Calendar of Events: October 2020

Trivia Night

Leadership Lackawanna, NEPA’s premier community leadership and professional development organization, is hosting a Trivia Night on Wednesday, Oct.14, at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City.

The event will feature trivia master and Leadership Lackawanna board member Jeff Cavanaugh, as well as four rounds of trivia: two rounds of questions, a music round, and a picture round. Guests are invited to play solo or with a team, and the event is suitable for all ages.

Trivia registration is $10 per person. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for tailgating and to purchase food at the concession stand. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. Raffle tickets will also be available for purchase (5 for $10 and 10 for $15).

Raffle prizes include $200 YETI cooler, $100 Wegman’s gift card, $100 Amazon gift card, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates gift basket, various restaurant gift cards, and more!

For more information and to register visit or

Pasta dinner

The Women’s Society of St. Joseph Melkite Catholic Church, North St. Frances Cabrini Ave, West Scranton, will host its annual pasta dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring penne with meatballs, salad, bread and dessert available in the hall for takeout or curbside only this year. Cost is $9 for adults, and $4 for children ages 5-11. Tickets are available at the door. Call ahead/email to pre-order for takeout or curbside at 570-343-6092 or

Creative lab

Marywood University, in partnership with the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art, will host Virtual Creative Expression Labs for grades K-6. The labs will be held on Saturday afternoons, on Oct. 10, 17, 24, and 24, and on Nov. 7, 14, and 21, 2020. Studio sessions will be held for K-3 artists, from 1-2:30 p.m., and for artists in grades 4-6, from 2:30 – 4 p.m. Registration and costs can be found at

The Creative Expression Lab will be hosted by Ashley Hartman, Ph.D., assistant professor of art therapy at Marywood University, a board-credentialed art therapist (ATR-BC), and licensed professional counselor (LPC). 

Cancer Survivors Day

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 28th annual Cancer Survivors Day- Honoring, Remembering, Sharing -has moved to a virtual program this year due to the pandemic. 

The  theme is Be A Part – Apart and will feature cancer survivors, caregivers, family members, healthcare providers and physicians’ stories on our website and social media pages. Community members can be a part of our virtual Survivors Day by sending a photo, video, and/ or written testimonial of their story. 

For more information, go to or call the Northeast Regional 

Leadership Lackawanna Helps Improve YMCA Play Area

The Leadership Lackawanna Core Class team celebrates the new play area at the Greater Scranton YMCA’s Early Learning Center in Dunmore.

Pictured from left: Leadership Lackawanna Core Program team members Suzanne Kennedy, Community Bank NA; Patrick Lindmeier, Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials; Megan Kofira, Weiler Abrasives Group; Alonzo Baker, Penn Foster; Nicolette Stine, Tobyhanna Army Depot, and Dawn Talley, Saint Joseph’s Center.

The team assisted the YMCA’s Early Learning Center by providing enhancements to the existing play area which was designated for riding tricycles. The improvements included creating a track for the preschool-aged children to ride tricycles, as well as multi-themed decorations for the playground that is located at the front of the facility.

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Class of 2020

Tomorrow's LeadersThe Leadership Lackawanna teen program, Tomorrow’s Leaders Today (TLT), recently celebrated the end of their year with a virtual session via a Zoom meeting. Leadership Lackawanna’s seven-month TLT program develops the leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills of high school juniors and provides real-world experiences in the areas of philanthropy, non-profit organizations and community service.

The 2020 TLT class, including Isabella Zeller and Calvin Zhang, both from Dunmore High School and Ryan Huester and Norah Kelly both from Holy Cross High School will celebrate their accomplishments with an in-person graduation at a later date.

Shown front row, from left: Kaitlyn Seechock, Lindsay Grzyboski, Binnie Patel, Shaylyn Chilek, Morgan Faist, Molly Dougherty, Camdyn Lewis, Noelle Prisco, Sophie Petraitis, Taralyn Reilly, Gianna Giumento, Morgan Siefring, and Mary O’Brien.

Second row: Elizabeth Schieber, Maura Sherry, Isabella Zeller, Dunmore High School; Paige McConlogue, Sara McCormack, Sarah Siddiqui, Ryan Huester, Holy Cross High School; Bayley Grizzanti, Henry Lin, Norah Kelly, Holy Cross High School; Alissa Koniszewski, Sophia Williams, Maggie Reppa, and Emily Laabs.

Third row: Jacob Stankowski, Calvin Zhang, Dunmore High School; Cabre Capalongo, Celeste Orchard, Luke White, Emma Yusavage, Andrew Stark, Zack Kovalchik, and Harry Johnson.

Back row: Sydney Vachino, Ashley Hamilton, and Maddie Lucas.