CLARKS SUMMIT — Photography. Juggling. Marriage vow renewals. Live music. Food.
The First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit will offer an array of special activities during this year’s Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, starting with a juried art show with the Northeast Photography Club, organized by Elaine Tweedy, beginning from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12 in the Session Room of the church and continuing from 11 a.m. to 4 p .m. Saturday, Feb. 14. Light refreshments will be served and winners announced during the opening, at which time guests will be able to meet the artists.
The juror for the exhibit is Niko J. Kallianiotis, assistant professor of photography at Marywood University. Prizes will be awarded.
Some artwork by church members, including photography, pen and ink, pastels, watercolor and oils, will also be displayed.
Live entertainment at the church will be provided by Abington Piano Academy students from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 in the Fellowship Hall and juggler Rob Smith at 2 p.m. the same day in the sanctuary.
“By day Rob is a seventh grade reading teacher,” states the juggler’s bio. “He is graduate of Duquesne University with a B.S. in education and master’s degree in reading education from The University of Scranton. Rob has been juggling and entertaining audiences for over 25 years…”
This year’s Chili Café will serve up chili, hot dogs, brownies and more from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Fellowship Hall. Proceeds for the Chili Café will benefit Bethel AME church in Scranton, which operates a homeless shelter, serving approximately 30 people on a daily basis during cold weather.
The weekend will culminate with a Valentine’s Day renewal of marriage vows with Rev. William G. Carter at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 in the church’s sanctuary.