Speak & See, 3.12.14-3.18.14

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First Posted: 3/10/2014


Dietrich Theater

(60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500)

• “Cool Cat” and Fiber Art: March 14, 5-7 p.m.

• R & R + H: Image/Word Exhibit Reception and Reading: March 14, 5-7 p.m.

• Women’s Forum on Violence Against Women: March 16, 3 p.m.

• Open Mic Night featuring Terry Wayne Goodholm: March 21, 7 p.m. Doors open for seating and sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Free.

• Open Mic Night featuring the Keystone Poets: April 25, 7 p.m. Doors open for seating and sign up s at 6:30 p.m. Free.

Lady Jane’s Salon Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Reading salon dedicated to romance fiction, first Thursday of every month at Bartolai Winery (Route 92, Harding).

King’s College

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

• Campion Literary Society Writing Workshops: March 25, 7 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.

• Campion Literary Society Open Readings: April 10, 4 p.m.Gold Room, Administration Building.

Lackawanna Historical Society

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

• History of the Laurel Line: March 16, 2 p.m.

Marywood University

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

Social Sciences department Social Change Film Series, Comerford Theater, Center for Natural and Health Sciences, free:

•”Two Days in October:” March 14, 7 p.m.

• “Made in Dagenham:” March 21, 7 p.m.

• “Pray the Devil Back to Hell:” March 28, 7 p.m.

• “If a Tree Falls:” April 25, 7 p.m.

The Osterhout Free Library

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

• Teen Night: Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Come watch a movie, play games, enjoy snacks or do a craft.

• One More Row, knit and crochet group: Every other Saturday. While One More Row is not a formal class, we do teach. To learn to knit, bring a 5mm (size 8) knitting needle and any color of medium Worsted weight yarn. To learn how to crochet, bring a 5.5mm (size 1) crochet hook and any color of medium Worsted weight yarn.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre

(Old Route 115, Lehman)

• Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education Spring Film and Discussion Series partnering with R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in Downtown Wilkes-Barre to host a film and discussion series exploring Five Great Books, Five Great Films: Casino Royale, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The African Queen, and Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, Thursdays at 7 p.m. from March 20-April 24. For more info contact Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education at 570.675.9253 or wbce@outreach.psu.edu.

Great Books At Hayfield book discussion at Hayfield House, Room H-105:

• March 24, 7 p.m., “The Emigrants” by W.G. Sebald

• April 28, 6 p.m., buffet supper, “Things Fall Apart,” by Chinua Achebe

Pittston Memorial Library

(47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@comcast.net)

• Read to specially trained therapy dogs on the second Saturday of every month beginning at 10 a.m. Please call the library to register.

• Crochet Club: Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m.

• Lego Club: Mondays at 4 p.m. No need to register.

• Grandparents Support Group: Fourth Monday of each month at noon.

• Teen Reading Lounge: March 1, 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call to register.

• Read to specially trained therapy dogs: March 8, 10 a.m. Call to register.

• Teen Advisory Group meeting: March 13, 5:30 p.m. March 24, 6:30 p.m.

• “The Quiet Man:” March 17, 5 p.m. For all ages. Call to register.

• Science Club: March 20, 4 p.m. Kids 7 and up we welcome. Call to register.

• Pittston Kiwanis-hosted Spring Fling to benefit the Friends of the Pittston Library: March 22, 6-9 p.m., Susquehanna Brewing Company. $20.

• Kids age 5-11 Movie Night: March 27, 5 p.m. Call to register.

• Book Sale: March 27, 2-6 p.m.

• Spring Craft Show: April 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Easter Bunny visit, noon-1 p.m.

• The World’s Greatest Elvis, Shawn Klush: April 26, Theatre at Lackawanna College. VIP and general admission tickets available by calling 570.955.1455 or online at etix.com

University of Scranton

Schemel Forum, all run from noon-1:30 p.m. $20, per person; $30 per couple; $110, entire series; $160, entire series per couple. To register contact Emily Brees at 570.941.6206 or Emily.brees@scranton.edu.

• “Nasser’s Egypt & the Origins of the Arab Spring:” March 14.

• “Identity & the Struggle between the Culture of Human Rights & the Mafia:” May 9.

The Vintage Theater

(326 Spruce St., Scranton, info@scrantonsvintagetheater.com)

• Poetry Open Microphone: March 20, 8:30 p.m., registration begins at 8.

West Pittston Library

(200 Exeter Ave., 570.654.9847, wplibrary.org)

• Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of member-selected books.

• Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free.

Wyoming County Reads 2014

Feature books are “The Scarlet Letter” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” Discussions are held Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 7 p.m., Tunkhannock Public Library. Discussion leader Bill Chapla and special guests Dr. Len Gougeon and Suzanne Fisher Staples. Dietrich Theater will host a “Women’s Forum: Violence Against Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania” March 16, 3 p.m.


AFA Gallery

(514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org)

Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m.

• Paintings by James Maria, second floor gallery: Opening reception March 7, 6-9 p.m. Through March 29.

•Welcome Spring Exhibit: The exhibit will feature drawings, painting, sculptures, and textile works of favorite artists, March 6-22. During this, the gallery and bookstore will be open Thursday through Saturday, continuing until April, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Camerawork Gallery

(Downstairs in the Marquis Gallery, Laundry Building, 515 Center St., Scranton, 570.510.5028. www.cameraworkgallery.org, rross233@aol.com)

Gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• “The Middle of Nowhere:” March 7-30. Artist reception March 7, 6-8:15 p.m.

Dietrich Theatre

(downtown Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500)

• “Pictures in Wood” by artist Dennis Gold: Through February.

• Wild Mustangs Exhibit Reception: March 21, 5-7 p.m.

• Spring 2014 Film Festival: March 28-April 10. Admission is $9 evening (after 6 p.m.) and $8 matinee (before 6 p.m.).

• Tom Knight Puppet Show: April 24, 1:30 p.m. Free.

Everhart Museum

(1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186, everhart-museum.org)

Admission $5 adults; $3 students/seniors; $2 children 6-12; members free.

• Everhart Wonder Club: Session 2, “Jazz It Up: Creating Artwork Inspired by the 1940s,” April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 3:30-5 p.m. $25, museum members; $30, non-members. Grades 4-6.

• Early Explorers for pre-K: Mondays through April 28, 1-1:45 and 2:15-3 p.m. Ages 3-5. $25, museum members; $30, non-members.

• D-Day 1944, “Accept nothing less than full victory!”: Open now.

Everhart Reads @ Library Express (Steamtown Mall), all begin 6 p.m.:

• March 13: “Suite Française” by Irène Némirovsky

• April 10: “Dr. Suess Goes to War” by Richard H. Minear and “Hipster Hitler” by James Carr & Archana Kumar

• May 8: “Assignment in Brittany” by Helen MacInnes

• June 12: “D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II” by Stephen E. Ambrose

The Gallery at Penn College

(Pennsylvania College of Technology, One College Avenue, Williamsport)

• “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home:” Through March 29. Lecture by Jack Quinan, founder of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and a renowned architectural historian, presented Jan. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Klump Academic Center Auditorium.

Hazleton Art League (225 E. Broad St., Hazleton, hazletonartleague.org)

• Phoenix Village Art Center Exchange Exhibit: Feb. 28-March 23, Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For information call 570.817.1075.

Hope Horn Gallery

(Hyland Hall, University of Scranton, 570.941.4214)

Gallery Hours: Sun.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.; Wed., 6-8 p.m.

• “Women for the Arts: selections from The University of Scranton Permanent Collection:” Through March 14. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214.

• “Crossing Disciplines: Text and Image in the Work of J.M. Dunn:” March 24-April 11.

Lackawanna College Environmental Institute

• Volunteer Trail Day: April 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Call 570.842.1506 to register.

• Camouflage and Mimicry: April 8, 6:30-8 p.m. All ages. $5 per person. Call 570.842.1506 to register.

• Natural Wonders: Super Seeds: April 10, 1.-2:30 p.m. Ages 3-6 and guardian. Classes run Thursdays from March 27-June 5. $40 for a series of six classes. Call 570.842.1506 to register.

• Birding Tune-Up: April 12, 2-3:30 p.m. All ages. $5 per person. Call 570.842.1506 to register.

• Reptile & Amphibian Survey Program: April 23, 6-8:30 p.m. $5 per person. Call 570.842.1506 to register.

• Natural Wonders: Awakening Amphibians: April 24, 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 3-6 and guardian. Classes run Thursdays from March 27-June 5. $40 for a series of six classes. Call 570.842.1506 to register.

Laura Craig Gallery

(307 Linden St., 570.963.7995, lauracraiggalleries@aol.com)

• Brian Keeler: Recent Works

Loyla Science Center, University of Scranton

• “TAG: Works by Susan Scranton Dawson and You:” Through May 16.

Marywood University

(Shields Center for Visual Arts, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 570.348.6278, gallery@marywood.edu, www.marywood.edu/galleries)


(Hours: Mon/Thur/Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues/Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat/Sun 1-4 p.m.)

• Recent Acquisitions, features recent additions to the Permanent Collection that include paintings, prints, sculpture, and works on paper.: March 10-23.

• Senior ART Exhibition: April 12-27. Opening reception April 12, 2-4 p.m.


(Hours: Mon/Thur/Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues/Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat/Sun 1-4 p.m.)

• Ever-changing Light, Recent Landscape Paintings by Collier B. Parker, March 22-May 3. Artist’s Reception March 22, 6-8 p.m.


(Hours: Mon/Thur/Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues/Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat/Sun 1-4 p.m.)

• Selections from The Maslow Collection.

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery

(Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art)

Gallery Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m.

• Landscape and figure paintings by Thomas Dougherty: Opening reception March 15, 5-8 p.m. Through April 15.

• Watercolors by John Clark: Opening reception March 15, 5-8 p.m. Through April 15.

Pocono Arts Council

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

• Spring for the Arts, a live and silent auction in support of the Pocono Arts Council: March 15, 6 p.m., Terraview at Stroudsmoor Country Inn.

Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University

(150 S. River St., Stark Learning Center, 570.408.4325)

Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-4:30 p.m.

• “A World Apart: The Legacy of George Gabin:” Through May 11.

The Vintage Theater

(326 Spruce St., Scranton, info@scrantonsvintagetheater.com)

• Ken & Carol Jones, Photography by Jones & Jones.: Opening reception March 13, 6-9 p.m.

Verve Vertu Art Studio

(Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art)

• Exhibit: Through April.

Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton

• “The Mutiny on the Bounty: a 225-Year Voyage from Fiction to Fact:” Through April 17.

Widmann Gallery

(Located in King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center between North Franklin and North Main Streets, Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5900, ext. 5328)

Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. as arranged. Free and open to the public.

• “Shadow Galaxy” by Tom Sorresso: Meet the Artist reception March 21, 6-8 p.m.

• Annual King’s Communications Media Student Exhibition: April 18-May 23.


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