Keep WBRE!

What’s Happening! November 24-25, 2018

News
What's Happening July 6 and 7, 2013_6355611420462698137

 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.

  November 24 and 25 2018

Saturday,  November 24, 2018

*The F.M. Kirby Center  fourth annual Holiday Arts Market,  will be held on Saturday, November 24 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The afternoon will feature a screening of the classic holiday film, “Miracle on 34th Street [1947],” beginning at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $3.

Back by popular demand, the holiday arts market will once again feature local crafts handmade by local artists, including Inspired Slacker Artworks, Knotty Nikki, Nancy Turner/Turnergraphics, and Positively Negative Photography. Admission to the art market is FREE.

Other activities include an Ornament Making Station, a Coloring Table for the little ones, a 1:00 p.m. holiday story time and Christmas carol sing-a-long and a special Tree Lighting. The tree lighting will be accompanied by a visit from Santa!

*Downtown Wilkes-Barre is marking Small Business Saturday! The Pop-Up Shops will be open through the holiday season on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 AM to 6 PM, and on Sundays from 12 PM to 4 PM. 

 * The American Red Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania is preparing for its 24th Annual Holiday Craft Show next Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kingston Armory on Market Street.  Admission to the Craft Show is just $5, with children 12 and under free. Parking is also free at the Kingston Armory. Food and beverages will be available.

**The Notara Dance Theatre celebrates 35 years of the Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, November 24 at 2:30 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sunday, November 25 at 2:30 PM at the East Stroudsburg High School South Auditorium, 279 North Courtland Street, East Stroudsburg

Sunday,  November 25  2018

 *Wyoming Valley Art League/Sunday at the Circle

The 4th ANNUAL READING of Charles Dickens’ A  Christmas  Carol,  This year’s readers include: WVAL member and Wilkes-Barre City Council chairman Tony Brooks WVAL’s Joe Caffrey, Dan Hudzik, Patricia McMahon Lacy, Bob Stanley

Actors Lauren Fredmund, Beth Guarnieri, Anne Rodella, Jon Vojtko

WVIA-FM’s Erika Funke and Larry vVojtko

Broadway veteran and Wyoming Valley Art League member Ton Kross

Director of Wilkes University’s new Sordoni Art Gallery Heather Sincavage

Wyoming seminary’s Bernardine Vojtko andThe reverend shawn walker

*Ghostly music by Jason Smeltzer on theremin

Holiday favorites by Brenda Nighbert on piano

The event will be held on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 3pm—Note new start time!

At the  Wyoming Valley Art League,130 S. Franklin St. (rear), Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

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

* On Wednesday, November 28, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm 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.  Learn how to be in the present while learning techniques for deep breathing, mindbody awareness as well as taking note of the little miracles of the forest. Shinrin-Yoku, otherwise known as Forest Bathing was coined in Japan and growing research shows that there is a marked decrease in stress-related hormones, a decrease in heart rates and lower blood pressure among other monumental benefits. Come and enjoy the healing powers of the nature that surrounds us. Donations will be collected at the door. 

*   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

   | December 20


*The Main Street Farmers’ Market returns to The Cooperage, November 3

The Main Street Farmers’ Market will return to 1030 Main Street on Saturday’s from 11:00am to1:00pm beginning on November 3, 2018. 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

(  December 1, 8, 15, 22 | January 5, 19 | February 2, 16 | March 2, 16, 30 )

November

*Three works of art created by a graphic design faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be exhibited in Manhattan during November.

Wood engravings crafted by David M. Moyer, assistant professor of graphic design, have been selected for inclusion in “The Print Effect: Small Works/Big Impact” at Manhattan Graphics Center, 250 W. 40th St., between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in New York’s artistic garment district.

With an opening reception set for Saturday, Nov. 3, the exhibition dates are Nov. 1-30.

*Soweto Gospel Choir will present “Songs of the Free,” honoring Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday, as well as international gospel classics and favorite Christmas carols on Friday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.  

The performance is sponsored, in part, by Coldwell Banker Penn One Real Estate and Martha and Alan Barrick.

Patrons are encouraged to come early for a free pre-performance concert by Eric Ian Farmer Trio, from 6:30-7:15 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. Eric shares his songs about relationships, social awareness, and finding one’s path in life while keeping alive classics by artists like Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, and Bob Marley.  As an educator, Eric also uses music with high school students to facilitate both songwriting and conversation related to identity and social issues.

Free parking lot shuttles will operate from Bucknell’s primary parking lots to the Weis Center, between 6-7:30 p.m., as well as after the performance.

*The premiere choral ensemble of King’s College, Cantores Christi Regis, will ring in the holiday season with two free public performances later this year.

“The concert will feature selections from the standard choral repertoire and some lighthearted fan favorites. The students look forward to putting on this performance, and it will be an enjoyable experience for all,” said Robert Yenkowski, director of music at King’s College.

The 35-member group is set to perform holiday classics, including, “What Sweeter Music” by John Rutter, “Ave Maria” by Javier Busto and “In Dulci Jubilo” by Matthew Colloton. The concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the King, on Friday, November 30, and Saturday, December 1.

* The Wilkes University Flute Ensemble will present the concert “A Night at the Opera.” The performance is Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. on the main stage of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at Wilkes University. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

The concert will feature highlights from Bizet’s “Carmen,” Delibe’s Lakmé, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” and Puccini’s “Madam Butterfly” and “Turandot.” The concert is directed by Alicia “Lish” Lindsey, acting principal flutist of the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra. Lindsey is an adjunct flute professor and flute ensemble director at Wilkes.

* The Wilkes University Civic Band will present the concert “Director’s Choice: My Best Friends In Music, Vol. I” on Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is conducted by Philip G. Simon, associate professor of music. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

December

*Continuing a time-honored holiday tradition, Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present its 51st annual Noel Night concert on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Beginning at 8 p.m. in the University’s Houlihan-McLean Center, Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue, the concert will feature The University of Scranton Singers with guest harpist Marg Davis and pianist Ron Stabinsky.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m., and the prelude, which begins at 7 p.m., will include performances by the String Orchestra and Flute Ensemble.

Admission is free, with seating on a first-come, first-seated basis.

**Plans have been announced for the fun-filled 27th Annual Holiday Open House sponsored by Highlights for Children. The Holiday Open House, which is open to the public and has become a tradition for many area families, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at the Highlights editorial offices at 803 Church Street in Honesdale.

*The Wilkes University Flute Ensemble will present the concert “A Night at the Opera.” The performance is Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. on the main stage of the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center for the Performing Arts at Wilkes University. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

The concert will feature highlights from Bizet’s “Carmen,” Delibe’s Lakmé, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” and Puccini’s “Madam Butterfly” and “Turandot.” The concert is directed by Alicia “Lish” Lindsey, acting principal flutist of the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra. Lindsey is an adjunct flute professor and flute ensemble director at Wilkes.

*  The revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. will sponsor Christmas with the M&J Big Band at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Shenandoah Valley High School, 805 W. Centre St.

Admission will be free; donations will be gratefully accepted. All are welcome to participate in this holiday musical event.

For more information, call DSI at 570-462-2060.

*Making A Difference Ministries is hosting their 8th Annual Christmas With A Twist Concert for the Marine Corps Toys For Tots Program. This Concert will be hosted at St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple Avenue, Kingston,  on Friday, December 7 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Doors open at 5:30 P.M.  Please drop off a new toy at Wyoming Valley Chiropractic, 1247 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, PA 18704 on

Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and also from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.  Toys can also be dropped off at

Fidelity Bank, 247 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704 

Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

*The South Creek Lions will be holding our 5th annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 9th, 7-10am. The menu includes pancakes, bacon, sausage, ham, eggs.  Adults $8.00, Children under 12 free, Santa will be on hand for the kids from 8-10am, bring your camera. 
The South Creek Lions Club is located on Route 14 in Gillett

*The revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc. will sponsor Christmas with the M&J Big Band at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Shenandoah Valley High School, 805 W. Centre St.

Admission will be free; donations will be gratefully accepted. All are welcome to participate in this holiday musical event.

For more information, call DSI at 570-462-2060.

*The Jewish Community of Milford Digman’s Ferry area is cordially invited to a Grand Chanuka Party Gathering.Milford Community House,201 Broad St.,Milford PA.

Sunday December 2nd, From 4-6 PM Menorah Candle lighting 4:45 PM

Raffles, prizes, donuts, Chanuka Gelt (we give you the Money!) Draidels…

The is no admission charge and no donations accepted.

January 2019

* “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

**** Making A Difference Ministries “Christmas With A Twist Series” dates 2018***

Saturday November 10

Mini Christmas With A Twist Concert 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM  

Place: Hemlock Grove 

491 Roemerville Road, 

Greentown, PA 16426 
Making A Difference Ministries will have 2 different Christian Bands
All are welcome to come and be part of this event!
The Artist for the event will be; 
-Stephen L. Perillo and The Followers Praise Band 
from Shavertown  
-Broken Road Duo 
from Plains
Christian Christmas songs and Country Christmas Songs  

Saturday Nov. 24 

Mini Christmas With A Twist Concert  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Place: Bennett Presbyterian Church,
501 Bennett Street, 
Luzerne, PA, 18709

This is a free concert come enjoy the sounds of Christmas Music. 
Artist for the night:
-Stephen L. Perillo and The Followers
from Shavertown
-Broken Road Duo (local Country Duo)
from Plains

Christian Christmas songs and Country Christmas Songs  

Friday Dec. 7th 

Mini Christmas With A Twist Concert 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

For (Marine Toys For Tots) 

Place: St Ignatius Church, 

 339 N Maple Ave,  

Kingston, PA 18704. 

A donation of a unwrapped gift for a child will be collected. 

This is a free concert come enjoy the sounds of Christmas Music 

Artist for the night:
-Stephen L. Perillo and The Followers
from Shavertown
-Broken Road Duo (local Country Duo)

from Plains 

Christian Christmas songs and Country Christmas Songs  

Saturday Dec. 8th 

Mini Christmas With A Twist Concert 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Place: Parsons Primitive Methodist Church 193 Austin Ave, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania 18705 Artist for the event will be; Stephen Perillo and The Followers from Shavertown and Broken Road Duo (local Country Duo) from Plains  

Christian Christmas songs and Country Christmas Songs  

For all the Christian Events and Concert visit www.unitybymusic.org 

or contact Stephen (570) 899-2264 or e-mail steve@unitybymusic.org 


 On-Going Exhibits and more

*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

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

3-Day Forecast

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Community Calendar

Your Photos