Dietrich Theater Upcoming Events Songs & Games for Tots At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m Presented by Bill Frye Admission: Free Enjoy a morning of songs and games with Bill Frye and his supercharged guitar. Children and adults will share smiles and sing and dance together to familiar, popular songs Bill plays with his trademark zest. Call 570-996-1500 for details. Celebrate Our River Day At Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park Saturday, July 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission: Free Sponsored by: the Overlook Estate Foundation Join us as we celebrate and promote the value of one of our greatest resources, the Susquehanna River. Included in the day’s festivities will be live music, environmental activities for children and adults, a nature walk, plein air painters, a presentation about Francis Slocum by Bill Bachman, a River Float, and more. Live music will be provided by Sadie Green Sales Jugband, the blue grass group Coal Town Rounders, and the George Wesley Bank. For more information about the River Float contact Endless Mountain Outfitters at 570-746-9140. For more information about River Day call 570-996-1500

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Okay. No doubt about it. Summer is most definitely here! And I’m not even complaining about it because it’s been so gorgeous. I was at Lazybrook Saturday to meet my daughter and peruse the antique engine show and the park was packed with people. Some were there for the show, but many were there with their families just to enjoy the beauty of the park, to picnic or to go down near the water so the little ones could splash around. What a great place! We are so lucky to have two parks within easy reach of town (well, one is actually in town) where we can take the family and enjoy Mamma Nature at her very best. It just never ends, all the wonderful things around here to do and see. And yet….and yet….my darling daughter and I were at Perkins restaurant having an ice cream soda (mmmm, such a wonderful way to blow a diet to smithereens) and in the booth behind us were an older couple (I’d say maybe mid seventies or up…you know…not that far away from my age) and they were complaining that Tunkhannock was so boring! That there was nothing to do here! I mean, from kids you maybe expect that sort of thing, but from folks my age? I mean, I wanted to turn around in the booth and say, “Are you people totally insane? What are you talking about? We have totally terrific shops, we have gorgeous scenery, a movie theater and cultural center, two parks, and a library. Now, I ask you, what in the world could you want beyond any of the aforementioned items???” But, I didn’t say any of that. Because it would have been rude. And it was such a lovely day, having my daughter in from Minneapolis (a little motherly bragging, where she’s working on her PhD) that I decided that it was best to let it go and to just feel sad for folks who couldn’t appreciated all the greatness of T’ town. Hmmmmph. Okay, two things I don’t want to forget. Have you noticed how gorgeous the landscaping is becoming in the front of the theater? The flowers are growing and everything looks so lush and colorful. Once again, thank you so much to Kevin and Sherry Kukuchka at Creekside Gardens. They do such a gorgeous job! And then there’s our new Twitter account. Yes, the Dietrich Broads are attempting to Twitter. Okay, so we didn’t set this up, Jennifer Jenkins did. She’s young and modern and knows about such things. And she told us we ’d be able to do it. (I am withholding judgment on this til a later date.) However, you can follow the happenings here on Twitter, if you so desire. And don’t forget to mark the date…July 23 from 3:00 to 8:00 to Celebrate our River! Yes, once again it’s Celebrate Our River Day and there will be all kinds of activities from nature walks to Sadie Green Sales to George Wesley. Really, it’s a hodgepodge of fun things for the family to do and it will be perfect just to be at our gorgeous river, saying a prayerful thanks for its beauty and serenity. And, finally, we have Harry Potter opening on two (yup, you read that right) screens so that if you’re a 3D fan you can see it popping right out at your little seated self, or you can see it in all its beauty in 2D, headache-free and at a lower ticket price. And make no mistake, the reviews on this, the final chapter of the Potter films, have been superb! This is the movie you don’t want to miss, the gem of the summer. So come one, come all, and have a grand time with the young wizard and his friends! What a lovely way to spend a summer’s eve. See you at the Dietrich!

Now Showing
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Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 3D
July 15, 2011 -
July 21, 2011

HARRY POTTER:The Deathly Hallows,Part 2 2D
July 15, 2011 -
July 21, 2011

July 1, 2011 -
July 21, 2011

July 8, 2011 -
July 21, 2011

June 24, 2011 -
July 21, 2011

Coming Soon
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Songs & Games for Tots
June 18, 2011 - July 16, 2011

Bridal Bliss Exhibit
June 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011

Celebrate Our River Day
July 23, 2011

Life on the Susquehanna River Exhibit
August 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011

Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 10
August 24, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Acting Camp for Kids
June 20, 2011 - July 29, 2011

All About Pottery & Sculpture Camp - Filled
July 11, 2011 - July 15, 2011

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Mask Making Camp
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Mixed Media Camp
July 11, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Move It! Theatre & Visual Arts Camp
July 25, 2011 - July 29, 2011

Quilting for Kids
April 6, 2011 - July 20, 2011

Swing from the Tree Tops Camp
August 1, 2011 - August 5, 2011

Things in the Sky
July 6, 2011 - July 27, 2011

Intergenerational Quilting
April 6, 2011 - July 20, 2011

Jammin' in a Jugband, ages 13 to adult
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing & Pottery
April 12, 2011 - August 23, 2011

Decorative Painting
April 13, 2011 - August 31, 2011

Introduction to Stained Glass
August 8, 2011

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
July 11, 2011 - July 25, 2011

Knit a Mobius Scarf
July 14, 2011 - July 28, 2011

Pottery & Sculpture
April 4, 2011 - September 12, 2011

Writers' Group
April 14, 2011 - August 25, 2011

Yoga for You
April 13, 2011 - August 31, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich July 20, 2011 In just a few days, Tunkhannock’s Seventh Annual Celebrate Our River Day will be here. Join us on Saturday, July 23 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to take part in the free festivities at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. The afternoon and evening will be filled with tunes provided by Sadie Green Sales Jugband, bluegrass group Coal Town Rounders and the reggae/rock inspired George Wesley Band. You won’t want to miss any of these musical acts! David Driskell and Timothy Walker of Sadie Green Sales will be bringing students from the Dietrich’s Jammin’ in a Jugband class onto the stage to help them out with a few songs. Talk about fantastic entertainment! Those who come will also be able to enjoy a host of environmental displays and activities. The Bureau of Forestry will be there with a display and literature on various forestry subjects and tree cookies to explain tree growth to anyone interested. Forester David Cole will also lead two walks in the park to identify and discuss trees. Michael Crispell of the Countryside Conservancy will have a display that will teach us how to tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes, as well as, what to do in the case of snakebite. Anthracite Outfitters will have a tent and kayak fishing display again this year and some kayak fly-fishing demonstrations. They will also be discussing the river, fish species, and protection of the river as well and how to effectively fish the river from a kayak in a low impact manner. The Endless Mountain Nature Center will be presenting a butterfly gardening workshop. There will also be a nature walk with Bob Daniels where participants will explore life on the banks of the river and a bird walk with Joe DeMarco. In addition, Susquehanna Kayak & Canoe Rental and Endless Mountain Outfitters will be running a river float from Mehoopany to Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park that day. Call 570-746-9140 for more details about the float or to register. This year River Day participants will also be able to enjoy history talks with Bill Bachman of Penn State/Wilkes-Barre. He will be presenting “Frances Slocum: Child of Two Americas” and “Meet a Patriot – Colonial Captain Ebenezer Parrish, A Proud Pennsylvanian” at High Energy Fitness. There will also be an open house at the gym that day. A couple of other new features of Celebrate Our River Day this will be a mural painting activity for children with Amy and Steve Colley. We will also have plein air painters that day painting the natural beauty of the park and the day’s activities. Local basketry artist Susi Nuss will be on hand to demonstrate basket making by the park’s Wee Willow Dome. Admission to Celebrate Our River Day is free thanks to funding from the Overlook Estate Foundation. We hope to see you there! Oh and I almost forgot, Simply Savory will be at the park with their delicious BBQ and there will also be ice cream, sno-cones, lemonade and a birch beer/cream soda stand. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information about River Day.