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The inaugural “Running of the Santas” pub crawl will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The event, sponsored by Coors Light, will include live bands and contests, and benefits Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer (ALSF).

The event begins at noon when Beer Boys, Bart & Urby’s and Senunas’ participate in Stage One. At 3 p.m., the Santas will gather at Rodano’s and then at 6 p.m., the Santas will run to the “North Pole:” Wilkes Barre Hardware Bar. Anyone interested in attending can make a $5 donation at any of the participating bars and receive a wristband. All are encouraged to wear a holiday costume to this 21+ event.

Visit www.runningofthesantas.com or www.nepa2night.com for tickets, details and more. This is the first time Wilkes-Barre is hosting a run, which will also be held in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, New York City and more across the country. Those that cannot attend the event may donate online at www.AlexsLemonade.org.


Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton will proclaim April 22, 2009, “Concert for a Cause Day” in the City of Wilkes-Barre to help note the event’s 10th anniversary.


Deck the Halls with the live symphonic music of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, under the direction of Music Director Lawrence Loh, as they perform their annual Holiday concerts, Friday, Dec. 5 at the Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton, and Saturday, Dec. 6 at the F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. Both concerts begin at 7 p.m.

These shows have been a time-honored tradition in NEPA for more than 33 years. Ticket prices range from $18-$55 and student tickets are $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Philharmonic Ticket Hotline at 570.341.1568 or visit www.nepaphil.org and ticketmaster.com.


First Night Scranton, a project of Scranton Tomorrow, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and the organization is looking for you, your family, friends, civic groups, church groups, etc... to help out.

A volunteer sign up/informational meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Electric City Trolley Museum (300 Cliff St., Scranton). If planning to attend the meeting e-mail jennifer@scrantontomorrow.org or call 963.7576.


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