Events Listings: Jan. 12 through 18

January 12th, 2018 6:01 am

THIS WEEK: Jan. 12 through 18

Harlem Wizards, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 13, sponsored by Lake-Lehman Elementary PTO Groups, Lake-Lehman High School, Lehman Township. Tickets purchased in advance, at the high school from noon to 2 p.m. Jan. 7, or online at harlemwizards.com, are $10. Tickets at the door are $12. For more information visit harlemwizards.backmtnpa.com.

“You’re Not Dead ‘til I Say You’re Dead: A Nurse’s Reflections on Death, Dying and the Near-Death Experience.” Author Joyce Victor will read from her new book on death and dying at 1 p.m. Jan. 13, Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Light refreshments will be served. Please call 570-829-1959 to make a reservation.

The Blues in Art & Music Reception, 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 14, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Celebrate the rich history of the blues in the photography and art of John Rockland, Scott Nichols, Erika Gibson-Bertram, and Catrina King and the music of the Matt Bennick Project and Phyllis Hopkins, featuring Little Sister Band. Enjoy light refreshments, live music and exhibits. Free. Info, 470-996-1500.

NEPA Stars and Stripes, will play at home against the Pottstown Flames in an ABA League game. At halftime, the Radio Kids will present an anti-bullying program in recognition of Students Day. A guest speaker will address the crowd at 4 p.m. with the game starting at 4:15 p.m. and the halftime presentation following at 5:30 p.m. GAR High School gymnasium, 250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. Admission costs $10 for adults. Children and students admitted free.

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]

Casablanca, a free showing of the classic film, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Jan. 17, at the Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. The film, celebrating its 75th anniversary, tells the story of Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca and discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

Community Choir at Misericordia University is accepting new members for the spring semester. Rehearsals take place every Thursday beginning Jan. 18 from 6 to 8:15 p.m. in the Ensemble Room 004 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall on the campus in Dallas Township. Under the direction of conductor Matthew Rupcich, the ensemble is comprised of Misericordia students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as community members. The choir will hold a spring concert at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Lemmon Theater in Walsh Hall on campus. To sign up, contact Johnna Evans at 570-674-3021 or at [email protected]

Franklin Street Sleuths Mystery Book Club will discuss “The Constable’s Tale,” by Donald Smith, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. A limited number of copies of the book are for sale at the library. Light refreshments will be served. Info, 570-823-0156.

Game Night, to benefit Big Brothers/Big Sisters of The Bridge, 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Woodlands, Route 315, Plains Township. The over-21 fund-raising event will feature “Family Feud,” “Celebrity” and “Pictionary,” with teams of four facing off in a fun night of charitable competition. Tickets are $35 per person or $140 per team and include games, food and drinks. There will also be special raffles and prizes for the top teams. For ticket info, call 824-8756, ext. 398, or visit bbbsnepa.org/gamenight

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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]

Paint A Snowman craft, for adults, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Seating is limited, so reservations are a must at this free adult craft program. Call 570-821-1959 to register.

“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]

Book signing, by author Robert P. Wolensky from 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 23. Wolensky has written books about the anthracite mining industry including the Knox Mine and Avondale disasters. At the book signing, Wolensky’s books will be available for purchase. The Mill Memorial Library is located at 495 East Main St., Nanticoke. For more information, please call the library at 570-735-3030.

Stephen King in Film, Literature and Pop Culture, a dicussion with John Tindell of Northhampton College will kick off 2018 Wyoming County reads event, during which residents are invited to read King’s novellas, “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption and “The Body.” Discussion is 7 p.m. Jan. 24 at Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Discussions of the novella will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 and 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Screenings of the movies based on the novellas will be 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Dietrich Theater for “The Shawshank Redemption” and at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Feb. 28 for “Stand By Me.” Discussions and movies are free and sponsored by the Wyoming County Commissioners. For info, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 or the Tunkhannock Public Library at 570-836-1677.

“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]

Campion Literary Society Writing Workshops. Hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public. 2 p.m., Jan. 26, Feb. 23, and April 13, King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Room 117. Info, 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania, a presentation by Jeff Mitchell focusing on Pennsylvania’s parks and natural areas, including hiking trails and waterways, 11 a.m. Jan. 27, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Free admission. Books by Jeff Mitchell will be available for sale at the presentation. All proceeds benefit the Dietrich Theater. Info, 570-996-1500.

“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.

Winter Fest 2018 Preview Day. To get a better idea of what the Dietrich’s Winter Fest 2018 movies are about, come and watch the trailers that hooked the film fest organizers and made us choose them. All 21 movie trailers of the films featured in Winter Fest will be shown 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Feb. 1, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Admission is free. Info, 570-996-1500.

The Big Band Society of NEPA welcomes the public to our dinner dance, Feb. 2 at Genetti’s Hotel 77 East Market St., Wilkes Barre. Music for your listening and dancing pleasure will be provided by The Shore Liners. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. and a dinner is served at 6:30. Cost is $35 per person and reservations are required. Please send your reservation and check payable to Big Band Society NEPA to Ben Victor, 120 Gateway Drive Apt D, Edwardsville PA 18704 Reservations must be received by Jan. 16. Info, 570-344-4324 or email [email protected]

Catrina King will be among the local artists who will display their work at the ‘Blues in Art and Music’ exhibit Jan. 14 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_Catrina-King.cmyk_-1.jpgCatrina King will be among the local artists who will display their work at the ‘Blues in Art and Music’ exhibit Jan. 14 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Submitted photo Submitted photo
Catrina King will be among the local artists who will display their work at the ‘Blues in Art and Music’ exhibit Jan. 14 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_Catrina-King-1.jpgCatrina King will be among the local artists who will display their work at the ‘Blues in Art and Music’ exhibit Jan. 14 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Submitted photo Submitted photo
The Harlem Wizards will show off their basketball brilliance on Jan. 13 at Lake Lehman High School in Lehman Township.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_unit_Rocket-Unit_large.cmyk_-1.jpgThe Harlem Wizards will show off their basketball brilliance on Jan. 13 at Lake Lehman High School in Lehman Township. Submitted photo Submitted photo
The Harlem Wizards will show off their basketball brilliance on Jan. 13 at Lake Lehman High School in Lehman Township.
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_unit_Rocket-Unit_large-1.jpgThe Harlem Wizards will show off their basketball brilliance on Jan. 13 at Lake Lehman High School in Lehman Township. Submitted photo Submitted photo


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