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Letter from the editor I know everyone says they love Christmas. I mean, really, it would be weird if someone said they didn’t. They’d be more than the Grinch, they would be downright blasphemous. But I really love it. I truly adore everything from baking cookies and watching the same specials over and over again to wearing reindeer antlers and spending way too much money on gifts. And if I thought I could get away with it, I would absolutely wear a cheesy Christmas sweater without an ounce of irony. I was obsessed with “Elf ” before it even hit theaters, and if you asked me right now, I’m confident I could recite the entire film without missing a beat. Basically, I’m probably one of those people you wanted to punch in the face because they were singing the praises of listening to Christmas music before the candy corn was even gone, and I’m thinking our editor, Nikki M. Mascali, has already felt like doing just that to me more than once in the past month. Luckily, I’ve also got a pretty twisted sense of humor, and that’s why I enjoyed researching our cover story this week on

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p. 14-15. Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will be staging a production of the one-man, one-act play, “The Santaland Diaries,” which is adapted from an essay by the sardonic David Sedaris. If there’s anything I love as much as Christmas, it’s a bitter sense of humor. Sedaris’ short story takes an inside look at life as a Macy’s Christmas elf. It’s always been a dream of mine to spend a holiday season working as an elf in retail, retiring to the bar afterwards in full elfin regalia and ordering a scotch on the rocks. So reading the story and seeing the play come to life is a way for me to live vicariously. There’s always next year. Stephanie DeBalko Weekender Staff Writer

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here are two sides to the Christmas coin: Those who worship every stinkin’ thing about it and those who love to proclaim how much they despise its commercialism. But whether you spend the 25th day of December watching “Rush Hour” movies in silent protest or walking around in a fiber-optic reindeer sweater complete with jingle bells, “The Santaland Diaries,” a play that follows the exploits of a department store elf at Christmas, has a broad enough appeal to draw in curmudgeons and revelers alike. Cashing in on this insider’s knowledge, the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will be staging a BYOB production of the one-man show, which is based on an essay of the same name by David Sedaris, Dec. 8-11 at the Moose Exchange in downtown

Bloomsburg. “I’m already laughing out loud in rehearsals,” said Elizabeth Dowd, the show’s director, when she checked in with the Weekender recently. “And I’m not a laugher, I have to say that. That’s worth noting, that I am looking so closely at the structure that allows the audience to laugh that I get very focused on little things and I don’t crack up. But I’m just delighted.” “The Santaland Diaries” was adapted for the stage by actor and director Joe Mantello in 1996. It’s a first-person account, told from Sedaris’ perspective, of working as an elf at Macy’s in New York during the holiday season. The one-act play is peppered with tawdry tales of the clandestine inner-workings of the store as well as encounters with rude parents and shoppers. “It’s Christmas through the lens of shopping and Black Friday and the whole Macy’s


Above, Richard Cannaday of BTE practices planking, one of the comedic elements he’ll use to break up the monologue in ‘The Santaland Diaries.’

At left, Cannaday finds his inner elf.

“By the end of the play, David Sedaris comes to see that there’s something special about the idea of Santa Claus and family and stuff. So it’s actually a pretty sweet thing underneath all the sarcasm and bitterness.” Richard Cannaday of BTE

gets a break from words,” she elaborated. “And then the idea is that you’re just kind of turning the page, because the script goes from him first deciding to apply as an elf to his last day.” That flow is part of what has made memorizing the script easier for Cannaday, who was already slightly familiar with it from past productions both at BTE and in some of his other theatrical ventures. “David Sedaris has such a great writing rhythm,” he

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ing a really specific character for that long might detract from the monologue itself.” In fact, the entire production seems to be aimed at putting the audience at ease. Because it’s a direct address show, meaning there’s one actor who basically speaks to the audience the entire time, Dowd, who has previously directed this show twice before at BTE, noted that they’re working on creatively breaking up the material as much as possible. “I have sort of little musical interludes where the audience

explained. “All of the thoughts lead from one to the next, it’s never really coming out of nowhere, so it hasn’t been that huge a challenge to memorize. I think the major difference is that it’s really easy to psych yourself out and really, not having a scene partner to fall back on. But for the most part, the writing is so good that it hasn’t really been an issue.” Dowd noted that Cannaday, who was one of the major proponents of doing the production this year, seems to have a knack for the material. “I really am watching him going, ‘Oh, this guy has the chops to be a standup comedian,’” she said. “He has such an ease and he’s got such a nice deadpan delivery that just makes the text really pop.” And if all else fails, CombsCannaday is looking forward to watching her husband don an elf costume for all to see. “Twelve dollars, you get to bring your own bottle and watch Richie run around in tights? I’m sure it’s going to sell out,” she said, laughing. To his credit, Cannaday is fearless when it comes to the festive duds. “I have a connection to the piece because I’ve played the Easter bunny in the past,” he said. “When you’re an actor looking for work, you will suspend all shame, and so the funny costume doesn’t really bother me all that much … I’m pretty naturally exuberant, so to find that middle ground between David, who’s completely repelled by the idea, and me, who sort of embraces it, is pretty fun.” W

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commercialism of Christmas,” said Richard Cannaday, the current ensemble director at BTE and star of the play. According to Cannaday, though, it isn’t all wry commentary. “As I’ve become an adult, Christmas is a lot more about my kids and traveling and cooking meals and semantics, that kind of thing, rather than the magic of Christmas,” he said. “So this (play) is definitely saying, look, Christmas is magical if you let it be. And David spends a lot of the show not letting the magic of Christmas affect him. “But by the end of it, he comes to see that there’s something special about the idea of Santa Claus and family and stuff. So it’s actually a pretty sweet thing underneath all the sarcasm and bitterness.” Some of the material in the show, while not lewd, is definitely intended for adults. The general consensus among ensemble members seems to be that the family-friendly holiday show that’s also being offered this year, “Holiday Memories,” is a good counterbalance to the mature humor of “The Santaland Diaries.” According to Syreeta CombsCannaday, communications director of the ensemble and wife of Cannaday, the organization is using that notion to its advantage by offering a “Naughty & Nice” deal on Sunday, Dec. 11. For $50, theatergoers can see “Holiday Memories” at 3 p.m., “Santaland Diaries” at 7:30 p.m. and have dinner at Marley’s Brewery and Grille (18 West Main St., Bloomsburg) in between. AFFINITY FOR ELF CULTURE Anyone who’s read the essay version of “The Santaland Diaries” or listened to Sedaris recite pieces of it on NPR knows his voice, as he lends a special sense of acrimony to whatever he writes or reads. Partly because of that, the intention with the upcoming BTE production is not to mimic him. “We’re not interested in having me do an impression of David Sedaris, because that might get a little grating,” Cannaday explained. “I think that sustain-


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f you decide to go the We Came As Romans show at Eleanor Rigby’s on Tuesday, Dec. 6, you may see a few fans sporting a distinctive brand of band merch: Black rubber bracelets emblazoned with the slogan “I’m alive.” For many, the phrase is simply representative of the band’s oft-cited positive messages about perseverance and personal growth. For We Came As Romans guitarist and lyricist Joshua Moore, however, “I’m alive” carries a much more resonant, much more literal meaning. “It was pretty serious there for a while,” Moore said, describing his bout with bacterial meningitis earlier this year. “Fortunately, I’m fully recovered now and the band can continue moving forward.” That Moore recovered at all is arguably a fortunate thing indeed, as bacterial meningitis has proven fatal in some cases. For Moore, the fact that he had been sick for several days before being diagnosed didn’t help matters. The musician said doctors initially told his parents that it was likely their son would come out of the ordeal with brain damage. If nothing else, Moore’s illness could have cost him the ability to play guitar. Somehow, Moore emerged from the experience largely unscathed. Before heading back out onto the road, however, he

would have to spend several weeks recovering at home. Anxious to return to his band but in need of some serious R&R, Moore said he turned inward. “I was hooked up to an IV, and I wasn’t doing anything except just sitting around,” Moore said. “It gave me a lot of time to think. I just ran through a lot of different things in my head. Having that kind of off time, I was also able to sit down with a guitar and write a lot. It was actually really helpful.” The result? Fresh material for We Came As Romans’ latest album, “Understanding What We’ve Grown to Be.” Following its September release, the album debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard 200, suggesting that the band’s trademark blend of melodic metalcore and elements both electronic and symphonic continues to impress audiences. “It’s very dynamic,” Moore said, explaining what advantages the musical marriage of seemingly disparate textures provides. “We started doing it back on our EP ‘Dreams,’ which we selfreleased in 2008. After that, it became part of our signature sound. Our fans liked it, they wanted us to continue doing it, and we enjoy it as well. It gives our music a lot of layers.” What may appeal more to We Came As Romans’ fans than the band’s genre-bending sonic style, though, is the band’s lyrical outlook. Unlike many of their contemporaries, the band — which also features Eric Choi, David Stephens, Andy Glass,

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255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. - Disney’s Phineas and Ferb Live! On Tour: Dec. 4, 2 &5 p.m., $24.35-$69.85 - Arenacross: Dec. 9-11, TIMES VARY, $24.45-$34.55 - Lady Antebellum / Josh Kelley / Edens Edge: Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., $39.75$59.75 - Disney On Ice Treasure Trove: Jan. 11-16, TIMES VARY, $31.55-$64.20 - Rascal Flatts / Sara Evans / Hunter Hayes: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., $25-$59.75 - Sesame Street Live 123 Imagine w/ Elmo & Friends: March 1-4, TIMES VARY, $25.60-$37.85 - Monster Jam: March 9-11, TIMES VARY, $34.30-$49.75 - Harlem Globetrotters: March 16, 7 p.m., $26.60-$127.05

MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT

44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono

Phone: 877.682.4791 www.mountairycasino.com - DJ Jamie Callen: Dec. 2, Gypsies - CJT Band: Dec. 2-3, Red’s Steakhouse - Crystal Gayle Holiday Show: Dec. 10, 9 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies - Tony Roi-The Elvis Experiences: Jan. 7, 8 p.m., $10, Gypsies - Tavares: Jan. 14, 8 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies - Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling: Feb. 4, 8 p.m., $20-$30, Gypsies - Ed Kowalczsyk of Live: Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies - Gilbert Gottfried: March 3, 8 p.m., $20-$30, Gypsies - Unforgettable Fire (U2 tribute) March 17, 8 p.m., $10, Gypsies - Gloriana: April 14, 8 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies

- Dopapod & Psychedelia: Dec. 8, 8 p.m. - Mullen, A Salute to U2: Dec. 9, 8 p.m. - Barr Brothers: Dec. 10, 8 p.m. - Clarence Spady Band: Dec. 16, 9 p.m. - Ryan Montbleau Band / Mike Dougherty Band: Dec. 17 - Strawberry Jam Christmas Party: Dec. 23, 8 p.m. - Suze: Dec. 25, 8 p.m. - Rubblebucket: Dec. 30, 8 p.m. - Cabinet: Dec. 31, 7 p.m. - The Big Dirty: Jan. 6, 8 p.m. - Poogie Bell band / Woody Browns Project: Jan. 13, 8 p.m. - Brothers Past: Jan. 14, 8 p.m. - Se Acabo (Santana tribute): Jan. 20, 8 p.m. - Miz: Feb. 24, 8 p.m.

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325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe 866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com. - Vanilla Fudge: Dec. 2, 8 p.m., $30 - Ultimate Disco Tribute: Dec. 3, 8 p.m., $25 - Cat Country 96 Jingle Jam ft. Craig Morgan / James Wesley / Stealing Angels / Glen Templeton & Eric Paslay: Dec. 9, 8 p.m., $19.25-$25 - The Fabulous Greaseband: Dec. 30, 8 p.m., $25 - Live Wire (AC/DC tribute): Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $30 - Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer: Feb. 4, 8 p.m., $35.75 - Tesla: Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $33 - Bruce In The U.S.A.: Feb. 25, 8 p.m., $25 - The Saw Doctors: March 2, 8 p.m., $32 - The Music of Bill Monroe Featuring Peter Rowan & The Travelin’ McCourys: April 22, 8 p.m.

REDWOOD ART SPACE

740 Jumper Road, Plains Twp. - Tigers Jaw / O, Pioneers / New Bruises / Glory Bound: Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. - Way Yes / Eww Yaboo / These Elk Forever / Mariah Welch: Dec. 10, 8 p.m. - Man Overboard / Daytrader / True Things / Patterns / Terror On The Screen: Dec. 15, 8 p.m. - Kidz / D.C / Buddhamang / Hometown Heroes: Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. - United Youth / Written Off / Beware / Enough / Better Times: Dec. 19, 8 p.m. - Dead End Path / War Hungry / Give / Leather / Feral Man: Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m. - Another Mistake / Sawed Off / Steppin Stone: Jan. 3, 8 p.m. - Disengage / Mindset / Praise / Peace: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE

665 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 - Tribal Waves: Dec. 1, 8 p.m. - George Wesley Small Ax Orchestra: Dec. 3, 9 p.m.

Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St. Scranton Phone: 570.955.1455, www.lackawanna.edu, etix.com Prices vary, student and group rates available - Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Feb. 23, 7 p.m., $25-$30 - Yesterday & Today, an interactive Beatles show: March 23, 8 p.m., $25$30 - The Kingston Trio: April 20, 8 p.m., $25-$30

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton Phone: 888.669.8966 - Listen Local ft. Rogue Chimp / Langor: Dec. 2, 8 p.m., $12.25 - Joe Jonas / Hot Chelle Rae: Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., $33.45-$39.35 - NEPA Philharmonic “The Sound of Christmas:” Dec. 15, 7 p.m., $34.50$73.15 - Listen Local ft. Nowhere Slow / Jeanne Zano Band: Jan. 13, 8 p.m., $12.50 - NEPA Philharmonic Broadway Love Songs Pops II: Feb. 11, 8 p.m., $34.50$73.15 - Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles: Feb. 24-25, TIMES VARY, $46.25-$65.25 (on sale 12/9, 10 a.m.)

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519 Linden St., Scranton 570.346.8465 - Rusted Root / Nowhere Slow / Kriki: Dec. 28, 6 p.m., $24 advance, $20 day of, 18+

SHERMAN THEATER

524 Main St., Stroudsburg Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com - David Archuleta: Dec. 4, 7 p.m., $30

- Javier Colon: Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., $39.50-$75 - Mac Miller / Pac Div / Casey Veggies: Dec. 8, 8 p.m., $22 advance, $25 at door - The Machine (Pink Floyd tribute): Dec. 10, 8 p.m., $28-$33 - Golden Dragon Acrobats: Dec. 11, 2 p.m., $10 kids, $25 adults - Twelve Twenty Four: Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., $22 - Jam Stampede: Dec. 17, 8 p.m., $15 - Patent Pending: Dec. 23, 6 p.m., $12 - Wu-Tang Clan / Gino Lispi: Dec. 29, 8 p.m., $40 - Set Phasers To Stun / This Condition / Pull The Pin / Brookline Drive, more: Dec. 30, 6 p.m., $10 - Big D and the Kids Table: Jan. 6, $12 - Mountain Dance Concert: Jan. 22, 2 p.m., $10 kids, $12 adults - Phil Vassar: Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $26-$36 - Hammer of the Gods: March 31, 8 p.m., $28 PHILADELPHIA

ELECTRIC FACTORY

3421 Willow St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.LOVE.222 - Wiz Khalifa / Snoop Dogg: Dec. 6, 8 p.m. - Get The Led Out: Dec. 9, 8:30 p.m. - The Devil Wears Prada: Dec. 10, 7 p.m. - Valencia: Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m. - Dark Star Orchestra: Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m. - Rebelution: Jan. 14, 8:30 p.m. - Umphrey’s McGee: Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m. - The Pink Floyd Experience: Feb. 25, 8:30 p.m. - Young the Giant / Grouplove: March 10, 8:30 p.m. - Dr. Dog: March 24-25, 8:30 p.m. - Needtobreathe / Ben Rector: April 20, 9 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA

334 South St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.922.1011 - Steel Panther / Fosterchild: Nov. 30, 7 p.m. - Pierce The Veil / Miss May I: Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m. - Bless the Fall: Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m. - Dashboard Confessional: Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. - Borgore / Michetti: Dec. 8, 8 p.m. - Dir En Grey / The Birthday Massacre: Dec. 9, 7 p.m. - Between the Buried and Me: Dec. 10, 7 p.m. - Street Dogs: Dec. 11, 7 p.m. - Phonte / 9th Wonder: Dec. 16, 8 p.m. - Firm Taqtics: Dec. 17, 8 p.m. - Matisyahu: Dec. 24, 7 p.m. - The New Deal / Sonic Spank: Dec. 28, 8 p.m. - Thursday / Mewithoutyou / Screaming Females / Make Do And Mend: Dec. 30, 6 p.m. - Good Old War / River City Extension, more: Dec. 31, 9 p.m. - Steel Panther / Sinners Saints: Jan.


1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ. Phone: 609.365.1300 - Megadeth / Motorhead / Volbeat / Lacuna Coil: Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m.

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Broad St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.3600 - Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band: Dec. 3, 8 p.m. - Q102 Jingle Ball: Dec. 7, 5 p.m. - Rammstein: April 26, 8 p.m. ELSEWHERE IN PA

Joy to the world David Archuleta will bring his “My Kind of Christmas Tour” to the Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) Sunday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Archuleta finished as the runner-up in the seventh season of “American Idol” and released “The Other Side of Down” in 2010. He also released a holiday album, “Christmas from the Heart,” in 2009. Tickets are $30 and are available through Ticketmaster. For more info, call 570.420.2808 or visit shermantheater.com.

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www.jibberjazz.com - Dec. 3, Shartlesville. Overnight, indoor music & camping festival with bands, late-night music, solo artists, food & craft vending. $35 pre-sale tickets. Jimakata / Cabinet / The Big Dirty / Flux Capacitor / Mystery Fyre / The Coal Town Rounders / Kyle Morgan & The Backroad.

BRYCE JORDAN CENTER 5, 7 p.m. - Big Head Todd & The Monsters: Jan. 19, 7 p.m. - Where’s The Band: Jan. 20, 7 p.m. - Collie Buddz: Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - Augustana: Feb. 3, 8 p.m. - Jack’s Mannequin: Feb. 6, 6 p.m.

KESWICK THEATER

Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pa. Phone: 215.572.7650 - Adam Carolla: Dec. 1, 8 p.m. - Jingle Bell Rock: Dec. 2, 8 p.m. - A Rockin’ Holiday Celebration: Dec. 3, 8 p.m. - David Cook: Dec. 4, 7 p.m. - Craig Morgan & Phil Vassar Acoustic Christmas: Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. - Elvis Christmas Bash ft. The Ulti-

mate Tribute: Dec. 16, 8 p.m. - America / Jim Messina, Dec. 17, 8 p.m. - Cinematic Titanic: Dec. 30, 8 p.m.

TOWER THEATER

69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby Phone: 610.352.2887 - The String Cheese Incident: Dec. 1, 8 p.m. - Rickey Smiley & Friends: Dec. 30, 8 p.m.

TROCADERO

10th & Arch St, Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.2000 - As I Lay Dying: Dec. 1, 6 p.m. - City and Colour: Dec. 8-9, 7 p.m. - VNV Nation: Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

STATE THEATER

435 Northampton St., Easton, PA. Ticket: 610.252.2570 - Manheim Steamroller: Dec. 6, 5:30 & 8:30 p.m. - Kenny Rogers: Dec. 16, 8 p.m.

WHITAKER CENTER

222 Market St., Harrisburg Phone: 717.214.ARTS - Get the Led Out: Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY

BEACON THEATER

2124 Broadway, New York, NY. Phone: 212.496.7070 - Don Omar: Dec. 1, 8 p.m. - Tori Amos: Dec 2-3, 8 p.m. - Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Dec. 4, 8 p.m. - Mavis Staples / The Head and the Heart / Dawes: Dec. 5, 8 p.m.

BROOME COUNTY ARENA

1 Stuart Street, Binghamton, NY Phone: 670.778.6626 - Bill Gaither: Dec. 4, 2:30 p.m. - Kenny Rogers: Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.

HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM

Penn State University, State College, Pa. Phone: 814.865.5555 - Jeff Dunham: Jan. 13, 8 p.m. - Rise Against: Jan. 29, 7 p.m. - Lady Antebellum: Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

311 W. 34th St, New York, NY. Phone: 212.279.7740 - Thirty Seconds To Mars: Dec. 7, 8 p.m. - Matt & Kim / Super Mash Bros.: Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

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THE FILLMORE AT IRVING PLAZA

520 Hamilton St, Allentown Phone: 610.434.460 - Armored Saint / Seven Witches: Dec. 2, 7 p.m. - Pierce The Veil / Miss May I: Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m. - David Cook: Dec. 7, 8 p.m. - Jackyl: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. - Taking Back Sunday: Dec. 30, 8 p.m., $25 - Halestorm: Dec. 31, 8 p.m. - Attack Attack!: Feb. 23, 6 p.m.

17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Scott Weiland: Nov. 30, 7 p.m. - Dashboard Confessional: Dec. 1, 7 p.m. - David Archuleta: Dec. 2, 7 p.m. - Pierce the Veil / Miss May I: Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m. - Jesse Marco / Jus Sky: Dec. 8, 8 p.m. - David Cook: Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

- We Came As Romans / Emmure: Dec. 11, 6 p.m. - Dir En Grey: Dec. 12, 7 p.m. - Devo: Dec. 13, 7 p.m. - The Slackers Holiday Show: Dec. 17, 7 p.m. - Chris Webby: Dec. 29, 7 p.m. - New York Dolls: Dec. 30, 8 p.m.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

7th Ave., New York, NY Phone: 212.465.MSG1 - Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band: Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m. - Z100 Jingle Ball: Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. - My Morning Jacket: Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. - Swedish House Mafia: Dec. 16, 8 p.m. - Phish: Dec. 28-31, TIME VARIES

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RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

1260 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY Phone: 212.307.717 - Radio City Christmas Spectacular: through Jan. 2, TIMES VARY - Antony & The Johnsons: Jan. 26, 8 p.m.

ROSELAND BALLROOM

239 52nd Street, New York, NY. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Afrojack / Bobby Burns: Dec. 30, 9 p.m.

THE THEATRE AT MSG

7th Ave., New York, NY Phone: 212.465.MSG1 - Megadeth / Motorhead / Volbeat / Lacuna Coil: Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m.

BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO Atlantic City, NJ Phone:1.866.MYBORGATA.com - Bill Burr: Dec. 2, 8 p.m. - Tiesto: Dec. 2, 10 p.m. - James Blunt: Dec. 3, 9 p.m.

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few months back, when former Muppeteer Frank Oz was asked about “The Muppets,” Oz replied, “I don’t think they respected the characters.” He then excused himself to sit silently in a darkened room where he glared at the floor for the next two hours. Oz was only one of many sour scold to publicly object to a film he hadn’t seen. There were others, such as the people who were upset by the fact that — in the movie — Kermit lives in a sprawling estate or that Fozzie Bear was wearing “fart shoes”

(which admittedly, wasn’t a promising sign), but like most people who are predisposed to hate something over the tiniest, most inconsequential reasons, their hatred was unfounded. For the first time in almost a quarter of a century, the sacred corpse of Jim Henson can briefly stop spinning in its grave because “The Muppets” is actually good. When Gary (Jason Segel, who also co-wrote the screenplay), his Muppet brother Walter and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) travel to Los Angeles in order to celebrate Gary and

Mary’s 10-year anniversary, their trip is sidetracked when they discover that the Muppets have disbanded for reasons the film unfortunately never explains. If the Muppets’ unexplained breakup isn’t enough, it’s also revealed that an evil Texas oilman (Chris Cooper, who actually raps at one point) plans on destroying what remains of Muppet Studios. Unwilling to sit back and watch as the Muppet legacy is carelessly swept under the carpet, the trio tries to convince Kermit to reunite with his es-

tranged fellow Muppets so they can stage a sort of Muppet show/telethon to raise the $10 million it costs to buy back the studio. But it won’t be easy considering that their telethon is only going on the air because the network couldn’t find a more suitable replacement for the recently cancelled game show “Punch Teacher,” they can’t find a celebrity willing to host and one Muppet is unable to reconcile their past differences with Kermit. “The Muppets” has its fair share of missteps along the way. There’s a montage sequence set to Starship’s “We Built This City” that unfortunately never morphs into a parody of or a scathing attack on Starship’s “We Built This City,” and although never reaching the annoying heights of Scrappy-Doo or Cousin Oliver, Walter is a bland, unimpressive addition to the Muppet family. But these are all minor com-

plaints considering the sheer amount of things that work in “The Muppets.” Segel and company really nail the gentle edginess of the Muppets and actively avoid the easy pop-culturebased gags that infected the series in the late ’90s. “The Muppets” is filled with clever and weird little touches like the embittered group of off-brand Muppets called Moopets, Cooper’s inability to laugh (instead of laughing maniacally, his character simply says, “maniacal laugh”) and a surprisingly nuanced depiction of Animal. “The Muppets” is a fun film with a lot of heart. There’s loving callbacks to the original TV show and the Henson movies as well as a bittersweet poignancy that adds more depth to the proceedings than expected. The Muppets have finally come of age, which is why “The Muppets” will be the first children’s movie that will be appreciated more by the parents.

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rary Christmas albums. Deschanel’s lilting vocals and Ward’s delicate guitar hearken to a time when kids wore galoshes and evening programs were broadcast over the radio. Make no mistake, though, because while “A Very She & Him Christmas” sounds retro, it doesn’t sound dated. Instead, songs like “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” with its minimal instrumentation and perfect vocals, and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” have a timeless appeal that can stand up to the likes of Frank, Bing and Brenda. “Christmas Wish” signals the first vocal appearance of “Him” on the album, and though he

Michael Jackson “Immortal” Rating: W W 1/2

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-- Stephanie DeBalko Weekender Staff Writer

reworked the Beatles’ catalog for the Cirque production and soundtrack to “Love.” “Immortal” is also, at its worst, way cheesier than “Love,” filled with easy-listening strings, spoken-word interludes buried in spooky echo and curious pacing. But to call it a mixtape of Jackson’s music isn’t entirely accurate, because the soundtrack is beholden to the Cirque/ “Immortal” story line and therefore sequenced not for the dance floor but for a Las Vegas-style production. As a result, a wildly inventive remix, such as what Antunes does for “Dancing Machine,” barely gets going before grinding to a halt a few minutes in and we’re stuck with a young Michael, surrounded by the sounds of wild animals in the jungle, singing a tribal version of “Ben.” And the composition built around Jackson’s vocal hook in Rockwell’s “Somebody’s Watching Me” serves little purpose as an audio-only experience other than to remind listeners that Michael made some serious artistic missteps in his life. But aside from a few weird choices, none of this is Antunes’ fault. After all, who’d want to fiddle with “Human Nature,” “Beat It” or “Billie Jean,” some of the most popular songs of the last halfcentury? That he mostly pulls it off is a testament to his abilities as a sound designer, though it’s not rich enough to make this essential listening. -- Randall Roberts Weekender Wire Services

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Love” 3. David Guetta/Usher: “Without You” 2. Cobra Starship/Sabi: “You Make Me Feel” 1. Gym Class Heroes/Adam Levine: “Stereo Hearts”

She & Him “A Very She & Him Christmas” two warhorse vocal talents refusing to fall prey to the ever-burgeoning Vocal Magic/ Pro Tools world. Production by Mat Sinner of German power-metal band Primal Fear explains the brick-walled, muscular guitar and rhythm angle, warding off any stale, nostalgic low-fi dust. Wind-in-your-hair tracks like “Worth Fighting For” see the vocalists trade off verses, slamming into the chorus together. Jamison has the better range and the more nuanced melodic inflections, but Kimball brings the burly soul-power. “Chasing Euphoria” is a frantically paced highlight, a tumbling rocker with a timely lyrical slant while “Kicking and Screaming” is one of the album’s most outwardly infectious arenarock anthems. The ballads are impeccable, plucked straight out of each singer’s heyday. “Find Another Way” softly fades in on a whisper of orchestration, while a sparse piano begs of sentimentality — this was guaranteed Top 10 stuff 25 years ago. “Your Photograph” is similarly melancholy, with the echo of hope reflected convincingly, if not a bit saccharine, with lyrics like “it’s hard for a heart to handle, when the candle still burns.” Tuneful, heart-on-sleeve rock ’n’ roll that comes perfectly polished to perfection, Kimball and Jamison make all that’s old new again. A niche genre for sure, but one that merits a good time, no matter what year it is. -- Mark Uricheck Weekender Correspondent

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doesn’t have the same punch as Deschanel, Ward’s soothing, deeper tone complements the structure of the song. The ukulele adds a nice accompaniment on “Silver Bells,” and Deschanel’s outstanding vocals on “Blue Christmas” prove that you don’t have to add a bunch of runs to be a powerful singer. (“My Kind of Christmas” by Christina Aguilera, anyone?) There are no donkeys or chipmunks to be found here — “A Very She & Him Christmas” is a mellow album, with songs like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” softly and steadily easing us into the holiday spirit. Even on the more upbeat “Sleigh Ride” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Deschanel never lets her voice get too worked up. To say this album should be added to all Christmas collections is an understatement.


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(76-78 S. Main St. Carbondale, 570.282.7499) • “Peace, Love … and My Mother-InLaw:” Dec. 9-10, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m. Buffet & show, $23. Advance reservations only.

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(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • Auditions for “Rent:” Dec. 12-13, 6-8:30 p.m., ages 15-19 (must be with parent if under 18). Will need to sing and dance, come with sheet music that is not “Rent” music and dance shoes. All roles open. Rehearsals in 2012, Sat. mornings, Sun. & Wed. evenings. Show dates in April/ May. Call 991.1817 or e-mail with questions.

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(420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) • “The Nutcracker” by Scranton Civic Ballet Company: Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11, 2 p.m., $19.50-$22.50.

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(14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe: 570.325.0249, jtams.net) • “A Christmas Carol:” Dec. 3, 10, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., $15/GA, $10/seniors, $6/12 and under.

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(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) • Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas:” Dec 1-4, 8-11, 15-18. Thurs.-Sat., curtain 8 p.m., Sun., curtain 3 p.m. Dinner and show, show-only tickets.

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(JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org) • “A Christmas Story:” Dec. 8-10, 15-17, 7 p.m.; Dec. 11, 18, 3 p.m.; Dec. 10, 17, 1 p.m. Dinner buffet 90 min. before evening, 3 p.m. shows; brunch buffet before 1 p.m. shows. $15/adults, $12/ seniors 62+, students 12+, $8/kids. Dinner-and-show: $28/adults, $25/ seniors, students, $18/kids. Group rates. Christmas parties welcome.

(570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • “Home for Christmas:” Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 2 p.m.; Dec. 2, 4, 9-10, 16-17, 8 p.m. $28/adults, $15/kids, $25/ seniors. Dec. 2, 9, 16, 8 p.m. shows, bring non-perishable food item or new unwrapped toy, receive $5 off regular adult ticket. Toy donations benefit children in Monroe County Head Start program. Food donations benefit Shawnee Presbyterian Church Food Bank.

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(threewitches2010@aol.com) • “Moonlight & Magnolias” by Ron Hutchinson: Dec. 9-10, 16-17, 8 p.m., The Lounge at the Ramada Inn, Clarks Summit. $10/GA, $7/students, seniors. Comedic behind the scenes look at how the screenplay for “Gone With the Wind” was written. Reservations encouraged, e-mail or call W 570.851.9479, 352.6226. -- compiled by Stephanie DeBalko Send your listings to: weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline for publication is Mondays at 2 p.m.


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Beauty in the breakdown By Stephanie DeBalko

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rchaeologists excavate artifacts and analyze environmental changes in order to understand ancient cultures. Comprehending our current culture while we are living it, where consumption and abandonment of material items are prevalent, is almost more of a challenge. In an effort to put a poetic spin on the idea of an expendable environment made obvious by our consumer habits, photographer Gary Cawood has created an ongoing collection of photographs, titled “Excavation,” that will be on display at Camerawork inside the Marquis Gallery in Scranton. The show will open with a reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2 and will run until Tuesday, Jan. 31. “We easily throw things away, and we discard the environment,” Cawood said during a phone interview with the Weekender from Little Rock, Ark. “And we have the same idea to the land. I mean, people love to cut down

“What I have personally gained from photographing this collection, I think, is a greater appreciation of nature, the natural forces, and maybe to some degree how insignificant we are.” Photographer Gary Cawood

trees, which I don’t understand. Look around, and your neighbor’s cutting a tree down for seemingly no reason. In our culture, we don’t really seem to have the respect for the natural environment that I think other cultures do.” The still-life photos evolved from a venture Cawood, who is a photography professor at The University of Arkansas at Little Rock, made in 2006 to an excavated site called Big Rock Quarry.

Cawood’s ‘Requiem II.’ “I had been up to this quarry site just hiking up there, and the rock formations were quite fascinating, so that’s what I started photographing,” he explained. “And ideas just sort of evolve.” From there, Cawood started staging the photographs, adding material objects that were usually found on his morning walks around his neighborhood and, most recently, natural objects like leaves and rotten sticks.

Cawood’s work, with its juxtapositions of natural and unnatural objects, seems to be an effort to display the destruction our lifestyles impose on the environment. “As a culture we’re so obsessed with buying things and consuming things, people buy things that they not only can’t afford but that they don’t even want,” he said. “Consuming is just a habit. It has nothing to do with real needs.”

Rolfe Ross, one of the three partners who manage Camerawork, noted that Cawood’s collection has significance in today’s cultural climate. “I think that’s one of the things that he dwells on, is that we’re a consumer society, so it’s pick up and throw away,” Ross said. “And I think he tries to illustrate that. And yet the stuff that we throw away ultimately decays — a lot of it, anyway.” In some of Cawood’s photographs, the decay that nature imposes on those items is apparent. “And I might find something that I put there — and of course it’s only been six years — but even in a year’s time, the rain, wind, the oxidation, all these things, it’s constantly changing,” he said. “If you stage something, you go back, something will be a little different.” Cawood, who will be in town for the opening, mentioned that he’s looking forward to being in Northeastern Pennsylvania so he can research another project he’s had on his mind. “I’m interested in photographing in (NEPA),” he said. “So I hope to get some familiarity with the abandoned coal fields.” Cawood seems to be drawn to the less conventionally beautiful aspects of the environment, in addition to the effects our actions as a society have on that environment. Through his work, he’s developed a new perspective. “What I have personally gained (from photographing this collection), I think, is a greater appreciation of nature, the natural forces, and maybe to some degree how insignificant we are.” He’s hoping those who stop in to see the exhibit experience the same sort of enlightenment. “Photographing rocks and dirt, that’s really elemental stuff, and we’re part of something that’s much bigger,” Cawood explained. “And I hope that people looking at the show would just look more closely at what’s around them, recognize something like just the dirt below your feet is much more interesting and much more important than most people think it is.” W

“Excavation” Photographs by Gary Cawood: Dec. 2-Jan. 31. Opening reception Fri., Dec. 2, 6-8:30 p.m., Camerawork Gallery (Laundry Building, 515 Center St., Scranton). Info: 570.510.5028, cameraworkgallery.org


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magine the world absent of those historical and fatal gunshots that echoed across the world on Nov. 22, 1963. In Stephen King’s newest novel, “11/22/63,” he invites readers to do just that as they envision how America might currently stand had the event never occurred — the day Harvey Lee Oswald shot John F. Kennedy. The story is focused on two men — Al Templeton, a middleaged diner owner, and Jake Epping, a young English teacher. Outside their friendship, these men share a similar affection for history and, most of all, for saving the world. As for the setting, avid readers of King’s can take a lucky guess as to where the story begins. No other than Lisbon Falls, Maine — Maine, which is a tender spot for many plots in King’s illustrious novels. Al is a man who in circumventing the past through the path of time travel, attempts to change history by stopping JFK’s assassination. In doing so, Al believes he

King manages to intertwine history with a plot so dramatic and compelling that he continues to live up to the visionary status that readers have all come to know and love.

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can change the fate of the world by not only saving JFK, but also erasing the loss affiliated with that time. Sadly, however, Al’s health condition begins to deteriorate such that he enlists the help of Jake to complete his unfinished business. The only problem is that in attempting to change the past, the present inevitably changes as well — sometimes for the worst. Pace varies in the novel, which is largely due to the extensive amount of research King conducted in writing the book. Even considering, King manages to intertwine history with a plot so dramatic and compelling that he continues to live up to the visionary status that readers have all come to know and love. Speaking of affection, while the themes in the novel concentrate on history, violence and the causal relationship between the two, there is also space for a budding relationship somehow managing to overcome both space and time. If you are expecting an easy read, you are severely mistaken. The plot pulsates through the reader, which is perhaps the main reason why King can so seamlessly captivate readers and keep their attention even after 500 pages. Mind you, the reader will still have nearly 500 more pages to read, but somehow King manages to keep the mechanics of the plot constantly moving forward. Many continue to follow King due to his popularity and more than 40 years of experience with writing. However, regardless of his fame, his writing has remained in large part of its impact on readers throughout the world.

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A glimpse of Tallulah, which is now open in the former Tudor Book Shop in Kingston.

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n Friday, Oct. 28, something spectacular happened. Not only was it a special day because the vacant space that was formerly the Tudor Book Shop had a new resident, but also because of whom that resident was. It was a glorious day for Kingston. It was a glorious day for Northeastern Pennsylvania. And it was most especially a glorious day for fashionable people with a thirst to shop locally. Welcome Tallulah, a new asset to the area

with fabulous lines for men and women. Upon entering the store, the feeling of excitement is instantaneous. With a disco ball hanging overhead, I knew this boutique would soon become a new stomping ground for yours truly. I scurried from one rack to the next admiring the sophisticated yet affordable items. Trying desperately not to shop for myself but rather do some holiday shopping for others, I could not resist a fabulous eccentric necklace complete with gigantic feather

and unique red coat adorned with fabric flowers. I was sold before I even touched the items. And then I explored all the labels: Robert Graham shirts for men, William Rast jeans, JW Los Angeles, Love Token, Escorpion, Lulumari, Liebeskind Berlin and Galian New York handbags, Cayetano Legacy Collection (discovered on Etsy), Love and Liberty, Johnny Was and so many others. Frenzied by all the different types of party dresses, tops, handbags, tights, coats, accessories and more, I had to take slow breaths so as not to max out my credit card and empty Tallulah of its inventory. Since owner and Kingston native Kim Minsavage has a passion for interior design, she has the store set up perfectly with your attention being drawn

to each rack and shelf, leaving nothing untouched. With lines appropriate for teenagers to senior citizens, Tallulah will also be offering a wide variety of sizes starting in the spring. Striving to carry lines that no one else locally carries, Minsavage encourages the fashion forward to suggest lines to her. If it is unique to NEPA, Kim will attempt to cater to her clients. To further cater to the customers, Tallulah also offers loyalty programs, layaway and, of course, gift certificates. And only one month after opening, Minsavage is not slowing down. Planning already to expand the physical store, Tallulah will also begin carrying men’s and women’s shoes. Expect to see Australian Luxe and Cydwoq (men’s handmade shoes) soon. What else can

you expect shortly? Bleulab, reversible denim which will essentially give you two pairs of jeans in one. Glorious I say. Simply glorious. Currently, Tallulah is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., but Minsavage will adapt her hours to accommodate shoppers. The special treatment shoppers receive while experiencing this boutique sets it apart and makes it not only a great place to find high-end fashion, but also a great place to feel like a valued customer. And that is shopaholic euphoria. W

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Amanda’s Bitch: I love a bargain just as much as the next shopper, but I can’t even believe the way people act on Black Friday, and the lengths they go for a deal. This past Black Friday set records as far as sales and store profits go, but the way people treated each other in stores was a new low. I’m talking sickening displays of humanity across the country. I love a good waffle once in a while, especially after a long night out. Scoring a waffle maker for $2 sounds like a wonderful steal, but not if it means literally fighting your neighbors in the middle of a Wal-Mart for it. What is wrong with people? On Thanksgiving in California, a woman pepper sprayed her fellow shoppers at a Wal-Mart — all to try to clear a path to a crate of Xboxes. Twenty people, including children, were injured. On Black Friday, a 61-year-old man in West Virginia collapsed at a Target. As he was on the ground, dying, other shoppers stepped over him to continue going after discounts. (A few nurses stopped to help him, but he later died at the hospital.) Outside of a Wal-Mart in California, a 20-year-old man robbed people of their coveted Black Friday bargain purchases and shot a man who wouldn’t give up his goods. Seriously? Thankfully, none of the huge store riots or fights were local, which means our Black Friday shoppers must keep their cool in comparison to some. What is wrong with these

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Jeff loves his Magic Bullet (and not because it sounds like a sex toy). • Magic Bullet: I know, it to have the opportunity to buy a sounds like a sex toy. If you sale item? Get real! haven’t seen the infomercial Nothing in that store is worth where this overly excited couple getting into a fight over, and it’s makes endless drinks and desnot even like it’s free — you still serts for their friends who for have to buy it! some reason are all sitting around Jeff’s Brag: their kitchen nook, well it’s a small but high-speed blender that Since products always look is inexpensive and is a real workincredible in TV commercials, I horse. I make my own protein thought I might be able to help shakes, and it will blend just decide if they’re worth it by recommending products I personally about anything! • Heat Surge electric heathave bought and loved. ers: These are the ones you see • Flavor Wave Oven/ Nuin full-page ads that claim the Wave Oven: Both are TV prodwood mantle are crafted by the ucts that rock. Cooking is faster Amish and are in “very limited” than an oven and yes, you really supply. OK, no, they’re not. And can cook frozen meat taken right they’re pretty weak sauce as a from the freezer! • Showtime Rotisserie Oven: heater. But, if you simply want Just set it, and forget it! We’ve all the ambience of a burning fire, then I give it a thumbs up. seen the infomercial, and guess One last rule of thumb on TV what: It’s as easy to use as they make it look. I used mine heavily products, and this is just a personal theory: If at the end of the for three years without a probcommercial, they suddenly offer lem. to double your purchase, it’s crap! • Austin Health Mate: This That means you were paying is the only air purifier I’ve ever more than twice what the product had that really cleaned the air. was worth. And seriously, do we (And since I smoke cigars, that’s really need any more plastic pretty impressive.) It’s a bit pri“Made in China” machines that cey ($400) but worth it if you slice, dice and chop? have smokers in the house. W

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ost likely, wherever you sat down for your Thanksgiving meal last week, you probably saw a turkey on the table, and if you’re not a vegan or vegetarian chances are you probably ate that turkey. The holiday season is an unfortunate time for turkeys, the environment and even your health. Each year around this time, nearly 72 million turkeys are killed for traditional holiday meals. In 2008 PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) conducted a thorough undercover investigation on a factory farm that exposed some very disturbing facts. PETA investigators found that turkeys were being tortured and inhumanely killed. According to the organization, employees at the factory farm would stomp on turkey’s heads among other things. I won’t go into too much graphic detail on the rest of the report because it’s quite disturbing. A majority of the turkeys most people eat are from these types of factory farms. Turkeys raised on factory farms live in crowded warehouses with barely any room to move. Pollutants from these farms reach ground water and cause water pollution, air quality goes down and local farms are threatened. Most factory farms will genetically alter animals in order for them to grow twice as fast — this leads to a painful, short life. Genetically altered foods are not safe

to eat as the health consequences are still being studied. Because of ethical and health reasons, some people have decided to ditch turkey this holiday season for a vegetarian or vegan meal. To keep everyone happy, there are a lot of ways you can stick to a traditional meal without harming any animals. Instead of using meat-based broth in your holiday stuffing, try a vegetable broth. Vegan turkeys, known as tofurkeys, can be found at grocery stores and are actually pretty tasty. If you just can’t live without the turkey, then try getting a free-range turkey. Free-range animals in general are much healthier and live in an area where they are free to roam. According to the USDA, in the United States, free-range regulations do not specify the quality or size of the outside range so sometimes the term “free-range” is not what it seems to be. To make sure your turkey had a happy life, I would suggest going to a local farm to see exactly how the animals are raised. Forks Farm, located in Orangeville, is a great place to purchase chicken and turkey that has been raised outside in the fresh air and sunshine. If you’re serious, make sure to place your order in advance as they sell out fast. For more information on Forks Farm, visit www.forksfarmmarket.com. To purchase a tofurkey for your next holiday meal, visit www.tofurky.com, W

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Steamtown National Historic Site Visit www.nps.gov/stea for train schedule or call 570.340.5200 • The “Scranton Limited:” Wed.-Sun. 30 minute rides depart from Roundhouse boarding area Wed., 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. A historic steam locomotive operates Thurs.Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. $3 per person, all ages 6+.

BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (253 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre). $5. Benefits Camp Asthma Cadabra. For tickets, contact 570.357.6776, 430.6984, lmdp920@aol.com. Candy’s Place (570.714.8800) • Holiday Party: Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m., The

Woodlands (Rte. 315, Plains). Cash bar. $25/person, those with cancer in treatment, free. Call to RSVP by Dec. 2.

Domestic Violence Service Center (www.domesticviolenceservice.org, 570.823.6799) • Girls’ Night Out: Dec. 1, 6-9 p.m., The River St. Jazz Cafe (N. River St., Plains). $8/advance, $10/door. Free buffet. Vendors include Silpada jewelry, J. Sacavage Studios, Common Scents in the Sticks, Ah! Some Chocolates, more. Entertainment by Karl Kleist, Tyler Mariano. For info, contact Nina Dei Tos at x 221, ndeitos@dvsclc.org. Proceeds benefit DVSC. ∝ Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) • Acoustic performance by Tim Carey: Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m., doors 6 p.m. Free, open to public. Southern & classic rock. Monetary donations, toy

donations benefit Toys For Tots.

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Toys for Tots: through holidays.

Festive Holiday Craft Fair Hosted by The Salvation Army Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ladore Pavilion (Owego Turnpike, Waymart). Free parking, admission. Lunch for purchase. Info: 570.488.6129 x 156.

17th Annual Alternative Christmas Craft Fair Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., First Presbyterian Church (97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre). Make items, purchase handmade crafts. Light lunch. Public invited, free. Tables available to crafters, fee. For info, call 570.824.2478.

Cameo House Bus Tours (Anne Postupack, 570.655.3420, anne.cameo@verizon.net, checks to 933 Wyoming Ave., W. Pittston, Pa. 18643) • Christmas in New York: Dec. 10, depart Wilkes-Barre Wegman’s 7:30 a.m. (park row 1 by Applebee’s), Scranton Viewmont Mall 8 a.m. (Sears parking lot near Mexican restaurant). Be 15 min. early. Depart NYC 7:45 p.m., Rockefeller Center. FIT, Bard College Cultural Center, docent tour, more. $120, includes “follow us bus,” breakfast, goodie bag, lunch, water, all admissions, tips, more. Call, e-mail, send check to reserve.

Fundraiser for Foster Children of Monroe County Dec. 4, noon-5 p.m., Pocono Twp. Fire Hall (Rte. 611, Tannersville). Vendors, face painting, raffles, bake sale. Info: 570.839.9629. The Junior League of Wilkes-Barre • Holiday With A Heart Winter Gala: Dec. 2, 7-11 p.m., St. Maria Goretti Parish Center, Laflin. $75, includes food. “Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots.” Food by The Cafe, raffles and giveaways. Benefits families affected by Sept. flood. For tickets, call 570.288.4818.

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Advent/Christmas Organ Concert Dec. 4, 3 p.m., Dallas United Methodist Church (4 Parsonage St., Dallas). Performance by 14-year-old Mark Pall. Free-will offering to benefit American Red Cross. Refreshments. ∝ American Legion Mountain Post 781 (1550 Henry Dr., Mountain Top) • Annual Local Holiday Food Drive & Collection Sponsored by The Ladies Auxiliary: through Dec. 20. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off at Post 781. • Annual Children’s “Special Christmas Bicycle” Program along with

last week

Chicory House and Folklore Society (www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007) events: • New England Contra Dance: Dec. 3, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). Music by Eileen

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ACROSS 1 “You’ve got -” 5 Japanese sash 8 Remain undecided 12 Car starter 14 Lotion additive 15 Round Table VIP 16 “Bye” 17 Dinner for Dobbin 18 Had coming 20 Tashkent native 23 Threesome 24 Carriage 25 Kids’ baseball site 28 Sch. org. 29 - -ski 30 Cistern 32 Rorschach picture 34 One of the Gospels 35 Settled down 36 U.S. voters since 1920 37 Rue 40 Droop 41 Eye layer 42 Multi-linguistic person 47 Transmitted 48 Gradual destructions 49 Genealogy chart 50 Penny profile 51 Sheltered

DOWN 1 Wire measure 2 - Khan 3 Hostel 4 Reindeer moss, e.g. 5 Unctuous 6 Halloween shout 7 Wi-Fi hookup 8 Walk a beat, maybe 9 Verve 10 Memorandum 11 Out of play 13 Ship-building wood 19 Helps 20 Diamond arbiter 21 Tubular pasta 22 Pinto or lima 23 Fortune-telling deck 25 Green soup variety 26 Egg 27 Obtain 29 Competent 31 Midmorning hour 33 Chopping spree? 34 Actor Robert from “Big 36 Methods 37 Oxidation 38 Always 39 Kelly or Hackman 40 - gin fizz 43 Sphere 44 Chatroom chuckle 45 Inseparable 46 Mao - -tung


Nicholson, Tom Hodgson, calling by Bob Nicholson. No partner, previous experience needed. $9/adults, $24/ families. Choral Arts of Luzerne County (www.choralartslc.org) • Christmas Concert: Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church (97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre). $15/adults, $10/students & seniors, at door, may be purchased in advance from chorus members, by sending check payable to Choral Arts of Luzerne County to 190 South Sprague Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704. Reserved seating for those purchasing in advance. Christmas Show Dec. 17, 6-11 p.m., Taylor Hose Co. Reception Hall (614 Union St., Taylor). The Magics, The Cameron Ave Band, Kaelyn Marie, Texas Jeff. Blondie from B.P. Catering. $35, includes buffet 7-8 p.m. Beer, wine, soda, free. Call 570.457.7665, 342.4923. No tickets at door. Danielle and Company PopUp Shop through Dec. 24, 312 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun., noon-3 p.m., Dec. 24, noon-2 p.m. Special events: Second Friday Art

Walk/Holiday Cocktail Party, Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. Free gift with $25 purchase. Info: 570.207.1777, DanielleandCompany.com. Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: ❏ Kids Classes: • Quilting for Kids: Wed., through Dec. 14, 3:30-5 p.m. $6/class. Ages 6+. Call to register. • Young at Art: Trash to Treasures for Preschoolers: Dec. 1, 8, 10-10:45 a.m. $35. Call to register. • Trash to Treasures: Dec. 2, 9, 4-5:30 p.m. $35. Ages 5-8. All materials provided. Call to register. ❏ Intergenerational Classes: • Intergenerational Quilting: through Dec. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. $6/class. Ages 13+. “Barn Swallows.” All materials provided. Call to register. ❏ Adult Classes: • Golden Days of Radio Players: Tues., through Dec. 6, 7-9 p.m. Free. Culminates in performance, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Call to register. • Decorative Painting: Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, noon-3 p.m., ages 16+, $20/class + cost of painting surface. Preregistration required. • Jewelry Making Basics: Dec. 5, 6-9 p.m. $60. Ages 16+. Create bracelet, earrings. All materials supplied. Call

to register. ❏ Special Events: • A Homemade Cookie Walk to Benefit the Dietrich: Dec. 2, 5-9 p.m., Dec. 3, 11 a.m., while supplies last. $5/box. • Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas: Dec. 2-3, 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. Free. • Holiday Workshop: Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All ages. Free. Cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing, creations by the balloon lady. Doug Smith Music (dougsmithbass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271) • Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m., Santa Train, Carbondale to Scranton, stops at Archbald, Jermyn, Dickson City, Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars. Info: LHVA.org. Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) • Downtown Arts invites crafters, artists to sell goods in holiday shop, open through Dec. 23. Spaces $75, choose as many days, hours as needed. Call Gina, 570.905.7308, for info. Downtown Scranton Holiday Events • Holiday Tree Lighting on Courthouse Square: Dec. 2, 6 p.m.

• Santa Train: Dec. 3, 2:45 p.m. State Office building parking lot, Lackawanna Ave. Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in need of volunteers, one day/week to check in clients, more; arrive by 8:15 a.m., commit to every week. Positions to help w/ vaccination clinics, substitute desk work. Stop in to office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville, visitepaaonline.com, call 570.994.5846. Ekklesia Christian Club/ Coffeehouse (Every Friday night, year round, River of Life Fellowship Church Gym, 22 Outlet Rd., Lehman. Serving dinner 6 p.m., live Christian music 7-8:30 p.m., open mic 9 p.m. Free to public. unitybymusic.org,steve@unitybymusic.org) • Dec. 2: Breakfree Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church (420 Main Rd., Hanover Twp., 570.823.6242) • Soup, Bake & Book Sale: Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Take outs only. $7/quart. Soup of month: clam chowder. Preorder appreciated, call Judi at 825.6914 or Barry at 831.5593. Festive Book Sale & Christmas Boutique Dec. 1-2, noon-7

p.m., 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., downstairs Inn at Montrose (458 S. Main St.). Benefits Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association. Info: 570.278.1881. Gouldsboro United Methodist Church (495 Main St., Gouldsboro) • Christmas in Gouldsboro Craft Show: Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors needed. Vendors, crafts, food, bake sale. Call 570.842.6106. Grace Episcopal Church (30 Butler St., Kingston, 570.287.8440) • Christmas Gala Fundraiser: Dec. 2, 7-10 p.m., Nave of Grace Church. $50/advance, $60/door. Food, music by Supplee Strings, Wyoming Seminary Madrigal Singers, Shawn Klush. Silent auction, raffle. Call to reserve. Proceeds benefit outreach ministries of church.

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Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce events (20 W. Broad St.): • 16th Annual Greater Hazleton Business Person’s Holiday Mixer: Dec. 8, 5-7 p.m., Dragonfly Cafe (9 E. Broad St.). Hors d’oeuvres, wine. Open to downtown business community, chamber members & guests. $10.

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209 & Broadway); tree lighting, 6 p.m. in park. Santa, Mrs. Claus, photos w/ kids, park following parade. For parade registration form, e-mail Pat.Handwerk@gmail.com. • Olde Time Christmas Celebration: Dec. 2-4, 10-11, 17-18. Mauch Chunk Opera House features ticketed events: A Coal Country Christmas Carol, Dec. 3, 10; Four Celtic Voices, Dec. 9; Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 17; Pet Parade Costume Contest, Dec. 11. Visit JimThorpeOldeTimeChristmas.com for info, schedule.

Benefits Chamber Downtown Committee. To reserve, call 570.455.1509 by Dec. 5. Hazleton Art League (225 E. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.0092) • “Winterfest:â€? Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. John Bosco Church (Rte. 93, Conyngham). Art & craft vendors, homemade food and baked goods, tricky trays, more. JCC of Wyoming Valley (60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.824.4646, www.jewishwilkes-barre.org) • Holiday Boutique: Dec. 4, noon-4 p.m., Weis Auditorium. Just Judaica Gift Shop, K-9 Cookie Jar, John and Beverly Yencha woodworking & handmade crafts, JCC Knitting Bee, Earth & Wares, Lia Sophia Jewelry, more. Call to be vendor. Portion of sales benefits adult, senior programs. • Sno-Ball Runs for Children, Teens & Adults: Dec. 4, children’s one mile run, 1:30 p.m.; teen & adult 3 mile run, 2 p.m.

Johnny Rockets (5 Radcliffe Dr., Moosic, 570.961.8461) • Visit with Santa: Dec. 18, 1-5 p.m. Bring cameras for photos. King’s College: (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or www.kings.edu) events: • Cantores Christi Regis Free Public Performances: Dec. 2-3, 7:30 p.m., J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center (N. Franklin and W. Jackson streets). Holiday carols. For info, contact 208.6044, RobertYenkowski@kings.edu.

Jim Thorpe events: • Olde Time Christmas Parade followed by Tree Lighting: Dec. 2, parade 5:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church, W. Broadway, ends at Josiah White Park at train station (Rt.

Leadership Lackawanna events • A Holiday Cocktail Affair: Dec. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Electric City Trolley Museum (300 Cliff St., Scranton). $15/advance, $20/door. Holiday-

Learners interested in Expressway Accelerated Degree Program: Nov. 30, 4-7 p.m., boardroom, Lackawanna College (501 Vine St., Scranton). Info: 674.6331, misericordia.edu/expressway. • Lionheart “Tydings Trew: A Medieval English Christmasâ€? Concert: Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. $5/GA, free to students w/ ID. For tickets, call box office, visit Mercy Hall rooms 226, 213. • 13th Annual Brunch with Santa: Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Banks Student Life Center, Dallas. $10/adults, $5/ages 5-12, free/under 5. Reservations required, call 674.6768.

inspired cocktails, cuisine, entertainment. Support Friends of the Poor, bring canned good. Info: 570.342.7711, leadershiplackawanna.com. Meet and Greet with Sweet Bark Pit Bull Rescue Dec. 11, noon-4 p.m., Puppy Love Pet Spa (107 S. Main Ave., Scranton). Not for profit, no kill, volunteer based organization. Accepting donations for items to be raffled. By Puppy Love Pet Spa, Animal Hugs, Mattyvision. Info: sweetbarkpbr@gmail.com. Messiah Church Christian Coffee House with Making A Difference Ministries (Every 2nd Sat. of month, 7-8:30 p.m., Messiah Church, 110 Pittston Blvd., Bear Creek Twp., 570.823.3425) • Dec. 10: Soul Searching with original Christmas music.

Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.) • Public Ice Skating for Toys for Tots: Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m., admission of unwrapped toy or $5. Refreshments for purchase. Must bring skates, rentals at Community Ice Rink, Coal St., Wilkes-Barre, $3/pair, 4 p.m., Dec. 5. • Toys for Tots: Collections during AMA Arenacross Series, Dec. 9-10, 7 p.m.

Misericordia University events (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400, box office 674.6719): • Entries accepted for Sister Anne Paye Student Media Competition through Jan.6. Grades 10-12 can submit entries addressing issues of social justice. Awards ceremony, reception April 20. For guidelines, entry form, visit misericordia.edu/ communications. Info: 570.674.6744, msgroi@misericordia.edu. • Open House Programs for Adult

Montrose Community Chorale • “Christmas in Montrose:â€? Dec. 4, 3 p.m., auditorium of Montrose Area High School. ‘Southerntiersmen

Barbershop Chorus.’ Local musicians. Freewill offering to benefit local charities. Multi Vendor Holiday Show Dec. 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dolphin Plaza (1149 Rt. 315, Wilkes-Barre), Pink Beauty Center. Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, 31, Silpada, more. Bring unwrapped toy for donation. Info: 570.407.2776. Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org) • Concert, The “Firebirdâ€? Suite: Dec. 11, 3 p.m., Towanda High School (1 High School Dr.). Advance, $8/adult, $4/ student; Door, $9/adult, $5/student. For tickets, mail check to: Northern Tier Symphony, P.O. Box 111, Nicholson, PA 18446-0111. One-day Advent Program Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., hall of St. Clare Church (2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). Featuring Father Robert Barron’s film series “Catholicism.â€? Call 570.343.0634 to register. The Osterhout Free Library events (71 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959) • Open Computer Lab: Mon./Wed.,

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dar, plus S& H charge of $2/1, $3/2, $4/3, $5/4 or more to: Safe Haven Calendar, RR1, Box 289-A, Effort, PA 18330. Proceeds help SH rescue, care for deserving dogs from overcrowded and high kill shelters. • Pet Pictures with Santa Claws: Dec. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Berger’s Agway, Route 209, Brodheadsville. Pictures of pet or kids w/ Safe Haven Santa Claws. Pet gifts for purchase. Proceeds benefit Safe Haven. Scranton Latin Explosion 2011 Dec. 3, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., doors 8 p.m., Hilton Hotel (100 Adams Ave., Scranton). Live Latin bands, local artists, special guest DJs, cash bars. $10/advance, $15/door. Info: latinocentralentertainment@gmail.com, 570.871.1651.

Through Dec. 12: At the Post, Jannuzi’s Pizza (69 N. Mtn. Blvd., Mountain Top), The Good 2 Go (36 N. Mtn. Blvd., Mountain Top), Wychock’s (309 Wilkes-Barre). New unwrapped toys can be dropped off at Legion Mon.Fri., 1 p.m.-midnight, Sat.-Sun., noonmidnight. Cash donations accepted.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal ProCathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600) • Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. • Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m.

St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875) • Pierogie Sale: $5/dozen. Orders due Dec. 6, may be picked up 2-5 p.m., Dec. 9, church hall. Call 562.1434, 586.2632, 457.9280, church hall. • Nut & Poppy Seed Roll/Cookie Sale: $9/nut or poppy roll, $8/pound of cookies. Orders due Dec. 11, may be picked up Dec. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., church hall. Call 562.1434, 586.2632, 457.9280, church hall.

Taylor Fire Department Ladder 95 Annual Train, Toy & Collectables Show Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 614 Union St., Taylor. $3; kids under 10 free. 85+ train, craft vendors.

Performances by Asialena Bonitz • Dec. 3: Rumrunners, Dunmore, 9:30 p.m. ∝ Robert Dale Chorale (570.586.3921, robertdalechorale.org) • Noel Sing We: a Christmas Celebration: Dec. 3, 8 p.m., St. Nicholas’ R.C. Church, Wilkes-Barre; Dec. 4, 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton. $15/general, $12/seniors WVIA members, $7/students, free/ under 12.

Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA events: • Celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas Dec. 4, 2 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church (663 N. Main St., WilkesBarre). Slovak Christmas carols. Slovak hospitality will follow.

St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165) • Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net) • 2012 Safe Haven Calendar available. Send check for $16/each calen-

Sons of the American Legion Post 781 (Church Rd. Mountain Top, 570.474.2161, alpost781.org) events: • “Toys For Tots” Drop Off Points

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Hall (60 Church St., Montrose) • Vesper Service: Dec. 11, 5 p.m. Service of lessons and carols. Meal will be served in Parish House.

Unity: A Center for Spiritual Living (140 South Grant St., WilkesBarre, 570.824.7722) • A Course in Miracles / Holistic Fitness-Yoga Sessions: Tues., 6:308:30 p.m. • Meditation Chakra Clearing Deeksha: 2nd, 4th Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. $8. Oneness meditation, chakra clearing/energization, transfer of Divine Energy. Welcome beginning, experienced meditators, all paths. Info: 587.0967, ernie@divinejoyministry.com. • Guest Speaker: Rev. Ann Marie Acacio / “Handmaid of the Lord:” Dec. 4, 10 a.m. Social, refreshments follow. Followed by workshop: How to Survive the Holidays by Marion

Beddoe-Iobst, Harmony Hall. Free. Donation accepted. All welcome. Gifts collected for Luzerne County’s Children & Youth Services. • Shepherds in the Field: Dec. 11, 10 a.m. Monthly birthday celebration, potluck to follow. All welcome. Free. Veterans Employment Representative from PA Luzerne County CareerLink will be at Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. & The Veterans Coalition office, Pittston Dec. 6, 20. Info: 570.603.9740,vvnwnance@epix.net. Viewmont Mall (Scranton, 570.346.9182, www.shopviewmontmall.com) events: • Pet photos with Santa: through Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., center court. Pets must be domesticated, transported on leash or in carrier. Owners must sign release prior to visit, are responsible for pets at all times. Use main entrance near Applebee’s.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 45 advanced ballroom, swing. $15/person. For info, call Vince Brust at 489.3111. • Introduction to Computers: Wed. in Nov., 7-8:30 p.m., Scout Room. $20/ class 5-week session. To register, call 570.947.7856, e-mail WaverlyComputerClasses@gmail.com. Wilkes University events: • “Laugh till You Cry,” Comedy by Dave Russo: Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., ballroom, Henry Student Center. $10/ students with ID, $20/public, on sale, first floor HSC, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tues.Thurs. Benefits departmental communications studies alumni, friends scholarship.

p.m., 10th Street School cafeteria. • Holiday House Decorating Contest: Judging begins week of Dec. 12. Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (201 North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 570.270.2186). Events free and open to public. • Guest Artist Series: Nov. 30, 8 p.m., Great Hall, 228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Amber Docters van Leeuwen on cello, Taisiya Pushkar on piano, John Michael Vaida on violin. Free, open to the public. For info, call 270.2192. • Madrigal Singers and Chorale Annual Christmas Choral Concert: Dec. 4, 3 p.m., Great Hall (228 Wyoming Ave.). Free, open to public. For info, call 270.2192. Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus • “The Secret of Christmas” concert: Dec. 11, 4 p.m., St. Nicholas Church (226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre). $5 at door, from members. “Sounds Abound” quartet, GAR Young Men of Harmony. Info: 570.696.3385, 287.2476.

Woodhouse Day Spa (387 Wyoming Ave., Kingston) • 8th Annual Holiday Open House and Party: Dec. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Herbie Green Band. Wine, cheese, desserts. First 100 get free gift. Discounts on services booked that evening. Prizes. Free, open to public, reservations required, call 570.763.0063 by Dec. 5. During event, throughout Dec., Make-A-Wish stars sold to benefit local chapter.

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Eckley Miners’ Village (located nine miles east of Hazleton, just off Route 940; 570.636.2070; www.eck-

leyminers.org) • Children’s Christmas Program: Dec. 3, 1-4 p.m., Village museum. Ages 5-12. $3/adults, $5/children. Storytelling, wagon rides, visit from St. Nicholas, more. • Victorian Christmas Fundraiser: Dec. 3-4, 10-11, noon-6 p.m., Sharpe House. $5/adults, $3/children. All proceeds benefit Eckley Miners’ Village. Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841) • Model Trains through the Ages in partnership with Steamtown National Historic Site: weekends through Dec. 18. For info, call. • Looking for teams for 3rd Annual You Live Here You Should Know This Local History Quiz Show: Teams of 3. To apply send list of team members, organization affiliation, short bio for each person to: The Lackawanna Historical Society, Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton, by Jan. 13. • Free Ornament Making Workshop: Dec. 4, 2 p.m. The art of making Kissing Balls. Bring Styrofoam ball (10-12 inches). Free. • Holiday Open House and Classic Toy Display: Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m., Catlin House. Costumed tour guides, Victorian ornament making, food. Horsedrawn carriage rides, more.

Lycoming County Historical Society Thomas T. Taber Museum (858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, 570.326.3326, www.lycoming.org/lchsmuseum) • Doll exhibit: through Jan. 27. Steamtown National Historic Site (I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea) • Ongoing: Interpretive programs, visitor center, theater, a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children ages 6-12.

LEARNING Academy of Northern Martial Arts (79 N. Main St., Pittston) Traditional Kung Fu & San Shou. For Health and Defense. Adult & Children’s Classes, Mon.-Thurs., Sat. First class free. Walk-ins welcome, call 371.9919, 817.2161 for info. Adult Kung Fu (Kung Fu & Tai Chi Center, Wilkes-Barre: 570.829.2707) Ongoing classes. Tues./Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Study of Chinese Martial Art open hand, weapons sets. Mon., Wed., 6:30 p.m. Covers Chinese style theories, concepts, applications. “Sport” fighting concepts explained, practiced.

ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815): • Kid’s Art Sampler: Tues., through Dec. 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m. $75, supplies included. • Children’s Art Start: Sat., Jan. 7-Feb. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $80, supplies included. Sign up with friend, save $5. Pre-registration encouraged. Aikido of Scranton, Inc. (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500) • Self-Defense Class taught by Aikido Master Ven Sensei, every Mon. & Wed., 7-9 p.m. $10. • Traditional Weapons Class, Thurs., 7-9 p.m. $10. Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart-artworks.com) • Adult (Ages 13+): Mon., noon-4 p.m. (3 hrs painting, 1 hr group critique), $30/class payable monthly. Wed., 6-9 p.m. (student chooses length of time), $15/1 hr, $18/1 1/2 hrs, $20/2 hrs, $25/2 1/2 hrs, $30/3 hrs, per class payable monthly. • Children: Ages 9-12, Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m., $15/class payable monthly. Ages 13+, Wed., 6-9 p.m., joins adult class, individuals select amount of time to participate. Portfolio prep instruction

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 46 available for college bound students. Private lessons available. Carbondale Chiropractic Center (267 Brooklyn St., 570.282.1240, www.carbondalechiropractic.com). • Run with Doc: Sun. 9-10 a.m. at Lake Scranton. Jog around Lake Scranton with Dr. Andrew Rivera. Visit Website for info. Danko’s Core Wrestling Strength Training Camp (DankosAllAmericanFitness.com) • Four sessions/week, features two clinics, two core strength. 4 sessions/week. Increase power, speed, agility. Group discounts, coaches, teams, clubs, free stuff. Visit website or call Larry Danko at 570.825.5989 for info. Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) • Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat., 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper mache, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176. • Traditional Egyptian Belly Dance: Wed., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. intermediate. $10. Call

343.2033 for info. • Tribal Fusion Dance: Thurs., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. $10. Call 836.7399 for info. • Cabaret with Helena: Sat., 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Call 553.2117 for info. • African Dance: Wed. & Sun., 1 p.m. Traditional African moves with jazz and hip-hop. $10, registration required, call 212.9644 or visit hipbodysoul.com for info. Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) • “Everybody’s Art” New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Preregistration required. The Exercise Lady, Doreen Rakowski (Theeexerciselady0@aol.com, 570.287.9801) • Yoga, Pilates, Thai Chi Classes Extreme M.M.A.(2424 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomsburg. 570.854.2580) • MMA Class: Mon., Wed., 6-7 p.m. First visit free. Wrestling fundamentals, basic Brazilian Ju-Jitsu No Gi. Call for info. • Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness Class: Mon., Wed., 7-8 p.m. First visit free. Non-combative class. • Personal Training: Call 317.7250 for

info. Fazio’s Hapkido Do Jang (61 Main St., Luzerne, 570.239.1191) Accepting new students. Children (age 7-12) Mon./Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teen/adult Mon./Wed., 6:45-8:15 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 6:30-8 p.m. Private lesson also available. Learn Hapkido. Self defense applications. $50 monthly, no contract. GreenBeing (334 Adams Ave., Scranton, info@shopgreenbeing.com) • Not Your Granny’s Sewing: one-onone lessons: $40/lesson, $140/4 sessions, 2-3 hour sessions. Tailored to individual needs. Guitar & Bass Lessons available from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16 per hour. All ages, all styles of music, all levels. Call 570.788.4797 for info. Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule. Jim Thorpe Arts in Motion (jtartsinmotion.com) • Classes at East Side Jim Thorpe location. Adults, children ranging from Music Together to belly dancing, yoga and Flirty Girl Fitness for

adults. Zumbatomic (children’s Zumba) starts late fall. Nov., Jacqueline Hyde, classes in Burlesque, Cabaret Arts.

• ESL Class, Adult English as Second Language Non-native Speakers, Beginning Level: Dec. 8, 15, 22, 10-11:30 a.m.

Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info.

Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • Dimensions in Dance w/ Lee LaChette: Jazz, tap, ballet for adults & kids. $10/hour, $5/second class. E-mail or call 991.1817. • Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call 991.1817.

NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.myspace.com/nepabonsai). • Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstrations/programs/workshops. Northeast Photography Club (www.northeastphotographyclub.org) meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Variety of topics, monthly contest, guest speakers. Membership open. Olympic Style Fencing classes at The Fencing Exchange, above AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, Mon.-Thurs. Foil, saber, epee taught. For info, call 570.969.1224. Osterhout Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0156, ext. 217)

Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) • Annual Membership Meeting: Dec. 1, wine & cheese reception 5:30-7:30 p.m., meeting 6 p.m. 10 % discount in holiday store. • Holiday Workshops: “Create your Own Christmas/Chanukah Greeting Cards,” Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. “Create your own Unique Holiday Wreath,” Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m. Both workshops offered for $15 + material fees, materials supplied. Call to register. ❏ Ongoing Adult Classes • Oil Painting: Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:308:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/non-

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Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Chi Academy (509 Pittston Ave., Scranton) Specializing in traditional Chinese Martial Arts in classical Shaolin styles: • Sil-Lum Hung-Gar Tiger Claw, Shaolin White Crane Boxing, Northern Long Fist Kung Fu & Yang Style Tai-Chi. 2 classes/week, $75/month. For info, call Master Mark Seidel, 570.249.1087.

St. Joseph’s School classes (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500): • Traditional Weapons Class: Thurs., 7-9 p.m. Self-defense techniques using cane, club, short stick, wooden sword, escrima sticks, more. Learn history principles, practical use. No prior martial arts experience. $10/ class. • Women’s Self-Defense Class: Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Self-defense techniques to protect from variety of attacks. No prior martial arts experience. Wear loose fitting clothes. $10/class. Wyoming Valley Art League • Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/ hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.

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Making the grade The Marywood University Art Department presents “Graduate Exhibition” at the Mahady Gallery (1st floor, Shields Center for Visual Arts, on campus). An opening reception will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 from 5-7 p.m., and the exhibit will be on display through Friday, Dec. 16. The show features the work of four graduate students: Master of Fine Arts candidates Martha Moore Westbrook and Noel Anderson-Corwin, both in sculpture, Sue Jenkins in photography and Master of Arts candidate Cathleen Repholz in ceramics. Admission is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info, call 570.348.6211 x 2428 or visit marywood.edu/galleries. (263 Carbondale Rd., Clarks Summit, www.pilateswithleslie.com) • Classes: Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m. Private training on Cadillac, Reformer and Wunda Chair, along with Pilates

mat classes, stability ball core classes, more. Check website for updates. A Course in Miracles New group forming in Ashley for those

experienced w/ ACIM forgiveness philosophy, workbook practices. Day, time TBD. Call Mariellen, 570.357.2698

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Shaolin White Crane Fist (Wyoming) Teaching traditional Chinese martial arts of Shaolin White Crane Fist, Wing Chun Gong Fu, Yang Style Taijiquan, Qigong-Energy work, ShauijiaoChinese Wrestling, more. $35/week, first week free. Three levels of training, ages 15+. Contact Master Mike DiMeglio 570.371.8898.

Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487) • Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free, open to all. For info, call 346.0759.

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members, $60/seniors. Materials list provided. • Acrylic Painting: Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $110/members, $120/nonmembers, $90/serniors. Materials list provided. • Watercolor Painting: Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/non-members, $60/seniors. Materials list provided.

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Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) ❏ Studio J, 2nd floor • Meditation in tradition of Gurdjieff, Ospensky: Sun., 12-1 p.m., $5 • Children’s Meditation: Thurs., 6-7 p.m. Ages 9-14, $5 • Tarot Card Readings, by appointment. $20 first half hour, $10 additional half hours. Balance Ultimate Fitness (Belladaro Prof Bldg, 570.862.2840) • Early Morning Fitness Bootcamp: Tues./Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Sat, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $15 or 12 classes for $150. Balance Yoga and Wellness (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Kingston, 570.714.2777, balanceyogastudio.net, balanceyogawellness@gmail.com) • Kirtan Chant Artist & Practitioner/ Educator of Bhakti Yoga David Newman: Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m., The Yoga of Sound and the Art of Chanting Workshop; 7:30 p.m., The Kirtan. Both open to all. Workshop, $40 ($35 pre-registered); Kirtan, $25 ($20 pre-registered), $50 for Inner Fire Yoga Workshop & Kirtan, pre-registered only.

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Club Fit (1 West Broad St., Hazleton, 570.497.4700, www.clubfithazleton.com) • Boxing classes w/ Rich Pastorella (pastorella.net26.net). Mon., 7-8 p.m. $40/month. Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11 a.m. $15/ lesson. Bring yoga mat or beach towel. Call for details.

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Endless Mt. Zendo (104 Hollow Rd., Stillwater, 570.925.5077, www.endlessmountainzendo.org) • Holiday Silent Auction, Sale & Open House Fundraiser: Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; auction, noon. Free refreshments, Japanese “matcha” powdered green tea, sweets. Arts & crafts, Zen calligraphy scrolls, jewelry, hand weavings, photography, incense, books, meditation cushions, baked gifts, more. Exhale Yoga Studio (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Forty Fort, behind Beer Deli in the “big brick building,” 570.301.3225) • Free style Vinyasa: Tues., 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Thurs., 2-3:15 p.m., Fri., 6-7:15 p.m. All levels, breathing, aromatherapy, guided meditations. $10/class. Goddess Creations Shop &

Gallery (214 Depot St., Clarks Summit, 570.575.8649, info@goddesscreations.net) • Tarot Card Readings by Rev. Whitney Mulqueen by appointment. Call. • Tarot Readings: Thurs., 6-9:30 p.m. at Montrose Inn, Restaurant & Tavern (26 S. Main St., Montrose). $25 for 15-20 min. • Monthly astrology workshop with Holly Avila: first Sun., $45. Call. Goshin Jitsu Martial Arts Classes Every month at Golightley’s Martial Arts (Mark Plaza Shopping Center, Rt. 11, Edwardsville). Focus on cardio, stretching, defense, stamina, more. Self defense, cardio, karate aerobics also available. $75/ month. Call 570.814.3293 for info. Haifa Belly Dance (Haifabellydance.com, 570.836.7399) • Mon., 5:15 p.m., Serenity Wellness & Dance Center (135 Main St., Luzerne) • Wed., 6 p.m., Holistic Health Center (Route 6, Tunkhannock) Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 718.0673) • Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info. • Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. Healing Circle New group forming in Ashley for healing energy practitioners (in business or w/ training) to work on each other individually & in teams. Day, time to be determined. Call Mariellen, 570.357.2698 by Nov. 30 for info. Inner Harmony Wellness Center (Mercy Hospital General Services Bldg., 743 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 570.346.4621, www.innerharmonywellness.com, peteramato@aol.com) • Meditation Technique Workshops: Wed., 6:30 p.m. $15/session. Goal setting/stress reduction, more. Call for info/reservation. Leverage Performance Training Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.388.2386, www.leveragetrainingstudio.com ) • Primal Scream Classes, a Tabata Circuit Training Class: Tues./Thurs., 7 p.m., free if member, $5 with member, $10 non-member • Primal Scream Express: Tues./ Thurs., 8 p.m., free if member, $5 w/ member, $10/non-member Maximum Health and Fitness (310 Market St., Kingston, 570.283.2804) • Ab Lab with Amy: Sat., 8:30 a.m.; Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call for info. NutriFitness Boot Camp (311 Market St., Kingston, 570.288.2409) • Free week of Boot Camp for new

members: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. • Zumba: Tues. 6 p.m.; Thurs., 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. $5. • Tang Soo Do Karate Classes: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call to register. Odyssey Fitness (401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.2661, odysseyfitnesscenter.com) • Yoga Classes: Sun., 12:30 p.m.; Mon., 7:15 a.m.; Tues., 7 a.m., 5 p.m.; Wed., 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. All levels welcome. • ZumbAtomic: Lil Starz, ages 4-7: 5:30 p.m.; Big Starz, ages 8-12: 6:15 p.m. Open Your Eyes To Dream (143 W. Main St., Bloomsburg, 570.239.7520, www.oyetd.com) ❏ Open-Eyed Yoga. Call 394.2251 or go online for current updates/cancellations. E-mail: yoga@oyetd.com • Beginner Vinyasa: Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Level II Vinyasa: Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. • Mixed Level Vinyasa: Tues., 9-10:30 a.m., Wed., 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mats & props available. Student/ package discounts available. Bring friend to first class, get two for price of one. Pocono Yoga & Meditation Classes (570.472.3272, www.PoconoYoga.com) Classes with Suzi, certified yoga instructor • Gentle Yoga: Thurs., 6:30 p.m., East Mountain Apartments. Free to residents. • Private Yoga Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call. • Private Meditation Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call. Reiki Classes (570.387.6157, reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions with Sue Yarnes: • Beginner to Advanced Reiki at our locations or your home. Hospital endorsed, training for professional Usui Reiki teacher certification available. Call or e-mail for info. Sandy Seyler Studio (House of Nutrition, 2nd floor, 50 Main St., Luzerne, 570.288.1785, SandySeyler.com) ❏ Nov. Hatha Yoga and Meditation Schedule • Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m., Wed., 10:30 a.m., Thurs., 7:15 p.m., Sat., 9:30 a.m. Multi-level classes for beginners, intermediate. Hatha Yoga postures, Pranayam, deep relaxation. $10. • Meditation: Mon., 10:30 a.m., Thurs., 6 p.m. Pranayam, mantra meditation. No experience needed. $10. ❏ Dec. Hatha Yoga and Meditation Schedule

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By Justin Brown

Weekender Correspondent

Why can't we be friends?

Kelly’s luau was a party Justin will never forget.

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buy us food, we were stuck hanging out with her for the rest of the night. “I’m having a big luau party tomorrow night,” she bragged after finally taking us home. “You have to come. Bring your roommates!” Interested in free alcohol — and to see what her friends were like — Mandy and I went to the party. We brought our roommates, too, as she requested. As the night went on, we couldn’t help but notice that nobody else showed up to this party. Early in the night, Kelly passed out, and naturally, I began looking through her things. “Look at her calendar!” I alerted Mandy and our roommates. “We just met this girl and all of our birthdays are marked on her calendar! What a psycho.” So, we did what any normal person would do: We stole her alcohol, vandalized her apartment, peed on her and never talked to the crazy bitch again! Sorry, Mom & Dad, for manipulating a girl with no friends for a pizza. Boy, did that backfire … W Keep up with Justin on Facebook.com/ sorrymomanddad & Twitter @sorrymomanddad

• Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 7:15 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. No classes Dec. 24, 26, 31, Jan 2. Hatha Yoga postures, Pranayam, deep relaxation. $10. Holiday gift certificates available. • Meditation: Mon., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 6 p.m. No classes Dec. 24, Jan, 2. Pranayam, mantra. $10. Holiday gift certificates available.

Zumba Fitness Classes • Mon./Wed., 5:15 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., at TLC Fitness Center (bottom of Morgan Hwy., Scranton). $5/class. Call 570.558.7293 for info. • Adult classes held at Fitwize 4 Kids Tues./Thurs., 7:15, Sun., 11 a.m. on Keyser Ave. across from Keyser Oak Shopping Center Call 348.9383 for info.

Sheri Pilates Studio (703 Market St., Kingston, 570.331.0531) • Beginner mat class: Tues., 5 p.m. $50/10 classes. • Equipment classes on reformer and tower: $150/10 classes. • Private training available on reformer, cadillac, stability chair, ladder barrel, cardiolates on rebounder. Call studio for additional mat class/ equipment class schedule, all classes taught by certified instructors. Symmetry Studio (206 N. Main Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, 570.290.7242) • Mon.: Gentle Yoga 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Tues.: Beginners Yoga 5 p.m.; Yoga Strength and Flexibility 6 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Slow Flow 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Thurs.: All Levels Vinyasa 5:30 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Community Ballroom (call for registration details) • Sat.: Prenatal Yoga 9:30 a.m.; Essential Yoga All Levels 11 a.m. • Sun.: Slow Flow 11 a.m. Tarot Readings every Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shambala, Scranton, located at Mall At Steamtown, first floor outside Bonton. By Whitney Mulqueen. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 570.575.8649, 344.4385, find Shambala on Facebook. Vibrational Meditation New group forming in Ashley. $5/class. Day, time to be determined. Call Mariellen, 570.357.2698 by Nov. 30 for info.

OUTSIDE Lackawanna Audubon Society • Scranton Christmas Bird Count: Dec.17, all day. Count tally, potluck supper, Dunmore Presbyterian Church, 6 p.m. Dinner contact: 570.342.0141. Info: 941.9851. Lackawanna Heritage Valley (LHVA.org) • “Christmas in a Small Town” Santa Claus Visit by Train: Dec. 3. Assemble at train stations: Carbondale, 10:30 a.m.; Archbald, 11:35 a.m.; Jessup, 12:20 p.m.; Olyphant, 1 p.m.; Dickson City, 1:45 p.m.; State Office Bldg., Scranton, 2:45 p.m. Refreshments, live entertainment, special activities. Photo opportunities. Free. Train rides for public not available. Lackawanna State Park (To register go to www.visitPAparks.com, click calendar of events, then Lackawanna) • Gifts from Nature: Gourd Ornaments: Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-noon. Materials provided, $10 fee/person. Registration required, call 570.945.7110. Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, unless noted otherwise. Reservations required. • Junior Bird Club: Winter Bird Party: Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m. Ages 9+. Popcorn, bird-y movie, crafty creations, more. Registration required, call. One-time materials fee, $5, collected from new members. Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $14/regular, $13/senior, $10/12 and under. Celebrating 50th year on the lake with daily one-hour cruises. Info: 570.226.3293, wallenpaupackboattour.com.

The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • The Ellen Doyle Dance Experience: Tues., 8-10 p.m., ft. strength training, cardio, stretching, dance warm-up classics. Free and open to the public, wear dance shoes/socks, bring yoga mat/water.

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The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, 570.301.7544) • Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. • Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9

The Anthracite Hi-Railer’s Model Railroad Club (Bill’s Shop Rite Plaza, Rts. 435 & 502 in Daleville) • Christmas Train Display: Dec. 10, 17, 1-5 p.m., Jan. 1, 7, 1-5 p.m., Bill’s Shop Rite Plaza (Rts. 435 & 502, Daleville).

500 sq. ft. O-Gauge modular layout features Lionel Legacy, MTH’s DCS control systems. Free, donations accepted: bathroom tissue, bath soap, facial tissues, laundry detergent, toothpaste, more to benefit North Pocono Dry Goods Pantry. Beehive Area Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.866.935.4762. Building Industry Association of NEPA • General Membership Meeting: Nov. 30, 6 p.m. To reserve, call 570.287.3331. • Accepting entries for Outdoor Theme Project from builders, trade schools, Vo-Techs, Job Corps. For info, call 570.287.3331. Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings (St. Vincent DePaul Church, Scranton: 570.344.7866) Meetings every Fri. night, 8 p.m. Living with Grief: free sixweek bereavement support group (6-7:30 p.m., Spiritual Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.808.5539) • Guilt & Depression; Facing Emptiness: Nov. 30, 6-7:30 p.m. • Anger: Dec. 6, noon-1:30 p.m., Dec. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. Myasthenia Gravis Support Group • Managing the Stress of Chronic Illness and The Road to Improved Health and Well-Being:” Dec. 3, 11 a.m., Board Room, Charles Luger Outpatient Center, Allied Services (475 Morgan Hwy., Scranton). Presented by Joseph McAulliffe, DC. For info, call Vera at 570.687.6009 or Marie at 877.596.1491. Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892. Spiritual Book Club New book club forming in Ashley to read/ discuss spiritual/metaphysical material. 1st book is “The Light Shall Set You Free” by Dr. Norma Milanovich & Dr. Shirley McCune. Fees for books only. Day, time to be determined. Call Mariellen, 570.357.2698 by Nov. 30 for info. W - compiled by Stephanie DeBalko, Weekender Staff Writer Send your listings to weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375

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went to high school with a girl who blamed wearing the same clothes all the time on her house catching on fire. Bullshit! The same girl went to Alabama for a week and came back speaking in full Southern twang. Fact is she was poor and mentally unstable. I used to think she was the craziest girl I ever met, until I met Krazy Kelly. One night my friend Mandy and I were sitting in my bedroom at the fraternity house wondering what we were going to eat. Since the catered dinner I got at the house that night was just a bowel movement waiting happen, we needed a Plan B. “Maybe that weird Kelly girl who just shows up with Jell-O shots for your parties will make us some food,” suggested Mandy. For some reason, Mandy had her number, so we called her and explained how we were hungry and broke. Since she always showed up to my frat’s parties alone, we figured she would be happy to be included in our company. Kelly told us she had no food, but would buy us pizza if we wouldn’t mind waiting for her to return something she just bought at the store so she could afford it. After accompanying her to return shit so she could afford to

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SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Although overlooking them would be kinder, sometimes problems are too difficult or disturbing to ignore. Gently acknowledge them, either to the person in question — or those who’d notice if you started putting extra distance between yourself and that person. Glossing over and ignoring what’s actually happening isn’t a viable long-term (or even shortterm) solution, but that doesn’t mean it needs to become a huge drama, either. This week, figure out the best (usually kindest and most rational, mature and low-key) way to bring this up, so that it doesn’t need to be brought up again, ever. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Just as clouds have silver lining, blessings have dark sides. It might be lucky to have a stunningly beautiful partner, a highpaying job or to win the lottery, but they can have unguessed downsides. Perhaps the beautiful lover’s a boor or makes them feel plain and ugly by comparison. The high-paying job may make someone prestigious and rich, but also lonely, stressed and with no time to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Winning the lottery could destroy someone’s trust in others’ sincerity and damage valuable relationships. You’re lucky. If you think the grass is greener elsewhere, look again; it might not be as good as you think.

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AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Mean girls may rule the school in junior high, but there’s no reason they should have any real power in adult life. There are ways and ways to give these unpleasant people what they deserve, and I hope you do, but this time, calmly (and probably privately) explaining how distasteful and unacceptable their childish behavior is may be your best bet. Your goal is to end the bullying without becoming a bully yourself, nor cause undue drama. The correct course here may not be the most emotionally satisfying one, but results matter more than vengeance, right? PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) There’s other people’s business and there’s your business, and which is which isn’t usually a big mystery. Sometimes, though, the question of whether or not you should butt in isn’t altogether clear. Naturally, such a decision mustn’t be made lightly, given the rather dramatic consequences of your involvement (or lack thereof), so carefully weighing both options is important. But neither should you allow your choice to be made by default;

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since time’s an issue here, you need to make up your mind faster than you’re used to or want to — so get on it. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Diving into conflict when you must is healthier than ignoring issues or bottling feelings until they explode. However, even if choosing whether or not to fight your battles isn’t really a question, deciding when and where to do so still should be. There are times when you’re more likely to get the results you hope for, and times when fighting will have less (or more) of a negative impact on people who are tangentially involved (or simply nearby). Consider all those factors before you next decide to fight the good fight, and consider biting your tongue if delaying it will be better for all concerned. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Rocking the boat can be scary. Even if you feel so bogged down, trapped and frustrated that shaking things up seems to be the only way to move forward, many Bulls are still reluctant to do so. Yes, by making the changes you have in mind, you could capsize the boat you’re in. But that’s simply a risk you must take, because you already know that being stuck exactly here isn’t working for you. If you proceed wisely and communicate well, there’s a possibility of keeping much of what you have, even while opening the door to new horizons — go for that. And if the boat sinks, never mind — you’ve always been a strong swimmer.

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Holidays can be volatile enough without you stirring the pot. Start psyching yourself up to be the calm voice of reason this season. Mentally role play stressful scenarios and how you’re going to choose to react to them instead of getting worked up. If everyone did this, holidays would be a time of pure joy instead of the general mix of happiness and high drama they can sometimes turn into. Of course, almost no one does, and this year, your mellowing, rational influence could make all the difference between a wonderful holiday and a barely tolerable (or downright miserable) one. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) When you’ve suffered for a prolonged period of time, it’s very easy for such misery to become habitual. Even once you escape the source of your distress — be it relationship, job, crappy childhood or traumatic circumstance — you may discover that you continue to carry a piece of it in your head. That stupid voice continues to berate or threaten you in some manner — often in such a way that you manifest a similar scenario again. Of course, it’s you who’s the source of your own pain now; however, silencing it isn’t necessarily easy. Luckily, though, this week will give you a fantastic opportunity to, if not shut that voice up completely, at least turn down its volume. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) What’s right is what’s right, and standing up for that is always a good thing. Even

(and perhaps especially) if you were on the wrong side of an issue before, fighting for the right side now doesn’t make you a hypocrite — it makes you someone who’s come to their senses. Don’t dread the consequences of finally stepping up. Eagerly anticipate them, because they’ll mostly be positive, pleasurable and celebratory. Only the stubborn morons still on the wrong side of the line will dare to criticize you for it; the rest of us will admire you. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) When you ask someone to do something and they follow your instructions, but not in the way you expected, you don’t exactly have a right to get pissed off — at least at them. You can be vexed with yourself for not being specific, but directing annoyance at others for not being mind readers isn’t just naive, it’s a source of unnecessary drama. What you intended is of course perfectly obvious to you, and even if you believe it should have been just as clear to them, it wasn’t. Let this be a lesson to you; if you want something done “right,” you should be crystal clear on just what that means, or, of course, simply do it yourself. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) For years, I had trouble sharing what was going on in my life; if things were going great, I didn’t want to talk about them too much, out of superstitious fear that I’d jinx them. And if I was at a low point, I didn’t feel like it was much fun to share that or make people feel burdened by my troubles. At some point, I realized that both attitudes are actually a bit selfish, and that people mostly want to share both good times and bad — ideally, in balance. That balance, of course, is your forte. Since that strength will serve you so well this week, celebrate and exercise it! SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You’re a big believer in letting people make their own mistakes, but when the consequences will result in others’ suffering, you must intervene. Figuring things out on your own, and screwing up along the way, is a huge part of life, but occasionally someone wiser gets to step in and teach the lesson in a kinder way, with fewer awful repercussions. This time, you get to play that wise teacher. Sure, your lesson might not be as “effective” as the one life would’ve taught, but it should still do the trick, and spare more than one person needless pain and suffering. That’s reason enough to step up. W To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.


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speak and see POETIC Anthology Books (515 Center St., Scranton, above Outrageous, 570.341.1443, scranthology@gmail.com) All events free, unless otherwise noted. ❏ Writing Groups • Open writers group: Sat., noon led by KK Gordon and Leslee Clapp. Bring piece of original writing to discuss and critique. Barnes & Noble WilkesKing’s Booksellers (7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.4700) ❏ Monthly Book Clubs, all 6:30-7:30 p.m. • “The Slug Club,” an all-ages club about Harry Potter: first Wed., 6:307:30 p.m., led by Charles Moore. Costumes encouraged, not required. ❏ Children’s Events: • Young Readers Monthly Activity Night: first Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 8-12. • American Girl Doll Give-A-Way: first Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Weekly Sat. morning story time, 11 a.m.-noon. Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Writers Group Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m. Celebrates all types of writing styles, formats. Join anytime. Free. Call to register. Osterhout Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.821.1959) • Where Do Stories Come From? Meet Author Susan Denney/Book Signing: Dec. 3, 2 p.m. Author of “Snarky and Sweet.” Refreshments. Call to reserve. • Writers Critique Group: Dec. 6, 6:30-8 p.m. • Socrates Cafe Discussion Group: Dec. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. • Book Discussion: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. “Brian’s Winter” by Gary Paulsen. All ages. • Franklin Street Sleuths: Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. “Christmas is Murder” by C.S. Challinor.

The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • Writer’s critique group: Sat., noon-2 p.m. Bring work samples. Free and open to public, donations encouraged. West Pittston Library (200 Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org, 570.654.9847) • Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of memberselected books. • Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free.

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VISUAL AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org) Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. • Life Drawing sessions: every Mon., 7-9 p.m. Contact ted@tedmichalowski.com for info. • Drawing Socials: Sun., 6-9 p.m. $5 GA, $2 student. • 2011 Holiday Members Exhibit: Dec. 1-29, reception Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m. Artspace Gallery (221 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.0737) Gallery Hours: Wed., noon-8 p.m. after Thanksgiving, Thurs.-Sat., 12-8 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m., or by appointment. • Holiday Member Show: through Jan. 8. ARTSPACE Gallery (18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, artspacegallery.net) • Featured Artist Jim Hannan: through Nov. • Holiday Show & Sale of Fine Crafts: through Dec. 24, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. • Annual Members’ Meeting: Dec. 1, 6 p.m., in store. Reception, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 10% discount to Pocono Arts members. Info: 570.476.4460, info@poconoarts.org. ArtWorks Gallery (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com)

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Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@comcast.net) • Crochet Club: Tues. 10 a.m.-noon, Thurs. 6-7:45 p.m., 12+, registration required. Participants bring their own crochet hook, yarn. Call, stop to register. • The Friends Meetings: 4th Thurs. of month, 7 p.m. New members always welcome.

Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) • Poems of Noreen Robbins: through Nov.-Dec.


Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 11a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment. • “A Visual Feast:” through Jan. 27. Reception Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m., features works from Verve Vertu artists. Talents, special visions of Wed. night painters. Blue Heron Art Gallery (121 Main St., Wyalusing, 570.746.4922, www.blueheronart.org) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. by appt. • “The Art of Dance-The Music of Art:” through Dec. 15 The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books (204 Church St, 2nd Floor, Montrose) Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., 11a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m.-4 p.m. • Fractured: Michael Poster, Rodrica Tilley and Melissa Whalen Haertsch: through Dec. 31. Photographs, pastel paintings, writing exploring social ramifications of gas drilling in Susquehanna County. Camerawork Gallery (Downstairs in the Marquis Gallery, Laundry Building, 515 Center St., Scranton, 570.510.5028. www.cameraworkgallery.org, rross233@aol.com) Gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Accepting submissions for new shows during 2012 & 2013. Photography only; all photographic methods considered. Check out submissions procedure on website for details. • “Excavation” Photographs by Gary Cawood: Dec. 2-Jan. 31. Opening reception Dec. 2, 6-8:30 p.m. Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) Admission $5 adults; $3 students/ seniors; $2 children 6-12; members free. • Buds, Blooms & Berries: Plants in Science, Culture & Art: through Dec. 31, Maslow Galleries.

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• “Color, Pattern & Design:” through Jan. 8. Local artist Marcos Oksenhendler of Monroe County. Hope Horn Gallery (Hyland Hall, University of Scranton, 570.941.4214) • 26th Annual University of Scranton Juried Student Exhibition: through Dec. 9. The Linder Gallery at Keystone College (570.945.8335, keystone.edu/lindergallery) • “The Pros & Cons of Unitized Construction:” through Dec. 2. Sculptures & drawings by Vaughn Randall. Mahady Gallery (Marywood University, 570.348.6211 x 2428, marywood.edu/galleries.) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. • Graduate Exhibition: Dec. 3-16; features Masters of Fine Arts candidates Noel Anderson-Corwin & Martha Moore Westbrook in sculpture, Sue Jenkins in photography, Masters of Arts candidate Cathleen Repholz in ceramics. Opening reception Dec. 3, 5-7 p.m. MainStreet Galleries (370 Pierce St., Kingston) • Art by Maria Livrone, Bill Maile, Henry Rowan and Terry Wild: Dec. 1, 6:30-9 p.m. Environmentally themed artwork. To register, call 570.208.1757, go to pennfuture.org/ events. Marquis Art & Frame (122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0518) Gallery hours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • “The Language of Nature” works by the Verve Vertu Art Studio: through Jan. 7, Second Floor Gallery. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. • “Give the Gift of Art” Exhibit & Holiday Sale: Dec. 2-28, opening reception Dec. 2, 5-10 p.m., live Christmas music by Donnie Kirchner, 7-9 p.m. Every piece $50 & under. Paintings, photographs, ornaments, home decor, jewelry, clothing, more. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery

(Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art) Gallery Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m.• “Ani Art Academy Waichulis’ Capturing Realism 2011:” through Dec. 10. Collaborated works of 40+ artists representing Ani Art Academies, Jahn Studios, The Studio of Joel Carson Jones. Free, open to public. Schulman Gallery (2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, www.luzerne.edu/ schulmangallery, 570.740.0727) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • “Faculty and Alumni Art Exhibit:” Dec. 2-Jan. 7. Reception Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m. Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University (150 S. River St., Stark Learning Center) Gallery summer hours: Fri., Sun., noon-4:30 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • “Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption: Photographs by Chris Jordan:” through Dec. 11. STAR Gallery at the Mall at Steamtown (570.969.2537/ 343.3048) • First Friday Exhibition, “Lace & Beyond:” through Nov. 30. Photographic art of Scranton Lace Factory w/ Jayson Healey, acrylic spiritual art w/ Mildred Williams. Jazz music w/ Michael G. Williams. Refreshments. • “Biggest Art Christmas Party in Town:” First Friday, Dec. 2-31. Reception Dec. 2, 5 p.m., music with Abraham’s Promise Gospel Group. Suraci Gallery (Marywood University, 570.348.6211 x 2428, marywood.edu/galleries.) Gallery hours: Mon., Thurs.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m. • “Ronald Gonzalez: Studies for Black Figures, Marquette & Working Models:” through Dec. 4. Widmann Gallery (Located in King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center between North Franklin and North Main Streets, WilkesBarre, 208.5900, ext. 5328) Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. • The Ninth Invitational Emerging Artists Exhibition: through Dec. 12. Includes works by area high school W students. -- compiled by Stephanie DeBalko Send your listings to: weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline for publication is Mondays at 2 p.m.

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HONDA `07 ACCORD V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1

owner with maintenance records. Slate blue with leather interior. Sunroof. Asking $12,500. Call 570-239-2556

HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S

Excellent condition inside & out. Garage kept. Regularly serviced by dealer, records available. Option include alloy wheels, decklid spoiler, sport seats, interior accent lighting (blue), Nose mask and custom cut floor mats. Dark grey with black interior. 56K highway miles. REDUCED! $13,300. Call 570-709-4695

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HYUNDAI `02 ELANTRA 129,995 miles,

manual, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, CD player, leather interior, sun roof, rear windshield wiper, tinted windows, GREAT ON GAS. REDUCED $3,000. 570-654-8469

JAGUAR `00 S TYPE

4 door sedan. Like new condition. Brilliant blue exterior with beige hides. Car is fully equipped with navigation system, V-8, automatic, climate control AC, alarm system, AM/FM 6 disc CD, garage door opener. 42,000 original miles. $9,000 Call (570) 288-6009

JAGUAR ‘94 XJS CONVERTIBLE

Mint Condition Magnolia red, with palomino beige leather interior. This car rates a 10 in & out. 4 new tires and services. Florida car. $14,900. 570-885-1512

LEXUS `98 LS 400

Excellent condition, garage kept, 1 owner. Must see. Low mileage, 90K. Leather interior. All power. GPS navigation, moon roof, cd changer. Loaded. $9,000 or best offer. 570-706-6156

MERCEDES-BENZ `95 SL 500 Convertible, with

removable hard top, dark Blue, camel interior, Summer Driving Only, Garage Kept. Very Good Condition, No Accidents. Classy Car.

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NISSAN `08 SENTRA

58K miles. 4 cylinder, 6 speed manual. Great condition. All power. A/C. Cruise. $10,500. Call 570-333-4379 after 6:30 pm

PORSCHE `85 944

Low mileage, 110,000 miles, 5 speed, 2 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD changer, leather interior, rear defroster, tinted windows, custom wheels, $8,000. (570) 817-1803

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SUBARU `02 FORESTER

L. AWD. Red. $2,850. Hail damage. Runs great. Auto, air, CD, cassette, cruise, tilt. All power. 174K miles. Mechanical inspection welcomed. Call 570-561-9217

SUBURU ‘06 LEGACY GT LIMITED SEDAN

4 door, black, approximately 76,000 miles. 2.5 liter engine, auto. asking $12,000. 570-510-3077

VOLKSWAGEN `04 Beetle - Convertible

GREAT ON GAS! Blue. AM/FM cassette. Air. Automatic. Power roof, windows, locks & doors. Boot cover for top. 22k. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Newly Reduced $14,000 570-479-7664 Leave Message

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE

2.0 automatic, air 67k miles $6400. 570-466-0999

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CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $49,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

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3 on the tree with fluid drive. This All American Classic Icon runs like a top at 55MPH. Kin to Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Imperial Desoto, built in the American Midwest, after WWII, in a plant that once produced B29 Bombers. In it’s original antiquity condition, with original shop & parts manuals, she’s beautifully detailed and ready for auction in Sin City. Spent her entire life in Arizona and New Mexico, never saw a day of rain or rust. Only $19,995. To test drive, by appointment only, Contact Tony at 570-899-2121 or penntech84th@ gmail.com

FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. REDUCED TO $6,500. 570-579-3517 570-455-6589

FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. REDUCED TO $6,500. 570-579-3517 570-455-6589

FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

1,000 miles documented #380 Highly collectable. $28,500 570-472-1854

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $7,995. Call 570-237-5119

MERCEDES 1975 Good interior & exterior. Runs great! New tires. Many new parts. Moving, Must Sell. $2,300 or best offer 570-693-3263 Ask for Paul

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MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $28,000. Call 825-6272

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Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

HARLEY ‘73

Sportser 1000cc "Bobber" Must see! 3,000 obo. Call (570) 510-7231 for pics!

HARLEY DAVIDSON `03

100th Anniversary Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $18,000. OBO 570-706-6156

‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

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45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727

PORSCHE ‘78 911 SC TARGA 60,000 miles. 5

speed. Air. Power windows. Metallic brown. Saddle Interior. Meticulous original owner. Garaged. New Battery. Inspected. Excellent Condition. $25,000. OBO (610) 797-7856 (484) 264-2743

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‘96 HONDA

American Classic Edition. 1100 cc. 1 owner, under 20,000 miles. Yellow and white, extra chrome, VNH exhaust, bags, lights, MC jack, battery tender, helmets. Asking $3500 570-288-7618

BMW ‘07 K1200 GT Low mileage. Many extras. Clean. $9,000 (570) 646-2645

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HYOSUNG `04 COMET

250. 157 Miles. Excellent Condition. $1,200. Call 570-256-7760

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Excellent condition garage kept! Golden Anniversary - silver/black. New Tires. Extras. 19,000 miles. Must Sell! $10,000. 570-639-2539

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘05 V-ROD VRSCA Blue pearl, excellent condition, 3,100 miles, factory alarm with extras. $10,500. or best offer. Tony 570-237-1631

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King of the Highway! Mint original antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $7,995 OBO 570-905-9348

KAWASAKI ‘05

NINJA 500R. 3300 miles. Orange. Garage kept. His & hers helmets. Must sell. $2400 570-760-3599 570-825-3711

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CADILLAC `07 ESCALADE ESV Black with extended

Kawasaki` 93 ZX11D NINJA LIKE NEW 8900 Original

miles. Original owner. V@H Exhaust and Computer. New tires. $3,800. 570-574-3584

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CHEROKEE ‘10

Travel trailer. 39 ft., 4 slide outs, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, microwave, awning, tinted windows, Brand new. Have no pets or smokers. Much more!!!!! $33,000 (cell) 682-888-2880

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Super Lite Fifth Wheel. LCD/DVD flat screen TV, fireplace, heated mattress, ceiling fan, Hide-a-Bed sofa, outside speakers & grill, 2 sliders, aluminum wheels, , awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986

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25’ travel trailer A/C. Bunk beds. New fridge & hot water heater. Excellent condition. $3,900. 570-466-4995

TRAVEL TRAILER 33 ft Rear queen master

bedroom, Walk thru bathroom. Center kitchen + dinette bed. Front extra large living room + sofa bed. Big View windows. Air, awning, sleeps 6, very clean, will deliver. Located in Benton, Pa. $4,900. 215-694-7497

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AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 22,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New inspection. Like new, inside & out. $13,000. (570) 540-0975

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JEEP `02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

cab. Fully loaded. Low miles. Extra set of tires & rims. Leather interior. $32,000. (570) 357-1383

CHEVY `00 S-10

4x4. 56K original miles. Extended cab. Automatic 6 cyl. A/C. Recent safety & emissions inspection. Excellent condition. No rust. Clean inside & out. Purchased from an estate. Garage kept. Well maintained. $7,495. Trade in’s accepted. 570-466-2771

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CHEVY ‘99 BLAZER

Sport utility, 4 door, four wheel drive, ABS, new inspection. $4200. 570-709-1467

DODGE `00 CARGO VAN 1500

88,500 miles. V6. Automatic. Good Condition. $2,300 (570) 793-6955

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER Red, XLT, Original

non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016

GMC `05 SAVANA

1500 Cargo Van. AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Very clean. $11,950. Call 570-474-6028

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Special Edition. Maroon, Fully loaded. Leather seats. TV/DVD, navigation, sun roof plus many other extras. 3rd seat . Only 1,900 Miles. Brand New. Asking $37,000 (570) 328-0850

Triple black, economical 6 cylinder. 4x4 select drive. CD, remote door opener, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt wheel. 108k highway miles. Garage kept. Super clean inside and out. No rust. Sale price $6,895. Scranton. Trade in’s accepted. 570-466-2771

JEEP `03 LIBERTY

SPORT. Rare. 5 speed. 23 MPG. 102K highway miles. Silver with black interior. Immaculate condition, inside and out. Garage kept. No rust, maintenance records included. 4wd, all power. $6,900 or best offer, trades will be considered. Call 570-575-0518

JEEP `04 CHEROKEE 135,000 miles, auto-

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4x4. garage kept. Showroom condition, fully loaded, every option 34,000 miles. GREAT DEAL $14,500 (570)825-5847

MITSUBISHI `11

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

or/exterior, start/ stop engine with keyless entry, heated seats, 18” alloy wheels, many extra features. Only 4,800 miles. 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. $23,500. Willing to negotiate. Serious inquires only - must sell, going to law school. (570) 793-6844

NISSAN `10 ROGUE SL AWD. Gray. Sunroof. Bose stereo system. Black, heated leather seats. Sunroof 6,800 miles. $24,000 (570) 696-2777

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SUZUKI `03 XL-7

85K. 4x4. Auto. Nice, clean interior. Runs good. New battery & brakes. All power. CD. $6,800 570-762-8034 570-696-5444

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Hands on dish room supervisor needed. Previous experience helpful, but not required. The candidate should be: highly motivated, energetic, neat and organized, and must work well as a team player. Long shifts are often required, as well as weekends and holidays. Rate is based on experience, benefits included. Apply in person at 77 E. Market St.

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BARBIE DOLL Little Debbie collector’s doll 1995 never out of original box $35.. Rising Star Barbie with musical CD collector’s doll 1998 never out of original box. $30.. Wonderful X-mas gifts. 570-262-0770.

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CERAMIC HEATING UNITS Stiebel Eltron, 240 volts, 3,000 watts. Bought new, $250 each. 570-474-9202

COUNTERTOP RANGE Kenmore, electric. Stainless steel, 4 burner with center grill. $200. 570-675-0248

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130 Washer and Dryer. Maytag. White. Good condition. $200. Call 570-474-0753 WASHER, dryer, dishwasher buy any 2 for $650 get one free. 570-235-7170

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F.P. Sugar Plum cradle & swing $100. FP newborn rock n play sleeper $25. Baby bouncer $10. Boppy with 2 covers $25. Girl’s clothes newborn lot $18& 03 month lot $33 All fall & winter, like new condition. 570-760-1005 HIGH CHAIR, wooden, Eddie Bauer $25. (2) ladybug comforter sets $25. each. 1 pink car seat $15. 570-417-1171

Clothing

JACKET ladies leather jacket with fox tail fur hood $100. Size small mans Waltham watch $200. Vintage tweed Persian wool swing coat ex $250. Hot pink formal gown $99. 570-735-5087

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Commercial/ Industrial Equipment

HOBART WM5 commercial undercounter dishwasher with hot water booster runs good. $700. 793-3389

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Exercise Equipment

TREADMILL, Lifestyle, excellent condition 8 mph, incline, time & mile meter, electric. $200. 570-902-5244

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Furniture & Accessories

BAKERS RACK hunter green, metal, 2 drawers $125. 570-239-6011 DINING ROOM SET Oak by Broyhil. table, 2 leafs, 5 chairs, lighted china cabinet, buffet 2 wall mirrors $400. 570-675-0248

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SOFA 84”, 2 recliners built in, beige$75; TV 42” Sony Wega LCD- $50. 570-655-0211 WARDROBE, metal extra closet space in your home $50. COUCH, green, has recliner in both ends of couch. $50. ANTIQUE couch & chair, floral print. $75. Queen ann chair, light green, $50. 570-446-8672

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Medical Equipment

Mini Jazzy Chair new batteries Needs repair ($75 price of batteries only) 474-5683

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 758 Miscellaneous TOM TOM G.P.S Home & Car Charger $70 655-2548

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted Highest Prices Paid In CA$H FREE

PUB STYLE kitchen set 2 chairs with backs & round table with 2 drop leafs. Solid walnut. Excellent condition, just purchased end of September. Moving Paid $159. sell $125. 570-406-4523.

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FREE AD POLICY

TV Samsung LED 3D Smart 55”, 2-sets 3D glasses, manufacture warranty, less than 1-year old, $999. 288-3352

The Times Leader will accept ads for used private party merchandise only for items totaling $1,000 or less. All items must be priced and state how many of each item. Your name address, email and phone number must be included. No ads for ticket sales accepted. Pet ads accepted if FREE ad must state FREE. One Submission per month per household. You may place your ad online at timesleader.com, or email to classifieds@ timesleader.com or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls. OXYGEN TANK – travel size, 2500 psi $50. Cannister set back & white with Sunflowers $20. Carousel ceramic egg shape musical with water globe & horses inside water, Play “Entertainer” $20 Antique cottage cookie jar Japan china $75. 570-675-0248 UTILITY TRAILER: 2000 lb. capacity with treated wood box, almost new. $500. 836-8080.

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VHS MOVIES children’s Olsen twins 3 pack $30. 5 Disney movies $45. HONDA CAR RIMS 4 pair 15” will fit any model Accord, Civic ^ Del-Sol cars. Brand new $300 or OBO. 570-239-6011 WHEELS & TIRE SET (4) five spoke with mounted tires for Ford Windstar p21565r16 $300. 570-696-2212

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Musical Instruments

ORGAN, Hammond Spinet Model #7182 $100 (needs Tuning) 570-474-5683 PIANO B. Squire Upright Vintage 1938 by Kemble Piano. Very good condition. $100. 570-474-5705

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Televisions/ Accessories

TV Phillips 32” HD wide screen, flat front, tube $75. 570-696-0187

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Tickets

BUS TRIPS

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR

12/4, 1:00 pm Show Orch. $156 12/9,1 :00 pm Show 2nd Mezz. $91 12/11,2:00 pm Show, Orch. $156 12/16,1:00 pm Show 2nd Mezz. $91 12/17 11:30am Show Orch. $156 2nd Mezz. $121

DECK THE HALLS WINE TOUR at Seneca Lake Sat. 12/3. $186 per couple Receive a Free Christmas Wreath

NEW YORK CITY SHOPPING

12/4 & 12/10 Only $35 BASKETBALL AT MSG 12/10 DUKE VS. WASHINGTON PITTSBURGH VS. OKLAHOMA STATE $85 or $115

COOKIE’S TRAVELERS 570-815-8330 570-558-6889

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To place your ad call...829-7130 786 Toys & Games

TV Sony Trinitron 46” tube. Very good condition. $50. 570-855-9221

DOLLHOUSE custom made, 35 years old, 8 rooms. For all items: $150 or best offer. 570-256-3933

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NEED CASH? We Buy:

Gold & Gold coins, Silver, Platinum, old bills, Watches, Old Costume Jewelry, Diamonds, Gold Filled, Sterling Silver Flatware, Scrap Jewelry, Military items, old Tin & Iron Toys, Canadian coins & paper money, most foreign money (paper/coin). PAYING TOP DOLLAR FOR GOLD & SILVER COINS FROM VERY GOOD, VERY FINE & UNCIRCULATED. Visit our new location @ 134 Rt. 11, Larksville next to WOODY’S FIRE PLACE & PRO FIX.

We make house calls! Buyer & seller of antiques! We also do upholstering. 570-855-7197 570-328-3428

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CANDLE FRAGRANCE OILS, priced less than 1/2 of wholesale. $20. Box of assorted piller candle molds, variety of shapes & sizes $30. 2 bags of 2 oz votive molds 50 per bag $10. Portable Display shelf for craft shows $35. 81 piece Reed & Barton silverware set new in box. (Richmond Hill pattern.) $60.822-6184 CHRISTMAS ITEMS .50 to $1. Hats & scarfs .50. Coats S, 2X & large $2. to $5. Sweaters $1. Picture frames .50 to $2. Purses $1. & $2. Books .25 to $1. Glassware .25 to $1. 570-823-4941

FURNISH FOR LESS

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607

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HANDBAG & CHANGE PURSE, Dooney & Bourke, $200. Ladies shoes & sneakers, size 8, medium, 7 pairs, $100 for all, negotiable. Chair-pads, 4 black micro-fiber $25. Droid, Verizon cell phone, 3 back covers, $100. 570-855-3363 “NASCAR family album” stories & mementos of America’s racing family. Great book for racing fan. $15. 570-655-9474

COME JOIN OUR NURSING TEAM Maxim Healthcare Services is seeking caring and responsible Registered Nurses (RN) and Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to provide dedicated homecare service to patients in the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Area. Currently we have night, evening and day shifts available for nurses who are looking for full or part-time work. Maxim welcomes all candidates with at least 1 year of experience but an ideal candidate will have experience with Ventilator, Trach, G-Tube and Pediatrics. Training is offered for all interested candidates. Flexible scheduling, competitive pay, benefits and the opportunity to work in a team environment that strives to enhance the lives of our patients are just a few things Maxim can offer. We encourage interested candidates to complete an online application or submit their resume to MaximJobs@maxhealth.com. For immediate consideration, please call our office directly, 570-822-6900 and ask for Maureen or Sarah.


Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!!

Dogs

ASHLEY MINI-SCHNAUZER PUPPIES - ACA

1 male & 1 female. 570-239-9544

PITBULL/LAB MIX PUPS

7 weeks old. 4 black, $50 each. 2 yellow, 1 white, $100 each. Call 570-836-1090

Not in Flood Zone 77 Cook Street

2 or 3 bedroom Single Home for Sale. Off street parking. Large yard. $82,000 Negotiable (570) 814-4730

DURYEA

FREE PICKUP

288-8995

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CATS Loveable, free to a

good home. Male & female litter mates. Both house trained & neutered. Need good home due allergies. Very well behaved & good natured. Call 570-362-0277

YORKIES

Registered. Ready to go by Christmas. Taking deposits. Small $750 to $850. Pictures available. 570-436-5083 570-788-2963

Blueberry Hill. 3 bedroom ranch. Large lot with pool. $339,500 No Realtors For more details call 570-406-1128

DURYEA

DON’T BE FOOLED!

Demand the Best AKC Purebred Puppies. Find Breeders at:

www.puppybuyerinfo.com GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130

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Equestrian

NOT IN FLOOD ZONE 319 Bennett Street For Sale by Owner Two story, 2-unit home. Live in one unit rent the other to pay mortgage or great investment property. Small fenced-in yard and detached garage.

$65,000 Negotiable Call Tara 570-430-1962

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PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from gadzoo.com “The World of Pets Unleashed”

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FISH TANK. 29 gal. glass with oak stand, hood, heater, filter, air pump, replacement filters, food, test kit, etc. $175 540-814-6167

900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 906 Homes for Sale Having trouble paying your mortgage? Falling behind on your payments? You may get mail from people who promise to forestall your foreclosure for a fee in advance. Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. Call 1-877FTC-HELP or click on ftc.gov. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

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EXETER

SWOYERSVILLE

WEST WYOMING

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

362 Susquehanna Ave Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths and kitchen, granite countertops, all Cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances and lighting, new oil furnace, washer dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

52 Barber Street Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in the heart of the town. With new carpets, paint, windows, doors and a modern kitchen and bath. Sale includes all appliances: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Nice yard and superb neighborhood. Priced to sell at $89,900 or $433.00 per month (bank rate; 30 years, 4.25%, 20% down). Owner also willing to finance 100% of transaction with a qualified cosigner Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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WEST WYOMING

438 Tripp St

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $7,750 down, $785/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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550 JOHNSON ST

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For Sale By Owner

Beautiful Colonial home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, eat in kitchen & formal dining room located in a wonderful neighborhood. Home has tile floors, ceiling fans, first floor laundry room, & lower level rec room. Gas furnace with baseboard hot water, above ground pool & hot tub. $256,800 Call 570-693-3941

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ASHLEY PARK

Laurel Run & San Souci Parks, Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOneSales.net Call (570)250-2890

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PLAINS

1 bedroom, refrigerator, stove and washer provided, no pets, $375./per month, Call (570) 239-6586

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!

PLAINS

Furnished 1 bedroom, luxury apartment. EVERYTHING INCLUDED. Heat, hot water, A/C, electric, phone, cable. Private, no smoking, no pets. 570-954-0869

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!

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KINGSTON

DURYEA

Single Family Dwelling

Kitchen, Living room, dining area, 2 bedroom, full bath & pantry. Was in Flood - took up to 3” on first level. $15,000 firm. Call (570) 780-0324

MOUNTAINTOP

New Listing For Sale By Owner 2+ acre lot. 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 2 story home. Hardwood floors. New roof. Large detached garage. Crestwood area school district. $69,000. Needs some TLC. Call 570-868-8223

PLAINS

KEYSTONE SECTION 9 Ridgewood Road

TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2

bedrooms, huge modern kitchen, big TV room and living room, 1 bath, attic for storage, washer, dryer & 2 air conditioners included. New Roof & Furnace Furnished or unfurnished. Low Taxes! Reduced $115,900

570-885-1512

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

46 Zerby Ave Lease with option to buy, completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $6,750 down, $684/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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Career opportunities are currently available throughout our service area, including:

Nursing Assistants Phlebotomists Laboratory Assistants Medical Technologists Environmental Services Workers Foodservice Workers Clerical Support To learn more about career opportunities with Geisinger, contact a Recruiter at: www.geisinger.org or 1.800.845.7112

Redefining the boundaries of medicine. Shaping the future. Join us.

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You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

MINIATURE DONKEYS

For sale to good homes. Visitors welcome. Make wonderful pets. 570-925-2848 after 6pm leave message.

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Management & Training Corporation (MTC) is a privately-held company that successfully operates Job Corps, corrections, medical, and international and domestic workforce development contracts. MTC has been serving disadvantaged populations for 30 years and employs nearly 10,000 workers. MTC is a rapidly-growing, innovative and competitive company that is the leading operator of Job Corps centers in the United States. Job Corps is a national residential training and employment program administered by the Department of Labor to address the multiple barriers to employment faced by disadvantaged youth throughout the United States. Job Corps program’s mission is to assist young people become more responsible, employable and productive citizens. The Keystone Job Corps Center was one of the first and oldest centers in the United States, opening its doors in 1967. It trains over 900 students annually in construction and health care fields providing a valuable resource to employers throughout Pennsylvania and the east coast. MTC offers a competitive wage and comprehensive employee benefits package. For more information please visit www.mtctrains.com.

Full Time Career Development Counselor – Responsible for planning, coordinating, developing and implementing a professional individual and group career development counseling program for assigned students. Requires a Bachelor’s degree including 15 semester hours in social services related instruction and one year experience. Part Time Bus Drivers - Responsible for keeping vehicles in a clean and orderly condition and for operating vehicles for the purpose of transporting, in compliance with government and management directives. Schedule: Tuesday 5:00pm - 8:30pm Thursday 3:00pm - 8:30pm Friday 11:45am - 4:45pm. High school diploma or equivalent and one year experience as a licensed driver required. General knowledge of maintenance/repair preferred. Valid PA CDL with a physical examination certificate semi annually and an acceptable driving record also required. Part Time Driver’s Education Instructor – Responsible for providing academic instruction in the field of PA Driver’s Education to students in accordance with approved curricula. Requires a valid PA teaching certificate and one year related experience.

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On Call Residential Advisors – Responsible for providing proper guidance to students to ensure positive group living relations and achievement in the program, which includes the supervision of designated dorms and maintenance of a safe, secure, and clean living environment which is appropriate to students. Requires High school diploma and valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. May lead to full time position. Part Time & On Call Kitchen Helper - Assists the cooks in preparation of student meals in compliance with government and management directives. High school diploma or equivalent required. Experience in food service industry with sanitation regulations also required. Serve Safe certification preferred. Valid driver’s license, in the state of employment with an acceptable driving record. Mon & Tues 5:30pm-9:30pm; Sat & Sun 5:00pm - 9:00pm Criminal Background Check, Driver History Check and PA Child Abuse History Clearance required. Interested candidates can create a profile to apply online at http://www.mtctrains.com/employment-opportunities Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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We are currently looking for RN’s, PT’s, OT’s, and ST’s to service patients in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties.

Management & Training Corporation at the Keystone Job Corps Center in Drums, PA has immediate openings for:

Practical Nursing Instructors – Full time/part time. Responsible for providing career technical training instruction to students in accordance with approved curricula and basic direction for the Practical Nursing Trade, in compliance with government and management directives. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, or currently enrolled in a BSN program. Valid Pennsylvania Nursing license (LPN or RN) and three years experience in acute care and/or LTC setting within the last five years required. On Call Health Occupations Instructors - Responsible for providing career technical training instruction to students in accordance with approved curricula and basic direction for the Certified Nursing Trade, in compliance with government and management directives. Valid certification, license, or accreditation in PA by a professional trade organization and one year experience required. Must have a valid PA driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.

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All interested applicants can find more information out about the company and submit interest on our website:

www.mhomehealth.com or submit resume to: Kathleen Winkler Angel’s Touch Home Care 341 Wyoming Ave., Suite 2 West Pittston, PA 18643 Fax: 570-655-3175

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PACKAGING SHIFT SUPERVISOR The Times Leader has an opening in the Packaging Department for a Full Time Shift Supervisor. The Packaging Department is responsible for insertion and packaging of our printed products with a primary goal of servicing our distribution operation. In this fast-paced environment, we strive to achieve superior deadline performance, high efficiency and good customer service through planning, organization, and staff development. The ideal candidate will have a high level of energy and enthusiasm. Some mechanical aptitude along with manufacturing process or inventory management experience is desirable. Good communication, problem solving, and computer skills are required. Must also have a sense of urgency and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented manufacturing environment. This is a night shift position that offers plenty of opportunity for career development and advancement. We offer a salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package, medical, dental and more. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: The Times Leader Human Resources Department 15 N. Main Street • Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 ldaris@timesleader.com No Telephone Calls Please!

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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Nutritionist Maternal & Family Health Services is currently seeking an individual with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition for its WIC nutrition program in Wilkes-Barre, PA. The position is full time and offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, generous 401(k), employee assistance program and generous paid time off. Visit www.mfhs.org to learn more about us. Interested candidates respond with resume no later than 12/05/11 to:

Maternal & Family Health Services Attn. Human Resources 15 Public Square Suite 600 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 Fax- 570-823-7042 Email - jobs@mfhs.org eoe m/f d/v

Apartments/ Furnished

Full Time position responsible and accountable for the overall financial, operating, and strategic performance and growth of InterMountain Medical Group, Inc. Assists in developing the Corporation’s Vision and is responsible for the implementation of the Strategic, Operational, and Financial Plans to meet corporate goals. Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Health Care Management required. Masters Degree preferred. Ten years minimum experience in health care management with specific experience leading and directing large physician organizations

Director Practice Operations

Full Time position to provide senior leadership and direction for all operational activities of a 52 physician multispecialty group. Human Resources and purchasing experience helpful. Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care or Business Administration required. Masters Degree preferred. 5 years experience in a large multi-specialty physician group practice preferred.

Accounts Payable Clerk

Full Time position to review, code, & process payment of invoices and check requests for a multi specialty medical practice. Proficiency in Microsoft office applications and Real world accounting software preferred.

Health Coach

Full Time position to provide information, teach disease specific skills and promote patient behavior changes. Candidate must have excellent communication, computer, & nursing skills. Available to work flexible hours. LPN preferred.

Receptionist

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ASHLEY TWO APARTMENTS Brand new 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, $550 month + utilities 4 bedroom, full basement, washer / dryer hookup, $500 month +. 570-868-6020

Modern 1st floor, 1 bedroom with all appliances. Off street parking. No pets. $550 per month + utilities. 570-639-1462

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DALLAS

570-585-4624

www.caregiversamerica.com Children’s Behavioral Health Services, Inc. is currently looking for:

 Large 3 bedroom 2nd floor. No pets. Off street parking. Call Joe 570-881-2517

BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST CONSULTANTS

FORTY FORT

Full-Time Therapeutic Staff Support Workers

Newly renovated, great neighborhood. Non smoking. Oak floors, new carpet in master bedroom. new windows, bath & shower. Stove & fridge, dishwasher. Off street parking, coin-op laundry. $575 + gas, electric & water. References required. No pets. 570-779-4609 or 570-407-3991

KINGSTON floor, 2 bed-

1st rooms, private parking, quiet neighborhood, near colleges. $600/month + utilities, 1 month rent & security. AVAILABLE NOW! 570-656-7125

Must have a a Master’s Degree in a Clinical field.

Bachelor’s Degree/Associate Degree in Human Services. Provide 1:1 interventions & support to children. Full-time TSS are guaranteed a minimum of 35 hours per week.

Full-time benefits include: competitive pay, health insurance, paid holidays and vacation days.

EOE If you are outcome oriented and a team player seeking a challenging opportunity, please send, fax or e-mail your resume & letter of interest to:

Children’s Behavioral Health Services Attn: Susan Hurd 104 Woodward Hill Road Edwardsville PA 18704

Email shurd@cbhsinc.com or Fax to 714-7231

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Please fax resume to (570) 283-6924 or email to hr@ihgltd.com

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Full Time position to provide a variety of clerical duties for the office. Candidate must have excellent communication, computer, and nursing skills. Evening hours required. Full time position for a Float Nurse. Expected to travel to various practices. Candidate must have excellent communication, computer, and nursing skills. Must be able to give immunizations and work flexible hours

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2 apartments. 3 bedroom, 1 bath. appliances incl. W/d in both. $650/mo plus utilities. Security deposit of $650. Call (717) 713-3902 before 9:00 p.m. to set an appointment or email: tarinhoupt @hotmail.com

Human Resource Specialist

Full Time position to coordinates all human resources functions. Candidate must have excellent communication and relationship skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Access required. Bachelor’s Degree required. Healthcare experience preferred.

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DALLAS

Chief Executive Officer

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Available Immediately

KINGSTON

 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments

WILKES - BARRE  2 bedroom with deck near Mohegan Sun. Included: appliances, carpeting, maintenance.



4 bedroom 1/2 double. Apps for January 2012 WE OFFER A DISCOUNT TO GOOD CREDIT HOLDERS!

REFERENCES, CREDIT CHECK, LEASE REQUIRED.

570-899-3407 Tina Randazzo Property Mgr

KINGSTON 595 MARKET ST

BRAND NEW

2 bedroom apartment. $650 + utilities. No pets / No smoking. Off street parking, air, new appliances & microwave, laundry. Security, references & Background check required. 570-288-4508

KINGSTON Newly remodeled

2 bedroom, dining & living room, off street parking. All new appliances. $575 month + utilities, security & references. Water & sewer included. Absolutely No Pets.570-239-7770

Need to rent that Vacation property? Place an ad and get started! 570-829-7130 KINGSTON West Bennett St. Twinkle in Kingston’s Eye, 2nd floor, 1000 sq. ft. 2 bed, Central Air, washer/dryer and appliances. No pets. Non-smoking. 1 car off street parking. Available Nov-1. $700/month + gas, electric, 1 year lease & security. 570-814-1356

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LUZERNE

41 Mill Street. Convenient to Cross Valley, large 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, large living room with ceiling fan, large bath with shower, utility room with washer & dryer, large closets professionally organized, off street parking, no smoking $595 + utilities. 570-288-3438

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MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. 570-474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Immediate Openings!

NANTICOKE

2 bedroom, 1st floor. Large eat in kitchen, fridge, electric stove, large living room, w/w carpeting, master bedroom with custom built in furniture. Ample closet space. Front/back porches, off street parking, laundry room available. No dogs, smoking, water, sewer, garbage paid. $525/mo + gas, electric, security, lease, credit, background check. (570) 696-3596

NANTICOKE

347 Hanover St. Large 1 bedroom, 1st floor, wall to wall carpet, eat-in kitchen with appliances, washer & dryer hookup, porch & shared yard. $395/mo + utilities & security. New energy efficient gas furnace. Pet Friendly. Call 570-814-1356

Looking to buy a home? Place an ad here and let the sellers know! 570-829-7130

NANTICOKE

Second floor, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, appliances, air conditioning, heat & hot water, no smoking or pets. $625/ mo. 570-735-8939

PITTSTON 152 Elizabeth Street

Spacious 2 bedroom apartment with ample closet space. Off street parking. All utilities and appliances included. No pets. $795 + lease & security. Call 570-510-7325

PITTSTON

Jenkins Twp.

Newly renovated, 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room, kitchen, stove, & fridge included washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking. Heat & water included. $875. per month + security deposit. Credit check & references. Cell 917-753-8192

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Commercial Properties

PLAINS

15 & 17 E. Carey St Clean 2nd floor, modern 1 bedroom apartments. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. No pets. Off street parking. $490-$495 + security, 1 yr lease Call 570-822-6362 570-822-1862 Leave Message

PLYMOUTH

Large 2 bedroom 1 bath, ground floor. $545 per month + security. Landlord pays most utilities. Cats OK with pet deposit. 310-431-6851

SHAVERTOWN

2nd story 1 bedroom apartment. Garage parking. Back porch. Washer dryer. $575 + utilities & security. Call 570-406-4073

SUGAR NOTCH Main Street

Modern 1st floor efficiency. $275 + security & utilities. No pets. Call 570-822-2032

SWOYERSVILLE Available immedi-

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