THIS WEEK: July 29 to Aug. 4, 2015
Gabbin’ About Books, a new open-ended book discussion to talk about new titles and genres. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. July 30. Free with light snacks. Registration: 570-823-0156.
Pocono Watercolor Associates, a group exhibit of late summer wildflowers, butterflies, raptors and other wildlife scenes of the Poconos. Opens Aug. 1 with a reception 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Continues through Aug. 28 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.
Nature’s Trails, photography capturing the beauty of northeastern Pennsylvania by Nancy Tully. 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.
Joel Koos: Coppice Improvisation, an installation and mixed media by the designer and environmental artist. Circle Centre for the Arts, Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through July 31 with hours 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. 570-288-1020.
A Marriage of Art Perspectives, works by watercolorist Lavona Daniels and photography by Bob Daniels. Dietrich Theatre, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Through July; open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
Baseball Dreams: They Played the Game, an overview of the local baseball scene from the 19th century to the present with historical images and artifacts combined with contemporary art works by William Chickillo. Players from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will visit for “meet and greets” 11 a.m. to noon on Aug. 1 and 22. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through Oct. 12 with hours noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $7, $5 seniors, $3 children. 570-346-7186.
Phantasma, images of distorted reality by photographers Michael Angelo Demonico of Hazleton, Fawn Marie Tomlinson of Bloomsburg and Lynn Marie Viercinski of Dallas. Through Aug. 11 at the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Nicholson Bridge 100th Anniversary, historical and recent photographs and artifacts of the world’s largest concrete arch bridge, also called the Tunkhannock Viaduct, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of its completion in 1915. With a talk by Marion Sweet, president of the Nicholson Heritage Association 2 p.m. Aug. 16, followed by a reception. Through August at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 570-996-1500.
Student and Faculty Show, including paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, stained glass and art by children. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. Through Aug. 23 with hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.
World War II: Luzerne County Answers the Call, photographs, memorabilia, uniforms and more tracing the role played by local resident in World War II, both on the homefront and the war front. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum, 69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Aug. 29 with hours noon to 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays. $4, $2 children. 570-822-1727.
Hot Time: Summer in the City, paintings by Elizabeth Fulton, gothic surrealist photography by Curtis Salonick and clay works by Christine Pocono. Marquis Art and Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Sept. 5 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. 570-823-0518.
Capturing Realism 2015, the biennial exhibit of realist paintings by artists from the Ani Art Academies including instructors, apprentices and alumni. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Through Sept. 30 with gallery hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-674-6250.
To Your Health! The Science, Culture & Art of the Cocktail, a multi-disciplinary exhibit highlighting the museum’s botanical, decorative art and ethnographic collection along with historic artifacts from regional lenders focusing on alcohol production and consumption as well as how the cocktail reflects popular culture and societal mindset. Through Dec. 31 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-346-7186.
Everhart Botanica, selections from the Twining Herbarium of historical plant specimens including native plants and introduced species. Through Dec. 31 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 570-346-7186.