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BAZAARS/FESTIVALS


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.


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


5th Annual Golf Tournament


benefiting the 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund, Luzerne Foundation: Aug. 17, 1:30 p.m., Wilkes-Barre Golf Club. $75. Register at deprimogolf.com or call 570.709.0916 for more info


American Cancer Society


• Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Wyoming Valley walk kickoff breakfast: Aug. 20, 7:30 a.m., Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Railriders stadium, Moosic.


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.


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.


Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue


(570.420.0450, camppapillion.org)


• Meet & Greet/Adoption Day: Aug. 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Route 209, Brodheadsville)


Fifth Annual “A Ride to Remember” to benefit the family of Pittston native Michael Garron:


Aug. 17, registration 10 a.m., ride begins at noon, Polish American Citizen’s Club (Elm Street, Dupont). $15. For more info call 570.362.0823.


Luzerne County Pit Bull Owners, Inc.


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


Safe Haven Dog Rescue


(www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)


• Volunteer Meeting: Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m., Cherry’s Family Restaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville.


• Adoption day: Aug. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville.


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.


Tattoo Benefit for Frankie Bonacci

Aug. 19, noon, Slingin’ Ink Tattoo & Piercing (1201 Mulberry St., Scranton). All tattoos $50 each.

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.


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:


• Aug. 17, Sept. 21, 5-9 p.m., Johnny Rockets, Montage Mountain.


• St Joe’s Car Show: Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Pittston Bypass. Rain date Aug. 25.


• 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.


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.


THE COOPERAGE PROJECT


(1030 Main St., Honesdale)


570.253.2020, thecooperageproject.org


• Coffeehouse: Aug. 17, 8-11 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:


• Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 12: Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation.


• 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.


F.M. Kirby Center


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


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


• Raiders of the Lost Ark: Aug. 14, 1 and 7:30 p.m.


• 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.


Irem Clubhouse


(64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)


• Beer Glass Bash and Grill Night: Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m


• Ladies Night Out: Aug. 14, 6 – 9 p.m.


• The Poets: Aug. 30, 8 p.m. $25.


Concerts, 7 p.m. each night:


• Aug. 11: Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus


• Aug. 18: Orpheus Choral Society


• Aug. 25: Irem String Band


Jessup Art Walk:


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


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.


Lackawanna Valley Chapter of Trout Unlimited


Fundraising BBQ Feast: Aug. 18, noon-6 p.m., Bernard Seminski Park (Elm St., Dickson City). $25; $12.50, children 12 and under. For tickets, contact Frank Kaczmarek at 570.489.1831 or A&G Outfitters at 570.489.1650.


Misericordia University


• Open house for high school students and parents: Aug. 17, registration at 9 a.m., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Mountain Grange No. 567


• Family Picnic: Aug. 17, noon, Knoebal’s.


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.)

• Great Communicators Can Move Mountains with Corey Hansen: Aug. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


• Creative Ministry Service: Aug. 18, 10 a.m.


• 1st Annual Tacos for Tulips fundraiser: Aug. 18, 1 p.m. at Harmony Hall (140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre), parking behind church on Bethel St., $5 a plate, all proceeds benefit Unity of NEPA, purchase spring bulbs to beautify our spiritual home.


• “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.


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.


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)


• Living History and Civil War Weekend: Aug. 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


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.


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.


• Introduction to Yoga: Aug. 14, 28, 10 a.m.


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.


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


• Cliff Trail Hike: Aug. 17, 11 a.m. Meet at Buckley Road parking lot. Fee.


• 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.


•Bird Walk for Kids: Aug. 17, 3 p.m. Ages 6 to 12. Meet in parking area before boat rental lot.


• Woods Walk: Aug. 17, 6 p.m. Meet at Environmental Education building.


• Star Light, Star Bright: Aug. 17, 9 p.m. Meet at Pavilion 3.


• 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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