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What’s Happening! May 11 and 12, 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.


 May 11 and 12, 2019

  Happy Mother’s Day!  

Saturday, May 11, 2019

*A fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will be held on Saturday, May 11th at the Hilton Scranton Conference Center- there will be Raffles, an Auctions and Trivia

Free to Attend- the doors open at 6:30 pm it will be fun for all ages!

  Relay for Life of the Anthracite Region will celebrate with a “Block Party on the Hill” on Saturday, May 11th from 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. at Tamaqua Area High School Stadium.  The event is open to the public and pays tribute to those fighting the battle of cancer, while remembering those who have lost.  This is the 26th year for the event that had a change of name to reflect the Anthracite Region and the towns that comprise it.  Admission is free.   The other signature event is the Luminaria Ceremony where people purchase luminarias in honor or in memory of someone who has been affected by cancer. The candles in the luminaria bags are lit and placed around the perimeter of the track.  The ceremony, which begins at 8:30 p.m., will feature guest speaker Olivia Wolfe, a student at Jim Thorpe High School who lost her brother Hunter Wolfe to cancer, while Leilani Chesonis will share her vocal talent.

**Students enrolled in SHINE of Luzerne County at Wilkes University will cap their year by competing in a STEM Olympiad on May 11. Challenges at the event will build on skills learned in the STEAM curriculum the students have worked with during the school year at the after-school centers. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Wilkes University’s Arnaud C. Marts Center, 292 S Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre.

 *The South Creek Lions will host the annual Mother’s Day Weekend Dinner on Saturday May 11th. The menu includes Turkey & Roast Beef, A vegetable, gravy, baked beans. cole slaw, home made bread, pies and more. Door opens at 4:30pm. cost is $10 and if you could bring a non perishable food item for the local food pantry that would be great. The South Creek Lions Club is located on Route 14 in Gillett Pennsylvania. FMI call 570-529-2763. For those who normally dine in the Buffet Room keep an eye out for something special.  (Final dinner until September)

Sunday, May 12, 2019


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

* On Wednesday, May 15, 2019 please join us at the Cooperage from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for the our monthly Acoustic Bluegrass Jam! This jam will be held at The Cooperage, 1030 Main Street. All levels of players and instruments are welcome. This jam is entirely acoustic, so please leave your amps

*   RiverFolk Concerts and The Cooperage Project are thrilled to have Cliff Eberhardt performing with Louise Mosrie on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Cooperage in Honesdale!  Showtime 7 pm, doors are 6:30pm. $20 reserved, $25 at the door. BYOB. Light refreshments available for purchase.

* The Intergalactic Board Game Day is back at The Cooperage. On Saturday, May 11, 2019 enjoy board games, brain games and card games all day long from noon to 9:00pm. This is a great chance to learn new games, win prizes, make new friends and have a lot of fun. All are welcome, fun for the whole family!


* On Friday, May 10, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm there will be an an open mic night designed to provide an opportunity to showcase the talent of our community’s youth, Sounds Like Teen Spirit. School-aged students are encouraged to share their performing art on stage at The Cooperage in Honesdale.

* It’s spring and we feel like singing at The Cooperage! Join us on Thursday May 9, 2019 for a whole evening of Broadway show tunes with 6 local musicians

Doors will open at 7:00pm and the show will start at 7:30pm. This show is intended for mature audience. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. The suggested donation is $10 with advance reservation or $15 at the door. To reserve, please call 570-253-2020 or email This show is BYOB.

* 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’s will continue on the 3rd Thursday of the month:

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




*Opening in June of 2019, Illumination Early Learning Center is now enrolling for children infant- preschool age. With licensing for up to 70 children.

Illumination Early Learning Center (IELC) is a new state-of-the-art early learning center, located in Kingston. IELC is sponsored by the Jewish Community Alliance of Northeast Pennsylvania. IELC is a non-denominational early learning center.

 A Preview day, will be held May 16th from 9 am – 7 pm. The preview day will be an opportunity to see the center in person and register your children on site. Children are welcome to join their parents to preview the center.

*The Youth Ministry at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish, 420 Main Rd., Buttonwood Section, Hanover Township is sponsoring a Gift Card Bingo, Sunday May 19. Doors open at 12 noon, bingo games begin at 1 PM. Event also includes door prizes, 50-50 raffle, lunch menu, and bake sale. $5 admission fee includes 15 regular games and one door prize ticket. Five special games are $1 each. Many top prizes to area restaurants and businesses will be awarded. For more information, call 570-328-4004.

*The 2019 annual Shenandoah Kielbasi Festival will be held on May 18 on North Main Street in downtown Shenandoah sponsored by the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc.

*NEPA Prevention Education Consortium, it is supported and funded through the Lackawanna/

* Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will host its annual Spring Native Plant Sale, displaying a wide variety of Pennsylvanian plants and flowers, on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19.  It will take place in the Visitor Center parking lot from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday. In addition to the sale, visitors can browse the gardens and chat with garden volunteers for free. The sale is open to the public, and all proceeds benefit Hawk Mountain’s conservation and education programs.


*  On Sunday evening, May 26, at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, will host Chiz Rider in concert. Chiz performs over 250 concerts annually throughout North America. He has performed with such popular Christian artists as Carman, Margaret Becker, DC Talk, Newsboys, Cindy Morgan, Larnell Harris, and Michael W. Smith. He has also performed at a Billy Graham Crusade and numerous times at the Crystal Cathedral. Admission is free. A free will offering will be received at the concert.

 *The Youth Ministry at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish, 420 Main Rd., Buttonwood Section, Hanover Township is sponsoring a Gift Card Bingo, Sunday May 19. Doors open at 12 noon, bingo games begin at 1 PM. Event also includes door prizes, 50-50 raffle, lunch menu, and bake sale. $5 admission fee includes 15 regular games and one door prize ticket. Five special games are $1 each. Many top prizes to area restaurants and businesses will be awarded. For more information, call 570-328-4004.



* Devine School of Dance, in a collaboration performance with the Abington Heights High School Honors Orchestra and Choir present An Evening of Music, Song, and Dance, May 19th , 6:30pm at the AH high school auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information call Jaclene Devine at 570-604-2398 A donation will be made by Devine School of Dance to the AH music department as well as a deserving DSD senior dancer.


*The South Creek Lions are holding a Euchre Tournament to benefit the South Creek Little League on Friday, May 17th beginning at 6:30pm. This will be a “Full Game” tournament with rotating partners. Cost is $13.00 per person. The South Creek Lions Club is located on Route 14 in Gillett, PA. BYOB & Snacks. FMI call 610-952-5382.

* Monroe County Garden Club May Luncheon  Wednesday May 22 at 11:30 AM at Terraview at Stroudsmoor Country Inn, 257 Stroudsmoor Rd, Stroudsburg. Raffles, games, auction, luncheon: 

Everyone interested in gardening is invited to attend. Reservation Deadline May 11. $35 per person
Please make check payable to MCGC and mail to:
Monica Gallagher, PO Box 142, Pocono Summit, 18346. Contact Monica at 631-875-0670 or


* Need to unclutter? Cub Scout Pack 247 is hosting a Huge Rummage Sale/Yard Sale. The Scouts are in need of donations from the community to make it a success. They will be collecting items  until May 31. The Scouts will then have a HUGE Rummage Sale and Vendor Event on June 1st 8 am to 4 pm and June 2nd 8 am to 3 pm in the Millville Town Park. 
If you are “decluttering” let the Scouts help and you will be supporting a great group of young scouts reach their goals for 2019.

Any items not sold will be passed along to other worthy causes. Vendors space still available.  Information  or call 570-764-6163.



* The 2019 Coal Cracker 10K and Fun Run will be held June 8 beginning in the first block of North Main Street.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Polish American Fire Company, Centre and West streets.

The Fun Run, for youngsters 12 and younger, will begin at 9 a.m. The 10K — which has a reputation as one of the most grueling runs in the state — will begin at 10 a.m. The 2019 edition of the Coal Cracker run is the 39th annual run.

This year’s event is being hosted by a newly formed Coal Cracker 10K committee in conjunction with the health and fitness group Healthy Shenandoah. Previously, the event was under the auspices of the Shenandoah Flites Running Club with organizers Tom Talerico and Dan Lewis.

 After the run there will be a “Pierogy Party” for participants sponsored by Ateeco Inc., Shenandoah, maker of Mrs. T’s Pierogies.

*Penn State Extension – Master Gardeners of Schuylkill County will be hosting
an information event on Thursday, June 6th. at the Tamaqua Community Arts
Center from 6 until 8 p.m. about the Spotted Lanternfly, a major threat to
agriculture. This event will be FREE to attend! Make plans to attend this
informational and important educational seminar!!!

*South Schuylkill Garden Club gift to the Orwigsburg Community is ready to be opened to the public. What is that gift you say? It is the Walborn Community Playground Children’s Interactive Garden. The grand opening will be celebrated with a special afternoon of fun activities for children and adults in celebration of the Children’s Garden. Opening is planned for Sunday, June 9. The official ribbon cutting ceremony will kick off the afternoon’s fun starting at 1 and running till 3 p.m. The public is invited to help celebrate the grand opening of the Children’s Interactive Garden.

* Pheasants Forever’s Golf Tournament Challenge, Sunday, June 11 at 11:00 AM

 Shadowbrook Inn & Resort, 201 Resort Ln, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

 For more nformation contact John Host at 570-996-7787 or by email at

Stephen Perillo and The Followers Band Concert at Russell Hill Church, June 8, Time: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM  at Russell Hill United Methodist Church 3 Prevost Rd (off of RT 6) Tunkhannock Pa 18657 Cost: Free

There will be dessert/coffee afterwards for those interested.  


Making A Difference Ministries will present music at Praise in the Park at Daleville UMC Covington Township. Moscow,  June 22 at the Daleville United Methodist Church located at 783 Yostville Rd, 
Covington Township,  from 10am to 4pm. 
Making A Difference Ministries will have 3 Different Christian Bands will be performing though out the day. 
Churches partnering to make this happen are Daleville United Methodist Church and 

Maple Lake United Methodist Church right now.
Times for Artist:
10:00 AM to 12:00 AM STEPHEN Perillo and The Followers
 Christian Singer/songwriter from Shavertown, Pa.
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM Benjamin Horrevoets
National Singer/songwriter 
2:45 PM to 4:00 PM Campfire Bacon Band

Local Praise/Country Band from Bloomsburgs,, Pa.


*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


The Pennsylvania Heritage Festival is looking for Antique Cars, Trucks & Farm Machinery to participate in this years Festival on September 21st and 22nd at the Heritage Farm Museum at Alparon Park in Troy, Pennsylvania. FMI call 470-786-9482

On-Going Exhibits and more

Making A Difference Ministries 4 Part Concert Series along with Beaumont Free Methodist Church

 Beaumont Free Methodist Church, 380 Buck Blvd, White Haven
Time 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Dates of Concerts :
Dates and Artist as listed: 
May 4th – Yvonne Hartman
                    from Oley, PA 
June 08th – Benjamin Horrevoets 
                   from Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 
August 02nd – Mike Lewis
            National Singer/songwriter. 
            from Nashville, TN.
October 5th- Campfire Bacon Band 
                        Bloomsburg, Pa.  


* “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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