Pages for Purrs
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, South Abington Twp., will present a new program Sunday, Jan. 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Pages for Purrs will take place on the first Sunday of each month in 2020 and gives children a chance to practice their literacy skills by reading to the cats up for adoption at the shelter.
Participants are asked to bring a favorite book, and the shelter also is accepting book donations to keep in a collection for the program.
Registration is not required. For more information, visit the Facebook event page or griffinpondanimalshelter.com or call 570-586-3700.
Catch the film sequel to the popular television series “Downton Abbey” at Scranton Public Library.
The library, 500 Vine St., will offer the free screening as part of its Wednesday Movie Matinee series on Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Henkelman Room on its second floor. The library will serve light refreshments as guests catch the latest intrigues of the Crawley family and its servants.
The film is rated PG and runs for two hours, two minutes. For details, call 570-348-3000 or visit lclshome.org.
Stretch your way into the new year and then relax with a drink at Brewga.
Hosted by Susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston, the event will take place Saturday, Jan. 4, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature an all-levels yoga class led by Alyssa Miller of Home Yoga & Barre, West Pittston. Each participant will get two pints of beers.
Admission costs $20 and includes the class and beer. Guests are encouraged to bring their own yoga mats, although the venue will have some extra mats on hand.
Advance registration is encouraged and can be done at schedulebliss.com. For details, visit the Facebook event page or call the brewery at 888-725-4902.
‘The Method’ release show
Eye on Attraction will celebrate the release of its new record, “The Method,” with a performance at Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton.
The band will play the record in its entirety Saturday, Jan. 4. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music follows at 8.
Guests can expect to hear fan favorite tunes from the band’s past 10 years as well.
Guests 21 and older must bring their ID, and those between 18 and 21 can enter with ID as well but must pay a $5 surcharge at the door.
For tickets, visit eyeonattraction.com.
Underground Microphone’s third season continues in the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave.
The lineup routinely consists of poetry, comedy, music and other performances presented in the Raymond Hood Room in the cultural center’s lower level.
Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show follows at 7. Admission is free, and a cash bar will be available for those 21 and older with ID.
Those interested in performing should contact Maria at email@example.com or 570-346-7369, ext. 102.
For more information, call 570-344-1111 or visit scrantonculturalcenter.org.
Caitlin Heaney West is the content editor for Access NEPA and oversees the Early Access blog in addition to working as a copy editor and staff writer for The Times-Tribune. An award-winning journalist, she is a summa cum laude graduate of Shippensburg University and also earned a master’s degree from Marywood University. Caitlin joined the Times-Shamrock family in 2009 and lives in Scranton. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5107; or @cheaneywest