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First Posted: 1/16/2013


American Cancer Society

Relay for Life meeting: Feb. 4, 6 p.m., Saxton Pavilion, Edwardsville.

Camp Papillion
Pet Adoption and Rescue (570.420.0450,

Adoption Days:

• Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-3p.m., Petco, 3895 Dryland Way, Easton.

• Jan. 27, 11 a.m.-3p.m., Washington Pet Store, 1310 Blue Valley Drive, Pen Argyl.

Misericordia University (, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719,

• Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania Program canned good drive: Through Jan. 21, Campus Ministry in the Banks Student Life Center, located on the upper campus. Collected goods will benefit one of four food banks: Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Food Bank, Back Mountain Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, or the Noxen Food Pantry. The beneficiary of the canned goods drive will be decided by the popular vote of MU students.

Safe Haven Dog Rescue (,

Adoption Days:

• Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.

• Feb. 2, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, 2970 Route 940, Pocono Summit.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2nd Annual Thanks 4 Fighting Awareness Night to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Feb. 2, 7:05 p.m. Fans who purchase a ticket to this game will also receive a Penguins hat and food voucher for a hot dog, soda and potato chips. Additionally, $4 for every ticket sold will be donated to LLS.

Winter Bliss with Greater Pittston YMCA in support of its Thrive Cancer Wellness Initiative: Jan. 20, 5-7 p.m., Palazzo 53, 53 S. Main St., Pittston. $50. Features celebrity bartenders Lori Nocito, Atty. Gerard Mecadon, Rosemary Dessoye, Rachel Pugh-Domiano, Joe Joyce, and Ed Ackerman. Reservations: Greater Pittston YMCA, 10 N. Main St., Pittston, 570.655.2255 or


Montdale United Methodist Church (961 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township)

• Cabbage and noodle and chicken noodle soup sale: Jan. 23, 3-6 p.m. $4, 16-ounce container. Take-out only with drive thru service in back of church.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (Birch St./Prospect Ave., Scranton)

• Free community dinner: Jan. 19, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the church hall.

St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634,

• Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship: First, third Mon. of month for men interested in adult discussion of Catholic faith.

• YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes post-Confirmation youth from all parishes for discussion of Theology of the Body for Teens. Meets first, third Thurs. of month, 5:30 p.m.

Trucksville United Methodist Church (40 Knob Hill Rd., Trucksville, 570.696.3897,

• All Gods Children special needs program: every Sun. 9:45-10:45 a.m.

Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center (140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre)

• The Stage: A 7-stage Map to Redefine Your Life and Purpose: Jan. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 7-week series.

• Let Your Heart Shine with Rev. Diane Sickler: Jan. 27, 10 a.m.

• Social Media Seminar: Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m.

• Friendship month kickoff with Richard Pacheco, Growing Holy Relationships: Feb. 3, 10 a.m.


American Advertising Federation, Northeast PA

• 20 Minutes and a Beer Series: Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m., Backyard Ale House (523 Linden St., Scranton). Meet financial swing coach Dawn Santoriello and learn the financial swing that will help you achieve your financial goals in 2013. $8 pre-register online,; $10 at the door.

Browndale Fire Co. (Route 247, 620 Marion St., Browndale,

• Homemade Pierogi For Sale: donation $6/dozen. Potato and cheese. To order, contact any member, call 570.499.4908, e-mail, go online.

Chicory House and Folklore Society (, 570.333.4007)

• Community contra dance: Feb. 2, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. $9; reduced admission for families. Info: 570.333.4007 or

Choral Arts of Luzerne County (

Rehearsals/auditions for the spring 2013: Every Tuesday evening beginning Jan. 22, 7-9:30 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting,190 South Sprague Ave., Kingston. There are openings for new sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses.

Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500,

• Ragtime from Barrelhouse to Broadway: Jan. 27, bus to WVIA Media Center departs from Dietrich 1:30 p.m., concert at 3 p.m. Pianist Gary Boerckel and soprano Bernadette Boerckel will perform rags from the 1890s to the 1990s. By reservation only.

• Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania Presentation: Feb. 2, 11 a.m.

• The Month for Dance Films & Dance Lessons: Feb. 10, 17, 24, 1-4 p.m. $10 per movie and lesson. Feb. 10, The Tango Lesson; Feb. 17, Singin’ in the Rain; Feb. 24, Shall We Dance?

■ Kids Classes:

• Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Ages 4 and 5. Series 1, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 10-10:45 a.m.

• All About Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 5-8, Feb. 8, 15, 22, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 4-5:30 p.m. $40 for four classes.

• Preschool Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 4 and 5. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-10:45 a.m.

■ Intergenerational Classes:

• Quilting for Everyone: Atlantic Star: Ages 13 and up. Wednesdays, Through March 27, 6-7:30 p.m. $6 per class, including materials.■ Adult Classes:

Simply Yoga: Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 16 and up. Series 2, Feb. 13, 20, 27, $60 for series of six consecutive classes or $15 drop-in.

• Recycled Glass Artwork: Ages 18 and up. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 2, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25$65, four-class series. Students supply own safety glasses.

• Open Studio for Drawing, Painting & Sculpture: Ages 13 and up. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 2, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. $60, four-class series; $15, drop-in.

• Decorative Painting: Ages 16 and up. Noon-3 p.m., Jan. 16, 23, 20, Feb. 13, 20, 27. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface.

• Kundalini Yoga: Ages 16 and up. 10-11:30 a.m. Series 1, Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in.

• Loom Beading Basics: Jan. 28, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.

• Nia: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, four-class series.

Gesinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (1000 E. Mountain Road, Plains Township)

• Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer support group: Jan. 16, 3:30-5 p.m., Henry Cancer Center. Info: 570.808.6186.

• Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center prostate cancer screenings: Jan. 24, 5-7 p.m. Registration required: or 800.275.6401 and ask for CareLink.

Girls Night Out with Jeannine M. Luby, comedienne: Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m., Wall Street Deli, E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Wine tasting, food, comedy, sample salon service, door prizes. Advance tickets only. $20 at or Wall Street Deli.

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (222 Mulberry St., Scranton)

• Start the New Year off with a New You Luncheon: Jan. 16, 11:30 a.m.

• Discover How the Affordable Care Act Can Affect Your Small Business: Jan. 31, 9 a.m.

Harveys Lake American Legion Post 967 (4907 Memorial Highway, Harveys Lake)

• Winterfest, held by Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Riders: Jan. 26, 7 p.m.-midnight. $25 Music by Dymond Cutter. Info: 570.639.2240. Tickets will not be sold at door. No smoking. Over 21 event.

Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)

• Cooking demonstration: Jan. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. $25 per person. Executive Chef Dale Lewis will show attendees how to prepare Caesar salad, fish cakes with vegetables and a side, and peanut butter pie. Bring your own beverage to complement the meal. Reservations: 570.675.1134, ext. 100. Prepayment due by Jan. 28.

King’s College (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or

• Kids for Cash Panel Discussion, Ethics in the Valley: After the Judicial Scandals: Jan. 22, 7 p.m., Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held Jan. 23.

• What’s Amish about Amish Business? Ethics, Economics, and Entrepreneurship, by Dr. Donald Kraybill: Feb. 4, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Burke Auditorium. Inclement weather date is Feb. 6.

Misericordia University (, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719,

• Road to Freedom, a live multimedia event featuring music and video that highlights the work of those who fought for racial equality over the past 150 years. Jan. 24, 8:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall.

Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)

• Winterfest: Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Events include a guided bird walk, snowshoe loaners, children’s games, and ice fishing demos with new events being added to the schedule daily.

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970,,

• Nintendo 64 Game Tournament: Feb. 2. Super Smash Brothers, 3-5 p.m., $10, cash prize goes to last person standing. GoldenEye 007, 5-7 p.m., $10, cash prize goes to person with the most kills.

Noxen Volunteer Fire Co. (Stull Road, Noxen)

Breakfast Buffet: Jan. 20, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171,

• Real Estate Prep Courses: Real Estate Fundamentals, Tuesdays, Feb. 5-April 9, 6-9 p.m. Real Estate Practices, Thursdays, Feb. 7-April 11, 6-9 p.m. $280 per course, textbook cost included. Registration deadline Jan. 25.

Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565,

• CEO Afterschool Meals: Dinner, Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.; snacks, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Free to all children up to age 18. No registration required.

• TAG Meeting for Teens: Jan. 17, p.m.

• Hangout Club: Jan. 28, 6 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12. Book for the month is Leviathan by Scott Westerfield.

• TAG Gamefest: Jan. 21, 5-7 p.m.

• TAG Movie Night: Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m.

Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly,

• Cooking classes: Every other Thursday beginning Jan. 10, 6-8 p.m. Info: Janet, 570.242.7232 or Joanna, 570.445.0124.

Gymboree Classes:

Cost for each seven-week session, $89 with $20 material fee for the Art classes. 10% discount for each additional class and for siblings. Contact Gymboree at 570-208-2908 to register as space is limited.

Thursdays, Jan. 17, for seven weeks:

• Family Music: 9:30-10:15 a.m., children ages 0 to 5 years.

• Music 1: 10:30-11:15 a.m., children ages 0 to 16 months.

• Music lll: 12:30-1:15 p.m., children ages 28 months to 5 years old, drop-off optional

•Music lll: 3:45-4:30 p.m., children ages 28 months to 5 years old, drop-off optional.


Eckley Miners’ Village (located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; Open year-round, Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. $6, adults; $5.50, seniors; $4, children 6 to 12 years of age. Tours are dependent upon staffing and weather conditions. There is an additional charge for walking tours.

Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour (Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590) Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Excursions: Wed.-Sun. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Rides: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7.75 ages 3-12. Mine open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours hourly, $8 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5.50 ages 3-12.

Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186,

• European River Cruise: April 8-15, 2013. From $2,549/member, double occupancy, plus air. Info: 570.504.7575,

The Houdini Museum (1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton)

Every weekend by reservation. Open 1 p.m., closes 4 p.m. Also available weekdays for school groups, bus, hotel groups. $17.95/adults, $14.95/11 and under.

• Ghost Tours: Scheduled daily, 7 p.m., reservations required. Secret time/meeting place divulged upon reservation, call 570.383.1821.$20/adults, $15/11 and under. Rain or shine, year-round. Daytime walks also available on limited basis. Private tours can be arranged for groups. Info:,

Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841)

Downtown Walking Tours (free and open to the public):

• Custom Tours: 7-8 blocks, about 2 hours. Routes selected based on interests of participants Most days, noon-6 p.m. $5/person, min. 4 people, max. 30. Call 955.0244.

• Step-on bus tours, Costume Tours: Call for info.

Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Heritage Museum (McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, Open year-round, Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., noon-5 p.m.

Steamtown National Historic Site (I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391,

• Ongoing: Interpretive programs, visitor center, theater, a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children ages 6-12.

• The Scranton Limited train ride: Wed.-Sun. 30 minute rides depart from Roundhouse boarding area Wed., 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. A historic steam locomotive operates Thurs.-Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. $3 per person, all ages 6+. Visit for train schedule or call 570.340.5200.


Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387,,

Painting, drawing, creative arts/pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, mixed media:

• Adults (Ages 13+): Mon.-Tues., noon-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 6-9 p.m. Student may choose length of time from 1-3 hrs. for evening class

• Children (Ages 8-12): Weekdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815,

Children’s Classes

• The Young Artists Batik Workshop: Jan. 26, 1-4 p.m. Ages 7-12. $75, includes all supplies

• Teen and Adult Classes and Workshops• Direct Figure Drawing: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 16, 23, 1-3 p.m. $125, includes model fee. Student rate, $100

Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186,

• Everybody’s Art New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Pre-registration required.

• Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register.

• Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Pre-registration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail

Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule.

Math Tutoring and Coaching Highly qualified and experienced teacher. All levels tutoring, coaching, homework help. Individuals/groups. Fun-filled Math Anxiety Buster Workshops. Open all week. Ongoing enrollment. Call 570.899.5576, e-mail

Moscow Clayworks (

• Focus on hand-building techniques: Adults, Tues., 6-8 p.m.; kids, Thurs., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required.

• Potters Wheel for Beginners: Mon., Wed., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required.

NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194,

• Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstrations/programs/workshops.

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970,,

• Kid’s Art Class: Ages 11-16, Sat., 3-5 p.m.; Ages 5-10, Sun., 3-5 p.m. $100 for four weeks or $30 per class. All supplies included.

Northeast Photography Club ( meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Variety of topics, monthly contest, guest speakers. Membership open.

Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460.

Adult Classes

• Drawing: Jan. 16, 23, 30, 6-8 p.m. $72, member; $80 non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.

• Watercolor Painting: Jan. 21, 28, 6-8 p.m. $85, member; $95, non-member; $65, senior member; $70, senior non-member.

• Intermediate Watercolor: Jan. 20, 27, 1-4 p.m. $85, member; $95, non-member; $75, senior member; $80, senior non-member.

Private Voice Lessons Mon.-Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in opera/classical/musical theater. Hour, half-hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit for info.

Something Special: (23 West Walnut Street Kingston, 570.540.6376,,

• MANGA Art Class: (Japanese Cartooning) Wed., 4-5 p.m. Learn the art of Japanese cartooning. 4-week session, supplies included: $60 per child. Call or e-mail to register.

Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487)

• Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free, open to all. For info, call 346.0759.

Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, 570.586.8191,

• Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed., 7:15 p.m., Comm auditorium. Basic & advanced ballroom, swing. $15/person. For info, call Vince Brust at 489.3111.

Wyoming Valley Art League

• Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.


AA Intergroup NEPA If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to quit, we have an answer. Info:, 570.654.0488

Alcohol Anonymous: Mon./Fri 7 p.m. (373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre), Tue. 7 p.m. (25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre), Wed. 10:15 a.m. (301 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville), 7 p.m. (1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), 8 p.m. (562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston), Thurs. 10 a.m. (75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke), 7:30 p.m. (301 Lake St., Dallas), Fri. 7:30 p.m. (Triangle 24 Hour Club, Dallas), Sat. 7:30 p.m. (1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort), Sun. 7 p.m. (128 W. Washington St., Nanticoke). Call 570.288.9892 for info.

Beehive Area Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.866.935.4762.

Better Breathers Club: Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., Geisinger-Community Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton). Info: 570.969.8986.

Building Industry Association of NEPA (570.287.3331)

• Sponsorship: Become host of a monthly General Membership Meeting. Call or e-mail for details.

• Accepting entries for Outdoor Theme Project from builders, trade schools, Vo-Techs, Job Corps. For info, call 570.287.3331.

Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892.

Narcotic Anonymous Meetings every Tues. at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock. There are no fees or dues. Newcomers always welcome.

Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic, 570.451.3171 ext. 116 or 101)

• Support Group Meetings: third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m.

• Hoagie Sale Fundraiser: Jan. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free delivery within 5-mile radius of Moosic. Pick up order of 10 or more and get one free. Orders must be in and paid by Jan. 20. Info and orders: Sylvia, 570.451.3171 ext. 116; Fax, 570.451.3172; e-mail

Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. No fee, newcomers welcome. Call 570.829.1341 for details/meeting locations of visit

Pride of NEPA meetings the second Tues. of each month. Visit for details.

St Joseph’s Senior Social Club

• Meeting: Jan. 17, 1 p.m., Mt. Carmel Center, Williams Street, Pittston. Dues for 2013 being collected; bring canned goods for St. John’s food pantry. Info: Theresa, 570.654.2967.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Call 570.822.7118 ext. 307 for info.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Resolve Infertility Peer Support Group: Last Sun. of month, 6:30-8 p.m., Kistler Learning Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Contact Jennifer for info, 610.393.8098.

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