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BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


American Cancer Society


Relay for Life Events


Meetings: Feb. 4, March 4, April 1, 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:


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


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



Candy's Place (570.714.8800)


• 12th Annual Spin 4 Life: Feb. 23, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Center for Cancer Wellness, 120 Welles St., Forty Fort. $20, 45-minute ride. Each cyclist will receive a free T-shirt. Refreshments will be available.Complimentarymini massages will be given throughout the day. All proceeds from this event will benefit Candy's Place and the Brandon J. Case Memorial Scholarship.



Dance for Hope, A Feeding Hope Benefit for National Eating Disorders Awareness Month: Feb. 15, 9 p.m., Trax Platform Lounge, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. $5, all proceeds go to National Eating Disorders Organization.



Dupont Hose Company (308 Main St., Dupont, 654.5121, dupontpafire.com)


• Fundraiser for Blue Chip Animal Farm: March 24, 2-6 p.m. $10, includes food. Cash bar, live entertainment. Bring one of the following items to receive two raffle tickets: cat litter, dog or cat food, dog or cat treats, paper towels, cleaning supplies. Info or RSVP: 570.313.6574 or 570.237.1867.



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:


• 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.



Susan G. Komen for the Cure


• The Pink Elegance on Parade fashion show: Feb. 24, 1 p.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton. Reservations first come, first serve and limited to the first 450 paid guests. Payment must be received in advance. Reservations by Feb. 9. $40, adults; $15, children. Info: 570.947.5852.



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.


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.



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


CHURCHES


Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church (135 River St., Olyphant)


• Learn How to Make Ukrainian PYSANKY, the traditional Easter egg: Feb. 17, 24, 2-4 p.m., Parish Hall, 207 River Street, Olyphant. Reservations are required, $15.00 per class, supplies included. Open to adults and children, an adult must accompany the child, ages 9-12 years old. Reservations: 570.383.0319.


• Baked haddock fish dinner: March 22, 5-7 p.m. at the Regal Room (216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant). $12. Reservations by March 18: 570.489.4348.



St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church (310 Broadway St., Scranton)


• Pirohi and Clam Chowder Sale: Pirohi is $7.50 per dozen pirohi; $7.50 per quart clam chowder. Orders: by Jan. 24, Sylvia, 570.343.8820 or Joannie, 570.344.3282. Pick-up date is Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.



St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church of Scranton (320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton)


• International Dinner: Feb. 14, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Church Center. $19.95 per person. Reservations: by Feb. 8, 570.343.5151.



St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church (321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston)


• Holubki (Piggies) Dinner: Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m., take-outs 4-5 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under.



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. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church (140 Church St., Old Forge)


• Ham Bingo: March 17, 1 p.m. $3. Doors at 11.



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.



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)


• 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


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.



Chinchilla Hose Company (Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726, www.chcfire.net)


• Annual lenten pizza sale: Feb. 15, continuing every Friday during lent. Red and white-broccoli pizza available for pickup from 2-7 p.m. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570.586.5726.



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


• American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) sign-ups: March 6, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; March 7, 4-7:30 p.m., Atrium Lobby 525. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are encouraged to sign-up. Info: www.nepacps3.org.



Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) • 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 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., 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 2, March 2, 9, 23, April 6; Series 3 April 27, May 4, 11, 18. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in.


• 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.



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)


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


• Celebrate National Heart Month at Women's Network: Feb. 20, noon.



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.


• Mardi Gras Party: Feb. 9, 6-11 p.m. $35. Reservations and pre-payment required by Feb. 1, 570.675.1134, ext. 100 or 106.



Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. (405 Cortez Road, Lake Ariel, 570.689.2929)


• Super Bowl Sunday Hot Wing & Pizza Sale: Feb. 3, 1-6 p.m. Pre-order: 570.689.2829 or 29FireRescue.com.



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


• The Animal Care Center Spay Day 2013: Feb. 27. One-day clinic offers discounted spaying and neutering services for dogs and cats. Only residents of Lackawanna County with an income of less than $25,000 annually are invited to apply. Application deadline is Feb. 15. Applications can be obtained at www.johnson.edu, by calling 570-702-8961, or by stopping by the Animal Care Center on Johnson College's campus at 3427 North Main Avenue, Scranton.


• 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)


• 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.



KRW Foundation


• 2nd Annual Party with the Pros: Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m., Electric City Trolley Museum (300 Cliff St., Scranton). Features former Major League Baseball stars Larry Bowa, Chris Chambliss, Cecil Fielder, Sparky Lyle, and Mitch Wild Thing Williams. Proceeds to benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Pennsylvania. $50, general admission; $150, VIP. Info and tickets: ww.KRWFoundation.org or 570.903.2041.



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.


Lackawanna State Park (Abington Road, North Abington Township.


Winterfest: Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Environmental Learning Center. Features ice fishing demo, kid winter crafts, horse and wagon rides, and much more.



Leadership Lackawanna



• Foster Our Future fundraiser:Feb. 1, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Baxter's Bar and Grille (1206 O'Neill Highway, Dunmore). $10; $5 after 8 p.m.



Luzerne Intermediate Unit No. 18


• Looking Forward, a free all-day career and academic planning event for students grades 8 through 12 and their parents: Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Dallas.



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)


• 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.


Multicultural Education Department Dream Week: Feb. 18, The Taino: The Native Americans who Discovered Columbus, 6-8 p.m., Mary Kintz Bevevino; Conflict Resolution through Theater: Middle East Conflicts, Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m., Henry Student Lounge; Stonewall, a film, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Bevevino Library; The Educational and Psychological Needs of HIV/AIDS Orphans in Kenya, Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Bevevino Library.


• 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.


Career Exploration Camps, for rising high school juniors and seniors.


• Chemistry-Biochemistry Sciences Camp: June 23-25. $90. Info and registration: Dr. Anna Fedor, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, at 570.674.6769 or at afedor@misericordia.edu.


• Nursing Pre-College Camp: June 23-25. $90. Info and registration: Kathleen Devine Gelso, R.N., M.S.N., assistant professor of nursing, at 570.674.6373 or kgelso@misericordia.edu. To register, please log on to www.misericordia.edu/nursingcamp. Limited to 20 students.


• Future Business Executives Camp: June 23-26. $100. Info and registration: www.misericordia.edu/ceee or Mr. Williams, M.S., director of the Center for Economics and Entrepreneurship Education, 570.674.6777 or rwilliam@misericordia.edu.


• Communications and Media Camp: June 23-26. $90. Info and registration: Melissa Sgroi, Ed. D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Communications, 570.674.6744 or msgroi@misericordia.edu.


• Speech-Language Pathology Camp: June 23-26. $85. Info and registration: Donna DiBlasi, 570.674.6724 or ddiblasi@misericordia.edu.


• Literature Camp: June 23-26. $85. Info and registration: Dr. Steinberger, 570.674.6423 or rsteinbe@misericordia.edu.


• Teacher Education Camp: June 23-25. $75. Info and registration: Rose Hometchko, rhometch@misericordia.edu or 570.674.6270.


• Occupational Therapy Camp: June 23-25. $90. Info and registration: Debbie Carey, dcarey3@misericordia.edu or www.misericordia.edu/ot and click on Career Exploration Camp.



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


• Sesame Street Live Elmo's Super Heroes: March 14, 7 p.m.; March 15, 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.; March 16, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.; March 17, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Pennstar Box Office atMohegan Sun Arena, www.ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, or any Ticketmaster outlet. $13, $17 and $22. A limited number of $30 Gold Circle seats and $60 Sunny Seats. Opening Night all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are $12. A facility fee of $1 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and discounts may apply.



Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono)• Wedding vow renewal extravaganza: Feb. 14, 4 p.m. All participating couples asked to arrive by 3:30 p.m. Vows will be renewed in a group ceremony performed by non-denominational ordained minister, the Rev. Dr. Catherine Thayer, in Gypsies Nightclub.



Mount Hope Estate and Winery (2775 Lebanon Road,Manheim, 717.665.7021, PaRenFaire.com)


• Murder at Mount Hope Mansion: Feb. 1 – March 23, Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 and 7 p.m. $39.95 per person. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission is $39.95 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations online or by calling 717.665.7021, ext. 120.



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.


• The Great Backyard Bird Count: Feb. 16-17, 9a.m.-3 p.m.


• Snowshoe Hike with GWVAS: Feb. 17, 1 p.m. Interested participants should contact hike leader & Conservation Volunteer John Jakoby to register at 570.474.5884.



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: Feb. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under.



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


• Pre-School Storytime: Wednesdays, Jan. 30-Feb. 20, 10:45-11:30 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 2-Feb. 23, 10-10:45 a.m. For children 3 1/2 to 5 years old.



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 Movie Night: Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m.



The Regal Room (216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, 570.489.1901)


• Pre-Superbowl Party: Feb. 7, 7 p.m.-midnight. $20, reservations required. Buffet, cash bar and entertainment.


• St. Patty's Day party: March 15, doors 5:45, buffet 6-7 p.m. Cash bar. $20. Reservations required: 570.489.1901 or fax 570.489.2692. Live entertainment by Joe Stanky & the Cadets.



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


• Yoga Dance Party, with Mission Yoga with DJ Vinz: Feb. 7, yoga workshop 7 p.m., dance party 8 p.m. $10, workshop and party; $5, party only.



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


• Cooking classes: Every other Thursday, 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.



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)


Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series:


• Land Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education with speaker Nathan Sorber, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University: Feb. 12, 4:30 p.m., Marts 214.


• Lattimer Massacre, A Radio Play: A Chapter Out of Luzerne County History with speaker William Bachman, Assistant Professor of Communications, Penn State Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 26, 4 p.m., Marts 214.


• Cyberbullying: A Crisis in Our Schools with speaker Jane Holter, Trainer in the Attorney General's Office, Harrisburg: March 18, 4:30 p.m., Marts 214.


• 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. Feb. 7, Stephanie Powell Watts; Feb. 21, David Wyatt; March 18, Jeff Mock and Margot Schilpp; April 15, Tim Parrish.



Wyoming Area School District


• JFK Elementary Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser: Feb. 10, 2 p.m. (doors at 1), Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. Tickets are $20. Tickets will be available at the door but seating is limited. To purchase tickets in advance, make check payable to JFK PTO and send to 50 Penn Ave., Exeter PA 18643, ATTN: BINGO. Please include name, address, phone and e-mail address. For more information, please call 570.362.1680.



Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce


• Educational Luncheon: Feb. 13, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., The Fireplace Restaurant, Tunkhannock. Reservations: Deborah, 570.875.8325 or deborah@wyccc.com.



Wyoming Valley Dog Squad Troop No. 221


• Puppy Love, Valentine Photo of Your Dog: Feb. 2, 1-4 p.m., Whiting's Pet Supply, 50 N. Memorial Highway, Shavertown. $10, 5x7 photo by Jessica Cobb Pet Photography. $5 raffle tickets available for a donation for a large Valentine's basket. Info: Phyllis Sinavage, phyllis@thebarkingbasket.com or Liza Roper, sewcrazy@epix.net.



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.


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. $8, adults; $7, seniors; $6, children 6 to 12 years of age. Tours are dependent upon staffing and weather conditions. There is an additional charge for walking tours. \


• Charter Day: March 10, noon to 5 p.m. Jim Burke, who worked at Paramount Pictures and was instrumental in the selection of Eckley Miners' Village as the movie site will be present for a 1 p.m. lecture, with a showing of the Molly Maguire movie immediately after



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 by Mrs. 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 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: 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.


• Drawing workshops with Nina Davidowitz at ArtWorks: Beyond the Stick Figure, Part I, with Nina Davidowitz, 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.


• 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 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 Joanne and Ed Samborski, 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.



Brown Barn Café (100 Overbrook Road, Shavertown, 570.674.9787)


• Chef for a Day: Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m. Children 5-12. $15, includes $5 gift certificate to the café. Must pre-register.



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.



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


• Instrumental Music Instruction


• Private Vocal Instruction: weekdays.


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




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.



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)


• Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. $30, member; $40, non-member; $20, senior member; $25, senior non-member.


Adult Classes


• Oil Painting: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.


• Acrylic Painting: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.


• Collage to Colorgraph: Mixed Media & Printmaking: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 1-3 p.m. $60, member; $70, non-member; $50, senior member; $55, senior non-member.


• Intermediate Watercolor: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 1-4 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, member; $95, non-member.


• Altered Books: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55, member; $65, non-member; $45, senior member; $40, senior non-member.


• American Impressionism: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member. Materials fee: $10. Students should bring a 3-pack of canvas panels to class, all other materials will be supplied.


• Drawing: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-8 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, 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.



Taylor Community Library (710 South Main St., Taylor, 570.562-1234)


• Photo Scanning Day for Old Forge and Moosic, an upcoming Arcadia history book: Feb. 9, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Info: Margo Azzarelli, 570.346.6179.



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.



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.


• Community Forum: Feb. 7, 2 p.m.



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.



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.


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