Calendar of Events: May 2022

Mother Goose Ride

“A Morning With Mother Goose” has been scheduled by Electric City Trolley for Saturday, May 21.    

Everyone will be able to enjoy storytelling by Mother Goose, a hunt for the Golden Egg, face painting and glitter tattoos.  A trolley ride with Mother Goose, featuring sing–alongs, will depart at 11 AM. 

For more information on the event and fees and to make reservations, contact the Trolley Museum at (570) 963-6590.  

Run for the Roses

This year, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania is partnering with The Country Club of Scranton to be the benefiting organization of their Kentucky Derby Party – Run for the Roses. A portion of the event ticket and 50/50 raffle proceeds benefits NeighborWorks. It will be held on May 7, from 5-8pm at the Country Club of Scranton.

For over 14 years, Run for the Roses has emulated the festivities present at the Kentucky Derby. Complete with multiple areas to view the live broadcast of the horse race, passed hors d’oeuvres and an outdoor venue, it celebrates the 185-year-old race held at Churchill Downs racetrack. Event goers are encouraged to dress up in “Derby attire” complete with large hats, bow ties and colorful sun dresses and suits.

The event will feature food, an open bar, cigar lounge & bourbon bar, derby drink features and a 50/50 raffle.

Pre-registration is $85 per person, and non-members can pre-register with a credit card by May 2, 2022. To make a reservation, call 570-586-2311 by May 2, 2022. For more information on the event, go to the country club’s website.

Marywood Art Exhibit

An exhibit, Exploring Visual Language, is on view at The Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Shields Center for Visual Arts on Marywood University’s campus, through  June 6, 2022. 

The exhibition considers that all artists, from early cave painters to contemporary artists, have used a visual language to express themselves. This language is ever evolving, complex, and simple; it has rules and no rules; it is as unique as one individual artist and it is universal. 

In conjunction with Professor Collier Parker’s Drawing and Painting classes, the Exploring Visual Language exhibit provides an opportunity to reflect on the many approaches to image making from representational, to abstract, to non-representational work, using many materials and all sizes. It is hoped that by studying these important works, students will expand their visual language and grow in their ability to express their vision. 

Featured artists include: Nicholas Africano, William Bailey, John Beerman, James Biederman, Sandro Chia, Chuck Close, Robert Cumming, Jim Dine, Al Held, Jasper Johns, David Salle, Robert Schultz, and Chihung Yang.

Gallery hours for The Maslow Study Gallery are Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday, 2-4 p.m., and Saturday, 1-4 p.m. For additional information about Marywood art exhibits, visit marywood.edu/galleries/exhibitions or call (570) 348-6278.

Garden Gala

The North Pocono Public Library (NPPL) is proud to announce the Co-Chairs of their Inaugural Garden Gala to be held Friday, June 17th at the library in Moscow. Tony Acquaviva and Mary Rable are leading a 20-person committee for this first-year event. The gala will run from 5pm-8pm both inside the library and outside on the library grounds. Local restaurants will provide food samplings and there will be a wide selection of beer, wine, and distilled spirits. Live music, basket raffles, and a silent auction will also be part of the gala festivities.dFor more information, to make reservations, or be a sponsor, contact Chris Kelly, Development Director at 570.842.4700 or email ckelly@albright.org. Please visit http://www.lclshome.org/north, or visit the NPPL Facebook page to learn more about the Garden Gala.

Upcoming Trips

Dolly and Joe Michalczyk have announced the upcoming trips with Collette for 2022: May, Passion Play to Germany (Berlin to Munich), next occurring in 2030; July, Ireland including the Aran Islands; September, Adriatic cruise on a yacht including best of Croatia; October, Sicily and its islands for two weeks; November, Spain and Morocco including dinner at Rick’s Cafe in Casablana.  Call  Joe and Dolly Michalczyk at 570-961-3691 for more information or reservations. They are also seeking ideas for trips in 2023, including ideas such as tours of the U.S., Canada, Finland, Iceland, France, England, river cruises and Christmas markets.

Camp Archbald

Camp Archbald is opening up to the public for a picnic and open house on June 5 from noon to 4 p.m . at 100 Camp Archbald Road, Kingsley. Enjoy a boat ride on the beautiful Ely Lake and take a tour of camp with friends. From archery to low ropes and s’mores around the campfire, this picnic will take you back to your childhood. 

Camp Archbald was founded in 1920 and is the second-oldest continuously running Girl Scout camp. Girl Scout alumni from various decades will be at the event to talk about camp over the years. Contact: Emily Loder, mediaforsoca@dpi22news

Catholic Choral Society of Scranton Spring Coincerts

The annual spring concerts of the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton will be presented on Friday, May 20, at 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, 339 North Maple Ave., Kingston, and on Sunday , May 22 at 7 p.m., at Mary Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton.

On May 20 at St Ignatius Church in Kingston, the Choral Society will host the Wyoming Valley West Middle School Spartans directed by Scott Coates. On Sunday evening, May 22, at Holy Rosary Church, the Choral Society will host the Western Wayne Middle School Select Chorus under the direction of Mrs. Joyce Covaleski with Marty Ort as accompanist.

The Catholic Choral Society, marking its 73rd season, is comprised of members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties. The  director of the Catholic Choral Society is Ann Manganiello and the accompanist  is Kim Gnall.

There is no admittance fee, however, a free will offering will be taken.

Board members assisting president Brenda Grunza in  arranging the concert include Nancy Flannery, Sheila O’Brien, Lois Ostrowski, Kate Conaboy , Chris Koster and Rich Gibbons.

Rain Barrel Workshops to be held in Blakely, Scranton & Carbondale

The Lackawanna River Conservation Association is hosting Rain Barrel Workshops in 3 locations: Blakely, Scranton, and Carbondale. Your $20 fee includes a barrel and kit, as well as written instructions and hands-on experience.

Funding and/or support for these workshops have been provided by PA American Water Coca-Cola, Lackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority, Carbondale Public Library and Blakely Recreational Complex. Reserve your date and location at: http://www.eventbrite.com

Healthy Kids Day the YMCA

The Greater Scranton YMCA is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, May 21, encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of success. Sponsored by Howard Johnson  by Wyndham, the day-long event will feature activities such as a petting zoo, rides, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, a kid’s fun run and more to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home.

The event will take place at the Y’s facility, located at 706 N. Blakely Street, Dunmore, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. The Kids Fun Run (pre- registration not required) will begin with the 3-5-year-old race from 10:30-10:40 a.m. followed by ages 6-9 from 10:45-10:55 a.m. and the 10-14-year-old race from 11- 11:10 a.m. Additional features of the day include a petting zoo, rides, vendor fair, face painting, healthy cooking demonstrations and more.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The Y hopes to use the day to get more kids moving and learning, creating healthy habits they can continue while they’re away from the classroom. 

When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than during the school year. With all that’s going on in the world right now, Healthy Kids Day is a reminder to families that we can help ensure all children have access to what they need to reach their full potential, even during out-of-school time.

In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits this summer that can have a lifetime effect:

High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings of fruits and veggies each day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend for healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.

 Read Together – The summer is a great time to enjoy books with summer program participants—and 30 minutes a day goes a long way! Take trips to the local library or create a family reading challenge to see who can log the most minutes of reading. Encourage youth to create their own stories as well.

Get Moving! – Activities that require movement also help kids flex their mental muscle. Use materials in unique ways: ask youth to build models, manipulate tools or develop their own theatrical scenes.

Play Together – Play may be the best way to prevent childhood obesity. By putting more play into your family’s day, you will soon find yourself getting the activity that will have your family feeling energized and strong.

Make sleep a priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, and learning.
Locally, Healthy Kids Day is sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Community Bank, Johnson, Matrix Fitness, Rainey & Rainey CPA, Topp Business Solutions, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, Brucelli Advertising and NET Credit Union.
For more information, contact Brandon Whipple, Wellness Director, at bwhipple@greaterscrantonymca.org or call (570) 828-3116 or visit the Y online at http://www.greaterscrantonymca.org.