THIS WEEK: July 15 to 21, 2015
Student Art Show, works by young artists of the Anita Herron Art Studio including landscapes, seascapes, flowers and animals. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. July 15 to 29 with hours 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 570-474-9313.
The Gathering, the annual literary event with the theme “The Story: Exploring Personal Encounters with History.” Speakers include poet and journalist Constance Garcia-Barrio, authors Philip Mosley, Adwoa Badoe, Anita Hill, Gina Nahai, keystone professor Kerry Roe, poet Denver Butson and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author Katherine Boo. Also: book signings, dinners, workshops, wine reception, morning yoga and more. Keystone College, One College Green, La Plume. 3 to 8:30 p.m. July 16; 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 17 and 18; 7 a.m. to noon July 19. Come for the weekend or attend a single event. 570-945-8510 or thegatheringatkeystone.org.
Antiheroes in Literature, a discussion of the character Sarah from “Little Children” by Tom Perrotta. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. July 16. 570-654-9847.
The Franklin Street Sleuths, a discussion of “Murder and Marinara” by Rosie Genova. North Branch of the Osterhout Free Library, 28 Oliver St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. July 16. Free with refreshments served. A limited number of books are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 570-823-0156.
Third Friday Art Walk, with exhibits at various locations throughout downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. July 17. 570-288-1020.
Third Friday at WVAL, a 1970s-themed members exhibit along with entertainment by The Music Room Trio. Wyoming Valley Art League, Circle Centre for the Arts, 130 Rear S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. July 17. 570-288-1020.
Nature’s Trails, photography capturing the beauty of northeastern Pennsylvania by Nancy Tully. Opens July 18 with a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continues through July 30 at the Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. most Saturdays. 570-629-3061.
Get Your Masters with the Masters, the 2015 MFA Thesis exhibition by students in graphic design and illustration. Opens July 18 with a reception 4 to 5:30 p.m. featuring the Hamilton/Smith Jazz Duo. Mahady Gallery, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Continues 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 20 to 23. 570-348-6211.