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Boomer’s Angels Rescue & Care

(www.boomersangels.com, 570.350.4977)

Dog adoption days:

• Jan. 5, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Pet Shop (1310 Blue Valley Drive, Route 512, Penn Argyl).

• Jan. 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tractor Supply (Route 209 Brodheadsville).

Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue

(570.420.0450, camppapillion.org)

Adoption Days

• Jan. 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Route 209, Brodheadsville).

• Jan. 26, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Route 209, Brodheadsville).

Candy’s Place (570.714.8800)

• 13th Annual Spin 4 Life sponsored by Sickler’s Bike and Sport Shop: Feb. 22, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Each participant will receive a free t-shirt and refreshments and complimentary mini massages will be available. Please note that all payment must be made at time of reservation.

Safe Haven Dog Rescue

(www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)

• Volunteer meeting: Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m., Cherry’s Family Restaurant (Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville).

Adoption Days

• Jan. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Route 209, Brodheadsville)



Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church

(420 Main Rd., Hanover Twp., 570.823.6242)

• Soup, Bake, and Book Sale: Jan. 9, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Soup of the month is piggy. $8 per quart. Take-outs only. Pre-orders appreciated. To place an order, call Sylvia at 570.825-6370 or Barry at 570.831.5593.

St. Eulalia

(214 Blue Shutters Road, Roaring Brook Township)

• New Years Eve Party: Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $30 per person until Dec. 15; $35 per person after Dec. 15. 21 and over event. Reservations can be made by calling 570.842.7656. Tables may be reserved for groups of 6 or more. Includes buffet, DJ, champagne toast at midnight, beer and set-ups BYOB.


2nd annual WVIA Travel Club Downton Abbey Tour:

May 23-28, 2014. Includes full day at Highclere Castle outside of Newbury, England, the setting for “Downton Abbey,” as well as high tea, daily breakfasts, air fare, 4-night stay and transportation. $2,749 per person based on double occupancy. 24 spaces available. Learn more at www.wvia.org or by calling Church Tharp at Trans World Travel at 570.344.9784 or 1.800.743.3217.

Chicory House and Folklore Society

(www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007)

• Contra dance featuring music by the band “Strings and Wings” with Todd Clewell on fiddle and clawhammer banjo, and Barb Schmid on fiddle, accompanied by Henry Koretzky on guitar, along with calling by Bob Nicholson: Jan. 4, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). No partner or previous experience is necessary. Admission is “pay what you wish.” Come early at 6 for a pot-luck dinner.

Choral Arts of Luzerne County


• Sounds of the Season rescheduled concert: Jan. 5, 4 p.m., St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre). $10 for students and seniors. All previously purchased tickets for Dec. 14-15 will be honored.


(1030 Main St., Honesdale)

570.253.2020, thecooperageproject.org

(Donations accepted and appreciated at the door at all events.)

• Ellen Bukstel: Jan. 12, 3 p.m. $15, advance; $18, door.

First Night Scranton:

Dec. 31, 6 p.m.-midnight.

Gesinger events

• A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls, Tuesdays and Thursdays Jan. 21-Feb. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Geisinger-Mountain View Care Center (2309 Stafford Ave., Scranton).

Glass—wine.bar.kitchen. at Ledges Hotel

(119 Falls Ave, Hawley. 570.226.1337, www.ledgeshotel.com/glass-wine-bar-bistro/)

• New Year’s Eve Roaring 20s Speakeasy Party & Dinner: Dec. 31, seating begins at 7:30 p.m. Period dress encourged. $65/early seating, $85/later seating.

Hawley Silk Mill (8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley, PA.)

• First Friday: The first Friday of every month, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Irem Clubhouse

(64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)

• New Year’s Eve party: Dec. 31, 7 p.m.-midnight. Dinner prices start at $40. Entertainment will be provided by Groove Train beginning at 9 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 570.675.1134, ext. 100 or 106. Payment is due by Dec. 26.

Jessup Art Walk:

• Second Saturday of every month, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. For more info visit jessupartwalk.info or email info@jessupartwalk.info.

Jewish Discovery Center

(216 Miller Road, Waverly. www.jewishnepa.com)

• Islam vs. the West, lecture by Israeli military intelligence analyst Dr. Mordechai Kedar: Jan. 12, 10:30 a.m.

King’s College

(133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu)

• Martin Luther King Jr. Program: Jan. 20, 11 a.m.0noon, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Snyder and Walsh rooms.

Mill Market in the Hawley Silk Mill

(Suite #111, 8 Silk Mill Dr., Hawley, 570.390.4440, info@MillMarketPA.com, www.millmarketpa.com)

• Free tastings and demos: Every Saturday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Misericordia University

• Adult Learners Open House: Jan 7, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. held in Huntzinger and Alden Trust Rooms 218-219 of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. In case of inclement weather, the make-up day is Jan. 8, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

• “King’s Dream’’ by Key Arts Productions: Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater.

Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs

(1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.)

• Reality Check with “Dancing With The Stars” Derek Hough and Emma Slater: Jan. 19, Q&A at 3 p.m. in the Seasons Ballroom, public signing event at 4 p.m. on the Sky Bridge.

Northampton Community College

• “Off to War and Coming Home: Historical Perspectives on Military Veterans During and After Their Service: 1946 Present” presented by Rhodes Scholar Wes Moore: April 8, 7:30 p.m., Aruthur L. Scott Spartain Center.

The Osterhout Free Library

(71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959)

• Merry Magazine Fund: Donations start at $5 and can be made anonymously or in someone’s name. A gift of $20 or more will allow the donor to select a favorite magazine and be recognized the entire year with a plate in each 2014 magazine issue. For more information contact 570.821.1959.

76 University Drive , Hazleton, 570.450.3000, www.hn.psu.edu)

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

• Lego Club: Every Monday, 4 p.m.

• Grandparents Support Group: Fourth Monday of each month, 12 p.m.

• Crochet Clube: Tuesday at 10 a.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Scranton Cultural Center

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

• Creative and Performing Arts Academy: Jan. 11, Session I, 10 a.m.; Session II, 11:30 a.m. Free.

Timmy’s Town Center

(Mall at Steamtown, Scranton. 570.341.1511, timmystowncenter.org )

Museum hours: Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sundays noon-4 p.m. $3 per person; free, children under two.

The University of Scranton

(800 Linden St., Scranton, 570.941.7400, scranton.edu)

• Scranton Brass Orchestra under the direction of Cheryl Boga and Mark Gould: Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan McLean Center.

• Financial Aid Workshop: Jan. 14, 6:30 p.m., Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free for prospective students and their parents. Snow date: Jan. 21, same time and location. Call 570.941.7701.

Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce

• Educational Luncheon with Keith Yurgosky from the Small Business Development Center at The University of Scranton: Jan. 8, noon, Twig’s Restaurant. RSVP to Deborah at deborah@wyccc.com by Jan. 7.

Wyoming Seminary

(228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston)

• Civic Orchestra program featuring the works of Mendelssohn, Britten, Smetana and Bridge: Jan. 12, 8 p.m.; Jan. 13, 8 p.m., Sette LaVerghetta Auditorium at Marywood University, Scranton.

• Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band Annual Winter Concert: Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m., Buckingham Performing Arts Center, Sprague Avenue, Kingston.

• Fine and Performing Arts Department Annual Winter Instrumental Concert, featuring the Sem Orchestra, String Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Handbell Choir: Jan. 19, 2 p.m., Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary.


Eckley Miners’ Village

(located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org)

• Walking tours: Monday through Saturday, 9am-5pm. Sunday, noon-5pm.

Old Jail Museum

(128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570.325.5259. www.TheOldJailMuseum.com.)

TOURS: Through Labor Day, daily (closed Wednesday), noon to 4:30 p.m. $6, adult; $5, senior over 65 and high school; $4, children ages 6-12; free, children under 5.

Steamtown National Historic Site

(I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea.)

• Holiday Exhibit: Children’s toys from 1920s-1960s: Dec. 6 - Dec. 30 at Changing Exhibits Gallery.

• Santa Claus: Dec. 14, 15, share cookies and hot chocolate and send your last minute wishes at the North Pole mailbag. All events are included in the Park’s daily entrance fee.


Balance Yoga & Wellness

(900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort. 570.714.2777, balanceyogastudio.net)

• Free yoga from Jan. 1-7

Dietrich Theater


Children’s Classes

• Writers’ Group: Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up.

Endless Mountains Zendo

(104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. 570.925.5077, endless@epix.net)

• New Year’s Eve Zen Meditation and Candlelight Ceremony: Dec. 31, 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m.

Freestyle hand drumming

Held every month on the second and fourth Saturdays at Everything Natural health food store, 426 South State Street, Clarks Summit. All ages and newcomers welcome. No experience required. Drums and percussion provided. Attend anytime between 1:00-4:00PM.

Georgiana Cray Bart art classes

(123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre. 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, www.georgianacraybart.com)

Group classes

• Adults (ages 13 and up): Mon., Tues., noon to 4 p.m.

• Teens: Wed., 6-9 p.m.

Private classes also available.

Inner Peace Health, Healing, and Wellness

(Route 315, Plains Township. 570.208.1511, info@innerpeacehhw.com)

• Yoganada’s Way: Dec. 30, 7 p.m. $15.

Pocono Arts Council

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

Save $10 on each class by registering early. Register for January 2014 classes on or before Dec. 15, 2013 and enjoy a $10 savings on each class.

Adult Classes:

• Oil Painting: Thursdays 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Starting Jan. 9. Tuition: Member $75/Non-member $85, Senior Member $65/Non-member $70

• Acrylic Painting: Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Starting Jan. 6. Tuition: Memeber $85/Non-member $95, Senior Member $75/Non-member $80

• Intermediate Watercolor: Sundays 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. 4 week class starting Jan. 5. Tuition: Member $110/Non-member $120, Senior Member $90/Non-member $95

• Jazz Improvisation: Jan 7, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuition: Member $20/Non-member $25, Senior Member $15/Non-member $20

• Basic Drawing: Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 8 :30 p.m. 4 week class starting Jan 8. Tuition: Memner $75/Non-member $85, Senior Member $65/Non-member $70

• Mixed Media: Thursdays 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 4 week class starting Jan 9, Tuition: Member $60/Non-member $65, Senior Member $50/Non-member $55

• Impressionist Winter Landscape: Jan 11, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuition: Member $40/Non-member $50, Senior Member $30/Non-member $35. Material fee $12.

• Create Your Own Professional Advertisments in Photoshop: Jan 14 and 15, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Tuition: Members $40/Non-members $50, Senior Members $30/Non-members $35

Pocono Painters


Monthly painting meetings, all held at 10 a.m. at Chestnuthill Township Park building, Rt. 715, Brodheadsville:

Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Academy

(509 Pittston Avenue, (3rd floor). Private classes are available. For more info contact: Master Mark Seidel, 570.341.8089.)

• Adult classes: Tuesday & Thursday, 7-8 p.m; Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 a.m.

• Children’s classes (ages 9 & up): Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon

• Yang Style Tai-Chi Chuan Adult classes: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-noon

Thrive Wellness Center

(647 Wyoming Ave, Kingston)

• Thrive Book Study: Every Saturday morning, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Currently reading “The China Study.”

Wudang Swordsmen Academy

(269 S Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, 570.630.0088, www.WudangSwordsmen.com, info@WudangSwordsmen.com)

• Wudang Taijiquan (traditional tai chi): Mon., Wed., 6:10-7:30 p.m.

• Wudang Gongfu (internal kung fu): Tue., Thu., 6:10-7:30 p.m.

• Youth Kung Fu (ages 10-13): Mon., Wed., 5:00-6:00 p.m.

• Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm): Sun., 10:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.

• Cardio Kung Fu: Mon., Wed., 10:00-11:00 a.m.

• Tai Chi for Health: Tue., Thu.,10:00-11:00 a.m.

• Daoist Sitting Meditation: Sun., 4:30-5:30 p.m.

• Morning Seated Qigong (meditation & breathwork): Tue., Thu., 9:00-9:50 p.m.

• Pushing Hands Circle (open to all tai chi players in the area): Sun., 3:00-4:00 p.m.

• Open Wudang Training Hall: Sun., 1:00-3:00 p.m.


Delaware Highlands Conservancy

Guided eagle-viewing bus trips: Seats on trips are limited, and reservations are required. $15, members; $20, non-members. Call 570.226.3164 or 845.583.1010 or e-mail info@delawarehighlands.org to register.

• Free Eagle Day: Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m., PPL’s Lake Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley.

• Feb. 1: Tour with NEPA Audubon Society, 9 a.m.noon. Call Bob at 570.676.9969 or e-mail jeanbob@ptd.net for reservations.

• Feb. 8: 9 a.m.-noon

• Feb. 15: Marion “Becky” Finch Memorial Excursion, 9 a.m.-noon.

Nescopeck State Park

(1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)

• First Day Hike: Jan. 1, 10 a.m. 5-mile hike that includes parts of Nescopeck, Creekside, and Woodland Way Trails. Meet outside park office. To register contact Karen at 570.868.8153.

• Junior Bird Club Eagle Watch: Jan. 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dress for the weather and bring a lunch, drink, and snacks for the day. Carpool from the park office. The Junior Bird Club is open to kids ages 9 and up and meets several times throughout the year. There is a one-time fee of $5 for new members. This program is sponsored by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Register by calling 570.403.2006.

• Nescopeck State Park Winter Trails Day Hike: Jan. 11, 9 a.m. Register by calling 570.403.2006. Meet at park office.

• Hickory Run State Park Winter Trails Day Hike: Jan. 11, 1:30 p.m. Register by calling 570.403.2006. Meet at Hickory Run State Park office.

• Eagle Watch: Jan. 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Limited space. Register by calling 570.403.2006. Meet at park office.


Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center

• Bereavement Support Group: 7 week starting Nov. 6. Day sessions 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., evening sessions 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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.


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