Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Sept. 17, 2014

First Posted: 9/16/2014


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

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, Sept. 14 – Oct. 12 at the Linder Gallery at Keystone college. A reception for the artist, East Stroudsburg-based artist Susie Forrester, will be held Sept. 18, 5 – 7 p.m. in the gallery. Forrester will speak about her work and creative process Sept. 17 at 9:45 a.m. in Brooks Theatre. Cost: free. Info: 570-945-8335 or

NEPA Philharmonic Friends’ informal gathering, Sept. 17, at the AFA Gallery, Scranton, 5 – 7 p.m. Info:

Actors Circle presents: “The Cocktail Hour” by A.R. Gurney, Sept. 18, 19, 20 and 21, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost: $12 general, $10 seniors, $8 students, and for preview night, Sept. 11, $8 general and seniors and $6 students. Reservations: 570-342-9707. Info:

Marywood University’s department of music, theatre, and dance presents a vocal master class with soprano Rebecca Turner, Sept. 19, at the Marian Chapel in the Swartz Center, 7:30 p.m. Cost: free. Turner will be joined by faculty pianist Rick Hoffenberg, DMA, for another class at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Marian Chapel in the Swartz Center. Cost: free.

“Written in the Czech Landscape” exhibit closing reception, Sept. 19 at Lackawanna Heritage Valley headquarters, 213 S. 7th Ave., Scranton, 4:30 – 6 p.m. Info: or 570-963-6730, ext. 8200.

The Dietrich Fall 2014 Film Festival, Sept. 19 – Oct. 9 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. The event will launch with an Opening Night Gala Friday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required for Opening Night only. Info/tickets: 570-996-1500.

NEPA Philharmonic: an Evening of Tchaikovsky, Sept. 19, at the F.M. Kirby Center, 8 p.m. Info/tickets:

In concert: The New York Trumpet Ensemble with Mark Gould, director, presented by Performance Music at The University of Scranton, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. in Houlihan-McLean Center. Cost: free. 570-941-7624 or

Marywood University’s department of music, theatre, and dance will present a performance by the Upper Choir from Liebigschule, Germany, Sept. 25,at the Marian Chapel in the Swartz Center, 4 p.m. Cost: free.

“All the King’s Women” play, Sept. 25 – 28 at Wilkes University. Cost: general admission is $10 and seniors and non-Wilkes students pay $5. Wilkes students, faculty and staff get in free with a valid Wilkes I.D. Info: 570-408-4540.

From the Old World to the New: Choral Music from Germany, Sept. 26, in Sem’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 8 p.m. The Liebig School Choir of Giessen, Germany, joins the Wyoming Seminary Chorale and Madrigal Singers to present this program. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.

Open Mic Night, Sept. 26 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 7 p.m. Featuring singer/songwriter Wolf Critton. Doors open for sign ups at 6:30 p.m. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

Performance Music presents “What Makes It Great? The Great American Songbook,” Sept. 27 at The University of Scranton, Houlihan-McLean Center, 7:30 p.m. Featuring conductor, composer and commentator Rob Kapilow with soprano Magdalyn E. Boga. Cost: Free. Info: 570-941-7624 or

Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra auditions for November and April concerts, Sept. 27 and 28, in the Nicholson area. There are openings in violins, violas, cellos, basses oboe, bassoon, percussion and French horn. Audition requirements: two solo pieces of the player’s choice in contrasting tempo and style and three orchestral excerpts which demonstrate the technical and artistic level of the player. All should be chosen to best show the applicant’s total musicianship. To schedule an audition, contact Kathleen Stevens at 610-568-6494, or

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

Martin’s Creek Artists’ Annual Art Exhibit, Oct. 4 at the United Methodist Church on State Street (Route 92), Nicholson, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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, Oct. 4 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 11 a.m. 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, Saturday from 3 – 5 p.m.; Patrick Sweany concert, Saturday at 8 p.m. and free photography and guitar workshops and exhibits Saturday from 12 – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 12 – 4 p.m. 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.

Covenant Public Concerts presents: Guitar and Mandolin Duo Recital “Rhythms of the World,” Oct. 5 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton, 3 p.m. 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, Oct. 10 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 1 p.m. 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, Oct. 10 at Skylake Gallery in Fleetville, 6 – 9 p.m.; Storytelling Festival, Oct. 11 at the Comm, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and a reception and concert Oct. 11 at the Comm, 7:30 p.m.

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: Oct. 18, 6-8 p.m.

Maywood University High School Day Dance workshop, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. 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.


Scars and Stripes: The Remarkable Story of Waverly’s Black Civil War Soldiers, Sept. 21 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, 2 p.m. Presented by the Lackawanna Historical Society and The Comm, this multimedia presentation will be led by author and Waverly native Jim Remsen. His lecture will chronicle the 13 black men who left their safe haven in the Abingtons to volunteer for the Union Army and return south into harm’s way. Info: 570-344-3841 or

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

Susan Duncan Book Club, a small group from Countryside Community Church meet at Anne Mecca’s home, 1680 Forest Acres Drive, Clarks Summit. The book being discussed will be “Bad Girls of the Bible” by Liz Curtis Higgs. Everyone is welcome. Info: 570-586-0512.


Montdale United Methodist Church’s Third Annual Autumn Arts and Crafts Fair, Sept. 20 at the Joe Terry Civic Center, Route 438 Montdale Road, Scott Township, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. An indoor event with more than 30 homemade food and craft vendors.

Painting Class with Sharon Mcardle, Sept. 22 at Abington Community Library, 6 – 8 p.m. Project: Bouquet of Mums on Colored Paper. Materials Cost: $8, paid to the instructor the day of the class. For adults.

Crafters’ Club, Sept. 22 at Abington Community Library, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Students grade 3-6 are invited to come learn how to create paper lanterns, meet other crafters and share tips.

Waverly United Methodist Church’s Fall Festival and Craft Fair, Oct. 4 at the church, 105 Church St., Waverly, 11 a..m. – 4 p.m. 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, Oct. 4 at Johnson College, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Featuring makers, crafters, tech enthusiasts, tinkerers, and vendors. Call for entries is open through Sept. 15. Info:

Pocono Mountain Bible Conference Fall Festival, Oct. 4 at the conference center, 9 a.m. Crafting, direct sales and food vendors are being sought, and those interested may call 267-315-0702 or 570-239-3939. Community and nonprofit organizations are invited to showcase their organization at no cost. Event features live music, food, craft fair, bake sale, activities for kids, pumpkin painting, silent auction and more. Info:

Airing of the Quilts, Oct. 4 at various locations in downtown Tunkhannock. The P.A. Designs show will be held at the Triton Banquet Hall, 116 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 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.

Pictures in the Park, Oct. 5, at Salt Springs Park, 1 p.m. Learn some photo basics, and take a hike to view the park through your camera lens.

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.

UNICO Scranton Chapter Ladies Auxiliary’s Craft and Gift Fair, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 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.

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

Dickson City Cub Scout Pack 21 Holiday Craft Fair, Nov. 15, at LaSalle Academy’s Dickson City campus, 10 a.m. 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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