Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Oct. 1, 2014

First Posted: 9/30/2014


Glenburn Township 10th Annual Art Show and Sale: Call for Entries. Delivery by Oct. 23 for Oct. 26 opening. All original two-dimensional media considered. Info: call Joanne at 570-954-1489.

The Dietrich Fall 2014 Film Festival, now through Oct. 9 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Info/tickets: 570-996-1500.

Art exhibit: “Object and Image: Sculptures and Prints by Herbert Simon. 1960-2014,” now through Oct. 10 at the University of Scranton’s Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. There will be a lecture on the exhibit at 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at in the Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception follows at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Cost: Free. Info: 570-941-4214 or email

“The Eternity of Moment” photography exhibit, now through Oct. 12 at the Linder Gallery at Keystone college. Cost: free. Info: 570-945-8335 or

Draftsmanship and Storytelling: The Golden Age of American Illustration, now through December 7 at Marywood University’s Suraci Gallery. Hours are 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Organized by illustrator John Kascht, the exhibition presents a selection of vintage illustration and early animation art. Info: 570-348-6278, or

Marywood University Music, Theater and Dance Department presents: “Dead Man’s Cell Phone”, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3 and 4, on the Main Stage of the Sette La Verghetta Center for the Performing Arts. Cost: $10 or free with Marywood ID. Contains “mature language.”

Martin’s Creek Artists’ Annual Art Exhibit, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the United Methodist Church on State Street (Route 92), Nicholson. Local artists interested in displaying their work may contact Ann Ross at 570-942-6995 or Diane Stizza at 570-942-4489.

Downton Abbey Fabrics Presentation, 11 a.m. Oct. 4 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. A lecture and slide presentation with Kathy Hall, Director of Design for Andover Fabrics and Curator of the Downton Abbey Fabric Collection. Cost: $7. Reservations: 570-996-1500 (tickets also available at the door while they last).

PocoNotes Presents: The Faces and Voices of the Blues III, Oct. 4 and 5, at the historic Tripp House, 1011 North Main Avenue, Scranton. Event includes: Porch Time Jam with musician Patrick Sweany and photographer Jim Gavenus, 3 – 5 p.m. Saturday; Patrick Sweany concert, 8 p.m. Saturday and free photography and guitar workshops and exhibits 12 – 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 – 4 p.m. Sunday. Concert tickets: $25 in advance or $30 at the door for adult admission; two for $25 for seniors and students and free for children 12 and under and military. Info: or 888-800-POCO.

Classical Guitar Music of Venezuela, 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: Jay Steveskey. Cost: free. Tickets: 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.

Covenant Public Concerts presents: Guitar and Mandolin Duo Recital “Rhythms of the World,” 3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton. CPC will present the Handler – Levesque Duo, guitar and mandolin, performing music from around the world. Cost: free; donations for Safety Net Food Pantry welcome. Info: 570-346-6400.

Post-Festival Film Discussion, 1 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. The discussion will be facilitated by Hildy Morgan and Ronnie Harvey. Registration not required. Cost: Free.

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the F. Lammot Belin Arts Scholarship, Oct. 10 and 11, at the Waverly Community House and Skylake Gallery. Activities include: Visual Arts Exhibit and Cocktail Reception, 6 – 9 p.m. Oct. 10 at Skylake Gallery in Fleetville; Storytelling Festival, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Comm and a reception and concert 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Comm.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series – “Adam’s Rib,” 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Ticktes: and at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth.

Flight of Fancy: Photographic Imagery of Reality in Imaginary Worlds by Chala Jan, Oct. 18-Nov. 23, at the Mahady Gallery at Marywood University. Illustrative digital photography by Chala Janpraphasakul. Artist’s Reception: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18.

Maywood University High School Day Dance workshop, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Free. Info: The day will include dance classes taught by Marywood dance faculty and a performance by members of our dance minor program and our pre-professional Dance Company, DANCE ÉLAN.

Stephen Foster: American Dreamer, at 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by Bruce Young, folk musician. An interactive performance for audiences of all ages. Cost: free; donations accepted. Tickets: 570-996-1500 and at the door while they last.

“Whispers of Scranton Legends” Mystery Dinner Theater, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Leonard on Adams Avenue, Scranton. Hosted by and benefiting Leadership Lackawanna. Cost: $50. A cash bar will be available. Tickets: 570-342-7711 or

Dietrich Classic Movie Series “From Here To Eternity,” 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: or at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth.

Vocal Clinic, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 1, 8 and 15 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus. Cost: free. This one to one-and-a-half hour clinic is for novice and experienced singers. Register/info: 570-836-8595.


Book presentation: “Explorers, Emigrants, Citizens: A Visual History of the Italian American Experience from the Collections of the Library of Congress,” 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Author Paolo Battaglia will give a presentation on his new book. Info: 570-344-3841 or


Waverly United Methodist Church’s Fall Festival and Craft Fair, 11 a..m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 4 at the church, 105 Church St., Waverly. Includes assorted vendors, children’s activities, food, a bake sale and more. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Abington Ecumencial Ministerium Food Pantry at the Dalton United Methodist Church. Info: call Rick Valent at 570-878-9655.

Inaugural Scranton Mini Maker Faire, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Johnson College. Featuring makers, crafters, tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, and vendors. Call for entries is open through Sept. 15. Info:

Airing of the Quilts, Oct. 4 at various locations in downtown Tunkhannock. The P.A. Designs show will be held 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Triton Banquet Hall, 116 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. A lunch will be served at 11:30 consisting of homemade pulled pork sandwiches, chips, pickles, beverage, and homemade cookie for $5, benefiting Eatonville United Methodist Church. The day also includes weaving demonstrations by the Home Textile and Tool Museum of Orwell, various vendors and more. Quilt sale and craft show info: call Patti at 570-836-2441.

Complete drawing and painting classes for children, at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit beginning Tuesday, Oct. 7. Younger students meeting at 4 p.m. and ages 12 and up at 5 p.m. Classes will also be offered at the Fleetville Community Center, beginning Oct. 8, ages 8-11 at 6:30 and ages 12 and up at 7:30. All supplies are provided. Info: Register: call Barry Singer at 570-945-7807.

Intro to Bonsai discussion and demonstration, 12 – 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Abington Community Library. Attendees will learn about the art of bonsai from the President of the NEPA Bonsai Society, Carl Achhammer Jr. Features a discussion and demonstration of trimming and re-potting of a bonsai tree. For adults.

Robert Jospe and Inner Rhythm concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Theatre in Brooks at Keystone College. An evening of cool jazz. Cost: free. Info: contact Kate at 570-945-8161

Country Christmas Fair, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit. Featuring craft items, baked goods, lunch and more for sale. Show admission: $1 for adults; free for children under 12.

UNICO Scranton Chapter Ladies Auxiliary’s Craft and Gift Fair, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Keyser Valley Community Center, 103 N. Keyser Avenue, Scranton. The fair will feature 16 vendors, basket raffle, door prizes, food and bake sale. Cost: $2 entrance fee. Vendor space is still available.Vendors: call Lori at 570-498-3242.

Stephen Foster: American Dreamer, 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by Bruce Young, Folk Musician. Cost: free, donations accepted. Tickets: 570-996-1500 and at the door while they last.

Tots and Toddlers Music Time, at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Thursdays, Oct. 23 to Dec. 4. Ages 6 – 24 months meet at 5:15 p.m., ages 24 months – 5 years at 6 p.m. and Fridays, Oct. 24 – Dec. 5, ages 6 – 24 months at 10:15 a.m. and ages 24 months – 5 years at 11 a.m. Advance registration preferred. Info: 570-586-8191 or

Free Introduction to Oil Painting Class, 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 25 at the Newton Recreation Center, 1814 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. For ages 8 to 15 years old. Instructor: Ms. Marylou Chibirka. Space is limited. Call 570-586-7808 to register by Oct. 18.

Annual Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 7, 8 and 9 at Saint John’s Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield. Vendor/crafter applications sought. Vendor info: call Joan Zaleski at 570-254-6882 or 570-906-4520.

Dickson City Cub Scout Pack 21 Holiday Craft Fair, 10 a.m. Nov. 15, at LaSalle Academy’s Dickson City campus. Crafting, direct sales, antiques, collectibles and businesses are being sought, and those interested may contact Sarah Kovolenus at Info:

Vendors wanted: Dalton Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary Craft Fair, Nov. 29 at the Dalton Fire Company. Vendor info: 570-862-7837 or 570-575-1217.

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