VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
Call for Entries, Glenburn Twp. 9th Annual Art Show and Sale. Delivery by Sept. 26 for Sept. 29 opening. All 2 dimensional media considered. Info: Joanne at (570) 954-1489.
“Depths and Edges: Berenice D’Vorzon,” Sept. 6-Oct. 11, at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall at the University of Scranton. Free during gallery hours. Info: (570) 941-4214.
“Capturing Realism 2013,” Sept. 7 - Oct. 31, at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University. Biennial exhibit of works by instructors, alumni and apprentices from the studios of the Ani Art Academies and from modern master Anthony Waichulis. Meet the Artists Reception on Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday; and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Info: www.aniartacademies.org or www.aniwaichulis.com or www.misericordia.edu or (570) 674-6250.
Let’s Dance! Ballroom Dancing Lessons, at the Waverly Community House. Dance lessons will be offered in two sessions. The first session, beginning Sept. 11, is offered on Wednesdays. Class 1, from 6-7 p.m., is for advanced dancers who want to learn the American Tango. Class 2, from 7-8 p.m., is for beginners and will focus on learning the Cha Cha and Rumba. Session 2 will take place Wednesday evenings Oct. 23 and 30, Nov. 13 and 20 and Dec. 4. The classes for session 2 are a continuation of for those who have completed session 1 and are held at the same time as session 1 classes. Session 2 is also open to dancers who have previous experience. Cost: $45 per person for each five-week session. Advanced registration is required. Info / Registration: Call Jill Wetzel at (570) 954-1147 or email@example.com.
Downtown Outdoor Movie - College Night, Sept. 12, 7:45 p.m. at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. The eight colleges and universities in Lackawanna County are joining with Scranton Tomorrow for a downtown outdoor movie, featuring “Skyfall.” Free. Info: (570) 963-5901.
Old Time Radio Broadcast of Lattimer Massacre, Sept. 13, in the Foundation Room of the Columns Museum, 608 Broad St., Milford, 6:30 p.m. William Bachman will present his program detailing the events of the Lattimer Massacre. A traditional Polish meal will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program, dessert, coffee and a question and answer session with Bachman. Cost: $40. Reservations are required: (570) 296-8126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 - The Musical, Sept. 13 - 15, 20 - 22 and 27 - 29, Fridays and Saturdays at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Cost: $34 for dinner and a show or $16 for show only. Info: (570) 283-2195 or 1-800-698-PLAY.
Sidewalk Prophets concert and NEPA Youth For Christ See You at the Pole Rally, Sept. 15 in the new rec center at Baptist Bible College at 6 p.m. Cost: $15. Info: www.nepayfc.com. Tickets and Info: (570) 842-4295.
Music Theatre Academy 2013, Sessions begin Sept. 16 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. This theatre workshop is open to students ages 6 - 20. Students will perform ‘Seussical JR - The Musical’ on Oct. 25, 26 and 27. Cost: $250. Info: (570) 283-2195 or 1-800-698-PLAY.
The Wally Gordon Community Chorus fall rehearsal season, Sept. 17, at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. All are invited to join and no auditions are required. Cost: Membership for the fall semester is $20. Info: contact James Arscott at (570) 479-7114 or email@example.com.
Actors Circle Presents: “Ghost of a Chance,” by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, Sept. 19-22, 27-29 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 for general, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Sept. 19 performance is $8 general, $6 seniors and $6 students. Reservations: (570) 342-9707. Info: actorscircle.org.
Fall 2013 Film Festival, Sept. 20 through Oct. 3 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Includes 14 days of 19 foreign, independent and art films. Admission: $9 evening after 6 p.m., $8 matinee before 6 p.m. Info: dietrichtheater.com or (570) 996-1500.
In Recital: Organist Gregory Zelek, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Houlihan McLean Center. Cost: Free. Info: (570) 941-7624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
College Battle of the Bands, Sept. 21, at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square, starting at 5 p.m. Student bands representing colleges in Lackawanna County will perform live before a panel of judges. Cost: Free. Info: Lackawanna County Department of Arts and Culture at (570) 963-6590.
“If You Can Play Scranton” Tea and Talk Program, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. at the Rossetti home, 1005 Vine St. Sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, this program will feature Author Nancy McDonald provides an overview of the musical history of Scranton. Live classical music will be interspersed. McDonald’s presentation will be based on her book “If You Can Play Scranton.” Afternoon tea and light refreshments will be served. Cost: $10 for Society members, $12 for non-members. Info: available at the Lackawanna Historical Society or by calling (570) 344-3841.
The Pottery Corner: Basic Handbuilding Techniques for Children, Teens and Adults, The four session series begins Sept. 23, at Abington Art Studio, 208/210 Depot St., Clarks Summit. Each class consists of two-two hour sessions. Children ages 6 -14, from 4-6 p.m.; teens ages 15 and up and adults, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Cost: $80 per class. Info: email@example.com, or (570) 313-0527.
Open Mic Night, Sept. 27 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and open mic begins at 7 p.m. Featured artist: Andrea Talarico McGuigan. Musicians, poets, story-tellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Seating is limited. Info: (570) 996-1500.
Glenburn Township 9th Annual Art Show and Sale, Opening reception Sept. 29, 3-5 p.m. at the Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Rd., Dalton. Show runs to Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.-noon. Participating artists will be asked to donate a finger food for the opening reception or $10 to be used toward paper goods, food, beverages and expenses for the show and reception. Cost: Free. Info: Joanne Benson at (570) 563-1177.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents “The Merchant of Venice,” Oct. 3- 20 with student matinees scheduled from October 8-10, 15-17 at 10 a.m. Reduced price previews on Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. (general admission, $12) and October 4 at 4:30 p.m. (advance reservations or online sales, $12 or “pay what you wish” at the door). The show then runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. October 5 - 20. Cost: $26 for adults ages 31-59, $21 for seniors ages 60 and up and young adults (30 and under), $12 for students and general admission previews, $7 with a Bloomsburg University students with valid ID. Info: www.bte.org, (570) 784-8181.
Fall 2013 Film Festival Post-Festival Discussion, Oct. 4, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, at 1 p.m. The discussion will be facilitated by film buffs Hildy Morgan and Bill Chapla. Registration not required. Cost: free. Info: (570) 996-1500.
Covenant Public Concerts — Andrea and Samantha Wittchen, duo-harpists, Oct. 6 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave. Scranton, 3 p.m. Concerts are free; food donations for the Safety Net Food Pantry are welcomed. Info: (570) 346-6400 or (914) 589-1975.
Guitar Music of South America, Oct. 6 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 3 p.m. Presented by: Jay Steveskey. Classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will perform selections from the classical guitar repertoire from South America. Cost: Free. Tickets: (570) 996-1500.
The Susan Duncan Book Club meeting, Sept 16, at the Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard St, Clarks Summit, at 7 p.m. The club will discuss the second book in a series of two by Francine Rivers, “Her Daughter’s Dream”. Info: (570) 587-3206 or countryside-church.org.
6th Annual Local Author’s Luncheon to benefit the Forest City Library, sponsored by the Novel Woman Book Club, will be held Sept. 19, at Stonebridge Inn & Restaurant, Elk Mountain. The day’s schedule includes a time of hospitality at 11:30 a.m., a luncheon at 12:15 p.m., and following the luncheon, a featured speaker . This year’s featured speaker is author, actor and public speaker Angela Shelton, author of Finding Angela Shelton, a true story of triumph after abuse. Cost: $25 Info: Forest City Library at (570) 785-5590.
“Writing Your Memoir” class, beginning Sept. 19 at the Abington Community Library from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. In this eight-week series taught by Carol Brennan King, participants will build a life timeline, and then watch as a theme or events demand the telling as elements of a memoir. Bring your own notebook and pen. Class dates are: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7. Adults only.
Lackawanna Historical Society book signing with author Mary Azzarelli, Sept. 29 at the Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton at 2 p.m. Azzarelli will sign copies of her recent book, “Images of America: Old Forge and Moosic. Info: (570) 344-3841 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.
STACKS Writing Group, at The Vintage/Morning Glory Cafe, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Info: email@example.com.
ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE
Haunted Scranton Ghost Tours and Trolley of Terror, Sept. 13-14 and Sept. 20-21. Sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, the tour will meet at the Society’s headquarters, the Caitlin House, 232 Monroe Ave. Cost: $25/Society members or $30/non-members. Info: Tickets are available at the Lackawanna Historical Society or (570) 344-3841.
“Painting with Sharon Mcardle” class, Sept. 16 and 17 at the Abington Community Library from 6 to 8 p.m. Participants will paint sunflowers on canvas board. All materials provided. Cost: $8 material fee paid to the instructor at the time of the class. Adults only.
Make-It, Take-it Craft Time, Sept. 18 at the Abington Community Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Children ages 3-10 are invited to “drop in” to make apple harvest themed crafts.
Card Making with Maria Pappa, Sept. 19 at the Abington Community Library from 6 – 8 p.m. Each participant will create three unique, hand-made greeting cards. Materials fee of $10 is due to instructor at the time of class. Adults only.
The Rotary Club of the Abingtons’ Ninth Annual Taste of the Abingtons, Sept. 29 at the Inn at Nichols Village Hotel & Spa, 1101 Northern Blvd., Clark’s Summit, from 5 - 8 p.m. Dozens of local restaurants and eateries will be providing specialty food items of their choice under one roof. The event offers the opportunity to sample food, enjoy entertainment, and mingle with family and friends, knowing the proceeds will be benefiting numerous local Rotary projects. Cost: $25 per Info: (570) 780-7950 or eventbrite.com/event/7786590903/es2/?rank=1.
The Martin’s Creek artists’ annual Art Exhibit, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, State St. (Route 92) Nicholson. Refreshments will be served. Info: Ann Ross at (570) 942-6995 or Diane Stizza at (570) 942-4489.
Introduction To Oil Painting Class, Oct. 19 at The Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit, from 9 a.m. to noon. For ages 8 - 15. Instructor: Marylou Chibirka. Space is Limited. Registration deadline is Oct. 12. Info: (570) 586-7808. Cost: free.
St. John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral’s Annual Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at the Parish Center on Hill Street, Mayfield. Hours for the Bazaar are as follows: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Crafters and vendors sell their products at St. John’s Center, where stands are located on both the upper and lower levels of the facility. St. John’s Gif Shop also offers a variety of imported gifts from Russia, Greece and the Holy Land. Various food items will also be offered throughout the event. Info: (570) 876-0730. Vendors or crafters interested in reserving a table at the Bazaar should contact Joan Zaleski at (570) 254-6882.
Annual Holiday Marketplace Fundraiser, Nov. 9 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be handmade merchandise for sale by a variety of vendors and a basket raffle. Admission: Free. Info: (570) 587-3440, or www.LackawannCountyLibrarySystem.org.