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Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Dec. 12


February 19. 2013 9:46PM
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Visual Arts/Performing Arts


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.



B&B Art Gallery Exhhibit, through the end of December, at 222 Northern Blvd, S Abington Twp. Featuring all types of artwork created by Northeastern Pennsylvania Artists, including featured artist Joe Kluck and Maureen Van Nostrand, Rita Eddy, Chris Lathrop, Jan Winemiller, Paul Kaulfers, Lesli Van Zanderbergen and Kirk Van Zanderbergen. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 - 5 p.m. Info: bnbartgallery.com or 585.2525.



Advent Lessons and Carols Service
, Dec. 12 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 35 South Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, at 6 p.m. The service, St. Stephen's annual Advent and Christmas gift to the community and region, will feature traditional hymns and carols sung by all, as well as choral selections for the season. A free-will offering will be received to support the music ministry of Saint Stephen's Church. Canned goods and other non-perishable food items will be received to support the Food Pantry of St. Stephen's. A reception will follow the service. Info: 570.825.6653 or mlaubach@ststephenswb.org.



The Music Box Players present: It's A Wonderful Life, Dec 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.



Abington Heights High School Holiday Music Department Concert Holiday Favorites, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the High School auditorium, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit. Cost: $2.



John and Erin Cabaret Productions Presents a Comeback Show, Our Christmas Cabaret, Dec. 15 at the Theater at Trinity Church, 58 River Street in Carbondale, at 7 p.m. The show will star Baldino and Canedy with featured performances by local professionals, Jonathan Alunni and Jenna Simonetti and musical direction by Linda Houck. Cost: $10. Info/tickets: ourcabaret.com.



Brass Celebration Featuring the Northern Tier Symphony Brass, Dec. 16 at Church of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 619 Dundaff St, Dickson City, at 3 p.m. Includes ancient to modern brass music and a Suite of Carols. Cost: suggested donation of $5.



AFA Winter Members Exhibition, through Dec. 28 at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.



Holiday Art Sale, through Dec. 24 at New Visions Studio and Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. A month-long holiday sale and exhibit featuring 23 local artists. Everything is priced $50 and under and purchased items can be taken home right away. Items for sale include cards, ornaments, gift packaging, drawings, paintings, pottery, jewelry and more. Info: 878.3970, newvisionsstudio.com or newvisionsstudio@gmail.com.



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.



The Winter Concert, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Murphy Memorial Library at Baptist Bible College and Seminary. Featuring student music groups, including the Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers, as well as solos and ensembles by music students and faculty. Performance will include works of J.S. Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. Music from world-renowned American composers Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre are also included. Cost: $10 (includes dessert reception). Tickets/info: www.bbc.edu/winterconcert or 585.9295.



Live Nativity Enactment, Dec. 14, 15 and 16 at the Clarks Green Assembly of God, 204 S. Abington Road, from 7 - 9 p.m. Christmas carols, hot beverages, cookies and a warm fire will be in the fellowship hall. Cost: free. Info: 586.8286.



Covenant Public Concert Mignarda, lute-song duo, Jan. 6 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 550 Madison Ave., Scranton at 3 p.m. Mignarda: lutenist Ron Andrico and soprano Donna Stewart in a candlelight concert. Cost: free; food donations for the Safety Net Food Pantry are welcomed.



Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic, Jan. 16 - 21. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. Features more than 60 Disney stars that span the decades. Cost: $25 - $55 and opening night tickets are $15.50. Tickets/info: ticketmaster.com or 800.745.3000.


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.


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.



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.



Creating Gift Cards with Flair, Dec. 15 at the Everhart Museum from 10 a.m. - noon. Participants will join artist Jerelyn Abicca-Smestad for this parent-child workshop, which offers the opportunity for students ages 12 and older to experiment with pen, ink and other watercolor techniques to create a unique stained glass look on paper. Attendees should bring a magazine picture, or photograph a small object that inspires. Cost: $15/museum members and $20/non-members. Register: 346.7186 or general.information@everhart-museum.org.



Holiday Camp, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Dec. 27 and 28 from 9:30 - 11 a.m. For ages 5-12. Instructors: Amy and Steve Colley. Attendees will the opportunity to throw pots on a potter's wheel, create sculptures and design 3D collages out of recycled household items. Admission: $25. Register/info: 996.1500.




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