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.
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.