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 25 and 26, 2020
January 25, 2020
University’s music, theatre, and dance department will host its Senior Wind
Band Celebration 10th Anniversary performance on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
The free concert will take place in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing
Arts on the University’s campus.
The Celebration Band will begin at 7 p.m., led by conductor Lauren Reynolds. At 7:30 p.m., Patrick Erwin will conduct the Celebration Band. The evening will conclude with the Honor Band taking the stage at 8 p.m., led by conductor Donald Schofield.
January 26, 2020
* The Committee to Help Handicapped Infants and Parents Succeed (C.H.H.I.P.S.) is hosting a Cavatelli and Meatball Dinner on Sunday, January 26, 2020, from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Holy Rosary Church Hall. Dine-in or Take Outs available. Tickets are $10.00 for Adults and $5.00 for children under 12. Tickets are available in advance from any C.H.H.I.P.S. Member or also available at the door.
*The Olyphant Neighborhood Watch will host a “Porketta Sandwich” Sale Fund Raiser for the Olyphant’s first K-9 unit Dog “KING” on Saturday, January 25, from Noon to 4:00 pm. (until sold out!) The cost is ” 2 porketta sandwiches for $6. 00″
The Fundraiser event will be held at the Italian American Club IAC, Olyphant, PA (at the Corner of East Scott Street and South Valley Avenue, Olyphant, ) Donations will be also accepted for additional training, dog food etc.. for KING at this time.
The Group is also taking orders for merchandise for King Supporters. The merchandise for the ONW “KING K-9 Supporter” includes T-shirts and Hoodies. For additional information contact the “Olyphant Neighborhood Watch” on Facebook.
* A fundraiser for Leadership Wilkes-Barre Team Keystone Generations has been planned for January 26, 2020, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Benny’s Brewing Co. – 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre, (Hanover Twp). This will benefit the Keystone Mission. The group is filling the shelves and working on donating a mobile trailer for the Mission.
Ticket Prices – $25.00 for adults and $9.95 for children 6 to 12. Children under 5 are free. Tickets are available on the Keystone Generations Facebook page at or from any Keystone Generations team member. Note: TICKETS ARE PRE-SALE ONLY AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. The fundraiser will include food, one free draft beer, live entertainment by DJ Kenton, and raffle baskets. Anyone who attends the fundraiser will be entered for a chance to win a 54” Toshiba TV.
* Sunday at the Circle: The Wyoming Valley Art League presents a solo performance by Adam Erza this Sunday as part of the musician’s intimate “Get Folked” Tour. Tickets can be purchased at https://adamezra.com/. A portion of the ticket price will be donated to Circle Centre for the Arts. Drinks and refreshments will be available. Tickets: $25.00. 5:00 PM – 7 :00 PM at the Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 South Franklin Street
More information: www.wyomingvalleyartleague.org or 570-288-1020.
Going on at the Cooperage (The Cooperage is located at 1030 Main Street in Honesdale)
*The Main Street Farmers Market at the Cooperage strives to provide the greater Honesdale community with access to superb local agricultural products. 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday, February 1.
* Zion Lutheran’s Culinary Crew’s annual football weekend hoagie and soup sale is underway Available soups include chicken noodle and ham & bean. Orders can be placed by Jan. 26 online at www.ziontamaqua.com or by calling 570-668-4451. The pick-up date is Feb. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Zion Lutheran is located at the corner of Mauch Chunk and Greenwood streets in Tamaqua.
*Misericordia University will host a series of special events throughout January and February to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and recognize February as Black History Month.
On Thursday, Jan. 30, the Ethics Institute of Northeastern Pennsylvania at Misericordia University will sponsor the panel discussion, “Ethical Issues in the Media,” at 6 p.m. in the Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.
*The Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Health and the Holocaust at Misericordia University will commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a screening of the documentary, “Eva: A-7063,” on the life of the late Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate Eva Moses Kor on Monday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. The program will include the third annual Pledge to Preserve Human Dignity and reflections by members of the Misericordia community who knew and worked with Mrs. Kor. This event is free and open to the public.
*The South Creek Lions are hosting a Food Drive beginning on January 1st through February, 29th 2020. Collections Boxes are located at Woody’s Country Store, Shedden’s and the Dollar General and the Gillett Branch of First Citizens Community Bank.
*The peer support group, Stronger Together – Women Supporting Each Other Across the Lifespan, will hold its kick-off meeting Tuesday, January 28, at 6 p.m. in Wayne Memorial Hospital’s David Katz Conference Room. Stronger Together is a free, informal support group for women age 18 and older to share personal experiences, coping strategies and firsthand information on a variety of health topics. Certified Nurse-Midwife Christina MacDowell, DNP, of the Women’s Health Center is the facilitator. Meetings will be held the last Tuesday of each month. Registration is not required. For more information, call the Women’s Health Center at 570-253-3005.
*Pacific roots artist Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole will bring Hawaiian music to the stage on Friday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Weis Center Atrium. This is a free performance and tickets are not required.
*Activist, lawyer, and political analyst, Bakari Sellers will be the guest speaker at Bloomsburg University annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. The lecture will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m. in Carver Hall’s Gross Auditorium and is free and open to the public.
*Misericordia University will host a series of special events throughout February to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and recognize February as Black History Month.
The “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” experimental solo play will be presented on Feb. 6-7 with three show times. Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D., professor of psychology at Misericordia University, will perform as Soleimanpour on Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.; Scott Woolnough will act the part on Friday, Feb. 7 at noon, and Jahmeel Powers will take the stage on Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. All performances will be in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Insalaco Hall. For additional information, please contact Dr. Nordstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-674-8008.
On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the university will present the film, “I Am Not Your Negro,” at 6 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. A discussion will follow under the direction of Ryan Watson, Ph.D., assistant professor of film and visual media in the Department of Fine Arts.
On Monday, Feb. 17, Misericordia will offer the panel discussion, “Mass Incarceration: Reflections from the Classroom at Dallas State Correctional Institution,” from 12-1:15 p.m. in Mercy Hall Room 347. The program will feature Misericordia faculty member Glenn Willis, Ph.D., assistant professor of religious studies, and students regarding their experiences in prison education.
The Black History Month commemoration concludes with “Black Space: Picturing Blackness in the 19th and 20th Centuries” on Monday, Feb. 24 from 4:30-6 p.m. in the Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.
*Gift Card Bingo, Sunday, February 9, sponsored by the Youth Ministry at Exaltation of the Holy Cross Parish, 420 Main Rd., Hanover Township. Doors open at 12 noon and games begin at 1 PM. Event also includes door prizes, 50-50 raffle, lunch menu, and bake sale. $10 admission fee. Many top prizes to area restaurants and businesses will be awarded. For more information and/or tickets, call Christine at 570-328-4004.
*St Andrew’s Parish, 316 Parrish St, W-B, is holding a Stuffed Cabbage
“Piggie” Dinner on Sunday, February 9 in the church hall from 11:30 until
3:30 or until sold out. Cost is $12 and includes 3 piggies, mashed potatoes, honey glazed carrots, roll & butter, dessert. There will also be a Bake Sale, Theme Basket Raffle and 50/50 raffle. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Eat-in or take out. For more info please call 570-823-1948.
*Freedom from Smoking clinic. Free eight-week program. Includes nicotine replacement therapy—patches, gum, lozenges—for participants. Every Wednesday from February 12 – March 25 and one Monday, March 9th at 3:45pm at Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park Street, Honesdale. To reserve your space, call (610) 379-2001 or email email@example.com. Presented by the PA Area Health Education Center and Wayne Memorial’s Community Relations Department with funding from the American Lung Association. For more information, visit Lung.org/ffs.
*A Free program on communication strategies for caregivers and patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Tuesday, February 25, 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Light dinner provided. Park Street Complex, 648 West Park Street, Honesdale. RSVP (570) 253-8990 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*National Public Radio’s award-winning host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air, Terry Gross, will deliver the Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities on Sunday, April 19. The event begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.
On-Going Exhibits and more
*Irem Temple Restoration Project’s Public Square Pop-Up Museum (1 South Main Street, fourth floor):
HOURS: Friday, 12 PM – 5 PM; Saturday, 11 AM – 5 PM; Sunday 12 PM – 4 PM
The ITRP’s Pop-Up introduces our area’s incredible heritage, with the goal of showcasing the full breadth of our history and demonstrating that heritage tourism – such as a restored Irem Temple – can be a shared source of prosperity. More information:www.iremtemplerestorationproject.com orwww.facebook.com/IremTempleRestoration/.
*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
*Candy’s Place, Cancer and Wellness Center will be adding a grief support group to their center in January. Beginning Tuesday January 14th Candy’s Place, Cancer and Wellness Center will be adding a grief support group to their center. The group is open to the public and will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm. The group will be led by Linda Keck .M.A., a Licensed Psychologist. If you would like to join the group or have any questions please call Candy’s Place, (570) 714-8800
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 10:00 am – 1:00 pm