THIS WEEK: Jan. 20 to 26, 2015
JCC Book Club, a discussion of “The Chaperone” by Laura Moriarty, a novel about the woman who chaperoned irreverent actress Louise Brooks to New York City in the 1920s and the summer that would change them both. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. Jan. 21 with lunch at noon and book club at 12:30 p.m. 570-824-4646.
The Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery-book club will discuss “Murder in Thrall” by Anne Cleeland. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Jan. 21. A limited number of free books are available on a first come, first served basis. 570-823-0156.
Poetry Slam, with the Babel Poetry Collective of Temple University, including musicians and singers. Henry Student Lounge, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22. Free. 570-674-6400.
Terezin and Kurdistan: A Journey, photographs by Michael Mirabito capturing Terezin in the Czech Republic and various places in Kurdistan, sites of past and recent genocide. Jan. 23 to Feb. 28 with a Gallery Talk 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Suraci Gallery, Shields Center for the Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-342-6278.
Author Reading, by the Four Pops (Daniel O’Brien, Glenn Davis, Mark Smith and Tom Stapleton), authors of “The Next Notre Dame Mascot.” Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road. 11 a.m. Jan. 23. 570-654-3323.
Nature Calls, a group exhibit by area artists showcasing plein air paintings. Stairwell Gallery, 24 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Through Feb. 12 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 23. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays but call to confirm. 570-317-2596.
Author Reading, by Paula Chaiken from her children’s book “I Know Grandpa,” a gift for the author’s sons who never met their paternal grandfather. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 p.m. Jan. 24. Free. 570-824-4646.
Meet the Authors, discussions and book signings by local authors Lucia Dailey, Mark Dziak, Stephanie Longo, John Stuart Richards, Sheldon Spear, Robert Wolensky and Chester Zaremba. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 24. 570-829-4210.
Abstraction, paintings and sculpture by area abstract artists Bruce Brazzo and Corey Collins. Hazleton Art League, 225 E. Broad St. Through Jan. 24 with gallery hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-817-1075.
Five for the New Year, works by Pat Knecht, Robert Bergstrasser, Allison Maslow, Christine Sheffler and Barry Everson. Through Jan. 31 at the Endless Mountains Council of the Arts, 302 W. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Gallery hours: 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays. 570-836-3622.
Faculty and Alumni Exhibit, works by current faculty and invited alumni artists. Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through Feb. 24 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. on Jan. 22. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.
Quintessence, a collection of photographs and art ranging from rural farms to nature landscapes by Tunkhannock natives Madeleine Bunavage, Elizabeth Redan, Janelle Rought and Teall Schoch. Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. Through Feb. 26 with gallery hours 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-208-5900, ext. 5328.
Selections: Photos and Paintings of Warmer Days, an exhibit by artist Nina Davidowitz know for her landscapes of small cities, suburban towns, forests and farmlands. Also: a Members Show in the upstairs gallery. Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through Feb. 27 with hours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays. 570-288-1020.
Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, the Gold and Silver Key award-winning works by regional junior high and high school students. Opens Jan. 30 with an awards presentation at 1 p.m. Mahady Gallery, Shields Center for the Arts, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. Continues through Feb. 17 with hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 570-342-6278.
First Friday Exhibit, all-natural crystal jewelry wrapped in sterling silver wiring by Caddie Calvey of Lunar Sparkle. Also: the Kennedy Creek Strummers, an all-ages ukulele troupe. Green Ridge Om & Wellness, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 5. 570-507-9494.
The Golden Moment, paintings by impressionist artist Renee Emanuel. Also: landscape paintings by Bill Teitsworth in the exhibit “Painting Places.” Opens Feb. 6 with a reception 5 to 8 p.m. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery and the adjoining Marquis George MacDonald Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Continues through April 23 with 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. Closed on school holidays. 570-674-6250.
Life Drawing, sponsored by the Wyoming Valley Art League, Rear 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 21, March 20 and April 17. $10. 570-288-1020.
Eckley Winter Wonderland Photo Contest, accepting photos of Eckley Miners Village taken during the winter season. Open to both professional and amateur photographers. Entries accepted through March 1. $50 cash prize. $5 per entry. 570-636-2070.