EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
They’re on a Mission
Our friends at Marley’s Mission have an exciting new project underway, and, if you act quickly, you can join in the fun. They’re looking for a few hundred people to help them make a video under the direction of Dan Simrell Advertising on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Those who sign up will assemble and sing the chorus of a song created by Simrell titled, “I’m on a Mission.” If you’d like to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org right away.
For those of you who may not be familiar with Marley’s Mission, the organization is a 501 C3 dedicated to helping children and families who have experienced trauma. They use horses to assist in therapy. To learn more about Marley’s Mission, visit www.marleysmission.com.
Art ‘pops up’ everywhere
If you are suffering from a severe case of First Friday withdrawal, don’t despair – this monthly favorite returns on Feb. 3. (Be sure to look for more information, including the official First Friday map, in the Feb. 2 edition of electric city and diamond city). In the meantime, there is still plenty of art on display in The 570.
One event you won’t want to miss is taking place on Saturday night in downtown Scranton. “Sugar: A Borrowed … Landscape” will premier on Jan. 21 at 8 p.m. at the Connell Building, in retail space no. 2. The invitation really caught our attention because it says to “bring a cup of sugar!”
Art and sugar? I’m there!
The event is hosted by the Pop-Up Studio, created by a group of young, creative professionals inspired by the beauty of Scranton and Lackawanna County. If you haven’t heard of this group, check out their website: www.thepopUpstudio.org. We learned a lot in just few clicks. According to their site, the Pop-Up Studio will host an event each month, “popping up” in new locations each time. “These gatherings will be part art happening, part social networking project, and part relaxed gathering of friends old and new. The experiential works we make will be designed specifically for each venue and with consideration to readily available, recycled or donated materials, resources, and spaces.”
Congratulations to all the innovative, creative spirits behind this new endeavor. It’s always wonderful to see the art scene expand in The 570, and we’re looking forward to their debut in Scranton this weekend.
Attn: local history buffs
If you enjoy studying local history, you’ll want to mark your calendar for a series of events hosted in observance of Mining History Week (which runs though Jan. 24). Events will be offered free of charge, and will be held in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, Pittston, Port Griffith, and Ashley. Take a look:
Jan. 19, 7 p.m., King’s College, The Inaugural Msgr. John J. Curran Memorial Lecture, Prof. Robert P. Wolensky and William A. Hastie, “The Knox Mine Disaster: The Anthracite Mineworker and The Culture of Corruption,” Room 104, McGowan Business School. Refreshments provided.
Jan. 21, 2:30 p.m., Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton, Annual Program on the Knox Mine Disaster; featuring George “Bucky” Mazur, the last living survivor of the disaster, other presentations, new Knox Disaster documentary film; anthracite folk music, Audrey Calvey’s memorial embroidery, and refreshments.
Jan. 22, 10 a.m., St. John the Evangelist Church, Annual Knox Mine Disaster Memorial Mass, Williams St., Pittston.
Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m., Knox Memorial Monument and PHMC Marker, Annual service in front of the Baloga Funeral Home (formerly St. Joseph’s Church), Main Street, Port Griffith.
Jan. 22, noon, Knox Mine Disaster Site, Walk to the disaster site along the Susquehanna River in Port Griffith (weather permitting; gather at the Baloga Funeral Home)
Jan. 24, 7 p.m., Huber Breaker Preservation Society, Atty. F. Charles Petrillo will speak on: “Last Shift: The End of Deep-Coal Mining in the Wyoming Valley 1959-1974,” Earth Conservancy Building, Main Street Ashley, in front of the Huber Breaker. Refreshments provided.
That’s the scoop! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you here again next week.
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