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BAZAARS/FESTIVALS


33rd Annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire:


• Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27, and Labor Day Monday, Mount Hope Estate and Winery. $29.95, adults; $10.95, children ages 5 to 11. For more info and tickets visit PaRenFaire.com or call the box office at 717.665.7021.


• Poe Evermore: Oct. 30 - Nov. 10, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18.95 weekends, $16.95 midweek. For more info and tickets visit PaRenFaire.com or call the box office at 717.665.7021.


BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


American Cancer Society


• Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3): Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 6, 4-8 p.m., Keystone College Hibbard Campus Center. Participants can register at www.keystonecps3.org. For more info call 570.562.9749.


Cusat’s Cafe: (12th & Alter St., Hazleton, 570.454.9174)


• Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Benefit: Oct. 24, 4 p.m.- 8 p.m.


Celebrate Howl-O-Ween


at the Low Cost Rabies Clinic: Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Chackos (195 Wilkes-Barre Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre). $10 per dog or cat; $5 nail clipping. All proceeds benefit Feral Cat Neutering Program.


Luzerne County Pit Bull Owners, Inc.


• 3rd Annual Pit Bull Awareness Day and Carnival: Oct. 26, noon-6 p.m., Kirby Park.


‘Ryan Steppacher Monster Mash’


to benefit the Ryan Steppacher Endowment Fund: Oct. 26, 9 p.m., Backyard Ale House, Scranton. $20 donation at the door includes drink special from 9 p.m. To midnight.


Safe Haven Dog Rescue


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


• Volunteer Meeting: Nov. 19, 6:30 p.m.


• Adoption Day: Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 17, Dec. 1, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


• Pet Pictures with Safe Haven Santa Claws: Dec. 7, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


CAR & BIKE EVENTS


Wilkes-Barre Car Club and Domestic Violence Service Center (DVSC)


•“Trunk OR Treat:” Oct. 25, 5:30-7 p.m., Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.


CHURCHES


Conyngham United Methodist Church (411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960, conynghamumc.com)

• Halloween Parade: Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Registration will be held at Gould’s ShurSave Oct. 21 from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.


• Christmas Bazaar: Nov. 2, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lunch will be served from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Covenant Presbyterian Church

(500 Madison Ave., Scranton, 570.346.6400.)

• Rededication Concert: Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.


• Dedication Concert of Organ Music: Nov. 2, 4 p.m.


• Festival Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication: Nov. 3, 10:30 a.m.


Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church

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

• Winter Bingo: Nov. 3, 12 p.m. Cost $2. For more information, call the rectory 570.823.6242.


• Soup, Bake, and Book Sale: Nov. 7, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Takeouts only. To place an order, call Sylvia 570.825.6370 or Barry 570.831.5593.


First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit


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


• All-church recital with First Presbyterian Church musical ensembles: Nov. 17, 4 p.m.


Muhlenburg Christian Academy (362 Hunlock Harveyville Rd., Hunlock Creek, PA)

• Fall Craft Show: Nov. 16, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Oblates of St. Joseph (Rt. 315, Pittston)

• Holiday Craft and Gift Show: Nov. 2, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church


(135 River St., Olyphant)


• Ukrainian Culture Day: Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


• 125th Anniversary Celebration; Oct. 27, beginning with liturgy at 3 p.m., followed by celebration from 5-9 p.m. $40, per person; $12, children 12 and under. For tickets contact Sandra at 570.383.9487.


St. Maria Goretti Parish Center (42 Redwood Dr., Laflin, www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org, 570.655.8956)

• Holiday Craft and Gift Fair: Nov. 23-24, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (21 Race St., Jim Thorpe.)

• Bach and Handel Chorale Christmas Concerts 2013: Dec. 7, 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets $12, children 10 & under are free.


St. Michael’s Church


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


• Pierogie sale: Nov. 5, pick-up from 2-5 p.m. $6 per dozen. Orders must be placed by Nov. 1 by calling Sandra at 570.457.9280 or the church hall at 570.457.2875.


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley (20 Church Rd., Wyoming)


• “Discovering the View and Practice of Buddhist Meditation”: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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 Culinary Federation of NEPA

• Second Annual Cupcake Wars: Oct. 28, judging begins 3 p.m., Vanderlyn’s Restaurant (239 Schyuler Ave., Kingston). There will be both Professional and Amateur categories for the event, individual prizes will be awarded in both categories. The theme for the event will be ‘Fall’. Each competitor will be required to prepare 36 decorated cupcakes, 12 each of three different flavor combinations of cake, filling, and frosting. Entry Fee is $25.00 and includes linen covered table space. Application Deadline with Entry Fee is Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. For additional information and to register, please contact John J. Hudak, Jr. CEC, AAC at 570-574-9310 or chefjohn21@comcast.net.


American Legion Mountain Post 781 (Mountain Top)

• Think Pink Tailgate Party: Oct. 27, 12 p.m., Admission: $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Children: $5, under 5 years: free. For tickets call Danielle Cavanaugh 570.332.2633, Danielle Petros 570.885.2578, Kim Davis 570.332.7442, Keelin Geisler 570.881.0649, or Michelle Casey 570.262.4050.


Barnes & Noble Wilkes/Kings Bookstore

• “Buddhist Meditation and Compassion”: Oct. 25, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Cub Scout Pack 21


(www.cubpack21.org)


• Holiday Craft Fair: Nov. 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $1 admission includes door prize raffle ticket. Currently seeking vendors. Spaces are 10’-by-10’ and cost $30, which includes one table. Reservation and info can be found by contacting Sarah Kovolenus at 570.840.5915 or sarahkovolenus@verizon.net.


Dietrich Theater


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


• Open Mic Night: Oct. 25, 7 p.m., feature at 8:15.


• Sing! Sing! Sing!: Oct. 26, 11 a.m.


Gesinger Community Medical Center (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton.)


• Visions, Verses, and Voices: Nov. 3, 1 p.m. at Fiorelli’s, for more information and tickets call, 570.969.7163.


• Diabetes Support Group: Nov. 8, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., call 570.969.7272 to register.


• Better Breathers Club: Nov. 14, 6:30 p.m., call 570.969.8985 to register.


• Blood Collection: Nov. 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., to schedule an appointment, call 1.866.996.5100 or visit geisingerbloodcenter.org.


• Run Around Scranton: Nov. 21, 5 p.m. Carl Von Luger Steakhouse, for more information, email sopshinsky@scrantonpa.gov.


Gesinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (1000 E. Mountain Road, Plains Township)

• Free Breast Exam: Oct. 25, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Call Mary Ann Olenick at 570.808.6153 to reserve an appointment.


• Free Breast Health Lecture: Oct. 28, 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Call Vickie Keeler at 570.808.6089 to reserve a place.


Gesinger Mountain View Care Center (2309 Stafford Ave., Scranton.)

• Day of Shopping: Nov. 7, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.


• “Remember Scranton” presented by the Lackawanna Historical Society: Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. Call 570-969-8986 to register.


• Turkey Trot 5K Walk and Fun Run: Nov. 16, 9 a.m. Register online events.geisinger.org or by calling 1-800-322-5437.


Gymboree Play and Music of Wilkes Barre


(1159 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre. 570.208.2908, wbarrepa@gymboreeclasses.com)


• Pumpkin Patch Parties: Oct. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.; Oct. 29, 4-5:30 p.m. $15, per child enrolled in Gymboree classes; $20, non-enrolled children. Ages 0-5, adult must accompany each child. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


The Hilton Hotel (100 Adams Ave. Scranton, PA.)

• Penn State vs Ohio State Indoor Tailgate Party: Oct. 26. Tailgate party at 6:30 p.m., Kickoff at 8 p.m. Admission $15. Call 570.499.2929 or email roskos29@aol.com for more details.


Hughestown Park and Recreation


• Annual Holiday Gift and Craft Fair: Nov. 3, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Hughestown Hose Company (30 Center St., Hughestown).


Irem Clubhouse


(64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


• “Murder at the Masquerade Ball:” Nov. 2, 6 – 9:30 p.m. Dinner and the show cost $35 per person for dinner and a show. Seating extremely limited. Reservations and pre-payment required by Oct. 21. Call 570.675.1134, ext. 106 or email dtarasek@iremclubhouse.com.


• Children and Teen Etiquette Dinner: Nov. 3, 12 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. $45 per person, call 570.675.1134 ext 106 for reservations.


Jessup Art Walk:


• Second Saturday of every month. 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)


• St. Bernardine’s Gospel Choir: Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Liturgy Oct. 27, 11 a.m.


• Things that Go BOOM in the Night!: Oct. 29, 7 p.m., Burke Auditorium.


• Lecture by Dr. Colin Heydt: Nov. 12, 4 p.m., Burke Auditorium.


• Hunger for Justice Week: Nov. 17-23.


• Ngoma Dance Celebration and Fashion Show: Dec. 5, 7 p.m., George Maffei II Theatre.


• Cantores Christi Regis Christmas Concert: Dec. 6-7, 7:30 p.m., J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center.


Lackawanna College


(501 Vine St., Scranton, 1.877.346.3552, lackawanna.edu)


Environmental Institute (10 Moffat Dr., Covington Twp.)


• Natural Wonders: Fall Harvest: Sept. 26, 1-2:30 p.m., and every Thursday through Dec. 5. Ages 3 to 5. $40, six classes. Pre-registration required. Registration limited.


• Wolf Visions: Oct. 26, 6-7:30 p.m. Geared for children and families. $5. Pre-registration required.


Lama Dragpa of the Padmasambhava Buddhist Center teaching sessions:


Free and open to the public. Pre-registration requested. For more info contact esoteric777@aol.com or call 570.693.1731


“Buddhist Meditation and Compassion:” Oct. 25, 7-9 p,m, Barnes & Noble Booksellers (Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre)


“Discovering the View and Practice of Buddhist Meditation:” Oct. 26th, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley (20 Church Road, Wyoming).


Misericordia University


• Interactive cooking demo and presentation by Father Leo Patalinghug, who appeared on “Throw Down! With Bobby Flay”: Nov. 14, 7 p.m., Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms, Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall.


• Dead Alchemist Society 22nd annual “Things that go Boom in the Night!:’’ Oct. 30, 7 p.m.


Northampton Community College


• 33rd annual craft fair: Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center, Main Campus (3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township). $2, general public; $1, seniors; free, children under 12. For more info 610.861.5300.


Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra


(570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org)


• Nov. 22, 8 p.m., Towanda High School; Nov. 23, 8 p.m., Tunkhannock Middle School. $10, adult; $5, student.


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


Penn State Wilkes-Barre


(Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu)


• “Five Great Films, Five Great Genres:” Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 26 through Oct. 24, RC Theaters Wilkes-Barre. Pre-film lecture notes and post-film discussion will accompany each screening. Films include “Airplane!”, “On Golden Pond”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, and “High Noon”.


Alumni events:


• Annual TV Tailgate Party: Nov. 9, kick-off an hour before game time, River Grille (670 N. River St., Plains Township). $28 per person, must be 21 or older.


• Annual Haunted Forest Fundraiser: Oct. 17-19, 24-26. Doors open at 7 p.m., last show is at 10:40 p.m. Tickets are $7 per person, groups of 10 or more $5 each.


• Safe Trick or Treating: Oct. 27, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Children under 8. Tickets are $3 per child.


The Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St. 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@comcast.net)


• Extreme Couponing 101: Nov. 14, 6 p.m. call 570.654.9565 for reservations.


• Handmade Gift Fair: Dec. 7, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


• Lego Club: Every Monday, 4 p.m.


• Grandparents Support Group: Fourth Monday of each month, 12 p.m.


• Craft Club: Nov. 11, 6 p.m.


• Science Club: Nov. 21, 4 p.m.


• Movie Nights: Oct. 24, 5:45 p.m.


Reaper’s Revenge (460 Green Grove Rd., Olyphant, PA 18447)


• Scaring for a Good Cause: Oct. 25, visit www.reapersrevenge.net for pricing, hours, and directions.


Friends of Salt Springs Park


(PO Box 541, Montrose. 570.967.7275, info@friendsofsaltspringspark.org.)


• Halloween Fest: Oct. 26, 4 p.m.-9:30 p.m.


• Take a Step Back in Thyme: Nov. 3, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.


Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center


(200 Lake Ave., Montrose, 570.278.9256 or e-mail wellness@epix.net, wellnessarts.com)


• Jazz Music Concert: Oct. 27, 3 p.m. Admission: $15 non-members, $10 members.


Shamrocktoberfest,


for the 2014 Inaugural Greater Pittston St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival: Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m., Susquehanna Brewing Company (635 S. Main St., Pittston). $20. Tickets may be purchased at UFCW Federal Credit Union (46 South Main St., Pittston), Vince’s Pizza (74 S. Main St., Pittston) or by calling Patrick Toole at .570.237-0435.


Sleepy Hollow Lounge inside Idle Hour Lanes


• Karaoke Night with CrazyE & The Ringmaster: Oct. 24, 8:30 p.m.


• Halloween Bash with Marilyn Kennedy: oct. 25, 8:30 p.m.


Timmy’s Town Center


(Mall at Steamtown, Scranton. 570.341.1511, timmystowncenter.org )


Museum hours: Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m. $3 per person; free, children under two.


Trails of Terror:


West Wyoming Hose Company #1 (926 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming), Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 26. $8.


Trunk or Treat


hosted by Olyphant Crime Watch: Oct. 26, 5-8 p.m., Monsignor Hrynuck-JOe Beckage Baseball Park, 700 block of East Grant Street, Olyphant. Vehicles must pre-register by Oct. 24. Candy and treats will be handed out to first 200 children. Donations for candy and treats will be accepted by June DiBlasio at 570.766.1570 or OlyphantCrimeWatch on Facebook.


Waverly Community House


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


• Basketball clinics: Beginning Sept. 17, six weeks every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. Boys and girls ages 6 to 9. Beginning Sept. 19, six weeks every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. Boys and girls in grade 4 through 6. $60 per participant or $12 per class.


• Ballroom Dancing lessons: Session 1, Wednesday evenings beginning Sept. 11, 6-7 p.m., advanced, American Tango; 7-8 p.m., beginners, Cha Cha and Rumba; Session 2, Wednesday evenings Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 13, 20, Dec. 4, continuation of Session 1 classes for those who completed it. $45 per person for each five-week session. Advanced registration required. To register call Jill Wetzel at 570.954.1147 or email her at jgwetzel@epix.net.


• “World Music Drumming”, program for special needs children: Begins Sept. 11, 3:45-4:30 p.m. for children K through 2nd grade, 4:30-5:15 p.m. for 3rd through 12th grade. $95, each ten-week session.


• Community Pledge of Allegiance: Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m., flagpole on the front lawn.


• Learn Italian: Tuesdays, starting Oct. 1. Session 1― Basic Italian: 6-7:15 p.m.; Session 2 ― Intro to Conversational Italian (for advanced beginners), 7:30-8:45 p.m. $120, eight-week session, includes materials.


• Annual Children’s Halloween Party: Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


• Piano and Violin Concert: Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.


• Wreathmaking with Abby Peck: Dec. 6, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Donation $2


• Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 14, 10 a.m. Tickets $10


Artisans’ Marketplace:


• Preview Party: Nov. 22, 6 p.m. Admission $25


• Juried Fine Arts & Crafts Shows: Nov. 23, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Nov. 24, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Admission $6


Children and teen etiquette classes:


• “Pass the Peas, Please”: Nov. 16, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 4-7. $35.


• “Dining Boot Camp for Kids”: Nov. 16, noon-2 p.m. Ages 8-14. $35.


• “Great Events”: Dec. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 4-7. $30.


• “Great Events”: Dec. 21, noon-2 p.m. Ages 8-14. $30.


Wyoming Valley Dog Squad Troop No. 221

(dogscouts.org, Phyllis, Troop Leader: phyllis@thebarkingbasket.comor Liza, Secretary/Treasurer: sewcrazy@epix.net)

• Obstacles Badge: Oct. 27, 4 p.m. Only teams with the official Dog Scout Title can earn the badge, but all are welcome to come and try. Badge involves three pieces of agility equipment, no puppies under one year old. Free, donationd accepted. Contact for more info.


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.


• Haunted Lantern Tours: Oct. 18-19, 25-26. 6:30 p.m. Children 6-12yrs $5, Adults 13+ $10.


Annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest: Through Oct. 31. Register at the Museum and you will be provided with the rules and registration form which will provide you with all the information you need. You are then free to roam the village and take amazing fall foliage pictures. Submit your best one by Nov. 8. Winner will receive a modest cash prize, certificate and a free Associate Membership to Eckley Miners’ Village for one year. $5 entry fee per photograph


Lackawanna Historical Society


( The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841.)


•“Dorflinger Engraving: Fact or Fiction” by Kurt Reed: Nov. 17, 2 p.m.


• National Register workshop: Nov. 2, Brennan Hall, Scranton University. Free. Register online at http://crebasics.eventbrite.com/ or call the Lackawanna Historical Society.


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.


Steamtown National Historic Site


(I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea.)


• Excursions to Moscow, PA: Oct. 19, 26, 27.


LEARNING


Dietrich Theater


(Tunkhannock)


Children’s Classes


• Art Explorers Camp for Ages 5 – 8: Oct. 18, 25, Nov. 1, 4-5:30 p.m. $40.


• Art Explorers Camp for Ages 9 – 12: Oct. 17, 24, 31, 4-5:30 p.m. $40.


• Preschool Art Explorers: Oct. 17, 24, 31, 10-10:45 a.m. Free.


• Preschool Pottery & Sculpture for ages 4 and 5: Series 2, Nov. 7, 14, 21, Dec. 5, 10-10:45 a.m. Free.


• Quilting for Kids: Tumbling Blocks: Wednesdays Sept. 11 through Dec. 11, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6 per class, fabric is free.


• Sidewalk Surfing: The Art & Culture of Skateboarding: Oct. 15, 22, 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 5 to 12. Free.


• Sing Your Heart Out: Oct., 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 10 a.m.-noon. Ages 8 to 13. $50.


• Writing Your Hat Off: Creative Writing for Kids: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 10 to 16. Free.


Intergenerational Classes


• Open Studio & Portfolio Prep: Series 2: Oct. 22, 29, 7-8:30 p.m.; Series 3: Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13 and up. $15, per class; $60, series of four classes.


• Quilting for Everyone: Tumbling Blocks: Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Dec. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 13 and up. $6 per class, fabric is free.


Classes for Adults


• Basic Knitting: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.


• Decorative Painting: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11, 18, noon-3 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface.


• Golden Days of Radio Players: Oct. 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Free.


• Introduction to Resin Jewelry: Oct. 14, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $35.


• Introduction to Stained Glass: Oct. 21, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $60.


• Jewelry Making: Kumihimo Beading: Oct. 16, 23, Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $75.


• Kundalini Yoga: Series 2: Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 5:30-7 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in.


• Nia: Series 2: Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Series 3: Nov. 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, four classes; $10, drop-in.


• Nutrition for Women: Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Free.


• Recycled Glass Artwork: Series 1: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, 7-8:30 p.m.; Series 2: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 7-8:30 p.m.; Series 3: Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. $65, four class series, students supply own safety glasses.


• Simply Yoga: Series 1: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9, 10-11:15 a.m.; Series 2: Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 16 and up. $60, six consecutive classes; $15, drop-in.


• Writers’ Group: Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up.


• Yoga for the Guardians of Your Health: Sept. 23, 5:30-7 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Free, donations


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.


The Path of Me


(570.401.3781, rperrycoaching@gmail.com)


• Empower Yourself Now!: Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Wyoming Lodge No. 468 (821 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming). $15.


• Essential Tools for the Professional Mind: Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Wyoming Lodge No. 468 (821 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming). $15.


Pocono Arts Council


(18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org)


• Oil Painting: Sept. 19, 26, Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior; $65, senior non-member.


• Acrylic Painting: Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $85, member; $95, non-member; $65, senior; $70, senior non-member.


• Intermediate Watercolor: Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 1-4 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior; $95, senior non-member.


Pocono Painters


(poconopainters.org)


• Annual Luncheon, “Painting is my Cup of Tea:” Oct. 27, 11 a.m., Skytop Lodge. For info contact Nadine Lawless at 570.595.9057 or mnlawess@excite.com.


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


• Oct. 18: Tina Antonelli, acrylic glass block winter scene, “Winter Lights.”


• Nov. 22: Sandy DeAngelo, acrylic design, “Beauty of Fall.”


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. Currently reading “The China Study.”


• Open house: Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


• “Change Your Life By Changing Your Mind:” Oct. 28, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Breiseth Hall, Wilkes University.


• Yoga for Grief with Mindy Hill: Nov. 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m. $5. Prepayment for reservation required due to limited space.


• Law of Attraction Classes:


• Living Your Best: Oct. 29, 7-8 p.m. $30.


• Dream Board Creation: Nov. 12, 6-8 p.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.


OUTSIDE


Friends of Salt Springs Park


• Movie Night: Nov. 2, 7 p.m.


Nescopeck State Park


(1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)


• Midnight Madness: Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Registration required.


SOCIAL GROUPS


Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center


Bereavement support group series: Every Thursday beginning Aug. 15, 2-3:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.


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.

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