Calendar of Events: September 2017

“Dunmore Shoots vs. Dunmore Ladders”

The Dunmore Fire Department is challenging the Dunmore Police Department to a charity Softball Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 4:30 p.m. at Sherwood Park. Entitled the first annual Hot Shots Tournament, “Dunmore Shoots vs. Dunmore Ladders,”the two dunmoredepartments are going to raise money for charities by selling T-Shirts, basket raffles,50/50 drawings and pass the cap. All proceeds will be donated to Dunmore youth organizations.

Sponsors from local businesses and residents are being sought for baskets and donations. For any additional questions or information, call 570-840-1896.

Grief Workshop

We recognize that learning how to live without your loved one is difficult. How do you cope? Will you ever feel normal again?

vnaVNA Hospice, located at 301 Delaware Avenue in Olyphant, is holding workshops in September and October to help those who are grieving. The classes will answer all of your questions and offer ways to help you continue your life productively, even when it’s a “tough day.”

Feel free to bring family and friends. If you have any questions or if you would like to confirm your attendance, please call (570)383-5180.

DHS Class Reunion

Dunmore High School, Class of 1957, will celebrate a 60th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 9 p.m. at La Buona Vita, Reilly Street, Dunmore.

knightsKnights of Columbus Meeting

Knights of Columbus, Dunmore Council 3635, will hold their next regular meeting on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m,. at St. Rocco’s Church Hall, 122 Kurtz St, Dunmore. All members are encouraged to attend. The agenda includes the annual Halloween party for children and  football sweeps tickets.

 

Medicare Outreach Program

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, (D) Lackawanna, has announced a new Medicare outreach program will be available every third Monday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at his district office, located at 1414 Monroe Avenue in Dunmore.

Haggerty said an APPRISE representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging will help constituents with questions about Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap plans, Medicare drug plans, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage and various low-income assistance programs, such as the Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help.

The Lackawanna County representative is asking constituents to please call his office to make an appointment at 570-342-2710. The local APPRISE program is sponsored by the Voluntary Action Center and is funded by the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging.

laohLadies Ancient Order of Hibernians Casino Trip:

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will hold a bus trip to the Sands Casino & Outlets in Bethlehem on Saturday, Sept 30.  The bus will depart from St. Patrick’s Church, Jackson Street, West Scranton, at 10 a.m. and returns for home at 5 p.m.  The cost of the trip is $25 with a $20 slot rebate and $5 food voucher.  There are outlet shops to explore as well as the city of Bethlehem.  All proceeds benefit St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen and various local charities.  Contact Maureen at 570-558-5263 or Michele at 570-343-7009.  Payment is due by Sept. 10.  Make checks payable to LAOH-DIV. 5 and mail to Michele McDade, 102 Ridgeview Drive, Scranton, 18504.

Cancer Survivors Day

Steven J. Scheinman, M.D., has been named chair for the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 25th Annual Cancer Survivors Day- Honoring, Remembering, Sharing. Cancer Survivors Day is a dual-location event set for Saturday, Sept. 23, at McDade Park in Scranton and Saturday, Sept. 30 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre from 10am – noon and is free of charge although pre-registration is encouraged.

cancerThe events feature the Circle of Survivors, an activity during which every person in attendance has the opportunity to say a few words about their experience with cancer. Conversation and light refreshments provide an additional opportunity for connection and support. Cancer survivors, their families and friends, as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend.

For more information, go to www.cancernepa.org or call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at (570) 941-7984.

SS. Cyril and Methodius Rummage Sale

The seventh Annual Fund Raiser Rummage Sale for SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will be held on Sept. 22, 23, and 24 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m and Sunday until 2 p.m.  Free parking is available across from the school and the Parish Parking lot at 207 River St., Olyphant.

For more info. call 570-489-2271 or 646-241-9443. A raffle will be held on Sunday, Sept. 24, with items donated from local merchants, businesses and new items.  Food will be served starting at 8:30 in the morning.

Property Tax Meeting

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, will host a property tax elimination Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7 at his Olyphant Satellite Office, 530 E. Park St. Haggerty explained that since an Aug. 2 meeting in Scranton, his office has received daily phone calls from property owners who weren’t able to attend that meeting but want more information. For more information about the free Town Hall meeting, contact Haggerty’s office at (570) 342-2710.

marywoodPacers Club’s Surf & Turf Dinner

Marywood University’s athletics club, the Pacers Club, will host a Surf and Turf Dinner on Monday, Sept. 25, from 6-9 p.m., at Morganz Pub and Eatery, 315 Green Ridge St., Scranton, Pa. The cost of the dinner is $85. Proceeds from the event will assist with the cost of student-athletes’ equipment and their events and programs.

The Pacers Club Surf and Turf Dinner will also serve as an opportunity to welcome Marywood University’s newest executive officers, Susan Turell, Ph.D., provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, and Tammy McHale, vice president of business affairs and treasurer.

For additional information, please contact Eric Grundman, assistant director of athletics and recreation and head men’s and women’s golf coach, at grundman@marywood.edu, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2516.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” at Marywood University

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will present its fall production of A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams’ classic American Drama, on Friday, Oct. 6, and Saturday, Oct.7. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m., each day in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. Admission is $10 for adults; $8 for seniors; and $5 for students.

This year is the 70th anniversary of Tennessee Williams’ classic, A Streetcar Named Desire. The play will be performed by a talented ensemble of Marywood students and members of the community. The American Drama tells the story of the tragic heroine Blanche Dubois, who is searching for kindness and beauty in post-World War II New Orleans, colliding with Stanley Kowalski, her ruthless, brutish brother-in-law, while her reality crumbles around her.

For additional information about Marywood University’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire, or to reserve tickets in advance, please visit www.marywood.edu/tickets, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 6097.

remembrance walkCommunity Arts Show

Dunmore Activity Hub’s Community Arts Show will be held on  Oct 6 and 7. Show and activities will take place at 1414 Monroe Ave # B, Scranton.  For further information call: (570) 207-2662.

Senior Fair Hosted by Rep. Haggerty

State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, will host a Senior Fair on Friday, Oct. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Dunmore High School, 300 W. Warren St.

The event will feature nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies and others offering information and services geared toward older adults. Vendors and senior service providers interested in participating in the expo may contact Haggerty’s office at (570) 342-2710.

The 112th District includes Archbald/Eynon, Blakely/Peckville, Dunmore, Jessup, Olyphant, Throop and Scranton.

Strength Training and Nutrition Classes

Penn State Extension, in collaboration with The University of Scranton, will be offering strength training and nutrition classes to help men and women improve their muscle strength and bone density. The “Growing Stronger” 12-week strength training program is designed for adults 40 and older. Two classes are being offered.  One is on Monday and Wednesday mornings from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at West Side Active Older Adult Community Center, 1004 Jackson St., Scranton, beginning Sept. 6.  The other one is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1 pm to          2 p.m. at Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road, South Abington Township, beginning Sept. 7. The cost is $115.  

For questions or to register, please call Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842 or go online.  Space is limited and registrations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

LRCA_LogoA orgLackawanna River Conservation Association’s 30th anniversary

The 30th Anniversary celebration of the Lackawanna River Conservation Association will include over 30 events and activities conducted during September and October at various locations throughout the Lackawanna Watershed. There will be large public events and smaller educational activities with schools, senior centers and community groups and LRCA members.     

The Anniversary celebration series will include a major kickoff event, a free cocktail party from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, Sept. 7 at the Carbondale Grand Hotel.

The Celebration will conclude with a Community Recognition Awards Dinner and Gala to be held in the Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple  The Dinner /Gala will begin with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday evening, Oct. 5. That is the anniversary of the actual date in 1987 when the LRCA filed its articles of incorporation.  In mid-September, the LRCA will announce the names of several individuals and organizations that will be recognized with awards at the dinner.

American Sign Language Classes

The Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children is offering various levels of classes for those wishing to learn or continue learning American Sign Language.

Level I, II and III classes are offered on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., from September 20 to October 25. Cost is $65.00 per person.

If interested in registering, go online or contact Hannah Thebarge by phone at (570)585-1000 or by email at hthebarge@thescrantonschool.org.

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Calendar of Events: June 2017

flagsFlag Day Ceremony

On Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m., a Flag Day ceremony will be held at Sherwood Park in Dunmore. The service will be presented by members of the Boy Scout Troop 66, sponsored by the Dunmore Presbyterian Church, and the Sherwood Youth Association. The public is invited to attend.

Scranton Shakespeare Festival Tony Awards Party

Members of the Scranton Shakespeare Festival Tony Party planning committee finalized plans for the second annual celebration to be held on Sunday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. at the SSF Tony Awards PartyScranton Club.

Guests are welcome to walk the red carpet during “A Night at the Tonys.” Cost is $35 for guests and $50 for patrons who will be recognized during the event. Price includes live entertainment, light fare and cocktails. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting scrantonshakes.com. For more details, visit the website or Scranton Shakespeare Festival on Facebook.

SS. Anthony and Rocco’s Annual Italian Festival

SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 11, 12, and 13, 2017 at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., 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:
Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect;
Saturday: The Jeffrey James Band;
Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at 12 Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

bucksDunmore High School Class Reunion

The Dunmore High School Class of 1962 is planning its 55th reunion on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Arcaro & Genell Restaurant in Old Forge. If interested, contact Cathy Ross Desmarais at (570)347-1246.

 

Dunmore Summer Farmers Market

Plenty of arts, crafts, fruits and veggies will soon be available at the Dunmore Farmers Market. The market will open for the season at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24th, and will run through Labor Day, September 2. Vendors will be set up in the empty lot along the 200 block of East Drinker Street in the Dunmore Corners..

Fruits and Vegetables (1)Borough Councilman Thomas Hallinan and Dunmore Historical Society President Karl Wegford first organized the market last June. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in the borough.

Diocese of Scranton Movie Night

The Diocese of Scranton is hosting an outdoor family movie night experience for all to enjoy this summer while raising funds for the Diocesan Catholic School System. Disney-Pixar’s new film, “CARS 3”, will be presented by the Diocese at the Circle Drive-In, Dickson City on Wednesday, June 21, with gates opening at 7 p.m. and showtime at 8:45 p.m. (or dusk). This second annual Catholic Schools Movie Night is open to the public. The cost is $10 per car. Each child will receive a free popcorn. The event is rain or shine, unless there is thunder or lightning. All proceeds benefit the Diocese of Scranton Tuition Assistance Program. For more information call John Farkas at 570-702-5523.

Marywood University Hosts “Camp Crescendo”

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will host Camp Crescendo, a two-week dynamic musical experience for instrumental and vocal students in grades 7-12. One- and two-week options are available. Day or overnight options for Camp Crescendo are available during week one only, which features band, orchestra, and choir and will run from July 2-8, 2017.  Week two, which features jazz and improvisation, will run as a day-only option from July 24-28, 2017.

To register or for additional information about Marywood University’s Camp Crescendo, please go online, email campcrescendo@marywood.edu or call (570) 348-6268.

0_0_0_0_250_127_csupload_69747526_large“Forbidden Broadway”

Phoenix Theatrics will present “Forbidden Broadway,” a music revue mocking popular shows such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked,” “Les Miserables,” Spamalot,” “Rent” and “A Chorus Line” and featuring a 22-person cast on Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 25, at 2 and 7 p.m. at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main Street, Duryea. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door, by calling (570) 457-3589, or prepaid premium seats are available at: www.phoenixpac.vpweb.com.

Volunteer Fire Company Picnic

Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual picnic on June 21, 22, 23 and 24 at the picnic grounds located off Route 435 in Elmhurst. Grounds will open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m., and Saturday at 5 p.m. Homemade food will be available. Featured on June 21 will be a car show with DJ Paul; June 22, parade at 6d6b949456d6763fc98013ebb9562b6c7 p.m. and music by Take 3; June 23, music by Hell Yo, and June 24, music by Old Friends. Proceeds will help fund fire/rescue services.

Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Griffin Pond

The sixth annual Griffin Pond Animal Shelter  Motorcycle Ride fundraiser, in conjunction with the Dickson City Train Station and Legends Saloon, will be held on  Sunday, June 11, at Legends Saloon, 750 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City.  All money raised will be used exclusively to fund the Griffin Pond Shelter Veterinarian  Care  account for sick and injured animals at the shelter.

The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 967 Griffin Pond Rd, South Abington Township, PA 18411 is not funded by any state or federal funds. Donations will be accepted at Legends Saloon for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

All licensed  motorcycle riders are invited. Registration is $20 per motorcycle rider and $15 per  motorcycle  passenger. Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m..  with the motorcucles departing promptly at 11 a.m. from Legends Saloon.  The  escorted motorcycle ride will proceed to Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Rte 171, Uniondale, PA.

Motorcycle Riders are asked to return back  to Legends Saloon, Dickson City no later than 3:00 p.m. for food and music.  The public is invited to attend.

GRACELow Cost Vaccination Clinic

In Pursuit of Grace, Dunmore,  is partnering with Bunker Hill Vet Hospital for its annual Low Cost Vaccination Clinic on Saturday June 10, from 9am to 11 a.m. at 1702 Cedar Ave., Scranton. Vaccination costs are $6 for rabies; $14 for distemper, and nail clippings, $5. Flea and tick medication will be available for purchase. All dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier. All cats must be in a carrier; one cat per carrier. No appointment is necessary.

Blind Association to Host “Swing for Sight” Golf Tournament

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Lackawanna Blind Association will host its 31st annual William J. Jordan, M.D., Memorial Swing for Sight Golf Tournament on Monday, June 19, at Glen Oak Country Club, Clarks Summit. Proceeds benefit Associations program.

For more information and reservations please call, 570-342-7613.

Planning committee members include, seated from left: Mary Lou Wascavich, Executive Director, and Noreen Burke, board member. Standing, same order, are board members, Fred Hickman, Jerry Musheno, Ron Leas, and Karl Pfeiffenberger.

Calendar of Events: April 2017

Anxiety Screenings at Marywood:

marywoodMarywood University’s Psychological Services Center will offer free, confidential anxiety screenings on Thursday, April 6, from 9 a.m. –7 p.m., in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, on the University’s campus. The free screenings are open to the public and to all ages.

The anxiety screenings at Marywood University will include an educational presentation and written self-test, a private meeting with a mental health professions, and, if appropriate, a referral. For additional information, please visit www.marywood.edu/psc/annual-screening-days.html, or call the Psychological Services Center at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6269.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day:

YMCAThe Greater Scranton & Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs are holding free community events at each of their facilities on Saturday, April 29, to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 26th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, celebrated at over 1,300 Ys across the country by over 1.2 million participants, works to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they continue all summer long, which is a critical time for kids’ health.

LRCA RiverFest:

The LRCA’s “Regional Rite of Spring” RiverFest, Saturday May 13, will celebrate its 30 year anniversary with a Canoe-A-Thon, Regatta and Duck-A-Thon. There will also be two instructional Kayak Excursions in the afternoon.

Music, refreshments, craft vendors, environmental & educational displays, kids activities, demonstrations and much more will be ongoing throughout the afternoon. For information or registration, call (570) 347-6311 or email lrca@lrca.org.

MFA Open House:

Marywood University’s master of fine arts program for designers and illustrators, “Get Your Master’s with the Masters,” will hold an open house on Friday, April 21,, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Shields Center for Visual Arts, Room 136. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, take a tour of the facility, and attend talks given by industry leaders.

The “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” MFA program at Marywood University is a low-residency program designed specifically for working professionals: art directors, graphic designers, illustrators, educators, and other artists who have to budget their time and resources carefully, while continuing their full-time occupations.

For additional information, please contact Steven Brower, assistant professor in the department of visual arts at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2569, or visit www.marywood.edu/mfa/academic-programs/mfa-visual-arts.html.

Meatless Dinner

a31d5c5426359e355b9a01eec4aa5d02_satan-advent-wreath-clipart-fourth-weel_2550-2858The sixth annual Meatless Meal for Lent sponsored by SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will be held on  Friday, April 7, from 5 to 7 p.m.At the Regal Room, (Ballroom/side entrance) 216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Tickets are $13 per dinner for sitdown or take-out. Menu is baked haddock, potato, vegetable, cole slaw, roll and dessert. Call (570) 383-9587 for reservations. A limited amount of dinners will be available at the door for $15.

 

Ballet Theatre Presents: Dracula

The Ballet Theatre of Scranton present International Choreographer Arkadiy Orohovsky’s haunting love story, Dracula, on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 pm at the Theater at North.   Under Artistic Director Joanne Arduino of Dunmore, Ballet Theatre’s Senior Company will move your heart and capture your soul as they relay the true and tragic tale based on the Bram Stoker novel.  

For tickets go to www.tututix.com or for information call (570) 347-2867.  

Irish Cultural Exhibit

resizeLackawanna County Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni and Laureen A. Cummings are sponsoring a unique exhibit and panel honoring Irish Culture. The Face of Irish Music: Photographs by Robin Hiteshew opens on First Friday, April 7, at the Lackawanna County Government Center at The Globe, Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, from 5 – 8 p.m.  Mr. Hiteshew will be in attendance along with the Sligo-style music of renowned fiddle player Brian Conway, who is featured in one of the portraits.      

On Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. – noon at the Government Center a panel on Dancing in the Kitchen: The Role of Music in Irish and Irish American Culture will examine how traditional Irish music has shaped the identity and culture in Ireland and the United States. Distinguished panelists include: photographer Robin Hiteshew, musician Brian Conway, poet John E. McGuigan, and cultural anthropologist Dori Panzer.

Both events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director of Arts and Culture, at 570.963.6590,    ext. 102, or email arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org.

Community Concerts Presents: Postmodern Jukebox

Back by popular demand and following an extensive world tour, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will return to the Community Concerts’ stage on Saturday, May 13, at 8 p.m.

logoThe electrifying live show will be presented The Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College after having previously performed at the Theater in 2015. For the uninitiated, Postmodern Jukebox is a genre-busting, rotating collective of performers who have built a massive following by reimagining modern pop hits with a vintage twist. Postmodern Jukebox crosses musical boundaries and generations with their distinct take on songs originated by artists ranging from Lady Gaga and The Strokes to Katy Perry and the White Stripes.

Tickets are $40 and $45 and can be purchased online at www.ticketfly.com, by phone at (570) 955-1455, or through the Box Office, located at Lackawanna College in Angeli Hall, 501 Vine Street, Scranton, Pa., 18509.