Calendar of Events: November 2021

UNICO Pasta Dinner

Keystone Chapter UNICO of Dunmore will host an Eat In or Take Out Pasta Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Villa Maria 1610 Washburn St. Scranton. Tickets are $10, which includes salad, pasta, meatballs, bread, and desserts. Containers will be provided. Proceeds benefit local charities and scholarships. For tickets, call Mary Ann Coviello, 570-344-3737.

Marywood Open House

Marywood University will hold undergraduate open houses for high school students and their parents on Saturday, Nov. 13, with  the first session beginning with registration at 9 a.m., and the second session beginning with registration at 10:30 a.m. in the Fireplace Lounge at the Nazareth Student Center on the University’s campus. 

The event will include an informative tour of the 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, call Marywood University’s undergraduate admissions office at (570) 348-6234 or visit www.marywood.edu/admissions/

Trax Hitting League

Sandlot Baseball Academy will hold its second annual Hit Trax Hitting League beginning Dec. 6. Games will run on Monday/Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Baseball and softball hitters ages 6-18 are encouraged to sign up. Individuals or teams may sign up. There will be 10 games plus playoffs and post-season awards. Cost is $125. Contact CDD027@aol.com or call 570-445-1155 to reserve a spot or for questions.

Holiday Bazaar

The Altar & Rosary Society of the Church of St. Catherine of Siena, Moscow, will host its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday Nov. 13, from noon-6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Kelly Hall, located in the downstairs of the church.   

There will be over 75 tricky trays, vendors, handmade crafts, quarts of homemade soup to go, as well as a book sale, bake sale and Christmas Attic Treasures. All proceeds from this event benefit the church, the North Pocono Food Pantry, and St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen.  Admission and parking are free. The event is handicapped accessible.

Pinkies Up Dinner

The Pinkies Up dinner is slated for Nov. 12 at Lackawanna College’s student-run restaurant, 409 on Adams. Proceeds will benefit the Pinky Swear Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helps families with a child in cancer treatment with financial and emotional support.

“The emotional and financial toll that this disease can have on a family is devastating,” said Stephanie McDaniels, faculty advisor for the Lackawanna College Pinky Swear chapter. “We are honored to coordinate this event to support Pinky Swear. The funds raised help families with rent or mortgage payments, groceries, transportation, and other expenses, which helps children with cancer and their families maintain a sense of normality.”

Event tickets will be $50 and will include a buffet-style dinner from The High Bridge House and 15 raffle tickets. Raffle prizes include a two-night stay to Resorts Atlantic City with $100 lunch or dinner credit, a one-night stay to The French Manor and wine tasting at Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery, and various themed baskets. 

Tickets for the Pinkies Up dinner are available now online at https://www.lackawanna.edu/pinkiesup/. Raffle tickets can be purchased separately from the event online. For questions, contact Stephanie McDaniels by email at mcdanielss@lackawanna.edu. 

Fall Concert at Marywood

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance (MTD)  department recently announced that the University’s Wind Symphony will present the world premiere of the John Burns’ work, Fairest Morning on Sunday, on Nov. 14, at 4 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.

Patrick J. Burns, an adjunct professor of music at Montclair State University, NJ, where he teaches courses in music theory, orchestration, and composition, will direct the band for the premiere. As a clarinetist, Burns has performed with many professional ensembles in the New York metro area, including The Metropolitan Opera Summer Ballet Orchestra; the pit orchestra for the Broadway revival production of Camelot, starring Robert Goulet; and with the New Jersey Chamber Music Society in broadcasts for National Public Radio and New Jersey Network Television.

Also on the program will be Omar Thomas’ Of Our New Day Begun. The Marywood Wind Symphony was part of a commissioning body that led to the creation of this powerful work. Of Our New Day Begun was written to honor nine beautiful souls who lost their lives to a callous act of hatred and domestic terrorism on the evening of June 17, 2015, while worshipping in their beloved sanctuary, the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (affectionately referred to as “Mother Emanuel”) in Charleston, SC.

This special performance was a collaborative effort among various groups across the Marywood campus, including the Honors English classes, who wrote program notes, created posters, and interviewed guest artists and participants. It will be a day of reflection, remembrance, and celebration. 

For additional information, email Dr. F. David Romines, MTD department co-chair, associate professor of music education, and director of bands, at dromines@marywood.edu, or call the music, theatre, and dance department at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6268.

Winter Market

Applications are now available for vendors at the Lackawanna Winter Market Village, part of the Lackawanna County Winter Weekend event in downtown Scranton, on Dec. 3, 4 and 5 on Courthouse Square.  Participating vendors will be provided a 10’ x 10’ zip-up tent with lighting.  Everything will be spaced/appropriately distanced on the 200 block of North Washington Avenue for everyone’s safety. To apply visit lackawannamarkets.com. Questions regarding the Lackawanna Winter Market Weekend should be directed to Maureen McGuigan, Deputy Director of Arts and Culture, at 570.496.1724 or mcguiganm@lackawannacounty.org.

Coal Mine Hours

Now that the summer season is over, the Lackawanna Coal Mine at McDade Park will now be open only on weekends – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 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. 

Brother’s Revivial

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will present “A Brother’s Revival” on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in its Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre.  “A Brother’s Revival” features David Goldflies, who was a member of the Allman Brothers Band from 1978-1982 as well as Mike Kach from Dickey Betts Great Southern.

Tickets for “A Brother’s Revival” are on sale ranging from $28.25 – $48.25 (includes fees) and are available for purchase at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster. For more information or to view a full schedule of events, visit SCCMT.org.

Ad Competition

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter recently announced its annual live advertising competition, “CROPPED,” tol take place on Nov. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Wilkes University.. This event is free and  open to the public, local nonprofits, college faculty and students. Local creative professionals are invited to cheer on the teams to victory. A light fare will be provided at the event. Four teams of local professional and student creatives will be assembled to compete against each other to create new advertising concepts for a local nonprofit. For additional information, please contact Lisa Reynolds, AAF NEPA’s director of education, at lisa.reynolds@wilkes.edu, or visit AAF NEPA, at AAF NEPA | American Advertising Federation of Northeast PA.

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