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TO DO • TO SEE • TO GO

ALL ABOARD

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

• The “Scranton Limited:” Wed.-Sun. 30 minute rides depart from Roundhouse boarding area Wed. at 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. A historic steam locomotive will operate Thurs.-Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. $3 per person, all ages 6 and older.

• Excursions to Moscow: Oct. 3, 24, departs 1 p.m., returns 3 p.m. $21 adults, $19 seniors, $15 age 6-16.

HAUNTED EVENTS

3rd Annual Shoppes at Montage Halloween Parade: Oct. 31, noon-2 p.m.; rain date, Nov. 1. Merchants distribute wrapped candy/novelties to children 12-under dressed in costume.

Cemetery Tour: Oct. 4, 11 at 2 p.m., at Dunmore Cemetary (West Warren/Church Sts.). Free. Call 570.344.3841 for info, presented by Lackawanna Historical Society.

Fall Fest: Oct. 3, noon-8 p.m.; Oct. 4, noon-6 p.m., at the Lands at Hillside Farms, Shavertown. $10 carload. Features live music, hayrides, games, more. Call 203.228.1910 for info.

GhostWalks in Old Mauch Chunk: Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.; Sept. 26 at 7 & 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.; Oct. 3, 9 at 7 & 8:30 p.m.; Oct. 10, 17, 24, 31 at 7, 7:15, 8:30, & 8:45 p.m.; Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.; Oct. 16, 23, 30 at 7 & 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 8 p.m., Nov. 7 at 7 & 8:30 p.m., Nov. 14, 21, 28 at 7 p.m.; Dec. 4, 11 at 8 p.m., Dec. 5, 12 at 7 p.m. 1-mile trip starts at Inn at Jim Thorpe (24 Broadway) f. intriguing tales of lore of reported ghoulish encounters and stories of historic properties and people along Broadway. Space limited, 570.325.2346 to reserve. Private walks also available. $10 adults, $5 children 7-12. (While not scary, GhostWalk not rec. for children under 7.

Gravestone Manor: Fri./Sat., 7-11 p.m., Sun. 7-9:30 p.m. in Oct. at Trion Warehouse next to The Woodlands. Closed Halloween night. $10, benefits United Way of Wyoming Valley. VISA/MC accepted at box office. 570.821.6500 or www.gravestonemanor.org.

“Halloween Oldies Blast from the Past:” Oct. 31, doors 5:30 p.m., buffet 6-7 p.m., music 7 p.m.-midnight at Genetti Manor (1505 Main St., Dickson City). $35, features The Poets and Frankie and the Corvettes. Call 570.343.2429 for reservations.

Halloween Lantern Tours at Eckley Miners’ Village: Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 6:30-10 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children.

Horror Hall: Sept. 25-Oct. 31 at 11 E. Poplar St., West Nanticoke. Fri./Sat., 6 p.m.-midnight, Sun., 6-11 p.m. For info, advance tickets and fast track tickets, visit www.horrorhall.com.

Scranton After Dark, a walk through haunted history: Oct. 17, 6 p.m. registration, walk 6:30 p.m. at Lackawanna Historical Society (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton). Space limited, RSVP to 570.344.3841. $8, children under 12 free.

Trails of Terror Halloween Walk: every Fri.-Sun., Sept. 25-Oct. 31, dusk to 11 p.m. on Wyoming Ave., Exeter, sponsored by the Exeter Park Volunteer Hose Co. $5. Volunteers needed, e-mail exeterparkhoseco@yahoo.com.

BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS

Bark in the Park Oct. 4 at Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Features children’s education on dog safety, obedience demonstration, breed info, more. Proceeds divided among three non-profit rescues.

Battle of the Garage Bands Oct. 23 at Club Jam (53 S. Main St., Pittston) to benefit 1st Lt. Jeff DePrimo Memorial Fund. Open to high school or college-aged bands. Winner receives studio session from SI Studios in Old Forge. Contact Craig Hopple at 570.696.5117 for info.

Benefit for Chris Krisandra & Joe Benson Oct. 4, doors 6 p.m. at Liam’s Place (760 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre). $10 donation includes food. Features giveaways, raffles, 50/50, G10 girls, more.

Celebrity Bartender Happy Hour Benefit Oct. 3, 5-8 p.m., at Hun’s Café (99 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre). Benefits South Wilkes-Barre Little League. Call 570.825.9377 for info/donations.

Cocktails for a Cause Oct. 3, 7-10 p.m. at Jhon’s Place (112 South Main St., Old Forge). $40. Features open pair, food samplings, live entertainment, more. Proceeds benefit Research to Prevent Blindness. Call 570.489.8733 for tickets/info.

“Crop for Pups” scrap booking Event Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., at Greater Nanticoke Area High School Cafeteria. Features food, vendors, prizes, more. $25, supplies table space to scrapbook/eat. Benefits the SPCA. Call 570.735.8664 for info.

Dog Walk with Snorky Oct. 3, 11 a.m. at NayAug Park, Scranton. $5/pet. Proceeds benefit Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.

Freaky Friday Sept. 25, 6-9 p.m. at Old Navy (Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre). Discounts, coupons, hair and makeup consultations, pink ribbons for Susan G. Komen, more.

“It’s all in the Game:” Oct. 22, 6-9 p.m., at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Twp. Features four board games, cocktails, food, more. $40/person. Proceeds benefit NE Regional Cancer Institute. Call 570.941.7984 for info/registration.

Make-A-Wish (800.480.WISH, www.wishgreaterpa.org) events:

• Macy’s Thanks for Sharing Program: through Dec. 31. Program has raised more than $50 million for charitable causes, for info visit www.macys.com

• 8th Annual World’s Largest Ice Cream Social: Sept. 24, 5-8 p.m. Cold Stone Creamery Store, Moosic. With donation, guests get a free 3-ounce serving of Jack’s Creation, a Sweet Cream ice cream mixed with brownies and rainbow sprinkles and topped with caramel. It was created by 5-year-old Jack, a wish kid.

Sing it For SADS: Charity Vocal Competition Oct. 10, 7 p.m., at Holy Cross High School, Dunmore. Ages 12+. Winner takes $500. Benefits Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation. Call 570.903.3069 for info.

EVENTS

Albright Memorial Library (500 Vine St., Scranton, 570.348.3000)

• Vietnam War Film Festival screening of “The Deer Hunter:” Oct. 1, 6 p.m., Community Room. Call to register.

• Panel Discussion: Women in the Vietnam Era: Oct. 6, 7 p.m., Gino Merli Center, Mulberry St. Call to register.

• Peace Posters: Oct. 7, 6-9 p.m., community room. Teens grades 7-12 can create posters on current issues. Call for info/registration.

• Screening of “Coming Home:” Oct. 8, 6 p.m., community room.

• Panel Discussion: Music of the Vietnam Era: Oct. 13, 7-9 p.m., University of Scranton. Call for info/registration.

• Screening of “Apocalypse Now:” Oct. 15, 6 p.m., community room.

Annual Fall Craft Show Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Dallas High School Gym, by the HS Boys Soccer Club. Features crafts, vendors, baked goods, refreshments. $35 vendor. Contact Betsy, 570.675.5741.

Antiques Appraisal Night Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m., at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (60 Church St., Montrose). $6 in advance. Each ticket good for one appraisal. No firearms, coins, stamps or jewelry. Call 570.278.1881 for info.

Arts & Crafts Fair every Sun., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Cheshire Gifts (Rt. 415, Dallas across from Twin Stacks Center). Featuring original artwork, jewelry, angel card readers, more.

“A Taste of Italy at Mount Airy” Oct. 8, 11, 5:30 p.m., at red’s Piano Bar (44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono). Features Italian opera singer Dominick Cicco. $20 at door. Call 877.682.4791 for more info.

Back Mountain Wine Festival Oct. 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Pikes Creek Raceway Park (Route 118). Features wine tasting, live entertainment, food, more. $10 advance, $15 at door, $5 under 21/DD. Call 570.836.7222 for info.

Barnes & Noble Wilkes/Kings Bookstore

• Crafters Wanted: Thurs. during Farmer’s Market, through Nov. 19. Contact store for more info.

Craft Fair Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at Church of St. Joseph (312 Davis St., Scranton). Features hand-crafted items, refreshments, more.

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

■ Kids Classes:

• Quilting: through Dec. 9, 3:30-5 p.m. Create classic Civil War friendship quilt. $35. Ages 6+.

• Donkey Beads and Bells: Pre-schoolers: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, noon-12:45 p.m.; Mommy & Me: Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Combines clay bead making with basic pinch and coil. $35. Ages 3-5.

• Trash to Treasures: Ages 5-8: Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9, 4-5:30 p.m.; Ages 9-12: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 4-5:30 p.m. Turn junk into artistic treasures. $35.

• Explore Latin America’s Halloween: Oct. 6-27, 4-5 p.m. Experience traditions, festivities and crafts of Latin American culture. Ages 5-12.

■ Intergenerational Classes:

• Open Studio: Drawing, Painting, Pottery: Nights: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Work at own pace with medium of choice. $15/class, $50/all 4.

• Quilting: through Dec. 9, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn hand quilting techniques to design a nine-patch quilt. $6/class, materials provided. Ages 13+.

■ Adult Classes:

• Open Studio: Drawing, Painting, Pottery: Days: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 9:30-11 a.m. Work at own pace with medium of choice. $15/class, $50/all 4.

• Pottery/Sculpture: Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Work on pottery wheels and learn hand-building/sculpting techniques. $50.

• Decorative Painting: Sept. 23, 30, noon- 3 p.m. Learn decorative painting techniques. $20/class + cost of painting surface. Ages 16+.

• Intro to Knitting: Oct. 1, 15, 7 p.m. Learn how to knit a scarf/hat set. $35, includes materials. Ages 16+.

■ Special Events:

• Fall 2009 Film Festival: through Oct. 1, f. 15 foreign, independent and art films in 14 days. See list of films/schedule on Web site.

• Reasons for Quilting Lecture: Oct. 3, 11 a.m. $5. Guided walk through historical, political and personal events that inspired generations of quilters.

• Riches to Rags: LaVoce Concert: Oct. 4, 3 p.m. $10. Features afternoon of music from Grand Opera and Sacred Repertoire.

Entertainment Unlimited Events:

• “Doo Wop Sock Hop:” Oct. 24, 6 p.m. at St. Mary’s Center (Miflin Ave., Scranton). $15 couple, $20 at door. Features The Paramounts, Dani-elle and EJ the DJ.

Call 800.830.7463/343.2429/457.2808/489.6777 for reservations.

Fall Brawl Amateur Boxing: Oct. 3, doors open 6 p.m., first fight, 7 p.m., at Weston Field House (Providence Rd., Scranton). $25 ringside, $15 GA. Call 570.348.4186 for info.

Fall Craft Show Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Newton Ransom Volunteer Fire Co. (1890 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit). Features vendors, cookie sale, more.

Fall Festival Oct. 10, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Muhlenburg United Methodist Church (Hunlock-Harveyville Rd.). Vendors, food, live music, more. Call 570.256.3403 for info/vendor application.

Greek Food Fest Oct. 1-3, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre. Visit http://greekfoodfestival.webs.com to pre-order.

Holy Cross HS Home Showcase/Craft Show Oct. 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the school (501 E. Drinker St., Dunmore). Features handmade crafts, vendors, more. $3 GA, $2 seniors/students, free children 5-.

Homestyle Turkey Dinner Oct. 25, take-outs, 10:30 a.m.-noon; sit down service, 12:30 p.m., at St. Stanislaus Youth Center (531 E. Elm St., Scranton). $10 adults, $5 children 3-12. Contact Carol for tickets, 570.343.6017.

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

• Baltimore Consort: Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Focuses on relationship between folk and art song and dance.

• Barbara Sabol Memorial Lecture: Oct. 19, 7 p.m. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business featuring renowned writer and political/current affairs commentator Pamela Varkony. Call 208.5900, ext. 5778 for info.

Lackawanna College events:

Environmental Institute events: (Rt. 435, Covington Twp., 570.842.1506, www.lackawanna.edu)

• Green Living: Oct. 13, 6:30 p.m. Learn how to “go green.” $3, pre-registration required.

• Mask Making for Kids: Oct. 17, 24, 9 a.m.-noon. Capture spirits of Moffat Estate in a mask you can wear for Halloween. $10, materials provided. Ages 7+. Pre-registration required.

Luzerne County Community College (1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke)

• 20th Annual Alumni Association Fall Craft Festival: Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the gymnasium, campus center and surrounding courtyard area, 150 vendors, bake sale, Droptoberfest Lowriders Custom Car & Truck Show and more. For info or to participate, e-mail blauer@luzerne.edu or call 570.740.0734.

Misericordia University events ( www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6372, box office 674.6719):

• Discussion with Dr. Lawrence Rothfield: Oct. 8, 5 p.m., McGowan Room. Based on his personal research related to his latest book “The Rape of Mesopotamia.”

New England Contra Dance Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. at Church of Christ Uniting (Sprague Ave., Kingston). $9 per person, $24 families.

Octoberfest Craft Show & Car/Bike Show: Oct. 4, 12-3 p.m., pre-registration 9 a.m. at Eagle Rock Resort. Call 570.474.6484 for info.

Patsy Cline Lives, f. “Penny:” Oct. 17, doors open 6 p.m., buffet, 7 p.m., music 8 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Hall (Erie Ave., Exeter). Also features Kaelyn Marie. $32.50, reservations required, call 570.457.7665.

Penn State Hazleton events:

• Cranberry Quilters Quilt Show: Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Oct. 11, noon-5 p.m. in Graham Academic Bldg. Free.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre events:

• Full Moon Festival: Oct. 3, 7:30 p.m. View the night sky through the Friedman Observatory’s 16-inch Meade Schmidt-Cassagrain LX200 telescope, learn about Chinese traditions of Full Moon Festival, a light dessert reception, more. RSVP by Oct. 1 with name/number of guests to Jackie Warnick-Piatt, 570.675.9284 or jackiewp@psu.edu.

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

R.E.A.S.O.N. Open House Oct. 10, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., at farm (Rt. 292, Centermoreland). Includes silent auction, food, more. Free. Call 570.333.5266 for info.

Roast Chicken Dinner Oct. 18, noon-5 p.m., takeout only. Hosted by Sons of the American Legion Mountain Post 781 (Church Rd., Mountain Top). $7 includes 1/2 roasted chicken, baked beans or baked potato, cole slaw, roll, dessert. Call 570.474.2161 for info.

Rotary Harvest & Wine Festival Oct. 10 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at LazyBrook Park, Rt. 6 east of Tunkhannock. Featuring tastings from more than 12 Pa. wineries, seasonal beers, locally produced baked goods, cheeses, chocolates, maple syrup, apparel, jewelry, more. $15 advance, $25 day of, $5 designated drivers or under 21. Call Tunkhannock Rotary at 570.836.1247 or visit www.tunkhannockrotary.com for info.

Stand-Up Comedy Show Nov. 6, doors 7 p.m., show time, 8-11 p.m. at Villa Maria II (1610 Washburn St., Scranton). $15. Show for ages 18+. Visit www.brownpapertickets.com for tickets/info.

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165)

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

The University of Scranton events:

• Lecture: Landscape in Stitch Painting: Oct. 2, 5 p.m., Pearn Auditorium. Free. Call 570.941.4214.

• Harry Mullin Lecture: Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941.5873.

• Students Musicians: In Recital: Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 941.7624.

• Frank Vignola & Warren Vache: In Concert: Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan-McLean Center. Free.

• 3rd Annual Monsignor Andrew J. McGowan Cornerstone Event: Oct. 30, 5 p.m., DeNaples Center. Call 714.1570 for tickets.

Schemel Forum Luncheon Series. Fees Vary. Call 941.7816 for info.

• Israel/Palestine: A Tale of Two Truths: Oct. 4, noon, Rose Room.

• Promised Land: The Books that Shaped America: Oct. 13, noon, Collegiate Hall.

• Afghanistan/Pakistan: As Seen from the Ground: Oct. 19, noon, Rose Room.

• U.S. Foreign Policy: 10 Months into the Obama Era: Oct. 26, noon, Rose Room.

Vintage Theater (119 Penn Ave., Scranton) events:

• Improv Comedy: Sept. 26, 8 p.m. $5.

• Film: “Love Finds Andy Hardy:” Sept. 27, 4 p.m. $3.

Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, 570.586.8191) events:

• Belin Arts Scholarship Works: Oct. 17, featuring painting, literature, printmaking, photography, music, filmmaking, vocal, drama. $10, concert $25. For full info, visit www.belinarts.org or call WCH.

Wilkes-Barre City Events:

• 36th Farmer’s Market, every Thurs. through Nov. 19 beginning at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 24 music by Windfall. Oct. 1 music by Stanky & the Coal Miners. Oct. 8, the last day with music, features Don Shappelle.

WVW Boys Soccer Booster Club Fall Craft Show Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at high school in Plymouth. $35 vendor space. Features crafts, baked goods, more. Call Lynn for info, 570.283.0357.

HISTORY

Anthracite Historical Discovery Center

• Celebrating the 180th Anniversary of Yuengling Brewery: America’s Oldest Brewery: Oct. 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Includes sampling, presentation, book signing with Mark Noon, more. $20 advance, $25 door.

Eckley Miner’s Village (located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eckleyminers.org)

• Lecture: Legacy of Anthracite Coal Mining in PA: Sept. 27, 2 p.m., visitors’ center auditorium. Free.

• Lecture/Movie Showing of “How Green was My Valley:” Sept. 27, 2 p.m. Free.

• Halloween Lantern Tours: Oct. 17-19, 24-26, 6:30-10:30 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children.

Genealogical Research Society Headquarters (1100 Main St., Peckville, 570.383.7661, www.grsnp.org)

• Indoor Flea Market: Sept. 25-26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

• Family History Month with Tom Klopfer: Oct. 21, 7-9 p.m.

Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour (Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590) Museum open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• “Cocktails and Cuisine:” Oct. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $30 Leadership Lackawanna Alumni members, $40 GA. Features live entertainment, expertly paired cocktails/cuisine, more. Call 570.342.7711 for info.

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.

• 14th Annual National Public Lands Day Fee Free Day: Sept. 26. Provides free admission to park grounds, museums and scheduled walking tours.

Tripp House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton: 570.961.3317). The oldest structure in Lackawanna County. Tours are conducted by appointment.

• Inspiring Imaginations Happy Hour: Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m. to benefit the United Neighborhood Center and Boys and Girls Club of NEPA. $10 donation and arts or craft supply, sponsored by the Junior League of Scranton.

LEARNING

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.

Arts Council Art Classes

• Beginning Watercolor Painting every Wed., through Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m. Ages 16+. $130/members, $150/non-members. Learn the basics of watercolor painting and create a landscape and still-life painting.

Aikido of Scranton, Inc. (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500)

• Self-Defense Class taught by Aikido Master Ven Sensei, every Mon. & Wed., 7-9 p.m. $10.

• Traditional Weapons Class, every Thurs., 7-9 p.m. $10.

Back Mountain Martial Arts Center & Mountaintop Karate Center

For more info, call either location, Back Mountain (4 Carr Ave., 570.675.9535) or Mountaintop (312 S. Mountain Blvd., 466.6474): Visit Web site at www.fudoshinkai1.com.

• Instruction in Traditional Karate, Jujutsu, and Sivananda Yoga (Back Mountain): Tues., Wed., Thurs., 4:30-9 p.m., Sat., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (Mountaintop Karate Center Mon., Weds., Fri., 4:30-9 p.m.

• Instruction in Traditional Karate, Jujutsu, and Sivananda Yoga (Mountaintop): Mon., Wed., Fri., 4:30-9 p.m.

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

• Fitness Boxing class: Tues. & Thurs. 7-8 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. Learn boxing and self-defense skills and get a great fitness workout at the same time. All ages/abilities.$7.

• Mixed Martial Arts class: Mon. & Fri., 7:30-9 p.m. Wrestling, boxing, more. $7.

• Core Conditioning class: Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:30 p.m. Improve your balance, agility, strength, and cardio fitness using kettle bells, medicine balls, therabands, balance balls, and other non-traditional training equipment. All ages/abilities. $7.

• Kids Fitness class: Tues. & Thurs., 4-5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30-11 a.m. Calisthenics, balance, more. Ages 5-15, healthy snack included. $10

• Fitness Boot Camps: Get in shape in six weeks. Call for details.

• Cardio Boxing Class. Tue. & Thurs., 6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. Learn boxing and self defense skills. All ages/abilities. $7.

Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Call Rick Evans at 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea at 570.823.5957.

Core Chiropractic Center (180 United Penn Plaza, Kingston, 570.718.1672 or 417.9662)

• Dinner with the Dr.: Cleansing/Weight Loss: Sept. 29, 6 p.m., at Mill Hollow Café, Luzerne. Discusses why diets don’t work. Free. Reservations required.

Dance Contours (201 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.008.0152, www.dancecontours.com)

• Adult classes in ballet, tap, lyrical, CardioSalsa, ballroom dance.

• Children/teen classes in ballet, tap, CheerDance, HipTech Jazz, a funky form of dance developed by Jennifer Magnotta, blending basic Jazz Technique with the styles of street dance and hip hop.

Group and private instruction offered for all levels. All classes taught by Jennifer, a Qualified Member of Dance Educators of America.

Downtown Dojo Karate Academy (84 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.262.1778)

Offering classes in traditional karate, weapons and self defense. Mon-Thurs., 5:30-8:45 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon.

Drawing & Painting Classes with Georgiana Cray Bart, Wilkes-Barre. Includes pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and more

• Young Adult/Adult Classes: weekly, afternoons and evenings

• Portfolio classes for the college bound

• After school/Saturday Classes: 10-12-year-olds

Contact: 570.947.8387, at gcraybart@aol.com or visit schedules at www.gcraybart-artworks.com

Electric Theatre Company (326 Spruce St., Scranton, 570.558.1515):

• African Dance classes: Sept. 26, 4-5:30 p.m., taught by Maura Malloy at Scranton Civic Ballet (234 Mifflin St.). $15 per class, $25 both. Call to reserve.

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

• Youth4Art: After School Museum Arts Program: Wed. /Fri., starting Oct. 2, 3-5 p.m. Uses experimentation to give students their own artistic opportunities. Grades 5-8. Free.

• Paper Mache Sculpture with Virginia Sosik: Oct. 3, 1-3 p.m. Learn the technique. Ages 6th grade+. $90 3-week series.

• Watercolor: Wet and Wild: Every Sun., Oct. 4-24, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Teaches basic techniques. Ages 16+. $100/person + supplies.

• Calaveras, Catrinas, Kahlo and More: Oct. 6, 4-5 p.m. Experience traditions, festivities and crafts of Latin American culture. Grade K-6.

• EverhART 101: Oct. 17, 24, 31, 10 a.m.-noon. Focuses on different aspects of latest exhibit. Grade K-5. $5.

Fazio’s Hapkido Do Jang (61 Main St., Luzerne, 570.239.1191)

Now accepting new students. Children (age 7-12) Mon./Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teen/adult Mon./Wed., 6:45-8:15 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 6:30-8 p.m. Private lesson also available.

Learn Hapkido, the Korean martial art that uses natural movements unlocking hidden powers of strength and confidence. Self defense applications included in every class. Cost $50 monthly, no contract.

Grant’s Martial Arts (404 W. Main St., Plymouth, 570.779.3331, www.grantsmamrtialarts.com)

• Modern Day Warrior Kickboxing/Mixed Martial Arts: Nov. 7, 6 p.m.

GregWorks Professional Fitness Solutions (1513 Pittston Ave., Scranton, 570.499.2349, www.scrantonbootcamp.com)

• Fitness Boot camp: 4-week sessions, Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Tues./Thurs., 8:30-9:30 p.m.

• Private/Semi Private Sessions Available, contact Greg at greganthony@adelphia.net.

• Bridal Bootcamp: Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tues./Thurs., 8:30-9:30 p.m. Bridal Party Group Training and Couples Personal Training available.

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

• Adult Dance Classes, open to adults of all ages and levels, no experience needed: Beginner Tap: Tues., 7:30 p.m.; Ballet: Wed., 6 p.m.; Intermediate Tap: Wed., 7 p.m.; Hip Hop: Thurs., 7 p.m.

• Karate Classes, taught by Master Amy Wall, ages 5-adult, no experience necessary.

• Dancing With Mommy for children ages 2 to 3-1/2 . New classes begin in January.

• Tumbling With Tammy, ages 4-18, Fri., 6 p.m. Taught by certified gymnastics instructors. No experience necessary.

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.

La Nota House of Dance (135 Main St., Luzerne, 570.714.7934, lanotadance@yahoo.com)

• Dinner Dance: Oct. 6, 6:30 p.m. at Apple Tree Terrace (Newberry Estates, Dallas). $17.50/person, $35/couple. Contact Ned for info/reservations, 570.675.3330.

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 info, call 570.969.1224.

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.

MIND AND BODY

Absolute Pilates with Leslie (263 Carbondale Rd., Clarks Summit, www.pilateswithleslie.com)

• Classes Schedule: Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m. Private training on the Cadillac, Reformer and Wunda Chair, along with Pilates mat classes, stability ball core classes and more. Check Web site for updates.

Awakenings Yoga Studio (570.472.3272)

• Beginners Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m., Athletic Club (Rt. 315, Wilkes-Barre). $6.

• Gentle Yoga: Tues., 5:30 p.m., Candy’s Place (Welles St., Kingston). $5.

• Gentle Yoga: Thurs., 6:30 p.m., East Mountain Apartments. Free to residents.

• Private Yoga Instruction or Yoga Therapy: By appointment. $45/hr.

• Private Meditation Instruction: By appointment. $25/half hr session.

Bellas Yoga Studio (650 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, 570.307.5000, www.bellasyoga.com, info@bellasyoga.com)

All workshops $15, pre-registration suggested.

• Sunday Morning Class: 10-11:15 a.m. Features Alternating Vinyasa style yoga with yoga fusion.

• Yoga for Healthy Backs/Hips: Oct. 10, 1-3 p.m. Strengthen low back/hips with yoga/natural remedies.

• Yoga for Detox: Nov. 7, 1-3 p.m. Twisting/stretching to maximize body’s own detox function.

Classes at La Nota Dance Studio (135 Main St., Luzerne, 570.714.7934)

• Salsa Night Thurs., 7-9 p.m. at Luna Lounge (41 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre)

• Zumba Fitness: Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wed. 4:30-5:30 p.m., starting Oct. 3. Register by Oct. 1 and get half off first class.

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.

Egyptian Belly Dance Classes with Dianna Shahein. Call 570.343.2033 for various times/locations. Private/group classes available.

Exhale Yoga Studio (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Forty Fort, behind Beer Deli in the “big brick building,” 570.301.3225)

• Free style Vinyasa: Tues., 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Thurs., 2-3:15 p.m., Fri., 6-7:15 p.m. All levels, breathing, aromatherapy and guided meditations. $10 per class.

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.

Goddess Creations Shop & Gallery (214 Depot St., Clarks Summit, 570.575.8649, info@goddesscreations.net)

• Tarot Card Readings by Rev. Whitney Mulqueen. Private readings done by appointment. Parties and corporate events welcome. Call to book.

• Fall Psychic/Holistic Craft Fair: Oct. 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at Scranton Club (Mulberry/N. Washington Ave., Scranton). $3. Features readers, crafters, more. Call for info.

Goshin Jitsu Martial Arts Classes Every month at Golightley’s Martial Arts (Mark Plaza Shopping Center, Rt. 11, Edwardsville). Classes focus on cardio, stretching, defense, stamina and more. Self defense, cardio and karate aerobics also available. $75/month. Call 570.814.3293 for info.

The Holistic Consortium’s 22nd Annual Fall Body, Mind & Spirit Fair & Expo Oct. 17-18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Independent Fire Hall (166 S. Sprague Ave. Kingston). 50+ vendors, body workers, spiritual readers, free lectures, more. $4, under 12 free. Call 570.779.7767 for info.

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

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/Yoga classes at Spectrum Health & Racquet Club (151 Terrace Dr., Eynon). Meditation: Fri., 7-8 p.m. Yoga: Sat., 9:45-10:45 a.m. $5 each class, bring mat. Call 570.383.3223 for info.

Padmahasta Yoga Classes (50 Main St., Luzerne, 570.332.7612, www.padmahasta.com) with Certified Yoga instructor, Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner. All classes drop-in basis, $10 per session.

• Gentle Yoga: Tues./Thurs., 7:30-8:30 p.m., Thurs., 11 a.m.-noon. Open to all levels.

• Basic Vinyasa: Tues./Thurs., 9:30-10:30 a.m., Tues., 6-7 p.m. Basic flowing yoga class open to all levels.

• Intermediate Vinyasa: Thurs., 6-7 p.m. Open to those with yoga experience/fitness background.

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

• Beginners Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m., Athletic Club (Rt. 315, Plains). $6 per class, first class free.

• Gentle Yoga: Thurs., 6:30 p.m., East Mountain Apartments. Free to residents.

• Private Yoga Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call to schedule.

• Private Meditation Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call to schedule.

Prana Yoga Studio (1112 Wheeler Ave., Dunmore, 570.341.8886) All classes taught in vinyasa flow and geared for all levels of experience

• Tues./Thurs., 5:30 p.m., slow flow; 7:30 p.m., vinyasa flow

• Fri., 7:15 p.m. vinyasa flow

• Sat., 10 a.m., slow flow; noon, power hour; 5 p.m., vinyasa flow

• Sun., noon, power hour.

Reiki & Meditation (341 E. Washington St., Apt. 2, Nanticoke, healingcrystal@verizon.net, 570.735.3540) Fri.-Sun. Call for appointment.

• Reiki Sessions: $40 per hour.

• Meditation classes: $30 per hour.

• Chakra Balancing and Crystal Energy also available.

Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton)

• Lecture by Sybilla Lenz on Feng Shui: Oct. 4, 4-5:30 p.m. in Shopland Hall. Free, features cash bar, snacks, more. Call 570.330.0083 for info.

Zumba Fitness Classes

• Mon./Wed., 5:15 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., at TLC Fitness Center (bottom of Morgan Hwy., Scranton). $5/class. Call 570.558.7293 for info.

• Adult classes held at Fitwize 4 Kids Tues./Thurs., 7:15, Sun., 11 a.m. on Keyser Ave. across from Keyser Oak Shopping Center Call 348.9383 for info.

OUTSIDE

Friends of Salt Springs State Park (Montrose, 570.967.7275, www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org)

• Honoring Our Rural Heritage: Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Features activities, refreshments, more. Free. Call 278.1881 for info.

Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, reservations required.

• National Public Lands Day Park Clean Up: Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-noon. Includes litter clean up, weeding, more. Volunteers needed, call to register.

• Scout Day: Sept. 27, 1-3 p.m. Open to boy/girl scouts ages 6-11. $2/scout. Focuses on various aspects of forests, includes guided hike/hands-on activities. Call for info.

• Fall Foliage Walk: Oct. 10, 1 p.m. Meets at Woodfrog Loop trailhead along Honey Hole Road. Free.

Northeastern PA Chapter of the Sierra Club

• Hike at the Moosic Mountain Nature Conservancy: Sept. 27. Moderate Moosic Mount. Conservatory Lands hike. Bring water/lunch. Meet 9:30 a.m. in Dunmore YMCA parking lot. Call 383.0105 for info.

• Trip to Hawk Mountain Sanctuary: Oct. 10, meet 9 a.m. at Blackman St. Park & Ride, Wilkes-Barre. Bring water, lunch, binoculars. Call 570.675.8628 for info.

• High Point Sate Park Hike: Oct. 17, meets 9 a.m. YMCA parking lot, Dunmore. Bring water, lunch. Call 570.388.2418 for info.

SOCIAL GROUPS

“Party of the Month” Social Club open for new members, hosting upcoming parties at Newberry Estates, Dallas with music by The Statesmen. First party Oct. 18, call Ruth to join or for info, 570.655.1023.

POWER! Scranton events:

• Sept. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at P.J.’s Pub in the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. Tours of Renaissance at 500 available 6:30-7:30 p.m. Music by Rich Jenkins, speaker Don Rinaldi of Scranton Life Realty. Free for POWER! members, $10 at door, $25 yearly membership. Visit nepapower.com for info.

Prideofnepa: A GLBT social group. Meets second Tues. of each month, 6:30 p.m., at Tony Di’s pizzeria (295 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre). Allies are welcome. E-mail prideofnepa@prideofnepa.org for info.

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