Calendar of Events: May 2021

Actors Circle Auditions

Actors Circle plans to present a variety show at McDade Park on Sunday, June 27 at 5 p.m. The show will feature many kinds of short acts, including singers, dancers, comedians, instrumentalists, and actors performing in the show. All are welcome to audition.  Individual auditions will be held to select those who will perform. Please contact us by May 15, via our Facebook page, email to, or call 570-904-9685 if  interested in performing and an audition will be set up in person, review via zoom, or by sending a link to your recorded audition.

UNICO Golf Tournament

Scranton Chapter of UNICO National will award a three-year lease on a brand new Hyundai Sonata to the golfer who makes a hole-in-one during its golf tournament scheduled for noon on Wednesday, May 26, at Mt. Airy Casino Resort, Mt. Pocono. Sponsorships and foursomes are still available and complete information may be obtained by checking the Scranton UNICO Facebook page or calling 570-499-1534.

Virtual Industry Career Camp

Skills in Scranton, the workforce development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, is offering a FREE, virtual Industry Career Camp for middle and high school students (6th through 12th grade), their parents, and educators this summer.

Participants of Industry Career Camp will learn more about the cutting edge and emerging careers in Lackawanna County. The program will use video presentations to highlight local businesses, the quality careers they have available, and the pathways students can take to successfully acquire those positions.

The program is set to begin on Tuesday, June 1, and end on Wednesday, September 15. The closing event is currently scheduled to be in-person, following all CDC guidelines. If that were to change, participants will be notified. To learn more about the program and register for the information session, visit

Shelter Benefit Bingo

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter will host its annual “Mega Prize Bingo and More” from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, at Scott Twp. Hose Co., Montdale. The event will include 16 games, four specials, and one door prize game with prizes valued at over $100 including overnight stays at various destinations. There also will be a basket and gift certificate raffle, a 50/50 raffle, and food for sale.

Admission is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at or at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Rd., Clarks Summit. All proceeds will benefit the shelter’s pet medical fund. All guests must wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Chamber Block Party

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce will host a Community Block Party featuring entertainment, shopping, children’s activities, music, dining and more during First Friday on May 7, from 5 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, May 8 from noon – 4 p.m. on the 200 & 300 blocks of Penn Avenue, downtown Scranton. This event is in lieu of the Chamber’s Annual Dinner.. The event will follow all CDC guidelines. 

Cochairmen are Peter Danchak, regional president of PNC Bank, and Sarah Effertz, owner of Blu Elefante Event Consulting and Management.

The family-friendly event will include three stages featuring 24 bands and multi-cultural performance groups, as well as vendor marketplaces, children’s activities, art exhibits and more. 

Nay Aug Craft Fair

Scranton Municipal Recreation Authority (SMRA) will sponsor a craft fair on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Nay Aug Park featuring over 100 crafters, music, food, and raffle baskets.Proceeds will benefit building a special needs playground for children with disabilities.

Coal Mine Open

The Lackawanna Coal Mine at McDade Park is back open for business. The award-winning tourist attraction will, for starters, be open on weekends – Friday, Saturday and Sunday – on a limited basis.  The public will be informed of any changes/additions to the schedule of operations.  

The mine’s hours will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m..  The last tour run will begin at 2:45 p.m..  For information and/or prices, contact the Park’s office at 570-963-6764. 

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