Events Listings: Feb. 9 through 15

The 17th annual Spin for Life will take place Feb. 17 at Odyssey Fitness in Wilkes-Barre. - Times Leader file photo

THIS WEEK: Feb. 9 through 15

West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival is selling banners for its fund-raiser. Banners cost $150. To renew a present banner, the cost is $50. Checks can be made payable to The West Pittston Cherry Blossom and potential patrons should contact Toni Valenti, treasurer, at 570-655-0416. Checks should be accompanied by the name the patrons would like on the banner and should be mailed to Toni Valenti, 316 Damon St., West Pittston, PA, 18643. All funds will go to the borough of West Pittston to help the funding of the West Pittston Cherry Blossom Festival.

Osterhout Friday Movie Matinee: The Seven Little Foys, 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. February’s movie theme is “Numbers,” and this week’s movie is The Seven Little Foys (1955), starring Bob Hope, Millie Vitale and George Tobias. Free and open to the public; popcorn provided. More inf, osterhout.info or 570-823-0156.

Bingo, will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Noxen School, School Street, Noxen. Food and beverages are available. Pay per card. All proceeds benefit the Noxen-Monroe Sportsmen’s Club. For more information, call 570-298-2052.

Cupid’s Chase 5K, 10 a.m. Feb. 10, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Community Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help raise funds to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in our annual Cupid’s Chase. Registration opens at 8 a.m.the day of the event. More info, see comop.org/cupidschase/

“The Citizen’s Share,” a Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar at The University of Scranton with Joseph Blasi, distinguished professor at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations and Rutgers Business School. Highly recognized for his work in economic justice, Blasi will talk about economic inequality and the concentration of wealth in the U.S. that is destroying America’s middle class. Seminar is noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and includes buffet lunch. To register, contact 570-941-6206 or [email protected] For info on Schemel Forum programs and memberships, contact 570-941-4089 or [email protected]

Super Science Saturday for Girls, hosted by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 10. at the school, 525 Pine St., Scranton. Participants will rotate through learning stations centered around topics like physical exams, chemical interactions, heart physiology, brain anatomy, radiology, perfume chemistry and more. There will be a wrap up session with a question-and-answer period over lunch. Pizza will be provided. The event is free. The registration deadline is Jan. 30. To register, visit geisinger.org/sciencegirls.

53rd annual “German Nite,” St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, starting at 6 p.m. Feb. 10. A meal of pork and sauerkraut, chicken francaise, bratwurst, mashed potatoes, haluski and green beans will be served from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., and live music will be performed by Schutzengiggles Oompah Band from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 and are available in advance only. For tickets, call the church rectory at 570-823-7736.

FUTURE

Open rehearsal,for the Northern Tier Symphony will take place at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School auditorium, 200 Franklin Ave., Tunkhannock. All instruments are invited. Strings are welcome. Percussion instruments provided. There will be a meet-and-greet at the break. Sheet music is available for The Overture of 1812 at http://bit.ly/2GzjiH0. Call ahead if you’d like additional music in advance, 570-289-1090.

17th Annual Spin for Life, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17 at Odyssey Fitness, 104 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre. The event takes place in memory of Brandon J. Case, who lost a battle with Leukemia in 1999 at 21. Candy’s Place views Brandon’s battle against cancer as a symbol to those who rely on the services the center has to offer, as well as those who benefit from it at King’s college through his scholarship fund. To RSVP, visit the website at cancerwellnessnepa.org or call the center at 570-714-8800.

Campion Literary Society Writing Workshops. Hour-long, informal writing classes. Workshops are themed, free, and open to the public. 2 p.m. Feb. 23, and April 13, King’s College, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Room 117. Info, 570-208-5900, ext. 5487.

“Understanding the Americans Who Joined Isis,” a Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar at The University of Scranton with Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, Ph.D., research director for the Program on Extremism at The George Washington University. Seminar is noon to 1:30 p.m. Mar. 5 with a buffet lunch. To register, contact 570-941-6206 or [email protected]

“Shared Past, Divergent Courses: Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism, Part 3, The Israel-Palestinian Conflict, 1979-Present,” a Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar at The University of Scranton, will be presented by David N. Myers, president/CEO of the Center for Jewish History and Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History at UCLA; and Hussein Ibish, senior resident scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, D.C. Seminar is noon to 1:30 p.m. March 19 with a buffet lunch. To register, contact 570-941-6206 or [email protected]

“JFK, LBJ and the Paradox of Vietnam,” a Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar at University of Scranton, will be presented by Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University. Seminar is noon to 1:30 p.m. April 3 with a buffet lunch. To register, contact 570-941-6206 or [email protected]

“Resisting Threats to Democracy: Lessons from Machiavelli” a Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar will be presented by Erica Benner, fellow in political philosophy at Yale University and fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 11 with a buffet lunch. To register, contact 570-941-6206 or [email protected]

“Strengthening the Global Health System: Lessons Learned from Africa,” a Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon, with Felix C. Rwabukwisi, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Science at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He will discuss his experience strengthening primary health care across five African countries and why public health is not only a local issue, but also a global issue. Noon to 1:30 p.m. April 26 with a buffet lunch. To register, contact 570-941-6206 or [email protected]

Fine Arts Fiesta, will take place May 17 through 20 on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Fiesta 2018 is currently accepting applications for it Artist’s Market. Applications for the Artist’s Market can be found under the “Applications and Forms” tab on the Fiesta website, fineartsfiesta.org. Applications must be completed, returned and postmarked by Jan. 31. Inquiries about the Fine Arts Fiesta can be made at [email protected] or by writing: Fine Arts Fiesta, P.O. Box 2053, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18703-2053 or via the website, fineartsfiesta.org.

The 17th annual Spin for Life will take place Feb. 17 at Odyssey Fitness in Wilkes-Barre.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/web1_TTL02617Spin1.jpgThe 17th annual Spin for Life will take place Feb. 17 at Odyssey Fitness in Wilkes-Barre. Times Leader file photo