The Scranton Cultural Center Bringing Ancient Aliens to the Masonic Temple

Listing Information:

WHAT:  Ancient Aliens LIVETM: Project Earth

WHEN:  May 1 at 7:30 PM  |  Doors at 7:00 PM

WHERE:  Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Weinberg Theatre;420 N. Washington

                  Avenue – Scranton, PA 18503

PRICES:  $52.70 – $74.90.  VIP Upgrade Package available.

*Panelist Headshots available at:

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host Ancient Aliens LIVE: Project Earth, a live, in-person event that will explore questions as old as the planet itself: Have extraterrestrials visited Earth? Are they here now, and when will they reveal themselves? 

The ninety-minute live experience taking place on May 1 celebrates the long-running program Ancient Aliens on The HISTORYâ Channel and features Ancient Astronaut theorist Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, investigative mythologist William Henry, aerospace engineer, UK government UFO investigator Nick Pope, and real-life Indiana Jones, David Childress, as they discuss thought-provoking extraterrestrial theories on fan-favorite topics from Ancient Egypt to the moon, and paves for us the long road to Disclosure.  

Ancient Aliens LIVE: Project Earth is an experiential extension of Ancient Aliens that explores the theory that extraterrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years.  Ancient Aliens LIVE: Project Earth will bring the same curiosity and in-depth examination to the questions, speculations, provocative controversies, first-hand accounts, and grounded theories surrounding this age-old debate.  

In addition to engaging panel discussions and an audience Q&A, the event will also offer attendees the opportunity to purchase VIP upgrade photo opportunity with the stars, and exclusive Ancient Aliens LIVE: Project Earth merchandise.  

Tickets for Ancient Aliens LIVE: Project Earth tour go on sale December 1 at 10 AM at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster.  For more information or to view a full schedule of events, visit

The Chamber Celebrates 2023 SAGE Award Winners at Chamber Gala

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce hosted its Chamber Gala on Friday, November 3, where they presented the 2023 SAGE Awards—the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence. Verizon presented this year’s event at the Scranton Art Haus Theater and Cinema Club.

Chamber board chair, Jerry Musheno, opened the ceremony by thanking all finalists, award sponsors, and Gala sponsors for their dedication to the NEPA community. The following were presenters for the evening—John Basalyga, owner of Scranton Art Haus, Marketplace at Steamtown, and JBAS Realty, and Robert McGuckin, manager–state and local government affairs for Verzion. Mike Castellano, special projects manager, United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne, and Pike Counties, served as the emcee for the evening.

The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation.

The Chamber received nearly 90 SAGE Award applications. A team of volunteers scored the applications. The top three scoring applications were named finalists.

The 2023 SAGE Awards offered a new category to highlight businesses and their significant milestones, the Milestone Awards. 14 businesses were recognized throughout the award show: DBA Architects, LLC, Fidelity Bank, Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Highland Associates, Ltd., Inspired Studio, Montage Mountain Resorts, Needle Law, PC, Outreach – Center for Community Resources, Ski Shack, Space Time Mead & Cider Works, Talerico’s Tropical Winery, Tobyhanna Army Depot, WVIA, and WNEP.

The Chamber congratulates all finalists and winners of the 2023 SAGE Awards. The winners in each category are:

• Titan Tree Service, Inc.

• Tobyhanna Army Depot

• Tech42, LLC.

• The Honesdale National Bank

• LFG Life Fitness Goals


• Merut Construction

• United Sports Academy

• Ski Shack

• Woodloch Resorts

Bartari to Host Fundraiser for Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital

Bartari will be hosting the 3rd Annual “Quarters for Kids” an Extra Life event, which benefits the Geisinger Janet Weis Children Hospital. The event will take place on Sunday, November 5th from 11 am. to 11 pm.

The fundraiser is looking for monetary donations, raffle items, and items from Child Life Donation Wish List. (See attached list below. These items have to be new.) All donations can be dropped off at Bartari, 101 Adams Ave. Scranton or at A.J Guzzi General Contractors, 9 Skyline Drive, Clark Summit. Any questions please call Carol Heim at (570) 498-2004.

Donation List

Child Hunger Outreach Partners Hosts Faith & Family Night at WBS Penguins

Child Hunger Outreach Partners (CHOP) is excited to invite you to join us at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey game on Saturday, Nov. 11 for their annual Faith & Family Night!

The evening will include music, fun, and hockey! Best of all YOU can make an impact while having a great time. For every ticket purchased, you will be providing 4 backpack program bags to children in our local community.

You don’t want to miss out! The details and link are below!

Game Day: Saturday, November 11 at 6:05 PM, Doors open at 5 PM

Tickets are $19-$24, CHOP receives $4 from every ticket

Devoted, Cedar Roots, and All That Glitter will be performing pregame, during the intermission, and post-game.

Perks You Receive When You Purchase Tickets:

  • The first 20 purchases will be invited to participate in the High Five Tunnel as the players enter the arena for the evening!
  • The next 20 purchases will be given a FANboni ride during either the 1st or 2nd intermission.
  • The first 50 purchases are entered into a raffle to perform the Puck Drop prior to the game.
  • The first 150 tickets sold will receive a CHOP cup
  • The first 200 purchases will be entered into a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins merch basket raffle

Purchase Your and help us Chop Out Hunger!

Settlers Hospitality Makes It a November to Remember

When the calendar turns to November, Settlers Hospitality responds with a collection of special events that capture the essence of the season. The Settlers Inn, Ledges Hotel, and Silver Birches deliver the flavors and festivities that make this a treasured time in the Pocono Mountains.

A special salute to members of the armed forces commemorates Veterans Day. Veterans may enjoy a complimentary overnight stay on November 12 at The Settlers Inn, Ledges Hotel, Silver Birches or Hotel Anthracite. The Settlers Inn will also host a welcome wine and cheese on Sunday evening especially for service members along with a fireside chat by Steve Pratt and a photo exhibit in The Undercroft. Reservations are required for overnight accommodation.

Guests to The Settlers Inn on November 17 will take a deep dive into the world of truffles. The Italian Wine Dinner boasts an elegant Italian menu of truffle inspired dishes expertly paired with cellar wines featuring Urbani Truffles and Pio Cesare Winery. The sumptuous menu includes dishes such as Truffle Whipped Mascarpone in a Phyllo Cup, Truffle Potato and Lukan’s Farm Egg Stuffed Raviolo with a White Truffle Butter Sauce as well as Creamy Ricotta Cheesecake with Pistachio and Truffle Honey Glaze. Kevin Gaudreau will serve as guest chef for the evening. The James Beard nominee is the owner of the renowned Beech Restaurant in Jamestown, RI. Reservations are required.

Every Wednesday beginning November 1, guests to will enjoy a Taste of Tokyo. The restaurant located inside Ledges Hotel offers weekly authentic Izakaya style small plate and Japanese brew features.

Gorgeous Floral has tablescapes covered for Turkey Day. Attend the Thanksgiving Centerpiece Sip and Snip on November 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. to create your own fresh floral bouquet for the dinner table. The light-hearted evening includes a mocktail or cocktail. Before the big feast, take part in Friendsgiving at The casual celebration on Thanksgiving Eve, November 22, features live music by John Curtin plus food specials.

Gather for Thanksgiving in Hawley at the properties of Settlers Hospitality. For a traditional Thanksgiving meal of farm-to-table favorites, make a reservation for Thanksgiving Dinner at The Settlers Inn on November 23. Seating is available from noon-6:30 p.m. Celebrate lakeside with the Thanksgiving Buffet at The Waterfront at Silver Birches on November 23 from noon-5 p.m. You may also opt to stay home and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with none of the cooking. Both The Settlers Inn and The Dock on Wallenpaupack will offer Thanksgiving Dinner to Go featuring turkey and all the trimmings. Orders must be placed by November 21.  Meals will be ready for pick up on November 23 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Settlers Cares Foundation helps usher in the holiday season with an Ugly Sweater Happy Hour on November 28. The evening will feature a crew of celebrity bartenders led by Pocono Travel Network’s Jim Hamill taking over the taps at Runaway Train in Brewery in Honesdale for a worthy cause.

Whether it’s a relaxing getaway, memorable meal or unique special event, Settlers Hospitality crafts the finest offerings of the season into exceptional experiences.

Leadership Lackawanna Holding “Howl at the Moon” Dueling Pianos Fundraiser

Leadership Lackawanna will host another amazing “Howl at the Moon” Dueling Pianos Fundraiser on Friday, October 20 at 7 PM at The Radisson Lackawanna Station in Scranton.

The event will feature live entertainment, courtesy of the national “Howl At The Moon” dueling pianos group. Attendees are invited to sing, dance and howl as versatile and talented musicians perform their favorite songs from 80’s rock, 90’s pop and today’s dance hits on pianos and more in a high-energy show!

The event will also feature basket raffles, a selfie station, and other ways for attendees to get their spooky on! Tickets are available now at and a limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. All tickets include event admission and five raffle tickets for a variety of fantastic prizes.

Attendees can “tip” the musicians to play their favorite song. The higher the tip, the sooner their song plays. All tips go directly to Leadership Lackawanna.

Danielle Weinschenk, Leadership Lackawanna Board of Directors Vice Chair, says the event will be the best one yet. “Our new location at the Radisson will allow more people to enjoy this fantastic night of dancing, singing and supporting a great cause! Come for the music, stay for the opportunity to win amazing prizes and dance the night away. The Howl at the Moon musicians will play anything from ‘Ghostbusters’ to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – and beyond!”

All proceeds from the event will support Leadership Lackawanna’s mission of enhancing the skills, connections and knowledge of emerging and established leaders in Northeastern Pennsylvania, as well as supporting community service projects conducted by Leadership Lackawanna participants.

Dick’s House of Sport Spooktacular October Events

Climb for a Cure – All Month long.

Climb For A Cure is your chance to conquer the wall while making a meaningful contribution to the fight against breast cancer. In partnership with the American Cancer Society of NEPA, 50% of the proceeds from EVERY climb in the month of October will be donated to the organization.

Half of the proceeds go to American Cancer Society

Price: $10.00 per climb

October 11th, 18th, 25th – Home School PE Every Wednesday!

Our Home School PE program is designed for young, homeschooled athletes that want to further their healthy and active lifestyle. Each week (Sept – Oct) your athlete will learn a new unit instructed by one of our trained teammates! Units will range from rock climbing, team sports, golf, outdoor games and more!

October 13th Friday the 13th Bingo – Includes Prizes!

Celebrate this (un)lucky day by joining us for Friday the 13th Bingo! All athletes will receive a spooky themed bingo card and will have to walk around the store to find our teammates who associate with each bingo square. Once you get Bingo, return it back to us and you will receive a prize!

FREE event

October 16th National Sports Trivia Night – Get your Trivia On! – Includes Prizes!

Show us what you got! Gather your buddies and join us for our first Trivia Night! In celebration of National Sports Day, our theme is, you guessed it, SPORTS!

There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams! Teams must be at least 2 people.

Price: $10.00 per team

October 17thYoga Meets Baseball/Softball

Yoga benefits every athlete! This yoga session will focus on different sports each month. This month, we will be focusing on yoga for Baseball and Softball players! This class will be taught by Chelsea Manganaro, founder of NearMe Yoga. Chelsea will demonstrate the most beneficial yoga stretches you can do as an athlete. Afterwards, participants will get to sample some delicious smoothies from NearMe Cafe and take some swing in our Multi-Sport Cage! There will be 2 sessions to this class, one specifically for Softball and one for Baseball. Each will be 40 min. Please make sure to select your correct time when booking!

SOFTBALL: 6:00-6:40PM

BASEBALL: 7:00-7:40PM

Price: $10.00 per person

October 20th Halloween Paint Night with Spirited Art!

Join us for a Halloween painting class instructed by Spirited Art Scranton! This class is recommended for children 6 years of age and older, however, everyone is welcome! All paint supplies will be provided and every athlete can take their painting home with them!

Price: $30.00

October 27th – Halloweekend – Pumpkin Painting

Join us for Halloween Events ALL WEEKEND! Crafts, Halloween Games, and more will be FREE to everyone, however, there are a few premium events that participants MUST need wristbands for.


All athletes will receive a mini pumpkin which they can paint themselves and take home! All painting supplies will be provided.

Athlete MUST have a wristband for this event. Check In at the Rock Wall.

Price: $10.00

October 28th – Halloweekend – Trick or Treat & Costume Party

Join us for Halloween Events ALL WEEKEND! Crafts, Halloween Games, and more will be FREE to everyone, however, there are a few premium events that participants MUST need wristbands for.

DAY 2: Costume Contest

Dress to impress and enter our costume contest! Each athlete will get their photo taken in their costume and hang it up on our photo wall! We will have a staff vote and select a winner at the end of the night. Winner will be contacted and they will receive a gift card!

ALL Athletes will be able to participate in our in-store Trick or Treat event! Visit each department and collect candy along the way!

Athlete MUST have a wristband for this event. Check In at the Rock Wall.

Price: $10.00

October 29th – Halloweekend – Scavenger hunt, Doggy Trick or Treat & Costume Party!

Doggy Trick or Treat & Costume Party

Join us for Halloween Events ALL WEEKEND! Crafts, Halloween Games, and more will be FREE to everyone, however, there are a few premium events that participants MUST need wristbands for.

DAY 3: Doggy Trick-Or-Treat & Costume Contest

Celebrate Howl-O-Ween by bringing your pup to Trick-Or-Treat around the store. Our staff will have different dog treats at each department! There may be some doggy vendors along the way as well. Also, enter your spooky doggo in our costume contest! Each dog will get their picture taken and hung up on our photo wall. Staff will vote for the winners of various categories. Winners will be contacted and receive a prize!

Price: $5.00 per dog

PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE: There WILL be other dogs throughout the store. PLEASE only bring your dog if they are friendly! DICK’S House of Sport is not responsible for the owners or dog’s actions.

Scavenger Hunt

Join us for Halloween Events ALL WEEKEND! Crafts, Halloween Games, and more will be FREE to everyone, however, there are a few premium events that participants MUST need wristbands for.

DAY 3: Halloween Scavenger Hunt

All athletes will receive a treasure map guiding them throughout the store to find some spooky goodies! Athlete MUST have a wristband for this event. Check In at the Rock Wall.