Arts and entertainment calendar for the week of October 3



Northern Tier Symphony Meet-and-Greet, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Tunkhannock Middle School Auditorium, 200 Franklin Avenue. Bring your instrument and play along with the Northern Tier Symphony at their open rehearsal. Strings welcome and all instruments are invited. Instruments will be provided by the orchestra. Info: 570 289-1090.


Xposed: The Body as Art, 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit. Philadelphia native Susan Summerton, a doctor, educator, artist and public speaker, will share her story and inspiration during a free community presentation. Guests will also take part in a Q & A session. Summerton’s art will be on display at the library during October.

Founders Art Exhibit Opening Reception, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Linder Gallery in Miller Library at Keystone College. The reception will celebrate Karl Neuroth, Cliff Prokop and Bill Tersteeg, the founders of the Keystone College Art Department. Info: 570-945-8162 or


Fall 2018 Post-Festival Film Discussion, 1 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Dietrich Theater. Discuss the content and significance of some of the film festival movies with others who have seen them. Film buff Hildy Morgan will facilitate the program.


Classical Guitar Plays Bach, Brazil, Beatles, Broadway and More, 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Dietrich Theater. Classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will explore musical diversity and similarity from Baroque-inspired 20th century pop music to the rich Latin American guitar heritage and the Great American Songbook. The concert, offered free of charge, will be followed by a light reception.

Jeremy the Illusionist, 10:30 a.m. Oct. 21 at Waverly Community Church, 101 Carbondale Road. The free event will take place during the Sunday morning celebration service. The magic acts will include live doves appearing from nowhere, unbelievable card tricks, scarf tricks, comedy acts and more.

CHI-RHO Singers Concert, 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Countryside Community Church, 14011 Orchard Dr., Clarks Summit. No admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken. Info: 570-587-3026.


Writers Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Dietrich Theater. For ages 18 and up. Come and read your work or listen and be inspired. Learn the craft of writing as you write toward a goal of publication. All genres and levels of writing are welcome. Cost: free. Info: 570-249-2994.

Great American Read Book Discussion, 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Talk about selected Sci-fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery books from the Great American Read list. Find the list here:


“Good Grief Art: Learn to Paint Through Your Loss,” 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Thursday from Oct. 4-Nov. 15 at Allied Services’ Lugar Outpatient Center, 511 Morgan Hwy., Scranton. The class, taught by Marylou Chibirka, allows students to process their emotions in a supportive environment. The program is aimed at adults who have experienced the loss of a loved one or pet. It is open to any adult who has experienced loss, at any time in life. The program is free and open to the public, however advance registration is required. Register: Contact Megan at 570-340-6487, space is limited.

All Day Craft-N-Chat, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Come to share ideas, show off your work and get another crafter’s eye and perception. Chat and meet your neighbors while you work on your craft. Bring any project you’re working on, or come just to be inspired. All levels of experience welcome.

Caring Hands, 1 to 3 p.m. each Monday at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Do you knit or crochet? Join this group that creates delightful things for the library and for the less fortunate. Yarn provided.

Always In Stitches, 10 a.m. to noon each Tuesday at the Abington Community Library, 1200 W. Grove St., Clarks Summit. Stop and see what this bunch of quilters and sewers is up to. Get involved in one of their many charitable endeavors or learn something new.

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or