THIS WEEK: Aug. 3 to 9, 2016
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.
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.
Church Bazaar, sponsored by Our Lady of the Snows Parish and the Church of Saint Benedict. With games for all ages, a wide variety of foods and entertainment by The Fab Three (Thursday), EJ the DJ (Friday), and the Gallagher School of Irish Dancing along with “A Century of Sinatra” by the Ken McGraw Jazz Ensemble (Saturday). 1849 Newton Ransom Blvd., Clarks Summit. 6 to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 to 6. 570-586-1741.
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.
Montrose Blueberry Festival, with blueberry-inspired foods and gift items, children’s games, music, silent auction, Civil War encampment, quilt and basket raffle, book sale, white-elephant sale and more. Village Green, Montrose. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 and 6 with a pancake breakfast 8 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 570-278-1881.
Wayne County Fair, the 154th edition of the agricultural event with horse pulling, the Black Cat Hell Drivers, harness racing, tractor pull, Kids Pedal Pull, diesel truck pull, Woodsmen’s Competition, Wild West Day, Painted Pony & Bull Riding Championship, lawnmower racing and demolition derby. Country star Kane Brown will perform on Aug. 6. Wayne County Fairgrounds, 270 Miller Drive, Honesdale. 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 5 to 13. $10. 570-253-5486.
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.
Brewsterhout Rooftop Party, a benefit for the Osterhout Free Library with adult beverages, food samples from local restaurants and entertainment. Top floor of the Intermodal Center, off South Main Street in downtown Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 5. $20 advance; $25 at the door. Age 21 and older. 570-823-0156.
St. Mary’s Summer Festival, with a giant indoor flea market, games of chance, ethnic foods, cash raffle, silent auction and live music. St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, Social Hall, 522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 5 to 7. 570-822-6028.
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.
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.
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, off Route 435, Elmhurst. 3 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6. $15 advance; $20 day of event; $5 designated drivers. Age 21 and older. 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.
Plymouth Kielbasa Festival, the annual street festival with more than 100 vendors, live music, parade, contests and plenty of kielbasa and other festival foods. Main Street in downtown Plymouth. Noon to 11 p.m. Aug. 12; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 13. Info at plymouthalive. org.
Downtown Bloomsburg will celebrate the annual 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.
The 12th annual Festival of Wood will spotlight 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.
The Hazleton Historical Society will host a walking tour and wine tasting in the Church Street historic district on Aug. 5.