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BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


American Cancer Society


Relay for Life Events

  • Meetings: April 1, 6 p.m., Saxton Pavilion, Edwardsville.
  • Spring Craft Fair team fundraiser: April 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Crestwood High School (281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top).


Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas, 570.333.5265, www.bcfanimalrefuge.org)


• First annual motorcycle run: May 12. Registration 11 a.m.-noon, begins at 12:15. Begins and ends at Getaway Lounge (Route 11, Plymouth)


UNICO National Keystone Chapter (Dunmore)


• Charity Pig Roast: April 13, 6-10 p.m., Fiorelli’s (Peckville). $45 per person.


Victims Resource Center (71 North Franklin St, 570.823.0765, www.vrcnepa.org)

• 28th Annual Geranium Sale: Orders must be placed by April 26. Geraniums will be available for pick-up/delivery the week of May 7-10. Pink or red geraniums in 4inch pots, $3.50 each.


Volunteers of America (25 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.825.5261)


• 9th Annual Celebrity Dinner: April 11, The Woodlands Inn and Resort (1073 Highway 315,Wilkes-Barre). $125 per person. Info: Liz, 570.825.5261, ext. 8.


CAR & BIKE EVENTS


2013 NEPA Motorcycle and PowerSports Show: April 14, noon-5 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre). Proceeds from the show go to Wyoming Valley Children’s Association. $7.50 per bike, registration day-of from 9-11 a.m. Motorcycles with more than ½ tank of fuel not permitted. $7.50, admission; free, children under 12.


Gunners PA Law Enforcement MC (gunnerspalemc@gmail.com, $20/rider, $10/passenger unless noted otherwise)

2nd Annual Project Fallen Ride: May 5, 10 a.m., Susquehenna Brewing Co. Info: Gunnerspalemc.com.

CHURCHES


First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit (300 School St., Clarks Summit, 570.586.6306, www.fpccs.org)


• Final concert of the Arts at First Presbyterian Churchfinal concert: April 7, 4 p.m. 300 School Street, Clarks Summit


St. Faustina Kowalska’s Catholic Church

• Annual Basket Raffle Fundraiser: April 14, doors 10:30 a.m., drawing begins at 1 p.m, St. Stan’s gymnasium (West Church Street, Nanticoke). Tickets to Bid on the Baskets cost $5 a raffle ticket, which contains 25 individual tickets.


St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875)


• Pierogie Sale: March 27, pick-up from 2-5 p.m. Orders by March 21. $6 per dozen. To place orders call Sandra, 570.457.9280 or the church hall, 570.457.2875.


Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center (140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre)

  • Guest speaker Ann Marie Acacio: April 7, 10 a.m.
  • Oneness Blessing with Ernie Pappa: April 8, 22, 7-9 p.m. $8.
  • Developing Effective Teams: Transforming Teams into Sacred Circles of Service webinar: April 10, 7-9 p.m.
  • Spiritual Liberation with Michael Beckwith: April 13, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • The Bridge Class: April 17, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Re-New Unity Workshop and Luncheon: April 20, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $30, both workshops; $20, one workshop. Limited to 50 particpants; reservations required.


EVENTS


Chicory House and Folklore Society (www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007)


• New England Contra Dance: April 6, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). $9.


Choral Arts of Luzerne County (www.choralartslc.org)

• Spring Concert/Fifth Season Celebration: April 27, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church (97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre); April 28, 4 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church (467 Main St., Conyngham). $15, adults; $10, students and seniors.

Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania

• Children and Youth Ensembles Mid-Winter Program: April 7, 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton. $10, adults; 18 years and younger, free; $2 discount for seniors, students, Lackawanna Library System Card holders, members of WVIA, and members of the Raymond Hood Room at the Scranton Cultural Center.

The Commonwealth Medical College (525 Pine St., Scranton, 570.504.7000, thecommonwealthmedical.com)


• Obesity Symposium: April 6. Registration begins 7:30 a.m. with speakers to follow at 8.


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


• Spring 2013 Film Festival Opening Night Gala: April 5, 5:30 p.m. $35.


• Spring 2013 Film Festival: April 5-8. $9, evening (after 6 p.m.); $8, matinee.


• Philadelphia Bus Trip to the Barnes: April 11, bus departs 7 a.m., returns approximately 10 p.m. $135


• Tom Knight Puppet Show: April 17, 1:30 p.m.


• Philadelphia Bus Trip to the Barnes: April 11, departs 7 a.m. returns 10 p.m. $135.


Kids Classes:


• Quilting for Kids – “Starry Sky” Wednesdays, through March 27, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6 per class.


• Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Ages 4 and 5. Series 2, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10-10:45 a.m.


Intergenerational Classes:


• Quilting for Everyone: “Atlantic Star:” Ages 13 and up. Wednesdays, Through March 27, 6-7:30 p.m. $6 per class, including materials.


Adult Classes:


• Kundalini Yoga: Ages 16 and up. 10-11:30 a.m., Series 3 April 27, May 4, 11, 18. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in.


Eighth Annual Mothers Day Intertribal Powwow: May 11, noon-6 p.m., May 12, noon-5 p.m., Noxen Fire Co. founds (Stull Road, Noxen, Wyoming County). Free. For more information contact Natalie “Wisteria” at 570.947.2097 or via email at wisteria18704@yahoo.com.


The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (222 Mulberry St., Scranton)


• Ladies Night at the Country Club: April 3, 5-8 p.m., Glen Oak Country Club (250 Oakford Road, Clarks Summit)


• Develop Key Actions to Create More Meaningful Conversations: April 10, 8 a.m.


• Leadership Lackawanna Alumni Reunion: April 10, 5:30 p.m.


• Employment Expo: April 11, 11 a.m.


Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


• Easter Buffet: March 31, noon-4 p.m.


• Health Aging Seminar: Minding the Mind: April 10, 2-3 p.m.


Jim Thorpe events:

• Bach and Handel Chorale Easter concert: April 6, 3 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (21 Race St., Jim Thorpe). $18, adults; $15, seniors and students; free, children 10 and under.


Johnson College (3427 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.342.6404, johnson.edu)


• 21st Annual Golf Tournament: May 17, Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top. Info: Stephanie Orzalek, Coordinator of Institutional Advancement, 570.702.8908 or sorzalek@johnson.edu.


King’s College (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu)


• Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert: April 19-20, 7:30 p.m. J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center. Free. Info: 570.208.6044.


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


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


• On Exhibit: A Walk Through Natures Glory: Through April 19.


• Live Native Animals: April 3, 6:30-8 p.m. $5.


• Amphibian Walk: April 17, 6-8 p.m. $5. Pre-registration required.


• Art in Nature: Clay Pot Wreaths: April 20, 9 a.m.-noon. $25. Pre-registration required.


• Art Opening: Three Artists from Elmhurst: April 26, 5-7 p.m. Runs through June 3.


Lake-Lehman Last Knight 2013 Graduation Night Lock-in Vera Bradley/Coach bingo fundraiser: April 6, 1 p.m., doors at noon. Lake Lehman High School (Old Route 115, Lehman). $20, 20 games of bingo. For advance tickets contact Amy, 570.239.0737.

LOGAN Foundation


• Easter egg hunt for individuals with special needs: March 30, 11 a.m., Wyoming Valley Sports Dome. Pre-registration required by calling 570.704.8054 or 570.762.8407. Registered individuals must come between 10-10:30 a.m. to check in.


Misericordia University (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719, misericordia.edu)


• Adult learner open house for Expressway Accelerated Degree Program: April 9, 4-7 p.m., Room 405, Building 4, LCCC (1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke); April 10, 4-7 p.m., Lackawanna College boardroom (145 E. Broad St., Hazleton); April 18, 4-6 p.m., Lackawanna College-Hazleton Center (145 E. Broad St., Hazleton).


• “Importance of Keeping Records for Libraries and National Archives” presentation: April 16, 4:30 p.m., Mary Kintz Bevevino Library.


Monroe County Garden Club


• Meeting: April 10, 11:30 a.m.. Monroe County Conservation District Environmental Education Center (8050 Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg). Free, members; $5, guests.


Mountain Grange No. 567


• Monthly fleamarket: Second Saturday of each month. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mountain Grange Hall (1632 W. 8th St., Carverton).


Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)


• Sounds of a Spring Night: March 30, 7 p.m. Bring a flashlight. Free.


Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org)


• Performances: April 6, 8 p.m., Honesdale High School (459 Terrace St., Honesdale); April 13, 8 p.m., Tunkhannock Middle School (200 Franklin Ave., Tunkhannock). $8, adult in advance; $4, student in advance; $9, adult at the door; $5, student at the door.


The Osterhout Free Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959)


• 29th Annual George Ralston Golf Classic hosted by The Rotary Club of Wilkes-Barre: April 26, Mill Race Golf Course, Benton. Registration begins 11 a.m., shotgun start at noon. $100 per person. To register, be a sponsor, or donate a prize, contact Christopher Kelly at 570.823.0156, ext. 218 or ckelly@osterhout.lib.pa.us.


Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu)


• Spring Film and Discussion Series – “The Unconquerable Human Spirit: Five Degrees of Diversity:” Thursdays through April 18, 7 p.m., R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 (24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre)


Friends of Salt Springs Park (PO Box 541, Montrose. 570.967.7275, info@friendsofsaltspringspark.org.)


• Chainsaw Day: April 13, 9 a.m. Pre-register: 570.967.7275.


• Trail Clean Up Day: April 20, 11 a.m. Pre-register: 570.967.7275.


• Cycle & Recycle - Celebrate Earth Day: April 21, 12:30-5 p.m. Rain date, April 28.


• Egg Hunt: April 27, 1-4 p.m.


Salvation Army


• Annual awards dinner: May 16, 5:30 p.m., Best Western Genetti Hotel and Convention Center (77 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre). Reservations by contacting Lieutenant Sharon Tressler at The Salvation Army at sharon.tressler@use.salvationarmy.org or 570.824.8741.


Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369, scrantonculturalcenter.org)


• “The View” with a Scranton Attitude: April 5, 7 p.m., cocktail hour at 6. $6.


Sons of the American Legion Post 781 (Church Rd. Mountain Top, 570.474.2161, alpost781.org)

• 5th annual Flea Market: May 5, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 under cover with table or $5 in yard, BYOT. Registration by phone, 570.474.2161.


The University of Scranton (800 Linden St., Scranton, 570.941.7400, scranton.edu)


• Alumni Day of Service, clean-up of Lackawanna River Heritage Trail: April 13, 10 a.m. To volunteer call 570.941.4263.


• Hill Section Street Sweep and Alumni Day of Service: April 14 1 p.m. To volunteer call 570.941.4263.


• Performance Music presents “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Singers with The Manhattan School of Music Brass Orchestra: April 7, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan McLean Center.


• “Federal and International Gun Control: an Historical Perspective” lecture: April 8, 4:30 p.m., Rose Room, Brennan Hall.


• Brown Bag Lunch: “Equal Pay Day” a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages: April 9, 11:45 a.m., McDonnell Room, DeNaples Center.


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


• 21st Annual House, Garden and Gift Show: April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


• Beginner’s Italian: Eight weeks beginning April 9, 7-8 p.m.


Wayne County Builders Association (www.WayneCountyBuilders.com )


• Home and Garden Festival: April 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ladore Camp Retreat and Conference Center (off Owego Turnpike, Waymart). Free to the public.


• LEGO Building Contest: April 27 at the WBCA Home and Garden Festival, Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat and Conference Center (Waymart). Pre-registration required, 40 spots available, by April 1.


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


• 65th Annual Luzerne County Council of Teachers of Mathematics (LCCTM) Contest: April 6, 9 a.m., Rite Aid Auditorium in the Stark Learning Center. High school juniors and seniors from Luzerne County high schools and Tunkhannock High School are eligible to compete. The junior and senior division each have a maximum limit of 10 students per division per school. $5 per student.


• Panel Discussion: Strategies that Will Help Young People Succeed in School and in Life with speakers Mahmoud Fahmy, Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Rev. Robert Zanicky, and Monsignor Vincent Grimalia: April 16, 4:30 p.m., Henry Student Center Ballroom.


• Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series: 7 p.m., Kirby Salon. March 18, Jeff Mock and Margot Schilpp; April 15, Tim Parrish.


• Max Rosenn Lecture by Noah Feldman: April 28.


Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce


• Bi- Annual Legislative Breakfast: March 27, 8-9:30 a.m., Shadowbrook Inn and Resort (201 Resort Lane,Tunkhannock). Free, WYCCC members; $10, non-members. For reservations or more information, contact Deborah at 570.875.8325 or by e-mail at deborah@WYCCC.com.


• 21st Birthday Block Party: May 3, 6-10 p.m., Comfort Inn & Suites (5 N. Eaton Road, Tunkhannock). $35, in advance; $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wyccc.com or by calling Deborah at 570.875.8325.


LOCAL HISTORY


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


Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour: Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590


Everhart Museum: 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org


• European River Cruise: April 8-15, 2013. From $2,549/member, double occupancy, plus air. Info: 570.504.7575, EverhartRiverCruise.com


The Houdini Museum: 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Info: scrantonghosttours.com. 570.383.1821.


Lackawanna Historical Society: The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841.


• Gallery talk and workshop with artist Claire Marcus: April 6, 2 p.m.


Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Heritage Museum: McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, www.phmc.state.pa.ust.


Scranton Iron Furnaces: 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, www.anthracitemuseum.org. 570.963.4804.


St. Ann’s National Basilica Shrine and Monastery: Scranton, 570.347.5691.


Steamtown National Historic Site: I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea.


Tripp House: 1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton: 570.961.3317.


LEARNING


A Quest for A Good Life workshops: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., six-week course, New Bridge Center (480 Pierce St., Suite 117 Kingston) and Mondays, 6:30 p.m., 29th Street Office Complex, 1201A Church St., Hazleton. $25, per workshop; $125, all six. To register call 570.643.0222. For more info visit www.aquestforagoodlife.com.


Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio: 123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, gcraybart-artworks.com.


ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com):


Children’s Classes


• The Young Artist Explores: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, noon-1 p.m. Ages 5-12. $100, includes all supplies.


Teen and Adult Classes and Workshops


• Wet & Wild: Watermedia Painting: Series II: March 26, April 2, 9, 6-8 p.m. $100.


• Drawing workshops with Nina Davidowitz at ArtWorks: Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-8 p.m., $100.


• Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-8 p.m. $100.


• All About Theatre for Very Special Artists: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. $95, per series. All supplies included. Series II: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8. Performance May 8 at 7 p.m.


Ballroom Dancing taught by Joanne and Ed Samborski, certified members of Dance Educators of America. 570.785.9459.


Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Info: Rick Evans, 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea, 570.823.5957.


Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com)


Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. Info: 570.820.0469, bekshev@yahoo.com or www.artistvs.com.


Harris Conservatory for the Arts: 545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673.


Math Tutoring and Coaching Highly qualified and experienced teacher. All levels tutoring, coaching, homework help. Individuals/groups. Open all week. Ongoing enrollment. Call 570.899.5576, e-mail sibut4710@aol.com.


Moscow Clayworks (moscowclayworks.com)


NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.myspace.com/nepabonsai).


• Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstrations/programs/workshops.


Northeast Photography Club (www.northeastphotographyclub.org) meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Membership open.


Phoenix Performing Arts Centre: 409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com.


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


Adult Classes


• Mixed Media: April 8, 15, 22, 29, 6:30-9:30 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.


• Introduction to Pastel Painting: April 9, 16, 23, 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.


• Collage to Colograph: Mixed Media and Printmaking: April 13, 20, 27, 1-3 p.m. $60, member; $70, non-member; $50, senior member; $55, senior non-member.


• Botanical Art: Flowers with Bulbs: April 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $40, member; $50, non-member; $30, senior member; $35, senior non-member.


• Oil painting workshop: April 111, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $60, member; $70, non-member; $50, senior member; $55, senior non-member.


Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487)


• Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free, open to all. For info, call 346.0759.


Wyoming Free Library (358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming)


• Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with Lama Laia: March 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, donations accepted. For information or to register contact info@hermeticinstitute.org or call 570.693.1731.


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.


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.


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.


NEPA Chapter of Friends of NRA


• 21st annual fund raising banquet: March 23, 5 p.m., Genetti Manor (1505 N. Main Ave., Dickson City). Info: Carl Mozeleski at 570.587.2662 or via e-mail at dbcmoz@epix.net.


Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic, 570.451.3171 ext. 116 or 101)


• Support Group Meetings: third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m.


Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call 570.829.1341 for details/meeting locations of visit www.oa.org.


Pride of NEPA meetings the second Tues. of each month. Visit prideofnepa.org for details.


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


Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Resolve Infertility Peer Support Group: Last Sun. of month, 6:30-8 p.m., Kistler Learning Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Info: 610.393.8098.


Wyoming Valley Home School Network A support group for home school or cyber school parents throughout NEPA . Info: wvhsnetwork.webs.com or Julie Lemardy, jmlemardy@gmail.com .


Send your listings to WBWnews@civitasmedia.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18703, or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline is Mondays at 2 p.m. Print listings occur up until three weeks from publication date.


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