Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Sept. 23, 2015


VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

The Glenburn Township 11th Annual Art Show Call For Entries. Submission deadline: Oct. 15. Drop-off: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 22 or by appointment. Opening reception: 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 25. Info: 570-563-1177.

Fall 2015 Film Festival and Gala, now through Oct. 8 t the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Gala opens at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 18 and tickets are $40. Gala reservations: 570-996-1500. Non-Gala film festival tickets: $8.50.

Seventh Annual Wake Up With The Arts Breakfast, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sept. 25 in The Mohegan Sun Club at PNC Field, Moosic. Eric Booth, a renowned actor, author and educator, will be the featured speaker. A creative networking event that focuses on educating, motivating and inspiring the public to use the arts, area artists, and art organizations, businesses and agencies to enhance the quality of life in the communities that comprise Lackawanna County. The program will open with a short performance by the Scranton Fringe Festival, a new three-day event under the direction of Conor O’Brien to be held throughout Scranton Oct. 1-4. Cost: free. Register: arts-culture@lackawannacounty.org or 570-963-6590, ext. 106.

Community Concerts at Lackawanna College presents Aquila Theatre’s The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Theater at Lackawanna College. Single tickets available for $25 and $30. Info: 570-955-1455.

Community Concerts at Lackawanna College presents: Aquila Theatre’s ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,’ 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Theater at Lackawanna College. Cost: $25-$30. Tickets: ticketfly.com, 570-955-1455 or through the Box Office at Lackawanna College in Angeli Hall, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Info: lackawanna.edu/communityconcerts.

Pocono Mountain Quilt Heritage, 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton. Antique quilts will be on display during the program. Info/reservations: 570-344-3841 or lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

Scranton Fringe Festival, Oct. 1 through 4 in downtown Scranton. Info: scrantonfringe.org.

The Martin’s Creek Artists Annual Art Exhibit, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the United Methodist Church on State Street (Route 92), Nicholson. Info: call Ann Ross at 570-942-6995 or Diane Stizza at 570-942-4489.

Free movie: ‘Stitched,’ 1 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. A documentary that follows three competitive art quilters as they prepare to compete in the nation’s largest quilt show. Cost: free. Sponsored by: Tunkhannock Rotary Club. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.

The Wyoming County Players’ Junior Players and Little Hams present four short skits, spread throughout the day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 3 in Greenwood’s Furniture Store window during the Quilt and Artisan Walk in Tunkhannock. Each skit, written by Edward Baumeister, of Dalton, will include a quilt in its storyline. The walk will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with many other activities.

The Wyoming County Players’ second annual Harvest Hoedown, 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio in Tunkhannock. Campfire cookout starts at 5 p.m., with line dancing at 5:30 p.m. and square dancing at 6:30 p.m. Homemade pies, popcorn and apple cider will be served throughout the evening. Whipple dancers will perform. Proceeds benefit the Player’s production of “The Christmas Schooner,” slated for Dec. 18 and 19 at Waverly Community House. Cost: $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Info: wyomingcountyplayers.com, 570-836-6986 or kimdwhipple@frontier.com.

Covenant Public Concerts: ‘Dez Cordas’ Guitar and Bass Duo, 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave. Scranton. Cost: free; food donations for the Safety Net Food Pantry are welcomed.

Spanish Guitar Masterpieces Concert, 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: Jay Steveskey. Cost: free. Sponsored by John P. Keker in memory of Jessie Reppy Keker. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.

Auditions for ‘Disney’s High School Musical Jr.’ 6 p.m. Oct. 4 in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Open to students in grades four through 12. Performance dates: 7 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 and 11 a.m. Nov. 21. An element of the SCC’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy. Tuition: $300 (includes a $25 non-refundable registration fee). Need-based scholarships available. Registration/scholarship documents: capaa.sccmt.org.

Post-Festival Film Discussion, 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

The Summit University Theatre Department presents ‘Steel Magnolias,’ 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Phelps Student Center on the campus. Features a cast of local Summit University alumni. Directed by Dr. Brian Maxwell. Cost: $8 general and $3 alumni. Tickets/info: SummitU.edu/events or 570-585-9000.

Mostly Opera Presents: ‘Viva Italia!’ 6 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. Features Italian musical favorites in celebration of Columbus Day, appetizers, cash bar and gourmet full course dinner. Cost: $65. Reservations suggested by Sept. 15. Info: 570-702-4356.

The Martens Creek Art Gallery event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at Books in a Barn 307 SR 2009, Nicholson. Meet local artists, see their work and enjoy refreshments. Info: call Diane at 570-942-4489 or Ann at 570-942-6995.

Of Mice and Men: National Theatre Live, 2 p.m. Oct. 11 and 25 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: general admission $14; member/senior tickets $12; child/student tickets $10 and group tickets (group minimum of 10) $10. The hit Broadway production ‘Of Mice and Men,’ filmed on stage by National Theatre Live, comes to the Dietrich Theater. Info/tickets: 570-996-1500.

Dietrich Classic Movies Series: ‘The Color Purple,’ 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: Free; Seating is first come, first served. Sponsored by: Tunkhannock Women of the Moose Chapter 1068. Info: 570-996-1500.

Roosevelt Newson piano concert, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. Info: 570-585-8113.

Live taping of the program ‘Celebrating the American Musical,’ 3 p.m. Oct. 18 at WVIA. Free Bus Transportation departing from the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock at 1:30 p.m. Cost: free. Presented by: Gary and Bernadette Boerckel and sponsored by First Energy Foundation, Jean Mieczkowski and the Tunkhannock Rotary Club. A light reception will follow. Reservations (required): 570-996-1500.

‘Celebrate the Centennial’ harp and strings concert, 4 p.m. Oct. 18 in Marywood University’s ette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. Featuring Internationally acclaimed harpist Kathleen Bride and Marywood’s String Ensemble under the direction of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic’s conductor, Lawrence Loh. Cost: free. Info: 570-348-6268 or dept.mtd@marywood.edu.

Open Mic Night, featuring Ed Crawley and the Everything Natural Drummers, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Doors open for signups at 6:30 p.m. Cost: free. Seating is limited. Info: 570-996-1500.

Vocal Clinic, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Presented by: the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus. Cost: free. Register/info: 570-836-8595.

Vocal Clinic, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: the Endless Mountains Barbershop Chorus. Cost: free. Register/info: 570-836-8595.

Hamlet: National Theatre Live, 2 p.m. Nov. 1 and 15 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: general admission $14; senior/member tickets $12; child/student tickets $10 and group tickets (group minimum of 10) $10. Info: 570-996-1500.

A Miner’s Tale, 2 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. A one-man dramatic narrative, written and performed by Robert Thomas Hughes. Info: 570-585-8113.

Celebrate Sobriety at the Movies, 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Admission, popcorn and soda are free. Sponsored by: Wyoming County C.A.R.E.S. Anyone whose life has been affected by addiction is invited to come out for this free movie night, featuring the 80’s Stephen Spielberg classic “The Goonies.” Info: 570-996-1500.

The Last Thoughts of Gino Merli, 3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Presented by: Scranton Public Theater. Cost: free. Tickets/info: 570-996-1500.

Free ‘Saving Private Ryan’ showing, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Cost: free. Sponsored by: Nicholson Masonic Lodge #438 F&AM. Info: 570-996-1500.

LITERARY ARTS

Writers’ Group, 7 – 8:30 p.m. every Thursday (ongoing) at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. All genres and levels of writing are welcome. For ages 18 and up. Cost: free. Info: 570-833-5246.

Creative Writing with Carol King, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 23 and 30 at Abington Community Library. This interactive workshop for adults will showcase the importance of word choice to be the most effective communicator to your audience. The workshop will be relevant to fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Scranton Reads Book Riot, 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Meet area authors of both fiction and nonfiction, including Jay Luke, Eleanor Gwyn-Jones, Tony Bernardi, Bill Conlogue, Cheryl Kashuba, Joe Klapatch, Sarah Piccini, David Hess, Barb Taylor, Dale Keklock and Joseph Krenitski, Tom Klopfer, Lucia Dailey, Tammy Mal, Margo Azzarelli, Stephanie Longo and David Wenzel. An exhibit, “Celebrating 150 Years of Local Authors,” will be on display. Info/reservations: 570-344-3841 or lackawannahistory@gmail.com.

ARTS, CRAFTS AND MORE

Decorative Painting, 12 to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 and 30, Oct. 14, 21 and 28, Nov. 11 and 18 and Dec. 9 and 16 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages 16 to adult. Instructor: Teresa Brewer. Cost: $20 per class, plus cost of painting surface. Register (required): 570-996-1500.

Open Mic Night: Dietrich Writers Group Showcase, 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Doors open for signups at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

LEGO Filmmaking, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sept. 26, Oct. 24 and Nov. 21 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages seven to 14. Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Theatre. Cost: $17 per session. Sign up for one or all three sessions. Register/info: 570-996-1500.

North Scranton Boy Scout Troop 57 Annual Send a Boy Scout to Camp Craft and Vendor Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Holy Rosary Center, West Market Street, Scranton. The troop is seeking vendors.

Fine Wine, Fine Art, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, Oct. 23 and Nov. 13 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Instructors: Amy and Steve Colley. Bring your own snacks and wine and learn to paint from life. Ages 21 and older only; ID required. Cost: $25 per class (paint, canvas and instruction included). Participants may take one or both classes. Space is limited. Register: 570-996-1500.

Drawing and Painting, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Fridays, Nov. 6, 13 and 20 and Dec. 4 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. For ages five to 12. Students will get their hands into all kinds of fun as they paint and draw using a variety of materials, including tempera, watercolors and pastels. Instructor: Steve Colley. Cost: $40. Info/register: 570-996-1500.

The Dickson City Cub Scout Pack 21’s holiday craft fair, 10 a.m. Nov. 14 at the LaSalle Academy, Dickson City Campus. The scouts are seeking vendors for this event. Crafting, direct sales, antiques, collectibles and businesses are welcome. Info: contact Sarah Kovolenus at kovolenus4@nullgmail.com.

Fourth Annual Buy Local Holiday Marketplace, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center (SSC) at the Masonic Temple, 420 North Washington Ave., Scranton. Admission: $1 donation to benefit the ongoing operations, restoration and programming at the SCC.

Ladies Auxiliary of UNICO National Scranton Chapter’s second annual Craft and Gift Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Dunmore Community Center. Features jewelry, handmade items, gourmet foods, accessories, gifts, bake sale, raffle, photo booth and children’s Halloween pictures. Proceeds benefit Saint Joseph’s Center, Women’s Resource Center and Saint Francis of Assisi Kitchen. Info: 570-498-3242.

Tots and Toddlers Art with Alex: Paper Crafts and Collage, 10:30 a.m. six Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning Oct. 28 at the Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road. Info: 570-585-8113.

Children’s Art with ALEX: Foundation Drawing and Painting, 4 p.m. six weeks on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 29 at the Waverly Communiy House, 1115 North Abington Road. Info: 570-585-8113.

Holiday Workshop, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. A morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady for all ages. Cost: free. Info: 570-996-1500.

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

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