It is the last weekend in January! Plenty of event going on this weekend and in the days ahead! Enjoy!
You can always find more events on our Calendar of Events or under the community link right here on PAHomepage.com
January 26th and 27th
Residents of Northeastern PA have an unprecedented opportunity to participate in a historic study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. Men and women between the ages of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer are needed to participate in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3).
Just a reminder that there will be enrollment appointments taking place for American Cancer Society's CPS-3 at the WBS Penguins Coal Street Complex on January 26th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on January 29th from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will be holding an Open House on Saturday, Jan. 26. Fans are invited to come out and check the progress of PNC Field. The event, which is free and open to the public, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those interested in purchasing ticket packages will have the opportunity to select the seat they purchase and see its view in person. New RailRiders merchandise will be available for purchase as well. CHAMP, the RailRiders' mascot, will be assisting with tours and will be on hand to entertain fans and pose for pictures Click here to see a preview of the event.
Evangelical Community Hospital will hold the 24th Annual Children's Health Fair at the Susquehanna Valley Mall on Saturday, January 26 from 10 am to 2 pm. This year's theme is Clifford is Big on Healthy Kids, featuring Clifford the Big Red Dog
On Saturday January 26th the Pine Street MOPS Group will be sponsoring an Education and Services Expo from 11:00-2:00 at the Pine Street UM Church in Williamsport, 441 Pine Street. Come and explore the different education options and intervention services that are available in the area for your child. Public schools, private schools, daycares, preschools and service organizations will be present. If your school or organization would like to participate contact Sarah Odell through the Pine Street Church 323-4604
Pine Summit United Methodist Church will host it's annual Buckwheat pancake and sausage dinner beginning at 11 a.m. The church is located off of Church Road in Franklin Township, in Lycoming County.
Click here to see a preview the event by reporter Tim Kelchner
"Breathe Deep NEPA" will host a benefit Dinner on January 27th. "Breathe Deep NEPA" is - a grassroots group which is part of the LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's leading non-profit organization in the fight against Lung Cancer.
As part of the local chapter's fundraising efforts they are sponsoring a Spaghetti Dinner. "Dine for a Cure". The event will be held at the VFW Post 283, on Sunday, January 27th. The VFW is located at 757 Wyoming Avenue in Kingston from 1:00pm- 5:00pm. Donations of $10.00 include beverage, Spaghetti dinner, salad, and dessert. Walk-ins are welcome, Take-out dinners are available! For ticket information please call Pauline at 570-690-6111.
The Campus Theatre in Lewisburg will host the documentary film, "Herman's House," Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 7:30 p.m.
Film director Angad Bhalla will introduce the film, which addresses the injustice of solitary confinement and the transformative power of art by highlighting an unlikely friendship and collaboration between a New York artist and one of America's most famous inmates confined in a solitary prison cell for 40 years
The Bucknell Institute for Lifelong Learning's "Lunch & Learn" program will host a presentation on the topic of health care reform Tuesday, Jan. 29, at noon at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village at The Village Common on Tressler Boulevard in Lewisburg.
Amy Wolaver, associate professor of economics at Bucknell and co-director of the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy, will lead the informal lecture presentation, "Understanding Health Care Reform."
On Feb. 2, 2013 The Fraternal order of Eagles #314 Scranton is hosting its 5th annual Chili Fest for the benefit of Stacy Smith who is batting cancer. Tickets are only $8.00 and it's all you can eat. The fun starts at 2pm and goes until 7pm. There will be music, fun, prizes, and more! Remember It's never to chilly for chili.
What better way to start the new year than by giving back to the community. In conjunction with The Salvation Army (Monroe County), Frailey Insurance and Financial Services are collecting socks for the homeless. Socks should be new; men, women and children sizes in various colors are needed. The collection continues through February 8, 2013, and can be dropped off at their office on Route 611. The socks will be distributed by the Salvation Army (Monroe County).
The Chinchilla Hose Company will be having its annual lenten pizza sale begining Friday, February 15th and continuing every Friday during lent. Red and White-Broccoli pizza will be available for pickup from the fire house on Shady Lane Road in Chinchilla from 2pm till 7pm. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570-586-5726. All proceeds benefit the operations and needed equipment of the Chinchilla Hose Company of South Abington Township.
Transfiguration of Our Lord Church's Myasopusna festival will held at the church's banquet hall, in Nanticoke on Sunday, February 3, 2013 from noon to 4 pm.
Myasopusna (Meatfare) festival is the parish's annual prelenten celebration,
preceding the Lenten Great Fast. Dinner (a platter of kobasi, roast pork,
varenyky, borscht, blackbread and butter, and a homemade dessert) will be
served from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. A variety of Ukrainian crafts, will be available
for sale or by raffle. Live
entertainment will include the Holy Year Choir, Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble,
and the Saint Mary's Ukrainian Dancers. Dinner tickets are $13, with an
advanced ticket price of $10, if purchased by January 27. The
church hall is located at the corners of Bliss Street and Center Street, in the Hanover Section of Nanticoke. Tickets can be purchased by calling Helen (735-4654) or Geri (824-3880).
Roast Turkey Dinner will be held on February 9 from 4-6pm at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10275 State Route 44, Watsontown, Between McEwensville and Turbotville on Route 44
Dinner will feature Roast Turkey with all the sides, sherbet and a beverage. Tickers are $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children 4-8 years old.
St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton, Pa. 18505 will be sponsoring an International Dinner on February 14, 2013 at the Church Center. This month they will be featuring Italy . There are two sittings; 5:30 and 6:30 and the price is $19.95 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 343-5151 by Fri. February 8.
Satisfy your "sweet tooth"at Belle Reve! Belle Reve Senior Living is pleased to invite seniors to play Chocolate Drop Bingo! Join us on Friday, February 8 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for a fun afternoon.
Celebrate Valentine's Day early with Belle Reve by playing Chocolate Drop Bingo for a chance to win some"sweet" prizes! Light refreshments will be served.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call Jaci or Kaitlyn at 570-409-9191.
Notre Dame United School System will host a "Bags and Bangles" Bingo on March 10 .
The event will be held at St. Luke's parish Center on 818 Main Street in Stroudsburg. The event will run from 2 to 5 pm. Advance Tickets are $25- $35 at the door. Proceeds benefit scholarship and students at the Notre Dame School in Stroudsburg. For info firstname.lastname@example.org
The Schuylkill YMCA will be movin' and groovin' when it hosts the second annual YMCA Aerobathon & Ladies Night Out on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m.
The Susquehanna River Arts group will have a show at Artspace Gallery in Bloomsburg through Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013. Regular gallery hours: Thurs., Fri., and Sat.: noon until 8 pm; Sun.: noon until 5 pm. The Susquehanna River Arts group is made up of artists living in Columbia and Montour Counties; several different media will be represented: fiber, clay, painting, photography, mixed media wall pieces and sculptures, drawing and printing
A Baked Haddock fish dinner sponsored by Saints Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Olyphant will be held on March 22 from 5 to 7 pm. Tickets are $12 . Call 489-4348 for tickets by March 18..