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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., 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. A historic steam locomotive operates Thurs.-Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. $3 per person, all ages 6+.

CAR & BIKE EVENTS

Gunners PA Law Enforcement MC ( gunnerspalemc@gmail.com, $20/rider, $10/passenger unless noted otherwise)

• Project Fallen Ride: May 5, registration 10 a.m.-noon. Begins/ends Jefferson Park, Pittston, ends Outsiders, Wilkes-Barre. Benefits individuals, families of law enforcement, corrections officers, military, fire/EMS fallen in the line of duty or on hard times. Food, entertainment to follow.

• Coats and Shoes for Kids Ride: June 9, registration 10 a.m.-noon. Begins/ends Jefferson Park, corner N. Main St. and New St., Pittston. Benefits Pittston Coats for Kids. Food, entertainment to follow. Accepting coats, shoes.

• Ride for Ruth’s Place: July 21, registration 10 a.m.-noon, details to be set. Benefits Ruth’s Place. Food, entertainment to follow.

• Gunners Cancer Ride: Aug. 11, registration 10 a.m.-noon. Begins/ends Jefferson Park, corner N. Main St. and New St., Pittston. Benefits Homechek and Hull, whose families have been affected by cancer, and cancer research.

• Phantom Rider Program: If unable to make it to ride, donate $10 passenger fee and new stuffed animal, which will go to children in need, any left end of season go to Toys For Tots. Send to Gunners 11 Hemlock Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657.

Middle Of Nowhere Scooter Club ( MiddleOfNowhereSC@yahoo.com, facebook.com/middleofnowheresc)

• Rally: April 27-29, Stroudsburg.

BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS

4th Annual Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show March 30, 7-10 p.m., doors 6:30 p.m., Seasons Ball Room, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. $60 (feat. Silent auction, hors d’oeuvres), $40 (show only, 8:15 p.m.). Cash bar. Business casual dress. Patty Leighton, honorary Master of Ceremonies. Mary Dimino, Liz Russo, Mary Radzinski, Jeannine Luby. Proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Service Center. For tickets/info, call Nina Dei Tos at 570.823.6799 ext. 221.

4th Annual Night at the Races March 31, doors 6 p.m., post time 7 p.m., St. Anthony’s Parish Center, Exeter. Adults only. Free admission w/ $10 purchase of horse, otherwise $5.Food, drink. If your horse wins, get $50.Proceeds benefit 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund. Pick up horse forms at W. Side Auto, 401 Wyoming Ave., W. Pittston. Info: 570.237.0765.

9th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day March 29. Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives. Dress down day as determined by workplace in memory of Helen Phillips. T-shirts, $15; pins, $5. Proceeds benefit Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. For info/to participate/to be team captain, call 1.800.424.6724, visit cancernepa.org.

American Cancer Society

• 39th Annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days: Flowers available at malls, grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants, etc., including Wyoming Valley Health Care locations, Geisinger of Wyoming Valley, more. Bunch/$10 donation, vase and bunch/$15 donation. Info: 570.562.9749

• 14th Annual Relay For Life of Wyoming Valley: June 16-17, King’s College Betzler Fields, Wilkes-Barre Twp. Info: relayforlife.org/pawyomingvalley.

American Lung Association

• Fight for Air Climb: March 24, Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre. Climb one floor of steps, both up and down. Volunteers needed. For info, registration, sponsorships, visit lunginfo.org/arenaclimb, call 570.823.2212.

• Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Game: March 24, 7:05 p.m., vs. St. John’s, Mohegan Sun Arena. $18-$23, includes hat, hot dog, popcorn, soda. Portion of each ticket donated to ALA. Info/tickets: 570.970.3607, csipsky@wbspenguins.com.

• Fight For Air Walk: June 9, 10 a.m., King’s College, Betzler Field, Wilkes-Barre. Dry walk route or Water Sprinkler Route. Ice cream social to follow. Sign up online at lunginfo.org/wbwalk. Info: 570.823.2212, dreifler@lunginfo.org.

Autism Coalition of Luzerne County Candlelight Vigil/Walk and Awareness Fair Vigil April 20, 6 p.m., Luzerne County Court House (200 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre). Walk/fair: April 21, registration 8:30 a.m., walk 10 a.m., begins at Forty Fort Recreation Complex (2009 Wyoming Ave.). Info: 570.760.3952.

Big Brothers Big Sisters

• 30th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake: March 24, noon, 1:30 p.m., Southside Bowl; April 21, noon, 1:30 p.m., Valley Lanes. More money raised, more prizes won. Register at bbbsnepa.org. All teams must pre-register. Info: 800.955.4376.

Bloomsburg Hospital 5th Annual Wine Tasting Benefit March 24, 5-9 p.m., Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. $75. Tapas-style dining, dessert, wine, entertainment. Silent auction. Pianist Kevin Haile performing. Info/tickets: 570.387.2099, lmakara@bloomhealth.net.

Candy’s Place (570.714.8800)

• Duffy’s Campout: March 22, 5:30 a.m., ends when Duffy hits $5,000, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Donations can be made on site during event, by phone day of, cancerwellnessnepa.org.

• Helping Women with Cancer benefit: March 24, 6-9 p.m., Rodano’s on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. $15 ($20 at door), includes food, beer, soda. Cash bar. Proceeds benefit Karen Lavan Bokelman Foundation and Candy’s Place. Info/tickets: klbfoundation.com.

• Nutrition and Fitness: Before, During and After Chemotherapy: April 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Open to public. Refreshments, snacks. Must have reservation, call to reserve.

A Celebration of Music April 14, 7 p.m., Lackawanna Trail Jr/Sr High School. Donations at door. Featuring original band compositions. Benefits LTHS Music Dept. Info/to donate: cstrauch@epix.net.

Elvis on Parade March 31, 7 p.m., Wyoming Valley West Senior High School auditorium (Wadham St., Plymouth). $15/adults, $8/students. Andy Svrcek, Jimmy T., El Tabasco. Tickets at Franchella’s (Plymouth), Ollie’s (Edwardsville), 570.328.1736. Portion of proceeds to benefit Dinners for Kids.

Fundraiser Event to Support Leadership Lackawanna March 25 noon-6 p.m., Quaker Steak and Lube, Dickson City. 50/50, basket raffle. For coupons, contact a member of the Slope Group, call 570.585.9225 or e-mailrestoretheslopell@gmail.com. Proceeds assist in restoring Oil House at Gravity Slope Colliery.

Greater Pittston YMCA Susquehanna Stride Half Marathon & 5K May 27

Make A Break for McAuley 5K Run/1-Mile Walk March 24, 10 a.m., Kirby Park/River Commons. Rain date March 31. Bring household item to donate to the Catherine McAuley Center. Registration, $20/students, $25/adults. Under 10, free. Refreshments, prizes to follow. Info: jlwb5krun@gmail.com, makeabreakformcauley.webs.com.

A Night at the Races March 24, doors 6:30 p.m., Our Lady of Peace School (410 N. Abington Road, Clarks Summit). $10/advance, $15/door, food, BYOB, beverages, basket raffles, name a horse for $10. Proceeds benefit Religious Education Program’s Vacation Bible School. Info: 570.586.1741.

A Night for Nick April 28, 5-10 p.m., Adventure Zone, Scranton. $25. To honor Army Specialist Nick Staback, injured in Afghanistan. Seeking: Items for raffles, food donations, paper products. To make monetary donation, make check to “A Night for Nick,” mail to P.O. Box 67 Archbald, PA 18403. Proceeds go to Nick and family. Info, to donate: night4nick@yahoo.com, 570.878.0757.

Northeastern Penna Chapter Friends of NRA 20th Annual Fundraising Banquet March 24, 5 p.m., Genetti Manor (1505 N. Main St., Dickson City). $40/person, $75/couples, $25/under 21, includes 3 entree family dinner, open bar, door prizes. Tickets in advance, call 570.586.2662.

Spring Break for Autism March 30, 6-10 p.m., Susquehanna Brewing Co, Pittston. Music, silent auction, more. Contact Deb Dudley, 570.342.8305 ext 2063.

United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA

• Food Drive to Benefit Angel’s Attic at Release of “The Hunger Games:” March 22-25, Cinemark Theatres at Montage Mountain. Starts March 22, 8 p.m., movie premiere midnight. Non-perishable foods exchanged for raffle tickets. Info: Cinemark, 570.961.5943; UNC, 346.0759, ext. 114

WFTE FM 90.3/105.7 Get On the Air Benefit Concerts

• Mark Sutorka: March 22, Irish Wolf (Linden St., Scranton)

• Chuck Silsby of The Way: March 24, Chestnut Street Tavern, Dunmore

• Jay Luke of The Mess: March 29, Chestnut Street Tavern, Dunmore

Wilkes-Barre YMCA

• Party for Jayden: March 22, 5-8 p.m., Rodano’s (53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre). $20, includes food, draft beer, well drinks (Pinnacle vodkas, Captain Morgan). Proceeds provide diabetic alert dog to 7-year-old Jayden. Call 570.823.2191 ext. 222 for info.

• Camp Kresge’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner: March 27, 4-8 p.m., Rodano’s, Wilkes-Barre. $7/adults, $3.50/under 12. Dine in, take out. Benefits camping programs.

• Zumbathon: March 31, 1-3 p.m. $10, $5 with student ID. 2-hour party, silent auction, giveaways, refreshments. Proceeds provide diabetic alert dog to 7-year-old Jayden. Call 570.823.2191, ext. 222, e-mail Sara.May@solidcactus.com.

• 26th Annual Night at the Races: May 17, doors 6 p.m., post time 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. $15 GA, $20 Clubhouse (tables of 4), includes racehorse. Free food, refreshments. 8 races, chance to win in auction race. Tickets: 570.823.2191 ext 127. Proceeds benefit youth services programming.

Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (570.288.4350)

• Do It for the Kids 5K Run: April 25, River Common at Millennium Circle, Wilkes-Barre. Registration 5 p.m., 5k start, 6 p.m., awards ceremony, 6:45 p.m. Info: 570.714.1246, lkozelsky@wvcakids.org.

• Walk-a-Thon: April 28, registration 9 a.m. walk 10 a.m., awards/post-walk celebration 10:45 a.m., WVCA Pre-School (1133 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort). Info: 570.714.1246, lkozelsky@wvcakids.org.

EVENTS

13th Annual O’Malley Free Easter Party April 1, 1-3 p.m., Keyser Valley Community Center, Scranton. Pre-school-grade 5. Entertainment by DJ Jason Miller. Photo with Easter Bunny, Goodfellas Pizza, orange drink, jelly bean, chocolate bunny. McDonald’s coupons. RSVP to 570.346.1828 by March 29.

American Advertising Federation’s 20 Minutes & a Beer March 22, 6-8 p.m., The Banshee, Scranton. Joe Van Wie, CEO, JVW, Inc. $10. Visit aafnepa.org to reserve.

American Choral Festival of the Music of Zoltan Kodaly April 1, 4 p.m., East Stroudsburg Methodist Church (87 S. Courtland St.). $18/adults, $15/seniors, $12/students. Advance: $15/adults, $12/seniors, $10/students. Call 670.759.6002 for tickets/info.

American Legion Mountain Post 781 (1550 Henry Dr., Mountain Top)

• 3rd Annual Flea Market: May 6, 7 a.m.-5 p.m. $10 under cover with table, $5 yard BYOT, public welcome. To register call 570.332.5658.

April Show with The Magics, Kaelyn Marie & Texas Jeff April 21, 6-11 p.m., St. Joseph’s Hall (May St., Jenkins Twp.). $35, includes buffet 6:45-8 p.m., beer, wine, soda free. No tickets at door. Blondie from B.P. Catering. Call 570.457.7665, 342.4923.

Back Mountain Chamber

• Business and Community Expo: April 18, 4-7 p.m., Misericordia University. To register, call 570.675.9380, visit BackMountainChamber.org. Back Mountain Historical Association event, 7-9 p.m.

Bank Of America Museums on Us April 7-8. Free access for Bank of America/Merrill Lynch cardholders to Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art. Photo ID/valid credit, debit card needed. One free GA limited to cardholder.

Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181, 800.282.0283, bte.org)

• The Taming of the Brew: April 14, 7-11 p.m., Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. $75, exclusively for sale online, 4/customer. Fundraiser featuring microbrews, food, entertainment, beer- tasting talk, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Info: tamingofthebrew.org.

Breslau Hose Co. No. 5 Ladies Aux Potato Pancake Sale March 30, 4-7 p.m. Pancakes only, benefits local volunteer firemen. Info: 570.817.1937.

Browndale Fire Co. (Route 247, 620 Marion St., Browndale, 43fire.com)

• Homemade Pierogi For Sale: donation $6/dozen. Potato and cheese. To order, contact any member, call 570.499.4908, e-mail jdoyle@nep.net, go online.

• Annual Spring Chicken Barbecue: March 25, drive-through only 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Half chicken, potato, vegetable, coleslaw, roll, dessert. $9, from any member or 570.785.5300 or 499.4908, by e-mail at jdoyle@nep.net. Advance sales only.

Chicory House and Folklore Society ( www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007) events:

• New England Contra Dance: April 7, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). No partner/previous experience needed. $9/adults, reduced rate families. Fiddler Hope Grietzer, keyboard player Jill Smith, hammered dulcimer player Curt Ogood, calling by Ted Crane.

Chinchilla Hose Company (Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726, www.chcfire.net)

• Annual Pizza Sale: every Fri. during lent until April 6, 2-7 p.m. Red, white, white broccoli. Proceeds benefit operation/equipment. Orders can be placed day of, call.

• Basket Bingo Fundraiser: March 31, 1 p.m., $25/door, $20/advance. Supports Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Info: 225.1071.

Choral Arts of Luzerne County ( www.choralartslc.org)

• Spring Auditions/Rehearsals: Tues., 7-9:30 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (190 South Sprague Ave., Kingston). Openings for sopranos, altos, tenors, basses. Music features “Missa Brevis” by Zoltan Kodaly, “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten.

• Spring Concerts: April 28, 7:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church (97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre); April 29, 3 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church (210 W. Green St., Hazleton). $15/adults, $10/students, seniors, tickets at door, in advance from chorus members or by sending check payable to Choral Arts of Luzerne County, 190 South Sprague Ave., Kingston.

Choral Society

• “Wondrous Love:” March 31, Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton); April 1, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre). $15/adults, free/18 and under, $3 discount/seniors, students, Lackawanna Library card holders, WVIA/Raymond Hood Room/Scranton Cultural Center members. Info: 570.343.6707, choralsociety.net.

Clifford Community Youth Group

• 5th Annual Homemade Easter Egg Sale: through March 25. $2/homemade peanut butter, coconut cream. Pickup March 24, 31, 10 a.m.-noon, Clifford United Methodist Church. To order: 570.222.3331, 222.4344. Pre-orders appreciated.

Comedy Stand-Off Wed. in March, 9 p.m. (arrive by 8:30 to sign up), Clarion Hotel & The Hub Lounge (300 Meadow Ave., Scranton). Perform 5-7 min. routine, top 3 picked each week. Top 12 perform April 12, top 5 picked by Scott Bruce for a show, date TBA.

Conyngham United Methodist Church (411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960, conynghamumc.com)

• Sisters: Tues., 10 a.m. Beth Moore study, “Jesus, the One and Only.” All women welcome.

• Soup & Devotions: Wed. through April 4, noon. Soup, bread, dessert served.

• Craft Fair: March 25.

Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax Events:

• March 23, Merts (Scranton); April 6, Honky Tonk (Dunmore); April 28, St. Mary’s (Scranton).

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

■ Kids Classes:

• Quilting for Kids: Wed., through March 28, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/class.

• Here’s Looking at You!: March 21, 28, 4-5 p.m. Ages 5-12. Free.

• Young at Art: Puppetry for Preschoolers: March 22, 29, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4-5. $35.

• All About Puppetry: Ages 5-8, March 23, 30, 4-5:30 p.m.; Ages 9-12, March 22, 29, 4-5:30 p.m. $35/4 classes.

• Puppetry Together: March 23, 30, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 3-4. $35.

• Little People & Nature: Series 1-March 27, 10-11 a.m.; Series 2-March 21, 28, 10-11 a.m. Ages 2 1/2-5. Free.

■ Intergenerational Classes:

• Quilting for Everyone: Wed., through-March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. All ages. $6/class. No experience required, all materials provided.

• Open Studio: March 26-27, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13+. $50/series of 4 classes or $15/class.

■ Adult Classes:

• Decorative Painting: March 21, 28, noon-3 p.m. Ages 16+. $20/class + cost of painting surface. Preregistration required, call.

• Pottery & Sculpture for Beginners: March 22, 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13+. $60/4-class series. All materials supplied.

• Knitting for Beginners: March 27, 7-9 p.m. Ages 16+. $35. All materials supplied.

Dorrance Twp. Volunteer Fire Co.

• Pancake & Sausage Breakfast/Bake Sale: April 15, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Take-outs available. $7/adults, $3.50/kids 6-12, free/5 and under. Tickets from any dept. member or at door. Call 570.868.6763.

Doug Smith Music ( dougsmithbass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271)

• March 23, 7-11 p.m., Carl Von Luger Steak & Seafood, Scranton. With Jim Buckley Jazz Quartet.

• March 31, 2-5 p.m., Senior Exhibit 2012, Mahady Gallery (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton). Ventrello, Sparacino & Smith Jazztet.

• April 15, 2-3:30 p.m., Mellow Theater (Vine & Washington, Scranton). Scranton Civic Ballet performance.

• April 20, 8-9:30 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center Shopland Hall (Washington Ave., Scranton). Robert Dale Chorale. The Great American Songbook.

Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in need of volunteers, one day/week to check in clients, more; arrive by 8:15 a.m., commit to every week. Positions to help w/ vaccination clinics, substitute desk work. Stop in to office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville, visitepaaonline.com, call 570.994.5846.

Fundamentals to Selling on eBay Class March 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mayfield Conference Room at Hilton Scranton. $125, “bring a friend for free” deal. Focus on laying foundations for sales on eBay with Jason Richner. To reserve, contact 570.229.7289, easyselling101.com.

Geneva School’s 7th Annual “Taste of the Valley” May 2, 5:30-8 p.m., Fiorelli’s (Main Ave., Peckville). $15/advance adults, $5/advance kids under 12. $20/door. Taste foods prepared by some of best local eateries. Live auction, basket raffles. Restaurants/caterers wishing to participate, contact revenueresults@comcast.net, 570.489.7620. All proceeds benefit The Geneva School. For info/tickets, call or visit geneva-school.org.

Grace Episcopal Church (30 Butler St., Kingston, 570.287.8440)

• Family Health Fair: March 31, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Blood pressure checks, dental, eye exams, nutrition info, healthy snacks, fitness demos, fire safety, face painting, games. Free, open to public. Info: gracechurchkingston.org

Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce events (20 W. Broad St.):

• Chamber Breakfast Program: Capriotti’s Palazzo (1 Banks Ave., McAdoo). Rep. Tarah Toohil, March 21; Senator John Yudichak, April 25; Luzerne County Council, May 31. $15/members, $20/non-members. Full breakfast. Call 570.455.1509.

• Tour of Canyon Country: April 19-27, featuring Arizona & Utah. Info on trip: hazletonchamber.org, contact Destiny Travel, 788.2771, destinytravel7@hotmail.com.

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce events:

• Economic Outlook Breakfast: March 22, 8 a.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel.

• 16th Annual Community Reading Day: April 25, 9 a.m. Volunteers needed to spend hour with second graders. Individuals or companies. Info: 570.342.7711, mpotis@scrantonchamber.com.

Green River - The Ultimate CCR Tribute Show April 13, 10-11 p.m., 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Scranton Hilton Grand Ballroom. Opening act Double Cross Band. $10 pre-sale at Hilton or JZ Tours by phone, 570.344.2212, or online. $12/door. $15/person to reserve table. Venue: 343.3000

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Parish Lenten Food Sale March 30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 401 E. Main St., Miners Mills, Wilkes-Barre. Take-out only. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance: $8. Info: 570.825.4716, 825.6540

Johnson College (3427 N. Main Ave., Scranton)

• American Red Cross Blood Drive: March 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Moffat Building Gym. All presenting donors during March can enter to win vacation. To make appt., call 1.800.RED.CROSS. Info: 570.702.8912

The Junior League of Scranton (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.961.8120)

• Cinderella’s Closet: April 11, 4-8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Shopland Hall (420 N. Washington Ave.). Dresses, shoes, jewelry, accessories, $10 or less. April 9, prom fashion show, Steamtown Mall (300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). Accepting donations at Tripp House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton) March 27, April 3, 6-9 p.m., March 31, Steamtown Mall, second floor near escalator, noon-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Junior League of Scranton Scholarship Fund.

Keep Wine-ing: He might start to look like Prince Charming March 22, 7:30 p.m., Bartolai Winery (Route 92, Exeter Twp.). $15. Jeannine M. Luby, Liz Russo. Info: 570.650.7518, notprincecharming.com.

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

• Liberal Arts Career Expo: March 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Majors such as Criminal Justice, Psychology, Mass Communications, Environmental Studies, English/Professional writing.

• Annual Rev. Donald J. Grimes, C.S.C., Divine Wisdom Lecture: April 10, 3:30 p.m., Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Dr. David Pizarro, Cornell University, to discuss “The Good, the Bad, and the Dirty: The Role of Disgust in Moral and Political Judgment.” Free.

• Piano virtuoso Ang Li presenting the works of Haydn, Chopin and Brahms: April 12, 7:30 p.m., J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center. Free. Info: 208.6044

• Dr. Ashley Mears, Boston University, to discuss “Pricing Looks, Pricing Gender: The Production of Value in an Aesthetic Economy:” April 16, 7 p.m., Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free.

• Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert: April 21, 7:30 p.m., J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center. Free. Info: 208.6044

• Dr. Nancy Sherman, Georgetown University, to evaluate inner lives of soldiers, moral costs of modern warfare: April 24, 6:30 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Free.

• Global Landscapes Conference Keynote: April 26, 7 p.m., Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free. Former CEO Nilofer Merchant presenting “Why Being Big Isn’t Big Enough, Anymore.”

Lackawanna College events (Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton, 570.955.1455)

• Yesterday & Today: Interactive Beatles Tribute: March 23, 8 p.m. $25-$30, $15/students.

• The Kingston Trio: April 20, 8 p.m. $25-$30, $15/students.

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

• “Man on Earth:” March 23-April 20, opening March 23, 5-7 p.m. Earl Lehman and his students, exhibit investigates man’s impact on the planet. Refreshments. Free. Info: earllehman.com.

• Art in Nature: Wet Felting 101: March 24, 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 10+, no experience necessary. $20, $30 for this and March 31 session. Materials provided, may bring adornments. Pre-registration required.

• Film: No Impact Man: March 28, 6 p.m. Discussion to follow. Popcorn, light refreshments. Free, pre-registration required.

• Natural Wonders: Inside of an Egg: March 29, 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 3-5 and guardian. $40/series of 6. Pre-registration required. Classes every other Thurs., March 29-June 7.

• Art in Nature: Ceramics for Seniors: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2-4 p.m. Hand building techniques, includes pottery wheel. No experience necessary. $100, all materials provided. Pre-payment required. Make-up dates available.

• Art in Nature: Children’s Clayplay: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8 p.m. Hand building techniques including pinch, coil and slab pottery. No experience necessary. Kids 7+. $100 per person, all materials provided. Pre-payment required. Make-up dates available.

• Art in Nature: Felt Egg Workshop: March 31, 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 10+, no experience necessary. $30 with previous session. Materials provided, may bring adornments. Pre-registration required.

Leadership Lackawanna events

• Write Like You Mean It Workshop: April 10, 8-9:30 a.m., Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (222 Mulberry St., Scranton). Continental breakfast. $10/members, $15 public. To register, visit scrantonchamber.com, call 570.342.7711.

• Night at the Races Fundraiser: April 28, 7-10:30 p.m.

Lehman’s Last Night’s First Annual Rummage Sale April 14, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., vendor set-up 7 a.m., Lake Lehman High School (1128 Old Route 115, Lehman). Indoor space $10, mail check to Lake Lehman School District, 1128 Old Route, 115, Lehman, PA 18627, payable Lake Lehman Last Night Rummage Sale. Include name, address, number, no. spaces. Proceeds benefit Last Night Lock In.

MainStreetChamber of Lackawanna County Grand Opening/Business Card Exchange/Fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse America March 29, 5-8 p.m., Bellissimo Pizzeria and Ristorante (223 Northern Blvd., South Abington Twp.). Cash bar, music by Clarence Spady Band, food. Info: 888.233.1522, Lackawanna.MainStreetChamber.net

Martial Arts Super Sport “Night for the Troops” March 24, 7 p.m., doors 6 p.m., Kingston Armory (280 Market St., Kingston). $30-$75, all uniformed soldiers free. 14 fights. Will Weber, Steve Mytych, T-Rex Harris.

Marywood University events (2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, www.marywood.edu, 570.348.6211)

• 5th Annual Charity Basketball Game: March 24, 6:30 p.m., doors 5 p.m., Mellow Center. Men’s and women’s basketball teams against Allied Forces from Allied Services, wheelchair basketball game. $5, $3 with student ID. To support physically and mentally challenged at St. Joseph’s Center. Info: 328.6211 x2549, kkuna@marywood.edu

McAdoo Fire Company

• 2012 Golf Tournament to Benefit the Equipment Fund: June 2, 9 a.m. shotgun start, 4 Man Scramble, Mountain Valley Golf Course, Barnesville. $75/person. Hole-in-one prizes on all par 3s, lunch at the turn, dinner following at firehouse, door prizes, skins, par 3 prizes. Deadline May 20. Info: 570.929.1079, mcadoofireems.com

Misericordia University events ( www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400, box office 674.6719):

• Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Easter Bunny: March 31, brunch 10-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10/adults, $5/children 5-12, free under 5. Reservations required, call 674.6768.

• “Journey Through The Arts:” April 12, 7:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. Free, open to public.

• “Ensemble Evening: Dance:” April 19, 7:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. Free, open to public.

• “Ensemble Evening: Music:” April 25, 7:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. Free, open to public.

• Relay for Life: April 13, 7 p.m.-April 14, 7 a.m., Anderson Sports and Health Center, north gate. Benefit American Cancer Society. Participate individually, teams, $10/team member, register relayforlife.org/pamisericordia. Luminarias, $10, ceremony April 13, 9:30 p.m., contact wests2@misericordia.edu. Program sponsorships: 570.562.9749, jeffrey.bauman@cancer.org.

• Inaugural Dr. Madori Yamanouchi lecture presenting Carl Bernstein: April 17, 7 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. Free. Call to reserve. Question/answer, autograph signing following presentation.

• Annual Diversity Camp: June 17-21, for students entering grades 11-12. For info, contact high school guidance counselor or call 570.674.1483.

Career Exploration Camps (for high school juniors/seniors; registration required):

• Future Business Executives: June 17-20. $100. Info: 674.6777, rwilliam@misericordia.edu. Register: misericordia.edu/ceee.

• Chemistry and Biochemistry Sciences: June 24-26. $90. Info: 674.6769, afedor@misericordia.edu.

• Nursing Pre-College: June 24-26. $90. Info: 674.6373, kgelso@misericordia.edu. Register: misericordia.edu/nursingcamp.

• Communications and Media: June 24-27. $90. Info: 674.6744, msgroi@misericordia.edu.

• Speech-Language Pathology: June 24-27. $85. Info: 674.6724, ddiblasi@misericordia.edu.

• Literature: June 24-27. $85. Info: 674.6423, rsteinbe@misericordia.edu.

• Teacher Education: June 24-26. $75. Info: 674.6270, rhometch@misericordia.edu.

• Occupational Therapy: June 24-27. $90. Info: dcarey3@misericordia.edu. To register: misericordia.edu/ot, click on Career Exploration Camp.

Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono).

• Ramona Singer Meet-and-Greet: March 31, 6-8 p.m., Gypsies. $20. Of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” First 250 get autographed ‘Ramona Pinot Grigio.’ Tasting table. Info: mountairycasino.com, 866.468.7619.

Mt. Aloysius College (7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cressona)

• Kathleen Hall Jamieson Lecture: “Incivility and its Discontents:” March 21, 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Historic Alumni Hall. Free, public encouraged. Registration recommended, call 570.886.6510.

Myrtle Street UM Church (840 Harrison Ave., Scranton, 570.346.9911, 342.2015) events:

• Community Craft Fair: March 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission. New vendors with homemade crafts, baked goods, snack shop, door prizes.

• Multi-Vendor Flea Market: April 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 to rent table, call 342.5308, 969.5229 or church. Money must accompany reservation, must reserve by April 9. Snack shop.

Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org)

• Concerts: March 24, 8 p.m., Tunkhannock Middle School, April 1, 3 p.m., Towanda High School. Advance: $8/adult, $4/student; door, $9/adult, $5/student.

The Osterhout Free Library events (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959)

• Open Computer Lab: Mon./Wed., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 1-4 p.m.

• Knit and Crochet Group: March 31, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

• Storm Stalkers Chase Group: March 24, 9:30 a.m-4 p.m. Thunderstorm safety for kids, 9:30 a.m., ages 5+; junior spotter class, 10 a.m., ages 5+; basic spotter course, noon, ages 12+; advanced spotter class, 2 p.m., ages 12+; storm chaser ethics course, 4 p.m., ages 12+.

• “Love Your Library Night” as Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins take on St. John’s Ice Caps: March 24, 7:05 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena. Starts $18, via Penguins group sales office. Includes seat, baseball cap, food voucher. Portion of the ticket sales will support library. Info/tickets: 570.208.5415, ekain@wbspenguins.com.

Peace and Justice Center’s Annual Dinner April 23, 6 p.m., Kirby Memorial Health Center (71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre). $35/person, $275/table, $15/students, reduced income.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre events:

• Spring Personal Enrichment Film & Discussion Series Celebrating the Titanic: Thurs., 7 p.m., March 22-April 12, last night held April 15, R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, Wilkes-Barre. Pre-film lecture notes, post-film discussion with guest speakers. Titanic Tech, Ghosts of the Abyss, A Night to Remember, Raise the Titanic, Titanic (1953). Info: 570.675.9269, rrybicki@psu.edu.

• Alumni Offer Blue & White Football Game Bus Trip: April 21, bus trip to Blue & White Game at Beaver Stadium. $40, includes transportation, tailgate before/after (game admission free), raffle. To RSVP, call 570.675.9228, e-mail klb14@psu.edu, visit wb.psu.edu/Alumni/alumevents.htm.

Perspective Church of Pittston

• All Rapped Up: March 24, 8 p.m., 66 Broad St., Pittston. $25/adult, $15/student. Developed by Driven, The Young Adult Ministry of Perspective Church. RSVP, 570.212.9582.

Pink Slip Duo March 22, Chestnut Street Tavern (Chestnut and Elm St., Dunmore).

Ramada Hotel Easter Buffet April 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 20 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Piano music, Easter Bunny. Info: 570.824.7100

Safe Haven Dog Rescue ( www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)

• 2012 Safe Haven Calendar available. Send check, $16/each calendar, plus S& H charge of $2/1, $3/2, $4/3, $5/4 or more to: Safe Haven Calendar, RR1, Box 289-A, Effort, PA 18330. Proceeds help SH rescue, care for dogs from overcrowded and high kill shelters.

• Adoption Day: April 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Route 209, Brodheadsville). Dogs available to meet and get to know. Pre-adoption application with references, home visit required prior to adoption.

• Volunteer Meeting: April 17, 6:30 p.m., Cherry’s Restaurant (Route 209, Kresgeville). Volunteers, foster families always welcome. Volunteers needed for adoption days, dog transport, fundraising, clerical help, home visits, more.

Shickshinny First United Methodist Church

• Homemade peanut butter and coconut Easter eggs, milk or dark chocolate: through April 4. $.85 each, call 570.542.7077 or 542.7149 to order.

Spring EGGstravaganza March 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas). Free, family friendly. Easter Bunny (don’t forget your camera), kids’ games, prizes, crafts, refreshments, vendors, Auxiliary-sponsored bake sale. Info: 570.675.8600 ext. 115 or 195

St. John the Baptist Church (126 Nesbitt St., Larksville, 570.779.9620) events:

• New Easter Play: The Prodigal Sons: Passion Play 2012: March 30, 7:30 p.m. Open to public. Refreshments, fellowship in church hall after.

St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875)

• Pierogie sale: $6/dozen. Orders due by March 30, may be picked up 2-5 p.m., April 3, church hall. Call 562.1434, 457.9280 or church hall.

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

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

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (474 Yalick Road, Dallas, 570.675.3859)

• Hip-hop artist AGAPE*: March 25, 7 p.m. $7. Will appear with support of congregation, senior youth group.

St. Peter’s Church (Tunkhannock)

• Lenten Soup Suppers and Taize Services: March 21, 28, April 4, 6 p.m. supper, 6:30 p.m. service. May bring meatless soup or loaf of bread to share. Info: 570.836.2233.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600)

• Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.

• Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m.

St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org)

• Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship: First, third Mon. of month for men interested in adult discussion of Catholic faith.

• YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes post-Confirmation youth from all parishes for discussion of Theology of the Body for Teens. Meets first, third Thurs. of month, 5:30 p.m.

• Jesus of Nazareth-Holy Week Adult Education Series: Wed., through April 4, 6:15 p.m. All welcome for potluck supper, 6:15 p.m. Evening prayer, 5 p.m.; rosary, 5:15 p.m.; mass, 5:30 p.m. Arrive at any point.

• Choral Evensong: Apr 1, 5 p.m. Scripture and choral music.

Sugar Notch Fire and Hose Co. 1 (233 Freed St., Sugar Notch)

• Lent Fry: March 30, 4-8 p.m. Call 570.829.0280.

Unified Fighting Arts Association (570.675.9535, ufa-a.com)

• Movie Night: March 24, 6-10 p.m., Twin Stacks (1150 Memorial Highway, Dallas). $15/child. Drop off kids with CPR/First Aid certified instructors while you get a break. Games, pizza, potty breaks, age-appropriate movie, more. Bring sleeping bags, pillows.

• Multi-Family Yard Sale: April 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Rice Twp. Fire Dept., Mountain Top.

Unity: A Center for Spiritual Living (140 South Grant St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.824.7722)

• A Course in Miracles / Holistic Fitness-Yoga Sessions: Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• Meditation Chakra Clearing Deeksha: 2nd, 4th Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. $8. Oneness meditation, chakra clearing/energization, transfer of Divine Energy. Welcome beginning, experienced meditators, all paths. Info: 587.0967, ernie@divinejoyministry.com.

• Jon Mundy’s Workshop: March 25, 12:30-4 p.m. Living a Course in Miracles.

The University of Scranton events:

• French Film Series: “Potiche:” March 21, 7 p.m., Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570.941.4163.

• “In Recital:” March 21, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570.941.7624.

• French Film Series: “White Material:” March 27, 7 p.m., Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570.941.4163.

• Education for Justice Poetry Reading, Brian Turner: March 27, 7 p.m., Moskovitz Theater, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570.941.4392.

• Tour of Asia: Kazakhstan Festival: March 28, 6 p.m., Rose Room, Brennan Hall, free. Ethnic food, display, presentation. Call 570.941.6312.

• Manhattan School of Music Brass Players to Perform with Scranton Singers: April 1, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan-McLean Center. Free, open to public. Info: 570.941.7624, visit scranton.edu/music

• 2nd Annual Conference on Aging Research: April 12, 8 a.m. Rose Room, Brennan Hall. Free. Call 570.941.6353.

• “Spring Awakening” presented by Liva Arts Company: April 12-15, 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat.; 2 p.m. Sun. Jefferson Auditorium, Leahy Hall. Prices vary. Call 570.941.7462.

• Earth Week Hill Section Street Sweep and Alumni Day of Service: April 14, noon. Call 570.941.7520.

• “Love Songs, a Concert in Memory of Joan Sylvester:” April 15, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570.941.7624.

• Campus Take Back the Night Pre-Rally: April 19, 4:30 p.m., Dionne Campus Green. Call 570.941.6194.

• Earth Week Fair Trade Vendors’ Fair: April 20, 1-5 p.m. Free. Dionne Campus Green. Call 570.941.7520.

• Gospel Extravaganza: April 21, 1 p.m., Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570.941.7401.

• Spring Concert hosted by USPB: April 21, 8 p.m., Byron Complex. 18+. Call 570.941.7463.

• Earth Day Fair: April 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., patio, DeNaples Center. Rain location: McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570.941.7520.

• Schemel Forum Springtime in the Hudson Valley bus trip: April 28, 7:30 a.m. Roosevelt Library at Hyde Park, Storm King Sculpture Park, lunch at Culinary Institute of America. Departs from Linden Circle. Pre-registration required. $70. Call 570.941.7816.

• Urban Beats Dance Show: April 28, 7 p.m., McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570.941.5441.

• “29th Annual World Premiere Composition Series Concert:” April 28, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570.941.7624.

• Earth Week Lecture by William Brady: April 30, 6 p.m. MosKovitz Theater, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 941-7520.

• Four Octaves A Capella Group Spring Concert: May 4, 6 p.m., Dionne Green Amphitheater. Free. Call 570.941.5441.

• Spring Fling/Battle of the Bands: May 5, 11a.m., Dionne Campus Green. Free. Call 570.941.6233.

• “In Concert:” May 6, 3 p.m., Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570.941.7624.

• New Director’s Workshop: May 10-12, 8 p.m., McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Tickets vary. Call 570.941.4318.

Schemel Forum Courses, $60/person, $100/couple. To register, contact 570.941.7816, fetskok2@scranton.edu:

• “Occupy the Political Economy: The Financial Crisis and the American Future:” Wed., through March 21, 6-7:15 p.m., Weinberg Memorial Library.

• “Madness, Mystery and Murderous Desire: Charles Dickens’ ‘Bleak House:’” March 27; April 3, reading week/no class; April 10, 17; April 24, reading week/no class; May 1, 8. Weinberg Memorial Library, 6-7:15 p.m.

Valley Lodge No. 499 (West Pittston)

• Pancake and Sausage Breakfast: April 15, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Four Seasons Golf Course Dining Hall (Slocum St., Exeter). Eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee, tea, juice. $7/adults, $3.50/under 12. Info: lodge499.com

Viewmont Mall (Scranton, 570.346.9182, www.shopviewmontmall.com) events:

• Family Photo with Easter Bunny: through April 7, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 5, 7:10 a.m.-9 p.m. Packages from $19, $40. Easter Bunny break hours April 5-7, 1-1:30 p.m., 4:30-5:15 p.m.

Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue (WagginTailsRescue.com, information@waggintailsrescue.com, 570.992.4185)

• Calendars/Liz Tech pins for sale. Calendar, $15. Liz Tech pins named “Chance” in honor of dog still looking for home, $44. Help offset costs of shelter heating, animal surgeries. To buy, contact 570.561.1412, wendylynnmiller@hotmail.com, or go to Liz Tech Gallery, East Stroudsburg for pin.

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

• Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed., 7:15 p.m., Comm auditorium. Basic & advanced ballroom, swing. $15/person. For info, call Vince Brust at 489.3111.

• Coach Herman Little Basketball Clinics: Boys/girls grades 4-6, 6 weeks starts March 22, 3:30-5 p.m. $60 or $12/class.

• Breakfast with the Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt: March 24, 10:30 a.m. $8. Crafts, games, raffles, children under 1 free.

• 20th Annual Spring Show: April 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., April 29, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wayne County Builders Association

• Spring Home and Garden Festival: April 28-29, Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center, Waymart. Free. Vendors wanted. Food, arts and crafts vendors, seminars, raffles, auction, more. Vendor starts $125 depending on booth size, location. Info: WayneCountyBuilders.com, 570.226.4941.

• 6th Annual Children’s LEGO Building Contest: April 28, sign-in 1 p.m., contest 1:30 p.m. Ladore Lodge Camp Retreat & Conference Center, Waymart. Ages 5-8, 9-12. Prizes. Pre-registration required, deadline April 15. For form, call 570.226.4941, visit Estemerwalt Log Homes (505 Adams Pond Road, Honesdale).

West Pittston Chapter of The Salvation Army 100th Anniversary May 10-12. Banquet, open house, more. Info: 570.655.5947, Sheryl.hershey@use.salvationarmy.org.

West Pittston Rams Parents Association 1st Annual Golf Tournament April 28, Four Seasons Golf Course (750 Slocum Ave., Exeter). Funds go to purchase of safety equipment for football, cheerleading departments. $50, $100 sponsors, call 570.954.0329. Info: westpittstonrams.com.

Wilkes-Barre Barbershop Harmony Society events:

• 60th Annual Concert: April 21, 7:30 p.m., Wyoming Area High School, Exeter. $15, $20, at door. “Wheel House,” District Champs, International Finalist Quartet, Columbia-Mont, Men in Harmony. Info: 570.696.3385, 287.2476

Wilkes-Barre Vipers Semi-Pro Football (27 Parkins St., Wilkes-Barre. For schedule, visit gefootball.com)

• March 24, first game, 1 p.m.

• March 31, first home game, 1 p.m.

• Easter Egg Hunt: April 7, noon-3 p.m.

Wilkes University (84 W. South St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.Wilkes.U)

• Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities: April 22, 7:30 p.m. Honorable Cory Booker.

World Laughter Day May 6, 12:30-3:30 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Laughter yoga every 30 min., Kids Joke Telling Showcase, more.

Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce

• Luncheon: April 11, 11:45-1 p.m., Purkey’s Pink Apple (651 Us- 6 W. Tunkhannock). Members free, $10/non-members. George Stark, External Affairs Director, Cabot Oil and Gas. For reservations call 570.836.7755.

• Business Expo: June 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wyoming County Fairgrounds. Info/register: 570.836.7755, 875.8325.

Wyoming Recreation Board Easter EGGstravaganza March 31, 3-5 p.m., Flack Field (behind Swetland Homestead). Hayride, $2/kids, $1/adults. Pictures with Easter Bunny, $5. Crafts, giveaways, grand girls’/boys’ bicycle.

Your Dog’s Place, LLC (yourdogsplace.com)

• PetTech Pet First Aid Course: April 15, 22, noon-4 p.m. 2-day course. Basics of pet first aid. $125, includes light refreshments. To sign up: yourdogsplace@yahoo.com,570.729.8977.

HISTORY

Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour (Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590) Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Excursions: Wed.-Sun. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Rides: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7.75 ages 3-12. Mine open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours hourly, $8 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5.50 ages 3-12.

The Houdini Museum (1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton)

Every weekend by reservation. Open 1 p.m., closes 4 p.m. Also available weekdays for school groups, bus, hotel groups. $17.95/adults, $14.95/11 and under.

• Ghost Tours: Scheduled daily, 7 p.m., reservations required. Secret time/meeting place divulged upon reservation, call 570.383.1821.$20/adults, $15/11 and under. Rain or shine, 52 weeks/year. Daytime walks also available on limited basis. Private tours can be arranged for groups.

Luzerne County Historical Society (49 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.6244, lchs@epix.net)

• Family History Seminar / Searching for Our Ancestors: Navigating Federal, State and Local Records: April 21, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Luzerne County Community College, Educational Conference Center, Nanticoke. Registration $45. Info: genpa.org, execdir@genpa.org.

Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Heritage Museum (McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, www.phmc.state.pa.ust) Open year round, Tues.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., noon-5 p.m.

• Maple Syrup Program: March 25, 2:30 p.m., snow date April 1, 2:30 p.m.

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, a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children ages 6-12.

LEARNING

A.C. Moore (2190 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Marketplace, 570.820.0570)

• Mom and Me art classes: every Fri., noon-1 p.m. $15, includes supplies. Sign up 24 hours in advance, call to register.

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

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

Ongoing classes. Tues./Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Study of Chinese Martial Art open hand, weapons sets. Mon., Wed., 6:30 p.m. Covers Chinese style theories, concepts, applications. “Sport” fighting concepts explained, practiced.

Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart-artworks.com)

• Adult (Ages 13+): Mon., noon-4 p.m. (3 hrs painting, 1 hr group critique), $30/class payable monthly. Wed., 6-9 p.m. (student chooses length of time), $15/1 hr, $18/1 1/2 hrs, $20/2 hrs, $25/2 1/2 hrs, $30/3 hrs, per class payable monthly.

• Children: Ages 9-12, Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m., $15/class payable monthly. Ages 13+, Wed., 6-9 p.m., joins adult class, individuals select amount of time to participate. Portfolio prep instruction available for college bound students. Private lessons available.

ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815):

Children’s Spring Workshops:

• Watercolor: March 24, 31, 10 a.m.-noon. $40.

• Art Start: Sat., April 7-May 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $80 for 6-week series in drawing, painting, clay.

• Theatre: Wed., April 3-May 9, 4:30-6 p.m.

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, Thurs., 7-9 p.m. $10.

Back Mountain Martial Arts Center & Mountaintop Karate Center

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

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

Ballroom Dancing Class Thurs., 6-7 p.m., Mid-Valley Senior Center, Jessup. $3/class. Taught by certified members of Dance Educators of America Joanne and Ed Samborski. Foxtrot, waltz, swing, rumba, tango, samba, hustle, more. Call 570.489.4415.

Ballroom Dance Class Fri., April 13-June 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m. U.N.C. South Side Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton). Taught by certified members of Dance Educators of America. Foxtrot, samba, waltz, rumba, swing, more. $5/class for 55+; $7/class all others. Info: 570.346.2487

Beauty Lies Within School of Pole Dance (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.793.5757, sl.beautylieswithin@gmail.com). Hours by appointment, free sample appointment. Call or e-mail for details.

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.

Carbondale Chiropractic Center (267 Brooklyn St., 570.282.1240, www.carbondalechiropractic.com).

• Run with Doc: Sun. 9-10 a.m. at Lake Scranton. Jog around Lake Scranton with Dr. Andrew Rivera. Visit Website for info.

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

• Reiki Level 1 Class: March 24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $195, learn history and principles of Reiki. Info: 417.9662.

Dance Contours (201 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.0152, www.dancecontours.com)

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

• Children/teen classes: ballet, tap, CheerDance, HipTech Jazz, a form of dance blending basic Jazz Technique with styles of street dance, hip hop.

• Zumba classes for adults: Tues., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. First class free.

• Adult ballet: Sat. morn.

Danko’s Core Wrestling Strength Training Camp (DankosAllAmericanFitness.com)

• Four sessions/week, features two clinics, two core strength. 4 sessions/week. Increase power, speed, agility. Group discounts, coaches, teams, clubs, free stuff. Visit website or call Larry Danko at 570.825.5989 for info.

Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com)

• Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat., 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper mache, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176.

• Traditional Egyptian Belly Dance: Wed., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. intermediate. $10. Call 343.2033 for info.

• Tribal Fusion Dance: Thurs., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. $10. Call 836.7399 for info.

• Cabaret with Helena: Sat., 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Call 553.2117 for info.

• African Dance: Wed. & Sun., 1 p.m. Traditional African moves with jazz and hip-hop. $10, registration required, call 212.9644 or visit hipbodysoul.com for info.

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

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

• Zumba Classes: Tues., Thurs., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 12:30-1:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info.

Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@yahoo.com or visit www.artistvs.com.

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

• “Everybody’s Art” New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Pre-registration required.

• Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register.

• Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Pre-registration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail education@everhart-museum.org.

Extreme M.M.A.(2424 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomsburg. 570.854.2580)

• MMA Class: Mon., Wed., 6-7 p.m. First visit free. Wrestling fundamentals, basic Brazilian Ju-Jitsu No Gi. Call for info.

• Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness Class: Mon., Wed., 7-8 p.m. First visit free. Non-combative class.

• Personal Training: Call 317.7250 for info.

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

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. Self defense applications. $50 monthly, no contract.

GreenBeing (334 Adams Ave., Scranton, info@shopgreenbeing.com)

• Not Your Granny’s Sewing: one-on-one lessons: $40/lesson, $140/4 sessions, 2-3 hour sessions. Tailored to individual needs.

GregWorks Professional Fitness Training (107 B Haines Court, Blakely, 570.499.2349, gregsbootcamp@hotmail.com, www.vipfitnesscamp.com)

• Beach Body Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m.

• Bridal Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. Bridal party group training, couples personal training available.

• Fitness Bootcamp: 4-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m.

• New Year’s Resolution Flab to Fab Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m., Sat., 1 p.m. Guaranteed results.

• Private/Semi-Private sessions available, e-mail for info.

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, all levels. Call 570.788.4797 for info.

Hazleton Art League (225 E. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.0092, Hazletonsartleague.org)

• Figure Drawing Class: through April 30, Mon., 4-7 p.m. Call 570.453.1337 for info.

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

• Instrumental Music Instruction

• Private Ballroom Lessons

• Private Vocal Instruction: Tues. evenings.

• Private Guitar Instruction: Classical, acoustic, electric for all ages.

• Dragons’ Tale Karate: Mon., 5:30-7 p.m.; Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 5+.

• Tumbling: Fri., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 5+. $30/month.

Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule.

Jim Thorpe Arts in Motion (jtartsinmotion.com)

• Classes at East Side Jim Thorpe location. Adults, children ranging from Music Together to belly dancing, yoga and Flirty Girl Fitness for adults. Zumbatomic (children’s Zumba) starts late fall. Jacqueline Hyde, classes in Burlesque, Cabaret Arts.

Kiss Theatre Company (58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.1901, kisstheatre.org)

Spring/Summer 2012 workshops:

• Frog And Toad: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, starts April 28. Ages 4-10. Performances in July. $250 + $50 admin fee.

• Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Workshop 1: Tues., Sun., 6-8:30 p.m., starts June 10. Workshop 2: Mon., Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., starts June 11. Performances in August. $300 + $50 admin fee.

Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info.

Misericordia University Non-credit Art Classes (50 Lake St., registration required, closes two weeks before start of class, 570.674.6289)

• Youth Clay Basics: Ages 10-15, starts April 10, register by April 3.

• Adult Clay Basics: Ages 16 +, starts April 11, register by April 4.

• Intermediate Fly Tying: Ages 12+, starts April 14, register by March 31.

• Batik: Ages 16+, starts April 16, register by April 9.

• Exploring Color: Ages 15+, starts April 30, register by April 16.

• Drawing Flowers in Pastel: starts May 1, register by April 17. Ages 13+.

• Exploring Color Youth: Ages 10-14, starts May 1, register by April 16.

• Independent Study: Ages 15+. May 5, 12, 19, 26. Register by April 21.

Moscow Clayworks (moscowclayworks.com)

• Focus on hand-building techniques: Adults, Tues., 6-8 p.m.; kids, Thurs., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required.

• Potters Wheel for Beginners: Mon., Wed., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required.

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

• Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstrations/programs/workshops.

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com)

• All About Art: Sat., March 24-April 7, 3-5 p.m. Learn a different medium each class: Drawing, painting, sculpture. Ages 10-15. $100, supplies included. Call to reserve.

• Adult Figure Drawing: Wed., March 28-April 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live model. $100, supplies included. Call to reserve.

Northeastern Ju-Jitsu (1047 Main St., Swoyersville, 570.714.3839, nejujitsu.com)

Open 7 days/week, offers training in Traditional Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, Judo, Women’s self defense. Group, private self defense classes available by appointment.

Olympic Style Fencing classes at The Fencing Exchange, above AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, Mon.-Thurs. Foil, saber, epee taught. For info, call 570.969.1224.

Osterhout Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.821.1959)

• Fly-tying Demonstration: April 4,6:30 p.m. Stanley Cooper of Stanley Cooper Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com)

• Dimensions in Dance w/ Lee LaChette: Jazz, tap, ballet for adults & kids. $10/hour, $5/second class. E-mail or call 991.1817.

• Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call 991.1817.

Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org)

Ongoing Adult Classes

• Oil Painting: March 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/non-members, $60/seniors. Materials list.

• Acrylic Painting: March 26, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $110/members, $120/non-members, $90/seniors. Materials list.

Adult Classes

• Basic Drawing: March 21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/non-members, $60/seniors. Materials list.

• Watercolor Painting: March 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No previous drawing ability required. $72/member, $80/non-member, $60/seniors. Materials list.

Private Voice Lessons Mon.-Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in opera/classical/musical theater. Hour, half-hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit www.katrinalykes.com for info.

Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network, Scranton. Day, evening classes for men, women, children. Ongoing classes 6 days/week. Covers sport, combat, self-defense aspects of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. For info visit gracie-nepa.com or call 570.347.1107.

School of Combat Arts (24 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.468.9701, schoolofcombatarts.com)

Be a fighter or at least train like one. Open 6 days/week. Classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, submission grappling, Russian Sambo, Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, MMA, Ninjutsu. Classes for men, women, kids. Group/private classes available. $200/6 months (save $130) or MMA for $300/6 months (save $180). First week free. Enrolling kids classes now for $35/month.

Shaolin White Crane Fist (Wyoming)

Teaching traditional Chinese martial arts of Shaolin White Crane Fist, Wing Chun Gong Fu, Yang Style Taijiquan, Qigong-Energy work, Shauijiao-Chinese Wrestling, more. $35/week, first week free. Three levels of training, ages 15+. Contact Master Mike DiMeglio 570.371.8898.

Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Chi Academy (509 Pittston Ave., Scranton)

Specializing in traditional Chinese Martial Arts as taught in The Central Guoshu Institute.

• Instruction in classical Shaolin styles: Sil-Lum Hung-Gar Tiger Claw, Shaolin White Crane Boxing, Northern Long Fist Kung Fu & Yang Style Tai-Chi. 2 classes/week, $75/month. For info, call Master Mark Seidel, 570.249.1087.

• Children’s classes now forming, Sat., 11 a.m.$50/month. For info, call 570.249.1087.

• Classes now forming for traditional Yang Style Tai-Chi: Taiji Qigong, Taiji Sequence, Taiji Stationary Pushing Hands, Taiji weapons, more. For info, contact Master Mark Seidel 570.249.1087.

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

• MANGA Art Class: (Japanese Cartooning) Wed., 4-5 p.m. Learn the art of Japanese cartooning. 4-week session, supplies included: $60 per child. Call or e-mail to register.

Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487)

• Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free, open to all. For info, call 346.0759.

• Ehrhardts bus trip, tribute to Grand Ole Opry: April 10, leaves Center 9:15 a.m., departs Ehrhardts 3:45 p.m. $55, includes family style lunch.

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

• Traditional Weapons Class: Thurs., 7-9 p.m. Self-defense techniques using cane, club, short stick, wooden sword, escrima sticks, more. Learn history principles, practical use. No prior martial arts experience. $10/class.

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

World Class Boxing (239 Schuyler Ave., Kingston, www.wcbboxing.net, 570.262.0061)

• Boxing & Kickboxing Fitness Bootcamp: Mon.-Sat. non-contact program

Programs include Kids & Teen Boxing programs, striking for MMA & competition training, women’s-only kickboxing Boot Camp, Zumba, more.

Wyoming Valley Art League

• Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.

MIND AND BODY

2&4 Hand Drumming Circle

Freestyle drum circle, every second/fourth Sat., any time between 1-4 p.m., Everything Natural (426 S. State St., Clarks Summit). All ages, newcomers, old timers welcome. Hand drums, percussion provided. Free, no pressure.

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

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

Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com)

Studio J, 2nd floor

• Meditation in tradition of Gurdjieff, 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.

Awakenings Yoga (570.472.3272)

• PrivateYoga Instruction w/ certified senior Instructor of Himalayan Institute. 24 years experience. Learn secrets of Himalayan Masters. Lessons include asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, ayruveda, holistic nutrition, tantra. $75/session

Balance Ultimate Fitness (Belladaro Prof Bldg, 570.862.2840)

• Early Morning Fitness Bootcamp: Tues./Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Sat, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $15 or 12 classes for $150.

Balance Yoga and Wellness (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Kingston, 570.714.2777, balanceyogastudio.net, balanceyogawellness@gmail.com)

• Free Nutrition Workshop: March 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Debra Lefkowitz, RPh, nutritional consultant, pharmacist, health coach. Info: 763.9665, DLhealthcoach@gmail.com, dlhealthcoach.com

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

All workshops $15, pre-registration suggested.

• Sun. Class: 10-11:15 a.m. Features Alternating Vinyasa style yoga w/ yoga fusion.

Club Fit (1 West Broad St., Hazleton, 570.497.4700, www.clubfithazleton.com)

• Boxing classes w/ Rich Pastorella (pastorella.net26.net). Mon., 7-8 p.m. $40/month.

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

• Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m. Series 2: through March 28. $60/series of 6 consecutive classes, $15/class. Bring mat or beach towel.

• Yoga for the Spring Equinox Workshop: March 24, 10 a.m. $10. Kundalini yoga practice to assist in body cleansing.

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

Endless Mt. Zendo (104 Hollow Rd., Stillwater, 570.925.5077, www.endlessmountainzendo.org)

• March Sesshin: March 24-31

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

• Tarot Card Readings by Rev. Whitney Mulqueen by appointment. Call.

• Tarot Readings: Thurs., 6-9:30 p.m. at Montrose Inn, Restaurant & Tavern (26 S. Main St., Montrose). $25 for 15-20 min.

• Monthly astrology workshop with Holly Avila: first Sun., $45. Call.

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

Haifa Belly Dance (Haifabellydance.com, 570.836.7399)

• Mon., 5:15 p.m., Serenity Wellness & Dance Center (135 Main St., Luzerne)

• Wed., 6 p.m., Holistic Health Center (Route 6, Tunkhannock)

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

• Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info.

• Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info.

Hoop Fitness Classes (whirligighoopers.com)

• Beginner/Intermediate: Mon., 7:30 p.m., Harris Conservatory (545 Charles St., Luzerne). $5. Call 718.0673 to reserve.

• Beginner/Intermediate: Thurs., 5:30 p.m., Studio 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) $5.

Inner Harmony Wellness Center (Mercy Hospital General Services Bldg., 743 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 570.346.4621, www.innerharmonywellness.com, peteramato@aol.com)

• Meditation Technique Workshops: Wed., 6:30 p.m. $15/session. Goal setting/stress reduction, more. Call for info/reservation.

Jeet Kune Do Fighting Concepts Teaches theories of movement in Martial Arts. $100/month. Call instructor Mike DiMeglio for info, 570.371.8898.

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

Leverage Fitness Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.338.2386, www.leveragetrainingstudio.com)

• Morning Wake-Up Workout: Full body metabolic, Mon., Wed., Fri., 7-7:45 a.m.

• Primal Scream Classes: Tues., Thurs. 7-8 p.m.

• Inferno: High Intensity Interval Training: Sat., 10 a.m.

All classes free to members, $10 non-members.

Maximum Health and Fitness (310 Market St., Kingston, 570.283.2804)

• Ab Lab with Amy: Sat., 8:30 a.m.; Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call for info.

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.

Melt Hot Yoga (#16 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville, 570.287.3400, melthotyogastudio.com)

• Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (90 minutes)

• Tues., Thurs., 4 p.m. (one hour)

• Sat., Sun., 9 a.m., 3 p.m. (90 minutes)

Motivations Fitness Center (112 Prospect St., Dunmore. 570.341.7665)

• Sandstorm Fitness with Rachel “Kali” Dare: Learn various techniques and shed pounds. Call for info.

NutriFitness Boot Camp (311 Market St., Kingston, 570.288.2409)

• Free week of Boot Camp for new members: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.

• Wirred: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. $5.

• Yoga: Thurs. 7 p.m. $10.

• Tang Soo Do Karate Classes: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call to register.

Odyssey Fitness (401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.2661, odysseyfitnesscenter.com)

• Yoga Classes: Sun., 12:30 p.m.; Mon., 7:15 a.m.; Tues., 7 a.m., 5 p.m.; Wed., 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. All levels welcome.

• ZumbAtomic: Lil Starz, ages 4-7: 5:30 p.m.; Big Starz, ages 8-12: 6:15 p.m.

Open Your Eyes To Dream (143 W. Main St., Bloomsburg, 570.239.7520, www.oyetd.com)

Open-Eyed Yoga. Call 394.2251 or go online for current updates/cancellations. E-mail: yoga@oyetd.com

• Beginner Vinyasa: Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m.

• Level II Vinyasa: Mon., 7-8:30 p.m.

• Mixed Level Vinyasa: Tues., 9-10:30 a.m., Wed., 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Mats & props available. Student/package discounts available. Bring friend to first class, get two for price of one.

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

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

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

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

Prana Yoga Studio (1112 Wheeler Ave., Dunmore, 570.341.8886, www.pranayogadunmore.com) Classes taught in vinyasa flow, geared for all levels

• Mon.: Advanced, 6 p.m.; tai chi with Blake Wheeler 7:30-8:45 p.m., Thurs., 8:45-10 p.m., $45/month, on class/week, $65/month, two classes/week. Contact Blake at 434.989.1045 or blakewhlr@yahoo.com for info.

• Tues.: Beginner, 10 a.m.; Open Level, noon; Beg./Intermediate, 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 7:30 p.m.

• Wed.: Beginner, 5:30 p.m.; Advanced 7:30 p.m.

• Thurs.: Open Level, 10 a.m.; Beg./Intermediate, 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 7:30 p.m.

• Fri.: Open Level, 10 a.m.; Advanced, 6 p.m.

• Sat.: Beg./Intermediate, 10 a.m.; Intermediate, noon.

• Sun.: Intermediate, noon; Candle-lit Open Level, 6 p.m.

Reiki Classes (570.387.6157, reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions with Sue Yarnes:

• Beginner to Advanced Reiki at our locations or your home. Hospital endorsed, training for professional Usui Reiki teacher certification available. Call or e-mail for info.

Sandy Seyler Studio (House of Nutrition, 2nd floor, 50 Main St., Luzerne, 570.288.1785, SandySeyler.com)

• New Human Energy Healing Workshop: March 25, 2-5 p.m., House of Nutrition, Luzerne. Receive healing energies. Open to higher vibrations. Group healing. $40. Call to reserve.

• Drumming and Dreaming: April 22, 2-5 p.m., House of Nutrition, Luzerne. Healing meditation. Shamanic drumming meditation, guided visual-healing meditation. $40. Call to reserve.

■ March Schedule

• Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 7:15 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. Multi-level, beginners and intermediate. Hatha Yoga postures, Pranayam, deep relaxation. $11. Check web calendar for weather cancellations.

• Meditation: Mon., 10:30 a.m., Thurs., 6 p.m. Pranayam/mantra meditation. No experience necessary. $11. Check web calendar for weather cancellations.

Sheri Pilates Studio (703 Market St., Kingston, 570.331.0531)

• Beginner mat class: Tues., 5 p.m. $50/10 classes.

• Equipment classes on reformer and tower: $150/10 classes.

• Private training available on reformer, cadillac, stability chair, ladder barrel, cardiolates on rebounder.

Call studio for additional mat class/equipment class schedule, all classes taught by certified instructors.

Spine & SportCare (Old Forge, 570.451.1122)

• Pilates Mat Classes: Mon. 9:30 a.m.; Wed. noon; Thurs. 5:30 p.m.; Yoga Flow: Tues. 5:30 p.m. $10/class, $45/5 classes.

• Small Group Personal Training: Personalized program changes w/ every session, similar to P90X crossfit. All levels, call for details.

Studio Brick (118 Walnut St., Danville, 570.275.3240)

• All Levels Yoga: Wed. (ongoing), 10-11 a.m.

Symmetry Studio (206 N. Main Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, 570.290.7242)

• Mon.: Gentle Yoga 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m.

• Tues.: Beginners Yoga 5 p.m.; Yoga Strength and Flexibility 6 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m.

• Wed.: Slow Flow 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m.

• Thurs.: All Levels Vinyasa 5:30 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m.

• Fri.: Community Ballroom (call for registration details)

• Sat.: Prenatal Yoga 9:30 a.m.; Essential Yoga All Levels 11 a.m.

• Sun.: Slow Flow 11 a.m.

Tarot Readings every Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shambala, Scranton, located at Mall At Steamtown, first floor outside Bonton. By Whitney Mulqueen. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 570.575.8649, 344.4385, find Shambala on Facebook.

Thetravelingyogi@yahoo.com Individual attention for physical/spiritual advancement. All levels welcome. Call 570.709.2406 for info. Classes held at The Studio at 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon.

The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com)

• The Ellen Doyle Dance Experience: Tues., 8-10 p.m., ft. strength training, cardio, stretching, dance warm-up classics. Free and open to the public, wear dance shoes/socks, bring yoga mat/water.

Waering Stained Glass Studio (336 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre).

• Tarot Card Readings: $50/first half hour, $10 additional. Appointment only. Call 570.417.5020.

White Dragon Internal Strength Chi Kung (330 Sandra Dr., Jefferson Twp & Scranton, 570.906.9771) Tai chi, yoga, meditation, chi kung, white lotus, pai lum, flowing water, inner tiger. Beginners-advanced. Mon.-Fri., open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Private and group. Any ages.

Wilkes-Barre YMCA events (570.823.2191)

Membership Special: Beginning April 1, one-time enrollment fee will be cut in half. New members joining in April get $50 credit toward program of choice.

• Healthy Kids Day: April 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors, activities for children/families. Any adult or family purchasing an annual membership this day will receive the first month free.

The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, 570.301.7544)

• Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.

• Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m., 7 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m.

YMCA of Greater Pittston (10 N Main St, Pittston, 570.655.2255 ext. 104, mlabagh@greaterpittstonymca.org)

• Early Tikes Gymnastics: Wed., 9-9:30 a.m. $30.

• Just 3’s: Wed., 9:45-10:15 a.m. $30.

• Twinkie Fitness: Thurs., 5:15-6 p.m., $30. Age 4.

• Beginner Gymnastics: Young beginner (ages 5-7), Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.; beginner (ages 7+), Sat., 10-10:45 a.m.; intermediate (ages 10+), Sat., 11 a.m.-noon. $40/member, $30/family member, $55/non-members.

• Basketball: Beginner (kindergarten, grades1-2), Tues., 5:30- 6:15 p.m.

• Basketball Basics: (grades 3-5) Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. $50/members, $40/family member, $65/non-members.

• Basketball and Softball: Tee Ball (ages 5-6), Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.; pre-minors baseball (ages 7-10), Sat., 10-11 a.m.; pre-minors softball (ages 7-10), Sat., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $50/members, $40/family members, $65/non-members.

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

Endless Mountains Nature Center: (Camp Lackawanna, Tunkhannock, 570.836.3835, www.EMNConline.org)

• Salamander & Frog Search: April 22, 1-3 p.m., Nature Center Lodge (1309 Vosburg Road, Tunkhannock).Interactive, media program, outdoor activity. $3/stewards, $5/others. Call to register.

Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, unless noted otherwise. Reservations required.

• Signs of Spring: Wood Frog Trail Hike: March 31, 1-2:30 p.m. One-mile walk on Wood Frog Loop Trail. Registration required, call.

• Biodiversity Basics Workshop for Educators of Grades 4-12: April 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring “Pennsylvania Supplement to Windows on the Wild.” With special trip to Nature Conservancy’s Tannersville Cranberry Bog. 6.0 hours CE. Pre-registration required, call. $20 material fee.

• Junior Bird Club: April 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m., meet park office. Ages 9+. Meets monthly. One-time $5 fee for members. Registration required, call.

• Tumblin’ Timberdoodles: April 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m., meet park office. Elusive American woodcock returns to park. Program is inside/outdoors. Registration required, call.

• Morning Bird Walk: April 22, 8-10 a.m., meet wooden bridge by park office. Wear comfortable shoes, bring binoculars. Registration required, call.

• Move It Outside Day Guided Hike: April 25, 6-8 p.m., meet park office. Leisurely 2-mile walk. Wear sturdy shoes, bring water/snack. Registration required, call.

• Spring Into Action Park Cleanup: April 28, 9 a.m.-noon, meet park office. Register your group so projects can be planned accordingly, specify if you’re bringing younger helpers. Registration required, call.

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

To register for classes, call 570.833.4034

• Apple Tree Pruning: March 24, 9 a.m.-noon. $5/members, $15/non-members.

Scranton Ghost Walk (ScrantonGhostTours.com, 570.383.1821)

• Daily, 90-minute tours, usually 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. $20/adults, $15/under 11. Rain or shine. Reservations required. Secret meeting place divulged upon reservation. Daytime walks available on limited basis. Call to reserve.

Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $14/regular, $13/senior, $10/12 and under. Celebrating 50th year on the lake with daily one-hour cruises. Info: 570.226.3293, wallenpaupackboattour.com.

The Woods in your Backyard: A Sustainable Landscapes Workshop March 30, Keystone College (La Plume); March 31, East Stroudsburg University (East Stroudsburg), 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Lunch, breaks, materials. Register: agsci.psu.edu/backyard/woods, 570.825.1701.

SOCIAL GROUPS

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 info.

Beehive Area Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.866.935.4762.

Building Industry Association of NEPA (570.287.3331)

• Sponsorship: Become host of a monthly General Membership Meeting. Call or e-mail danielle@bianepa.com for details.

• Accepting entries for Outdoor Theme Project from builders, trade schools, Vo-Techs, Job Corps. For info, call 570.287.3331.

Calligrapher’s Guild of NEPA (570.542.5416)

• Meeting: March 23, 7:30 p.m., Marywood University, Shields Center for Visual Arts, room 225. Show & Tell of decorated envelopes created for exchange. Bring birthday cards received in the past year to display. Refreshments. Free, open to public.

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

Lackawanna County German-American Society (Genetti Manor, 1505 N. Main Avenue, Dickson City, 570.842.4268)

• Annual Spring Festival: March 31, dinner 5:30 p.m., music/dancing 7-10 p.m. $25, includes buffet, music, dancing. Deadline March 24, call 346.9278.

Living with Grief: free six-week bereavement support group (2-3:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m., Spiritual Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.808.5539)

• Guilt & Depression; Facing Emptiness: March 28

• Anger: April 4

• How to Keep Growing; Spirituality: April 11

Monroe County Garden Club

• Monthly Meeting: March 30, 11:30 a.m., Monroe County Conservation District (Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg). Patrick Simonik to present “The Edible Garden.” For info, contact 570.420.0283, adeskus@ptd.net.

• Monthly Meeting: April 11, 11:30 a.m., Hughes Public Library (N. 9th St., Stroudsburg).Linda Wiles to present “Gardening for Butterflies.” Design competition is “Star Light, Star Bright.” Horticulture competition, any flower cut from a bulb. For info, contact 570.420.0283, adeskus@ptd.net.

Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892.

Narcotic Anonymous Meetings every Tues. 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.

The NEPA Rainbow Alliance ( www.gaynepa.com)

• As part of the NEPA SafeZone Project, NEPA RA is creating an “It Gets Better” video. Video features local representatives from the LGBT community, allies and more offering words of encouragement. To be a sponsor, e-mail itgetsbetter@gaynepa.com; to be in the video, visit gaynepa.com for details/application.

• NEPA Rainbow Awards Gala: April 28, 5-11 p.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). $75, 2011 attendees save $10 if buy by March 31.

• NEPA PrideFest Pageant: July 8, The Colonnade (401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton).

• NEPA PrideFest: Aug. 12, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre.

NEPA Safe Zone, a program by NEPA Rainbow Alliance

• Information Night: March 21, 5-7 p.m., Family Service Assoc. of Wyoming Valley (31 W. Market St., Wilkes-Barre). For interested parents/students, therapists, social workers, educators, guidance counselors, covering a variety of topics related to GLBT high school students ages 14-18. RSVP or make a referral to Amy Freeman, 570.823.5144 ext. 370. Meetings will be held monthly at the FSAWV.

Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic, 570.451.3171 ext. 116 or 101)

• Support Group Meetings: third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m.

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.

St Joseph’s Senior Social Club

• Meeting: April 19, 2 p.m., St. Rocco’s auditorium.

Suicide Bereavement Support Group First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Call 570.822.7118 ext. 307 for info.

Weight Watchers 8-Week Program Thurs., 5:45-6:45 p.m., Mountainview Community Church (N. Lehigh Church Road, White Haven). Upfront fee $84. Registrants will be contacted with exact date. Call 570.443.7618 or 262.6418.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Resolve Infertility Peer Support Group: Last Sun. of month, 6:30-8 p.m., Kistler Learning Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Contact Jennifer for info, 610.393.8098.

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