Events Listings: Dec. 22 through 28

December 22nd, 2017 6:01 am

THIS WEEK: Dec. 22 through 28

Santa’s Magic Key Storytime, a reading of a holiday tale that follows a boy who realizes on Christmas Eve that his new house does not have a chimney. With the post office closed and Santa Claus coming by the end of the night, the boy has no way of telling Santa, but when he finds a mysterious key, he’ll soon discover just how this key will solve his problem. Barnes & Noble, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 23

Ugly Sweater Party, features Third Degree Trio, prize for best ugly sweater, give-aways, Jell-O shots and happy hour. Ardee’s Foodrinkery, Route 92 before the Falls Bridge in Falls. 8 to 11 p.m. Dec. 23.

The Jingle Bell Ruckus, a holiday variety show with improv comedy by Here We Are in Spain; stand up, character pieces and comedy performances by Erich Drexler, Angelia Petrillo, Dan Hoppel, Ted Hebert, Thomas the RED, Russell Austin, Mike Peters, Tyler DiBenedetto and Ray Meoni; and music by E57. The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton. 8 p.m. Dec. 23. $5. Patrons must be 21 and older.

40th Annual “Christmas Together,” noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 25, First Presbyterian Church, 97 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, sponsored by First Presbyterian Church and the Commission on Economic Opportunity, dinner with all the trimmings and an afternoon of song and entertainment. Reservations requested but not required. Anyone who would like to join us for friendship and fellowship, Christmas carols and good food is welcome. Food deliveries will be made to the home bound. Reservations are required for deliveries and must be made no later than Dec. 22. Reservations for dinner at the church and for transportation or delivery of the meal may be scheduled by calling 570-824-2478 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Donations are also appreciated and should be mailed to the church. To volunteer, call CEO at 570-826-0510, ext. 215.

Holiday Camp, offers children from ages 5 to 12 an opportunity to experience the arts during their holiday break. Features throwing pottery on a potter’s wheel, creating sculptures and exploring drawing and painting with instructors Amy and Steve Colley. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 27 through 29. $35

FUTURE

Films at the Osterhout Free Library, the following will be shown at 2 p.m. on each date provided at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre: Jan 5 — “On the Waterfront” (1954) Best Actor — Marlon Brando; Jan. 12 — “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1980) Best Actress — Sissy Spacek; Jan. 19 — “Ed Wood” (1994) Best Supporting Actor — Martin Landau; Jan. 26 — “Chicago” (2002) Best Supporting Actress — Catherine Zeta Jones. Popcorn is provided. The film showings are free and open to the public.

A New England contra dance, with calling by Hilton Baxter and music by Curt Osgood on hammered dulcimer, Jill Smith on keyboard and Henry Jankiewicz and Mike Rovine on fiddle, 7 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Church of Christ Uniting Fellowship Hall, 776 Market Street, Kingston. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission to the dance is “pay what you wish.” Come early at 6:15 p.m. for optional pot-luck dinner. Further information is available at 570-333-4007, or folkloresociety.org/dancing.

“Mining in Society,” Boy Scouts of America-Northeastern, PA Council, Merit Badge Day, Open to Boy Scouts of the Northeastern PA Council, venue is Fourth Floor, Mulligan Science Building, King’s College, 133 River St., Wilkes-Barre, 9 a.m. Jan. 6. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

“A Day in the Life of an Anthracite Miner: The Remarkable Coalmining Artwork of Remo Trieste Russo,” Presented by Charles Kumpas, 2 p.m., Jan. 7 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

Elvis Tribute Artist, Jimmy Tighe will perform an Elvis Birthday Bash on Jan. 10 at the Avenue Diner in Wyoming. He’ll offer another performance on Feb. 7 at the same location. For more information, and to make reservations, call 570-430-9466. Seating is limited for the Jan. 10 show.

“An Interview with the Mineworkers’ Union Leader, Johnny Mitchell — A One-Act Play,” Presented by Robert Hughes, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Wyoming Presbyterian Church Institute, 40 Institute St., Wyoming, Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

Martin Luther King Jr. Program, the King’s College community will honor the service and contributions of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 11 a.m. Jan. 15, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Snyder & Walsh rooms King’s College. Free. Info, 570-208-5958.

“A Demonstration of Anthracite Mining Equipment and Objects,” Presented by Mike Mostardi with moderator: Bill Best, Sponsored by the Huber Breaker Preservation Society (Venue: Ashley Fire Hall, Fireman’s Park, 160 Ashley St., Ashley), at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 with members meeting at 6:30 p.m. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

“Plymouth’s Coal Mining Pioneers: Abijah & John Smith, Freeman Thomas, and Other Stories,” presented by Georgetta Potoski and Steve Kondrad, sponsored by the Plymouth Historical Society (Venue: Plymouth Borough Municipal Building, 162 W. Shawnee Ave., Plymouth) 7 p.m., Jan. 17. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

King’s College Annual Msgr. John J. Curran Lecture, “Sons of the Molly Maguires: The Irish Roots of America’s First Labor War,” presented by Mark Balik, Senior Editor, New York Times (Venue: Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, King’s College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre) 7 p.m. Jan. 18, Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

“A Discussion of Four Historic Anthracite Labor Strikes, 1871-1928” Panel discussion presented by Sarah Piccini, Lucia Dailey, Michael Knies, and Robert Wolensky, (Venue: 509 DeNaples Student Center, University of Scranton, 900 Mulberry St., Scranton) 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

Anthracite Heritage Museum Annual Public Program on The Knox Mine Disaster, “Two Knox Disaster Documentaries, 1984 and 2018: Screenings & Commentaries,” presented by Erica Funke and David Brocca plus folk music by Jay Smar, (Venue: The Museum, 22 Bald Mt. Rd., Scranton) 2 p.m. Jan. 20. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

Annual Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Mass, (Venue: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 35 Williams St., Pittston) 10 a.m. Jan. 21. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

Annual Commemoration of the Knox Disaster (Venue: at the PHMC Historical Marker, Main St., Port Griffith, Baloga Funeral Home) 11:30 a.m. Jan. 21, Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

Annual Walk to Knox Mine Disaster Site, (Venue: Gather at Baloga Funeral Home, Port Griffith, following the Commemoration; weather permitting) noon Jan. 21, Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

“Who Killed Rebel Miners’ Union President, Tom Maloney? — The Wyoming Valley Good Friday Bombings of April 6, 1936,” presented by Robert Wolensky and Michael Chimola, sponsored by the Nanticoke Historical Society (Venue: Nanticoke Cultural Center, 38 W. Church St., Nanticoke) 7 p.m. Jan. 22. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

“Ethnicity in the Anthracite Region: An Appreciation of Five Local Heritage Groups,” Panel discussion presented by Carol Gargon (Lithuanians), Jim McFarland (Irish), Christine Patterson (Africans), Fiona Powell (Welsh), and Stephanie Longo (Italians), Moderator, Ron Faraday. Sponsored by the Greater Pittston Historical Society, (Venue: St. John’s the Evangelist Church basement, 35 Williams St., Pittston) 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

“Professional Baseball and the Anthracite Region: Four Authors Discuss Players, Teams, Games, and Stories,” presented by William Kashatus, Jack Smiles, Paul Browne, and Sean Carroll, sponsored by Luzerne County Community College (Venue: Educational Conference Center, lower campus, Room 132, LCCC, Nanticoke):30 p.m. Jan. 26. Part of Anthracite Heritage Month celebration. Info, contact Professor Bob Wolensky, at 715-252-6742 or email [email protected]

“Health Reform in the U.S.: Philosophical and Political Divisions,” St. Andre Bessette Lecture, given by Michael Gusmano, Research Scholar, The Hastings Center, and associate professor, School of Public Health at Rutgers University, 7 p.m., Jan. 29, King’s College, Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free. Info, 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.

An Ugly Sweater Party featuring drink specials, give-aways, prizes for best ugly sweater and live music by Third Degree Trio will take place Dec. 23 at Ardee’s Foodrinkery in Falls.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_US2.jpgAn Ugly Sweater Party featuring drink specials, give-aways, prizes for best ugly sweater and live music by Third Degree Trio will take place Dec. 23 at Ardee’s Foodrinkery in Falls. Times Leader file photo


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