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First Posted: 7/29/2013


The Osterhout Free Library

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

• 5th Annual Raising the Roof Party: Aug. 9, 5-8 p.m., top level of Intermodal Center, Wilkes-Barre. $15, pre-event; $20, door. Must be 21 to attend. Rain or shine.

• Memories of Department Stores of NEPA: Aug. 1, 6-7:30 p.m. Reservations only.

• Circle Around the Square: Aug. 5, 6 p.m. Rain date Aug. 6.

• Jay Smar: Coal Mining Songs of the Northeast: Aug. 8, 6 p.m.

• Socrates Café Discussion Group: Aug. 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

• Knit and Crochet Group: Aug. 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

• Book Discussion: “A Death in Vienna” by Daniel Silva, Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.

• Groundbreaking Reads Finishers Party: Aug. 19, 6:30 p.m. Reservations only.

• Fall Gala: Oct. 4, 6-11 p.m., Westmoreland Club (59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre).

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

• “Beneath the Surface” Teen Summer Reading Program: July 18, 25, Aug. 8, 15, 2 p.m. Teens entering grades 6-12. Registration necessary and runs June 17-22. Stop by the library or call or email to register.

Family nights, for children preschool to fifth grade, call to register:

• Potato Chip Taste Test: Aug. 1, 6 p.m.

• Dirt Party which will include “Make Your Own Dirt Cup Dessert” and balloon creations by JustinCredible: Aug. 5, 5:30 p.m.

Scranton StorySlam:

Road Trip: Aug. 17, 7 p.m., Honeychilds (109 Drinker St., Dunmore). $5. Venue will be non-smoking for this event.

West Pittston Library

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

• 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.


Artist for Art (514 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503 570.969.1040)

• 25 Years Celebration, Aug. 24

B & B Art Gallery

(222 Northern Blvd., S. Abington Township)

• Third Friday Exhibit featuring Travis Prince: Through September.

The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books

(204 Church St, Montrose, 570.278.4011, butternutgallery.com). Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., 11a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

• “Paintings, Potter, Life: Work of Bob Smith & Cary Joseph:” Opening reception Aug. 10, 6-8 p.m. Runs through Sept. 8.

Camerawork Gallery (Downstairs in the Marquis Gallery, Laundry Building, 515 Center St., Scranton, 570.510.5028. www.cameraworkgallery.org, [email protected]) Gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

• “Auto as Art:” Through July 31.

Dietrich Theatre (downtown Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500)

Civil War Exhibit: Through July.

Everhart Museum

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

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

• Hats off to the Everhart!: Aug. 4, 5 p.m., hosted by Pastel’s Restaurant (1385 Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit). $100 per person. 21 and older.

• Sidewalk Surfing: The Art & Culture of Skateboarding: Opens Aug. 2, runs through Dec. 30.

Marquis Art and Frame (515 Center St., Scranton, 570.344.3313)

• “Something from Nothing:” Through July 31. Meet and greet June 7, 6-8:30 p.m.

• “Gardening Mind,” work by Jason Kresock: Opening reception Aug. 2, 6-8:30 p.m. Runs through Sept. 2.

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.

• “Marylou Chibirka: Portraits, Landscapes, and Florals:” Through July 31.

• “Todd Jeffreys: Wheel Thrown Clay Works:” Through July 31.

• “Tim Weaver: Recent Watercolors:” July 31.

Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org)

• Display with works by Sherwood Samet, James Chesnick, David Cook, Jeff Bensley, and Herbert Weigand: Through July 27.

Sordoni Art Gallery

(150 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.408.4325)

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

• “Flow,” a gallery that explores the many meanings associated with water through a selection of twenty-nine works drawn from the collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Schulman Gallery

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

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

• A Vision of Three, featuring the work of Rob Hay, Ryan Ward, and Mark Webber: July 19-Aug. 8

• Phone-tography, featuring art captured by cell phone photos: Aug. 16-Sept. 5.

• Crayons and Care II, artwork by children of the Litewska Hospital in Warsaw, Poland: Sept. 13-Oct. 7.

• Old Masters: Oct. 25-Nov. 28.

• Annual Faculty/Alumni Exhibit: Dec. 6- Jan. 2

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.

• “A Few of My Favorite Things” photography exhibition: Through Aug. 2.

Send your listings to [email protected], 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18703, or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline is Mondays at 2 p.m. Print listings occur up until three weeks from publication date.