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BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


Anthracite Hi-Railers Model Railroad Club O Gauge Train Display: Nov. 24, Dec. 8, 15, Jan. 1, 5, 1-4:30 p.m., Bill‚??s Shop Rite Plaza, Rts. 435 and 502, Daleville. Free admission, collecting donations of bathroom tissue, bath soap, facial tissues, multi-purpose household cleaner, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent and toothpaste to benefit the North Pocono Dry Goods Pantry.



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


‚?Ę Pet Photos with Santa: $10 donation. Dec. 1, noon-5 p.m.; Dec. 2, noon-4 p.m., Pet Supply Plus, 555 Scott St., Wilkes-Barre. Dec. 8, noon-4 p.m., Dymond‚??s Farm, Brace Road, Dallas.



Christmas at Tanament Stables - Pony rides and pictures to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project: Dec. 1-Dec. 22, 10 a.m. ‚?? noon, pictures with Dandy, 1-3 p.m., pictures with Sadie, 76 Ferry Carrig Lane,Benton. $5. Info: 570.864-0102.



Core Chiropractic Center, 180 United Penn Plaza, Kingston.


‚?Ę One Warm Coat drop-off station: Dec.19, Bring in clean, gently used coats and receive a free massage and other gifts as a thank you. Info: 570.718.1672.



Modified K9 Donation Collection for Hurricane Sandy Animal and Children Victims: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Valley Dog, 213 E. Luzerne Ave., Larksville. Collecting until Dec. 14, 5 p.m. Collecting cat litter, cat and dog food, dog toys, large dog beds, new children‚??s toys. Info: Karen Olson, 610.704.4499 or mk9karen@hotmail.com.



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


‚?Ę Public ice skating for Toys for Tots: Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m. Skate rentals available at Community Ice Rink at Coal St., Wilkes-Barre for $3 per pair starting 4 p.m. Dec. 4. $5 contribution or unwrapped toy required to skate.


‚?Ę Toys for Tots collection at WWE Supershow: Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.



Safe Haven Dog Rescue ( www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)‚?Ę Pet pictures with Santa Claws: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Berger‚??s Agway (Rt. 209, Brodheadsville). $8.


‚?Ę Adoption Day: Dec. 16, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.


‚?Ę Volunteer Meeting: Dec. 18, 6:30 pm., Cherry‚??s Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville.



Toys For Tots


‚?Ę Drop off point conducted by Sons of the American Legion Mountain Post 781: Mountain Post 781 (Church Rd., Mountain Top); Jannuzi‚??s Pizza (69 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top); The Good 2 Go (36 N. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top); Tony‚??s Pizza (26 S. Main St., Mountain Top); and Wychock‚??s (Rt. 309, Wilkes Barre). New unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the American Legion Mon.-Fri., 1 p.m.-midnight, Sat.-Sun., noon-midnight. Drop off points open through Dec. 15. Info: 570.474.2161, alpost781.org.


CAR & BIKE EVENTS


Gunners PA Law Enforcement MC ( gunnerspalemc@gmail.com, $20/rider, $10/passenger unless noted otherwise)


‚?Ę Phantom Rider Program: If unable to make it to ride, donate $10 passenger fee and new stuffed animal, which will go to children in need, any left end of season go to Toys For Tots. Send to Gunners 11 Hemlock Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.



Hi Lites Motor Club ( www.hilitesmotorclub.com, Jack 570.477.2477, John 574.7470). Events feature door prizes, food, music, 50/50 drawing, more. No alcohol permitted.



Uncle Buck‚??s BBQ Pit Bike Night Wed., 6-9 p.m., 361 W. Main St., Plymouth. Food, drink specials.


CHURCHES


Church of Christ Uniting (Market Street and Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 570.288.8434)


Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Al Beech West Side Food Pantry at all events.


‚?Ę Annual Christmas Tree Trim:Dec. 2, 5 to 7 p.m.


‚?Ę Night in Bethlehem: Dec. 9, 5-7 p.m.


‚?Ę Blood Drive: Dec. 10, 12:30-5:30 p.m.



Conyngham United Methodist Church (411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960, conynghamumc.com)


‚?Ę Sisters: Tues., 10 a.m., began Sept. 25. Andy Stanley six-week study, ‚??Twisting the Truth.‚?Ě All women welcome.



Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church (420 Main Rd., Hanover Twp., 570.823.6242)


‚?Ę Christmas Cookie Walk Fundraiser: Dec. 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Buy a container for $8 and choose from 15 types of homemade cookies to fill it up. Info: 570.825.5723.



First Presbyterian Church (97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570.824.2478.)


‚?Ę Alternative Christmas Craft Fair: Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m..



‚?Ę ‚??In dulci jubilo: In Sweet Rejoicing:‚?Ě Choral Arts of Luzerne County, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church (97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre) and Dec. 9, 3 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church (467 Main St., Conyngham). $15, adults; $10, students and senior citizens.



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


‚?Ę Tim Coombs‚?? Interpretation of Dickens‚?? ‚??A Christmas Carol:‚?Ě Nov. 30



Montdale United Methodist Church (961 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township)


‚?Ę Holiday Market and Bake Sale: Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.



Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church (135 River St., Olyphant)


‚?Ę ‚??Favorite Recipes from our Best Cooks‚?Ě Cookbook sale: Until Dec. 12. Hardcover set of two volumes, $25; single hardcover volume, $15. To order: Lauren, 570.383.0319 or any committee members. Send check to St. Cyrils Church at 135 River St., Olyphant.



St. Mary‚??s Byzantine Catholic Church of Scranton


‚?Ę International Dinner Club. ‚??Christmas Around the World:‚?Ě Dec. 13, sittings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., St. Mary‚??s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave, Scranton. $24.95 per person. Reservations by Dec. 7, 570.342.5151.



St. Mary‚??s Byzantine Catholic Church (321 Chestnut Ave., Kingston)


Traditional Christmas Carol Concert by the Scranton Cantor‚??s Choir: Dec. 2, 2 p.m.



St. Matthews Lutheran Church (663 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre)


‚?Ę Feast of St. Nicholas: Dec. 2, 2 p.m.



St. Michael‚??s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875)Pierogie sale: Orders due by Nov. 30, pick-up Dec. 5, 2-5 p.m.$6 per dozen. To order: 570.457.2875.



St. Michael‚??s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165)


‚?Ę Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.



St. Nicholas Catholic Church (226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre)


‚?Ę Christmas Love Concert: Dec. 16, 4 p.m., featuring Wyoming Valley Harmony Chorus, Sounds Abound Quartet, GAR Young Men in Harmony, Dallas Middle School Barbershop Ensemble. $5. Info: 570.287.2476.



St. Stephens Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600)


‚?Ę Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.


‚?Ę Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m.



St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org)


‚?Ę Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship: First, third Mon. of month for men interested in adult discussion of Catholic faith.


‚?Ę YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes post-Confirmation youth from all parishes for discussion of Theology of the Body for Teens. Meets first, third Thurs. of month, 5:30 p.m.



Thomas More Anglican Parish at St. Joseph‚??s Church (N. Main Ave. & Theodore St., Scranton)


‚?Ę Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols: Jan. 6, 5 p.m., followed by potluck supper and 3 Kings Celebration. Info: 570.343.0634.



Trucksville United Methodist Church (40 Knob Hill Rd., Trucksville, 570.696.3897, office@trucksvilleumc.com)


‚?Ę All Gods Children special needs program: every Sun. 9:45-10:45 a.m.


EVENTS


Bartolai Winery (2377 State Rt. 92 Highway, Coolidge Ave., Exeter Twp.)


Revolver‚??s Christmas Bash: Dec. 1, 6-10 p.m.. $15, includes food. Music by Revolver, Tony & Paula, and Frixtion. Tickets: Tony, 570.510.4589; Bartolai Winery, 570.388.8466.



Browndale Fire Co. (Route 247, 620 Marion St., Browndale, 43fire.com)


‚?Ę Homemade Pierogi For Sale: donation $6/dozen. Potato and cheese. To order, contact any member, call 570.499.4908, e-mail jdoyle@nep.net, go online.



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


‚?Ę Adoption Day: Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Petco, 3895 Dryland Way, Easton. Info: 570.420.0450.



Celebrity Guest Bartending Night benefiting Wyoming Valley Childrens Association: Nov. 28, 6-9 p.m., Luckys Sporthouse (Schechter Dr., Wilkes-Barre). $25 per stool, $50 per table for two, $100 per table of four, $200 per table of eight. Info: 570.208.3267.



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


‚?ĘContra Dance: Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. No partner or previous experience is necessary. $9, adults; $25, families.



Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania


‚?Ę ‚??A Ceremony of English Carols:‚?Ě Dec. 9, 4 p.m., St. Stephen‚??s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. $15, adults; $3 discount, students, seniors, WVIA members, Lackawanna Library System card holders, members of the Raymond Hood Room at the Scranton Cultural Center.



Conyngham United Methodist Church (411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960, conynghamumc.com)


‚?Ę Sisters: Tues., 10 a.m., began Sept. 25. Andy Stanley six-week study, ‚??Twisting the Truth.‚?Ě All women welcome.



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


‚?Ę Airing of the Quilts: through Nov. 15. Free.


‚?Ę Golden Days of Radio Players: Tues. through Dec. 4, 7-9 p.m., ages 18 and up. Free.


‚?Ę Quilting for Everyone: ‚??Carpenter‚??s Wheel‚?Ě: Wed. through Dec. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. $6 per class.


‚?Ę Quilting for Kids - ‚??Birds in the Air‚?Ě: Wed. through Dec. 12, 3:30-5 p.m. $6 per class.


‚?Ę Decorative Painting: Wed., through Nov. 28, ages 16 and up. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface.


‚?Ę Yoga for You: Wed., through Nov. 28, ages 16 and up. $60 for six-class series or $15 per class.


‚?Ę Kundalini Yoga: Sat., through Dec. 1, 10-11:30 a.m., ages 16 and up. $60 for six class series or $15 per class.


‚?Ę Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Wed., through Nov. 28, 10-10:45 a.m. Free.


‚?Ę Mask Making: Ages 5-8, Fri., Nov. 9-16, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 4-5:30 p.m.; Ages 9-12, Thurs., Nov. 8-15, Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 4-5:30 p.m. $40 for four classes.


‚?Ę Dietrich Radio Players Performance: Dec. 4, 7 p.m. Free.


‚?Ę ‚??Emmet Otter‚??s Jug-Band Christmas‚?Ě: Dec. 7-8, 5:30 and 7 p.m. Free.


‚?Ę Holiday Workshop: Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.


‚?Ę ‚??It‚??s a Wonderful Life‚?Ě: Dec. 18, 2, 7 and 8 p.m. Free.


‚?Ę Holiday Camp: Dec. 27-28, 9:30-11 a.m. $25. For ages 5-12.


‚?Ę Birds in the Air quilting for kids: Wed., through Dec. 12, 3:30-5 p.m. $6 per class.


‚?Ę Carpenter‚??s Wheel quilting for everyone: Wed., through Dec. 12, 6-7:30 p.m. $6 per class



Doug Smith Music ( dougsmithbass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271)


‚?Ę Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Santa Trail, train ride from Carbondale to Steamtown National Historic Site. Info: 570.963.6730



Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in need of volunteers, one day/week to check in clients, more; arrive by 8:15 a.m., commit to every week. Positions to help w/ vaccination clinics, substitute desk work. Stop in to office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville, visitepaaonline.com, call 570.994.5846.



Eckley Miners‚?? Village (2 Eckley Main St., Weatherly, 570.636.2070, www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com)


‚?Ę Fall Foliage Photo Contest: through Nov. 30. $5 registration fee, submissions due to museum Dec. 3.



The Friends of the Scranton Public Library Winter Book Sale: Dec. 14-15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m., Library Express in the Mall at Steamtown, second floor. Info: Tina Thomas, 570.348.3000.



Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


‚?Ę Free Arts and Music Celebration: Dec. 5, noon-3 p.m. Artwork by Deutsch Institute Verve Vertu Art Studio, Lake-Lehman High School and Penn State Wilkes-Barre. Holiday music: Meghan Davis, Harpist, 12:15 p.m.; Lake-Lehman High School Chorus, 1 p.m.; Doug Smith Holiday Jazz Trio, 1:45 p.m.; Vocal Accord Barbershop Quartet, 2:30 p.m.


‚?Ę Open House Holiday Party: Dec. 7, 6-11 p.m. $35, due by Dec. 3. 6 p.m. BYOB cocktail hour, buffet dinner at 7 p.m., dancing at 8 p.m. Reservations: 570.675.1134, extensions 100 or 106.



Kingston American Legion (386 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.)


‚?Ę Book and bake sale: Dec. 1, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Info: 570.287.8343.



The Mall at Steamtown (300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, 570.343.3400)


‚?Ę Live music and/or magic and children‚??s entertainment: Every Tues., Thurs., noon-2 p.m.; every Sun. 12:30-2:30 p.m.


‚?Ę Open Mic with Sarah Yzkanin or Janice Gambo Chesna: Every Wed., 6-8 p.m.



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


‚?Ę Disney on Ice celebrates 100 Years of Music: January 16-18, 7 p.m.; Jan. 19, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.; Jan. 20, 1 and 5 p.m.; Jan. 21, 1 p.m. $25 to $55; opening night, $15.50. Tickets available at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000.



New England Contra Dance: Dec. 1, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. $9 adults, reduced admission for families. Info: 570.333.4007.



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


‚?Ę Crochet club, Tues., 10 a.m., Thurs., 6 p.m.


‚?Ę Kids‚?? craft club: Third Sat., 10 a.m. For grades 2-5.‚?Ę Kids Science Club, first Sat. of each month, open to students in grades 2-5.


‚?Ę ‚??Page Turners‚?? kids‚?? book club, first Thurs. of each month, 4 p.m., grades 3-5.


‚?Ę Family Story Time for preschoolers and toddlers: Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.


‚?Ę Gamefest with Wii games: Nov. 29, 5-7 p.m. for grades 6-12.


‚?Ę Adult baked goods and book club: Dec. 3, 6 p.m. ‚?Ę Holiday Gift Fair, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $10.00.



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


‚?Ę Deluxe Semi-private Christmas Party: Dec. 8, 7 p.m.-midnight. $35-52, due Nov. 30. Full course dinner, open bar, music by Jeffrey James Band, 21+.



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


‚?Ę ‚??the Menu,‚?Ě with Joe Caputo of Catering by Joseph and Zuppa! Del Giorno and Cathy Reppert of Truly Scrumptious: Dec. 2, 6 p.m. cocktail hour, 7 p.m., Shopland Hall ‚?? Fourth Floor. $7. Tickets: 570.344.1111, www.Ticketmaster.com, 1.800.745.3000, or at select Wal-Mart, Boscov‚??s or Gallery of Sound locations.



South Side Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton)


‚?Ę Christmas Party: Dec. 20, 10-11:30 a.m. Entertainment by the ‚??Reflections,‚?Ě snacks and refreshments. $1.25 day of the party.



Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, waverlycomm.org)


‚?Ę Tao Cooking Class Demo Session: Nov. 29, 6-8 p.m. Learn about six-session series that starts in Jan. Info: 570.242.7232 or 570.445.0124.‚?Ę Wreathmaking with Abby Peck: Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $2. Info: 570.586.8191, ext. 5,


‚?Ę Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. $8. Info: 570.586.8191, ext. 5



Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce


‚?Ę Educational Luncheon: Nov. 28, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Twig‚??s Caf√©, 1 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Info: Deborah, 570.875.8325, Deborah@wycc.com. Seating limited to one representative per business.



Your Dog‚??s Place, LLC (570.729.8977, yourdogsplace@yahoo.com)


‚?Ę K9 Nose Work: Intro to Nose Work, Sat., 11:30 a.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. Intro to Odor, Mon., 8:15 p.m. Intro to Vehicles and Exteriors, Mon., 7 p.m. Continuing Nose Work, Mon., 5 p.m.


‚?Ę Kinderpuppy: Wed., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. Puppy parenting 101.


‚?Ę Canine Life & Social Skills: Thurs., 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m.


‚?Ę Reliable Recalls: Fri., 6-7:30 p.m.


LOCAL HISTORY


Eckley Miners‚?? Village (located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org)


‚?Ę The Children‚??s Christmas Program: Dec. 1-2, 1-4 p.m. $5 children, $3 adults. Reservations by Nov. 28: 570.636.2070.


‚?Ę Victorian Christmas: Dec. 1-2, 8-9, noon-4 p.m. Free.



Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour (Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590) Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Excursions: Wed.-Sun. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Rides: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7.75 ages 3-12. Mine open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours hourly, $8 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5.50 ages 3-12.



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


‚?Ę 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)


Every weekend by reservation. Open 1 p.m., closes 4 p.m. Also available weekdays for school groups, bus, hotel groups. $17.95/adults, $14.95/11 and under.


‚?Ę Ghost Tours: Scheduled daily, 7 p.m., reservations required. Secret time/meeting place divulged upon reservation, call 570.383.1821.$20/adults, $15/11 and under. Rain or shine, year-round. Daytime walks also available on limited basis. Private tours can be arranged for groups. Info: scrantonghosttours.com, magicus@comcast.net.



Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841)


Downtown Walking Tours (free and open to the public):


‚?Ę Custom Tours: 7-8 blocks, about 2 hours. Routes selected based on interests of participants Most days, noon-6 p.m. $5/person, min. 4 people, max. 30. Call 955.0244.


‚?Ę Step-on bus tours, Costume Tours: Call for info.



Luzerne County Historical Society (49 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.6244, lchs@epix.net)


‚?Ę Denison House Afternoons of Colonial Hospitality: Dec. 8-9, 1-5 p.m., Nathan Denison House (35 Denison St., Kingston). $4, adults; $2, children; free, under 5.



Pennsylvania‚??s Anthracite Heritage Museum (McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, www.phmc.state.pa.ust) Open year round, Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., noon-5 p.m.



Scranton Iron Furnaces (159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, www.anthracitemuseum.org)


For guided tours, call Anthracite Heritage Museum at 570.963.4804 for schedule/fees.



St. Ann‚??s National Basilica Shrine and Monastery (Scranton: 570.347.5691) Group tours available by appointment. Open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily.



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


‚?Ę Ongoing: Interpretive programs, visitor center, theater, a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children ages 6-12.


‚?Ę The ‚??Scranton Limited‚?Ě train ride: Wed.-Sun. 30 minute rides depart from Roundhouse boarding area Wed., 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. A historic steam locomotive operates Thurs.-Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. $3 per person, all ages 6+. Visit www.nps.gov/stea for train schedule or call 570.340.5200.



Susquehanna County Historical Society ( www.susqcolibrary.org or 570.278.1881)


‚?Ę Festive Book Sale and Christmas Boutique: Nov. 29, 4-8 p.m.; Nov. 30, 4-9 p.m.; Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Inn at Montrose, 26 S. Main St., Montrose.



Tripp House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton: 570.961.3317). The oldest structure in Lackawanna County. Tours are conducted by appointment.


LEARNING


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


Painting, drawing, creative arts/pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, mixed media:


‚?Ę Adults (Ages 13+): Mon.-Tues., noon-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 6-9 p.m. Student may choose length of time from 1-3 hrs. for evening class


‚?Ę Children (Ages 8-12): Weekdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.



Ballroom Dancing taught by certified members of Dance Educators of America. Available for private groups, clubs, organizations, senior centers, more. Call 570.785.9459.



Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Call Rick Evans at 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea at 570.823.5957.



Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com)


‚?Ę Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat., 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper mache, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176.



Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@yahoo.com or visit www.artistvs.com.



Endless Mountains Nature Center


‚?Ę Bird Feeding Basics: Dec. 8, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Nature Center Lodge inside Camp Lackawanna, 1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock. Info: 570.836.3835.



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


‚?Ę ‚??Everybody‚??s Art‚?Ě New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Pre-registration required.


‚?Ę Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register.


‚?Ę Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Pre-registration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail education@everhart-museum.org.


‚?Ę Creating Gift Cards with Flair!: Dec. 1, 5, 10 a.m.-noon. Registration deadline Nov. 26.


‚?Ę Museum Adventure Week: Dec. 26-28, 9 a.m.-noon for ages 5-11, 1-4 p.m. for ages 12-16. $25, museum members; $30, non-members. Registration deadline Dec. 17.



GreenBeing (334 Adams Ave., Scranton, info@shopgreenbeing.com)


‚?Ę Not Your Granny‚??s Sewing: one-on-one lessons: $40/lesson, $140/4 sessions, 2-3 hour sessions. Tailored to individual needs.



Guitar & Bass Lessons available from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16 per hour. All ages, all styles of music, all levels. Call 570.788.4797 for info.



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


‚?Ę Instrumental Music Instruction


‚?Ę Private Ballroom Lessons


‚?Ę Private Vocal Instruction: Tues. evenings.


‚?Ę Private Guitar Instruction: Classical, acoustic, electric for all ages.




Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule.



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



Moscow Clayworks (moscowclayworks.com)


‚?Ę Focus on hand-building techniques: Adults, Tues., 6-8 p.m.; kids, Thurs., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required.


‚?Ę Potters Wheel for Beginners: Mon., Wed., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required.



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


‚?Ę 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)


‚?Ę Kid‚??s Art Class: Ages 11-16, Sat., 3-5 p.m.; Ages 5-10, Sun., 3-5 p.m. $100 for four weeks or $30 per class. All supplies included.


‚?Ę Adult Acrylic Painting Class: Mon., Nov. 5-26, 5-6:30 p.m. $100, all supplies included.



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. Variety of topics, monthly contest, guest speakers. Membership open.



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


‚?Ę Ballet and jazz classes: Tues., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up. $10, first class; $5, second class.


‚?Ę Dimensions in Dance w/ Lee LaChette: Jazz, tap, ballet for adults & kids. $10/hour, $5/second class. E-mail or call 991.1817.


‚?Ę Tap classes: Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 10 and up. $10, first class; $5, second class.


‚?Ę Tap / jazz / ballet: Tues., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $10, first class; $5, second class.


‚?Ę Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call 991.1817.


‚?Ę Vocal Coaching w/ Nicole Rasmus: $15/half hour


‚?Ę Stage Combat Lessons w/ Paul J. Gallo: 12 weeks, date/time TBA. 1.5 hours, prepare for intense physical activity, dress appropriately. $20/week or $200 up front.



Piano and Flute Lessons (Anne, 570.881.2433)


‚?Ę 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)


‚?Ę Intermediate watercolor: Wed., Nov. 7-28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.


‚?Ę Oil painting: Dec.6, 13, 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $54, member; $62, non-Member; $50 senior member; $55, senior non-member.


‚?Ę Acrylic painting: Dec. 3, 10, 17, 9:30 a.m.-12:30pm. $85, member; $95, non-member; $65, senior member; $70, senior non-member.


‚?Ę Decorative Christmas Wreath Making: Dec. 1, 1-4 p.m. $25, member; $30, non-member; $15, senior member; $20, senior non-member. $15 materials fee.


‚?Ę Create Unique Watercolor Greeting Cards: Dec. 2, 1-4 p.m. $25, member; $30, non-member; $15, senior member; $20 senior non-member.


‚?Ę Drawing: Dec. 5, 12, 19, 6-9 p.m. $54, member; $62, non-member; $50, senior member; $55, senior non-member.


Children‚??s Workshops, ages 6-11 years


‚?Ę Christmas Ornament Workshop: Dec. 8, 1-4 p.m. $25, member; $30, non-member. $10 materials fee.


‚?Ę Parent/Child Workshop ‚?? Mason Jar Gifts: Dec. 9, 1-4 p.m. $25, member; $30, non-member. $20 materials fee.



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.



Something Special: (23 West Walnut Street Kingston, 570.540.6376, angietheartist@aol.com, www.angelademuroart.com)


‚?Ę MANGA Art Class: (Japanese Cartooning) Wed., 4-5 p.m. Learn the art of Japanese cartooning. 4-week session, supplies included: $60 per child. Call or e-mail to register.



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


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



Volunteers needed for ‚??Operation Friendship‚?Ě: Program organized by Serving Seniors (Scranton Life Building, 538 Spruce St., Suite 408, Scranton). ‚??Operation Friendship‚?Ě works to bring holiday cheer and greetings to residents of nursing and assisted living or personal care homes. Individuals and groups needed to write and send personalized Christmas cards. Info: 570.344.3931.



Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, 570.586.8191, www.waverlycomm.org)


‚?Ę Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed., 7:15 p.m., Comm auditorium. Basic & advanced ballroom, swing. $15/person. For info, call Vince Brust at 489.3111.



Wyoming Valley Art League


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


SOCIAL GROUPS


AA Intergroup NEPA If you want to drink, that‚??s your business. If you want to quit, we have an answer. Info: aaintergroupnepa.org, 570.654.0488



Alcohol Anonymous: Mon./Fri 7 p.m. (373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre), Tue. 7 p.m. (25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre), Wed. 10:15 a.m. (301 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville), 7 p.m. (1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), 8 p.m. (562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston), Thurs. 10 a.m. (75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke), 7:30 p.m. (301 Lake St., Dallas), Fri. 7:30 p.m. (Triangle 24 Hour Club, Dallas), Sat. 7:30 p.m. (1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort), Sun. 7 p.m. (128 W. Washington St., Nanticoke). Call 570.288.9892 for info.



Beehive Area Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.866.935.4762.



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.



Building Industry Association of NEPA (570.287.3331)


‚?Ę Sponsorship: Become host of a monthly General Membership Meeting. Call or e-mail danielle@bianepa.com for details.


‚?Ę Accepting entries for Outdoor Theme Project from builders, trade schools, Vo-Techs, Job Corps. For info, call 570.287.3331.



Candy‚??s Place (190 Welles Street #120,Forty Fort, 570.714.8800)


‚?Ę Candy‚??s Place Holiday Gala: Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m., The Woodlands (Rt. 315, Plains). $30; free for patients. RSVP: 570.714.8800.



Holistic Moms Network (wyomingvalleypa.holisticmoms.org, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, 570.466.1347)


‚?Ę ‚??Gifts that can be Made by Kids:‚?Ě Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston.



Living with
Grief: free six-week bereavement support group (2-3:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m., Spiritual Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.808.5539)



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. There are no fees or dues. Newcomers always welcome.



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


‚?Ę Support Group Meetings: third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m.



Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. No fee, newcomers welcome. 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). Call 570.822.7118 ext. 307 for info.



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



Wyoming Valley Home School Network A support group for home school or cyber school parents throughout NEPA providing monthly meetings, field trips, park days, more. Visit wvhsnetwork.webs.com or contact Julie Lemardy at jmlemardy@gmail.com for info.


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- compiled by Sara Pokorny, Weekender Staff Writer. Send your listings to weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18703, or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline is Mondays at 2 p.m. Expanded listings at theweekender.com.

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