Calendar of Events: March 2019

beehiveCrimson Company Presents “BEEHIVE: The 60’s Musical”

The 1960’s come alive on stage as the Dunmore High School Crimson Company Drama Club presents “BEEHIVE: The 60’s Musical.”

Performances will be on March 28, 29, and 30, as well as April 3, 4 5 and 6. The curtain will rise at 7:00 each evening at the Dunmore High School Auditorium. The cast and crew will also take the stage for a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 31.

See accompanying story in this month’s edition of the Dunmorean for ticket information.

Spring Yard Sale

Camp Ladore will again be the venue for the Early Spring Yard Sale, on Saturday, March  9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosted annually by The Salvation Army in the Performing Arts & Recreation Center (PARC) at its 287 Owego Turnpike location, the indoor venue promises to have something for everyone, no matter the weather. Barb Korteling is director of sales for Ladore. More than 70 vendors will be on hand to help chase the winter blues away. For more information, call Camp Ladore at (570) 488-6129.

AARP Pasta Dinner

A pasta dinner and basket raffle will be hosted by AARP Chapter 3731 of North East Pennsylvania on Sunday, April 7, at Dunmore Senior Center from 1 to 3 p.m. with take outs at noon. Cost is $10 for adults; $6 for children. Guests are encouraged to wear green for this chapter fundraiser.

UNICO Membership Drive

Keystone Chapter UNICO will host a March Madness Membership Drive featuring a great evening at Arcaro & Genell’s, Old Forge, featuring entertainment by Frankie Gervasi, pizza, salads and dessert, door prizes and much more. If you or your spouse is of Italian descent, you are welcome to attend. To reserve your seat as our guest contact Mary Ann Coviello at #570-344-3737 or maryanncoviello@verizon.net.

dunmore schoolDHS 1969 Class Reunion

The Dunmore High School Class of 1969 is in the process planning its 50th reunion with details to follow. We have been reaching out to all members, but have not yet been able to locate several members.  

If anyone from the class has not been contacted, call Kathy McNamara Hughes 570-801-6131, or Maggie Bewick Ferraro 570-814-5756.

Choral Competition

Keystone Chapter UNICO is Presenting a Lackawanna County High School Choral Competition on March 24th at Lackawanna College.  All county high schools have been invited to participate. The cost for admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and children five and under are free.  Tickets can be obtained by calling Toni DiVizio at 570-344-2388 or by asking any Keystone UNICO member.

Trivia/Happy Hour

The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class Team “Puttin’ on the Ritz” will host a Trivia/Happy Hour to benefit their class project of installing the Poli Historic Gallery at the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. The event will be held on Sunday, March 31, beginning at 1 p.m. at Cooper’s Seafood House, 701. N. Washington Ave. Tickets are $30 and include free select drinks and appetizers, trivia play, access to raffles and more. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Stephanie Longo at 570-815-7401 or email puttinontheritz2019@gmail.com.

little sistersLittle Sisters Sale

The Little Sisters of the Poor will extend its “This, That, and the Other Thing” sale through Saturday, April 27, at Holy Family Residence, 2500 Adams Avenue in Scranton.

Sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The sale includes small furniture, desks, beds, lockers, decorations and much more. There will be different items every week. All remaining items from the convent must go.

All items must be taken on the day they are purchased. Delivery is not available. For more information, please call 570-343-4065.

Vendor/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 6, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Riverside Elementary East School. Vendor space is available for $30 for a single space, and all exhibitors are asked to provide a door prize.

Proceeds will benefit PROmoting School-community-university Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) drug and alcohol prevention programs at Riverside Elementary East School.

For more information or a vendor application, please call the Penn State Extension at 570-963-6842.

Rummage Sale

Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, will hold a special first time-spring cleaning “Freeze” rummage sale as a fundraiser on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. to 5:30  p.m. at St Cyril’s School gym,133 River Street Olyphant.

Special prices will be applied and the “spring cleaning” sale will include half off all furniture currently in the school gym, and 25 cents on all other items such as holidays decorations, dishes, glasses, household items, handbags, with a few exceptions.

Dress warm, as the gym is chilling. Hot chocolate will be available.  For information, contact the St. Cyril’s Rectory at 570-291-4451.

green fairNEPA Green Fair

On Saturday, April 27th, the NEPA Green Fair & 5K Run / Walk will be held at Nay Aug Park in Scranton, on Saturday, April 27, celebrating all things “green.” This all-day, family-friendly festival will feature educational programs and demonstrations, children’s activities, earth friendly vendors, live music, hiking, free yoga classes, and delicious healthy food vendors.

Sponsors and vendors can participate by e-mailing nepagreenfair@gmail.com or calling Allison Petryk at 973-271-8535 . Follow NEPA Green Fair on Facebook or at www.nepagreenfair.com for updates.

The NEPA Green Fair is co-produced by The Greenhouse Project of Scranton and SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education and Development Support).

Migration Art Exhibit at Marywood

Marywood University’s Art Galleries is hosting an exhibit, “MIGRATION,” by Betsy Kleinsasser, bachelor of fine arts student, through Friday, March 8, in the Suraci Gallery.   “MIGRATION” is an installation of more than 300 ceramic birds in steel trees. For information about the exhibit, contact the Art Galleries at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6278, or email gallery@marywood.edu.

lackawanna collegeLackawanna College Financial Aid Days

Lackawanna College’s Office of Financial Aid will hold free financial aid days on Feb. 27, Mar. 27 and Apr. 24 in room 209 of Angeli Hall, 501 Vine St., from 1-3 p.m. Parents, guardians and students seeking to attend any college or university are invited to attend.

Participants attending the event will have an opportunity to work with representatives from the Lackawanna College Office of Financial Aid to get assistance with completing the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Attendees should arrive at the event prepared with a 2017 completed tax return and any documents that show income for 2017. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For questions, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (570) 961-7859.

Catholic Choral Society’s Lenten Concert Series

In a 69-year tradition of inspiring prayer and meditation through music, the Catholic Choral Society will present its annual Lenten Concerts in Scranton and Harford.

The first concert on Sunday, March 24, will be held at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church,1403 Jackson St., Scranton.The Chapel Singera, under the direction of Sheila O’Brien, will be guest performers. Pastor is Rev. Richard E Fox and senior priest is Rev. John C Ruth.

The second concert will be held on Sunday, March 31stat 3 p.m. at First Congregational Church of Harford, UCC. The Mountainview Chimettes, under the direction of Molly Love-Birosak, will be guest performers. Pastor is Will Hagenbuch.

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, while Jean Shields is accompanist.

The group, marking its 69thseason, is composed of 50 members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne,Susquehanna and Wyoming counties who will perform inspirational music in the Lenten tradition at the March concerts.

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

Calendar of Events: May 2018

Sherwood Carnival Poster 2018Sherwood Park Spring Carnival

The Sherwood Youth Association will be holding their annual spring carnival May 1 through 5 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.

Camp Archbald

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

Questions about camp or want to volunteer? Send an email to: residentcampforsoca@gmail.com. Deadline is June 15. Financial aid available.

Cinderella Ballet

cinderellaMarywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will present the ballet, Cinderella, on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., each day. The performance will also include jazz and modern numbers that are choreographed by dance faculty. The ballet and concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Linn McDonald, M.Ed., dance program director, performers of the Cinderella ballet and dance concert include dance minor students; members of Dance Elan, Marywood University’s dance company; as well as guest dancers from the community.

A special appearance is planned by several local high schools. Each high school will perform musical theatre numbers from their respective school musicals, which they presented this year.

For additional information about Marywood University’s Cinderalla ballet and dance concert, please contact Ms. McDonald, at mcdonald.linn@marywood.edu, or call the music, theatre, and dance department, at (570) 348-6268.

choralCatholic Choral Society Concerts

The annual spring concerts of the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton will be presented on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Scranton and on Sunday evening, May 20 at 7 p.m.. at St. Ignatius Church on Maple Street in Kingston.

On Friday evening, May 18, the Choral Society will host the Abington Heights Honor Chorus under the direction of Dana Cerminaro, with accompanist Stephen Murphy.  

On Sunday evening, May 20, the Choral Society will host the Hazleton Area High School Cougar Chorus directed by Kimberly Sharonoff, with accompanist Ethan Mariano.

The Catholic Choral Society, marking its 69th season, is composed of 50 members from both Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming  Counties.

Tickets are available from society members or by calling 570-587-2753; tickets are also available at the door: adults $10, seniors and students $8, children under 12 free.

blood-driveBlood Drive at St. Mary’s Villa

St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home is holding a blood drive on Thursday, May 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Nursing Home located at 516 St. Marys Villa Road in Elmhurst Township. Blood donors are asked to please contact Addie Rocco at 570-842-7621 ext 1125 to schedule an appointment.

Leadership Lackawanna

Applications are now being accepted for the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2018-2019. Considered northeastern Pennsylvania’s premier community leadership and professional development organization, this marks the core program’s 36th year.

Leadership Lackawanna fosters the development of community leaders by providing participants with leadership, interpersonal and managerial skills, as well as an enhanced understanding of the issues and topics relevant to the greater Scranton region through monthly sessions. In addition to these sessions, class members participate in group projects to enhance their leadership skills and foster teamwork. Since inception, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated more than 2,000 community leaders and completed over 150 projects.  

The program is open to candidates who either live or work in Lackawanna County.  Partial scholarships are available on a limited basis to qualified candidates. To learn more about the program and enrollment, visit www.leadershiplackawanna.com.

fairNEPA Green Fair & 5K

Join the inaugural NEPA Green Fair & 5K for Clean Air on Saturday, May 5,  at Blakely Recreation Complex, Peckville, to promote environmental protection, public health, and sustainability in the region.

The Green Fair is a free, family-friendly event that will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, and will feature live music, local food, raffle baskets, exhibitors, eco-friendly vendors, workshops, art, and much more. Proceeds from the event will support Citizens for A Healthy Jessup and Friends of Lackawanna, two local groups working to protect the region’s health, environment, and well-being.

The 5K Run / Walk for Clean Air begins at 9 a.m. and will take participants along the scenic Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. If interested, either as an individual or part of a team, one can visit racemenu.com/nepa, or register the day of at 8am.

Motorcycle Safety Day

motorcycle safetyPennDOT in Dunmore, Electric City Harley-Davidson, Lackawanna Highway Safety, and Eileen Miller, Driver Safety Advocate, will sponsor a motorcyle safety day at the Electric City Harley-Davidson Scranton Carbondale Highway in Dickson City TODAY, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Safety information will be available.

Shown from left are: Michael Smith, Vehicle Sales Manager,  Electric City Harley-Davidson; Eileen Miller, Driver Safety Advocate, and Clayton Wintermute, Manager, Electric City Harley-Davidson.

Environmental Center Events:

LCLogoFUTURE1Events scheduled for May at Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, include:

May 7, Early Explorers: Animal Mothers, 1 to 2:30 p.m., for  ages 3-6 and a guardian offering discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art, and outdoor explorations. In celebration of Mother’s Day, we will take a closer look at how animal mothers raise their young. Cost is $40 for a series of 6 classes or $8 for individual classes.

May 8,  LCEEC Beekeepers Club, 7 p.m., for all interested in learning to promote honey bee colony wellness, share best practices and experiences in beekeeping, and discuss the production of honey and other apiary products. All are welcome!

May 9, Family Birding 201!, 5:30 to 7 p.m., joining the crew from Pocono Avian Research Center on a family birding hike.  This introduction to birding will include how to use binoculars and field guides, common PA bird identification, and a walk in search of birds. Binoculars and field guides will be available to borrow for the program. Family friendly. $5 per person.

May 19,  Basic Chainsaw Skills for Homeowners, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., when Sandcut Outdoors will teach new chainsaw users the basics of using a chainsaw including operation, safety, and some basic first aid. This class will demonstrate how to read compression and tension in wood, as well as how to understand kickback and pinching and how these forces work on your chainsaw. Not suitable for children under 14.  $10 per person.

May 21, Early Explorers: For the Birds, 1 to 2:30 p.m., a unique program series for children ages 3-6 and a guardian that offers discovery-based learning about the natural world through stories, art, and outdoor explorations.  Learn about birds unique adaptations and go for a walk searching high and low for our fine-feathered friends. Cost is $40 for a series of 6 classes or $8 for individual classes.

May 23, Spring Mushroom Walk, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Join herbalist, Nathaniel Whitmore in search of wild spring mushrooms along the trails of LCEEC.  This class will discuss proper identification of spring mushrooms, including the celebrated morel mushroom, along with the best habitat to find them. For ages 16 and above. $10 per person. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at (570) 842-1506.