Events Listings: July 8 to 14, 2015
THIS WEEK: July 8 to 14, 2015
Covington Fire Company Picnic, with Saturday fireworks, amusement rides, food stands, parade on Thursday night, DJ music on Wednesday and Thursday, and live music by The Fallen (Friday) and Farmer’s Daughter (Saturday). Covington Fire Department, 452 Daleville Highway, Moscow. 6 p.m. July 8 to 10; 3 p.m. July 11. 570-842-4130.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Festival, with games, prizes, homemade food and entertainment by John Stevens’ Doubleshot (Thursday), Sweet Pepper and the Long Hots (Friday) and Strawberry Jam (Saturday). St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 5 to 11 p.m. July 9 to 11. 570-287-6624.
Back Mountain Library Auction, the annual fundraiser with four days of bidding on antique and contemporary items along with food vendors, antique tents, book sales, Nearly Old Booth, flowers and plants, flea market and children’s activities. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. July 9 to 12 with grounds open at 5 p.m. and bidding at 6 p.m. 570-675-1182.
Civil War Roundtable, a presentation on “The Fishing Creek Confederacy” by author William V. Lewis Jr. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. July 9. $3. 570-675-8936.
4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals, the 28th annual weekend of 4×4 competitions and exhibits with more than 3200 custom trucks, the General Tire Monster Truck Thunder Drags, Mud Bog Challenge, freestyle competitions, Saturday night fireworks, monster-truck rides, Tough Trucks Challenge, Championship Mud Drag Racing, Burnout Competition and more than 50 vendors. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 10; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. July 11; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 12. 317-236-6515 or 4wheeljamboree.com.
Antique Engine and Tractor Pull, the annual show with vintage tractor and truck models from yesteryear, steam engines and other farm implements. Lazybrook Park, Routes 6 and 92, Tunkhannock. July 10 to 12. 607-239-3416.
42, a screening of the 2013 film about baseball legend Jackie Robinson. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 10. $3. 570-826-1100.
Real Heroes Movie Series, a showing of “Chariots of Fire” (1981), a British drama about two athletes in the 1924 Olympics. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 10. Free. 570-823-0156.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Summer Fest, with a huge air-conditioned flea market, games, homemade food and entertainment by the Jeanne Zano Band (Friday), Flaxy Morgan (Saturday) and Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Sunday). The Polka Naturals will also entertain on Sunday and at a 2 p.m. Polka Mass. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 2011 State Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 5 to 11 p.m. July 10 and 11; 3 to 9 p.m. July 12. 570-477-5040.
Nativity of Our Lord Annual Picnic, with a giant indoor flea market, cash raffle, variety stands, ethnic foods, children’s games and entertainment by Picture Perfect (Friday), the Sperazza Band (Saturday) and Flaxy Morgan (Sunday). Sacred Heart Picnic Grounds, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea. 6 to 11 p.m. July 10; 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 11; 4 to 10 p.m. July 12. 570-457-3502.
High Noon, a screening of the 1952 classic western starring Gary Cooper. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. July 10. $5. 570-826-1100.
Saving Private Ryan, a showing of the 1998 film about a group of U.S. soldiers who go behind enemy lines to rescue a paratrooper following the Normandy landing of World War II. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 9 p.m. July 10. $5. 570-826-1100.
Grey Towers Tour, a tour of the historic site with a focus on the Pinchot Family heirlooms and artifacts. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 10 a.m. July 11. Reservations: 570-296-9630.
One More Row, a knit-and-crochet group for all ages. Beginners welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon July 11. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Train Excursion, from Scranton to Olyphant on the former D&H mainline through the Lackawanna Valley. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff Ave., Scranton. July 11 departing at noon and returning at 5 p.m. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.
Lavender Festival, with lavender ice cream, drinks and pastries, dried lavender and other lavender-infused products along with vendors and music. Self-Discovery Wellness Arts Center, 200 Lake Ave., Montrose. Noon to 4 p.m. July 11. 570-278-9256.
Year of Beer: Beginner Beer Academy, a three-part beer school to learn how to make your own craft beer. Age 21 and older. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 to 5 p.m. July 11; 1 to 3 p.m. July 25 and Aug. 8. $25. Reservations: 570-654-9847.
Hi-Lites Motor Club Car Cruise, with music, trophies, door prizes, food and raffles. Twist & Shake, 1405 Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 4 to 8 p.m. July 11. 570-965-2208.
Holy Family Summer Festival, with games of chance, bingo, raffles, homemade food and entertainment by Main Street Duo. Holy Family Parish, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. 5 to 10 p.m. July 11. 570-822-3483.
Square Dance, with music by the Roger Furman Band. Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company, 329 Orange Road, Dallas. July 11 with food at 6 p.m. following by dancing 7 to 10 p.m. $6; $3 children. 570-333-5912.
Denison House Tours, guided walks through the historic 1790 property including the two-story interior and yard. Nathan Denison House, 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 27. $5, $3 children. 570-288-1044.
To Kill a Mockingbird, a showing of the classic film based on Harper Lee’s first book to celebrate the release of her new book “Go Set a Watchman.” Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 14. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.