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Art works being shown

A showing of a variety of original art works in pastel by Wyoming Valley Art League member artist Liz Bignell Plashinski of Kingston Township can be seen through April 5 at the Beer Deli, Welles Street, Forty Fort.

Music Box sponsors theatre academy

A musical theatre academy for young adults (ages 13 to 18) at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville, begins March 25 with 22 sessions through June 19.

The students will present a musical (TBA) on June 20, 21 and 22. Students will be invited to attend dress rehearsals for three Music Box shows on March 27, April 24 and May 28. Fee is $250 per person.

For more information and enrollment forms, call (570) 283-2195 or 800-698-PLAY.

Eastern Star Assn. plans chicken supper

Dallas Eastern Star Building Association will hold a chicken and biscuit supper from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 28, at the Dallas Eastern Star Hall, Foster and Woodlawn Streets, behind the CVS drugstore. Takeouts start at 4 p.m. and the association’s famous Welsh cookies will also be for sale.

Tickets will be available at the door at $7 for adults, $3.50 for children and free for pre-school students. For information, call 675-4893.

Vaida to perform local concerts

Violinist John Michael Vaida of Shavertown, whose music has taken him all over the world, returns to the area on March 28 and 29 to present recitals in Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.

Friday’s concert will be at the Elm Park United Methodist Church in Wilkes-Barre. Saturday’s concert will be at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Wilkes-Barre. Both performances are at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Vaida has been actively pursuing a career as a violinist. Upon graduation from Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, he earned a bachelor’s degree in performance from Duquesne University. In 2007 he received his master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with world renowned violinist and pedagogue Zvi Zeitlin.

Religious Studies Lecture Series

Kieran Scott, Ed.D., of the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, will present, “Sexuality in Roman Catholicism: A Tradition in Transformation,” at noon Friday, March 28, in the Catherine Evans McGowan Roon of the Mary Kintz Bevevino Library at Misericordia University.

The discussion is part of the Second Annual Misericordia University Religious Studies Lecture Series.

The lecture is free.

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