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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.