Keep your weekend affordable with these suggestions of things to do for $20 or less

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River Front Food Truck Rally: Free! On Sept. 24, head to the river to sample delicacies from a variety of NEPA favorite food trucks all for a good cause. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Commission on Economic Opportunity. It’s the side closest to King’s College, but you won’t be able to miss the seven food trucks on site.

Downtown Wilkes-Barre Restaurant Week: Free!Enjoy a wide variety of cuisines at special prices from Sept. 18 to 27. Participants include Alpine Downtown Eatery, Anthracite, Barnes & Noble Cafe, Bart & Urby’s, Boscov’s, Bottlenecks Saloon, Cafe Toscana, Cheesesteak Factory, El Zocalo, Franklin’s, Frank’s Pizzeria, Hottle’s, King of Kings Gyro, Le Manhattan Bistro, Letts Eat, Mimmo’s Pizza, Oyster, Ox’s Eatery, Pete’s Middle Eastern Restaurant, Pronto Via Pizzeria, Rodano’s and Senunas’ Bar & Grill. Menus at

Cheers for Beer: On Sept. 24 take part in a session with beer writer, home brewer and blogger Derek Warren who advises on making your own craft beer. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. You must be 21 or older to play. For more information, call 570-654-9847.

Ethnic Food Festival: Free! The 13th annual event, loaded with vendors pushing foods such as holupki, pyrohy, kapusta, kovbasa, halushky and lots of ethnic desserts, will start run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 540 North Main Ave. Scranton. For more information call 570-961-1795.

Sunday for Singles: Free! Are you in the market to find someone to cuddle up with during the cold months? Or maybe you’re just looking for a new friend. On Sept. 27, stop by the Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry and maybe you’ll meet a fellow single. From 1 to 3 p.m. explore nature and meet some new people. For more information, call 570-828-2319.

Paint Pittston Pink: Free! Well mostly, some of the activities for the multi-day event, will cost a little extra, but all proceeds are going to benefit Breast Cancer research. The event, in its second year, will feature a pink river and a high-heeled foot race. Check out the event preview in the Pittston Dispatch for a full rundown of events.

Bloomsburg Fair: $8. From Sept. 26 to Oct. 3 take part in one of the state’s oldest past times, a fair. Try the fried foods. Ride the rides. And don’t forget to people watch. Fair exhibits open at 9 a.m. and vendors open at 10 a.m. and both shut down at 10 p.m.

Penn State Game: Free! (If you watch from home with your friends) Watch the Nittany Lions take on the San Diego State Aztecs at 3:30 p.m. Hunker down in your living room with a cooler full of brews and a spread of delicious tailgating type food.

Scranton Co-op Farmers Market: Free! Push for eating healthy. Get there at noon on Friday for some fresh produce. If you can’t make it on Friday, head there Monday, that starts at noon too (for the record, the market is also open on Wednesdays).

A Supermoon Party: Free! Head to Friedman Observatory at the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus for a Total Eclipse party. The fun begins at 9 p.m. The eclipse is expected to occur around 11 p.m. For more information call 570-675-9269.

Things to do in NEPA for $20 or less

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