THIS WEEK: Sept. 3 to 9, 2014
Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture, with author and economist Teresa Ghilarducci speaking on “Bread, Roses and Rest: Securing Meaningful Retirement for All.” Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, North River and West Union streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3. Free. 570-208-5900, ext. 5689.
Writers Group, for all genres and levels of writing. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4. 570-996-1500.
One-on-One eReader Help. Sign up for a 45-minute session on Saturday, Sept. 6 between 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. and learn the basics of downloading eBooks for free. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 570-474-9313.
Book Club, a discussion of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. Copies available at the library. 570-474-9313.
Book Signing, with David Crosby, author of “The Lackawanna Railroad in Northeastern Pennsylvania,” a new book in the “Images of Rail Series.” Barnes and Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. 570-829-4210.
Laflin Book Discussion Group will meet for the distribution of the first book of the fall shared-cost session “The Expats” by Chris Pavone. Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9. 570-654-3323.
Interdependence Hexagon Project Exhibition, art works illustrating ideas about connectedness, rights and responsibilities of both local and global citizens, presented in a hexagonal shape. The Mall at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. Opens Friday, Sept. 5 with a reception 6 to 9 p.m. with hexagon-making, food and music by the Mark Woodyatt Global Fusion Experience. The exhibit continues through Sept. 26 during Mall hours. 570-877-1653.
For What It’s Worth, paintings of celebrities and others by Scranton native Sam Barrese. Opens Friday, September 5 with a reception 6 to 8:30 p.m. Marquis Art and Frame, 515 Center St., Scranton. Through Saturday, Sept. 27 with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. 570-344-3313.
Tim Weaver: Painter, oils and watercolors. Opens Saturday, Sept. 6 with a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Tuesday, Sept. 30 with hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
Object and Image: Sculptures and Prints by Herbert Simon 1960-2014, abstract and representational styles mixed with wit and expertise by the professor emeritus of Wilkes University. Opens Monday, Sept. 8 with a Gallery Lecture 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 in Room 228 of Brennan Hall followed by a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Hope Horn Gallery, Fourth Floor of Hyland Hall, Linden Street and Jefferson Avenue, University of Scranton. Through Friday, Oct. 10 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 570-941-4214.
Harmonious Reflections, a group show with paintings by Mark Boyer Dryfoos, textiles by Kerry Burke and photography by Mindy Nardone. Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Saturday, Sept. 6 with gallery hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-823-0518.
Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos, a set of 80 etchings by the Spanish artist (1746-1828), influenced by the thinking of The Enlightenment, who denounced superstitions and social abuses. Through Sunday, Sept. 7 at the Allentown Art Museum, 31 N. Fifth St. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. 610-432-4333.
Sharks! A multidisciplinary exhibit highlighting the power of sharks in nature and popular conception including photography of South Africa’s great white sharks, shark-related artworks and cultural artifacts. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through Monday, Sept. 8 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-346-7186.
Pablo Picasso: 25 Years of Limited Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection, 46 original ceramic plates, bowls and vases by the internationally known painter, sculptor and graphic artist who set the standard for 20th-century art. Through Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Also: “Picasso: Art & Psyche,” a lecture by Elisa Korb of the Fine Arts Department of Misericordia University at both 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11 with a reception following. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-674-6250.
Learning from Uganda, photographs taken by students and teachers on a recent trip to study education models in Africa. Through Friday, Sept. 26 with a reception scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Written in the Czech Language, photographs, original art and illustrated travel-journal and essay excerpts by students and faculty from a recent trip to the Czech Republic. Lackawanna Heritage Valley, 213 S. Seventh Ave., Scranton. Through Tuesday, Sept. 30 with hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-963-6730.
This American Life, an exhibit of paintings depicting culture, identity and daily life in America by regional artists John Clark, Debbie Baer and Michael Hockenbury. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through Thursday, Oct. 16 with gallery hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.
WYSO: The Coal Connection, the art of Frank Wysochansky, whose paintings and sculptures document the life and work of anthracite coal miners and their families in the 20th century. Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton. Through Friday, Oct. 31 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-963-4804.
Costumes of Downtown Abbey, a bus trip to Winterthur, the Dupont Estate in Delaware to view the Downton Abbey exhibit. Sponsored by Marywood University Lifelong Learners. Leaves from behind the Athletic Building, University Drive, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton at 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24. $125 includes a tour of the Dupont mansion, lunch at the Pavillion and dinner at the Mendhall Inn. Reservations: 570-383-0544.
Call for Art Entries for the Art Expo at the Sullivan County Fall Festival Oct. 11 and 12 in Forksville. Cash prizes totaling $1200 will be awarded in the juried competition which is accepting all mediums. $20 for three entries. Applications at sullivanarts.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 30.
Costumes of Downtown Abbey, a bus trip to Winterthur to view the exquisite designs from the award-winning PBS drama series. Sponsored by the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Includes a narrated tram tour through the 60-acre gardens, a tour of the Winterthur estate with 175 rooms of antiques and decorative arts, the Winterthur exhibits and time for shopping. Saturday, Oct. 4. $125. Reservations: 570-346-7186.
Fall Foliage Photo Contest, the third annual event for photographers of all skill levels. Take a photo at Eckley Miners Village anytime from Sept. 20 to Nov. 8 and submit them as an 8x11 print with a digital or negative copy. Information and contest rules at 570-636-2070.