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BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


American Cancer Society


Relay for Life Events:


• Pretty-N-Pink Relay for Life team Craft Fair: April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Crestwood High School.


American Lung Association


• Arena Climb: April 5. For more info visit lunginfo.org/ArenaClimb


Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge


(974 Lockville Rd., Dallas, 570.333.5265, www.bcfanimalrefuge.org)


• Wise Crackers Comedy Club fundraiser featuring Mark Riccadonna, Mike Yard, and Scott Bruce: March 28, 9 p.m., Wise Crackers, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. $15 per person. Must be 21 or older. Contact Brenda Bartlett at 570.735.5905 for tickets.


Boomer’s Angels Rescue & Care


(www.boomersangels.com, 570.350.4977)


Dog adoption days:


• March 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Pet Shop, 1310 Blue Valley Drive/Rt 512, Pen Argyl.


• March 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Broadheadsville.


• March 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.


Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue


(570.420.0450, camppapillion.org)


Adoption Days


• Meet & Greet/Adoption Day: March 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.


Candy’s Place (570.714.8800)

• Laughter Therapy with Jeannine Luby: March 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Light refereshments will be provided. Call 570.714.8800 to reserve your seat. Free to cancer patients and their caregivers.


• Origami Owl Fundraiser: March 6, 6 p.m.


• Peer Group: March 10, 5:30 p.m. RSVP by calling 570-714.8800


Damenti’s Restaurant


(870 N. Hunter Highway, Mountain Top)


Passions of Ice themed ice bar that sponsors a non-profit organization every week:


• Feb. 28-March 7: Volunteers in Medicine sponsored by Wyoming Valley Motors


Family Service Association of NEPA


• 12th Annual Spring Gala and Auction: April 12, 6 p.m., The Hotel at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. For additional info or to become a sponsor, contact FSA of NEPA at 570.823.5144, ext. 309 or email rkemmerer@fsanepa.org.


First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania


(Along with Blaise Alexander Family Dealership)


• Raise the Region 2014: March 12, 6 p.m.-March 13, 11:59 p.m. Event will help non-profit organizations in the area. Go to www.raisetheregion.org and select “Moose Exchange.”


Lackawanna Blind Association


• 85th annual fashion show and luncheon held by Helen Keller Day Committee that benefits the Lackawanna Blind Association: April 6, St. Mary’s Center, Scranton. For more info call the Lackawanna Blind Association at 570.342.7613.


Safe Haven Dog Rescue


(www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)


Volunteer meetings:


• March 18, 6:30 p.m., Cherry’s Sunset Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville.


Adoption days:


• March 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.


Waggin’ Tales Pet Rescue

(570.992.4185, www.waggintailsrescue.com, information@waggintailsrescue.com)

• Photos with the Easter Bunny: April 5, 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pet Supplies Plus, Pocono Commons Route 611, Stroudsburg. $7.


CHURCHES


Conyngham United Methodist Church

(411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960, conynghamumc.com)

• “All You Can Eat” Spaghetti Supper: March 22, 4-7 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children ages 4-8; free, children under 4. Call for tickets.


Corpus Christi Parish

Immaculate Conception Church/Church of the Holy Redeemer

(605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 570.654.2753)

• Ash Wednesday Fish Dinner: March 5, 5-6:30 p.m. Takeouts available starting at 4:30 p.m. $8, adults; $3, children (age 3 and under are free). For info or to purchase tickets, call the rectory.


Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church

(420 Main Rd., Hanover Twp., 570.823.6242)

• Soup, Bake, and Book Sale: March 6, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Soup of the month is clam chowder. $8 per quart. Take-outs only. To place on order, call Sylvia at 570.825.6370 or Barry at 570.831.5593.


• Lenten Food Sale: March 14, 2-7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. Menu items include homemade halushki, pierogi (potato and farmers cheese will be available), clam chowder, pizza, and baked fish and cole slaw. There will also be a bake sale.


First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit


(300 School St., Clarks Summit, 570.586.6306, www.fpccs.org)


• “A Planxty for St. Patrick:” March 9, 4 p.m.


Orange United Methodist Church


(Dallas)


• Bus trip to Sight & Sound to see “Moses:” May 10, leaving church 9 a.m. Shopping at the Tanger outlets in Lancaster, dinner at 4 p.m. at Good N Plenty, show starts at 6:30. Adults, $113; teens, $77; children, $57. Tickets are limited. Call Jenn at570.855.9693. $50 deposit due upon reservation, payment in full by April 5.


Prince of Peace Parish


(Old Forge)


• Chili dinner: Orders placed by March 19, pick-up March 25 between 3 and 6 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church auditorium. $8 per person. Take-out only. To place an order call 570.457.5900, Francis at 570.451.0112, or Rosemary at 570.457.9757.


Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church


(135 River St., Olyphant)


• Learn how to make Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs): March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2-4 p.m. $15 per person. Limited seating, only 25 per class. Make reservations by calling 570.383.0319.


St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Church


(33 Manhattan St., Ashley. 570.825.6669)


• “Nite at the Races:” March 8, doors 6 p.m., races at 7. $5, admission; $10, per horse. To make reservations or to buy a horse call 570.825.6669. Food/beverages included.


St. Maria Goretti Parish Center

(42 Redwood Dr., Laflin, www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org, 570.655.8956)

• Spring Craft and Gift Fair: March 29-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


St. Michael’s Church


(corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875)


• Clam Chowder and Homemade Bread Sale: March 14, 3-6 p.m. $6 per quart; $5 per loaf. Place orders by March 11 by calling Sandra at 570.457.9280, Dorothy at 570.562.1434 o rthe church hall.


Sweet Charity Players


presentations of “Godspell:” March 15, Most Precious Blood Parish in Hazleton; March 22, St. Maria Goretti Parish in Laflin; March 29, St. Boniface Parish in Williamsport; and April 5, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Dunmore. Curtain time is 7:30 each evening. $15, can be purchased online at www.dioceseofscranton.org or by calling 570.207.2213. Also available at the door.


EVENTS


2nd annual WVIA Travel Club Downton Abbey Tour:


May 23-28, 2014. Includes full day at Highclere Castle outside of Newbury, England, the setting for “Downton Abbey,” as well as high tea, daily breakfasts, air fare, 4-night stay and transportation. $2,749 per person based on double occupancy. 24 spaces available. Learn more at www.wvia.org or by calling Church Tharp at Trans World Travel at 570.344.9784 or 1.800.743.3217.


American Red Cross of Lackawanna County


•Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED: March 8, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


• CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers: March 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


•Adult CPR/AED: March 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


• Adult First Aid/CPR/AED: March 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


• Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED: March 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Arcadia Chorale


(formerly the Robert Dale Chorale)


• 29th Annual NEPA Bach Festival: March 29-30. Organ concert, March 29, 4 p.m., Elm Park United Mothodist Church, Scranton; Chamber Muisc Concert, 8 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton. Choral Concert, March 30, 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton. Chamber and Choral concerts, $15, $12 for seniors and WVIA members, $7 for students. Organ concert is free. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 570.871.0350 or visit www.arcadiachorale.org.


Back Mountain Martial Arts

(1140 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 570.675.9535, info@ufa-a.com, www.ufa-a.com.)

• Free Women’s Self Defense Seminar: March 5, 7-8 p.m. Call to register.

Best Western Pioneer Plaza

(25 S. Main St., Carbondale, 570.536.6020)

• “Cat in the Hat” St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast and Party: March 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Includes breakfast and party, $12, children ages 5-12; free, children under 4. $10, parents breakfast. Tickets available at Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, 570.282.1690 or Best Western Pioneer Plaza.


Chinchilla Hose Company

(Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726, www.chcfire.net)

• Annual pizza sale: March 7, every Friday during the Lenten season from 3-7 p.m. Red, white, and white broccoli available. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570.586.5726 and walk-ins are welcome.


The Commonwealth Medical College


(525 Pine St., Scranton, 570.504.7000, thecommonwealthmedical.com)


• Brain Injuries and Sports Concussion Seminar: March 13, 6 to 7:15 p.m.


The Cooperage Project


(1030 Main St., Honesdale)


570.253.2020, thecooperageproject.org


• Open Mic Night: March 12, 7-10 p.m.


• Bob Malone: March 9, 3 p.m. Call 845.252.7683 for reservations.


Dietrich Theater


(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com)


• Reptiles & Amphibians of Northeastern Pennsylvania: March 8, 11 a.m. All ages. Free.


• Writing a Novel – A Personal Journey: March 9, 3 p.m. Free.


• Dietrich Classic Movie Series: “Double Indemnity:” March 12, 1 and 7 p.m. $5.


• Women’s Forum: “Violence Against Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania:” March 16, 3 p.m. Free.


• Family Story Time: April 26, 11 a.m. Free for all ages.


Family Service Association of Northeastern PA


• 12th Annual Gala and Silent/Live Auction: April 12, 6 p.m., Hotel at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre. For more info contact Ruth Kemmerer at 570.823.5144, ext. 309 or rkemmerer@fsanepa.org.


Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce


(20 W. Broad St.)


•Tour of Tuscany Seminar: March 6 or April 3, 5:30 p.m. If unable to attend the seminars, a webinar on March 18, 12 noon will be availble at www.hazletonchamber.org. Call 570.455.1509 for seminar reservations.


Harveys Lake American Legion Post 967 (4907 Memorial Highway, Harveys Lake)

• Ham & Cabbage Dinner-Dance with DJ George Rittenhouse: March 15, dinner 7-9 p.m. and dancing unil 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the Legion. Ages 21+.


Hawley Silk Mill (8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley, PA.)

• First Friday: The first Friday of every month, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Hazleton Farmers’ Market


July 11 through Aug. 29, Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Irem Clubhouse


(64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


• Tai Chi for Arthiritis: March 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free, first session; $65 for 15-week session (through June 18).


• Real Estate Seminar: March 6, 10 a.m. Free. Call 866.851.4243 to reserve a spot.


• Spring Craft & Gift Fair: March 7, 6-8:30 p.m. and March 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission.


Inner Peace HHW


(1114 RT 315, 315 Plaza Wilkes-Barre)


• 1st Annual Northeast Spring Health & Craft Fair: March 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Woodlands Inn & Resort.


Jeannine M Luby presents Comedy Night:


•”Keep Wine-ing He Might Start to Look Like Prince Charming:” March 27, 7 p.m., III Ponds Winery, Dalton. Tickets purchased before March 20, $15; after March 20, $20. For more information call 570.650.7518 or visit www.jeannineluby.com.


Jessup Art Walk:


• Second Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. For more info visit jessupartwalk.info or email info@jessupartwalk.info.


King’s College


(133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu)


• Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert: April 25-26, 7:30 p.m., J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, corner of North Franklin and Jackson streets. Free.


Marywood University

(2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, 570.348.6211, marywood.edu)

• 12th annual business and ethics forum: Professional Ethics and the Individua: March 17, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center


• Book Swap: March 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fireplace Lounge, Nazareth Student Center.


• Bi-Annual Flea Market: March 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Latour Room in Nazareth Student Center.


• Office of Military and Veteran Services at Marywood University 3rd annual “Beyond GI Joe: The Contemporary College Student Veteran” symposium: March 27-28, 2014.


Mill Market in the Hawley Silk Mill

(Suite #111, 8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley, 570.390.4440, info@MillMarketPA.com, www.millmarketpa.com)

• Free tastings and demos: Every Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Misericordia University


• “Why Medicine?:” March 22, registration (lobby of InterMetzo Cafe) from 9-9:15 a.m. Dudrick and Muth Rooms 216-217 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. For interested high school and college students interested in a career in medicine. Free to the public. Students can pre-register until March 14 by contacting Rita Molino at rmolino@misericordia.edu or 570.674.8184.


• “Autism: Practical Solutions for Complex Problems:” March 24.


• Open House: March 29, 9 a.m.


• “Party 4 Life at Misericordia University:” March 29-30. The public can participate in the two-day event for $10 by registering at https://secure.nfcr.org/page/contribute/Party4Life-MU. For more information about The Lucy Fund, please log on to www.nfcr/lucyfund.


• The National Stuttering Association (NSA): Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter at Misericordia University Inaugural 5K run/walk, “Don’t Tell Me to Slow Down:” March 30, 10 a.m. Registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Anderson Outdoor Athletic Complex near the North Gate of campus. $25, day-of; pre-registration $15 for students, $20 for adults until March 18 by e-mailing stutteringsupport@misericordia.edu. Include t-shirt size in registration e-mail.


• “Training to be a Successful Family: Development and Pilot of Culturally-Modified Parent Training for Latino Families:’ April 14, 5 p.m.


• Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Easter Bunny: April 12. Egg hunt 11 a.m.. Brunch seatings 10-11 a.m. And 11:15a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10, adults; $5, children 1-12 years of age; free, children under 5. Reservations required at cougarconnect.misericordia.edu/bunny or 570.674.6768.


Northampton Community College


• “Off to War and Coming Home: Historical Perspectives on Military Veterans During and After Their Service: 1946 Present” presented by Rhodes Scholar Wes Moore: April 8, 7:30 p.m., Aruthur L. Scott Spartain Center.


Northeast PA Rainbow Alliance


• TransNEPA Discussion Group: March 9, 4:30-6 p.m. RSVP by e-mail to transnepa@gaynepa.com.


• SafeZone LGBTQ Youth Support Group for ages up to 21: March 12, 5-6:30 p.m. RSVP by e-mailing safezone@gaynepa.com. First time attendees call Amy at 570.823.5144 ext. 340.


• Adult Peer Discussion Group (for Ages 18+): March 16, 2:30-4 p.m.


• Book Club: ‘You’re Not From Around Here, Are You?’: March 16, 4:30-6 p.m.


• Featured workshop, “Marriage Inequality:” March 19, 7-9 p.m. Limited Tickets available at http://marriageinequality.eventbrite.com/.


The Osterhout Free Library


(71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959)


• Knit and Crochet Group: One More Row: March 1, 15, and 29, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.


• Socrates Cafe Discussion Group: March 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


• A Study in Pink: March 18, 6 p.m. A showing of an episode of Sherlock from Season 1.


• Franklin St. Sleuths Book Discussion: March 20, 6 p.m.


Book Launch Party: March 21, 6:30-8 p.m. Reading of Alchemy by John Yamrus at 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet at 7 p.m. Free.


76 University Drive , Hazleton, 570.450.3000, www.hn.psu.edu)


Pocono Mountain Bible Conference


• Men’s Retreat: March 14-16. No cost, however a $50 donation is suggested. 18 and older. Registration is necessary and can be made by logging on to www.camppmbc.com.


Triboro Historical Society


• March meeting featuring a program by David DeCosmo and events of the “Titanic:” March 18, 6:45 p.m., Taylor Community Library, Main Street. For more info call 570.562.1225.


United Fighting Arts Association

(570.675.9535, ufa-a.com)

• Women’s self defense class: March 5, 7-8 p.m. Free.


The University of Scranton


(800 Linden St., Scranton, 570.941.7400, scranton.edu)


• Steve Fidyk and Friends CD Release Concert: March 8, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan McLean Center.


• “In Recital” featuring University of Scranton Performance Music students with a guest appearance by The North Pocono Steel Drum Project: March 5, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan McLean Center.


• Schemel Forum Luncheon: “The Emergence of Anti-Liberal Politics in Central Europe:” March 10, noon, Mcllhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center.


• Empty Place at the Table exhibit: March 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., DeNaples Center, Room 405.


• Schemel Forum Luncheon: “Nasser’s Egypt & the Origins of the Arab Spring:” March 14, noon, Rose Room, Brennan Hall.


• Women’s History Month Essay Celebration: March 26, 7 p.m., DeNaples Center, Room 405.


• The Ukes of S appear with The North Pocono Steel Drum Project: March 27, 7 p.m., North Pocono High School.


• Computer Programming Contest for high school students: March 28, 9:30 a.m., Loyola Science Center. Registration required. Call 570.941.4221.


• “In Recital” with organist David Ball: March 28, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan McLean Center.


• Schemel Forum Luncheon: “An American in Paris: Straddling Two Educational Cultures:” March 31, noon, Rose Room, Brennan Hall.


Waverly Community House


(1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, waverlycomm.org)


• Diane Hibble’s Zumba classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.; Mondays, Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. For more info visit facebook.com/zumba.diane, dianehibble.zumba.com or call 570.878.8212.


• Patricia Barnes’ Fit Over 50 classes: Feb. 10-April 10, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. For more information call 570.586.8191.


• World Music Drumming: Music therapy classes for children with special needs: Wednesdays beginning March 5, continuing for 6 weeks. Session I: Sensory Friendly Group, 4-4:45 p.m. Session II: All Abilities Group, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Each six-week session is $65. For more information call 570.586.8191, ext. 2. For information on World Drumming Music, visit www.summitmusictherapy.com.


• Coach Little Basketball Clinic: Boys and girls ages 6 to 9, Tuesdays beginning March 4, 3:30-5 p.m. Boys and girls grades 4 to 6, Thursdays beginning March 6, 3:30-5 p.m.


• “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment” Luncheon: March 21, 12 p.m., Glen Oak Country Club, Clarks Summit. Cash bar from 12-12:30 p.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. Entree selections: Sliced Beef Tenderloin Salad, Roasted Free-Range Chicken, Rigatoni Pasta Primavera, or Terryaki Glazed Salmon. RSVP by March 17 to the Waverly Community House with a check for $35 per person and their entree selections.


• “Special Needs Students and Strategies for Post-Secondary Success:” a free college prep workshop: March 25, 6:30 p.m.


• “Dining Boot Camp:” March 22, ages 4 to 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; ages 8 to 14, 1-3 p.m.


• “Great Events:” April 5, ages 4-7, 10-11:30 a.m.; ages 8 to 14, 12-1:30 p.m.


• French Language Classes: Wednesdays beginning March 19 and continuing for 8 weeks. Session I: Beginner French, 6-7 p.m. Session II: Conversational French, 7-8:30 p.m. Each eight-week session is $96 (includes materials).


• Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt: April 12, 10 a.m. $10 per person; children under the age of 1 are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Community House office on week days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Wayne County Builders Association


(www.WayneCountyBuilders.com )


• 9th Annual Children’s LEGO Conest at the Wayne County Builders Association Home and Garden Festival: April 27, sign-in a 9:30 a.m., runs from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Ages 5-12. Ladore Camp & Conference Center (287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart). For registration call 570.226.4941 or email info@waynecountybuilders.com.


Wyoming County Builders Association

• Home and Garden Expo: April 26-27, Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center, Waymart.

LOCAL HISTORY


Eckley Miners’ Village


(located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org)


• Walking tours: Monday through Saturday, 9am-5pm. Sunday, noon-5pm.


Old Jail Museum


(128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570.325.5259. www.TheOldJailMuseum.com.)


TOURS: Through Labor Day, daily (closed Wednesday), noon to 4:30 p.m. $6, adult; $5, senior over 65 and high school; $4, children ages 6-12; free, children under 5.


LEARNING


Adult group art classes taught by Catherine Laskaris:


Wednesday evenings, 6-8 p.m., private studio, 106 Grandview Drive, Pittston. Other classes available, including private day and times. For more info call 570.299.7364.


Dietrich Theater


(Tunkhannock)


Children’s Classes


• Art Explorers for Ages 5 to 8: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 4-5:30 p.m. $40, all materials provided.


• Art Explorers for Ages 9 to 12: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 4-5:30 p.m. $40, all materials provided.


• Jazz It Up: Creative Artwork Inspired by the 1940s: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-5 p.m. Free.


• Little People & Nature: Series 1, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 10-11 a.m.; Series 2, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 10-11 a.m. Ages 2 and a half to 5. Free.


• Preschool Art Explorers: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4 and 5. Free.


• Preschool Trash to Treasures: Feb. 27, March 6, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4 and 5. Free.


• Quilting for Kids: Stairway to Heaven: Through March 26, Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6 per class, all fabric free.


• Songs & Games for Tots: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 2 and a half to 5. Free.


• Trash to Treasures for Ages 5 to 8: Feb. 28, March 7, 4-5:30 p.m. $40, all materials provided.


• Trash to Treasures for Ages 9 to 12: Feb. 27, March 6, 4-5:30 p.m. $40, all materials provided.


Intergenerational Classes


• Open Studio & Portfolio Prep: Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Series 3: March 11, 18, 25 and April 1. Ages 13 and up. $15 per class; $60 for four-class series.


• Quilting for Everyone: Stairway to Heaven: Through March 26, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 13 and up. $6 per class, all fabric free.


• Basic Jewelry: Introduction to Silver Clay Art: March 17, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $65, all materials provided.


• Decorative Painting: Feb. 19, 26, March 12, 19, 26, noon-3 p.m. Ages 16 to adult. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface.


• Heart Healthy Nutrition: Feb. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Free.


• Knit a Cabled Scarf: March 6, 13, 27, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $60, all materials provided.


• Kundalini Yoga: Through March 31, Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $10 per class.


• Nia: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Series 3: March 4, 11, 18 & 25. Ages 16 and up. $10 per class.


• Pottery & Recycled Glass Creations: Mondays from 7- 8:30 p.m. Series 3: March 4, 11, 18 & 25. Ages 13 and up. $60 for four-class series.


• Writers’ Group: Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Free.


Freestyle hand drumming


Held every month on the second and fourth Saturdays at Everything Natural health food store, 426 South State Street, Clarks Summit. All ages and newcomers welcome. No experience required. Drums and percussion provided. Attend anytime between 1:00-4:00PM.


Georgiana Cray Bart art classes


(123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre. 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, www.georgianacraybart.com)


Group classes


• Adults (ages 13 and up): Mon., Tues., noon to 4 p.m.


• Teens: Wed., 6-9 p.m.


Private classes also available.


Pocono Painters


(poconopainters.org)


Monthly painting meetings, all held at 10 a.m. at Chestnuthill Township Park building, Rt. 715, Brodheadsville:


Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Academy


(509 Pittston Avenue, (3rd floor). Private classes are available. For more info contact: Master Mark Seidel, 570.341.8089.)


• Adult classes: Tuesday & Thursday, 7-8 p.m; Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 a.m.


• Children’s classes (ages 9 & up): Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon


• Yang Style Tai-Chi Chuan Adult classes: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-noon


Thrive Wellness Center


(647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston)


• Thrive Book Study: Every Saturday morning, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Wudang Swordsmen Academy


(269 S Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, 570.630.0088, www.WudangSwordsmen.com, info@WudangSwordsmen.com)


• Wudang Taijiquan (traditional tai chi): Mon., Wed., 6:10-7:30 p.m.


• Wudang Gongfu (internal kung fu): Tue., Thu., 6:10-7:30 p.m.


• Youth Kung Fu (ages 10-13): Mon., Wed., 5:00-6:00 p.m.


• Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm): Sun., 10:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.


• Cardio Kung Fu: Mon., Wed., 10:00-11:00 a.m.


• Tai Chi for Health: Tue., Thu.,10:00-11:00 a.m.


• Daoist Sitting Meditation: Sun., 4:30-5:30 p.m.


• Morning Seated Qigong (meditation & breathwork): Tue., Thu., 9:00-9:50 p.m.


• Pushing Hands Circle (open to all tai chi players in the area): Sun., 3:00-4:00 p.m.


• Open Wudang Training Hall: Sun., 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Young Living Essential Oils Product Education Classes:


Wednesdays in Wilkes-Barre, 10 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. Free. For more info call 570.574.5705 or contact PoconoYoga@aol.com.


OUTSIDE


Nescopeck State Park


(1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)


• Birds of Middle Creek: March 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $5. Register by calling 570.403.2006.


• Basic Boating Course: March 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact WCO Aaron Lupacchini at 570.406.4041 to register.


• Junior Bird Club: Birds of Middle Creek: March 8, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Register by calling 570.403.2006.


• Teacher & Educator Workshop: PA Songbirds Curriculum: March 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $20. Call 570.403.2006 to register.


• Boy Scout Bird Study Merit Badge: Part One: March 21, 6-8 p.m. Register by calling 570.403.2006.


SOCIAL GROUPS


AA Intergroup NEPA


Info: aaintergroupnepa.org, 570.654.0488


Alcohol Anonymous


Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Nanticoke, Dallas, Forty Fort. Various dates and times. Info: 570.288.9892.


The Anthracite Hi-Railer’s Model Railroad Club


(Bill’s Shop Rite Plaza, Rts. 435 & 502 in Daleville)


• O Gauge Train Display: March 2, noon-4 p.m.; April 6, 1-4 p.m.


Better Breathers Club


Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton). Info: 570.969.8986.


Marywood University


• Aphasia group, community service support group of people living with stroke at any stage of their recovery: Mondays, 1-1:45 p.m., McGowan Center Room 1066. For more info contact Marla Kovatch at 570.348.6299, ext. 2259.


Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings


• Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892.


Narcotic Anonymous Meetings


Every Tues. at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock.


Northeastern Penna. Friends of NRA


• 22nd Annual Fundraising Banquet: March 29, 5 p.m. Genetti Manor, Dickson City. $45; $85 for couples; $25 for young adults under 21.


Scranton: The Center For Comprehensive Cancer Care


Children’s support group: Last Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon, The Commonwealth Medical College (525 Pine St., Scranton). For children ages 5-18 that are coping with the cancer of a loved one.


Suicide Bereavement Support Group


First/Third Tues. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Info: 570.822.7118 ext. 307.


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