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].
STACKS Writing Group will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday starting August 21 at The Banshee, 320 Penn Ave., Scranton. Writers are invited to send an unpolished sample of their fiction, maximum of 15 pages, to Stef and Chris at [email protected]. For more information, visit STACKS Writing Group on Facebook.
The West Scranton Hyde Park Neighborhood Watch will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at All Saints Auditorium, 1403 Jackson St., behind St. Patrick's Church. Info: http://hydeparkneighborwatch.wordpress.com/.
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.
Social Action Round Table: Voter ID Law at Temple Hesed on Friday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Round Table will feature Atty. Abigail Byman who will explain the law, the court challenge filed to halt its implementation and what you must do before the November election. Temple Hesed is located on Knox Road.
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.
Johnson College will hold Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Training from August 27 to February 7, 2013. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, 4 to 10:15 pm in the Woolworth Building's Precision Machining Classroom. The College is located at 3427 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.johnson.edu/continuing-education/upcoming-training/ or call 702.8979.
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. For more information, visit www.catholicchoralsociety.org or call 587.2753.
"Riverworks III: Lackawanna River Corridor Association, Celebrating 25 Years" will be held September 6 through 29 with an opening reception on First Friday, September 7 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The theme for this juried exhibition is the river and its watershed. Those who are interested are invited to create artwork that shares their views and interpretations of the theme, the drop off dates are August 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton.
For information on the LRCA, including a complete description of the watershed and its access points, visit www.lrca.org.
For information on entering the exhibition, visit http://www.artworksnepa.com.
Fight For Air Walk kick off luncheon will be held at Uno's Restaurant in Dickson City on Thursday Sept 13 from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about our upcoming Fight For Air Walk to be held at Nay Aug park on Saturday, Oct. 13. RSVP is necessary to attend the luncheon. Info: 823.2212. To register for the walk, visit www.lunginfo.org/scrantonwalk.
"Laughter With A Purpose: A Benefit for Michael Meoni" will be held at the AFA Art Gallery's second floor on Saturday, Sept. 15. The money raised at the event, hosted by the gallery, located at 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Tickets for the event are priced at $20. This night of entertainment includes improv groups Here We Are In Spain and Unorganized Business, juggler Mike Simon, rock band Fire With Friends and acoustic guitar player Brendan Regan. Shows are scheduled for 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets are time specific, and can be purchased at the door, or in advance at 604.1874.
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
Blakely Hose Company No. 2 is holding their fourth annual Kielbasa Smoke Fest on Saturday, October 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the station located at 315 Second St., Blakely.
For more information, visit www.blakelyfire.org.