Events Listings: June 1 through 7

The 5K Run/Walk for Candy’s Place, a Cancer Wellness Center, will take place June 2 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. - Times Leader file photo

THIS WEEK: June 1 through 7

Fire at the Furnace Week, through 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

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, 570-474-9313.


Deep Breath Book Signing and Sale, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon June 9 at Sugar Plum, 900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort. The event will feature local resident Rachel Pugh’s children’s book, “Deep Breathe,” which was illustrated by her 12-year-old cousin, Paige Ceaser, of Mountain Top. The duo will sign and sell their book for $10, and all sales will be donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter. Sugar Plum will sell specially designed “Deep Breath” chocolate bars and donate a portion of the proceeds to the foundation.

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.

Compassionate Friends, support group meeting for bereaved parents, 6 p.m. June 13, Church of Christ Uniting Fellowship Hall, 776 Market Street, Kingston. Info, 570-283-1159.

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.

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm opens its 55th summer tour season starting June 16 with the 11th annual Summer Garden Party. Visitors will meet guides who portray family members going about a typical day on an 1800s homestead and folks will have a chance to involve themselves with garden activities. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 3 to 12, and includes both the tour and the garden party. The farm is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Allow at least 2 and a half hours for a full tour. Info, or 570-992-6161.

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.

The 5K Run/Walk for Candy’s Place, a Cancer Wellness Center, will take place June 2 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. 5K Run/Walk for Candy’s Place, a Cancer Wellness Center, will take place June 2 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. Times Leader file photo