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Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater 

Newsletter for February 28, 2014
Now Showing at the Dietrich 
(Click on Movie Posters for Showtimes and Synopses.)
Son of God Non-Stop
The Lego Movie The Monuments Men
Please join us for the Spring 2014 Film Festival! 
Opening Night Gala Friday, March 28 Reserve your gala night tickets now at 570-996-1500!
At the Dietrich by Hildy Morgan     
           So the film festival brochures went to the printers last Thursday night.  They should be back in another week and then we will get them right to you.  Oh, it’s soooo exciting!  Wait until you see all the films!  They are so cool!  And I was talking to Carla Daniels the other day (Epicurean Delight) and she told me the items they’re making for gala night and they are beyond belief – and I have to talk to the other restaurants who are participating and find out what they’re making and then I can tell you what you’ll be having and it’s sooo good!  Movies, wine, food!  Oh my goodness. Does it ever, ever get better than that??? So call 996-1500 to reserve your seat on March 28th.  You don’t want to miss gala night.  It’s waaaay too much fun!
     We’re opening two good movies for you.  For the Liam Neeson fans and loves-of-thrillers, we have Non -Stop which looks to have non-stop thrills and chills!  Liam Neeson is a Federal Marshall and the plane he is travelling on is being sabotaged by a murderous scoundrel.  Problem is, as the bodies begin to mount up, no one knows who the killer is.  
     And for those of you who are of the religious persuasion, I think you will enjoy Son of God very much.  It is a most respectful telling of the life of Christ.  It’s a lovely film to bring the family to.  Not too young children, but those probably ten and up could see it.  Because it covers the entire life of Christ it doesn’t concentrate on the crucifixion which is why it is suitable family viewing.
     And now to those cultural folks.  First to Jennifer’s After School Players.  She does such a wonderful job with the kids and they learn so much.  They write their play and they do the sets and all the little things that need to be done to put on a play.  Of course, they don’t do it alone.  And this year, like in years past, they get a little help from two absolutely lovely and extraordinarily talented volunteers – Judy Weist and Sarah Henn.  They teach the kids the dance numbers and not only dance, but all the other grand things live theater participation teaches kids – self esteem, respect for others, the ability to work together in the most disparate of groups.  Judy is not only one of the finest dance teachers in the area, but her kindness to the kids, her encouragement and her sweetness are invaluable to the success of the production.  And, I believe, they will remember her words of encouragement all their lives.  And Sarah is so young and sincere and talented and helpful, there simply aren’t enough words to describe all this young woman does.  She does the costumes practically single-handedly (Jennifer says she’s so talented that she could make costuming her life’s work!) and inspires the kids to be the best they can be.  Now really, how wonderful are those two ladies?  One big Dietrich cheer for you both!!!!
     And finally, on Sunday, March 9, at 3:00, my dear friend Jeannie Moran will be at the theater discussing her experience writing her historical fiction novel, Risking Exposure.  It is the story of the young German girl, unaware of the horrors going on around her in 1938 Munich until she is stricken with polio and then becomes a target of Nazi viciousness.  Writing a novel is such a personal journey and Jeanne, a physical therapist,  even travelled to Germany to make sure she had the feel of those times so long ago. Do come  hear her.  She has so much to say about creativity, life in general and how we treat the disabled.  Her books will be on sale that day at the lecture.
     And, just personally, Jeanne is in our Dietrich Writer’s group.  She’s the one who has the thankless task of keeping the schedule and all the other little things that keep the group running smoothly.  She gives her heart and soul to the writing, the critiquing and the well-being of everyone around her.  She’s just a grand, grand person and her book reflects her talent, her enthusiasm for life and her can-do spirit.  Come share some time with her – you’ll be so glad you did!!
     See you at the Dietrich.
Upcoming Events
(Click on Pictures for Event Details)
One Night in Paris
Saturday, March 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Performed by After School Theatre Arts students
Tickets: $5 each
Wyoming County Reads
Wednesdays, March 5 and 12 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library
Admssion: Free

Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Saturday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Rick Koval
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: The Overlook Estate Foundation

Writing a Novel - A Personal Journey
Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Presented by: Jeanne Moran
Admission: Free

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: Double Indemnity
Wednesday, March12 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 
Tickets: $5 each
Women's Forum: Violence Against Women in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Come to the Dietrich Theater on Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 pm for a Women’s Forum on Violence Against Women in Northeast Pennsylvania. 
Why do we have a culture of violence especially against women?
Do laws protect women?  What are the issues law enforcement officers face?
What can you do to help someone you know is abused?
Answering these questions will be panel members: Wyoming County’s District Attorney, Jeff Mitchell; Wyoming County’s Assistant District Attorney, Gerald Idec; Janet MacKay and Patrick Rushton of the Victim’s Resource Center in Wyoming County; and Laurel Hasenzahl, Wyoming County Juvenile Probation Officer.  Moderating the forum will be Marnie Hiester-Idec, Professor of Psychology at Misericordia University.
All are welcome to this free forum on Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 pm.  Reservations are not necessary but can be made by calling the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500.
Open Mic Night - Featuring Terry Wayne Goodholm
Friday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.    
Doors open for seating and sign ups at 6:30 p.m.
 Upcoming Classes
(Click on Pictures for Event Details)
Quilting for Kids: Stairway to Heaven
Wednesdays through March 26 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For ages 6 & up
Little People & Nature - Tuesdays
Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
For ages 2 ½ to 5
Little People & Nature - Wednesdays
Wednesdays, March 5, 12, 19 & 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
For ages 2 ½ to 5
Preschool Art Explorers 
Thursdays, March 13, 20, 27 & April 3 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Art Explorers, Ages 5 to 8
Fridays, March 14, 21, 28, & April 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Art Explorers, Ages 9 to 12
Thursdays, March 13, 20, 27, & April 3 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Songs & Games for Tots 
Wednesdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Open Studio & Portfolio Prep, ages 13 to adult
Tuesdays, March 11, 18, 25, April 1 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Quilting for Everyone
Wednesdays through March 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
For ages 6 and up
Basic Jewelry: Introduction to Silver Clay Art
Monday, March 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For ages 16 to adult
Decorative Painting
Wednesdays, March 12, 19 & 26 from noon to 3:00 p.m.
For ages 16 to adult
Knit a Cabled Scarf
Thursdays, March 6, 13 & 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For ages 16 to adult
Kundalini Yoga
Mondays through March 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For ages 16 to adult
Tuesdays through March 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
For ages 16 to adult
Simply Yoga
Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
For ages 16 to adult
Writers’ Group
Thursdays from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., ongoing
Ages 18 and up
60 E. Tioga St. | Tunkhannock, PA 18657 US
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