Events Listings: March 30 to April 5, 2016

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The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock opens its 21-day Spring Film Festival on April 1 with a Gala Night of food, spirits and movies. One of the featured films is ‘Brooklyn’ starring Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan.
Duo Smash the Windows (Bruce Young and Peggy Shutes) will play for a Community Contra Dance April 2 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.
Television handyman Red Green will bring his humor to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 4.

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    THIS WEEK: March 30 to April 5, 2016

    Irem Shrine Circus, the annual spring extravaganza. 109th Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 30-31 and April 1; 1:30 and 7 p.m. April 2. $20, $15, $11, $8. 570-714-0783.

    Free Tax Preparation and e-filing for taxpayers with lower- and middle-class incomes. March 30 and April 6 at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top; April 5 at Good Shepherd Church, 190 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Call 570-868-6732 for an appointment at the Kirby Library and 570-678-3504 for an appointment at Good Shepherd Church.

    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.

    A Different Look at the War on Terror: Reason for Some Middle East Optimism? A talk by Jonathan Greenwald, vice president of the International Crisis Group and a former senior State Department officer. Kirby Center for Creative Arts, 260 N. Sprague Ave., Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 7 p.m. March 30. Free. 570-270-2192.

    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.

    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.

    An Age of Anxiety: A Roundtable, a discussion of how Americans are coping with international terrorism and the frequency of domestic public violence. Weinberg Memorial Library, University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. April 1. Free but reservations required: 570-941-6206.

    Classic Detectives, a screening of the Miss Marple mystery “The Mirror Crack’d” (1980) starring Angela Lansbury and Elizabeth Taylor. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. April 1. Refreshments served. 570-823-0156.

    Spring Film Festival, 22 foreign, independent and art films shown in 21 days. Opens with a Gala Night with food, beer, wine, desserts and showings of “Brooklyn” and “The Lady in the Van” 5:30 p.m. April 1. $40. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Continues through April 21. $8.50 per film. 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.

    Celebrity Bartending Happy Hour, presented by Pittston Area’s Baseball Booster Club. With food, drinks and basket raffles. The Red Mill, 340 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 to 9 p.m. April 1. 570-654-5505.

    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 eearly settler Nathan Denison. With historian Clark Switzer and Robert Mischak. 10:30 a.m. April 2 at the Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Free. 570-821-1959.

    Spring Wine Festival, with 18 wineries, food and craft vendors, jazz music and commemorative wine glasses. Bear Creek Mountain Resort, 101 Doe Mountain Lane, Lehigh Valley. Noon to 5 p.m. April 2 and 3. $25 advance; $30 at the door; $5 designated drivers. 610-682-7100.

    Community Contra Dance, with music by Smash the Windows and calling by Hilton Baxter. No partner or previous experience necessary. Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. April 2 with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing at 7 p.m. Pay what you wish. 570-333-4007.

    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. 6 p.m. April 4 at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre; and 10:30 a.m. April 9 at the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 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.

    Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Tunkhannock. 6:30 p.m. April 4. 570-333-4906.

    Red Green: I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe, the humorist and TV “handyman” personality, who believes that “anything is possible if you use duct tape.” F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. April 4. $53. 570-826-1100.

    Nanticoke Bingo, with cash prizes, food and door prizes. West Side Playground, 389 W. Grand St., Nanticoke. April 5 with doors at 5:15 p.m. and games at 6 p.m. Non-smoking. 570-735-6820.

    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.

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    Climate Change and Pennsylvania, how global climate change is affecting Pennsylvania’s waterways, plants, fish and wildlife, economics and health. Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Road, Covington Township. 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 6. $5. Registration: 570-842-1506.

    Wine-Glass Painting. Paint your own set of wine glasses with The Art Party Place. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6 p.m. April 6. $20. Registration: 570-474-9313.

    Muscle Testing for Health, a basic technique that focuses on the factors in the person’s surroundings and lifestyle that are raising and lowering body energy. Crestwood High School, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Wednesdays, 7 to 9 p.m. from April 6 to 20. $30. 570-474-6782.

    Healthcare Symposium, on “Telemedicine in the Healthcare Delivery System.” McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 5 p.m. April 7. $40 includes dinner, presentation and panel discussion. Reservations: 570-814-9236.

    The GI Film Festival, a cinematic salute to the troops with two short films honoring the warrior spirit plus appearances by celebrities Gary Sinise, Danny Trejo, Adam Driver and more. Cinemark, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. April 7. $15. 570-961-5943.

    Classic Detectives, a screening of the Chinese/Hong Kong mystery “Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame” (2010). Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. April 8. Refreshments served. 570-823-0156.

    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.

    LCCC Cares Community Fair, with music games, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, health screenings and more. Patriot Square, Nanticoke. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 9. Sponsored by the 2016 Leadership Class at Luzerne County Community College. 570-740-0733.

    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 baritone Thaddaeus Bourne and pianist Ed Bak at 7 p.m. in Walsh Hall. Attend any one or all of the events; free to the public. 570-674-6400.

    Hypnosis for Goals, Fun and Career, with guest speaker Chris Halbohm of the Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 2 to 3 p.m. April 9. Registration: 570-693-1364.

    Night at the Races, virtual horse-race betting with food and beverages. Hosted by St. Andre Bessette Parish at St. Mary’s Byzantine Social Hall, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. April 9 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 7 p.m. $5. Age 21 and older. To purchase a horse, call 570-283-4988.

    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.

    Taming of the Brew, the 15th annual fundraiser for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble with food, beer and entertainment. Caldwell Consistory, Market Square, Bloomsburg. 7 to 11 p.m. April 9. $60, $30 designated drivers. 570-784-8181.

    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.

    Benefit Bingo, with prizes including Vera Bradley items, Dooney & Bourke, gift cards, lottery baskets and more. St. Jude School, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. April 10 with doors at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Nick Legge’s functional electrical stimulation bike. 570-332-5437 or 570-474-5803.

    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.

    300 Years of Wyoming Valley History: Chapter 3 — History Lives Around Us 1865-1900, including the coal and lumber industries, ice cutting, textile and silk mills contributing to the economic boom and allowing recreation to blossom with parks, opera houses, vaudeville shows and moving pictures. 6 p.m. April 11 at the Hazleton Area Public Library, 55 N. Church St.; and 10:30 a.m. April 16 at the Plymouth Public Library, 107 W. Main St. 570-779-4775.

    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.

    Pysanky Egg Art, working on different egg patterns for different nationalities. Crestwood High School, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Tuesdays, 6 to 9 p.m. from April 12 to May 3. $60 plus $15 materials fee. 570-474-6782.

    The Hunting Ground, a screening of the 2015 film about sexual assaults on college campuses. DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. April 12. Free. 570-941-6194.

    Around the World in 90 Minutes, a global-travel and photography multimedia show by award-winning author Marty Essen, author of “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.” Rooms 218-219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7:30 p.m. April 12. Free. 570-674-6407.

    Spring Sustainability Symposium, a presentation and panel discussion on “Climate Change: A Time for Change.” DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. April 13. Free. 570-941-7520.

    No Place on Earth, a screening of the film about a Jewish family in the Ukraine hiding from the Nazis in a cave. Introduced by filmmaker and cave explorer Chris Nicola who also hosts a question-and-answer session after the film. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7:15 p.m. April 13. $8.50. 570-996-1500.

    Schemel Forum Luncheon, 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.

    Lecture: “Violence Against Latina Immigrants — Persistent Inequalities and Change” presented by educator Roberta Villalon. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m. April 14. Free. 570-941-4317.

    Classic Detectives, a screening of the Nick and Nora Charles mystery “After the Thin Man” (1936) starring Myrna Loy and William Powell. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. April 15. Refreshments served. 570-823-0156.

    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, conservation 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.

    Flower-Pressing Workshop. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 11 a.m. April 16 and May 14. 570-675-1182.

    Tails for Troops, a fundraiser for Dog T.A.G.S., an organization that pairs veterans diagnosed with PTSD, TBI or MST with rescued shelter or adopted dogs who undergo service training. With a K-9 talent and dog pageant, dogs available for adoption, food, vendors, basket and 50/50 raffles and music by Rock 107’s Prospector. McDade Park, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton. Noon to 3 p.m. April 16. Free. 570-961-4584.

    Baubles, Bags, Bids and Blue Jeans, the annual auction of art, experiences, purses, jewelry, sports memorabilia and more. With live and silent auctions, music by the Mud Pond Boys, themed appetizers and open bar. St. Jude Parish School, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. April 16. $30; $50 per couple. Babysitting offered at $5 per child. 570-474-5803.

    Scranton Limited Train Rides will begin for the season on April 17 with a 1929 Baldwin Locomotive Works 0-6-0 steam locomotive offering short train rides within the grounds of Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Rides will run continuously between 12:30 and 4 p.m. $5. Rides continue through April at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. The “Nay Aug Gorge Limited” will run on April 24 and May 1. 570-340-5200 or nps.gov/stea.

    Annual Prize Bingo, with lunch and refreshments, door prizes and basket raffles. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. April 17 with doors at 1 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $5. 570-430-0975.

    Henry George Lecture, “Henry George and the Crisis on Inequality in the First Gilded Age,” presented by historian and author Edward T. O’Donnell. Moskovitz Theater, DeNaples Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 4 p.m. April 18. Free. 570-941-7176.

    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.

    300 Years of Wyoming Valley History: Chapter 4 — Building Our Heritage 1900-1940, including events from the Great Strike of 1902 to World War II. 6 p.m. April 18 at the Pittston Area Memorial Library, 47 Broad St.; and 10:30 a.m. April 23 at the West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 570-654-9565 or 570-654-9847.

    Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Tunkhannock. 6:30 p.m. April 18. 570-333-4906.

    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. 570-826-1100.

    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.

    Nanticoke Bingo, with cash prizes, food and door prizes. West Side Playground, 389 W. Grand St., Nanticoke. April 19 with doors at 5:15 p.m. and games at 6 p.m. Non-smoking. 570-735-6820.

    Genealogy: Family History Research, techniques and resources for both beginners and experienced genealogists. Room 4, Crestwood High School, 281 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m. from April 19 to May 10. $40. 570-474-6782.

    Women in Asia: Traditions, Transformation and Modernization, a screening of the PBS award-winning documentary “Seeking Asian Females.” DeNaples Campus Center, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. April 19. Free. 570-941-7643.

    Back Mountain Business and Community Expo, with representatives showcasing the diverse businesses of the area. Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 4 to 6:30 p.m. April 20. Followed by a historical presentation by Bill Bachman who produced the documentary “Harveys Lake: A Video Postcard” at 6:45 p.m. Free. 570-675-9380.

    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.

    Health and Wellness Fair, with more than 35 health-related companies offering information and free services including blood-pressure, glaucoma and hearing screenings. A healthy lunch will be available. Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21. Free. 570-675-8600.

    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 Emery 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.

    Winemaking Workshop, with award-winning winemaker Charles Adonizio who talks about local history and the winemaking process, offering samples of homemade wines. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. April 21. 570-675-1182.

    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. 3 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 Beyond.” 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. $80. 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.

    Hawley EarthFest, an Earth Day celebration with a Species Parade, an Environmental Expo with live animals, demonstrations, exhibits and more; an acoustic mini-jam, storytelling and an Earth Day-themed painting session. Bingham Park and other venues in downtown Hawley. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23. Also: an Earth Day Festival Birding & Breakfast 8 a.m. April 24. Details at hawleyearthfest.com.

    Jim Thorpe Earth Day Celebration, with a Bike & Ride, River Clean-Up, live music, children’s activities, Smokey Bear and Woodsy Owl, raffles, book readings, hula hooping, crafters and more. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23. Details at jimthorpeearthday.com

    Bloomsburg Renaissance Jamboree, the 38th annual street festival with arts-and-crafts vendors, food, games and entertainment by jugglers, magicians, martial artists, dance groups and musicians. Main Street, downtown Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23. 570-784-2522.

    Monroe County Earth Day, with exhibitors, live music, eCycling, 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.

    Beginners Guide to Digital Photography, with landscape photographer Henry F. Smith Jr. who talks about gear you need to get started and a variety of options available to capture beautiful photographs in nature. Age 16 and older. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 23. Free. Registration: 570-403-2006.

    Fundraiser for cystic fibrosis victim Sage Harvey. Applebee’s Restaurant, 253 Wilkes-Barre Township Blvd., Wilkes-Barre. 8 to 10 a.m. April 24. $8, $4.50 children. 570-817-0823.

    300 Years of Wyoming Valley History: Chapter 5 — Hidden in the Corner 1940-1975, dealing with war and cultural changes along with the waning of the coal industry and the Agnes Flood. Presented by historian Clark Switzer. 6 p.m. April 25 at the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas; and 10:30 a.m. April 30 at the Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston 570-287-2013 or 570-675-1182.

    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 and 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 Detectives, screenings of “A Close Call for Boston Blackie” (1946) and “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase” (1939). Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. April 29. Refreshments served. 570-823-0156.

    Treasures of the Earth, the annual rock and mineral show with fossils, gems, jewelry and geodes along with children’s activities in Dinoland, raffles and mineral identification. St. Joseph’s Oblates, 1880 Route 315, Pittston. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 30; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1. $3. 570-200-5987.

    Mini Maker Faire, a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness to celebrate the Maker Movement. Included: tech enthusiasts, crafters, scientists, hobbyists and garage tinkerers of all ages demonstrating particular skills and creations. The Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30. 570-389-9206.

    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.

    Israel and the Evolving Frontline of a Disintegrating Middle East: A Guided Tour, the annual Max Rosenn Lecture in Law and Humanities presented by Ron Prosor, former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations. Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, 100 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. May 1. Free. 570-408-4306.

    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.

    Introduction to Blacksmithing, a look at the history and basics of blacksmithing with live demonstrations over a forge. Pocono Environmental Education Center, 538 Emery Road, Dingmans Ferry. 10 a.m. to noon May 15. $5. 570-828-2319.

    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.

    Support Our Veterans Ride and Picnic, the sixth annual motorcycle ride followed by a benefit picnic with food, music, drinks and raffles. American Legion Riders, 575 Route 239, Shickshinny. June 11 with registration 9 to 10 a.m. and ride at 10:30 a.m. $15; $10 passengers. The picnic runs 4 to 9 p.m. 570-542-4090.

    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.

    Back Mountain Library Auction, the 70th annual event with antiques and collectibles up for bid in silent and live auctions, various booths, a flea market, plant stand, jewelry, themed raffle baskets, food vendors and more. Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, Dallas. July 7 to 10. 570-675-1182.

    Car Show, the third annual event with an Automotive Swap Meet. American Legion Mountain Post 781, Church Road, Mountain Top. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 31. $10 per entry. All vehicles welcome. 570-474-2161.

    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.

    ArtFest, the ninth annual summertime art party showcasing original works by regional artists. Center Street between Main and Third streets, Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6. 570-317-2596.

    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.

    The Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock opens its 21-day Spring Film Festival on April 1 with a Gala Night of food, spirits and movies. One of the featured films is ‘Brooklyn’ starring Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_4.1-events-Brooklyn.jpgThe Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock opens its 21-day Spring Film Festival on April 1 with a Gala Night of food, spirits and movies. One of the featured films is ‘Brooklyn’ starring Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan.

    Duo Smash the Windows (Bruce Young and Peggy Shutes) will play for a Community Contra Dance April 2 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_4.1-events-Bruce_Youngand-Peggy-_Shutes.jpgDuo Smash the Windows (Bruce Young and Peggy Shutes) will play for a Community Contra Dance April 2 at the Church of Christ Uniting in Kingston.

    Television handyman Red Green will bring his humor to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 4.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_4.1-eventsRed-Green-kirby.jpgTelevision handyman Red Green will bring his humor to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 4.