EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
This event is pretty sweet
I think my first word was “chocolate.” OK, so maybe it was “cocoa.” I’m not sure. But either way, the point I’m trying to make is that I’m completely addicted to chocolate, and I think I was born that way. I’ve decided that instead of trying to fight the good fight on this one, I’ll just embrace it.
I won’t be selling my chocolate fountain at my next yard sale (yes, of course I have a chocolate fountain at home. Doesn’t everyone?). And I won’t stop baking double fudge cookies or hand-dipping pretzels a bazillion times until it’s almost impossible to see there is a pretzel underneath all that dark gooey goodness.
In light of this statement, I suppose it will come as no surprise that I’m truly excited about an annual event that’s coming our way this weekend – the Chocoholic Frolic.
This tasty fundraiser will benefit The Scranton Council of Literacy Advance, (SCOLA Volunteers for Literacy), which is a program of United Neighborhood Centers. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Scranton Cultural Center. Guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne or soda, raffles, a cash bar, live entertainment, and, of course, plenty of chocolate. Tickets are $26 in advance; $30 at door; or $50 for a patron ticket, which gives you a head start on the taste testing as you’ll enter the Frolic at 5 p.m. You must be 21 to attend. For tickets or more information, visit earlier.www.scolaliteracy.org or call 346-6203, extension 12.
Cocktails for a Cause
While we’re speaking of delicious benefits for a good cause, how about a girls’ night out or a fun date night at Kildare’s Irish Pub on Jefferson Ave. in Scranton on Saturday night? Cocktails for a Cause to benefit Delta Medix Foundation for Cancer Care will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 and guests will enjoy appetizers and cocktails, draft beer as well as soft drinks. The event also features a silent auction. Don’t miss your chance to bid on great prizes including accommodations for a week in Orlando, Fla., a facial/massage package and tons of gift certificates to local restaurants and shops.
This is such a gorgeous time of year in northeastern Pennsylvania. The weather is perfect – not too extreme on either end of the thermometer—and the fall foliage is at its peak. If you haven’t had a chance to take a break from your busy schedule and enjoy it, Fall Foliage Weekend in Jim Thorpe might be just the ticket for you. On Oct. 20 and 21, visitors will have a chance to explore food, arts and crafts vendors, free music events at venues throughout the downtown and seasonal specials at local shops and restaurants. To plan your day, visit www.jimthorpe.org/fallfoliage.htm.
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