Events Listings: May 25 through 31

Local veterans’ organizations will conduct Memorial Day services throughout Luzerne County on May 27 and 28. - Times Leader file photo

THIS WEEK: May 25 through 31

West Pittston American Legion, will replace all the American flags on veterans’ gravesites at the West Pittston Cemetery, Susquehanna Ave., at 10:30 a.m. May 26. On May 28, the 1st Lieutenant Jeff Deprimo Flag Brigade will march in the Exeter-West Pittston Parade with lineup starting at the Linden Street Cemetery. Info: Ron Gitkos, 570-654-2261.

Mountain American Legion Post 781, Memorial Day ceremonies will be held on May 27. Participating organizations will be American Legion Mountain Post 781, Dorrance Post 288, Ashley Post 673 and Slocum VFW Post 7918. Members of Post 781 are asked to meet at the post home at 10 a.m. Schedule: 10:30 a.m., VFW Post 7918 Memorial, Slocum Township; 11 a.m., St. Matins in the Field Church (Stone Church); 11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dorrance Township; Noon, Emmanuel Church, end of Aberdeen Road; 12:30 p.m., Albert Cemetery, Church Road; 1 p.m., Mountain Post 781 Memorial. Refreshments will be served after the ceremonies at the post home.

Ensorcellment, a Sunday at the Circle celebration of performing arts, with authors David Corrado, Gerry Stankiewicz and Robert Anderson reading excerpts from their graphic novels, 3 p.m. May 27, Wyoming Valley Art League’s Circle Centre for the Arts, South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre. Suggested donation $5. Info, 570-288-1020.

Memorial Day Service, 11 a.m. May 28 at Shawnee Cemetery, sponsored by American Legion Plymouth. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Legion Hall, 33 Center Ave., Plymouth. Refreshments will be served after the service.

Fire at the Furnace Week, May 28 to June 2, includes 20 exhibits featuring the work of 300 artists, narrated and theatrical iron pours, First Friday exhibits and blacksmithing demonstrations, a Ferrous Flyer train excursion from Scranton to the Poconos, and a public wedding of cast iron artists at the Scranton Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton. More info, see or

Daddow-Isaacs Dallas American Legion Post 672, will holds its annual Memorial Day Program beginning at 11 a.m. May 28 at the Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas Memorial Highway. The program will consist of the Dallas High School Band playing patriotic songs and the Dallas American Legion ritual of honoring the dead, placing of the memorial wreath, and saluting deceased veterans. For information, call 1st Vice Commander John M. Emil Sr., at 570-762-3184 or the post home at 570-675-6542.

American Legion Post 971, will meet at 1 p.m. May 28 the Glen Lyon American Legion Post 539, 62 Newport St., Glen Lyon. Memorial Day services for the post will begin at 9 a.m. May 28 at the Wanamie Firehouse, 2 Center St., Wanamie. Services will be conducted as in prior years.

Hudson V.F.W., LANI Post 6325, will hold its annual Memorial Day services at 11 a.m. May 28 at the post home, 35-37 Cleveland Street, Hudson. Posted officers and interested regular members are asked to be present at 10 a.m. Prior to the official services, community residents are invited to attend a ceremony honoring deceased and living veterans.


Relay for Life of NEPA, a 24-hour event from 10 a.m. June 2 to 10 a.m. June 3 at PNC field, Montage Mountain, Moosic. To register please visit For additional information, please call 570-562-9749. All proceeds help the American Cancer Society.

June Rummage Sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 2, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 3 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 4, basement of Zion United Church of Christ, 40 West Main Street, Nanticoke. Clothing, household item, books, Exxon toy trucks and much more. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

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]

Comedy Night Fundraiser for Single Moms of NEPA, will take place at 9 p.m. June 2 at Wise Crackers Comedy Club in Mohegan Sun Pocono. Featured comedians are Jared Freid, Glen Tickle and Michelle Tomko. Event features gift basket raffles and door prizes. Tickets cost $25 and are available in advance at or by contacting Donna at or 570-322-5836. Funds will go toward helping area single moms by fostering social, emotional and financial support.

‘Springtime Birds in My Backyard’ book-signing, 11 a.m. June 2 at Wild Birds Unlimited store, Dallas Shopping Center, Dallas. The easy-to-read children’s book explores birds’ magnificent colors and their calls. It was written by Keystone College professor Dr. Karen Yarrish and illustrated by Keystone professor David Porter. Info, 570-675-9900.

American Girl Doll Bingo, a fund-raiser for M.S. Kirby Library, 1 p.m. June 3 at Crestwood High School cafeteria, Route 309, Wright Township. Tickets $20 in advance at the library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top, or $25 at the door. Info, 570-474-5313.

Back pain seminar, with neurosurgeon Dr. Philip Hlavac and interventional pain management specialist Dr. Christopher Connor, 6 p.m. June 12, Mohegan Sun Pocono, Route 315, Plains Township. Surgical and non-surgical options will be discussed. The event is open to the public free of charge though reservations are recommended and may be made by calling 570-552-7496.

Macbeth, National Theatre Live on Screen, Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth. The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. (Please note that Macbeth may contain scenes of a violent nature.) 2 p.m. June 10 and June 17, Dietrich Theater, 60 East Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Admission $14, $12, $10. Info, 570-996-1500.

Volunteers in Medicine’s 10th annual Music, Medicine and Moving Into The Future Gala, a fund-raiser to benefit the full-time, full-service medical and dental clinic. With a theme “Out of this Galaxy,” the fund-raiser will begin 6 p.m. June 15 at the Woodlands Inn and Resort. Entertainment includes a live, 30-minute performance by Lady Gaga tribute artist Renee Nicole Gray and dancing to the futuristic sounds of 570 Events. Tickets are $150 and may be purchased through

Donuts for Dad, a kick-off to the Hoyt Library’s Summer Reading Program, 10 to 11:30 a.m. June 16 at the Hoyt Library, Wyoming Avenue, Kingston, with a story, craft and doughnuts. The program is limited to children ages 15 months to 6 years of age and their dads. Final date to register is June 13. To register, contact the Library at 570-287-2013.

13th annual tour of historic churches, sponsored this year by Kingston Historical Society and led by attorney Jan Lokuta. Meet at 1 p.m. June 24 at Wyoming Seminary’s Stettler Learning Resource Center, Sprague Avenue, Kingston. Tour will include stops at the Wyoming Seminary bell tower, the Wyoming Valley Montessori School, the Church of Christ Uniting, the Dorranceton United Methodist church and the Westmoor Church of Christ. The tour is free and registration is not required. More info, 570-296-6471 or 570-296-2181.

35th Annual Bernie’s Memorial 3 Mile Walk/Run, to benefit the Greater Carbondale, Greater Pittston, Greater Scranton, Wayne County and Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs. Start time 8:30 a.m. July 4, River Street, Wilkes-Barre, run through South Wilkes-Barre and finish at Public Square. To register, visit For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, email Lauranel Banks, Wellness Director and Race Coordinator, at [email protected]

Kunkle Fire Company’s Annual Golf Outing, registration at 11 a.m. and tee-off at noon July 26, Irem Golf Course. $75 per person includes entry to all events, 18 holes of golf, dinner and a chance to win prizes. To register, contact [email protected] or call 570-675-3334.

Local veterans’ organizations will conduct Memorial Day services throughout Luzerne County on May 27 and 28. veterans’ organizations will conduct Memorial Day services throughout Luzerne County on May 27 and 28. Times Leader file photo