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Agenda, 4.10.13-4.16.13

April 10, 2013

BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


American Lung Association

  • Fight for Air Walk: June 8, King’s College Betzler Fields, Wilkes-Barre. For more info visit www.lunginfo.org/wbwalk


Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge


(974 Lockville Rd., Dallas, 570.333.5265, www.bcfanimalrefuge.org)


• 1st Annual Motorcycle Run, “Hogs for Dogs:” May 12, start and ends at the Getaway Lounge, Plymouth. Registration 11 a.m. to noon, starts 12:15, rain or shine. $20, rider; $10, passenger.


• Dart tournament: May 26, noon, Murphy’s Pub, Swoyersville. $90 per three-person team. Sign-ups from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. For more information contact mdima72000@yahoo.com.


• Haircut fundraiser: May 19, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sports Page (Twin Stacks Center, 1100 Memorial Highway, Dallas and 160 Boston Ave., West Pittston). Call for an appointment at 570.675.2466 or 570.654.6114.


Breathe Deep NEPA (www.lungevity.com)

• “Breathe Deep & Jam Out!” benefit concert: April 12, 7 p.m.-1:30 a.m., River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains Township). $8. Features music by Back Mountain, Jennie Gold, Rich Partington, Got U Covered, Paulsko, 20 Lb Head and Esta Coda.


Make-A-Wish

(800.480.WISH, www.wishgreaterpa.org)

• 19th Annual Wish Upon A Star Dinner Dance and Silent Auction: May 17, 6-11 p.m., Stroudsmoor Inn at Terraview. For reservations call 570.424.5081 by May 6.

UNICO National Keystone Chapter


(Dunmore)


• Charity Pig Roast: April 13, 6-10 p.m., Fiorelli’s (Peckville). $45 per person.


Victims Resource Center

(71 North Franklin St, 570.823.0765, www.vrcnepa.org)

• 28th Annual Geranium Sale: Orders must be placed by April 26. Geraniums will be available for pick-up/delivery the week of May 7-10. Pink or red geraniums in 4inch pots, $3.50 each.


Volunteers of America


(25 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.825.5261)


• 9th Annual Celebrity Dinner: April 11, The Woodlands Inn and Resort (1073 Highway 315,Wilkes-Barre). $125 per person. Info: Liz, 570.825.5261, ext. 8.


CAR & BIKE EVENTS


2013 NEPA Motorcycle and PowerSports Show: April 14, noon-5 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre). Proceeds from the show go to Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. $7.50 per bike, registration day-of from 9-11 a.m. Motorcycles with more than ½ tank of fuel not permitted. $7.50, admission; free, children under 12.


Gunners PA Law Enforcement MC

(gunnerspalemc@gmail.com, $20/rider, $10/passenger unless noted otherwise)

  • 2nd Annual Project Fallen Ride: May 5, 10 a.m., Susquehenna Brewing Co. Info: Gunnerspalemc.com.

CHURCHES


St. Faustina Kowalska’s Catholic Church

• Annual Basket Raffle Fundraiser: April 14, doors 10:30 a.m., drawing begins at 1 p.m, St. Stan’s gymnasium (West Church Street, Nanticoke). Tickets to Bid on the Baskets cost $5 a raffle ticket, which contains 25 individual tickets.


St. Joseph Melkite Church


(130 North St. Francis Cabrini Avenue, West Scranton. 570.343.6092, scrantonmelkite@verizon.net)


• Annual St. Joseph Breakfast: April 21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $7.50, adults; $4, children 4-10 years old; free, children 3 and under.


Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center


(140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre)

  • Developing Effective Teams: Transforming Teams into Sacred Circles of Service webinar: April 10, 7-9 p.m.
  • Spiritual Liberation with Michael Beckwith: April 13, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • The Bridge Class: April 17, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Re-New Unity Workshop and Luncheon: April 20, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $30, both workshops; $20, one workshop. Limited to 50 particpants; reservations required.


EVENTS


American Legion Mountain Post 781 (Mountain Top)

  • 5th Annual Flea Market: May 5, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors wanted. $10, under cover with table; $5, in yard, bring your own table. To register call 570.474.2161.

Choral Arts of Luzerne County

(www.choralartslc.org)

• Spring Concert/Fifth Season Celebration: April 27, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church (97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre); April 28, 4 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church (467 Main St., Conyngham). $15, adults; $10, students and seniors.

Dietrich Theater


(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com).


• Philadelphia Bus Trip to the Barnes: April 11, bus departs 7 a.m., returns approximately 10 p.m. $135


• Tom Knight Puppet Show: April 17, 1:30 p.m.


• Philadelphia Bus Trip to the Barnes: April 11, departs 7 a.m. returns 10 p.m. $135.


Kids Classes:


• Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Ages 4 and 5. Series 2, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10-10:45 a.m.


Intergenerational Classes:


• Quilting for Everyone: “Atlantic Star:” Ages 13 and up. Wednesdays, Through March 27, 6-7:30 p.m. $6 per class, including materials.


Adult Classes:


• Kundalini Yoga: Ages 16 and up. 10-11:30 a.m., Series 3 April 27, May 4, 11, 18. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in.


Eighth Annual Mothers Day Intertribal Powwow:


May 11, noon-6 p.m., May 12, noon-5 p.m., Noxen Fire Co. founds (Stull Road, Noxen, Wyoming County). Free. For more information contact Natalie “Wisteria” at 570.947.2097 or via email at wisteria18704@yahoo.com.


Everhart Museum

(1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 570.346.7186, general.information@everhart-museum.org)

• The Green Hour: Absinthe at the Everhart: April 24, 7-9 p.m.


• “Bats in my belfry, dingbats in yours?:” May 1, 6-8 p.m., Jack’s Drafthouse


• Stoker on Stoker: May 15, 6-8 p.m.


• Steampunk Jewelry: June 5, 6-8 p.m. $25, museum members; $30, non-members. Ages 16 and older. Pre-registration required.


The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce


(222 Mulberry St., Scranton)


• Develop Key Actions to Create More Meaningful Conversations: April 10, 8 a.m.


• Leadership Lackawanna Alumni Reunion: April 10, 5:30 p.m.


• Discover the Bioscience Resources Available in NEPA: April 9, 1 p.m.


• Engage in More Meaningful Conversations: April 10, 8 a.m.


• Employment Expo: April 11, 11 a.m.


• Women in Leadership Roles…How to Step Up!: April 17, noon.


Hazleton FunFest

• 80s Throwback Prom, Hazleton Funfest fundraiser: April 27, Capriotti’s Palazzo, McAdoo. . Tickets available at Funfest, 20 W. Broad Street, or at Metallo’s Formal Wear, 310 W. Broad Street, Hazleton. Information can also be found at www.funfestpa.org or by calling 570.455.1509.


Irem Clubhouse


(64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


• Health Aging Seminar: Minding the Mind: April 10, 2-3 p.m.


• Cooking Demonstration: April 18, 6-7:30 p.m. $25 per person. Reservations required. Pre-payment due by Apri l15.


Johnson College


(3427 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.342.6404, johnson.edu)


• 21st Annual Golf Tournament: May 17, Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top. Info: Stephanie Orzalek, Coordinator of Institutional Advancement, 570.702.8908 or sorzalek@johnson.edu.


King’s College


(133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu)


• 2013 Global Landscapes Conference: April 17-18, 9 a.m.-5:15 p.m., Snyder Conference Room of the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.


• Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert: April 19-20, 7:30 p.m. J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center. Free. Info: 570.208.6044.


Lackawanna College


(501 Vine St., Scranton, 1.877.346.3552, lackawanna.edu)


Environmental Institute (10 Moffat Dr., Covington Twp.)


• On Exhibit: A Walk Through Natures Glory: Through April 19.


• Live Native Animals: April 3, 6:30-8 p.m. $5.


• Amphibian Walk: April 17, 6-8 p.m. $5. Pre-registration required.


• Art in Nature: Clay Pot Wreaths: April 20, 9 a.m.-noon. $25. Pre-registration required.


• Art Opening: Three Artists from Elmhurst: April 26, 5-7 p.m. Runs through June 3.


Misericordia University


(www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719, misericordia.edu)


• Adult learner open house for Expressway Accelerated Degree Program: April 10, 4-7 p.m., Lackawanna College boardroom (145 E. Broad St., Hazleton); April 18, 4-6 p.m., Lackawanna College-Hazleton Center (145 E. Broad St., Hazleton).


• “Importance of Keeping Records for Libraries and National Archives” presentation: April 16, 4:30 p.m., Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.


• Beyond Harmony performance: April 19, before the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton RailRiders game.


• Eastern Pennsylvania Philosophical Association meeting: April 20, registration 8:30 a.m., session beings at 9:30, Huntzinger Room 218, Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. $25; $10, students with a valid ID.


• Back Mountain Chamber, Business & Community Expo and spring meeting of the Back Mountain Historical Association: April 17, expo 4-7 p.m., meeting 7-9 p.m.


Monroe County Garden Club


• Meeting: April 10, 11:30 a.m.. Monroe County Conservation District Environmental Education Center (8050 Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg). Free, members; $5, guests.


Mount Aloysius College (7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cresson. 814.886.4131.)


• Biennial Students of Interpreting Conference: April 13-14. $50.


Mountain Grange No. 567


• Monthly fleamarket: Second Saturday of each month. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mountain Grange Hall (1632 W. 8th St., Carverton).


• Annual spring luncheon and fundraiser: May 8, 11:30 a.m., Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort (100 Shawnee on Delaware Lodge, Shawnee). $28.


NEPA Philharmonic

• “Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the Streisand Songbook:” April 12, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center (Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) and April 13, 8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center. $29, adults; $15, students. Tickets are available by calling 570.270.4444.


Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)


• Plant for Conservation: Trees Protect Water Quality: April 17, 6-8 p.m. Registration is required by calling 570.403.2006.


• Fishing Tackle Loaner Day: April 20, 9 a.m.-noon. Kids under 16 can borrow a fishing pole for use at Lake Frances in the morning. A pole and limited tackle is supplied for free, but bringing your own bait is a must. An adult with a driver’s license is needed to sign out equipment.


• Guided Bird Walk: April 21, 8-10 a.m. Registration is required by calling 570.403.2006.


• Move It Outside Day Guided Hike: April 24, 6-7:30 p.m. Registration is required by calling 570.403.2006.


• Spring Into Action Park Cleanup: April 27, 9 a.m.-noon. Registration is required by calling 570.403.2006.


• Wildflower Walk: May 4, 1 p.m. Advanced registration required by calling 570.403.2006.


• A Bird in the Hand: Songbird Mist Netting: May 11, 8:30 a.m.-noon.


• Discover Lehigh Gorge Walk: May 25, 11 a.m. Meet at the White Haven Community Library.


• Summer DiscoverE Camp Registratio: May 11, 8:30 a.m. $20 per child.


The Osterhout Free Library


(71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959)


• Downton Abbey Celebration: April 16, 6-8 p.m.


• Mark Piazza, Extremely Mental: April 17, 7 p.m.


• “For Me, For You, For Later” money workshop: April 25, 6-7 p.m.


• How To Start a Non-profit” April 8, 12:15-12:45 p.m.


• Market Research with Bill Corcoran: April 15, 12:15-12:45 p.m.


• Starting A Business: April 22, 12:15-12:45 p.m.


• 29th Annual George Ralston Golf Classic hosted by The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre: April 26, Mill Race Golf Course, Benton. Registration begins 11 a.m., shotgun start at noon. $100 per person. To register, be a sponsor, or donate a prize, contact Christopher Kelly at 570.823.0156, ext. 218 or ckelly@osterhout.lib.pa.us.


76 University Drive , Hazleton, 570.450.3000, www.hn.psu.edu)


Penn State Wilkes-Barre


(Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu)


• Spring Film and Discussion Series – “The Unconquerable Human Spirit: Five Degrees of Diversity:” Thursdays through April 18, 7 p.m., R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 (24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre)


Friends of Salt Springs Park


(PO Box 541, Montrose. 570.967.7275, info@friendsofsaltspringspark.org.)


• Chainsaw Day: April 13, 9 a.m. Pre-register: 570.967.7275.


• Trail Clean Up Day: April 20, 11 a.m. Pre-register: 570.967.7275.


• Cycle & Recycle - Celebrate Earth Day: April 21, 12:30-5 p.m. Rain date, April 28.


• Egg Hunt: April 27, 1-4 p.m.


Salvation Army


• Annual awards dinner: May 16, 5:30 p.m., Best Western Genetti Hotel and Convention Center (77 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre). Reservations by contacting Lieutenant Sharon Tressler at The Salvation Army at sharon.tressler@use.salvationarmy.org or 570.824.8741.


Sons of the American Legion Post 781

(Church Rd. Mountain Top, 570.474.2161, alpost781.org)

• 5th annual Flea Market: May 5, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 under cover with table or $5 in yard, BYOT. Registration by phone, 570.474.2161.


The University of Scranton


(800 Linden St., Scranton, 570.941.7400, scranton.edu)


• Alumni Day of Service, clean-up of Lackawanna River Heritage Trail: April 13, 10 a.m. To volunteer call 570.941.4263.


• Hill Section Street Sweep and Alumni Day of Service: April 14 1 p.m. To volunteer call 570.941.4263.


• Performance Music presents “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Singers with The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra: April 7, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan McLean Center.


• “Federal and International Gun Control: an Historical Perspective” lecture: April 8, 4:30 p.m., Rose Room, Brennan Hall.


• Brown Bag Lunch: “Equal Pay Day” a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages: April 9, 11:45 a.m., McDonnell Room, DeNaples Center.


Waverly Community House


(1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, waverlycomm.org)


• 21st Annual House, Garden and Gift Show: April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


• Beginner’s Italian: Eight weeks beginning April 9, 7-8 p.m.


Wayne County Builders Association


(www.WayneCountyBuilders.com )


• Home and Garden Festival: April 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ladore Camp Retreat and Conference Center (off Owego Turnpike, Waymart). Free to the public.


• LEGO Building Contest: April 27 at the WBCA Home and Garden Festival, Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat and Conference Center (Waymart). Pre-registration required, 40 spots available, by April 1.


Wilkes University


(84 W. South St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.WILKES.U, wilkes.edu)


• 13th Annual Tom Bigler Journalism Conference: April 12, 9 a.m.-1:45 p.m.


• Panel Discussion: Strategies that Will Help Young People Succeed in School and in Life with speakers Mahmoud Fahmy, Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Rev. Robert Zanicky, and Monsignor Vincent Grimalia: April 16, 4:30 p.m., Henry Student Center Ballroom.


• Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series: 7 p.m., Kirby Salon. March 18, Jeff Mock and Margot Schilpp; April 15, Tim Parrish.


• Max Rosenn Lecture by Noah Feldman: April 28.


Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce


• Second Annual Business, Job and Gas Expo: April 11, Wyoming County Fairgrounds (Meshoppen).


• 21st Birthday Block Party: May 3, 6-10 p.m., Comfort Inn & Suites (5 N. Eaton Road, Tunkhannock). $35, in advance; $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wyccc.com or by calling Deborah at 570.875.8325.


LOCAL HISTORY


Eckley Miners’ Village


(located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org)


Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour:


Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590


Everhart Museum:


1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org


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


The Houdini Museum


1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Info: scrantonghosttours.com. 570.383.1821.


Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Heritage Museum


McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, www.phmc.state.pa.ust.


Scranton Iron Furnaces


159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, www.anthracitemuseum.org. 570.963.4804.


St. Ann’s National Basilica Shrine and Monastery


Scranton, 570.347.5691.


Steamtown National Historic Site


I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea.


Tripp House


1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton: 570.961.3317.


LEARNING


A Quest for A Good Life workshops:


Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., six-week course, New Bridge Center (480 Pierce St., Suite 117 Kingston) and Mondays, 6:30 p.m., 29th Street Office Complex, 1201A Church St., Hazleton. $25, per workshop; $125, all six. To register call 570.643.0222. For more info visit www.aquestforagoodlife.com.


ArtWorks Gallery & Studio


(503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com):


Children’s Classes


• The Young Artist Explores: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, noon-1 p.m. Ages 5-12. $100, includes all supplies.


Teen and Adult Classes and Workshops


• Drawing workshops with Nina Davidowitz at ArtWorks: Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-8 p.m., $100.


• Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-8 p.m. $100.


• All About Theatre for Very Special Artists: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. $95, per series. All supplies included. Series II: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8. Performance May 8 at 7 p.m.


Endless Mountains Zendo (104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. 570.925.5077, endless@epix.net)


• Young People’s Introdcution to Zen Buddhism: April 21, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Ages 10-13. Adults welcome, too.


• Zen Meditation Gathering: April 14, 8:30-10:30 a.m.


NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.myspace.com/nepabonsai).


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


Pocono Arts Council


(18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org)


Adult Classes


• Mixed Media: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.


• Introduction to Pastel Painting: April 9, 16, 23, 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.


• Collage to Colograph: Mixed Media and Printmaking: April 13, 20, 27, 1-3 p.m. $60, member; $70, non-member; $50, senior member; $55, senior non-member.


• Oil painting workshop: April 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $60, member; $70, non-member; $50, senior member; $55, senior non-member.


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.


SOCIAL GROUPS


AA Intergroup NEPA


Info: aaintergroupnepa.org, 570.654.0488


Alcohol Anonymous


Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Nanticoke, Dallas, Forty Fort. Various dates and times. Info: 570.288.9892.


Better Breathers Club


Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton). Info: 570.969.8986.


Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings


Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892.


Narcotic Anonymous Meetings


every Tues. at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock.


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. Call 570.829.1341 for details/meeting locations of visit www.oa.org.


Pride of NEPA


meetings the second Tues. of each month. Visit prideofnepa.org for details.


Suicide Bereavement Support Group


First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Info: 570.822.7118 ext. 307.


Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Resolve Infertility Peer Support Group


Last Sun. of month, 6:30-8 p.m., Kistler Learning Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Info: 610.393.8098.


Wyoming Valley Home School Network


A support group for home school or cyber school parents throughout NEPA . Info: wvhsnetwork.webs.com or Julie Lemardy, jmlemardy@gmail.com .


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