Agenda, 2.13.13-2.19.13


First Posted: 2/12/2013

BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS

American Cancer Society

Relay for Life Events

Meetings: March 4, April 1, 6 p.m., Saxton Pavilion, Edwardsville.

Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas, 570.333.5265, www.bcfanimalrefuge.org)Pet portrait special: Through Feb. 28, Contemporary Concepts Photography (168 United Penn Plaza, Kingston). 20 minute session, $45, Blue Chip receives $20 from each. To book a session call 570.763.9693.

Breathe Deep NEPA ( www.lungevity.com) • Applebee's Flapjack fundraiser: Feb. 23, 8-10 a.m., Applebee's Neighborhood Bar & Grill (253 Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard). $6.75 per person, includes coffee, tea, flapjacks and sausage. Walk-ins welcome. For advance tickets call 570.690.6111 or 570.650.8806.

Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue (570.420.0450, camppapillion.org)

• Bow Wow Bingo: March 3, doors noon, bingo 1 p.m., CLU Club, 265 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg. $20, advance; $25, door. Info: Kathy, 570.269.9836 or Jenn, 570.424.6174.

Adoption Days:

• Feb. 10, 11 a.m.- 3p.m.,Petco, 3895 Dryland Way, Easton.

• Feb. 24: 11 a.m. - 3p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.

Candy's Place (570.714.8800)

• 12th Annual Spin 4 Life: Feb. 23, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Center for Cancer Wellness, 120 Welles St., Forty Fort. $20, 45-minute ride. Each cyclist will receive a free T-shirt. Refreshments will be available. Complimentary mini massages will be given throughout the day. All proceeds from this event will benefit Candy's Place and the Brandon J. Case Memorial Scholarship.

Dance for Hope, A Feeding Hope Benefit for National Eating Disorders Awareness Month: Feb. 15, 9 p.m., Trax Platform Lounge, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. $5, all proceeds go to National Eating Disorders Organization.

Dupont Hose Company (308 Main St., Dupont, 654.5121, dupontpafire.com)

• Fundraiser for Blue Chip Animal Farm: March 24, 2-6 p.m. $10, includes food. Cash bar, live entertainment. Bring one of the following items to receive two raffle tickets: cat litter, dog or cat food, dog or cat treats, paper towels, cleaning supplies. Info or RSVP: 570.313.6574 or 570.237.1867.

13th annual Heat at the Seat chili cook-off: March 16, 2 p.m., County Seat Tavern (Maple Street, Montrose). All proceeds benefit Endless Mountains Medical Care Foundation. Chili applications are available at the County Seat. Info or to register: 570.278.9996.

Pocono Polar Bear Plunge: Feb. 17, 1 p.m., Henning's Pond, Albrightsville. Pre-register at Christian's Restaurant (Route 940, Pocono Lake) or by calling 570.646.6600 no later than Feb. 12. $30 for swimmers; $1 for spectators. Excess revenue will be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation for Northeast Pennsylvania.

Safe Haven Dog Rescue ( www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)

• Scentsy Sale: Feb. 24-March 15. Visit noflamepam.scentsy/home. 25 percent of sales will be donated to Safe Haven. Info: Pam, 610.381.4418 or irwin3dpc@yahoo.com.

Volunteer meetings:

• Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Cherry's Family Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville.

• March 19: 6:30 p.m., Cherry's FamilyRestaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville.

Adoption Days:

• Feb. 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.

• March 3, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, 2970 Route 940, Pocono Summit..

• March 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure

• The Pink Elegance on Parade fashion show: Feb. 24, 1 p.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton. Reservations first come, first serve and limited to the first 450 paid guests. Payment must be received in advance. Reservations by Feb. 9. $40, adults; $15, children. Info: 570.947.5852.

Volunteers of America (25 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.825.5261)

• 9th Annual Celebrity Dinner: April 11, (), The Woodlands Inn and Resort (1073 Highway 315,Wilkes-Barre). $125 per person. Info: Liz, 570.825.5261, ext. 8.

CAR & BIKE EVENTS

• 2013 NEPA Motorcycle and PowerSports Show: April 14, noon-5 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd, Wilkes-Barre). Proceeds from the show go to Wyoming Valley Children's Association. $7.50 per bike, registration day-of from 9-11 a.m. Motorcycles with more than ½ tank of fuel not permitted. $7.50, admission; free, children under 12.

CHURCHES

First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit (300 School St., Clarks Summit, 570.586.6306, www.fpccs.org)

• Essence of Joy, a Penn State gospel choir, performance: March 3, 4 p.m.

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church (135 River St., Olyphant)

• Learn How to Make Ukrainian PYSANKY, the traditional Easter egg: Feb. 17, 24, 2-4 p.m., Parish Hall, 207 River Street, Olyphant. Reservations are required, $15.00 per class, supplies included. Open to adults and children, an adult must accompany the child, ages 9-12 years old. Reservations: 570.383.0319.

• Baked haddock fish dinner: March 22, 5-7 p.m. at the Regal Room (216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant). $12. Reservations by March 18: 570.489.4348.

St. John's Byzantine Catholic Church (310 Broadway St., Scranton)

• Pirohi and Clam Chowder Sale: Pirohi is $7.50 per dozen pirohi; $7.50 per quart clam chowder. Orders: by Jan. 24, Sylvia, 570.343.8820 or Joannie, 570.344.3282. Pick-up date is Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church of Scranton (320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton)

• International Dinner: Feb. 14, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Church Center. $19.95 per person. Reservations: by Feb. 8, 570.343.5151.

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church (140 Church St., Old Forge)

• Ham Bingo: March 17, 1 p.m. $3. Doors at 11.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600)

• Concert by renowned organist Ken Cowan: March 10, 4 p.m. $15; $10, students, senior citizens, and WVIA members. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from the St. Stephen's office Monday through Thursday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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

• The Call to Leadership webinar: Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

• Friendship Month third installment with Davienne Piatt, When Love Finds you be Willing to be Found: Feb. 17, 10 a.m.

• Adult Book Study of the Bridge: The Seven Stage Map to Redefine Your Life and Purpose, Stage 2 – Developing a Positive Self-Concept: Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m.

• Friendship Month final installment with Diane Sickler, Continuing Holy Relationships: 10 a.m.

• Second Saturday Spiritual cinema feature The Secret: March 9, 6:30 p.m.

• Oneness Meditation with Ernie Pappa: March 11, 25, 7-8:30 p.m.

• Wednesday Webinar: The Spiritual Leader as Coach: March 13, 6:45 p.m.

• The Bridge, a 7-Stage Map to Redefine Your Life and Purpose: March 20, 6:30 p.m.

• Mysteries of John, Unity Bible Study Class: March 24, 11:45 a.m.

EVENTS

American Advertising Federation, Northeast PA

• 2013 ADDY awards: March 8, 6-9 p.m., Hilton Scranton (100 Adams Ave.). RSVP by Feb. 26 at aafnepa.org/news/events.

Chicory House and Folklore Society ( www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007)

• New England Contra dance: March 2, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). $9, adults; reduced admission for families.

Chinchilla Hose Company (Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726, www.chcfire.net)

• Annual Lenten pizza sale: Feb. 15, continuing every Friday during lent. Red and white-broccoli pizza available for pickup from 2-7 p.m. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570.586.5726.

The Commonwealth Medical College (525 Pine St., Scranton, 570.504.7000, thecommonwealthmedical.com)

• American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) sign-ups: March 6, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; March 7, 4-7:30 p.m., Atrium Lobby 525. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are encouraged to sign-up. Info: www.nepacps3.org.

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

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

• Under the Big Top, After School Theatre Arts Show: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. $5.

• The Power of Story Presentation: March 10, 3 p.m.

• Reptiles & Amphibians of Northeastern PA: March 23, 11 a.m.

• Spring 2013 Film Festival Opening Night Gala: April 5, 5:30 p.m. $35.

• Spring 2013 Film Festival: April 5-8. $9, evening (after 6 p.m.); $8, matinee.• Philadelphia Bus Trip to the Barnes: April 11, bus departs 7 a.m., returns approximately 10 p.m. $135

• Tom Knight Puppet Show: April 17, 1:30 p.m.

■ Kids Classes:

• Quilting for Kids – Starry Sky Wednesdays, through March 27, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6 and up. $6 per class.

• Mixed Media: Ages 5-8: Series 2, March 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 9-12: Series 2, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 4-5:30 p.m. $40, four-class series.

• Preschool Mixed Media: For ages 4 and 5. Series 2, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-10:45 a.m.

• Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Ages 4 and 5. Series 1, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 10-10:45 a.m.; Series 2, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10-10:45 a.m.

• All About Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 5-8, Feb. 8, 15, 22, March 1, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 9-12, 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.

• Little People & Nature: Ages 2 ½-5. Series 1, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 10-11 a.m. Series 2, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 10-11 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, March 6, 13, 20. $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 3, March 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 3, March 5, 12, 19, 26. $60, four-class series; $15, drop-in.

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

• Kundalini Yoga: Ages 16 and up. 10-11:30 a.m., Series 2, March 2, 9, 23, April 6; Series 3 April 27, May 4, 11, 18. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in.

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

• Introduction to Felting: Feb. 14, 21, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, materials included.

• Eating for Health: Feb. 21, 28, March 7, 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up.

• Fused Glass Artistry: Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m.; March 4, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $60.

• Jewelry Making: Beaded Necklace & Bracelet: March 5, 6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.

• Introduction to Resin Molded Jewelry: March 11, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40.

• Design a Painted Silk Scarf: March 18, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.

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

• Celebrate National Heart Month at Women's Network: Feb. 20, noon.

• Mardi Gras Business Card Exchange: Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m. Ramada Inn, Clarks Summit

• Meet the RailRiders: Feb. 20, 3 p.m.

• Learn How to Build Better Credit: Feb. 25, 9 a.m.

Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)

• Bartolai Winery tasting: Feb. 16, 6-9 p.m. Reservations: 570.675.1134, ext. 102.

• Brunch with Tux: Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., photographs 9:30 a.m.-noon. $11.95, adults; $6.95, children. Reservations required.

• Cooking Demonstration: Feb. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. $25. Reservations required: 570.675.1134, ext. 100. Prepayment due by Feb. 25.

Johnson College (3427 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.342.6404, johnson.edu)

• The Animal Care Center Spay Day 2013: Feb. 27. One-day clinic offers discounted spaying and neutering services for dogs and cats. Only residents of Lackawanna County with an income of less than $25,000 annually are invited to apply. Application deadline is Feb. 15. Applications can be obtained at www.johnson.edu, by calling 570-702-8961, or by stopping by the Animal Care Center on Johnson College's campus at 3427 North Main Avenue, Scranton.

• Open House:March 2, 9:30 a.m., Moffat Building. To register: www.johnson.edu/openhouse or 570.702.8900. Application fees will be waived for those who apply at the Open House. A Financial Aid FAFSA Presentation is scheduled for 9 a.m.

• 21st Annual Golf Tournament: May 17, Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountain Top. Info: Stephanie Orzalek, Coordinator of Institutional Advancement, 570.702.8908 or sorzalek@johnson.edu.

Lackawanna Home Builders Association

• 2013 Home Showcase: Feb. 22, 5-9 p.m.; Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Luzerne Intermediate Unit No. 18

• Looking Forward, a free all-day career and academic planning event for students grades 8 through 12 and their parents: Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Dallas.

Misericordia University ( www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719, misericordia.edu)

• 22nd Annual Diversity Institute Dinner: Feb. 14, cocktails 5:30, dinner 6:15 p.m., Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Keynote speaker American poet and professor Timothy Seibles. A limited number of tickets are available to the public. Reservations: 570.674.6217.

• Multicultural Education Department Dream Week: Feb. 18, The Taino: The Native Americans who Discovered Columbus, 6-8 p.m., Mary Kintz Bevevino; Conflict Resolution through Theater: Middle East Conflicts, Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m., Henry Student Lounge; Stonewall, a film, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Bevevino Library; The Educational and Psychological Needs of HIV/AIDS Orphans in Kenya, Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Bevevino Library.

• Scranton Enterprise Center (201 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton)Connie Pheiff Speaks: Success in Sales: Three sessions March 6, 29, 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $499 per person, per session. Scranton Chamber members receive a 10 percent discount. Attendees participating in all three sessions will receive a discounted rate. Register: connie@pheiffandsome.com or 570.906.4395.

Career Exploration Camps, for rising high school juniors and seniors.

• Chemistry-Biochemistry Sciences Camp: June 23-25. $90. Info and registration: Dr. Anna Fedor, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, at 570.674.6769 or at afedor@misericordia.edu.

• Nursing Pre-College Camp: June 23-25. $90. Info and registration: Kathleen Devine Gelso, R.N., M.S.N., assistant professor of nursing, at 570.674.6373 or kgelso@misericordia.edu. To register, please log on to www.misericordia.edu/nursingcamp. Limited to 20 students.

• Future Business Executives Camp: June 23-26. $100. Info and registration: www.misericordia.edu/ceee or Mr. Williams, M.S., director of the Center for Economics and Entrepreneurship Education, 570.674.6777 or rwilliam@misericordia.edu.

• Communications and Media Camp: June 23-26. $90. Info and registration: Melissa Sgroi, Ed. D., assistant professor and chair of the Department of Communications, 570.674.6744 or msgroi@misericordia.edu.

• Speech-Language Pathology Camp: June 23-26. $85. Info and registration: Donna DiBlasi, 570.674.6724 or ddiblasi@misericordia.edu.

• Literature Camp: June 23-26. $85. Info and registration: Dr. Steinberger, 570.674.6423 or rsteinbe@misericordia.edu.

• Teacher Education Camp: June 23-25. $75. Info and registration: Rose Hometchko, rhometch@misericordia.edu or 570.674.6270.

• Occupational Therapy Camp: June 23-25. $90. Info and registration: Debbie Carey, dcarey3@misericordia.edu or www.misericordia.edu/ot and click on Career Exploration Camp.

Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.)

• Sesame Street Live Elmo's Super Heroes: March 14, 7 p.m.; March 15, 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.; March 16, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.; March 17, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets available at the Pennstar Box Office atMohegan Sun Arena, www.ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, or any Ticketmaster outlet. $13, $17 and $22. A limited number of $30 Gold Circle seats and $60 Sunny Seats. Opening Night all seats (excluding Gold Circle and Sunny Seats) are $12. A facility fee of $1 will be added to all ticket prices. Additional fees and discounts may apply.

Monroe County Garden Club

• Meeting: March 13, 11:30 a.m., Hughes Eastern Monroe Public Library (N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg). Free, members; $5, guest donation.

Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono)• Wedding vow renewal extravaganza: Feb. 14, 4 p.m. All participating couples asked to arrive by 3:30 p.m. Vows will be renewed in a group ceremony performed by non-denominational ordained minister, the Rev. Dr. Catherine Thayer, in Gypsies Nightclub.

Mount Hope Estate and Winery (2775 Lebanon Road,Manheim, 717.665.7021, PaRenFaire.com)

• Murder at Mount Hope Mansion: Through March 23, Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 and 7 p.m. $39.95 per person. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission is $39.95 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations online or by calling 717.665.7021, ext. 120.

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

• The Great Backyard Bird Count: Feb. 16-17, 9a.m.-3 p.m.

• Snowshoe Hike with GWVAS: Feb. 17, 1 p.m. Interested participants should contact hike leader & Conservation Volunteer John Jakoby to register at 570.474.5884.

• Junior Bird Club meeting: Birds of Middle Creek: March 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 2. Ages 9 and up. $5 one-time fee for new members.

• PA Fish and Boat Commission Basic Boating Course: March 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. To register call 570.406.4041.

• The Woods in Your Backyard: A Sustainable Landscape Workshop: March 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $25. Registration required by March 15, 570.825.1701.

• Sounds of a Spring Night: March 30, 7 p.m. Bring a flashlight. Free.

Noxen Volunteer Fire Co. (Stull Road, Noxen)

• Breakfast buffet: Feb. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under.

The Osterhout Free Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959)

• Pre-School Storytime: Wednesdays through Feb. 20, 10:45-11:30 a.m. and 2-2:45 p.m.; Saturdays, Feb. 2-Feb. 23, 10-10:45 a.m. For children 3 1/2 to 5 years old.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu)

• Spring Film and Discussion Series – The Unconquerable Human Spirit: Five Degrees of Diversity: Thursdays, March 14-April 18, 7 p.m., R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14 (24 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre)

• Real Estate Prep Courses: Real Estate Fundamentals, Tuesdays, through 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.

• AutoCAD courses: Level 1, Mondays and Wednesdays, March 11-20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. SolidWorks Essentials, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 30-May 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration fee for each course is $799 per person.

The Regal Room (216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, 570.489.1901)

• St. Patty's Day party: March 15, doors 5:45, buffet 6-7 p.m. Cash bar. $20. Reservations required: 570.489.1901 or fax 570.489.2692. Live entertainment by Joe Stanky & the Cadets.

• Comedy Show with Johnny Watson: Feb. 22, 9 p.m., doors at 7:30. $12.

Friends of Salt Springs Park (PO Box 541, Montrose. 570.967.7275, info@friendsofsaltspringspark.org.)

• Who Goes There?, hike to follow the tracks of mammals living in the park: Feb. 24, 2-4 p.m.

• Honey, Have You Seen the Bees?: March 9, 1-3 p.m. $5, members; $10, non-members; free, kids.

• Tree Pruning Class: March 23, 9 a.m. $5, members; $15, non-members.

• Full Moon Hike: March 27, time TBA.

• Chainsaw Day: April 13, 9 a.m. Pre-register: 570.967.7275.

• Trail Clean Up Day: April 20, 11 a.m. Pre-register: 570.967.7275.

• Cycle & Recycle - Celebrate Earth Day: April 21, 12:30-5 p.m. Rain date, April 28.

• Egg Hunt: April 27, 1-4 p.m.

Scranton Celtic Festival fundraiser with music from Blaggards and Kilmaine Saints: Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Kildare's Pub (119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton). scheduledFebruary 23, 2013, 7pm, at Kildare'sPub Scranton. $10; free, kids 16 and under, must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission includes a chance to win a pass to the festival this May.

Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center (200 Lake Ave., Montrose, 570.278.9256 or e-mail wellness@epix.net, wellnessarts.com)

• Women's Wellness Day Retreat: March 9, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $85.

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

• Coach Little Basketball Clinics: Beginning March 5, boys and airls ages 6 to 9, Tuesdays, 3:30-5 p.m.; Beginning March 7, boys and girls grades 4 to 6, 3:30-5 p.m.

• Special Needs Students and Strategies for Post-Secondary Success: March 6, 6 p.m. Snow date: March 13.

• Etiquette Classes: March 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., ages 4 to 7; 2-4 p.m., ages 8-14.

• Beginner's Italian: Eight weeks beginning April 9, 7-8 p.m.

Wayne County Builders Association ( www.WayneCountyBuilders.com )• Home and Garden Festival: April 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 28, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Ladore Camp Retreat and Conference Center (off Owego Turnpike, Waymart). Free to the public. • LEGO Building Contest: April 27 at the WBCA Home and Garden Festival, Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat and Conference Center (Waymart). Pre-registration required, 40 spots available, by April 1.

Wilkes-Barre Barbershop Harmony Society

• Singing Valentines: Delivered with rose, candy and card during the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14. The project aides the chapter's community service program. Info: 570.696.3385 or 570.287.2476.

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

Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series:

• Lattimer Massacre, A Radio Play: A Chapter Out of Luzerne County History with speaker William Bachman, Assistant Professor of Communications, Penn State Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 26, 4 p.m., Marts 214.

• Cyberbullying: A Crisis in Our Schools with speaker Jane Holter, Trainer in the Attorney General's Office, Harrisburg: March 18, 4:30 p.m., Marts 214.

• Panel Discussion: Strategies that Will Help Young People Succeed in School and in Life with speakers Mahmoud Fahmy, Rabbi Larry Kaplan, Rev. Robert Zanicky, and Monsignor Vincent Grimalia: April 16, 4:30 p.m., Henry Student Center Ballroom.

• Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series: 7 p.m., Kirby Salon. Feb. 7, Stephanie Powell Watts; Feb. 21, David Wyatt; March 18, Jeff Mock and Margot Schilpp; April 15, Tim Parrish.

Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce

• Educational Luncheon: Feb. 13, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., The Fireplace Restaurant, Tunkhannock. Reservations: Deborah, 570.875.8325 or deborah@wyccc.com.

• 21st Birthday Block Party: May 3, 6-10 p.m., Comfort Inn & Suites (5 N. Eaton Road,Tunkhannock). $35, in advance; $45 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at www.wyccc.com or by calling Deborah at 570.875.8325.

LOCAL HISTORY

Eckley Miners' Village (located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org) • Charter Day: March 10, noon to 5 p.m. Jim Burke, who worked at Paramount Pictures and was instrumental in the selection of Eckley Miners' Village as the movie site will be present for a 1 p.m. lecture, with a showing of the Molly Maguire movie immediately after

Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour: Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590

Everhart Museum: 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org

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

The Houdini Museum: 1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Info: scrantonghosttours.com. 570.383.1821.

Lackawanna Historical Society: The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841.

• Lecture by Mrs. Thomas Jefferson: Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton.

• Gallery talk and workshop with artist Claire Marcus: April 6, 2 p.m.

Pennsylvania's Anthracite Heritage Museum : McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, www.phmc.state.pa.ust .

Scranton Iron Furnaces: 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, www.anthracitemuseum.org. 570.963.4804.

St. Ann's National Basilica Shrine and Monastery: Scranton, 570.347.5691.

Steamtown National Historic Site: I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea.

Tripp House: 1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton: 570.961.3317.

LEARNING

Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio: 123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, gcraybart-artworks.com.

ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com):

Children's Classes

• The Young Artist Explores: Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20, 27, noon-1 p.m. Ages 5-12. $100, includes all supplies.

Teen and Adult Classes and Workshops

• Direct Figure Drawing: Feb. 2, 16, 23, 1-3 p.m. $125, includes model fee. Student rate, $100

• Wet & Wild: Watermedia Painting: Series II: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 6-8 p.m. $100.

• Drawing workshops with Nina Davidowitz at ArtWorks: Beyond the Stick Figure, Part I, with Nina Davidowitz, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m., $100; Beyond the Stick Figure, Part II, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m., $100; Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing, April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-8 p.m., $100.

• Jewelry Making Goes Green – Recycled Earrings Workshop: Feb. 16, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $35.

• Beyond the Stick Figure, Part I: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m. $100.

• Beyond the Stick Figure, Part II: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m. $100.• Introduction to Colored Pencil Drawing: April 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-8 p.m. $100.

• All About Theatre for Very Special Artists: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. $95, per series. all supplies included. Series I: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13. Performance March 13 at 7 p.m. Series II: April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8. Performance May 8 at 7 p.m.

Ballroom Dancing taught by Joanne and Ed Samborski, certified members of Dance Educators of America. 570.785.9459.

Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Info: Rick Evans, 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea, 570.823.5957.

Brown Barn Café (100 Overbrook Road, Shavertown, 570.674.9787)

• Chef for a Day: Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m. Children 5-12. $15, includes $5 gift certificate to the café. Must pre-register.

Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com)

Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. Info: 570.820.0469, bekshev@yahoo.com or www.artistvs.com.

Endless Mountains Zendo (104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. 570.925.5077, endless@epix.net)

• Intro to Zen training: March 2, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Zazen meditation instruction, intro to zen and keisaku stick, outdoor walking Zen, chanting, Dharma Talk, tea and discussion.

Everhart Museum: 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org.

Harris Conservatory for the Arts: 545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673.

Math Tutoring and Coaching Highly qualified and experienced teacher. All levels tutoring, coaching, homework help. Individuals/groups. Open all week. Ongoing enrollment. Call 570.899.5576, e-mail sibut4710@aol.com.

Moscow Clayworks (moscowclayworks.com)

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

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

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com)

Northeast Photography Club ( www.northeastphotographyclub.org) meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Membership open.

Phoenix Performing Arts Centre: 409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com.

Piano and Flute Lessons: Anne, 570.881.2433. Private studio in Kingston, enthusiastic approach, learn at own pace and in natural learning style. Professional teacher/performer (Bachelors in Music Performance, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music; Masters in Music Performance, University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music). Accepting new students of all ages, time slots available early mornings into evenings weekdays for 30, 45, 60 minutes.

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

• Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. $30, member; $40, non-member; $20, senior member; $25, senior non-member.

Adult Classes

• Oil Painting: Feb. 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.

• American Impressionism: Feb. 13, 20, 27: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member. Materials fee: $10. Students should bring a 3-pack of canvas panels to class, all other materials will be supplied.

• Drawing: Feb. 13, 20, 27, 6-8 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, 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 www.katrinalykes.com for info.

Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers: 210 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.824.9636, acrane@rmsides.com.

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.

Wyoming Valley Art League

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

SOCIAL GROUPS

AA Intergroup NEPA: Info: aaintergroupnepa.org, 570.654.0488

Alcohol Anonymous: Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Nanticoke, Dallas, Forty Fort. Various dates and times. Info: 570.288.9892.

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.

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.

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.

Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call 570.829.1341 for details/meeting locations of visit www.oa.org.

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

St Joseph's Senior Social Club

• Meeting: Feb. 21, 1 p.m., St. Joseph Marello's Center (William St., Pittston).

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

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

Wyoming Valley Home School Network A support group for home school or cyber school parents throughout NEPA . Info: wvhsnetwork.webs.com or Julie Lemardy, jmlemardy@gmail.com .

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