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July/August 2014
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Walking the
tightrope of
motherhood
and career
by Caroline Munley
I
ntegrating your professional and home life can
be very challenging when returning to work with
a newborn. Being an expert juggler is just one of
the many skills we need as working mothers trying
to strike a work-life balance. I recently returned to
my family business, Munley Law, after giving birth
to my daughter Lydia. It was just as difficult to
return to work this time as it was 7 years ago when
returning to work after the birth of my now 7-yearold daughter, Bernie.
R
eturning to the workforce after having
a baby is a tough decision that more
mothers than ever are facing. According to
United States Department of Labor statistics
2012, 75.1% of mothers with children
between the ages of 6-17 and 64.8% of
mothers with children under the age of 6
were working. A recent report by the Pew
Foundation reveals that not only are the
numbers for working mothers up, but mothers
are now the sole or primary income providers
in a record 40% of households with children.
Every woman’s circumstances are different, but
most mothers returning to work are doing so
out of financial necessity. Rather than dwelling
on the fact that we are not always home with
our children, we should instead focus on how
our positions at work can provide benefits for
our families.
I come from a very hard working family, and
although my parents and siblings were very
supportive of my growing family, they were
also very eager to have me back at work. While
in the hospital after the birth of Lydia, my
mom visited and quickly asked when I would
be coming back to work. I was exhausted, but
her question made me laugh.
Whether your maternity leave is for a few
weeks, a few months or even a year, returning
to work is an adjustment, and you need to be
prepared for bumps in the road. The biggest
With Lydia, and with needing after school
care for Bernie, I felt that a full-time babysitter
would work better for our family this time. My
husband works many hours as an airline pilot,
and we really rely on help from our babysitter,
as well as family and friends. Through the
referrals of friends again, I was lucky to find
a very experienced sitter who fit right in with
my family.
I
quickly realized that
everything is not going to
go quite as expected and to
be prepared to adjust and roll
with the punches.
obstacle for me was overcoming the guilt of
leaving a newborn at home.
Finding quality childcare has made returning
to work a much less stressful time and has
helped to alleviate some of the guilt. When I
returned after having Bernie, I took her to a
daycare center that had been recommended
by some friends and by my sister, Marion.
Entrusting your child to a stranger is very
difficult, but if someone you know can
recommend a daycare or sitter that they’ve
used and trust, it can help ease your mind.
One thing that helped with my transition back
to work was the fact that I stayed connected via
email and phone to the office while I was on
leave. While this approach may not be possible
or appealing to many women, it helped to
make my return to work much easier.
Even with all of the advance planning, my first
week back was a disaster. After taking some
time off to help with the baby, my husband
returned to work the same week as I. As luck
would have it, my daughter, Bernie, became
sick with a stomach bug. The following day,
the baby shared the same bug. After only
three days back at work I naturally became
sick… and then the babysitter got sick. It
was quite the week – a real baptism by fire. I
quickly realized that everything is not going
to go quite as expected and to be prepared to
adjust and roll with the punches. Having an
understanding workplace and a good support
network really helps.
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continued from page 7
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Here are a few simple tips that may help when returning to work:
Prioritize & Stay Organized – You will accomplish more
and will keep your sanity. Make a daily to do list and stick with it.
Identify what really needs to get done, what can wait, and what you can
skip entirely.
Take Care of Yourself – Remember that your wellbeing is
important. Even if it’s only an hour a few times a week to relax in the
tub, go to the gym, unwind with a book, spend time with your husband
or visit with friends. Be sure to get plenty of rest as well.
Find Quality Childcare – Ask for recommendations from
friends and family, start looking early in your pregnancy, visit the center
or meet with potential babysitters, ask questions, get references and
stay involved. Healthychildren.org has some great tips on choosing
childcare. See healthychildren.org/English/family-life/work-play/pages/
Choosing-a-Childcare-Center.aspx.
Prepare a Support Team – family, friends, coworkers.
Motherhood is full of joy regardless as to if – or when – you return to
the workforce. All mothers have the power to make positive influences
on their children. My mother always worked and was a great role
model for us. I think it’s important for children to see their mother as
someone they want to emulate and my mother was that for me. Some
conflict between work and family life is inevitable, but keeping things
in perspective and remembering that your children come first helps to
ensure a successful return to work. You will soon find
that everything will naturally fall into place.
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worker’s compensation.
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• July 30 to August 1 from 9AM-3PM
• Wyoming Seminary Upper School Turf Field
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3-Day field hockey
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Fun Summer Camps for Kids
Rock Star Academy (ages 12-14)
This camp will allow participants to experience an actual recording studio
with the latest in music recording technology equipment. CD creation to take home.
Parents join us on the final day of camp for the big performance and tour of the
music recording facility. Monday - Friday, June 16 - 20 • 9 a.m. to Noon • $125
Broadcast Camp (ages 12-14)
This camp will allow participants to experience both the LCCC’s own radio station,
WSFX 89.1/105.5 and TV studio. Parents join us on the final day for the big
production and tour the College’s facilities.
Monday - Friday, June 16 - 20 • 9 a.m. to Noon • $125
Lego Robotics
(ages listed below)
Campers will participate by demonstrating the projects they build. Build robots with
Lego’s; program basic robotic commands, use gears to reduce or increase torque and more.
All camps conducted 9 a.m. to Noon.
Lego Robotics for ages 9-11 years old
Monday - Friday, June 23 - 27 • $125
Crime Scene Investigation
(CSI) Camp (ages 12-14)
This hands-on experience in crime scene investigation
and forensic science will allow participants to uncover
the secrets of how hidden evidence is discovered. Learn
the skills of detailed observation and collection of evidence,
detection and interpretation of fingerprints!
Monday - Friday, August 4 - 8 • 9 a.m. to Noon • $125
Lego Robotics for ages 9-11 years old
Monday - Friday, July 7 - 11 • $125
Lego Robotics for ages 12-14 years old
Monday - Friday, July 14 - 18 • $125
Lego Robotics Part II for those who
attended previous 2014 LCCC Lego camps
Monday - Friday, July 21 - 25 • $125
Kids Culinary Camp (ages 9 - 11)
Do your kids love to help out in the kitchen? This week-long
experience includes learning how to read and create a recipe, measurement skills, hands-on meal prep, a tour of the
College’s Joseph A. Paglianite Culinary Institute, and on
the last day parents can join us for a special culinary treat!
Monday - Friday, June 23 - 27 • 9 a.m. to Noon
$140 (includes material fee)
1.800.377.5222, ext. 7495
luzerne.edu/coned
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Meet our
Cutest Kid
Cover Model!
Cutest Kid
Photo Contest 2014
Joey D, Wyoming, up to 18 months
Joey will be celebrating
his first birthday in July.
He loves his two dogs,
Rocco and Tyson; as well
as ducks, playing peek-aboo, reading books and
bath time.
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Up to 18 months
Molly P, Effort
Runner Up
8-12 years old
Mariel C, Glenburn
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Title Sponsor:
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Runner Up
4-7 years old
Diamond Sponsor:
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Payton C, Larksville
Bronze Sponsors:
The Moonwalk Guy
Climb-a-lot Clubhouse
Gift Sponsors:
Chacko’s Family Bowling Center
Montage Mountain Waterpark
Revolution Ice Centre
The Moonwalk Guy
Just Plain Crazy Face Art and More
Runner Up
18 months - age 3
Zachary Z, Forty Fort
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Photography Sponsor:
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In the Spotlight
PA Leadership Charter School
E
With a teacher-designed curriculum that
is tailored to the unique needs and goals of
each student, PALCS stands apart from other
schools. In a collaborative approach, the
PA-certified teachers combine the benefits of
a classical-based education with cutting-edge
technology and proven educational practices.
With a teacher-designed
curriculum that is tailored
to the unique needs and
goals of each student,
PALCS stands apart from
other schools.
Students receive their educational experience
online via a curriculum that meets or exceeds
all PA state standards. Through virtual
classes, instant messages, phone calls and
emails, students have constant access to their
teachers. And for those students requiring
some additional support, synchronous classes
(taught live, in an online classroom with the
teacher) provide hand-on experience.
We just felt that he was being overlooked and his
confidence was at a very low point. PALCS has
completely changed him for the better. In fact we
are enrolling all of our children next year (all 4)!!
I also love that the teachers involve the parents
as much as you want to be. On a side note, our
school district has very high scores in testing. So
not all brick and mortar fit your needs.”
stablished in 2004, the Pennsylvania
Leadership Charter School is dedicated
to providing students in Pennsylvania
new ways of thinking and learning.
PALCS is a publicly funded school, making it
“We placed our son in PALCS last year for
9th grade”, states Kim Anderson of Alllegheny tuition-free for any Pennsylvania resident between
the ages of 5 and 21. PALCS even provides a
County.
Cutest Kid
Photo Contest 2014
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computer, books and any other materials
that are required. Following the traditional
180 day school year calendar, PALCS allows
families to complete lessons and assignments at
times most convenient to them. palcs.org
Cutest Kid
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Baby Gear & Gadgets
Giveaway
Nine months to wait for baby’s arrival…
let’s celebrate with nine days of giveaways.
Visit nepafamily.com and click on our Gear & Gadgets Giveaway to register.
Enter daily from July 21st through July 29th for a chance to win that given day’s
prize package (each package contains several items!).
All of our prizes are listed online. Some that we are especially excited about include:
Monday, July 21st
Friday, July 25th
MR. ROCKER ROBEEZ, size 6-12
months. soft soled shoes that
promote balance and encourage
muscle growth. myrobeez.com
Wednesday, July 23rd
JAMMIES by Helene Laure, size 0-9
months.
Ten percent of
profit is donated to
helping mothers and
babies who struggle with
Postpartum Depression.
jammiesforbabies.com
CIAO! BABY THE
PORTABLE HIGH CHAIR
for
toddlers up to 3 years old.
theportablehighchair.com
Sunday, July 27th
MELAMINE LAMB DINNERWARE
SET AND BIB from MacKenzie-Childs.
mackenzie-childs.com
Thursday, July 24th
MONKEEZ AND FRIENDS
MUSICAL DOODLE THE
DOG plush that sings “How
Much Is That Doggie In The
Window?”
b2c.monkeezandfriends.com
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Tuesday, July 29th
LITTLE TIKES® SIT & PLAY BOUNCER
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350 Kennedy Blvd., Pittston, PA.
(Home to the Emerald Isle Step Dancers)
Class size limited
1st class is free!!
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Moments of Magic Children’s
Consignment Sale
BUZZ
From August 14th through the 17th, the first sale of its kind in
Northeast PA will allow buyers to purchase consigned items
for a fraction of the new price. For an
opportunity to purchase – or sell – new
or slightly used kids clothing or gear,
visit momentsofmagickids.com.
The sale will be held at 1990
Scranton Carbondale Highway in
Blakely (across from A&M Beverage).
Worthy
Hot Baby & Toddler Products
BUZZ
36%
Say Goodbye to Velcro… Forget bunny
ears – EZLeaps helps teach children how to
tie their shoes in a quick and easy way! It’s a
decorative card that attaches right to laces to
guide children through the process of tying
shoes. ezleaps.com
More than
Worthy
of Luzerne County’s
elementary students are
overweight or obese.
Crazy for Coconut…
Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is all a rage as the
current “must-have” ingredient for beauty, health and even baby:
Diaper Rash – Coconut oil can help heal mild diaper rash gently
and effectively as it increases skin hydration.
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Stretch Mark Preventer – This safe oil can be applied multiple times
each day to help moisturize stretching skin.
Breastfeeding Woes – Coconut oil is a popular choice for nursing
mothers because it is a natural-safe product.
Register your family for the
award-winning Keystone
Metabolism Booster – 2
Active Zone Passport. The
tablespoons per day are
FREE program encourages
proven to rev up metabolism.
people of all ages and
Energizer – 1 teaspoon can
abilities to get active outside at close-toprovide a natural (nonhome parks, trails and events throughout the
caffeinated) burst of energy.
spring and summer (April 26th to September
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hikes, river fests to quiet nature preserves,
downtown walking tours to fabulous state
Googaro… high quality products chosen by picky moms
parks, there are thirty ‘passport stops’ with
delivered to your door every month. Each Googaro box is carefully
more than 50 opportunities to enjoy and
curated and includes premium
discover outdoor recreational activities…
toys, books, snacks and household
all within a 10 to 60 minute drive of almost
products from top brands. At just $35
anywhere in Luzerne County. Start your
a month, Googaro boxes come in four
adventure by registering at KAZpassport.
different age ranges: 0-6 months, 6-12
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months, 1-2 years and 2-3 years. Each
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Where Will Your Child
Start Their Education?
• Academic curriculum approved by PA Dept of Ed
• Foster creativity and imagination
• Encourage social skill development
• Interactive and structured classrooms
• Nurturing infant & toddler programs
• Hands on approach to learning
Call 570-793-1725 to enroll!
www.BuildingBlocksLearningCenter.com
Hwy 315 Wilkes Barre • Mountain Top • Dallas
Programs: Infant, Toddlers, Preschool,
Pre-Kindergarten & School-Age
SUMMMER MOVIE CLUBHOUSE. Cinemark Theatre,
40 Glenmaura National Blvd, Moosic. Different kids movie on
Wednesdays at 10am. $1 per show or $5 for all ten movies. July 2
Turbo; July 9 Smurfs 2; July 16 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs;
July 23 Walking with Dinosaurs; July 30 The Lego Movie; Aug
6 Rio 2; Aug 13 Mr. Peabody & Sherman; Aug 20 Alvin and the
Chipmunks: The Sqeakquel; Aug 27 Ice Age: The Meltdown. Movie
Recording 570-961-5922, Office 570-961-5943 or cinemark.com.
SUMMER KIDS MOVIES. Movies 14, Northhampton St,
Wilkes-Barre. Free kids movie each Tuesday or Wednesday at
10am. July 1-2 The Nut Job; July 8-9 Despicable Me 2; July 15-16
Happy Feet 2; July 22-23 Smurfs 2; July 29-30 Cloudy w/Chance of
Meatballs 2; Aug 5-6 Mr. Peabody & Sherman; Aug 12-13 Rio 2.
570-825-4444 or rctheatres.com.
open Regal
SUMMER MOVIE EXPRESS.
Cinema, Dickson City and Hazleton. Kids
movie on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
at 10am. Admission $1. July 1 Arthur
1/4
Christmas; July 2 Despicable
Me 2;
July 8 The Lego Movie; July 9 Free
Birds; July 15 Adventures of TinTin;
July 16 Rise of the Guardians; July 22
Kung Fu Panda 2; July 23 Madagascar 3;
July 29 The Croods; July 30 Epic; Aug 5
Turbo; Aug 6 Walking with Dinosaurs;
Aug 12 Mr. Peabody & Sherman;
Aug 13 Rio 2. regmovies.com.
EOC
The Academy at Building Blocks
“Building Foundations for the Growing Mind”
Kindergarten Program 2014-2015 School Year
Private Kindergarten Program Licensed by the PA Department of Education
Extended Age Cut Off Date: October 15, 2014
For more information or to register, contact us at
[email protected]
or call the Admissions Office at 570-793-1725
502 South Mountain Blvd., Mt. Top
Enrollment is limited! Enroll today for the 2014-2015 School Year!
www.AcademyatBuildingBlocks.com
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All events, dates and times are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm events.
Be sure to check our Calendar online at NEPAfamily.com for additional events!
ONGOING
SPORTS
RAILRIDERS BASEBALL. PNC
Stadium, Moosic. April-September.
570-969-2255 or swbrailriders.com.
Trolley will run from Steamtown for
the following games: July 27; Aug 3,
10, 31. Special excursions (round trip
trolley ride, admission, $2 concession
voucher) is $20 per person; round trip
trolley ride to game only $11; departs
Steamtown at 12:15pm for 1:05pm
game. Trolley reservations required.
570-963-6590 or ectma.org.
STORYTIME
2ND SATURDAYS STORYTIME.
Abington Community Library, West
Grove St, Clarks Summit. Storytime
for ages 3-6 (siblings welcome)
on 2nd Saturdays of the month.
Registration required. 570-587-3440
or lclshome.org/abington.
STORYTIME. Barnes and Noble,
Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre.
Tuesdays 10am and Thursdays
6:30pm. Fancy Friday on third Friday
of the month at 6:30pm (fancy dress
encouraged). 570-829-4210 or bn.com.
STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN.
Barnes & Noble Wilkes King’s College
Bookstore, 7 S Main St, Wilkes-Barre.
Saturdays 11am. 570-208-4700.
SUMMER STORY TIME/
READING CLUB AT THE
LIBRARY. Registration required.
Call your local library for dates and
registration.
NATURE & OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES
CEDAR BMX (BICYCLE
MOTOCROSS) TRACK. Bicycle
racing, fun for all ages and skill level.
Off Newton-Ransom Blvd, behind
Red Barn Village, Ransom. Local
races on most Thursdays at 6pm and
Saturdays at 5pm in family-oriented
atmosphere. 570-855-8191 or
cedarbmx.com.
CRITTER CRAFTS & ANIMAL
TALES. Ricketts Glen State Park, SR
487, Benton. Crafts, story time and
games/hikes for children 4-8 years old
18
every Saturday 2-3pm until August 2.
Youth may attend one or all of these
programs; no registration required.
570-477-7780 or dcnr.state.pa.us.
HAZLETON FARMER’S
MARKET. W Broad St, Hazleton.
Open every Friday 10am-2pm from
July 11-Aug 29.
LUZERNE COUNTY KAZ
PASSPORT. Free program for
everyone to get outside and active
at close-to-home parks, trails and
free outdoor events until end of
September. kazpassport.org.
MONTAGE MOUNTAIN
WATERPARK SPECIAL YOUTH
DAYS. Montage Mountain Road,
Moosic. Youth group discounts. June
28 Scout Day; June 29 Little League/
Softball Day; July 13 Dance and
Gymnastics Day; July 26 Princess and
Pirate Day; Aug 6 Youth Football Day.
See website for details. 570-969-7669
or montagemountainresorts.com.
SCRANTON FARMER’S
MARKET. 500 Barring Ave, Scranton
(off Providence Rd). Starts July 17 on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Noon-7pm. coopfarmersmarket.com.
WILKES-BARRE FARMER’S
MARKET. Public Square, Wilkes-
Barre. Thursdays from 10am-4pm
until November 20.
TOUR, TRAIN & TROLLEYS
ELECTRIC CITY TROLLEY RIDES.
300 Cliff St, Scranton. Thursday to
Sunday 10:30am, Noon, 1:30pm and
3pm. Fares vary for museum, rides or
combo. 570-693-6590 or ectma.org.
LACKAWANNA COAL MINE
TOUR. Bald Mountain Rd, McDade
Park, Scranton. Adults $10, seniors
$9.50, military $9, children (ages
3-12) $7.50, under 3 free. 10am-3pm
(last tour between 2:30-3pm). 570963-6463 or lackawannacounty.org/
index.php/attractions/coal-mine.
STEAMTOWN’S TRAIN RIDES.
S Bridge Ave, Scranton. Short
train rides $5 for ages 6+. Longer
excursions also available.
570-340-5200 or nps.gov/stea.
Kids Workshop
Viewmont Drive, Dickson City
(570-344-9200) and Weis Lane,
ECKLEY MINERS VILLAGE
Hazleton (570-450-6801). Kids ages
MUSEUM. Monday to Saturday
7-11 can create a wood project on
9am-5pm; Sunday Noon-5pm. Adult various Saturdays at 10-11am. Free.
(13+) $8, senior (65+) $7, youth (3Reservations required online; limited
12) $6, under 3 free. 570-636-2070 or space. lowesbuildandgrow.com.
eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com.
KID’S WORKSHOPS. Home Depot,
EVERHART MUSEUM. 1901
Spring St, Wilkes-Barre (570-820-5901),
Mulberry St, Scranton. Monday,
or Commerce Blvd, Dickson City
Thursday and Friday Noon-4pm;
(570-346-3471). Free how-to clinics
Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday
for children ages 5-12 (accompanied
Noon-5pm. 570-346-7186 or
by adult) on first Saturday of each
everhart-museum.org.
month 9am-Noon. Reservations
online. workshops.homedepot.com/
TIMMY’S TOWN CENTER.
workshops/kids-workshops.
The Mall at Steamtown, 2nd floor,
Scranton. Featuring new exhibits:
MICHAELS KIDS CLUB. Michael’s,
“Inherited Heritage” with lifeWilkes-Barre and Dickson City.
size replica of Native American
Saturday sessions every half hour
longhouse and “The Electric
from 10-11:30am. $2. michaels.com.
Grid”, a large grid-style mural
PRESCHOOL MASK MAKING.
of Scranton’s Electric City sign
Dietrich Theater, E Tioga Ave,
designed by children using mixed
media (crayons, paint, yarn, stickers, Tunkhannock. On Thursdays July
10-31 from 1-1:45pm, young artists
glitter, buttons and recyclables).
(ages 4-5) can create their own 3D
$3, children under 2 free. Monday
masks. Free. Registration required.
(closed Tuesday) and Wednesday570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com
Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday
Noon-4pm. 570-341-1511 or
SUPPORT GROUPS
timmystowncenter.org.
ABILITIES21. Group of families
ARTS & CRAFTS
with special needs children (from
expecting mothers to school age
ART WALKS – FIRST FRIDAY
children) for parent meet ups, play
SCRANTON: 6-9pm; 570-963-5901
dates, parties and events. Kimberly
or firstfridayscranton.com. THIRD
570-840-6961 or [email protected]
FRIDAY WILKES-BARRE: 5-8pm;
com.
thirdfridaywb.com. FOURTH
FRIDAY TUNKHANNOCK: 4-8pm;
ADOPTED CHILDREN &
tunkhannockbusiness.com.
PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS.
MUSEUMS
KID’S CLINIC. Lowe’s Home
Improvement stores, Arena Hub
Plaza, Wilkes-Barre (570-822-7100),
Edwardsville (570-285-6000),
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Adopted children/teens and adoptive
parents can meet others and discuss
issues experiences. Free services. 800304-9779 or [email protected]
EPILEPSY MONTHLY SUPPORT St, Tunkhannock. Third Tuesday
GROUP. WILKES-BARRE: John Heinz 10-11:30am. Joan 570-836-6783. –
Institute, 150 Mundy St, Wilkes-Barre.
Fourth Wednesday (Jan-Oct) at 7pm
and other locations Nov-Dec. 800570-887-7165 ext.108 or 570-830-2039
or email [email protected]
SCRANTON: CMC Professional Bldg,
CME Room, 1st Floor, 315 Colfax Ave,
Scranton. Third Wednesday at 7pm.
570-592-1150 or [email protected]
FAMILIES HELPING FAMILIES.
Abington Community Library,
1200 W Grove St, Clarks Summit.
Facilitators provide education and
support for teens and their families
affected by substance abuse on
Wednesdays 7-8:30pm. 570-5873440 or lclshome.org/abington.
FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
FROM CHINA (& ASIA)
WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON
ORGANIZATION. Social and
of Scranton, 746 Jefferson Ave,
Scranton. Support group for women
Scranton: Fourth Thursday 10:30am who suffered a pregnancy loss. Third
at leader’s home. Mary Ann 570-563- Wednesday 6pm. 570-580-0580 or
pushingon.org.
0976. lllofeasternpa.org.
LUZERNE COUNTY DOWN
SYNDROME NETWORK
MEETING. Luzerne County
Recreation Center, 2001
Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort. Third
Thursday 6-7pm. 570-693-3743 or
downsyndromenetwork.org.
MOMS (MOMS OFFERING
MOMS SUPPORT) CLUB OF
SCRANTON. St Peters Lutheran
Church, 1000 Taylor Ave, Scranton. First
Tuesday 10am. Fun club with social
events, playgroups, moms night out
and kids activities. MOMSClub.com.
MOPS (MOTHERS OF
PRESCHOOLERS). St Peter’s
Church, 3832 SR 6, Tunkhannock.
Second and fourth Tuesdays
educational events for families who
9:30am. 570-836-2233 or
have adopted, or plan to adopt from
stpetestunkhannock.org.
any country in Asia. Contact Amy at
570-963-1000.
NEPA MOMS’ CIRCLE. Playgroup
for mothers with infants and toddlers.
HOLISTIC MOMS NETWORK
$5 per year. Meets for events and
OF WYOMING VALLEY.
activities several times each month.
Hoyt Library Conference Room,
meetup.com/NEPA-Moms-Circle.
284 Wyoming Ave, Kingston. To
PEDIATRIC HEALTH CLINIC.
connect parents interested in
Former Seton Catholic High School,
holistic health and green living on
37 William St, Pittston. For infants to
first Saturday 10:30am-12:30pm.
wyomingvalleypa.holisticmoms.org. age 11. Registrations from 4:305:30pm on first and third Thursday.
JAM (JUST AMONG MOMS).
Children’s immunization records
Fellowship Church, 45 Hildebrandt
required. 570-855-6035.
Rd, Dallas. Supportive community
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
of mothers of young children
(infant through preschool). Second SUPPORT GROUP. ProCare
Wednesday 9:30-11:30am in the
Physical Therapy, 542 Boulevard
Community Room. 570-675-6426 or Ave, Dickson City, PA. First and
fellowshipefc.org.
third Sunday each month at
5:30pm (location and time may
LA LECHE LEAGUE – GREATER
change). 570-561-0650 or email
PITTSTON. Laflin Borough Building [email protected]
– Community Room, 47 Laflin Rd,
PUSHING ON: SUPPORT FOR
Laflin. Second Tuesday 10am. Vicky
570-836-3013. – Tunkhannock:
MOMS AFTER PREGNANCY
United Methodist Church, Church
LOSS. Cafe at the Regional Hospital
SAFE (SUPPORTING AUTISM
AND FAMILIES EVERYWHERE)
SUPPORT GROUP. 275 Mundy
St, Suite 201, Wilkes-Barre: Fourth
Tuesday 6:30pm. Hazleton YMCA/
YWCA: Fourth Wednesday 6pm.
570-822-7259 or 800-510-SAFE or
autismsafe.org.
SCRANTON AREA MOMS OF
MUNCHKINS (MOM). Scranton
JCC, 601 Jefferson Ave, Scranton.
Group of moms and their infant to
preschool children to take part in
activities and events. Annual dues.
meetup.com/Scranton-Area-Momsof-Munchkins-MOM.
STUTTERING SUPPORT
GROUP. Misericordia University,
John J. Passan Hall, Room 212,
100 Lake St, Dallas. First and third
Wednesday 6:30pm. Free and open
to the public. 570-674-6724.
JULY
Little League
World Series
accompanied by an adult. 570-2084149 or wilkes-barre.pa.us.
ABINGTON’S FIREWORKS
DISPLAY. Abington Heights Middle
School, 1555 Newton Ransom Blvd.
Food, live music and activities begin
5pm; fireworks at dusk. Parking $5.
Rain date July 5. 570-677-7299.
5 Saturday
MOSCOW FIREWORKS
EXTRAVAGANZA. North Pocono
Football Stadium Area, Church St,
Moscow. Fireworks at dusk.
3 Thursday
5-6 Saturday-Sunday
SCRANTASTIC SPECTACULAR.
POCONO 500. Pocono Raceway,
Long Pond. Indy car race on 2.5mile raceway. 800-RACEWAY or
poconoraceway.com.
Scranton Courthouse. Fireworks at dusk.
TUNKHANNOCK’S
FIREWORKS. Tunkhannock Area
High School, Tiger Dr, Tunkhannock.
Entertainment 7pm; fireworks at
dusk. Bring blanket or chair. 570831-5233 or tunkhannockrotary.org.
4 Friday
FOURTH OF JULY
CELEBRATION. Kirby Park, Market
St, Kingston. Music, rides, games
and entertainment start at noon
with fireworks at dusk. Annual bike
helmet giveaway from 11am6pm for children 12 and under
6 Sunday
MOSCOW TRAIN EXCURSION.
Steamtown National Historic Site, S
Washington Ave, Scranton. Departs
12:30pm; returns 3:30pm. Adults (1661) $24; seniors (62+) $22; children
(6-15) $17; children (to ages 5) free
but ticket required. 570-340-5200 or
nps.gov/stea.
10-13 Thursday-Sunday
BACK MOUNTAIN MEMORIAL
LIBRARY AUCTION. Huntsville Rd,
Dallas. Auction, children’s activities
and raffles to benefit the library. 570675-1182 or backmountainlibrary.org.
Farmers Market
11-12 Friday-Saturday
BRIGGS FARM BLUES
FESTIVAL. Old Berwick Hwy,
Nescopeck. Blues music with art
vendors, hay rides, camping and food.
570-379-2003 or briggsfarm.com.
11-13 Friday-Sunday
GIANT’S DESPAIR MUSIC
FEST / HILLCLIMB RACE. Giant’s
Despair, E Northampton St, Laurel
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Run. Food and music on Friday and
Saturday 6pm-midnight. Race on
Saturday and Sunday 8am-5pm
(parking $2). 570-760-3833.
12 Saturday
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH
BIRD OF PREY. Dietrich Theater, E
Tioga Ave, Tunkhannock. Learn about
and see live birds of prey. 11am. Free,
but limited tickets. 570-996-1500 or
dietrichtheater.com.
MOSCOW TRAIN EXCURSION. SUPER SUNDAY RAPTORS. Bear
Steamtown National Historic Site, S
Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, 18
ANTHRACITE YOUTH SPLASH Washington Ave, Scranton. (See July 6) Church Rd, Jim Thorpe. Butterflies,
& DASH. Mauch Chunk Lake Park,
FAMILY FUN DAY. The Woodlands frogs and raptor DVDs, crafts,
Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe. Sponsored by
stories and live raptor show at 5pm
Stable & Tack, Inc. Pony rides, trail
the Hazleton YMCA/YWCA. Check-in
rides, barrel racing, petting zoo, face (Reservations $6). Recommended
8-8:30am (same day registration
painting and dog course. 10am-5pm. for ages 7+. 570-325-4848 or
available); race 9am. 570-455-2046
bearmountainbutterflies.com.
570-702-4712.
ext 127 or hazyracing.weebly.com/
BUCK BOWLING DAY. Chacko’s
youth-splash--dash.html.
23 Wednesday
Family Bowling Center, 195 N Wilkes-
19 Saturday
GOULDSBORO TRAIN
MAKE-IT, TAKE-IT CRAFT TIME. Barre Blvd, Wilkes-Barre. $1 games
EXCURSION. Steamtown National Abington Community Library, 1200 W of bowling, $1 shoe rental, $1 slices
Historic Site, S Washington Ave,
Scranton. Departs 11am; returns
3:45pm. Adults (16-61) $34; seniors
(62+) $29; children (6-15) $22;
13 Sunday
children (to ages 5) free but ticket
required. Pre-paid reservations.
SUPER SUNDAY BATS. Bear
Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, Church 570-340-5204 or nps.gov/stea.
Road. Jim Thorpe. Butterflies, frogs,
RIVER DAY. Riverside Park, Rt 6
bat DVDs, crafts, stories and live bat
Bypass, Tunkhannock. Live music,
show at 5pm (reservations required
environmental activities for children
for show $6). Recommended for ages and adults, nature walks, River Float,
7+. 11am-6:30pm. 570-325-4848 or
live animals, mural painting, face
bearmountainbutterflies.com.
painting and food. 1-6pm. Free
14-18 Monday-Friday
admission.
JAMMIN’ IN A JUGBAND.
19-20 Saturday-Sunday
Dietrich Theater, E Tioga Ave,
Tunkhannock. Kids ages 6 to 12
can make music with homemade
instruments (washboard, washtub
bass, spoons, whistles, saws and
jug) and perform with the band at
Tunkhannock’s River Day on Saturday,
July 19 at 3pm. No class on July 17. 1011:15am. Free. Registration required.
570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.
AUDUBON ART & CRAFT
FESTIVAL. Wallenpaupack High
School, Rt 6, Hawley. Artists and
artisans; wildlife shows at 11am,
1 and 3pm; live ice sculpting; kids
activities, education table and door
prizes. $5 per person, children 12
and under free. 10am-5pm. 484-2564485 or audubonfestival.com.
Grove St, Clarks Summit. Kids ages 3-10
can drop in between 3-5pm to make a
bug theme craft. Please register. 570587-3440 or lclshome.org/abington.
of pizza, $1 hot dogs, $1 fountain
drinks. Noon-6pm. Lanes are first
come, first served. 570-208-2695 or
chackosfamilybowlingcenter.com.
25 Friday
31 Thursday
COMM SQUARE FAIR. Waverly
Community House, N Abington Rd,
Waverly. Live music, games, prizes,
face painting, popcorn, cotton candy
and a cookout. 570-586-8191 or
waverlycomm.org.
SHELLS AND SCALES. Endless
Mountains Nature Center Lodge,
1309 Vosburg Rd, Tunkhannock. See
native and exotic turtles and snakes;
take part in a nature walk, craft
project, story and exhibits. 6-8pm.
Admission. Register online. 570-8363835 or EMNConline.org.
SEUSSICAL, JR. Scranton Cultural
Center, N Washington Ave, Scranton.
Presented by the Scranton Cultural
Center’s Creative & Performing Arts
Academy. Tickets $5. 7pm.
570-344-1111 or sccmt.org.
1-3 Friday-Sunday
AUGUST
25-27 Friday-Sunday
3 ON 3 BASKETBALL.
Downtown Scranton. $90 per team
includes t-shirt and three game
guarantee. Grade 3 through open
Adams Ave, Scranton. Shuttles
division; 5-player max per team.
available from the marked parking
lots. 570-963-1290 or stjosephscenter. 800-22welcome.
org/events/summerfestival.
3 Sunday
20 Sunday
15-20 Tuesday-Sunday
TITANIC.
Maffei
Theatre,
King’s
SUPER SUNDAY OWLS. Bear
KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL.
BENTON RODEO. Rodeo Grounds,
College, Wilkes-Barre. (See July 18-20) Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary, 18
Wilkes University, Stark Learning
Mendenhall Ln, Benton. Bronco
Church Rd, Jim Thorpe. Butterflies
Center Room 101, Wilkes-Barre. Free
26-27 Saturday-Sunday
riding, horse show, barrel racing, calf
and frogs; owl DVD, crafts, stories and
kids film festival. Doors open 2:30pm;
roping and entertainment (5-10pm).
live owl show at 5pm (Reservations
movie 3pm (less than 90 min). Limited 1940S WEEKEND. Eckley Miners’
570-925-6536. bentonrodeo.com.
Village, Main St, Weatherly. Experience $6). Recommended for ages 7+.
seating. 570-408-4239 or
life during WW II including firing and 11am-6:30pm. 570-325-4848 or
wilkes.edu/summer.
18-20 Friday-Sunday
cavalry demonstrations 10am-5pm.
bearmountainbutterflies.com.
CHICKEN BAR-B-QUE. SS Peter Antique Car and Truck Show on
TITANIC. Maffei Theatre, King’s
& Paul Russian Orthodox Church,
College, Wilkes-Barre. Presented by
Saturday 11am-5pm and Swing Dance MOSCOW TRAIN EXCURSION.
Steamtown National Historic Site, S
KISS Theatre students. 570-829-1901 Academy St, Scranton. Noon-2pm.
on Saturday 6-9pm ($10 or $8 in
Donation $10 (take outs available).
or kisstheatre.org.
advance or in uniform). 570-636-2070 Washington Ave, Scranton. (See July 6)
570-343-8128.
or eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com. 6 Wednesday
Briggs Farm
Blues Festival
ST. JOSEPH’S SUMMER
FESTIVAL. Marywood University,
27 Sunday
CRESCO TRAIN EXCURSION.
Steamtown National Historic Site,
S Washington Ave, Scranton. Departs
11am; returns 4pm. Adults (16-61)
$34; seniors (62+) $29; children (6-15)
$22; children (to ages 5) free but
ticket required. Pre-paid reservations.
570-340-5204 or nps.gov/stea.
THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE
PRESENTS “FLIGHT”. Scranton
Cultural Center, N Washington Ave,
Scranton. Part of the Lackawanna
County Library System’s Passport
Program. Crafts 10:30am; show 11am.
Free admission. 570-344-1111 or
sccmt.org.
To submit an event for our Sept/Oct issue Calendar of events,
please enter information online at nepafamily.com (on bottom right
under Calendar of Events, click on “Submit Yours”) by August 1 – or
anytime to be included in our online calendar.
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MMR SUMMER OLYMPICS.
Montage Mountain Waterpark,
Montage Mountain Rd, Moosic.
Experience a Montage twist
on the summer Olympics.
10am-8pm. 570-969-7669 or
montagemountainresorts.com.
WONDERLAND JR. FM Kirby
Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.
Performed by the Kirby Kidz. Doors
open 5:30pm, show 7pm. 570-8261100 or kirbycenter.org.
shopwyomingvalleymall.com.
Aug 27-Sept 1 Wednesday-
BEWARE OF BARRACUDA
YOUTH TRIATHLON. Eagle
Monday
Rock Resort, Hazle Twp. Sponsored
by the Hazleton YMCA/YWCA.
Check-in 7-8:30am; race 9am. Early
16-17 Saturday-Sunday
registration $30 or $50 for relay
CIVIL WAR WEEKEND. Eckley
teams. Late registration $40 or $60
Miners’ Village, Main St, Weatherly.
for relay teams. Registration closes
Discover life during the Civil War
8 Friday
Aug 21 or 75 registered athletes.
with troop encampments, music,
570-455-2046 ext 127 or hazyracing.
FAMILY TENNIS NIGHT.
food, historic reenactments. Patriotic weebly.com.
Waverly Community House, 1115 N Tea on Saturday at the Victorian
Abington Rd, Waverly. Program for
House. 10am-5pm. 570-636-2070 or MUSIC ON THE LAWN.
kids ages 4-14 with their parents/
Lake Winola United Methodist
eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com.
guardian. No tennis experience
Church, 326 Maple Dr, Lake
necessary. Siblings welcome. 6-8pm. 17-22 Sunday-Friday
Winola. Craft and yard sale; live
$25 per family. 570-586-8191 ext 2
Christian Music; chicken BBQ and
FAMILY
CAMP
WEEK.
Camp
or waverlycomm.org.
campfire. lakewinolaumc.org/
Kresge, White Haven. Hot meals,
musiconthelawn.php.
camper cabins, staff led activities,
9 Saturday
campfires, fishing, arts & crafts and
24 Sunday
CRESCO TRAIN EXCURSION.
games. Half-week fees also available.
Steamtown National Historic Site,
GO GREEN BIKE TOUR. Fleetville
Reservations required. 570-823-2191
S Washington Ave, Scranton. (See
Fire Hall, N Route 407, Factoryville.
ext 5052 or wbymca.org.
July 27)
Road and mountain bike rides for
17 Sunday
all ages and skill levels. Live music,
11-12 Monday-Tuesday
food, raffles and t-shirts for the first
WILKES-BARRE TRIATHLON.
100 registrants. Check-in 7-10am.
COMM CLASSIC JUNIOR
Penn State – Wilkes-Barre campus,
TENNIS TOURNAMENT.
Old Rt 115, Lehman. Annual triathlon $30 until 08/15; $40 afterwards;
Waverly Community House, 1115 N throughout Back Mountain. 570-270- $40 for parent and 2 children under
12; $12 for children under 12.
Abington Rd, Waverly. Registration
4793 or wilkesbarretriathlon.com.
countrysideconservancy.org.
required. 570-586-8191 ext 2 or
MOSCOW TRAIN EXCURSION.
waverlycomm.org.
BUTTERFLY LADY’S BIRTHDAY
Steamtown National Historic Site, S
14-17 Thursday-Sunday
Washington Ave, Scranton. (See July 6) PARTY. Bear Mountain Butterfly
Sanctuary, 18 Church Rd, Jim
PITTSTON TOMATO FESTIVAL. KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL.
Thorpe. Door prizes every hour
Main St, Pittston. Food, live
Wilkes University, Stark Learning
11am-5pm. Special kids crafts
entertainment, tomato fights, a
Center Room 101, Wilkes-Barre. (See all day; cake and punch at 3pm. parade, 5K run, games, rides, arts
July 20)
Everyone with a birthday between
and crafts, bingo and of homeJuly 23-Sept 22 with ID gets a gift
19 Tuesday
grown Pittston Tomatoes. Festival
shop certificate. 570-325-4848 or
begins Friday 5pm. 570-655-1424 or MAKE-IT, TAKE-IT CRAFT
bearmountainbutterflies.com.
pittstontomatofestival.com.
TIME. Abington Community
ARTS AT HAYFIELD SUMMER
Library, 1200 W Grove St, Clarks
MOMENTS OF MAGIC
FESTIVAL. Penn State – WilkesSummit.
Kids
ages
3-10
can
drop
CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT
Barre campus, Old Rt 115, Lehman.
in between 3-5pm to make a robot Crafters, demonstrations, kids
SALE. 1990 Scranton Carbondale
theme craft. Please register. 570-587- activities, food vendors and
Hwy, Blakely. Semi-annual
3440 or lclshome.org/abington.
consignment event for children’s
entertainment. Hayfield House
clothes, toys and gear. 8am-9pm.
tours begin at 11am. 10am-5pm.
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Friday
momentsofmagickids.com.
570-675-9232 or artsathayfield.org/
DISNEY’S BEAUTY & THE
summerfestival.asp.
14-24 Thursday-Sunday
BEAST, JR. Scranton Cultural
Center, N Washington Ave, Scranton. GOULDSBORO TRAIN
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
Performance by the Scranton Cultural EXCURSION. Steamtown National
WORLD SERIES. Peter J.
Historic Site, S Washington Ave,
Center’s Creative & Performing Arts
McGovern Little League Museum,
Scranton. (See July 19)
Academy.
7pm.
Tickets
$5.
570-344525 Montgomery Pike, S
1111 or sccmt.org.
BUCK BOWLING DAY. Chacko’s
Williamsport. 9am-7pm. 570-326Family Bowling Center, 195 N Wilkes3607 or LittleLeagueMuseum.org.
22-24 Friday-Sunday
Barre Blvd, Wilkes-Barre. (See July 27)
15-16 Friday-Saturday
13. St. Nicholas/St. Mary’s School,
25 Monday
242 S Washington St, Wilkes-Barre.
PLYMOUTH KIELBASA
Presented
by
KISS
Theatre
students.
ENTRANCE FEE-FREE DAY.
FESTIVAL. MAIN ST (ROUTE
570-829-1901 or kisstheatre.org.
Steamtown National Historic Site,
11) PLYMOUTH. Foods, kids
S Washington Ave, Scranton. Free
activities, crafts, music, parade
23 Saturday
admission to the Park grounds,
on Saturday and lots of kielbasa.
BACK TO SCHOOL KIDS FUN
museum complex and scheduled
Admission and parking is free.
FAIR. Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes- walking tours (but not include
plymouthalive.org.
train rides and/or other amenity
Barre. Children’s products and
DISNEY’S ALADDIN KIDS
services, entertainment, games and fees). 10am-5pm. 570-340-5200 or
& DISNEY’S ALICE IN
prizes. 10am-2pm. 570-823-1224 or nps.gov/stea.
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WYOMING COUNTY FAIR.
County Fairgrounds, Rt 6
West, Meshoppen. Live music,
entertainment, rides, games,
contests and food. 8am-11pm.
wyomingcountyfair.com.
29-31 Friday-Sunday
CORNSTOCK FOLK FESTIVAL.
Lazybrook Park, Rt 6 East and Rt
92, Tunkhannock. Acoustic music,
workshops, camping, kids’ activities,
local artisans and food vendors. Kids
16 and under free with adult. 570250-7464 or cornstockfestival.com.
Aug 29-Sept 1 Friday-Monday
FAMILY CAMP WEEKEND.
Camp Orchard Hill, Orange Rd,
Dallas. Kids vs parents competitions,
go carts, climbing tower, zip lines,
swimming pool, paintball and
campfires. Age 13-adult $135; ages
9-12 $110; ages 3-8 $85; age 2 &
under free (max family charge $600).
Reservations required. 570-333-4098
camporchardhill.com.
30-31 Saturday-Sunday
RAILFEST 2014. Steamtown
National Historic Site, S Washington
Ave, Scranton. Excursions, visiting
locomotives, passenger cars and
equipment, shop demonstrations, guest
speakers and entertainment. 9am-9pm.
570-340-5200 or nps.gov/stea.
MOSCOW TRAIN EXCURSION.
Steamtown National Historic Site, S
Washington Ave, Scranton. (See July 6)
Aug 30-Sept 1 Saturday-Monday
LA FESTA ITALIANA. Downtown
Scranton. Celebration of culture,
cuisine and entertainment; 5K race
on Saturday; fireworks Sunday 10pm.
11am-11pm. lafestaitaliana.org.
SEPTEMBER
3-7 Wednesday-Sunday
LUZERNE COUNTY FAIR.
County Fairgrounds, Rt 118, Dallas.
Wednesday and Thursday 4-11pm;
Friday 4-11:30pm; Saturday 11am11:30pm; Sunday 11am-9:30pm.
Admission $8 includes parking, rides
and entertainment. Thursday Senior
Citizens Day $4. 570-675-3247 or
luzernecountyfair.com.
6-7 Saturday-Sunday
FUNFEST WEEKEND. Church St
and Broad St, Hazleton. “Down the
Yellow Brick Road” themed street
party, entertainment, parade and kids
activities. funfestpa.org.
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