Calendar of Events – June 201

Italian Language Hour

SIAMO, The Italian-American Heritage Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, will host its next Italian Language Hour on Sunday, June 26, at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St., Taylor, beginning at 2 p.m. SIAMO’s Italian Language Hours are designed as practice time for speakers of Italian of all levels, including beginner. Some knowledge of the Italian language is necessary to participate as this is not a class. For more information, visit

Leadership Lackawanna Celebration

4e180688-790e-4225-afe6-c6e9eff3d439Tickets are still available for Leadership Lackawanna’s annual Celebration of Leadership event to held on Thursday, June 16, at 5:30pm at The Leonard Theater in downtown Scranton. Celebration of Leadership is Leadership Lackawanna’s annual signature event. The event pays tribute to the leadership of our area by recognizing three individuals with awards. It also highlights achievements from the past year and honors the participants in the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2016, the 33rd graduating class. The event includes business networking, live music, raffles, dinner stations and cocktails, a community service project showcase, and the presentation of certificates to graduating participants. Tickets are $50 for alumni and $65 for the general public. Reservations can be made by calling (570) 342-7711 or by visiting

Ss. Cyril and Methodius Rummage Sale

Parishioners of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, met recently to plan the sixth annual rummage sale for September 23, 24 and 25 at St. Cyril’s Grade School, 133 River St., Olyphant. Contact Laurel Telep at (570) 383-0319 regarding raffle prizes or donations. Rev. Nestor Isawiw is pastor.


Sandlot Baseball Tryouts

The Sandlot Baseball Academy travel baseball tryouts will be held on June 12 for ages 8 to 11 at Dunmore Little League from noon to 2 p.m. and for ages 12 to 17 at Dunmore High School from 3 to 5 p.m. There is no cost for the tryouts. Contact or 570-445-1155 to register for tryouts or with questions.

Elmhurst Volunteer Fire Co. Picnic

02f7065392b001aaf5873c0f93308431Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company will host its annual picnic on June 22-25 on the grounds located off Route 435 in Elmhurst. Grounds will open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m., and on Saturday at 5 p.m. Homemade food will be available.

Entertainment includes, on Wednesday, June 22, car show with D.J. Paul; Thursday, June 23, parade at 7 p.m. and music by Take 3; Friday, June 24, music by Hell Yo preceded by the Crystal Band of Scranton, and on Saturday, June 25, music by Old Friends. Proceeds from this event help fund fire/rescue services.

Marywood Master of Fine Arts Exhibit

Marywood University’s 2016 master of fine arts in graphic design and illustration thesis exhibition features students from the “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” program in graphic design and illustration. Thesis work, study tour books, and additional projects will be on display, with an opening reception on Saturday, July 16, from 4-5:30 p.m., in the Mahady Gallery, in the Shields Center for Visual Arts, on the University’s campus.  This exhibit and its opening reception are free and open to the public. The exhibition will be open from July 18 through July 21, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WEC and SBDC Small Business Program

University_of_Scranton_sealThe University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC) and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are teaming up to offer “StartUP” a 4-week certificate program designed for women with lower incomes, those in transition or those trying to make a better life for themselves and their families, the program will offer women support and guidance in determining if entrepreneurship is an option for them. The series will be held in Scranton on Mondays, beginning June 6 and ending June 27, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The series is offered free of charge. Space is limited and applications are reviewed first come, first served. To obtain an application, call Francene at 570-941-4168 or e-mail

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