THIS WEEK: Aug 17 to 23, 2016
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.
Pittston Tomato Festival, the 33rd annual event with Italian and American food specialties, live entertainment, 5K Run and Fun Walk, Tomato Fights, Sauce Wars, games, vendors, bingo and plenty of homegrown Pittston tomatoes. Main Street in downtown Pittston. 5 to 11 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19; 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 20; 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 21. 570-655-1424 or pittstontomatofestival.com.
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.
Historical Marker Dedication, a ceremony for the Governor John S. Fine Historical Marker at the site of the former Junior High School, 400 block of Kosciuszko Street in Nanticoke. 11 a.m. Aug. 19. 570-258-1367.
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.
St. Mary’s Slavic Festival, with homemade ethnic foods, carnival foods, beer and wine tent, raffles, white-elephant sale, live music and more. St. Mary’s Center, 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton. 5 to 10 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21. 570-343-5151.
Fun Summer Olympics. Stop by and compete in fun events during the Third Friday Art Walk at the Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Included: trivia contests, scavenger hunt, bean-bag toss and lawn bowling. 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 followed by a medal ceremony. Light Olympic-themed refreshments. 570-823-0156.
Cocktails for the Courts, the annual summertime fundraiser with hors d’oeuvres, signature cocktails and music by Rich Jenkins. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road. 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 19. $35. 570-586-8191.
Peach Festival, the fourth annual event with homemade peach ice cream, dumplings, shortcake sundaes and pies along with picnic foods, craft vendors and music by Jessie Fink & Friends. St. John’s United Church of Christ, 416 Church St., Wapwallopen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20. 570-379-2971.
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.
Arc in the Park, a community gathering and summer outdoor dance party with music by Orange Whip. Also: Boyer Brothers BBQ and a deli food truck. Sponsored by The Arc of Luzerne County at Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 20. 570-970-7739.
Book Signing with Margo L. Azzarelli and Marnie Azzarelli, authors of “Labor Unrest in Scranton.” Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park, 22 Bald Mountain Road, Scranton. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 20. 570-963-4804.
Back Mountain Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, the 32nd annual benefit for the Lake-Lehman Band Students with food, games, flea market and more. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, off Route 118, Dallas. Aug. 21 with registration at 8 a.m. and show at 10 a.m. Info at lakelehmanbandsponsors.com.
Harford Fair, the 159th annual agricultural event with the Bengal Tigers Show, Panfilov’s Performing Pets, free concerts, truck pulls, tractor pulls, Woodsmen’s Contest, Championship Rodeo and a concert by country artists Chris Jansen and Old Dominion (Thursday; $35, $20). Fairgrounds, 485 Fair Hill Road, New Milford. 7 to 10 p.m. Aug. 21; 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 22 to 27. 570-434-4300 or harfordfair.com.
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.
Coloring for Adults. Use the library’s supplies or bring your own. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Light refreshments. 570-823-0156.
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.
‘Antique and Classic Boat Society Show,’ the 26th annual exhibit of restored wooden watercraft on the docks of Grotto Marina at the entrance to Harveys Lake, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 20. 570-592-7634.
‘The Heritage Explorer Train,’ a round trip from Scranton to Carbondale’s Pioneer Days Ethnic Heritage Festival, sponsored by the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. Steamtown National Historic Site, 300 Cliff St., Scranton. Aug. 20 with an 10 a.m. departure and 4 p.m. return. $5, $4 seniors, free for age 12 and younger. Tickets available at all Lackawanna County libraries. Reservations: 570-348-3003.
Lake-Lehman Band Students will sponsor the 32nd annual Back Mountain Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, with food, games, a flea market and more. Luzerne County Fairgrounds, off Route 118, Dallas. Aug. 21 with vehicle registration at 8 a.m. and show at 10 a.m. Info at lakelehmanbandsponsors.com.