This summer has truly flown by. I can’t believe we are already into August. This month we will be hosting a couple of workshops and concerts in addition to our ongoing classes. If you have always wanted to try yoga, the Dietrich will be presenting “Introduction to Yoga” for adults with Donna Fetzko on Wednesdays, Aug. 14 and 28 at 10 a.m. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to explore the benefits of yoga including stress reduction, improvement of heart and lung function and increased flexibility and balance. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing; bring a yoga mat, towel, or blanket; water; and be ready to experience what yoga can do for you. Did I mention that admission is free? You can’t beat that! Call the Dietrich at (570) 996-1500 for more information or to sign up.
The theater will also be offering “Jewelry Making: Multi-Strand Bracelets” for adults and students ages 16 and up on Thursday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. In this workshop instructed by Sarah Sidorek, attendees will fashion a multi-strand bracelet of your own design using a variety of beads. They will also learn how to attach clasps to finish their unique pieces of jewelry. This class is great for beginners and all materials are provided. Admission is $30.
The Dietrich will also be bringing acoustic music to the community to enjoy this month. Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7:30 p.m. for the 12th annual Gathering of Singers and Songwriters. Organized by Lorne Clarke, this concert brings together some of the finest folk musicians this region has to offer. Joining Lorne on stage will be Tom Flannery, Eddie Appnel, and Hannah Bingman. In addition to great acoustic music, concertgoers will be entertained by the fun and witty banner between musicians on stage. According to Lorne, “The Dietrich Theater’s annual Gathering of Singers and Songwriters just keeps getting better and better. For years the show has featured some of the finest musical talent in the northeast in a very intimate setting… a setting that allows the audience to learn what really is behind the music and gain some insight into what makes the artists tick.!” Admission to the Gathering of Singers and Songwriters is free, and donations are accepted.
Then on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m., Hickory Project will take the Dietrich stage for a live concert. Don’t miss their hard-driving acoustic music, deeply rooted in bluegrass. Band members include Steve Belcher on bass, Craig Vance on guitar, Dave Cavage on banjo, and National Mandolin Champion, Anthony Hannigan. Hickory Project is globally acclaimed, having performed throughout Europe, the United States, and Australia. A true tour-de-force, they have produced seven CDs and one DVD. Hickory Project was a big hit with audience members at previous performances at Tunkhannock’s River Day, and we are thrilled to have them come back once again. Admission is free, and donations are accepted.
Tickets for both of these free concerts can be reserved by calling (570) 996-1500 or they can be picked up at the ticket booth. They will also be available at the door as long as they last.
As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!