The W: Mother’s Day, Peculiar Music Festival, Mac Miller, and R3 OPS

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First Posted: 5/6/2013


…is up with May 12? Just a friendly reminder that it’s Mother’s Day, so don’t be that child who forgot to get his/her mom something. Even a card, man – just show her that you care.


…will you find the Peculiar Culinary Company this time around? Head to the Peculiar Music Festival on June 22 at Jefferson Park in Pittston to not only partake in local music and fare, but benefit a good cause.

The fest will serve as a fundraiser for the restoration of Jefferson Park, located in the Junction section of Pittston.

Throughout the festivities, which run from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m., there will be local bands, food from area restaurants, vendors, and family-friendly activities on hand. 100 percent of all the funds raised from the $10 entry free will go towards the park.

Live entertainment will include Sperazza Band, The Dawgs, Tom Petty Appreciation Band, The Switch, A Fire With Friends, and Kids on Bikes, among many others.

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…can you catch rapper Mac Miller? The musician will return to the Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) with support from Earl Sweatshirt on July 16 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $27.50 in advance and $30 day of show. They can be purchased through, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone 800.745.3000, or at the Sherman Theater box office.


…should you get your ass up off the couch? You need to train for the newest race to hit the area on July 20: the R3 OPS, the “Mud Run with Options.”

R3 OPS is short for “Refined, Rugged, or Rogue” and is a three-mile mud run and 13-plus obstacle course designed for people of all athletic abilities. This allows participants to choose whether they want to go slow and steady or fast and furious during the race.

The event will also feature an optional “Extreme Challenge” sponsored by NEPA CrossFit that showcases six military-style obstacles.

As if that’s not cool enough, the spectator donation of $5 with the parking fees will go to local charities.

For more information and to sign up, visit or