Agenda, 4.23.14-4.29.14

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First Posted: 4/16/2014

BAZAARS/FESTIVALS

Friends of the Dalton Community Library 5th Annual Herb & Perennial Festival:

May 17, 9 a.m.-noon, Dalton Fire Hall.

BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS

American Lung Association

•”Taking a Breather for Wellness: Mini Workshops & Kick Off Luncheon:” May 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $10. To register by May 1, please call 570.823.2212. (Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Hotel.)

• Fight for Air Walk/Run: June 7. (Betzler Fields at Kings College, Wilkes-Barre.) To register, visit www.lunginfo.org/wbrunwalk.

American Red Cross

• Flirting wih Disaster Cocktails & Tapas Night: April 28, 6-8 p.m. (Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs.) $75 per person, inclues 25 basket tickets.

American Red Cross of Lackawanna County

• 2nd Annual Everyday Heroes Awards Breakfast: May 14, 8-10 a.m. (Radisson Lackawanna Station, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.)

Big Brothers Big Sisters

• “Coughlin Care Fair:” May 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Solomon Plains Educational Complex, Plains.)

2014 Bloomsburg, Jorge’s Walk to Defea ALS

• May 17, 9 a.m., regisration, 10:30 a.m., walk. (Bloomsburg Town Park, Bloomsburg.)

Boomer’s Angels Rescue & Care

(www.boomersangels.com, 570.350.4977)

Dog adoption days:

• April 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Pet Supplies Plus, Route 611 Pocono Commons, Stroudsburg.

Candy’s Place (570.714.8800)

• Rainbow Walk: May 10, 10 a.m., Kirby Park. Registration fee is $25, advanced; $30, day of.

Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA

(570.969.7313)

• “Glam Night Out:” April 25, Glen Oak Country Club, Clarks Summit.

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

• 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.

4th Annual Finishing The Fight 5K Run/Walk

• June 7, Blakely Borough Recreational Complex, Peckville. More information at www.finishingthefight.com.

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter

(967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Township. 570.586.3700, www.griffinpondanimalshelter.com)

• Annyal Motorcycle Ride: June 8, 10 a.m.m $15/rider, $5/passenger. (Electric City Harley Davidson, Rte. 6, Scranton.)

Make-A-Wish

(800.480.WISH, www.wishgreaterpa.org)

• 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.

Misericordia University

(www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719, misericordia.edu)

• “Cougars in Color 5K Race:” April 26, 11 a.m. Please call 570.674.6220 to register.

• “Mountin’ Cancer 5K:” April 27, 10 a.m. To register, visit https://mountincancer5k.eventbrite.com. (Frances Slocum State Park, Wyoming.)

The Parents Loving Children Through Autism Foundation

• Annual walk for autism awareness: April 26, registration 7:30 a.m. for run, 9:30 a.m. for walk, Nay Aug Park, Scranton. $25 for run; $20 for walk.

Salvation Army of Wilkes-Barre

(17 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre, 570.824.8741)

• 2014 Community Service, Others & William Booth Awards: May 15, 6 p.m., Best Western Genetti Hotel and Convention Center, Wilkes-Barre. For information or reservations, call 570.824.8741 or email sharon.tressler@use.salvationarmy.org.

Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Domestic Animal Rescue

(570.466.7930, traceyshopenmcdonald@gmail.com, petservicesbydenise.com)

• 6th Annual Memorial Pet Walk and Celebration of Life Event: May 31, 10 a.m., $25 per person to walk with a pet or in memory of a deceased pet. (McDade Park, Scranton.) For more information, call 570.457.1625.

Victims Resource Center

(71 North Franklin St, 570.823.0765, www.vrcnepa.org)

• 29th Annual Geranium Sale: Pink or red geraniums in 4” pots, $3.75 each. Orders can be placed by April 25. Flowers will be available for pickup or delivery during the week of May 6-8.

Wilkes University (84 W. South St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.WILKES.U, wilkes.edu)

• Economic Summi with Wilmingon Trust Investment Advisors President Sam Fraundorf: April 23, 6 p.m. (Henry Student Center Balroom, University campus.)

Wyoming Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross (256 N. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre)

• Adult CPR/AED: April 19, 9-10:30 a.m.; May 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

• Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED: April 19, 1-2:30 p.m.; May 20, 6-7:30 p.m.

• Adult First Aid/CPR/AED: April 19, 9-11 a.m.; May 10, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

• Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED: April 19, 1-3:30 p.m.; May 20, 6-8:30 p.m.

• Babysitter’s Training: April 24, 5-8:30 p.m.

• CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers: April 26, 9 a.m.-2:20 p.m.; April 27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; May 6, 6-9 p.m.; May 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CAR & BIKE EVENTS

3rd Annual Project Fallen Ride

hosted by Top Gunners International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club: May 3, registration 10 a.m.-noon, kickstands up immeadiately following. Ride beings at NEPA Tattoo Club (10 S. Main St., Pittston). $20, rider; $10, passenger.

ASME Car Show:

April 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m, Wilkes University Henry Student Center parking lot. $10, entrance fee if pre-registered by 5 p.m. March 30 by visiting wilkes.edu; $15, entrance fee day-of.

CHURCHES

First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit

(300 School St., Clarks Summit, 570.586.6306, www.fpccs.org)

• Afternoon of Eco-Jazz presented by Pesbybop Sextet: April 27, 4 p.m.

Nebo Baptist Church

(75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke)

• “Friends for Christ:” May 4, 7 p.m. Free.

• “Chocolate and Chuckles” with Sue Duffield: May 9, 6 p.m. Night of music, comedy and desserts for women and teen girls. For more info visit www.sueduffield.com.

Oblates of St. Joseph (Rt. 315, Pittston)

• The Mineralogical Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania presents its 11th Annual Show & Sale: 2014 Treasures of the Earth: May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., May 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $3, adults; free, kids under 12. Contact 570.200.5987 or 717.319.8334 for more information.

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.

St. Faustina’s

• Good Friday Homemade Food Sale: April 18, noon until the food runs out, DelBalso Ford parking lot (West Main Street, Nanticoke).

• Mother’s Day – All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet: May 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults, $8; 6-12 years old, $4; 5 and under, free. First 100 mothers receive free flower.

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (21 Race St., Jim Thorpe.)

• The Bach and Handel Chorale 30 Year Celebration: April 26, 3 p.m. For information, visit www.bhc.org. For tickets, visit www.lvartsboxoffice.org.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

(Birch St./Prospect Ave., Scranton)

• Free Community Dinner: April 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

EVENTS

9th Annual Whole Earth Psychic & Holistic Fair:

April 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn (242 Highland Park Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre Township). $3; children 12 and under free. For more info contact wholeearthfair@yahoo.com.

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

• Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED: April 26, 9-10:30 a.m.

• Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED: April 26, 9-11:30 a.m.

• Adult CPR/AED: May 17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; May 23, 6-9 p.m.

• Adult First Aid/CPR/AED: May 17, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

• CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Providers: May 18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; May 27, 6-9 p.m.

Bargains in the Park 2014:

April 26, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Mount Carmel Town Park. Rain date April 27.

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.

Blakeslee Restaurant

(200 Route 940, Blakeslee. 570.646.1100, blakesleeinn.com)

• Chocoholic Frolic: April 25, 5-9 p.m., $34.

Chacko’s Family Bowling Center (195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, www.chackosfamilybowlingcenter.com, 570.208.BOWL)

• “Youth Bunny Bowling Easter Party: April 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $16 per child, includes bowling, shoe rental, lightweight balls, bumpers, choice of lunch, movie-time, craft-time, gift bag, and supervision is provided, as well as a photo with the Easter bunny. Pre-registration is recommended by visiting www.chackosfamilybowlingcenter.com, emailing kchacko@ptd.net or calling 570.208.2695, option 5.

Chicory House and Folklore Society

(www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007)

• Chicory House Dance Series presents Community Contra Dance: May 3, 7 p.m. (Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston.) Admission is “pay what you wish.” For more information, call 570.333.4007 or visit folkloresociety.org/dancing.

Chinchilla Hose Company

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

• Annual pizza sale: 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.

Choral Arts of Luzerne County

(www.choralartslc.org)

• “Mostly Mozart:” April 26, 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral Church, Wilkes-Barre; April 27, 4 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, Hazleton. Tickets for both shows are $15, adults; $10, students and seniors.

Comedy Palace

(Temple, 1 Knox Road, Scranton)

• Comedienne Jessica Kirson: April 26, 8 p.m., cocktail hour at 7:30. $25, general admission; $40, couple; $50, patron tickets. For reservations call 570.344.7201 or Barbara Parker-Bell at 570.585.1192. For more info visit templehesed.org or e-mail templehesed@verizon.net.

The Cooperage Project

(1030 Main St., Honesdale)

570.253.2020, thecooperageproject.org

• Family Game Night: April 17, 6-9 p.m.

• Open Mic Night: April 23, 7-10 p.m.

• Holy Ghost Tent Revival: April 25, doors 7:45 p.m., show at 8:30.

Dietrich Theater

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

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

• Open Mic Night with featuring the Keystone Poets: April 25, 7 p.m.

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

East Stroudsburg University

• East Stroudsburg University/Community Orchestra concert: April 23, 7:30 p.m., Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall, Fine and Performing Arts Center, Normal and Marguerite streets.

Frances Slocum State Park

(Back Mountain, 570.696.3525)

• Earth Day Clean Up: April 26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Glass—wine.bar.kitchen. at Ledges Hotel

(119 Falls Ave, Hawley. 570.226.1337, www.ledgeshotel.com/glass-wine-bar-bistro/)

• Reoping Celebration and Grateful Dead Night: April 19, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

• Live Music Friday with Merchants of Groove: April 25, 8-11 p.m.

Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce

(20 W. Broad St.)

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

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)

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

Jeannine M Luby presents Comedy Night:

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

Jeannine M Luby and Laugh to Live! present World Laughter Day Scranton

• May 4, 1-3 p.m. McDade Park, Scranton.

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.

Jim Thorpe events:

• 15th Annual Earth Day Celebration: April 26.

Joan Harris Dancers

• “The Sleeping Beauty:” April 26, 1 and 5 p.m.; April 27, 2 p.m., E.L. Meyers High School Auditorium, Wilkes-Barre. $14, advance; $16, at the door; 5 and under, free. For more infor, call 570.287.7977 or 570.718.0673.

King’s College

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

Environmental Institute (10 Moffat Dr., Covington Twp.)

• Geothermal Energy Workshop: May 6, 6:30-8 p.m. $5 per person. For more information or to register, call 570.842.1506.

• Natural Wonders: Animal Mothers: May 8, 1-2:30 p.m. $40 for 6 classes, every other Thursday until June 5. To register, call 570.842.1506.

• Live Animal Presentation: Biodiversity: May 20, 6:30-8 p.m. $5 per person. For more information or to register, call 570.842.1506.

• Natural Wonders: For the Birds: May 22, 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 3-6 and guardians. $40 for 6 classes, every other Thursday until June 5. To register, call 570.842.1506.

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

• “Everybody into the ‘Vernal’ Pool:” April 24, 6-9 p.m. For registration, visit www.visitPAparks.com.

• Earth Week Geocache CITO (Cache In Trash Out): April 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lehigh Valley Airshow 2014

• Aug. 23-24, Lehigh Valley International Airport. More information at www.lehighvalleyairshow.com.

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

• Unity Festival: April 25, 4:30-6 p.m., Wells Fargo Amphitheater.

• “An Evening with the Arts:” April 30, 7:30 p.m. (Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall.) Free to the public.

• Summer Performing Arts Training Academy: July 28-Aug. 9. $475, early bird registration (by June 1); $499, after June 1. For more information or to register, call 570.674.8255 or visit www.misericordia.edu/conferences.

Noxen Volunteer Fire Company

(Stull Road, Noxen)

• 9th Annual Mothers Day Inertribal Powwow: May 10-11, 10 a.m.

The Osterhout Free Library

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

• 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)

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

• Youth Summer Camps: June 23-26, June 30-July 3, July 7-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Scranton Cultural Center

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

• Judi H. Rock On 4: May 4, 5-10 p.m. $20. For more information or to purhcase a ticket, visit www.judihrockon.com or call 1.800.424.6724.

• 14th Annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine: April 27, 5:30 p.m. $100 per person. Limited to 220 guests.

Settlers Inn

(4 Main Ave., Hawley, 570.226.2993)

• Live Music in the Dining Room with Dan Bradley: April 26, 6-9 p.m.

Small Business Development Workshop:

April 19, 1-4 p.m., Factoryville. $25. For more info or to reserve spaced call 570.575.8649.

Sons of the American Legion Post 781

(Church Rd. Mountain Top, 570.474.2161, alpost781.org)

• Roast Chicken Dinner: May 4. $8 includes chicken, baked potato, roll, dessert. Take-out only. For more info call 570.474.2161 or e-mail SAL781@frontier.com.

The University of Scranton

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

Earth Day events:

• Earth Day Celebration Library Art Show: April 14-24, Heritage Room of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Reception April 23, 5-7 p.m.

• “Pay it Forward for a Sustainable Scranton:” April 23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., DeNaples Center, second floor.

• “An Evening of Environmental Science:” April 24, 7-9 p.m., Loyola Science Center.

• Weinberg Memorial Library Annual Book Sale: April 26, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; April 27, noon-4 p.m.

• Campus Electronic Recycling and Document Shredding Event: April 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monroe Avenue and Linden Street circle.

• Environmental Awareness 5K Fun Run/Walk: April 26, registration 10 a.m., race at 11, Lackawanna Valley Heritage Trail.

• Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Sky Lantern Workshop and Contest: May 1, 6:30 p.m., DeNaples Center fourth floor.

• Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Concert: “Eastern Legend” by Chai Found Music Workshop: May 1, 7:30 p.m., Dionne Campus Green

• Schemel Forum bus trip: “Brooklyn: An insider’s Perspective:” May 3, 7:30 a.m. $90. Seating is limited. Reservation required. Call 570.941.7816 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

• Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert: May 3, 7:30 p.m.

• Henry George Spring Lecture: “Market exclusion of poor farmers in West Bengal, India: consequences and policy:” May 6, 4 p.m., Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center.

• Educational program regarding proposed change to the form of government in Lackawanna County: May 6, 7 p.m., Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall.

• 125th Anniversary Engaged, Integrated, Global Lecture Series: “Common Good, Uncommon Excellence:” May 8, 5:30 p.m., McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center.

• Pennsylvania House of Representatives Candidate Debate: May 8, 112th Legislative District Democratic Party candidates, 7 p.m.; 113th Legislative District Democratic Party candidates, 8:15 p.m., Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center.

• Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute lecture: “The New Anti-Semitism:” May 8, 7:30 p.m.,. Pearn Auditroium, Brennan Hall.

• Schemel Forum Luncheon “Identity and the Struggle between the Culture of Human Rights and the Mafia:” May 9, noon, Rose Room, Brennan Hall.

• The University of Scranton Jazz Band in concert: May 9, 7?30 p.m., Houlihan McLean Center.

• Pre-Commencement Concert by The University of Scranton Symphonic Band and Singers: May 16, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan McLean Center.

• Graduate Degree Commencement: May 31, 10:45 a.m. Byron Recreation Complex.

• Commencement Baccalaureate Mass: May 31, 4 p.m., Byron Center.

• Undergraduate Commencement: June 1, noon, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre.

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.

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

• Tots and Toddlers Music Time: Beginning April 22, ages 1-12 months, Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m, Wednesdays, 5 p.m.; ages 1-2, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m.; ages 2-5, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, 6 p.m. $48 per class. Advanced registration is suggested. For more information or a registration form, visit waverylycomm.org or call 570.586.8191, ext. 2.

• 22nd Annual House and Garden Show: April 26-27, 10 a.m. $8.

• Sign, Say, & Play Classes: Thursdays from May 8-June 12, Session 1, 4:30 p.m.; Session 2, 6 p.m. $55.

• Move & Groove Classes: Thursdays from May 8-22. $65.

Wayne County Builders Association

(www.WayneCountyBuilders.com )

• “Spectacular Outdoor Living Raffle” to Benefit the Shriners Hopsitals for Children: April 26, 12 p.m., $5, per ticket; $10, three tickets. Tickets can be purchased by cotacting 570.226.4941. (Camp Ladore & Conference Center, Owego Turnpike, Waymart.)

• 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.

• Electronic Recylcing Event: April 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 27, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Home and Garden Festival (Ladore Camp & Conference Center off Owego Turnpike, Waymart).

West Side Career and Technology Center SkillsUSA Spring Craft Fair:

• April 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

West Wyoming Hose Co. No. 1

(926 Shoemaker Ave., West Wyoming)

• Lenten Pizza Sale: Fridays during Lent 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10, unbaked pizzas; $12, baked. To order a pizza call 570.693.1811.

Westmoreland Club(59 South Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.822.6141)

• North Branch Land Trust’s 15th Annual Dinner & Auctions: May 14, 5:30 p.m. For tickets, ads, or donations, conact North Branch Land Trust at 570.696.5545, www.nblt.org, or Romanansky@nblt.org.

White Haven 2014 Train Ride

• May 17, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a ride through the Lehigh River Gorge from White Haven to Jim Thorpe, a fundraiser for the White Haven Ambulance. $40, open air cars; $30, regular coach cars. Tickets available at White Haven Ambulance and select businesses. For more information, plase call 570.436.7402.

Wilkes University

(84 W. South St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.WILKES.U, wilkes.edu)

• Graduate Study Abroad Program in Italy: June 27-July 12. For information, visit www.wilkes.edu/italy or contact Michele Garrison at 570.408.4239.

Wyoming County Builders Association

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

Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce

• 2014 Business, Gas, & Job Expo: April 30, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Wyoming County Fairgrounds.

Wyoming Seminary Perofrming Arts Insitute (201 North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 570.270.2186). Events free and open to public.

• Wyoming Seminary Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Band Annual Spring Concert: May 6, 7:30 p.m. Free. For more information, call 570.270.2192.

• Wyoming Seminary Dance Company Annual Performance: May 16-17, 8 p.m. Free to the public. For more information, call 570.570.2192.

Wyoming Seminary

(228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston)

• Wyoming Seminary Civic Orchestra Annual Spring Concert: May 4, 8 p.m. Free. For more information, call 570.270.2192.

• Student Recital: May 20, 7 p.m. Free. For more information, call 570.270.2192.

• Annual Farewell/Senior Recital: May 30, 4 p.m. Free. For more information, call 570.270.2192.

Wyoming Seminary Upper School

(201 N. Sprague Ave., Kingston)

• STEM Saturday at Sem: April 26, 9-11:30 a.m. Free to the public. For more information or to register, visit www.wyomingseminary.org/STEM.

Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus

• “Lullabies of Broadway:” April 25, 7:30 p.m. (Wyoming Area Secondary Center, Exeter.) $15.

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.

Lackawanna Historical Society

( The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841.)

• 5th annual “You Live Here, You Should Know This” local history game show: May 4, 2 p.m.

• “Northeastern Pennsylvania in Stereo,” narrated ride along the Delaware and Hudson Gravity Railroad with local historian John Revak: May 28, 7 p.m.

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.

Steamtown National Historic Site

(I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea.)

• National Park Week’s “Entrance Fee-Free Weekend:” April 19-20. All indoor and outdoor exhibit areas and park museum facilities (including guided tours and “Steel and Stream”) are free to the public.

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

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

• Jazz It Up: Creative Artwork Inspired by the 1940s: April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-5 p.m. Ages 5 to 12. Free.

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

Adult Classes

• Nutrition for Women: April 3, 10, 17, 24, 7-8:30 p.m. Free.

• 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

• “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.

• Strong Women/Growing Stronger Program: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 1-June 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (Western Pocono Community Library, Broadheadsville.) $35. To register, call 570.421.6430.

• PMPEI Course in Subdivision & Land Development Review: April 10, 24, May 1, 6-9:30 p.m. (Wyoming County EMA, Tunkhannock.) $75. To register, call 570.996.2267.

• Master Gardener Workshop: Troubleshooting: Solutions to Common Garden Problems: April 16, 7-8 p.m. (St. Peer’s Episcopal Church, Tunkhannock.)

• Nature Crafting 4-H Club Meeting: April 23, 5:30 p.m. (Hemlock Farms Steer Barn Clubouse, Lords Valley.)

• Master Gardener Workshop: April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; April 26, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., $14. (Monroe County Extension, Stroudsburg.) Call 570421.6430 to register by April 18.

• Childcare Provider Workshop: Tools to Use in Difficult Conversations: April 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $5. (Pike County Administration Building, 506 Broad St., Milford.) Call 570.296.3400 to register by April 17.

• 4-H Palette of Fun Art Club Meeting: April 25, 5-6:30 p.m. (Wild Acres Club House, Dingmans Ferry.)

• Rock Ridge Ranchers 4-H ClubMeeting: April 25, 6:30-8 p.m. (Rock Ridge Ranch, Dingmans Ferry.)

• Masthope Mountain 4-H Club Members Participating in Masthope Green Day Cleanup: April 26, 9 a.m. (Masthope Mountain Community Mailboxes, Lackawaxen.)

• Childcare Provider Workshop: Behavior Management: April 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $5. (Wayne County Extension, Honesdale.) Call 570.253.5970 ext 4110 to register.

• Penn State Master Gardener: April 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Carbon County Extension, Jim Thorpe.)

• Technology Tuesdays: Robotic Milking Edition: Cow Behavior in a Robotic Milking Dairy: Free Online Workshop: April 29, 8:30-10 a.m. Register online at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TechnologyTuesdays1314.

• Monroe County 4-H Good Production Practices: April 29, 6-7:30 p.m. (Monroe County Extension, Stroudsburg.) Visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/monroe/events to regiser by April 25.

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.

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.

Friends of Salt Springs Park

(PO Box 541, Montrose. 570.967.7275, info@friendsofsaltspringspark.org.)

• Trail Day: April 19, 11 a.m. Free food and t-shirts for workers.

• Tree ID Walk: April 26, 10 a.m.

• Tree Planting and Landscape Design: April 26, 12:30 p.m. Fee.

• Egg Hunt: April 27, 1 p.m. Free-will donation.

• Annual Roadside Cleanup in the Park: May 3, 9 a.m.

• “April Showers Bring May Flowers” Hike: May 4, 1 p.m. Fee is one or more nonperishable items for the local food bank.

• North American Migration Count: May 10, 7 a.m. Free.

• “Honey, Have You Seen the Bees?”: May 17, 1 p.m. Fee.

Nescopeck State Park

(1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)

• Guided Bird Walk: April 19, 8 a.m. Register by calling 570.403.2006.

• Just For Kids: Art in the Park with Artist Jan Lokuta: April 19, 1-3 p.m. Ages 3 and up. Free. Register by calling 570.403.2006.

• Spring into Action Park Cleanup: April 26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register by calling 570.403.2006.

• Springtime Herpin’!: April 26, 1-4 p.m. Ages 8 and up. Free. Register by calling 570.403.2006.

• Registration for Summer DiscoverE Nature Camps begins: May 10, 1 p.m.

• Junior Bird Club: Spring Bird Walk: May 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

• Conservation Volunteer Work Day: May 11, 1-3 p.m.

• Wildflower Walk: May 17, 2 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Space is limited, call to register.

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.

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.