Calendar of Events: April 2018

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast:

Monsignor Anthony C. Marra Memorial Fund Friend’s of the Poor Pancake and Sausage Breakfast and Basket Raffle Fundraiser will be held Saturday April 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Dickson City. Cost is $7 adults; $4 children. For tickets and donations please contact Toni Divizio 570-344-2388 or Mary Ann Coviello 570-344-3737.

Comedy Night at Holy Cross:

Holy Cross comedy nightHoly Cross High School Parent Club will host its third annual “Comedy Night” on April 14 at Holy Cross High School, 501 East Drinker St., Dunmore. Admission is $25 per person which includes full dinner buffet, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts. BYOB is welcome.  Guests must be 21 to attend and tickets are advance purchase only.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served until 7 p.m. This laugh-out-loud night features the acts of opener, Matt Serbia, followed by featured comedian, Buddy Harris and then headliner Ross Bennett.  Basket raffles and 50/50 drawing is available.

For tickets or information contact the school at (570) 346-7541 or Renee Hanna at (570) 614-3727.

Spring Book Swap:

Marywood University’s spring book swap will take place from Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, in the Learning Commons Lobby. This downloadevent is free and open to the public.

A wide selection of titles and genres will be available. The book swap and sale is sponsored by the English Club and Library Services. Book donations are being received on the first floor of the Learning Commons. For additional information, please contact Annette Fisher, associate professor of library services, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2365, or email

Bus Trip to Sight and Sound Theatre:

The Little Sisters of the Poor will sponsor a bus trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see “Jesus” on Tuesday, May 15. The bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. from Holy Family Residence and return to the residence at 7 p.m. The cost is $105 per person which includes transportation via a video bus with an on-board restroom, light refreshments served on the bus, and a balcony section ticket.

All guests must be able to walk from the parking lot to the theatre. Guests may use a walker to enter the theatre, however walkers are not permitted on the elevator to the balcony area. They will need to be checked at the door. Canes are permitted. Following the show, guests will stop for lunch at a restaurant near the theatre.

To make a reservation, please contact Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications, for the Little Sisters of the Poor at 570-343-4065 or by Tuesday, April 17.

Reservations can also be made online at

Jazz Band Concert at Marywood:

marywoodMarywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will host a Jazz Band Concert on Monday, April 23, at 8 p.m., on the Main Stage of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Marywood Jazz Ambassadors along with special guests, the Tunkhannock Area High School Jazz Bands, will perform a concert titled, “The Classic Big Band,” which is reminiscent of the Big Bands from the 1940s and 50s.

For additional information, please contact David Jumper, assistant professor of jazz studies and technology at Marywood University, at, or call (570) 348-6268.

Undergraduate Open House at Marywood:

Marywood University will hold an undergraduate open house on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., 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, please call Marywood University office of undergraduate admissions, at (570) 348-6234, or visit

Free Anxiety Screenings:

Marywood University’s Psychological Services Center will offer free, confidential anxiety screenings on Thursday, April 5, 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 screenings will include an educational presentation and written self-test, a private meeting with a mental health professional, and, if appropriate, a referral. For additional information, please visit, or call the Psychological Services Center, at (570) 348-6269.

unnamed-2Cask for a Cause at Cooper’s:

Join us for Firkin Friday at Cooper’s Seafood House in Scranton at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27 . We’ll be raising money for Lackawanna River Conservation Association with basket raffles and 50/50 raffle.

Community Caregiver Day:

Lackawanna College Allied Health Division will host Community Caregiver Day on Saturday, April 21, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Occupational Therapy lab, Angeli Hall. This event will provide caregivers with valuable information and demonstrations on administering safe care to family members, answer questions, and help create a balance between competing caregiving demands and daily life. Light refreshments will be served.

To register, call Maggie Prudente, Lackawanna College Program Coordinator, Nurse Aide Training Program, at (570) 961-7897. The deadline to register is April 13.

Topics and presentations include:  Home Safety, Transfers, and Proper Use of Assistive Equipment; Self-Care for the Caregiver; Cardiovascular Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Diabetes; Wound Care, Signs to Report, and Prevention; Tips for Bathing, Dressing, Meals, and Observations to Report, and The Importance of Calling 911.

Health-related Field Day:

Marywood University’s Nutrition, Athletic Training, and Exercise Science Department (NATES) is hosting a one-day high school field experience event for students interested in nutrition, athletic training, exercise science, and health-related careers. This interactive program will be held on Thursday, April 12, from 9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., on the Marywood University campus. Registration will begin in the O’Neill Center for Healthy Families at 9 a.m. The NATES Field Experience Day is free and open to interested high school students and their parents. Lunch will be provided.

To register, please contact Stephanie Campo, administrative assistant, at or call (570) 348-6277.

YMCAYMCA Healthy Kids Day:

The Greater Scranton YMCA will holding a free community event on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 its facility in Dunmore to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. The event is free and open to the community.

This year marks the 27th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

The Greater Scranton YMCA would like to thank its sponsors: Wells Fargo Foundation; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; LifeFitness; Community Bank, N.A.; Geisinger Health Systems Foundation; Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Rainey & Rainey; NovaCare Rehabilitation, NET Credit Union and Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank.

For more information, visit


Environmental Course:

The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center (LCEEC) is offering a 3-credit Environmental Quality college course for students who have completed their sophomore year in high school. All classes will meet at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township.

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 undergraduate college credits, which can be applied towards a Lackawanna College degree or transferred to another institution.  Some students may qualify to use the Environmental Quality course as a dual enrollment towards their high school curriculum. Classes will be held at LCEEC and will use the 211-acre property as a living-laboratory.

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

Concerts at Marywood:

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will hold its Tutti Ensemble Concert on Sunday, April 15,  at 3 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony concert will follow at 4 p.m., Both concerts are free and open to the public.


The Tutti Ensemble is an adaptive program encouraging the use of music for individuals with unique learning styles. The student-led program is the result of a collaboration between music education and music therapy majors and gives those with special needs an opportunity to perform on stage with the Marywood University bands.


UNICO Plans Pig Roast for April 14th

UNICO pig roast

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO National will conduct their annual Charity Pig Roast on Saturday, April 14, at Fiorelli’s Banquet Hall, Peckville.  The ARC of Northeastern PA has been named as this year’s primary beneficiary of this popular event.

Reservations at $55 include a Rich Banick professional 5×7 photo; a photo booth; two hours of open bar with hors d’oeuvres, and a full Italian buffet; entertainment by “EJ the DJ” and much more. All guests will also be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for dinner at Angelo’s and a limo.

Committee members include, seated from left: Frank Coviello, co-chairman; Mariclaire Kretsch, Executive Director Designee of the ARC of Northeastern PA, and Bob Collins, co-chairman.

Standing: Cathy Gerard, Keystone UNICO president; and Kelly Peters, Director of Licensed Services of the ARC of Northeastern PA.  

Reservations can be made by contacting Michele McDade at 570-343-7009.


Actors Circle to Present “The Mousetrap”


From the best-selling author of all time and the Dame of murder-mystery storytelling, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap holds the world record for the longest running theatrical production, mesmerizing audiences for more than 60 years. The plot involves a snowstorm which traps a group of strangers with an unknown killer.

Actors Circle brings back this show to Providence Playhouse, having presented it in 2004, with Cathy Rist Strauch and Mike Lally reprising their roles, and Sam Troy, who then portrayed Trotter, now portraying Mr. Paravicini.  Sam Troy is also directing this show for the second time.

The production is planned for March 8-11 and 15-18 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 seniors, and $8 for students. Special prices on Thursday, March 8, are $8 for general admission and seniors and $6 for students. For reservations call 570-342-9707, or email to  Visit us on Facebook.

Cast members include Mark Fryer, Kaylah Hodgins, Mike Lally, Eric Lutz, Peter Miles, Susan Parrick, Cathy Rist Strauch, and Sam Troy.  


Calendar of Events: March 2018

Little MermaidCrimson Company to Present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

This month, members of the Dunmore High School Crimson Company will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid for two weekends at the High School Auditorium. Performances will be on March 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24 with curtain at 7 p.m. each evening and a matinee performance on Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated Disney film. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World.”

Tickets will be $12 for adults; $10 for students/seniors, and $5 for children under five.

UNICO Membership

March Madness Membership Drive conducted by Keystone Chapter UNICO, Dunmore, Pa. will be Wednesday, March 14, at Arcaro and Genell’s, Main St. Old Forge, starting at 5:45 p.m. This is open to anyone of Italian descent. There will be food, entertainment by Frank Gervasi, door prizes and much more.

Call Mary Ann Coviello, Membership Director for information and reservations 570-344-3737.

unicoUNICO Pig Roast

The Keystone Chapter UNICO National will conduct its annual Charity Pig Roast on Saturday, April 14, at Fiorelli’s Banquet Hall, Peckville.  The ARC of Northeastern PA has been named as this years’ primary beneficiary of the popular event. Reservations at $55 include a Rich Banick professional 5×7 photo; a photo booth; two hours of open bar with hors d’oeuvres and a full Italian buffet; entertainment by “EJ the DJ”; huge basket raffle as well as “The Money Umbrella” and “Wilbur the (Money) Pig” faffles.  

All guests will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a gift certificate for dinner at Angelo’s in Dunmore and Limousine Service for four provided by VIP Express”. Reservations can be made by contacting Michele McDade at 570-343-7009.

Meatless Dinner

The seventh annual Meatless Meal for Lent featuring a baked haddock fish dinner will be sponsored by SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, on Friday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Regal Room, 216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant (side entrance). Tickets are $13 per dinner, sit down or take-out. For reservations, call 570-383-9487. Deadline for these pre-sold tickets is Monday, March 19. A limited amount of dinner will be available at the door for $15 per person.

Tres Vidas at Marywood

Marywood University will host Core Ensemble to perform Tres Vidas, a new chamber music theatre work celebrating the lives of three significant Latin women, on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. The performance is free and open to the public.

marywoodTres Vidas celebrates the life, times, and work of three significant Latin and South American Women: painter Frida Kahlo of Mexico, peasant activist Rufina Amaya of El Salvador, and poet Alfonsina Storni of Argentina. With storylines including Frida Kahlo’s dramatic and passionate relationship with painter Diego Rivera, Rufina Amaya’s astounding singular survival of the massacre at El Mozote, and Alfonsina Storni’s lifelong challenges as Argentina’s first great feminist poet, Tres Vidas presents dramatic situations that are timeless in their emotional appeal and connection to audiences across all gender and ethnic spectrums.

As part of a women’s studies and Hispanic studies project, Marywood University’s philosophy and religious studies department is sponsoring the performance by Core Ensemble to celebrate Women’s History Month.

For additional information about the Core Ensemble performance of Tres Vidas, please contact Melinda Krokus, MA, Ph.D., assistant professor of Religious Studies at Marywood University, at, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2169.

Trauma Workshop

Commonwealth Health First Hospital will host a free training session on how to cope with trauma on March 20-21 at Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Kingston. “Understanding the Effects of Trauma on the Lives of Those We Serve” is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The four-hour workshop will be presented twice each day. Participants may register for the 8 a.m. to noon session or the 1 to 5 p.m. event on either day.

The presentation will address the widespread impact of trauma in our society and help the audience understand the potential paths for healing while suggesting techniques to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization. Participants will learn what trauma is and how it affects individuals – psychologically, developmentally and neurobiologically. Self-regulation strategies will be discussed.

commonwealth-healthIndividuals may register for this free event by calling 570-552-3939 or emailing by March 16.

Stroke Support Group

Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is establishing a Stroke Support Group for all stroke patients and their caregivers. The group will hold a kickoff meeting at 6 p.m. on March 14 at the Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Kingston. Guest speaker is Eyewitness News reporter and anchor Mark Hiller who has openly discussed the stroke he suffered in January 2015 and his grueling journey to a complete recovery.

Jennifer Perrins, a registered nurse and nursing supervisor at the hospital’s Center for Advance Rehabilitation, will serve as facilitator for the monthly meetings.

Each monthly meeting will include a guest speaker, planned topic and educational session.Light refreshments will be served.

Women’s Liberation Gallery

Marywood University’s Global Unity Club is hosting a Women in Power throughout History: Women’s Liberation Gallery exhibit through Thursday, March 8,  including a sale of the artwork on March 8, from 8-10 p.m., at the Kresge Gallery in the Shields Center of Visual Arts at Marywood University. The sale is free and open to the public. Marywood students have an opportunity to be part of the Women’s Liberation Gallery through multiple art forms including: digital, photography, written, painted, or sculpture to honor various respected women of power through history.

Jekyll & Hyde Show

Phoenix Theatrics will present Jekyll and Hyde from March 16-25 in its newly renovated theatre at 409 Main St., Duryea. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission. Reservations are recommended by calling 570-457-3589. The show is about  London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his friend Dr. Henry Jekyll and the evil Edward Hyde. The story is interpreted as an examination of the duality of human nature and the inner struggle between good and evil.

Craft and Antique Fair at Marywood

Marywood University will host a Craft and Antique Fair on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Nazareth Student Center, in the Latour Room. This event is free and open to the public.

The Craft and Antique Fair at Marywood will feature collectables, homemade items, bath and body essentials, pottery, antiques, artwork, and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit Marywood University’s Alternative Break Service Trip Program.

For additional information about the Craft and Antique Fair at Marywood University, please call the Campus Ministry Office, at (570) 961-4723, or email

Cooking Classes

LCLogoFUTURE1Adult cooking classes are being offered at Lackawanna College through the Kiesendahl School of Hospitality and Tourism this spring. 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 a wine pairing suggestion will be offered for each class.

Adult cooking classes are non-credit and open to the community. They will be held at the Lackawanna College Healey Hall kitchen lab, 415 N. Washington Ave. 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.

Additional adult cooking classes will be added throughout the summer and again during the next school year. Kids classes will also be offered this coming summer.

A French classics cooking class for couples will be held Saturday March 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will cost $85 per person. On April 14, a homemade pasta cooking class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at a cost of $75 per person.

For more information or to register, contact Susan C. Markovich, Special Programs Coordinator, Kiesendahl School of Hospitality and Tourism at or (570) 955-1488.