VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS
Lakeside Wednesday Concerts, Wednesdays through Aug. 28 at Hillside Park on Winola Road from 6 p.m. - dusk. There will be food and free music. Every week, a different band will perform.
12th Annual Gathering of Singers and Songwriters, Aug. 21 at the Dietrich Theater. Celebrate live folk music. Singers and songwriters include Tom Flannery, Eddie Appnel, Hannah Bingman and Lorne Clarke. Info: 996.1500.
Music on the Lawn, Aug. 22 at the Waverly Community House. The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment by Music for Models. Rain date is Aug. 29. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket. Cost: Free. Info: 586.8191 ext. 2.
Jewelry Making: Multi-Strand Bracelet, Aug. 22 from 7-9 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater. Open to ages 16 and up, the workshop will teach participants to create a multi-strand bracelet of their own design using a variety of beads. This is a great class for beginners. All materials will be provided. Cost: $30. Info / Registration: (570) 996-1500.
Open Mic Night, Aug. 23 at the Dietrich Theater at 7 p.m. with feature Breaking Ground Poets at 8:15. Doors open for sign-ups at 6:30. Breaking Ground Poets, a group of Tunkhannock-based youths will take the stage and musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians, playwrights and other performers are invited to share their talents. Breaking Ground Poets will be appear on the Dietrich stage shortly after their trip to the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, the largest youth poetry competition in the world Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.
The Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra Auditions, Aug. 24 in Tunkhannock, Aug. 26 in Towanda, Aug. 27 in Honesdale and Aug. 28 in Tunkhannock. Openings include: Harp I, Harp II, Oboe I, Oboe II, Concertmaster, Assistant Concertmaster, English Horn, Principal Second Violin, Clarinet II, Clarinet III, Principal Viola, Viola, Violin I, Violin II, Bassoon I, Horn I, Horns (section), Cello, Trumpet I, Bass, Percussion and Substitutes for all chairs. To schedule an audition, contact the Symphony at 570.289.1090 or email@example.com. For 2013-14 Audition Requirements, visit NorthernTierSymphony.org.
Music on the Lawn Craft Fair and Yard Sale, Aug. 24 on the grounds of Lake Winola United Methodist Church, Maple Drive, Mill City. Live Christian bands will be performing, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be a campfire for roasting marshmallows at 7:30 p.m. Bring your own lawnchairs and marshmallows. Craft Fair and Yard Sale at 1 p.m. Chicken barbecue will take place from 4 - 7 p.m. Tickets are $9/presale or $10/day of. Call 351.7365 for tickets. Yard Sale/ Craft vendors wanted; call 351.7365. Rain or shine event.
Worship on the Lawn, Aug. 24 at Waverly Community Church at 7 p.m. Jesse Morse will lead worship and a message will be given by Pastor James Cohen. Some chairs will be provided; however, attendees are asked to bring a chair or blanket.
Hickory Project Live Concert, Aug. 25 at 3 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. The Dietrich Theater is hosting a concert of hard-driving acoustic music that is deeply rooted in bluegrass. Cost: Free, donations accepted. Info / Tix: Tickets can be reserved by calling (570) 996-1500 and can be picked up at the ticket booth. Tickets will be available at the door until they run out.
“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. The exhibit will open with a Meet the Artists Reception on Sept. 7 from 5-8 p.m. in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery. 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. Partners are recommended. Classes will be held in the auditorium of the Comm. Cost: $45 per person for each five-week session. Advanced registration is required. Info / Registration: Call Jill Wetzel at (570) 954-1147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Time Radio Broadcast of Lattimer Massacre, Sept. 13, in the Foundation Room of the Columns Museum, 608 Broad St., Milford, at 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 (required): (570) 296-8126 or email@example.com.
Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 - The Musical, Sept. 13 to 15, 20 to 22 and 27 to 29, Fridays and Saturdays at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, Pa . .Cost: $34/dinner and show or $16/show only. Group rates are available. Info/Reservations: (570) 283-2195 or 1-800-698-PLAY.
Music Theatre Academy 2013, Sessions begin Sept. 16 at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville, Pa. This theatre workshop is open to students ages 6 to 20. Students will perform ‘Seussical JR - The Musical’ on Oct. 25, 26 and 27. Cost: $250 or $200 if paid before Sept. 1. Info: (570) 283-2195 or 1-800-698-PLAY.
Actors Circle Presents: “Ghost of a Chance,” by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus, Sept. 19, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and 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.
“If You Can Play Scranton” Tea and Talk Program, Sept. 22 at 4:00 p.m. at the Rossetti home, 1005 Vine Street. Sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, this program will feature author Nancy McDonald for 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/Society members or $12/non-members. Info / Tix: available at the Lackawanna Historical Society or by calling (570) 344-3841.
Glenburn Township 9th Annual Art Show and Sale, Opening reception Sept. 29 from 3-5 p.m. at the Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Rd., Dalton. Show and reception are free and open to the public. Show runs Sept. 29-Dec. 12 from 9 a.m.-noon. Local artists are encouraged to submit entries. The theme is “Creative Connections” and work may include, but is not limited to still life, landscape, portraiture, wild life and abstracts. All painting mediums and photography will be accepted. Each artist may submit up to three original works and should net exceed the size of 40”x40” framed. Work must not have been shown at the Township previously. 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. Entry forms must be received by Sept. 19. Info: Joanne Benson at 563.1177 or 563.1951 or 954.1489.
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.
Harry Potter 15th Anniversary Party, Aug. 31 at Barnes & Noble, Wilkes-Barre from 11 a.m. -8 p.m. Barnes & Noble will be hosting events all day in celebration of the 15th anniversary of the US release of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. This is an open-house style event with activities including crafts, a costume contest and special Café “Three Broomsticks” creations. The party coincides with Scholastic’s Aug. 27 relase of all seven books with new cover art. No registration is required for this event and it is free and open to the public. Info: (570) 829-4210.
“Old Forge and Moosic” Book Launch, Sept. 7 at the Taylor Memorial Cemetery and 1848 Presbyterian Church, 208 S. Main St., Taylor. from 2-5 p.m.. The book launch is hosted by the Triboro Historical Society in honor of the release of “Old Forge and Moosic” by Margo L. Azzarelli. The event includes light refreshments and is open to the public. The book will be released Sept. 2. Cost: free. Info: (570) 346-6179.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE
Barry Singer Art Classes, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit and the Fleetville Community Center. Classes for children will be held Tuesdays, beginning Sept. 3 p.m. at The First Presbyterian Church on School Street in Clarks Summit. Younger students will meet at 4 p.m. Ages 12 and up will meet at 5 p.m. Classes in Fleetville will start Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for ages 8-11 and 7:30 p.m. for ages 12 and up. Visual artist Barry Singer will be instructor at both locations, hosting detailed instructions in drawing and painting for children. All supplies are provided. Class size is limited. Info: barrysartroom.com. Register: (570) 945-7807.
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.
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 Tickets: (570) 780-7950 or eventbrite.com/event/7786590903/es2/?rank=1.