THIS WEEK: June 22 to 28, 2016
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.
Fire Company Carnival, with games, Chinese auction, pony rides, ice cream and homemade apple dumplings. Sponsored by the Benton Volunteer Fire Company at Benton Park. 5 to 10 p.m. June 22 to 25. 570-925-5542.
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.
St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary Summer Festival, with homemade food, games, raffles and entertainment. Parish Grounds, West Hartford Street, Ashley. 6 to 11 p.m. June 23 to 25. 570-825-6669.
St. Faustina’s Homecoming Festival, with food, games, Saturday polka mass with the Polka Naturals and live entertainment by Stealing Neil (Friday), Iron Cowboy (Saturday) and 40-lb. Head (Sunday). St. Faustina Grove, 141 Old Newport St., Sheatown section of Nanticoke. 5 to midnight June 24-25; 4 to 11 p.m. June 26. 570-735-4833.
Zen Work Exchange Country Weekend, an introduction to Zen Buddhist practice and zazen meditation along with speakers and work periods. Endless Mountain Zendo, 104 Hollow Road, Stillwater. Begins June 24 with a 5:30 p.m. supper and ends June 26 with an informal lunch. Bring sleeping bag and weather-appropriate work clothes. Reservations: 570-925-5077.
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 100 vendor booths, historical walking tours and talks, street entertainment, food specialties, an outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” and more. Downtown Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 25. Info at tunkhannockbusiness.com.
Patchtown Days Slavic Fest, with ethnic and folk music, ethnic foods including kielbasa, pierogi and paczki; interpretive building tours, ethnic crafts, and entertainment by the Pennsylvania Villagers Polka Band and the Kazka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble on Saturday and a special broadcast of the Polka Joe Majack Show on Sunday. Eckley Miners Village, Highland Road, off Route 940, Foster Township. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 25 and 26. $10, $9 seniors, $6 children. 570-636-2070.
Model A Ford Day, a display of old-time Model A automobiles. Gateway Ford, 156 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 25. 570-836-3135.
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.
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
A Prairie Home Companion Meatloaf Supper, a WVIA-TV fundraiser celebrating the Lake Wobegon crowd with fun, games, prizes plus a videostream of Garrison Keillor’s last east-coast show, live from Tanglewood. WVIA Public Media Studios, 100 WVIA Way, off Old Boston Road, Pittston. 5 p.m. June 25. $75. Reservations: 570-602-1134.
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.
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.
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.
Downtown Tunkhannock will celebrate its annual Founder’s Day festival June 25 with plenty of activities including a ‘Historic Tunkhannock’ exhibit at the Dietrich Theater.