Scranton Area Events

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The Office of Community Relations is pleased to provide information on downtown and area community events.  Like us on Facebook to stay up to date with Scranton happenings.  

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The MENU Series-Fall Farm to Table, The Scranton Cultural Center, October 27

‘the Menu’ features culinary creations by chefs and local restaurants. Variety of topics covered from what to buy at the farmer’s market, to tips for preparing holiday meals with ease, to the perfect cocktail for your next party! ‘the Menu’ will provide you with fresh and exciting ideas for special occasions! Come see what’s on ‘the Menu’ – it’s certain to be local, fresh and, most importantly, DELICIOUS!  For more information, visit the website.

Lahey Haunted Mini-Golf, Lahey Family Fun Park, September 26-November 2

Halloween fun for all ages!  18 holes of Mini-Golf with spooky scenes and characters from your favorite horror movies. Haunted Golf starts at 9 p.m. For more information, call 570-586-5699.

First Friday Scranton, Downtown Scranton, November 7

It’s paintings, photography, sculpture, music, performance art…you never know what you’ll find at First Friday in Downtown Scranton. Support and buy directly from regional artists and mingle with your Northeastern Pennsylvania neighbors, all in a casual atmosphere. Free.  5-8 p.m. For more information, visit the website.

"Book, Beast and Puppet", w/Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre, Scranton Cultural Center, November 8

Wiggles and Giggles Children’s Workshop at 10:00 AM Show beginning at 11:00 AM. Based on the puppets and scripts of Doug Roysdon, Mock Turtle Marionette Theater is the product of many of individual artists and partnerships who have helped Roysdon exploit the incredible versatility of the puppetry arts. Drawing on sources as diverse as Monteverdi and Mother Goose, the company has engaged in projects ranging from modern dance from to child abuse prevention. Cost is $8.  For more information, call Stephanie Santore @ 570-346-7369 or visit mockturtle.org or the Scranton Cultural Center website.

5th Annual Geisinger Turkey Trot, Nay Aug Park, November 22

Lace up your running shoes for the 5th Annual Geisinger Turkey Trot, 5K Walk and Fun Run.  Saturday, November 22 @ 9 a.m.  Register online by November 18.  Day of race registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  Proceeds benefit the Janet Weis Children's Hospital.  For more information, view the flyer.

22nd Annual Santa Parade, Downtown Scranton, November 22

The 22nd Annual Santa Parade will take place on Saturday, Novembe 22, 2014 in Downtown Scranton!  This year's Grand Marshall is Paralympian Stephanie Jallen!  For more information, visit the website!

Sacred Symbols in Sequins, Everhart Museum, through December 29

Sacred Symbols in Sequins offers a view of magnificent works of art made by skilled Hatian flag makers, which form remarkable mosaics of religious imagery by combining and juxtaposing symbols of Europe and the Americas with those brought from Africa centruies ago by captive slaves.  For more information, visit the website.

Haiti De/Constructed: Community Art at the Everhart, Everhart Museum, through December 29

Haiti De/Constructed is a community art exhibit featuring creative interpretations of Haitian architecture by area students during Summer 2014’s Arts Alive! program. These artworks focus on the geometric and colorful shapes and buildings found in Port-au-Prince, the capital city of the island nation of Haiti. For more information, visit the website.

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or community@scranton.edu.