BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS

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First Posted: 1/30/2013

BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS

American Cancer Society

Relay for Life Events

Meetings: Feb. 4., Saxton Pavilion, Edwardsville.

Camp Papillion
Pet Adoption and Rescue (570.420.0450, camppapillion.org)

Adoption Days:

• Feb. 10, 11 a.m.- 3p.m.,Petco, 3895 Dryland Way, Easton.

Dance for Hope, A Feeding Hope Benefit for National Eating Disorders Awareness Month: Feb. 15, 9 p.m., Trax Platform Lounge, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. $5, all proceeds go to National Eating Disorders Organization.

Pocono Polar Bear Plunge: Feb. 17, 1 p.m., Henning’s Pond, Albrightsville. Pre-register at Christian’s Restaurant (Route 940, Pocono Lake) or by calling 570.646.6600 no later than Feb. 12. $30 for swimmers; $1 for spectators. Excess revenue will be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation for Northeast Pennsylvania.

Safe Haven Dog Rescue ( www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)

• Volunteer meeting: Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Cherry’s FamilyRestaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville.

Adoption Days:

• Feb. 2, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, 2970 Route 940, Pocono Summit.

• Feb. 17, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

• The Pink Elegance on Parade fashion show: Feb. 24, 1 p.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton. Reservations first come, first serve and limited to the first 450 paid guests. Payment must be received in advance. Reservations by Feb. 9. $40, adults; $15, children. Info: 570.947.5852.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2nd Annual Thanks 4 Fighting Awareness Night to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Feb. 2, 7:05 p.m. Fans who purchase a ticket to this game will also receive a Penguins hat and food voucher for a hot dog, soda and potato chips. Additionally, $4 for every ticket sold will be donated to LLS.

CHURCHES

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church (135 River St., Olyphant)

• Learn How to Make Ukrainian PYSANKY, the traditional Easter egg: Feb. 17, 24, 2-4 p.m., Parish Hall, 207 River Street, Olyphant. Reservations are required, $15.00 per class, supplies included. Open to adults and children, an adult must accompany the child, ages 9-12 years old. Reservations: 570.383.0319.

St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church of Scranton (320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton)

• International Dinner: Feb. 14, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Church Center. $19.95 per person. Reservations: by Feb. 8, 570.343.5151.

St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church (321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston)

• Holubki (Piggies) Dinner: Feb. 2, 5-7 p.m., take-outs 4-5 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under.

St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875)

• Pierogie Sale: Feb. 12, 2-5 p.m., church hall. Orders due by Feb. 8. $6 per dozen. To order: Dorothy, 570.562.1434; Sandra, 570.457.9280; or Church Hall, 570.457.2875.

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165)

• Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

St. Stephens Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600)

• Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.

• Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org)

• Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship: First, third Mon. of month for men interested in adult discussion of Catholic faith.

• YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes post-Confirmation youth from all parishes for discussion of Theology of the Body for Teens. Meets first, third Thurs. of month, 5:30 p.m.

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

• All Gods Children special needs program: every Sun. 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center (140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre)

• Social Media Seminar: Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.

• Friendship month kickoff with Richard Pacheco, Growing Holy Relationships: Feb. 3, 10 a.m.

• Saturday Evening Spiritual Cinema, Finding Joe: Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.

• Friendship Month second installment with Diane Sickler, Thank You for Being a Friend: Feb. 10, 10 a.m.

• The Call to Leadership webinar: Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

• Friendship Month third installment with Davienne Piatt, When Love Finds you be Willing to be Found: Feb. 17, 10 a.m.

• Adult Book Study of the Bridge: The Seven Stage Map to Redefine Your Life and Purpose, Stage 2 – Developing a Positive Self-Concept: Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.

EVENTS

Chinchilla Hose Company (Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726, www.chcfire.net)

• Annual lenten pizza sale: Feb. 15, continuing every Friday during lent. Red and white-broccoli pizza available for pickup from 2-7 p.m. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570.586.5726.

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

• The Month for Dance Films & Dance Lessons: Feb. 10, 17, 24, 1-4 p.m. $10 per movie and lesson. Feb. 10, The Tango Lesson; Feb. 17, Singin’ in the Rain; Feb. 24, Shall We Dance?

• Under the Big Top, After School Theatre Arts Show: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. $5.

■ Kids Classes:

• Quilting for Kids – Starry Sky Wednesdays, through March 27, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6 per class.

• Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Ages 4 and 5. Series 1, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 10-10:45 a.m.; Series 2, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10-10:45 a.m.

• All About Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 5-8, Feb. 8, 15, 22, March 1, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 9-12, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 4-5:30 p.m. $40 for four classes.

• Preschool Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 4 and 5. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-10:45 a.m.

• Quilting for Everyone: Atlantic Star: Ages 13 and up. Wednesdays, Through March 27, 6-7:30 p.m. $6 per class, including materials.■ Adult Classes:

Simply Yoga: Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 16 and up. Series 2, Feb. 13, 20, 27. $60 for series of six consecutive classes or $15 drop-in.

• Recycled Glass Artwork: Ages 18 and up. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 2, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. $65, four-class series. Students supply own safety glasses.

• Open Studio for Drawing, Painting & Sculpture: Ages 13 and up. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 2, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; $60, four-class series; $15, drop-in.

• Decorative Painting: Ages 16 and up. Noon-3 p.m., Feb. 13, 20, 27. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface.

• Kundalini Yoga: Ages 16 and up. 10-11:30 a.m., Series 2, March 2, 9, 23, April 6. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in.

• Nia: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, four-class series.

• Introduction to Felting: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, materials included.

• Locker Hooking For Beginners: Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $45.

• Little Leather Luxuries: Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.

Girls Night Out with Jeannine M. Luby, comedienne: Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m., Wall Street Deli, E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Wine tasting, food, comedy, sample salon service, door prizes. Advance tickets only. $20 at JeannineLuby.com or Wall Street Deli.

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (222 Mulberry St., Scranton)

• Discover How the Affordable Care Act Can Affect Your Small Business: Jan. 31, 9 a.m.

• Celebrate National Heart Month at Women’s Network: Feb. 20, noon.

Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)

• Cooking demonstration: Jan. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. $25 per person. Executive Chef Dale Lewis will show attendees how to prepare Caesar salad, fish cakes with vegetables and a side, and peanut butter pie. Bring your own beverage to complement the meal. Reservations: 570.675.1134, ext. 100. Prepayment due by Jan. 28.

• Mardi Gras Party: Feb. 9, 6-11 p.m. $35. Reservations and pre-payment required by Feb. 1, 570.675.1134, ext. 100 or 106.

Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. (405 Cortez Road, Lake Ariel, 570.689.2929)

• Super Bowl Sunday Hot Wing & Pizza Sale: Feb. 3, 1-6 p.m. Pre-order: 570.689.2829 or 29FireRescue.com.

King’s College (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu)

• What’s Amish about Amish Business? Ethics, Economics, and Entrepreneurship, by Dr. Donald Kraybill: Feb. 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Burke Auditorium. Inclement weather date is Feb. 6.

KRW Foundation

• 2nd Annual Party with the Pros: Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m., Electric City Trolley Museum (300 Cliff St., Scranton). Features former Major League Baseball stars Larry Bowa, Chris Chambliss, Cecil Fielder, Sparky Lyle, and Mitch Wild Thing Williams. Proceeds to benefit The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Pennsylvania. $50, general admission; $150, VIP. Info and tickets: ww.KRWFoundation.org or 570.903.2041.

Lackawanna State Park (Abington Road, North Abington Township.

• Winterfest: Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Environmental Learning Center. Features ice fishing demo, kid winter crafts, horse and wagon rides, and much more.

Leadership Lackawanna

• Foster Our Future fundraiser: Feb. 1, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Baxter’s Bar and Grille (1206 O’Neill Highway, Dunmore). $10; $5 after 8 p.m.

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

• 22nd Annual Diversity Institute Dinner: Feb. 14, cocktails 5:30, dinner 6:15 p.m., Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Keynote speaker American poet and professor Timothy Seibles. A limited number of tickets are available to the public. Reservations: 570.674.6217.

Multicultural Education Department Dream Week: Feb. 18, The Taino: The Native Americans who Discovered Columbus, 6-8 p.m., Mary Kintz Bevevino; Conflict Resolution through Theater: Middle East Conflicts, Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m., Henry Student Lounge; Stonewall, a film, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Bevevino Library; The Educational and Psychological Needs of HIV/AIDS Orphans in Kenya, Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Bevevino Library.

Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono)• Wedding vow renewal extravaganza: Feb. 14, 4 p.m. All participating couples asked to arrive by 3:30 p.m. Vows will be renewed in a group ceremony performed by non-denominational ordained minister, the Rev. Dr. Catherine Thayer, in Gypsies Nightclub.

Mount Hope Estate and Winery (2775 Lebanon Road,Manheim, 717.665.7021, PaRenFaire.com)

• Murder at Mount Hope Mansion: Feb. 1 – March 23, Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 and 7 p.m. $39.95 per person. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission is $39.95 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations online or by calling 717.665.7021, ext. 120.

Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)

• Winterfest: Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Events include a guided bird walk, snowshoe loaners, children’s games, and ice fishing demos with new events being added to the schedule daily.

• The Great Backyard Bird Count: Feb. 16-17, 9a.m.-3 p.m.

• Snowshoe Hike with GWVAS: Feb. 17, 1 p.m. Interested participants should contact hike leader & Conservation Volunteer John Jakoby to register at 570.474.5884.

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com)

• Nintendo 64 Game Tournament: Feb. 2. Super Smash Brothers, 3-5 p.m., $10, cash prize goes to last person standing. GoldenEye 007, 5-7 p.m., $10, cash prize goes to person with the most kills.

Noxen Volunteer Fire Co. (Stull Road, Noxen)

• Breakfast buffet: Feb. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under.

The Osterhout Free Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959)

• Pre-School Storytime: Wednesdays, Jan. 30-Feb. 20, 10:45-11:30 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 2-Feb. 23, 10-10:45 a.m. For children 3 1/2 to 5 years old.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu)

• Real Estate Prep Courses: Real Estate Fundamentals, Tuesdays, Feb. 5-April 9, 6-9 p.m. Real Estate Practices, Thursdays, Feb. 7-April 11, 6-9 p.m. $280 per course, textbook cost included. Registration deadline Jan. 25.

• AutoCAD courses: Level 1, Mondays and Wednesdays, March 11-20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. SolidWorks Essentials, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 30-May 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration fee for each course is $799 per person.

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

• Crochet club, Tues., 10 a.m., Thurs., 6 p.m.

• Kids’ craft club: Third Sat., 10 a.m. For grades 2-5.• Kids Science Club, first Sat. of each month, open to students in grades 2-5.

• ‘Page Turners’ kids’ book club, first Thurs. of each month, 4 p.m., grades 3-5.

• Toddler Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Ages 18 months to 3 years.

• Preschool Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

• Family Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Open to all ages.

• CEO Afterschool Meals: Dinner, Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.; snacks, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Free to all children up to age 18. No registration required.

• TAG Movie Night: Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m.

The Regal Room (216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, 570.489.1901)

• Pre-Superbowl Party: Feb. 7, 7 p.m.-midnight. $20, reservations required. Buffet, cash bar and entertainment.

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

• Yoga Dance Party, with Mission Yoga with DJ Vinz: Feb. 7, yoga workshop 7 p.m., dance party 8 p.m. $10, workshop and party; $5, party only.

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

Gymboree Classes:

• Cost for each seven-week session, $89 with $20 material fee for the Art classes. 10% discount for each additional class and for siblings. Contact Gymboree at 570-208-2908 to register as space is limited.

Wilkes-Barre Barbershop Harmony Society

• Singing Valentines: Delivered with rose, candy and card during the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14. The project aides the chapter’s community service program. Info: 570.696.3385 or 570.287.2476.

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

Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series:

• Land Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education with speaker Nathan Sorber, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University: Feb. 12, 4:30 p.m., Marts 214.

Wyoming Area School District

• JFK Elementary Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser: Feb. 10, 2 p.m. (doors at 1), Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. Tickets are $20. Tickets will be available at the door but seating is limited. To purchase tickets in advance, make check payable to JFK PTO and send to 50 Penn Ave., Exeter PA 18643, ATTN: BINGO. Please include name, address, phone and e-mail address. For more information, please call 570.362.1680.

Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce

• Educational Luncheon: Feb. 13, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., The Fireplace Restaurant, Tunkhannock. Reservations: Deborah, 570.875.8325 or deborah@wyccc.com.

Wyoming Valley Dog Squad Troop No. 221

• Puppy Love, Valentine Photo of Your Dog: Feb. 2, 1-4 p.m., Whiting’s Pet Supply, 50 N. Memorial Highway, Shavertown. $10, 5×7 photo by Jessica Cobb Pet Photography. $5 raffle tickets available for a donation for a large Valentine’s basket. Info: Phyllis Sinavage, phyllis@thebarkingbasket.com or Liza Roper, sewcrazy@epix.net.

LEARNING

Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, gcraybart-artworks.com)

Painting, drawing, creative arts/pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, mixed media:

• Adults (Ages 13+): Mon.-Tues., noon-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 6-9 p.m. Student may choose length of time from 1-3 hrs. for evening class

• Children (Ages 8-12): Weekdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com):

Children’s Classes

• The Young Artist Explores: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, noon-1 p.m. Ages 5-12. $100, includes all supplies.

Teen and Adult Classes and Workshops

• Direct Figure Drawing: Feb. 2, 16, 23, 1-3 p.m. $125, includes model fee. Student rate, $100

• Wet & Wild: Watermedia Painting: Series I: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8 p.m. $100.

• Drawing workshops with Nina Davidowitz at ArtWorks: Beyond the Stick Figure, Part I, with Nina Davidowitz, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m., $100; Beyond the Stick Figure, Part II, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m., $100; Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-8 p.m., $100.

• Jewelry Making Goes Green – Recycled Earrings Workshop: Feb. 16, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $35.

• Beyond the Stick Figure, Part I: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m. $100.

Special Artist Classes

• All About Theatre for Very Special Artists: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. $95, per series. all supplies included. Series I: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13. Performance March 13 at 7 p.m. Series II: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8. Performance May 8 at 7 p.m.

Ballroom Dancing taught by Joanne and Ed Samborski, certified members of Dance Educators of America. Available for private groups, clubs, organizations, senior centers, more. Call 570.785.9459.

Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Call Rick Evans at 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea at 570.823.5957.

Brown Barn Café (100 Overbrook Road, Shavertown, 570.674.9787)

• Chef for a Day: Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m. Children 5-12. $15, includes $5 gift certificate to the café. Must pre-register.

Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com)

• Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat., 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper mache, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176.

Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@yahoo.com or visit www.artistvs.com.

Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org)

• Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register.

• Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Pre-registration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail education@everhart-museum.org.

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com)

• Kid’s Art Class: Ages 11-16, Sat., 3-5 p.m.; Ages 5-10, Sun., 3-5 p.m. $100 for four weeks or $30 per class. All supplies included.

Northeast Photography Club ( www.northeastphotographyclub.org) meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Variety of topics, monthly contest, guest speakers. Membership open.

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

• Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. $30, member; $40, non-member; $20, senior member; $25, senior non-member.

Adult Classes

• Oil Painting: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.

• Acrylic Painting: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.

• Collage to Colorgraph: Mixed Media & Printmaking: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 1-3 p.m. $60, member; $70, non-member; $50, senior member; $55, senior non-member.

• Intermediate Watercolor: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 1-4 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, member; $95, non-member.

• Altered Books: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55, member; $65, non-member; $45, senior member; $40, senior non-member.

• American Impressionism: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member. Materials fee: $10. Students should bring a 3-pack of canvas panels to class, all other materials will be supplied.

• Drawing: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-8 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.

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