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More Than Movies: Leprechaun Lore a hit at Dietrich Theater

After Hal Pratt’s charming Leprechaun Lore program on St. Patrick’s Day at the Dietrich, children had some very serious questions to ask him.

One little girl wanted to know, “Are there girl leprechauns?”

Hal replied that none have been recorded, but maybe they are just too smart to be seen.

Another child asked, “Do leprechauns ride on rainbows?”

Hal replied that he doesn’t think so, but maybe they do and no one has been lucky enough to see it.

Speaking of children, we know our preschool classes make a difference in the lives of our children, teaching art and music the way they should be taught. They are not taught to produce a certain product a certain way. Instead, they are taught to experience the creative process, each child encouraged to discover his or her own unique expression.

What we recently heard expressed by a parent, a young father, is that our teachers are also wonderful role models for good parenting.

“By attending art and nature classes with my son, I have learned how to be a better parent,” he said.

He remarked that our teachers help teach him how to be more patient, a quality all parents need.

We are so proud of our preschool teachers, including Abi Zieger, Amy and Steve Colley and Rebecca Lesko.

Coming up…

Can you believe it is time for our Spring Film Festival Preview Day? All are invited at 1 and 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29 to this free preview of all 21 trailers of the films that will be in the Spring Film Festival from Friday, April 13 through Thursday, May 3.

No reservations needed. Just come.

Opening Night Gala tickets are going fast already, but there are lots of good seats left. Forty dollars for an evening of two movies, “I, Tonya” and “Molly’s Game,” beginning with the best hors d’oeuvres from Tunkhannock’s favorite caterers, Epicurean Delight, Twigs Restaurant and Café, the Fireplace Restaurant, and Ma Greenley’s BBQ. Wine and beer from Nimble Hill Winery and Brewery. What more can you ask for?

For tickets, call 570-996-1500.

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month, the perfect time to bring a special program to the Dietrich Theater. Tunkhannock’s own George Stonier, along with his coach Kathy Reap will be presenters for the free program, Rock Steady Boxing and Parkinson’s Disease, at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7.

Kristina Dorkoski, of Allied/John Heinz, and Maureen Pascal, of Misericordia University, will also talk about the power of exercise in treating Parkinson’s Disease.

The next day, Sunday, April 8, brings the Opening Reception for the Kitson Arts Alliance exhibit of Pop Art from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Dietrich Theater’s Earnshaw Gallery and the Sherwood Gallery. This free reception is for all who want to see our area’s own Pop Art artists, including Elyse Mattocks, Michelle McKensie, Amanda Robinson, Steve Colley and Rhi Wallace.

Come see these original interpretations of modern popular culture and the media, meet the artists and enjoy the refreshments.

Will we see you at the Dietrich soon? We sure hope we do. Our programs are all for you, so we hope we see you soon and often.

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More Than Movies

Margie Young

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or news@theabingtonjournal.com.