Dietrich Theater
Coming this weekend!

Little Red Riding Hood - Live Performance!
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, October 10 at 1:00 pm.
Presented by: Gamut Theatre Group
Tickets: $5 each
Gamut Theatre Group of Harrisburg will take the Dietrich stage to perform the children’s favorite tale "Little Red Riding Hood". During this performance, help Little Red stay on the right path and watch out for the Big Bad Wolf. This class will keep you laughing all the way to Grandma’s house.
Call 570-996-1500 for ticket information.
Shanksville,PA: A Place of Inspiration
Special One Time Screening
Admission is free.
Sunday, October 11, at 3:00pm
At The Dietrich Theater
CALL 996-1500 to reserve tickets.
Tickets at the door as available

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Boy, do we have some terrific films for you this week! No kidding. I am going to see all three of the new ones because they look so good and got such terrific reviews. 
     To start out, we have the first-run film Couples Retreat starring Vince Vaugn who is always dead-on funny. It’s probably a date movie, wherein four couples go on a weekend getaway, not knowing that it is a place that specializes in compulsory marriage counseling. The set-up is funny and Vaugn is almost always worth a look-see, so I’m giving it a try.
     Second-run but extremely well reviewed is The Informant starring Matt Damon as the biggest whistle-blower in American history. Mark Whitacre blew the whistle on Archer Daniels Midland, one of those huge agri-businesses who lie, steal, cheat and do everything they possibly can to put the fix in on both the price of food and the quality. It’s funny, witty and beautifully done and I can’t wait to see it.
     Finally, ladies, for those of us of a “certain age” we have a delightful gem of a film called My One and Only, starring Renee Zellweiger as the mother of the campy George Hamilton (remember him form Zorro, the Gay Blade?) who, back in the fifties, takes her two boys and her baby blue Cadillac and leaves her philandering husband and sets off to find a better one. Of course, she has no doubt this can be done because in her youth she was the belle of the ball, but that was twenty years before. So she and the boys go from one place to another as she follows her dreams and is forced to make adjustments with reality. It’s upbeat and fun and takes you on a lovely journey through the gauzy images of the 1950’s. I think it’s the movie I’m going to see first. Then The Informant and finally, Couples Retreat. But partly that’s because Informant and My One and Only will most likely be with us only one week, whereas Couples will be here for a multiple week run.
     Sunday afternoon we have a pretty terrific show for you.   Tony Mussari, PhD. And his wife, Kitch, have put together what I hear is an astonishing documentary about the Shanksville Memorial. They took five Tunkhannock students – Kelsey Lee, Laura Lomascolo, Maria Romero, Ciera Rosario, and Eric Phillips – and made them part of the September 11 ceremonies at Shanksville. It is the ceremony and the effect it had on these students that the film captures. The film runs about 45 minutes and then there will be discussion of what it all means. Please do come and take part in this important documentary showing. Admission is free.
     So, autumn is really here now, isn’t it? My sister and I were standing in front of her cozy little house on Warren street last night and looking up at the full moon when we heard the song of the geese flying south. Is there a more magnificent sound on earth then their words of encouragement to each other? When I was a child I used to envy birds their ability to break free of the “surly bonds of earth” because I was so sure that in the heavens, out among the stars, there was something lovelier than this earth. Today I think I’d be hard pressed to believe there could be anything more exquisite than God’s creation, but I do think there are creatures with more wisdom and kindness than human beings so often manifest.
     Scientists say that the geese chatter to encourage each other because the journey is long and the night can be dark. They hear familiar voices calling out through the cold night air and they keep on keepin’ on. Isn’t there a lesson there for us all? Instead of critiquing whatever someone else does, whether it’s friend or foe, wouldn’t it be a wondrous thing to say – “Go on, friend, keep truckin’ along.” There is much to be done and we can accomplish so much if we remember that we have friends out there amidst the stars and they wish us well. Wouldn’t that be so lovely?
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Couples Retreat
October 9, 2009 -
October 30, 2009

The Informant
October 9, 2009 -
October 15, 2009

My One and Only
October 9, 2009 -
October 15, 2009

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
September 18, 2009 -
October 15, 2009

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

SHANKSVILLE, PA: A Place of Inspiration
October 11, 2009

October 31, 2009

Where The Wild Things Are
October 16, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Airing of the Quilts Exhibit
October 1, 2009 - November 13, 2009

The Grapes of Wrath Audition Notice
November 21, 2009 - December 12, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood - Live Performance
October 10, 2009

Daniel J. Flood Lecture
October 14, 2009

Sweeny & Steveskey Guitar Concert
November 1, 2009

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
December 4, 2009 - December 4, 2009

Holiday Workshop
December 5, 2009

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 8, 2009

It's a Wonderful Life
December 15, 2009 - December 15, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

All About Pottery & Sculpture
October 15, 2009 - November 6, 2009

Donkey Beads and Bells, for ages 3 to 5
September 17, 2009 - October 9, 2009

Explore Latin America's Halloween
October 6, 2009 - October 27, 2009

Mask Making for ages 3 to 5
November 12, 2009 - December 11, 2009

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 12
November 12, 2009 - December 11, 2009

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
September 16, 2009 - December 9, 2009

Super Hero Theatre & Visual Arts, ages 3 to 5
October 15, 2009 - November 6, 2009

Trash to Treasures, ages 5 to 12
September 17, 2009 - October 9, 2009

Intergenerational Quilting, ages 13 and up
September 16, 2009 - December 9, 2009

Open Studio for Painting, Drawing & Pottery
September 15, 2009 - December 1, 2009

Basketry: Elves Workshop 2
November 2, 2009 - November 23, 2009

Basketry: Intro to Twined Basketry
November 21, 2009

Basketry: Plaited Ash Cone Basket
October 17, 2009

Create a Felted Handbag, for ages 16 and up
October 29, 2009 - November 12, 2009

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
August 26, 2009 - December 16, 2009

Golden Days of Radio Players Group
October 13, 2009 - December 8, 2009

Introduction to Knitting
October 1, 2009 - October 15, 2009

Jewelry Making: Art Clay Silver
October 19, 2009

Jewelry Making: Working with Sculpey Clay
October 22, 2009

Jewelry Making: Intermediate Glass Fusing
November 2, 2009 - November 16, 2009

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Metal Working
October 26, 2009

Introduction to Stained Glass
November 30, 2009

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery - Days
September 14, 2009 - November 30, 2009

Pottery & Sculpture, ages 13 and up
August 24, 2009 - November 30, 2009

Watercolor for Beginners
October 24, 2009

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Tonight at 7 pm, Dr. Sheldon Spear, author of the recent biography of Daniel J. Flood will be at the Dietrich to present a lecture on the local congressman’s life. Flood’s eccentric formal wardrobe and waxed mustache were unforgettable, but his popularity was derived from his ability to bring federal funds to Pennsylvania’s 11th Congressional District. Dr. Sheldon Spear has spoke at the Dietrich on several local history topics over the past few years and always brings an interesting viewpoint to so many of our area’s historical events. Following the lecture, Dr. Spear will be on hand for a question and answer session and a book signing for Daniel J. Flood: The Congressional Career of an Economic Savior and Cold War Nationalist. This will be a great evening for local history buffs.  Admission is free. 
For children, tomorrow will be the start of the Dietrich’s Super Hero Theatre and Visual Art classes for preschoolers. In this class, your little one will become a super hero as they create stories, live theatre, arts, crafts and so much more about super heroes of their own invention. Instructors Amy Colley and Michaela Moore are great at drawing out children’s creativity and imagination. Students will play theatre games and learn about movement as well as make costumes and masks. On Fridays, starting on October 16th, the Dietrich will be offering the same class but for Mommy & Me (children with their moms, dads, grandparents, or caregiver). Admission is $35 for these four-week series. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information or to sign up.
For adults, the Dietrich will be hosting a variety of jewelry making classes in October and November. On Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 pm, the Dietrich’s own Sarah Sidorek will be teaching Jewelry Making: Working with Sculpey Clay. In this class, students will have the opportunity to create a Sculpey Clay necklace, which will then be backed and strung on a cord creating a one-of-a-kind necklace. Sarah makes the most beautiful jewelry and is such a wonderful teacher. Nine times out of ten, she’ll be wearing a necklace that she made, and many times it will be a necklace that she made that particular morning to go with her outfit that day. I’m telling you, she is amazing! Admission to her Working with Sculpey Clay class is $15 and all materials are provided. 
In addition to Sarah’s jewelry class, the Dietrich’s own projectionist/graphic design artist Esther Harmatz will be teaching some jewelry making classes. Join her on Monday, October 26 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm for an Introduction to Metal Working class. In this class, you will learn the first steps necessary to do your own metal work in jewelry fabrication. You will learn to use a jeweler’s saw, cut, form and polish. Everyone will leave with a finished pendant. Admission is $60 and all the equipment and materials are provided.
Then on Mondays, November 2 and 16 from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, Esther will be offering Intermediate Glass Fusing. To take this class students should have already taken Esther’s Intro to Glass Fusing or have experience with fusing glass. During this two-class series, students will discover how to create channels, and embed wire bails, as well as how to use glass frits and paints to create a unique design. The fused pieces will then be made into jewelry of the students’ choice. Admission is $60.
If you are interested in taking any of these jewelry classes, I recommend signing up now. These classes tend to fill up fast, and in fact, one of Esther’s classes, Jewelry Making: Art Clay Silver, is already filled up. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to sign up.