Calendar of Events: April 2018

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast:

Monsignor Anthony C. Marra Memorial Fund Friend’s of the Poor Pancake and Sausage Breakfast and Basket Raffle Fundraiser will be held Saturday April 28, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee’s Dickson City. Cost is $7 adults; $4 children. For tickets and donations please contact Toni Divizio 570-344-2388 or Mary Ann Coviello 570-344-3737.

Comedy Night at Holy Cross:

Holy Cross comedy nightHoly Cross High School Parent Club will host its third annual “Comedy Night” on April 14 at Holy Cross High School, 501 East Drinker St., Dunmore. Admission is $25 per person which includes full dinner buffet, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and desserts. BYOB is welcome.  Guests must be 21 to attend and tickets are advance purchase only.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served until 7 p.m. This laugh-out-loud night features the acts of opener, Matt Serbia, followed by featured comedian, Buddy Harris and then headliner Ross Bennett.  Basket raffles and 50/50 drawing is available.

For tickets or information contact the school at (570) 346-7541 or Renee Hanna at (570) 614-3727.

Spring Book Swap:

Marywood University’s spring book swap will take place from Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, in the Learning Commons Lobby. This downloadevent is free and open to the public.

A wide selection of titles and genres will be available. The book swap and sale is sponsored by the English Club and Library Services. Book donations are being received on the first floor of the Learning Commons. For additional information, please contact Annette Fisher, associate professor of library services, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2365, or email

Bus Trip to Sight and Sound Theatre:

The Little Sisters of the Poor will sponsor a bus trip to Sight & Sound Theatre to see “Jesus” on Tuesday, May 15. The bus will leave at 7:30 a.m. from Holy Family Residence and return to the residence at 7 p.m. The cost is $105 per person which includes transportation via a video bus with an on-board restroom, light refreshments served on the bus, and a balcony section ticket.

All guests must be able to walk from the parking lot to the theatre. Guests may use a walker to enter the theatre, however walkers are not permitted on the elevator to the balcony area. They will need to be checked at the door. Canes are permitted. Following the show, guests will stop for lunch at a restaurant near the theatre.

To make a reservation, please contact Jackie Galvin, director of development and communications, for the Little Sisters of the Poor at 570-343-4065 or by Tuesday, April 17.

Reservations can also be made online at

Jazz Band Concert at Marywood:

marywoodMarywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will host a Jazz Band Concert on Monday, April 23, at 8 p.m., on the Main Stage of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Marywood Jazz Ambassadors along with special guests, the Tunkhannock Area High School Jazz Bands, will perform a concert titled, “The Classic Big Band,” which is reminiscent of the Big Bands from the 1940s and 50s.

For additional information, please contact David Jumper, assistant professor of jazz studies and technology at Marywood University, at, or call (570) 348-6268.

Undergraduate Open House at Marywood:

Marywood University will hold an undergraduate open house on Saturday, April 21, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., for high school students and their parents. The program will begin with registration at 9 a.m., in the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center, on the university’s campus. The event will include an informative tour of the campus, as well as the opportunity to meet with current Marywood students, faculty, and coaches. Information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors will also be available.

For additional information, please call Marywood University office of undergraduate admissions, at (570) 348-6234, or visit

Free Anxiety Screenings:

Marywood University’s Psychological Services Center will offer free, confidential anxiety screenings on Thursday, April 5, from 9 a.m. 7 p.m., in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies on the University’s campus. The free screenings are open to the public and to all ages. The screenings will include an educational presentation and written self-test, a private meeting with a mental health professional, and, if appropriate, a referral. For additional information, please visit, or call the Psychological Services Center, at (570) 348-6269.

unnamed-2Cask for a Cause at Cooper’s:

Join us for Firkin Friday at Cooper’s Seafood House in Scranton at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 27 . We’ll be raising money for Lackawanna River Conservation Association with basket raffles and 50/50 raffle.

Community Caregiver Day:

Lackawanna College Allied Health Division will host Community Caregiver Day on Saturday, April 21, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Occupational Therapy lab, Angeli Hall. This event will provide caregivers with valuable information and demonstrations on administering safe care to family members, answer questions, and help create a balance between competing caregiving demands and daily life. Light refreshments will be served.

To register, call Maggie Prudente, Lackawanna College Program Coordinator, Nurse Aide Training Program, at (570) 961-7897. The deadline to register is April 13.

Topics and presentations include:  Home Safety, Transfers, and Proper Use of Assistive Equipment; Self-Care for the Caregiver; Cardiovascular Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease, and Diabetes; Wound Care, Signs to Report, and Prevention; Tips for Bathing, Dressing, Meals, and Observations to Report, and The Importance of Calling 911.

Health-related Field Day:

Marywood University’s Nutrition, Athletic Training, and Exercise Science Department (NATES) is hosting a one-day high school field experience event for students interested in nutrition, athletic training, exercise science, and health-related careers. This interactive program will be held on Thursday, April 12, from 9 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., on the Marywood University campus. Registration will begin in the O’Neill Center for Healthy Families at 9 a.m. The NATES Field Experience Day is free and open to interested high school students and their parents. Lunch will be provided.

To register, please contact Stephanie Campo, administrative assistant, at or call (570) 348-6277.

YMCAYMCA Healthy Kids Day:

The Greater Scranton YMCA will holding a free community event on Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 its facility in Dunmore to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. The event is free and open to the community.

This year marks the 27th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families.

The Greater Scranton YMCA would like to thank its sponsors: Wells Fargo Foundation; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield; LifeFitness; Community Bank, N.A.; Geisinger Health Systems Foundation; Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Rainey & Rainey; NovaCare Rehabilitation, NET Credit Union and Fidelity Deposit & Discount Bank.

For more information, visit


Environmental Course:

The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center (LCEEC) is offering a 3-credit Environmental Quality college course for students who have completed their sophomore year in high school. All classes will meet at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township.

During this two-week course, students will assess the quality of our local environment to determine the extent and sources of pollution. Through lecture, laboratory activities, and hands-on experience students will review the biological, chemical, hydrological, and ecological aspects of ecosystems, and will explore the complexity of environmental problems. 

Successful completion of the course earns students three undergraduate college credits, which can be applied towards a Lackawanna College degree or transferred to another institution.  Some students may qualify to use the Environmental Quality course as a dual enrollment towards their high school curriculum. Classes will be held at LCEEC and will use the 211-acre property as a living-laboratory.

For a registration form or more information, please contact Michelle Wheeler at (570) 842-1506.

Concerts at Marywood:

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will hold its Tutti Ensemble Concert on Sunday, April 15,  at 3 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony concert will follow at 4 p.m., Both concerts are free and open to the public.


The Tutti Ensemble is an adaptive program encouraging the use of music for individuals with unique learning styles. The student-led program is the result of a collaboration between music education and music therapy majors and gives those with special needs an opportunity to perform on stage with the Marywood University bands.

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