Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend
Free STD Testing. Free and confidential. Berwick-based AIDS resource center Caring Communities will hold free and confidential STD screenings and tests in Suite 508 of the Luzerne County Bank Building from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 1 in recognition of World AIDS Day. The building is located at 67 Public Square. For more information, call Caring Communities’ Wilkes-Barre office at 570-829-2700.
Candlelight Christmas Tours. $8. Christmas traditions haven’t always been conducted the way we know them to be and Luzerne County Historical Society is ready to transport its guests back to Christmas Day 1795, 1815 and 1855 to share the holiday’s history in America. The event at Swetland Homestead, 49 S. Franklin. St., will feature costumed reenactors, a candlelit tour and cookies and cider. Tours run from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets are $7 for historical society members or $8 for non-members. For more information, call 570-823-6244.
Arcadia Chorale. Free to $15.Christmas music from Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, Chile, Mexico and Guatemala will be featured during Arcadia Chorale’s “Navidad Nuestra: Christmas Music from Latin America.” The event is 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at St. Nicholas R. C. Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 at Faith United Church of Christ, 21 Faith Drive, Hazleton. Tickets are $15 for the public, $12 for seniors and free for students. For more information, call 570-871-0350.
You’ll Sing Your Eye Out! $14 to $35. “A Christmas Story” has become an American holiday tradition, and Swoyersville’s Music Box Dinner Playhouse will give it the stage treatment on Thursdays through Sundays from Dec. 1 through Dec. 18. Doors open 6 p.m. for Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances, followed by a meal at 6:30 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m. Doors for Sunday performances open 1 p.m. with meals at 1:30 p.m. and curtain at 3 p.m. Adult tickets are $35 and tickets for children under 12 are $30. Tickets for the show only are $14 for adults or $10 for students or patrons with military ID. For more information, call 570-283-2195.