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Spectacular Beetles: Exploring the Order of Coleoptera with Joan Danziger, through Jan. 19. Exhibit features the sculptures of Washington, DC artist Joan Danziger. Gallery hours are Mon., Thurs. and Fri. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tues. and Wed. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sat. and Sun. 1 – 4 p.m. A gallery talk will be held Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. Info: email or visit

In Concert: Scranton Brass Orchestra, Jan. 5 at The University of Scranton Houlihan McLean Center, 7:30 p.m. Cost: Free. Info: (570) 941-7624 or

Puppet Show and Musical Theatre, Jan. 11 at Scranton Cultural Center, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. An open house for the center’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy Summer Camp Program, which kicks off in June 2014. Cost: Free. Info/ Reservations: or (570) 346-7369 ext. 104.

Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra concert, Jan. 12 in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, 8 p.m. Program features the works of Mendelssohn, Britten, Smetana and Bridge. Cost: Free. Info: (570) 270-2192.

Wyoming Seminary Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band’s annual Winter Concert, Jan. 14, in Wyoming Seminary’s Buckingham Performing Arts Center, Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 7:30 p.m. The Wind Ensemble will present music by Sousa and Buckley and a medley of holiday songs, while the Jazz Band will perform classic and contemporary jazz works. Cost: Free. Info: (570) 270-2192.

A Miner’s Tale, Jan. 14, at the Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton, at 2 p.m. Written and read by Robert Hughes. Cost: $5 per person, includes admission to exhibitions of the museum.

The Vintage Theater’s Fifth Anniversary Concert, Jan. 17, at The Vintage, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.) An all-ages show, co-produced by The Vintage and Highway 81 Revisited. NEPA bands A Social State, Esta Coda, Young At Heart and Katie Kelly & the Charming Beards will perform. Info: (570) 507-9671,

Wyoming Seminary Fine and Performing Arts Department’s annual Winter Instrumental Concert, Jan. 19, in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, 2 p.m. Features the Sem Orchestra, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Handbell Choir’s performance of music by Beethoven, Gliere, Bizet, Haydn, Wiren and other classical and contemporary composers. Cost: Free. Info: (570) 270-2192.

“King’s Dream,’’ Jan. 20 in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall on campus of Misericordia University, 7: 30 p.m. Presented by Key Arts Productions. “King’s Dream’’ is a dynamic live performance ensemble that specializes in innovative multimedia to offer a rousing tribute to the slain civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Cost: Free. Info: (570) 674-6400 or

Actors Circle presents: “Dracula,” Jan. 30 and 31 and Feb. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, Thurs. Fri. and Sat. at 8 p.m. and Sun. at 2 p.m. Bram Stoker’s classic novel, adapted and directed by Lou Bisignani. Cost: $12 general admission, $10 seniors, $8 students; Jan. 30 preview: $8 general admission and seniors, $6 students. Reservations: (570) 342-9707.


Local Landscapes Book Signing and Presentation, Jan. 8, at the Lackawanna Historical Society headquarters, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 7 p.m. Author Bill Conlogue will present a program and book signing for his recent book, “Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania’s Working Landscapes.” Info: (570)344-3841 or

Author Talk: Jeanne Moran, Jan. 14 at Abington Community Library, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Local author Jeanne Moran will share the challenges and triumphs of creating the backdrop for her historical fiction novel “Risking Exposure,” set in Nazi Germany. From research of the historical timeline to decisions on setting, she’ll review her decision-making in words and pictures. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For adults and students in grade seven and up. Info: (570) 587-3440.

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:


Painting with Sharon Mcardle, Jan. 13 and 14 at Abington Community Library, 6 - 8 p.m. The project for this class will be a winter scene on a wine glass. A materials fee of $8 per person is due to instructor at time of class. For adults. Register: (570) 587-3440.

Make-It, Take-It, Jan. 21 at Abington Community Library, 3 - 5 p.m. Children ages 3-10 are invited to drop in and make winter-themed crafts during the hours listed. Everything will be provided. Info: (570) 587-3440.

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