Dietrich Theater  Spring 2010 Film Festival
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Opening Night Gala - Friday, April 9 at 6:00 pm.
Opening Night Gala Tickets: $45 each.
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, two films, and desserts by Epicurean Delight. Reservations are required for gala night only. Call 570-996-1500 for reservations.
Film Festival - Friday, April 9 to April 23.
Enjoy fourteen days of sixteen foreign, independent and art films. Visit for movie synopses and show times. Film Festival Tickets: - $7 -matinee and $8 - evening.
“New World Fusion” Adult Cooking Class
at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center Food Management, Production and Services Department.
Wednesday, April 28 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.
Instructor: Dave Dunster
Tickets: $50 each. 
Proceeds support the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater.
Learn to create a 5-course “New World Fusion” menu as you dine. First course: Fried plantains with roasted garlic mayo. Second course: Famous Cuban black bean soup topped with sweet mayan onions and cumin crème fraiche. Third course: Peanut lo mein tossed sesame peanut sauce and topped with diced tropical fruit and vegetables. Fourth course: Grilled Jamaican jerk chicken with a mango pepper sauce. Fifth course: Key lime pie with a pecan coconut crust.
Space is limited. Call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500 to make reservations. 

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Written for Friday, April 2nd column

So, here I am, sitting on my couch, a heating pad pressed against my back, trying not to be too impatient with this body that has seen fit to act badly since Saturday when I reached down to get wee Roxie’s food dish and ended up throwing my back out so badly that I found myself on the floor, staring at the ceiling and wondering what the heck hit me! Let me tell you, there is nothing dignified about having your back go out. And then, the ultimate indignity…when the doctor chuckles and says something to the effect of "growing old is some fun, hmmm?" Of course, I indignantly informed him that this had happened to me once before thirty years ago when I was most definitely not old. He smiled indulgently. Harumph!

So all the things I had planned for this week were left in the bad back pile of dust. I missed this afternoon’s staff meeting, I might miss the NATO meeting early next week (that’s not the protecting the world NATO, it’s the North American Theater Owners NATO) and of course, Spring Film Festival is just a little over a week away. Plus we have to make some decisions about what kind of 3-D we’re going to invest in (yes, we hope to have it by Shrek) because it is obvious that we are losing families to 3-D theaters on the big family films. 
So I’m sitting here on my couch watching the ice and snow and rain fall outside my window and thinking about Easter coming up and remembering (because if you’re laid up it’s good to remember times when you weren’t) my father and our Easter baskets. The baskets themselves had been in the family for at least a generation, and my father would always tie a big bow on them and then Mamma would put the bright green plastic grass in and then the little foil covered eggs, the pastel peeps and a chocolate bunny. I remember that some kids got chocolate crosses but my mother didn’t think much of that idea so our baskets always held bunnies.
But the part I always loved the most was the night before Easter when Pop would dye the eggs and line up the glass dishes with the vinegar and dye all in a neat row and we could help him turn those plain white orbs into a riot of color. And even when we were too little to create the beautiful finished product he did, still, he would line up the dishes and hand us the wire holders and help us to dip the eggs and would tell us how beautiful; our finished products were even if, because we dipped them in all the colors, they looked like a mudstorm.
To this day, I love the smell of vinegar. My father has been dead for over twenty years, but every Easter he’s back with me because I remember all the wonderful things he did, because he was such a good Dad. And Mamma? She baked her finest honeybuns for Easter breakfast, she got us all dressed up in our new Easter "duds" and after church she put on a feast.
Holidays were such fun, and in my memories I realize how very, very lucky my sister and I were. Because it never mattered how hard they worked, or how tired they might have been, or whether they were feeling well, or whatever, when a holiday or a birthday came along, they made it a celebration. In fact, they made much of life a celebration. I know that many of you had parents like that because you stop me to talk about them. And to all of you I say, we were lucky ducks!
Don’t forget those gala tix! Only one week left and you want to come to the best movie and food and wine event ever, now don’t you? Call 996-1500.
And oh yeah…have just a wonderful Easter. May you be flooded with wondrous memories and lots of brightly colored eggs!
See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

April 1, 2010 -
April 30, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon
March 26, 2010 -
April 8, 2010

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
March 19, 2010 -
April 8, 2010

She's Out of My League
April 2, 2010 -
April 8, 2010

Coming Soon
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April 9, 2010 -
April 22, 2010

April 9, 2010 -
May 7, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Spring 2010 Film Festival
April 9, 2010 - April 22, 2010

Tom Knight Puppet Show
April 13, 2010

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
April 24, 2010

Jammin' with George Wesley
April 24, 2010

The Pennswood Guitar Quartet Concert
April 25, 2010

"New World Fusion" Adult Cooking Class
April 28, 2010

Faces of Tunkhannock Photo Contest
May 3, 2010 - May 3, 2010

Alive to the Call
May 2, 2010

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
May 25, 2010

Watkins Glen Bus Trip
June 2, 2010

Auction Basics
June 8, 2010

Shakespeare in the Park
June 26, 2010

Bus Trip to Everhart Museum
July 10, 2010

Adaptation: Another Form of Translation?
July 17, 2010

Looking to the River
July 17, 2010

Celebrate Our River Day
July 24, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 12
April 9, 2010 - May 28, 2010

Open Studio for Painting, Drawing & Pottery - Days
March 29, 2010 - May 24, 2010

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery - Nights
April 6, 2010 - August 24, 2010

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
March 31, 2010 - June 30, 2010

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
July 12, 2010 - July 26, 2010

Introduction to Spanish
April 12, 2010 - May 17, 2010

Conversational Spanish
May 24, 2010 - July 5, 2010

Acting Camp for Kids, ages 6 to 11
June 28, 2010 - July 16, 2010

All About Pottery & Sculpture Camp
August 2, 2010 - August 6, 2010

Around the World in 5 Days!
August 2, 2010 - August 6, 2010

Circus! Circus! Circus!
June 28, 2010 - July 2, 2010

Cowboys and Nomads
July 5, 2010 - July 26, 2010

Crazy Commercials
June 21, 2010 - June 25, 2010

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 19, 2010 - July 23, 2010

Mommy & Me Art Classes
April 9, 2010 - May 28, 2010

Pantomime Workshop
June 21, 2010 - June 25, 2010

Preschool Art
April 8, 2010 - May 27, 2010

Quilting for Kids - Spring
April 7, 2010 - June 2, 2010

Trash to Treasures, ages 5 to 12
July 5, 2010 - July 9, 2010

Up, Up and Away!
July 12, 2010 - July 16, 2010

Intergenerational Quilting - Spring
April 7, 2010 - June 2, 2010

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 19, 2010 - July 23, 2010

Woodwinds Master Class
July 19, 2010

Basketmakers' Woods Walk
May 15, 2010

Basketry: Ash Wall Pocket
June 5, 2010

Easy Beads! Create in Clay!
August 16, 2010

Jewelry Making: "Seed Pod" Pendants
July 29, 2010

Jewelry Making: Cutting & Stamping Metal
June 15, 2010

Jewelry Making: Intro to Bead Looming
May 3, 2010

Jewelry Making: Intro to Art Clay
July 19, 2010

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Metal Working
August 2, 2010

Knit a Pattern
June 24, 2010 - July 15, 2010

Knit, Purl, Embellish
May 27, 2010 - June 10, 2010

Introduction to Knitting
April 29, 2010 - May 13, 2010

Photography for Beginners
May 19, 2010 - June 16, 2010

Advanced Photography
May 17, 2010 - June 21, 2010

Pottery & Sculpture
April 5, 2010 - August 30, 2010

Modern Day Shakespeare
July 12, 2010 - July 23, 2010

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Written for Wednesday, April 7th column 

Only two days until the Spring 2010 Film Festival begins! I can hardly wait. Gala night is bound to be terrific. With an amazing combination of hors d’oeuvres compliments of Epicurean Delight, Twigs Restaurant and Seasons Restaurant, wine by Nimble Hill, sumptuous desserts prepared by Epicurean Delight, and of course two acclaimed films, how can an evening get much better? Plus, the Dietrich’s dear friend Dr. Philip Mosley will be on hand to introduce the evening’s films. If you are interested in attending gala night, please give us a call at 570-996-1500. We might have a few tickets remaining.
If you are not able to make gala night, there will still be a couple of opportunities to catch that evening’s movies – The Last Station and An Education. Additionally, Hildy and Jeffrey have arranged for us to see 14 other top foreign, independent and art films during this two week festival. For more information about festival movies and showtimes, visit our website 
In addition to taking in a few festival films this month, I would like to encourage you to visit the Everhart Museum to check out their temporary exhibit The Art of the Brick® Sculptures by Nathan Sawaya. It will only be at the museum through May 2. Last week, we took students from the Dietrich’s If You Build It Class and their families to see the exhibit, which inspired their class. While at the museum, educators gave us a great tour of the exhibit and then we were able to go to the classroom in the museum to make paper sculptures of our own. I was amazed by the sculptures that Nathan Sawaya created out of simple LEGO blocks. Of the twenty-nine LEGO sculptures that were part of the exhibit, my favorites were the 20-foot dinosaur, the heart, and the tiger-giraffe. When you go, choose your favorite LEGO sculptures as you view this exhibit geared for the young and young at heart.
After the film festival is over, the Dietrich also has a few exciting events coming up at the end of April. On Saturday, April 24 join us in Tunkhannock as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm that day, there will be a host of events to check out including litter clean ups, displays, live music by Don Shapelle, children’s activities and workshops for adults, speakers and more. As part of the day’s events, the Dietrich will host a special concert at 11 am with local reggae and rock inspired artist George Wesley. Music lovers of all ages are invited to come out and spend the morning jammin’ with George. Everyone is encouraged to bring his or her own instruments. Admission to all Earth Day events including the concert with George Wesley is free. Visit for a schedule of the day’s activities.
Then on Sunday, April 25, the Dietrich will once again be filled with music, but we will be shifting gears from reggae and rock to classical guitar. That’s right! At 3:00 pm, the Pennswood Guitar Quartet will perform beautiful, diverse and challenging compositions from around the world and through the ages. The quartet will feature the music of Boccherini, Brouwer, Torroba, Machado, Duarte and Sor. If you were at the Dietrich’s last guitar concert, you might have been mesmerized by the beautiful artistry of Jay Steveskey and Paul Sweeney. After that concert, Jay suggested we bring in the Pennswood Guitar Quartet, which is a new chamber music ensemble in northeastern Pennsylvania that he is a part of, and experience, the wonder of four guitars. As Jay likes to say, "8 Hands x 24 Strings = Be There!". Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500.
And for all of those foodies out there, on Wednesday, April 28 from 6:00 to 8:30 pm, you will have an opportunity to learn how to cook a delightful East Meets West menu as you dine. Taught by instructor Dave Dunster at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center Food Management, Production and Services Department, you will learn how to prepare the following five courses: fried plantains with roasted garlic mayo, famous Cuban black bean soup topped with sweet Mayan onions and cumin crème fraiche, peanut lo mein - tossed sesame peanut sauce and topped with diced tropical fruit and vegetables, grilled Jamaican jerk chicken with a mango pepper sauce, and for dessert, key lime pie with a pecan coconut crust. Admission for the evening is $50 and proceeds support the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater. Call 570-996-1500 to make your reservations. Seating is limited.