March Calendar of Events

UNICO Pig Roast

The Keystone Chapter of UNICO National is sponsoring a Charity Pig Roast as a community fundraiser, with the Voluntary Action Center as the primary beneficiary, on Saturday, April 9, at Fiorelli’s Banquet Facilities, Peckville. Tickets are available for $50 each, and the event is open to the public. This year’s theme is “Denim and Diamonds”.  A suggested choice of attire can be Blue Jeans to Black Tie.  This event will run from 6-10:30 p.m. and will feature a two-hour open bar with hors d’oeuvres during the first hour, and a sumptuous Italian Pig Roast buffet during the second hour. also featured will be raffles, a photo booth; a dance presentation, and entertainment by “E.J. the D.J.” for the entire evening.  Tax deductible sponsorships are available at $100, $50 and $25.  Reservations must be made by April 1, by calling Jim Mack at 570- 342-7975.  For sponsorships, contact Mark McDade at 570-343-7009.

Crimson Company’s Circus McGurkus

Put on your hat, your socks and your shoes or come any-which-way that you choose and join the Dunmore High School Crimson Company for the Circus McGurkus Carnival.

You may come dressed up as your favorite Dr. Seuss or storybook character.

Dr. Seuss storybook characters will be there to greet you. A continental breakfast of assorted pastries, fruit, yogurt, granola, milk, and coffee is included in your admission along with lots of fun activites for boys and girls! There will be a story corner, coloring and sticker activity, face painting, goodie bags, crafts, games, basket raffles, and a “Green Eggs” hunt to name just a few of the fun activities we have planned. We will also have a “selfie station” and each attendee will have a FREE professional picture taken by Mr. Rich Banick with our “Seussical” characters!

We hope you can join us on Saturday March 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. until noon  at the Dunmore High School Cafeteria. Admission is $10.00 per person.  

Lenten Concerts

In a 67-year tradition of inspiring prayer and meditation through music, the Catholic Choral Society will present two Lenten concerts. The first concert on Sunday, March 6, will be held at SS.. Peter and Paul Parish Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, at 3 p.m. Pastor is Rev. John C. Lambert. The second concert will be presented at St. Paul’s Church, 1510 Penn Ave., Scranton, on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. Pastor is Msgr. Neil Van Loon.

Both concerts are open to the public free of charge. Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse and Brenda Grunza are co-presidents of  the Catholic Choral Society. Ann Manganiello is music director of this group while Jean Shields is accompanist. Information may be obtained by calling 570-575-1040 and also at

Knee Surgery Seminar

Orthopedic surgeon John Doherty, M.D., will present a free seminar on knee replacement surgery. on Wednesday, March 1, at 5 p.m. at the McGowan Large Conference Room at Regional Hospital, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. Dr. Doherty, a member of the Regional Hospital medical staff, will discuss techniques to help prevent, diagnose and treat arthritis in the knees.

Free parking will be offered in the hospital parkade. Reservations may be made by calling 570-348-7370.

Meatless Meal for Lent

Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will host a “Meatless Meal for Lent” featuring a baked haddock fish dinner on Friday, March 18, at the Regal Room 216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, from 5- 7 p.m. Sit down or take out is available. Call 580-383-9487 for reservations. Pre-sold dinners are $13 per ticket.  Web site is  Rev. Nestor Iwasiw is pastor.

Wind Band Concert

Marywood University’s department of music, theatre, and dance will present the Marywood University Senior Wind Band Celebration on Saturday, March 5, at 7 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public.

Selected high school musicians from throughout the region will meet at Marywood University for two days of instruction from internationally recognized band conductors and clinicians. David Kish, D.M.A., director of bands and associate professor of music at Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Michael Knight, D.M.A., assistant professor of music at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis., will lead participants in the Grand Finale Concert.

For information, call F. David Romines, D.M.A., music, theatre, and dance department co-chair at Marywood, at (570) 348-6268, or visit

Marywood Painting Exhibition

Marywood University is presenting a painting exhibition, Narratives Seen,  in the Mahady Gallery, on the first floor of the Shields Center for Visual Arts through April 3, 2016. The exhibition, are free and open to the public.

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