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

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Holiday Bows and Boughs. $10 Here’s an opportunity to create your own holiday decorations using natural materials. Evergreen boughs and wreathmaking materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own supplies. The craft session takes place noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry, but you should register early. 570-828-2319.

Hey star gazer: $10.Step out for an evening of star gazing and learn about some of the many constellations in the sky. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. For more information call 570-828-2319.

Turkey Talk: Free! Learn a little about those birds before you eat them in a week. Mike Hornak talks turkey, covering their life cycle, habitat, and predators. He’ll also talk about hunting them. He’ll make some calls to lure them in (don’t worry, they won’t actually be hunted.) Talk starts at 1 p.m. at Salt Springs Park, Silver Creek Road, Montrose PA.

Fried Jazz Tomatoes. Free! Local jazz group MMLE will perform at The Tomato Bar in Pittston. Music starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at 7 Tomato Fest Dr, Pittston.

Drive-In Movie Night. Free! Drive your body into Bart and Urby’s and find a spot to park it in for a cover-free night featuring a showing of “The Goonies.” Movie starts at 10 p.m. Nov. 20 at 119 S. Main St, Wilkes-Barre.

Drum and also Bass. $5. The Other Side connected to Bart and Urby’s will host a night of drum & bass in conjunction with Ivyleague in memory of Tom Seraph. Bill includes Aspect, Perfect Solution, Waxwerk and K-One. Music starts at 10 p.m. Nov. 21 at 119 S Main St, Wilkes-Barre.

Santa Parade: Free!The annual march in downtown Scranton with floats, marching bands, dance groups, giant balloons and Santa himself. Beginning at the corner of Spruce and Franklin streets and winding around Courthouse Square. 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 21. Telecast live on WNEP-TV. For more info, call 570-483-8757 or visit

“The Illusion”: $12, $5 students; $7 seniors. King’s Theatre Department will produce the area premiere of award-winning playwright Tony Kushner’s “The Illusion,” a witty adaption of Corneille’s comedy “L’Illusion Comique.” The fairytale centers on a dying father’s desperate search for his long-lost son. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19-21 at the George P. Maffei II Theatre, Administration Building. For more info call 570-208-5825.

Color your worries away: $15. Yes, coloring for adults. Join Jennifer Kozlansky in a Fine Art Coloring Workshops at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Dietrich Theater. Color in the lines in this Art Nouveau Fine Art Coloring book. To register, or for more info, call 570-996-1500.

Christian Music Concert: Free! The community is invited to a music concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 22 at Nebo Baptist Church, 75 S. Prospect Street in Nanticoke. The concert features music of Teens for Christ and the Nebo praise band including Sarah Bilby, Jaylyn Fulkersin, Kendall Mosley, Victoria O’Boyle, Diamond Price and more. A dessert hour will follow the concert. For more info, call 570-735-3932.

Things to do in NEPA for $20 or less

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