Calendar of Events

Oktoberfest at Buddy Clarke’s

Join Friends of Lackawanna for a fun night of food, beverages, raffles and great company on Thursday, Oct. 1 at Buddy Clarke’s Tavern, located at 1604 Clay Avenue in Dunmore. The event will run from 6:30-9 p.m.

Attendees are asked to make a $20 donation at the door, which will include lite fare.

Saints Anthony & Rocco Parish Spaghetti Supper

A spaghetti dinner will be held on Oct. 21 and 22 at the parish hall at St. Rocco’s Church, located at 122 Kurtz Street in Dunmore. Dinners will be served from 4-8 p.m. each evening and will include spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, bread, cake and coffee.

Tickets, available at the door, are $8 for adults and $4 for children age 10 and under. Additionally, take-outs are available and containers are provided.

Commonwealth Health opens Dunmore lab

Commonwealth Health has opened a new lab at 1000 Meade St., Suite 106 in Dunmore, adjacent to Advanced Imaging Specialists. The new location will offer blood draws from 6:30 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

No appointment is necessary. For more information, call (570) 207-2842.

Back to Childhood Party

Come re-create childhood memories at an event with the Children’s Advocacy Center, planned for Oct. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. The Back to Childhood event will feature grown up versions of childhood favorites with food, drink and décor. Tickets are $75 and may be obtained by calling (570) 969-7313 or online at http://www.cacnepa.org. The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania is located at 1710 Mulberry St., Scranton.

Marywood Lecture Series

Marywood University is continuing to offer a Religious Experience Lecture Series. The second lecture, “The Purpose and Person-Relativity of Religious Argumentation,” will be presentedon Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the campus Learning Commons by William J. Wainwright, Ph.D., professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Wisonsin-Milwaukee. The Marywood University Interdisciplinary Religious Experience Cluster Group, funded through a grant provided by The Experience Project sponsors the Religious Experience Lecture Series.

For more information on the Religious Experience Lecture Series at Marywood University, please contact Melinda Krokus, M.A., assistant professor of religious studies, at krokus@marywood.edu; or John DePoe, Ph.D., assistant professor of philosophy, at jdepoe@marywood.edu.

Beginner Italian Classes

Keystone Chapter UNICO and The Dunmore Activity Hub for Seniors are partnering in the offering of a beginner Italian Class. The first class will be conducted from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Dunmore Community Center. There will be seven classes per session with subsequent sessions to follow. Each session will be $35 plus a work book purchase, good for the entire year. Maestra Pia Mazzarella will be the instructress.

Those interested in learning to speak Italian can register with either Jeanne at (570) 207-2662×2 or Mark at (570) 343-7009.

Columbus Day Bus Trip

Keystone UNICO will sponsor a Columbus Day Bus Trip to New York City on Monday, Oct. 12. Boarding will begin at 8:15 a.m. across from the Dunmore Community Center on Monroe Avenue. The bus will then leave to return to Dunmore at 7 p.m. The cost for this trip is $30 per person. To make reservations, call Ann Summa at (570) 842-9336.

On this day, the Columbus Day Association of NYC conducts the largest Columbus Day Parade to be seen. While in New York, trip participants will have the opportunity to see this magnificent and colorful parade that begins at noon and ends at 3 p.m. They can also go to lunch or shop their favorite stores. All will reboard the bus later in the day and head to Arthur Avenue, home to “The Little Italy of The Bronx,” for more shopping and dinner at one of the many Italian Ristoranti to be found in the area.

Honesdale Annual Barbershop Show

The Northeasters Honesdale Barbershop chorus of the Barbershop Harmony Society will present its 37th annual show, entitled “American Crossroads” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at Honesdale High School. The show’s theme deals with travelling around the country and features some songs from the 50s and 60s as well as traditional barbershop songs.
Four chapter quartets will also perform; namely, Basses Loaded, Stourbridge Lion, What Four, and Northeast Spirit. The 24 man chorus of all ages and from all walks of life is directed by Mrs. Tamlyn Ebert. Ed Bloxham will be the narrator. The guest professional championship barbershop quartet will be “Up All Night”.

The $10 tickets may be purchased at the door or from any chorus member.

Catholic Choral concert

The Catholic Choral Society will open its 2015-16 season on Oct. 11 with a memorial concert honoring the late Norbert Betti who directed the group for 35 years before his death in 2001. It will be held at 3 p.,m. at Queen of Angels Parish at St. Michael’s Church, 322 First Ave., Jessup. For information, see http://www.catholicchoralsociety.org.

Lung Cancer Alliance Events

The Lung Cancer Alliance PA Chapter have planned events to be held during the month of November.  Kicking off the month with a flag garden, the group will once again cover the front lawn of the Lackawanna County Courthouse with flags, one to honor each lung cancer death in 2014. The garden will be planted on Sunday, Nov. 1, starting at 1 pm. The Annual Shine A Light event is to be held at the Courthouse Square in Scranton on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Registration is suggested and can be done through logging into www.lungcanceralliance.org.

This free event will highlight and honor those affected by lung cancer. Photos will be shown and lights will be given to those in attendance. Anyone attending is asked to gather at the tent in front of the courthouse. Anyone wishing to add a photo to the slide show can email their photo to karscott312@gmail.com.

Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women. Raising awareness about lung cancer, along with its risks and stigma, is as important to the group as helping those afflicted with and the loved ones of those dealing with the disease.

Trunk or Treat event

“Trunk or Treat” for Halloween 2015 will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Wargo Monsignor Hrynuck-Beckage Sports Complex, located in the 700 block of East Grant Street in Olyphant. Over 300 children attended the event in 2014. Volunteers are needed.

All kids invited to come in Halloween costumes. Decorate your trunks/vehicles for Halloween and hand out treats. The children will go car to car in a safe secure area on the baseball field.

To register your car, call David Krukovitz (570) 780-4446 or Paula Foley at (570) 351-8452. Only registered decorated vehicles will be allowed on the field. Car arrival is 11 a.m. with trunk and treating at 1 p.m. Child fingerprinting, hot dogs and hot chocolate will be at the Eureka Volunteer Fire Company (across from the baseball field) at 3 p.m.

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events: September 2015

La Festa Italiana

The annual La Festa Italiana will take place over Labor Day weekend, Sept,  4-7,  on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. The event will feature more than 80 vendors offering great Italian food, and continuous live entertainment.  On Friday the festival will begin at 4 p.m. and will feature The Duprees at 7 p.m. For the remaining days of the festival, activities will begin at 11 a.m. The Bronx Wanderers will perform at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

For more information, please visit: www.lafestaitaliana.org

Columbus Day Trip

Keystone UNICO will sponsor a Columbus Day Bus Trip to New York City on Monday, Oct. 12.  Boarding will begin at 8:15 a.m. across from the Dunmore Community Center on Monroe Avenue. The bus will then leave to return to Dunmore at 7 p.m. The cost for this trip is $30 per person. To make reservations, call Ann Summa at (570) 842-9336.

On this day, the Columbus Day Association of NYC conducts the largest Columbus Day Parade to be seen. While in New York, trip participants will have the opportunity to see this magnificent and colorful parade that begins at noon and ends at 3 p.m. They can also go to lunch or shop their favorite stores. All will reboard the bus later in the day and head to Arthur Avenue, home to “The Little Italy of The Bronx,” for more shopping and dinner at one of the many Italian Ristoranti to be found in the area.

Boy Scout Fall Registration

Boy Scout Troop 57, chartered by the Mary Mother of God Parish, Holy Rosary Church in Scranton, is gearing up for its fall registration. The Troops meets on Thursdays at the Holy Rosary Center, West Market Street, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Meetings will begin after Labor Day, Sept. 10.

Led by Scoutmaster Eric Meyers, the troop welcomes all boys ages 11-17, beginning in the fifth grade, to visit the troop and see all that scouting has to offer. Enjoying camping, hiking, boating, first aid, participating in community functions and many other activities, each scout can work on badges and rank at their own pace. The troop spends a week each July at Goose Pond Boy Scout Reservation.

Cub Pack 21 Fall Registration

Dickson City Cub Scout Pack 21 will hold their fall registration starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10. Open house will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24.. Boys can visit any Thursday after those dates.  The Open house promises an event full of fun, games and Scout skills. Families are invited to participate. The Cubs have a variety of activities planned this year such the Rain Gutter Regatta, Pinewood Derby and three summer camping options.

Financial aid is available for uniforms and camping, through the Northeastern Boy Scout of America, located on Montage Mountain. Cub Pack 21 holds individual fundraising accounts to benefit Scout activities.

Cub Pack 21 is chartered by Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church and meets at LaSalle Dickson City Campus on Thursdays. All boys in grades one through five are encouraged to join.  

More information on Cub Pack 21 can be found by logging onto http://www.cubpack21.org/.

Ladies Auxiliary Meeting

A Ladies Auxiliary meeting with be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at Post 3474 Dunmore.

Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, oncology medical professionals and healthcare professionals are invited to connect and reunite at the 23rd Annual Cancer Survivors Day hosted by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute.

This year participants can choose between two locations/dates for the event. Cancer Survivors Day will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 26, at McDade Park in Scranton.

Each event will include the Circle of Survivors, an activity where those in attendance will be able to share a thought or inspirational message about their experience with cancer. Additionally, there will be a survivor’s banner, which all attendees can sign, survivor and caregiver ribbons and pins, autograph books/programs and light refreshments.

To register, please call the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute at (1-800) 424-6724 or visit www.cancernepa.org.

Rummage Sale

Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church of Olyphant will host its fifth  annual Rummage Sale on Sept. 18-20 at a new location: the St. Cyril’s Grade School Gym, at 133 River St., Olyphant. The sale will begin at 8 a.m. each day.  There will be a raffle with donations from local restaurants, retail stores at the event.

For information regarding donations from yard sales, rummage sale, estate sales etc., contact Lauren Telep at (570) 383-0319 or Father Nestor Iwasiw at (570) 489-2271.

Build Your Influence Summit

Build Your Influence Summit is a two-day conference is geared towards bloggers and entrepreneurs looking to grow their influence by developing skills needed to cultivate relationships with brands and other entrepreneurs. With sessions geared towards improving photography to learning more about SEO and social networking strategies, there is sure to be something for influencers at any level. The conference will be held on Sept. 26-27 at the Aquatopia Resort at Camelback Resort.

The Build Your Influence Summit is the brainchild of two bloggers, Jenna Urban of Bucktown Bargains and Megan Galko of NEPAMom.com, who realized that their Influence is more powerful when they work together.

For information contact Jenna Urban at  byisummit@gmail.com or (570) 499-7690 or by visiting http://buildyourinfluencesummit.com.

Classic Movie Night

Join The Lackawanna Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City for a tribute to Scranton native and legendary film star Lizabeth Scott.

The event will be featuring the 1947 film “Dead Reckoning” with Humphrey Bogart and the 1957 film “Loving You”, in which Scott appeared with Elvis in his first starring role. LHS Trustee Richard Leonori will offer a short introduction about the life of Lizabeth Scott. Tickets will be $8 per person and will be sold at the event. More information can be found on the event page on Facebook titled: “Classic Movie Night Liz Scott Film Festival.”