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BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS


American Cancer Society


Relay for Life Events

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


Big Brothers Big Sisters


• Bowl For Kids’ Sake: March 23, Stanton Lanes (470 Stanton St., Wilkes-Barre). Those interested in assembling a team or sponsoring a lane can call .570.824.8756 or visitwww.bbbsnepa.org.


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.


• Friendly’s Fundraiser (Route 611, Tannersville): Feb. 28, 5-8 p.m.


• Adoption Day: March 10, 11 a.m.-3p.m., Petco (3895 Dryland Way, Easton).


Commonwealth Medical College

• Second Annual Alley-Oop for Autism 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament: March 10, check-in 11:30 a.m., games begin 12:15 p.m., Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium (500 Jefferson Avenue, Scranton).


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


• St. Patrick’s Spring Party: March 16, doors 6 p.m., buffet 7 p.m., music 8 to 11 p.m. $40. Registration required by calling 570.457.7665, 570.654.4222, or 570.457.0626.


• 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.


Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (4 E. Center Hill Rd., Dallas, 570.675.8600)


• Spring EGGstravaganza: March 13, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


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


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


Volunteer meetings:


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


Adoption Days:


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


UNICO National Keystone Chapter (Dunmore)


• Charity Pig Roast: April 13, 6-10 p.m., Fiorelli’s (Peckville). $45 per person.


Vintage Theater (326 Spruce St., Scranton, 570.589.0271, scrantonsvintagetheater.com)


• NEPA Swappers: March 24, 1-3 p.m. Come swap homemade and homegrown foods. Donations encouraged.


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.


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


• Prom dress sale for Relay for Life: March 16, 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Henry Student Center. Minimum donation for a dress will be $20. Individuals wishing to donate a dress for the sale can come to the student center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Feb. 26, March 12, 14. Dresses should be clean and in good repair.For more information, contact Katherine Cirone atkatherine.cirone@wilkes.edu.


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.


Gunners PA Law Enforcement MC (gunnerspalemc@gmail.com, $20/rider, $10/passenger unless noted otherwise)

2nd Annual Project Fallen Ride: May 5, 10 a.m., Susquehenna Brewing Co. Info: Gunnerspalemc.com.

CHURCHES


Clifford United Methodist Church (Main St. Clifford)


• Youth group sixth annual homemade Easter egg sale: Through March 10. Pick-up March 16-23. $2 per egg, choice of peanut butter or coconut. To place an order contact Pastor Peg at 570.222.3331 or Robin Correll at 570.222.4344.


Holy Family Church (828 Main St., Sugar Notch)


• Ham and Cabbage Dinner: March 9, 4-7 p.m. Take-outs available from 3 p.m. $9, adults; $5, children. Tickets available at the door, after weekend Masses or by calling 570.822.8983.


Pocono Mountain Bible Conference (191 Clifton Beach Rd., Clifton Twp.)


• Winter youth retreat: March 22-24. Open to children 12-18 years of age. $90.


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


• 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. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church of Scranton (320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton)

• Irish Dinner: March 14, seatings at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. Reservations by March 7, 570.343.5151. $25.


St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875)


• Homemade bread and clam chowder sale: March 15, pick-up from noon-5 p.m. Orders due by March 10. $5, loaf; $6, quart. To order call Dorothy, 570.562.1434; Sandra, 570.457.9280, or the church hall, 570.457.2875.


• Pierogie Sale: March 27, pick-up from 2-5 p.m. Orders by March 21. $6 per dozen. To place orders call Sandra, 570.457.9280 or the church hall, 570.457.2875.


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)

  • 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.
  • Guest speaker Ann Marie Acacio: April 7, 10 a.m.
  • Oneness Blessing with Ernie Pappa: April 8, 22, 7-9 p.m. $8.
  • Developing Effective Teams: Transforming Teams into Sacred Circles of Service webinar: April 10, 7-9 p.m.
  • Spiritual Liberation with Michael Beckwith: April 13, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • The Bridge Class: April 17, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Re-New Unity Workshop and Luncheon: April 20, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $30, both workshops; $20, one workshop. Limited to 50 particpants; reservations required.


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.


Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania


• Meeting: March 15, 7:30 p.m., Marywood University Shields Center for Visual Arts, Room 225.


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.


Cub Scout Pack 21 (www.cubpack21.org)


• (Not Just A) Craft Fair: March 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., LaSalle Academy, Dickson City campus. Currently seeking vendors. Spaces will be 10”x10” and will cost $25. Reservations and information: 570.840.5915 or sarahkovolenus@verizon.net. Admission: $1.


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


• 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.


• Philadelphia Bus Trip to the Barnes: April 11, departs 7 a.m. returns 10 p.m. $135.


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 2, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10-10:45 a.m.


• Little People & Nature: Ages 2 ½-5. Series 1, 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:


• 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.


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


• 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.


Dress for Success Lackawanna


• 14th Annual Luncheon and Fashion Show: March 20, 11:45 a.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton.


Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition (www.gdacoalition.org)


• Third Annual Fundraiser and Art Auction: March 10, 6-9 p.m., River Street Jazz Café (667 N. River St., Plains Township). Suggested donation $10.


Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce (20 W. Broad St.)


• Red Carpet program to discuss Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget: March 11, Noon-1 p.m. with a question and answer session to follow, Valley Country Club (79 Country Club Road, Sugarloaf). $25, chamber members; $30, non-chamber members.


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


• Learn How to Create an Effective Marketing Strategy: March 7, 14, 9 a.m.


• Spring Business Card Exchange: March 26, 5 p.m.


• Ladies Night at the Country Club: April 3, 5-8 p.m., Glen Oak Country Club (250 Oakford Road, Clarks Summit)


Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


• Bridal Showcase: March 3, doors noon, show at 1:30 p.m. Free. Reservations by calling 570.675.1134, ext. 100 or visiting www.iremclubhouse.com.


• Tai Chi for Arthritis: March 6, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Class will continue every Wednesday through June 12 for a total cost of $65. First class free. Reservations by March 4 by calling 570.675.1866.


• Free Real Estate Seminar: March 7, 10 a.m.


• Spring craft and gift fair: March 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Vendors needed, tables $15. To reserve a table by March 8 call 570.675.1134, ext. 100.


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.


• 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.


Keystone College (One College Green, La Plume, 570.945.8000, keystone.edu)

• The Quietmen, acoustic rock and Celtic band: March 7, 7 p.m., Theatre in Brooks.


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


• Ethics Lecture by Dr. Richard Miller: March 18, 7 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Info: 570.208.5957.


• Women’s Studies Conference: March 25, 7 p.m., Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Speical guest Dr. Atiya Stokes-Brown of Bucknell University. Registration required by calling 570.208.5900, ext. 5771. Free.


• Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert: April 19-20, 7:30 p.m. J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center. Free. Info: 570.208.6044.


Lackawanna Audubon Society (P.O. Box 1372, Scranton)


• “A Lifetime of Birds.” a presentation by photographer Dave Fisher: March 17, 2:30 p.m., Anthracite Museum (22 Bald Mountain Road,Scranton). For info call 570.586.5156.


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


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


• On Exhibit: A Walk Through Natures Glory: March 22-April 19.


• Live Native Animals: April 3, 6:30-8 p.m. $5.


• Amphibian Walk: April 17, 6-8 p.m. $5. Pre-registration required.


• Art in Nature: Clay Pot Wreaths: April 20, 9 a.m.-noon. $25. Pre-registration required.


• Art Opening: Three Artists from Elmhurst: April 26, 5-7 p.m. Runs through June 3.


LOGAN Foundation


• Easter egg hunt for individuals with special needs: March 30, 11 a.m., Wyoming Valley Sports Dome. Pre-registration required by calling 570.704.8054 or 570.762.8407. Registered individuals must come between 10-10:30 a.m. to check in.


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


• 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.


• Easter egg hunt and brunch: March 23. Seatings at 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Egg hunt at 11 a.m. $10, adults; $5, children 5-12 years of age; free, children under 5. Reservations required by calling 570.674.6768.


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.


• Meeting: April 10, 11:30 a.m.. Monroe County Conservation District Environmental Education Center (8050 Running Valley Rd., Stroudsburg). Free, members; $5, guests.


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


• Job fair: March 16, 9 .m.-4 p.m., March 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Swashbuckler Pub. Appointments will be taken after 1PM and can be made by calling 717-665-7021 x 120.


• 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.


Mountain Grange No. 567


• Monthly fleamarket: Second Saturday of each month. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Mountain Grange Hall (1632 W. 8th St., Carverton).


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


• 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.


Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org)


• Performances: April 6, 8 p.m., Honesdale High School (459 Terrace St., Honesdale); April 13, 8 p.m., Tunkhannock Middle School (200 Franklin Ave., Tunkhannock). $8, adult in advance; $4, student in advance; $9, adult at the door; $5, student at the door.


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


•Teen Tech Week: March 10-16


• One More Row Knit & Crochet Group: March 16, 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon.


• Internet Safety Program: March 13, 6 p.m.


• Learn to Use Facebook or Twitter: March 14, 6-7 p.m.


• Socrates Café Discussion Group: March 14, 6:30-8 p.m.


• Franklin Street Sleuths: March 21, 6:30 p.m.


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


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 Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St. 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@comcast.net)


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.


Robert Dale Chorale (570.586.3921, robertdalechorale.org)


• 28th Annual NEPA Bach Festival: March 16-17. $15; $12, seniors and WVIA members; $7, students. For more information, to reserve tickets, or to order a copy of the Chorale’s latest CD, contact the Chorale office at 570.871-0350 or visit www.robertdalechorale.org.


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


• “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.


Salvation Army


• Annual awards dinner: May 16, 5:30 p.m., Best Western Genetti Hotel and Convention Center (77 East Market Street, Wilkes-Barre). Reservations by contacting Lieutenant Sharon Tressler at The Salvation Army at sharon.tressler@use.salvationarmy.org or 570.824.8741.


Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369, scrantonculturalcenter.org)


• St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party: March 9, noon-4 p.m.


• “the Menu” present Wegmans Seafood Spectacular: March 11, 7 p.m., cocktail hour 6 p.m. $7.


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.


Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA


• Traditional Slavic Dinner: March 10, 2-5 p.m., St. Ignatius Loyola Parish, Kingston. $12, adults; $6, children. Reservations or information call 570.822.9813.


Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue(WagginTailsRescue.com, information@waggintailsrescue.com, 570.992.4185)

• Easter Bunny Photos: March 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pet Supplies Plus (101 Pocono Commons, Route 611, Stroudsburg)


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


• National Women’s History Month luncheon: March 15, cash bar reception noon-12:30 p.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m. $25. RSVP by March 8.


• Children’s etiquette classes: March 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Class 1: “Pass the Peas, Please,” ages 4 to 7; 2-4 p.m., Class 2: “Dining Boot Camp for Kids,” ages 8 to 14. $25 per student, per class.


• Bunny breakfast and Easter egg hunt: March 23, 10 a.m. $10 per person; free, children under the age of 3. Tickets must be purchased in advance.


• 21st Annual House, Garden and Gift Show: April 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; April 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


• Coach Little Basketball Clinics: Beginning March 5, boys and girls 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 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.


• 65th Annual Luzerne County Council of Teachers of Mathematics (LCCTM) Contest: April 6, 9 a.m., Rite Aid Auditorium in the Stark Learning Center. High school juniors and seniors from Luzerne County high schools and Tunkhannock High School are eligible to compete. The junior and senior division each have a maximum limit of 10 students per division per school. $5 per student.


• 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. March 18, Jeff Mock and Margot Schilpp; April 15, Tim Parrish.


Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce


• Educational Luncheon featuring George Stark, Director of External Affairs at Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation: March 13, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Twig’s Café (1 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock).


• Bi- Annual Legislative Breakfast: March 27, 8-9:30 a.m., Shadowbrook Inn and Resort (201 Resort Lane,Tunkhannock). Free, WYCCC members; $10, non-members. For reservations or more information, contact Deborah at 570.875.8325 or by e-mail at 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.


Wyoming Valley Dog Squad Troop No. 221 (www.dogscouts.org. Phyllis, Troop Leader: phyllis@thebarkingbasket.comor Liza, Secretary/Treasurer:sewcrazy@epix.net)

  • Egg Hunt For Dogs: March 24, 1-5 p.m., Hollenback Dog Park (1050 Washington St., Wilkes-Barre).

Your Dog’s Place (570.729.8977, yourdogsplace@yahoo.com)

  • K9 Nose Work: Intro to Nose Work, Sat., 11:30 a.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. Intro to Odor, Mon., 8:15 p.m. Intro to Vehicles and Exteriors, Mon., 7 p.m. Continuing Nose Work, Mon., 5 p.m.
  • Kinderpuppy: Wed., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. Puppy parenting 101.
  • Canine Life & Social Skills: Thurs., 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m.

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.


• 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


A Quest for A Good Life workshops: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., six-week course, New Bridge Center (480 Pierce St., Suite 117 Kingston) and Mondays, 6:30 p.m., 29th Street Office Complex, 1201A Church St., Hazleton. $25, per workshop; $125, all six. To register call 570.643.0222. For more info visit www.aquestforagoodlife.com.


Anthracite Curling Club


• Learn to Curl clinics: March 19, 26, 6-9 p.m., Coal Street Park Ice Rink, Wilkes-Barre. $15 per session. Call 570.266.7978 to reserve a spot.


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


• 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 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.


• 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 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.


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.


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)


• Oil Painting: March 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.


• Acrylic Painting: March 11, 18, 25, 9:30-12:30 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.


Adult Classes


• Intermediate Watercolor: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 1-4 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member.


• Drawing: March 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-8 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member.


• Watercolor Painting: March 11, 18, 25. $55, member; $65, non-member; $45, senior member; $50, senior non-member.


• Play the Blues – All instruments: March 15, 6-9 p.m. Being able to read music is not required. Must bring own instrument. $30, member; $40, non-member; $20, senior member; $25, 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 Free Library (358 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming)


• Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with Lama Laia: March 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free, donations accepted. For information or to register contact info@hermeticinstitute.org or call 570.693.1731.


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.


The Anthracite Hi-Railer’s Model Railroad Club (Bill’s Shop Rite Plaza, Rts. 435 & 502 in Daleville)


• O-Gauge Train Display: March 10, 1-4:30 p.m. Free, but collecting donations of bathroom tissue, bath soap, facial tissues, multi-purpose household cleaner, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent and toothpaste to benefit the North Pocono Dry Goods Pantry.


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.


NEPA Chapter of Friends of NRA


• 21st annual fund raising banquet: March 23, 5 p.m., Genetti Manor (1505 N. Main Ave., Dickson City). Info: Carl Mozeleski at 570.587.2662 or via e-mail at dbcmoz@epix.net.


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.


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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