Calendar of Events: November 2022

Film documentary

Actors Circle will present a documentary which takes a look back at Scranton native Jason Miller‘s 1982 film, “That Championship Season” on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at Providence Playhousek, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton.

Forty years later, filmmakers Bob Savakinus and Luz Cabrales take a look back in the documentary that features the stories of those who were involved in the original film. DVD’s of the documentary will also be available for sale at $20.  

Following the showing, Bob Savakinus will hold a question-and-answer period, then Actors Circle will present the actual film, “That Championship Season.” Cost is $10 general admission. The event is sponsored in part by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area in partnership with the National Park Service. For reservations call 570-342-9707.

Howl at the Moon

Leadership Lackawanna will host a “Howl At The Moon” Dueling Pianos Fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Breaker Brewing Company Outpost,  Archbald. Come sing, dance and howl as the most versatile and talented musicians perform your favorite songs from 80’s rock, 90’s pop, and today’s dance hits on pianos and guitars.

The fundraiser will feature live entertainment, courtesy of the national “Howl At The Moon” dueling pianos group, as well as basket raffles and more! Tickets are available now at http://www.LeadershipLackawanna.com. Advance tickets are $20 and tickets will be sold at the door for $25. All tickets include event admission and one complimentary drink.

All proceeds from the event will support Leadership Lackawanna’s mission of enhancing the skills, connections and knowledge of emerging and established leaders in NEPA.

Dietitian for a Day

Marywood University is hosting a “Dietitian for a Day” program on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., in the O’Neill Center for Health Families on the University’s campus. The program is free and open to anyone considering a career in nutrition and dietetics. 

The program offers students an opportunity to learn what a dietitian is and about the different areas in which dietitians practice. Attendees will gain hands-on experience in several practice areas including sports, clinical and community nutrition, food science, and food service. The program also includes a session with admissions and financial aid counselors, a tour of Marywood’s campus, and lunch. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the nutrition and dietetics faculty as well as current students. 

Attendees will gain a clearer picture about the career opportunities for a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the types of classes, course material, and supervised practice involved in being a nutrition and dietetics major. Marywood’s Nutrition and Dietetics department provides coursework that prepares students to provide nutrition care in a variety of settings. 

Register online by Nov.10 at https://admissions.marywood.edu/register/DietitianNov22.

For additional information about Marywood University’s nutrition and dietetics program, visit marywood.edu/academics/nutrition or call (570) 348-6277.

Thanksgiving dinners

On Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 24th, Hospice of the Sacred Heart will deliver meals to patients and their families. This is the 17th year the hospice will provide this service project. Over 700 meals complete with turkey, all traditional Thanksgiving sides and dessert will be prepared by Mansour’s Market Café in Scranton, packaged, and delivered by hospice staff members and volunteers. 

Christmas bazaar

The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, 220 Church St., Moscow, will host its annual Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 12 from 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in Kelly Hall, located in the downstairs of the church.  The event is open to the public with free admission, free parking and handicap accessible.

Kick off your holiday season with 100 tricky trays, local artisans and crafters, quarts of homemade soup to go, delicious food, bake sale, Christmas Attic Treasures and photos with Santa! 

Magic Flute opera

Marywood University’s Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance is collaborating with the School of Architecture in creating a full-scale production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Performances are free and open to the public and will be held in the Munley Theatre of the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 2 p.m. Additionally, there will be a compressed version of the opera performed for local middle school and high school students on Thursday, November 10, at 10 a.m. 

Family Week conference

Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania (FSA NEPA) is holding the National Family Week Conference, “The Never Ending Pandemic, Substance Abuse in Your Community,” on Friday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Pocono, Wilkes-Barre.

The David & Lillian Thalenfeld Family Life Series presents health equity advocates; Dr. Jean Bennett, Regional Administrator for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, and Kyle Popish, Associate Addictions Counselor at Turning Points Alternative Living Solutions (TPALS). 

The conference will also feature nine presentations that address Trauma-Informed Care, the effects of Substance Abuse on the Family, Suicide Prevention, and Veterans’ Services 

For registration, log on to https://fsanepa.networkforgood.com/events/46932-national-family-week-conference. The registration fee is $40 per person. Call (570) 823-5144 or email mnewberry@fsanepa.org to address any questions about the conference. 

Sandlot baseball

Sandlot Baseball Academy will hold its third annual Winter Hit Trax Hitting League for boys and girls ages 5-18  for 5 weeks (2 sessions per week) from Dec. 5 to Jan 7. Teams and individual players are encouraged to sign up.

Sessions will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 5:30, 6:30 or 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9, 10, 11 a.m. or noon. Each session will last an hour. Hitting groups will be age appropriate. Baseball and softball sessions will be separate. Cost is $125 per player. Call 570-445-1155 or write CDD027@aol.com for registration.

Marywood transfers

Marywood University has set fall and winter dates for its Transfer Tuesdays program to assist college students or former college students who are considering transferring to Marywood. Transfer students at all stages of their college careers are welcome to attend on the following Tuesdays: Nov. 29, Dec. 13, 2022, and

Jan. 10. Appointments on each date will be scheduled every half hour from 2-5 p.m.

Registered visitors can discuss financial aid and scholarship options, transfer credits, take a tour of campus, review credits for transfer eligibility, and complete an application for admission. Marywood University’s spring semester begins on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Designer purse bingo

SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Simpson, will sponsor a fundraiser with its first  Designer Purse Bingo on  Sunday, Nov.13.  It will be held at the Trinity Banquet Hall, 37 Prospect S., Simpson, with games beginning at 1 p.m.  Tickets are $25 each. Special bingo jackpot games, raffle baskets tickets, snacks, and a cash bar will be available for purchase. For more information contact Mary (570)-282-5680  and Linda (570)- 282-0796.   

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