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Requiem of a warThe Everhart Museum will close the compelling exhibit “Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina” on Monday, Dec. 31. Between the 1950s and 1975, 135 photographers from all sides of the conflict were recorded as missing or dead. Not only is “Requiem” a memorial to those men and women who took the photographs, but it also honors those who fought. . It is a compelling look at an important part of our history. The exhibit is accompanied by a book of the same name published by Random House. In addition to “Requiem,” the Everhart also hosted The Wall That Heals, a half-scale traveling version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in November. For more info, contact the museum at 570.346.7186 or visit www.everhart-museum.org. The museum is located at 1901 Mulberry St. in Scranton.

Still got the spirit? Christmas may be over, but if you’ve still got the spirit, you can still see the Holiday Light Show at Nay Aug Park in Scranton through Dec. 30 beginning at 5 p.m. Donations are accepted. Times Leader photo.


Steamtown National Historic Site Visit www.nps.gov/stea for train schedule or call 570.340.5200

• The “Scranton Limited” short train rides, covering nearly three miles round trip, are offered Wed.-Sun. These 30 minute train rides depart from Roundhouse boarding area Wed. at 10 & 11 a.m. with a historic diesel locomotive and at 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. They will also operate with a steam locomotive Thurs.-Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. $3 per person, all ages 6 and older.

• Annual Ice Harvest Demonstration in Tobyhanna: Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Excursionists will be transported to Mill Pond #1. $31, ages 17-61, $26, 62+, $20, 6-16, 5-under require no charge ticket. $6 park entrance fee is included. Reservations must be made by calling 570.340.5204.


• Holiday Light Show at Nay Aug Park: through Dec. 30, 5 p.m. every night. Donations accepted.

• New Year’s Eve Party at Idetown Firehall has been canceled.


Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events:

■ Kids Classes:

• Holiday Camp: Dec. 27-28, 9:30-11 a.m. Ages 6-12. Pottery, drawing and painting classes. $25. Call to register.

King’s College: (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or www.kings.edu) events:

• ESL classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced: Jan. 14-May 9, held twice weekly, 7-8:30 p.m. as part of the McGowan Hispanic Outreach Program. MHOP will also offer eight weekend classes for Hispanic adults and high school students focusing on improving computer skills (adults) and creative writing (high school). Classes held 9:30-11 a.m. starting Feb. 23. All classes held in McGowan School of Business (N. River St.). Nominal fee, contact Isabel Balsamo, 208.5900, ext. 5466 to register or for info.

The Osterhout Free Library Events (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0156, ext. 217)

• Electronic Gaming Tournament: Dec. 26-29. Ages 11-19. Sign up and keep track of your scores. Prizes for the highest scores in each game. Call to register.

• Budgeting and Wise Use Of Credit Seminar: Jan. 17, 6-8 p.m., created for high school juniors and seniors, but parents and teens welcome. Free and open to the public. Call to register.

Polka Dancing- Every Friday night at DAV Hall, 516 Storrs St., Dickson City. For more information call 570.489.3258.

Spaghetti dinner: Jan 6, 1-6 p.m. hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Lions Club at St. Patrick’s Church Hall (316 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre). $6, ages 13-up, $3 for ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and under. Take out available. Tickets purchased at door or from any member. Call 570.472.9603 for info.

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton)

• Pierogi Sale every Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.


Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org)

• “Community Response to Vietnam:” through Dec. 31, in relation to “Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina” exhibit. Located in Gallery One, includes stories through photos, letters, and other illustrations of the local Scranton community.

Lycoming County Historical Society Thomas T. Taber Museum (858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, 570.326.3326, www.lycoming.org/lchsmuseum )

A Glance at the Past: LCHS Celebrates 1907-2007 exhibit: through Jan. 12. Features artifacts, artwork, costumes, historical documents, journals, and photos. ation required. Call 570.326.3326 by Sept. 28 to reserve tickets.

Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour (Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590) Museum open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trolley excursions run Wednesday through Sunday 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. Trolley rides $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7.75 ages 3-12. The mine is open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours run hourly, $8 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5.50 ages 3-12.

Steamtown National Historic Site (I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea)

• Ongoing- Interpretive programs, visitor center, theater and a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. Admission to museum complex includes all tours: $7 adults / $6 senior citizens / $2 children ages 6-12.

• “Trains and Trolleys” media art exhibit by artist and photographer Diane Grant Czajkowski: through Dec. 29. Exhibit illustrates the community role of train and trolley through history as well as the workers that maintained them. Call or visit website for info.

Winter Lecture Series: 1 p.m., Park’s theater, included in entrance fee:

• “Devastation on the Delaware: Stories & Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955:” Jan. 12, presented by Mary A. Shafer

• “Rising from the Rails: The Story of the Pullman Porter:” Jan. 19, presented by AMS Production Group

• “Steam Trips of the 1970s:” Jan. 26, presented by Dan Gallo, Sr.


Adult Kung Fu (Kung Fu & Tai Chi Center, Wilkes-Barre: 570.829.2707)

Ongoing classes. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Study of Chinese Martial Art open hand and weapons sets. Mondays, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Class covers Chinese style theories, concepts and applications. “Sport” fighting concepts explained and practiced.

Aikido of Scranton (1627 N. Main Ave, Scranton)

• Akido Self-defense class develops peace of mind, strength in the body and clams the spirit. Traditional Aikido incorporates the use of the sword along with the emphasis on Ki development for internal strength. Classes are taught by 5th degree black belt instructor, Ven Sensei Mondays & Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Private classes by appointment. Visit www.aikdoofscranton.org or call 570.335.5479.

ArtsYouniverse (156 S. Franklin St. Wilkes Barre, 570.970.9025)

• Adult Dance Classes: Thursday evenings, 7-8 p.m. - Ballet; 8-9 p.m. Modern Dance/Creative Movement. No experience necessary! Fun classes in a relaxed atmosphere taught by NYC professional dancer. $10 per class. Call 570.709.6709 or artsmadness@aol.com for more information.

• Youniversal Suzuki String Program: Violin and viola taught by Mary Ann Saylor for students age 3-1/2 to adult. “You’re never too old and hardly ever too young to ‘Twinkle.” Call 570.823.5800 or e-mail arts@epix.net for more info.

Studio J, 2nd floor:

• Stained glass classes by John Waering: every Sun., 1:30-3 p.m., Tues., 7-8:30 p.m. Classes run in four week sessions. $80 plus materials. Call for info, 970.9025.

Balance Ultimate Fitness (Belladaro Prof. Bldg., Gardner Rd., Elmhurst, 570.862.2840):

• Kids Fitness: Tues./Thurs., 5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. Ages 6-16. Includes cardio, self-defense, balance, agility and stretching. $10 per class or $105 for 12. Includes a healthy snack. Call for info.

• Fitness Boxing: Tues./Thurs., 6-7 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Includes cardio workout while learning boxing/self-defense skills. $7 per class or $60 for 12. Call for info.

Beadweaver’s (487 Bennett Street, Luzerne, 570.714.6700, www.beadweaver.com)

• Bead soup bracelet: Jan. 5, 12-2 p.m.

• Trinity ring: Jan. 5, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

• Egyptian earrings: Jan. 9, 6-8 p.m.

• Crystal elegance necklace: Jan. 12, 12-2 p.m.

• Lucky wirework bracelet: Jan. 12, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

• Bead embroidery earrings: Jan. 19, 12-2 p.m.

• Decorative head pins II necklace: Jan. 19, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

• Beginner peyote bracelet: Jan. 23, 6-8 p.m.

Workshops $28 plus supplies for ages 16-up. Call for more info. Business hours Tues.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Classes at La Nota Dance Studio:

Group dance lessons:

• Monday: Intermediate Foxtrot, 5 p.m.; Intermediate Waltz, 6 p.m.; Beginner - Intermediate Salsa, 7 p.m.; International Rumba, 8 p.m.

• Tuesday: Hatha Yoga, 3-4:30 p.m.; Tango Hustle, 5 p.m., Hatha Yoga, 6-7:30 p.m.; Caribe Dance Remix Class, 8 p.m.

• Wednesday: By appointment only.

• Thursday: Intermediate Rumba, 6 p.m.; Intermediate Tango, 7 p.m.; Intermediate Swing, 8 p.m.

• Friday: Intermediate Cha Cha, 6 p.m.; Intermediate - Advanced Merengue, 7 p.m.; Intermediate - Advanced Salsa, 8 p.m., Bachata, 9 p.m.

• Saturday: 10:30am-12pm: Hatha Yoga, 10:30 a.m.-12 noon; Caribe Dance Remix Class, 12 p.m.; International Cha Cha, 1 p.m.

Dance Socials:

• Saturday: Latin Fiesta, 9 p.m.-12 midnight, Dance to the best mix of merengue, salsa, rumba, bachata, and much more. $10.

• Sunday: Ballroom Spectacular Party, 7-11 p.m. Great music, delicious refreshments; have it all for just $10! Dance to the best mix of ballroom, Latin, swing, & hustle. $10.

La Nota is a dance and fitness studio located at 115 N. Main Street, Scranton. Please call to register, 570.941.9108, or Wes, at 570.251.3494

Core Chiropractic Center (180 United Penn Plaza, Kingston, 570.718.1672 or 570.417.9662)

• Beat Sugar: Jan. 9, 6:30 p.m. hosted by Holistic Nutritional counselor Erin Cardin. Learn how to balance diet and control eating habits. Call to register.

• Jim Landon Art Exhibit: through Jan. Raw food vegetarian reception Jan. 18, 7 p.m. featuring free chair massages.

• Vitamins & Supplements lecture: Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. by Amber Summers. Call to reserve, 20 seat limit.

• Lost Weight seminar: Jan. 29 at Mill Hollow Café with Dr. Chris Sortie. Free, dinner included. Call for reservations, seating limited.

Drawing and Painting Lessons: An established realist painter will teach techniques of old masters to serious students, as well as those wishing to enhance skills. Private lessons available Fri.-Sun. Visit artist’s studio in Wilkes-Barre at no obligation. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@yahoo.com or visit artist’s website at www.artistvs.com.

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Vocals & Recording Lessons, Mon.-Sat. at C&C Music Center & Recording Works, Hazleton. 12 instructors available to teach songs, music theory, reading, song writing technique and record engineering. For more information call 570.454.6105.

Drawing and painting lessons at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (37 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387) Each class is $30.

• Mondays: 12:30-4:30

• Tuesdays: 5:30-9

Open house every 3rd Friday, to coincide with 3rd Friday’s.

Guitar & Bass Lessons available from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16 per hour. All ages, all styles of music, beginner through advanced. Bring in a CD and we’ll teach you the songs. We teach: Music Theory, Ear Training, Reading, Song Writing, & Arranging. Develop Improvisational Skills. Create Demos. Hands-on Workstation. Guitar & Amp Rental Packages. Gift Certificates. Now Offering Beginner Drum Lessons. Call 570.788.4797 for info.

Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673)

• Adult Dance Classes: begin Jan. 2: Tap, 8 p.m. Tues., $7; Ballet, 6 p.m. Wed., $12; Jazz, 7 p.m. Wed., $12; Experience Tap, 8 p.m., Wed, $12; Hip Hop, 7 p.m., Thurs., $12. Call to register.

• Adult Fitness Class: Mon., 7 p.m. Combines cardio and toning, all fitness levels welcome. $5. Call to register.

• Dancing with Mommy: six week course for moms and their little ones from 18 mths.-3 yrs. Call to register.

• Kindermusik: bond with your child through exposure to music, movement, early communication through sign language. Call to register.

• Ballroom Dance Master Class: Jan. 13, 2-3:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of ballroom dance in an entertaining and relaxed atmosphere with Joe & Debbie Foy, $5 per person. No partner? No problem - everyone welcome. Call to register.

Kiss Theater Co.’s “Dimensions In Dance” lessons Adult classes: Mon., 6-8 p.m., includes jazzercise and ballet boot camp. Thurs., 6-8 p.m., includes jazzercise and tap. Kid classes: Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., includes tap, ballet/hip hop, and hip hop/jazz. Thurs., 8-9 p.m., includes Fosse jazz. $10. Call Lee to register 991.1817.

Kwonkodo Lessons - a self defense system that combines different Korean Martial Arts. Lessons are at the Hapkido Taekwondo Institute (150 Welles St., Forty Fort) Cost is $40/month. For more info, call 570.287.4290 or visit www.htkdi.com.

Michaels: (Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp., 570.817.0176)

• Adult art classes held on a weekly basis. All mediums (watercolor, pencil, colored pencil, acrylic, etc.) Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $15 plus supplies. For students who want to learn drawing and painting regardless of their skill levels, and designed so that students work on their own projects at their own pace and in the medium of their choice.

• Basic Jewelry Classes every Fri. 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. $15.

• Fancy Tassel Earrings: Jan. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $28 + supplies

• Beaded Bangle Bracelet: Jan. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $28 + supplies

Beginners to advanced students are welcome, students receive 10% discount on regular-priced class supplies for class. Students must sign up at least 24 hours in advance at customer service desk to secure spot.

NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.myspace.com/nepabonsai)

Monthly meeting last Wed. of every month, 7 p.m. at center. Features business sessions and demonstrations/programs/workshops

Northeast Photography Club meets the first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the 2nd floor boardroom at Lackawanna College (501 Vine St., Scranton). Meetings cover a wide range of photography topics, monthly photo shoots, and critiques. Visit their website for more information, www.northeastphotographyclub.org.

Academy of Northern Martial Arts (79 N. Main St., Pittston) Traditional Kung Fu & San Shou. For Health and Defense. Adult & Children’s Classes held Mon.-Thurs., Sat. First class is Free. Walk-Ins welcome or call 371.9919 or 817.2161 for more information.

Olympic Style Fencing classes will be given at The Fencing Exchange located above AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, Monday-Thursday. Foil, saber, and epee taught. For more information call 570.969.1224.

Paper Kite Press (443 Main St., Kingston, 570.328.8658, www.wordpainting.com, wordpainting@comcast.net)

Open Sun., 12-5 p.m. for gallery hours. Bookshop, featuring poetry is open during studio hours.

• Recognizing Angelic Messages: Dec. 16, 2-4 p.m. Join Angela DeMuro who will speak about how to recognize angelic messages in your life. $40, refreshments served. Call or email to reserve seat.

• Monday Night Mail Art, ages teen – adult, Monday nights, 6-8 p.m., $20 per session (sliding fee scale, call for details)

• The Altered Page, ages teen – adult, Monday nights, 6-8 p.m., $20 per session (sliding fee scale, call for details.

Penn State Master Gardner Program applications are now being accepted for 2008 class. Classes held 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Mon. & Thurs., March 17-May 1 at 200 Adams Avenue in Scranton. More than 30 hours of instruction in a variety of gardening related subjects. $75 fee. Call 570.963.6842 or e-mail LackawannaMG@psu.edu.

Pro Wrestling Training Center (570.740.1480. www.wwcprowrestling.com) Come check out the new center at 210 Division St., Kingston. Training sessions Tues.-Thurs., 6-8 p.m., Sat., 2-4 p.m. WWC All Star Pro Wrestling is the place to be. Be trained by Tommy Thunder and the Executioner and be part of the fun today - we will see you in the ring!

Rejuven-Essence (20 Laurel St., Pittston: 570.602.6600)

• Yoga and Meditation Classes: Information and instruction. Learn proper techniques. Classes available and ongoing.

• Health and Fitness Coaching: Assists people in making health changes in their lives. Call for details or to make an appointment with a holistic nurse practitioner.

Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network, Scranton. Day and evening classes available for men, women and children. Ongoing classes six days a week. Classes cover the sport, combat, and self-defense aspects of famed Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. For more information check out www.gracie-nepa.com or call 570.347.1107.

Something Special: (23 West Walnut Street Kingston, 570.540.6376, angietheartist@aol.com, www.angelademuroart.com)

• MANGA Art Class: (Japanese Cartooning) Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Learn the art of Japanese cartooning with Angela DeMuro in comfortable, individualized environment. 4-week session, all supplies included: $60 per child. Call or e-mail to register.

St. Joseph’s School classes (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500):

• Traditional Weapons Class: Thurs., 7-9 p.m. Learn self-defense techniques using a cane, club, short stick, short/long staff, wooden sword, escrima sticks and more. Each week learn history principles and practical use. No prior martial arts experience necessary. $10 per class.

• Women’s Self-Defense Class: Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Learn practical self-defense techniques to protect yourself from a variety of attacks. No prior martial arts experience necessary. Wear loose fitting clothes. $10 per class.


Arts YOUniverse (156 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.417.5020)

Studio J, 2nd floor

• Meditation in the tradition of Gurdjieff and Ospensky: Sun., 12-1 p.m., $5

• Children’s Meditation: Thurs., 6-7 p.m. Ages 9-14, $5

• Tarot Card Readings, by appointment. $20 first half hour, $10 additional half hours.

An Evening with “Mystic Jim” at Diane’s Restaurant & Internet Café. Reveal your future and discover your past. Readings via the following oracles: tarot, runes, astrology and gem deck. Make your appointments now by calling Jim at 455.3204 or Diane at 602.5200.

Bellas Yoga Studio (650 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, 5700.307.5000, www.bellasyoga.com, info@bellasyoga.com)

• Meditation classes every Fri. 7-8 p.m. $5 donation. Call for more info.

Classes at La Nota Dance Studio:

Yoga with Wes Tudor:

• Tuesdays: 3-4:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.

• Saturdays: 10:30-12 p.m., begins Jan. 13

These classes are in a hatha yoga style, and will be adjusted to suit students of all experience levels. They will involve postures, breath work, relaxation, and meditation training. Wes Tudor is a Himalayan Institute trained instructor. La Nota is a dance and fitness studio located at 115 N. Main Street, Scranton. Classes are $10, please call to register. Class sizes are limited. Any questions call the studio at 570.941.9108, or Wes, at 570.251.3494

Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500)

• Yoga for You: Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays, 10-11 a.m. $10 per lesson. Learn to reinforce the basic yoga poses, which gently stretch and strengthen the body. Special attention will be given to proper breathing and alignment in the postures. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Call for details.

Everything Natural (426 S. State St., Clarks Summit, www.everythingnaturalpa.com, 570.586.9684)

• Body Magic: Sat., 10 a.m. Includes Hatha Yoga designed to make changes in your body, and allows it to have a deeper experience of inner essence. $12 per class, $80 for 8-week session.

• Course In Miracles: Thurs., 6 p.m. Explore writings about nature of reality and learn how to clear away obstacles.

• Hatha Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., Thurs., 9 a.m. Join us to perform posture, attitude, mindfulness, balance, strength/stamina, flexibility, form, and understanding the mind. $12 per class, $80 for 8 weeks.

• Hatha Yoga For Beginners: Tues., 9:30 a.m. Explore basics of Hatha Yoga. Learn poses, breathing and philosophy. $80 for 8 weeks.

• Hatha Yoga Svaroopa Style: Tues., 6 p.m. Includes guided relaxations, breathing and asana. Bring blocks and wear comfortable clothes. $12 per clas, $80 for 8 weeks.

• Pilates: Wed., 5:30 p.m. Strengthen your body to become leaner and healthier. $80 for 8 weeks.

Fitness and Nutrition Boot Camp (NutriFitness Studio, 311 Market Street, Kingston, 570.288.2409, or visit www.thenutrifitness.com)

• 4 Week Fitness Bootcamps: call to register.

• FREE Boot camp every Saturday. Call for schedule and to register.

Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977, 718.0673)

• Adult Fitness Class: Mon., 7 p.m. Get fit and have fun combining toning and cardio with former Miami Dolphin Cheerleader Heidi Melchiona. All fitness levels welcome. $5. Call to register.

Holistic Mountain Yoga: (RT 92, Falls, 570.574.3569, holisticmountain.theshoppe.com) Hatha Yoga, Mondays & Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. & Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Ongoing classes cover Meditation, Breathing, and Postures with Aromatherapy for relaxation. $10/class

Inner Harmony Yoga (Mercy Hospital, 2nd Fl., Sm. Meeting Room, Scranton) Mondays at 5:30 p.m. First class is free. Cost $12/session. Call 570.346.4621 for details.

Kwon Kodo Lessons: Learn the self-defense system that combines different Korean Martial Arts such as Hapkido, Taekwondo & Kuk Sool. Lessons held at the Hapkido Taekwondo Institute (150 Welles St., Forty Fort). Cost is $40 per month. For more info, call 570.287.4290 or visit www.htkdi.com.

Meditation classes every Fri, 7-8 p.m. at Spectrum Health and Racquet Club (Terrace Dr., Blakely). $5 donation. Walk ins welcome, bring a mat. Call 876.1430 for info.

Padmahasta Yoga Classes: ( padmahastawellness@gmail.com or 570.332.7612) with Certified Yoga instructor, Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner (112 N. Memorial Hwy., 2nd floor, Shavertown-above the Law Offices of Gary Michak)

• Basic Vinyasa: Tues., 8:45-9:45 a.m., Wed., 10-11 a.m. Open for all levels.

• Gentle Yoga: Tues., 6-7 p.m. Open for all levels, excellent for beginners and those with any injury.

• Intermediate Vinyasa: Thurs., 7-8 p.m. Open to those with some yoga experience and/or a fitness background.

• End-Of-The- Week Yoga: Fri., 9-10 a.m. Breathwork, movement, stretching, and relaxation for all levels.

• “Breathe, Stretch, Relax, and Meditate” yoga lessons from Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner. Call for details.

$10 drop-in (10-class pass $90) Call or e-mail with questions.

Pilates Mat & Reformer Sessions with Lori Singer at ArtsYOUniverse (156 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre). Enjoy the benefits of Pilates to strengthen the abdominals, reduce tension, improve posture, and so much more. Beginner to advance. First session is free. Call 570.814.3051 or email LoriSinger@adelphia.net for details.

Pocono Yoga & Meditation Classes (570.472.3272, www.PoconoYoga.com) Classes with Suzi, certified yoga instructor

• Free Introduction to Meditation Class: Dec. 15, 10:15-11 a.m. at The Athletic Club (Rt. 315, Wilkes-Barre)

Beginner Yoga Classes: Mon. 6:30 p.m., Athletic Club (Rt. 315, Wilkes-Barre) $6 per class.

• Gentle Yoga classes: Thurs., 6:30 p.m., East Mountain Apts. (Plains). Residents free, $5 for guests.

• Private lessons: Mon.-Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., by appointment. $35 per session.

Learn beginners, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power, or Therapeutic yoga. Call for free consultation to see how yoga can benefit you or visit website.

Reiki Classes (570.387.6157, reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions and free lectures held monthly in Scranton, Nanticoke & Bloomsburg with Sue Yarnes. Learn how to use this gentle touch energy work on oneself and others which to help relieve stress, reduce pain and enhance overall sense of wellbeing. Classes and sessions start at $45-choose from a single session or weeknight class, to weekend intensive classes in all levels of Usui & Karuna Reiki training from Level I (Beginner) to Level IIIB (Master/Teacher Training). Scholarships available. Contact center for more information.

The Self Discovery and Wellness Arts Center (Montrose, 570.278.9256 or email wellness@epix.net.)

• Annual Peace Meditation: Dec. 31, 7 a.m. Join thousands around the world meditating for peace at the same time. $10 donation. Call or email to register.

Tarot Readings by Whitney Mulqueen privately in Clarks Summit. Private house parties/corporate events. Enjoy a fun and informative reading by appointment. Please Call: 570.587.5258 to arrange your reading or party. Private readings at shop are $40 a session, call for corporate or party rates.

Wilkes-Barre YMCA classes (570.823.2191)

• Smoking Cessation program through Wyoming Valley Drug & Alcohol. This program is a highly successful method of quitting developed by the American Lung Association. To register call Mary Ellen at 570.823.2191 ext. 222, leave your name, number and time of day when you would want the class to be held.


Alcohol Anonymous: Mon./Fri 7 p.m. (373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre), Tue. 7 p.m. (25 Church St., Wilkes-Barre), Wed. 10:15 a.m. (301 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville), 7 p.m. (1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), 8 p.m. (562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston), Thurs. 10 a.m. (75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke), 7:30 p.m. (301 Lake St., Dallas), Fri. 7:30 p.m. (Triangle 24 Hour Club, Dallas), Sat. 7:30 p.m. (1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort), Sun. 7 p.m. (128 W. Washington St., Nanticoke). Call 570.288.9892 for more info.

Bee Hive Area of Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.877.871.9281.

Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings (St. Vincent DePaul Church, Scranton: 570.344.7866) Meetings every Fri. night, 8 p.m.

Narcotic Anonymous Meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock. There are no fees or dues. Newcomers always welcome.

OASIS (Organization of Adult Singles Into Socalizing), a nonprofit organization devoted to providing a variety of adult oriented activities for single adults over 25. 570.752.0888

Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. No fee, newcomers welcome. Call 570.829.1341 for details/meeting locations of visit www.oa.org. Wilkes-Barre Singles Group (570.752.0888)

• Group meeting: Jan. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant (Rt. 315, Pittston)


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