February 24, 2013

Zen Meditation program slated

Introduction to Zen Meditation will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Mercy Center on the campus of Misericordia University.

The program includes an explanation of the value of and practice of Zen meditation, a brief practice session and time for response and questions.

Pre-registration required and a free will donation is requested. For more information, call all Sr. Barbara Craig at 675-1872.

Zumba Night at TEC

Trucksville Early Childhood Education Center will host a parent/child Zumba Night at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26 in the Richard and Melba Dickson Educational Building, 40 Knob Hill Road, Trucksville.

The event will begin with an hour-long Zumba class taught by licensed Zumba instructor Kim Kimba Baltruchitis where babysitting will be provided for younger children. Following the class, younger children may participate in a 20-minute children's class. The event is being held in conjunction with Good Health weeks at Trucksville to promote fitness awareness.

The cost is $8 per participant, $10 if utilizing babysitting service and children's fitness class. Proceeds will benefit the school's most recent project to fence in the playground area.

For more information or to register for babysitting service, call 696-3899.

Curriculum program at Dallas HS

There will be a curriculum night for all students and parents of students who will be in grades 9-12 in the fall at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Dallas High School auditorium.

There will be a brief presentation which will review new course offerings and the scheduling framework for the

2013-14 school year. Department chairs will be available.

Upcoming eighth-grade students and parents are invited.

Rummage sale set

A rummage and bake sale to benefit the 2013 Dallas High School Lock-In will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Marc h 10 at the Dallas Middle School.

Presentation slated

Intellectual Disabilities: Depression and Social Isolation is the topic of a Friday, March 15 presentation sponsored by Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health & Developmental Services, in concert with the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Training Council on Quality and The Advocacy Alliance Northeast PA Health Care Quality Unit.

The free training will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Luzerne County West Side Annex Building, 2009 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort.

Veteran health care administrator and nurse educator Dr. Sharon Falzone, Director of the NE PA Health Care Quality Unit, will provide information on how to recognize depression and social isolation in adults with intellectual disabilities; diagnostic criteria and treatment modalities.

To register, phone 825-9441 or e-mail mhmr@mhmr.luzerne.pa.us.

Art exhibit at Misericordia

The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University is hosting the exhibit, Student Art Exhibition: Mixed Media, from March 13-23, featuring the works of more than 40 Misericordia students. The art gallery will hold an opening reception with light refreshments for the public from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 16.

In addition to the student art exhibit, Misericordia University student Nathan Delmar of Shavertown, is curating the exhibit, 19th Century Illustrations, in the adjacent MacDonald Art Gallery.

The Misericordia University Art Studios is located in the lower level of 50 Lake St., Dallas. For more information about the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, call 674-6250.