Calendar of Events: August 2017

SS. Anthony and Rocco’s Italian Festival

SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 11, 12, and 13, 2017 at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday Following the Noon Mass and Procession.

Live Entertainment: Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect; Saturday: The Jeffrey James Band; Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at 12 Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

bucksDunmore High School Class Reunion:

The Dunmore High School Class of 1962 is planning its 55th reunion at Arcaro & Genell’s on September 23. If interested, contact Cathy Ross Desmarais at 570-347-1246.

Dunmore Night Out:

This year, Dunmore will celebrate its 24th annual National Night Out campaign on Tuesday, August 8, at 6 p.m. The event has been a very strong tradition in the borough with it being one of the first towns in the state to host such event. A large parade will run from Dunmore School District grounds up Warren Street through Dunmore Corners, down Green Ridge to Quincy Avenue and  back into the School District grounds.

UNICO Flapjack Breakfast:

Keystone Chapter UNICO Dunmore will sponsor a Flapjack Breakfast for St. Francis Commons Homeless Veterans on Saturday Sept. 9, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Dickson City. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. For tickets and information please contact co-chairs Frank or Mary Ann Coviello at 570-344-3737.

Scranton Cultural Center Summer Camp Presents: “Hairspray Jr.”

hairsprayScranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s 2017 Summer Camp will present a production of “Hairspray Jr.” on the building’s historic Main Stage on Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. The show is basked on the Broadway smash hit “Hairspray.”

The production is approximately 60 minutes in length and features campers from the Summer Camp program which provides programming for students in 5th through 12th grades.

Doors will open one-half hour prior to performance. A cash bar and light fare will be available for purchase. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the Scranton Cultural Center in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets.

The Summer Camp Program is presented by Toyota Scranton and sponsored by Wells Fargo, DePietro’s Pharmacy and NEPA Pediatrics.

Cyril and Methodius’s Annual Rummage Sale:

Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will hold its 7th annual Rummage Sale on Sept. 22, 23, and 24 at St. Cyril’s School Gym, 133 River St., Olyphant.  It is the largest church rummage sale in the Mid-Valley area. Lauren Telep is chairman and public relations for the event.  Refreshments will be served and tickets for raffle baskets will be available. After the rummage sale, the parishioners always “pay it forward” with merchandise  to charity organizations, or non-profit groups.  For additional information contact Rev. Nestor Iwasiw, pastor, at 570-489-2271 or Lauren Telep at 570-383-0319 Water Shed Adregarding donations to the rummage sale.

Lackawanna River Watershed Tour:

The Lackawanna River Watershed Bus Tour will be an all-day event on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5:35 p.m. in celebration of the LRCA’s 30th anniversary. Tickets are available online.

The tour will start in Scranton making stops at the Old Forge Borehole and Coxton Point (the confluence with the Susquehanna River), The Moffat Estate (lunch break), Powder Mill Dam, continuing on to Carbondale, Stillwater Dam, and Uniondale, finishing the day with a relaxing ride to Scranton.  

Throughout the tour there will be discussions about the history of the watershed, short walks at some of the stops and notes about the new and ongoing projects within the watershed.  The LRCA is in the process of forming “The Lackawanna River Watershed Conservation Corps” that will consist of volunteers from the seven districts within the watershed.  The Conservation Corps is funded by The Scranton Area Community Foundation.

Theatere Auditions at Marywood:

marywoodMarywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will hold auditions for its fall production, A Streetcar Named Desire, on Thursday, Aug. 31, and Friday, Sept. 1,  from 6-9 p.m. each day. The auditions are open to the public, and will be held in the Black Box Theatre in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, on the university’s campus. The play has roles available for six men and six women.

For additional information, please contact Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor of theatre and theatre program director at Marywood University, at, or call (570) 955-0440.

Wine in the Woods:

Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor aWine in the Woods event on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 3 to 8 p.m. at the company’s picnic grounds, off Route 435 in Elmhurst. Lite fare will be available for purchase. Live entertainment will be provided by Dashboard Mary. Admission is $15 in advance; $20 on event day. A designated driver admission is $5. All attendees must be 21 years old. For information or tickets, call 570-468-4635.

Phoenix Theatrics Presents: “Gypsy”

Phoenix Theatrics is proud to present the timeless classic musical, Gypsy, from Aug. 4-13 at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general seating. For reservations, call the box office at (570) 457-3589. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Rep. Haggerty Hosts Public Meeting:

State Representative Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, will attend a public meeting at the Lackawanna College to speak about property tax elimination tonight (Wednesday, Aug. 2) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Lackawanna College Theatre, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Haggerty invites anyone concerned with rising property taxes to consider attending and joining the discussion.  For more information, contact Haggerty’s office at 570-876-1111.


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