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Theatre Series. Upcoming full-length productions include: • Little Shop of Horrors: Oct. 4 to 7 and 17 to 19 • Arcadia: Nov. 14 to 17 • No Exit: Jan. 7 and 8 • The 39 Steps: Feb. 14 to 17 and 21 to 23 The Campion Society is the official literary club of King’s, a joint effort of students, faculty and the community that hosts workshops and open readings throughout the year. Two free public events will take place at the end of this month. A reading will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Regina Court on campus, and a writing workshop is set for 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. ••• The arts also are alive, and open to the public, at Marywood University, on the Dunmore/ Scranton border. The Suraci Gallery will play host to regional and national artists, as well as faculty, student and alumni art. There’s also a permanent collection of fine and decorative art in the gallery, made up of Asian, 19th- and 20thcentury and religious works. Suraci’s current exhibit is “9x9x3: New Visions – Selected Works by the Textile Study Group of New York.” The exhibit consists of 52 works of fiber art created to fit inside 9-by-9-by 3inch boxes and runs until Oct. 14. Marywood ensembles also perform throughout the year. Sept. 16 will bring a night of Jazz Dancing with the Marywood Jazz Ensemble. This free dance night, which will take place in the Latour Room of Nazareth Hall, is for people who would like to ballroom dance with the back-


Craft enthusiasts fill the Luzerne County Community College gymnasium during last year’s Alumni Association Craft Festival. This year’s festival is set for Oct. 20.

ing of a live big band. ••• For some, thought-provoking discussions are the best way to engage the brain and expand the mind. Wilkes University offers lecture series each school year. This year’s Max Rosenn Lecture Series in Law and Humanities, set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, will highlight the Hon. Cory A. Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J. The theme for the speech is “How to Change the World with Your Bare Hands.” A Nobel Prize winner will visit the Wilkes campus at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Stark Learning Center. Roald Hoffman Hoffman, who won the 1981 Nobel Prize in chemistry, will deliver the Catherine H. Bone Lecture for the year.

I F YO U G O See something that strikes your fancy? Here are the contact phone numbers for the above-listed opportunities: ••• • Crestwood Area School District, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 474-6782. • Wilkes University, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre. 1-800WILKES-U (945-5378), ext. 4330. • King’s College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. John McAndrew, 208-5958. • Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Lisa Nelson, 740-0732. • Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scanton. Kenny Luck, 348-6211 ext. 6207. • Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Center for Adult and Continuing Education, 674-6289 • University of Scranton, 800 Linden St., Scranton. Kym Fetsko, 941-7816, or Sondra Myers, director of the Schemel Forum, 941-4089.

studying and discussing subjects such as arts, history, philosophy, technology and theology. This fall’s forum will focus on significant periods in the English, Irish and American society. Artfully titled sessions include:

••• The University of Scranton also invites the public back to class. The Schemel Forum was founded in 2006 and is aimed at

• The “Chivalry: Knights and the Ladies Who Love Them.” 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays from Oct. 3 through Nov. 7 in the Weinberg Memorial Library. • “We Didn’t Need Dialog. We Had Faces! A Look at the American Silent Film.” 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 10 to Oct. 29 in Brennan Hall. • “Bullets, Ballots and Bombs: Making War and Peace in Ireland, 1798 to 1998.” 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 11 through Oct. 23 in the Weinberg Memorial Library. Luncheon seminars also are a part of the Schemel Forum and will take place Oct. 11 and 22 and Nov. 2 and 8 from noon to 1:30. The University of Scranton also is known for a number of free entertainment events, from world-premiere concerts to a free Noel night each Christmas season. More information is contained in the online calendar listings for The Guide. ••• Fall is a hopping time for fairs and festivals, and Luzerne County Community College always gets in on that fun. Each year LCCC offers the annual Alumni Association Craft Festival, an event that so large it takes place in the gymnasium and spills out the gym doors. This year’s event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20. ••• Misericordia University, meanwhile, is giving artsy types an opportunity to get their hands dirty with Adult Clay Basics classes, set for Oct. 24 and 31, Nov. 7,14 and 28 and Dec. 5, all from 6 to 8 p.m. Other classes will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 and 30, Nov. 6, 13 and 27 and Dec. 4. Skip Sensbach, who opened Green Dog Pottery in Dallas in 1998, will instruct.

Features writers Mary Therese Biebel and Sara Pokorny contributed to this report.


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