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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.

The Music Box Players present: It's A Wonderful Life,, Dec 6 to 9 and 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.

Actors Circle presents: A staged reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, as adapted by local author Paige Balitski, with musical insertions and direction by Cathy Rist Strauch, Dec 6, 7, 8, 9, at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Showtimes are Thurs, Fri and Sat at 8 p.m. and Sun at 2 p.m. Cost: $8 General and Seniors and $6 for Students. Reservations: 342.9707.

AFA Winter Members Exhibition, Dec. 6 - 28 at the AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. An opening reception will be held on First Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 - 9 p.m.

Holiday Art Sale, Dec. 7 through 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. Opening reception will be held in conjunction with First Friday Scranton Dec. 7 from 6 - 10 p.m. Regular hours are Tuesday - Sunday 12 - 6 p.m. Info: 878.3970, newvisionsstudio.com or newvisionsstudio@gmail.com.

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 Lyric Consort Presents: Peace: A Lyric Consort Christmas, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton. The program will blend a variety of well- and lesser-known seasonal music reflecting on the season's search for peace and goodwill, all grouped around selected verses from the Scriptures and arranged for the ensemble's signature blend of eight unaccompanied voices. Cost: General admission $10 for adults, with all students admitted free of charge with presentation of a current school ID. Info/tickets: 343.6707.

The Choral Society of NEPA Presents: A Ceremony of English Carols, Dec. 9 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre at 4 p.m. Cost: adults $15, ages 18 and under free, $3 discount to seniors, students, Lackawanna Library System cardholders, WVIA members and members of The Hood Room at the Scranton Cultural Center. Info: choralsociety.net.

The Wyoming Seminary Madrigal Singers and Chorale's Annual Christmas Choral Concert, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. in the Great Hall of Wyoming Seminary, 228 Wyoming Avenue, just north of Kingston Corners. The program, conducted by John Vaida, will feature the Chorale in a performance of The Magnificat by Franz Schubert, while the Madrigal Singers will present another setting of The Magnificat by Arvo Pärt. The Sem String Ensemble also will perform the Christmas Concerto Grosso by Corelli, and the concert will include a selection of favorite Christmas carols. Cost: free. Info: 270.2192.

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.

Wreath making 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.

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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