THIS WEEK: June 8 to 14, 2016
Greek Food Festival, offering items such as pastitsio, moussaka, gyros, baklava, galaktoboureko and more. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 505 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 8 to 11. Takeouts available. 570-342-0566.
Drive-In Cruise and Movie, a Wednesday-night car cruise followed by a movie. Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. June 8 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.
Firefighters Bazaar, with food, games, prizes, theme baskets, big-ticket raffle and entertainment. Sponsored by the Wright Township Fire Department at St. Jude Grove, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. Open 5 p.m. June 10 and 11; 3 p.m. June 12. 570-868-3765.
Yogathon, the 7th annual event sponsored by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. With classes and yoga events including Twist & Flow, Chakra Awareness, Gentle Yoga and more. St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 123 Market St., Bloomsburg. 8 a.m. June 11. Registration: 570-784-5530.
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.
Relay for Life, the annual 24-hour event with food, games, fun activities, basket raffles, live bands, moving ceremonies and more. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Wyoming Valley at King’s College’s Betzler Fields, Highland Park Boulevard, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. June 11 to 10 a.m. June 12. Free and open to the public. 570-562-9749.
Cash and Designer Purse Bingo, with basket, quilt and 50/50 raffles along with instant bingo, food, drinks and a bake sale. Gate of Heaven Church, 42 Machell Ave., Dallas. June 11 with doors at 11 a.m. and games at noon. $20 for 20 games. 570-675-2121.
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.
Nite at the Races, a fundraiser sponsored by the Newport Township 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.
Car Lover’s Show, the 11th annual car show to benefit Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. With food and beverages, music by DJ Tony and Take 3 and an oldies tribute by Delgado. McDade Park, off Keyser Avenue, Scranton. June 12 with gates at 8 a.m., registration until noon and awards at 3 p.m. $10 per entry. 570-457-7665.
Motorcycle Run, the fifth annual event to benefit Griffin Pond Animal Shelter. Legend’s Saloon, 750 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City and the neighboring Dickson City Freight Station. June 12 with registration 9 to 11 a.m. and ride at 11 a.m. with stops along the route in Hamlin and Jermyn. $20 rider; $15 passengers. Information at griffinpondanimalshelter.com.
Tony Awards Party, a fundraiser for the Scranton Shakespeare Festival with food, drinks, entertainment and a broadcast of the Tony Awards, as well as “surprises from Broadway.” The Scranton Club, 404 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 to 11 p.m. June 12. Red Carpet attire recommended. $50. Information at scrantonshakes.com.
Self-Defense Training, the basics of realistic self-defense taught by Mark Bohn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 2 p.m. June 14 and 15. 570-823-0156.
Flag Day/Army Day Observance, with speakers, music, invocation and the parade of flags. Sponsored by the 9/11 Memorial Committee of Lackawanna County at the North Washington Avenue side of the Lackawanna County Courthouse in downtown Scranton. 4 to 5 p.m. June 14. 570-604-0809.
Flag Day Ceremony, beginning at the Tomato Festival grounds on Main Street in Pittston and ending at the Pittston City Fire Company. With speaker Gerard Gurnari, AMVETS past state commander, honor guards and color corps. 6 p.m. June 14. Refreshments follow at the Knights of Columbus, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. 570-954-8147.
Summer Luncheon, sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. June 16. $18. Reservations (by June 9): 570-675-2325.
Stars of the Valley Dinner, the sixth annual event sponsored by the Luzerne County Historical Society with guest Berwick’s Jimmy Spencer who won 32 races across the spectrum of NASCAR-sanctioned events. The Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. June 16 with reception and cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. $55. Reservations: 570-823-6244, ext. 3.
Church Block Party, with food, beer tent, games, raffles and live entertainment. Sponsored by Mary, Mother of God Parish at the Holy Rosary Center, West Market Street and Wayne Avenue, North Scranton. 6 to 11 p.m. June 16; 7 to 11 p.m. June 17; 5 to 11 p.m. June 18. 570-342-4881.
Worldwide Knit in Public Day. Join knitters and crocheters at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon June 18. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156, ext. 230.
Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Gouldsboro for a stopover at the historic train station and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. June 18 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.
300 Club, a day of food, entertainment and hourly drawings for monetary prizes along with a silent auction, games and prizes. Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 7768 Blue Ridge Trail, Mountain Top. Noon to 6 p.m. June 18. $35 to be entered in prize drawings; $15 without raffle entry. 570-868-5675.
Watercolor Paint-Along, with Kristy Rice who introduces her book “Painterly Days: The Watercoloring Books for Adults.” Participants can watercolor a page from the book with paint and brushes provided. Light refreshments. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. June 18. 570-823-0156.
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.
Summer Solstice, a fundraising event with hors d’oeuvres, open bar, dinner, music by the Jim Buckley Trio and DJ Jamie Granko, silent and live auctions and an after-party. Front lawn of the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 5:30 p.m. June 18. $125. 570-346-7186.
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.
Father’s Day Buffet and Train Excursion. Enjoy dinner at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Then board a train at Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton for a trip to Moscow’s historic train station. June 19 with buffet at 11 a.m. and excursion at 1:30 p.m. $54.95, $34.95 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.
Self-Defense Training, aiki-jitsu techniques demonstrated by black belt instructor Mark Bohn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. June 20. 570-823-0156.
Corpus Christi Parish Bazaar, with ethnic foods, a gigantic flea market, basket raffle, children’s game and entertainment by Handsome Devils (Thursday), Iron Cowboy (Friday) and the Sperazza Band (Saturday). Immaculate Conception Church, 601 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. 6 to 10 p.m. June 23 and 24; 4:30 to 10 p.m. June 25. 570-654-2753.
Car and Bike Cruise, sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. June 24. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.
Wigle Whiskey Tasting, a fundraiser sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society with guests from the Wigle craft distillery of Pittsburgh which uses local organic grains in their spirits. Included: a brief presentation about Pennsylvania whiskey followed by tasting of three Wigle spirits. Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. June 24. $25. Reservations: 570-344-3841.
Tunkhannock Founders Day, the 34th annual street festival honoring the town’s heritage. With 150 vendor booths, street entertainment, food specialties, demonstrations and more. Downtown Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25. Info at tunkhannockbusiness.com.
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.
Motorcycle Mass, a benefit for Special Olympics organized by the Rolling Souls Motorcycle Club. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, off Route 118, Dallas. June 26 with lunch at noon, worship service at 1 p.m., fellowship at 1:30 p.m. and blessing of the bikes at 3 p.m. 830-305-1161 or 570-675-3859.
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 to 7:30 p.m. June 30. 570-823-0156.
Join the motorcycle run to help fund Griffin Pond Animal Shelter on June 12 from Legend’s Saloon in Dickson City. Pictured: shelter executive director Ed Florentino Sr. gives kennel manager Janice Schulteis a ride at last year’s Motorcycle Run.