Agenda, 4.9.14-4.15.14

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First Posted: 4/7/2014

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 Red Cross

• Beer & Bites for a Cause: April 14, 6-8 p.m. (Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse at the Mohegan Sun Casino at Pocono Downs.) $50 per person. Guests must be 21+ to attend. To reserve a ticket, please call 570.208.2266.

• 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.

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)

• Look Good, Feel Better: April 14, 12 p.m. To R.S.V.P., call 570.714.8800.

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

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.

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.

4th Annual Finishing The Fight 5K Run/Walk

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

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)

• “The Wonder of Words: Poetry Auction Benefit:” April 9, 7-10 p.m., Catherine Evans McGowan Room of the Mary Kinz Bevevino Library, 3rd floor.

• Classic Car Show: April 12, 12-5 p.m. (Parking lot near the North Gate of campus, off of Lake St.) $10, pre-registration; $12, day of. For more information, contact Alyssa Leonard at 484.894.6279.

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

Paws and Stripes

• “Tails for Troops” presented by Marywood University’s Student Veterans Alliance: April 13, 1-4 p.m. (Abington Area Community Dog Park, Clarks Summit.)

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.

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.

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.

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

• “An Old Hollywood Gala:” April 10, 7-10 p.m. (Dorthy Dickson Darte Center, corner of South and River St., Wilkes-Barre.) $10, sold every Tuesday and Thursday in the Henry Student Cener, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., until the day of the event.

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

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.

New Life Community Church

(301 Delaney St., Hanover Township. 570.639.5433 or 570.836.3422.)

• Resurrection Sunday Sunrise Service and Brunch: April 20, 8 a.m.

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.

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church

(135 River St., Olyphant)

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

St. John the Baptist Church

(126 Nesbitt St., Larksville, 570.779.9620)

• Satan’s Loss: Passion Play 2014: April 11, 7:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Camp Papillon

(1501 N. 9th St. Stroudsburg, PA. 570.420.0450)

• Meet & Greet/Adoption Day: April 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Broadheadsville.

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.

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

• Open Mic Night: April 9, 7-10 p.m.

• “Sounds Like Teen Spirit” Open Mic Night: April 11, 6-9 p.m.

• Karen Savoca with Pete Heitzman: April 12, 7:30 p.m

• Food Hub Forum: April 15, 7 p.m., 2nd floor.

Dietrich Theater

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

• Songs & Games for Tots: April 2, 9, 16, 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.

Everhart Museum

(1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 570.346.7186, general.information@everhart-museum.org)

• Cocktails in Support of the Everhart: April 9, 5:30-7 p.m. (Russell’s Resturant, 1918 Ash St., Scranton.)

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.

Frances Slocum State Park

(Back Mountain, 570.696.3525)

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

Huntsville Golf Club

(213 Beech St., Shavertown)

• “Swing for Home” Golf Tourney to benefit Home Base Foundation: April 21, 10 a.m. Rain date April 28. $100 per player. Deadline to register is April 14. For more info visit facebook.com/swing4home or email swing4home@gmail.com.

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.

• “I Have What? Now What? After the Diagnosis of Dementia:” April 9, 2-3 p.m. Call 570.675.1866 to register.

• Brunch with the Bunny” April 13, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $12.95, adults; $6.95, children; free, pictures with the Easter Bunny. Reservations can be made by calling 570.675.1134, ext 102.

• Easter Buffet: April 20, 12-4 p.m. $30, adults; $13, children ages 4-10; free, children under 4. Call 570.675.1134, ext 100 to reserve a spot.

Jeannine M Luby presents Comedy Night:

• 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.

Jim Thorpe events:

• 15th Annual Earth Day Celebration: April 26.

Keyser Valley Community Center

(corner of Keyser Ave. and Jackson St., Scranton)

• Patrick M. O’Malley’s 15th Annual Free Easter Party: April 13, 1-3 p.m. Children from pre-school through 5th grade are welcome. Please RSVP by leaving a message of number of children attending, by April 10, by calling 570.346.1828.

King’s College

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

• “Painting Social Transformation: Common Beauy and Common Good” with Dr. Maureen O’Connell: April 10, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Burke Auditorium in William G. McGown School of Business.

• 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.

Marywood University

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

• Free community shredding event: April 12, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., upper freshman parking lot on Maxis Lane.

• Annual Kidstuff mini-carnival: April 5, noon-3 p.m., Latour Room at the Nazareth Student Center. Children ages 4 to 8.

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

• Open House for adult students interesting in entering or returning to college: April 9, 4-7 p.m., Lacakwanna College, 2nd floor Board Room, Scranton.

• 2014 Back Mountain Chamber Business & Community Expo: April 10, 4 p.m., Dudrick, Muth, Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 216-29 of Insalaco Hall.

• Back Mountain Swing Spring Fling: April 12, 7-10 p.m. (John Paul Center, formerly the Gate of Heaven Parish School, Dallas Borough.) $7 per person; $3, studens with valid college ID.

• “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.

• H.R. Stoneback: Master Classes and Poetry Readings: April 14, 1:30 p.m. Free to the public.

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

• 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.

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.

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)

• “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.

• 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.

Shrine Club of Greater Wilkes Barre

• Spring Business Meeting: April 9, 6:30 p.m. Dinner details and reservations can be made by calling Bill Ward at 570.675.2252, Emil Augustine at 570.735.4399, or Alex Barrows at 570.288.4847.

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:

• “Remembering Rivers: Meander and Model and Metaphor” with Irene Klaver, Ph.D.: April 6, 7:30 p.m., Moskovitz Theater of the DeNaples Center.

• Street Sweep event for students: April 13, 2 p.m.

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

• Earth Day Fair: April 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., DeNaples Center Patio.

• “Pay it Forward for a Sustainable Scranton:” April 22-23, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., DeNaples Center, second floor.

• “Water and the Human Condition” lecture and panel discussion: April 22, 7:30 p.m., McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center.

• “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.

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: Through April 10, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1 p.m. For more information call 570.586.8191.

• 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.

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

• 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.

• 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 www.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 )

• 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)

• Second annual Wyoming Valley History Project Conference: April 12, 9 a.m.-noon, Breiseth Hall, Room 107.

• 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 Area Music Sponsors

• Spring Fling Bingo: April 6, 1 p.m., Wyoming Area High School Cafeteria. $20.

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.

• “War and Peace in the Elecion of 1864:” April 21, 4 p.m. For more information, call the communications office at 570.270.2192.

Wyoming Seminary

(228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston)

• Bartok Festival: April 12-13, 8 p.m. Fore more information, please 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.)

• 10th Annual Grand Civil War Ball: April 12, doors 7 p.m., The Century Club (612 Jefferson Ave, Scranton).

• Ragtime Brunch: April 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Carmen’s Restaurant at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

• 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.

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 2, 9, 16, 23, 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.

• Gardening Assistance from a Penn State Master Gardener: April 1, 8 & 15, 10 a.m-12 p.m. (Carbon County Extension, Jim Thorpe.)

• 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.

• Master Gardener Workshop: 4 Seasons Containers: April 9, 1 p.m. (Luzerne County West Side Annex, Forty Fort.) $5. To register, call 570.825.1701 or 1.888.825.1701.

• Nature Crafting 4-H Club: April 9, 6:30 p.m. (Hemlock Farms Steer Barn Clubhouse, Lords Valley.)

• Master Gardener Workshop: Garden Maintenance: Integrated Pest Management Techniques: April 9, 7-8 p.m. (St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Tunkhannock.)

• Childcare Provider Workshop: Child Abuse Mandated Reporter: April 10, 6-10 p.m. (Penn State Extension, Stroudsburg.) $5. 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.

• 4-H Rough Riders Horse Club: April 12, 10 a.m. (Pocono Ranchlands Stable, Bushkill.)

• 4-H Horse & Pony Club: April 12, 1 p.m. (VanWyk Stables, Hawley.)

• 4-H Camp Counselor Traning: April 12, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (Penn State Extension, Stroudsburg.) Register at http://extension.psu.edu/4h/counties/pike/events.

• 4-H Masthope Mountain Club: April 12, 1-4 p.m. (Masthope Community Property Owners Lodge, Lackawaxen.)

• 4-H Elite Equestrians Model Horse Club: April 14, 5:30 p.m. (Broadway Dance Studio, Rte 739, Dingmans Ferry.)

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.

Friends of Salt Springs Park

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

• Chainsaw Day: April 12, 9 a.m. Free food and t-shirts for workers.

• Food for the Trout Fishers: April 12, 9 a.m.

• “Take a Break” Hike: April 13, 1 p.m. Fee is one or more nonperishable items for the local food bank.

• 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.

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.

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