In The Mood, a feel-good, family oriented, musical extravaganza that is celebrating its 25th year of touring the United States and many foreign countries . Much more than a concert, In The Mood, presents a retro 1940s musical revue featuring the In The Mood Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. In The Mood will appear in the Hazleton High School Auditorium located at 1601 West 23rd Street on Thursday, March 21st, at 7:30 PM Tickets for the three remaining concerts, as well as individual tickets for In The Mood, are now on sale. For reservations or concert information, call Cynthia at 570-436-6615.
.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 Bloomsburg.makerfaire.com.
**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.
* The Friends of the Jersey Shore Public Library, 110 Oliver Street Jersey Shore, PA, is having a used book sale March 21 9:30-7 March 22 9:30-4 March 23 9:30-2
Childrens books 25 cents, adult paperback 25 cents, adult hardback 50 cents
Thousands of books to choose from. Lunch platter available for $6.00 (sandwich, soup,drink,chips). For more info 570-398-9891
*The Susquehanna Valley Chorale (SVC) and Susquehanna Valley Youth Chorale (SVYC) will present The Peacemakers on Sunday, March 17 at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. This unique spring concert highlights acclaimed contemporary British composer Karl Jenkins. This is a work extolling peace with texts by iconic figures that have shaped history and who were messengers of peace: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, The Dali Lama, Mother Teresa, Albert Schweitzer, Martin Luther King, and Anne Frank among others.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $8 for students and can be purchased by calling the Bucknell University Campus Box Office at 570-577-1000 or at the door.
* 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.
* 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.
* Eat-in or take-out Fish Fry will be held on Friday, March 22 from 3-7pm in the church hall at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Buttonwood, Hanover Township. Meal is $9 and includes fish, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, stewed tomatoes and applesauce. There will also be a Children’s Mac n Cheese option for $2.
For tickets and/or more information, please call/text 610-844-2382. This fundraiser is being sponsored by the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Men’s Club.
* 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
North Schuylkill Elementary PTO Basket Raffle, April 27 and 28, 2019 at North Schuylkill Elementary School, Shop & Drop – April 27, 10am to 5pm, April 28, 10am to 3pm- Prizes drawn starting at 3:15pm on April 28.
Calling all craters, 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
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.
* “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. nepgs.com”
*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 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
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