Event Listings: July 27 to Aug. 2, 2016

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Lake Carey Day will be held July 30 with outdoor activities for the whole family including the Admiral Stark 5K and Frank Valvano 10K Walk/Run (6:30 a.m. at the Lake Carey Firehouse), Canoe and Kayak Race (10 a.m. on the eastern shore), a Children’s Paddle Boat Race (10:30 a.m. at Frank’s Marina), a Historic Boat Tour (noon and 2 p.m. launching across from Frank’s Marina), Poker Run (2 to 4 p.m.) and a chicken barbecue (4 to 7 p.m.). Also: a bake sale, merchandise sale and a Sunday church service followed by refreshments. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 with the church service 10 a.m. July 31. Information at lakecareypa.com.

THIS WEEK: July 27 to Aug. 2, 2016

The Art of Embroidery, making a quilted pin cushion with the Wyoming Valley Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 11 a.m. to noon July 27. All ages; materials provided. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Summer Fest, the final two days of the film festival of foreign, independent and art films including “Eye in the Sky,” “Sing Street,” “Dark Horse,” “Love and Friendship” and more. July 27 and July 28 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Also: a post-festival film discussion 1 p.m. July 29. 570-996-1500. For schedule, see dietrichtheater.com.

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.

Antique Appraisals with Steve Traver and Bernie Girman Jr. from Traver’s Antique Auction. Two free appraisals per person; appointments recommended. Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly. 2 to 4 p.m. July 27. Free. 570-427-4500.

Cougar Family Carnival, with rides, games, food, raffles and more. Valley View School District’s John F. Benzes/Veterans Memorial Football Stadium, Peckville. 6 to 10 p.m. July 27 to 29; 2 to 10 p.m. July 30. 570-876-5080.

Native, Alien and Medicinal Plants of the Kirby Park Natural Area, 90-minute walk to learn about benefits and 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.

Socrates Cafe, a philosophical discussion group using the Socratic Method. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 6:30 p.m. July 27. 570-474-9313.

Balanced Lifestyle, fitness tips by Jose Briceno of LUX Personal Training in Clarks Summit. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. July 28 at noon. Free. 570-586-8191.

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. July 28. Free. Registration: 570-996-1500.

Coloring for Adults, experience the relaxing art of coloring. Supplies provided or bring your own. Refreshments served. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 28. 570-823-0156.

Secrets, Smiles and the Sun King: An Insider’s View of Normandy and Paris, a talk by cultural historian and traveler Jennie Congleton. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 28. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “The Gabby Douglas Story,” (2014), a film about the Olympic gymnast. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. July 29. 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. July 29. Free. Info at nepraaca.org.

Lake Carey Day, outdoor activities including Admiral Stark 5K and Frank Valvano 10K Walk/Run (6:30 a.m. at Lake Carey Firehouse), Canoe and Kayak Race (10 a.m. on the eastern shore), a Children’s Paddle Boat Race (10:30 a.m. at Frank’s Marina), a Historic Boat Tour (noon and 2 p.m. launching across from Frank’s Marina), Poker Run (2 to 4 p.m.) and chicken barbecue (4 to 7 p.m.). Also: bake sale, merch sale and a Sunday church service. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 with church service 10 a.m. July 31. Information at lakecareypa.com.

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.

Pittston River Fest, annual event along the Susquehanna River with presentations including the Steamtown “Ring of Fire,” “Meet Mrs. Thomas Jefferson,” the history of Knox Mine; tractor-pulled wagon ride to the site, food, music, dance, history, children’s activities and more. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 30. Also: a kayak trip from Harding to Pittston sponsored by Susquehanna Kayak and Canoe. Call 570-388-6107 to sign up and reserve a boat.

One More Row, a knit-and-crochet group for all ages. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon July 30. 570-823-0156.

Downtown Scranton Walking Tours, highlighting the city’s rich architectural history. Meet at the corner of Linden Street and North Washington Avenue. 11 a.m. July 30, Aug. 27 and Sept. 17. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

Rockin’ the River, third annual event with kayaking, hiking, mountain biking, artisans, yard games, acoustic jam tent and music by London Force, Jessica Illuzzi, Canary Circus, Lindsay Nulton, John Falbo and more. Howland Preserve, 546 Vosburg Road, off Route 6, Tunkhannock. 1 to 7 p.m. July 30. $10. 570-310-1781.

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.

Hand-to-Hand Self-Defense Class, basic moves for women taught by the Mountain Top Martial Arts Center. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 30. Registration: 570-474-9313.

Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Party, a celebration and countdown to the release of the eighth story in the series “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One & Two,” with activities and giveaways. Barnes and Noble Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 8 p.m. July 30. 570-829-4210.

Car Show, third annual event with 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.

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 including Labor Day. $2. 570-287-5214.

FUTURE

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 Barbershop Quartet 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.

Wine and Wildflowers, special tastings from local wineries and gourmet farm-to-table bites from Anthill Farm Kitchen. Native Plant Garden, Coulter Visitor Center, Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 4. $15. Reservations: 570-689-9494.

Bordeaux, Pearl of the Acquitaine: How to Become a Wine Snob in One Easy Lesson, a talk by cultural historian and traveler Jennie Congleton. Hoyt Library, 284 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4. Registration: 570-287-2013.

Database Spotlight, an introduction to Learning Express which offers tools for students and adults entering the workforce or changing careers from SAT test help to resume tools. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 4. 570-654-9847.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Enter the Dragon” (1973), a martial-arts film starring Bruce Lee. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 5. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

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.

Pennsylvania Writers Conference, celebrating all genres of writing with workshops and panel discussions. Begins with an Open Mic and Poetry Slam 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5 (open to the public) and continues 9 a.m. Aug. 6 with panels, workshops and guest speaker Maureen Corrigan, book critic on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” ending with a keynote address at 7 p.m. by poet, novelist and biographer Jay Parini. Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. $130; $40 students. Registration: 570-408-4547 or wilkes.edu/PWC.

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.

Festival of Wood, the 12th annual event spotlighting unique wood crafts, chainsaw carvings, educational exhibits, live woodland wildlife, beekeeping, tree pruning, music, tree walks and children’s activities. Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Free. 570-296-9630.

Heritage Craft Day, the 10th annual event with demonstrations of spinning, weaving, wheat weaving, bobbin lace, horn work, pottery and blacksmithing along with traditional toys and games, a children’s craft area and puppet-making. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6. $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. Aug. 6 and Sept. 24. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

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.

Wine in the Woods, a wine-tasting event with light fare, a bonfire and live entertainment by Dashboard Mary. Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Picnic Grounds, G.C. Smith Street, Elmhurst. 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. $15 advance; $20 day of event; $5 designated drivers. 570-468-4635.

Stand Tall with Nick, a variety bingo to raise funds for Nick Gosselin, a non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma victim. With basket raffles, food and desserts. Eagle McClure Fire Hall, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. Aug. 7 with doors at 11:30 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 570-237-5035.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover at the Moscow Country Fair with a car show, quilt show, arts-and-crafts vendors, food and music. 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.

Cards for Charity, a benefit for the Little Sisters of the Poor with a cash bar, lunch, card playing, mahjong and other games along with a basket raffle and scone-and-cookie sale. Elmhurst Country Club, 319 Gardner Road, Moscow. Aug. 9 with bar open at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. Reservations: 570-346-6437.

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.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Under Siege” (1992), an action film starring Steven Seagal. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 12. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

St. Jude Picnic in the Grove, with a theme-basket raffle, desserts in the Sweet House, bingo, beer and wine, plant booth, children’s games, $10,000 top prize raffle and food including a chicken barbecue on Sunday. St. Jude Parish, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13; noon to 9 p.m. Aug. 14. Shuttle service from Crestwood High School. 570-474-6315.

St. John the Baptist Family Picnic, with a gigantic flea market, bingo, game booths, themed baskets, Polish and Slovak food specialties and music by John Stevens Doubleshot (Friday), George Tarasek (Saturday) and the Intentions (Sunday). St. John the Baptist Church, 126 Nesbitt St., Larksville. 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 12; 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 13; 3 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.

Downtown Scranton Walking Tours, highlighting the city’s rich architectural history. Meet at Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 11 a.m. Aug. 13 and Sept. 10. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

Train Excursion, a round trip from Scranton to Moscow for a stopover at the restored passenger station and freight depot. 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.

Lebanese-American Food Festival, the 15th annual event with Middle Eastern food and pastries, picnic favorites, games, used-book sale, baskets, clams, beer and DJ entertainment. St. Joseph Melkite Greek Catholic Church, 130 N. St. Francis Cabrini Ave., West Scranton. 4 to 11 p.m. Aug. 13; noon to 7 p.m. Aug. 14. 570-562-6482.

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. 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.

Franklin Street Sleuths. The mystery book club discusses “The Last Time We Saw Her” by Robert Scott. North Branch of the Osterhout Free Library, 28 Oliver St., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 p.m. Aug. 18. Refreshments served; a limited number of books available for $2. 570-823-0156.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Sudden Death” (1995) starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 19. Free with light refreshments. 570-823-0156.

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.

Downtown Scranton Walking Tours, highlighting the city’s rich architectural history. Meet at Elm Park United Methodist Church, 712 Linden St., Scranton. 11 a.m. Aug. 20. Free. Reservations: 570-344-3841.

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.

Designer Bingo, with purses and accessories by Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Vera Bradley and more. Irem Country Club Pavilion, 397 Country Club Road, Dallas. Aug. 20 with doors at noon and games at 1 p.m. $20 for 20 games. Refreshments available. 570-675-4465, ext. 228.

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.

Friday Movie Matinee, a screening of “Code of Silence” (1985) starring Chuck Norris. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Aug. 26. 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. 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 former 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.

Wine and Craft Beer Festival, the fifth annual event to benefit the Hazleton Rotary Club with live music by Ostrich Hat and Kartune. Babe Ruth Field, Hazle Township. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 27. Age 21 and older. $20 advance; $25 at the door; $5 designated drivers. Tickets at hazletonrotary.ticketleap.com.

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 at its restored passenger station and freight depot. 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.

Railfest, the annual celebration of railroading with locomotive and model train exhibits, caboose rides, business-car tours, music, Scranton Limited train rides, Moscow excursions, machine-shop and turntable demonstrations, Big Boy Cab tours and more. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and 4. $7. 570-340-5200.

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.

Hazleton Funfest, the annual street festival with a huge parade, classic-car show, crafters, thrill rides, music and events for all ages. Along Broad Street in downtown Hazleton. Sept. 10 and 11. Free. 570-455-1509.

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.

Journey to Oz, a “Wizard of Oz”-themed gala to benefit the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association with dinner, auction and entertainment by NY NY Dueling Pianos. Woodlands Inn and Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Township. 6 p.m. Sept. 17. $125. 570-714-1246.

Fall Pow Wow, the 12th annual event with Native American dancing, drumming, crafts and food. Noxen Fire Company Grounds, 3493 Stull Road. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 24; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 25 with Grand Entry in full regalia at noon. 570-947-2097.

Designer Purse Bingo, with bags by Kate Spade, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Vera Bradley and more. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center at the Eagle McClure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25. $20 for 20 games. 570-592-3238.

Anniversary Tea and Tour, a celebration of the Lacawac Sanctuary’s 50th anniversary in the 100-year-old historic Watres Lodge, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 25. $15. Reservations: 570-689-9494.

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.

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, a talk by the Long Island medium who delivers healing messages and gives people comfort knowing that their loved ones who passed are still with them. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. $90, $70, $40. 570-826-1100.

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.

Distinguished Author Ceremony, presentation of the Royden B. Davis Distinguished Author Award to Stephen Karam, a Scranton native son, critically acclaimed in the New York theater world for his dark yet hopeful comedies. DeNaples Ballroom, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. Oct. 29 with a reception at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and the award presentation. $60; $25 students. 570-941-7816.

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.

Lake Carey Day will be held July 30 with outdoor activities for the whole family including the Admiral Stark 5K and Frank Valvano 10K Walk/Run (6:30 a.m. at the Lake Carey Firehouse), Canoe and Kayak Race (10 a.m. on the eastern shore), a Children’s Paddle Boat Race (10:30 a.m. at Frank’s Marina), a Historic Boat Tour (noon and 2 p.m. launching across from Frank’s Marina), Poker Run (2 to 4 p.m.) and a chicken barbecue (4 to 7 p.m.). Also: a bake sale, merchandise sale and a Sunday church service followed by refreshments. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 with the church service 10 a.m. July 31. Information at lakecareypa.com.
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_7.29-events-Lake-Carey-Day-2015-1.jpgLake Carey Day will be held July 30 with outdoor activities for the whole family including the Admiral Stark 5K and Frank Valvano 10K Walk/Run (6:30 a.m. at the Lake Carey Firehouse), Canoe and Kayak Race (10 a.m. on the eastern shore), a Children’s Paddle Boat Race (10:30 a.m. at Frank’s Marina), a Historic Boat Tour (noon and 2 p.m. launching across from Frank’s Marina), Poker Run (2 to 4 p.m.) and a chicken barbecue (4 to 7 p.m.). Also: a bake sale, merchandise sale and a Sunday church service followed by refreshments. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 30 with the church service 10 a.m. July 31. Information at lakecareypa.com.
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