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Visual Arts/Performing Arts

Airing of the Quilts Exhibit, through Nov. 15 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, open during scheduled movie times or by appointment. Quilts by: Kent Ward. Cost: Free Info: 996.1500.

“The Lackawanna Iron Furnaces of Scranton, Pennsylvania: History, Art, Heritage” Exhibit, through Nov. 16 at Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, University of Scranton. Features an exhibition of nineteenth-century paintings, drawings, maps and photographs. This project is produced in partnership with the Lackawanna Historical Society and Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces. Info: 941.4214.

Robert Stark Inside the Studio, through Nov. 30 at Keystone College Linder Gallery in the Miller Library. Info: keystone.edu/lindergallery.

The Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley presents “Flights of Imagination,” an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by the artist William Tersteeg, through Dec. 2. Flights of Imagination showcases fourteen hanging and freestanding works that date from the 1980s to 2012. On display in the Museum’s Payne Hurd Gallery the visitor will discover a variety of forms, glazing techniques, and use of non-clay materials, which confirms the connection for the artist between the natural world and the studio: clay, wood, copper, and found objects are combined with Plexiglas, porcelain, and mirror. Each work includes a surprise element, such as images inside or on the bottom of pieces, which creates different spatial perspectives within a single sculpture. Info: allentownartmuseum.org.

“Natura Sensus” Exhibition by Karl Neuroth, continuing through Dec. 4, at Laura Craig Galleries, 307 Linden St, Scranton. Focused on the intrinsic character of the subject at hand, the smaller works that comprise this exhibit are a gentle compliment to Neuroth’s larger configurations with their signature display of jubilant color and content.

The Glenburn Township Eighth Annual Art Show and Sale, through Dec. 13 at the Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Road, Dalton. The show may be viewed during regular office hours from 9 a.m. - noon or by appointment. Original artwork by many local artists are available for sale. Info: 954.1489. Cost: free.

Aldo Leopold Documentary Regional Premiere “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” Nov. 15 at Carbondale High School at 6:30 p.m. A part of the annual meeting of the Wayne-Lackawanna Forest Landowners Association the event will include the election of association officers for 2013. Cost: Free, refreshments will be served, reservations mandatory. Info/reservations: jpreate@aol.com or 430.6316.

The University of Scranton String Orchestra Concert, Nov. 16, in the Houlihan-McLean Center at 7:30 p.m. Cost: free. The program will include works by Atwell, Buxtehude, Copland, Dvorak, Ewazen, Handel, Moussorgsky, Stravinsky and Verdi. Info: music@scranton.edu or 941.7624.

Scranton Prep Players Present “Dracula,” Nov. 16 and 17 at 2 p.m. at Bellarmine Theater, Scranton Preparatory School at 7:30 p.m. Info: 941.PREP.

Actors Circle presents: “Any Wednesday,” a comedy by Muriel Resnik, Nov. 16, 17, and 18 ; Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd. in Scranton. Cost: $12 General, $10 Senior, $8 Students. Reservations: 342.9707. Info: www.actorscircle.org.

Jonah Productions premiere of “The Messenger”, Nov. 16 and 17 at 8 p.m and Nov. 18 at 2 p.m. at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main Street, Duryea. Info/tickets: 457.3589.

“The Wizard of Oz” and the Grand Opening of the new home of Applause Theater, Nov. 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, and 25 at 64 Church Street, Pittston (formerly St. Casimir’s Church). Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Cost: $15. Info/tickets: 430.1149.

Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra Concert, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Middle School. Cost: Advance tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for Students and tickets at the door will be $9 for adults, $5 for students. Active-Duty Armed Services and/or Their Immediate Family attend free (pre-registration required). Tickets: 289.1090.

Holiday Art Auction, Nov.17 at The AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, at 6 p.m. Includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts, champagne and open bar and live music provided by Friends of Doug Smith. The entertaining Ken Rivenburg will serve as auctioneer. The featured artist this year is Mark Ciocca, whose work has been juried in local, state and national exhibitions, receiving awards and honors. The raffle piece is framed 20” x 12” linocut and watercolor entitled “Atlas Today.” Raffle tickets are three for $5 and are available from members or at the AFA Gallery. RSVP: 969.1040.

Artisans’ Marketplace Juried Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Nov. 17 at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd, Waverly from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., continuing Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Cost: $6. Info: 586.8191, ext. 5 or waverlycomm.org.

Tom Rogo, A Free Public Concert In the James Taylor Mode, Nov. 18 at Providence United Presbyterian Church, 1145 Providence Rd, Scranton, at 6 p.m. Cost: free; non-perishable food items accepted to be distributed to those in need; free will offering will be taken.

Eleventh Generations Sing Concert, Nov. 18 at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Scranton at 7:30 p.m. A celebration of ecumenical diversity and multigenerational singers. Cost: free. Info: 587.2753 or www.catholichoralsociety.org.

Arts at First Presbyterian Concert Series, Nov. 18 at at 300 School Street, Clarks Summit at 4 pm. In celebration of the First Presbyterian Church’s centennial with a performance of their new Centennial Hymn. The major work on the program is James Whitbourn’s “Son of God Mass,” for choir, saxophone and organ. It will be performed by the Adult and Teen choirs of the church, accompanied by Al Hamme on saxophone and Kay Ten Eyck on organ. Info: 586.6306 or fpccs.org.

“A Winter Holiday Concert,”Nov. 19 at Misericordia University in Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall aat 7:30 p.m. Features internationally acclaimed David Leonhardt Jazz Group and Shelley Oliver Tap Dancers. Cost: $5 general admission; free to Misericordia students. Tickets: 674.6719.

The Lackawanna Trail High School Fall Instrumental Concert, Nov. 20 in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. Musicians from eighth grade and concert band will perform. Donations accepted at the door.

Open Mic, Nov. 21 at The Cooperage,1030 Main Street, Honesdale from 7 - 10 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Hosted by “The Crackers”, one of the region’s favorite Americana bands. Cost: donations appreciated. Info: thecooperageproject.org or 253.2020.

The Music Box Players present: “It’s A Wonderful Life”, Nov. 24, 25, 29 and 30, Dec 1, 2, 6 to 9, 13 to 16, at the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St, Swoyersville. Based on the beloved film classic as told in a radio station on Christmas Eve, 1946, complete with holiday music. Thursdays thru Saturdays, bar opens at 6 p.m., buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 8 p.m. Sundays: bar opens at 1 p.m., dinner at 1:30 p.m., curtain at 3 p.m. Cost: Dinner and show from $32 to $39, Show-only from $18 to $20. Info/reservations: 283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY.

Christmas with The Choral Society, Nov. 25 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Olive and Madison Streets, Scranton, at 3 p.m. Includes music of the season, audience caroling and a holiday reception. Six adult, youth and children’s choirs will participate, along with organist Dr. Timothy Smith. Tickets (available at door): $15 with a $3 discount for seniors, students, Lackawanna Library System cardholders, WVIA members and members of the Hood Room at the Scranton Cultural Center. Reservations: 343.6707 or choralsociety.net.

The Music Box Players Auditions for “Annie”, Nov. 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 for girls ages 6 to 13, adults (ages 13 and over) from 8:30 to 9:30, and Nov. 27 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for adults. At the Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes Street, Swoyersville. Directed by Michael Marone. All roles are open. All who audition should prepare a brief song and an accompanist will be provided. Performance dates are: Fridays thru Sundays: Feb. 1 to 24, 2013. Cost: Free.

The Montrose Community Chorale’s Eighth Annual “Christmas in Montrose” Concert, Dec. 2 in the auditorium of the Montrose Area High School at 3 p.m. A varied concert, including instruments, is planned to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Special guests this year include the ’Note-a-Bell’ hand bell choir from Hallstead. A free will offering will benefit local charities.

“Phineas and Ferb Fight Hunger in Wilkes-Barre”, Dec. 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Donate an unopened canned food item at the Pennstar Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena now through December 1 and receive a free kids ticket to the show (valid for both shows for kids ages 2 – 12 with the purchase of an adult ticket). All canned food items will be donated to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Food Bank. Info: PhineasAndFerbLive.com

Dietrich Radio Players Performance, Dec.4 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 7 p.m. Cost: free. Attendees will go back to the golden days of radio during this live performance of radio plays. A casual reception will follow the show. Info/reservations: 996.1500.

Scranton Civic Ballet Company presents: “The Nutcracker,” Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. at Scranton Cultural Center. Artistic Director: Helen Gaus. Tickets (free): 344.1111 or 1.800.745.3000.

Wally Gordon Community Chorus Christmas Concert, Dec. 8 at the Clarks Summit United Methodist Church, Morgan Hwy. at 7 p.m. The theme of the concert is “joy.”Cost: Free.

The Tunkhannock Area High School Marching Band 6th Annual “Twelve- Twenty Four” Concert, Dec. 14 at the Tunkhannock Area High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. (doors will open at 6 p.m.). Tickets may be purchased beginning Oct. 15 at Gay’s True Value, Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, or online at www.twelvetwentyfour.net. Cost: pre-sale is $15 or $20 at the door.

Literary Arts

Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.

STACKS Writing Group, at The Vintage/Morning Glory Cafe, 326 Spruce St., Scranton, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Info: emailstackswritinggroup@gmail.com.

“Green Ridge” Arcadia Images of America book signing, Nov. 19 at the Nancy K. Holmes Library, Green Ridge Branch. 1032 Green Ridge St., Scranton. Margo L. Azzarelli will sign copies of her book that tells the history of Green Ridge through vintage photos.

Arts, Crafts and More

“Yoga for You,” Dietrich Theater 60 E. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, Wednesdays 10 - 11 a.m. Yoga Instructor: Melissa Russo. This class will teach or reinforce the basic yoga poses (asanas) which gently stretch and strengthen the body. Attention will be given to breathing and alignment in postures. Bring a mat or beach towel. Cost: $10 per class. Info: 996.1500 or visit www.dietrichtheater.com.

Mask Making Class, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock. Classes for ages 5 - 8 are held Fridays, Nov. 16 and 30 and Dec. 7. Classes for ages 9 - 12 are held Thursdays, Nov. 15 and 29 and Dec. 6. All classes will run from 4 - 5:30 p.m. Instructors Steve and Amy Colley will help students create three-dimensional masks using a variety of materials as they learn about different cultures. Cost: $40 for four classes. Info/register: 996.1500.

The Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania meeting, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Marywood University, Shields Center for Visual Arts Room 225. Joan Shugar will demonstrate and explain how to connect a name and a special interest by incorporating a design into the letters of the calligraphy. Refreshments served. Cost: free. Info: 296.6507.

Barnes Foundation Museum Bus Trip , Nov. 17 through Cameo House Bus Tours of West Pittston, will leave from the Viewmont Mall in Scranton at 8 a.m., with a second pickup at Wegmans supermarket in Wilkes-Barre at 8:30 a.m. The return trip will leave Philadelphia at 5:30 p.m. Cost of the trip is $150. Info: 674.6250.

Make-It, Take-It Craft Time, Nov. 19 at the Abington Community Library from 3 - 5 p.m. Participants will make “Harvest Time” Thanksiving decorations. For Ages 3-10.

Knit a Ruffled Scarf, Nov. 20 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 7 - 9 p.m. For ages 16 to adult. Instructor: Sarah Sidorek. Cost: $30, all materials provided. Students need to know the basic knit stitch prior to attending this class. Info/register: 996.1500.

The American Red Cross Wyoming Valley Chapter’s 19th Annual Holiday Craft Show, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., continuing Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., at the Kingston Armory. The event benefits the American Red Cross and is sponsored by Geisinger Health Systems. It features more than 100 vendors exhibiting a variety of handmade items including soaps and lotions, jewelry, clothing for people and pets, glassware, food and more. The event will be catered by Philly’s Phinest. Cost: General admission is $4 and children ages 12 and under are free. All exhibits are indoors and free parking is available at the Armory, located at 280 Market Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Info: 823.7161.

Wreathmaking with Abby Peck, Dec. 7 at The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Rd, Waverly from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cost: $2. Info: 586.8191, ext. 5 or waverlycomm.org.

Holiday Workshop, Dec. 8 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For all ages. Cost: free (Sponsored by Ace-Robbins Inc.) Attendees are invited to “get into the holiday spirit” with a morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady. For all ages. Info: 996.1500 for details.

Quilting for Kids – “Birds in the Air,” Wednesdays through Dec. 12 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For ages 6 and up. Instructors: Terry Keller, Peggy Lane, and Ingrid Rogler. Admission: $6 per class. Children will learn early American quilting techniques as they create this quilt that was popular during the time of the Civil War. This colorful yet simple quilt that is all about freedom from slavery stitches up quickly. All materials will be supplied. Register: 996.1500.

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