Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend
Run Around. Free! Take part in some physical activity where everyone is a winner. Run Around Scranton will host a run/walk Thursday, July 21 at Bar Pazzo, 131 N Washington Ave. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the running and/or walking begins at 6 p.m. The run/walk is free; items purchased at Bar Pazzo before or after the event will be at-cost.
I’ve got fleas. But the good news is, I want fleas. Free! Looking for some unique treasures this summer? Saint Stanislaus Cathedral, located at 529 E Locust St., Scranton, will hold its annual flea market from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. both Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23. The event is free to attend; proceeds from the sale of donated items benefit the cathedral. Get there early and search to your heart’s content.
Train to Tobyhanna. $22 to $34. At 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, a train will depart Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff St., Scranton, for Pocono mountains community Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. During the 90-minute stop at Tobyhanna’s station, passengers can purchase light refreshments, take an industry-focused tour and watch the crew prepare the train for its trek back to Scranton. Tickets are $34 for adults, $29 for those 62 and older or $22 for those ages 6 through 15. Children 5 and under can ride for no charge. Tickets are available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. every day at Steamtown Historic Site or by calling 570-340-5204.
Jigsaw Johnny and the Sea Food Eaters. Free! Enjoy the summer weather and some live music at Cooper’s Seafood House, 701 N Washington Ave., Scranton, at they host the band Jigsaw Johnny on their outside patio from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, July 24. There’s no cover for the event; menu items will be available at-cost.