THIS WEEK: May 4 to 10, 2016
Celebration of Student Scholars, the 16th annual event with displays and oral presentations of student research and other creative efforts. Atrium of the Loyola Science Hall, University of Scranton. 1 p.m. May 4. Free. 570-941-6353.
Cuatro de Mayo, a fundraiser for the Lacawac Sanctuary with beer, wine and appetizers. POSH @ the Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 4. $20. [email protected]
Tips & Tricks of Master Gardeners. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. May 4. 570-474-9313.
America, Iran and the Middle East: An Assessment of the Current Situation, the Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Lecture delivered by Professor Matthew Kroenig of Georgetown University. Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. May 5. Free. 570-941-7956.
Motherhood Movies, a showing of “Mamma Mia” (2008) starring Meryl Streep. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 6. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Yoga for Mothers, a special evening of meditation, gentle yoga, restorative postures and guided relaxation with light refreshments and chair massages. Balance Yoga and Wellness, 900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort. 6 to 8 p.m. May 6. $30 advance; $35 day of event. Signup: 570-714-2777.
Mother’s Day Intertribal Powwow, the 11th annual event with Native American dancing, drumming, storytelling, children’s dances, crafts, beadwork, food and more. Noxen Volunteer Fire Company, 3493 Stull Road. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 5 and 6 with Grand Entry of dignitaries and dancers in full regalia at noon. 570-947-2097.
Hypnosis for Goals, Fun and Career, with speaker Chris Halbohm, director of the Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 2 to 3 p.m. May 7. Registration: 570-693-1364.
Spring Night at the Races, with a dinner buffet and desserts. Holy Family Parish, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. May 7 with doors at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and post time at 6:30 p.m. $10. Prizes for best hat/derby. 570-822-8983.
Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch, the inaugural event to provide tuition support for student mothers in the Women with Children program. With carving stations, cocktails, pasta, salads and traditional breakfast foods along with a basket raffle and music by the Hoopla Trio Band. Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 11 a.m. May 8. $50, $20 children. Reservations: 570-674-1877.
Mother’s Day Ballroom Brunch and Train Ride, a special combination treat for moms with brunch seatings 11 a.m. May 8 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, followed by a train ride to the Pocono Mountains departing at 1:30 p.m. from Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. $54.95, $34.95 children. Reservations: 570-558-3919.
Mother’s Day Spring Tea, with food, fun, prizes and entertainment. Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly. 2 p.m. May 8. Free but seating limited. Reservations: 570-427-4500.
Lecture by Ryszard Schnepf, Polish ambassador to the U.S. who will discuss public policy, economic and cultural issues of interest to Polish-Americans. Burke Auditorium, McGowan School of Business, West Jackson and North River streets, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 7 p.m. May 9. Free. 570-208-5958.
Greek Food Festival, with baklava, pastitsio, gyros, spanakopita, souvlaki and more. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 32 E. Ross St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 11 to 14. Menu at greekfoodfestival.webs.com. 570-823-4805.
Wine Down, a fundraiser sponsored by the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Women with wine, finger foods, desserts, door prizes and the movie “The Intern” (2015) a comedy with Robert De Niro. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. May 12 with doors at 6 p.m. and movie at 7:30 p.m. $20. Tickets: 570-840-2928.
Civil War Round Table, with a living history presentation by Jennifer Ochman who portrays Louisa May Alcott, speaking about her time as a nurse in a hospital in Washington. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. May 12. $3. 570-675-8936.
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.
Motherhood Movies, a showing of “The Joy Luck Club” (1993) about a group of aging Chinese women who meet regularly to trade familial stories while playing Mahjong. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 13. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Sip ‘n Silk Party. Paint a silk scarf with artist-instructed step-by-step guidance. Bring your own wine and snacks; materials provided. Candy’s Place: A Cancer Wellness Center, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. 6 to 9 p.m. May 13. $40. No artistic abilities required. Reservations: 570-714-8800.
Talent in Bloom, a showcase of poetry, music, dance, martial arts and more along with photography, paintings and crafts. Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Alberdeen Road, Mountain Top. 5 to 7 p.m. May 14. 570-868-5675.
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.
Spring Tea and Auction, finger sandwiches, flavored teas and desserts along with entertainment by the Wyoming Valley Barbershop Chorus and Quartet, and a Tricky Tray Auction. Centenary United Methodist Church, 26 N. Main St., Ashley. 1 to 4 p.m. May 15. $7. Reservations: 570-899-0969.
Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Tunkhannock. 6:30 p.m. May 16. 570-333-4906.
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.
Audubon Society Banquet, with a talk by Bill Pambianco of the reptile zoo The Cave who brings live specimens. Also: a buffet-style dinner including beer and wine (cash bar available). Sponsored by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society at Apple Tree Terrace, 4 Newberry Estate, Dallas. 6 p.m. May 18. $37; $30 children. Reservations (by May 9): 570-639-5785.
Basketball Diaries, a showing of the film about a teenager who finds his dreams of becoming a basketball star threatened by this drug addiction. Sponsored by Wyoming County C.A.R.E.S. and followed by a discussion. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 p.m. May 18. Free. 570-996-1500.
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.
Yoga instructor Terry Citti and massage therapist Alex Laver will offer a special yoga workshop for mothers on May 6 at Balance Yoga & Wellness in Forty Fort.