Event Listings: June 15 to 21, 2016

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Join a ‘Watercolor Paint-Along’ June 18 at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre with Kristy Rice who introduces her book ‘Painterly Days: The Watercoloring Book for Adults.’
Tour Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg and enjoy plenty of garden-related events at its annual Summer Garden Party on June 18.

THIS WEEK: June 15 to 21, 2016

A Walk on the Wild Side, a 90-minute walk to explore the Kirby Park Natural Area, its riparian forest and the wildlife that call it home. Led by forester Vinnie Cotrone of the Penn State Cooperative Extension. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 15. Free. 570-823-2191.

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: 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.

Revello’s in Old Forge, the story of the family Italian restaurant business as told by Pat and Heather Revello. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6 p.m. June 16. 570-654-9847.

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.

Back to the 80s, the eighth annual fundraiser for Volunteers in Medicine to fund its full-time, full-service free clinic. With a 1980s theme, food, beverages and music by Rubix Kube. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 7 to 11 p.m. June 17. 570-970-2864.

Summer Garden Party, the ninth annual event with tours of the historic farm, garden-related activities, fresh-baked herb breads from the outdoor brick oven, pottery and press-flower art demonstrations, a Children’s Area, fairy garden art, and a Victorian Tea ($15; reservations required). Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. June 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the Tea at 2 p.m. $10, $5 children. 570-992-6161.

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.

Corvette Show, with trophies awarded in various categories including “Best in Show.” Special gifts to the first 100 entries. Fairway Chevrolet, 1101 N. Church St., Hazle Township. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. June 18.

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. Free. 570-823-0156.

Candy’s Place Fundraiser, with 50/10 and basket raffles, food, magician, face painting and entertainment by Hat Tryk. Polish American Veterans Pavilion, 2 S. Oak St., Hudson. 2 to 8 p.m. June 18. 570-954-5828.

WVIA Pennsylvania Polka. The public is invited to dance during the recording of the popular television program, part of which will be broadcast live. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. June 18 with John Steven’s DoubleShot playing at 3 p.m., Mon Valley Push at 5:30 p.m. and the RBO Band at the live broadcast at 8 p.m. Free. Ticket reservations: 570-602-1134.

Strawberry Social, with picnic foods and strawberry desserts along with a bake sale and Chinese auction. Centenary United Methodist Church, 26 N. Main St., Ashley. 4 to 7 p.m. June 18. $8.50, $5 children; $4 for dessert only. 570-829-1016.

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.

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. 35 Denison St., Forty Fort. 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 25. $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.

Father’s Day Happy Hour, with beer, wings, chili, door prizes, tours of the community and polka entertainment by Roger and Joe. Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly. 2 p.m. June 19. Free but reservations required: 570-427-4500.

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.

FUTURE

Summer Film Series, a showing of “Carol,”an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s seminal novel “The Price of Salt,” starring Cate Blanchett. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. June 22. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

Corpus Christi Parish Bazaar, with ethnic and traditional foods, beer and wine, a gigantic flea market, basket raffle, children’s games 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.

Keeping the Susquehanna Out of Our Living Rooms, a 90-minute walk to explore the inner and outer workings of the Wyoming Valley Flood Protection levee system with Chris Belleman of the Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 23. Free. 570-823-2191.

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.

Wine and Dine Festival, the fourth annual event sponsored by the Dallas Rotary Club. With 70 vendors of wine, food and crafts along with live music. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, Route 118, Dallas. Noon to 6 p.m. June 25. $15 advance; $25 at the gate. Info at dallasrotarywineanddine.com

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.

Life in the 18th Century for Women and Children, a talk by local historian George Cummings. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 1 p.m. June 26. 570-967-7275.

Downloading Audiobooks, instructions in downloading and using the new audiobook app from the Luzerne County Library System onto a tablet or smartphone. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 2 p.m. June 28; 6:30 p.m. June 30. Reservations: 570-654-9847.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “Mediterranea,” about two refugees making the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. June 29. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

A Journey Through King’s College, a 90-minute walk through the campus and surroundings to learn about the history of the buildings. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. June 29. Free. 570-823-2191.

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.

Beer, Peanuts and Coal, a 90-minute guided walk to learn about the architecture of the downtown Wilkes-Barre mansions, led by Tony Brooks of the Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 6. Free. 570-823-2191.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “45 Years,” about a married couple who receive shattering news on their anniversary. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. July 6. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

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.

Nativity of Our Lord Picnic, with a giant indoor flea market, cash raffle, kids games, games of chance, ethnic and picnic foods and entertainment by Group Du Jour (Friday), the Sperazza Band (Saturday) and the Hometown Boyz (Sunday). Nativity of Our Lord Parish, 529 Stephenson St., Duryea. 6 to 11 p.m. July 8; 5 to 11:30 p.m. July 9; 4 to 10 p.m. July 10. 570-457-3502.

Slocum Township Fire Company Bazaar, with hayrides, food, games, Saturday morning breakfast, firefighters parade (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 July 9. 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.

Hypnosis for Goals, Fun and Career, a talk by Chris Halbohm, director of the Kingston-Keystone Hypnosis Institute and Weight Loss Center. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 2 to 3 p.m. July 9. Registration: 570-693-1364.

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 Summer Festival, 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.

Designer Purse Bingo, a fundraiser for the Thornhurst Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, 351 Old River Road. July 9 with doors at 6 p.m. and games at 7 p.m. $20. BYOB. 570-983-6747.

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.

A Downtown D&L Photo Safari, a guided 90-minute walk to hunt for photogenic opportunities at the terminus of the D&L Trail. Led by Elissa Garafalo and Mike Burnside of the D&L National Heritage Corridor. The best photos will be featured in social media posts. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 13. Free. 570-823-2191.

St. Nicholas Bazaar, with an indoor flea market, games and prizes, food including German and Hispanic dishes, booths with “Frozen” and “Star Wars” themes, raffles and live music. St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 5:30 to 11 p.m. July 14 and 15; 6 to 11 p.m. July 16. 570-823-7736.

Mountain Top Firefighters Bazaar, with a moonwalk, novelty booths, silent basket aution, firefighters parade (Saturday), magic show, live auction and entertainment by R&B DJs (Friday), DJ Tom Emansky (Saturday) and Carl Albert & Sundance (Sunday). Mountain Top Hose Company No. 1, 14 Woodlawn Ave. 5:30 to 9 p.m. July 15; 5 to 9 p.m. July 16; 4 to 9 p.m. July 17.

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.

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 midnight July 15; 5 to midnight July 16 and 17. 570-823-6242.

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.

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 Film Series, a showing of “The Assassin,” a Taiwanese martial-arts film taking place in ninth-century China. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. July 20. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

Germania Hose Company Festival, with food, rides, games, firemen’s parade, Sunday fireworks and entertainment by Pair of Mikes (Thursday), Flaxy Morgan (Friday), the Tommy Guns Band (Saturday) and the Sperazza Band (Sunday). 430 Foote Ave., Duryea. 6 to midnight July 20 to 24. 570-457-4160.

A Sidewalk View to Building a More Walkable Downtown, a guided 90-minute walk to discuss making the city’s streetscapes safer, more efficient and more usable for all. Led by Larry Newman of the Diamond City Partnership. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 20. Free. 570-823-2191.

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.

Steam Train Excursion, from Mountain Top to Jim Thorpe, sponsored by the Rotary Club. July 23 with boarding at Mountain Top at 8:30 a.m., arrival in Jim Thorpe at 11:30 a.m. and return trip at 3:30 p.m. arriving in Mountain Top at 5:45 p.m. $70. Reservations: 570-715-7752 or 570-715-7748.

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.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “Racing Extinction,” a documentary following undercover activitsts trying to stave off a man-made mass extinction. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. July 27. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

Native, Alien and Medicinal Plants of the Kirby Park Natural Area, a guided, 90-minute walk to learn about the benefits and unique uses of plants in the the park’s wild, riparian woodlands. Led by Ken Klemow of Wilkes University. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. July 27. Free. 570-823-2191.

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.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “The Lobster,” a dystopian film about a curious hotel where the residents are charged with finding a new mate within 45 days. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

Walking Your Way to a Healthier You, a guided, 90-minute walk to learn about the benefits of exercise with Pam Gurtis of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 3. Free. 570-823-2191.

St. John the Evangelist Bazaar, with a flea market, collectible dolls, book sale, ethnic and American food and variety game booths. St. John the Evangelist Church, Broad and Church streets, Pittston. 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 4 to 6. 570-654-0053.

St. Robert Bellarmine Bazaar, with food, games and entertainment by DJ Chris Fox (Thursday), Tommy and the Original Tones (Friday) and the Sperazza Band (Saturday). St. Aloysius Church, 143 W. Division St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4; 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 5; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 6. 570-823-3791.

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.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “He Named Me Malala,” about the Pakistani teenager who survived a Taliban assassination attempt. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 10. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 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. Aug. 10 with cruise at 5 p.m. and movie ($5) at dusk. 570-489-5731.

Explore the Wonders of the Y, a guided, 90-minute tour of the architecture and amenities of all six floors from the tower to the basement. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 10. Free. 570-823-2191.

St. John the Baptist Family Picnic, with a gigantic flea market, bingo, game booths, themed baskets, Polish and Slovak food specialties and musical entertainment. St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville. 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 12; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 13; 2 to 10 p.m. Aug. 14. 570-779-9620.

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 Film Series, a showing of “Son of Saul,” about a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people and trying to protect a boy he takes for his son. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

America’s First Park: River Common, a guided, 90-minute walk to learn about its history from frontier forts and wars to floods and Presidential visits. Led by Scott Spinucci of AppleCart Media & Marketing. Meet at the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St. 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Free. 570-823-2191.

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.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “The Stanford Prison Experiment,” about 24 male students taking on the roles of prisoners and guards in a mock prison situation. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 24. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

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.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “Guantanamo’s Child,” a documentary about Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was captured by American forces in Afghanistan and spent a decade imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 31. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 570-826-1100.

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.

Summer Film Series, a showing of “Anomalisa,” about a motivational speaker who perceives everyone as identical until he meets a unique woman. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 1 and 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. $3 matinee, $5 evening. 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 a ‘Watercolor Paint-Along’ June 18 at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre with Kristy Rice who introduces her book ‘Painterly Days: The Watercoloring Book for Adults.’
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_6.17-events-Osterhout-paint-along.jpgJoin a ‘Watercolor Paint-Along’ June 18 at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre with Kristy Rice who introduces her book ‘Painterly Days: The Watercoloring Book for Adults.’

Tour Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg and enjoy plenty of garden-related events at its annual Summer Garden Party on June 18.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/web1_6.17-events-quiet-valley-garden-party.jpgTour Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg and enjoy plenty of garden-related events at its annual Summer Garden Party on June 18.
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