First Posted: 12/17/2014
THIS WEEK: Dec. 24 to 30, 2014
Holiday Light Show, a drive-through display of more than 100 lighted structures depicting scenes of the season. Horse-and-wagon rides dependent upon the weather. Refreshments available. Nay Aug Park, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 5 to 9 p.m. nightly through Jan. 2. 570-348-4186.
Christmas Together, the 37th annual holiday dinner open to all along with an afternoon of music and entertainment. First Presbyterian Church, 97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 25. Reservations: 570-824-2478.
Christmas Candylane, holiday festivities at Hersheypark in Hershey with two million twinkling lights, more than 30 rides for all ages, the Music Box Christmas Show “Up on the Rooftop,” breakfast and lunch with Santa, Hershey Sweet Lights Drive-Thru Spectacular, Noel (with 150,000 lights synchronized to Christmas music), Santa’s Reindeer Stables, holiday storytime, ice skating and choral groups. 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 26; noon to 10 p.m. Dec. 27; noon to 9 p.m. Dec. 28; 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 29 and 30; noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 13. $12. Info at hersheypark.com.
Holiday Film Festival, a screening of “Christmas in Connecticut,” the 1945 romance starring Barbara Stanwyck. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Dec. 26. Free. 570-823-0156.
One More Row, a knit-and-crochet group for all ages. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 27. 570-823-0156.
Model Railroad Open House, a custom-built layout depicting Lehigh Valley’s Hazleton Branch passing through the towns of Weatherly, Cross Creek, Ashmore, Jeddo, Drifton and Eckley along with a model of Hazleton in the 1940s and ’50s. Anthracite Model Railroad Club, 1057 Hanover Court, Hazle Township. Through Jan. 4: noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Free but donations accepted. Details at amrclub.org.
Model Railroad Open House, an HO-scale, 2000-square-foot layout modeling northeastern railroads from various eras. Hudson Model Railroad Club, 97 Martin St., Hudson. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 4. Free but donations accepted. See hudsonmodelrailroadclub.com.
Holiday Tours of the Victorian Sophia Coxe home, decorated by the Hazleton Garden Club. 2207 Route 940, Drifton. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 28. 570-956-3881.
Christmas Tree Decorating Contest. Vote for your favorite tree decorated by city community groups. Nanticoke City Hall, 15 E. Ridge St. Through Jan. 5: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays (except holidays). $1 per vote. Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots. 570-735-2800.
First Night Scranton, the family-oriented, alcohol-free patriotic-themed celebration of arts and culture with live music, dancing, interactive performances, horse-and-carriage rides, bingo, magicians, ventriloquists, jugglers, balloon artists, face painters and more performing in venues throughout downtown Scranton. Culminates with a fireworks spectacular at midnight. 3 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Dec. 31. Schedule at firstnightscranton.com. $10, $5 seniors and members of the military. 570-344-1967.
New Year’s Eve Party, with hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, dinner, dancing to the music of Groove Train and a champagne toast at midnight. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31. $40. Reservations: 570-675-1134, ext. 100.
Oscar Winners of Yesterday, a showing of the musical “West Side Story” (1961) starring Natalie Wood. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 2. 570-823-0156.
Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The Philadelphia Story” (1940) starring Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and James Stewart. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. Jan. 7. $5. 570-996-1500.
Oscar Winners of Yesterday, a showing of the musical “Going My Way” (1944) starring Bing Crosby. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 9. 570-823-0156.
Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the country with nearly 6000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial booths along with youth livestock shows, cooking demonstrations, horse and tractor pulls, rodeo finals, a food court and more. Farm Show Complex, North Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 10 to 16; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 17. Free but $10 parking. 717-787-5373 or farmshow.state.pa.us.
NFL Playoff Game Night Out, a fundraiser for the Crestwood Baseball Booster Club with food, wine and beer. Dorrance Inn, 7880 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10. $20. 570-899-1042.
A Downton Abbey Holiday, a luncheon of soup, fresh greens, tea sandwiches, biscuits and scones to celebrate the premier of the fifth season of the PBS program following the ups and downs of the British aristocracy. Frederick Stegmaier Mansion, 304 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 11. $38. Reservations: 570-332-4250.
Oscar Winners of Yesterday, a showing of the caper film “The Sting” (1973) starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 16. 570-823-0156.
Malanka, the 11th annual Ukrainian New Year dinner dance with American and Ukrainian food, cash bar, door prizes and dance music by the Ukrainian band Fata Morgana. St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 428 N. Seventh Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. Jan. 17. $40. Reservations: 570-489-1256.
Martin Luther King Jr. Commission Awards Dinner, with keynote address by Damon Rozier, motivational speaker and comedian. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 18. $25. Reservations: 570-941-6645.
Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 19. 570-340-5200.
Martin Luther King Jr. Program, honoring the services and contributions of the civil rights leader. Snyder and Walsh Rooms, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to noon Jan. 19. Free. 570-208-5900.
Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The Grapes of Wrath” (1940) starring Henry Fonda. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. Jan. 21. $5. 570-996-1500.
Oscar Winners of Yesterday, a showing of the romantic drama “Mrs. Miniver” (1942) starring Greer Garson. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 23. 570-823-0156.
Home and Garden Show, the 14th annual event with the latest in products and services in building, decks, pools, spas, storage, plants, landscape displays, energy efficiency, kitchenware and more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 to 7 p.m. Jan. 23; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 24; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 25. 570-970-7600.
Oscar Winners of Yesterday, a showing of the musical “An American in Paris” (1951) starring Gene Kelly. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Jan. 30. 570-823-0156.
Campaign School, a non-partisan session on running a successful political campaign for those who are thinking of seeking office. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 31. Registration at lwvlackawanna.org.
Snowflake Gala, a benefit for Leader Dog for the Blind sponsored by the Eynon-Archbald Lions Club. With cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, open bar and entertainment. Fiorelli’s, 1501 Main St., Peckville. 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 31. $75. 570-470-7838.
Classic Movie Series, a screening of “Pretty Woman” (1990) starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. Feb. 4. $5. 570-996-1500.
AMSOIL Arenacross, arena-based, off-road motorcycle racing competition with two main events during each night of action. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7; Amateur Day at noon Feb. 8. $35, $20, $10; $15 on Sunday. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
The Great American Outdoor Show, a nine-day event celebrating hunting, fishing and outdoor traditions with more than 1000 exhibitors. Also: country concerts, speakers, archery competitions, celebrity appearances, seminars and more. Farm Show Complex, Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. Feb. 7 to 15 with hours 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. 800-672-4868.
Candy, Cards and Confections Workshop, a morning of making chocolate-covered treats, Valentine cards and more. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7. $30. Reservations: 570-992-6161.
Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of Presidents Day. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14 to 16. 570-340-5200.
Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The Breakfast Club” (1985) about five high school students, all different stereotypes, who meet in detention. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. Feb. 18. $5. 570-996-1500.
Home and Outdoor Living Show, the 28th annual event offering a fresh look at industry trends in all aspects of home, leisure and outdoor activities. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 906 W. Main St. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1. 570-966-0625.
Home Expo, presented by the Building Industry Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, with the latest in building, remodeling, furnishings, landscaping, finance and more. Mohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 3 to 7 p.m. March 6; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 7; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8. 570-287-3331.
Steamtown National Historic Site will waive its entrance fee in honor of the National Park Week Celebration. 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 18 and 19. 570-340-5200.
Spin for Life, the 14th annual fundraiser to benefit Candy’s Place and the Brandon J. Case Memorial Fund. With free t-shirts, mini massages and refreshments. $25 per 45-minute spin. Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 21. 570-714-8800.
Harlem Globetrotters, the comic hoopsters in a game against the Washington Generals. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 3 p.m. Feb. 22. 800-745-3000.
Monster Jam, the edge-of-your-seat motor-sports show with 10,000-pound monster trucks including Grave Digger, Backwards Bob, Sonuva Digger, Thrasher, Crushstation and Stinger. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28; 2 p.m. March 1. 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.
Classic Movie Series, a screening of “Catch-22” (1970) starring Alan Arkin. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. March 4. Free. 570-996-1500.
Classic Movie Series, a screening of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (1975), with the British comedy troupe encountering a series of silly obstacles while searching for the Grail. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. March 18. $5. 570-996-1500.
Classic Movie Series, a screening of “The Greatest Story Ever Told” (1965) starring Charlton Heston, John Wayne and Sidney Poitier. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Noon and 7 p.m. April 1. $5. 570-996-1500.
The Taming of the Brew, the 14th annual microbrew and food festival to benefit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. Caldwell Consistory, 150 Market St., Bloomsburg. 7 p.m. April 11. $60; $30 designated drivers. Reservations: 570-784-8181.
An Evening of Fine Food and Wine, samplings of food-and-wine pairings offered by area restaurants. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 5:30 p.m. April 26. Reservations: 570-344-1111.