Calendar of Events: September 2019

DHS 1989 Class Reunion

The Dunmore High School Class of 1989 announced it is having a 30th reunion Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., in the Fireside Martini Grill, 411 Chestnut St., Dunmore. There will be heavy appetizers, live music and an open bar from 7 to 11 p.m. The cost is $60 per person. Mail checks to: Carrie Toomey, 307 Ward St., Dunmore, PA 18512.Make checks out to: Dunmore High School Class of 1989. 

Carrie Bowen Toomey said the Dunmore High School Class of 1989 has held reunions every five years since graduation. 

Pasta Dinner

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3474 will hold its annual pasta dinner on Sunday, Sept. 15, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets for adults are $10 and $6 for children 12 and under. The menu includes pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverages. The event is open to the public and will include a 50/50 raffle. Entertainment will follow from 6 to 9 p.m.

UNICO Bus Trip

Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO is conducting a bus trip to the Sight and Sound production of “JESUS” on Wednesday, Sept. 25.  The bus will leave Staples at 8 a.m. with 11:30 lunch at Shady Maple Smorgasbord; time for shopping at its gift shop; 3 p.m. production “JESUS”; rest stop down and back; home between 8:30-9 p.m. This show will close on Oct. 2, so, this is one of the final chances to see it.  

Cost is $115 all inclusive. For reservations, call Frank Coviello at 570-344-3737.     

UNICO Bocce Tournament

Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO is conducting its sixth annual Bocce Tournament as a fundraiser for the Chapter’s Scholarships and local charities on Sept. 21 at the Arcaro & Genell bocce courts at 443 S. Main St., Old Forge. The event promises fun for the whole family and first time players.

Entry for four-person teams is $100 and includes double elimination competition and continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Meal ticket for observers is $20. There will be trophies awarded to first, second and third place teams. To sign up, contact Cathy Bianchi at 570-570-878-7229 or Cathy Gerard at 570-562-3264. 

Casino Bus Trip

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is offering a Casino Bus Trip to Wind Creek Bethlehem (formerly known as the Sands Casino & Outlets) on Saturday, Sept. 28.  The bus will depart from Saint Patrick’s Church, 1403 Jackson St., West Scranton, at 10 a.m. and return home at 5 p.m. Cost is $25 with a $25 rebate.

There are many restaurants and outlets to explore. The primary beneficiaries are Saint Francis Kitchen and Saint Patrick’s Food Pantry.  Your check is your reservation and there are no refunds. Make checks payable to LAOH-DIV. 5 and mail to Michele McDade, 102 Ridgeview Drive, Scranton, PA 18504 by Sept. 11.  

Contact Michele at 570-343-7009 with any questions.

Master Gardeners Open House

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are having fall open house at Plow & Hearth 2111 Shoppes at Montage, Moosic, on Saturday, Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County will be available to answer your seasonal home horticulture questions and offer information on timely topics, such as Fall lawn care, composting, growing garlic, and the newest invasive insect – the spotted lanternfly.

For more information please call the Extension office at 570-963-6842 or email

Remembrance Walk

The 4th annual Hospice of the Sacred Heart Remembrance Walk is Saturday, Sept. 28, at McDade Park in Scranton. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk begins at 10 a.m. The 2018 event attracted more than 900 walkers. Please consider joining us as a walker, a member of a walk team or sponsor of this high profile event, which advances our mission of providing comfort, care, hope and choice to patients and their families while guiding them through the end of life journey. Register now at

Our Lady of the Abingtons Fall Festival

The Church of Our Lady of the Abingtons, 207 Seminary Rd, Dalton, will host its annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 11 p.m. featuring a pork barbecue and on Sunday, Sept. 8, from noon to 6 p.m. featuring a chicken barbecue and entertainment by The Quietman.

The festival also includes other foods, games, silent auctions, white elephant sales, bountiful baskets and other prizes. Rev. Arbogaste Satoun is the church pastor. For more information, visit the website at, or call 570-351-6842.

Women’s Network 2.0

Positive psychology coach Louise Keller will speak at the launch of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Network 2.0 on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at noon at The Country Club of Scranton.

 Ms. Keller specializes in helping people move from surviving to thriving so they can live the happier, more fulfilled, lives they dream of while making a positive difference in the world.

Ms. Keller is a trained guidance professional and domestic violence counselor-advocate and holds several coaching and professional certifications including neuro-linguistic programming and life-purpose coaching. She currently serves as the Service-Learning Specialist at Misericordia University.

Tickets for the event are $25 and are available at

Rummage Sale

SS. Cyril and Methodius  Ukrainian Catholic Church will be having its 9th annual fundraiser Rummage Sale at St. Cyril’s School Gym, 133 River St., Olyphant, on Sept. 20, 21 and 22.

The sale features food, raffle baskets. For information on the sale or making donations, contact Very Rev. Nestor Iwasiw  (570- 291-4451) or Lauren Telep, chairman, (570-383-0319) or visit the Church website:

Night at the Races

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Paul “Hook” O’Malley, Division 4, will hold a Night at the Races on Saturday, Sept. 21, in the rear of All Saints Academy, 1403 Jackson Street, Scranton. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the race begins at 6 o’clock. Admission is $10. Refreshments will be served. It is a family friendly event to benefit scholarships for All Saints Academy. For more information, call 570-342-7596.                 

Marywood Open House

Marywood University will hold its fall undergraduate open houses on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., on each of the dates. The programs will begin with a 9 a.m. registration in the Fireplace Lounge at the Nazareth Student Center on the University’s campus. The events will include an informative tour of campus, complimentary continental breakfast and lunch for all guests, and the opportunity to meet with current Marywood students, faculty, and athletic coaches. Information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors will also be available. 

For additional information, please call Marywood University’s undergraduate admissions office at (570) 348-6234, or register at

Leadership Lackawanna

Applications for Leadership Lackawanna’s five-week Executive Program are now available. This program deeply engages high-level professionals in the greater Scranton region, broadens their social network, and increases their overall knowledge of the community while meeting key business and community leaders and receiving an overview of the county’s history and culture, economic and political structures, community events, civic groups, recreational activities and nonprofit organizations.  Sessions are held one evening per week for five consecutive weeks at various locations and include cocktails and dinner. 

Leadership Lackawanna’s Executive Program accepts applications from public- and private-sector administrators and professionals in an executive-level position who live or work in Lackawanna County. Candidates must have extensive industry experience that demonstrates a steady career progression.

This year’s sessions are Wednesday, Sept. 25; Thursday, Oct. 3; Wednesday, Oct. 9; Thursday, Oct. 17; and Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5-8 p.m.

To apply for this year’s program, visit

Libations and Learning

Scranton YP, the young professionals program of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, will host “Libations and Learning” on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Ale Mary’s, Scranton, at 5 p.m. 

This event will feature remarks by entrepreneur, investor and author Kris Jones, founder and former chief executive officer of Pepperjam, which he sold to eBay enterprise in 2009. In 2010, he founded early stage technology investment fund “KBJ Capital” to make investments in companies in our region and beyond. He either founded or co-founded several successful local start-ups, including ReferLocal,, APPEK Mobile Apps and French Girls.

Scranton YP is a diverse group of business leaders under the age of 40 who are committed to building relationships and retaining talent among young professionals in the greater Scranton region. To register for Libations and Learning, visit

Disney Institute

Disney Institute is bringing its renowned professional development course, Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence, to our region on Thursday, Oct. 12.  Sponsored by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, the one-day event will help area professionals begin to understand the power of leadership values, discover how customer loyalty can be established, and gain insight into how organizational culture is strengthened.  

This day of Disney Institute training uses business insights and time-tested examples from Disney parks and resorts worldwide to inspire individuals and organizations to enhance their own customer experience using Disney principles as their guide.

For more information, including event costs, visit or call (570) 342-7711.

Lackawanna College Pop-Up dinner

The sixth annual Lackawanna College Out of the Blue pop-up dinner and fundraiser will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at a secret location that will be revealed by text message just hours before the beginning of the event.

Last September, the Out of the Blue celebration welcomed over 210 guests with a generous outpouring of support from alumni, faculty, staff and friends. The dinner is the largest fundraiser of the year for the College’s Annual Fund, which supports student scholarships, campus growth, research and development for new academic programs and more. 

Live entertainment will be provided by local favorite, Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax. Guests will bring their own food and drinks, but will have an opportunity to purchase a dinner package from this year’s Out of the Blue partner, Blue Bee Bistro.

The Out of the Blue dinner is open to everyone ages 21 and over. Tickets are not available for sale at the door. All reservations must be made online by Sept. 9.

For more information on the Out of the Blue dinner, sponsorship opportunities or to register, visit or contact Michele Newberry at 570-961-7895 or

The Hexagon Project

The Interdependence Hexagon Project will present the opening of the Hexagon Project Exhibit XIII and eighth annual People’s Hexagons on Friday, Sept. 6 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Stories Literacy Center, second floor of the Marketplace at Steamtown. Live music will be provided by Mark Woodyatt and Jacob Cole.

The exhibit and display of the People’s Hexagons event is free of charge and open to the media and public. Beth Burkhauser is founder and director of the project featuring hexagonal artwork stemming from the theme, Transforming Conflict.

Criminal Justice Talk at Marywood

Marywood University’s Social Sciences department will host Pennsylvania State Trooper, Casey Lewis, who will give talks to criminal justice students and interested community members on Tuesday, Oct. 8.. Sessions will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. and from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Center, Room 117. 

Additionally, an Information Table will be available in the Learning Commons from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., for those unable to attend the class sessions. The three sessions are free and open to the public. 

Marywood University has a strong tradition of incorporating industry professionals and their experience into student curriculum. Guest lecturers, specifically practicing industry professionals, frequently teach and share experiences with undergraduates and postgraduates. 

The only university in the region that offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in criminal justice, Marywood University’s undergraduate criminal justice program provides a solid foundation in basics of criminal justice, including law enforcement, criminal law and the courts, corrections, and criminology. 

Marywood’s master’s degree program in criminal justice combines criminal justice content with the management skills used by agency administrators. 

For additional information about the Criminal Justice Talks or about the Criminal Justice Program at Marywood University, please call Hannarae Lee, Ph.D., director of Criminal Justice at the University, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2617, or email

Harry McGrath Memorial Golf Tournament

The Greater Scranton YMCA’s Inaugural Harry McGrath Memorial Golf Tournament & Dinner Celebration will take place Friday, Sept. 20, at Glen Oak Country Club. The golf portion of the day is sold out, but dinner tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Following the completion of the golf tournament, a dinner celebration will begin with cocktails at 6  p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Black Tie Stereo. 

Harry McGrath was a proud member of the Greater Scranton YMCA. He specialized in education law, advocating for the rights of all students, particularly those with special needs. It became his passion to improve the quality of education for children living in Northeastern Pennsylvania. 

Proceeds from the tournament will fund the Y’s Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program, a six-week program serving rising first and second grade students who are struggling with reading at the Mid Valley School District.

For more information about the tournament, visit the Greater Scranton YMCA’s website or contact Betsy McGrath Ardizoni at (570) 768-6118.

Professional Continuing Education Workshop

Marywood University will hold a Professional Continuing Education Workshop titled, “Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) – Bio-Psycho-Social Lifespan, Resilience, and Ethics,” on Monday, Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in the Upper Main Dining area at the Nazareth Student Center.

The workshop will examine the last 20 years following the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) study, focusing on how increased knowledge of ACEs can be translated into community action to cultivate resilience in our population. To understand and counteract the impact of ACEs, multiple community aspects and ethical concerns must be considered. This program will identify and describe adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), discuss their treatment, and identify what community actions are underway to counteract the impact of ACEs. Additionally, the ethical considerations surrounding ACEs will be discussed.

Attendees will earn six Continuing Education Contact/Credit Hours, including three hours of Ethics for counselors, psychologists, and social workers. To register, please visit, or call (570) 340-6061. 

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