Agenda, 2.6.13-2.12.13

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First Posted: 2/5/2013

BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS

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.

• 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.

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. 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.

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. 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.

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

• 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.

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

• 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.

• Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Ages 4 and 5. 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.

• Simply Yoga: Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 16 and up. Series 2, Feb. 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20. $60 for series of six consecutive classes or $15 drop-in.

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

• 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.

• 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.

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)

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

Hopscotch Children’s Boutique (201 Church St., Jessup)

• Open house and Kid Cute-Ture trunk show: Feb. 9, noon-4 p.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)

• 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.

• 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.

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.

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

• 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)

• Free Darkroom Day: Feb. 9, 12-6 p.m. Space is limited and usage will be on a first come first serve basis.

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 through 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)

• 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)

• 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.

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)

• Valentine’s Open House Workshop for Children: Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $5 per family donation at the door.

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.

• Lattimer Massacre, A Radio Play: A Chapter Out of Luzerne County History with speaker William Bachman, Assistant Professor of Communications, Penn State Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 26, 4 p.m., Marts 214.

• Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series: 7 p.m., Kirby Salon. Feb. 7, Stephanie Powell Watts; Feb. 21, David Wyatt.

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.

LOCAL HISTORY

Eckley Miners’ Village (located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org) • Charter Day: March 10, noon to 5 p.m. Jim Burke, who worked at Paramount Pictures and was instrumental in the selection of Eckley Miners’ Village as the movie site will be present for a 1 p.m. lecture, with a showing of the Molly Maguire movie immediately after

Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour: Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590

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

• European River Cruise: April 8-15, 2013. From $2,549/member, double occupancy, plus air. Info: 570.504.7575, EverhartRiverCruise.com

The Houdini Museum: 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Info: scrantonghosttours.com. 570.383.1821.

Lackawanna Historical Society: The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841.

• Lecture by Mrs. Thomas Jefferson: Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton.

Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Heritage Museum
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McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, www.phmc.state.pa.ust

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Scranton Iron Furnaces: 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, www.anthracitemuseum.org. 570.963.4804.

St. Ann’s National Basilica Shrine and Monastery: Scranton, 570.347.5691.

Steamtown National Historic Site: I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea.

Tripp House: 1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton: 570.961.3317.

LEARNING

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

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

Teen and Adult Classes and Workshops

• Wet & Wild: Watermedia Painting: Series II: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 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.

• 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.

Ballroom Dancing taught by Joanne and Ed Samborski, certified members of Dance Educators of America. 570.785.9459.

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

Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. Info: 570.820.0469, bekshev@yahoo.com or www.artistvs.com.

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

Harris Conservatory for the Arts: 545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673.

Math Tutoring and Coaching Highly qualified and experienced teacher. All levels tutoring, coaching, homework help. Individuals/groups. Open all week. Ongoing enrollment. Call 570.899.5576, e-mail sibut4710@aol.com.

Moscow Clayworks (moscowclayworks.com)

NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.myspace.com/nepabonsai).

• Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstrations/programs/workshops.

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

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. Membership open.

Phoenix Performing Arts Centre: 409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com.

Piano and Flute Lessons: Anne, 570.881.2433. Private studio in Kingston, enthusiastic approach, learn at own pace and in natural learning style. Professional teacher/performer (Bachelors in Music Performance, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music; Masters in Music Performance, University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music). Accepting new students of all ages, time slots available early mornings into evenings weekdays for 30, 45, 60 minutes.

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.

• 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.

Private Voice Lessons Mon.-Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in opera/classical/musical theater. Hour, half-hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit www.katrinalykes.com for info.

Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers: 210 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.824.9636, acrane@rmsides.com.

Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487)

• Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free, open to all. For info, call 346.0759.

Taylor Community Library (710 South Main St., Taylor, 570.562-1234)

• Photo Scanning Day for Old Forge and Moosic, an upcoming Arcadia history book: Feb. 9, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Info: Margo Azzarelli, 570.346.6179.

Wyoming Valley Art League

• Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.

SOCIAL GROUPS

AA Intergroup NEPA: Info: aaintergroupnepa.org, 570.654.0488

Alcohol Anonymous: Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Nanticoke, Dallas, Forty Fort. Various dates and times. Info: 570.288.9892.

Allied Services

• Stroke Support Group: Feb. 7, 4:30 p.m., Rose Brader Dining Room, Heinz Rehab Hospital, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Info: 570.826.3895.

• PROUD – People Regardless Of Our Disabilities: Feb. 7, noon, Rose Brader Dining Room, Heinz Rehab Hospital, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Info: 570.826.3895.

Better Breathers Club: Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton). Info: 570.969.8986.

Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892.

Narcotic Anonymous Meetings every Tues. at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock.

Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic, 570.451.3171 ext. 116 or 101)

• Support Group Meetings: third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m.

• Community Forum: Feb. 7, 2 p.m.

Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call 570.829.1341 for details/meeting locations of visit www.oa.org.

Pride of NEPA meetings the second Tues. of each month. Visit prideofnepa.org for details.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Info: 570.822.7118 ext. 307.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Resolve Infertility Peer Support Group: Last Sun. of month, 6:30-8 p.m., Kistler Learning Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Info: 610.393.8098.

Wyoming Valley Home School Network A support group for home school or cyber school parents throughout NEPA . Info: wvhsnetwork.webs.com or Julie Lemardy, jmlemardy@gmail.com .

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