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BAZAARS/FESTIVALS


26th Annual Felittese Festival


Sept. 6-8, Old Forge. 5-10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday. 2nd Annual Race for Our Lady of Constantinople Sept. 8, 9 a.m., Old Forge High School Football Field. Mass to honor Our Lady Sept. 8, 10 a.m., St. Mary’s Church. For more info visit www.facebook.com/FelitteseAssociation.


27th annual Pocono State Craft Festival


(www.poconocrafts.com or call 570-476-4460.)


• Aug. 24-25, Quiet Valley (347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg). $6, adults; Free, children 12 and under.


33rd Annual Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire:


Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 27, and Labor Day Monday, Mount Hope Estate and Winery. $29.95, adults; $10.95, children ages 5 to 11. For more info and tickets visit PaRenFaire.com or call the box office at 717.665.7021.


La Festa Italiana:


Aug. 31-Sept. 1, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sept. 2, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.


Railfest 2013


• Aug. 31-Sept. 1, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton.


St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church


(93 Zerby Ave, Edwardsville)


• 15th Annual Ethnic Food Festival: Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


American Cancer Society


• Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3): Nov. 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 6, 4-8 p.m., Keystone College Hibbard Campus Center. Participants can register at www.keystonecps3.org. For more info call 570.562.9749.


American Lung Association


• Fight for Air Walk: Oct. 3, McDade Park, Scranton. Registration 9 a.m., run beings 9:45, walkers at 10. For more info visit lunginfo.org/scrantonwalk.


American Red Cross


• 11th Annual Golf Tournament: Sept. 23, registration 11 a.m., shotgun start at 12:30 p.m., Glenmaura National Golf Club. Dinner and awards ceremony at 6 p.m. Limited to 120 golfers. $300 per golfer. To make a reservation for golf and/or dinner, contact Carol Crane at 570.823.7161, ext. 329 or carol.crane@redcross.org.


Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge


(974 Lockville Rd., Dallas, 570.333.5265, www.bcfanimalrefuge.org)


• Paws for Pets fundraiser: Aug. 25, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Stormi Steel Skin F/X (214 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). $30 donation.


CareNet of Scranton


•Third Annual Walk for Life: Sept. 14, registration 9 a.m., walk from 10-11 a.m., Courthouse Square, Scranton. $25 per person. For more info or to register for the walk visit carenetofscranton.com.


Luzerne County Pit Bull Owners, Inc.


•3rd Annual Pit Bull Awareness Day and Carnival: Oct. 26, noon-6 p.m., Kirby Park.


Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation


• Chapter Kick-off: Sept. 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Pocono Medical Center Main Building (206 E. Brown St., East Stroudsburg).


Share the Journey, Suicide Prevention Regional Walk


• Sept. 7, 9 a.m. registration, walk at 10, Lackawanna County Courthouse (Linden Street side, Scranton). Register at www.northeastsuicidepreventionintiative.com.


Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Domestic Animal Rescue

(570.466.7930, traceyshopenmcdonald@gmail.com, petservicesbydenise.com)

•Rummage Sale: Sept. 7, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., St. Benedicts Church basement (155 Austin Ave., Wilkes-Barre).


Valley with a Heart

13th Annual Benefit Ride & Family Picnic: Sept. 1 (rain date Sept. 2), 8-11 a.m., registration and breakfast; ride leaves at 11. $15, rider; $10, passengerl; $5, non-riders; free, kids 12 and under.

CAR & BIKE EVENTS


570 Riders Bike Nights

• Runs every Monday in the summer. 6 p.m., Dairy Queen, Rt. 315


8th Annual Tommy Z Memorial Car, Street Rod and Bike Show:


Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (Rain date Sept. 22), Crestwood High School parking lot. $12 registration until Sept. 1, $15 afterwards. For an application call 570.868.6515.


Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club (570.876.4034)

• Cruise Night: Sept. 6, 6-9 p.m., Advance Auto Parts (Route 6, Carbondale).

• 15th Annual Car Show: Sept. 15, 9 a.m. For more info contact JoAnn Spalnick, 570.876.4034.

Fall Festival Car Cruise

(Eagle Rock Resort, 1 Country Club Dr., Hazleton)

Oct. 12, 10 a.m.-midnight. Rain date Oct. 13. Optional donation of $12 day of show, $9 pre-registration. Pre-register by mailing 1 Country Club Drive, Hazle Township, PA 18202.


Hunlock Creek Vol. Fire Co.


6th Annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show: Sept. 1. Rain date Sept. 2.


McDonald’s (Route 590 Hamlin, PA)


• Car Cruise: Every second Friday of August, September, 6 P.M.


Montage Mountain Classics (Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Fri., 6-10 p.m., Sat., 5-9 p.m.)

Car Cruises:


• Sept. 21, 5-9 p.m., Johnny Rockets, Montage Mountain.


• Sept. 6, 5-9 p.m., Pittston Cruise, Tomato Festival parking lot.


• Cruise to Benefit Ronald McDonald House: Sept. 22, 2-6 p.m. Rain date Sept. 29.


CHURCHES


Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church

(420 Main Rd., Hanover Twp., 570.823.6242)

• Annual Chicken Barbecue/Flea Market/Craft Sale: Sept. 15, noon-4 p.m. $9, dinner. Additional fleamarket times Sept. 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sept. 21, 8 a.m.-noon and 6-7 p.m.; Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-noon.


Restored Church


(Downtown Arts, 47 North Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre)


• Grand opening service: Sept. 8, 10L30 a.m.


Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church


(135 River St., Olyphant)


•Third Annual Rummage Sale: Sept. 20, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 21, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., American Legion Hall (Raymond Henry Post No. 327).


• 125th Anniversary Celebration; Oct. 27, beginning with liturgy at 3 p.m., followed by celebration from 5-9 p.m. $40, per person; $12, children 12 and under. For tickets contact Sandra at 570.383.9487.


EVENTS


Back Mountain Martial Arts

(114o Memorial Highway, Dallas. 570.675.9535, info@ufa-a.com, www.ufa-a.com.)

• Free anti-bully seminar: Aug. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Chinchilla Hose Company

(Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726, www.chcfire.net)

• Annual Chicken BBQ: Aug. 31, 1-6 p.m. $8, adults; $6.50, children under 10. Tickets available at door or by calling 570.586.5726.


THE COOPERAGE PROJECT


(1030 Main St., Honesdale)


570.253.2020, thecooperageproject.org


(Donations accepted and appreciated at the door at all events.)


• Contra dance: Aug. 24, 7:30-10 p.m.


Dietrich Theater


(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com).


• Hickory Project Live: Aug. 25, 3 p.m.


• Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 12: Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. Including Tom Flannery, Eddie Appnel, Hannah Bingman and Lorne Clarke.


• Open Mic Night: Aug. 23, 7 p.m., Breaking Groud Poets at 8:15.


Adult Classes:


• Open Mic Night: Aug. 23, 7 p.m., sign-ups 6:30.


East Stroudsburg University


• “Music for Violin and Piano”: Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m. $25, general; $10, students 18 and under; $8, ESU students with current ID. Reservations by calling 570.422.3483, ext. 2, or e-mailing esuarts@esu.edu.


Endless Mountain Pilots

• Annual All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner: Aug. 31, 2-6 p.m., Seaman’s Airport (Windsock Lane and Seamans Road, Factoryville). $8, adults; $4, children 10 and under. Tickets available at door or by calling 570.945.5125.


F.M. Kirby Center


(71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570.826.1100.)


W. Curtis Montz Summer Film Series: ($4, matinees; $6, evening shows)


• Hyde Park on Hudson: Aug. 21, 1 and 7:30 p.m.


• Hitchcock: Aug. 28, 1 and 7:30 p.m.


• Psycho: Sept. 4, 1 and 7:30 p.m.


The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce


(222 Mulberry St., Scranton)


• One Man, One Vision … 40 Years of Progress: A Tribute Dinner for Austin J. Burke: Sept. 15, 5 p.m.


• SAGE Awards Workshop: Sept. 5, 8:30 a.m.


• September Women’s Network Luncheon: Sept. 18, noon.


Irem Clubhouse


(64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


• The Poets: Aug. 30, 8 p.m. $25.


• Penn State Nittany Lions first game tailgate party: Aug. 31, seating at 2:30 p.m., game at 3:30.


Concerts, 7 p.m. each night:


• Aug. 25: Irem String Band


Jessup Art Walk:


Second Saturday of every month. For more info visit jessupartwalk.info or email info@jessupartwalk.info.


“Keep Wine-ing, He Might Start to Look Like Prince Charming”


with Author/Comedian Jeannine M Luby, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., III Ponds Winery, Dalton. Special guest Liz Russo. $16, advance tickets at JeannineLuby.com.


King’s College


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


• Third Annual King’s College Diversity Film Festival: Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Burke Auditorium.


Lackawanna College


(501 Vine St., Scranton, 1.877.346.3552, lackawanna.edu)


Environmental Institute (10 Moffat Dr., Covington Twp.)


• Wilderness Skills: Sept. 17, 5:30-7:30p.m. Ages 7 and up. $5 per person. Pre-registration required.


• Art Opening: Works from “The Studio”: Sept. 20, 5-7 p.m. Through Nov. 1.


• Natural Wonders: Fall Harvest: Sept. 26, 1-2:30 p.m., and every Thursday through Dec. 5. Ages 3 to 5. $40, six classes. Pre-registration required. Registration limited.


Misericordia University


•Annual Health Care Lecture Series “The Future of Health Care in the United States,’’ by Susan Dentzer: Oct. 4, 7:45 a.m., Dudrick, Muth, Huntzinger, and Alden Trust Rooms of Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Registration required.


Ninth Annual Fall Intertribal Powwow


•Sept. 28-29, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Noxen Fire Co. grounds (3493 Stull Road, Noxen). For more information contact Natalie “Wisteria” at 570.947.2097 or email wisteria18704@yahoo.com.


76 University Drive , Hazleton, 570.450.3000, www.hn.psu.edu)


Penn State Wilkes-Barre


(Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu)


• “Five Great Films, Five Great Genres:” Thursday evenings beginning Sept. 26 through Oct. 24, RC Theaters Wilkes-Barre. Pre-film lecture notes and post-film discussion will accompany each screening. Films include “Airplane!”, “On Golden Pond”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, and “High Noon”.


Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center

(140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 570.824.7722.)

• “The Hip Sip” Unity Coffeehouse with Jeff Raught: Aug. 24, 6 p.m. in Harmony Hall.


• Special Guest Speaker, David Beverly: Aug. 25, 10 a.m.


•Special Guest Speaker Lee Vanderhoof: Sept. 1, 10 a.m. service, Love Without Conditions Book Study at 11:45 a.m.


• Special World Prayer Day Service: Sept. 11, 7 p.m.


• Cozy Café Cinema showing of “The Keepers of the Keys”: Sept. 14, doors 6:30 p.m.


•Special Guest Speaker Richard Pacheco: Sept. 15, 10 a.m. service.


•“How to Pray to God Without Talking” prayer class: Sept. 18, 11:30 a.m. post-service.


•The Amazing Bag Sale: Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


• Hip Sip Coffee House Series 80s Karaoke Night: Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.


•Special Guest Speaker - Rev. Ann Marie: Sept. 29, 10 a.m. service.


Waverly Community House


(1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, waverlycomm.org)


• Music on the Lawn: Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.


• Basketball clinics: Beginning Sept. 17, six weeks every Tuesday from 3:30-5 p.m. Boys and girls ages 6 to 9. Beginning Sept. 19, six weeks every Thursday from 3:30-5 p.m. Boys and girls in grade 4 through 6. $60 per participant or $12 per class.


• Baby Signs Parent Workshop: Sept. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. $55 per individual or couple. For more information or to print a registration form, visit www.waverlycomm.org or call the 570.586.8191, extension 2.


• Ballroom Dancing lessons: Session 1, Wednesday evenings beginning Sept. 11, 6-7 p.m., advanced, American Tango; 7-8 p.m., beginners, Cha Cha and Rumba; Session 2, Wednesday evenings Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 13, 20, Dec. 4, continuation of Session 1 classes for those who completed it. $45 per person for each five-week session. Advanced registration required. To register call Jill Wetzel at 570.954.1147 or email her at jgwetzel@epix.net.


• “World Music Drumming”, program for special needs children: Begins Sept. 11, 3:45-4:30 p.m. for children K through 2nd grade, 4:30-5:15 p.m. for 3rd through 12th grade. $95, each ten-week session.


• Community Pledge of Allegiance: Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m., flagpole on the front lawn.


• Learn Italian: Tuesdays, starting Oct. 1. Session 1― Basic Italian: 6-7:15 p.m.; Session 2 ― Intro to Conversational Italian (for advanced beginners), 7:30-8:45 p.m. $120, eight-week session, includes materials.


Children and teen etiquette classes:


• “How to Say it Best”: Sept. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 4-7. $30.


• “The Communication Connection”: Sept. 28, noon-2 p.m. Ages 8-14. $35.


• “Say Please, Say Thank You”: Oct. 12, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 4-7. $30.


• “Common Courtesies Count”: Oct. 12, noon-2 p.m. Ages 8-14. $35.


• “Pass the Peas, Please”: Nov. 16, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 4-7. $35.


• “Dining Boot Camp for Kids”: Nov. 16, noon-2 p.m. Ages 8-14. $35.


• “Great Events”: Dec. 21, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 4-7. $30.


• “Great Events”: Dec. 21, noon-2 p.m. Ages 8-14. $30.


Wilkes University


(84 W. South St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.WILKES.U, wilkes.edu)


• Information session for adult and graduate students: Aug. 12, 6-8 p.m.


Wyoming Area Kiwanis Club


• Movie Nights in the Park: Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Dailey Park (West Wyoming). Crafts and kids activities at 7 p.m., movie begins at 8:15. Popcorn and drinks provided; please bring blankets and chairs.


LOCAL HISTORY


Eckley Miners’ Village


(located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org)


• Monthly volunteer meeting: Sept. 14.


• Traditional music festival: Sept. 15, gate opens noon.


Old Jail Museum


(128 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570.325.5259. www.TheOldJailMuseum.com.)


TOURS: Through Labor Day, daily (closed Wednesday), noon to 4:30 p.m. $6, adult; $5, senior over 65 and high school; $4, children ages 6-12; free, children under 5.


Steamtown National Historic Site


(I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea.)


• Celebration of 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech bell-ringing event: Aug. 28, 3 p.m. Event included in park’s daily admission.


LEARNING


Dietrich Theater


(Tunkhannock)


Classes for Adults


• Jewelry Making: Multi-Strand Bracelet: Aug. 22, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.


• Writers’ Group: Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 18 and up.


Freestyle hand drumming


held every month on the second and fourth Saturdays at Everything Natural health food store, 426 South State Street, Clarks Summit. All ages and newcomers welcome. No experience required. Drums and percussion provided. Attend anytime between 1:00-4:00PM.


NEPA Bonsai Society


(Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.myspace.com/nepabonsai).


• 23rd Annual Open House: Sept. 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Pocono Arts Council


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


• Oil Painting: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior; $65, senior non-member.


• Acrylic Painting: Sept. 9, 23, 30, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $85, member; $95, non-member; $65, senior; $70, senior non-member.


• Decoupage A Keepsake Box: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 1-3 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior; $65, senior non-member. $10 material fee. All material supplied.


• Basic Drawing: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior; $65, senior non-member.


• Intermediate Watercolor: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, 1-4 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior; $95, senior non-member.


• Mixed Media Approach to Creative Painting Design: Sept. 9, 23, 30. $85, member; $95, non-member; $65, senior; $70, senior non-member.


• How to Play Guitar: Sept. 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Academy


(509 Pittston Avenue, (3rd floor). Private classes are available. For more info contact: Master Mark Seidel, 570.341.8089.)


• Adult classes: Tuesday & Thursday, 7-8 p.m; Saturday & Sunday, 10-11 a.m.


• Children’s classes (ages 9 & up): Saturday, 11 a.m.-noon


• Yang Style Tai-Chi Chuan Adult classes: Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-noon


Wilton Course One Cake Decorating:


• Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8 p.m., A.C. Moore, Wilkes-Barre. $20, all four classes.


Wudang Swordsmen Academy


(269 S Washington Street, Wilkes-Barre, 570.630.0088, www.WudangSwordsmen.com, info@WudangSwordsmen.com)


• Wudang Taijiquan (traditional tai chi): Mon., Wed., 6:10-7:30 p.m.


• Wudang Gongfu (internal kung fu): Tue., Thu., 6:10-7:30 p.m.


• Youth Kung Fu (ages 10-13): Mon., Wed., 5:00-6:00 p.m.


• Baguazhang (Eight Trigram Palm): Sun., 10:50 a.m.-12:50 p.m.


• Cardio Kung Fu: Mon., Wed., 10:00-11:00 a.m.


• Tai Chi for Health: Tue., Thu.,10:00-11:00 a.m.


• Daoist Sitting Meditation: Sun., 4:30-5:30 p.m.


• Morning Seated Qigong (meditation & breathwork): Tue., Thu., 9:00-9:50 p.m.


• Pushing Hands Circle (open to all tai chi players in the area): Sun., 3:00-4:00 p.m.


• Open Wudang Training Hall: Sun., 1:00-3:00 p.m.


OUTSIDE


Friends of Salt Springs Park


• Full Moon Bike ‘n Bonfire: Aug. 21, 6 p.m. Adults only. Free.


• Mushrooms and Mycilia: Aug. 25, 1 p.m. Free.


• Upper Fall Brook Trail Hike: Aug. 31. Fee.


• Salt Springs Celebration: Aug. 31, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


• Music in the Wood: Aug. 23, campground amphitheater.


•Wonderful Weather: Aug. 31, 1 p.m., campground amphitheater. Ages 3 to 5.


• Scavenger Hunt: Aug. 31, 3 p.m., campground amphitheater.


• UV Bob’s Rock and Mineral Show: Aug. 31, 7 p.m., Environmental Education Building.


• Let’s Talk Turtles: Sept. 1, 1 p.m., parking area on Campground Road.


• Let’s Make Tracks: Sept. 1, 3 p.m., campground amphitheater. Ages 3 to 5.


•Nature Bingo: Sept. 1, 6 p.m., campground amphitheater.


Nescopeck State Park


(1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006)


• Y Walk Wednesday: Nature in Your Neighborhood: Aug. 21, 6 p.m.


• Guided Hike: Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area: Aug. 23, 9 a.m.


• Just for Kids: Art in the Park with Jan Lokuta: Aug. 31, 1 p.m.


• A Night out with the Stars: Aug. 31, 8 p.m. Ages 6 and up. Limited space. Must register in advance.


• Guided Bird Walk: Sept. 7, 8 a.m. Meet at Park Office.


• Kayaking: Level Three, Brady’s Lake Paddle: Sept. 7, 10 a.m., meet at Brady’s Lake parking lot. Ages 16 and up, must register in advance.


• Guided Hike: Broad Mountain Overlook: Sept. 12, 9 a.m., meet at DCNR parking lot on Lehigh Gorge Drive, across from Weatherly Country Inn.


• Guided Hike: Skyline Trail: Sept. 25, 9 a.m., meet at large Gould Trailhead lot.


• National Public Lands Day Park Cleanup: Sept. 28, 9 a.m., meet at park office. Registration required.


SOCIAL GROUPS


Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center


Bereavement support group series: Every Thursday beginning Aug. 15, 2-3:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.


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.


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