THIS WEEK: March 23 to 29, 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.
Art Therapy. Attain relaxation through various art mediums, guided by students and faculty from Marywood University. Candy’s Place, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. 10 a.m. March 23. Free. Registration: 570-714-8800.
Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. March 23. 570-474-9313.
Knox Mine Disaster, a free showing of film clips from a planned documentary on the mining disaster along with a talk by filmmakers David and Albert Brocca. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. March 23. Followed by a reception with light refreshments. 570-996-1500.
My Big Fat Night Out at the Movies, a 15th anniversary celebration with showings of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (2002) and the recently released “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” along with coffee, desserts and refillable gift bags of popcorn and soda. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 6 p.m. March 24. $25. Reservations: 570-996-1502.
Stamped Washer Necklaces. Celebrate National Craft Month by making a custom engraved necklace from washers found at the hardware store. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. March 24. $5. Reservations: 570-654-9847.
Model Railroad Open House, sponsored by the Anthracite Hi-Railers Model Railroad Club. Bill’s Shop Rite Plaza, Routes 435 and 502, Daleville. 1 to 4 p.m. March 26.
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 30-31 and April 1. $20, $15, $11, $8. 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.
Women in Asia: Traditions, Transformation and Modernization, a screening of the film “Taste of Life” (2015), about a grieving woman who visits the site where her son was killed and encounters his spirit. DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. March 29. Free. 570-941-7643.
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 and how the tragedy affected her art. 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.
Scranton Cultural Center Honors, the inaugural event honoring Allied Services, Broadway Theatre League of Scranton/NAC Entertainment, Lackawanna County Department of Arts & Culture and People’s Security Bank. With “heavy” hors d’oeuvres, premium open bar, desserts and entertainment. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 6 to 9 p.m. March 31. $100. 570-344-1111.
Jonathan Greenwald will speak on ‘A Different Look at the War on Terror: Reason for Some Middle East Optimism?’ March 30 at Wyoming Seminary’s Kirby Center for Creative Arts in Kingston.