VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
All About Theatre Fall 2013 Classes, 1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly. Acting and performance workshops will be held: Oct. 12 and 19, Nov. 9 and 23 and Dec. 14. Junior group, ages 6-11, Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Senior group, ages 12-18, Saturdays 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost: $150 for Oct. and Dec. session. Private acting and speech coaching, ages 6-18, 45 minute lessons available. Cost: $35 per lesson; include $140 for first four lessons with registration. Music lessons, ages 6-adult. Must call to schedule. Cost: $30 per half hour, include $120 for first four lessons with registration. Info: (570) 233-3622 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Depths and Edges: Berenice D’Vorzon,” through Oct. 11, at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall at the University of Scranton. Free during gallery hours. Info: (570) 941-4214.
“Capturing Realism 2013,” through Oct. 31, at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University. Biennial exhibit of works by instructors, alumni and apprentices from the studios of the Ani Art Academies and from modern master Anthony Waichulis. Meet the Artists Reception on Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: www.aniartacademies.org or www.aniwaichulis.com or www.misericordia.edu or (570) 674-6250.
Fall 2013 Film Festival, through Oct. 3 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Includes 14 days of 19 foreign, independent and art films. Admission: $9 evening after 6 p.m., $8 matinee before 6 p.m. Info: dietrichtheater.com or (570) 996-1500.
James Harmon: Planned/Random Occurrence Glass Art Display, ongoing through Oct. 20, at Linder Gallery in the Miller Library, Keystone College, LaPlume.
Airing of the Quilts: Civil War Era Quilting, Oct. 1 to Nov. 15 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock during scheduled movie times or by appointment. For all ages. Installed by: Margie Hovan, Peggy Lane, Dixie McGregor and Ingrid Rogler. Admission: Free.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents “The Merchant of Venice,” Oct. 3- 20 with student matinees scheduled from October 8-10, 15-17 at 10 a.m. Reduced price previews on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. (general admission, $12) and October 4 at 4:30 p.m. (advance reservations or online sales, $12 or “pay what you wish” at the door). The show then runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. October 5 - 20. Cost: $26 for adults ages 31-59, $21 for seniors ages 60 and up and young adults (30 and under), $12 for students and general admission previews, $7 with a Bloomsburg University students with valid ID. Info: www.bte.org, (570) 784-8181.
Fall 2013 Film Festival Post-Festival Discussion, Oct. 4, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, at 1 p.m. The discussion will be facilitated by film buffs Hildy Morgan and Bill Chapla. Registration not required. Cost: free. Info: (570) 996-1500.
Age to Age: Generations of Faith, Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m. at Cathedral of Saint Peter, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. This concert event will feature Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte and Curtis Stephan. Cost: $10. Tickets: www.dioceseofscranton.org. Info: (877) 271-3786, email@example.com, or ocp.org/events.
19th Century Appliqued Quilts: An American Tradition, Oct. 5 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, at 11 a.m. The “Christ Collection” was created to preserve the legacy of quilts from past generations. Arlan and Pat Christ from Berks County will take attendees through the history of the “American Appliquéd Quilt”, explaining why these quilts became family heirlooms and why they are truly “American Treasures”. Cost: $5.Tickets: (570) 996-1500 or at the Dietrich’s ticket booth while they last.
The Arts at First Presbyterian Church concert series: Excelsior Cornet Band, Oct. 6 at 300 School St., Clarks Summit, at 4 p.m. The Excelsior Cornet Band performs Civil War music on original antique brass band instruments of the 1860’s period. A reception will be held after the concert, when attendees can meet the artists. Cost: no admission charge; a free-will offering will be taken. Info: (570) 586-6306 or fpccs.org.
Covenant Public Concerts — Andrea and Samantha Wittchen, duo-harpists, Oct. 6 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave. Scranton, 3 p.m. Concerts are free; food donations for the Safety Net Food Pantry are welcomed. Info: (570) 346-6400 or (914) 589-1975.
Guitar Music of South America, Oct. 6 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 3 p.m. Presented by: Jay Steveskey. Classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will perform selections from the classical guitar repertoire from South America. Cost: Free. Tickets: (570) 996-1500.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s Matinees for School Students, Oct. 8 to 10, and 15 to 17, at 10 a.m., at the Alvina Krause Theatre, downtown Bloomsburg. William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice will be performed free of charge for high school students in Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties. Students outside of the five county area may attend at the regular matinee price of $9. Info: (570) 458-4075, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: www.bte.org.
The Wyoming Seminary Music Department Presents: A Sunday Afternoon at Sem Recital for Piano Trio, Oct. 13 in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Ave., at 2 p.m. The recital will feature Rick Hoffenberg on piano, Sophie Till on violin and Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida on cello. Cost: free. Info: (570) 270-2192.
Auditions for “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” Oct. 19 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville. Children ages 7 to 13: 2 - 3 p.m. Adults: 3 - 4:30 p.m. Continues Oct. 20, children 7 to 13: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Adults: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. All who audition will be asked to sing a song of choice. No karaoke tracks allowed. An accompanist will be provided. Those interested in speaking roles will be asked to read from the script. All roles, with the exception of Scrooge, are open. Production dates: Dec. 5 - 8, 12 - 15 and 19 - 22. Rehearsals will begin Oct. 28.
The Magic of Bill Dickson, Oct. 19 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. For all ages. A morning of magic, comedy and illusion with magician Bill Dickson. Cost: free. Tickets: call (570) 996-1500 or at the door.
Open Mic Night, Oct. 25 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Open Mic sign ups begin at 6:30 p.m.; performances at 7 p.m. and feature at 8:15 p.m. Feature: Caitland Hawk. Musicians, poets, story-tellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Cost: free. Info: (570) 996-1500.
Community Concerts at Lackawanna College presents: Amy Grant, Oct. 26 at 8:00 p.m. at the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Ticket Info: (570) 955-1455.
Organ Dedication Recital, Nov. 2 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave. Scranton, at 4 p.m. Covenant will present its own organist, Timothy Smith in recital. His concert will inaugurate the newly installed Patrick J. Murphy pipe organ which contains three manuals, and over 3,500 pipes. Music of Bach Elgar, Widor, Sousa and others will be performed. Cost: Free. Info: Timothy Smith, director of music, (570) 346-6400 or (914) 589-1975.
Sing! Sing! Sing!, Oct. 26 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 11 a.m. For all ages. Presented by: The Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus, the Wyoming County Chorale and the Tunkhannock First United Methodist Church Choir. Cost: Free, pre-registration is required. Info: (570) 836-8595.
Community Concerts at Lackawanna College presents: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Theater at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra “The Lost Christmas Eve”, Dec. 6 at Mohegan Sun Arena at 4 and 8 p.m. Cost: tickets start at $33 and a portion of the proceeds benefit The Center for Cancer Wellness Candy’s Place. Tickets: Ticketmaster.com, the Pennstar Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.
The Dalton Community Library’s Fall Book and Bake Sale, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For sale is a large selection of adult and juvenile fiction and nonfiction, magazines, paperbacks, recordings, baked goods and more. Info: (570) 563-2014.
Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.
STACKS Writing Group, at The Vintage/Morning Glory Cafe, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Info: email@example.com.
ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE
Sidewalk Surfing: The Art and Culture of Skateboarding, Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 4 to 5:30 p.m. For ages 5 to 12. A series of five workshops at the Dietrich inspired by the Everhart Museum’s current exhibit, Sidewalk Surfing: The Art and Culture of Skateboarding. Students will create projects based on the art, design and the science of skateboarding. Topics that will be covered include Street Art, Urban Typography, Geometry in Art, Kinetic Art and Deck Design. Space is limited. Cost: Free. Register: (570) 996-1500.
The Martin’s Creek artists’ annual Art Exhibit, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, State St. (Route 92) Nicholson. Refreshments will be served. Info: Ann Ross at (570) 942-6995 or Diane Stizza at (570) 942-4489.
Mommy and Me Art, Oct. 15 or 16 Story time art, and Oct. 29 or 30/Spooky Craft, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., at Abington Art Studio, 208 Depot St., Clarks Summit. “Story Time Art” classes link art to children’s literature and include a story time. Any family member who would like to attend art class with their little one is welcome. Cost: $12 per class, or $100 for a 10 class pack. Info: www.abingtonartstudio.com. Register: (570) 313-0527
Introduction To Oil Painting Class, Oct. 19 at The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit, from 9 a.m. to noon. For ages 8 - 15. Instructor: Marylou Chibirka. Space is Limited. Registration deadline is Oct. 12. Info: (570) 586-7808. Cost: free.
Lackawanna Trail High School Class of 2015 Craft Fair, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the high school, 1 Tunnel Hill Rd, Factoryville. Vendors needed. Basket raffles and bake sale. Info: Mrs. DelPrete (570) 945-5153, Lynne Symons (570) 687-3648, or Patty Christ (570) 945-7202.
St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral’s Annual Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at the Parish Center on Hill Street, Mayfield, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sunday. Vendors and crafters will sell a variety of products and food items. St. John’s Gift shop will also be open. General info: (570) 876-0730. Vendor info: (570) 254-6882.
Annual Holiday Marketplace Fundraiser, Nov. 9 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be handmade merchandise for sale by a variety of vendors and a basket raffle. Admission: Free. Info: (570) 587-3440, or www.LackawannCountyLibrarySystem.org.
Mommy and Me Art, Nov. 12 or 13 Story Time Art, and Nov. 26 or 27 Harvest Craft, at Abington Art Studio, 208 Depot St., Clarks Summit. “Story Time Art” classes link art to children’s literature and include a story time. Any family member who would like to attend art class with their little one is welcome. Cost: $12 per class, or $100 for a 10 class pack. Info: www.abingtonartstudio.com. Register: (570) 313-0527