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Visual Arts/ Performing Arts The Many Expressions of Folk Art, At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, through August, during scheduled movie times or by appointment. For all ages. In this exhibit, collector Patrick Robinson will display old and new folk art treasures, an eclectic mix including carvings and works for children. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500. Dyonisia Festival Auditions, at The Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. The Jason Miller Playwrights’ Project at Scranton Public Theatre will hold auditions for its second annual Dyonisia festival. Parts are available for experienced male and female actors age 20 and older. Those auditioning may prepare a 1-2 minute monologue or give a cold reading from a side provided by the JMPP. Info: or 591.1378.

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Clarks Summit Arts and Wine Festival, Aug. 11from 11 a.m. to dusk on Depot Street. Includes wine, art, crafts and food. Participating will be six wineries, five live bands and various street performers. Lacawac Concert Series Presents: Classical Guitar and the Theremin, Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. at Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. concert and dinner featuring the classical guitar of Jay Steveskey accompanied by Jason Smeltzer playing the Theremin. Info: or 689.9494. Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 11, Aug. 12 at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 3 p.m. Admission by donation. A celebration of live folk music. Info: 996.1500. Glenburn Township 8th Annual Art Show and Sale Call for Local Artists Entries, Opening Reception will be held Oct. 7 from 3 - 5 p.m. at Glenburn Township Building, 54 Waterford Road, Dalton. Show and reception are free and open to the public Oct.7 through Dec. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays or by appointment. This year’s theme is “Inspirations.”Artists from Lackawanna and surrounding counties are invited to participate. Entry forms must be received by Sept. 24. Info:, 563.1951 or 954.1489.

Literary Arts

Writers Group, for ages 18 and up, at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock, Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Cost: Free. Info: 996.1500.

During the Aug. 10 Second Friday Art Walk in Clarks Summit, Barbara Jamison will feature smaller garden items, miniature and larger bird baths, cupids and angels.

arbara Jamison began working with cast stone following a trip to Maine. Her love for gardening has provided impetus to create a variety of statuary and other garden art. “I like working with my hands,” said Jamison. At Sole to Soul, on South State Street, during the Second Friday Art Walk Aug. 10 in Clarks Summit, Jamison will feature a little bit of everything. She said, “As a working -class person, a lot of times you go to garden centers and you can’t afford these types of things, so I’ve tried very hard to make things and make them affordable…” As part of the Second Annual Clarks Summit Art & Wine Festival 2012, art will be exhibited at venues Aug. 10 and 11. For more information regarding the art walk, call 570.585.0439.

STACKS Writing Group, the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at The Banshee, 320 Penn Ave., Scranton. Info: Book Signing for Historical Book "Green Ridge" by Margo L. Azzarelli, Aug.17 at the Fidelity Bank, corner of 1610 Nay Aug Ave. and Green Ridge Street from 1 to 3 p.m. Info: 346.6179.

Arts, Crafts and More

Abington Art Studio’s Art Fest for Kids, Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Includes a Tie Dye workshop and other crafts for kids. Cost: $15 (includes t-shirt). The Heinz Rehab Hospital Auxiliary Craft Fair and Flea Market, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Rose Brader Dining Room, 150 Mundy Street, WilkesBarre Twp. Volunteers will sell handmade crafts from their gift shop, as well as gently used items donated by Hospital staff. Kathleen Barrett’s Summer Children’s Art Camp , “Fashion Illustration,” August 20 – 24. Info: 687.2133. For additional event listings, visit


Thirteen-year-old Abington Heights Middle School student Alyssa Lazar sings the National Anthem before the Dream Game in Scranton August 1.

Encore performance must have also struck a chord with the organizers of the Little League World lyssa Lazar, 13, has Series. been singing since After performing the she was about three years old. It didn’t take long National Anthem at Lamade Stadium in South before her mother, Maureen, realized her daughter Williamsport as an 11-yearold, she was asked to return had a special talent. to sing this year. She will “The first time she sang sing before the 4 p.m. game publicly was in kindergarAug. 20, once again at Laten,” Maureen Lazar said. made Stadium. “She opened up her ballet The Clarks Summit resirecital for the Devine School of Dance by singing dent is looking forward to the big spotlight of per“Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” That’s where we forming in front of people started seeing a lot (of promise).” Alyssa ’s singing voice See Encore, Page 11




Alyssa Lazar will sing the National Anthem before a game at the Little League World Series in Williamsport.

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Kudos to all of you who made River Day better than ever. From the music to the activities and displays, to the river float, to the vendors, to the attendees, it was a truly a wonderful event in our region. In fact, we can’t wait to start planning next year’s festivities. Of course, River Day would not be possible without a sponsor. Therefore, we would like to extend our thanks the Overlook Estate Foundation for sponsoring the event and the Riverside Park Commission for hosting it. The park is truly beautiful and we are lucky to have that resource right in Tunkhannock. Our next big event at the Dietrich, the Gathering of Singers and Songwriters, is just days away. Round up your friends and family and join us Sunday, August 12 at 3 p.m. for an afternoon of some of the best folk music around. The concert’s featured musicians include Jason O, Kris Kehr, Tom Flannery and Lorne Clarke. Lorne has been organizing these annual concerts for us for the past 11 years and has never let us down. The musicians’ talent, stories and fun banter in between songs always delight us. Admission is by donation. Tickets are available the day of the show or by calling 570.996.1500 for a reservation. We hope to see you there. The day after the Gathering, Monday, August 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. the Dietrich will offer a jewelry making workshop for adults with the theater’s own Esther Harmatz. In Easy Beads: Create in Clay, students will learn to create original handmade clay beads. Esther will show participants how to experiment with different designs and layers of clay to fabricate colorful and fun beads. By the end of the class, students will have fashioned a bracelet and a pair of earrings. No experience is required. Admission is $45, including the cost of materials. Call the Dietrich at 570.996.1500 to register. Near the end of August, the Dietrich Theater and the Tunkhannock Public Library will be presenting a special story hour for kids at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Children, families, and friends are invited to experience stories from Wales, told by master storyteller, Fiona Powell on Thursday, August 23 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Fiona is a See Dietrich, Page 11

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Last week’s winner:

Dave Foyle

of Clarks Green

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The Abington Journal 08-08-2012  

The Abington Journal 08-08

The Abington Journal 08-08-2012  

The Abington Journal 08-08