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BAZAARS/FESTIVALS


33rd Annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire:


• 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.


• Pretty-N-Pink Relay for Life team hosts Fall Craft Fair to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Mountain Top Relay for Life: Nov. 23, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Crestwood High School (281 S. Mountain Blvd. Mountaintop, PA 18707). Prospective vendor can email alexacholewa@aim.com for more information.


Cocktails for a Cause:


Nov. 2, 6-9 p.m., The Tripp House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton). $45 donation includes samplings from area restaurants, open bar, and live entertainment. Guests can also purchase chances to win raffle baskets. Proceeds benefit Research to Prevent Blindness and the Lackawanna Branch of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind.


Safe Haven Dog Rescue


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


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


• Adoption Day: 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


CHURCHES


Church of Christ Uniting (Market Street and Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 570.288.8434)

• Community Contra Dance: Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Call David Martin 570.333.4007 for more information.


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

• 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.


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.


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.


Christmas in Gouldsboro

craft show: Dec. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Gouldsboro United Methodist Church (Route 507, Gouldsboro). For tables call Sue Klein, 570.842.6106.

Comedy Show to benefit Bear Creek Community Charter School PTO


featuring Mike Stankiewicz, Joe Ohrin, and Brad Todd: Nov. 8, 6 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Township Firehall. $15, advance; $20, day of show. Tickets available at The Snack Shack, Route 309, Wilkes-Barre Township.


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)


• The Dietrich Classic Movie Series - “To Catch a Thief:” Nov. 13, 1 and 7 p.m. $5.


FSA NEPA and the NEPA Rainbow Alliance 4th Annual National Family Week Conference,


“LGBTQA United Together-Individuals, Families and Communities:” Nov. 15, Genetti Best Western Hotel and Conference Center (77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre). Registration at 8 a.m., opening session at 8:45. Reservations required, open to the public. $15; $10, full-time students. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. . Contact Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania at 570.823.5144, ext. 309 or fsawv.ruthkemmerer@verizon.net.


Fushion Hair Design (1138 West Market Street, Scranton)

• Shop Local to support Cancertacular: Nov. 17, 12 p.m. - 4 p.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 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.


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.


• Holiday Craft & Gift Fair: Nov. 8, 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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)


• 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.


Marywood University

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

• Faculty Recital by Ellen Rutkowski, mezzo-soprano, and Rick Hoffenberg, pianist: Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Marian Chape.


• String Celebration with Robert Jesselson and BettyAnne Gottlieb, conductors: Nov. 9, 7 p.m., Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts.


• Marywood Orchestra Concert with Nathaniel Parker, conductor; featuring Jennifer Cowgill, soprano: Nov. 10, 4 p.m., Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts.


• Dance Showcase: Nov. 15-16, 7 p.m., Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Black Box Theatre at the Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts.


• Wind Ensemble: Nov. 16, 4 p.m., Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts.


• Percussion Ensemble: Nov. 17, 4 p.m., Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts Room 104.


• Benjamin Britten Centennial Concert: Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., Marian Chapel.


• Vaughan Williams Celebration; Collaborative performance feat. Marywood Campus Choir, Marywood String Ensemble, Wyoming Seminary String Ensemble, Sophie Till,solo violin; Rick Hoffenberg, conductor; Christiane Appenheimer-Vaida, conductor: Nov. 24, 4 p.m., Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts.


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.


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)


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.


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.


• Cash in the New Year: Dec. 19, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Reservations are required, call 570.654.9565 or email pittstonlibrary@yahoo.com


Friends of Salt Springs Park


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


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


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.


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.


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.


• 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.


Wilkes University


(84 W. South St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.WILKES.U, wilkes.edu)


• The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research for Northeastern Pennsylvania presents “Smart Grid Challenges Facing the Electric Utilities:” Nov. 12, 7:15 p.m., Stark Learning Center, Room 101.


• The Family Business Forum hosts Thomas C. Rogerson, “Family and Wealth Sustainability:” Nov. 20, 5 p.m., Henry Student Center Ballroom.


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.


• Volunteer Meeting: Nov. 9, 10 a.m.


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.


LEARNING


Dietrich Theater


(Tunkhannock)


Children’s Classes


• 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 through Dec. 11, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6 per class, fabric is free.


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


Intergenerational Classes


• Open Studio & Portfolio Prep: 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 through Dec. 11, 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 13 and up. $6 per class, fabric is free.


Classes for Adults


• Decorative Painting: 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: Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 7-9 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Free.


• 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 3: Nov. 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, four classes; $10, drop-in.


• Recycled Glass Artwork: 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 2: 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.


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.


Pocono Arts Council


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


• Oil Painting: Oct. 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior; $65, senior non-member.


Pocono Painters


(poconopainters.org)


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


• 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.”


• 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:


• 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.


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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