Calendar of Events: September 2018

Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser

A Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser will be sponsored by Keystone Chapter UNICO, Dunmore, at Applebee’s at Viewmont Mall Dickson City, with proceeds benefiting St. Francis Commons for homeless veterans on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 to 10 a.m. at a cost of $7 for adults; $4 for children. For tickets or donations, call Frank or Mary Ann Coviello-570-344-3737.

Purse BingoDesigner Purse Bingo

The Board of Directors of the Dunmore Senior Center are planning the third annual Designer Purse Bingo at Dunmore Community Center, 1414 Monroe Ave., on Sunday, Oct. 7,  in memory and in honor of long time Board Member and Senior advocate Sandy Cancelleri. Doors will open at 11 a.m., with bingo beginning promptly at 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the participants of the Center.  The bingo will feature purses by designers, Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and Vera Bradley.

Anyone interested to donating to the event or purchasing tickets to the event should contact Program Director, Alison Boga at 570-207-2662 ext. 2, or Board Member, Brenda Colbert at 570-299-7909.

trolley museumChildren’s Trolley Program

The Electric City Trolley Museum will continue its Summer “Meet, Greet & Ride the Trolley” program with a group of very popular children’s characters on Sept. 15 featuring Hello Kitty. There will be arts and crafts, a caricature artist, a magician and a balloon artist as part of both programs.  Reservations are required. Contact the museum at 570-965-6590 for information and to register for one or both events.

Rummage Sale

Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Olyphant, will host its the eighth annual fundraiser rummage sale  at St. Cyril’s Grade School Gym. 133 River Street in Olyphant, on Sept. 21, 22, and 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Contact Lauren Telep, chairman, at 570-383-0319, Cell 646-241-9443, or Very Rev. Nestor Iwasiw, Pastor (570) 291-4451.  Visit the website at:

Our Lady of the Abingtons Fall Festival

Our Lady of the Abingtons will hold its 51st annual fall festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 11 p.m., featuring a pig roast, and Sunday, Sept. 16, from noon to 7 p.m. with a chicken barbecue, at the church grounds, 700 W. Main St. in Dalton. Reb. Arbogaste Satoun is pastor. There is free parking and no admission.

Pizza, pierogies, clam chowder, homemade baked goods will be featured, along with a silent auction, book nook, white elephant, children’s games and entertainment. For information, call 570-563-1622.

Pocono Folk Festival

John Sebastian will headline the inaugural Pocono Folk Festival on Sept. 15. The concert will celebrate the summer’s-end and beginning of the fall season in the Poconos with an all-day concert to be held on the stage and grounds of the Historic Castle Inn, 20 Delaware Ave., Delaware Water Gap, PA. The rain or shine event begins at 11 a.m. and closes at 10:30 p.m. and will feature folk, classic rock, bluegrass, Americana, and tributes to The Band and The Grateful Dead.

Tickets are festival seating/general admission for $39.50 in advance and $49.50 at the gate day of show.  Tickets can be purchased at www.poconofolkfestival.comor at the box office on show day.

Marywood Backpack Project

no-backpacks-clipart-1Marywood University’s Service Committee is holding its fall service project, “Filled with Care,” with a back-to-school focus. The committee is collecting donations of back-to-school supplies including: backpacks, lunch boxes/bags, notebooks, pencils/pens, and art supplies.

All supplies will be donated to the Isaac Tripp Elementary School, Scranton, Pa. Marywood University’s Service Committee previously ran its winter service project, “Filled with Care,” exceeding its goal of donating 100 filled cinch bags with a hand-written inspirational note, benefitting men and women at the Community Intervention Center.

Donations for the Back-to-School service project are being accepted through Sept. 4. Drop-off locations include: Learning Commons, suite 310; Liberal Arts Center, near the Office of University Admissions; Campus Ministry, in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life; and Maria Hall.

For additional information, or to make a monetary donation to the “Filled with Care” Back-to- School Service Project, please go online or call (570) 961-4723.

CONQUER Conference

Marywood University’s Student Activities and Leadership Development office with hold its second annual CONQUER Student Leadership Conference on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. Faculty and staff from Marywood University and other local colleges and universities, as well as individuals in leadership positions within the community, will present at the conference.

Keynote speaker at the CONQUER Student Leadership Conference at Marywood University is Bill Coon,  a two-time survivor of organ transplants, the first of which, a heart transplant, was performed just days after his birth. Living without complications from the heart transplant until age 20, he was rushed to the hospital in 2009 suffering end-stage heart and kidney failure. Thanks to the generosity and selflessness of Mr. Coon’s second donor, his life was saved again on October 21, 2009.

For additional information about the CONQUER Leadership Conference,visit, or call (570) 340-6016.

Live Theater Fundraiser

Our Cabaret Productions is partnering with the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, in a live theater fundraising event for the Wyoming County Cultural Center featuring the off-Broadway hit “Nunsense.” The music and antics of the Little Sisters of Hoboken will entertain audiences at the Dietrich on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Advance tickets are available 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006 and online at The show will star Rob Misko as Rev. Mother and John Baldino as Sr. Mary Hubert with Laura Lockwood as Sr. Mary Leo, Christine McGeachie as Sr. Mary Amnesia, and Courtney Rosenkrans as Sr. Robert Anne.

Art Exhibits at Marywood 

Marywood University’s Art Galleries will host an opening reception for its three exhibits on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Mahady Gallery, on the first floor of the Shields Center for Visual Arts. This event, as well as the exhibits, are free and open to the public.

marywoodThe 2018 Marywood Art Faculty Biennial will be held in the Mahady Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the Shields Center for Visual Arts. This multimedia exhibition of current work by Marywood University’s Department of Visual Arts faculty showcases a diverse range of styles, mediums, and techniques from 25 artist-educators. The exhibit will be on display through Saturday, Oct. 13.

CONNECT: The College of Arts and Sciences Selects from The Maslow Collection is a celebration of the interconnectivity between all fields in higher learning and the recent reformation of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences. The exhibit will be on display through Nov. 2. The Maslow Gallery is located on the first floor of the Shields Center for Visual Arts.

The Marywood Print Guild will host an exhibit for its 2018 collection of 20 works in the Suraci Gallery, located on the second floor of the Shields Visual Arts Center for Visual Arts. There will be an artist walk-through beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 20,  during the opening reception. The Print Guild will be on display through Sunday, Oct. 7.

The complete guild collection, with the exception of this most recent work, can be viewed online at Marywood Print Guild Collection.

For additional information about the gallery exhibits at Marywood University, please visit, or call (570) 348-6278.

Many Sports_0Student Athlete Preview Day at Marywood

Marywood University’s Athletic Department in partnership with the Office of University Admissions, will hold a Student-Athlete Preview Day on Saturday, Oct. 6,  from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is designed as an opportunity for prospective student-athletes to experience campus, learn about academic programs, and meet with coaches, admissions counselors, and financial aid staff.

Registration will take place from 9:15-10 a.m., in the Lobby of the Center for Athletics and Wellness. Opening remarks and a welcome will be offered by Eric Grundman, assistant director of Athletics and Recreation, in the Insalaco Arena, followed by an Information Session given by admissions staff. Tours of campus will take place from 11:15 a.m. to Noon, and lunch will be provided to all attendees following the Information Session. The day will conclude with student-athletes meeting with coaches in the Center for Athletics and Wellness on the University’s campus.

Marywood University is an NCAA Division III Institution and a member of the Atlantic East Conference, Landmark Conference (women’s golf, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving only), and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). With the addition of Men’s and Women’s Rugby as varsity sports, Marywood University sponsors 22 varsity programs.

For additional information, please contact Eric Grundman, assistant director of Athletic and Recreation at Marywood University, at, or call (570) 961-4724, ext. 2516. Registration can also be made online, at

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