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Kris Kehr brings folk music to Tunkhannock’s Dietrich Theater for the 11th annual Gathering of Singers and Songwriters concert.

Above: ’Capital Building’ photograph by Vaibhav Bhosale. Below: ’Inner Soul’ by Joe Kubic

On display at New Visions New Visions Studio & Gallery will present The Northeast Photography Club juried group show and ceramic works by Joe Kubic now through Aug. 29.

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establish a museum in the borough building,” co-chair of the museum and Secretary of the Centennial Planning Committee Dennis Martin said. The event will feature a ribbon-cutting ceremony and members of the Centennial Planning Committee will have a Meet and Greet with the public. According to Martin, the museum can be accessed during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. “There are a lot of large pictures on the wall, including a map from the 1920s,” Martin said. “A large museum

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don’t work, catch a flick at the Circle Drive-In in Eynon from now until October. Visit circledrivein.com/schedule for a schedule. Cost is $7 per person for two movies, ages 12 and up; $3 for ages 5 to 11 and free for the 4 and under crowd. 2. Take in an outdoor concert. Dalton Streamside Park is one spot to find music outdoors, during the free Summer Concert Series hosted by the Dalton Business and Professional Association. The next concert will be Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. featuring Doug Smith and the Dixieland All-Stars. Other opportunities: upcoming music events at Nay Aug Park Aug.12, 19 and 26. 3. Step outside under the stars. View the annual Perseid meteor shower, which is active from July 23 through Aug. 22. The showers typically peak August 11 and 12. For viewing times, visit spacedex.com/perseids. Or plan to visit the Keystone College Thomas G. Cupillari ’60 Observatory for a late summer astronomy program. A series of public lectures and viewing ses-

case, which contains artifacts and memorabilia related to Clarks Summit history, has also been re-shelved. Martin added that artifacts, including vintage adding machines and typewriters, along with a lot of old bills from Citizens Savings Bank, will be rotated over time. “We would love to get more stuff and expand,” he added. The event coincides with the 2nd Annual Clarks Summit Arts and Wine Festival, which is partly supported by a grant from the Centennial Planning Committee. “We’ve funded some activities of the Arts Council of the Abingtons and think they are a nice legacy of our Centennial,” Martin said.

Technology, folk unite onstage folk music and musicians Tom Flannery and Lorne What makes the Gath- Clarke as co-hosts, and two newcomers Jason O and ering of Singers and Kris Kehr. Songwriters concert “You really feel close to different than others, the musicians. It’s not just a according to Erica Roconcert but it focuses on gler from the Dietrich songwriting as well,” Rogler Theater, is that it’s held in said. an informal setting. All The music, entirely origimusicians are on stage nal, will be presented by a at once. They share range of artists. Jason O banter in between brings technology into his songs and talk about music by looping the sounds the genesis of their of instruments such as the songs as well as guitar, bass, vocals, harmotheir nies, percussion, piano, original mean- harmonica, ukulele and trumpet. His style adds funk ing. to the folk music by recordThe ing a segment live and playDietrich Theater in ing it continuously, while Tunkhannock will preadding other overlapping sent its 11th annual sounds. Kehr brings blueGathering of Singers grass to his music, whereas and Songwriters ConFlannery and Clarke focus cert Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. primarily on folk music. The concert features

BY STEPHANIE ELKO Abington Journal Correspondent

Abington Journal Staff contributed to this story. Next week: Revisit summers of your childhood.

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The William Walker Hose Company in Mayfield held its 16th annual Corn and Clam Slam July 18 to 22. Food (especially corn and clams), games, rides, live music and a parade attracted attendees . Live music was performed each night and the musicians included Jigsaw Johnny, The Jeffrey James Band and Graces Downfall. A parade on July 21 filled the ABOVE: Fire chiefs from the Artistreet with fire engines from san Fire Co. in Jermyn drive the antique fire truck in the parade. local companies.

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GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL Camp Create receives Wells Fargo grant The Waverly Community House has announced the receipt of a $1,500 grant from Wells Fargo Bank for its art and theatre camp for children with special needs, C ¯ amp Create. The grant will be used to further the mission of Camp Create which is designed to engage children with special needs. Camp Create will be offered the week of Aug.13. To learn more, visit www.waverlycomm.org or call the Comm office at 570.586.8191, extension 2. Shown from left: Patricia Blahnik, District Manager and Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank; Maria Wilson, Executive Director of the Waverly Community House; Patrick McAndrew, Manager of Clarks Summit Branch of Wells Fargo Bank and Michael Poremba, Brokerage Associate with Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC.

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“I just wanted to thank the Dietrich Theater for the tremendous and Lorne Clarke unusual effort they put into this show every year. These people have been supporting us through Jason O their generosity and devotion. They make this small splash on the art scene possible and are the top leaders of the arts in Wyoming County,” Clarke said. Admission is by donation and is meant for people of all ages. Reservations are not necessary but appreciated. Call for details at 996.1500.

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Be sure to stop and catch up with a porchdwelling neighbor about his fragrant flower bed or summer vacation. sions will be conducted every Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 5. Visit keystone.edu/observatory/index.dot for directions. 4. Schedule a sunset ride. Hop in the car for a scenic drive through the countryside. Don’t forget to open the windows and sunroof. When you find a scenic vista, safely pull off to the side and take photos as a reminder of summer’s balmy evenings. 5. Before dusk, take an evening stroll. Get to know your home turf on foot. Be sure to stop and catch up with a porchdwelling neighbor about his fragrant flower bed or summer vacation. It might be so much fun you decide to set up a tent and camp in the backyard when you return home. Don’t forget to roast marshmallows and spur a singalong.

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