In the Community

Leadership Wilkes-Barre has enjoyed a wonderful friendship with Sundance Vacations and would like to provide an opportunity for you to get to know more about them and the charities that are near and dear to the company. Use the above link to learn more.

June 8 – Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s 36th Annual Dinner & Graduation at Mohegan Sun Pocono. Join us to honor the Class of 2018 and this year’s Distinguished Leadership Award Winner, Michael Lombardo (LWB ’06), Quad 3 Group & former mayor of the City of Pittston. 5:30 reception, 6:15 p.m. dinner. The cost is $70/person or $650/table of 10. Reservations currently being accepted. RSVP deadline is May 26th.

Applications for the LWB Core Class of 2018, Impact Class of 2018 and Fall Executive LWB class are currently being accepted. 

Community Events:

April 27 – Community Reading Day helps to promote literacy and encourage life-long reading and imagination with our next generation.
The future of Northeastern Pennsylvania is dependent on the children in our schools today.
We, as the business community, can become involved in helping to shape their creativity and potential.

Volunteer for our 21st Annual Community Reading Day.
Spend an hour of your day reading to area school classrooms.

As a volunteer, you donate your time at a pre-assigned school and share the joy and excitement of reading with area students.

Please see flyer attached and sign up today for this important event by emailing the volunteer form
to the Greater Pittston Chamber at or by fax to (570) 655-0336.

DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Local Elementary Schools in the Greater Pittston Area

You will be provided with a book prior to the event donated by Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc.

April 29 – Luzerne County Child Advocacy Center Roaring Twenties Gala, 6 – 11 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Pocono. $100/person or $175/couple. For details visit

June 24 – The Back Mountain Bloomers Garden Club will hold the 2017 ‘Tour of Back Mountain Gardens’ on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The tour will include seven beautiful private gardens, all located within a five-mile radius of the Borough of Dallas. The event will be held in memory of the late Nancy S. Brown of Dallas, a long-time member of the Bloomers organization and former Garden Tour chair, who passed away in September 2016. The gardens include a variety of styles and themes including a garden featuring perennials that can be used to dye yarn, two gardens in a single Harveys Lake location, and a historic structure renovated into living space with surrounding gardens. The Back Mountain Bloomers also will host a Horticulture Do It Yourself (DYI) display including hypertufa and kokedama, and a Design Exhibit with a Downton Abbey theme. A full slate of garden, nature, container and landscaping presentations by a variety of presenters is planned. All proceeds will benefit the Anthracite Scenic Trails Association (ASTA), an organization which develops and maintains the Back Mountain Trail. Tickets are $20.00 per person if purchased on or before June 17, and $25 after June 17. Tour information is available at To request a brochure and registration form, contact Angela Vitkoski by email at, or by phone at (570) 718-6507.

Coming This Summer
August 4 – Save the Date: Osterhout Free Library Annual ‘Brewsterhout Roof Top Party’ at the Intermodal Center from 5-8. Details to follow.

August 17 – 20 – Save the Date: Pittston Tomato Festival at the Tomato Festival grounds in Downtown Pittston. Details to follow.

September 8 – Save the Date: Osterhout Free Library Annual “Under The Tuscan Sun” themed gala at the Westmoreland Club. Details to follow.

On Campus:

Wyoming Seminary:

April 28 & 29 – The Wyoming Seminary Players will present Larry Shue’s comedy, “The Nerd,” on Friday and Saturday, April 28-29, at 7:00 p.m. in the Buckingham Performing Arts Center, North Sprague Avenue, Kingston. Willum Cubbert, an aspiring young architect finds himself in a major dilemma when he is visited by a man he’s never met but saved his life in Vietnam. Willum’s hero turns out to be a helpless, hapless nerd who aggressively overstays his welcome. Tickets are $3 in advance and $4 at the door. For more information call 570-270-2190.

May 5 – 31 – Nina Davidowitz’s show of contemporary landscape paintings, “Here and There, Part II” will open on May 5th in the Flack Gallery inside the Kirby Center for Creative Arts at 260 North Sprage Avenue, Kingston. The show will be up until May 31st and gallery hours will be from 10-1 on Saturdays and by appointment. For more information call 570-270-2190.

King’s College:

April 28-29
King’s College – Cantores Christi Regis Spring Concert
King’s College choir, Cantores Christi Regis, will perform the annual spring concert of classical, contemporary, sacred and secular choral music, 7:30 p.m., April 28 and April 29, J. Carroll McCormick Campus Ministry Center, located at the corner of North Franklin and Jackson streets. Free. INFO: (570) 208-6044.

Misericordia University:

April 1 – June 2
Robert Stark “The New American Landscape 2016” – exhibit by artist Robert Stark, who has lived and painted in Union Dale, Susquehanna County, Pa., for 40 years. He also maintains a studio on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., and his paintings have traveled to more than 140 world capitals under the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program. Also in the MacDonald Gallery: “James Dougher: Cryptic Artifacts” – Mixed Media wall relief constructions of Informed Primitivism and small freestanding sculptural objects. This exhibition is funded in part by The Sandra Dyczewski Maffei Endowment. Opening reception, Saturday April 1, 5-7 p.m. For information, go to, (570) 674-6250.

April 28
Chamber Music Concert.
A piano solo concert featuring the talents of pianist Simon Juny Jung and composer and pianist Stephen Mayer. The program includes Frederic Chopin’s “Andante Spianato” and “Grand Polonaise”; Maurice Ravel’s “Gaspard de la Nuit”; Stephen Charles Mayer’s “Piano Sonata 1986”; and Robert Schumann’s “Carnaval.” 2 p.m. Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. Contact: Dr. Ryan Weber, Department of Fine Arts, , (570) 674-6182

April 29
Misericordia University Admissions Open House for High School Students and their Parents. Meet with faculty, students, coaches, admissions and financial aid representatives. 9:00 a.m. registration. Anderson Sports Center. Reservations: (866) 262-6363, email or go online to Free.

*Credit Card payments are accepted for all Leadership Wilkes-Barre events if paid in advance.

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