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SCRANTON ‚?? Officials of the Scranton Cultural Center gathered Monday, June 20, to present their 2011-12 season, one promised to be bigger and better than previous years.
John Cardone announced the array of fresh events and the return of some time-tested favorites. Most of the events planned for this season are expected to be both entertaining and educational to the public.
One returning attraction will be the second annual Family Day in September. The family-oriented event will include workshops for all ages, free prize drawings and tours.
The ‚??Up & Coming Comedy‚?Ě series returns offering rising comedians the chance to take the stage and share some laughs with audiences inside Shopland Hall.
As October rolls around, the center will celebrate Halloween with the Society of Paranormal Research and Investigation. Volunteers from the public may join in this event that will use state of the art equipment for paranormal research and haunted tours throughout the Masonic Temple.
‚??‚??The View‚?? with a Scranton Attitude‚?Ě returns in January 2012, allowing local celebrities and community leaders to have discussions and answer questions from the crowd. The popular post-St. Patrick‚??s Day Parade party is also back with Irish step dancers, bagpipers and live music from Kilrush. Admission is free for the family-oriented event.
‚??An Evening of Food and Wine,‚?Ě a significant culinary fundraiser for the center, is back on Sunday, April 29. Seating is limited for the feast-filled event, and tickets often sell out fast. Tours of the building will be held, and some of the area‚??s best food and wine will be on hand.
An assortment of children‚??s shows and programs for the younger audience continue the Cultural Center‚??s family-oriented goals. ‚??If You Give a Moose a Muffin,‚?Ě ‚??Henry and Mudge,‚?Ě ‚??Are You My Mother?‚?Ě and ‚??Stuart Little‚?Ě are each preceded by ‚??Wiggles and Giggles‚?Ě workshops, where children and parents can interact and have fun themed around favorite books and more.
‚??Community is a vital part obviously for the Scranton Cultural Center,‚?Ě said Marketing Coordinator Amy Dickerson. ‚??It is a really great time for anyone who comes here. It‚??s also extremely vital to keeping this place alive and going.‚?Ě
The full list of events and programs is available at .
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