Fab 5 – August 16, 2018

Fab 5 – August 16, 2018

1. Harford Fair

Join the Harford Agricultural Society
for a fun-filled week at the Harford Fair.
Spanning from Monday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 25, the 161st edition of the event will take place at the fairgrounds, 485 Fair Hill Road, New Milford.
The week includes dozens of events to check out. On Sunday, the Poets will perform at 5 p.m. in the main arena, and vistitors can head to a free ice cream social at 8.
Highlights for Monday include a miniature horse pull and semi and gas pickup pulls along with a performance by Lone Ryderz Band at 7:45 p.m.The rest of the week includes events such as a baby show, monster trucks freestyle, championship rodeo, demolition derby and more. Tickets and camping information are available online at harfordfair.com.

2. Party on the Patio

For free live entertainment and a scenic view of northeast Pennsylvania, make your way down to Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. for Party on the Patio.
On Thursday, Aug. 16, Bark at the Moon, a tribute to Ozzy Osbourne, will headline the event with hour-long sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Food trucks Taste Time to Love Us and Fire & Ice will visit, too.
The free event is open to guests 21 and older. For more information, visit mohegansunpocono.com.

3. Pioneer Nights

Celebrate the age of the American pioneers this week in downtown Carbondale.
The 15th annual Pioneer Nights will take place from Wednesday, Aug. 15, to Saturday, Aug. 18. The week is jam-packed with live music, children’s activities, authentic food and much more.
Wednesday’s events include a performance by the Wanabees, a band specializing in a wide-ranging mix of songs from the ’50s to the ’80s. Fuzzy Mud, a groovy trio specializing in rock music, is the main event for Thursday, and the Tommy Guns Band headlines on Friday. Music starts at 7 p.m. each night.
On Saturday, the festival closes with a parade starting at 6 p.m. and a performance by Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots at 8.
Street parking and outdoor seating are available.
For more information, visit Carbondale Pioneer Nights on Facebook or email pioneernights@gmail.com.

4. Superhero Night

As the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders take on the Norfolk Tides, what better way to cheer your favorite baseball players on then dressed as superheroes?
Fly up to PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, on Friday, Aug. 17, and join
the RailRiders for Superhero Night. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 7:05.
The first 2,500 fans to enter the gate will receive an Avengers T-shirt. Fireworks follow
the game. Tickets are available at milb.com. For more information, visit swbrailriders.com or on the RailRiders’ Facebook page.

5. Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch will join Northeast Pennsylvania natives Breaking Benjamin
on Friday, Aug. 17, at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton.
Nothing More and Bad Wolves also will perform there Friday night.
Breaking Benjamin formed in Wilkes-Barre about two decades ago and has performed steadily around the world since gaining fame. It recently released a sixth studio album, “Ember.”
Tickets start at $33. For more information or tickets, visit livenation.com.

Clubs – August 16, 2018

Clubs – August 16, 2018

Thursday, Aug. 16
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Hunkajunk
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open Call hosted by Jami Kali
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Carbondale Pioneer Nights, 1 N. Main St.: Fuzzy Mudd featuring Chris Mullineaux
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: DJ
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Rhythm of Fear, Paralysis and Rest in Piss
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: A Proud Monkey solo
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Jeff Lewis
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Asialena
Windsor Inn, 669 Washington Ave., Jermyn: The Frost
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, Aug. 17
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo with dot.gov
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Five Card Studs
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
Boozer’s Sports Bar, 635 Main St., Avoca: Dashboard Mary
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Harlan Tucker Band
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Frost
Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Jermyn: Bill and Donna Arnold
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Great Rock Pair
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Hypnotik Infekted Bloodline, 8-Bit Panda Strike, Vitriolum and Counteragent
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: The Wanabees
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Draining Youth, Mr. Softee, Blood Blush and the Oridinals
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Cruise Control Duo
The Other Side, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Vulturepeak, Planning for Burial, Machine Arms, Wrestle Crow and Smartyr
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: The Quebe Sisters
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Late Last Night
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: The Bonerflowers
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Asialena Bonitz
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Rodney Laney with Talia Reese and Peter Guarraci

Saturday, Aug. 18
American Grill, 1320 Wyoming Ave., Exeter: Handsome Devils
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Boastfuls
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Gone Crazy
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Asialena
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Doug Drost
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Prosody
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chasing Ashlee
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Q-Ball
Damien’s On The Lake, 31 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake: K8
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 State Route 93, Berwick: Last Call Beautiful and Doubting Thomas
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Earthmouth, Alpha Audio, Black Horizon and Zovin
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Abby Ahmad and Mark Marshall
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Upbrining, Idolizer, Days in Transit and Black Hole Heart
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chuck Paul
The Other Side, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Toothless, Above the Mendoza, Sleepsculptor and Stay Loud
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Alex Key Local Nuisance
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Jam Stampede
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Band
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Xcluzive Soul
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: D-West and Ron Schoonover
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Tourniquet
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Rodney Laney with Talia Reese and Peter Guarraci

Sunday, Aug. 19
Backdraft Sports Bar & Restaurant, 1256 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Dashboard Mary
Camp Rattler Beer Garden, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Mike MiZ
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Old Friends
Damien’s on the Lake, 31 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake: R.J. Scouton
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: The Standby
Kildare’s, 119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton: The Office Trivia
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: SummerSlam
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Aug. 20
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Duffy’s Coffee Co., 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Tomato Bar & Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: A Proud Monkey
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, Aug. 21
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Dave Abraham
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Eric Rudy

Wednesday, Aug. 22
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ the DJ
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Paul Moran and Friends
Hillside Park, Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Take 3
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Utopix

The great outdoors Marywood opens new outdoor amphitheater with concert series

The great outdoors Marywood opens new outdoor amphitheater with concert series

By Brigid Lynett

With construction now complete on Marywood University’s new Michael and Gwen Calabro Delfino Amphitheatre, the college’s popular summer concert series will move back outdoors.
“I am confident the amphitheater at Marywood University will continue our family’s multi-generational commitment to provide entertainment for the people of Northeastern Pennsylvania in perpetuity,” said Michael J. Delfino, who made a gift in support of the amphitheater in honor of his late wife, Guenelda “Gwen” Calabro Delfino, a Marywood alumna of the class of 1947.
Calabro Delfino’s father owned one of the first movie theaters in Pennsylvania and, following in his footsteps, the Delfinos opened the Maple Drive-In Theatre in Honesdale in 1953 before purchasing the Circle Drive-In Theatre in 1969.
Now, free shows presented by Marywood’s music, theater and dance department serve as the first public events in the venue bearing the couple’s name, which the university dedicated in June. 
“The amphitheater represents the final phase of a three-year construction process for our Centennial Complex, the first part of which was completed in 2015,” university spokeswoman Sherry Frable said.
Visitors can find the Calabro Delfino Amphitheatre on the east side of Marywood’s Learning Commons. The amphitheater spans approximately three acres and has 80 seats on blue stone benches plus a large area for lawn seats.
“The summer concert series is the beginning of a revised tradition of bringing music and talent to the Marywood campus,” said Sister Mary Persico, I.H.M., an alumna of the class of 1969 and Marywood’s president. “We have a proud music history at the university and want to share it with the broader community any time we have the opportunity.”
The Sunday concert series kicks off Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. with vocalist Nicole Rasmus and accompanying pianist Marty Ort. The duo will perform songs from a variety of genres, including country, jazz, Motown, Broadway and standards. In the event of inclement weather, the show moves to the Fireplace Lounge in the university’s Nazareth Student Center.
Up next, retired Marywood music faculty member Bill Weber teams up with noted Frank Sinatra tribute artist Chris DiMattio and Kenneth McGraw to pay tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes on Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
“The three of us did this concert for 25 years,” Weber said. “We haven’t done (the concert) here on campus for eight years, so this is a reunion.”
“A Tribute to Frank Sinatra” shares the many hits of the Rat Pack star with a jazz band for accompaniment. The rain location for that concert is the main stage of Marywood’s Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts.
The concert series wraps up Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. with Pittston native Mike “MiZ” Mizwinski, a solo artist who performs Americana-style rock on guitar. His performance moves to the Fireplace Lounge if poor weather prevails.
As long as nature allows, the concert series will give audiences a chance to enjoy quality music in a picturesque space at no charge, organizers noted.
“Everyone is welcome to enjoy a relaxing night in the open air in the beautiful setting that is Marywood,” Persico said.

 

Clubs – August 9, 2018

Clubs – August 9, 2018

Thursday, Aug. 9
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Black Tie Stereo
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open Call hosted by Jami Kali
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: EJ the DJ
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Cruise Control Duo
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Jeff Lewis
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, Aug. 10
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Eddie Appnel
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Molly Pitcher Path
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Cruise Control
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: The Third Nut
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mike & Mike
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Facing the Giants
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Shelly’s Underground
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Liar, Liar
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Flatland Ruckus
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Hotel Anthracite, 25 S. Main St., Carbondale: Summer Sounds Patio Series presents Mountain Sky Orchestra
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Bret Alexander Duo, Bret Alexander Duo
JJ Bridjes Restaurant, 925 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit: Rob Walsh and Jack Foley
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Entry, Luxe, Scintilla and Vulturepeak
M&J’s Bar N Grill, 542 Wildcat Road, Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tritide Duo
Peppe’s Bistro, 100 Eagle Valley Mall, East Stroudsburg: Dashboard Mary
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Matt Lynott and friends
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Lost Dogs — Pearl Jam tribute
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Andrew Kennedy with Joe Ohrin and Sergio Marzitelli

Saturday, Aug. 11
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Always Undecided
Ariel View Inn, 1400 Lake Ariel Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Next To Nothing
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Broken Highway
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Doug and Sean
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Jimmy Stranger
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: UUU
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Facing the Giants
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Dr. Dirty
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Better with Beer
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Folk Night hosted by Sean Flynn and Chris Kearney
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sugar Ray
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Greg, MJ and Nan
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots
Veterans of Foreign Wars 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit: FullCircle
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Andrew Kennedy with Joe Ohrin and Sergio Marzitelli

Sunday, Aug. 12
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: The Wanabees
Glass Wine Bar & Bistro, Ledges Hotel, Hawley: Blues, Brews & BBQ featuring Slam Allen
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo

Monday, Aug. 13
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Duffy’s Coffee Co., 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Tomato Bar & Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: A Proud Monkey

Tuesday, Aug. 14
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Wednesday, Aug. 15
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ the DJ
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Jim and Colleen Reynolds
Hillside Park, Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Joe Stanky and the Cadets
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

Fab 5 – August 9, 2018

Fab 5 – August 9, 2018

1. Wayne County Fair

Saddle on up and make your way down to the 156th Wayne County Fair.
Running every day from through Saturday, Aug. 11, the fair, on Route 191 in Honesdale, offers a variety of events for the whole family. Thefairgrounds open at 9 a.m., the midway and rides are open from noon to 11 p.m., and all exhibit buildings are open from
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Ages 2 and older enter for $10, which includes parking, rides and most grandstand shows. Tickets can be purchased at the admission gate. Seniors 62 and older can enter for $5 on Wednesday, Aug. 8th. Additionally, season tickets are available for $40 and include admission to the grounds only; they are available for purchase at Dirlam Brothers Lumber Co., 250 Sunrise Ave., Honesdale; Iron Hill, 225 Roosevelt Highway, Waymart; Turkey Hill Convenience Store, 1050 Main St., Honesdale; and Wayne County Fair Office, Route 191, Honesdale. For more information, visit waynecountyfair.com.

2. Clubs and Keys

Enjoy golfing and dueling pianos all in one day at Clubs and Keys.
Lauren Golden, a rising senior at Scranton Preparatory School, has organized the benefit to help bring awareness and support for the critical services and programs provided by the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania for children and teens subjected to sexual and/or physical abuse. The event will include a nine-hole golf tournament and a dueling pianos show.
Clubs and Keys will take place Saturday, Aug. 11, at Glenmaura National Golf Club,
100 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. Registration for golf starts at 2 p.m., and the tournament begins at 3.
A complimentary cocktail hour follows the tournament, and the Killer Dueling Pianos will perform from 7:45 to 10 p.m.
Participants can register at the event or online. Tickets cost $100 for golfing, $100 for the dueling piano show and $150 for golfing and the dueling show together.For more information, visit cacnepa.org/event/clubs-and-keys.

3. Christy Mathewson Day

On Saturday, Aug. 11, Keystone College and the Factoryville community will celebrate Christy Mathewson, a Baseball Hall of Famer, Keystone graduate and Factoryville native.
Christy Mathewson Day will feature several events, including the display of Mathewson memorabilia, the annual Big 6K Run/Walk with a kids fun run, a community parade and a special performance about the life and career of Mathewson by actor Eddie Frierson.
Registration for the 6K and fun run begins at 7 a.m. at Hibbard Campus Center, Keystone College, 1 College Road, La Plume. The memorabilia display will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Keystone’s Theatre in Brooks.
A parade will begin at Keystone College at 5 p.m. and end at 6 at Factoryville Borough/Clinton Twp. Joint Municipal Park followed by food, refreshment, prizes, and games.
Visit keystone.edu/event/23rd-annual-christy-mathewson-day for more information and a full schedule of events.

4. Party on the Patio 

For free live entertainment in some of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s best scenery, make your way to Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp..
The party runs every Thursday in August with free performances by local tribute bands and a selection of food and drink specials. Halfway to Hell, a tribute to AC/DC, will perform Thursday, Aug. 9, with hour-long sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Southwest Savory Grill and Fire & Ice food trucks also will attend.
Guests must be 21 or older to attend. For more information, visit mohegansunpocono.com/poi/venues/party-on-the-patio.html.

5. Ronald McDonald House Apple Orchard 5K

The Apple Orchard 5K is a family-friendly opportunity to run for a good cause.
The Ronald McDonald House of Scranton is partnering with Roba Family Orchard, 1649 Lakeland Drive, Scott Twp., to host the race and fun walk Saturday, Aug. 11, at 9:30 a.m. The event also will feauture Star Wars characters ready for pictures, a cookout and a celebration for the families who have stayed at the Ronald McDonald House over the years.
Registration costs $25, and registered runners and walkers receive a free quick-dry T-shirt and goodie bag. Robas Family Orchard also will be open for free to those who register.
For more information and to register, visit rmhscranton.org/32nd-show-your-stripes-5k-race-fun-walk.

Art and soul – Trio of events pack weekend with entertainment

Art and soul – Trio of events pack weekend with entertainment

A trio of summer traditions fall under a new umbrella together this year — the inaugural Lackawanna Arts Weekend.
The First Friday Art Walk, Scranton Jazz Festival and Lackawanna Arts Fest (formerly Arts on the Square) take over the city’s downtown with a vibrant mix of music, fine art, crafts and more starting Friday, Aug. 3.
“I really hope that this is just the beginning of putting Scranton on the map for our thriving arts community,” said Cristin Powers, ScrantonMade founder. “It does take a while to get things off the ground, but I think that we did a good job this year and I’m hoping that it just brings people from outside the area, from neighboring counties, to Scranton.” 

Devon O’Keefe, of West Pittston, paints a lion during the fifth annual Arts on the Square in downtown Scranton on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

ScrantonMade’s Lackawanna Arts Fest spurred the change as it sought to move from its traditional July weekend “to take away some of the traffic downtown that day,” since it usually coincided with the county’s three-on-three basketball tournament, Powers said. Organizers brainstormed and decided to move the one-day offering of items from local artisans and craftspeople on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square to the same weekend as First Friday and the 14th annual Scranton Jazz Festival, “hopefully making Scranton and Lackawanna County a tourist attraction for that weekend,” Powers said.
Kicking off the weekend on Friday, with most stops open from 6 to 9 p.m. or similar, First Friday again brings a range of artistic mediums to locales across the downtown. Many also plan to offer live music, and First Friday has hired roving musicians to entertain throughout the downtown.
Uniting First Friday with the other two events will “add so much” to each event since each compliments the others so well, said Thom Welby, First Friday’s acting executive director. It gives them a chance to show off their events to new audiences, he explained.
“It’s so exciting,” Welby said. “We know that we’re going to be bringing in people from outside the market that normally wouldn’t come in, and we have the opportunity to show off these other events. … None of them take away from the other. I think it’s such a great opportunity to show off our area, and our First Friday events have been getting stronger every month.”
The jazz festival also opens Friday night with a happy hour at 5 followed by Voodoo BBQ Brass Band at 8 and Special EFX All-Stars — featuring Chieli Minucci, Eric Marienthal, Regina Carter, Lao Tizer, Joel Rosenblatt and Jerry Brooks — at 9 at Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel.
“They are a conglomeration of musicians that not only have they been award-winning and together for many years … but individually they’ve had some significant accomplishments on their own with solo albums and playing for other musical greats,” said Sarah Effertz, jazz festival marketing director.
Performances continue with jazz walks around the city Friday and Saturday nights and shows through Sunday.
“People love being able to then just filter out (of the concert and) walk through the city of Scranton, because the city’s beautiful at night, too,” Effertz said. “And on a summer evening, it’s a really nice walk.”
Other headliners include the Bernie Williams Collective — which features jazz guitarist and former New York Yankees player Bernie Williams — performing Saturday, Aug. 4, at 8:30 p.m., and trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis — son of Ellis and brother of Branford, Wynton and Jason — who plays with the SJF Big Band on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 8:30 p.m.
Visitors also will find live music at Lackawanna Arts Fest, taking place Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. on the square, where many familiar vendors will return alongside some new faces. 

Patricia J. Annabelli, spray paint artist, creates art work during the second annual Arts on the Square Festival in Scranton on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Jason Farmer / Staff Photographer

“More artists from out of town are making this a show on their calendars,” Powers said. “We have everything from handmade furniture, candles, jewelry, art, accessories, children’s accessories, wine and, mead, baklava, cupcakes, local honey. Really everything that our area has to offer from local independent artists and craftsmen.”
Live entertainment will come from Yam Yam, Chris Kearney & Friends, Starbird, Rogue Chimp and James Brown Dance Party, while people of all ages can enjoy free activities and even get to meet artists and crafters whose work is for sale.
“I think people really appreciate spending their money locally and getting to hand that over, say, to the person making the products,” Powers said. “It’s a really feel-good buy. I think that it’s just a great, family-friendly event to come to.”
Backyard Ale House, 523 Linden St., will offer an outdoor cafe, while Terra Preta Prime has something special planned at its new location, 301 N. Washington Ave., Powers said.
The weekend precedes the Governor’s Awards for the Arts, set for Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple. The lead up to that event also includes the Scranton Fringe Festival guide launch, Thursday, Aug. 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Adezzo, 515 Center St., Scranton; an architectural building tour, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 5:30 p.m., Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton; and “The Arts & the Public Good: A Forum,” Aug. 8, 3 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center.
Organizers hope the arts weekend brings more people to the county.
“Now that we have First Friday, Lackawanna Arts (Fest) and the jazz festival, it’s really exciting,” Effertz said. “It gives Lackawanna County and the surrounding area just a lot of activities, and it’s a lot of options to have a lot of great family fun. And it just enriches our area.”

Fab 5 – August 2, 2018

Fab 5 – August 2, 2018

1. Party on the Patio
Thursday is the new Friday at Party on the Patio at Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino and Resort, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.
On Thursday, Aug. 2, enjoy live music from Separate Ways, a Journey tribute band, plus food and drink specials without paying a cover charge. The group will perform hour-long sets at 7:30 and 9 p.m., and doors open at 6:30. Uncle Bucks and FonDippity food trucks will visit, too.Party on the Patio features a tribute band every Thursday through Aug. 30. Future dates will include music by Halfway to Hell, performing Aug. 9; Bark at the Moon, Aug. 16; Bon Jersey, Aug. 23; and Tusk, Aug. 30. Guests must be 21 or older to attend. For information, visit mohegansunpocono.com.

2. Moscow Country Street Fair
From parades to pre-historic creatures, the Moscow Country Street Fair has something for everyone.
The third annual event will take place Friday, Aug. 3, from 5 p.m. to dusk; Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to dusk; and Sunday, Aug. 5, from noon to 5 p.m. on Van Brunt Street. It will feature vendors, food, beverages, crafts, art and car shows, and live music. Admission is free. The fair will kick off with a parade Friday at 6 p.m. and feature such special events as “Meet the Dinosaurs,” a chance to interact with life-size pretend dinosaurs Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.; karaoke, Saturday, 7 p.m.; and a car show, Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

3. Adult Swim Night
Just keep swimming, but maybe stop to enjoy some live music or win prizes.
Adult Swim Night will take place Friday, Aug. 3, from 6 to 11 p.m. at Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton.Stop by for a chance to play games and win prizes — including concert tickets — and hear live entertainment. There is a $10 cover charge, which includes admission to the waterpark. The ZipRider is open until dusk for $10.
The event is limited to guests 21 and older, and ID is required for admission. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.

the Bacon Brothers

4. The Bacon Brothers

In the mood for Bacon? The Bacon Brothers will perform Thursday, Aug. 2, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. The band features brothers Michael and Kevin Bacon playing a mixture of folk, rock, country and soul music. Their love for music has lead them to more than 20 years of working the road and to the release of eight albums.
Visit the Facebook event page for details.

5. Festival of Wood
Have fun and maybe even learn a thing or two at the Festival of Wood at Grey Towers National Historic Site, 151 Grey Towers Drive, Milford. The Festival of Wood — a free celebration of the area’s natural heritage and culture of wood — will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by Grey Towers and Pocono Arts Council, the festival will feature demonstrations, live music, refreshments and mansion tours for visitors 12 and older for $5.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Clubs – August 2, 2018

Clubs – August 2, 2018

Wednesday, Aug. 1
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ the DJ
Hillside Park, Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Chris DiMattio with Ken McGraw’s Brass and Ivory Orchestra
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Jinjer, Zovin, TurnCloak, Prosody Metal
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The Settlers Inn, 4 Main Ave., Hawley: Nick Niles
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jordan Ramirez

Thursday, Aug. 2
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Area 52
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open Mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open call hosted by Jami Kali
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Jimmy Stranger
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: DJ
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Hotel Fauchere, 401 Broad St., Milford: A Voice in the Forest
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Graces Downfall Duo
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Jeff Lewis
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Alyssa Lazar
The Wine Cellar, 815 Mulberry St., Scranton: Eric Best
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, Aug. 3
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Friendly Fyre Duo
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Luongo Brothers
AV Restaurant and Lounge, 320 Penn Ave., Scranton: The Gary Rixner Trio
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Suze Duo
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Acousticstein
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Jeff Lewis
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Mike Dougherty Band
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dumm & Drummer
The Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold and Friends
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Sellout Soundtrack
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Genetti’s Best Western, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre: The Classics
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: The Third Nut
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: D-West Trio
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Dashboard Mary
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Inferno Drag Show
Hotel Anthracite, 25 S. Main St., Carbondale: Flaxy Morgan
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Girls Galore, Das Black Milk, Brad Parks, Billy from Electronics, LittleStarRun Music and Snake Eggs
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nowhere Slow Duo
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Elephants Dancing, Young Lion and Black Tie Stereo
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Eric’s popShop featuring Eric Klein
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Frost and Jay Luke
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Threat Point
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: David Cupano
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Patty Rosborough with Tony Liberati and Eric Navarro

Saturday, Aug. 4
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: David Cupano
Andy Gavin’s, 1392 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Alyssa Lazar
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dance Hall Days
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: PB&J’s Duo
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Dead Giveaway
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Until Sunrise
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Barrel Chested Beer Bellies
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Elvis Tribute with Leigh Joel Fierman
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Bark at the Moon
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Deadside, Disrespect Everything, Terrorize This and AlphaAudio
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nick Michels and his Parrot Band
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Travelin’ Lite
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Jordan Ramirez & the Tribe featuring Doghouse
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bosco & the Storm
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Molly Pitcher Path and Ron Schoonover
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Reach for the Sky
Wegmans, 220 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: The Classics
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Patty Rosborough with Tony Liberati and Eric Navarro

Sunday, Aug. 5
Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Clarence Spady Band
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
The Ledges Hotel, 120 Falls Ave., Hawley: Merchants of Groove
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, Aug. 6
Adezzo, 515 Center St., Scranton: The Tumavitch Trio
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Trivia Night with Josh and Michael
Duffy’s Coffee Co., 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Tomato Bar & Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: A Proud Monkey

Tuesday, Aug. 7
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Mike Hagan
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Tyler Zeiss

One last time Motionless in White returns to hometown with final Warped Tour

One last time Motionless in White returns to hometown with final Warped Tour

As the Vans Warped Tour makes its final full run across the country, fans and musicians come together to celebrate the end of the alternative music festival.
For Northeast Pennsylvania-born metalcore band Motionless in White, a stop in its hometown makes the already poignant tour bittersweet. During a recent phone interview from Charlotte, North Carolina, lead singer Chris “Motionless” Cerulli credited Warped Tour with being the band’s launching point.
“It’s absolutely one of the biggest parts of our story over the past 13 years,” said Cerulli, a Pittston native. “I kind of feel like, without Warped Tour, I’m not really sure the band would have achieved the level of success (it has). That’s amazing to us to be part of the last Warped Tour … (to) help say goodbye to the tour and show our appreciation.”
Motionless in White, along with more than 70 other acts, will storm the Pavilion at Montage Mountain on Thursday, July 26. Gates open at 12:30 p.m., and set times will be announced that day. Tickets start at $45 and are available through the box office and livenation.com

Before Motionless in White won the chance to play at Warped Tour in 2008 through a Battle of the Bands, Cerulli and fellow band members played at area venues including the Staircase, Cafe Metropolis and Jessup Sports Dome.
During the band’s two-week stint on Warped Tour 10 years ago, a member of another band on the tour offered to manage the group and introduced it to a record label. Since then, Motionless in White has recorded four full-length albums; toured the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia; and signed to Roadrunner Records.
Coming home means a lot to the band. Cerulli recalled the 2016 Warped Tour as the largest crowd the band has ever played to in Scranton. Fans packed the area in front of the stage and were incredibly welcoming, he said. While some fans sang along to every word, others held up signs that read, “Welcome Home” and “570” — the name of a Motionless in White song dedicated its to roots.
“Playing ‘570’ to the Scranton Warped Tour was one of the most insane moments to me,” Cerulli said. “A top moment of my career for sure.”
As for the upcoming Scranton stop, Cerulli noted many friends and family members will attend. That combined with playing for fans will create a memorable experience.
“(The Scranton crowd) will probably see a grown man cry for a few minutes,” Cerulli said, laughing. “I know that it’s going to be [an] insane, overwhelming combining of emotions. Playing [‘570’] will be one of the hardest songs to get through that we’ve ever, ever performed live.”
When Warped Tour ends, Cerulli said, the band plans to take the rest of the year off to focus on writing and recording a new album. With everything on the horizon, Cerulli feels humbled to look back at the band’s roots. Playing the final Warped Tour in its hometown is a perfect way to do that.
“We’re grateful to play to fans new and old and grateful to be given this chance,” he said. “We’re proud to be from this area and spread the word about the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area.”

Inclusion Festival caters to special needs through creativity

Inclusion Festival caters to special needs through creativity

Leah Barron and Amy Pinder believe they were destined to help people with special needs through creative means.
The central New Jersey women each taught special education and incorporated non-traditional therapy techniques into their work with people with autism and various disabilities. They also happened to share a love for festivals, and when they met five years ago, they learned from their first conversation that they both held the same dream.
The 2018 Inclusion Festival happening Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29, at Mountain Sky in Scott Twp. realizes that dream. The all-ages, sensory-friendly, outdoor music and wellness event was designed to cater to people with autism, sensitivities and all abilities. The weekend will feature live music and other entertainment, educational and play-based workshops, a community resource fair, yoga, art and more.
Inclusion Festival is made possible through not only Barron and Pinder’s vision and hard work but also collaboration with sponsors such as NEPA Inclusive, a local nonprofit that connects people with special needs with their passions and goals; the Jerry Garcia Foundation, which supports music, arts and environmental causes that further the late musician’s legacy through giving back; and Accessible Festivals, a nonprofit that works with large music festivals (such as Peach Music Festival) to make them more accessible to people with physical disabilities. The latter organization, Barron noted, believes Inclusion Festival may be the first festival made with that exact mission in mind.
“I kind of feel I was put on the planet to work with people with special needs,” said Pinder, who holds a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. “I incorporate yoga, circus art and singing in my therapy with kids and adults. It’s about finding universal themes for all disabilities, and this was informed by all the festivals I loved going to.”
“I ended up at the venue last year,” said Barron, who attended University of Scranton and has worked in a self-contained autism class and as a yoga instructor focused on teaching people with special needs. “As soon as I landed at Mountain Sky, I felt validation (that) this was the place for this event.”
Among the 20 expected vendors for Inclusion Festival, guests will find crafts and healthy food as well as information promoting local services to connect families with locations and people they can access throughout the year.
“We hope to impact people and let them take home tangible strategies far beyond the festival,” Pinder said.
Daily workshops include drumming, hula-hooping, inclusive art, mindful drawing, interactive theater, whole-body percussion and music therapy. There will be puppet shows; yoga; a skit performed by adults with disabilities from the Gathering Place in Clarks Summit, which will become an interactive workshop; plus teams of sign-language interpreters and speech-language therapists on hand.
Among the musical acts are headliner EmiSunshine, a 13-year-old multi-instrumentalist who became a YouTube sensation and performed on NBC’s “Little Big Shots” and “Today”; Brady Rymer, a children’s artist who wrote an album specifically for kids with autism; the Merry Rockers, comprised of musicians from Berklee College of Music and featuring a lead singer with cerebral palsy; plus the Hoppin’ Boxcars, whose three albums, when performed simultaneously, create a “decibel opera” based on the 1890s railroad era that features 25 to 30 people in costume and with props. 
Inclusion Festival also will offer four designated sensory zones to facilitate relaxation and play. One will focus on music, another on yoga and mindfulness, and a third on art and play, while the fourth calls for breathing and relaxation and offers massages.
Camping is included in admission, and reservations in designated room blocks at nearby hotels will earn guests a free shuttle to the festival. Each facet of the accommodations put in place for the event was done to make it inviting to all so it can continue locally and throughout other states.
“We’re hoping families with neurotypical children will come to the festival, too,” Barron said.
“Our philosophy is sharing space together — inclusion,” Pinder said. “It’s going to be an amazing venue to meet people and see how we can support one another and how we all add value.”

Fab 5 – July 26, 2018

Fab 5 – July 26, 2018

1. Burning Roses Jamboree

Spend this Saturday rocking out to the sounds of local “grrrls” in music at the Burning Roses Jamboree.
This free, all-ages music festival runs Saturday, July 28, from noon to 9 p.m. at Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton. The lineup consists of 12 acts featuring female musicians and bands from around Northeast Pennsylvania.
The lineup includes Little Star Run, Isabel Anderson, C.T. Thorn, Sarah Winston, Joy Zavada, Sweetnest, Erin Fox, Elonda Vibez, Lily Mao, Gabby Borges, and Kali Ma and the Garland of Arms. The jamboree will conclude with a farewell show by a band of Scranton natives, Pity Party, at 7:30.
Food from Azteca Grill food truck will be available for purchase throughout the event.
For the full festival lineup and more information, visit Burning Roses Jamboree’s event page on Facebook.

2. Party on the Patio

The party still can’t be tamed at Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino and Resort, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.
This summer’s Party on the Patio concert series continues this Thursday, July 26, with a performance at 7:30 p.m. by Draw the Line, a tribute to Aerosmith. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Each Thursday through Aug. 30, visitors can enjoy a different tribute band, including Tusk, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac; Separate Ways, a tribute to Journey; and Bon Jersey, a tribute to Bon Jovi.
Guests must be 21 or older to attend. The entertainment is free, and food and drink specials will be available.
For more information, visit mohegansunpocono.com.

3. ‘Sandlot’ Night

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will mark the 25th anniversary of a beloved baseball movie Saturday, July 28, at PNC Field, Moosic. For “The Sandlot” Night, gates will open at 5 p.m., and the first pitch is set for 6:35. The first 2,500 fans to enter will receive a Hambino bobblehead based on one of the characters from the 1993 film. The night also will feature a lookalike contest, so guests can come dressed as their favorite “Sandlot” character. Hot dog eating contests and s’mores activities also are part of the main events for the night. For tickets or more information, call 570-969-2255 or go to swbrailriders.com.

4. Scranton Shakespeare Festival 

Cut loose with the Scranton Shakespeare Festival on its last weekend as it presents a final performance of several of this season’s shows. Guests can catch the action of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying” on Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave. Then, on Saturday, July 28, check out a double bill at 7:30 p.m. at Scranton Preparatory School, 1000 Wyoming Ave., as the group performs “The Tempest” and “Sycorax,” separated by an intermission. On Sunday, July 29, the festival next presents “As You Like It” at 3 p.m. and “Footloose” at 7:30, both at Scranton Prep.
Book your free tickets online at ScrantonShakes.com or call 570-230-7277 for more information.

5. Slayer

At the fourth stop on its final world tour, thrash metal band Slayer looks to unapologetically bring the noise to the Pavilion at Montage Mountain, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton.
Known for such songs as “Disciple,” “Black Magic” and “Raining Blood,” the band will perform Tuesday, July 31, at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $23 to $97.75 for general admission and $199 for VIP seats. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.

Clubs – July 26, 2018

Clubs – July 26, 2018

Thursday, July 26
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Light Up the Moon
Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night
Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Falls: Open Mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards
The Bog, 341 Adams Ave., Scranton:
Christmas in July: An Electric City Boogie
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Open Call hosted by Jami Kali
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Jimmy Stranger
Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: E.J.
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Karaoke
Levels Bar & Grill, 519 Linden St., Scranton: DJ NRG
Molly O’Sheas at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bill Hoffman
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Jeff Lewis
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Marilyn Kennedy
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Nowhere Slow Duo
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

Friday, July 27
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: David Cupano
American Legion Post 665, 901 Main St., Dickson City: Marilyn Kennedy
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Hot Coffee Duo
Bean and Vine Cafe & Wine Bar at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Piano Night
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Strawberry Jam
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Frost Duo
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: 20LB Head
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Fab Three
Evolution Nightclub at the Woodlands, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp.: DJ NRG
Germania Hose Company, 430 Foote Ave., Duryea: Flaxy Morgan
Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Flatland Ruckus
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Outta the Blue
Grotto Pizza/Skybox Sports Bar, Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Rice Crew
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St.,
Wilkes-Barre: Mrs. Kasha Davis & Darienne Lake, Inferno Drag Show
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave.,Dallas: Village Idiots
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Rattlesnake, Hallucination, Fuzz Bucket and Funeral Bastard
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Idol Hands, Black Horizon and Dour
The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Streetkar Comedy Presents: Smile You Sonofbitch! A Comedy Show
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Jonny D
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Mama’s Black Sheep
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Ron Morgan
River Grille, 670 N. River St., Plains Twp.: ’90s Throwback Party
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Senunas’ Bar & Grill, 133 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Screaming Infidelities: EMO Night
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Chatter
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Boastfuls and Bryan Brophy
Veterans of Foreign Wars 7069, 402 Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Marilyn Kennedy
Waldo’s Tavern, 406 Green Ridge St., Scranton: Dashboard Mary
Wildflowers New York Bistro, 600 Wildflower Drive, Wilkes-Barre: Alex W. Young
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Teddy Smith with Megan Hanley and Teri Granahan

Saturday, July 28
279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Empire in Decline
Ali Baba Liquor Lounge, 219 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Hennessy Carolina
Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Whiskey and Woods
Bobby Keen’s, 117 W. Market St., Scranton: Banks and Cruise
Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam
Bradley’s Sports Bar, 462 W. State St., Larksville: Always Undecided with Kyle Demko
Breakers at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Kartune
Camp Rattler Beer Garden, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Subnotics
Damien’s on the Lake, 31 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake: Strawberry Jam
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Groove Train
Hog’s Hollow Saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: Dean Ford and the Beautiful Ones
Karl Hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Thomas the Red
Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo
Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Nanticoke: Delta Thunder Trio
Molly O’Shea’s at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Adam McKinley
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: The Girlz
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio
Skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra
Streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Hoopla
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Blind Choice and Buzz Buzzyrd
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Anytime Soon
Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Teddy Smith with Megan Hanley and Teri Granahan

Sunday, July 29
Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Black Tie Stereo
Grotto Pizza/Grand Slam Sports Bar, RR 415, Harveys Lake: Kura!
Heat Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo
Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Wanabees
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

Monday, July 30
Border Bar, 170 Laurel Plaza, Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project
Duffy’s Coffee Co., 306 S. State St., Clarks Summit: Open jam session
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
Tomato Bar & Bistro, 7 Tomato Fest Drive, Pittston: A Proud Monkey
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton:
DJ APTRIK

Tuesday, July 31
III Guys Pizzeria & Restaurant, 11 Garbutt Ave., Dallas: Eddie Appnel
River Grille, 670 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Trivia Night
River Street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Grahame Lesh & Mike MiZ featuring Nathan Graham, Connor O’Sullivan, Jami Novak and Mike Borowski
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Alex O’Brien

Wednesday, Aug. 1
BADS, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night
Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ the DJ
Hillside Park, Winola Road, Clarks Summit: Chris DiMattio with Ken McGraw’s Brass and Ivory Orchestra
Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Jinjer, Zovin, TurnCloak, Prosody Metal
Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant & Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Twp.: Karaoke
Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots
Ruth’s Chris Steak House at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland
The V-Spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Jordan Ramirez

Playing with fire – Jukebox the Ghost set  for ALT 92.1 show at Scranton Iron Furnaces

Playing with fire – Jukebox the Ghost set for ALT 92.1 show at Scranton Iron Furnaces

With a band name like Jukebox the Ghost, one would assume there is a deep story behind it.
“It’s one of those stories that’s a little more disappointing than it should be,” vocalist and pianist Ben Thornewill admitted.
“We had a previous band name that we didn’t like. … It honestly came down to having something Google searchable,” he said. “Jukebox the Ghost is such a stupid combination of words, so it’s very easy to find.”
Fans can catch Thornewill and bandmates Tommy Siegel and Jesse Kristin this weekend at ALT 92.1’s Furnace Frenzy in Scranton.
The show takes place Saturday, July 21, at 4 p.m. at the Iron Furnaces, 159 Cedar Ave. Tickets to the Times-Shamrock Communications radio station’s concert are $20, and can be purchased at eventbrite.com.
Other acts on the bill include headliner Dirty Heads plus lovelytheband, L.I.F.T., Brother Sundance and Morgan Saint.
The Brooklyn-based trio met in 2003 while attending George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and released their first album as Jukebox the Ghost, “Let Live & Let Ghosts,” in 2008. Although at its inception the group had no idea where they were heading, their individual backgrounds created a unique sound of indie and pop.
“Between our drummer’s punk rock past, our guitarist’s jam band sort of background and I’m a classical pianist, we each have our own sound,” Thornewill said. “I think if we sat down and thought about it, we would have said, ‘This is a terrible idea.’”
Nearly 10 years of touring and thousands of live shows proved that the mashing of genres and musical backgrounds created a wonderful, funky recipe for success. 
Earlier this year, the piano pop outfit released its fifth studio album, “Off To the Races,” and its first single, “Everybody’s Lonely,” achieved national radio play — a first for the band.
“I think every record feels like a reinvention, or it has felt for us,” Thornewill said. “Every time we make a new one, we think, ‘Oh well, now we’ve hit our stride.’ Our song hit national radio success for the first time, and that’s a good feeling. We feel great about that, because we’ve been touring for so long we feel like we’ve earned this.”
“Everybody’s Lonely” pokes fun at songs on the radio that focus solely on love or “drinking too much,” but through poppy piano beats and catchy tunes, it also shines a light on the fact that loneliness is rampant.
“I’ve always had the belief that you can make joyful-sounding pop music with darker lyrics, having something a little more substantial,” Thornewill explained. “And ‘Everybody’s Lonely’ is no exception. A lot of our music you can surface-level jump around and feel joyful, but if you dig a little deeper and process the other layers, there are deeper experiences within the song.”
Much of the layered harmonies and guitar solos on the new album took heavy influences from Queen — a result of the band’s annual October tradition, “HalloQueen.” At these shows, Jukebox the Ghost performs a set of its own songs, and then a second set dressed up as Queen, performing live “as the band.”
These concerts not only pushed the musicians to dig deep into the classic rock group’s sound, but helped them to embrace that sound and mold it into their own. This fall, the band plans to continue that tradition with the fourth annual HalloQueen.
“Fundamentally, we’re a fun band,” Thornewill said. “We’re an entertaining band. Our live shows are silly and self-aware — it’s a party.”

Strike the ripe note Peach Music Festival lets fans, acts branch out

Strike the ripe note Peach Music Festival lets fans, acts branch out

The Peach Music Festival feels perfectly ripe in its seventh year.
The weekend-long concert series has refined its palette of offerings each summer, but even for diehards who have attended since it first broke ground at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in 2012, there’s still fresh music to be seen and heard.
When Peach Fest returns to town Thursday, July 19, through Sunday, July 22, it’ll host new faces alongside dedicated favorites, including Grammy Award-winner Warren Haynes, who has performed at the festival since its first run.
With a repertoire of songs that covers his career in groups such as the Allman Brothers Band, various iterations of the Grateful Dead and his own jam band, Gov’t Mule, Haynes promised a wide range of hits old and new. Throughout the weekend, guests can catch him fronting Gov’t Mule and Dark Side of the Mule — a set of all Pink Floyd covers — as well as “Wake Up with Warren Haynes.”
Just before he jumped on a plane to depart for a string of gigs in Europe, Haynes spoke with The Times-Tribune by phone about why he loves playing shows like Peach Fest. 
“Festivals are an opportunity for both the fans and the bands to kind of branch out,” he said. “The bands get to play to some people who never heard them before, and fans discover music they never heard before.
“We tend to keep festival shows more up-tempo and a little more high-energy,” Haynes added. “Every show is different for us, so we usually don’t know until the day before or even the day of what we’ll play. Since we’ve played Peach Music Festival several times, we’ll make sure it’s different than what people heard the past couple years.
“There’ll be something from each part of our career, and also new music.”
Each of Haynes’ three sets will embody a specific vibe, giving guests plenty to take in even if they catch each of his performances.
“We’ll do a normal Gov’t Mule show, which is, I guess, anything but normal,” he said. “We don’t do much talking during shows; it’s mostly just music.”
Dark Side of the Mule, meanwhile, was a concept Haynes developed 10 years ago when he first played the covers for a Halloween show, one of the only occasions he’s dared to don a disguise and play someone else’s music, he noted.
“In the past couple years, we got so many requests for it, so this year we’re doing a handful of shows like that, and we’re excited about that,” Haynes said.
“Wake Up with Warren Haynes” aims to rouse the overnighters at the music festival with a morning of mellow music.
“Between those three sets, I don’t think we’ll repeat a song,” Haynes said.
The energy at Peach Fest is generated not only from the musicians who come back year after year, but also from the audiences who have a love and passion for the music that is just as strong, he said.
“Our music is all about honesty. We give everything we have to the music,” Haynes said. “We love what we do, and I think that translates to the audience.
“We’re taking all of our influences and combining them together in a way that hopefully appeals to like-minded fans of music, and since we do a different show every night, we are striving to give the audience something they’ll only see one time.
“That’s what I want to see at a show,” he added. “Something that never happened before, and something that’ll never happen again.”

Fab 5 – July 19, 2018

Fab 5 – July 19, 2018

1. Stoke the Fire
Supporters of the eighth annual Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces hope to ignite excitement for the Oct. 20 celebration during a lead-up event on Friday, July 20.
POSH at the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, will host the Stoke the Fire Fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m.
Tickets are $25 and include wine, beer and a signature drink plus music by Anthony Natiello and raffles with local prizes.
All proceeds benefit the Anthracite Heritage Museum and iron furnaces. For tickets and more information, call 570-963-4804 or visit the Facebook event page. Tickets also are available through brownpapertickets.com.

2. Party on the Patio
Party on the Patio rages on this summer at Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino and Resort, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.
The concert series continues Thursday, July 19, with a performance at 7:30 p.m. by All Revved Up, a tribute to Meat Loaf.
Each Thursday through Aug. 30, visitors can enjoy a tribute band, including Tusk, a tribute to Fleetwood Mac; Separate Ways, a tribute to Journey; and Draw the Line, a tribute to Aerosmith.
Guests must be 21 or older to attend. The entertainment is free, and food and drink specials will be available for purchase.
Doors for each show open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit mohegansunpocono.com.

3. Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
The King of Pop lives on through Danny Dash Andrews, one of the most-requested Michael Jackson impersonators.
Andrews will bring his two-hour tribute show, which spans four decades of Jackson’s storied career, to the Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton, on Sunday, July 22.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and the show starts at 8. Tickets are $20 to $50, available through
thetheateratnorth.com. The show is appropriate for all ages and features state-of-the-art lighting and sound that emulate Jackson’s own immersive concerts.

4. Rummage Sale
Teresa’s Angels Inc., a local nonprofit dedicated to giving back to the community, will co-host a rummage sale at the Northeast Detachment Marine Corps League and Museum, 1340 Alder St., Scranton, on Saturdays, July 21 and 28, and Sundays, July 22 and 29. The rummage sale is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.
All proceeds from the sale days will benefit Toys for Tots. Among the wares, shoppers will find toys and household items.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page or call 570-347-8762.

5. Doga in the Park
Yogis will have some competition for best downward dog pose during an upcoming doga class.
Sprint for Service Dogs and Jaya Yoga will co-host the dog-friendly yoga (doga) experience on Saturday, July 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Hillside Park, 1188 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. Tickets are $15, available through eventbrite.com.
Doga combines massage and gentle stretching for dogs and humans alike, and organizers say it works best with smaller-breed canines, though larger dogs are welcome, too. Guests should wear comfortable, athletic clothes and bring a yoga mat, dog leash and towel. True Friends Animal Welfare Center will have some pets up for adoption at the event, and a dog-treat bar, water station and light snacks for people also will be on hand after class. Doga is open to participants with or without a dog.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page or sprintforservicedogs.com.