Bernie Williams to Headline Scranton’s Annual Jazz Festival

Bernie_Williams_1Former 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.

The annual event is set for August 3, 4,and 5, at the Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and numerous downtown Scranton venues.

Tickets range from $20 to $40 and are on sale at all Gallery of Sound locations, through the box office at (570) 575-5282, or online at www.scrantonjazzfestival.org

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Andrew Mazza Foundation Partners with Johnson College for “Diesel Jam”

diesel jamJohnson College and The Andrew Mazza Foundation are proud to announce the first Andrew Mazza Diesel Jam to be held at Johnson College on Sunday, June 10.

Diesel Jam will be a celebration of the diesel truck community, featuring a truck show, mobile dyno runs, vendors, food, and live entertainment. It will be an all-day (rain or shine) family friendly event. All trucks are invited to participate.

This event will support the Diesel Truck Technology Program at Johnson College and The Andrew Mazza Foundation. Diesel Truck Technology is a two-year program designed to prepare students as entry-level technicians with the latest information on diagnosis, repair procedures, preventative maintenance, and necessary safety applications in diesel technology. The program graduates more than 20 students each year who have an immediate impact on the diesel truck industry, especially in Northeast Pennsylvania.

mazzaThe Andrew Mazza Foundation, started in 2016, supports and enriches the community through Andrew’s passions and hobbies. Proceeds raised from Diesel Jam will go to enhance and expand the Diesel Truck Technology Program at Johnson, provide students with scholarships, and serve the community in which Andrew called home.

Early truck and mobile dyno registration can be completed through Johnson College’s Website at www.johnson.edu/DieselJam  until June 1. The fee to register a truck is a $25 donation. Registration will be limited on the day of the event and will increase to $30 per registration, an additional fee is required to register for the mobile dyno. More information is available by contacting Dawn Ziegler at (570) 313-0369, emailing Andrewmazzafoundation@gmail.comor on Facebook at Johnson College or The Andrew Mazza Foundation.

For more information on the Johnson College Diesel Truck Technology program, visit www.johnson.edu.

Calendar of Events: May 2018

Sherwood Carnival Poster 2018Sherwood Park Spring Carnival

The Sherwood Youth Association will be holding their annual spring carnival May 1 through 5 at Sherwood Park in Dunmore. There will rides, games, food and fun compliments of Midway by A.E.B Amusement.

The carnival will be a great gathering for the whole family.

Camp Archbald

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

Questions about camp or want to volunteer? Send an email to: residentcampforsoca@gmail.com. Deadline is June 15. Financial aid available.

Cinderella Ballet

cinderellaMarywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will present the ballet, Cinderella, on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., each day. The performance will also include jazz and modern numbers that are choreographed by dance faculty. The ballet and concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Linn McDonald, M.Ed., dance program director, performers of the Cinderella ballet and dance concert include dance minor students; members of Dance Elan, Marywood University’s dance company; as well as guest dancers from the community.

A special appearance is planned by several local high schools. Each high school will perform musical theatre numbers from their respective school musicals, which they presented this year.

For additional information about Marywood University’s Cinderalla ballet and dance concert, please contact Ms. McDonald, at mcdonald.linn@marywood.edu, or call the music, theatre, and dance department, at (570) 348-6268.

choralCatholic Choral Society Concerts

The annual spring concerts of the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton will be presented on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Scranton and on Sunday evening, May 20 at 7 p.m.. at St. Ignatius Church on Maple Street in Kingston.

On Friday evening, May 18, the Choral Society will host the Abington Heights Honor Chorus under the direction of Dana Cerminaro, with accompanist Stephen Murphy.  

On Sunday evening, May 20, the Choral Society will host the Hazleton Area High School Cougar Chorus directed by Kimberly Sharonoff, with accompanist Ethan Mariano.

The Catholic Choral Society, marking its 69th season, is composed of 50 members from both Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming  Counties.

Tickets are available from society members or by calling 570-587-2753; tickets are also available at the door: adults $10, seniors and students $8, children under 12 free.

blood-driveBlood Drive at St. Mary’s Villa

St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home is holding a blood drive on Thursday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nursing Home located at 516 St. Marys Villa Road in Elmhurst Township. Blood donors are asked to please contact Addie Rocco at 570-842-7621 ext 1125 to schedule an appointment.

Leadership Lackawanna

Applications are now being accepted for the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2018-2019. Considered northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier community leadership and professional development organization, this marks the core program’s 36th year.

Leadership Lackawanna fosters the development of community leaders by providing participants with leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of the issues and topics relevant to the greater Scranton region through monthly sessions. In addition to these sessions, class members participate in group projects to enhance their leadership skills and foster teamwork. Since inception, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated more than 2,000 community leaders and completed over 150 projects.  

The program is open to candidates who either live or work in Lackawanna County.  Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis to qualified candidates. To learn more about the program and enrollment, visit www.leadershiplackawanna.com.

fairNEPA Green Fair & 5K

Join the inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air on Saturday, May 5,  at Blakely Recreation Complex, Peckville, to promote environmental protection, public health, and sustainability in the region.

The Green Fair is a free, family-friendly event that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and will feature live music, local food, raffle baskets, exhibitors, eco-friendly vendors, workshops, art, and much more. Proceeds from the event will support Citizens for A Healthy Jessup and Friends of Lackawanna, two local groups working to protect the region’s health, environment, and well-being.

The 5K Run / Walk for Clean Air begins at 9 a.m. and will take participants along the scenic Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. If interested, either as an individual or part of a team, one can visit racemenu.com/nepa, or register the day of at 8am.

Motorcycle Safety Day

motorcycle safetyPennDOT in Dunmore, Electric City Harley-Davidson, Lackawanna Highway Safety, and Eileen Miller, Driver Safety Advocate, will sponsor a motorcyle safety day at the Electric City Harley-Davidson Scranton Carbondale Highway in Dickson City TODAY, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Safety information will be available.

Shown from left are: Michael Smith, Vehicle Sales Manager,  Electric City Harley-Davidson; Eileen Miller, Driver Safety Advocate, and Clayton Wintermute, Manager, Electric City Harley-Davidson.

Environmental Center Events:

LCLogoFUTURE1Events scheduled for May at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, include:

May 7, Early Explorers: Animal Mothers, 1 to 2:30 p.m., for  ages 3-6 and a guardian offering discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art, and outdoor explorations. In celebration of Mother’s Day, we will take a closer look at how animal mothers raise their young. Cost is $40 for a series of 6 classes or $8 for individual classes.

May 8,  LCEEC Beekeepers Club, 7 p.m., for all interested in learning to promote honey bee colony wellness, share best practices and experiences in beekeeping, and discuss the production of honey and other apiary products. All are welcome!

May 9, Family Birding 201!, 5:30 to 7 p.m., joining the crew from Pocono Avian Research Center on a family birding hike.  This introduction to birding will include how to use binoculars and field guides, common PA bird identification, and a walk in search of birds. Binoculars and field guides will be available to borrow for the program. Family friendly. $5 per person.

May 19,  Basic Chainsaw Skills for Homeowners, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., when Sandcut Outdoors will teach new chainsaw users the basics of using a chainsaw including operation, safety, and some basic first aid. This class will demonstrate how to read compression and tension in wood, as well as how to understand kickback and pinching and how these forces work on your chainsaw. Not suitable for children under 14.  $10 per person.

May 21, Early Explorers: For the Birds, 1 to 2:30 p.m., a unique program series for children ages 3-6 and a guardian that offers discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art, and outdoor explorations.  Learn about birds unique adaptations and go for a walk searching high and low for our fine-feathered friends. Cost is $40 for a series of 6 classes or $8 for individual classes.

May 23, Spring Mushroom Walk, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore in search of wild spring mushrooms along the trails of LCEEC.  This class will discuss proper identification of spring mushrooms, including the celebrated morel mushroom, along with the best habitat to find them. For ages 16 and above. $10 per person. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at (570) 842-1506.

Twirlers to Showcase Popular Dance Styles in “Let’s Dance”

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The Double “R” Twirlettes will present “Let’s Dance” on Friday, May 11 at 7 p.m. at Mid Valley Secondary Center.  The show will feature the Twirlettes as they perform popular dance styles while twirling.

To purchase tickets please call 570-489-1935 or visit www.doublertwirl.com. Tickets will also be available at the door. The Twirlettes are under the direction of Kathleen Y.  Mercatili.

Shown in front, from left: Khloe Agapito, Danine Reuther, Amy Driscoll, Deztinylynn Moshier and Hannah McHugh. Standing: Kiera Lucash, Virginia Miller and Hannah Neiswander.