Scranton Cultural Center to Present Virtual Variety Show

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced a new fundraising initiative in collaboration with Posture Interactive.  Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show will be live-streamed on March 11 at 7 p.m. and is presented by Montage Mountain Resorts.

“A top notch variety show with lighthearted, family-friendly entertainment is just the dose of optimism we can all use right now,” said Deborah Moran Peterson, SCC Executive Director.  “The concept was conceived by the SCC staff, is professionally produced by Posture Interactive, and will showcase the talents of local performers and artists.”

Camille Reinecke of Dunmore will serve as an emcee for the virtual variety show.

The hour-long production will feature performances from the Scranton Fringe Festival, Scranton Shakespeare Festival, New Vintage Ensemble, Newave Studios, Flashmilk Productions, Michele Conaboy McGrath, Stephen Murphy, Erin Malloy and Friends, Mike Miz, Roy Williams, Mariah Hawley and the Scranton Cultural Center Youth Theatre Program.  

Chris Bohinski, of WBRE’s PA Live!, and Camille Reinecke of Dunmore, SCC Youth Theatre Program Director, will serve as the evening’s emcees.

While the production aims to shine a spotlight on local talent, it also hopes to support local businesses.

 “Throughout the evening, gift cards to local restaurants and businesses, as well as other prizes, will be raffled off to event attendees,” explains Peterson.  “The event will not only support the SCC, but will do its best to build up our community.  It’s a win, win!”

Audience members will have a chance to virtually mix and mingle with each other during a pre-show Happy Hour sponsored by PNC Bank and hosted by the SCC’s Board President, John Murray, along with Celebrity Bartender, Conor McGuigan.

Bright Side: A Virtual Variety Show is presented by Montage Mountain Resorts.  The pre-show Happy Hour is sponsored by PNC Bank.  Additional sponsors include Geisinger, Truist Bank, WBRE/WYOU, Lamar Advertising, Fidelity Bank, Century Dental Associates, FNCB Bank, Honesdale National Bank, NET Credit Union, Fellerman and Ciarimboli, and Entercom Pennsylvania.

Tickets are $25 for general viewership and $60 for patron viewership, which includes admission to the pre-show Happy Hour at 6 p.m. as well as additional entries into the evening’s free giveaways. They are available for purchase at ScrantonBrightSide.com.  

Free Drive-in Movie Night Set for March 13th

The Paul “Hook” O’Malley Ancient Order of Hibernians Division #4 will present a free movie night at the Circle Drive-In on Saturday, March 13.  The doors will open at 5:15 p.m.  “The Quiet Man” will begin at 6:15 p.m., followed by the movie “Rudy”.

Shown from left: Rob Sherry, John Fletcher, Father Richard Fox, Bob McAndrew, Dave Castelli, general manager of the Circle Drive-In; Mark McDade, Kevin Donovan, Keith Oleski, Joseph Holland, Michael Robinson, Jerry Murray, Rob Fletcher, and Patrick O’Malley, president.

Calendar of Events: March 2021

Take-Out Spaghetti

The volunteer firemen of Eureka Hose Company  #4, Olyphant, will be holding a fundraiser “TAKE OUT ONLY”  Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser  at the Eureka Fire Station, 717 E. Grant Str., Olyphant on Saturday, March 6, from  3 until 7 p.m. or until sold out.  Tickets donations are $10.00  for each dinner.

The event is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased from any member of the Eureka Fire Station.  Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.  Come early before it is sold out.  There is plenty of free parking.  Please keep a social distance and wear a mask. 

Take-Out Breakfast

The Women’s Society of St. Joseph Melkite Catholic Church,  North St. Frances Cabrini Avenue, West Scranton, is sponsoring its annual Takeout St. Joseph Day Breakfast, on Sunday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. The menu includes eggs, pancakes, home friends, olives and breads.

Adult tickets are $8 and children age 6-10 are $4. Tickets will be available at the door. St. Joseph bread in two loaf packages is $5 until sold out. Call ahead/email to preorder 570-343-6092, melkite.scranton@gmail.com. See us on facebook or melkitescranton.org.