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BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


American Cancer Society


Relay for Life Events:


• Pretty-N-Pink Relay for Life team Craft Fair: April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Crestwood High School.


American Lung Association


• Arena Climb: April 5. For more info visit lunginfo.org/ArenaClimb


Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge


(974 Lockville Rd., Dallas, 570.333.5265, www.bcfanimalrefuge.org)


• Wise Crackers Comedy Club fundraiser featuring Mark Riccadonna, Mike Yard, and Scott Bruce: March 28, 9 p.m., Wise Crackers, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. $15 per person. Must be 21 or older. Contact Brenda Bartlett at 570.735.5905 for tickets.


Boomer’s Angels Rescue & Care


(www.boomersangels.com, 570.350.4977)


Dog adoption days:


• March 30, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.


Candy’s Place (570.714.8800)

• Happy Hour Event: March 14, 6-8 p.m., Susquehanna Brewing Company, Pittson. $20, advanced; $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Candy’s Place or by calling 570.714.8800.


• Laughter Therapy with Jeannine Luby: March 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Light refereshments will be provided. Call 570.714.8800 to reserve your seat. Free to cancer patients and their caregivers.


Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger

• “An Extra Helping” fundraiser presented by Wilkes University’s Zebra Communications: March 23, 1-4 p.m., Rodano’s on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Admission is $15 per person, includes food and beverages. For tickets call 570.408.4162 or 570.706.6951.


Domestic Violence Service Center (www.domesticviolenceservice.org, 570.823.6799)

•5th Annual Benefit Dinner/Comedy Show: April 5, 6 p.m., Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. Tickets $60 each (includes dinner & show); $30, show only; $450, table of eight. For tickets or more information, contact Denise Driscoll at 570.823.6799 ext. 221 or ddriscoll@dvsclc.org.


• 7th Annual Golf Tournament: May 9, 1 p.m., Blue Ridge Trail Golf Course, Mountaintop. To register or for more information, contact Denise Driscoll at 570.823.6799 ext. 221 or ddriscoll@dvsclc.org.


Family Service Association of NEPA


• 12th Annual Spring Gala and Auction: April 12, 6 p.m., The Hotel at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. For additional info or to become a sponsor, contact FSA of NEPA at 570.823.5144, ext. 309 or email rkemmerer@fsanepa.org.


First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania


(Along with Blaise Alexander Family Dealership)


• Raise the Region 2014: March 12, 6 p.m.-March 13, 11:59 p.m. Event will help non-profit organizations in the area. Go to www.raisetheregion.org and select “Moose Exchange.”


Lackawanna Blind Association


• 85th annual fashion show and luncheon held by Helen Keller Day Committee that benefits the Lackawanna Blind Association: April 6, St. Mary’s Center, Scranton. For more info call the Lackawanna Blind Association at 570.342.7613.


Make-A-Wish

(800.480.WISH, www.wishgreaterpa.org)

• Pitching in Baseball Clinic: March 23, 1-3 p.m., Marywood University Baseball Field. Children ages 8-16, $25 fee per player. For more information, contact Joe at 973.525.3698 or Make-A-Wish at 570.341.9474.


• Wish Upon A Star Dinner Dance & Silent Auction: May 16, 6-11 p.m. Stroudsmoor Country Inn at Terraview. Call 570.424.5081 by May 5 for reservations.


Safe Haven Dog Rescue


(www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)


Volunteer meetings:


• March 18, 6:30 p.m., Cherry’s Sunset Restaurant, Route 209, Kresgeville.


Adoption days:


• March 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.


Waggin’ Tales Pet Rescue

(570.992.4185, www.waggintailsrescue.com, information@waggintailsrescue.com)

• Photos with the Easter Bunny: April 5, 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pet Supplies Plus, Pocono Commons Route 611, Stroudsburg. $7.


CHURCHES


Church of Christ Uniting (Market Street and Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 570.288.8434)

• Community Contra Dance: April 5, 7 p.m. Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. Admissison is “pay what you wish.”


Conyngham United Methodist Church

(411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960, conynghamumc.com)

• “All You Can Eat” Spaghetti Supper: March 22, 4-7 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children ages 4-8; free, children under 4. Call for tickets.


Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church

(420 Main Rd., Hanover Twp., 570.823.6242)

• Lenten Food Sale: March 14, 2-7 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. Menu items include homemade halushki, pierogi (potato and farmers cheese will be available), clam chowder, pizza, and baked fish and cole slaw. There will also be a bake sale.


Holy Family Church (828 Main St., Sugar Notch)


• Ham and Cabbage Dinner: March 15, 3-4 p.m. (take outs); 4-7 p.m. (dinner). $9, adults; $5, children. Tickets available by calling 570.822.8983 or at the door.


Orange United Methodist Church


(Dallas)


• Bus trip to Sight & Sound to see “Moses:” May 10, leaving church 9 a.m. Shopping at the Tanger outlets in Lancaster, dinner at 4 p.m. at Good N Plenty, show starts at 6:30. Adults, $113; teens, $77; children, $57. Tickets are limited. Call Jenn at570.855.9693. $50 deposit due upon reservation, payment in full by April 5.


Prince of Peace Parish


(Old Forge)


• Chili dinner: Orders placed by March 19, pick-up March 25 between 3 and 6 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church auditorium. $8 per person. Take-out only. To place an order call 570.457.5900, Francis at 570.451.0112, or Rosemary at 570.457.9757.


Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church


(135 River St., Olyphant)


• Learn how to make Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs): March 16, 23, 30, April 6, 2-4 p.m. $15 per person. Limited seating, only 25 per class. Make reservations by calling 570.383.0319.


• Baked Haddock and Fish Dinner: April 11, 5-7 p.m. The Regal Room, 216 Lackwanna Ave., Olyphant. $15 per dinner.


St. Maria Goretti Parish Center

(42 Redwood Dr., Laflin, www.stmariagoretti-laflin.org, 570.655.8956)

• Spring Craft and Gift Fair: March 29-30, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


St. Michael’s Church


(corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875)


• Clam Chowder and Homemade Bread Sale: March 14, 3-6 p.m. $6 per quart; $5 per loaf. Place orders by March 11 by calling Sandra at 570.457.9280, Dorothy at 570.562.1434 o rthe church hall.


St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

(Birch St./Prospect Ave., Scranton)

• Community Dinner: March 15, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Free.


Sweet Charity Players


presentations of “Godspell:” March 15, Most Precious Blood Parish in Hazleton; March 22, St. Maria Goretti Parish in Laflin; March 29, St. Boniface Parish in Williamsport; and April 5, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Dunmore. Curtain time is 7:30 each evening. $15, can be purchased online at www.dioceseofscranton.org or by calling 570.207.2213. Also available at the door.


Trucksville United Methodist Church (40 Knob Hill Rd., Trucksville, 570.696.3897, office@trucksvilleumc.com)

• Boy Scout Troop #155 Annual Spaghetti Dinner: April 5, 4-7 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children under 10. Take outs will be available.


EVENTS


2nd annual WVIA Travel Club Downton Abbey Tour:


May 23-28, 2014. Includes full day at Highclere Castle outside of Newbury, England, the setting for “Downton Abbey,” as well as high tea, daily breakfasts, air fare, 4-night stay and transportation. $2,749 per person based on double occupancy. 24 spaces available. Learn more at www.wvia.org or by calling Church Tharp at Trans World Travel at 570.344.9784 or 1.800.743.3217.


American Red Cross of Lackawanna County


• CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers: March 19, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


•Adult CPR/AED: March 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


• Adult First Aid/CPR/AED: March 21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.


• Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED: March 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Arcadia Chorale


(formerly the Robert Dale Chorale)


• 29th Annual NEPA Bach Festival: March 29-30. Organ concert, March 29, 4 p.m., Elm Park United Mothodist Church, Scranton; Chamber Muisc Concert, 8 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton. Choral Concert, March 30, 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton. Chamber and Choral concerts, $15, $12 for seniors and WVIA members, $7 for students. Organ concert is free. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 570.871.0350 or visit www.arcadiachorale.org.


Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania

• 2014 Ben Franklin i xchange: May 6, 5:30 p.m. Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, Bethlehem. Jeff Hoffman, co-founder of Priceline.com will be the keystone presenter. Admission is $65 advance, $75 day of. Register online at http://ennect.com/e2331, call 610.758.5200, or ixchange@nep.benfranklin.org.


Chinchilla Hose Company

(Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726, www.chcfire.net)

• Annual pizza sale: March 7, every Friday during the Lenten season from 3-7 p.m. Red, white, and white broccoli available. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570.586.5726 and walk-ins are welcome.


The Commonwealth Medical College


(525 Pine St., Scranton, 570.504.7000, thecommonwealthmedical.com)


• Brain Injuries and Sports Concussion Seminar: March 13, 6 to 7:15 p.m.


The Cooperage Project


(1030 Main St., Honesdale)


570.253.2020, thecooperageproject.org


• Open Mic Night: March 12, 7-10 p.m.


• Louie Setzer and The Appalachian Mountain Boys: March 15, 7 p.m.


Dietrich Theater


(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com)


• Writers’ Group: Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Free.


• Open Studio & Portfolio Prep: March 11, 18, 25 & April 1, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13 and up. $15 per class, $60 for four-class series.


• Dietrich Classic Movie Series: “Double Indemnity:” March 12, 1 and 7 p.m. $5.


• Decorative Painting: March 12, 19 & 26, 12-3 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface.


• Women’s Forum: “Violence Against Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania:” March 16, 3 p.m. Free.


• Basic Jewelry: Introduction to Silver Clay Art: March 17, 6-9 p.m. $65, all materials provided. Ages 16 and up.


• Quilting for Kids: Stairway to Heaven: Wednesdays through March 26, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6 per class.


• Quiling for Everyone: Stairway to Heaven: Wednesdays through March 26, 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 13 and up. $6 per class.


• Songs & Games for Tots: April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 10-10:45 a.m. Free.


• Family Story Time: April 26, 11 a.m. Free for all ages.


Family Service Association of Northeastern PA


• 12th Annual Gala and Silent/Live Auction: April 12, 6 p.m., Hotel at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre. For more info contact Ruth Kemmerer at 570.823.5144, ext. 309 or rkemmerer@fsanepa.org.


Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce


(20 W. Broad St.)


•Tour of Tuscany Seminar: March 6 or April 3, 5:30 p.m. If unable to attend the seminars, a webinar on March 18, 12 noon will be availble at www.hazletonchamber.org. Call 570.455.1509 for seminar reservations.


• 122nd Annual Dinner of the Chamber: May 22, Genetti Best Western Inn and Suites, Hazleton.


Harveys Lake American Legion Post 967 (4907 Memorial Highway, Harveys Lake)

• Ham & Cabbage Dinner-Dance with DJ George Rittenhouse: March 15, dinner 7-9 p.m. and dancing unil 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the Legion. Ages 21+.


Hawley Silk Mill (8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley, PA.)

• First Friday: The first Friday of every month, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Hazleton Farmers’ Market


July 11 through Aug. 29, Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Irem Clubhouse


(64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


• Cooking Demonstration: March 20, 6-8 p.m. $25 per person, $30 per person with wine.


• Nordic Walking Class: Thursdays from March 20-May 15, 2-3 p.m. $30 for nine sessions. Call 570.675.1866 to register.


Inner Peace HHW


(1114 RT 315, 315 Plaza Wilkes-Barre)


• 1st Annual Northeast Spring Health & Craft Fair: March 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Woodlands Inn & Resort.


Jeannine M Luby presents Comedy Night:


•”Keep Wine-ing He Might Start to Look Like Prince Charming:” March 27, 7 p.m., III Ponds Winery, Dalton. Tickets purchased before March 20, $15; after March 20, $20. For more information call 570.650.7518 or visit www.jeannineluby.com.


• May 15, 7 p.m. The Mad Batter, Clarks Summit.


Jessup Art Walk:


• Second Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. For more info visit jessupartwalk.info or email info@jessupartwalk.info.


King’s College


(133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu)


• “Revolution Needed: The Ongoing Wrong of Sexual Violence on College Campuses” at King’s-Wilkes Women’s and Gender Studies Conference: March 19, 7 p.m., Burke Auditorium at King’s College. Free to the public. For more information, conact Dr. Robin Field at 570.208.5900 ext. 5771 or Dr. Jennifer Thomas at jennifer.thomas@wilkes.edu.


• Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert: April 25-26, 7:30 p.m., J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, corner of North Franklin and Jackson streets. Free.


Lackawanna State Park (Abington Road, North Abington Township.)

• “Growing up WILD” Educator Workshop: March 29, 1-4 p.m. For formal and non-formal educators of children ages 3-7. $10. Visit www.visitPAParks.com or call 570.945.7110 to register.


Lake-Lehman Last Knight 2014 Graduation Night Lock-in

• Coach/Vera Bradley Bingo: April 5, 1 p.m., Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School. Pre-purchase tickets by calling Amy Spess at 570.239.0737.


Marywood University

(2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, 570.348.6211, marywood.edu)

• 12th annual business and ethics forum: Professional Ethics and the Individua: March 17, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Latour Room, Nazareth Student Center


• Book Swap: March 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Fireplace Lounge, Nazareth Student Center.


• Bi-Annual Flea Market: March 21, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Latour Room in Nazareth Student Center.


• Office of Military and Veteran Services at Marywood University 3rd annual “Beyond GI Joe: The Contemporary College Student Veteran” symposium: March 27-28, 2014.


• 5th Annual Charity Wheelchair Basketball Game: March 29, 6:30 p.m., Center for Athletics and Wellness. $5, adults; $3, students (with ID); $3, children under 10.


Mill Market in the Hawley Silk Mill

(Suite #111, 8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley, 570.390.4440, info@MillMarketPA.com, www.millmarketpa.com)

• Free tastings and demos: Every Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Misericordia University


• “The Revised Medical College Admission Test and the Next Generation Science Standards: Implications for Science Education:” March 21, 8-9 p.m., Dudrick and Muth Rooms 216-217 of Insalaco Hall. Free.


• “Why Medicine?:” March 22, registration (lobby of InterMetzo Cafe) from 9-9:15 a.m. Dudrick and Muth Rooms 216-217 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. For interested high school and college students interested in a career in medicine. Free to the public. Students can pre-register until March 14 by contacting Rita Molino at rmolino@misericordia.edu or 570.674.8184.


• “Autism: Practical Solutions for Complex Problems:” March 24.


• Open House: March 29, 9 a.m.


• “Party 4 Life at Misericordia University:” March 29-30. The public can participate in the two-day event for $10 by registering at https://secure.nfcr.org/page/contribute/Party4Life-MU. For more information about The Lucy Fund, please log on to www.nfcr/lucyfund.


• The National Stuttering Association (NSA): Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter at Misericordia University Inaugural 5K run/walk, “Don’t Tell Me to Slow Down:” March 30, 10 a.m. Registration is 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Anderson Outdoor Athletic Complex near the North Gate of campus. $25, day-of; pre-registration $15 for students, $20 for adults until March 18 by e-mailing stutteringsupport@misericordia.edu. Include t-shirt size in registration e-mail.


• “Training to be a Successful Family: Development and Pilot of Culturally-Modified Parent Training for Latino Families:’ April 14, 5 p.m.


• Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Easter Bunny: April 12. Egg hunt 11 a.m.. Brunch seatings 10-11 a.m. And 11:15a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10, adults; $5, children 1-12 years of age; free, children under 5. Reservations required at cougarconnect.misericordia.edu/bunny or 570.674.6768.


Northampton Community College


• “Off to War and Coming Home: Historical Perspectives on Military Veterans During and After Their Service: 1946 Present” presented by Rhodes Scholar Wes Moore: April 8, 7:30 p.m., Aruthur L. Scott Spartain Center.


Northeast PA Rainbow Alliance


• SafeZone LGBTQ Youth Support Group for ages up to 21: March 12, 5-6:30 p.m. RSVP by e-mailing safezone@gaynepa.com. First time attendees call Amy at 570.823.5144 ext. 340.


• Adult Peer Discussion Group (for Ages 18+): March 16, 2:30-4 p.m.


• Book Club: ‘You’re Not From Around Here, Are You?’: March 16, 4:30-6 p.m.


• Featured workshop, “Marriage Inequality:” March 19, 7-9 p.m. Limited Tickets available at http://marriageinequality.eventbrite.com/.


Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra


(570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org)


• “Scherazade:” April 12, Tunkhannock Middle School. April 26, Wallenpaupack High School. $10, adult; $5, student.


The Osterhout Free Library


(71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959)


• Knit and Crochet Group: One More Row: March 1, 15, and 29, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.


• Socrates Cafe Discussion Group: March 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


• A Study in Pink: March 18, 6 p.m. A showing of an episode of Sherlock from Season 1.


• Franklin St. Sleuths Book Discussion: March 20, 6 p.m.


Book Launch Party: March 21, 6:30-8 p.m. Reading of Alchemy by John Yamrus at 6:30 p.m. Meet and greet at 7 p.m. Free.


• Book Discussion in conjunction with Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s 2014 film series “Five Great Books, Five Great Films:” April 1, 6:30 p.m., “The African Queen.” April 15, 6:30 p.m., “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”


76 University Drive , Hazleton, 570.450.3000, www.hn.psu.edu)


Penn State Wilkes-Barre


(Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu)


• “The Past, Present, and Future of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs with Mike Bean:” April 10, 7:45 a.m., The Covention Center in Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Hotel, Wilkes-Barre. $15 per person. To RSVP, contact Karen Gallia a wbce@psu.edu or 570.675.9253.


• Penn State Coaches Caravan feat. Coach James Franklin: May 20, Genetti’s Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre.


Pocono Mountain Bible Conference


• Men’s Retreat: March 14-16. No cost, however a $50 donation is suggested. 18 and older. Registration is necessary and can be made by logging on to www.camppmbc.com.


Scranton Cultural Center


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


• St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party with music by Old Friends Celtic Band: March 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.


Triboro Historical Society


• March meeting featuring a program by David DeCosmo and events of the “Titanic:” March 18, 6:45 p.m., Taylor Community Library, Main Street. For more info call 570.562.1225.


The University of Scranton


(800 Linden St., Scranton, 570.941.7400, scranton.edu)


• Schemel Forum Luncheon: “Nasser’s Egypt & the Origins of the Arab Spring:” March 14, noon, Rose Room, Brennan Hall.


• Women’s History Month Essay Celebration: March 26, 7 p.m., DeNaples Center, Room 405.


• The Ukes of S appear with The North Pocono Steel Drum Project: March 27, 7 p.m., North Pocono High School.


• Computer Programming Contest for high school students: March 28, 9:30 a.m., Loyola Science Center. Registration required. Call 570.941.4221.


• “In Recital” with organist David Ball: March 28, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan McLean Center.


• Schemel Forum Luncheon: “An American in Paris: Straddling Two Educational Cultures:” March 31, noon, Rose Room, Brennan Hall.


Waverly Community House


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


• Diane Hibble’s Zumba classes: Mondays, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.; Mondays, Thursdays, 7:15 p.m. For more info visit facebook.com/zumba.diane, dianehibble.zumba.com or call 570.878.8212.


• Patricia Barnes’ Fit Over 50 classes: Feb. 10-April 10, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. For more information call 570.586.8191.


• World Music Drumming: Music therapy classes for children with special needs: Wednesdays beginning March 5, continuing for 6 weeks. Session I: Sensory Friendly Group, 4-4:45 p.m. Session II: All Abilities Group, 4:45-5:30 p.m. Each six-week session is $65. For more information call 570.586.8191, ext. 2. For information on World Drumming Music, visit www.summitmusictherapy.com.


• Coach Little Basketball Clinic: Boys and girls ages 6 to 9, Tuesdays beginning March 4, 3:30-5 p.m. Boys and girls grades 4 to 6, Thursdays beginning March 6, 3:30-5 p.m.


• “Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment” Luncheon: March 21, 12 p.m., Glen Oak Country Club, Clarks Summit. Cash bar from 12-12:30 p.m. and lunch at 12:30 p.m. Entree selections: Sliced Beef Tenderloin Salad, Roasted Free-Range Chicken, Rigatoni Pasta Primavera, or Terryaki Glazed Salmon. RSVP by March 17 to the Waverly Community House with a check for $35 per person and their entree selections.


• “Special Needs Students and Strategies for Post-Secondary Success:” a free college prep workshop: March 25, 6:30 p.m.


• “Dining Boot Camp:” March 22, ages 4 to 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; ages 8 to 14, 1-3 p.m.


• “Great Events:” April 5, ages 4-7, 10-11:30 a.m.; ages 8 to 14, 12-1:30 p.m.


• French Language Classes: Wednesdays beginning March 19 and continuing for 8 weeks. Session I: Beginner French, 6-7 p.m. Session II: Conversational French, 7-8:30 p.m. Each eight-week session is $96 (includes materials).


• Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt: April 12, 10 a.m. $10 per person; children under the age of 1 are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Community House office on week days from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Wayne County Builders Association


(www.WayneCountyBuilders.com )


• 9th Annual Children’s LEGO Conest at the Wayne County Builders Association Home and Garden Festival: April 27, sign-in a 9:30 a.m., runs from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Ages 5-12. Ladore Camp & Conference Center (287 Owego Turnpike, Waymart). For registration call 570.226.4941 or email info@waynecountybuilders.com.


West Side Career and Technology Center SkillsUSA Spring Craft Fair:


• April 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Wyoming County Builders Association

• Home and Garden Expo: April 26-27, Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center, Waymart.

LOCAL HISTORY


Eckley Miners’ Village


(located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org)


• Walking tours: Monday through Saturday, 9am-5pm. Sunday, noon-5pm.


Old Jail Museum


(128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570.325.5259. www.TheOldJailMuseum.com.)


TOURS: Through Labor Day, daily (closed Wednesday), noon to 4:30 p.m. $6, adult; $5, senior over 65 and high school; $4, children ages 6-12; free, children under 5.


LEARNING


Adult group art classes taught by Catherine Laskaris:


Wednesday evenings, 6-8 p.m., private studio, 106 Grandview Drive, Pittston. Other classes available, including private day and times. For more info call 570.299.7364.


Dietrich Theater


(Tunkhannock)


Children’s Classes


• Art Explorers for Ages 5 to 8: March 14, 21, 28, April 4, 4-5:30 p.m. $40, all materials provided.


• Art Explorers for Ages 9 to 12: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 4-5:30 p.m. $40, all materials provided.


• Jazz It Up: Creative Artwork Inspired by the 1940s: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-5 p.m. Free.


• Little People & Nature: Series 1, March 4, 11, 18, 25, 10-11 a.m.; Series 2, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 10-11 a.m. Ages 2 and a half to 5. Free.


• Preschool Art Explorers: March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4 and 5. Free.


• Quilting for Kids: Stairway to Heaven: Through March 26, Wednesdays, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6 per class, all fabric free.


• Songs & Games for Tots: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 2 and a half to 5. Free.


• Mommy and Me: Wednesdays in April, 10-11 a.m. Richerside Park, Bridge St., Thunkhannock.


Intergenerational Classes


• Open Studio & Portfolio Prep: Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Series 3: March 11, 18, 25 and April 1. Ages 13 and up. $15 per class; $60 for four-class series.


• Quilting for Everyone: Stairway to Heaven: Through March 26, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 13 and up. $6 per class, all fabric free.


• Basic Jewelry: Introduction to Silver Clay Art: March 17, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $65, all materials provided.


• Decorative Painting: Feb. 19, 26, March 12, 19, 26, noon-3 p.m. Ages 16 to adult. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface.


• Heart Healthy Nutrition: Feb. 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. Free.


• Knit a Cabled Scarf: March 6, 13, 27, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $60, all materials provided.


• Kundalini Yoga: Through March 31, Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $10 per class.


• Nia: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Series 3: March 4, 11, 18 & 25. Ages 16 and up. $10 per class.


• Pottery & Recycled Glass Creations: Mondays from 7- 8:30 p.m. Series 3: March 4, 11, 18 & 25. Ages 13 and up. $60 for four-class series.


• Writers’ Group: Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Free.


Freestyle hand drumming


Held every month on the second and fourth Saturdays at Everything Natural health food store, 426 South State Street, Clarks Summit. All ages and newcomers welcome. No experience required. Drums and percussion provided. Attend anytime between 1:00-4:00PM.


Georgiana Cray Bart art classes


(123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre. 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, www.georgianacraybart.com)


Group classes


• Adults (ages 13 and up): Mon., Tues., noon to 4 p.m.


• Teens: Wed., 6-9 p.m.


Private classes also available.


Penn State Extension


• Health Insurance Webinars: March 17, 12-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Visit https://meeting.psu.edu/healthcareandyou.


• Assistance from a Penn State Master Gardener: March 18, 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Carbon County Extension Office, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe.) Free.


• “Getting the Most from Your Grant-Writing Efforts:” March 18, 1-4 p.m. (724 Phillips St., Suite 201, Stroudsburg.) $25 fee required by March 17. Visit http://extension.psu.edu/grant-writing to register.


• “Winter Wednesday Lunch Series: Vegetable and Small Fruit Production” Webinar: March 19, 1-2 p.m. $10 per webinar or $35 for entire series of five webinars.


• 4-H Knitting Kids Club Meeting: March 20, 6-7 p.m. (514 Broad St., Milford.) Ages 8-18.


• Starting a Backyard Orchard Workshop: March 20, 6-8 p.m. (648 Park St., Suite E, Honesdale.) $5; children under 18, free.


• Childcare Provider Webinar: “Using Technology to Document Learning:” 6:30-8:30 p.m. $5. Call 570.325.2788 to register.


• 4-H Archery Club Meeting: March 21, 5-6:45 p.m. (Archery Adventures, 301 E Harford St., Milford.) Free. Call 570.296.3400 to register.


• Elite Equestrians Model Horse 4-H Club Meeting: March 24, 5:30 p.m. (On Broadway Dance Studio, 106 Dingmans Pl., Rte. 739, Dingmans Ferry.) Ages 8-18.


• Technology Tuesdays: “Robotic Milking Edition: Relationships Between Humans, Animals and Technology:” March 25, 8:30-10 a.m. Free online workshop. Free registration at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechnologyTuesdays1314.


• Wild Acres Cloverbud Club Meeting: March 25, 1:30-3 p.m. (Wild Acres Club House, near 101 Clubhouse Drive, Dingmans Ferry.) Ages 5-8.


• Land Use Planning Webinar: “Attack of the Mini-Cell Tower: How to Protect Your Municipality:” March 26, 12-1:30 p.m. $20; CM credits for AICP members, $30. Register at http://agsci.psu.edu/land-use-webinar.


• The Conewago Creek Iniative Webinar: “Community Working Together to Restore a Watershed:” March 26, 12-1 p.m. *St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Thunkhannock.) Register at http://extension.psu.edu/wyoming/events.


• 4-H Palette of Fan Art Club Meeting: March 28, 5-6:30 p.m. (Wild Acres Club House, Dingmans Ferry.) Ages 8-18.


• Rock Ridge Ranchers 4-H Club Meeting: March 28, 6:30-8 p.m. (Rock Ridge Ranch, Rte. 739, Dingmans Ferry.)


• “I’m a New 4-H Leader! What Now?:” March 29, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Masthope Mountain Community, Lackawaxen.)


• Childcare Provider Training: “4 Lenses of Assessment:” March 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Penn State Extension, Stroudsburg.) $5. To register, call 570.421.6430.


• “Strong Women/Growing Stronger:” Mondays and Wednesdays from March 31-May 7, 2-3 p.m. (Penn State Extension, Stroudsburg.) $35. To register, call 570.421.6430.


Pocono Arts Council


(18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org)


Adult Classes:


• Oil Painting: April 3, 10, 17, & 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Member $75/Non-Memmber $85; Senior: Member $65/Non-Member $70.


• Acrylic Painting: April 7, 14, 21, & 28: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Member $110/Non-Member $120; Senior: Member $90/Non-Member $95.


• Pushing Color in Pastels: April 2, 9, 16, & 23, 1-3 p.m. Member $75/Non-Member $85; Senior: Member $65/Non-Member $70.


• Mixed Media: April 3, 10, 17, & 24, 1-3 p.m. Member $75/Non-Member $85; Senior: Member $65/Non-Member $70.


• Beginner Watercolor Painting: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Member $75/Non-Member $85; Senior: Member $65/Non-Member $70.


• Intermediate Watercolor: April 6, 13, 20, & 27, 1-4 p.m. Member $110/Non-Member $120; Senior: Member $90/Non-Member $95.


• Jazz Improvisation: April 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Member $20/Non-Member $30; Senior: Member $15/Non-Member #20.


• Beginning Oil Painting: April 9, 16, 23, & 30, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Member $75/Non-Member $85; Senior: Member $65/Non-Member $70.


Pocono Painters


(poconopainters.org)


Monthly painting meetings, all held at 10 a.m. at Chestnuthill Township Park building, Rt. 715, Brodheadsville:


Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Academy


(509 Pittston Avenue, (3rd floor). Private classes are available. For more info contact: Master Mark Seidel, 570.341.8089.)


• Adult classes: Tuesday & Thursday, 7-8 p.m; Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 a.m.


• Children’s classes (ages 9 & up): Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon


• Yang Style Tai-Chi Chuan Adult classes: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-noon


Thrive Wellness Center


(647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston)


• Thrive Book Study: Every Saturday morning, 8:30-9:30 a.m.


Wudang Swordsmen Academy


(269 S Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, 570.630.0088, www.WudangSwordsmen.com, info@WudangSwordsmen.com)


• Wudang Taijiquan (traditional tai chi): Mon., Wed., 6:10-7:30 p.m.


• Wudang Gongfu (internal kung fu): Tue., Thu., 6:10-7:30 p.m.


• Youth Kung Fu (ages 10-13): Mon., Wed., 5:00-6:00 p.m.


• Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm): Sun., 10:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.


• Cardio Kung Fu: Mon., Wed., 10:00-11:00 a.m.


• Tai Chi for Health: Tue., Thu.,10:00-11:00 a.m.


• Daoist Sitting Meditation: Sun., 4:30-5:30 p.m.


• Morning Seated Qigong (meditation & breathwork): Tue., Thu., 9:00-9:50 p.m.


• Pushing Hands Circle (open to all tai chi players in the area): Sun., 3:00-4:00 p.m.


• Open Wudang Training Hall: Sun., 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Young Living Essential Oils Product Education Classes:


Wednesdays in Wilkes-Barre, 10 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. Free. For more info call 570.574.5705 or contact PoconoYoga@aol.com.


OUTSIDE


Delaware Highlands Conservancy


Guided eagle-viewing bus trips: Seats on trips are limited, and reservations are required. $15, members; $20, non-members. Call 570.226.3164 or 845.583.1010 or e-mail info@delawarehighlands.org to register.


• 7th Annual Foods of the Delaware Highlands Gala: April 26, 5 p.m., Settler’s Inn, Hawley. Tickets are $150 per person, which includes a $90 charitable gift to the Conservancy.


Nescopeck State Park


(1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)


• Teacher & Educator Workshop: PA Songbirds Curriculum: March 18, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $20. Call 570.403.2006 to register.


• Boy Scout Bird Study Merit Badge: Part One: March 21, 6-8 p.m. Register by calling 570.403.2006.


SOCIAL GROUPS


AA Intergroup NEPA


Info: aaintergroupnepa.org, 570.654.0488


Alcohol Anonymous


Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Nanticoke, Dallas, Forty Fort. Various dates and times. Info: 570.288.9892.


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.


Marywood University


• Aphasia group, community service support group of people living with stroke at any stage of their recovery: Mondays, 1-1:45 p.m., McGowan Center Room 1066. For more info contact Marla Kovatch at 570.348.6299, ext. 2259.


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.


Northeastern Penna. Friends of NRA


• 22nd Annual Fundraising Banquet: March 29, 5 p.m. Genetti Manor, Dickson City. $45; $85 for couples; $25 for young adults under 21.


Scranton: The Center For Comprehensive Cancer Care


Children’s support group: Last Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon, The Commonwealth Medical College (525 Pine St., Scranton). For children ages 5-18 that are coping with the cancer of a loved one.


Suicide Bereavement Support Group


First/Third Tues. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Info: 570.822.7118 ext. 307.


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