BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS

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First Posted: 2/20/2013

BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS

American Cancer Society

Relay for Life Events

Meetings: March 4, Saxton Pavilion, Edwardsville.

Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas, 570.333.5265, www.bcfanimalrefuge.org)

• Fundraisers: Western Whitehouse Reunion, Feb. 24, 4 p.m. to close, R Bar and Grill (144 W. Union St., Nanticoke); Knuckleheads (244 Hughes St., Kingston), March 2, 6-11 p.m. $10 cover at the door.

• Pet portrait special: Through Feb. 28, Contemporary Concepts Photography (168 United Penn Plaza, Kingston). 20 minute session, $45, Blue Chip receives $20 from each. To book a session call 570.763.9693.

Breathe Deep NEPA ( www.lungevity.com)

• Applebee’s Flapjack fundraiser: Feb. 23, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill (253 Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard). $6.75 per person, includes coffee, tea, flapjacks and sausage. Walk-ins welcome. For advance tickets call 570.690.6111 or 570.650.8806.

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

• Bow Wow Bingo: March 3, doors noon, bingo 1 p.m., CLU Club, 265 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg. $20, advance; $25, door. Info: Kathy, 570.269.9836 or Jenn, 570.424.6174.

• Friendly’s Fundraiser (Route 611, Tannersville): Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m.

Adoption Days:

• Feb. 24: 11 a.m. – 3p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.

Candy’s Place (570.714.8800)

• 12th Annual Spin 4 Life: Feb. 23, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Center for Cancer Wellness, 120 Welles St., Forty Fort. $20, 45-minute ride. Each cyclist will receive a free T-shirt. Refreshments will be available. Complimentary mini massages will be given throughout the day. All proceeds from this event will benefit Candy’s Place and the Brandon J. Case Memorial Scholarship.

• Geisinger Blood Bank and Lonestar Steakhouse Replenishment Blood Drive: Feb. 25, 12-6 p.m. All donors will receive: coupon for a free appetizer from Lonestar, free t-shirt from Geisinger Blood Bank, entered to win one of two 16MB iPads, and entered to win one of five Amazon gift cards.

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

• Scentsy Sale: Feb. 24-March 15. Visit noflamepam.scentsy/us. 25 percent of sales will be donated to Safe Haven. Info: Pam, 610.381.4418 or irwin3dpc@yahoo.com.

Adoption Days:

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

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.

CHURCHES

First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit (300 School St., Clarks Summit, 570.586.6306, www.fpccs.org)

• Essence of Joy, a Penn State gospel choir, performance: March 3, 4 p.m.

St. Faustina Kowalska’sCatholic Church

• Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser: Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children. For tickets call Mike at 570.417.3878 or the parish office at 570.735.4833.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600)

• Concert by renowned organist Ken Cowan: March 10, 4 p.m. $15; $10, students, senior citizens, and WVIA members. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from the St. Stephen’s office Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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

• 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.

• Friendship Month final installment with Diane Sickler, Continuing Holy Relationships: 10 a.m.

• Second Saturday Spiritual cinema feature The Secret: March 9, 6:30 p.m.

• Oneness Meditation with Ernie Pappa: March 11, 25, 7-8:30 p.m.

• Wednesday Webinar: The Spiritual Leader as Coach: March 13, 6:45 p.m.

EVENTS

American Advertising Federation, Northeast PA

• 2013 ADDY awards: March 8, 6-9 p.m., Hilton Scranton (100 Adams Ave.). RSVP by Feb. 26 at aafnepa.org/news/events.

Chicory House and Folklore Society ( www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007)

• New England Contra dance: March 2, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). $9, adults; reduced admission for families.

The Commonwealth Medical College (525 Pine St., Scranton, 570.504.7000, thecommonwealthmedical.com)

• Heroes 911, Seventh Annual Timmy’s Town Center Children’s Snowball: Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m.,Medical Sciences Building (525 Pine St., Scranton). $25; $20, museuem family members; free, children under 2-years-old. For information call 570.341.1511 or visit timmytowncenter.org.

• American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) sign-ups: March 6, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; March 7, 4-7:30 p.m., Atrium Lobby 525. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are encouraged to sign-up. Info: www.nepacps3.org.


Cub Scout Pack 21
( www.cubpack21.org)

• (Not Just A) Craft Fair: March 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., LaSalle Academy, Dickson City campus. Currently seeking vendors. Spaces will be 10×10 and will cost $25. Reservations and information: 570.840.5915 or sarahkovolenus@verizon.net. Admission: $1.

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

• The Month for Dance Films & Dance Lessons: Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m. $10 per movie and lesson. Feb. 24, Shall We Dance?

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

• The Power of Story Presentation: March 10, 3 p.m.

■ Kids Classes:

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

• Mixed Media: Ages 5-8: Series 2, March 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 9-12: Series 2, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 4-5:30 p.m. $40, four-class series.

• Preschool Mixed Media: For ages 4 and 5. Series 2, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-10:45 a.m.

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

• Little People & Nature: Ages 2 ½-5. Series 1, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 10-11 a.m. Series 2, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 10-11 a.m. ■ Intergenerational Classes:

• 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:

• Recycled Glass Artwork: Ages 18 and up. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 3, March 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 3, March 5, 12, 19, 26. $60, four-class series; $15, drop-in.

• Decorative Painting: Ages 16 and up. Noon-3 p.m., Feb. 20, 27, March 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. 19, 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, four-class series.

• Eating for Health: Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up.

• Fused Glass Artistry: Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m.; March 4, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $60.

• Jewelry Making: Beaded Necklace & Bracelet: March 5, 6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.

• Introduction to Resin Molded Jewelry: March 11, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40.

• Design a Painted Silk Scarf: March 18, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.

Dress for Success Lackawanna

• 14th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show: March 20, 11:45 a.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton.

Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition ( www.gdacoalition.org)

• Third Annual Fundraiser and Art Auction: March 10, 6-9 p.m., River Street Jazz Café (667 N. River St., Plains Township). Suggested donation $10.

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

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

• Meet the RailRiders: Feb. 20, 3 p.m.

• Learn How to Build Better Credit: Feb. 25, 9 a.m.

Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)

• Brunch with Tux: Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., photographs 9:30 a.m.-noon. $11.95, adults; $6.95, children. Reservations required.

• Cooking Demonstration: Feb. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. $25. Reservations required: 570.675.1134, ext. 100. Prepayment due by Feb. 25.

• Bridal Showcase: March 3, doors noon, show at 1:30 p.m. Free. Reservations by calling 570.675.1134, ext. 100 or visiting www.iremclubhouse.com.

• Tai Chi for Arthritis: March 6, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Class will continue every Wednesday through June 12 for a total cost of $65. First class free. Reservations by March 4 by calling 570.675.1866.

Johnson College (3427 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.342.6404, johnson.edu)

• The Animal Care Center Spay Day 2013: Feb. 27. One-day clinic offers discounted spaying and neutering services for dogs and cats. Only residents of Lackawanna County with an income of less than $25,000 annually are invited to apply. Application deadline is Feb. 15. Applications can be obtained at www.johnson.edu, by calling 570-702-8961, or by stopping by the Animal Care Center on Johnson College’s campus at 3427 North Main Avenue, Scranton.

• Open House: March 2, 9:30 a.m., Moffat Building. To register: www.johnson.edu/openhouse or 570.702.8900. Application fees will be waived for those who apply at the Open House. A Financial Aid FAFSA Presentation is scheduled for 9 a.m.

Lackawanna Home Builders Association

• 2013 Home Showcase: Feb. 22, 5-9 p.m.; Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Luzerne Intermediate Unit No. 18

• Looking Forward, a free all-day career and academic planning event for students grades 8 through 12 and their parents: Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Dallas.

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

• Multicultural Education Department Dream Week: Conflict Resolution through Theater: Middle East Conflicts, Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m., Henry Student Lounge; The Educational and Psychological Needs of HIV/AIDS Orphans in Kenya, Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Bevevino Library.

• Scranton Enterprise Center (201 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton)Connie Pheiff Speaks: Success in Sales: Three sessions March 6, 29, 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $499 per person, per session. Scranton Chamber members receive a 10 percent discount. Attendees participating in all three sessions will receive a discounted rate. Register: connie@pheiffandsome.com or 570.906.4395.

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.)

• Sesame Street Live Elmo’s Super Heroes: March 14, 7 p.m.; March 15, 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.; March 16, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.; March 17, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Pennstar Box Office atMohegan Sun Arena, www.ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, or any Ticketmaster outlet. $13, $17 and $22. A limited number of $30 Gold Circle seats and $60 Sunny Seats. Opening Night all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are $12. A facility fee of $1 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and discounts may apply.

Monroe County Garden Club

• Meeting: March 13, 11:30 a.m., Hughes Eastern Monroe Public Library (N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg). Free, members; $5, guest donation.

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

• Murder at Mount Hope Mansion: Through 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)

• Junior Bird Club meeting: Birds of Middle Creek: March 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Ages 9 and up. $5 one-time fee for new members.

• PA Fish and Boat Commission Basic Boating Course: March 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. To register call 570.406.4041.

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

• Pre-School Storytime: Wednesdays through Feb. 20, 10:45-11:30 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m.; Saturdays, through 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)

• Spring Film and Discussion Series – The Unconquerable Human Spirit: Five Degrees of Diversity: Thursdays, March 14-April 18, 7 p.m., R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 (24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre)

• Real Estate Prep Courses: Real Estate Fundamentals, Tuesdays, through 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.

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

• Comedy Show with Johnny Watson: Feb. 22, 9 p.m., doors at 7:30. $12.

Friends of Salt Springs Park (PO Box 541, Montrose. 570.967.7275, info@friendsofsaltspringspark.org.)

• Who Goes There?, hike to follow the tracks of mammals living in the park: Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m.

• Honey, Have You Seen the Bees?: March 9, 1-3 p.m. $5, members; $10, non-members; free, kids.

Scranton Celtic Festival fundraiser with music from Blaggards and Kilmaine Saints: Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Kildare’s Pub (119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton). Scheduled February 23, 2013, 7pm, at Kildare’s Pub Scranton. $10; free, kids 16 and under, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission includes a chance to win a pass to the festival this May.

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

• Society of Paranormal Research and Investigation: Feb. 26, 6 and 9 p.m. $35.

• Dinner by Design: March 1, 7 p.m., Preview Party; March 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and March 3, noon-5 p.m., Exhibit Tours and Demonstrations. $15, exhibit tours and demonstrations in advance; $20, tours and demonstrations at the door; $60, preview party; $70, preview party and weekend pass.

Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center (200 Lake Ave., Montrose, 570.278.9256 or e-mail wellness@epix.net, wellnessarts.com)

• Women’s Wellness Day Retreat: March 9, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $85.

Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA

• Traditional Slavic Dinner: March 10, 2-5 p.m., St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Kingston. $12, adults; $6, children. Reservations or information call 570.822.9813.

Wyoming Valley Dog Squad Troop No. 221 ( www.dogscouts.org. Phyllis, Troop Leader: phyllis@thebarkingbasket.comor Liza, Secretary/Treasurer: sewcrazy@epix.net)

• Meeting: Feb. 24, 4 p.m., Kingston Fire Department training room 600, Wyoming Avenue.

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