Calendar of Events: November 2018

crimson coCrimson Company Presents “As You Like It”

Shakespeare’s comedy of love and laughter comes to the Dunmore High School auditorium stage later this month.

The Crimson Company will present As You Like It on November 14, 15 and 16. Curtain rises at 7 p.m. sharp each evening.

NOTE: Due to the Dunmore Bucks’ recent win on the football field, the two planned performances on November 17th have been cancelled.

Tickets cost $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for students and seniors, and $5.00 for children under the age of five.

Veterans Workshop at Marywood

“Serving and Understanding our Veterans: Suicide Prevention, PTSD and Trauma Treatment, Regional Resources” will be presented on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., in the Upper Main Dining Hall, at the Nazareth Student Center on the Marywood University campus. This program offers continuing education credits for a variety of professionals, including psychologists, counselors, educators, and social workers.

veteransThe program fee is $125, which includes CEUs, program, breakfast, and lunch. Members of the military and veterans will receive 20 percent off course registration.

Online registration is available at, by phone at 570-340-6061, or in person with cash or check made out to Marywood University, located at the Swartz Center for Spiritual Life.

To register by mail, mail registration form  with check or credit card, to Professional Continuing Education, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa. 18509. Please provide an authorization letter from an agency providing payment, and fax to (570) 961-4798, or register by phone with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card, at (570) 340-6061.

actorsActors Circle Presents “Boy Meets Girl”

Actors Circle will present Boy Meets Girl by Bella &  Samuel Sewack on Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and  9. At Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $12 general, $10 seniors, and $8 students. On preview night which is scheduled Nov. 29, tickets are $8 general and Senior, and $6 students.  For reservations call 570-342-9707, or email to

Directed by Lou Bisignani, the show is played against a Hollywood background, and tells of a studio waitress who, coming into the office of a big-shot producer, announces she is going to have a baby. Two clever writers get the idea of starring the as  yet-unborn infant with Larry Toms, cowboy film hero.

Tickets are $12 General, $10 Seniors, $8 Students. On preview night for Boy Meets Girl, November 29, tickets are $8 General and Senior, and $6 Students.  Reservations call 570-342-9707, or email to

“Hodge Podge III” at Anthracite Opera

Anthracite Opera Company will present Hodge Podge III, a show featuring classic pieces from opera and other Broadway tunes, on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. Directed by Anthracite founder, Gary Richards, the musical performance will be presented at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, corner of Ash Street and Taylor Avenue, Scranton.

Performers include professional and semi professional singers, and other fine performers from the NEPA area. Special guest artists who will be performing are the barbershop quartet Vocal Accord, whose members are: Don Overdorff, Raleigh Bloch, Dane Bower and Lou Volpetti.

Cost for show is $15, payable at the door. For more information, contact Gary Richards at 570-335-7702.

Phoenix Theatrics Presents “Starlight Express”

Phoenix Theatrics will revive for its Starlight Express for its 10th year anniversary due to  popular demand. The show is completely done on heelys, running races on a track around the theatre built just for the production. Dates are Nov. 9 to 18, with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 o’clock at Phoenix Performing Arts Center, 409 Main St., Duryea. Tickets are $12 at the door or call the box office at 570-457-3589

This is a show the whole family can enjoy with high speed racing and special effects.  Bring the family and root for your winning train. Music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Director is Lee LaChette with Jackie Legg as musical director.


Wind Concert at Marywood

Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will hold its fall Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony concert on Sunday, Nov. 11,, at 4 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The concert is free and open to the public.  F. David Romines, D.M.A., music, theatre, and dance department co-chair and director of bands at Marywood University, will conduct the concert.

Patrick J. Burns will serve as the guest artist at the concert. Mr. Burns is an adjunct professor of music at Montclair State University, N.J.  As a clarinetist, Burns has performed with many professional ensembles in the New York metro area.

For information about the concert, email, or call (570) 348-6268.

Free Family Concert at Marywood

Marywood University’s Symphony Orchestra will perform a Family Concert on Friday, Nov.  9, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The performance is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the world premiere of a piece by composer, Karen Neifeh-Harmon, titled “Celtic Princess of the Danube.” Nearly 100 young music students from Marywood University’s String Project, as well as from schools in Philadelphia and Oklahoma, will join the University’s Orchestra on stage for this piece, which tells the story of the mysterious princess through music.

Other music in the program will include Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals,” Rossini’s “Overture to the Barber of Seville,” and Vaughan Williams’ “English Folksong Suite,” and “Greensleeves.”

Marywood University’s String Project is an after-school, pre-collegiate program for students ages 7-18. Participants take small-group lessons in violin, viola, cello, and double bass; participate in orchestra; and perform in concerts. String Project participants are divided into three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) based on experience.

For additional information about Marywood University’s Symphony Orchestra Family Concert, please visit, or call (570) 348-6268.

alzheimersFree Memory Screenings

As part of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s (AFA) National Memory Screening Program, Marywood University will offer free, confidential memory screenings on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

The screenings will be held from 9 a.m.–7 p.m., at the Psychological Services Center in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies. The screenings are free and open to the public.

Qualified healthcare professions will administer the memory screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health, and caregiving. The face-to-face screenings consist of a series of questions and tasks and last approximately 10 minutes.

According to event organizer, Brooke Cannon, Ph.D., professor of psychology and clinical neuropsychologist, “Annual memory screenings, like regular physical exams, allow for identification of potential cognitive problems and monitoring of already existing impairment.”

Trained and supervised by Dr. Cannon, advanced clinical psychology doctoral students will administer the screenings. While screening results do not provide a diagnosis, individuals with below-normal scores, or those who have concerns, will be encouraged to pursue a full medical exam and additional cognitive testing.

AFA suggests memory screenings for anyone concerned about memory loss or experiencing warning signs of dementia; whose family and friends have noticed changes in them; who believe they are at risk due to a family history of dementia; or who want to see how their memory is now and for future comparisons.

Warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease include forgetting people’s names and events, asking repetitive questions, loss of verbal or written skills, confusion and personality changes.

For additional information about National Memory Screening Day at Marywood University, call the Psychological Services Center, at (570) 348-6269.


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.