Calendar of Events: April 2022

Jog for Jude: Nightfall Edition

The 8th annual JOG FOR JUDE will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Dunmore Community Center.

This year’s race starts at 6:30pm. Day of registration will be available starting at 5pm.

There is a timed 5K and a one mile fun walk. Spend the evening the way you’d enjoy! Walk, run, mosey, race. Then stay to enjoy refreshments and amusements to celebrate Jude’s 8th birthday.

Every dollar the event raises will benefit SIDS research at Boston Children’s Hospital and community support provided by St. Joseph’s Children’s and Baby Pantry.

Click this link to register for the 5K race or 1 mile jog/walk: runsignup.com/jogforjude.

Coal Mine Tour

The Lackawanna Coal Mine at McDade Park is back open for business, beginning April 1. The award-winning tourist attraction will be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  The mine’s hours will be 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  The last tour begins at 2:45 p.m.  For information and/or prices, contact the Park’s office at 570-963-6764. 

UNICO Anniversary

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO has scheduled its 10th Anniversary Celebration for Sunday, May 22nd at Fiorelli’s Catering and Banquet Hall, Peckville.  The primary beneficiary from this event will be ClothesLine For Men, operated by Friends of the Poor.  The evening will have a Black and White/Big Band Theme. Formal attire will be welcomed but not required.  

There will be entertainment for listening and dancing pleasure by Frankie and Toby along with a complimentary cocktail hour with passed hors d’oeuvres.  Raffles will include: The Italian Money Umbrella; Wilbur, the Classie Italian Pig, with a belly filled with cash; and the ever-popular Italian Basket Raffle.  

News announcer Nick Toma from WYOU/WBRE TV will announce all raffle winners. Guests will receive a 5×7 souvenir photo taken by Richard Banick that evening.  Dinner will be Fiorelli’s Famous Italian Pig Roast Buffet.  Sponsorship opportunities and Program Book ads are available by calling Mark McDade at 570-343-7009.  This event is open to the public and formal invitations can be obtained by calling President Mary Ann Coviello at 570-344-3737 or Michele McDade 570-343-7009.

Physician Assistant Info Session

Marywood University’s Physician Assistant (PA) program will host a Virtual Information Session on Monday, April 11, from 5–7 p.m. This event is free and open to anyone interested in pursuing an advanced degree in PA Studies. Attendees will interact with Physician Assistant faculty and current students, learn about the admissions process, and participate in a Q&A session. To register, visit admissions.marywood.edu/register/Spr22PA

“Whose Live Anyway?” at the SCC

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated IV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” will present their new improv tour: “WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?” appearing live in concert at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on April 29 at 8 p.m. The show is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all based on audience suggestions. Cast members are Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis, Ryan Stiles, and Joel Murray. Audience participation is key to the show, so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast onstage!

This particular style of improvisational comedy is rife with countless gags, one-liners, hilarious games and even songs so good you will hardly believe they were made up on the spot.Ryan All ages are welcome.

Tickets for “WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY?” are on sale ranging from $46-56 (plus 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.

String Fling Show

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple announces a retooled String Fling. offering an all-acoustic evening with Mike Miz on April 8 at 7 p.m. at Shopland Hall. Doors open at 6:30. This is a one-night stop from Nashville for Mike Miz, who hasn’t performed in NEPA since the fall.

Seating is general admission and tickets are $28.25 in advance and $38.25 day of show. Both cabaret-style seating and bench seating will be available. Tickets can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster.

Michael Borowski will be on piano and Stephen Kurtz on upright bass. The remaining lineup includes star-studded locals such as Bret Alexander (The Badlees) joined by friends Tim & Rob Husty, AJ Jump and special guest, Ellie Rose. Roy Williams (South Side Five, Bog Swing, Fiddle Tamers, Human Hands) will be accompanied by Shawn Caden as they debut their new duo, Big Leaf: with music made for guitar and mandolin.

Opening the show is one of the region’s favorite singers/songwriters and storytellers, Dave Brown (Dishonest Fiddlers) who recently moved to the Harrisburg area.

U.S. Service Academy Info Session

Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-08) will host an information night for district high school students and their families to learn more about attending a U.S. service academy and the Congressional nomination process.

The information session will take place Wednesday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Mid Valley Secondary Center, 52 Underwood Road, Throop.

“Every year, I have the honor of nominating students to represent our district at one of four prestigious service academies in the nation,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I encourage all interested students to attend and learn more about the academies and the Congressional nomination process.”

Representatives from the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will provide information on each of their institutions and will be available to answer questions.

Congressman Cartwright’s staff will also be on hand to answer questions regarding the application process for a Congressional nomination. For more information or to register to attend the event, please contact Tammy Aita at Tammy.Aita@mail.house.gov.

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