Dunmore Blood Drive
The Northeast Chapter of the American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive on Friday, Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dunmore Community Center, 1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore. The day is being called “Roll Up Your Sleeve for the Red Cross. Day in Dunmore.”
The COVID 19 pandemic has caused blood supplies to become critically low, according to Red Cross officials.
The Red Cross has been helping people since 1881 and now the 140-year-old organization finds itself needing help. Download the Red Cross App for more information on the Red Cross. Regular blood donors can save time at the donation site by using the App’s Rapid Pass.
A Craft Fair will be held at Nay Aug Park on Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to benefit a special needs playground for all to enjoy. There will be over 100 vendors, raffle baskets, food, and more.
Cancer Survivors Day
Cancer Survivors Day is a dual-location event set for Saturday, Sept. 18, at McDade Park in Scranton and Saturday, Sept. 25 at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre. The events run from 10 a.m. – noon and are free of charge although pre-registration is encouraged.
The events feature the Circle of Survivors, an activity during which every person in attendance can say a few words about their experience with cancer. Conversation and light refreshments provide an additional opportunity for connection and support. Cancer survivors, their families, and friends, as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals are invited to attend. For more information, go to www.cancernepa.orgor call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at (570) 904-8808.
Area youth from ages 8 to 18 who are interested in learning to sew can take advantage of the opportunity to join a 4-H Sewing Club to learn. An organizational meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 20, at 6 p.m. at the White Sewing Center, 735 Oak St., Scranton. Parents should accompany their child to this meeting to assist in finding the appropriate project and meeting time.
For more information, contact Sandi Graham at 570-963-6842 or e-mail at email@example.com.
SCC Outdoor Concert
The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host the final show in its free outdoor summer concert series on Sept. 10 with alternative rock/punk band Blind Choice. The show will take place outside the Scranton Cultural Center at 420 N. Washington Avenue.
All current CDC Guidelines will be followed, with any updates being shared via social media. Patrons are requested to wear face coverings while inside the building. The performance will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m.; a cash bar with light fare will open at 6 o’clock prior to the show. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be moved indoors. To learn more about the Scranton Cultural Center and its upcoming events, visit SCCMT.org.
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter will host its inaugural Wag-O-Ween 5K and Pet Costume Parade on Saturday, Oct. 16, at McDade Park, pavilion 1, at 1 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton. Registration and check-in are from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m., and the race begins at 10.
Runners are invited to wear their favorite Halloween costume or running gear as they dash through a 5K course designed by Scranton Running Company. The top male and female runners in each age category will receive a medal. The runners who compete in costume also will vie for the scariest, funniest, best superhero, and most unique costume prizes. All runners will receive a complimentary Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Wag-O-Ween 5K and Pet Costume Parade t-shirt. Registration is $35 and can be completed at www.runsignup.com/griffinpond.
Following the race at approximately 11:30 a.m., Griffin Pond will host a Halloween pet costume parade. Parade participants should check in at 11 a.m. at pavilion 1. During the event, pet owners will escort their pets as they contend for the funniest, cutest, most creative, and most unique costume prizes. Parade registration is $15. The shelter also has numerous sponsorship options available which are great advertising vehicles for businesses or a way to honor someone. To register for the parade or as a sponsor, visitwww.griffinpondanimalshelter.com.
All proceeds will benefit the shelter’s canine and feline enrichment program.
The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will present “A Brother’s Revival” on Nov. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in its Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Theatre. “A Brother’s Revival” features David Goldflies, who was a member of the Allman Brothers Band from 1978-1982 as well as Mike Kach from Dickey Betts Great Southern.
Tickets for “A Brother’s Revival” are on sale ranging from $28.25 – $48.25 (includes 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.
Our Lady of the Abingtons hosts its Annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 11 5PM -11PM, and Sunday, September12, noon – 6PM at the OLA Church Grounds on 700 West Main St. In Dalton, PA.
Featured on Saturday will be a BBQ Pig Roast, and on Sunday, a Chicken BBQ.
There is free parking and no admission. Also available will be delicious food, pizza, potato pancakes, clam chowder, homemade baked goods, bountiful baskets, silent auction, white elephant, children’s games (on Sunday). Saturday night entertainment features Andy Bower and Peak Evolution; Sunday entertainment is The Quietmen and Vocal Accord Barbershop Quartet. Rev. Arbogaste Satoun is pastor. For more information call 570-351-6842.
Gala Arts Event
The Rossetti Foundation for the Arts and Culture (RFAC) is hosting a Grand Gala Celebration of Art and Music at the Rossetti Estate, 1005 Vine St., Scranton, featuring a festive reception with live music and performances from local talents. This is a formal attire event (Black Tie Optional), and will be held on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.. Enjoy a glass of wine with hors d’oeuvres during the evening. Also available will be mixed media art for sale. The ticket price is $50 single, $75 for a couple. For tickets, go to Rossettigala2021.planningpod.com, or call 917-520-1686.
Those performing are: Opera singers Anne Marie Dupre (soprano) and Becka Govinashvili; Charles Truit (Spanish guitarist); Gogita Gogidze (Multilinguistic performer); Dawn Tyrell (Classic pianist); Katsuhiro Kita (clarinetist); Denise Knox (pianist); and singers Ben Knox and Avynne Storey. Cathy Rist Strauch is Master of Ceremonies.
For more on the Rossetti Foundation for the Arts and Culture, visit our Facebook page, or our website at: Rossettiarts.org. This is supported by the Scranton Area Community Foundation.
SKILLS 2021 Workforce Summit & Career Fair
Skills in Scranton, the workforce development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, is hosting SKILLS 2021 Workforce Summit & Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Viewmont Mall.
Employer booth and sponsorship applications are now open. Multiple levels of sponsorship are available for businesses.
This event, which is free to the public, is not your typical job fair. It will connect local employers and job seekers, as well as host engaging and educational presentations. The theme is Bridging the Gap: Employers & Employees in a Post-COVID World. Speaker topics will include apprenticeships, veteran employment, and best practices for job searching and recruitment.
Attendees can also learn about career opportunities with local employers from a variety of industries. In addition, free assistance with resumes and interviewing will be available for job seekers. An on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic will also be offered, administered by DePietro’s Pharmacy.
To register or for more information, visit www.scrantonchamber.com/skills-2021-workforce-summit-and-career-fair/.