EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Get jazzy this holiday season
If you love jazz, and you love the holidays, you won’t want to miss a special recording of “Jazz Noel” on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. in the Sordoni High Definition Theater at WVIA Studios in Pittston. The Presbybop Christmas Eve Band led by jazz pianist Bill Carter, is a special holiday version of the Presbybop Quartet. The band includes many well-known local musicians, such as bassist Tony Marino, drummer Marko Marcinko, and saxophonist Mike Carbone. They’ll be joined by guest trumpeter Jeff Stockham and vocalist Warren Cooper for this special performance that will be recorded for television and radio. Admission is free, but seats for “Jazz Noel” taping must be reserved in advance. To make a reservation, call 655-2808 or visit www.wvia.org. This program will premiere on WVIA-FM during the holiday season and on WVIA-TV on Monday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
Sweet day trip
If you’re lucky enough to be among those with vacation days left, then here’s a sweet idea for a fun day trip.
And, yes, it does involve chocolate.
Throughout December, visitors to Hersheypark will enjoy Christmas In Hershey. The town-wide celebration includes holiday-themed attractions, special kids’ activities, holiday shopping, festive culinary events and more. The centerpiece of celebration is Hersheypark Christmas Candylane, where the park is transformed into a holiday village with more than 30 rides, Santa and nine live reindeer, live entertainment, games, shops, and food. For more information, visit www.HersheyPA.com.
There are also some great shows coming to Hershey, including Cirque Éloize iD at Hershey Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 20. Tickets are $45 to $85. For more information or to order tickets for Cirque Éloize iD, visit www.HersheyTheatre.com or www.TicketMaster.com.
Dorothy Hamill and other world-famous ice skaters return to Giant Center on Monday, Dec. 31 for Stars on Ice. Tickets are $27 to $137. For more information or to order tickets, visit www.HersheyEntertainment.com or www.TicketMaster.com.
And, please, don’t forget to bring back some candy for your friends in northeastern Pennsylvania.
The cure for a mid-week slump
If you’re looking for something fun and different to do on a Wednesday night, then head to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton for “Mix, Mingle and Jingle,” hosted by Leadership Lackawanna. The event will be held on Dec. 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Featuring cocktails, gourmet appetizers and live music by the Doug Smith trio, the evening features a “Things That Sparkle” themed silent auction, which includes items such as a Dooney and Bourke handbag, diamond earrings, an Austin J. Burke painting, a diamond bracelet, a basket of bubbly and much more. The cost is $15 per person for alumni and Friends Association members and $20 for general admission. For more information, call 342-7711 or visit www.LeadershipLackawanna.com.
It’s almost time!
If you’re anxiously awaiting the results of EC’s Best Of Readers’ Poll, the wait is almost over. Be sure to pick up next week’s edition, where we announce the winners of our readers’ survey, and invite you all to celebrate with the winners at our Best Of Bash in January.
That’s the scoop! Thanks for reading and I’ll meet you here again next week.
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