Plenty of events going on this weekend and in the days
February 16th and 17th
* The Clarks Summit Ice Festival continues this weekend. This is the 9th annual festival and the theme is "Sub-Zero Superheroes."
This Ice Festival continues both Saturday and Sunday with live music, ice carvings and horse-and-carriage rides.
*The Electric City Trolley Station & Museum will be running full steam ahead over President's Day weekend when the 16th annual Rail Enthusiasts Winter Meeting arrives in town.
The museum will host The Pennsylvania Garden Railway Society, Warrior Run Locomotive Works, Aikenback Live Streamers and The Wyoming Valley Live Steamers.
Visitors will be able to inspect the cars and see such instrumentation as running live steam, electric G scale and other assorted large gauges.
Trolley excursions will also be running, weather permitting, at 10:30 AM, Noon, 1:30 PM, and 3 PM.
For further details, contact The Trolley Museum at 963-6590.
*The King's College Theatre Department will host the regional premiere of Patrick Barlow's comedy "The 39 Steps" at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, 21-23 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the George P. Maffei II Theatre.
*Wilkes University Theatre will present the musical archy & mehitabel. The performances will take place Feb. 16, 22, 23 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 17, 24 at 2 p.m. at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center.
The Music Box Player presents "Annie" at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville performances 15-17 and 22-24. Show times Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 3 pm. For reservations, call 283-2195
Playing the title role of Annie is 9-year-old Abbigail Schultz.
* The Downtown Stroudsburg Ice Festival is set for Saturday. The event runs from noon until 3 p.m. Come out and enjoy!
*The Northeastern Pennsylvania Reading Association will host "Reading Time at Mall" today at the Steamtown Mall in Scranton. Drew Speier, Tim Kelchner, and Brittany Sweeney will be there. Stop by and say hi. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the mall's second level. Each child will receive a book. Click Here to see the NEPA Reading Association's visit to PA Live.
*High Point Baptist Church, located at 1919 Mountain Road in Larksville, will be holding a Free Clothing Giveaway, on Saturday, February 16, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the church. Local consignment shops as well as church members donate the clothing twice each year to be redistributed within our community. Clothing for infants, children and some adults will be made available. For more information call High Point Baptist Church 570.371.4404, or visit their website at www.highpointchurch.info*.Little League Intentional Walkers Relay for Life team is hosting a benefit bingo event for the American Cancer Society at the Independent Fire Company on Clark Street in South Williamsport PA. Tickets are $25 at the door. The fun begins at noon
*Schuylkill County Autism
Society Parent Information Meeting
Ruth Gardiner, Director of Special Education for the Tamaqua Area School District is announcing a Parent Information Meeting for Parents, Educators, and anyone interested in supporting children who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The informational session will be held in the Tamaqua Area Middle School Library on Tuesday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.
*A Free Fellowship Meal is scheduled at St. John's Lutheran Church on Thursday, February 28, 4:30pm-6:30pm, 6590 Musser Lane, Watsontown. Menu: Spanish rice with meat, Texas toast, tossed salad, fruit cup, dessert and beverage. Everyone welcome.
* New show at Artspace Gallery: 221
Center Street, Bloomsburg, : Eclectic Storm; All new abstract work in oil by
Larry Ney 11February 28, 2013 - April 7, 2013
Artist Reception: March 9, 2013, 6 pm - 8 pm
Gallery hours: Thursday - Saturday: noon 'til 8 pm; Sunday: noon 'til 5 pm
* Lawrence Lang of Shickshinny will display a variety of landscape and macro photographs in an exhibition titled, "A Closer Look," in King's College Widmann Gallery from Monday, Feb. 25, through Friday, April 5
* The Chinchilla Hose Company's annual Lenten pizza sale continues 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.
*Marywood University will present its 11th Annual "Celebrate Your Body Wellness Fair" on Thursday, February 21. The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge of Nazareth Student Center on Marywood's campus. This event is free and open to the community.
"Celebrate Your Body Wellness Fair" is an interactive program used to promote
positive body image, fitness and personal health. There will be informational
booths, featuring topics such as personal health care, nutrition, health
screenings, osteoporosis, skin cancer prevention, physical fitness, and
positive body image. Other highlights of the fair will be massages, facials,
tips on skin care for winter months, dorm room exercise ideas, demonstrations
on yoga, Zumba, and self-defense strategies.
*A banner has been hung at Main and Centre streets in downtown Shenandoah heralding the Feb. 24 to March 9 visit to the community of the official Vatican replica of the Shroud of Turin.
The actual Shroud, in safekeeping in the royal chapel of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Turin, Italy, is thought by many to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ.
According to Monsignor Myron Grabowsky, St. Michael pastor, there will be a parade that will include Shenandoah Mayor Andrew Szczyglak, the Knights of Columbus and the Shenandoah Fire and Police departments to escort the Shroud, upon its arrival, to the church, Chestnut and Oak streets, where it will be available for viewing until March 9.
*Everyone knows that owls are nocturnal, flying about and doing what owls do under the cover of darkness. But where are they during the day? Learn where and how to look for these secretive birds on their daytime roosts during this hike on February 23, 2013, Saturdayat Kettle Creek from 10 a.m. to 12 noon with Environmental Educator Brian Hardiman. If we're lucky, we may even find an owl or two! Cost: $5/non-member, $3/EE Center member. Dress for the weather.
To pre-register for the program, please call the Center at (570) 629-3061, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Coming up in March
* Budget-minded high school girls looking for great prom dresses at modest prices will get some help from Wilkes University students in March. Students involved in the University's Relay for Life event benefiting the American Cancer Society are collecting gently used prom dresses from now until March 16.
The dresses will be sold on March 16 at an event on the first floor of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Relay for Life
S.S. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, Pa will be sponsoring our 2nd Annual "Meatless Meal for Lent" a Baked Haddock Dinner on Friday March 22, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Regal Room, 216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, Pa SIT DOWN OR TAKE OUT. Dinner includes: baked haddock, potato, vegetable, cole-slaw, roll and dessert. Pre-sold ticket at $12.00/per ticket/dinner. Call Cheryl by Monday, March 18th for reservations at 570-489-4348 No tickets will be available at the door.
Parishoners and Committee members gather at SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian
Catholic Church for tickets for the "Meatless Meal for Lent"/Baked Haddock
Dinner On March 22, 2013:(left to right) Mr. Bak, Cheryl Matuszewski, Bill
Vervon, Matthew Beckage and Rose Sember. Call 570-489-4348 for pre-sold tickets.
Parishoners and Committee members gather at SS. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church for tickets for the "Meatless Meal for Lent"/Baked Haddock Dinner On March 22, 2013:(left to right) Mr. Bak, Cheryl Matuszewski, Bill Vervon, Matthew Beckage and Rose Sember. Call 570-489-4348 for pre-sold tickets.
* A Household Auction will be held Sunday March 3rd beginning at 1pm at The South Creek Lions Club on Route 14 in Gillett. All proceeds will benefit the Lions Club. Anyone wishing to donate good clean household items for the auction may drop them off at the Club February 25th-March1st between 3 and 6pm. Refreshments will be available. Auctioneer Randy Jeliff is donating his services for this benefit. A Chicken Bar B Q is also scheduled to coincide with this event.
* Discover Northeastern Pennsylvania's finest wedding options and get advice from experts all in one place. Attend the Irem Clubhouse Bridal Showcase on Sunday, March 3, at the Irem Clubhouse, located at 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas, Pa. Doors open at noon, and admission is free.
*Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments while you explore the Irem Clubhouse Grand Ballroom. Learn about planning your wedding with information from Irem Clubhouse's exclusive bridal vendors. The showcase will feature a Bridal Fashion Show with fashions from Bridal Chateau at 1:30 p.m. and door prizes.
This event is open to the public. Call 570-675-1134, ext. 100, or visit www.iremclubhouse.com to make your reservation.
*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 email@example.com
* It is almost time for the Easter Bunny- A Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held on Saturday, March 2. The event will be held at Nesquehoning hose Co #1 in Nesquehoning. There will be two seatings 9AM and 10AM Seating Call 570-669-6684 for Reservations
$5.00 per person
* The Junior League of Williamsport will host their annual Cinderella's Closet event at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport. The event will be held on March 23.
Many young ladies will be given the opportunity to buy a Prom dress and for only $10 (and if needed free )
*Trucksville United Methodist Church Craft Show, Saturday, March 2, 2013, 10 AM to 2 PM,
This year's event includes Crafts, Jewelry,a Lunch Counter and Bake Sale! Tables are $25.00 to $40.00,
And all proceeds support our Mission Projects!
*A benefit will be held on March 24th at the Dupont Hose Company for the benefit of Blue Chip Farm No Kill Animal Refuge. The event will run from 2 pm to 6 pm. Tickets are $10 and include food, soda, dessert. Entertainment Provided by the Fabuluous Teddy Young and the Aces and the DAWGS. Bring along cat litter, dog or cat food or treats, paper towels or cleaning supplies and receive two raffle tickets. For more information or to RSVP call 313-6574 or 237-1867
*Spring Craft and Vendor Show and Sale, Saturday, March 16th, 9 am - 2 pm, Mount Pocono United Methodist Church, Rt. 611 next to PNC Bank, Mt. Pocono. Vendors include Origami Owl, Thirty-one, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, hand crafted items, chocolate, and much more! Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Easter, and Mother's Day. Bake Sale too! To reserve a table call 839-1646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Benefit Kids' Day Out Preschool - 25 years of friends, faith, and learning.