Winter Wine Under the Waves
Take in the sights of Scranton’s aquarium while enjoying some adult beverages.
Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den in the Marketplace at Steamtown, 300 Lackawanna Ave., will host “Winter Wine Under the Waves” on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests will receive a commemorative stemless wine glass, wine and food samples from several vendors, admission to the venue, entertainment by the band Toga Party and a ticket for raffles benefiting ocean cleanup and wildlife conservation.
The event is open to ages 21 and older, and everyone must have a valid ID to enter. Tickets are nonrefundable and cost $35 in advance and $40 at the door for nonmembers and $30 for aquarium members. For tickets, visit electriccityaquarium.com/shop.
Call 570-909-9631 for more information.
North Pocono and Abington Heights high schools’ girls’ basketball teams will face off in a special game raising money for breast cancer initiatives.
The 12th annual Pink Game take places Thursday, Jan. 23, at North Pocono High School, 97 Bochicchio Blvd., Covington Twp. The junior varsity game begins at 5:30 p.m., and the varsity game follows at 7.
Both teams will don pink uniforms, and guests are encouraged to wear the color as well. Special T-shirts for breast cancer awareness also will be for sale.
All proceeds from the night will go to the nonprofit Foundation for Cancer Care’s free mammogram program for uninsured or underinsured women and help for breast cancer patients. Last year’s Pink Game raised enough money to provide 80 free mammograms and follow-up care.
For details, contact Margo Opsasnick at 570-947-3541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Act Out Theatre Group hopes to raise money for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter with a cabaret.
The performance will take place Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Act Out’s theater, 150 E. Grove St., Dunmore. Mary Rapach will host the night whose lineup includes Emma Christianson, Sam Lipperini, Kalen Churcher, Caelan Howe-Baden, Liv Anderson, Dan Pittman and more.
Tickets cost $10 at the door and $5 for guests who bring an item to donate to Griffin Pond. For details, email email@example.com, call 717-504-0829 or visit the Facebook event page.
19th annual NEPA Home and Garden Show
Learn more about the latest products and services for the home and landscape at the 19th annual NEPA Home and Garden Show.
The show runs Friday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.
The event will put guests in contact with builders, remodelers, contractors and more and provide them with details about entertainment systems, storage solutions, plants, landscape displays, building materials, decks, pools, spas, kitchenware, home accessories and more.
Admission costs $8 for ages 17 to 64, $7 for seniors 65 and older and retired military members with ID. Ages 16 and younger plus ISD employees, active-duty military and first responders with ID enter for free. Guests only need to pay once and can return throughout the weekend.
For details, call 570-970-7600 or visit mohegansunarenapa.com.
‘How to Catch a Dragon’ story time and activities
Barnes & Noble, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Twp., will hold a special story time focusing on Lunar (Chinese) New Year.
The program featuring “How to Catch a Dragon” by Caryl Hart will take place on the new year, Saturday, Jan. 25, at 11 a.m. In addition to story time, kids will have a chance to color their own paper lantern.
2020 is the “Year of the Rat” in the Chinese calendar.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page or call 570-829-4210.
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