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Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater 

Newsletter for February 3, 2014
Now Showing at the Dietrich 
(Click on Movie Posters for Showtimes and Synopses.)
Lone Survivor American Hustle
The Nut Job Frozen
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Live Events - Please join us this week for...
Wyoming County Reads
Wyoming County Reads
Book Discussions at the Tunkhannock Public Library on Wednesdays, February 5 - March 12 at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Leonard Bernstein: American Idol, American Idealist
Leonard Bernstein:
American Idol, American Idealist
Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m. at WVIA
Admission: Free
Free Bus Transportation from the Dietrich at
1:30 p.m.
Call for reservations.
At the Dietrich by Hildy Morgan
Boy oh boy.  We have some really good movies for you one more time.  Followed next weekend by some even better movies! It’s been a great January at the theater which is pretty unusual.  January is usually a so-so month, but this year it’s been terrific!  But then again, it’s always about the movies, and the movies have been pretty good. Plus, bless your wonderful hearts, you waited to see all the movies we couldn’t get over the holidays and came to the Dietrich to see them when we finally got permission to bring them in.  And we have tried very hard to bring in every single one you asked for.  Which is why this week we are bringing in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which looks to be a very sweet comedy and Lone Survivor, the highly acclaimed film about the soldier who survives in Afghanistan with a little help from local tribesmen.  
And then next week we have two absolute wonders!  We will be bringing in, for the kids, girls and boys, The Lego Movie.  I think we have more birthday parties booked for that one than any kids movie in our history!  If you have seen the trailers you will see that it’s adorable – everything a Lego-loving kid could want (and even if they don’t play with Legos, they’ll still love the characters) and lots of jokes for the grown-ups who brung ‘em. 
And then, totally for the grown-ups, we have Monuments Men, the true story of a taskforce created by FDR in the waning days of WW2.  Hitler had given an order that all works of confiscated art were to be destroyed. (He never once, in his pitiful degraded life, ever, ever chose to do good when he could do evil!) President Roosevelt knew that these woks, some of them a thousand years old, could never be replaced, so a task force made up of museum curators and the like were sent behind enemy lines to retrieve these precious works.  The cast is incredible – George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray – you get the picture.  Great cast, great story.  WW2 history.  Could it possibly get better than that????
And now I want to tell you about a wonderful woman who crossed into eternity yesterday, leaving her family and neighbors and friends saddened beyond measure.  Mary Place worked at Tyler hospital for many years, in charge of the radiation department.  In a sea of strangers, under incredibly stressful circumstances, Mary was the friendly face, the reassuring voice, that helped you get through that call-back mammogram or the weird test wherein they had to make sure your heart pumped correctly to receive chemo or any of the other strange and creepy tests some medical circumstances have a need for. 
As her neighbor, and terrified of hospitals and testing and surgery and just everything cancer-related, I would be sitting in a chair, lost in the isolation of my terrors, and I’d hear her voice.  “Hildy,” she’d say, “I heard you were called back.” And by then she was sitting next to me, holding my hand.  “Happens all the time,” she’d say soothingly.  “One day at a time.  One step at a time.  One way or the other it will be okay.  They’ll take care of it.”  Her voice was soft, her hands patting mine.  She probably did that thousands of times in her years at the hospital, but she never became jaded, she always understood pain and fear.  She was kind and good and spent a life of service.
I am sorry for her beautiful children, her grandchildren, her loving husband, her extended family who all must face life without her.  But my special thoughts go with her sisters, and in particular my friend, her beautiful sister, Jeanne, who has lost a sister – that person with whom we share a perfect history, that person we talk in shorthand to, that person with the shared memories of our childhood. The loss is unimaginable.
Monday night the sunset in South Auburn was spectacular, the sky ablaze with a magenta swathe.  I thought it fitting as Mary made her way to a place more perfect than this, that the heavens themselves put on their very best duds to welcome her home.
See you at the Dietrich.
Live at the Dietrich by Erica Rogler
This past week Steve Colley, one of the Dietrich’s artists-in-residence, came bounding into our office exclaiming, “I have to show someone this!”  In his hand was a stunning piece of glass artwork.  It looked like the glass bowl that he was holding was woven with small blue and green glass accents dotting the piece.  I told Steve, “Wow, your work gets better and better.” To which he replied with a smile, “No I didn’t create this; one of my students did!”  It is always amazing to me to see what folks make in the Dietrich’s Sheldon Art Studio.  In February, adults will have another opportunity to take Steve’s class Pottery and Recycled Glass Creations on Mondays, February 10, 17, 24, and March 3 at 7:00 p.m.  During this series, students will create their own pottery to use as a mold for casting recycled glass creations.  Admission is $60 for the class series and all materials are provided. 
For children, Amy and Steve Colley will be teaching their very whimsical Trash to Treasures classes in February.  Using bottle caps, wood scraps, egg cartons, paper towel tubes and other household recyclable items, students will learn how to develop 3-D collages of their own design.  I’ve seen kids build boats, robots, trains, giraffes and a host of other imaginative masterpieces.  Classes for children ages five to twelve years will be held on Fridays, February 14 through March 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Students ages nine to twelve year olds will be able to take a similar class at the same time on Thursdays, February 13 to March 6. Admission to either class series is $40.
We are also offering Preschool Trash to Treasures on those same Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. with Amy Colley.  Admission is free thanks to funding from the Dietrich’s Fundraising Committee.  Please call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information or to register.
The Dietrich will also be exploring music in February.  Join us on February 9th at WVIA Media Center for a presentation on “Leonard Bernstein: American Idol, American Idealist” with Karl Middleman of the Philadelphia Classical Symphony.  Admission is free.  The concert starts at 3:00 p.m. and there will be free bus transportation from the Dietrich at 1:30 p.m. for those who are interested.  Reservations are required.  Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register.
We are also offering a Heart Healthy Nutrition class in February.  During this free class series Certified Nutrition Consultant Donna Fetzko will discuss heart healthy function as well as heart healthy foods and lifestyle choices.  She will also share with us delicious heart healthy recipes.  This series will be held on Thursdays, February 6 through 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free.  We would like to thank the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation for underwriting these classes.
If you are more interested in getting your creative juices flowing with crafts, Esther Harmatz will be teaching a jewelry making class for beginners next month.  In Easy Beads: Create In Clay, you will learn how to design and create beads out of polymer clay.  Each student will fashion a bracelet and a pair of earrings.  All materials will be provided.  Admission is $45.  Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to sign up. 
Additional Upcoming Events
(Click on Pictures for Event Details)
Wyoming County ReadsThe Scarlet Letter and A Thousand Splendid Suns
Book discussions are Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5 and 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library and Monday, February 10 at the Nicholson Methodist Church.
Leonard Bernstein: American Idol & Idealist
Sunday, February 9. Bus departs Dietrich at 1:30 p.m.
Program at WVIA Media Center at 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Dietrich Classic Movie Series: Casablanca
Wednesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $5
Open Mic Night – Featuring Brian Fanelli
Friday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open for seating and sign ups at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
 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
Preschool Trash to Treasures
Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27 & March 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Trash to Treasures, Ages 5 to 8
Fridays, February 14, 21, 28 & March 7 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Trash to Treasures, Ages 9 to 12
Thursdays, February 13, 20, 27 & March 6 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Open Studio & Portfolio Prep, ages 13 to adult
Tuesdays, February 11, 18, 25 & March 4 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
Decorative Painting
Wednesdays, February 12, 19, 26, March 12, 19 & 26 from noon to 3:00 p.m.
For ages 16 to adult
Design a Painted Silk Scarf
Tuesday, February 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For ages 16 to adult
Easy Beads: Create in Clay!
Monday, February 17 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
For ages 16 to adult
Heart Healthy Nutrition
Thursdays, February 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 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 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Series 2: February 4, 11, 18 & 25

Series 3: March 4, 11, 18 & 25
Simply Yoga
Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Series 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5 & 12
Series 2: February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19 & 26
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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