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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Everhart 101: Keystone to Everhart (K-6th Grade), Everhart Museum, Saturdays, Oct. 24-Nov. 21

Start your Saturday Mornings right by awakening your inner artist this fall with Everhart 101- Keystone to Everhart! Brought to you by the Everhart Museum in partnership with the Art Education students of Keystone College, Everhart 101 provides fun-filled art classes inspired by our current exhibits. Students will use various types of media such as digital photography, collage, painting, and sculpture to create their very own art work. 10 a.m. $35/per person for 5 sessions. For more information, call 570-346-7186, ext. 516.

Isaiah's Master Class with the AFA Gallery, Everhart Museum, Mondays, Oct. 26 - Dec. 21

This Master Class, in partnership with the AFA Gallery, is a ten-day arts program for students entering grades 9 through 12. Instruction of professional and local artists along with Everhart Museum staff will help guide you in creating your very own art work that correlates to our museum collections. Art work created in this series of classes will exhibit at a premier gallery space. Classes will be held on October 26, November 9th, November 23rd, December 7th, and December 21st at the Everhart Museum. $8/child (museum member) or $10/child (non-member). Please contact the Everhart Museum at (570) 346-7186, ext. 516 to register. Pre-registration & prepayment are required as space is limited. For more information, email us at

The Book of Mormon, Scranton Cultural Center, October 27-November 1

The NY Times calls is "The Best Musical of the Century!" 9 time Tony Award winning Best Musical from the creators of South Park. Prices vary, contact the Broadway Theater league & NAC Entertainment at 570-342-7784 for more information.

Johnson College Trunk-or-Treat, Johnson College, October 29

The event will be held on Thursday, October 29th from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. on the front lawn of the campus. The event is simple, anyone from the community can bring a vehicle and candy, and we invite local children to this safe trick-or-treating event where they can safely walk from car to car to collect some Halloween treats! Last year we had about 300 children come through the Trunk-or-Treat! This year we will also have organizations such as Toyota of Scranton, Montage Mountain & SWB Rail Riders bringing treats and surprises! To host a car, call Shannon at 570-702-8950 or email any questions to Sean Ann at!

Halloween Express, Steamtown National Historic Site, October 31

Take a ride on one of the nation’s largest steam and diesel engines with Dan Yeager, “Leatherface” in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. Excursions will run through the rolling hills of Northeast PA at 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm. Tickets are required, prices vary. Call 570-340-5204 for reservations and information.

The Trolley of Terror, Electric City Trolley Museum, October 31

Reservations are required and prices vary for this trolley of terror ride with actor Dan Yeager, “Leatherface” in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D. The trolley will take off at 5:00pm or 6:00pm. For reservations and information call 570-963-6590.

Scranton After Dark Walking Tour, Haunted Streets of Scranton, October 31

Walk the haunted streets of Scranton with actor Dan Yeager, “Leatherface” in Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D! Reservations are required and can be made by calling 570-344-3841.

Dinovember 2015, Everhart Museum, Nov. 1 - Dec. 31

“Dinovember 2015″ returns to the Everhart on November 1st! This family-oriented exhibit features the creative photography of Refe and Susan Tuma, along with images of the Everhart Dinosaurs during last year’s Dinovember romp through Northeastern Pennsylvania. In the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs.” Prices vary. For more information and to make a reservation, call 570-346-7186.

American Masters Lecture, Scranton Cultural Center, Nov. 5

Historian James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Battle Cry of Freedom, among many other works, will deliver the Lackawanna County Library System’s 2015 American Masters Lecture on Thursday, November 5, at 7 PM, at the Scranton Cultural Center.  Admission is free with a library card or student/faculty ID. For more information, visit or view the poster.

First Friday, Downtown Scranton, November 6

First Friday serves as a conduit to artists, connecting them to prospective venues, art lovers seeking entertainment, and venues looking to attract new customers. All of these are unified under the vision of using the arts to revitalize downtown Scranton. Various locations in Downtown Scranton, starting at 6 pm.

Where Art, Nature, and Science Collide, Everhart Museum, November 14

Join us Saturdays this fall at Noon and witness the collision of Art, Nature, & Science! Brought to you by the Everhart Museum and the Keystone College Environmental Education Institute, Where Art, Nature, & Science Collide is a five day program during October and November. Featuring the staff of KCEEI along with Keystone College, partake in the adventure of creation and discovery. Transportation to and from the Carbondale and Scranton Area School Districts will be available for registered students.

A Community Journeys from Hurt to Healing, IHM Center, November 14

A year after the shooting at Blooming Grove. At the heart of every human journey out of hurt lies the divine gift to forgive and reconcile. This workshop invites participants to open themselves to God’s overwhelming desire to heal and our human ache to be healed. The two often meet where human beings and communities confront irreconcilable evil and violence. This resentation will focus on stories, biblical and contemporary, our own and others, as invitations to help us recognize the face of the Living God, shining on us and calling us to share in the great work of love that is forgiveness and reconciliation for the sake of our wounded world. Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9:30 am to 4 pm. Theresa Maxis Conferenc Center, IHM Center, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509. Please RSVP by October 31 to

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Relations at 570-941-4419 or