Recently, local hiking author and Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell took us on an adventure through photos of the natural beauty of northeastern Pennsylvania. More than 150 children and adults came out to find out more about the hiking trails

June 20th, 2015 12:09 pm

First Posted: 2/29/2012

Recently, local hiking author and Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell took us on an adventure through photos of the natural beauty of northeastern Pennsylvania. More than 150 children and adults came out to find out more about the hiking trails that are available for us to explore throughout the region. The presentation has me interested in returning to Ricketts Glen State Park during the summer to hike its magnificent waterfall trails. At the presentation, Jeff made his book "Hiking the Endless Mountains" available for sale and they sold out. We would like to thank Jeff for generously donating his time and book proceeds to the theater.

The Dietrich will be hosting another free event March 10 from 9 a.m. to noon. Join us then for the award-winning film on the subject of lyme disease Under Our Skin. This film covers the science and politics of lyme disease and documents personal accounts of individuals whose lives have been affected by it. Dr. Daniel Cameron, M.D., M.P.H, will conduct a Q & A session following the movie. This event has been sponsored by the Endless Mountains Lyme Disease Support Group. I am definitely interested in learning more about the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and prevention of the disease. All are welcome to attend. For more information or to reserve your free tickets, call the Dietrich at 570.996.1500.

In March the Dietrich will also be hosting a variety of new classes. For young children ages 2 1/2 to five years old, Rebecca Lesko of the Endless Mountains Nature Center will be teaching a hands-on, minds-on nature program called Little People and Nature. During these classes, little ones and their favorite adults will explore and learn about various topics each week including Groundhog's Shadow, Owls, Sense-a-tional and Animal Babies through songs, puppets, stories, games and crafts. The Tuesday class series will be held March 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the Wednesday class series will be held March 7, 14, 21, 28 at the same time. Admission to Little People & Nature is free thanks to funding from the Overlook Estate Foundation. Call the Dietrich at 570.996.1500 to register. Space is limited.

Children will also have the opportunity to learn all about puppets in March. Instructors Amy and Steve Colley will teach students how to create puppets from everyday household items! Each puppet will be unique and ready to bring a new character to life. Three and four year olds and their moms, dads, grandparents and caregivers will create puppets in Puppetry Together held Fridays, March 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Preschool Puppetry will be offered Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the same time. Steve Colley will teach students ages 9 to 12 year olds All About Puppetry on Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and All About Puppetry for five to twelve year olds will be offered Fridays, March 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For adults, Sarah Sidorek will be teaching a Knitting for Beginners workshop in March. During these classes, students will learn basic knitting techniques as they make mobius scarves. The class will cover the knit and purl stitches, casting on and binding off as well as basic pattern reading. All materials will be provided and students will have the choice of making a scarf long to wrap more than once or a short scarf to hug the neck. Classes will be held Tuesdays, March 6, 13, and 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is $35. Call the Dietrich at 570.996.1500 for more information or to register.

As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!


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