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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Run Around Scranton, Ale Mary's 5K, April 17

Ale Mary's 5K is taking over the streets and trails of Scranton.  The Course will feature downtown Scranton, the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail and parts of the Scranton Half Marathon Course.  Registration begins at 5 p.m. and is free, 5K begins at 6 p.m.  For more information, click here.

Tim McGurl in Concert, Scranton Cultural Center, April 18

Due to popular demend, and for those who missed him, The Scranton Cultural Center is hosting Tim McGurl's return to the SCC's Grand Ballroom for an encore performance of his "Solo Acoustic Interpretations of Neil Young's Show".  Showtime is 8 p.m.  For more information, click here.

Entrance Fee-Free Days, Steamtown National Historic Site, April 19-20

The National Park Service has announced Entrance Fee-Free Days on April 19 & 20.  The days at Steamtown will provide complimentary admission to the Park grounds, museum complex and scheduled walking tours, but will not include train rides and/or other amenity fees charged by the Park.  Steamtown National Historic Site is the only place in the National park system where the story of steam railroading and the people who made it possible is told.  General park information is available by calling 570-340-5200 during regular busniess hours, or by visiting the Park website anytime.

Starting Seeds and Growing Vegetables, McNulty Greenhouse at Nay Aug Park, April 24

Learn how to save money and get a head start on the season by growing your own plants from seeds. You will learn how to reuse containers for germination, the best kind of soil to use, light requirements, and more. You will learn all the best tips for growing the best vegetables in your garden this summer.  Plus, the Lackawanna County 4H will be having a special seed sale so you can stock up.  6 p.m.  Free. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  To register or for more information, call 570-963-6842 or email.

Container Gardening, McNulty Greenhouse at Nay Aug Park, May 3

If you have limited space or time, container gardening is a great alternative for those who do not want a big garden. You learn the best plants and handy tips for successful small space gardening.  11 a.m.  Free. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  To register or for more information, call 570-963-6842 or email.

Composting, McNulty Greenhouse at Nay Aug Park, May 8

Composting is nature’s original recycling program. Instead of throwing away yard waste, make it work for you. Learn how easy it is to pile up your grass clippings, leaves, and old plants and make a useful garden amendment.  6 p.m. Free.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQURED.  To register or for more information, call 570-963-6842 or email.

Growing Herbs, McNulty Greenhouse at Nay Aug Park, May 10

Herbs are an easy way to enhance your gardening experience and the dinner table too. Nothing tastes better than fresh herbs in your favorite recipes.  11 a.m.  Free.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  To register or for more information, call 570-963-6842 or email.

Swingin' On Vine, 500 Block of Vine Street, May 23

5th annual Swingin’ On Vine for the Albright Memorial Library is a block party that takes place in front of the Library on the 500 block on Vine St. in downtown Scranton.  This year's event is on Friday, May 23, 2014 from 5-8 pm and all proceeds benefit the Library. There will be food, live music by "Paul LaBelle & The Exact Change," refreshments and raffles for $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Must be 21+ to attend. Tickets may be purchased at the Albright Memorial Library, Nancy Kay Holmes Branch or Library Express.  For more information, call 570-207-0764 or 570-558-1670.

 
D-Day 1944: "Accept nothing less than full Victory!", Everhart Museum, through June 16

Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, D-Day 1944 focuses on the planning, execution and aftermath of the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944.  Featuring historic photographs of the invasion, the exhibit also includes historic artifacts from regional lenders and historical collections.  For more information, click here.

World War II on the Homefront: Community Art at the Everhart, Everhart Museum, through June 16

Exclusive to the Everhart Museum, WWII on the Homefront is a community art exhibit featuring new work created by NEPA-based historical societies, veterans’ associations, regional schools, & community organizations working in partnership with the Museum and artist-in-residence Liz Parry-Faist. For more information, click here.

1963: A Blast from the Past!, Everhart Museum, through June 30

Exclusive to the Everhart Museum is the exhibit 1963: A Blast from the Past! a visual look back at the year's events that filled Americans with exhilaration, as well as those that brought us to unfathomable depths of despair.  This exhibit features images, documents, and ephemera and was developed by students enrolled in Public History 281, a class designed to introduce undergraduates to the world of museum and archival work.  For more information, click here.

 

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