Waverly Community House to Host 2023 Cocktails for the Courts

Waverly Community House is hosting the 2023 Cocktail for the Courts summer party on August 18th from 6 PM – 8 PM on the front lawn of the Comm. Tickets are $35.00 per person and $40.00 at the door. There will be music by The Mark Nolan Jazz Duo and light Hors D’Oeuvres, Beer, Wine, and a Signature Drink. All proceeds benefit Comm Tennis and Recreation Programs. To buy tickets, click here.

Waverly Community House to Host Events

The Waverly Community House will be hosting multiple events in the next coming weeks. On August 13 @ 1:00 pm, they will host Montrose: The Underground Railroad and the Civil War Era

This program will cover the history of Montrose, Pennsylvania, the Susquehanna County seat. Destination Freedom Program Manager, EJ Murphy, will highlight the town’s connection to the Underground Railroad, local anti-slavery and abolitionist movements and various aspects of the Civil War era history. The event is free and open to the public.

On Friday, August 18th, The Comm will once again host its annual tennis court fundraiser, Cocktails for the Courts. This popular summer party will take place from 6-8 PM on The Waverly Community House Front Lawn. Tickets are $35 in advance at waverlycomm.org, or $40 at the door. Admission includes, wine, beer, a signature drink, […]

On Monday, September 18th, the Waverly Community House will host their Golf Comm Classic at Glen Oak Golf Club Click HERE to register! Captain & Crew Format: This tournament will feature competition in men’s, women’s, and mixed divisions. Entry fee includes 18 holes of golf and cart, buffet lunch, cocktail hour, and buffet dinner. About the Tournament: $10,000 Hole in One, Contests and Prizes, Snack Shack, […]

The Waverly Community House to Host Waverly Waddle

On Saturday, May 13, 2023, The Waverly Community House will be hosting the 31st Annual Waverly Waddle. This year, 25% of all registration fees will go to the Countryside Conservancy. This event will take place at 1115 North Abington Road, Waverly PA 18471. Check in between 8:00AM-8:45AM. The race will start at 9:00AM.

The Waverly Waddle is the Comm’s annual 5k walk/run beginning and ending at the Waverly Community House. The “Waddle” travels an approximate 3-mile route through scenic Waverly. It takes place each year in May on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. It is an official electronic chip-timed race with awards given out to top finishers in each age/sex division.This long-standing community event, which signals a spirited kick-off to summer always takes place, rain or shine! Official race t-shirts are given out to those who register early. Registrations are accepted in advance HERE and on the morning of the race. Registration is required by April 13th in order to receive a free t-shirt.

Cost: Advance Registration-$20 per person
$12-Age 12 and under
Age 6 and under is FREE
$35 for a family of 3 or more

Cost: Day-Of Registration– $25 per person
$15– Age 12 and under
Age 6 and under is FREE
$40 for a family of 3 or more

Race Contact: Kathy Wright
(570) 586-8191

Register: HERE or at neparunner.com

Waverly Community House Seeking Volunteers

The 2023 NEPA Film Festival is April 14th-16th at The Comm! Volunteers are still needed for 2 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday. Please call Kathy at the Comm office if you are interested: 570-586-8191.All volunteers will receive a free Day Pass.

Filmmaker Reception & Opening Night Party Friday, April 14th at The Comm, 6:00-9:00PM! Unique, original film screenings and WVIA workshops at The Comm Saturday, 11:00AM-7:00PM and Sunday, 11:00AM-4:00PM.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click HERE or visit nepafilmfestival.com

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival

Established in 2016 by the Waverly Community House, The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival is supported by the F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation and its mission to “build community through the arts.” Dedicated to nurturing emerging and independent filmmakers from Northeast Pennsylvania and around the world, the three-day festival correspondingly promotes cultural awareness and appreciation of film as an art form by exposing local audiences to unique and original cinema. For more information or to purchase tickets for events scheduled April 14 through 16, 2023, visit nepafilmfestival.com.

More information on the WVIA Education Student Showcase can be found at wvia.org/studentshowcase

WVIA will present three workshops and as well as the winners of the first WVIA Education Student Showcase at the 2023 Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival. The 2023 Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival (NEPAFF) hosted by the Waverly Community House in partnership with WVIA will take place at the Waverly Community House the weekend of April 14th-16th.

Feature Documentary Production with Alexander Monelli

Producing a feature-length documentary can be an overwhelming process. Learn tricks and tips so you can go out and shoot your own feature with or without a budget – and with or without a crew. Award-winning filmmaker Alexander Monelli has shot, edited, and directed four feature-length documentaries and will provide practical examples of shooting, editing, and what goes into producing a feature film. 

Presenter bio:

Alexander Monelli is a producer/director at WVIA where he creates short and feature-length documentaries (“Agnes 50” and “Roar”). He earned a BFA in Film from Long Island University. Prior to WVIA, he produced the award-winning documentary “At The Drive-in” which opened the 2017 NEPA Film Festival and is now available on Amazon Prime and iTunes. Al resides in Clarks Summit with his wife, Amanda, and daughters, Mila and Nora. 

Telling the Story with Kelly Dessoye and Kris Hendrickson

The tools available to today’s visual storytellers are many, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed before you even click “record”. It all comes down to the story and how you want to tell it.  What do you need (and what do you really need) to begin the journey, and how does the story inform your approach, your choice of gear, and your message?

Presenter bios:

Kelly Dessoye is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and video journalist with over 12 years of experience. With a belief that video is the best way to give stories the dignity and nuance they deserve; she leverages technical skills gleaned from years as a cinematographer and editor in the advertising world with an insatiable curiosity and desire to amplify stories that are pushed to the wayside. 

Kris Hendrickson began his career directing live television at WYOU-TV in 1989 and, since 1999, has served as a producer, videographer, director, editor, and graphic designer of long-form and short-form content at WVIA. He has been recognized by the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters for his work in the areas of documentary film, series television, live broadcasting, entertainment programs, promotions and digital short-form content.

Enhancing Productions with Animation & Graphics with Neil Prisco

Think quality animation and graphics are unattainable for the independent filmmaker? Think again as we show you how to enhance your story with special effects on any budget. Whether you are shooting a piece on your phone, or have a crew of 20 people, there are opportunities and options for you. In this workshop we will provide attendees with the resources and information you need to create help you put your imagination on the screen.

Presenter bio:

Neil Prisco is the Creative Director for WVIA, overseeing the branding, marketing, and overall look of the station. Over his 15-year career he has received multiple awards and nominations for his graphic design work, production, directing, editing, sound design and more. A native of the Hudson valley in New York, Neil graduated received his undergraduate degree in communications from Marywood University.

Details and free reservations are available at nepafilmfestival.com

The Waverly Community House to Celebrate Black History Month

The Waverly Community House, in partnership with WVIA, invites the community to celebrate Black History Month on Sunday, February 26th at 1pm. The event will feature a free screening of the documentary Harriet Tubman: Visions of Freedom by acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson.            
Harriet Tubman escaped slavery but returned again and again to lead more than 70 others to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Join WVIA and learn about Waverly’s significant role with Historian E.J. Murphy and then enjoy a free screening of the documentary. Though the event is free to the public, reservations are suggested and may be made at wvia.org/events.   
 The Comm’s Destination Freedom initiative is proud of its designation as part of the National Historic Park Service’s Network to Freedom, an honor it received in 2022. The Destination Freedom Special Exhibits Gallery will be open for participants who wish to visit. The mission of the Gallery is to promote a greater understanding of the complex history of a small village and its role in the Underground Railroad and local Civil War history. Appointments to visit at other times may be made by calling 570-586-8191 extension 2 or by visiting the website: www.waverlywalking tours.org.    
Questions may be emailed to ejmurphy@waverlycomm.org. The Waverly Community House is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and is located at 1115 North Abington Road in Waverly, PA. 

The Waverly Community House Wreath Making

      Wreath Making with Abby Peck changed to Thursday, December 8th         Wreath making takes place from 9am -2pm continuously in The Comm Gym. All are welcome! Make a wreath for yourself and one for The Comm! Reservations are not required. $3 donation suggested. Greens & light refreshments provided. Bring your own pruning shears, work gloves, and any decorations you want to add to your wreath!             Visit “The Upstairs Thrift”! Our upscale thrift shop featuring women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and housewares. Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm; Saturdays 10am-1pm