Penn State Extension in Pike County will hold the first of 5 weekly sessions of a free Quit Smoking Course, 6–7pm; Belle Reve. The group will meet for 5 consecutive Thursdays. Pre-registration is required. Nicotine patches available while supplies last. Individual counseling and group sessions available by appointment; call 570/296-3400 or 570/253-5970, ext 4110 or e-mail PikeExt@psu.edu
The first session of a Growing Stronger Exercise Program (Strong Women/Strong Men), 4:45–5:45pm, Pike County Administration Bldg. Two fitness plans are offered: 6 weeks for $40 or 12 weeks for $80. The program meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The focus is on strength training, diet and exercise in a class setting. Individuals are educated on the effects of diet and exercise on bone health and bone mass to prevent the onset of osteoporosis. Pre-registration, including payment, is required by January 2. Read more
City Stage presents a holiday musical revue at the Milford Theatre, 7:30pm. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to local food pantries. Tickets available at the door, $10.
Special Christmas dinner menu at the Delmonico Room, 5-9pm Sunday, and 4-8pm Monday. $55 per person (exclusive of tax, gratuities and alcohol). Reservations are required. 570/409-1212.
4-course dinner at 5:30pm, 6-course dinner at 9pm in the Delmonico Room. 3-course menu from 5-11:30pm in the Bar Louis. New Year's Eve Party at the Emerson House with dancing and live music by John Curtin and The Curtones, 10pm-1am.
Commissioners’ Meeting room of the Pike County Administration Bldg., 6-8pm. Topic: Planning a Curriculum to Fit Your Space. Participants will identify ways to best utilize their environment to maximize children's potential to learn. Cost: $5.00. Registration is required by December 7, by going to www.pakeys.org/pages/login.aspx. Call 570/296-3400.
Special holiday events at ARTery Gallery, Artisan Exchange, Bluestone Studios, Goldenfish Gallery and Highlands Photographic Guild, 6-9pm.
The Institute for Strings presents an open concert of its students at the First Presbyterian Church, 5pm. Classical music and season favorites performed on string instruments by children between the ages of 6 and 16. Free. www.fistrings.com or 570/296-7429.
Grey Towers National Historic Site guided holiday tours of the decorated mansion from Monday, December 10 through Saturday, December 22 at 1pm and 3pm.
Joyce Ellen Weinstein art studio open house, 1-5pm. email@example.com.