The W: Willie Nelson, Impractical Jokers, Our Town, Barbara J. Taylor, and Green Drinks

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First Posted: 5/23/2014


…will be back at the F.M. Kirby Center on Sept. 11?

Legendary singer/songwriter Willie Nelson will mark his seventh visit to downtown Wilkes-Barre on that date.

Tickets go on sale June 20 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, by phone at 570.826.1100, and online at A special Kirby Members pre-sale will begin June 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets prices are $47, $57, $67 (Gold Circle), and $97 (Limited Pit).

A new act will grace the stage at the Kirby Center not long after on Sept. 20. truTV’s Impractical Jokers, a comedy troupe, will be performing that day at 7 p.m.

Tickets go on sale June 20 at 10 a.m. and a Kirby Members pre-sale will begin June 18 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $49.50 and $125 (Limited VIP w/ Meet-&-Greet). The show is for mature audiences only, ages 18 and up.


…town is next up to be featured on WVIA’s “Our Town” documentary series?

West Pittston will be the focus for the next “day-in-the-life” one-hour video scrapbook focusing on the people, places, and happenings there as seen through the eyes of its residents.

All West Pittston residents are encouraged to attend the first “Our Town West Pittston” community/volunteer meeting on June 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the West Pittston Borough Building (555 Exeter Ave.). Residents will discuss which landmarks, events, and local stories the program should feature. On July 17 at 6:30 p.m., WVIA will hold a second community/volunteer meeting at the West Pittston Borough Building.

Anyone interested in being a videographer and/or storyteller for the documentary should contact producer Lisa Mazzarella at 570.602.1164 or

“Our Town West Pittston” will debut in Feb. 2015.


…can you go to meet local author Barbara J. Taylor and have her sign her new novel, “Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night,” for you?

The Lackawanna Historical Society will host the writer on July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Catlin House (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton).

The story is set in Scranton in the early 1900s and tells the tale of an 8-year-old who is accused of killing her 9-year-old sister.


…should “Green Drinks” be a term you know well?

Since February of 2013, a Green Drinks monthly gathering has been held in Wilkes-Barre, an event for those who are eco-minded. On the last Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 8 p.m., the group meets up at Bart and Urby’s (119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) – that’s June 25, July 30, and Aug. 27 for the summer. There’s no charge, and it’s an open format discussion and includes raffles.

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