Author: The Gathering Place for Community, Arts & Education

Afternoon Learning Fall ’19

Sponsored by
Gary and Pat Ross

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#110 Pinochle – Time To Learn To Play!   

Date: 3 Thursdays, October 10, 17, 24
Time: Noon   

Charlie Halloran will lead this class, starting with the basics of this popular card game.  No experience needed to join the group and learn how to be a pinochle player who can sit down and enjoy playing cards.

Cost: $5    

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#111      1773 – Journey To Wyoming 

Date: Wednesday, October 16
Time: Noon

Most of the first settlers in this area – like William Clark – came from Connecticut.  Historical re-enactors Mark & Nancy Walters will present a first- person talk about their travels through the wilderness from their home in Connecticut to the frontier in the Wyoming Valley.  They will enhance their talk with quality reproductions & original items from this time period.


Cost:  $5

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This class has been rescheduled.
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#112 Capitalism & Socialism: Does anyone
remember what we are talking about? 

New Date!!   Wednesday, November 6 
Time: Noon

Property, it seems, confers power. And power seemingly accumulates property. So politics & economics have always been intertwined. Socialism is the hot term of this election season, but what is it & how is it so different than (& threatening to) capitalism? And what has either of them got to do with democracy & concerns about the death of democracy?

Cost: $5

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#113 “Remember the Ladies!” High Tea and History

Date: Wednesday, October 30
Time: Noon

Treat yourself to an elegant afternoon High Tea. Scones, jams, finger sandwiches & tea cakes will be paired with freshly brewed teas.  Enjoy these treats as you learn about the lives of three notable Pennsylvania women: Nelly Bly, a daring American journalist; Rachel Carson, an environmental  writer; Alice Evans, a scientist whose research resulted in the pasteurization of milk. Paula Baillie, Anne Armezzani & Mary Beth Voda will narrate.

Cost: $5

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#115 Garlic 

Date: Tuesday, October 8
Time: Noon

The yummy flavor of garlic in a salad of garden greens and home-grown tomatoes.  M-m-m-m… nuthin’ better!  So find out why you need to be planting your garlic this fall to have a big bite of “Nuthin better!” next summer.  The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lackawanna County will share information with you about when and how to plant garlic, what you need to do to keep it growing into nice firm bulbs and how to manage it once it’s been harvested. 

Cost: $5.00

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#116 Spring Bulbs

Date: This class is being rescheduled. Please check back.
Time: Noon

Bulbs, tubers and corms!  Oh my!  That phrase may be reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz but it really does reflect how some of us feel about those gorgeous flowers that we plant in the fall and reap the beauty months later.  We’re all familiar with the lovely early jewels like snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils, tulips and hyacinth, but there’s so much more!  Dahlias, cannas, gladiolas, and even MORE!  Join the Penn State Master Gardeners of Lackawanna County when they share information about different types of “bulbs”, how to tell them apart, how to plant them, how to protect them from hungry critters and what you can do to extend the life of these spring, summer and fall beauties.

 Cost: $5

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 We are sorry but due to unforeseen circumstances, this class is cancelled. 

#117 An Early American Hero 

Date: Tuesday, November 5
Time: Noon

Joseph Elliot was one of the very few survivors of the Wyoming Valley Massacre. He recovered from his wounds and went on to fight in several other battles.  Mary Jo and Russ Elliot, a direct descendant of Joseph, will tell the tale of Joseph’s narrow escape along with stories of settlers, battles and events of that time in our valley’s history.

Cost: $5

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A Closer Look Fall ’19

Sponsored by
National Running Center


We now have online registration and payment. If you wish to pay by check, click the red register button, print the form, fill it out and mail it in with your check. You need only one form for all your classes. 

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 #140 Exploring Your Dreaming Mind

 Dates: 4 Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 7 PM

Dreams are a rich source of insight into ourselves and our relationships. Kevin Creegan, Ph.D will teach us the skills needed to better understand these insights and how to use them to improve our lives.

Cost: $30.00    Registration needed by September 28

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#141 The Basics of Buddhism   

Dates: 3 Wednesdays, October 16, 23, 30
Time:  6:00 – 8:00 PM

Ann Pang-White, Ph.D. and professor at the University of Scranton will offer an overview of this ancient religion.  She will cover basic ideas, including philosophy-religion, history, & contemporary development, followed by a Q & A time each night. 

Cost: $30                  Registration needed by October 11

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#142 Governor Gifford Pinchot & Grey Towers   

Date: Wednesday, November 13
Time:  7:00 PM
Author Gary Ryman has done extensive research on Gifford  Pinchot & his home at Grey Towers.  His presentation will include the life of this conservation-minded public figure, his achievements in establishing “wise use” of public lands & the history & beauty of his home at Grey Towers, now a National Historic Landmark. 
Cost: $5     Registration needed by November 9

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#143 The Paradox of Elderhood

Dates: 4 Thursdays, January 2, 16, 30, February 6
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Dane Hewlett, a Clarks Summit native, will explore society’s need for new attitudes toward our older population, our need for elders & what it takes to be a true elder. Dane will use sections of Come of Age, by Stephen Jenkinson, as a starting point.  Jenkinson’s book discusses “how we relegate senior citizens to the corner of the house while simultaneously heralding them as sage elders simply by virtue of their age.”  The discussion of the lack of true elders will be the basis for this class. All ages are welcome. Please visit our website for more information on Dane and on this upcoming class.  

Cost: $25.00       

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Practical Knowledge Fall ’19

Sponsored by
Gary and Pat Ross


We now have online registration and payment. If you wish to pay by check, click the red register button, print the form, fill it out and mail it in with your check. You need only one form for all your classes. 

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#101 New To Medicare
Apprise is returning again.
                           

Date: Tuesday, December 10
Time: 5:30 to 8:00 PM

Come to this class & have the people from Voluntary Action Center guide you through the process.  You Must Register by calling 570-347-5616.  Ask for Apprise.

 Free  Registration needed by December 9

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#102 Making Change
Practical Money Skills for Adults with Special Needs 

Date: 5 Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4
Time: 6 – 7 PM

Kate McLane, certified special education teacher, will help adult students with varying abilities to build & implement money management skills. Emphasis on Hands-on experience.    

Cost: $25   Registration needed  by October 3
 Supported by a grant from the Michael J. Cleary Foundation

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#103 Start Your Own Business    

Dates: 4 Mondays, October 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 7:00 PM
   

Have you always dreamed about owning your own business, but just didn’t know where to start? Let Don Webster guide you through the process.
Cost: $30                 Registration required by October 3

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                          #104 Stay Safe
             

Date: Wednesday, October 16
Time: 7:00 PM  

Kevin Robinson will offer common sense, practical ways to stay safe as you walk on streets, park, drive, use ATMs, & other everyday situations.  Learn to be pro-active about keeping you & your family safe.                                       

Cost: $10         Registration needed by October 11

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#105 Tech Tutors                     

Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 7:00 PM

Let local high school students help you with your smart phones & iPads. They will work individually with you , answer questions to let you become more independent in using your technology

Cost:  Free     Registration needed by October 18

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#114 Putting Your Garden To Bed

Date:  Wednesday, October 9
Time: 7:00 PM

We’ll all be putting our gardens to bed soon, and we’ve talked about that at The Gathering Place before.  However, it’s worth taking a second look at what you can do for your soil in the fall that will give great results in spring and summer.  And who couldn’t use some hints on when to cut down or trim our plants and how to go about it?  It’s all just a different slant on letting our garden have a good rest this winter.  The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lackawanna County will share all this and more as we talk about fall preparation for summer success.

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Out & About Fall ’19

Sponsored by
National Running Center


We now have online registration and payment. If you wish to pay by check, click the red register button, print the form, fill it out and mail it in with your check. You need only one form for all your classes. 

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#139 Pickleball, Anyone? 

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Date: Monday, September 30
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM 

Pickleball is a paddleball sport that combines elements of tennis, table tennis & badminton. Come & learn the basics of this dynamic game that everyone is playing. Our instructor, Tim Farley, is our local ambassador to the USA Pickleball Association. 

Paddles & balls provided.  Wear sneakers or court shoes.

All participants receive a free 2-hour playing session at Birchwood 

Location: Birchwood Tennis & Fitness Club   

 Cost: $40          Registration needed by September 23

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Art of Communication Fall ’19

Sponsored by
Oliver, Price and Rhodes


We now have online registration and payment. If you wish to pay by check, click the red register button, print the form, fill it out and mail it in with your check. You need only one form for all your classes. 

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#144 Italian For Everyone   

Date: 8 Tuesdays, September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5,12
Time: 6:30 PM

Join Marzia Caporale, Ph.D, for a fun, interactive class exploring the basics of Italian language & culture. Gain new vocabulary, adding to your skills.

Cost: $60  Class limited to 10
Registration needed by Sept. 21

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Your Creative Self Fall ’19

Sponsored by
Oliver, Price and Rhodes


We now have online registration and payment. If you wish to pay by check, click the red register button, print the form, fill it out and mail it in with your check. You need only one form for all your classes. 

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Please note that ALL supply costs are to be paid to the instructor on the night of the class. Check our website for detailed information & pictures.

 

#127 Weaving on a Cardboard Loom  

Dates: 3 Wednesdays, September 18, 25, October 2
Time: 2:00 PM    

Weave a small purse or art piece on a cardboard loom.  Bring some of your favorite yarns to use in your piece.

 Cost: $30 + $10 Supply Fee paid to instructor first night of class

Register by September 16

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#128 Assemblage Collage             

Date: 5  Thursdays, September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 10:30 -12:30    

This 5-week workshop will cover techniques of Batik, Block printing  Surface Design comingling found objects into a unique personal 16 x 20 art piece.  Each week Gwen Harleman will guide you as you learn & explore a new medium.

 Cost: $25 + $20 Supply Fee  paid to instructor first night of class

Register by September 21

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#129 Crochet

Dates: 3 Thursdays, October  3, 10, 17
Time: 6:30 PM

In this beginner to intermediate series Kristina Laurito will teach the basics of crochet-in-the-round to create a beanie or beret style hat.

Cost:  $25 + $10 Supply Fee paid to instructor first night of class

Register by September 28

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#130 Felt Spheres, Geodes & Dryer Balls

Date: Wednesday, October 9
Time: 6:30 PM
 

Do you know a wool felt ball will shorten drying time in your clothes drier?  Have fun creating a colorful ball or 2 to reduce your dryer use!

Cost: $15 + $5 Supply Fee  paid to instructor first night of class

Register by October 2

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#131 Chair the Excitement!               

Dates: 3 Tuesdays, October 15, 22, 29
Time: 7:00 -8:15 PM

Bring an “old” wooden chair that you can carry in yourself and learn to bring it back to life!  Val Langan from Woods & Company will show you how to repair, clean & paint your “treasure”. Dress to work!

Cost: $25 + $15 Supply Fee  paid to instructor first night of class      

Register by October 10

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#132 Felt Hat on a Ball  

Dates: 2 Wednesdays, October 16, 23
Time: 2 PM

Place wool roving or batting over a play ball, encase in pantyhose, add soap & water & bounce! The wool felts in a hat shape which you continue to mold & form to your style.

 Cost: $30 + $10 Supply Cost to be paid directly to instructor the first night of class

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#133 Rigid Heddle Loom
Weaving 

 

Date: Saturday, October 19
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Linda Mesavage will teach you to weave on a ridged heddle loom.  Warp the loom, weave & cut off the project all in one day.  A sample will be woven. Class will include handouts, weaving terminology, & a lot of fun!  Appropriate for new weavers & those who need to brush up on their skills. Yarns will be provided.  

 Cost: $60 + $10 Supply Fee paid to instructor first night of class
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#134 Paper Quilling

Date: Tuesday , November 5
Time:  6:30 PM

Along with a brief history, Lorri DeCandia will teach the basics of quilling with hands-on techniques.

 Cost: $15 + $5 Supply Cost      Register by October 31

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#135 Polymer Clay, Let’s Play!                      

Dates: 2 Wednesdays, November 6, 13
Time: 6:30 PM

Want to learn how to make a pendant using a pasta machine? Beads, buttons, pins & pendants – come explore the possibilities of this versatile medium. 

 Cost: $20 + $10 Supply Fee   Register by November 1

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#136 Fused Glass    

Dates: 2 Thursdays, November 7, 14
Time: 6:00 PM

Michael Swanson will teach the process of arranging multiple pieces of glass including cut pieces, frit, & stringers into complete artistic design that will be fused into one piece of glass.  

               Cost: $30 + $30 Supply Fee     Register by November 2

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#137 Acrylic Landscape Painting

Dates: 3 Tuesdays, November 12, 19, 26
Time: 1:00 PM

Earl Lehman will cover topics such as technique, composition, color-mixing & more.   Click here for supply list.  

Cost: $60        Register by November 7

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#138 Calligraphy; Beginning  

Dates: 3 Thursdays, November 7,  14, 21
Time: 1:00 PM

Touching on the history of calligraphy and uncial script, Mary Sadauckas will show you some basic strokes, spacing & form to culminate in a small finished project.

              Cost: $30  Supply Cost: $5.00   Register by November 2

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Music & Movement Fall ’19

We now have online registration and payment. If you wish to pay by check, click the red register button, print the form, fill it out and mail it in with your check. You need only one form for all your classes. 

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Ballroom Dancing

Trip the light fantastic with Jill and Gehred Wetzel, dance instructors and enthusiasts, and develop your dance repertoire and have a fun night out.

Class meets in the Clarks Green United Methodist Church on Glenburn Rd. in Clarks Green.

Session 1: September 9, 16, 23, 30 October 7  Cost: $55.00 per class
Register by Sept. 6

#106  Advanced Rhumba  6 -7 PM

 

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#107  Beginner/ Intermediate Argentine Tango  7 – 8 PM

 

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Session 2: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11  Cost:$55.00 per class
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#108  Intermediate West Coast Swing  6 – 7 PM

 

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#109 Beginner/ Intermediate Foxtrot  7 – 8 PM

 

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Food & Beverage Fall ’19

Sponsored by
Gene and Jean Stark


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#118  Southern Indian Cooking   

Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 4:00 PM  

Join Lakshmi Mizin as she prepares simply delicious “Amruta”(divine) Southern  Indian meal using spices to enhance & transform any food into a more  memorable experience. She will prepare Bajji as a starter, Coconut Rice, Cauliflower Curry, & Tomato Dal.

Cost: $35   Maximum of 10 Students    Registration needed by September 14

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#119  Thirteen Olives

Date: Wednesday, September 18
Time: 6:00 PM

Join Chef Gene Litz as he prepares seasonal offerings utilizing premium olive oils & vinegars to enhance & compliment their taste

Location: Thirteen Olives Northern Blvd, Chinchilla


Cost: $25
  Maximum of 20 Students  Registration by September 11

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#120 Osso Bucco

Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 6:00 PM

Join Chef Paula Lamberton as she prepares Osso Bucco – pork shank with marrowbone, braised with wine & vegetables & served over polenta.

 Cost: $35        Maximum of 10 Students    Registration needed by October 10

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#121 Gourmet Mushrooms, Cooking
& Cultivation

Date: Sunday, October 20
Time:  3:00 PM      

Imagine beef stroganoff with oyster mushrooms or perhaps a lion’s mane crab cake or lion’s mane buffalo chicken dip. What’s a lion’s mane mushroom?  Kyle Beaver, from Ten Mile Mushrooms, will educate you and treat you to some tasty mushroom dishes.

Cost: $35       Maximum of 10 Students      Registration needed by October 13

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#122 Remaking A Favorite Comfort Food

Date: Thursday, October 24
Time: 6:00 PM

Health and Nutrition expert Victoria Frosini Keisling will prepare a lighter version of a favorite Chicken Parmesan served with homemade Marinara sauce & a light spin on pasta substitutes.

Cost: $35              Maximum of 10 Students   Registration needed by October 17

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#123 Introduction to Sour Dough

Date: Sunday, October 27
Time:  1:30 – 4:30   

Home baker, Leanne Mazurick, will walk you through all the steps you need to make healthy, homemade sour dough bread. 

 

Cost: $25      Maximum of 10 Students  Registration needed by October 20

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#124 Covered in Chocolate!

Date: Wednesday, November 6
Time: 6:00 PM

Spend a great evening learning how to dip & drip chocolate.  Chef Donna Coleman will show class how to create chocolate & carmel apples, drizzle chocolate on potato chips, dip pretzels, cake balls & more. Class will then add creative toppings for perfect treats.  There will be creations to sample in class & more to take home.  

Cost: $25             Maximum of 10 Students                Registration needed by October 30

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#125 Tapas And Sangria

Date : Sunday, November 10
Time: 4:00 PM

Marzia and Lee Caporale are back by popular demand, this time serving up Tapas & Sangria with laughter & good advice. Join us for this culinary adventure.

Cost: $35             Maximum of 10 Students             Registration needed by November 3

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                    #126  The Art of Assembling Italian
Charcuterie

Date :Thursday, November 14
Time: 6:00 PM

Wow your guests this holiday season. Chef Paula Lamberton will give you “tips of the trade,” demonstrating how to prepare an Italian Charcuterie board.

Cost: $35               Maximum of 10 Students         

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You voluntarily assume all risks of personal injury associated with participation and waive any and all claims or actions against the Community Classroom, The Gathering Place, its board members, instructors, and employees for any personal loss/injury sustained while participating in designated classes and/or trips.