Beacon Briefs: Activities for students

Sarah Bedford, Assistant News Editor

Wear Red Run in Kirby Park March 23

A 5k Race to Promote Heart Disease Awareness will be held at the Northampton Street Kirby Park March 23. Pre registration is from 8:30-9:45 a.m. The cost is $12. The color red is the embodiment of health and vitality. Operation Heart’s Wear Red Run strives to promote awareness of heart disease as well as the importance of leading an active lifestyle. Participants are strongly encouraged to wear their red shirts, dresses, hats, sneakers, shorts, tights, fanny packs, tutus, and any other weather-appropriate running gear. Awards will be given to the top male and female participants, as well as to the top participant who best embraces the “WEAR RED” spirit. Arrive Early to receive a WEAR RED hat.

Wilkes University Theatre presents: ‘Check Out Chekhov

An evening of one-act plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekov. Russian physician, dramaturge and author, Chekhov’s career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. The show takes place at 8 p.m. April 3 in the Dorothy Dickson Darte Center. General admission is $10, seniors/students $5, faculty/staff/students could get in free with Wilkes ID. Reservations are encouraged. Contact the Box Office at 570-408-4540.

Wednesday Lenten series continues through April 16

The Office of Campus Interfaith and the City of Wilkes-Barre’s Downtown Ministerium will be hosting a Wednesday Lenten Luncheon Series. This year, the theme is “Finding Your Way Home.” It will continue each Wednesday and end April 16, and is held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (across from Boscov’s). The service begins at 11:30 a.m., with an organ recital, the ecumenical/Interfaith Service begins at noon, and following the service is a soup and sandwich lunch, sponsored by one of the local churches. The suggested donation is $4; the proceeds this year will benefit the Wilkes-Barre Free Clinic. With questions contact Caitlin Czeh in the Interfaith Office, [email protected] or at ext. 5904

Commuter Council sponsors bus trip to Baltimore

Commuter Council will be sponsoring a bus trip to Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. This trip will be on Sunday, April 13, and tickets will be sold every Tuesday and Thursday in the Henry Student Center Concourse from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m until April 10. The trip will cost $25 for the bus trip alone, but if you would like Baltimore Orioles baseball tickets, it will be an additional $10.

The game is at 1:35 p.m., and the Orioles are playing the Toronto Blue Jays. Students who are unsure whether they would like to pay for the tickets up front, you can purchase the tickets at the Orioles Box Office, but there are no guaranteed seats. When signing up for tickets, let organizers know whether you would like to pay just for the bus trip, or would like to have the tickets included for your convenience.

Along with the Orioles game, there is also the Baltimore Aquarium, and many other things to do at the Inner Harbor including shopping, eating, and visiting museums. For questions, contact the Commuter Council president at [email protected].