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To quote Aldo Leopold from his book “A Sand County Almanac,” “There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot.” Little did he know that his writings, published after his death, would shape how we view conservation policy, science and land ethics today. Over two million copies of “A Sand County Almanac” have been printed and it has been translated into twelve languages.

Tonight, May 8 at 7 p.m., please join us for a book discussion on A Sand County Almanac at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Bob Daniels will facilitate this free discussion. Then Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m., we will be showing the documentary “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic For Our Time” at the Dietrich. A Q & A will follow the film and you will have the opportunity to visit environmental organizations’ displays in the theater lobby after the movie. Admission is free. Tickets will be available by calling 570.996.1500 or at the door while they last.

Then Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m., we will present a movie and book discussion at the Tunkhannock Public Library on “Green Fire” and “A Sand County Almanac.” This discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Peter Petokas of Lycoming College. This is my first time reading A Sand County Almanac and I am awed by how poetic it is and how relevant it is to today.

Speaking of poetic writing, the Dietrich will be presenting Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” live on stage Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. Come see an 80-minute original text adaptation of this classic love story performed by the Gamut Theatre Group of Harrisburg. Following the show, the actors will stay for a talk back session with the audience. This will be the sixth year the Gamut Theatre Group will be performing for us in Tunkhannock. Admission is free. Tickets are available by calling 570.996.1500 or at the Dietrich ticket booth while they last. Don’t miss out.

The Dietrich has another must-see theatre event for children coming up Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. Join us as the Dietrich Children’s Theatre performs Peter and the Wolf. Experience the thrilling sights and sounds as brave adventurer Peter imagines catching a wolf with the help from his friends and the orchestra. Tickets are available by calling 570.996.1500 or visiting the Dietrich’s ticket booth. Admission is free. This event has been sponsored by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. The Dietrich also has a variety of classes coming up for adults to enjoy. For instance, if you are interested in jewelry making, the Dietrich’s own Sarah Sidorek will be teaching students how to create spiral rope bracelets Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. During this beginner class, you will learn how to make bracelets by using a simple spiral bead weaving technique. Students will also learn how to finish off their projects with a clasp. Admission is $30 and includes all materials. Great deal, right? Call the Dietrich at 570.996.1500 to sign up.

As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies.

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