THIS WEEK: July 6 to 12, 2016
Kutztown Folk Festival, the 67th annual Pennsylvania Dutch folklife event with 200 juried folk artists and traditional American craftspersons, more than 2000 quilts for sale, six stages of entertainment, children’s activities, living-history re-creations and plenty of food specialties. Fairgrounds, 225 N. Whiteoak St., Kutztown. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 6, 7 and 10; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 8 and 9. $14, $5 students. 888-674-6136.
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.
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.
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 with booths open at 5 p.m. and auction bidding at 6:30 p.m. Shuttle service from the Country Club Shopping Center. 570-675-1182.
Olyphant Queen City Nights, the 8th annual street festival with a beer tent, food, bingo, raffles, games for children, a Saturday Firefighters Parade and entertainment by Velvet Soul (Thursday), Tommy Guns Band (Friday) and Farmer’s Daughter (Saturday). Downtown Olyphant. 5 to 10 p.m. July 7; 5 to 11 p.m. July 8 and 9. 570-840-9200.
Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Race,” (2016) about the track-and-field star Jesse Owens. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 8. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals, the 29th annual weekend of 4×4 competitions and exhibits including Monster Truck Thunder Drags, Mud Bog Challenge, freestyle competitions, Sergeant Smash monster truck rides, Tough Trucks Challenge, mud drag racing, burnout competition and more than 50 vendors. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 8; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 9; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 10. Info at 4wheeljamboree.com.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Summer Fest, with homemade foods, games, theme baskets, indoor flea market and entertainment by the Jeanne Zano Band (Friday), Flaxy Morgan (Saturday), Joe Stanky & the Cadets (Sunday afternoon) and Sweet Pepper & the Long Hots (Sunday evening). Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 2011 Route 29, Hunlock Creek. 5 to 11 p.m. July 8 and 9; 3 to 9 p.m. July 10. 570-477-5040.
St. Patrick’s Summer Festival, with games, music, flea market, ethnic food, Grand Prize Raffle, Sunday breakfast and more. St. Patrick’s Parish, 411 Allegheny St., White Haven. 5 to 9 p.m. July 8; 1 to 9 p.m. July 9; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 10. 570-443-9944.
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.
Music in the Valley, traditional music entertainment from the 19th century along with children’s activities, puppet show, an operating outdoor bake oven, wagon rides, chicken barbecue and music seminars. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 9. $10, $5 children. 570-992-6161.
Downtown Scranton Walking Tours, highlighting the city’s rich architectural history. Meet at St. Peter’s Cathedral, 315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 11 a.m. July 9, Aug. 6 and Sept. 24. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.
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.
Blueberry Ice Cream Festival, with picnic foods and blueberry desserts. Wyoming United Methodist Church, 376 Wyoming Ave. 4 to 6 p.m. July 9. $4. 570-693-2821.
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.
Aiki-Jitsu Demonstrations, by black-belt martial artist Mark Bohn. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. July 11 with demonstrations 5 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free. 570-823-0156.
Take a Train Excursion from Scranton to the train station in Olyphant for a historical walking tour and 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.