Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 29 @ 5:30 PM
Mental Health First Aid Class
Nami Pa Scranton & Northeast Region – There will be a Mental Health First Aid class held on Thursday July 27th from 5:30-9:30 pm and Saturday July 29th from 9 am-1pm at The Advocacy Alliance Media Building at 841 Jefferson Avenue in Scranton! You must pre-register- we cannot accomodate walk-ins! Thanks to a collaboration between NAMI Scranton & Northeast Region and the Lou Ruspi Jr Foundation this class is being offered to you for only $10 (a $50 value). This is an 8 hour course and you must attend both days to receive certification. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence based, internationally offered program that has been found to help people be more comfortable giving support and information to someone who is struggling with a behavioral health problem (mental health or substance abuse). Like regular first aid, MHFA is the temporary care given to someone until professional care can be rendered. Graduates become aware of others behavior as well as their own, they learn about resources in the community as well as communication strategies… and there is a solid focus on self-care. Mental Health First Aid allows for early detection and intervention by teaching participants about the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and addictions. The program offers concrete tools and answers key questions like “What can I do?” and “Where can someone find help?” Participants are introduced to local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addictions treatment and support. Mental Health First Aid certification is good for 3 years and can easily be renewed online. This certification goes with you wherever you may go, it is definitely something you can put on a resume regardless of your profession! AGAIN- you must pre-register by contacting the NAMI Scranton & Northeast Region office at 570-342-1047 or email at
    Thursday Jul 27 - Jul 28 @ 5:30 PM
SAT Math Help and Tutoring
Scranton Public Library – Certified math teacher, Ruth Yaron, will provide help and tutoring to high school students who are looking to take the SAT test in the 2017-2018 school year. The tutoring will only cover SAT Mathematics. Students are encouraged to come with questions to the tutoring session. There will be two tutoring sessions available: Thursday, July 27 from 5:30-7 PM Thursday's session will be held upstairs in the Reference Department of the Albright Memorial Library. Friday, July 28 from 1-2:30 PM Friday's session will be held in the Community Room, located on the lower level of the Lackawanna County Children's Library. Registration is free and required.
    Thursday Jul 27 @ 8:00 PM
Conor Oberst
F.M. Kirby Center – Acclaimed singer-songwriter Conor Oberst will bring a full-band performance to the F.M. Kirby Center on July 27, featuring members of The Felice Brothers. Philadelphia-based, Hop Along will support Conor Oberst as opening act. Tickets: $30, plus fees KIRBY MEMBER PRE-SALE: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AM SPOTIFY PRE-SALE : Wed, 7 Jun 2017 at 12:00 PM PUBLIC ON-SALE : Fri, 9 Jun 2017 at 12:00 PM
    Friday Jul 28 @ 5:30 PM
Happy Hour Yoga & Handpan
Nearme yoga – Join our community for the imfamous Happy Hour at Nearme Yoga and meet all the wonderful people who make this establishment possible and our new teacher trainees. Yoga is from 5:30-6:30 guided by Chelsea managanaro with the help of the beautiful sound of a handpan with Steve Werner. Gentle relaxing class followed by a guided mediaition. Free for members and teacher trainees. Hang out afterwards for some wine and hor derves. $12 for non-members
    Saturday Jul 29 - Jul 30 @ 5:00 AM
Steam, Diesel, and Electric Tour of Scranton
Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum – Steam, diesel, and electric trains are the highlight of a special weekend excursion to Scranton, Pa., on July 29-30. Travel with the members of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum by deluxe motorcoach to ride historic trains on the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad, Steamtown National Historic Site, and Electric City Trolley Museum. Visitors will enjoy a private excursion on the Delaware-Lackawanna from Scranton to Delaware Water Gap and return on Saturday. The special excursion will be powered by vintage diesels and ticket upgrades will be available to ride in the railroad’s 1936 luxury executive observation car. On Sunday, a chartered trolley will take visitors from the Electric City Trolley Museum on a five-mile run through the historic Crown Avenue Tunnel to the baseball stadium in Wilkes-Barre. Upon return to Scranton, we will tour Steamtown NHS and take a short steam train ride around the yards and museum facility. Tickets for this trip are $300.00 each ($275.00 for RGVRRM members), and does not include food or lodging. Saturday, July 29 Our deluxe motorcoach will depart from the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum at 6:00 a.m. We will disembark at the Radission Lackawanna Hotel (the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western station) for our private excursion on the Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad. Powered by Alco Century-series diesels, the train will consist of one ex-NJDOT “Comet” commuter coach, and ex-Erie Lackawana business car No. 2. A limited number of ticket upgrades for $75.00 each are available to ride in EL 2. Our train will depart at 10:00 a.m. and proceed to Gouldsboro station for a photo run-by. The next stop will be East Stroudsburg at 12:30 to tour the restored interlocking tower and stop for lunch (on your own). The train will continue to the end of the line at Slateford Jct., where the diesels will be runaround to the other end of the train with a 5:30 scheduled arrival at Scranton for dinner. Sunday, July 30 Following breakfast at the hotel, our group will spend the day touring Steamtown NHS and the Electric City Trolley Museum. A private chartered trolley has been reserved for us to depart Scranton at 12:00 p.m. for a spirited five-mile run along the former Laurel Line interurban route to Wilke-Barre, Pa. Admission to Steamtown NHS includes a self-guided tour of the exhibits and displays as well as a short steam train ride around the yards using Baldwin 0-6-0 No. 26. Lodging You must make your own arrangements for lodging. The museum has reserved a block of rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites in Moosic, Pa. You must call (570) 347-1551 and ask for the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum block of rooms for Saturday, July 29. Your choice of rooms will be either a room with two double beds or a room with a king size bed. Ask for a guaranteed late arrival. UPDATE: The block of rooms has been released however if the hotel still has rooms available, they will honor the $79 price/room for a total of $79.10 including tax. Meals You are responsible for your own meals throughout the weekend. Free breakfast is provided at the hotel on Sunday, July 30. Supporters and Partners The Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum would like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their support of this special trip: - Delaware-Lackawanna Railroad - David Monte Verde and Genesee Valley Transportation - Electric City Trolley Museum - Steamtown National Historic Site
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM
Free Public Tour!
Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple – Come learn about our historic building! There's 180,000+ square feet of pure wonder! No reservations are necessary, just meet us in the 1st Floor Lobby.
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 11:00 AM
Yoga & Biking with Janet Martin
Nearme yoga – Pocono Bike Rental and Nearme Yoga present: Bike, Hike, Yoga and Connect…Yoga on the Bike Trail, at the Lehigh Gorge State Park, Poconos, White Haven, PA 11:00 AM start time (please arrive at 10:45 AM) Bike approx. 20-30 minutes to beautiful meadow yoga spot Practice Yoga for approx. 55 minutes during High Noon Bike approx. 20-30 minutes to the lunch spot/picnic area Lunch (self provided) 10-15 minutes (pack in/pack out) Hike approx. 5-10 mins. to view the Lehigh River and Lock 22 at Mud Run Bike approx. 45-55 minutes back, slightly uphill (.5% grade) Briefly stopping by the Quartz Crystal Mine (5 minutes) Finishing at around 2:00 PM Nearme Yoga presents Yoga on the Bike TrailGo Biking and practice Yoga in the Poconos with Pocono Bike Rental and Nearme Yoga in the world famous Lehigh Gorge State Park, on the #1 Rail Trail in America; (as searched on: The most natural yoga “studio” in the Poconos is a beautiful serene mountain meadow alongside the Lehigh River, capturing Mother Nature at her finest! This is where you will indulge in a peaceful yoga practice immersed in the sound rich surroundings of the forest. Here under the canopy of this protected forest lies the best yoga studio in the Poconos. You will be guided through your personal practice grounded in the calming wilderness with the amazingly talented instructors from Nearme Yoga (the hosts of, NEPA Yoga Festival, the largest annual Yoga Festival in the NEPA Poconos Region). Yoga in the Poconos at the Lehigh Gorge State ParkDuring your outdoor adventure you will get to see nature’s beautiful wonders along the Lehigh Gorge Trail like; the whitewater Lehigh River rapids, amazing waterfalls, scenic overlooks, unique rock outcroppings, quartz crystal mine deposits, historical landmarks and the 1,000 foot mountain walls of the Lehigh Gorge. This inexpensive excursion offers the chance to combine an outdoor yoga experience with unique, majestic, spectacular views! Come along with us to; Bike, Hike, Yoga and Connect…Yoga on the Bike Trail! Series dates and teachers July 29th Summer Sweat – Janet D. Martin August 12th Jam along the River – Chelsea Manganaro August 26th Back to School Recharge – Georgia Bone September 2nd Labor Day Rejuvenate – Maya Kowalcyk (of Jim Thorpe Yoga) September 16th Nature’s Refresh – Chelsea Manganaro September 30th Fall Foliage Rebirth – Georgia Bone October 7th Fall Foliage Restore – Stacy Hein (of Jim Thorpe Yoga) October 14th Fall Foliage Spectacle – Lauren Franko October 21st Fall Foliage Finale’ – Chelsea Manganaro $49.95 includes a Sport Mountain Bike Rental – ($59.95 day of w/required online registration) ONLY $29.95 with your own bike – ($39.95 day of w/required online registration) Lehigh Gorge State Park, White Haven South Access, White Haven, PA (Call: 570-899-5025 for more information and availability) Teachers subject to change, RAIN/SHINE event or it MAY be moved to Sunday if extreme weather is forecasted. All reservations must be made in advance, 48 hours is suggested as class size is limited. – EARLY BIRD Discount – with Sport Bike Rental $34.95* (limit 4) Click Here *NEPA Yoga Festival Ticket Holders $15 OFF – July 1st PRESALE ends Thursday June 29th! – EARLY BIRD Discount – with Sport Bike Rental $34.95* (limit 4) Click Here
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 12:00 PM
5th Annual Arts on the Square
Backyard Ale House – The 5th Annual Arts on the Square, wraps around the beautiful Courthouse Square in the center of downtown Scranton, PA. with over 100 vendors, live art experiences, music, food & family fun. This event is brought to you by: Lackawanna County, ScrantonMade, The City of Scranton, King Outdoor and Backyard Alehouse.
    Saturday Jul 29 @ 8:00 PM
F.M. Kirby Center – ‘90s hit-makers, Fastball, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center’s “Live from the Chandelier Lobby” concert series, presented by City Market and Café, on Saturday, July 29th at 8:00 p.m. Tickets: $25.00 in advance, $30.00 day of show, plus fees Fastball found mainstream success with 1998’s All the Pain Money Can Buy, which included hit singles "The Way,” "Fire Escape" and "Out of My Head." The album was certified Gold by the RIAA in June 1998 and went Platinum in September of the same year, making it Fastball's most successful release to date. The smash hit record stayed on the Billboard 200 chart for a full year, earning the band two Grammy Award nominations.
    Sunday Jul 30 @ 12:30 PM
Excursion, Scranton to Moscow
Steamtown National Historic Site – Diesel Electric power takes you and your company around 13 miles into the North Pocono region of Pennsylvania. Depart from the heart of Scranton, through a stone tunnel, past neighborhoods, two reservoirs and then arrive in the country borough of Moscow. And do it all over again for the return trip! Members of the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society serve light refreshments during the layover. Their freight and passenger stations are going through repairs to last another hundred years serving passengers. Both structures date to 1904. Ticket prices include admission to Steamtown's grounds and museums. $24.00 for adults, aged 16 - 61 $22.00 for seniors, aged 62 and up $17.00 for children aged 6-15. Under 6 tickets are no charge. Remember your America the Beautiful Access, Annual and Senior passes waive the park entrance fee for you and up to 3 of your adult guests, so you can save $7.00 per adult/senior up to 4 in your party. Tickets are on sale now at the Steamtown ticket and information booth. You may also purchase them 9:00-4:00 any day with a credit card. Telephone (888) 693-9391, ext 5204. AMEX, Discover, MC and Visa accepted. Train boards 30 minutes before departure at the boarding platform near the Mall bridge.
    Sunday Jul 30 @ 8:00 PM
Amos Lee
F.M. Kirby Center – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 31 Mar 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Monday Jul 31 - Aug 4 @ 9:00 AM
Showtime Shenanigans - Little Dragon Session 4, PreK-4th
Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple – ***ONE WEEK SESSION!*** July 31 - August 4, 2017 Grades: PreK to 4th Spend the week having FUN with the ARTS! Campers will develop countless new skills as they experience the visual and performing arts like never before! Little Dragons will clown around as they learn silly songs, create crazy characters - they'll even get crafty while painting masterpieces! They'll have a BLAST every step of the way. The session will culminate with a special performance for family and friends! Showcase: Friday, August 4; Art Show at 12:30 PM, Show at 1:00 PM on the MAIN STAGE! Full Day Tuition: $225 Half Day Tuition (Pre-K & K only): $125 A limited number of needs based scholarships are available. For information, contact The Scranton Cultural Center's 2017 Summer Camp Program is presented by Toyota of Scranton and sponsored by Wells Fargo, DePietro's Pharmacy, NEPA Pediatrics and Giant Floor. Supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.
    Monday Jul 31 - Aug 4 @ 9:00 AM
Wilderness Survival Day Camp
Lackawanna College – Wilderness Survival Day Camp 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 31 – Aug. 4, 2017 For ages 9 & 10. Campers will learn survival skills, increase self-confidence, and gain a newfound respect and sense of responsibility for the world around them. Activities include plant identification, fire by friction, shelter building, and animal tracking. This project was sponsored in part by the Overlook Foundation. Camp is $120 per camper. Registration is required and space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center at (570) 842-1506.
    Monday Jul 31 - Aug 4 @ 9:00 AM
American Girl Spa Week
Lackawanna College – Bring your favorite doll to camp! Students will create tutus, bracelets and photo frames. On Friday, enjoy a relaxing spa day! $100 Ages 4-7. Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m. For more information, contact Bridget Duggan, Continuing Education Youth/Special Programs Coordinator at (570) 961-7883 or
    Monday Jul 31 - Aug 4 @ 9:00 AM
Advanced Cooking with Brenda!
Lackawanna College – All of Chef Brenda’s past students are invited to attend this “advanced” cooking class. Students will use advanced cooking techniques while at the same time elevate their cooking skills. $200 Ages 13 and up Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information, contact Bridget Duggan, Continuing Education Youth/Special Programs Coordinator at (570) 961-7883 or
    Monday Jul 31 - Aug 4 @ 9:00 AM
Little Heroes Camp
Lackawanna College – Let your inner Super Hero out as we explore leadership challenges & supporting our friends! $90 Ages 4-7 Mon.-Fri., 9-11 a.m. For more information, contact Bridget Duggan, Continuing Education Youth/Special Programs Coordinator at (570) 961-7883 or
    Monday Jul 31 - Aug 4 @ 9:30 AM
Whimsical Creations Summer Camp
Perfect Harmony Center for the Arts, LLC – This week, students will explore many elements of art with the focus being owls, dragonflies, fairies, lotus flowers, and dragons. Through the use of various fine art mediums such as water colors, acrylic paints, clay, pencil, and colored pencil, etc., students will make wonderful whimsical creations that are limited only by their imaginations. $150.00 July 31st through August 4th. All materials included.
    Monday Jul 31 @ 1:30 PM
Kids Fairy Garden Camp
Nearme yoga – All acceccories will be provided to make a basic fairy garden. Feel free to bring anything you might need. 1:30-5pm - Monday, July 1 Limited to 10 spots. LAST EVENT SOLD OUT! And preregistration is required. $40 pp.$50 the day of and $75 for two kids. Sing up here:
    Tuesday Aug 1 @ 4:15 PM
Kids Carnival
Nearme yoga – Come join the fun on Tuesday August 1st at 4:15pm at Nearme Moosic for a Kids Carnival Class! There will be games, yoga and so much FUN! You won't be disappointed! Ages 2.5-5 Cost $12
    Tuesday Aug 1 @ 7:00 PM
Meet & Greet for Potential New Members
Junior League of Scranton – The Junior League of Scranton, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. We are currently in the process of forming our Provisional Class for the 2017-2018 year! Join us for a Meet & Greet session on Tuesday, August 1st at 7pm at the Tripp House. This will be an opportunity for you to meet members and ask any questions you may have! If you haven’t done so already, you can check out to view a 10 minute video about the league. Interested in the League but can't attend? Email