THIS WEEK: March 9 to 15, 2016
Free Tax Preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with lower- and middle-class incomes. Tuesdays through April 5 at Good Shepherd Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre; and Wednesdays through April 6 at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. Call 570-868-6732 for an appointment at the Kirby Library and 570-678-3504 for an appointment at Good Shepherd Church.
Tai Chi for Arthritis, a free session of the Chinese practice with agile steps and exercises that may improve mobility, breathing and relaxation. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 2 to 3 p.m. March 9. Registration: 570-675-1866.
Color Me Calm, an evening of coloring creativity with a Celtic and Easter theme. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 9. Supplies provided or bring your own. 570-474-9313.
Pennsylvania Home Show, with architects, product manufacturers, pool installers, landscapers, contractors and remodelers offering ideas to beautify, update and maintain your home. State Farm Show Complex, North Cameron and Maclay streets, Harrisburg. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 10 to 12; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 13. $8. 800-281-5539.
Arc of Luzerne County Annual Awards Dinner, honoring (among others) the Advocate of the Year Nancy Thaler of the state Department of Human Services. The Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. March 10 with cocktails at 5 and dinner at 6 p.m. Reservations: 570-970-7739.
Downton Abbey: Auld Lang Syne, a farewell to the final season of the PBS drama series. Included: an authentic English Tea Party with scones, clotted cream and Eton mess. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. March 10. Registration: 570-821-1959.
Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. March 10. Free. 570-821-1959.
Civil War Round Table, a presentation on the history and mission of the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry along with Civil War medicine and medical procedures. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. March 10. $3. 570-675-8936.
Jewel Heist Movies, a screening of “The Pink Panther” (1963) starring David Niven. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. March 11. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.
The Express Clydesdales, a special event with the world-renowned horses including photo ops, wagon rides, raffles, contests, music and entertainment, all for the benefit of the Children’s Miracle Network. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 4 to 6 p.m. March 11. Free. 570-963-1000.
Gran Torino, a screening of the 2008 film about a disgruntled Korean War veteran who sets out to reform his neighbor, a Hmong teenager who tried to steal his 1972 Gran Torino. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. March 11 preceded by Stations of the Cross and a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. 570-825-6653.
International Film Festival, a screening of “Illegal” (2010), about two illegal Russians living in Belgium. In French with English subtitles. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. March 11. Free. 570-941-6330.
Do You Have a Revolutionary Patriot in Your Family Tree? A genealogy workshop hosted by the Tunkhannock Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Perkins Restaurant, Route 6 East, Tunkhannock. 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 12. 570-945-3708.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the annual celebratory march in downtown Scranton with bagpipers, string bands, marching bands, floats and more. March 12 beginning with a Mass at St. Peter’s Cathdral at 10 a.m. followed by the parade which kicks off at 11:45 a.m. Television coverage begins at noon on WYOU-TV. Details at stpatparade.com.
Downton Abbey Tea Party to celebrate the end of the final season of the PBS series. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 1 p.m. March 12. Reservations: 570-693-1364.
Annual Basket Raffle, sponsored by the Catholic Youth Ministry. St. Faustina’s Parish Center, 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 12; 10:30 a.m. to the 1:30 p.m. drawing on March 13. Food available for purchase. $5 for 25 tickets. 570-735-4833.
Night at the Races, hosted by the Exeter Lions Club. St. Anthony Parish Center, Erie Street, Exeter. March 12 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $5 includes food and beverages; $10 includes a horse. 570-655-2746 or 570-881-9010.
Night at the Races, sponsored by the Dallas Lions Club. Gate of Heaven School, 40 Machell Ave., Dallas. March 12 with doors at 6:30 p.m. and post time at 7:15 p.m. $5; $10 per horse. 570-675-4485.
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, sponsored by the Harveys Lake American Legion Post 967, 4907 Memorial Highway. 7 to 10 p.m. March 12. $15 includes light refreshments, dinner and DJ music. Age 21 and over. Reservations: 570-639-2240.
Ham Bingo, with a bake sale, basket raffle, door prizes and food. St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St., Old Forge. March 13 with kitchen open at 11 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. $3. 570-457-2556.
Stories from the Mines, the rare feature-length director’s cut version of the film presented by writer-director Greg Matkosky of WVIA-TV. Also: a concert of Irish songs by the Saras Sisters. Presented in conjunction with the annual Charter Day Celebration. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940. March 13 with doors at noon, concerts at 1:30 p.m. and film at 2 p.m. Free. 570-636-2070.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the 19th annual event starting at the upper end of West Broadway and ending at the County parking lot in Jim Thorpe. 1 p.m. March 13.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the annual celebration of Irish heritage and culture in downtown Wilkes-Barre with pipe-and-drum bands, floats, marching bands and civic groups. 2 p.m. March 13. 570-208-4237.
David Zeisberger: Apostle Among Indians, a film about the life and work of the Moravian missionary who christianized Indians in Pennsylvania. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 2 p.m. March 13. Free. 570-996-1500.
Designer Bingo, with gifts valued at $100 or more. Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. March 13 with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. With food, raffles and a cash bar. $18 advance; $20 at the door. 570-283-2195.
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, the powerhouse bluegrass quartet. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 3 p.m. March 13. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 845-252-6783.
Live Your Best Life, a talk on career decision making with Christine Jensen of Career Link. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. March 14. Registration: 570-287-2013.
Monthly Bingo, with food, refreshments and door prizes. West Side Playground, 389 W. Grand St., Nanticoke. March 15 with doors at 5:15 p.m. and games at 6 p.m. Non-smoking. 570-735-6820.
Latin American Film Festival, a screening of “The Golden Dream” (Mexican; 2013), about the adventures of young Guatemalans trying to reach the United States. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. March 15. Free. 570-941-4317.
Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “Can It Possibly Get Worse for Europe and the Middle East? An Update on the Refugee Crisis and the Thick Fog of Fundamentalism” by award-winning author Peter Zilahy. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on March 16. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.
Celebrate Sobriety at the Movies, a free movie night for anyone whose life has been affected by alcoholism. Film undecided at press time. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. March 16. Free. 570-996-1500.
Freeing the Entrepreneur for the Global Good, the annual Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship with activist, author and artist Mary Fisher. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 16. Free. 570-408-4779.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, with traditional Irish fare at Timbers Buffet, green beer and live entertainment. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. March 17 with all-day festivities including a Breakers Karaoke Party at 7:30 p.m. 860-862-4046.
Jewel Heist Movies, a screening of “Topkapi” (1964) starring Melina Mercouri and Maximilian Schell who plan to steal an emerald-encrusted dagger from Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. March 18. Free with refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Dead Man Walking, a screening of the 1995 exploration of the death penalty with Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. March 18 preceded by Stations of the Cross and a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. 570-825-6653.
One More Row, a knit-and-crochet group for all ages. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon. March 19. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Wyoming Valley Stamp Club, a gathering of collectors to display, discuss and trade stamps along with a showing of the film “Timbromania.” New members welcome. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 1 to 3:45 p.m. March 19. 570-287-2013.
Easter Bunny Pet Photos, a fundraiser for the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 704 Martin F. Gibbons Blvd., Dickson City. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 20. $10 per photo. 570-586-3700.
Dinner for Kids Fundraiser, with three local bands, raffles, games, prizes and a menu of food and beverages including pizza and wings. Ole Tyme Charley’s Restaurant and Pub, 31 S. River St., Plains Township. 4 to 9 p.m. March 20. $25 benefits the program which provides nutritionally balanced meals to underprivileged children. 570-674-6212.
WWE Wrestling: The Road to Wrestlemania, with favorites Roman Reigns, Demon Kane, WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Dolph Ziggler, Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens, the Dudley Boyz, the Divas and more. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. March 20. 800-745-3000.
Live Your Best Life, a talk on using essential oils for a healthier lifestyle with representatives of Thrive Wellness Center. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. March 21. Registration: 570-287-2013.
Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Dallas. 6:30 p.m. March 21. 570-333-4906.
Irem Shrine Circus, the annual spring extravaganza. 109th Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 1:30 and 7 p.m. March 28 and April 2; 6:30 p.m. March 29; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 30 and 31 and April 1. 570-714-0783.
Live Your Best Life, a first-time home-buyer seminar with Christie Bonnice of State Farm Insurance. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. March 28. Registration: 570-287-2013.
300 Years: History of the Wyoming Valley: Chapter 1 — Between the Mountain 1675-1800 with a documentary examining the topography of the Wyoming Valley, Native American travelers and settlements. Followed by a talk on native trails and villages, the Battle of Wyoming and Nathan Denison. With historian Clark Switzer and Robert Mischak. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. March 28. Free. 570-821-1959.
East German Film Festival, a screening of “Kathe Kollwitz: Images of a Life” (1987) about the artist coping with the death of her son in World War I. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. March 29. Free. 570-941-4014.
Building a Winning Culture, with former NFL Colts player Joe Erhmann and former Philadelphia Eagles general manager Jim Murray. Sponsored by the student organization Show Your Stripes Club in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton. Long Center, University of Scranton. 6 p.m. March 30. Free. 570-941-6233.
East German Film Festival, a screening of “The Lost Angel,” a film about artist Ernst Barlach whose sculpture “The Hovering Angel” was confiscated by the Nazis. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. March 30. Free. 570-941-4014.
Coloring for Adults. Experience the relaxing art of coloring. Supplies provided or bring your own. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. March 31. Free. 570-821-1959.
Healthy Nutrition, identifying intolerances that trigger inflammatory reactions and chronic health problems. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 6:30 p.m. March 31. Free. 570-586-8191.
East German Film Festival, a screening of “Five Days — Five Nights” (1961), about an exiled Communist searching for a collection of Old Masters paintings after the surrender of Germany in World War II. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. March 31. Free. 570-941-4014.
Spring Film Festival, 22 foreign, independent and art films shown in 21 days. Opens with a Gala Night with food, beer, wine, desserts and two films 5:30 p.m. April 1. $40. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Continues through April 21. $8.50. Concludes with a post-fest film discussion 1 p.m. April 22. 570-996-1500 or dietrichtheater.com.
An Age of Anxiety, a roundtable discussion about the frequency of attacks of international terrorism and domestic violence. Room 305, Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 1. Free but registration required. 570-941-6206.
Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “Please Pay Attention (it could change your brain!): Insights into How Mindfulness Helps Us Change Our Habits” by medical researcher Judson Brewer. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on April 4. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.
300 Years: History of the Wyoming Valley: Chapter 2 — The Secrets of Home 1800-1865 including the growth of canals, business expansion, local churches and the beginnings of the coal industry and the Civil War. With historians Clark Switzer and Tony Brooks. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. April 4. Free. 570-821-1959.
Live Your Best Life, a talk on living wills with Lisa Orlandini of VNA Hospice and Home Health. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. April 4. Registration: 570-287-2013.
Racism in the American Education System, a talk by philosopher Derrick Darby titled “Old Poison in New Bottles: How Racism Thrives in Integrated Schools and Why This Is a Problem of Justice.” Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business, West Union and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 5. Free. 570-208-5900,ext. 5689.
Conference on Mathematics and Games, a discussion of the relationship between mathematics and strategy games with nine half-hour talk sessions with faculty from colleges and universities throughout northeastern Pennsylvania. Rooms 216-217, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 9. $20 faculty; $10 general public; free for students. Continental breakfast and lunch included. Reservations: 570-674-8184.
Bodies of Art: Music, Literature and Disability, a series of presentations to address the topic of disabilities in music and literature. Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. April 9 with sessions: “Visual Arts in the Community” at 10:15 a.m.; “Disability in the Undergraduate Curriculum” at 11 a.m.; “Disability and Film” at 1 p.m.; “Writing Identity Through Musical Practice: Shell Shock, Feminism and Disability in Dorothy L. Sayer’s Detective Fiction” at 2:15 p.m.; and “The Child Prodigy: The Price of Success” at 3:35 p.m. Concludes with a concert by internationally known pianist Martin Soderberg at 7 p.m. in Walsh Hall. Attend any one or all of the events; free to the public. 570-674-6400.
Grand Civil War Ball, the 12th annual event sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society, with period dance music by Spare Parts. The Century Club, 612 Jefferson Ave., Scranton. April 9 with doors at 7 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. Preceded by a dance workshop at 1 p.m. $35. Dress blues and period dress admired but not required; formalware acceptable. 570-344-3841.
Downton Abbey Tea, a lavish buffet brunch with ragtime music by Spare Parts. Carmen’s Restaurant at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10. Reservations: 570-558-3929.
Fine Arts Fiesta Fundraiser, an afternoon of food, fun, beer and wine to support Fiesta 2016. Breaker Brewing Company, 787 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 3 to 6 p.m. April 10. $30. Info at fineartsfiesta.org.
Live Your Best Life, a talk on the health benefits of yoga presented by Thrive Wellness Center. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. April 11. Registration: 570-287-2013.
Disabilities Awareness, a social justice talk by Robert Fox of the Center for Independent Living. Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 12. Free and open to the public. 800-377-5222.
Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “History at the End of the World,” and whether human domination of the world as a goal is beneficial. With professor Rosalind Williams of MIT. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Noon on April 14. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.
Fee-Free Days at Steamtown. The National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday by waiving entrance fees on the following days in 2016: National Park Week (April 16 to 24), National Park Service Birthday Weekend (Aug. 25 to 28), National Public Lands Day (Sept. 24) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11). Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 570-340-5200.
Earth Day Festival, with hands-on learning stations, interpretive hikes, conservations exhibits, crafts, food, music and more. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 16. $5 per car. 570-828-2319.
Scranton’s Future: What’s Next? A symposium with a panel of government, civic, economic, educational and cultural leaders sharing their vision of Scranton. Leahy Hall, University of Scranton. 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 18. Free. 570-941-6206.
Live Your Best Life, a talk on health-care needs and preventions, presented by representatives from Walgreens. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. April 18. Registration: 570-287-2013.
To Write Love on Her Arms, a talk by inspirational speaker Jamie Tworkowski, founder of the nonprofit group dedicated to helping those who suffer from depression, addiction, self-injury and suicidal tendencies. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 18. Free but tickets required. 570-825-1100.
LCCC Cares Community Fair, with music, games, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, health screenings and more. Sponsored by Luzerne County Community College at Patriot Square in Nanticoke. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9. Vendors welcome. 570-740-0782.
Earth Day Fair, with interactive games, presentations and information related to the environment and sustainable practices. DeNaples Center Patio, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 11 a.m. April 19. Free. 570-941-7520.
Latin American Film Festival, a screening of “La Batalla de los Invisibles” (Mexican; 2010), the story of a five-year struggle by 2300 janitors against California’s most powerful supermarket chains. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. April 20. Free. 570-941-4317.
An Evening of Environmental Science, an Earth Day event with student-run interactive science experiments and an exhibit of Earth Day Essay Contest submissions. Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 6 p.m. April 21. Free. 570-941-7669.
Knitting Weekend Workshop, a relaxing four-day getaway to work on a twisted hug moebius wrap or a warm thrummed hat. Bring your own knitting, crochet, quilting, spinning or rug hooking projects, if desired. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emergy Road, Dingmans Ferry. April 21 to 24. $70 per day includes lodging and meals. Reservations: 570-828-2319.
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science, the television personality, author and Food Network star in a culinary variety show with comedy, music, puppets and “dangerous experiments” in the kitchen. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 21. $65.50, $55.50, $45.50. 570-826-1100.
Holi: The Indian Festival of Color, the annual spring event held in conjunction with a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. With Indian food, a talk on the festival’s history and throwing of washable powdered colors on white-t-shirt-clad students. Dionne Green, University of Scranton. 2 p.m. April 22. Free. 570-941-5904.
Luzerne County Historical Society Annual Dinner, with a presentation by historians Charles Petrillo and Chester Kulesa on “The Knox Mine Disaster and Aftermath.” Westmoreland Club, 59 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. April 22 with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by the presentation. $75. Reservations: 570-823-6244, ext. 3.
Eat, Drink & Paint, a benefit for the Kunkle Fire Company with food, non-alcoholic beverages and all painting supplies. BYOB. Age 18 and older. Kunkle Social Hall, 815 Kunkle Road. 6:30 p.m. April 22. $45. Reservations: 570-675-3334.
Shakespeare Lives! A festival celebrating Shakespeare’s unique contribution to world literature with noted Shakespeare scholars and performers. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23. $25. Registration: 570-941-6206.
Monroe County Earth Day, with exhibitors, live music, E-cycling, Give and Take, children’s activities, tire amnesty and more. Northampton Community College, 2411 Route 715, Tannersville. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23. 570-629-3061.
Cherry Blossom Festival, the annual springtime festival with family-friendly entertainment, food, fun rides and handmade arts and crafts. Kirby Park, Market Street, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 23 and 24. 570-208-4237.
Live Your Best Life, a talk on saving for future education costs by Christie Bonnice of State Farm. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6 p.m. April 25. Registration: 570-287-2013.
Conflict in the Middle East, a social justice talk by Jeff Schultz and Henry Hunsinger of the college’s social science and history departments. Educational Conference Center, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. April 26. Free and open to the public. 800-377-5222.
Film Favorites, a screening of “Sandlot,” (1993) about the adventures of Scotty Smalls who joins the local baseball team. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. April 27. Free. 570-996-1500.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, with extreme spectacles, fast-paced performances and exotic animals. Included: high-wire wizards, strongmen, BMX trick riders, trampoline daredevils, contortionists, a high-flying human cannonball and a bungee aerial skydiving display. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. April 28-29; 1 and 5 p.m. April 30; 1 p.m. May 1. 570-970-7600 or ticketmaster.com.
Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “Human Rights and Corporate Accountability” by Zamira Djabarova of EarthRights International. Rose Room, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. Noon on April 29. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.
Classic Car Show, the sixth annual fundraiser for the Luzerne County Historical Society. With DJ music, raffles, food and tours of the historic home of Luke Swetland. All vehicles welcome at a $15 entry fee. Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. May 1 with car registration 9 a.m. to noon, judging 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and trophies awarded at 3 p.m. Dash plaques and goodie bags to the first 100 entrants. Registration: 570-823-6244, ext. 3.
Schemel Forum Luncheon, with a talk on “Shared Paths, Divergent Courses: Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism.” DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Noon on May 13. $20. Reservations: 570-941-6206.
Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce Showcase, a trade show spotlighting area businesses. Shadowbrook Resort, 201 Resort Lane, Tunkhannock. Noon to 6 p.m. May 18. 570-836-7755.
Fine Arts Fiesta, the annual celebration of the arts with juried art exhibits, an artisans market, musical and stage performances, children’s tent, craftspersons and festival food. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 19 to 21; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 22. Info at fineartsfiesta.org.
Scranton Zinefest, the underground arts-and-literature festival and celebration of visual artists and writers. With zine makers, zine distros, artistic press publications, letterpress artists, live poetry readings, music and food. Adezzo’s Alleyway, 515 Center St., Scranton. Noon to 7 p.m. June 11. Free. Info at scrantonzinefest.weebly.com.
Civil War Reenactment, by the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteers with a re-creation of the Battle of Big Bethel, weapons and drills demonstrations, authentic Civil War camps, hospital demonstrations and historic home tours. Swetland Homestead, 885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming. June 17 to 19. 570-823-6244.
Star Wars Film Festival, a science-fiction marathon, sponsored by the W. Curtis Montz Film Series. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Sept. 3 with “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” (1977) at 1 p.m.; “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) at 4 p.m.; and “Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi” (1983) at 8 p.m. $5, $3 students; $12 for all three films. 570-826-1100.
Scranton Fringe Festival, a performing arts-based, four-day event held in multiple venues in downtown Scranton. Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. Applications will be accepted through March 25 for the 2016 event. Details at scrantonfringe.org.