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.
Open Mic Night, Aug. 28, at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale, 7:30-10 p.m.
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.
Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Lazy Brook Park, Tunkhannock. Info: email@example.com
Book Signing and Photography Exhibit opening, Saturday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., at The Columns Museum, 608 Broad St., Milford. Opening accompanied by free wine and cheese social. Info: pikehistorical.org or (570) 296.8126.
Campo Doro at the Cooperage, Sept. 2, 2:30 p.m., 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Suggested donation, $20 Info: (570) 253-2020, www.thecooperageproject.org.
Catholic Choral Society Begins 65th Season, Tues., Sept. 3, 7 p.m., IHM Center, Marywood University. The group is composed of members from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties and performs sacred, classical, Broadway and popular music. Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays, 7 p.m. New members are welcome, no auditions required. Info: www.catholicchoralsociety.org, (570) 587-2753.
“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.
The New York Trumpet Ensemble, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at University of Scranton’s Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Info: (570) 941-7624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEPA Bonsai Society’s Open House, Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Midway Garden Center, 1865 Highway 315, Pittston. The day will include: the area’s largest bonsai display, bonsai demonstrations, live shakuhachi flute music, and a bonsai tree contest. Info: Sue or Carl at (570) 654-6194 or www.nepabonsai.com.
“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. 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 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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
In Recital: Organist Gregory Zelek, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Houlihan McLean Center. Free. Info: (570) 941-7624 or email@example.com.
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. 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 4:00 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 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. Free to the public. 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/adults (ages 31-59), $21/seniors (ages 60+) and young adults (30 and under), $12/students and general admission previews, $7/Bloomsburg University students with valid ID. Info: www.bte.org, (570) 784-8181.
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. The party coincides with Scholastic’s Aug. 27 release of all seven books with new cover art. No registration is required, event is free. 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.
Book signing with award-winning book author Susan Campbell Bartoletti, Ph.D., Sept. 7, 4 to 5 p.m. in the fourth-floor reception area of the DeNaples Center, University of Scranton. Free. Info: (570) 941-7816 or firstname.lastname@example.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 scedule 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.
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
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.
The Martin’s Creek artists’ annual Art Exhibit, Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the United Methodist Church, State Street (Route 92) Nicholson. Refreshments will be served. Info: Ann Ross at (570) 942-6995 or Diane Stizza at (570) 942-4489.
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.