Events Listings: May 11 to 17, 2016

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Stop by for a free showing of ‘Basketball Diaries’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio May 18 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Stop by for a free showing of ‘Basketball Diaries’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio May 18 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.

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    THIS WEEK: May 11 to 17, 2016

    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.

    Luzerne Foundation Annual Meeting, with hors d’oeuvres and drinks along with the presentation of the 2016 Mary Bevevino Community Service Award to Lorine Angelo Ogurkis, co-founder of Brandon’s Forever Home in Hazleton. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 12. Free but contributions accepted. Reservations: 570-714-1570.

    Wine Down, a fundraiser sponsored by the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Women with wine, finger foods, desserts, door prizes and the showing of 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.

    Downloading Audiobooks. Bring your tablet or smartphone and learn how to download and listen to audiobooks on your device. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. May 12. Call to reserve a spot: 570-654-9847.

    Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group using the Socratic Method. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 12. Coffee served. 570-823-0156.

    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.

    Cash Bingo, with homemade food and baked goods. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. May 13 with doors at 4 p.m. and games at 6 p.m. $5. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. 570-885-9986.

    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.

    Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser, a bus trip to New York City with a free day to enjoy the sights. Also: an auction of gifts conducted on the bus. Departs 7:30 a.m. May 14 from the Pittston Oak Street Park and Ride. $35. Reservations: 570-239-8042.

    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 May 14. Beginners welcome. 570-823-0156.

    High Tea at Hayfield, with a menu of finger sandwiches, salads and desserts along with a basket-and-gift raffle and entertainment by the Lake-Lehman Theatre Troupe. Hayfield House Ballroom, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1269 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 1 to 3:30 p.m. May 14. $20. Reservations: 570-592-5763.

    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.

    All-Day Bingo, with dinner included. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Tunkhannock. May 15 with doors at noon and Early Bird games at 1:30 p.m. 570-333-4906.

    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.

    Community Benefit for the Frank and Kowaleski families who lost everything in a house fire on April 21. With a Chinese auction, raffles, cash bar and music by bands Random Nuts, Road Trip and Hot Tryk. Plains American Legion, 101 E. Carey St. 1 to 5 p.m. May 15. 570-814-0941.

    Monday Night Bingo. Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1618 Demunds Road, Tunkhannock. 6:30 p.m. May 16. 570-333-4906.

    eBay Instruction. Learn to set up your own eBay account along with tips and tricks to sell your items. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 p.m. May 17. Reservations: 570-654-9847.

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    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.

    Basics of Essential Oils, a talk on how essential oils can naturally impact emotional well-being. Laflin Public Library, 47 Laflin Road. 6 p.m. May 18. Registration: 570-654-3323.

    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.

    Wonderful Women, the annual gathering of women for an evening of networking along with speakers, raffles, painting, photography exhibit and more. The Wright Center for Primary Care Mid Valley, 5 S. Washington Ave., Jermyn. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 19. 570-343-2383.

    Build a Better Pizza, healthy options and alternatives to make pizza a better food choice with dietitian Noelle Altavilla. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. May 19. Reservations: 570-654-9847.

    Motherhood Movies, a showing of “Mildred Pearce” (1945) starring Joan Crawford. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 20. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    Covered Bridge Tour, a bus ride to view 13 covered bridges in Columbia and Montour counties. Lunch provided. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. May 21. $20. Reservations: 800-847-4810.

    Farm Animal Frolic, the 28th annual event with baby farm animals including kid goats, lambs, chicks, piglets, a calf and ducklings. Also: wagon rides pulled by Clydesdale draft horses, puppet show, storytelling, old-fashioned games, hay jump, fish pond, the Sheep Shed (with sheep shearing on May 21), one-room schoolhouse, the Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, an outdoor brick bake oven with homemade bread, hot pretzels and cookies. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. May 21 to 29 with hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. $8, $5 children. 570-992-6161 or quietvalley.org.

    Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Grotto Pizza, 3445 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21. 570-965-2208.

    20 Minutes and a Beer, with a talk by Kevin Bacon of Comcast Spotlight who shares insights and tips on how marketers can better navigate through the Digital Age. Sponsored by the American Advertising Federation of Northeast Pennsylvania at the Susquehanna Brewing Company, 635 S. Main St., Pittston. 6 p.m. May 25. $10 includes one beer. Age 21 and older. 570-654-3557.

    Coloring for Adults. Rediscover the relaxing art of coloring. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 26. Supplies provided or bring your own; light refreshments served. 570-823-0156.

    Motherhood Movies, a showing of “Mr. Mom” (1983) starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. May 27. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    Adult Cookie Decorating Class, with spring-themed cookies. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 10 a.m. to noon May 28. $20. Registration: 570-693-1364.

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

    Car Show, the 55th annual event sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of AACA. With more than 30 classes open to cars, trucks, motorcycles, street rods, rat rods, sport compacts and tuners. Wyoming Valley Airport, 2001 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. June 5 with gates open at 8 a.m. and judging at noon. $12 per vehicle entry; $2 spectators or $5 per carload. Information at nepraaca.org.

    Bingo, a fundraiser for the Avoca/Dupont Little League with prizes including gift cards and hotel stays. Queen of the Apostles, 715 Hawthorne St., Avoca. June 5 with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $20 for 20 games. Tickets: 570-540-0649.

    Card Party, sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary with lunch and prizes. Irem County Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. June 9. $15. Advance tickets only. 570-822-4976 or 570-824-6418.

    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.

    Family Fun Day at Twin Stacks, the annual event with face painting, games, music, a car show, baking contests, food, talent show, dance and gymnast performances, bounce house, raffles and more. Twin Stacks Center, 3282 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Noon to 5 p.m. June 11. 570-674-7800.

    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.

    Nite at the Races, a fundraiser sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 539 at the post home, 62 Newport St., Glen Lyon. June 11 with doors at 6:30 p.m. and races at 7 p.m. $10 includes refreshments and a horse. 570-736-7177.

    Shade Gardening, a Master Gardener program with Sandy Visintainer. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. June 15. Registration: 570-474-9313.

    Film Favorites, a showing of “Mamma Mia!” starring Meryl Streep and Colin Firth. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. June 15. Free. 570-996-1500.

    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.

    Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Pikes Creek Raceway Park, 2542 Route 118. 4 to 7 p.m. June 18. 570-965-2208.

    Nite @ the Races, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Plymouth. Independent Fire Company, 166 Sprague Ave., Kingston. June 18 with doors at 5:30 p.m. and post time at 6 p.m. $10 includes food, drinks and a horse; $5 without a horse. 570-814-3918.

    Tunkhannock History Presentation, stories and discussions with local historians followed by free guided two-mile tours of historic Tunkhannock. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. June 25 with discussion at 11 a.m. and walking tours beginning at 12:30 p.m. Space limited; registration required. 570-996-1500.

    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.

    Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tours, two-mile guided walks through the town’s historic district. Meet at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 5 p.m. Thursdays from July 7 to 28. Free. Registration: 570-996-1500.

    Fire Company Bazaar, with homemade foods, hay rides, games and rides for all ages, Firefighters Parade on Sunday and entertainment by Iron Cowboy (Friday), Tommy Guns Band (Saturday) and Stand Bac (Sunday). Slocum Township Volunteer Fire Company, 1923 Slocum Road, Wapwallopen. 6 to 11 p.m. July 8 and 9; 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast served 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 570-868-6255.

    Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Twist & Shake, 1405 Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 4 to 7 p.m. July 9. 570-965-2208.

    Film Favorites, a showing of the musical “Chicago,” starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. July 13. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Summer Fest, a festival of 14 foreign, independent and art films shown in 14 days. Begins with an opening night of two films, popcorn, cheese, wine, beer and strawberry shortcake ($25). 6 p.m. July 15. Continues through July 28 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Followed by a post-festival film discussion 1 p.m. July 29. 570-996-1500. For schedule, see dietrichtheater.com.

    Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas, from noon to 3 p.m. July 23. 570-965-2208.

    River Day, the annual festivities with live music, environmental activities for children and adults, nature walks, a River Float, live animals from the Endless Mountains Nature Center, mural painting, face painting and more. Performers include the Sadie Green Sales Jugband, Coal Town Rounders and amRadio. Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. 1 to 7 p.m. July 23. Free. 570-996-1500.

    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.

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

    Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at the Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas. 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 13. 570-965-2208.

    Film Favorites, a showing of the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk the Line.” Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 1 and 7 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. 570-996-1500.

    Beerfest, with 100 beer tasting selections, barbecue, vendors, games, raffles, contests and entertainment. Sherman Summer Stage, Pocono Mountain Carnival Grounds, 20 Murray St., Mount Pocono. Aug. 20 with VIP entry noon to 1 p.m. and general admission 1 to 4:30 p.m. $65 VIP, $45 general. 570-420-2808.

    West End Fair, the 94th annual edition with agricultural and livestock exhibits, 4-H projects, demolition derbies, tractor and truck pulls, fireworks, rides and games. Performers include Pink Floyd tribute band Outside the Wall and Kansas tribute band Know Return. 570 Fairgrounds Road, Gilbert. Noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 24 to 27. $5. Info at thewestendfair.com.

    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 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.

    Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Twist & Shake, 1405 Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 27. 570-965-2208.

    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.

    Hi-Lites Car Cruise, with trophies, door prizes, music, food and raffles. Sponsored by the Hi-Lites Motor Club at Pikes Creek Raceway Park, 2542 Route 118. 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 17. 570-965-2208.

    Scranton Fringe Festival, a performing arts-based, four-day event held in multiple venues in downtown Scranton. Sept. 29 to Oct. 2. Details at scrantonfringe.org.

    NEPA Blogcon, the annual gathering of bloggers of all experience levels as well as those interested in marketing, social media, creativity, leadership and branding. Penn State Worthington, 120 Ridgeview Drive, Dunmore. Oct. 15. Info at nepablogcon.com.

    Stop by for a free showing of ‘Basketball Diaries’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio May 18 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Stop by for a free showing of ‘Basketball Diaries’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio May 18 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_5.13-events-basketball-diaries.jpgStop by for a free showing of ‘Basketball Diaries’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio May 18 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Stop by for a free showing of ‘Basketball Diaries’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio May 18 at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock.