Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Arts & Entertainment

Dietrich Movie Mania!

Jul 16

Who plays the character Ellie in “The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”?Last week's answer: Ben FalconeLast week's winner: Joe Gyuraki, of Dalton

More than the movies The art of filmmaking

Jul 16

Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a film? There is so much involved from screenwriting, to casting, to shooting and editing. On Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m., the Dietrich will host local filmmakers as they show clips from their recent movies and discuss the...

Actors Circle presents 'A Private War'

Jul 16

Play to entertain, educate audience on Ireland's part in history of World War II
Although entertainment is the first and foremost purpose of the Actors Circle's upcoming production, “A Private War,” author and director Lou Bisignani said the piece also provides some education on a lesser-known aspect of World War II: the...

Lakeside Concert Series Right where they Wanabees

Jul 16

Now in its fifth week, the Lakeside Concert Series at Hillside Park has become a summer staple in the Abingtons. This Wednesday evening from 6 - 8 p.m. will feature The Wanabees, who played one of the most well-attended concerts of the series last...

Pieces of the Abingtons

Jul 16

How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our “Pieces of the Abingtons” contest. Every other week within the paper, we'll feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural...

Library news Youth theater group to present 'Scenes of Metamorphoses'

Jul 16

The Abington Community Library is pleased to host local theatre in our own “backyard” later this month.

Arts and entertainment calendar, week of July 16, 2014

Jul 15

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

Double “R” Twirlettes perform in D.C.

Jul 14

Members of the Double “R” Twirlettes recently returned from a performance at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

The Mouse's Marriage returns to the Dietrich Theater

Jul 14

Children and their families are invited to attend a live performance of “The Mouse's Marriage” at the Dietrich Theater Saturday, July 26 at 11 a.m.

Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary to present 'In The Heights'

Jul 14

The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute will present the new Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “In The Heights” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 and Friday, Aug. 8 at the F.M Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. The production is a...

Sneak peeks at the Dietrich Theater to feature Tunkhannock Filmmakers

Jul 11

All are invited to the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock Thursday, July 17 at 7 p.m. for a free sneak peek featuring two films produced in Tunkhannock.

Got talent? Show it off at Nicholson Bridge Day Sept. 14

Jul 11

This year's Nicholson Bridge Day is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 14. Preparations are under way, and more than 50 vendors are expected to offer various products for sale during the event.

Dietrich Movie Mania!

Jul 9

Who directed the new movie “Tammy?”Last week's answer: Joshua JoyceLast week's winner: Tony Shumbres, of Clarks Summit.

More than the movies Close Encounters return

Jul 9

Last Sunday singer and songwriter Jay Smar entertained and educated us about our region's rich coal mining heritage, through songs and stories. Over 115 folks attended the event from all over the region including Hazleton, Pittston, and more.

Wyoming County Players set to perform 'Annie Get Your Gun'

Jul 9

The Wyoming County Players will present “Annie Get Your Gun” on Saturday, July 12 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Middle School.

Arts and entertainment calendar, week of July 9, 2014

Jul 9

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

Junior League of Scranton holds annual dinner

Jul 9

The Junior League of Scranton held its annual dinner June 10 at Patsel's in Clarks Summit. The evening was an opportunity for provisional, active, active preferred and sustaining members to celebrate a successful year, recognize the contributions of its members and...

Waverly resident among five Wyoming Seminary Lower School students to win awards at Fine Arts Fiesta

Jul 8

Five Wyoming Seminary Lower School students received awards and certificates of merit for their participation in the 59th Annual Fine Arts Fiesta art exhibit. The works were on display on Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.

Arts on the Square to return to Scranton

Jul 4

Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade partnered up for the second annual Arts on The Square, scheduled for July 26 from noon to 8 p.m. on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton.

Factoryville author Hemenway Stephens publishes second novel, 'Nathan'

Jul 9

Hemenway Stephens, author of “The Summoning,” has been a theatre artist for thirty years. The hope and heartbreak of the profession inspired her second novel, “Nathan”, where a toy elephant recounts his adventures after being bought by an acting...

Dietrich Movie Mania!

Jul 2

Who does Stanley Tucci play in “Transformers: Age of Extinction?”Last week's answer: Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo.Last week's winner: Crystal Rodgers, of Dalton.

The Dalton Library Delights Summer programs in full swing

Jul 2

It is full speed ahead this July for The Dalton Community Library's Summer Reading Program. The children and young adults have been participating in educational and exciting activities. They've been creative during art groups, competitive during our 60 Minute...

More than the movies Camps foster creativity

Jul 2

What a perfect day. We could not have planned for better weather for Founder's Day in Tunkhannock. And it was just wonderful to see the downtown bustling with entertainment, activity and great crowds. We would like to thank everyone who came out and supported...

Pieces of the Abingtons

Jul 2

How well do you know the streets where you live? The Abington Journal puts your powers of observation to the test with our “Pieces of the Abingtons” contest. Every other week within the paper, we'll feature a photograph of a landmark, architectural...

Arts and entertainment calendar, week of July 2, 2014

Jul 1

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTS

Everything Natural Drummers return to Open Mic Night at Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock

Jun 26

The Dietrich Theater will welcome Ed Crawley and the Everything Natural Drummers, a drum circle from Clarks Summit, to its Open Mic Night, Friday, June 27. The doors open for seating and open mic sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7 p.m.

Dietrich Movie Mania!

Jun 25

Who does Christopher Walken play in “Jersey Boys”?Last week's answer: Jonah Hill.Last week's winner: Susan Olevnik, of Clarks Summit.

More Than the Movies Music for the soul

Jun 25

Several years ago, the Dietrich brought Master Drummer Maxwell Kofi Donkor to Tunkhannock to teach us the art and culture of African drumming and led us in a traditional drum circle. According to Donkor, “Drumming is the heartbeat of humanity. It balances both...

Scranton Cultural Center receives $60,000 matching grant from Lackawanna County

Jun 25

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has been awarded a $60,000 Special Projects Matching Capital Arts and Culture Grant from Lackawanna County for improvements to various areas in the building to accommodate the new Creative and Performing Arts Academy, a...

Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary to present Classical Guitar concert

Jun 24

The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (PAI) will present a special appearance by guest artists Dr. Zane Forshee and Dr. Scott Borg, guitarists, on Sunday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Great Hall.

Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary to present Col. Tim Foley in concert

Jun 24

The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (PAI) will present a special performance by its Wind Ensemble, featuring conductor Col. Timothy W. Foley, on Friday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center. Foley is former director of “The...

Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary to present Jazz on the River

Jun 23

The Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute will present an evening of jazz on the River Commons in Wilkes-Barre Tuesday, July 22 at 7:30 p.m. World-renowned jazz saxophonist Dave Bixler and friends will perform. The event is free and open to the public. For more...
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