Actors Circle Production Postponed

Actors Circle

Playing the leading roles in “On Golden Pond,” to be presented at a date to be announced by Actors Circle are Bob Thomas and Carol Davis.

Due to the Coronavirus, Actors Circle has postponed the opening of “On Golden Pond.” Please stay in touch on Facebook or call our theatre for the most up to date information, and to make reservations, when we do  confirm our dates, 570-342-9707.

Actors Circle will present “On Golden Pond,” by Ernest Thompson, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd.in Scranton onThursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., on dates to be announced. 

Tickets are $12, General $10 Seniors, $8 Students; Thursday prices are discounted:  $8 General and Seniors, $6 Students. Reservations Call 570-342-9707, or email to tickets@actorscircle.com.  All reservations are held 10 minutes until show time.

Directed by Katie VonBergen, this well known classic tells the story of Norman Thayer and his energetic wife, Ethel, who have been spending the summers at their lakeside home on Golden Pond for 48 years, fishing and watching for loons. It is then that, their divorced daughter, Chelsea, her new fiancé and his teenage son make an unexpected visit.

Cast members include Bob Taylor as Norman Thayer, Carol Davis as Ethel Thayer, Marcie Herman Riebe as Chelsea, Eric Lutz as Billy Ray, Michael Semus Fenton-Kapacs as Billy Ray, Jr., and Jeff Ginsberg as Charlie Martin.

 

Production of “On Golden Pond” Set for This Month; Area Students Design Poster

Actors Circle Holy Cross

Holy Cross students who designed the poster for an upcoming production of “On Golden Pond” are, seated from left: Keelin Schimilfenig and Jillian Brennan. Standing, same order: Kristina Toolan, art teacher; Benjamin Tolerico, principal; Jane Foy, Actors Circle president, and Katie Von Bergen, director of play.

Actors Circle will present Ernest Thompson’s On Golden Pond at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, on March 19, 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27 and  28. Performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays are at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. 

Tickets are $12, general; $10 seniors, $8 students. On Thursday, March 19, tickets are $8 general and seniors, $6 students. For reservations Call 570-342-9707.  All reservations are held 10 minutes until show time.

Directed by Katie VonBergen, this well known play tells the story of Norman Thayer and his energetic wife, Ethel, who have been spending the summers at their lakeside home on Golden Pond for 48 years, fishing and watching for loons. Then, their divorced daughter, Chelsea, her new fiancé, and his teenage son make an unexpected visit.

Cast members are: Bob Taylor as Norman Thayer; Carol Davis as Ethel Thayer; Marcie Herman Riebe as Chelsea Thayer; Eric Lutz as Billy Ray Wayne; Michael Semus Fenton-Kapacs as Billy Ray Wayne Jr., and Jeff Ginsberg as Charlie Martin.

Mariely Colin is stage manager; Jeff Ginsberg and Lou Bisignani, producers; John VonBergen, set designer and master builder; Margo Azzarelli, set decorator; Cathy Rist Strauch, artistic painter and publicist. 

Keelin Schimelfenig and Jillian Brennan, students of Holy Cross High School. designed the artwork for the poster. Benjamin Tolerico is the high school principal, and Kristina Toolan is their art teacher.

Jane Foy is Actors Circle’s president.

 

Calendar of Events: March 2020

Crimson Company Presents “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”

“You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” will be presented by the Crimson Company of Dunmore High School opening on Thursday, March 19, and continuing Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21. Shows are at 7 p.m. each evening.

Lenten Concerts 

In a 70-year tradition of inspiring prayer and meditation through music, the Catholic Choral Society will present their annual Lenten Concerts in Wilkes Barre and Dickson City.

The first concert on Sunday, March 22, will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, St. Aloysius Church, 143 Division St., Wilkes Barre. St. Robert Bellarmine Senior Choir will be featured performers. Pastor is  Rev. Richard J. Cirba. Snow date for the concert is Tuesday, March 24th at 7 p.m.

The second concert will be held on Sunday, March 29t at 3 p.m. at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, St. Mary’s Church, 1090 Carmalt St., Dickson City. The concert will also feature St. Mary’s Visitation Choir. Pastor is Rev. Patrick J. Pratico. Snow date for the concert is Tuesday, March 31.

 The concerts are open to the public free of charge. There will be a goodwill offering. Dr. Thomas Rittenhouse and Brenda Grunza are co-presidents of the Catholic Choral Society. Ann Manganiello is music director of the chorus ; Jean Shields is accompanist. 

Further information may be obtained by calling 570-575-1040 and also at www.catholicchoralsociety.org.

High School Math Contest

Marywood University’s Math and Computer Science Club (iMACS, Integrated Math and Computer Science) will host its annual High School Math Contest on Saturday, March 28, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the Liberal Arts Center. The registration fee is $4 per student by March 24, $5 the day of the contest. 

Checks can be made payable to: Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa. 18509, Attn: Math Department Math Contest. The registration form can be found at www.marywood.edu/math/contest/, and can be emailed to Dhanapati Adhikari, Ph.D., associate professor in the Mathematics/Computer Science program, at dadhikari@marywood.edu.

The test consists of 40 problems of gradually increasing difficulty. There are two versions of the exam for the annual contest including: Level 1 – designed for 9thand 10thgrade students; the Level II test is more appropriate for 11thand 12thgrades. Registration begins at 9:15 a.m., and the test begins at 10 a.m. Students should arrive by 9:30 to allow time for registration and room assignment. The test will conclude at 11 a.m., and results will be announced the following week on Marywood University’s Math and Computer Science department website. 

For additional information, or to register for the High School Math Contest at Marywood University, please visit http://www.marywood.edu/math/contest/, or call (570) 348-6265.

UNICO Membership Drive

Keystone Chapter UNICO Dunmore is having its March Madness Membership Drive, on Wednesday, March 18 at 6 p.m. at Arcaro and Genell’s Restaurant, Old Forge. It features music by Frankie Gervasi, pizza, salads, antipasto and desserts, prizes and surprises. Anyone who is of Italian descent, or has a spouse of Italian descent,is welcome to attend the membership event free of charge. For reservations, call Mary Ann at 570-344-3737. 

Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Elite Bunny Hunt sponsored by the Dunmore Lions Club, Dunmore Rotary,  Dunmore Police Department. Dunmore Fire Department will be held on Saturday, April 11 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Playground, Cooney and Hill Streets, Dunmore. The hunt is for children 11 years old and younger and will feature candy and prizes. The event will be held rain or shine. 

Wind Creek Bus Trip

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will host a bus trip to Wind Creek Bethlehem (formally The Sands) on Saturday, April 18.  The bus will depart from St. Patrick’s Church, Jackson Street, West Scranton, at 10 a.m. and return for home at 5 p.m. The cost of the trip is $25 with a $25 rebate.  This Complex includes multiple restaurants and outlet shops to explore. All proceeds benefit St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen and various local charities.  Contact Maureen at 570-558-5263 or Michele at 570-343-7009. Your check is your reservation. No refunds. Payment is due by April 1. Make checks payable to LAOH-DIV. 5 and mail to Michele McDade, 102 Ridgeview Drive, Scranton, PA 18504. 

Pysansky Egg Workshop

Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will offer an Ukrainian Pysanky Egg Workshop for beginners. The tradition of the pysanky and passing on the knowledge is ongoing at St. Cyril’s, with over 10 years of classes. This event will held at St. Cyril’s Hall, 207 River St., Olyphant, on Sunday, March 15, from 2 to 4 p.m. This beginner class costs $20 per person, including all supplies. Space is limited and reservations are needed. Call Mrs. Sonia Maslar at 570-489-9608 or Tammy Maslar Budnovitch after 5 p.m. at 570-766-1919.

Meatless Lenten Meal

SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, is sponsoring a Baked Haddock Fish dinner fundraiser as a “Meatless Meal for Lent” on Friday, April 3, at The Regal Room, 216 Lackawanna Ave. Olyphant. Eat-in or take-out will be from 5 to 7 p.m.   Pre-sold tickets are $13 each and will include baked haddock, potato, vegetable, roll, and dessert. For reservations call 570-383-9487 by the deadline of March 30. A limited amount of tickets will be sold at the door at $15 per ticket. 

On Golden Pond Play

Actors Circle will present “On Golden Pond” by Ernest Thompson, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton, on March 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2020. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, general; $10 seniors, and $8 students. On Thursday, March 19, tickets will be $8 general and seniors; $6 students. For reservations, call 570-342-9707, or email to tickets@actorscircle.com. All reservations are held 10 minutes until show time. 

Anthracite Opera

Anthracite Opera Company will present Hodgepodge V, Mostly Classical on Sunday, April 19, at 3 p.m.  The show features a musical variety program including classical, and some Broadway. Directed by Anthracite founder, Gary Richards, the musical performance will be presented at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, corner of Ash Street and Taylor Avenue,Scranton.  Tickets are $15 general admission; $12 seniors, students/children. For more information, contact Gary Richards at 570-335-7702.

Food Safety Course

The ServSafe Food Safety Manager Course, course conducted by Penn State Extension, will be held at Penn State Worthington SLC 29, 120 Ridgeview Drive, on March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and March 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The certification exam will begin at 11 a.m. on March 31.

These in-person trainings, taught by our certified ServSafe instructors, will help participants learn how to prevent contamination of food by properly receiving, storing, preparing, cooking, cooling and serving the food, as well as proper methods of sanitizing foodservice facilities.

After completing the course and passing the multiple-choice exam with a 75 percent or higher score, participants will receive a ServSafe Food Protection Manager certificate. This certification is good for five years. 

The course fee of $185 covers the cost of the most recent edition of the ServSafe Manager book, exam, answer sheet and learning materials. To register, visit extension.psu.edu/servsafe or call 877-345-0691. 

Health Discovery Day

Marywood University will hold a Health and Wellness Discovery Day for high school students on Thursday, March 26. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Latour Room at the Nazareth Student Center. The program runs from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and is free and open to high school students, grades 9-12, who are interested in pursuing degrees in the Health and Wellness fields. To register, visit www.marywood.edu/hwday by March 16.

The event will include a meet and greet, admissions information, and an overview of professions, along with two break-out sessions, which will include hands-on activities with the departments of the participants’ choosing, including: Nursing, Pre-Physician Assistant, Art Therapy, Biology, Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary, Biotechnology, Music Therapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Social Work, Athletic Training, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Exercise Science, Health Services Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Nutrition, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physician Assistant Studies, Psychology, Psychology/Clinical Practices, Respiratory Therapy, School Counseling, Speech-Language Pathology, Sports Nutrition and Exercise Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Psy.D. 

Following the break-out sessions, lunch will be provided to all participants, and the program will conclude with a wrap-up session, where winners of the basket raffle will be announced.

For additional information about the Health and Wellness Discovery Day for high school students, please contact the Office of Admissions at Marywood University, at www.marywood.edu/admissions/, or call (570) 348-6234.  

Spring Craft Fair

The Riverside Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) team is hosting a spring vendor and craft fair on Saturday, April 4, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The planning committee is accepting applications for vendors to sell products or crafts.  The entry fee is $30 for a single space. Vendors can keep all of their profits from their booths, but they will be responsible for providing a door prize. 

Proceeds from the event will benefit PROSPER drug and alcohol prevention programs at Riverside Elementary East School. For information about the vendor craft fair or for an application, contact Karen Thomas at the Penn State Extension at 570-963-6842.

Invaders Reunion

The West Scranton High School Alumni Class of 1970 will hold its 50th 

Reunion on Saturday., June 5, at Colarusso’s LaPalazzo, 4500 

Birney Ave., Moosic, PA from 6 to 10 p.m. Featured will be appetizers, buffet dinner, cake and open bar. Jack Martin will be DJ.

Cost is $65 per person and checks or money orders can be sent to: Chris Mensky, 1348 Dartmouth St., Scranton, PA 18504, by May 27.  Make payment to: Invaders 1970 Reunion.

St. Joseph Breakfast

St. Joseph Melkite Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Frances Cabrini Ave., West Scranton, is sponsoring its annual St. Joseph Breakfast on Sunday, March 22, in the church hall. Cost for adults is $9, and $4.50 for children 6 to 10 years old. Children five and under are free.

St. Joseph bread will be available for sale in two-loaf packages. Breakfast will feature many styles of eggs, honey-baked ham, olives, hash browns, homemade pancakes, bread, juice and hot beverages served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Takeouts will be available, and tickets will be sold at the door.

Easter pastry and flower sale order forms will also be available. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Contact melkite.scranton@gmail.com; melkitescranton.org or Facebook.