Outdoor Summer Concerts at Marywood University

Marywood University has set an outdoor concert series for two Sundays in July. Shows will be held at the Calabro Delfino Amphitheatre, behind the Learning Commons in the center of Marywood’s campus. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for seating.

Each show starts at 6 p.m. Rain location is the Munley Theatre, Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, on Adams Avenue. The Fidelity Bank Sweets & Treats Van will be on site during the July 23rd show.

July 23, 2023: Chosen Few is a world-class trio of musicians, showcasing vocals, saxes, bass & guitar. George Barron, Vernon Jones, and Jonathan Williams will perform a diverse repertoire that spans the decades, presented in an engaging & entertaining way!

July 30, 2023:  Erin Malloy and Friends, featuring Erin Malloy, Jimmy Waltich, Doug Smith, and Tyler Dempsey – The music of Erin Malloy and Friends features something for everyone, including a mix of pop, R&B, jazz, rock, and more.

Lexington Entertainment Summer Lineup

Saturday, May 6                                DOUG SMITH’S DIXIELAND ALL-STARS              5:00 – 8:00

                                                                Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Day Fundraiser

                                                                           Scranton Country Club

                                                                           1011 Morgan Highway

                                                                           Clarks Summit, PA     $100 donation

Saturday, May 13                              DOUG SMITH BAND                       8:00

                                                                           Saturday Night Dance & Grand March

                                                                           Skytop Lodge

                                                                           Skytop, PA   www.skytop.com

Friday, May 19                 ARCADIA CHORALE with the DOUG SMITH JAZZ TRIO                  8:00

                                                                           Opposites Attract

                                                                           Saint Luke’s Presbyterian Church Hall

                                                                           232 Wyoming Avenue

                                                                           Scranton, PA

Saturday, May 20                         DOUG SMITH’S DIXIELAND ALL-STARS  12:30- 3:30                                                                                                                      

  Community Day –Free to the Public

                                                                           Everhart Museum

                                                                           Nay Aug Park

                                                                           Scranton, PA

Saturday, June 3                                DOUG SMITH’S DIXIELAND ALL-STARS                  8:00

                                                                           Saturday Night Dance & Grand March

                                                                           Skytop Lodge (History Week)

                                                                           Skytop, PA  www.skytop.com

Sunday, June 4                                  DOUG SMITH’S DIXIELAND All-STARS                1:00 – 3:30

                                                                           featuring Erin Malloy      

                                                                           Lackawanna County Heritage Fair

                                                                           Montage Mountain

                                                                           Moosic, PA         

Thursday, June 1                               DOUG SMITH JAZZ TRIO                                     6:00 – 9:00

                                                                           Jewish Family Services “Community Matters” Event

                                                                           Scranton Cultural Center

                                                                           420 North Washington Avenue

                                                                           Scranton, PA

Wednesday, June 14                         GUITARIST BRIAN KEELER w/ the DIXIELAND ALL-STARS    5:00 – 7:00                                                                    Summer Solstice Fest

                                                                           French Azilum Historic Site

                                                                           Bradford County, PA

Saturday, June 17                              DOUG SMITH BAND                        8:00

                                                                           Saturday Night Dance & Grand March

                                                                           Skytop Lodge

                                                                           Skytop, PA www.skytop.com

Sunday, June 18                         DOUG SMITH’S DIXIELAND ALL-STARS                    1:00 – 4:00

                                                            Community Celebration

                                                            Cresco Train Station

                                                            Cresco, PA          

Friday, June 23                          PAULETTE COSTA & FRIENDS                                   5:00 – 7:00

                                                                           Friday Night Concert

                                                                           Allen Park

                                                                           1100 Price, Street

                                                                           Scranton, PA

Tuesday, June 27                              ERIN MALLOY & FRIENDS                                   6:30 – 8:30

                                                                           Tunes on Tuesday

                                                                           Suraci Bocce   Reservations: 570-806-1158 – $15

                                                                           Intersection of Routes 2012 & 2014

                                                                           Clifford Township, PA

Saturday, July 1                                 DOUG SMITH BAND                                      6:30 –7:45

(Rain Date July 7)                                               Independence Day Celebration

                                                                           Central Park

                                                                           Church Street, Honesdale, PA

                                                                           Fireworks at Dusk

Thursday, July 6              DOUG SMITH BAND featuring Erin Malloy                          5:00 – 7:00

                                                                           Summer Concert Series                                                                                                         Waverly Community House

                                                                           Waverly, PA

Friday, July 7                BRIAN KEELER & THE DOUG SMITH JAZZ QUARTET            5:00 – 7:00

                                                                           Brain Keeler Art Opening (First Friday)                                                                                                         Artworks Gallery & Studio

                                                                           236 Penn Avenue

                                                                           Scranton, PA

Saturday, July 15                              DOUG SMITH’S DIXIELAND ALL-STARS              3:00 –5:00

                                                                           Summer Concert

                                                                           Gouldsboro Train Station

                                                                           Gouldsboro, PA

Greater Scranton YMCA kicks Off Summer with Annual Healthy Kids Day

The Greater Scranton YMCA is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® this Saturday, May 21st, encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of success. Sponsored by Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, the day-long event will feature activities such as a petting zoo, rides, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, a kid’s fun run and more to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home.

“At the Y, we believe in the potential of all children and each day we work to help kids find that potential within themselves,” said Trish Fisher, President & CEO, Greater Scranton YMCA. “Healthy Kids Day is a fun, free community-wide event to kick off summer and remind us all how important it is for kids to stay active physically and mentally throughout the summer.”

Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The Y hopes to use the day to get more kids moving and learning, creating healthy habits they can continue while they’re away from the classroom. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than during the school year. With all that’s going on in the world right now, Healthy Kids Day is a reminder to families that we can help ensure all children have access to what they need to reach their full potential, even during out-of-school time.

Keeping Kids Healthy All Summer Long
In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits this summer that can have a lifetime effect:

High Five the Fruits and Veggies – Make sure kids get at least five servings of fruits and veggies each day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend for healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.

Read Together – The summer is a great time to enjoy books with summer program participants—and 30 minutes a day goes a long way! Take trips to the local library or create a family reading challenge to see who can log the most minutes of reading. Encourage youth to create their own stories as well.

Get Moving! – Activities that require movement also help kids flex their mental muscle. Use materials in unique ways: ask youth to build models, manipulate tools or develop their own theatrical scenes.

Play Together – Play may be the best way to prevent childhood obesity. By putting more play into your family’s day, you will soon find yourself getting the activity that will have your family feeling energized and strong.

Make Sleep a Priority – Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, and learning.

The Greater Scranton YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will take place at the Y’s facility, located at 706 N. Blakely Street, Dunmore, from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. The Kids Fun Run (pre-registration not required) will begin with the 3-5-year-old race from 10:30-10:40 a.m. followed by ages 6-9 from 10:45-10:55 a.m. and the 10-14-year-old race from 11:00-11:10 a.m. Additional features of the day include a petting zoo, rides, vendor fair, face painting, healthy cooking demonstrations and more.
Locally, Healthy Kids Day is sponsored by Matrix Fitness, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Community Bank, Rainey & Rainey CPA, Topp Business Solutions, Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates, Brucelli Advertising and NET Credit Union.

For more information, contact Brandon Whipple, Wellness Director, at
bwhipple@greaterscrantonymca.org or call (570) 828-3116 or visit the Y online at www.greaterscrantonymca.org.

Greater Scranton YMCA Kicks Off Summer with Annual Healthy Kids Day

The Greater Scranton YMCA is hosting the Y’s annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, May 21st, encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids and set them up for a summer of success. Sponsored by Howard Johnson®by Wyndham, the day-long event will feature activities such as a petting zoo, rides, healthy cooking demonstrations, arts and crafts, a kid’s fun run and more to motivate and teach families how to develop and maintain healthy routines at home.

“At the Y, we believe in the potential of all children and each day we work to help kids find that potential within themselves,” said Trish Fisher, President & CEO, Greater Scranton YMCA. “Healthy Kids Day is a fun, free community-wide event to kick off summer and remind us all how important it is for kids to stay active physically and mentally throughout the summer.”

Celebrating its 30thanniversary in 2022, Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. The Y hopes to use the day to get more kids moving and learning, creating healthy habits they can continue while they’re away from the classroom. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than during the school year. With all that’s going on in the world right now, Healthy Kids Day is a reminder to families that we can help ensure all children have access to what they need to reach their full potential, even during out-of-school time.

Keeping Kids Healthy All Summer Long

In celebration of YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits this summer that can have a lifetime effect:

  • High Five the Fruits and Veggies–Make sure kids get at least five servings of fruits and veggies each day, the minimum number nutritionists recommend for healthy childhood development. And to keep kids’ taste buds evolving, have everyone in the family try at least one bite of a new fruit or vegetable at least once a month.
  • Read Together –The summer is a great time to enjoy books with summer program participants—and 30 minutes a day goes a long way! Take trips to the local library or create a family reading challenge to see who can log the most minutes of reading. Encourage youth to create their own stories as well.
  • Get Moving! –Activities that require movement also help kids flex their mental muscle. Use materials in unique ways: ask youth to build models, manipulate tools or develop their own theatrical scenes.
  • Play Together –Play may be the best way to prevent childhood obesity. By putting more play into your family’s day, you will soon find yourself getting the activity that will have your family feeling energized and strong.
  • Make sleep a priority–Doctors recommend 10-12 hours of sleep a day for children ages 5-12 and 7-8 hours per night for adults. Sleep plays a critical role in maintaining our healthy immune system, metabolism, mood, memory, and learning.

TheGreater Scranton YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will take place atthe Y’s facility, located at 706 N. Blakely Street, Dunmore, from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. The Kids Fun Run (pre-registration not required) will begin with the 3-5-year-old race from 10:30-10:40 a.m. followed by ages 6-9 from 10:45-10:55 a.m. and the 10-14-year-old race from 11:00-11:10 a.m. Additional features of the day include a petting zoo, rides, vendor fair, face painting, healthy cooking demonstrations and more.

Locally, Healthy Kids Day is sponsored byHighmark Blue Cross Blue Shield,Community Bank,Johnson,Matrix Fitness,Rainey & Rainey CPA,Topp Business Solutions,Northeastern Rehabilitation Associates,Brucelli Advertisingand NET Credit Union.

For more information, contact Brandon Whipple, Wellness Director, at bwhipple@greaterscrantonymca.org or call (570) 828-3116 or visit the Y online at www.greaterscrantonymca.org.

Scranton Cultural Center to Host Second Free Outdoor Summer Concert

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host its second free outdoor summer concert with Erin Malloy & Friends on July 9.  Erin Malloy will be joined by Jim Waltich (piano), Tommy Hamilton (saxophone), Doug Smith (bass), Mark Montella (drums) and Denise LaBamba (percussion).  The show will take place outside the Scranton Cultural Center at 420 N. Washington Avenue.

“We had a great turnout for our first show with Young Lion, and we are looking forward to featuring Erin Malloy,” said Deborah Moran Peterson, SCC Executive Director.  “We have enjoyed being able to connect with our audiences virtually through the past year, but we are so grateful to be able to welcome back our community with this free concert series.”

All current CDC Guidelines will be followed at each performance with any updates being shared via social media.  All performances will run from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM; a cash bar with light fare will open at 6:00 PM prior to each show.

Additional performers in the series include The Mule Team (August 13) and Blind Choice (September 10).  To learn more about the Scranton Cultural Center and its upcoming events, visit SCCMT.org.

The free outdoor summer concert series is sponsored by LT Verrastro, Truly Hard Seltzer, UGI Utilities Inc. and Fidelity Bank.  It is supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

Steamtown NHS Prepares for Summer Visitors

Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) employees have been gearing up and getting things on track for summer operations. The National Park Service (NPS) works closely with the NPS Office of Public Health to monitor and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic using the latest science to support decision making. Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces. Masks are required for everyone on all forms of public transportation.

Please note: all dates are subject to change depending on local (Lackawanna County) COVID-19 levels.

Beginning Saturday, June 26

*             Summer hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. go into effect.
*             The Theater will open and daily showings of “Steel and Steam” will resume.
*             With public health in mind, the Imagination Station remains closed.

Beginning Wednesday, July 7

*             The History Museum, including the Post Office car and Erie Business car, will reopen, however the Archeology Pit remains closed.

In addition, the following spaces and activities continue to be available during regular visiting hours:

*             The Visitor Center;
*             The Park Store;
*             The “Cut-a-Way” Display portion of the 1902 Roundhouse;
*             The 1937 Roundhouse.

Information pertaining to the “Scranton Limited” short train ride will be forthcoming. Please stay tuned.

The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. Prior to visiting the park, visit the website and check the “Alerts” for up-to-date information on operations. Some services remain limited or unavailable; please observe posted signage designating capacity restrictions, one-way flow of traffic, and physical distancing recommendations.

Located in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, Steamtown NHS is open daily. From Interstate-81 follow exit 185 (Central Scranton Expressway); then follow the brown and white signs to the park entrance at Lackawanna Avenue and Cliff Street (GPS: N 41.41, W 75.67). General park information is available by phoning (570) 340-5206 during regular business hours, or by visiting the park website anytime.

www.nps.gov/stea

Lackawanna College Receives $5,000 Grant to Support STEM-Focused Summer Camp

Lackawanna College has received a $5,000 Business Education Partnership (BEP) grant from the Lackawanna County Workforce Development Board (WDB) to support the FIRST LEGO League: Robot Game Camp, a STEM-focused, hands-on summer camp for Scranton School District students in grades six through nine.

Run by the Continuing Education department, the program will run Aug. 2 – August 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Students will work in teams and engage in a friendly competition to build and program LEGO robots to accomplish tasks and meet challenges. These unique challenge missions will provide students with hands-on experiences that relate to a variety of STEM occupations, such as engineering, coding and information technology, architecture, manufacturing and logistics, the trades, and technician positions.

“Lackawanna College supports the community through youth programming and activities that encourage growth and active learning,” said Bridget Duggan, Lackawanna College Youth Program Coordinator. “Through this grant, we are able to provide accessible opportunities to Scranton School District students that get them excited about the STEM field. Partnerships like this are extremely valuable to everyone involved.”

The college has opened registration to Scranton School District students for the FIRST LEGO League: Robot Game Camp. The program will be available free of charge with 15 spots available.

This project is funded, in part, under an Agreement with money allocated by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, through the Lackawanna County WDB, and its Fiscal Agent, Lackawanna County.

For more information and to register your child for the FIRST LEGO League: Robot Game Camp at Lackawanna College, call Bridget Duggan at (570) 961-7883 or email dugganb@lackawanna.edu.