Events Listings: June 8 to 14, 2016

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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.

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    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.

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

    Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. June 9. 570-823-0156.

    Civil War Round Table, a program “Behind the Scenes at the Annual Gettysburg Reenactment” by Jim Pangburn, licensed battlefield guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park. Daddow-Isaacs American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. 7 p.m. June 9. $3. 570-675-8936.

    Tis the Season! A screening of “Summer Stock” (1950) with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. June 10. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    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.

    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.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. June 11 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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.

    Denison House Tours. Learn about the life and times of early settler Nathan Denison while touring his 1790 two-story home full of period furniture. Also: a display of a surgeon’s equipment used in the treatment of soldiers and a discussion of Colonial medical practices. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. June 12. $5, $3 children. 570-823-6244.

    Forty Fort Meeting House Tours, docent-led tours exploring the 1807 historic religious edifice with its original box pews and elevated pulpit. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays through September 25 along with the Fourth of July and Labor Day. $2. 570-287-5214.

    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.

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    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.

    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.

    Tis the Season! A screening of “Autumn in New York” (2000) with Richard Gere. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. June 17. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    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.

    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.

    Tis the Season! A screening of “Winter’s Bone” (2010) starring Jennifer Lawrence. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. June 24. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

    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.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to the Delaware Water Gap for a celebration of Founder’s Day. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. June 25 with a 9 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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.

    Historic Church Tour, visits to West Side churches led by organizer Jan Lokuta. Begins at the Forty Fort Meeting House and continues to the Forty Fort Presbyterian Church, Stella Presbyterian Church in Forty Fort, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church and St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, both in Swoyersville, and Forty Fort United Methodist Church. Meet at 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 p.m. June 26. $2. Followed by a free concert at the meeting house at 3 p.m. 570-296-2181.

    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.

    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. July 10. Breakfast served 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. 570-868-6255.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Olyphant for the Queen City Festival with food, rides and entertainment. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 9 with a 1:30 p.m. departure and 6 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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.

    Holy Family Bazaar, with food, games, raffles and entertainment by 3 Wild & Crazy Guyz. Holy Family Parish, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. 5 to 10 p.m. July 9. 570-822-8983.

    Fashion Show and Luncheon, the 7th annual event sponsored by Candy’s Place: A Cancer Wellness Center. With a silent purse auction, themed baskets, shopping and raffles. The Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 10. $25. Reservations: 570-714-8800.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 10 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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.

    Drive-In Cruise and Movie, a Wednesday-night car cruise followed by a movie. Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. July 13 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.

    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.

    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. July 16 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Pocono Wurst Festival, the annual Polish and German-themed event with wursts, wieners, kielbasa, pierogies and brews. Also: two stages of music, traditional costumed dance performances, pig and “hot dog” races, ethnic craft vendors, Bier Stein Olympics, children’s activities and more. Bands include the Chardon Polka Band, the Austrian Boys, Eddie Derwin & the Polka Naturals anda the Apple Strudel Gang. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 16 and 17. $15. 570-421-7231 or shawneemt.com.

    Big Tent Bazaar, the annual church event with games, food and entertainment by Souled Out (Friday), OZ and Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Saturday); 40 lb. Head and the Jeanne Zano Band (Sunday). Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Hanover Township. 6 to 11:30 p.m. July 15; 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 16 and 17. 570-823-6242.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 17 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Summer Luncheon, sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. July 21. $18. Reservations (by July 18): 570-675-2325.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Tobyhanna to the highest railroad station on the DL&W mainline along with a walk to a working ice house. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 23 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Cresco for a visit to the restored train station with live music, a historic auto show and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 24 with an 11:30 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    American Legion Bazaar, with food, refreshments, children’s games and entertainment by Hat Tryk (Friday) and Flaxy Morgan (Saturday). American Legion Post 644, 259 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville. 4 to 11 p.m. July 29 and 30. 570-287-9400.

    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. July 29. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to East Stroudburg for a visit to the historic East Stroudsburg Tower along with food and music. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 30 with an 9 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    NEPA Craft Beer Festival, with more than 50 craft-beer vendors and other handcrafted merchandisers. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 to 6 p.m. July 30. Tickets available at nepabeerfest.com or 800-745-3000.

    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.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. July 31 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Hobbie Fire Company Carnival, with a Garden Tractor Pull (3 p.m. Saturday), Backyard Horseshoe Pitch (noon Sunday), Chinese auction (1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday), game booths, homemade food and entertainment by Hillbilly D’Lux (Friday), Kartune (Saturday) and Tommy Guns Band (Sunday). Carnival Grounds, 613 W. County Road, Wapwallopen. 6 to 11 pm. Aug. 5; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 6; noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 7. 570-379-3811.

    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.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Dickson City for a celebration of Dickson City Days with entertainment, crafts, children’s activities and more. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 6 with a 2 p.m. departure and 5:45 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover at the Moscow Country Fair. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 7 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Drive-In Cruise and Movie, a Wednesday-night car cruise followed by a movie. Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Aug. 10 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.

    Sweet Corn & BBQ Festival, with country-western bands, line dancing, cowboy juggling, magic shows, corn-eating and corn-trivia contests and dozens of food and craft vendors. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14. $10 one day; $16 two days. 570-421-7231.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 13 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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.

    Farm-to-Plate Dinner en Blanc, a 50th anniversary celebration with fine food, wine, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live music, dinner under the stars and a silent auction. Watres Lodge, Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13. $125. Reservations: 570-689-9494.

    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. Aug. 14 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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.

    Summer Luncheon, sponsored by the Irem Women’s Auxiliary. Irem Country Club, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. $18. Reservations (by Aug. 15): 570-675-2325.

    Heritage Explorer Train, a round trip from Scranton to Carbondale, sponsored by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 20 with an 10 a.m. departure. Reservations: 570-282-4281.

    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.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Cresco for a visit to the restored train station with live music, a historic auto show and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 21 with an 11:30 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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.

    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. Aug. 26. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Tobyhanna to the highest railroad station on the DL&W mainline along with a walk to a working ice house. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 27 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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.

    Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 28 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Pocono Garlic Festival, with more than 60 garlic-themed food and craft vendors, garlic-eating contest, children’s activities, an artisans tent with woodworking, blacksmithing, ceramics and pottery, talks on garlic growing and recipes, local wildlife and entertainment by the Lost Ramblers, Juggernaut String Band, Pfeiffer Twins, La Cuchina and Louie Setzer & the Appalachian Mountain Boys. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area, 401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4. $12.50 one day; $17 two days. 570-421-7231 or shawneemt.com.

    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.

    Drive-In Cruise and Movie, a Wednesday-night car cruise followed by a movie. Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Sept. 14 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.

    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.

    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. Sept. 30. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

    Fall Foliage 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. Oct. 1 and 29 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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.

    Forty Fort Cemetery Promenades, beginning with a lecture, then proceeding to various graves and sites throughout the historic burial ground. 20 River St., Forty Fort. 1 p.m. Oct. 1, 2, 8 and 9. $10; $5 children. 570-287-5214.

    Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover with light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 2, 10, 15 and 22 with a 12:30 p.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $24, $22 seniors, $17 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to East Stroudsburg for a Fall Foliage Festival and Firemen’s Picnic. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 8 with an 9 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Tobyhanna to the highest railroad station on the DL&W mainline along with a walk to a working ice house. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 9 with an 11 a.m. departure and 3 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Drive-In Cruise and Movie, a Wednesday-night car cruise followed by a movie. Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton/Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Oct. 12 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.

    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.

    Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Delaware Water Gap for fall activities and a tour of the historic town. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 16 with an 9 a.m. departure and 5 p.m. return. $54, $49 seniors, $32 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    Fall Foliage Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Cresco for a visit to the restored train station with live music, a historic auto show and light refreshments. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Oct. 23 with an 11:30 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $34, $29 seniors, $22 children. Reservations: 570-340-5204.

    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. Oct. 29. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

    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.
    http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_6.10-events-Griffin-Pond-bike-ride-2015.jpgJoin 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.