Things to do in the Scranton area this weekend
Paint your dream(catcher). $42 to $52. Artist Ariell Stewart will host a BYOB paint night at 515 Center St., Scranton coffee house Adezzo from 6 p.m. through 9 p.m. Sept. 8. Attendees will paint dreamcatchers. Materials will be provided — $42 for canvas, $52 for wood. For more information, call 570-955-0130.
Garden Party. $15. The deceptively-named Community Garden Party will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Jacks Draft House, 802 Prescott Ave., Scranton. Gardens come into play with the $15 in advance/$20 at the door ticket, which will benefit The Greenhouse Project’s two community gardens in Scranton’s Hill Section. The gardens donate produce to food banks and provide residents with space to plant crops. Ticket price includes local farm-to-table fare and a best salsa contest. For more information, call 570-344-7040.
La Festa Italiana: Free! The 41st annual Labor Day weekend festival celebrating Italian culture and cuisine with food and craft vendors gathering on Courthouse Square. Entertainment includes The Duprees, Paul LaBelle and the Exact Change, Danny Argo & Friends, Eurorhythms, Italian Continentals, Chris DiMattio’s Tribute to Frank Sinatra, the Gene Dempsey Orchestra, Los Vega, the Cameos, a Connie Francis tribute, Paci Band and more. 4 to 10 p.m. Sept. 2; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 3-4; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 5.
Still Grateful Fest 4. $65 for a three day pass. Single-day passes cost $20 for Friday, $45 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. The three-day music celebration takes place Sept. 9 through 11 at Mountain Sky, 63 Stillmeadow Lane, Jermyn. It features 16 acts including Garcia Grass, Mountain Sky Orchestra, Appalachian Gypsy Tribe, Strawberry Jam and headliners The Schwag with Dave-a Bear from Jerry Garcia Band. At 4 p.m. Sept. 9, members of RE-SIS-TANCE perform a special tribute set to George Wesley. All ticket sales include camping, parking and concerts. There is no upcharge for RVs. For more information, visit the Facebook event page at http://tinyurl.com/jcqldfy.