"Mom" is the theme for downtown Hazleton‚Äôs "First" First Friday events. That's right, as of May 1st we are officially celebrating First Fridays (easier to remember, easier to say)! In addition to merchant promotions, there are many events for mom to enjoy, including: a "Tea Party" at the Shop 2; Wine & Dessert pairing demonstration and tastings at Carmen's Bakery (with wine provided by Benigna's Creek); an Artist's Regional Networking Event hosted by Hazleton POWER! in the Markle Building; a Mother-Daughter "Boot Camp" at Core Fitness; an Essential Oils demonstration at the Dragonfly Cafe (hosted by Mother's Nature Natural Market); and also opening night for "Lost in Yonkers" at the Pennsylvania Theater of Performing Arts. Due to popular demand, Brandon's Forever Home will also be hosting another Open House.

Kids can enjoy a craft program at the library, as well as dance classes at Facettes of Dance and FREE Zumba classes at the YMCA/YWCA. Click here to view a full schedule of events and promotions. View map below for locations of all participating businesses and organizations.