EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
So much to see and do!
If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend and next, there’s no shortage of events and activities from which to choose. Check out some of the great events coming up in The 570:
- Wine and Beer Festivals- This weekend, Sno Cove will host a Wine Festival on June 2 and beer lovers are invited to a Beer Festival on June 3. The Wine Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and features wine tasting, food, live entertainment by the Fuzzy Park Duo and the High Falls Duo, arts and crafts and more. Sunday’s Beer Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and features beer tasting, food, live entertainment, arts and crafts and more. Tickets for each event are $15 in advance; $25 at the gate; and $5 for designated drivers/under 21. For more information, visit www.nepawinecountry.com or call 836-5253.
- Classic Cars and Critters – Perfect Together- On June 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, head to the Lazy Brook Park in Tunkhannock for an outdoor festival featuring a car show, animal programs, music by Inside Out and the Coaltown Rounders, food, children’s crafts and activities, vendors, silent auctions and more. For more information, visit www.emnconline.org or call 836-3835.
- Pocono Raceway Festival- Also on June 9, the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, will host an event that has become a much-anticipated annual tradition in northeastern Pennsylvania: the Pocono Raceway Festival. This free, day-long music and racing festival features The Glimmer Twins (a Rolling Stones tribute band), Livewire (an AC/DC tribute band), The Marshall Tucker Band plus three stages of music featuring local and regional bands. There will also be a car show, carnival, games, food and more. For more information, visit www.shermantheater.com.
- Get hoop happy for a good cause- Oh the delightful Whirligig Hoop Troup is up to something wonderful again! You’ll have a chance to see area’s only hula hoop dance troop in action when they take center stage at Downtown Arts, 43 Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, for O, Jabberwocky! A Hoop Spectacular, from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is filled with “family-friendly follies featuring hoop fantastics, bits of the Lewis Carroll and Shel Silverstein canons, the music of a toy piano and a typewriter, and feats of shadow puppetry.” A raffle will follow the performance. Among the prizes are children’s books by Angela DeMuro, handmade hoops, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the Osterhout Free Library’s Early Literacy Program. Admission is $10 and tickets are available at the door.
Also, be sure to watch for Jenny Hill and Susan Anderson as they fire hoop — yes, you read it right, that’s “fire” hoop — on Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton on June 1 and lead the community to the historic Iron Furnaces for Arts on Fire. (And remember, kids, don’t try this at home!)
To learn more about the Whirligig Hoop Troup, visit www.whirligighoopers.com.
Consider our furry friends
If you love animals, save the date for an event at Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in S. Abington Township on June 30. From 12 to 3 p.m., guests will have the chance to meet animals available for adoption and learn more about a new foster program now in place. There will also be craft vendors, baked goods and other delicacies, as well as games. There is no fee for admission and all are welcome to attend. Any donations collected will benefit the shelter’s emergency fund. To learn more about the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, visit www.griffinpondanimalshelter.com.
No Butterfly This Week
Our City Butterfly is poolside right now, so there is no social column this week. But don’t worry. There will be plenty to report in our next edition when the Butterfly returns from vacation.
That’s the scoop ! Thanks for reading, and I’ll meet you here again next week.