The Lackawanna County Library System, in partnership with SIAMO: The Italian-American Heritage Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently hosted a showing of a film entited “Big Stone Gap” by Adriana Trigiani at the Scranton Cultural Center. The event also featured a Skype interview and question-and-answer session with Trigiani.
Shown from left: Mary Garm, administrator, Lackawanna County Library System; Jeanie Sluck, director, Taylor Community Library; Stephanie Longo, SIAMO; and Annie Longo, SIAMO.
The Dunmore High School Class of 1949 is celebrating its 67th reunion with a trip to Woodloch Pines on May 26. For information, contact Ernie Gatto at (570) 961-0419 or Frank DeVizio at (570) 955-9854.
Sherwood Park Spring Carnival
The Sherwood Youth Association will be holding their annual spring carnival May 3 through 7 at Sherwood Park in Dunmore. There will rides, games, food and fun compliments of Midway by A.E.B Amusement. The carnival will be a great gathering for the whole family.
Swingin’ on Vine
The seventh annual Swingin’ On Vine for the Albright Memorial Library is a block party that will take place in front of the Library on the 500 block on Vine St. in downtown Scranton. This year’s event is on Friday, May 27, from 5-8 p.m. and all proceeds benefit the Library. Music will be by Paul LaBelle and The Exact Change, with beer, wine, margaritas, raffles and food from local businesses and restaurants. Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Albright Memorial Library, Nancy Kay Holmes Library and the Lackawanna County Children’s Library.
Old Time Fiddlers
The Old Time Fiddlers will appear on Friday, May 6, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Dunmore Presbyterian Church, 137 Chestnut St., Dunmore. Donation is $10 payable at the door. Refreshments will be available. The public is invited.
Italian language hour
SIAMO, The Italian-American Heritage Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, will host its next Italian Language Hour on Sunday, May 22, at the Taylor Community Library, 710 S. Main St., Taylor, beginning at 2 p.m.
SIAMO’s Italian Language Hours are designed as practice time for speakers of Italian of all levels, including beginner. Some knowledge of the Italian language is necessary to participate as this is not a class. For more information, visit www.siamonepa.com.
Railriders “Pay It Forward Wednesday”
The SWB Railriders will host “pay it forward Wednesday” on on June 8 at 6:35 p.m. Proceeds from that night go to In Pursuit Of Grace, a non-profit animal-based community outreach organization providing TNR for feral cats, low cost spay-neuter for dogs, pet food assistance, animal advocacy and education. Bleacher tickets are $10 and can be purchased by phone (570)468-6063 or on their website.
Leadership Lackawanna invites community members to join the #HistoricScranton Core Class of 2016 team at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, on First Friday, May 6, from 6 to 9 p.m., to join in the unveiling of their yearlong project. The project is the compilation of all Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB) properties in an online, publicly accessible resource. The event will be free to the public, and will include a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres to enjoy.
Limited edition #HistoricScranton t-shirts, featuring a typography map of the addresses of HARB’s historic buildings, will also be available for sale, as well as a coloring table featuring coloring sheets of historical properties in Scranton. There will also be guided walking tours of historic buildings.
Marywood Art Exhibits
GRADUATE MFA EXHIBITION, May 7 – June 3; exhibition features Masters of Fine Arts thesis work of Annmarie Holler in painting and Eva Polizzi in ceramics combining fibers in Mahady Gallery. A reception will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CLIPPED, RIPPED, AND REASSEMBLED: New Works in Paper Collage by Pamela M. Parsons will be in the Suraci Gallerythrough May 8. A little Americana is revealed through repurposed diverse graphic matter, juxtaposing color and image to create new intricate designs and off-beat narratives. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Coal mine tours open
Local residents and visitors from across the nation and around the globe can journey beneath the earth to catch a glimpse of our area’s rich mining history with the season’s opening of the Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park, Scranton. The tour is available Mondays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., (with the last tour heading into the mine at 3). The historic visit of our mining industry lasts for one hour. The mine season runs through Nov. 30.
The fee structure is as follows: Adults – $10 each; Senior Citizens $9.50; Military personnel – $9; Groups – $8 per person; and Children (three – 12 years of age) – $7.50. Youngsters under three years old are admitted free. For additional information, contact McDade Park at 570-963-6764.
The following events have been scheduled for the month of March at the Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library, 1032 Green Ridge St., Scranton. For information, call (570) 207-0764, or visitwww.lclshome.org/greenridge.
Regular library hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Monday Storytime featuring stories, songs, crafts and fun is held every Monday at 11:30 a.m. for all ages, with Bookworm Buddies for 6 to 8 year olds at 3:30 p.m., and Young Adult Club for ages 12-17 at 5 p.m.
Lil’ Library Learners, ages 4-5, meet every Tuesday at 1 p.m. Special Tuesday events in March include Dr. Seuss Pajama Story Time for all ages on March 1 at 5:30 p.m.; PAWS to Read, featuring certified therapy dogs, on March 8 at 5:45 p.m. for ages 3 and up; a St. Patrick’s Celebration for all ages to share leprechaun stories, songs and crafts on March 15 at 5:30 p.m. Easter Pajama Story Time for all ages will be held on March 22 at 5:30 p.m., and Make It With Play-Doh will be held for ages 3 and up on March 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Family Place is held on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for children ages birth to 3 years, parents and siblings, and features free play, story time, songs and a craft, and the Tween Team for ages 9-12 is held on Wednesdays March 2, 9, 16, and 30. A Block Party featuring block play for ages 3 to 6 and their siblings will be held on Wednesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. LEGO Club will be held on March 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Friday CRAFTernoon will be held on Fridays, March 4, 11 and 18 at 11:30 a.m. for ages 3 and up; Storytime will be held on Fridays, March 11 and 18 at 11:30 a.m. for all ages, and an Easter Egg Hunt for all ages will be held on March 25 with advance registration only.
Registration is required for all library programs except Monday/Friday 11:30 a.m. Story Time and Friday CRAFTernoon.