THIS WEEK: April 27 through May 3
Scranton Civic Ballet Co. open house, for prospective dancers, ages 3 and older, and their families, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28 at the studio, 234 Mifflin Ave., Scranton. Admission is free and classes will be available that day for children ages 3 and older.Info, scrantoncivicballet.com or 570-343-0115.
Hops & Grapes Fest, to benefit White Haven Area Community Library, 2 to 5 p.m. April 28 at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 411 Allegheny Street in White Haven. Samples from area craft brewers and beer vendors, wineries and many restaurants and food choices will be available. $25 per ticket. Info, call 570-443-8776. Tables for six to eight people may be reserved in advance.
Hanover Area Fire District Golf Tournament, April 28 at Sand Springs Country Club in Drums. $80 entry fee per player includes greens fees, cart, refreshments, awards dinner and prizes. Format is Four Person Scramble with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration is limited to the first 128 golfers. Awards dinner follows at the Breslau Hose Co. grounds in Hanover Township. Info, 570-592-8126 or 570-762-7015.
Wyoming Seminary Summer at Sem Creative Arts Open House, featuring four free masterclasses, at 7 p.m. April 28 and 12:30 p.m. April 29 in Sem’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Meet program directors, take masterclasses and learn about summer arts programs. Free and open to the public. Call 570-270-2161 or visit www.wyomingseminary.org to register.
A ‘visit’ with Gold Rush-era writer Bret Harte. Presenter Bobby Maso will bring to life the emotions of the characters and the background of the author, who collaborated with Mark Twain. 6:30 p.m. April 29 at the Sophia Coxe House, 2207 Route 940, Drifton. Reservations not required. Info, contact Karen at 570-956-3881.
Honey Bees and Beekeeping, an informational program with Harold Keiner of Keiner’s Apiary in Wapwallopen, 6:30 p.m. May 2 at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountaintop. on Wednesday, May 2 at 6:30. Register by visiting the library at 35 Kirby Ave., Mountaintop or by calling 570-474-9313.
Interfaith Resource Center for Peace and Justice Awards Dinner, will take place at 6 p.m. May 2 in the Wilkes University Henry Student Center second-floor ballroom, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. Three awards will be presented: The Susan Merrill Constance Kozel Award will be given to Dr. Chris Somers, Sean Farry and Lindsey Riddell of Misericordia University Campus Ministry, Dallas Township; and Sarah Kahn, Stroudsburg. The David Frey Community Service for Peace Award will honor Verve Vertu, Dallas, and the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Farm, Harveys Lake. The Student of Peace Award will be given to Julianna Stella, Wyoming and Misericordia University. Music will be provided by Jack and Friends. $40 per person; $265 for a table of eight; $20 for students and limited income individuals. Reservations: 570-823-9977 or mail to Peace and Justice Center, 63 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18701-1317.
New England-style contra dance, with music by fiddle player Eileen Kalfass and keyboardist Jill Smith, along with calling by Sue Gola, 7 p.m. May 5, Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market Street, Kingston. No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission to the dance is “pay what you wish.” Come early at 6 p.m. for a pot-luck dinner. Info, 570-333-4007 or folkloresociety.org/dancing
“You Live Here, You Should Know This!” a local history game show, sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, 6 p.m. May 5, Slocum Hollow Bar at the Lodge at Montage Mountain. Teams of NEPA personalities and local history experts will answer Jeopardy-style questions. General admission is $10; student admission is $5. Info, 570-344-3841 or email [email protected]
Inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 5 at the Blakely Recreation Complex in Peckville to promote environmental protection, public health and sustainability in the region. The free, family-friendly event will feature live music, local food, raffle baskets, exhibitors, eco-friendly vendors, workshops, art and more. Proceeds from the event will support Citizens for A Healthy Jessup and Friends of Lackawanna. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 9 a.m. and will take participants along the scenic Lackawanna River Heritage Trial. Interested parties, individuals and teams, should visit racemenu.com/nepa or register the day of at 8 a.m. For more information, visit nepagreenfair.org.
Spring rummage sale, sponsored by the Sister Circle of the Dallas United Methodist Church, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 and 9 a.m. to noon May 5 at the church, 4 Parsonage St., Dallas, with housewares, jewelry, holiday decor, toys, purses, shoes and clothing for the entire family, plus lunch and home-made baked goods. The church has ample parking and is handicap accessible. Follow the roundabout signs to get to the church.
Princess & Pirate Tea, will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 at Good Shepherd Academy, 316 N. Maple St., Kingston. The event features a catered dinner by City Market in Dallas, princess and pirate games, pirate entertainment featuring Main Deck Productions and Captain Jack Sparrow, and princess entertainment featuring professional actresses employed by Walt Disney World. Tickets cost $18 and are available by calling 570-718-4724. Children under 1 are admitted for free. Tickets are required; no walk-ins will be accommodated the day of the event.
Seminar on Renal Issues, sponsored by the Luzerne-Lackawanna County Chapter of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (LLAACN) will take place at 5:30 p.m. May 15 at the Geisinger Medical Center, first floor Kistler Learning Center. Nephrologist Dr. Raymond Joseph will be the guest speaker. Dinner and CEU’s are included. All nurses and student nurses are welcome. $20 for non-members; $15 for members; $10 for students. Register by May 8 by calling Sandy at 570-331-2034 or email [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.
An Evening of Wine and Whimsy, wine and cheese reception with a chance to view Torrie Mattes’ collection of dollhouses, 6 to 8 p.m. May 18, in one of the Scranton Hill section’s stately homes, fund-raiser for the Lackawanna Historical Society. $50 for non-members and $45 for members. Info, 570-344-3841 or email [email protected]
Comedy night, sponsored by Honey Pot Active Volunteer Hose Co., May 12 at Wisecrackers Comedy Club, Mohegan Sun Pocono. Cost is $20 with doors opening at 8 p.m. and show starting at 9. For tickets, call Frank Kotsko at 570-735-2932.
Friends of the Nescopeck Watershed Film Festival, in honor of the 250th anniversary of the use of anthracite coal, opens 7 p.m. May 16 with a screening of “King in the Mountain” feature film and includes two shorter films, “Scorched —Pennsylvania’s Coal Mine Fires” and “Beyond the Breaker: A Huber Breaker Documentary.” Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Cinema and Drafthouse, Broad Street, West Hazleton. Free of charge, but donations will be accepted. Reservations appreciated, before May 8, at [email protected] Friends of the Nescopeck meet 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Conyngham Borough Municipal Building, 215 Main St., Conyngham.
5K Run/Walk for Candy’s Place, A Cancer Wellness Center, June 2 at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. Registration begins at 8 a.m., kid’s 1-mile run begins at 8:30 a.m. and 5K begins at 9. Pre-registration is $30 per person or $40 on the day, with $15 for children 7 to 12 and free for kids under 5. For more information on Candy’s Place contact Kaitlyn Dunbar, Marketing and Communications Representative at 570-714-8800 or [email protected]