September 22nd, 2015 9:33 pm

First Posted: 10/31/2012


• Holiday Craft and Gift Fair: Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m., Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgway Dr., Dallas). Vendors needed, $15 each. Info:570.675.1134 ext. 100.


American Red Cross

• Seeking crafters for Annual Holiday Craft Show (held Nov. 24-25, Kingston Armory). Proceeds benefit programs/services of local Red Cross. To be considered, complete application by calling 570.823.7161. Items must be at least 75 percent handmade; no resale items. Rent booth for $85 plus $30 event license fee. booths, booths with electricity and corner booths.

Chacko's Family Bowling Center (195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.BOWL,

• Deliver the Cure for MDA: Nov. 4, 3-5 p.m. $25; $15, children 10 and under. Includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soda, prizes. Cash prizes awarded for top 3 teams $300 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place. Proceeds benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association. Register at 570.239.4804.

• Striking out SIDS in memory of Luke Thomas: Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. $20; $10 children under 12; $80, team of five. Event includes two hours unlimited bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soda, and prizes. Proceeds benefit the CJ Foundation. Register at 570.417.0826.

• Strike Out Epilepsy: Nov. 11, 3-5 p.m. $15. Includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soda and prizes. Proceeds benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. Register at 570.256.7823.

• Strike Out Heart Disease: Nov. 11, 6-8 p.m. $20 per person in teams of five or six. Includes two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, soda, t-shirt and basket raffles. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Register at 570.825.2717.

• Bowling 4 Bullies with Sweet Bark Pit Rescue: Nov. 18, 1-3 p.m. $15, general; $10, children 10 and under. Info: [email protected]

Relay for Life of Wyoming Valley Kick-Off Breakfast

• Nov. 10, 9 a.m., Saxton Pavilion, Kingston. Info:

Safe Haven Dog Rescue (, [email protected])

• Volunteer meeting: Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m., Cherry's Restaurant (Rt. 209, Kresgeville).

• Pet pictures with Santa Claws: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Berger's Agway (Rt. 209, Brodheadsville). $8.


Gunners PA Law Enforcement MC ( [email protected], $20/rider, $10/passenger unless noted otherwise)

• Phantom Rider Program: If unable to make it to ride, donate $10 passenger fee and new stuffed animal, which will go to children in need, any left end of season go to Toys For Tots. Send to Gunners 11 Hemlock Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Hi Lites Motor Club (, Jack 570.477.2477, John 574.7470). Events feature door prizes, food, music, 50/50 drawing, more. No alcohol permitted.

Uncle Buck's BBQ Pit Bike Night Wed., 6-9 p.m., 361 W. Main St., Plymouth. Food, drink specials.


Church of Christ Uniting (Market Street and Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 570.288.8434)

• Veterans service: Nov. 11, 10 a.m.

Conyngham United Methodist Church (411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960,

• Sisters: Tues., 10 a.m., began Sept. 25. Andy Stanley six-week study, Twisting the Truth. All women welcome.

First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit (300 School St., Clarks Summit, 570.586.6306,

• Centennial Concert: Nov. 18

• Tim Coombs' Interpretation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol: Nov. 30

Holiday Craft and Gift Fair: Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Joseph's Oblates (Rt. 315, Pittston). Free. Sponsored by St. John's P.M. Church, Avoca. Info: 570.655.8860

Holiday Craft and Gift Fair: Nov. 17-18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Parish Hall (42 Redwood Dr., Laflin). Info: 570.655.8956.

St. John's Primitive Methodist Church (316 Main St., Avoca)

• Holiday craft and gift show: Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Oblates of St. Joseph (1880 Rt. 315, Pittston), benefitting St. John's PM. Info: 570.655.8860

St. Mary's International Spanish Night dinner club: Nov. 8, seatings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., St. Mary's Center (320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton). Deadline for tickets is Nov. 5. Info: 570.343.5151.

St. Michael's Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875)

Pierogie sale: Nov. 6, 2-5 p.m. $6 per dozen. Orders due by Oct. 31.

Halupki sale: Nov. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $1. Orders due by Nov. 11.

St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165)

• Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

St. Stephens Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600)

• Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.

• Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634,

• Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship: First, third Mon. of month for men interested in adult discussion of Catholic faith.

• YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes post-Confirmation youth from all parishes for discussion of Theology of the Body for Teens. Meets first, third Thurs. of month, 5:30 p.m.

Trucksville United Methodist Church (40 Knob Hill Rd., Trucksville, 570.696.3897, [email protected])

• All Gods Children special needs program: every Sun. 9:45-10:45 a.m.


67th Annual Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade, Kingston Corners to Public Square, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. Donations accepted via SSgt. Christopher Keen at 570.288.6641.

Bartolai Winery (2377 State Rt. 92 Highway, Coolidge Ave., Exeter Twp.)

• Rhythm & Wine: Nov. 16, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wine tasting, food, and music to benefit Catholic Social Services. Appetizers and desserts by Dente Catering, music by Paul Oschal. $50, call 570.822.7118 ex. 357 for tickets.

Browndale Fire Co. (Route 247, 620 Marion St., Browndale,

• Homemade Pierogi For Sale: donation $6/dozen. Potato and cheese. To order, contact any member, call 570.499.4908, e-mail [email protected], go online.

Cameo House Bus Tours (Anne Postupack, 570.655.3420, [email protected], checks to 933 Wyoming Ave., W. Pittston, Pa. 18643)

• The Chocolate Show and 9/11 Memorial: Nov. 10

• Philadelphia — The Barnes and Rodin Museums, Lunch at Union League: Nov. 17

Celebrity Guest Bartending Night benefiting Wyoming Valley Children's Association: Nov. 28, 6-9 p.m., Lucky's Sporthouse (Schechter Dr., Wilkes-Barre). $25 per stool, $50 per table for two, $100 per table of four, $200 per table of eight. Info: 570.208.3267.

Chicory House and Folklore Society (, 570.333.4007)

• Dance series: Nov. 3, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). $9, adults; $25, families.

Christmas in Montrose: Dec. 2, 3 p.m., Montrose Area High School. Freewill offering will benefit local charities.

Conyngham United Methodist Church (411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960,

• Sisters: Tues., 10 a.m., began Sept. 25. Andy Stanley six-week study, Twisting the Truth. All women welcome.

Crossing Borders, 1962: A Latin-American Time Travel with Symphonic Chorus of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania: Nov. 4, 3 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church (corner of Linden and Wyoming Avenues, Scranton). $15, adults; $12, senior citizens, adults students, Lackawanna County Library System card holders, WVIA members and Scranton Cultural Center Hood Room members; free, 18 and under. Info: 570.343.6707,

Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500,

• Airing of the Quilts: through Nov. 15. Free.

• Golden Days of Radio Players: Tues. through Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m., ages 18 and up. Free.

• Quilting for Everyone: Carpenter's Wheel: Wed. through Dec. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. $6 per class.

• Quilting for Kids - Birds in the Air: Wed. through Dec. 12, 3:30-5 p.m. $6 per class.

• Decorative Painting: Wed., through Nov. 28, ages 16 and up. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface.

• Yoga for You: Wed., through Nov. 14 and Nov. 28, ages 16 and up. $60 for six-class series or $15 per class.

• Kundalini Yoga: Sat., through Nov. 17 and Dec. 1, 10-11:30 a.m., ages 16 and up. $60 for six class series or $15 per class.

• Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Wed., Oct. 24-Nov. 14, Nov. 28, 10-10:45 a.m. Free.

• Jewelry Making: Introduction to Silver Clay: Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m. $65, all materials provided. Ages 16 and up.

• Painting From Life: Mon., Nov. 5-26, 7-8:30 p.m., ages 13 and up. $60 for four-class series.

• Introduction to Sculpture: Tues., Nov. 6-27, 7-8:30 p.m. $60 for four classes.

• Preschool Mask Making: Thurs., Nov. 8-15, Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 10-10:45 a.m. Free.

• Mask Making: Ages 5-8, Fri., Nov. 9-16, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 4-5:30 p.m.; Ages 9-12, Thurs., Nov. 8-15, Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 4-5:30 p.m. $40 for four classes.

• Holiday Candy Crafts: Nov. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Free. For families with kids ages 6-12.

• Northeastern Pennsylvania in America History: Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Free.

• Gingerbread House Workshop: Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-noon. Free. For ages 13 and up.

• Knit a Ruffled Scarf: Nov. 20, 7-9 p.m. $30, all materials provided. Ages 16 and up.

• Tips and Tricks for Making Jewelry: Nov. 26, 6-9 p.m. $60, all materials provided. Ages 16 and up.

• Dietrich Radio Players Performance: Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Free.

• Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas: Dec. 7-8, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Free.

• Holiday Workshop: Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.

• It's a Wonderful Life: Dec. 18, 2, 7 and 8 p.m. Free.

• Holiday Camp: Dec. 27-28, 9:30-11 a.m. $25. For ages 5-12.

Doug Smith Music ( [email protected], 570.343.7271)

• Erin Malloy trio: Nov. 6, noon-2 p.m., Mall at Steamtown (300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton)

• Jazz trio: Nov. 8, noon-2 p.m., Mall at Steamtown (300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton)

• Ferdie Bistocchi Memorial Orchestra: Nov. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Mary's Center (320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton) $25. Info:570.348.1968

• SAGE Awards: Nov. 12, 6:30-9 p.m., Mellow Theater (501 Vine St., Scranton).

• Brenda Fernandes: Nov. 15, noon-2 p.m., Mall at Steamtown (300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton)

• Senior lunch: Nov. 19, 12:45-1:45 p.m., Jewish Community Center (601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton). Info:570.346.6595

• Friends of the Poor Thanksgiving Dinner: Nov. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). Free.

• Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Santa Trail, train ride from Carbondale to Steamtown National Historic Site. Info: 570.963.6730

Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in need of volunteers, one day/week to check in clients, more; arrive by 8:15 a.m., commit to every week. Positions to help w/ vaccination clinics, substitute desk work. Stop in to office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville,, call 570.994.5846.

Eckley Miners' Village (2 Eckley Main St., Weatherly, 570.636.2070,

• Fall Foliage Photo Contest: through Nov. 30. $5 registration fee, submissions due to museum Dec. 3.

Geisinger blood center drive: Nov. 7 and Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton). Info: 1.866.996.5100,

Girls Night In Slumber Party: Nov. 16, 6-11 p.m., The Hilton Scranton and Conference Center (100 Adams Ave., Scranton). Presented by Mom Prom of NEPA. Free when you book an overnight stay at the Hilton for that evening. Info: 570.561.5714

Holiday Craft Fair: Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., West Side Career and Technology Center (75 Evans St., Kingston). Proceeds aid community projects and assist students in their competitions. Info: 570.881.1882

Holiday Craft and Gift Fair: Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m., Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgway Dr., Dallas). Info: 570.675.1134, ext. 100.

In dulci jubilo: In Sweet Rejoicing: Choral Arts of Luzerne County, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church (97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre) and Dec. 9, 3 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church (467 Main St., Conyngham). $15, adults; $10, students and senior citizens.

Leadership on Tap, Susquehanna Brewing Co. (635 S. Main St., Pittston), Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 at door. Proceeds benefit Leadership Wilkes-Barre Scholarship and Development Fund. Info: 570.823.2101, ext. 135.

Learn to Homebrew Day, hosted by Scranton Brewers Guild and Wyoming Valley Home Brewers: Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waldorf Park (13 Waldorf Ln., Scranton). Info: Find Scranton Brewers Guild or Wyoming Valley Homebrewers on Facebook,

Lung Cancer Alliance Scranton Chapter fundraiser: Nov. 1, 6-9 p.m., Anna Maria's (984 E. Drinker St., Dunmore).

The Mall at Steamtown (300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, 570.343.3400)

• Live music and/or magic and children's entertainment: Every Tues., Thurs., noon-2 p.m.; every Sun. 12:30-2:30 p.m.

• Open Mic with Sarah Yzkanin or Janice Gambo Chesna: Every Wed., 6-8 p.m.

Monroe County Garden Club

• It's a Winter Wonderland flower show: Nov. 2 from 3-5 p.m.; Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Nov. 4, 1-3 p.m.; Hughes Public Library (N. 9th Street, Stroudsburg). Free, donations accepted.

• Monthly meeting Nov. 8, 11:30 a.m. Hughes Public Library (1002 N. Ninth Street, Stroudsburg). $5. Info: 570.420.0283.

Monroe County Unity Seminar Nov. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., East Stroudsburg University Innovation Center (314 Independence Road, Route 447 and E. Brown St., East Stroudsburg) Info: 570.445.4292.

National Adoption Month event: Nov. 20, 6-8 p.m., Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre. Info:

New England Contra dance: Nov. 3, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). $9, adults; $24, families. Info:570.333.4007,

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, [email protected],

Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090, [email protected],

• Concert: Nov. 4, 3 p.m., Towanda High School. Advance: $8/adult, $4/student. Door: $9/adult, $5/student

• Concert: Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Tunkhannock Middle School. Advance: $8/adult, $4/student. Door: $9/adult, $5/student

The Osterhout Free Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre,, 570.821.1959)

• International Games Day: Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

• Learn How to Knit of Crochet: Nov. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

• Apply to College seminar: Nov. 8, 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

• Knit and Crochet Group: Sat., Nov. 10 and 24, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free.

Oz for Paws benefit for Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge: Nov. 4, 2 p.m.-close, The Getaway Lounge (1477 W. Main St., Plymouth). $3 cover, 21+.

Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, [email protected])

• Crochet club, Tues., 10 a.m., Thurs., 6 p.m.

• Kids' craft club: Third Sat., Nov. 17, 10 a.m. For grades 2-5.

• Kids Science Club, first Sat. of each month, open to students in grades 2-5. November meeting is Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.

• ‘Page Turners' kids' book club, first Thurs. of each month, 4 p.m., grades 3-5.

• Adult Baked Goods and Book Club, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.

• Teen Advisory Group, Nov. 8, 6 p.m., open to middle and senior high school students.

• Lego club, Nov. 11, 3:45 p.m.

• Christmas card collection for troops: Cards due by Nov. 12, card making party Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Submitted cards should not be sealed or stamped.

• Holiday Gift Fair, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $10.00.

The Regal Room (216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, 570.489.1901)

• Deluxe Semi-private Christmas Party: Dec. 8, 7 p.m.-midnight. $35-52, due Nov. 30. Full course dinner, open bar, music by Jeffrey James Band, 21+.

Regional Entertainment Investments in the Future: Yankees and Mohegan Sun Arena: Nov. 9, 7:45 a.m., Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center (77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre). $15. RSVP: [email protected], 570.675.9253.

Special master class with Insanity workout creator Shaun T: Nov. 3, 1-5 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Only 300 tickets available, first-come, first-served, sale begins Oct. 30. Sale Tues. and Thurs., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Wilkes University Henry Student Center (84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre). $10. Info: [email protected].

Stress Management for the Holidays, presented by Holistic Moms Network of Wyoming Valley: Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hoyt Library (284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). Free, memberships available for $45 per year. Info: 570.466.1347, [email protected],

Tattoos For Life: Nov. 10, noon-8 p.m., Stormi Steel Tattoos and Body Piercing (364 East St., Bloomsburg). Proceeds benefit American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Tattoo designs themed around Love Life available for $20 per tattoo, 50 percent of each tattoo benefits foundation. Four artists available Nov. 10. First-come, first-served; appointments scheduled if necessary. Info:, 570.387.8085.

Trauma expo: Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton).

Volunteers needed for Operation Friendship: Program organized by Serving Seniors (Scranton Life Building, 538 Spruce St., Suite 408, Scranton). Operation Friendship works to bring holiday cheer and greetings to residents of nursing and assisted living or personal care homes. Individuals and groups needed to write and send personalized Christmas cards. Info: 570.344.3931.

Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly,

• 29th annual Artisans' Marketplace: Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $6. Info: 570.586-8191, ext. 5.

• Wreathmaking with Abby Peck: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $2. Info: 570.586.8191, ext. 5,

• Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. $8. Info: 570.586.8191, ext. 5

Wilkes-Barre City Events

• Farmers' Market: Thurs., through Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Public Square. Thurs. Info:

Wyoming Farmers Market (Butlers Park, corner of 8th and Butler Streets)

• Every Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fresh produce, crafts, and food vendors. Vendor opportunities available at 570.693.0291, option 1.

Your Dog's Place, LLC (570.729.8977, [email protected])

• K9 Nose Work: Intro to Nose Work, Sat., 11:30 a.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. Intro to Odor, Mon., 8:15 p.m. Intro to Vehicles and Exteriors, Mon., 7 p.m. Continuing Nose Work, Mon., 5 p.m.

• Kinderpuppy: Wed., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. Puppy parenting 101.

• Canine Life & Social Skills: Thurs., 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m.

• Reliable Recalls: Fri., 6-7:30 p.m.


Eckley Miners' Village (located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070;

Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. $6, adults; $5.50, senior citizens; $4, children 12 and under.

Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour (Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590) Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Excursions: Wed.-Sun. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Rides: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7.75 ages 3-12. Mine open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours hourly, $8 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5.50 ages 3-12.

Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186,

• European River Cruise: April 8-15, 2013. From $2,549/member, double occupancy, plus air. Info: 570.504.7575,

The Houdini Museum (1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton)

Every weekend by reservation. Open 1 p.m., closes 4 p.m. Also available weekdays for school groups, bus, hotel groups. $17.95/adults, $14.95/11 and under.

• Ghost Tours: Scheduled daily, 7 p.m., reservations required. Secret time/meeting place divulged upon reservation, call 570.383.1821.$20/adults, $15/11 and under. Rain or shine, year-round. Daytime walks also available on limited basis. Private tours can be arranged for groups. Info:, [email protected].

Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841)

Downtown Walking Tours (free and open to the public):

• Custom Tours: 7-8 blocks, about 2 hours. Routes selected based on interests of participants Most days, noon-6 p.m. $5/person, min. 4 people, max. 30. Call 955.0244.

• Step-on bus tours, Costume Tours: Call for info.

Luzerne County Historical Society (49 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.6244, [email protected])

• LCHS Annual Historic Preservation Awards: Nov. 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Westmoreland Club (59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre). $40, LCHS members; $50, non-members. Info: 570.823.6244, ext. 1.

• Death and Mourning at the Swetland Homestead: Nov. 2-3, 7-9 p.m., Swetland Homestead (885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming). $8, LCHS members; $10, non-members. RSVP: 570.823.6244, ext. 3.

• Denison House Afternoons of Colonial Hospitality: Dec. 8-9, 1-5 p.m., Nathan Denison House (35 Denison St., Kingston). $4, adults; $2, children; free, under 5.

Pennsylvania's Anthracite Heritage Museum (McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, Open year round, Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Scranton Iron Furnaces (159 Cedar Ave., Scranton,

For guided tours, call Anthracite Heritage Museum at 570.963.4804 for schedule/fees.

St. Ann's National Basilica Shrine and Monastery (Scranton: 570.347.5691) Group tours available by appointment. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.

Steamtown National Historic Site (I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391,

• Ongoing: Interpretive programs, visitor center, theater, a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children ages 6-12.

• The Scranton Limited train ride: Wed.-Sun. 30 minute rides depart from Roundhouse boarding area Wed., 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. A historic steam locomotive operates Thurs.-Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. $3 per person, all ages 6+. Visit for train schedule or call 570.340.5200.

Tripp House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton: 570.961.3317). The oldest structure in Lackawanna County. Tours are conducted by appointment.


Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, [email protected],

Painting, drawing, creative arts/pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, mixed media:

• Adults (Ages 13+): Mon.-Tues., noon-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 6-9 p.m. Student may choose length of time from 1-3 hrs. for evening class

• Children (Ages 8-12): Weekdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815,

• ‘Let's Build a Snowman!: Nov. 10, 1:30-3 p.m., for ages 7-12. $25, all supplies included.

Jewelry Making Goes Green - Recycled Earrings Workshop: Nov. 17, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $35, supplies included.

Ballroom Dancing taught by certified members of Dance Educators of America. Available for private groups, clubs, organizations, senior centers, more. Call 570.785.9459.

Blue Diamond Toastmasters International: Nov. 6, 5:15 p.m., Sundance Vacations (264 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre). Join the area's public speaking, leadership, and self-improvement club the first and third Tues. of each month. Info: 570.338.2194,, [email protected]

Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Call Rick Evans at 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea at 570.823.5957.

Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787,

• Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat., 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper mache, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176.

Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail [email protected] or visit

Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186,

• Everybody's Art New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Pre-registration required.

• Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register.

• Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Pre-registration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail [email protected].

GreenBeing (334 Adams Ave., Scranton, [email protected])

• Not Your Granny's Sewing: one-on-one lessons: $40/lesson, $140/4 sessions, 2-3 hour sessions. Tailored to individual needs.

Guitar & Bass Lessons available from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16 per hour. All ages, all styles of music, all levels. Call 570.788.4797 for info.

Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673)

• Instrumental Music Instruction

• Private Ballroom Lessons

• Private Vocal Instruction: Tues. evenings.

• Private Guitar Instruction: Classical, acoustic, electric for all ages.

Healthcare provider CPR class: Nov. 6 and 19, 6-10 p.m., Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton).

Healthcare provider renewal CPR class: Nov. 7 and 20, 6-9 p.m., Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton).

Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule.

Math Tutoring and Coaching Highly qualified and experienced teacher. All levels tutoring, coaching, homework help. Individuals/groups. Fun-filled Math Anxiety Buster Workshops. Open all week. Ongoing enrollment. Call 570.899.5576, e-mail [email protected].

Moscow Clayworks (

• Focus on hand-building techniques: Adults, Tues., 6-8 p.m.; kids, Thurs., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required.

• Potters Wheel for Beginners: Mon., Wed., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required.

NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194,

• Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstrations/programs/workshops.

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, [email protected],

• Kid's Art Class: Ages 11-16, Sat., 3-5 p.m.; Ages 5-10, Sun., 3-5 p.m. $100 for four weeks or $30 per class. All supplies included.

• Adult Acrylic Painting Class: Mon., Nov. 5-26, 5-6:30 p.m. $100, all supplies included.

Northeast Photography Club ( meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Variety of topics, monthly contest, guest speakers. Membership open.

Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589,, [email protected])

• Ballet and jazz classes: Tues., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up. $10, first class; $5, second class.

• Dimensions in Dance w/ Lee LaChette: Jazz, tap, ballet for adults & kids. $10/hour, $5/second class. E-mail or call 991.1817.

• Tap classes: Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up. $10, first class; $5, second class.

• Tap / jazz / ballet: Tues., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10, first class; $5, second class.

• Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call 991.1817.

• Vocal Coaching w/ Nicole Rasmus: $15/half hour

• Stage Combat Lessons w/ Paul J. Gallo: 12 weeks, date/time TBA. 1.5 hours, prepare for intense physical activity, dress appropriately. $20/week or $200 up front.

Piano and Flute Lessons (Anne, 570.881.2433)

• Private studio in Kingston, enthusiastic approach, learn at own pace and in natural learning style. Professional teacher/performer (Bachelors in Music Performance, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music; Masters in Music Performance, University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music). Accepting new students of all ages, time slots available early mornings into evenings weekdays for 30, 45, 60 minutes.

Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460.

• Memoir writing: Fri., Nov. 2-23, 10 a.m.-noon. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.

• Beginner watercolor: Mon., Nov. 5-26, 6-8 p.m., $85, member; $95, non-member; $65, senior member; $70, senior non-member.

• Intermediate watercolor: Wed., Nov. 7-28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.

• Drawing: Wed., Nov. 7-28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.

• Creative writing, Christmas letter workshop: Nov. 13, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $25, member; $35, non-member; $15, senior member; $20, senior non-member.

• Gift workshop, polymer jewelry making: Nov. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $25, member; $35, non-member; $15, senior member; $20, senior non-member.

Private Voice Lessons Mon.-Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in opera/classical/musical theater. Hour, half-hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit for info.

Something Special: (23 West Walnut Street Kingston, 570.540.6376, [email protected],

• MANGA Art Class: (Japanese Cartooning) Wed., 4-5 p.m. Learn the art of Japanese cartooning. 4-week session, supplies included: $60 per child. Call or e-mail to register.

Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487)

• Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free, open to all. For info, call 346.0759.

Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, 570.586.8191,

• Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed., 7:15 p.m., Comm auditorium. Basic & advanced ballroom, swing. $15/person. For info, call Vince Brust at 489.3111.

Wyoming Valley Art League

• Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.


Brokenharts Asylum (Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Dallas, 570.760.8027,

• Fri. and Sat., 7 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 7-11 p.m. $10, immediate re-ride for $5 more.

Dracula's Forest (2828 Rock Dr., Clarks Summit, 570.586.5084, • Fri.-Sun., through Oct. Tickets available at 6:30 p.m. Haunted hay ride $15 for adults, $7 for kids 10 and under; Shockwalk $7; Little Screamers, Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m., $7.

Halloween Open House: Oct. 31, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Justus Fire Company (159 Fieldstone Dr., Scott Twp.). Free fire prevention info plus candy and hot chocolate for children. Chicken wings for sale, $7 for 10; chicken fritters, $5 for 3. Info:

Halloween Party, to benefit the Palermo Heart to Heart Foundation: Oct. 31, 6-10 p.m., Damenti's Restaurant (870 N. Hunter Highway, Mountain Top). Fundraiser dinner is $50 per person. Info: 570.788.2004

Reaper's Revenge (456 Swika Ln., Scott Township, 570.253-GRIM, • Fri. and Sat., 6-11 p.m.; Sun. and Nov. 2-3, 6-10 p.m., through Nov. 3. $25.

Safe Halloween: Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m., St. Faustina's Church (520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke). Free.


Better Breathers Club: Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m., continues second Tuesday of every month, Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton). Info: 570.969.8986.

Building Industry Association of NEPA (570.287.3331)

• Sponsorship: Become host of a monthly General Membership Meeting. Call or e-mail [email protected] for details.

• Accepting entries for Outdoor Theme Project from builders, trade schools, Vo-Techs, Job Corps. For info, call 570.287.3331.

Diabetes support group: Nov. 9, 10 a.m., Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., third floor, Scranton).Info: 570.969.7272.

Living with Grief: free six-week bereavement support group (2-3:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m., Spiritual Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.808.5539)

Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic, 570.451.3171 ext. 116 or 101)

• Support Group Meetings: third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m.

Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. No fee, newcomers welcome. Call 570.829.1341 for details/meeting locations of visit

Pride of NEPA meetings the second Tues. of each month. Visit for details.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Call 570.822.7118 ext. 307 for info.

- compiled by Chris Hughes, Weekender Staff Writer. Send your listings to [email protected], 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18703, or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline is Mondays at 2 p.m. Expanded listings at