Scranton Shakespeare Festival Takes on “How to Succeed”

How to Succeed 2 colThis past month, performers with the Scranton Shakespeare Festival presented the first show of it’s seventh season: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

Directed by Bobby Temple, the musical was performed at The Marketplace at Steamtown Mall, continuing the festival’s exploration of location-specific theatre, a nod to last year’s “Damn Yankees” at PNC Field.

Cast members from are shown during a performance at the Steamtown Mall. The popular musical will presented one final time on at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 28.

Tickets are free to the public but seating is limited. For information on how to reserve tickets, visit www.scrantonshakes.com.

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Calendar of Events: July 2018

SYADunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park

The 6th annual Dunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park will soon be upon us. This year’s festivities will take place from 5 to 11 p.m. on August 16, 17 and 18.

There will be live entertainment each night and lots and lots of food. Selections will include everything from pizza fritta to pasta fagiole.

This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Sherwood Youth Association.

Scranton Shakespeare Festival

The Scranton Shakespeare Festival  is presenting its seventh season — an ambitious program featuring two Shakespeare comedies, two musicals, a new devised work, and its annual Youth Theatre Lab piece.

shakesAudiences will have the opportunity to catch all the shows in repertory during the festival’s signature last weekend, July 27 – 29.

Randolph Curtis Rand returns to the festival to direct an abridged, four-person version of Shakespeare’s “Tempest,” double-billed with Brenna Geffers’ devised work “Sycorax,” specially commissioned by the festival and inspired by a character briefly mentioned in “Tempest.” “Tempest/Sycorax” will go on July 6 through July 8, and July 28 at Scranton Prep.

“As You Like It,” directed by festival newcomer Emma Rosa Went, will go up the following weekend, July 13 through July 15, as well as July 29, at Scranton Prep.

The festival’s second musical, “Footloose,” directed by Artistic Director Michael Bradshaw Flynn, will perform July 19 through July 22, and July 29, at Scranton Prep.

The Youth Theatre Lab is set to perform its original adaptation of “Hansel & Gretel” July 7, 14 and 21, at Scranton Prep.

Under the direction of Bobby Temple, SSF will also present “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” on July 27 at The Marketplace at Steamtown.

S.S. Anthony and Rocco Italian Festival

Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 10, 11, and 12, at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds in Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday following the noon mass and procession. Live entertainment will include:

Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect

Saturday: Holy Cross High School Cheerleaders, Prima Elite Academy of Dance and Popstar Drive

Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

St. Eulalia’s Summer Picnic

St. Eulalia’s Summer Picnic will be held Friday through Sunday, July 19, 20, and 21, with picnic grounds opening at 6 p.m. on July 19 and 20 and 5 p.m. on July 21. Parking is free.

125252h_8th annual 5k logoFeatured will be a bake sale, homemade foods, tricky trays, Grandma’s Attic, games, 50-50 Summer Cash tickets, and nightly musical entertainment. For more information, please call (570)842-7656.

On Saturday, July 21, join the eighth annual 5K Run/Walk. If Interested in registering or sponsorship, contact info www.steulalia5k.comor call Ryan at (570)499-3782.

Music on the Lawn

Lake Winola United Methodist Church will host its 10th annual Music on the Lawn and Craft Fair / Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 10 p.m.. This event will have craft and yard sale vendors throughout the afternoon along with four live Christian musical groups starting at 2 p.m. There will be a chicken BBQ and campfire in the evening, featuring a Christian video over the campfire while roasting marshmallows. To buy tickets for the Chicken BBQ or to be a vendor, call Mark at 570-351-7365. See Web Page: http://www.lwumcmusiconthelawn.wix.com/lwumcmusiconthelawn.

marywoodMarywood Open House

Marywood University will hold an undergraduate open house on Saturday, July 14, for high school students and their parents. The program will begin with registration at 9 a.m., in the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center on the University’s campus.

The event will include an informative tour of the campus, as well as the opportunity to meet with current Marywood students, faculty, and coaches. Information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors will also be available.

For additional information, call Marywood University’s undergraduate admissions office, at (570) 348-6234, or visit www.marywood.edu/admissions/.

Camp Archbald Fundraiser

Save the date! On Aug. 11, at 9 a.m. Kayak for a Camp,will help raise money for Camp Archbald at West Falls boat launch. Call 570-388-6107 to register.

Scranton Jazz Festival

Former New York Yankee great Bernie Williams with The Bernie Williams Collective, along with NEA jazz master Delfeayo Marsalis of the legendary Marsalis family, and the multi-Grammy nominated band Special EFX will headline the 14th annual Scranton Jazz Festival on August 3, 4, and 5 at the Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and numerous downtown Scranton venues.

jazzFriday, Aug. 3, kicks off this year’s festival with Special EFX, a multi-Grammy nominated band, featuring some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz.

On Saturday Aug. 4, four-time World Series MLB Champion Bernie Williams of the New York Yankee’s will take the stage with The Bernie Williams Collective. 

Sunday Aug. 5, will feature New Orleans born jazz trombone master Delfeayo Marsalis performing with the Scranton Jazz Festival Big Band. 

Tickets range from $20 to $40 and are on sale online. For tickets, sponsorships, and more information visit www.scrantonjazzfestival.org

Tickets may also be purchased at all Gallery of Sound locations or through our box office by calling (570)575-5282

Hearing Aid Drive

Marywood University’s Audiology Clinic is accepting used hearing aids at its clinic for those in need. Donations can be dropped off at the Audiology Clinic, in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, on the University’s campus. Marywood University’s Audiology Clinic will partner with Hearing Aid Charities of America to ship used hearing aid donations at no cost.

All donations are tax deductible through Hearing Aid Charities of America (HACA), and a letter of acknowledgement from HACA will be sent upon receipt. HACA will begin the process of recycling and remanufacturing hearing aids for those in need.

For information about making a used hearing aid donation at Marywood University’s Audiology Clinic, call (570) 348-6299.

 

 

protect and defend 5kProtect & Defend Event

Lackawanna College Police Academy will hold the Protect and Defend 5K Run/Walk in memory of the late Scranton Ptlm. John J. Wilding on Sunday, July 22. The race will begin and end at Courthouse Square, Scranton, with proceeds benefiting the Ptlm. John J Wilding Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Pre-registration costs $25 and day-of registration will cost $30. Participants can pre-register online for the event at runsignup.com/protectdefend5k. Registration will be at 8 a.m. on July 22, and the race will begin at 9:30 a.m.

There will also be a Children’s Fun Run for children under age 12, led by Officer Wilding’s nine-year-old daughter Lola. Additionally, a Pre-Race Day Happy Hour at Backyard Alehouse will be held on Friday, July 20, from 5–7 p.m. Admission for the event is $20, which includes a limited open bar and food.

 

SS. Cyril & Methodius Rummage Sale

The eighth annual rummage sale will be held in the grade school gym of  SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, 133 River St., Olyphant, on Sept. 21, 22 and 23. Friday and Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, contact Lauren Telep at (470) 383-0319 or (646 )241-9443 or Very Rev. Father Nestor Iwasis at (570) 489-2271.

Summer Concerts at Marywood

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department announces summer concerts and performances at the Calabro Delfino Amphitheatre at the Learning Commons. All performances are free and open to the public.

masksOn Sunday, Aug. 12, . at 6:30 p.m., vocalist Nicole Rasmus, accompanied by Marty Ort on piano, will perform a concert featuring a wide range of genres including: standards, jazz, Motown, Broadway, and country music.  In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center.

Vocalist Chris DiMattio, along with Bill Weber, retired music faculty member at Marywood University, will salute Sinatra on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 6:30 p.m. DiMattio and Weber return to the stage with a jazz band to recreate their signature performance of A Tribute to Frank Sinatra. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held on the main stage of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts.

A solo guitar performance will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. Mike Mizwinski, “MiZ,” is a soulful, Rock-Americana artist from Northeast Pennsylvania, who is a well-rounded master of both acoustic and electric guitar. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will be held in the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center.

For additional information about the free summer concerts at Marywood University, visit www.marywood.edu/mtd/index.html or call (570) 348-6268.

Calendar of Events: June 2018

shutterstock_175824983Cooking Classes

Learn to make impressive meals for your friends and family with adult cooking classes offered at Lackawanna College through the Lackawanna College White Apron Academy. Lackawanna’s professional chef instructors will walk learners of all skill levels through the cooking process in a fun, relaxed environment. Along with learning how to cook a meal from scratch, chef instructors will provide trade secrets to food and wine pairing. All classes are BYOB and wine pairing suggestions will be offered for each class.

Adult cooking classes are non-credit and open to the community. Classes will be held at the Lackawanna College Healey Hall kitchen lab, 415 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Attendees will be standing, cooking, and working for most of the class and must wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back.

For more information or to register for adult or kids summer camp classes, contact Susan C. Markovich, Special Programs Coordinator, Kiesendahl School of Hospitality and Tourism at markovichs@lackawanna.edu or (570) 955-1488 or visit our website.

imagesIce Cream Social

Dunmore Presbyterian Church will hold an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for ice cream, homemade desserts, and beverage. Tickets are available at the door or by calling (570) 343-6807.

 

S.S. Anthony and Rocco Italian Festival

Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 10, 11, and 12, at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds featuring food, games and live entertainment.

The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday following the noon mass and procession. Live entertainment will include:

Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect.

Saturday: Holy Cross High School Cheerleaders, Prima Elite Academy of Dance and Popstar Drive.

Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Commissioners’ Bocce Tournament

The 27th annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Bocce Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at McDade Park.  The event will feature 24 teams with over 96 players in men’s, women’s and mixed teams categories. For information, contact John Rettura at (570) 961-2335 or the McDade Park Office at (570) 963-6764.

Leadership Celebration

leadership lackawannaCelebration of Leadership, Leadership Lackawanna’s signature event, will be held on Thursday, June 14, at the Hilton Scranton, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Celebration of Leadership will honor its 35 year history of visionary leadership success in northeastern Pennsylvania.  It also highlights achievements from the past year and honors the participants in the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2018, as well as participants in the Leadership Lackawanna Executive Program and Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.

In addition, state Sen. John Blake, Prudential and two other guests will be honored with awards.  The event includes business networking, raffles, a community service project showcase and the presentation of certificates to graduating participants.

Tickets are available at LeadershipLackawanna.com.

St. Eulalia’s Summer Picnic

St. Eulalia’s Summer Picnic will be held Friday through Sunday, July 19, 20, and 21, with picnic grounds opening at 6 p.m. on July 19 and 20 and 5 p.m. on July 21. Parking is free. Featured will be a bake sale, homemade foods, tricky trays, Grandma’s Attic, games, 50-50 Summer Cash tickets, and nightly musical entertainment.

The church is located along Blue Shutters Road in Roaring Brook Township. Phone is 570-842-7656.

On Saturday, July 21, join the eighth annual 5K Run/Walk. If Interested in registering or sponsorship, contact info, visit www.steulalia5k.com or call Ryan at 570-499-3782.

picnicFire Company Picnic

Elmhurst/Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company’s annual picnic will be held June 27-30 in Elmhurst Township. Events include: Wednesday, Cruise Night with 300 vehicles; Thursday, parade at 7 p.m. and band “Take 3”; Friday, Sperazza Band; Saturday: Old Friends. Picnic grounds open Wednesday and Saturday at 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m. Parking is free. Check the website at erbfire.org

Marywood Open House

Marywood University will hold an undergraduate open house on Saturday, July 14, for high school students and their parents. The program will begin with registration at 9 a.m., in the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center on the University’s campus. The event will include an informative tour of the campus, as well as the opportunity to meet with current Marywood students, faculty, and coaches. Information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors will also be available. For additional information, call Marywood University’s undergraduate admissions office, at (570) 348-6234, or visit www.marywood.edu/admissions/.

bernie's runBernie’s Run

AllOne Charities will once again present the 35th annual Bernie’s Memorial 3 Mile Walk/Run on July 4 to benefit the Greater Carbondale, Greater Pittston, Greater Scranton, Wayne County and Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs. Start time is 8:30 a.m. at River Street, Wilkes-Barre. To register, visit https://runsignup.com/berniesrun.

For information, email Lauranel Banks at lauranel.banks@wbymca.org. Bernie’s Run is held in memory of Bernie Hargadon, a past YMCA director, prime athlete and originator of this race who passed away from an unforeseen genetic heart condition. Bernie’s dream was to create an achievable race for everyone.

LCEEC Environmental Course

The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center is offering a three-credit Environmental Quality college course for students who have completed their sophomore year in high school. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 23 through 27 and July 30 through Aug. 3, at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center in Covington Township. The cost is $300, which includes textbooks and lab fees.

During this two-week course, students will assess the quality of our local environment to determine the extent and sources of pollution. Through lecture, laboratory activities, and hands-on experience students will review the biological, chemical, hydrological, and ecological aspects of ecosystems, and will explore the complexity of environmental problems. Successful completion of the course earns students three college credits, which can be applied towards a Lackawanna College degree or transferred to another institution.

For a registration form or more information, please contact Michelle Wheeler at (570) 842-1506.

 

Pittie Palooza Festival

pittieThe Pittie Palozza Festival will be held at Maiolatesi Winery in Scott Township on Saturday, June 9 from noon and 4 p.m.

This annual event is presented by PittieChicks.com and Treasure’s Hope, a 501c3 Animal Welfare Organization and volunteers, along with Maiolatesi Wine Cellars.

It is is NEPA’s only dog-friendly music and wine festival featuring Live Music by Blue London, over 37 wines by Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, rescues, animal welfare groups, vendors, artisans, food trucks and so much more. There will be many adoptable animals in attendance.

Each ticket entitles the bearer to a wine tasting, two glasses of wine, entry to the festival,and a souvenir wine glass for the first 100 people. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance online. Tickets will be $25 at the gate. Designated driver tickets are available at a reduced rate.

Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. No outside foods or coolers please. Rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Must be 21 to drink. Children are not recommended to attend.

Camp Archbald Registration

Attention all girls ages 7 – 17! Resident camp registration is now open for Camp Archbald. Camp is scheduled for July 15 -19in Kingsley. Visit our website to sign up.

Questions about camp or want to volunteer? E-mail residentcampforsoca@gmail.comDeadline is June 15. Financial aid available.

Actors Circle to Present “The Man Who Came to Dinner”

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Actors Circle presents “The Man Who Came to Dinner” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday June 7, 8, 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. directed by Bob Spalletta with Katie VonBergen is stage manager, at Providence Playhouse.

Tickets are $12 general, $10 senior, and $8 student. For reservations call 570-342-9707, or email to tickets@actorscircle.com.  Visit Actors Circle’s Facebook page, or website.  All reservations are held 10 minutes to show time.

Cast members are, seated: Bruce Jordan.

Standing from left: Lisa Marie Chokola, Christopher Alu, Amanda Van Buskirk, Cathy Rist Strauch, Lorrie Loughney, Ashley A. Michaels, Kaylah Hodgins, Jane Foy, Dominick Azzarelli, Jeff Ginsberg, Darla Germeroth and Justin O’Hearn.

Not pictured: Eric Lutz, David Hunisch, Linda C. Griffiths and Liz Stanton.