Abington Journal

Arts, Culture and Education Advisory Council to hold outreach meetings

SCRANTON — The Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Advisory Council will host a series of free community outreach meetings at various locations around Lackawanna County to inform the communities about Lackawanna County’s Arts and Culture Department programs.

Data on grants, enrichment workshops and special events that municipalities and residents can take advantage of will be provided. The program will also offer a platform for the public and officials to discuss what types of arts and culture programming they would like to develop in their communities.

The inaugural session, which is open to the general public, will focus on the Mid and Upper Valleys and be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26 at Six East Diner, 1611 Scranton Carbondale Highway. Light refreshments will be served.

The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department was formed in 2004 and is supported through an education and culture fee that generates approximately $1.3 million for the purpose of organizing programs and activities designed to enrich the County’s quality of life. The office offers community grants, public arts programming, workshops and lectures and oversees the operation of the Electric City Trolley Station and Museum.

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