Coal Mining info sought, Carl Orechovsky, research editor of Anthracite Archives, Old Forge, is seeking information about the coal mining industry during the 1950s and '60s in Old Forge.
Anyone interested with information or photos of mine openings, buildings, miners, breakers or stories of life and workings in the mines can contact Orechovsky evenings at 702.4217 or e-mail [email protected].
Friends of the Forgotten NEPA Wing will hold the "You Are Not Forgotten Ride" on Sunday, August 12. Registration for the ride, which benefits Veterans and POW/MIA, is from 9 to 11:30 a.m., the ride begins at noon. The ride begins and ends at the North American Warhorse, 1000 Dunham Dr., Dunmore. A donation of $15 per driver, $10 per rider and $10 non-rider, will be collected.
The event will also feature raffles and the live music provided by Jim Cullen & Friends. For more information, call 383.9552, 586.5804 or visit nepa.friendsoftheforgotten.org.
The West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch will hold its next meeting on Thursday, August 16 at 7 p.m. at All Saints Auditorium, 1403 Jackson St., behind St. Patrick's Church. Info: http://hydeparkneighborwatch.wordpress.com/.
Monthly Meeting of Mended Hearts Inc., a support group for heart patients and their families on Thursday, August 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Regional Hospital of Scranton, on the second floor, McGowan Conference Center. Guest speaker Dr. Kenneth Wilcox, Thoracic Surgeon from Lear Von Koch & Associates will be discussing the topic nutrition and heart disease. For more information, call 587.5755 or 340.4842.
Women's Day Out (PLUS Men) a fundraiser held on Sunday, August 19, 2 to 8 p.m. at Nails First Salon located at 207 S. Main St., Taylor. This will benefit Tracey's Hope
Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. A variety of services will be offered, there will also be live entertainment by Dani-elle Khela, a wine and cheese table, and psychic readings. For more information, call 457.1625.
The Playwrights Project will present Providence Speakeasy, on Sunday, August 26 at the Old Bricke Theater, located at 126 W. Market St., Scranton. The theater will be transformed to look like a speakeasy from the 1920s, complete with costumes, a jazz band and decorations. All proceeds from the event will go towards the production costs of Dyonisia '12, the playwrights' festival.
The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 64th season on Tuesday, September 4, with rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the IHM Center at Marywood University. The group, composed of members from both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, performs sacred, classical, Broadway and popular music at performances in both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. New members are welcome and no auditions are required.
The group's first concert is scheduled for October while a 11th anniversary program is planned for the annual November Generations Concert when the Catholic Choral Society hosts and features regional choral groups from elementary school through college at St. Peter's Cathedral.
For more information, visit www.catholicchoralsociety.org and call 587.2753.
Circle 31st season will open with "Bell, Book & Candle" by John Van Druten. The show will run September 20 to 23 and 28 to 30 at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. For more information, call 575.2223