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BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


American Cancer Society


Relay for Life Events


Meeting: Feb. 4, 6 p.m., Saxton Pavilion, Edwardsville.



Camp Papillion
Pet Adoption and Rescue (570.420.0450, camppapillion.org)


•Bow Wow Bingo: March 3, doors noon, bingo 1 p.m., CLU Club, 265 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg. $20, advance; $25, door. Info: Kathy, 570.269.9836 or Jenn, 570.424.6174.


Adoption Days:


• Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-3p.m., Petco, 3895 Dryland Way, Easton.


• Jan. 27, 11 a.m.-3p.m., Washington Pet Store, 1310 Blue Valley Drive, Pen Argyl.


• Feb. 10, 11 a.m.- 3p.m.,Petco, 3895 Dryland Way, Easton.


• Feb. 24: 11 a.m. - 3p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.



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


• Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania Program canned good drive: Through Jan. 21, Campus Ministry in the Banks Student Life Center, located on the upper campus. Collected goods will benefit one of four food banks: Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Food Bank, Back Mountain Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, or the Noxen Food Pantry. The beneficiary of the canned goods drive will be decided by the popular vote of MU students.



Pocono Polar Bear Plunge: Feb. 17, 1 p.m., Henning's Pond, Albrightsville. Pre-register at Christian's Restaurant (Route 940, Pocono Lake) or by calling 570.646.6600 no later than Feb. 12. $30 for swimmers; $1 for spectators. Excess revenue will be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation for Northeast Pennsylvania.



Safe Haven Dog Rescue ( www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)


• Volunteer meeting: Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Cherry's FamilyRestaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville.


Adoption Days:


• Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.


• Feb. 2, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, 2970 Route 940, Pocono Summit.


• Feb. 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.



Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2nd Annual Thanks 4 Fighting Awareness Night to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Feb. 2, 7:05 p.m. Fans who purchase a ticket to this game will also receive a Penguins hat and food voucher for a hot dog, soda and potato chips. Additionally, $4 for every ticket sold will be donated to LLS.



Winter Bliss with Greater Pittston YMCA in support of its Thrive Cancer Wellness Initiative: Jan. 20, 5-7 p.m., Palazzo 53, 53 S. Main St., Pittston. $50. Features celebrity bartenders Lori Nocito, Atty. Gerard Mecadon, Rosemary Dessoye, Rachel Pugh-Domiano, Joe Joyce, and Ed Ackerman. Reservations: Greater Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main St., Pittston, 570.655.2255 or clukatch@greaterpittstonymca.org.


CAR & BIKE EVENTS


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


• Phantom Rider Program: If unable to make it to ride, donate $10 passenger fee and new stuffed animal, which will go to children in need, any left end of season go to Toys for Tots. Send to Gunners 11 Hemlock Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.



Hi Lites Motor Club ( www.hilitesmotorclub.com, Jack 570.477.2477, John 574.7470). Events feature door prizes, food, music, 50/50 drawing, more. No alcohol permitted.



Uncle Buck's BBQ Pit Bike Night Wed., 6-9 p.m., 361 W. Main St., Plymouth. Food, drink specials.


CHURCHES


Montdale United Methodist Church (961 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township)


• Cabbage and noodle and chicken noodle soup sale: Jan. 23, 3-6 p.m. $4, 16-ounce container. Take-out only with drive thru service in back of church.



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


• Pierogie Sale: Feb. 12, 2-5 p.m., church hall. Orders due by Feb. 8. $6 per dozen. To order: Dorothy, 570.562.1434; Sandra, 570.457.9280; or Church Hall, 570.457.2875.



St. Michael's Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165)


• Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.



St. Paul's United Methodist Church (Birch St./Prospect Ave., Scranton)


• Free community dinner: Jan. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the church hall.



St. Stephens Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600)


• Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.


• Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m.



St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org)


• Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship: First, third Mon. of month for men interested in adult discussion of Catholic faith.


• YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes post-Confirmation youth from all parishes for discussion of Theology of the Body for Teens. Meets first, third Thurs. of month, 5:30 p.m.



Thomas More Anglican Parish at St. Joseph's Church (N. Main Ave. & Theodore St., Scranton)


• Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: Jan. 6, 5 p.m., followed by potluck supper and 3 Kings Celebration. Info: 570.343.0634.



Trucksville United Methodist Church (40 Knob Hill Rd., Trucksville, 570.696.3897, office@trucksvilleumc.com)


• All Gods Children special needs program: every Sun. 9:45-10:45 a.m.



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


• The Stage: A 7-stage Map to Redefine Your Life and Purpose: Jan. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 7-week series.


• Let Your Heart Shine with Rev. Diane Sickler: Jan. 27, 10 a.m.


• Social Media Seminar: Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.


• Friendship month kickoff with Richard Pacheco, Growing Holy Relationships: Feb. 3, 10 a.m.


• Saturday Evening Spiritual Cinema, Finding Joe: Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.


• Friendship Month second installment with Diane Sickler, Thank You for Being a Friend: Feb. 10, 10 a.m.


• The Call to Leadership webinar: Feb. 13, 7 p.m.


• Friendship Month third installment with Davienne Piatt, When Love Finds you be Willing to be Found: Feb. 17, 10 a.m.


• Adult Book Study of the Bridge: The Seven Stage Map to Redefine Your Life and Purpose, Stage 2 – Developing a Positive Self-Concept: Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.


• Friendship Month final installment with Diane Sickler, Continuing Holy Relationships: 10 a.m.


EVENTS


American Advertising Federation, Northeast PA


• 20 Minutes and a Beer Series: Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m., Backyard Ale House (523 Linden St., Scranton). Meet financial swing coach Dawn Santoriello and learn the financial swing that will help you achieve your financial goals in 2013. $8 pre-register online, aafnepa.org; $10 at the door.



Browndale Fire Co. (Route 247, 620 Marion St., Browndale, 43fire.com)


• Homemade Pierogi For Sale: donation $6/dozen. Potato and cheese. To order, contact any member, call 570.499.4908, e-mail jdoyle@nep.net, go online.



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


• Community contra dance: Feb. 2, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. $9; reduced admission for families. Info: 570.333.4007 or folkloresociety.org.



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


Rehearsals/auditions for the spring 2013: Every Tuesday evening beginning Jan. 22, 7-9:30 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting,190 South Sprague Ave., Kingston. PA.Rehearsals There are openings for new sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses.



Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) • Ragtime from Barrelhouse to Broadway: Jan. 27, bus to WVIA Media Center departs from Dietrich 1:30 p.m., concert at 3 p.m. Pianist Gary Boerckel and soprano Bernadette Boerckel will perform rags from the 1890s to the 1990s. By reservation only.


• Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania Presentation: Feb. 2, 11 a.m.


• The Month for Dance Films & Dance Lessons: Feb. 10, 17, 24, 1-4 p.m. $10 per movie and lesson. Feb. 10, The Tango Lesson; Feb. 17, Singin' in the Rain; Feb. 24, Shall We Dance?


• Under the Big Top, After School Theatre Arts Show: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. $5.


• The Power of Story Presentation: March 10, 3 p.m.


• Reptiles & Amphibians of Northeastern PA: March 23, 11 a.m.


• 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.


■ Kids Classes:


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


• Mixed Media: Ages 5-8: Series 2, March 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 9-12: Series 1, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 4-5:30 p.m.; Series 2, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 4-5:30 p.m. $40, four-class series.


• Preschool Mixed Media: For ages 4 and 5. Series 2, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-10:45 a.m.


• Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Ages 4 and 5. Series 1, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 10-10:45 a.m.; Series 2, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10-10:45 a.m.


• All About Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 5-8, Feb. 8, 15, 22, March 1, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 9-12, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 4-5:30 p.m. $40 for four classes.


• Preschool Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 4 and 5. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-10:45 a.m.


• Little People & Nature: Ages 2 ½-5. Series 1, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 10-11 a.m. Series 2, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 10-11 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:


Simply Yoga: Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 16 and up. Series 2, Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20. $60 for series of six consecutive classes or $15 drop-in.


• Recycled Glass Artwork: Ages 18 and up. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 2, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; Series 3, March 4, 11, 18, 25. $65, four-class series. Students supply own safety glasses.


• Open Studio for Drawing, Painting & Sculpture: Ages 13 and up. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 2, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; Series 3, March 5, 12, 19, 26. $60, four-class series; $15, drop-in.


• Decorative Painting: Ages 16 and up. Noon-3 p.m., Jan. 16, 23, 20, Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 13, 20, 27. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface.


• Kundalini Yoga: Ages 16 and up. 10-11:30 a.m. Series 1, Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9; Series 2, March 2, 9, 23, April 6; Series 3 April 27, May 4, 11, 18. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in.


• Loom Beading Basics: Jan. 28, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.


• Nia: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, four-class series.


• Introduction to Felting: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, materials included.


• Locker Hooking For Beginners: Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $45.


• Little Leather Luxuries: Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.


• Eating for Health: Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up.


• Fused Glass Artistry: Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m.; March 4, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $60.


• Jewelry Making: Beaded Necklace & Bracelet: March 5, 6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.


• Introduction to Resin Molded Jewelry: March 11, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40.


• Design a Painted Silk Scarf: March 18, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.



Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in need of volunteers, one day/week to check in clients, more; arrive by 8:15 a.m., commit to every week. Positions to help w/ vaccination clinics, substitute desk work. Stop in to office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville, visitepaaonline.com, call 570.994.5846.



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


• Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer cancer support group: Jan. 16, 3:30-5 p.m., Henry Cancer Center. Info: 570.808.6186.


• Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center prostate cancer screenings: Jan. 24, 5-7 p.m. Registration required: geisinger.org/events or 800.275.6401 and ask for CareLink.



Girls Night Out with Jeannine M. Luby, comedienne: Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m., Wall Street Deli, E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Wine tasting, food, comedy, sample salon service, door prizes. Advance tickets only. $20 at JeannineLuby.com or Wall Street Deli.



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


• Start the New Year off with a New You Luncheon: Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m.


• Discover How the Affordable Care Act Can Affect Your Small Business: Jan. 31, 9 a.m.



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


• Winterfest, held by Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Riders: Jan. 26, 7 p.m.-midnight. $25 Music by Dymond Cutter. Info: 570.639.2240. Tickets will not be sold at door. No smoking. Over 21 event.



Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


• Cooking demonstration: Jan. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. $25 per person. Executive Chef Dale Lewis will show attendees how to prepare Caesar salad, fish cakes with vegetables and a side, and peanut butter pie. Bring your own beverage to complement the meal. Reservations: 570.675.1134, ext. 100. Prepayment due by Jan. 28.



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


• Kids for Cash Panel Discussion, Ethics in the Valley: After the Judicial Scandals: Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held Jan. 23.


• What's Amish about Amish Business? Ethics, Economics, and Entrepreneurship, by Dr. Donald Kraybill: Feb. 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Burke Auditorium. Inclement weather date is Feb. 6.



Lackawanna Home Builders Association


• 2013 Home Showcase: Feb. 22, 5-9 p.m.; Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.



Luzerne County Bikes & Walks


• Presentation by extreme bicycle tourist and Wyalusing resident, Troy Cobb: Jan. 15, 7 p.m., Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. $16; $5 discount for Bikes & Walks members. Refreshments, snacks and cash bar. Tickets are available at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, Around Town Bicycles or Main Bike World. Info: 570.823.2191, ext. 5040.



The Mall at Steamtown (300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, 570.343.3400)


• Live music and/or magic and children's entertainment: Every Tues., Thurs., noon-2 p.m.; every Sun. 12:30-2:30 p.m.


• Open Mic with Sarah Yzkanin or Janice Gambo Chesna: Every Wed., 6-8 p.m.



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


• Road to Freedom, a live multimedia event featuring music and video that highlights the work of those who fought for racial equality over the past 150 years. Jan. 24, 8:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall.


• 22nd Annual Diversity Institute Dinner: Feb. 14, cocktails 5:30, dinner 6:15 p.m., Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Keynote speaker American poet and professor Timothy Seibles. A limited number of tickets are available to the public. Reservations: 570.674.6217.


• Scranton Enterprise Center (201 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton)Connie Pheiff Speaks: Success in Sales: Three sessions March 6, 29, 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $499 per person, per session. Scranton Chamber members receive a 10 percent discount. Attendees participating in all three sessions will receive a discounted rate. Register: connie@pheiffandsome.com or 570.906.4395.



Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.)


• Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Music: January 16-18, 7 p.m.; Jan. 19, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; Jan. 20, 1 and 5 p.m.; Jan. 21, 1 p.m. $25 to $55; opening night, $15.50. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000.



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


• Winterfest: Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Events include a guided bird walk, snowshoe loaners, children's games, and ice fishing demos with new events being added to the schedule daily.



New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com)


• Nintendo 64 Game Tournament: Feb. 2. Super Smash Brothers, 3-5 p.m., $10, cash prize goes to last person standing. GoldenEye 007, 5-7 p.m., $10, cash prize goes to person with the most kills.



Noxen Volunteer Fire Co. (Stull Road, Noxen)


Breakfast Buffet: Jan. 20, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under.



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


• Real Estate Prep Courses: Real Estate Fundamentals, Tuesdays, Feb. 5-April 9, 6-9 p.m. Real Estate Practices, Thursdays, Feb. 7-April 11, 6-9 p.m. $280 per course, textbook cost included. Registration deadline Jan. 25.


• AutoCAD courses: Level 1, Mondays and Wednesdays, March 11-20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. SolidWorks Essentials, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 30-May 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration fee for each course is $799 per person.



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


• Crochet club, Tues., 10 a.m., Thurs., 6 p.m.


• Kids' craft club: Third Sat., 10 a.m. For grades 2-5.• Kids Science Club, first Sat. of each month, open to students in grades 2-5.


• ‘Page Turners' kids' book club, first Thurs. of each month, 4 p.m., grades 3-5.


• Toddler Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Ages 18 months to 3 years.


• Preschool Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.


• Family Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Open to all ages.


• CEO Afterschool Meals: Dinner, Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.; snacks, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Free to all children up to age 18. No registration required.


• TAG Meeting for Teens: Jan. 17, p.m.


• Hangout Club: Jan. 28, 6 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12. Book for the month is Leviathan by Scott Westerfield.


• TAG Gamefest: Jan. 21, 5-7 p.m.


• TAG Movie Night: Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m.



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


• Cooking classes: Every other Thursday beginning Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m. Info: Janet, 570.242.7232 or Joanna, 570.445.0124.


Gymboree Classes:


Cost for each seven-week session, $89 with $20 material fee for the Art classes. 10% discount for each additional class and for siblings. Contact Gymboree at 570-208-2908 to register as space is limited.


Thursdays, Jan. 17, for seven weeks:


• Family Music: 9:30-10:15 a.m., children ages 0 to 5 years.


• Music 1: 10:30-11:15 a.m., children ages 0 to 16 months.


• Music lll: 12:30-1:15 p.m., children ages 28 months to 5 years old, drop-off optional


•Music lll: 3:45-4:30 p.m., children ages 28 months to 5 years old, drop-off optional.



Wilkes-Barre Barbershop Harmony Society


• Singing Valentines: Delivered with rose, candy and card during the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14. The project aides the chapter's community service program. Info: 570.696.3385 or 570.287.2476.



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


• Literary publishing seminar with Phil Brady and Johnny Temple: Jan. 9-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Includes info about current publishing environment, editorial policies, book design and more. $2,488, general; $1,244 for Wilkes students and alumni. Info: 570.408.4547, cwriting@wilkes.edu.



Your Dog's Place, LLC (570.729.8977, yourdogsplace@yahoo.com)


• K9 Nose Work: Intro to Nose Work, Sat., 11:30 a.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. Intro to Odor, Mon., 8:15 p.m. Intro to Vehicles and Exteriors, Mon., 7 p.m. Continuing Nose Work, Mon., 5 p.m.


• Kinderpuppy: Wed., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. Puppy parenting 101.


• Canine Life & Social Skills: Thurs., 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m.


• Reliable Recalls: Fri., 6-7:30 p.m.


LOCAL HISTORY


Eckley Miners' Village (located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org) Open year-round, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. $6, adults; $5.50, seniors; $4, children 6 to 12 years of age. Tours are dependent upon staffing and weather conditions. There is an additional charge for walking tours.



Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour (Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590) Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Excursions: Wed.-Sun. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Rides: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7.75 ages 3-12. Mine open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours hourly, $8 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5.50 ages 3-12.



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)


Every weekend by reservation. Open 1 p.m., closes 4 p.m. Also available weekdays for school groups, bus, hotel groups. $17.95/adults, $14.95/11 and under.


• Ghost Tours: Scheduled daily, 7 p.m., reservations required. Secret time/meeting place divulged upon reservation, call 570.383.1821.$20/adults, $15/11 and under. Rain or shine, year-round. Daytime walks also available on limited basis. Private tours can be arranged for groups. Info: scrantonghosttours.com, magicus@comcast.net.



Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841)


Downtown Walking Tours (free and open to the public):


• Custom Tours: 7-8 blocks, about 2 hours. Routes selected based on interests of participants Most days, noon-6 p.m. $5/person, min. 4 people, max. 30. Call 955.0244.


• Step-on bus tours, Costume Tours: Call for info.


• Lecture byMrs. Thomas Jefferson: Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton.



Pennsylvania's Anthracite Heritage Museum (McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, www.phmc.state.pa.ust) Open year-round, Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., noon-5 p.m.



Scranton Iron Furnaces (159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, www.anthracitemuseum.org)


For guided tours, call Anthracite Heritage Museum at 570.963.4804 for schedule/fees.



St. Ann's National Basilica Shrine and Monastery (Scranton: 570.347.5691) Group tours available by appointment. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.



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


• Ongoing: Interpretive programs, visitor center, theater, a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children ages 6-12.


• The Scranton Limited train ride: Wed.-Sun. 30 minute rides depart from Roundhouse boarding area Wed., 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. A historic steam locomotive operates Thurs.-Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. $3 per person, all ages 6+. Visit www.nps.gov/stea for train schedule or call 570.340.5200.



Tripp House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton: 570.961.3317). The oldest structure in Lackawanna County. Tours are conducted by appointment.


LEARNING


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


Painting, drawing, creative arts/pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, mixed media:


• Adults (Ages 13+): Mon.-Tues., noon-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 6-9 p.m. Student may choose length of time from 1-3 hrs. for evening class


• Children (Ages 8-12): Weekdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.



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


Children's Classes


• The Young Artists Batik Workshop: Jan. 26, 1-4 p.m. Ages 7-12. $75, includes all supplies• 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• Direct Figure Drawing: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 16, 23, 1-3 p.m. $125, includes model fee. Student rate, $100


• Wet & Wild: Watermedia Painting: Series I: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8 p.m. $100. Series II: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 6-8 p.m. $100.


• Jewelry Making Goes Green – Recycled Earrings Workshop: Feb. 16, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $35.


• Beyond the Stick Figure, Part I: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m. $100.


• Beyond the Stick Figure, Part II: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m. $100.• Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-8 p.m. $100.


Special Artist Classes• Drawing and Painting: Section I: Tuesdays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26, 5:45-7 p.m $100, all supplies included. Section II: Wednesdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27, 5:45-7 p.m. $100, all supplies included.


• All About Theatre for Very Special Artists: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. $95, per series. all supplies included. Series I: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13. Performance March 13 at 7 p.m. Series II: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8. Performance May 8 at 7 p.m.



Ballroom Dancing taught by certified members of Dance Educators of America. Available for private groups, clubs, organizations, senior centers, more. Call 570.785.9459.



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



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


• Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat., 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper mache, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176.



Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@yahoo.com or visit www.artistvs.com.



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


• Everybody's Art New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Pre-registration required.


• Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register.


• Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Pre-registration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail education@everhart-museum.org.



GreenBeing (334 Adams Ave., Scranton, info@shopgreenbeing.com)


• Not Your Granny's Sewing: one-on-one lessons: $40/lesson, $140/4 sessions, 2-3 hour sessions. Tailored to individual needs.



Guitar & Bass Lessons available from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16 per hour. All ages, all styles of music, all levels. Call 570.788.4797 for info.



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


• Instrumental Music Instruction


• Private Ballroom Lessons


• Private Vocal Instruction: Tues. evenings.


• Private Guitar Instruction: Classical, acoustic, electric for all ages.




Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule.



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



Moscow Clayworks (moscowclayworks.com)


• Focus on hand-building techniques: Adults, Tues., 6-8 p.m.; kids, Thurs., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required.


• Potters Wheel for Beginners: Mon., Wed., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required.



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.



New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com)


• Kid's Art Class: Ages 11-16, Sat., 3-5 p.m.; Ages 5-10, Sun., 3-5 p.m. $100 for four weeks or $30 per class. All supplies included.


• Black/white photography class, film and darkroom essential techniques: Mondays, Jan. 14- Feb. 4, 6-8:30 p.m. $249.99, includes all supplies necessary. Ages 16 and up. Photographing experience preferred as this class will teach you how to develop your own black and white film and make prints in the darkroom. Students are required to shoot at least one roll of film before the start of the first class. Reserve your spot and pick up your roll of b/w film (included) prior to Jan. 14.



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. Variety of topics, monthly contest, guest speakers. Membership open.



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


• Ballet and jazz classes: Tues., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up. $10, first class; $5, second class.


• Dimensions in Dance w/ Lee LaChette: Jazz, tap, ballet for adults & kids. $10/hour, $5/second class. E-mail or call 991.1817.


• Tap classes: Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up. $10, first class; $5, second class.


• Tap / jazz / ballet: Tues., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10, first class; $5, second class.


• Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call 991.1817.


• Vocal Coaching w/ Nicole Rasmus: $15/half hour


• Stage Combat Lessons w/ Paul J. Gallo: 12 weeks, date/time TBA. 1.5 hours, prepare for intense physical activity, dress appropriately. $20/week or $200 up front.



Piano and Flute Lessons (Anne, 570.881.2433)


• Private studio in Kingston, enthusiastic approach, learn at own pace and in natural learning style. Professional teacher/performer (Bachelors in Music Performance, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music; Masters in Music Performance, University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music). Accepting new students of all ages, time slots available early mornings into evenings weekdays for 30, 45, 60 minutes.



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


Adult Classes• Oil Painting: Dec., Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member


• Drawing: Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 6-8 p.m. $72, member; $80 non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.


• Watercolor Painting: Jan. 7, 14, 21,28, 6-8 p.m. $85, member; $95, non-member; $65, senior member; $70, senior non-member.


• Intermediate Watercolor: Jan. 13, 20, 27, 1-4 p.m. $85, member; $95, non-member; $75, senior member; $80, senior non-member.



Private Voice Lessons Mon.-Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in opera/classical/musical theater. Hour, half-hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit www.katrinalykes.com for info.



Something Special: (23 West Walnut Street Kingston, 570.540.6376, angietheartist@aol.com, www.angelademuroart.com)


• MANGA Art Class: (Japanese Cartooning) Wed., 4-5 p.m. Learn the art of Japanese cartooning. 4-week session, supplies included: $60 per child. Call or e-mail to register.



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.



Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, 570.586.8191, www.waverlycomm.org)


• Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed., 7:15 p.m., Comm auditorium. Basic & advanced ballroom, swing. $15/person. For info, call Vince Brust at 489.3111.



Wyoming Valley Art League


• Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.


SOCIAL GROUPS


AA Intergroup NEPA If you want to drink, that's your business. If you want to quit, we have an answer. Info: aaintergroupnepa.org, 570.654.0488



Alcohol Anonymous: Mon./Fri 7 p.m. (373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre), Tue. 7 p.m. (25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre), Wed. 10:15 a.m. (301 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville), 7 p.m. (1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), 8 p.m. (562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston), Thurs. 10 a.m. (75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke), 7:30 p.m. (301 Lake St., Dallas), Fri. 7:30 p.m. (Triangle 24 Hour Club, Dallas), Sat. 7:30 p.m. (1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort), Sun. 7 p.m. (128 W. Washington St., Nanticoke). Call 570.288.9892 for info.



Beehive Area Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.866.935.4762.



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.



Building Industry Association of NEPA (570.287.3331)


• Sponsorship: Become host of a monthly General Membership Meeting. Call or e-mail danielle@bianepa.com for details.


• Accepting entries for Outdoor Theme Project from builders, trade schools, Vo-Techs, Job Corps. For info, call 570.287.3331.



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. There are no fees or dues. Newcomers always welcome.



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.


• Hoagie Sale Fundraiser: Jan. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free delivery within 5-mile radius of Moosic. Pick up order of 10 or more and get one free. Orders must be in and paid by Jan. 20. Info and orders: Sylvia, 570.451.3171 ext. 116; Fax, 570.451.3172; e-mail sylviak@oakwoodterraceinc.com.



Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. No fee, newcomers welcome. 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.



St Joseph's Senior Social Club


• Meeting: Jan. 17, 1 p.m., Mt. Carmel Center, Williams Street, Pittston. Dues for 2013 being collected; bring canned goods for St. John's food pantry. Info: Theresa, 570.654.2967.



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



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



Wyoming Valley Home School Network A support group for home school or cyber school parents throughout NEPA providing monthly meetings, field trips, park days, more. Visit wvhsnetwork.webs.com or contact Julie Lemardy at jmlemardy@gmail.com for info.


- compiled by Sara Pokorny, Weekender Staff Writer. 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. Expanded listings at theweekender.com.


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