Calendar of Events: August 2018

sherwoodDunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park

The 6th annual Dunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park will soon be upon us. This year’s festivities will take place from 5 to 11 p.m. on August 16, 17 and 18.

There will be live entertainment each night and lots and lots of food. Selections will include everything from pizza fritta to pasta fagiole.

This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the Sherwood Youth Association.

S.S. Anthony and Rocco Italian Festival

Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 10, 11, and 12, at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds in Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday following the noon mass and procession. Live entertainment will include:

Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect

Saturday: Holy Cross High School Cheerleaders, Prima Elite Academy of Dance and Popstar Drive

Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

music on the lawnMusic on the Lawn

Lake Winola United Methodist Church will host its 10th annual Music on the Lawn and Craft Fair/Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 10 p.m.

This event will have craft and yard sale vendors throughout the afternoon along with four live Christian musical groups starting at 2 p.m.

There will be a chicken BBQ and campfire in the evening, featuring a Christian video over the campfire while roasting marshmallows. To buy tickets for the Chicken BBQ or to be a vendor, call Mark at 570-351-7365. 

Flapjack Fundraiser

A Flapjack Breakfast Fundraiser will be sponsored by Keystone Chapter UNICO, Dunmore, at Applebee’s at Viewmont Mall Dickson City, with proceeds benefiting St. Francis Commons for homeless veterans on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 8 to 10 a.m.  at a cost of $7 for adults; $4 for children. For tickets or donations, call Frank or Mary Ann Coviello-570-344-3737.

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Sam Sebastionelli of Dunmore Drug Store hopes his recent donation will assist the Katie Foundation raise awareness and understanding of mental illness.

The donation will help fund the third annual Halloween-themed 5Kate Run/ Walk to be held on October 20, at 10 a.m. at Nay Aug Park in Scranton.

A wellness fair, safe trick or treating, food and entertainment will follow the race. Adults and children are encouraged to wear costumes. For more information or to make a donation go to

Furniture Sale

Come to a furniture sale at St. Cyril’s School gym, 133 River St., Olyphant, on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A variety of furniture will be available.

Marywood Swimming Clinic

swimMarywood University’s Athletics department will hold a Competitive Swimming Skills Clinic on Saturday, Aug. 18, and Sunday, Aug. 19,  in the Aquatics Center at the Center for Athletics and Wellness. The morning sessions, for ages 7-11, will run from 9 a.m. to noon; and the afternoon sessions, ages 12-18, will run from 1-4 p.m. The cost for a single day is $50, or $90 for both days, and includes a T-shirt and swim cap.

The Competitive Swimming Skills Clinic is geared toward swimmers with some competitive experience. Sessions on Saturday, Aug. 18, will focus on Freestyle and Backstroke skill development. On Sunday, Aug. 19, the focus will be on Butterfly and Breaststroke skill development. All sessions will include technique development, stroke drills, video analysis, and challenges/games.

For information, go online or email Noah Beck, aquatics director and swim and diving team coach at Marywood University, at

jazzJazz Concert at Marywood

A festival performance by members of Camp Crescendo Jazz, a week-long musical experience at Marywood University for instrumental and vocal students in grades 7-12 will be presented on Aug. 4 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station.

For additional information about Marywood University’s Camp Crescendo Jazz, go online or contact David Jumper, director of Camp Crescendo Jazz at Marywood University, at, or call (570) 348-6268.

Calendar of Events: June 2018

shutterstock_175824983Cooking Classes

Learn to make impressive meals for your friends and family with adult cooking classes offered at Lackawanna College through the Lackawanna College White Apron Academy. Lackawanna’s professional chef instructors will walk learners of all skill levels through the cooking process in a fun, relaxed environment. Along with learning how to cook a meal from scratch, chef instructors will provide trade secrets to food and wine pairing. All classes are BYOB and wine pairing suggestions will be offered for each class.

Adult cooking classes are non-credit and open to the community. Classes will be held at the Lackawanna College Healey Hall kitchen lab, 415 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. Attendees will be standing, cooking, and working for most of the class and must wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back.

For more information or to register for adult or kids summer camp classes, contact Susan C. Markovich, Special Programs Coordinator, Kiesendahl School of Hospitality and Tourism at or (570) 955-1488 or visit our website.

imagesIce Cream Social

Dunmore Presbyterian Church will hold an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for ice cream, homemade desserts, and beverage. Tickets are available at the door or by calling (570) 343-6807.


S.S. Anthony and Rocco Italian Festival

Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 10, 11, and 12, at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds featuring food, games and live entertainment.

The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday following the noon mass and procession. Live entertainment will include:

Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect.

Saturday: Holy Cross High School Cheerleaders, Prima Elite Academy of Dance and Popstar Drive.

Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

Commissioners’ Bocce Tournament

The 27th annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Bocce Tournament will be held on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at McDade Park.  The event will feature 24 teams with over 96 players in men’s, women’s and mixed teams categories. For information, contact John Rettura at (570) 961-2335 or the McDade Park Office at (570) 963-6764.

Leadership Celebration

leadership lackawannaCelebration of Leadership, Leadership Lackawanna’s signature event, will be held on Thursday, June 14, at the Hilton Scranton, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Celebration of Leadership will honor its 35 year history of visionary leadership success in northeastern Pennsylvania.  It also highlights achievements from the past year and honors the participants in the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2018, as well as participants in the Leadership Lackawanna Executive Program and Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.

In addition, state Sen. John Blake, Prudential and two other guests will be honored with awards.  The event includes business networking, raffles, a community service project showcase and the presentation of certificates to graduating participants.

Tickets are available at

St. Eulalia’s Summer Picnic

St. Eulalia’s Summer Picnic will be held Friday through Sunday, July 19, 20, and 21, with picnic grounds opening at 6 p.m. on July 19 and 20 and 5 p.m. on July 21. Parking is free. Featured will be a bake sale, homemade foods, tricky trays, Grandma’s Attic, games, 50-50 Summer Cash tickets, and nightly musical entertainment.

The church is located along Blue Shutters Road in Roaring Brook Township. Phone is 570-842-7656.

On Saturday, July 21, join the eighth annual 5K Run/Walk. If Interested in registering or sponsorship, contact info, visit or call Ryan at 570-499-3782.

picnicFire Company Picnic

Elmhurst/Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company’s annual picnic will be held June 27-30 in Elmhurst Township. Events include: Wednesday, Cruise Night with 300 vehicles; Thursday, parade at 7 p.m. and band “Take 3”; Friday, Sperazza Band; Saturday: Old Friends. Picnic grounds open Wednesday and Saturday at 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m. Parking is free. Check the website at

Marywood Open House

Marywood University will hold an undergraduate open house on Saturday, July 14, for high school students and their parents. The program will begin with registration at 9 a.m., in the Fireplace Lounge in the Nazareth Student Center on the University’s campus. The event will include an informative tour of the campus, as well as the opportunity to meet with current Marywood students, faculty, and coaches. Information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors will also be available. For additional information, call Marywood University’s undergraduate admissions office, at (570) 348-6234, or visit

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AllOne Charities will once again present the 35th annual Bernie’s Memorial 3 Mile Walk/Run on July 4 to benefit the Greater Carbondale, Greater Pittston, Greater Scranton, Wayne County and Wilkes-Barre Family YMCAs. Start time is 8:30 a.m. at River Street, Wilkes-Barre. To register, visit

For information, email Lauranel Banks at Bernie’s Run is held in memory of Bernie Hargadon, a past YMCA director, prime athlete and originator of this race who passed away from an unforeseen genetic heart condition. Bernie’s dream was to create an achievable race for everyone.

LCEEC Environmental Course

The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center is offering a three-credit Environmental Quality college course for students who have completed their sophomore year in high school. The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., July 23 through 27 and July 30 through Aug. 3, at the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center in Covington Township. The cost is $300, which includes textbooks and lab fees.

During this two-week course, students will assess the quality of our local environment to determine the extent and sources of pollution. Through lecture, laboratory activities, and hands-on experience students will review the biological, chemical, hydrological, and ecological aspects of ecosystems, and will explore the complexity of environmental problems. Successful completion of the course earns students three college credits, which can be applied towards a Lackawanna College degree or transferred to another institution.

For a registration form or more information, please contact Michelle Wheeler at (570) 842-1506.


Pittie Palooza Festival

pittieThe Pittie Palozza Festival will be held at Maiolatesi Winery in Scott Township on Saturday, June 9 from noon and 4 p.m.

This annual event is presented by and Treasure’s Hope, a 501c3 Animal Welfare Organization and volunteers, along with Maiolatesi Wine Cellars.

It is is NEPA’s only dog-friendly music and wine festival featuring Live Music by Blue London, over 37 wines by Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, rescues, animal welfare groups, vendors, artisans, food trucks and so much more. There will be many adoptable animals in attendance.

Each ticket entitles the bearer to a wine tasting, two glasses of wine, entry to the festival,and a souvenir wine glass for the first 100 people. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance online. Tickets will be $25 at the gate. Designated driver tickets are available at a reduced rate.

Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. No outside foods or coolers please. Rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Must be 21 to drink. Children are not recommended to attend.

Camp Archbald Registration

Attention all girls ages 7 – 17! Resident camp registration is now open for Camp Archbald. Camp is scheduled for July 15 -19in Kingsley. Visit our website to sign up.

Questions about camp or want to volunteer? E-mail residentcampforsoca@gmail.comDeadline is June 15. Financial aid available.

Calendar of Events: June 2017

flagsFlag Day Ceremony

On Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m., a Flag Day ceremony will be held at Sherwood Park in Dunmore. The service will be presented by members of the Boy Scout Troop 66, sponsored by the Dunmore Presbyterian Church, and the Sherwood Youth Association. The public is invited to attend.

Scranton Shakespeare Festival Tony Awards Party

Members of the Scranton Shakespeare Festival Tony Party planning committee finalized plans for the second annual celebration to be held on Sunday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. at the SSF Tony Awards PartyScranton Club.

Guests are welcome to walk the red carpet during “A Night at the Tonys.” Cost is $35 for guests and $50 for patrons who will be recognized during the event. Price includes live entertainment, light fare and cocktails. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting For more details, visit the website or Scranton Shakespeare Festival on Facebook.

SS. Anthony and Rocco’s Annual Italian Festival

SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 11, 12, and 13, 2017 at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday Following the Noon Mass and Procession.

Live Entertainment:
Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect;
Saturday: The Jeffrey James Band;
Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at 12 Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.

bucksDunmore High School Class Reunion

The Dunmore High School Class of 1962 is planning its 55th reunion on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Arcaro & Genell Restaurant in Old Forge. If interested, contact Cathy Ross Desmarais at (570)347-1246.


Dunmore Summer Farmers Market

Plenty of arts, crafts, fruits and veggies will soon be available at the Dunmore Farmers Market. The market will open for the season at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24th, and will run through Labor Day, September 2. Vendors will be set up in the empty lot along the 200 block of East Drinker Street in the Dunmore Corners..

Fruits and Vegetables (1)Borough Councilman Thomas Hallinan and Dunmore Historical Society President Karl Wegford first organized the market last June. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in the borough.

Diocese of Scranton Movie Night

The Diocese of Scranton is hosting an outdoor family movie night experience for all to enjoy this summer while raising funds for the Diocesan Catholic School System. Disney-Pixar’s new film, “CARS 3”, will be presented by the Diocese at the Circle Drive-In, Dickson City on Wednesday, June 21, with gates opening at 7 p.m. and showtime at 8:45 p.m. (or dusk). This second annual Catholic Schools Movie Night is open to the public. The cost is $10 per car. Each child will receive a free popcorn. The event is rain or shine, unless there is thunder or lightning. All proceeds benefit the Diocese of Scranton Tuition Assistance Program. For more information call John Farkas at 570-702-5523.

Marywood University Hosts “Camp Crescendo”

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will host Camp Crescendo, a two-week dynamic musical experience for instrumental and vocal students in grades 7-12. One- and two-week options are available. Day or overnight options for Camp Crescendo are available during week one only, which features band, orchestra, and choir and will run from July 2-8, 2017.  Week two, which features jazz and improvisation, will run as a day-only option from July 24-28, 2017.

To register or for additional information about Marywood University’s Camp Crescendo, please go online, email or call (570) 348-6268.

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Phoenix Theatrics will present “Forbidden Broadway,” a music revue mocking popular shows such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked,” “Les Miserables,” Spamalot,” “Rent” and “A Chorus Line” and featuring a 22-person cast on Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 25, at 2 and 7 p.m. at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main Street, Duryea. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door, by calling (570) 457-3589, or prepaid premium seats are available at:

Volunteer Fire Company Picnic

Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual picnic on June 21, 22, 23 and 24 at the picnic grounds located off Route 435 in Elmhurst. Grounds will open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m., and Saturday at 5 p.m. Homemade food will be available. Featured on June 21 will be a car show with DJ Paul; June 22, parade at 6d6b949456d6763fc98013ebb9562b6c7 p.m. and music by Take 3; June 23, music by Hell Yo, and June 24, music by Old Friends. Proceeds will help fund fire/rescue services.

Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Griffin Pond

The sixth annual Griffin Pond Animal Shelter  Motorcycle Ride fundraiser, in conjunction with the Dickson City Train Station and Legends Saloon, will be held on  Sunday, June 11, at Legends Saloon, 750 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City.  All money raised will be used exclusively to fund the Griffin Pond Shelter Veterinarian  Care  account for sick and injured animals at the shelter.

The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 967 Griffin Pond Rd, South Abington Township, PA 18411 is not funded by any state or federal funds. Donations will be accepted at Legends Saloon for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

All licensed  motorcycle riders are invited. Registration is $20 per motorcycle rider and $15 per  motorcycle  passenger. Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m..  with the motorcucles departing promptly at 11 a.m. from Legends Saloon.  The  escorted motorcycle ride will proceed to Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Rte 171, Uniondale, PA.

Motorcycle Riders are asked to return back  to Legends Saloon, Dickson City no later than 3:00 p.m. for food and music.  The public is invited to attend.

GRACELow Cost Vaccination Clinic

In Pursuit of Grace, Dunmore,  is partnering with Bunker Hill Vet Hospital for its annual Low Cost Vaccination Clinic on Saturday June 10, from 9am to 11 a.m. at 1702 Cedar Ave., Scranton. Vaccination costs are $6 for rabies; $14 for distemper, and nail clippings, $5. Flea and tick medication will be available for purchase. All dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier. All cats must be in a carrier; one cat per carrier. No appointment is necessary.