Calendar of Events: April 2019

jog for judeJog for Jude

Please join us for the 5th annual Jog for Jude – held in memory of our precious Jude Theodore Zayac who passed away on July 23, 2014 from SIDS.

On April 28, 2019 we will #jogforjude in honor of Jude’s 5th birthday, and we are beyond excited to share with all of you that Dr. Goldstein will be joining us all the way from Boston Children’s Hospital!

Choose from a 5K race or 1 mile fun walk! Following the race, please join the Zayac family for a day of family fun with a Community Celebration – featuring food and drink, basket raffles, face-painting, a bounce house, DJ – and more!

Have a fun, memorable family day and donate to two worthy causes in Jude’s name – the St. Joseph’s Center Baby Pantry and the SIDS research being conducted at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Pancake Breakfast

Post 3474 in Dunmore will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 110 Chestnut Street in Dunmore. The event is open to the public. The menu will include pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, orange juice and coffee. Tickets for adults are $8; children, $5. There will be a 50/50 raffle.

LRCA_LogoA orgRiverFest

On Saturday, May 11, paddlers will take to the water and revelers will fill the banks of the Lackawanna River for RiverFest draws the community outdoors after the long winter to celebrate the Valley and the River that runs through it. Activities include a Canoe-A-Thon and Duck-A-Thon. Sponsorships are welcome, as well as volunteers for activities running from 8 a.m.l to 6 p.m.

RiverFest 2019 is a full day of river activities, music, food and drink, educational and environmental displays, vendors, and fun for all ages.  Join us in this annual celebration of the Lackawanna River and its watershed!

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Actors Circle Presents “Pygmalion”

actorsActors Circle will present Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw on April 25-28 and May 2-5 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton.  Cutain time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday is 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, general admission, $10 seniors, $8 students.

Professor Henry Higgins, a linguistic expert, takes on a bet that he can transform an awkward cockney flower seller into a refined young lady simply by polishing her manners and changing the way she speaks.  One of Shaw’s best known plays, from an updated and considerably revised version of the ancient Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea. This also formed an entertaining motion picture and was a great hit with its musical version, My Fair Lady.

The show is directed by Cathy Rist Strauch. For reservations, call 570-342-9707, or email  All reservations are held for 20 minutes before show time.  For more information, visit Actors Circle on facebook, or

Meatless Lenten Meal

A Meatless Meal for Lent will be on Friday, April 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Regal Room, Olyphant, sponsored by SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church. The sit-in or take-out menu will include baked haddock, potatoes, cole slaw, roll and dessert, as well as coffee and tea for those sitting in for the dinner. Pre-sold tickets may be obtained for $13 per dinner by calling 570-383-9487 by Monday, April 8. A limited number of dinner will be available at the door at $15 per dinner.

53450777_2304794236232160_2057798494567006208_nBook and Jewelry Sale

Friends of the North Pocono Public Library will host a book and jewelry sale on Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donations of jewelry and books are being accepted until the sale.

Contact the library, located at 1315 Church St., Moscow, at 570-842-4700 for donation information.

Speed Networking Event at Marywood

Marywood University’s Phi Beta Lambda (PBL – Postsecondary Business Leaders) in partnership with the Alumni Office, will present its sixth annual Speed Networking event with local professionals and alumni on Thursday, April 4, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. in the Liguori Center on the University’s campus. Dinner, basket raffles, and invaluable networking will be available.

Future Business Leaders of America/PBL is a nonprofit education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. The philanthropic cause of Marywood’s chapter of the Phi Betha Lambda National organization is Habitat for Humanity. For additional information, email

UNICO golf tournament (1)UNICO Golf Tournament

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, at Sand Springs, Drums. This year, Saint Mary’s Villa will be the major beneficiary. UNICO scholarships and local charities will also benefit from this tournament.

Burne Cadillac is sponsoring the Hole-In-One prizes. There will be a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf, several tournament prizes and raffles followed by an early dinner.  Cost is only $90.

To sign up contact Valerie Riggi at 570-963-5252, or any committee member.

Human Trafficking Event

Marywood University will present its seventh annual Human Trafficking Awareness events on Thursday, April 4, and Friday, April 5. The two-day events are sponsored by the Graduate School of Social Work Association and the Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention Committee. The events are free and open to the public and volunteers are welcome for the Annual Poster Day Event.

The film, I am Jane Doe, directed by Mary Mazzio, will be shown on April 4, from 4-6 p.m., in the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, Room B. Following the film screening, representatives from Marywood University, Penn State University, and the Women’s Resource Center will hold a Question and Answer session.

On April, 5, 2019, Marywood and community members will meet at the Learning Commons, Room 331-337, at noon for Marywood’s annual Poster Day Event. For additional information, contact Sunny Sinha, Ph.D.,

2Vikinglogo-SideclearSmallVendor Craft Fair at Riverside East Elementary

The Riverside PROmoting School, community and university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) team is holding a spring vendor craft fair on Saturday, April 6, at Riverside East Elementary School, 900 School Street, Moosic, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., which will benefit PROSPER’s evidence-based drug and alcohol prevention programs at the school. Direct sale vendors and crafters will be selling products and handcrafted items such as jewelry, hair bows, candles, home décor, soap, American Girl and Barbie clothes, and more.

In addition, free pictures with the Easter bunny and face painting will be available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.. Door prizes will be given throughout the day and food will be available. Admission is $2 per person with children under 12 free. For more information, call Penn State Extension at 570-963-6842.

Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American downloadCleanup of Pennsylvania, a campaign of statewide community cleanup activities that runs through May 31. Groups participating in PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) program, which involves volunteers cleaning roadsides year-round, are also encouraged to take part in the campaign.

In addition, during “Pick It Up, PA Days,” April 13 – May 6, registered cleanup events have access to reduced or free disposal at participating landfills, through support from DEP and the Pennsylvania Waste Industries’ Association.

During last year’s cleanup, 108,638 volunteers collected over 6.5 million pounds of litter from Pennsylvania’s roads, trails, and shorelines. Over 5,300 events were held, with every county participating.

Volunteering is easy. People can simply organize their own local event and register it at Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, or can register to participate in an already registered event. Gloves, trash bags, and safety vests for the cleanup campaign will be provided by PennDOT, DEP, and the GLAD Products Company, a national sponsor.

pennDOT-logoSPECIAL NOTE: PENNDOT Change of Hours

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced recently that the Dunmore Driver License Center, 81 Keystone Industrial Park, Dunmore, has changed its hours of operation for driver licensing and photo services.  New hours of operation for the Dunmore Driver License Center will be Wednesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 4:15 p.m. Photo center hours will continue to be Tuesdays through Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., with photo hours extended to 6 p.m. on Thursdays.

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