Calendar of Events: March 2023

Spring training

Sandlot Spring Training 2023 will be offered for six weeks for boys ages 6-14 March 18 and 25, and April 1, 8, 15 and 22 on Saturdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. or on Sundays from 2 to 3 p.m. on March 12, 19 and 26 and April 2, 16 and 23.

For girls ages 6-14 sessions will be on the same Saturdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. or Sundays from noon to 1:30 p.m. on the same dates.

Cost is $150 per player. Contact or 570-445-1155 to register or with questions.

Mini Golf tournament

North Pocono Public Library and North Pocono Rotary will hold the second annual Mini Golf Classic on Sunday, March 5,  at the library in Moscow from noon to 4 p.m.. Anne Bray of the NP Rotary is chairperson. All proceeds benefit Children’s Programs at the library. A fun and 18-hole course will weave its way through the library stacks and conclude with a chance at a $500 hole-in-one grand prize. Golf is $10 for adults & $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are now on sale at the Circulation Desk, via Rotary & Library Board members, or online at

Elvis Experience

Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple and JZ Tours will present “The Ultimate Elvis Experience starring Shawn Klush” on April 14 at 8 p.m. in theHarry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. The popular tribute artist, who hails  from Pittston, last appeared at the SCC in 2015 to a nearlv sold-out crowd

Tickets start at $40.75 (includes fees) with VIP Ticket Packages also available. They are available for purchase at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster.

AARP Chapter meeting

Local AARP Chapter 3731 will begin its 2023 season on Monday, March 6, at 1:30  p.m. at Asbury United Methodist Church, 720 Delaware St., Scranton. All are invited to socialize with new friends, hear educational speakers, enjoy refreshments, and join in bus trips. Speaker is Jenny Shoener from the Albright Memorial Library who will introduce the many free senior services the library provides to the community. Yearly membership fee is only $10.  For additional information, call David 570-892-1619.

Griffin Pond gala

Griffin Pond Animal Shelter will host its first annual “Second Chance” Gala at The Barn of Glistening Pond, 421 Pine Hills Road in Falls, on Saturday, March 18, from 6 to 10 p.m. This event is a black-tie event, with a live band (Pitch Perfect), an open bar, dinner, and raffles. The event will honor District Attorney Michael McGrath, a dedicated prosecutor who has made a significant impact in the fight against animal cruelty. 

Tickets are $125 each or a table that seats 8 people for $900. Sponsorships are available for this event. Only 200 tickets are available for this event. Tickets can be purchased in advance at under the upcoming event tab.

Contact Sherry Crolly, development director, at 570-586-3700 ext. 522 or Complete details are available at All proceeds will benefit the shelter’s pet medical fund.

St. Joseph breakfast

The Women’s Society of St. Joseph Melkite Catholic Church,  N.St. Frances Cabrini Ave., West Scranton, is sponsoring its annual St. Joseph Day Breakfast on Sunday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., including Eat In or Take Out. The meal includes eggs, scratch pancakes, home fries, olives, honey-baked ham, bread, juice and coffee. Cost is adults $12 and children ages 6-10 are $6. Take Out cost is  $10 or $6 with no beverages. Fragrant St. Joseph Bread will be available in two loaf packages for $5 until sold out. Tickets will be availabke at the door. For more information, rectory 570-343-6092,, facebook or

Psyansky classes

SS Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant will  offer Ukrainian Pysanky classes on Sundays, March 12 and 26, at noon and at 3 p.m. in the Parish Hall with plenty of free parking. The two-hour beginner class will teach the basics to create a  traditional Ukrainian pysanky egg. The cost of each class is $25 for each person.  Supplies are included. 

Class size is limited and you must call Tammy Budnovitch at 570-766-1919 to register in advance., Please leave a message with your name, phone number, and the date/ time requested.

Lenten concert

 In a 74 year tradition of inspiring prayer and meditation through music, the Catholic Choral Society will present its annual Lenten concert on Sunday, March 26, at 4 pm. at the First Congregational Church of Harford, UCC, 5016 Creek Road, Harford, PA 18823. Pastor of the church is Rev. Dr. Will Hagenbuch.

The Mountain View Chimette Bell Ringers will be the guest performers,

The concerts are open to the public free of charge. There will be a good will offering. 

Brenda Grunza and Lois Ostrowski are co-presidents of the Catholic Choral Society. Ann Manganiello is music director of this group while Linda Houck is accompanist. 

The group, marking its 74 season, is composed of  members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming  counties who will perform inspirational music in the Lenten tradition at the March concert. 

Further information may be obtained by calling 570-575-1040 and also at

Killer Queen concert

Magic City Productions will present Killer Queen on Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. The tribute to Queen which features Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury will take place in the SCC’s Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre.

Tickets for Killer Queen start at $35 (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

Tom Papa Comedy Tour

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will present the Tom Papa 2023 Comedy Tour on March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in its Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage. He is a regular guest on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast and the late night TV shows.

Tickets range from $42.40 – $64.55 with a VIP package that includes access to a post-show meet and greet and

premium seating for $165.55. All ticket prices include fees. Tickets are available for purchase at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, via Ticketmaster. For more information, visit

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