Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Dec. 10, 2014

June 19th, 2015 8:54 am

First Posted: 12/9/2014


Dietrich Classic Movie Series “Holiday Inn,” 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: $5. Tickets: or at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth.

BBC Department of Music’s annual Winter Concert, at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 in the Murphy Memorial Library at Baptist Bible College. Featuring student musical groups, including the Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers, as well as special solos and vocal and instrumental ensembles. Cost: $5. Tickets : or 570-585-9000.

Diva Productions presents: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” Dec. 12, 13 and 14 at The Duryea Dinner Theater, Memorable Occasions, 268 Main St., Duryea. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and show at 8:15 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and dinner begins at 1 p.m. and show at 2:15 p.m. Sunday. Catering by Joe Sluck. Cost: $25 for dinner and show. Reservations (required): 570-961-3855.

Wally Gordon Community Singers “Noel” Christmas Concert, at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, on the Morgan Highway.

Christmas Cantata, 1:30 and 4 p.m., Dec. 13 at Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Dr., Clarks Summit. Refreshments will be served from 3 - 4 p.m. The event, titled “Hope of the Broken World” will highlight principal musicians, soloists, and music directors who will be joined by a 40 voice choir comprised of members of more than 10 local Christian faith communities.

The Wyoming Seminary Upper School Music Department’s annual Christmas Concert, 2 p.m. Dec. 14 in the new Sem Kirby Center for Creative Arts, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. The concert will include seasonal music as well as orchestral works by Saint-Saens and Gluck and a new composition by Sem alumnus and composer Dan Levin. The Sem Chorale, Madrigal Singers, orchestra, string ensemble and handbells will perform. Cost: free. Info: 570-270-2192.

Free showings of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” 2 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. Cost: Admission, popcorn and soda are free. Seating is limited. Info: 570-996-1500.

Christmas Organ Concert, 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at Clarks Green United Methodist Church, 119 Glenburn Road. Features Christmas Carols by Mary Montoro, organist. Cost: free.

The Wyoming County Players present: “The Christmas Schooner,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 and 2 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Waverly Community House. A musical based on true events. Cost: $10 for general admission and $7 for seniors and children 12 and under. Tickets: 570-836-6986, or at the door. Info:

Live Nativity, at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 and 20 and at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 at Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 South Abington Rd., Clarks Green. This enhanced outdoor Live Nativity includes live animals and performers, music and home-made cookies and warm beverages in the fellowship hall by the fireplace. Come celebrate Our Gift & His Presence at PA 18411. Info: 570-586-8286.

“The Happy Elf” musical benefiting the Women’s Resource Center, 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Scranton Cultural Center’s Weinburg Theatre. $3 from each ticket sold will benefit the WRC. Tickets: Other performance dates (not benefiting the WRC) include: Dec. 19, 20, 26, 27 and 28. Info: 570-344-1111.

Marywood University and the Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s 39th Annual Performance of The Nutcracker Ballet, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 26, 27 and 28 in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts on campus. Cost: free. Free reserved seat tickets are available at the Marywood Box Office an hour and a half prior to the specific performance. Info: 570-347-2867.

Selections from the Art Collections, Jan. 31 – Feb. 22 in the Suraci Gallery at Marywood University. Gallery hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 1 - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Features recent works on paper, including photographs and prints, drawn from the Suraci Collection, Marywood University’s permanent collection of fine and decorative arts, and The Maslow Collection.


“Visions of Teaoga” book signing, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Wilkes-King’s Barnes and Noble store, 7 South Main Street, Wilkes-Barre and 2 p.m. the same day at the 421 Arena Hub Plaza Barnes and Noble store. Author Jim Remsen, a Waverly Native and Abington Heights graduate will be on hand to sign copies of his latest historical novel.

Writers’ Group, 7 - 8:30 p.m. every Thursday (ongoing) at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. All genres and levels of writing are welcome. For ages 18 and up. Cost: free. Info: 570-833-5246.


Home “made” for the Holidays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Lackawanna State Park in the Environmental Learning Center. Participants may stop by any time between the listed times to create their own holiday tree ornaments, using a variety of natural materials (provided), such as pine cones, milk weed pods and teasel. Info: 570-945-7110.

Mini crafting retreat, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dec. 13 at Dalton United Methodist Church in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church. Crafters of all kinds are invited to come work on their own projects, meet other local crafters, share your knowledge and learn something new. Soup, chili, bread and beverages will be available for donation. Info: call Pat at 570-945-5586.

Crafters’ Club, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at Abington Community Library. Students in third through sixth grade are invited to come and meet other crafters and share tips. Materials provided.

Make-It, Take-It Craft Time, between 3 - 5 p.m. Dec. 17 at Abington Community Library. Children ages 3-10 are invited to drop in any time during the hours listed. Everything will be provided.

Holiday Camp, 9:30 - 11 a.m. Dec. 29 and 30, at the Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. For ages 5 - 12. Instructors Amy and Steve Colley will give attendees the opportunity to throw pots on a potter’s wheel, create sculptures and explore drawing and painting. Cost: $25. Register: 570-996-1500.