Calendar of Events: March 2018

Little MermaidCrimson Company to Present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”

This month, members of the Dunmore High School Crimson Company will present Disney’s The Little Mermaid for two weekends at the High School Auditorium. Performances will be on March 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23 and 24 with curtain at 7 p.m. each evening and a matinee performance on Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated Disney film. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World.”

Tickets will be $12 for adults; $10 for students/seniors, and $5 for children under five.

UNICO Membership

March Madness Membership Drive conducted by Keystone Chapter UNICO, Dunmore, Pa. will be Wednesday, March 14, at Arcaro and Genell’s, Main St. Old Forge, starting at 5:45 p.m. This is open to anyone of Italian descent. There will be food, entertainment by Frank Gervasi, door prizes and much more.

Call Mary Ann Coviello, Membership Director for information and reservations 570-344-3737.

unicoUNICO Pig Roast

The Keystone Chapter UNICO National will conduct its annual Charity Pig Roast on Saturday, April 14, at Fiorelli’s Banquet Hall, Peckville.  The ARC of Northeastern PA has been named as this years’ primary beneficiary of the popular event. Reservations at $55 include a Rich Banick professional 5×7 photo; a photo booth; two hours of open bar with hors d’oeuvres and a full Italian buffet; entertainment by “EJ the DJ”; huge basket raffle as well as “The Money Umbrella” and “Wilbur the (Money) Pig” faffles.  

All guests will be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a gift certificate for dinner at Angelo’s in Dunmore and Limousine Service for four provided by VIP Express”. Reservations can be made by contacting Michele McDade at 570-343-7009.

Meatless Dinner

The seventh annual Meatless Meal for Lent featuring a baked haddock fish dinner will be sponsored by SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, on Friday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Regal Room, 216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant (side entrance). Tickets are $13 per dinner, sit down or take-out. For reservations, call 570-383-9487. Deadline for these pre-sold tickets is Monday, March 19. A limited amount of dinner will be available at the door for $15 per person.

Tres Vidas at Marywood

Marywood University will host Core Ensemble to perform Tres Vidas, a new chamber music theatre work celebrating the lives of three significant Latin women, on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts at Marywood University. The performance is free and open to the public.

marywoodTres Vidas celebrates the life, times, and work of three significant Latin and South American Women: painter Frida Kahlo of Mexico, peasant activist Rufina Amaya of El Salvador, and poet Alfonsina Storni of Argentina. With storylines including Frida Kahlo’s dramatic and passionate relationship with painter Diego Rivera, Rufina Amaya’s astounding singular survival of the massacre at El Mozote, and Alfonsina Storni’s lifelong challenges as Argentina’s first great feminist poet, Tres Vidas presents dramatic situations that are timeless in their emotional appeal and connection to audiences across all gender and ethnic spectrums.

As part of a women’s studies and Hispanic studies project, Marywood University’s philosophy and religious studies department is sponsoring the performance by Core Ensemble to celebrate Women’s History Month.

For additional information about the Core Ensemble performance of Tres Vidas, please contact Melinda Krokus, MA, Ph.D., assistant professor of Religious Studies at Marywood University, at, or call (570) 348-6211, ext. 2169.

Trauma Workshop

Commonwealth Health First Hospital will host a free training session on how to cope with trauma on March 20-21 at Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Kingston. “Understanding the Effects of Trauma on the Lives of Those We Serve” is sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The four-hour workshop will be presented twice each day. Participants may register for the 8 a.m. to noon session or the 1 to 5 p.m. event on either day.

The presentation will address the widespread impact of trauma in our society and help the audience understand the potential paths for healing while suggesting techniques to reduce the likelihood of re-traumatization. Participants will learn what trauma is and how it affects individuals – psychologically, developmentally and neurobiologically. Self-regulation strategies will be discussed.

commonwealth-healthIndividuals may register for this free event by calling 570-552-3939 or emailing by March 16.

Stroke Support Group

Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital is establishing a Stroke Support Group for all stroke patients and their caregivers. The group will hold a kickoff meeting at 6 p.m. on March 14 at the Thomas P. Saxton Medical Pavilion, 468 Northampton St., Kingston. Guest speaker is Eyewitness News reporter and anchor Mark Hiller who has openly discussed the stroke he suffered in January 2015 and his grueling journey to a complete recovery.

Jennifer Perrins, a registered nurse and nursing supervisor at the hospital’s Center for Advance Rehabilitation, will serve as facilitator for the monthly meetings.

Each monthly meeting will include a guest speaker, planned topic and educational session.Light refreshments will be served.

Women’s Liberation Gallery

Marywood University’s Global Unity Club is hosting a Women in Power throughout History: Women’s Liberation Gallery exhibit through Thursday, March 8,  including a sale of the artwork on March 8, from 8-10 p.m., at the Kresge Gallery in the Shields Center of Visual Arts at Marywood University. The sale is free and open to the public. Marywood students have an opportunity to be part of the Women’s Liberation Gallery through multiple art forms including: digital, photography, written, painted, or sculpture to honor various respected women of power through history.

Jekyll & Hyde Show

Phoenix Theatrics will present Jekyll and Hyde from March 16-25 in its newly renovated theatre at 409 Main St., Duryea. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission. Reservations are recommended by calling 570-457-3589. The show is about  London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between his friend Dr. Henry Jekyll and the evil Edward Hyde. The story is interpreted as an examination of the duality of human nature and the inner struggle between good and evil.

Craft and Antique Fair at Marywood

Marywood University will host a Craft and Antique Fair on Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Nazareth Student Center, in the Latour Room. This event is free and open to the public.

The Craft and Antique Fair at Marywood will feature collectables, homemade items, bath and body essentials, pottery, antiques, artwork, and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit Marywood University’s Alternative Break Service Trip Program.

For additional information about the Craft and Antique Fair at Marywood University, please call the Campus Ministry Office, at (570) 961-4723, or email

Cooking Classes

LCLogoFUTURE1Adult cooking classes are being offered at Lackawanna College through the Kiesendahl School of Hospitality and Tourism this spring. Lackawanna’s professional chef instructors will walk learners of all skill levels through the cooking process in a fun, relaxed environment. Along with learning how to cook a meal from scratch, chef instructors will provide trade secrets to food and wine pairing. All classes are BYOB and a wine pairing suggestion will be offered for each class.

Adult cooking classes are non-credit and open to the community. They will be held at the Lackawanna College Healey Hall kitchen lab, 415 N. Washington Ave. Attendees will be standing, cooking, and working for most of the class and must wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back.

Additional adult cooking classes will be added throughout the summer and again during the next school year. Kids classes will also be offered this coming summer.

A French classics cooking class for couples will be held Saturday March 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. and will cost $85 per person. On April 14, a homemade pasta cooking class will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at a cost of $75 per person.

For more information or to register, contact Susan C. Markovich, Special Programs Coordinator, Kiesendahl School of Hospitality and Tourism at or (570) 955-1488.


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