Speak & See, 2.5.14-2.11.14

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First Posted: 2/3/2014


Lady Jane’s Salon Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

Reading salon dedicated to romance fiction, first Thursday of every month at Bartolai Winery (Route 92, Harding).

• March 6, 6:30 p.m.

King’s College

(133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu)

• Campion Literary Society Open Readings: Feb. 19, 6-8 p.m., Gold Room, Administration Building.

The Osterhout Free Library

(71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959)

• Teen Night: Wednesdays from 6-7:30 p.m. Come watch a movie, play games, enjoy snacks or do a craft.

• One More Row, knit and crochet group: Every other Saturday. While One More Row is not a formal class, we do teach. To learn to knit, bring a 5mm (size 8) knitting needle and any color of medium Worsted weight yarn. To learn how to crochet, bring a 5.5mm (size 1) crochet hook and any color of medium Worsted weight yarn.

• Love your Library Night at the WBS Penguins: Feb. 16, $19, $22, $24 includes game ticket, hot dog, chips and soda. Call 570.208.5415 for more info.

• Socrates Cafe Discussion Group: Feb. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

• Franklin St. Sleuths Book Discussion: Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. “Killing in the Hills” by Julia Keller.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre

(Old Route 115, Lehman)

• Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education Spring Film and Discussion Series partnering with R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 in Downtown Wilkes-Barre to host a film and discussion series exploring Five Great Books, Five Great Films: Casino Royale, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Great Gatsby, The African Queen, and Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, Thursdays at 7 p.m. from March 20-April 24. For more info contact Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education at 570.675.9253 or [email protected]

Pittston Memorial Library

(47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, [email protected])

• Read to specially trained therapy dogs on the second Saturday of every month beginning at 10 a.m. Please call the library to register.

• Crochet Club: Tuesdays at 10 a.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m.

• Lego Club: Mondays at 4 p.m. No need to register.

• Grandparents Support Group: Fourth Monday of each month at noon.

• Craft Club: Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m. Kids 5.

• TAG, Teen Advisory Group, meeting: Feb. 13, 6 p.m. New members welcome.

• Adult book club: Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry.

• Science Club: Feb. 20, 4 p.m. Kids 7 and up. Call to register.

University of Scranton

Schemel Forum, all run from noon-1:30 p.m. $20, per person; $30 per couple; $110, entire series; $160, entire series per couple. To register contact Emily Brees at 570.941.6206 or [email protected]

• “The Art of Leadership:” Feb. 10

• “Obama & the World in Historical Perspective:” March 3.

• “Nasser’s Egypt & the Origins of the Arab Spring:” March 14.

• “Identity & the Struggle between the Culture of Human Rights & the Mafia:” May 9.

West Pittston Library

(200 Exeter Ave., 570.654.9847, wplibrary.org)

• Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of member-selected books.

• Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free.

Wyoming County Reads 2014

Feature books are “The Scarlet Letter” and “A Thousand Splendid Suns.” Discussions are held Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 7 p.m., Tunkhannock Public Library. Discussion leader Bill Chapla and special guests Dr. Len Gougeon and Suzanne Fisher Staples. Dietrich Theater will host a “Women’s Forum: Violence Against Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania” March 16, 3 p.m.


AFA Gallery

(514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org)

Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m.

• The work of Judith Kitzman: Opening reception Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m.

• “Art of the City:” Opening reception Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m.

Converge Gallery

(140 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, 570.435.7080, convergegallery.com)

• “Objects to Place,” featuring Chad Andrews: Through Feb. 22.

Dietrich Theatre

(downtown Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500)

• “Pictures in Wood” by artist Dennis Gold: Through February.

Everhart Museum

(1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186, everhart-museum.org)

Admission $5 adults; $3 students/seniors; $2 children 6-12; members free.

• everhART 101: Feb. 8, 22, March 1, 8, 10 a.m.-noon. $25, museum members; $30, non-members. Grades 3-6. Classes inspired by upcoming D-Day 1944 exhibit.

• Everhart Wonder Club: Begins Feb. 7. Session 1, “Telling Stories through Memory,” Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 3:30-5 p.m. $25, museum members; $30, non-members. Grades K-3. Session 2, “Jazz It Up: Creating Artwork Inspired by the 1940s,” April 4, 11, 25, May 2, 9, 3:30-5 p.m. $25, museum members; $30, non-members. Grades 4-6.

• Early Explorers for pre-K: Mondays Feb. 10-April 28, 1-1:45 and 2:15-3 p.m. Ages 3-5. $25, museum members; $30, non-members.

Everhart Reads @ Library Express (Steamtown Mall), all begin 6 p.m.:

• Feb. 13: “The Monuments Men” by Robert M. Edsel

• March 13: “Suite Française” by Irène Némirovsky

• April 10: “Dr. Suess Goes to War” by Richard H. Minear and “Hipster Hitler” by James Carr & Archana Kumar

• May 8: “Assignment in Brittany” by Helen MacInnes

• June 12: “D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II” by Stephen E. Ambrose

The Gallery at Penn College

(Pennsylvania College of Technology, One College Avenue, Williamsport)

• “Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home:” Through March 29. Lecture by Jack Quinan, founder of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and a renowned architectural historian, presented Jan. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Klump Academic Center Auditorium.

Laura Craig Gallery

(307 Linden St., 570.963.7995, [email protected])

• Brian Keeler: Recent Works

The Linder Gallery at Keystone College

(570.945.8335, keystone.edu/lindergallery)

• Fine arts faculty exhibit: Feb. 9-March 10. Opening reception Feb. 9, 4-6 p.m.

Marywood University

(Shields Center for Visual Arts, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. 570.348.6278, [email protected], www.marywood.edu/galleries)


(Hours: Mon/Thur/Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues/Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat/Sun 1-4 p.m.)

• Recent Acquisitions, features recent additions to the Permanent Collection that include paintings, prints, sculpture, and works on paper.: March 10-23.

• “The Space Between Us Is Not Distance:” Through Feb. 28. Artist talk Feb. 19, 3 p.m., Suraci Gallery.


(Hours: Mon/Thur/Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues/Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat/Sun 1-4 p.m.)

• Ever-changing Light, Recent Landscape Paintings by Collier B. Parker, March 22-May 3. Artist’s Reception March 22, 6-8 p.m.


(Hours: Mon/Thur/Fri, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tues/Wed 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat/Sun 1-4 p.m.)

• Selections from The Maslow Collection.

Marquis Art and Frame

(515 Center St., Scranton, 570.344.3313)

• “A Desperate Imagination,” by metal sculptor Thomas McCabe: Feb. 7-March 2. Artist reception Feb. 7, 6-8:30 p.m.

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery

(Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art)

Gallery Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m.

• “Classical Masters: The Grandeur of Rome:’’ Through March 2.

Schulman Gallery

(2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, 570.740.0727, luzerne.edu/schulmangallery)

Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

• “The Art of Illustration Exhibit:” Through Feb. 20.

Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University

(150 S. River St., Stark Learning Center, 570.408.4325)

Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-4:30 p.m.

• “A World Apart: The Legacy of George Gabin:” Through May 11.

Verve Vertu Art Studio

(Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art)

• Exhibit: Through April 2014.

Widmann Gallery

(Located in King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center between North Franklin and North Main Streets, Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5900, ext. 5328)

Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat. and Sun. as arranged. Free and open to the public.

• “Spirited Energy,” works by Michael Hiscox: Through Feb. 24.

Expanded listings at theweekender.com.