Just over the city borderline, there’s a place where you can experience world-class music, theater and dance performances ... and admission is nearly always free.
Marywood University has announced a busy fall event schedule for its Music, Theatre and Dance Department.
Unless otherwised indicated, all locations given are on the Marywood campus, 2300 Adams Ave. in Scranton. Admission is free unless otherwise indicated.
The Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club will hold its annual car show Sunday, Sept. 14, in the parking lot of Carbondale Area High School, 101 Brooklyn St. Gates open at 9 a.m. Singer Nicole Rasmus will perform and Champ, the RailRiders mascot, will be on hand. If you wish to enter a car in the show, the registration fee is $10. Cars must be on the field by noon. Donations accepted at entrances. Call 570-876-4034 for more information.
Pierogie Sale: All Saints Orthodox Church, 211 Willow Ave., Olyphant, sells frozen pierogies Fridays 9:30-11:30 a.m. and Sundays 10:30-11:30 a.m. Price is $6 per dozen. Call 570-383-0785 or 570-489-5591 for more information.
Identity Theft: The St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 604 E. Lackawanna St. in Olyphant, will sponsor a talk on Identity theft for seniors by special agent Tanya Evanina of the FBI’s Pittsburgh Division Friday, Sept. 12, at noon. Lunch will be served and admission is free. Call 570-489-3891 for more information.
YMCA Preschool Enrollment
The Greater Carbondale YMCA is now accepting enrollment for their infant (8 weeks to 14 months) and toddler (15 months to 2 years) and the fall preschool (2-5 years) programs. Call 570-282-2210 for more information.
YMCA Before- and After-Care
The Greater Carbondale YMCA offers childcare before and after school hours to meet the needs of working parents and their children. The before-school care program begins at 6:30 a.m. The staff allows the children the opportunity to play in the gym or do activities in one of the classrooms. The after-school care program begins at dismissal time and runs until 6 p.m. When the students in grades pre-K to six arrive at the Y, the staff supervises a variety of structured and free-time activities for the children. Activities include a hot meal, homework assistance, arts and crafts, games and excercise — which includes the use of two gyms and the pool. Children must attend at least two days a week. Stop by the Y for more information and to register.
Yoga for Healing
The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) Hospice and Home Health of Lackawanna County will offer a “Yoga for Healing” program on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the VNA office at 301 Delaware Ave., Olyphant. The program, taught by a professional yoga instructor, is designed to help participants increase flexibility, enhance strength, improve concentration, posture, breathing, balance and reduce feelings of stress. This class is for beginners and those with moderate yoga skill level. The next class is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23. The cost is $10 per session. For more information or to register, call 570-383-5180.
The memory of a well-known Archbald businessman who passed away in 2012 from lung cancer will be honored with a Geisinger Blood Center mobile drive Saturday, Sept. 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Giordano’s Pizzeria, 100 S. Main St. in Archbald. Luigi Giordano was a former co-owner of the restaurant.
“My dad’s motto was always, ‘After you take care of your family, you take care of anyone you can,’ ” remembers his daughter Maria Elisa Giordano, who is helping to organize the blood drive. She says her dad was a staunch supporter of blood drives and that’s why the family chose a blood drive to honor his memory. Giordano is best remembered by the community as the founder of garment business, L&G Manufacturing in Archbald. Giordano was a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Assembly No. 2659 in Jessup, as well as a dedicated member of St. John Vianney Parish. He was also an honorary member of the San Mango D’Aquino Mutual Benefit Society.
Health care service providers throughout northeast Pennsylvania will be at Penn State Worthington Scranton on Saturday, Sept. 20, for the campus’ annual Children’s Health Fair. The event will provide a variety of free health screenings and free child health and safety demonstrations and information. There will also be educational activities for children and their parents and guardians, such as a fire-safety smoke house, fire truck/ambulance tours, and a healthy eating table. Children attending the program will receive a free gift, as well as giveaways from the various participants that will be at the event.