Time flies when you’re having fun at the Dietrich Theater


More Than Movies - Erica Rogler



It seems like this summer is just flying by.

I blinked and August is already here, and there are still so many things I want to do before fall arrives. I would like to go kayaking a few more times, finish a book I have been reading, start working on a long overdue home improvement project with my husband and of course take in a class or two at the Dietrich Theater. Sounds like a lot now that I see it in black and white. What is on your end of summer bucket list?

In case you have trying something new on your list, let me share with you a few upcoming happenings at the Dietrich.

Have you ever wanted to take a class in the visual arts? We invite you to try Pottery and Sculpture with Steve Colley. In this series you will learn a variety of ways to work with clay from using a potter’s wheel and developing hand-building and sculpting techniques. No experience is required and all materials will be supplied. Classes will be held on Aug. 10, 17 and 24 and admission is $15 per class.

Or if you would like to mix the arts with a little socializing and wine, we invite you to join us for Fine Wine, Fine Art from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug, 21. During this class you will receive instruction on how to paint a still life from Amy and Steve Colley. They will also provide paints and canvas. All you have to do is gather up your friends, bring your own wine and snacks, and be ready paint. Admission is $25 and you must be 21 years old to participate. Space is limited.

If you are more interested in health and wellness, maybe you would enjoy trying a yoga class at the Dietrich this month. Yoga is an ideal exercise to strengthen the body, improve flexibility, increase energy and decrease stress.

Sounds like we all could use it. Right?

Come out to Simply Yoga, a user-friendly, safe and effective class taught by registered yoga instructor Donna Fetzko from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Wednesday mornings. It is suitable for students of all levels of experience. Classes are $10 each and students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or blanket.

Donna also teaches Chair Yoga from 10 to 11:15 a.m. on Mondays. These classes offer all the benefits that traditional yoga provides but is done with the aid of a chair. Did I mention our Chair Yoga classes are free? Thanks to the generosity of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Healthcare Foundation there is no fee for those classes.

Or if you have always wanted to write towards a goal of publication, we invite you to try out the Dietrich’s Writers’ Group. This group has met on an ongoing basis for the past 10 years at the theater. The group welcomes all genres of writers and encourages participants to read their work or listen and be inspired. Along the way, you will be invited to take part in prompts as you hone your craft. The Dietrich Theater Writers’ Group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

For more information or to register for any of these offerings, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.

As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!

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More Than Movies

Erica Rogler

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or news@theabingtonjournal.com.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or news@theabingtonjournal.com.

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